Discover December 2017
Holiday Lights @ the L. V. Motor Speedway
Jingle that sleigh to Las Vegas Motor Speedway – only 10 minutes from Downtown Las Vegas– for their holiday drive-through spectacular, Glittering Lights. The dazzling array of festive lights and sounds feature more than 3 million LED lights along a 2.5 mile course through the speedway. Sunday through Thursday 5 – 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday and holidays 5 – 10 p.m. Tickets are Monday through Thursday $20 per vehicle and Friday-Sunday, holidays and December 18-25 $30 per vehicle.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N. Las Vegas, NV 89115. 702-222-9777. http://glitteringlightslasvegas.com
Hello from Japan
You’ll be saying “kawaii” (“cute” in Japanese) when you have a look at Hello from Japan!, the newest exhibit at the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum. The 1,500 sq. ft. interactive exhibition presents a bustling modern Tokyo street that bridges to a tranquil Shinto shrine, contrasting a modern aesthetic with traditional motifs and customs. Kids of all ages can sing karaoke, draw mascots, and learn about ancient cultures!
DISCOVER Children’s Museum, 36 Promenade Place, Las Vegas. 702-382-3445. https://www.discoverykidslv.org
The Art of Samurai Armor
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s current exhibit walks guests through centuries of Japanese history at Samurai Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. Featuring dozens of objects used both for combat and ceremonial purposes, these pieces convey the complete story of the samurai, a part of the Japanese elite who not only fought in battle but also practiced poetry and calligraphy. Shown here; an Edo period, 18th-century dö (chest armor) dragon detail.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas. 702-693-7871. https://bellagio.com/en/entertainment/gallery-of-fine-art.html
© The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Photo: Brad Flowers