It’s a beautiful life for fans of the arts this fall. The debut of Life Is Beautiful, the Downtown music, art, culinary and learning festival, is the must-attend event of the season, uniting Vegas bands the Killers and Imagine Dragons. Other fall highlights include the proliferation of Burning Man-style art; new residencies at the Cosmopolitan’s P3 Studio; the triumphant return of formerly local authors; a solid lineup for both community theater and The Smith Center (including War Horse); and a new crop of TV shows and movies (such as Gravity with George Clooney). Open your calendar app and read on.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.