IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH, the critically acclaimed art installation at The Shops at Crystals (adjacent to ARIA) in Las Vegas has announced that the exhibit has been extended at Lighthouse Artspace Las Vegas through January 2023. Tickets are on sale now at vangoghvevegas.com. In addition, Immersive Van Gogh is excited to celebrate PRIDE month with a special 50% discount on all tickets (using code: PRIDE50) through July 21, 2022.
Lighthouse Immersive and Foster Entertainment, the catalysts of the mesmerizing digital art space, debuted their worldwide sensation, Immersive Van Gogh, in the heart of Las Vegas for the first time in September 2021. The visually striking exhibition encourages guests to experience the awe-inspiring works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh through 500,000 cubic feet of immersive projections, 60,600 frames of video and 90,000,000 pixels. Since its North American premiere in July 2020, more than 5 million tickets have been sold, making Immersive Van Gogh one of the most popular attractions currently in North America.
The Immersive team includes Creator Massimiliano Siccardi; Composer Luca Longobardi and Art Director Vittorio Guidotti, all of whom have created immersive art exhibits in Europe. In addition, David Korins, the award-winning designer of numerous Broadway hits including Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, has joined forces with the Italian creative team and will sculpt the Immersive Van Gogh public spaces. Korins is also making use of creative technology to create a series of illuminating, interactive and one-of-a-kind elements that offer ways to learn more about Vincent van Gogh, his life, his body of work and to take a deeper, more insightful look at how his work resonates with modern-day audiences.
Tickets for the exhibition, located at Lighthouse ArtSpace Las Vegas on Level 3 at The Shops at Crystals (adjacent to ARIA Resort & Casino) are on-sale now at vangoghvegas.com. Tickets range in price from $59.99 to $99.99 (+ taxes and fees). For tickets or more information visit vangoghvegas.com. Follow the exhibition on social media on Facebook and IInstagram.
Lighthouse Immersive creates, produces, and distributes innovative digital immersive art experiences through its experiential entertainment multiplex digital art galleries, aiming to cultivate community and creativity through large-scale events and exhibitions of all art forms. Lighthouse Immersive offers versatile spaces for creators to present their work while engaging audiences in unique art experiences that encourage dialogue and inspire new artistic creations.
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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation hosted the first installment of the Southern Nevada Business Leaders Forum on Wednesday, June 29, at Cili Bali Hai. The event is designed to bring together leading voices of the business community to discuss critical challenges and opportunities through the lens of public-private partnerships that promote positive community-police engagement activities. This, in turn, fuels a stronger economy.
At the event, Tina Quigley, CEO, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), moderated a panel discussion with Marc Badain, President, Oak View Group Las Vegas Sports and Entertainment, and Michael Naft, Clark County Commissioner, District A. The discussion focused on Oak View’s plans to develop an integrated resort/casino with an NBA-ready arena on 300-plus acres of land on South Las Vegas Blvd. The project is expected to break ground next year with a targeted completion of 2026.
Acknowledging the significant role played by Metro in the successful development Allegiant Stadium, Badain confirmed that Oak View’s project would be developed with Metro’s input on traffic, safety, and security plans to ensure it is not only best-in-class but designed to well support the community and enhance public safety.
According to Tom Kovach, Executive Director of the LVMPD Foundation, host organization of the Southern Nevada Business Leaders Forum, a stronger economy starts with a safer community, the guiding tenet of the Foundation’s work to bring to fruition a state-of-the-art training center for local law enforcement.
“Our focus is the development of the new Reality Based Training Center on the campus of the Joint Emergency Training Institute and providing the resources for positive community-police engagement activities that help fuel a stronger economy,” said Kovach. “The center is already in operation to provide best-in-class, high-tech, tactical training to local law enforcement, helping to ensure public safety, which is critical to a thriving economy. To date, we’ve raised more than $25 million with another $7 million left to complete the first phase of what is the only training center of its kind in the nation.”
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to support and supplement Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department programs and initiatives. The LVMPD Foundation was established in 1999 and is dedicated to supporting LVMPD area commands, special units, equipment, training, and hundreds of community engagement programs and initiatives that build relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers are here to Protect and Serve our community, and together with law enforcement, we can help make our neighborhoods safer for all. Please join us in our important work by contributing at www.lvmpdfoundation.org
The Neon Museum will host the next installment of it’s Beyond the Neon Boneyard series about the Flamingo Hotel, an infamous resort associated with gangsters, starlets, scandals, and crimes. An hour-long virtual presentation hosted by experts from The Neon Museum, Beyond the Neon Boneyard: Scandal at the Fabulous Flamingo will present archival images and memorabilia to chronicle the first two decades of the hotel and the notorious figures pivotal to immortalizing the Fabulous Flamingo in cinema lore, history, and pop culture.
The presentation is free to Museum Members and $10 for non-members. Registration is required and available online at https://secure.neonmuseum.org/btnb/scandals: The Neon Museum’s Beyond the Neon Boneyard Series: Scandal at the Fabulous Flamingo…Thursday, July 28, at noon…via Zoom (link will be sent after participants register)
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. Fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), The Neon Museum has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” Nevada’s “Best Museum” by MSN, No. 1 Pop Culture museum and one of the 10 Best Museums in Las Vegas by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum has an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard; the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual experience “Brilliant! Jackpot” which uses technology to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs: and its visitors’ center inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art in downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, and arts conservation represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. For more information, including tour schedules and tickets, visit www.neonmuseum.org.
In celebration of National Tequila Day, Cabo Wabo Cantina, located inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will offer tequila flights, margaritas, a special tequila-infused dish and more on Sunday, July 24. Cabo Wabo will feature a Maestro Dobel tequila flight, complete with Blanco, Diamante, Pavito and Humito tequilas, priced at $25.
Additionally, Cabo Wabo will offer a complimentary choice for all margaritas to be infused with Zigman Blanco Tequila, available now through Sunday, July 31. Signature margaritas at Cabo Wabo include the “Cocorita,” made with Cabo Wabo Blanco Tequila, lime juice and crème of coconut, served on the rocks and rimmed with freshly toasted coconut; and the “Strawberita,” crafted with Cabo Wabo Tequila, strawberry purée, and lime juice, served on the rocks, among others.
Awarded “Best Tequila Selection” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas,” Cabo Wabo Cantina at Miracle Mile Shops in Las Vegas features Strip-side patio views and plenty of alcohol. Sammy Hagar’s hard rockin’ cantina combines the laid back, beach town vibe of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip. Blending coastal Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine, the menu offers a tantalizing mix of flavorful food and killer cocktails. Favorites include Sammy’s tequila shrimp, pork carnitas tacos and beef short rib enchiladas. Cabo Wabo is open from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – midnight Friday and Saturday. Breakfast is served from 8-11 a.m. Friday – Monday and includes more than a dozen selections including the signature CW Benedict Omelet and brioche French toast. Cabo Wabo Cantina is home to one of the most popular happy hours on the Strip with half-off select appetizers, regular margaritas, sangrias, and draft beer from 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information about Cabo Wabo is available at CaboWaboCantina.com, by calling 702.385.2226, or by following Cabo Wabo on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. More information about Cabo Wabo and Hagar can be found at RedRocker.com and CaboWabo.com.
Available daily, “Sammy’s Tequila Shrimp” will also be offered, made with Baja shrimp, garlic, and Cabo Wabo tequila-lime sauce, served with Mexican rice. For more information, please visit www.cabowabocantina.com or call 702-385-2226.
Well, gang, that’s about it for this week.
I’m outa here!