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Shaking free of tourist-trap conventions, the Downtown institution broadens its offerings to reflect a diverse clientele, the Vegas community and the changing face of organized crime.

The Mob Museum ramps up its programming slate

May 26th, 2016

Shaking free of tourist-trap conventions, the Downtown institution broadens its offerings to reflect a diverse clientele, the Vegas community and the changing face of organized crime.

  • Music

    Even though Aesop Rock lacks radio hits, his fans remain dedicated, showing up in full force.

  • Music

    "It gets crazy on Fremont Street. It’s already crazy. I was just out there on a Tuesday, and it was just packed with nutjobs. And ...

  • Music

    The music lineup for the Downtown festival was released today.

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  • FeaturedDowntown Las Vegas

    These Vegas locals don't just enjoy their rides—they're obsessed with them.

  • As We See It

    Prospective patrons can currently buy $100 or $500 gift cards to Eclipse at a 20 percent discount.

  • A&E

    This is the true story … of a Downtown destination … giving away a sick penthouse suite for the weekend!

  • As We See It

    The forthcoming ReBAR has dreamed up a unique, two-pronged bar-tab promotion.

  • Industry Weekly

    The SKAM artist is a household name in Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Amidst the backlash, support comes from an unlikely place.

  • As We See It

    It's time to say goodbye to Mermaids, La Bayou and Girls of Glitter Gulch.

  • As We See It

    Atomic Style Lounge specializes in era-specific looks but also provides full salon services including styling, makeup, color and cuts for men and women.

  • Dining

    Late-night drinking Downtown is a natural, but have you hit the heart of the city after work?

  • Dining

    The Vietnamese eatery in the Juhl is off to a fast start.

  • As We See It

    Event producer Motley Brews reports a sold out crowd and record-breaking attendance at the boozy bash.

  • Dining

    “The first year it was all education. We didn’t really know how the city would accept it."

  • As We See It

    The salon specializes in waxing, sugaring, makeup and eyelashes, spray tans, facials, blowouts, haircuts and more.

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    Taking the lead from his legendary father, Bill Boyd, the founder and executive chairman of Boyd Gaming, continues to enrich the community with his vision ...

  • Kats Report

    When we refer to the scene in VegasVille as a participation sport, the overnight opening-night party at Jewel is what we’re talking about. The club ...

  • Kats Report

    Bobby Baldwin has long been a master at turning a profit at 2 p.m. Now he’s focused on 2 a.m. ...

  • Kats Report

    The lineup of the 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival has been announced, and the field of artists rivals the great expanse of the host venue, Las ...

  • AP

    The Las Vegas Sands has announced plans to build a 17,500-seat concert hall behind its Venetian and Palazzo casinos. The company said it was partnering ...

  • As We See It

    How much will it cost? How do I avoid paying for parking for now? The Weekly has the answers.

  • As We See It

    Once the acquisition is complete, what will Station Casinos do with the Palms? Naturally, we have a few ideas.

  • Kats Report

    Lionel Richie’s initial run at Axis at Planet Hollywood sold well enough to spark speculation that he’ll extend beyond the announced dates this fall. ...

  • Kats Report

    Say this for Robert Irvine: When he hangs out at the Trop, he really hangs out at the Trop. The star chef who hosts Food ...

  • As We See It

    Nothing short of a spectacle was expected. The 40-minute left-turn wait on Durango Drive was understandable.

  • Kats Report

    It was a uniquely Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” Gala type of moment when the guy on the Segway custom-painted with metallic flames arrived ...

  • Kats Report

    Tony Bennett recalls what it was like for singers in the early days of Las Vegas. Which is to say, there was not a lot ...

  • Reviews

    Niu-Gu is far from formal, but the food achieves a level of Chinese-restaurant sophistication usually found only within Strip casinos.

  • Kats Report

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  • Industry Weekly

    Knowing how crucial Aria’s club component would be, Hakkasan Group set out to blow minds, just as they did in creating Omnia at Caesars Palace.

  • Kats Report

    The man who sings “Fire Woman” can be a flame-thrower onstage. But in conversation, Ian Astbury feels more like a candle, warm and calm. “I’m ...

  • Kats Report

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    Larry Ruvo's examined life, from busboy to great benefactor of Las Vegas.

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    He kept saying it, in the run-up to the party, during and after: “This is overwhelming.” We know the feeling because when Tony Bennett closed ...