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December 2, 2015

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First Friday: The Art of Life

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First Friday in the Las Vegas Arts District brings together a wide variety of art, music and people. With so many types of art on display at First Friday, we wondered how people would define something so broad. So we decided to ask a few people to tell us their own definition of art.

Denette Braud owns Funnel Cake Cafe and has won the Urban Chamber of Commerce 2013 “Micro Business of the Year” and Bite of Las Vegas “Best Bites” awards.
From strawberries to s’mores, funnel cake business dishes out dessert in Las Vegas
Sunday, May 17, 2015
The Funnel Cake Cafe is a mobile business specializing in gourmet funnel cakes, from the traditional strawberry and whip to the not-so-traditional bacon, banana split, peach cobbler, s’mores and more ...
Beyonce and Jay Z at the 2014 Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Mayweather Jr., Pacquiao, Jay Z, Bieber, Diddy, Foxx, Ludacris, NKOTB and more
Fight Weekend Celebrity Preview:
Friday, May 1, 2015
Star-hosted parties are on the timetable the entire weekend and dominate the entertainment scene before and after The Big Fight. Expect to pay sky-high prices to rub shoulders with royal rappers at their nightclub parties.
Charles Ressler.
Charles Ressler shares his incredible life journey to be strong and ‘Brave’
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Nobody can tell Charles Ressler’s life story better than he can. He swapped his business suit for a showbiz career but felt doomed to follow the path of drug-addicted vagrancy. Charles eventually became one of the executives behind First Friday.
Joseph Guadamuz dj’s his No Pop No Style art show inside Solsis Gallery.
A creative complex rises: A look inside the galleries, shops and studios of Downtown Spaces
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Taxidermy, sex toys, a recording studio, galleries and (soon) a marijuana dispensary—it's all under one roof.
Artist Izaac Zevalking works in his studio Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Summerlin. Zevalking, the artist behind Recycled Propaganda, will be celebrating two years of being with First Friday on March 6.
Artist Izaac Zevalking: ‘My designs can have five different meanings’
First Friday:
Friday, March 6, 2015
Artist Izaac Zevalking has sold 276 shirts, 251 original pieces, 592 prints and more than 2,500 stickers. But the most important number he is celebrating this week is two. Two years with First Friday, and two years of not missing a single Friday to showcase his ...
The Las Vegas Steampunk Guild members dance about during First Friday activities as they present a Steampunk Wonderland art competition on Friday, August 1, 2014.
First Friday cancels January outdoor activities due to weather
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Galleries and neighborhood venues hold down the festival fort on January 2.
Italian-born tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with conductor Eugene Kohn at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Lady Antebellum, Andrea Bocelli, NFR, NASCAR, Great Santa Run, Ultimo, UFC 181
Las Vegas:
Friday, December 5, 2014
Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John, entertainment legend Wayne Newton and Jaime Lynch of “Fantasy” at Luxor are stopping by the Great Santa Run to wish walkers and runners Happy Holidays. Elsewhere, will the cowboys take to Andrea Bocelli’s magical voice?
See all the gory details of Goldman's Home Sweet Home dioramas at Downtown's Trifecta Gallery.
‘Home Sweet Home’ dioramas illustrate America’s obsession with violence
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The exhibit features scenarios so over the top you want to laugh—and so real you want to cry.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert arrive at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012.
Celebrity preview: Aldean, Shelton + Lambert, Bentley, Gilbert, The Band Perry, LuckyRice, Lampanelli, Sykes
Las Vegas:
Friday, October 3, 2014
Stetsons, spurs and cowboy boots will be the fashion on the Strip this weekend as the inaugural Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival turns Las Vegas into Nashville when Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are joined by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Dwight Yoakam.
Lady Gaga performs during her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” tour stop at United Center on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Chicago.
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls, Dave Koz, Crystal Hefner
Friday, August 1, 2014
It’s music mayhem because in addition to Lady Gaga’s second time at MGM Grand in two weeks, there’s Daughtry, Goo Goo Dolls and The Plain White T’s at Red Rock Resort; Journey and The Steve Miller Band at Mandalay Bay; Aerosmith at MGM Grand; and more.
The official opening night of "CeeLo Green Is Loberace" at Planet Hollywood on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Celebrity preview: Billy Joel, CeeLo, Lionel Richie, Kid Rock, Ryan Lochte, Miss USA and burlesque
Friday, June 6, 2014
It’s music of all sounds for all people this weekend, which is why poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said decades ago, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” So without any more “notes” to interrupt, let’s play our own Royal Robin Rundown.
Foster the People performs at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Celebrity preview: Bastille, Jason Derulo, Foster the People, Aloe Blacc, Claire Sinclair, Jay Cutler
Friday, April 18, 2014
Happy Easter Weekend, everyone! Viva Las Vegas — it’s also a rockabilly pin-up party weekend, plus a lot of music high notes. The Strip plays host to Foster the People and Phil Lesh, the founding member of The Grateful Dead, while Tyler Farr takes care of country.
Kerry Simon and Elizabeth Blau attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Strip Scribbles: Master Chefs, First Friday, Yard House, Brooklyn Bowl, ‘Teen Swingers’
Monday, March 10, 2014
Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau (Honey Salt, Simon, Buddy V’s, Stewart +Ogden) was honored and named Dame de L’annee (Woman of the Year) for her nearly three decades of commitment and contribution to the betterment of the Las Vegas and U.S. culinary experience.
Outside the box: Nicky Watts' Isolation.
Boxed in: Performance artist Nicky Watts explores emotional isolation
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Catch the socially experimental exhibit at Brett Wesley this month.
Local artists help fundraise for autism with painted skateboards
Local artists help fundraise for autism with painted skateboards
Monday, December 16, 2013
Local kids' passion for skating gets turned into one-of-a-kind artwork at the City of the World gallery.

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