Encountering a scurrying rat is hardly a sign of good fortune. But absorbing the awesome beauty of a majestic, dare we say, noble, 2,000-pound golden rodent sculpture in feng-shui-inspired surroundings in the Venetian’s waterfall atrium for the Year of the Rat — which begins Jan. 25 — is another matter entirely.
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.
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.
Officially, it’s America’s Party — our annual jumbo-size/souped-up/extra-energized entertainment extravaganza, this year ushering in that magically-numbered new year of 2020.
And, ’natch, there’s the titanic topper: the massive, midnight Fireworks by Grucci display on the Strip. Join us as we wing it for a fly-by of the upcoming spectacle, aided by Newswire’s interviews with two experts: Tim Keener, LVE’s vice president/event and ticket operations (this is his 19th year coordinating our New Year’s Eve show); and the fire maestro himself, Phil Grucci, CEO/creative director of the generational family biz, Fireworks by Grucci and its manufacturing branch, Pyrotechnique by Grucci.