The following is a list of 13 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas.
1. The Big Game is happening Feb. 7 and there are plenty of places to watch the game in the Las Vegas valley besides your living room. Local restaurants and bars are prepared for the big day and offering multiple screens, prize giveaways and food and drink specials. Check our special list here.
2. BODIES…The Exhibition at the Luxor hotel-casino is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing trailblazers I the healthcare industry and medical field. There are special displays and profiles for the trailblazers during the month of February. Those profiled include Dr. William Edward Allen Jr., Dr. Daniel Hale Williams and Dr. Alexa Canady.
3. The African-American Heritage Exhibition is on display through April 14 on the second floor. In this year’s annual African-American Heritage Exhibition, the city of Las Vegas has selected some of our city’s best artists, including Ashley Hairston-Doughty, Marcus Montgomery, Harold Bradford, Joseph Watson, Chase McCurdy, Gail Brito-Watson, Lance Smith and Ashanti McGee. Note that social distancing and facial masks are required at City Hall, and visitors have their temperatures checked and are medically screened before entry.
4. If you are looking for a fun escape room experience, check out SAW Escape Las Vegas. The immersive, multi-room (progressive) escape experience brings to life twisted games inspired by the blockbuster SAW film franchise. Guests enter the historic Egan & Co. Meat Packing plant for an after hours tour, only to find they are players in an elaborate game devised by the infamous Jigsaw killer and his disciples.
5. Gilley’s BBQ at Treasure Island is back in action now serving up bar-b-que dishes and other country favorites DAILY at 4 p.m. On the weekends, guests can stop by to enjoy Bluegrass Saturdays (4 to 8 p.m.), where the venue hosts ongoing food and drink specials and ambient bluegrass music. On Sundays (4 to 11 p.m.), Southern Nevada residents can visit for specials available to locals with proof of valid ID.
6. Opera on Tap Las Vegas will present a Facebook Live titled “Mad Love 4: Back with a Vengeance” at 7 p.m. Feb. 5. Enjoy songs about scorned lovers, breakups, crazy exes and all the ugly parts of love.
7. The 6th annual Chilly Buns Poker Run is happening Feb. 6 starting at Red Rock Harley Davidson. The $25 entry fee includes poker hand, door prize ticket, lunch and a run pin.
8. The Show Off Sundays Las Vegas Car Meet takes place every Sunday at Ed Bozarth Nevada dealership on Drekel Road. The meet takes place 8 to 11 a.m. All makes and models are welcome. Family-friendly event.
9. The virtual citywide Unity Prayer celebration, hosted by the City of Las Vegas, is happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 6. The theme of the event is “Healing A Broken Nation — Part 2.”
10. Market in the Alley is happening again this weekend at Fergusons Downtown. On Feb. 6, guests can shop makers including The Doodling Nomad, The Joy Pop Co., The Woven Willow, Paws off the Table and more while noshing on Yaqui Zen. On Feb. 7, The Zen Dog Life, Anima Jewelry, Rusty Clementine, The Good Earth Project and more will be available with bites by Erb’s Vegan Kitchen. In addition to Market in the Alley, Mothership Coffee Roasters, Vegas Test Kitchen, and the Fergusons Downtown shops will all be open.
11. The 17th annual Dam Short Film Festival is happening Feb. 11-15. This year’s festival is entirely virtual but will still include excellent and diverse programming, filmmaker Q&As, and scheduled virtual events that give audiences and filmmakers the opportunity to mix, mingle and learn more about these original and unique stories from around the world. this year’s Dam Short Film Festival will premiere and screen more than 160 short films, broken down into 25 thematic 60- to 75-minute program blocks with categories including Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Horror, International, Love & Romance, Music Videos, Nevada, Sci-Fi and Underground. A household pass is available for $100.
12. The Emporium Arcade Bar is now open inside AREA15. The arcade and bar features all types of games including Killer Queen, classic arcade favorites, pool tables, pinball, foosball, basketball and many more. A curated bar features a superb local craft beer program, an innovative cocktail menu and expansive liquor list. Live shows, DJs and game tournaments complete the experience.
13. Join SafeNest’s Champagne, Chambord & Chocolate on Feb. 12. The event will explore the power of HOPE, followed by a virtual champagne tasting with Brown-Forman, the largest American-owned spirit and wine company. Tickets are $150 and include tasting box for two that contains 3 splits of Korbel, Chambord, champagne flutes, custom chocolates, one bottle of premium whiskey and one raffle ticket for a 2-night stay at the Four Seasons.
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