Posts tagged as: Downtown Las Vegas

Architecture and art at The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas

Architecture and art at The Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas

Innovation, craftsmanship and sustainability are key to the new performing arts center By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com A unique facility that boasts unrivaled presentation capabilities, The Smith Center is a showcase work of both architecture and art. The $470 million complex opening on March 10 is the result of a harmonious combination of structural and fine [...]

Take your seat in downtown Las Vegas!

Take your seat in downtown Las Vegas!

The curtain is rising on The Smith Center for the Performing Arts By Renée LiButti VEGAS.com The celebration is well underway. The subject of nearly two decades of discussion, planning, construction and anticipation, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is opening on March 10 with a grand show produced by George Steven Jr., who [...]

Lucy in the Sky with Fire: First Friday Flames of Change

Lucy in the Sky with Fire: First Friday Flames of Change

On the First Friday of every month downtown Las Vegas transforms into a vibrant hotspot where local artists, performers and vendors showcase their talents and wares. This month, First Friday Las Vegas, in combination with the Lucky Lady Lucy team and the city of Las Vegas, are hosting the city’s first public burn. Lucky Lady [...]

Mob it up – The new Mob Museum in Vegas

Mob it up – The new Mob Museum in Vegas

Are you ready to bring out your inner gangster? Three floors of gangster, that is. Whether you’re intrigued with the bad boys like Bugsy Siegel and Al Capone or the heroes (FBI investigators and other law enforcement agencies), you’re going to love The Mob Musuem in Downtown. I wasn’t really too familiar with the mob, [...]

We didn’t see anything at the Mob Museum in Vegas

We didn’t see anything at the Mob Museum in Vegas

The designers behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. have done it again with the newly opened National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement – aka The Mob Museum. The 41,000-square-foot Mob Museum houses three floors of in-depth and interactive exhibits,  unparalleled access to artifacts, [...]

Signs of life at Neonopolis

Signs of life at Neonopolis

When I first heard of Neonopolis several years ago, I assumed they were talking about a day-glo Greek temple where toga-clad philosopher types hung out a few thousand years ago and talked about math and logic and such. Instead, it was an outdoor mall in Downtown Las Vegas. OK. That’s cool too. For those first [...]

Hot Rods, G.I.s and Space Robots Invade Downtown!

Hot Rods, G.I.s and Space Robots Invade Downtown!

…fortunately, the monsters, dolls and race cars of Toy Shack are mostly too small to terrorize citizens of Las Vegas. Toy Shack, an addition to Downtown Las Vegas’ Neonopolis that is holding its grand opening on Oct. 1, is home to wonderful toys from all eras. “For some people, picking up a $1 Hot Wheels [...]

Artists with a unique ‘body’ of work

Artists with a unique ‘body’ of work

Sometimes, the best costume isn’t even a costume in the first place. The art of body painting itself goes back to ancient times, but it saw a massive revival in the 20th century, with anyone from sports fans to performers to people who are just enthusiastic about body paint using their bodies as colorful canvasses. [...]

In focus with theatre7

In focus with theatre7

Art house brings new life to Las Vegas for local filmmakers and indie film fans By Renée LiButti Vegas.com Multiplex cinemas boasting as many as 18 screens are scattered across the Las Vegas valley, typically in casinos and shopping centers. Although easy to find, they all offer the same bland fare of Hollywood blockbusters. For [...]

Picture yourself here

Picture yourself here

Whether you’re an avid planker, or you want to get the perfect Facebook profile picture or just want to impress your friends and prove that “Yes, I was there,” there are many spots in Vegas for breathtaking, silly or otherwise unique portrait opportunities. Here is but a sampling of locations: Very Big Views: Voodoo Lounge [...]

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