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IRONY, MEET ARTISTRY: Exhibit of anti-consumerist artist Banksy comes to Fashion Show

Josh Breski spent his birthday with Banksy.

The Long Beach, Calif. resident, freshly 46, was delighted to discover that his birthday-week visit to Las Vegas coincided with the opening of the Banksy: Genius or Vandal? exhibition inside Immersion Vegas, a new venue at Fashion Show mall.

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AIRBORNE TO BE WILD: 2019 was a banner year for increased air travel to Las Vegas

The menu of flights to and from Las Vegas features plenty of tasty new options for fliers in the New Year, thanks to some big air travel developments in 2019. Savory new international offerings include nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Amsterdam and between Las Vegas and the City of Lights (Paris, that is). The first-ever nonstop flight between Tel Aviv and Las Vegas also took off in 2019. There was lots of action on the domestic front, too, which welcomed a sizable flock of additional flights, most of them through ultra-low-cost carriers. Overall, “it was a banner year” for air travel developments in Las Vegas.

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A TRIP TO THE JOY STORE: Whimsies (and selfies) abound at Mandalay Bay’s Happy Place

There was only one moment when I felt anywhere close to my age during my journey through Happy Place at Mandalay Bay.

That moment came as I struggled to extract myself from the Rubber Ducky Bathtub of Fun, a yellow tub full of plastic balls in which I had willingly — if foolishly — submerged myself.

“It’s deeper than it looks,” a chipper Happy Place staffer said sympathetically as she leant me a hand.

Luckily, Happy Place is a space beyond embarrassment. Indeed, the interactive, immersive exhibit full of larger-than-life installations and sensory-themed rooms is a magical place, like Disneyland or Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, minus the exorbitant entry fees and the Oompa Loompas.

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