August is officially in full swing and this weekend there are some really unique events happening in Sin City that you won’t want to miss! From elaborate Kabuki fights on The Strip, to the return of the Las Vegas Film Festival and the legendary sounds of hip-hop superstars, Method Man and Redman, there is no shortage of fun to be had. So let’s dig in!
Fountains of Bellagio
Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
You may be familiar with the famed fountain shows that take place nightly outside of the Bellagio Hotel, but this weekend, you’ve never experienced a spectacle quite like this on the Las Vegas strip. A brand-new, 30 minute production will unfold on a specially constructed, 165-foot stage, where Japanese actor, Ishikawa Somegoro, will do battle against a giant carp. This epic “fight” will be projected onto the Bellagio’s iconic fountains to create a cutting-edge depiction of the classical Japanese art form, Kabuki. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience with three special (and free) performances taking place over the course of the weekend.
Showtimes: Aug. 14th at 9:15pm , Aug. 15th & 16th at 9:15pm and 11:30pm
If you’re a true film buff or just want an excuse to escape the scorching August heat, the Las Vegas Film Festival returns after a six year hiatus and will be running through the end of the weekend. Taking place in Downtown, Las Vegas, the festival features premieres of acclaimed independent films and documentaries that are a welcome change-of-pace from your more traditional summer blockbuster fare. The event has drawn rave-reviews from movie aficionados and offers you a cinema experience that would rival something found in more traditional cities like Los Angeles or New York.
Las Vegas Film Festival runs through Sunday, Aug.16th for tickets and screen times visit here.
3333 Blue Diamond Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89139
You can head to “wino heaven” this Saturday at the annual “One Drunk Puppy” tasting event which takes place at the Silverton Hotel! Boasting a menu of world-class wines to sample, this is one of best drinking deals in town this weekend and all proceeds go to benefit the local Animal Foundation. Attendees will also be treated to live music, a silent auction, souvenir wine glasses and some scrumptious hors d’oevres to savor throughout the night.
Saturday, Aug.16th from 6pm-9pm Tickets & additional info: http://www.silvertoncasino.com/
SLS Las Vegas Hotel
2525 Las Vegas Blvd.
South Las Vegas, NV 89109
Craving some classic hip-hop to get down to instead of all the EDM that normally dominates all the Las Vegas pool parties these days? The Greystone Sunday soirees at the Foxtail Pool, which located at the SLS Hotel, have been featuring some of the biggest names in the game, and on Sunday, August 16th, Method Man and Redman are taking over for what will surely be a raucous affair.
Featured photo via SLS Las Vegas Hotel