Las Vegas’ greatest crusader for sock-puppet social justice, Penny Pibbets, is putting on her own show at the Art Square Playhouse Theatre. Almost. The Absinthe star netted more than $20,000 on Kickstarter for the Penny Pibbets Show, a live yakker that will officially debut December 21. (Big-ticket donors at $5,000 would land a coffee-and-doughnut date with Pibbets.) She’s still shy of her stretch goal of $23,000 at presstime—where she’d ride into the show on a rhinestone-encrusted rainbow unicorn. Directing is Shannan Calcutt of Zumanity. The Gazillionaire already has his own Web series, and Pibbets is involved with the band Koocheekoo. This is the next logical step in our entire local economy being based on Absinthe side projects.
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.