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# Arts & Culture in Las Vegas Betting On Culture Nevada Ballet's production of The Nutcracker BY PJ PEREZ t's a warm, breezy evening, and dozens of people shuffle through the halls and rooms that comprise a former industrial building called The Arts Factory, perusing surrealist artwork, bohemian apparel, and vinyl toys. Plan Your Trip Discover Southern Nevada culture at LasVegas.com. 58 OCTOBER 2014 Everyone seems to know each other, sharing hugs and handshakes between sips of wine and cocktails purchased from Bar+Bistro, the adjacent tapas restaurant and lounge. Across the street, the scene is mirrored inside and around Art Square, another former warehouse block that's now home to a black box theater, art galleries, shops, a bar, and a buzzy new restaurant. Welcome to downtown Las Vegas and the heart of the 18b Arts District (named for the area's original 18-block designation), where monthly events such as First Friday Las Vegas and Preview Thursday attract thousands to this burgeoning area populated by hip watering usairwaysmag.com holes, chic vintage shops, and contemporary art galleries. The Arts District is part of a downtown renaissance, driven by a combination of public programs, private investment, and the hard work of creative people with an unwavering vision of the city they call home. Las Vegas is already well-known as one of the planet's most exciting destinations for nightlife, dining, shopping, entertainment and, of course, gambling, but another facet of this diamond in the desert is starting to shine just as brightly - a cultural scene that includes worldclass performing arts centers, diverse museums, and an appreciation of the geographic and climatic features unique to the area. "There's a lot more to Las Vegas than the Strip," says Las Vegas native and local culture blogger Brian Paco Alvarez, who by day serves as art curator and historian at Zappos.com. "There's a community of two million people who want something more substantive than the razzmatazz of pretty casinos." That substance comes in many forms across PHOTOS (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) BY VIRGINIA TRUDEAU AND COURTESY OF THE LAS VEGAS NEWS BUREAU (4) I Beyond the neon, Las Vegas offers a world of artistic and outdoor wonders. http://www.Zappos.com http://www.LasVegas.com http://www.usairwaysmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - October 2014

Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Beaches
Gatherings: Grandover Resort and Conference Center
Style Spotlight: Hot Fall Trends
Connections: Everybody's Business
Great Escapes: Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Wine & Dine: Mastro's Steakhouse and Ocean Club
Wine & Dine: Providence, Rhode Island
Gear Up: Weather Glass
Gear Up: Sleep Tight
Diversions: Concours d'Elegance
Getaway: Single Tree Gun & Plough
Travel Feature: Brussels Chocolate
American Airlines: Think Pink
Chefs Tell: Primland Resort
Special Section: Arts & Culture in Las Vegas
University Spotlight: University of Dayton
Special Section: Association of American Cancer Centers
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Puzzles
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Window or Aisle?

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