The Life Is Beautiful festival starts up again at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
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The first day of the annual Life Is Beautiful Festival kicked off Friday, as crowds of people began to arrive in downtown Las Vegas, but not everyone was feeling festive. Some business owners say the festival hurts profits.
At $285, the Life is Beautiful 3-day pass isn’t cheap. But scattered around the festival grounds are a number of goodies — even food — you can get for free.
The festival gates will open for the first time at 2 p.m. Friday for 2016’s Life Is Beautiful.
On the streets — and on the walls. That’s the focus for Life is Beautiful’s ever-expansive, and expanding, art program, which continues throughout the downtown festival Friday through Sunday.
Our arts picks this week include the Ethiopian group Fendika performing at the Winchester Cultural Center.
You don’t have to be German American to come to Jazz Night Tuesdays at the German-American Social Club of Nevada, 1110 E. Lake Mead Blvd., but it does raise the price of admission from the $2 members pay to a whopping $7, which really isn’t much for three hours of jazz by seasoned performers.
Subtitled “From Degas to Picasso,” the show — organized in partnership with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts — spotlights 47 paintings, photographs and prints that explore growing urbanization in 19th- and 20th-century Europe and the U.S.
Most people imagine the life of a stand-up comic as a long series of anonymous hotel rooms and performing endless one-night gigs in dingy clubs with brick walls. Vinnie Favorito has been performing almost exclusively in Las Vegas since 2003. “It’s awesome,” Favorito said. “I have a great family and a great support system. Now I have a new family, (Red Mercury Entertainment). I’ve never been with such a professional crew as I am now. I’ve never been with a group that really cares the way this one does.”
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a 100-foot-high mural must be worth at least 10,000. What about 15 of those murals, some spanning the side of an entire building?
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