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MARCH 5, 7P From influence to indictments to investigative reporting, the Las Vegas media have a storied history dating to the town’s...
MARCH 6, 5-11P The Vegas Valley’s best poets from the most honored and newest local venues will take the stage and set streets ablaze...
Jan. 19-Mar. 6. Artist reception Jan. 12, 6-8p. Italian artist Giorgio Guidi’s new sculpture is a design similar to Roman basilicas, the...
Fall culture guide, 2045 A.D.
Story by Andrew Kiraly and Scott Dickensheets
Artistic algorithm XQ44T-7000.exe’s exhibit of 3-D-printed 3-D printers printing 3-D printers. Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery
October 25-until the Porta-Potties overflow
Life Was Beautiful
This annual gathering around the Third Straw intake in the dry basin of Lake Mead will feature music (an ancient Killers CD on portable speakers), storytelling (old-timers reminiscing about how Vegas was better when the Water District ran things) and Burning Man — some guy spontaneously combusting from the heat. Opening remarks by St. Thomas Mayor Oscar Goodman.
Available Junember 45
Download the .mindzip file of the entire SmithCenter fall season — including Wicked 11, Jerry Lewis’ Reanimated Head Talez, Every Infomercial Ever: The Musical and An Evening With Kevin Smith’s AI Hologram — into your retinal interface braindrive now for just 90,000 Earth credits. Info: smithcenter.amazon.gov
“Live” from her amniotic stasis preservation chamber, the sentient spinal column of Joan Rivers hosts this hilarious and heartwarming retrospective of 80 years of comedy, from her celebrated appearances on The Tonight Show to her recent cameos on Compulsory Laughter Corp.’s continuous psychstream hit, The Big Bang Theory. 70,000,000-250,000,000 credits, Venetian orbital entertainment panoptiplex
“Will Direct Thought-Sharing Kill the Internet?”
A TED Telepathy presentation. Has Buzzfeed’s failure to keep up with brain-to-brain listicle-distribution doomed it to irrelevance? When your easily read thoughts mean people can believe what happened next, should Upworthy still exist? Guest presenter Disembodied Intelligence No. 892Xz argues that there will always be a market — primarily among Brooklyn youth with hipster implants — for the Internet's old-timey, artisanal experience of placing your fingertips on a keyboard. Free, at the Downtown Planet’s Brainatorium
Now in its 43rd yr, the @vegasvalleybookfestival continues 2 b a #celebration of the #1.3-second #YouVine #video. This yr’s #keynote = @NutRaiderrr, presenting a 1.7-second #xtended cut of his #hellafamouzz #Pulitzer-winning #YouVine, “Cat freaked out by wax paper LMAO!!!! #shakespeerian” Historic Fifth Street School Brought 2 You by Comcast-China National Petroleum Corporation LLC
Injecting Shakespeare in the Park!
There’s much ado about something in (the habitable portion of) Sunset Park: intravenous Twelfth Night, that’s what! Not just for literature junkies anymore, medicinal-grade Hamlet, Macbeth and even Troilus and Cressida have gone mainstream. Bring a picnic, find a vein and let the Bard take you away from global warming, your spouse’s robo-mistress and the asteroid crater where your house used to be! Presented by PharmaTech Global
New Year’s Eve
The Rolling Stones
Ticket prices start at $10 million in perfect-cut diamonds
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