The Mob Museum, not an easy sell when its opening was announced a decade ago, continues to show its resiliency.
Las Vegas may be reopening, but First Friday is staying digital.
They’re proving that the show can go on even if that means meeting audiences from a rooftop, behind a plastic sheet or from outside their vehicles.
“The response went through the roof,” the owner of the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate said a day after giving away 2,000 flights to tourists across the country.
Face masks will be required for staff and guests, and sanitizer made at the museum’s speakeasy will be given away while supplies last.
For people starved for face-to-face interaction, art has become a welcome and accessible means for finding comfort, control and communication.
The museum will limit the number of visitors, do temperature screenings and have staff wear masks and gloves.
The virtual event May 1 aims to keep the First Friday community connected while practicing social distancing.
The music, arts and culinary festival, originally scheduled to take place over multiple stages Sept. 18-20, instead will make a full return next year.
While Clark County school closures due to COVID-19 meant the end to live school performances, students from at three Las Vegas schools are determined the show will go on.