Park People Phenomenon
Renowned artist Nathan Sawaya has created life-size, bright primary-colored, monochromatic human figures crafted entirely from Lego bricks, situated on park benches in the Park on the Strip. The figures will be on display through Dec. 30. Sawaya is an award-winning artist and founder of “The Art of the Brick” global touring exhibition. His critically acclaimed works of art are made entirely of Lego bricks and on exhibition at various institutes and galleries around the world. People can cozy up to and take pictures with the “Park People,” Sawaya’s first exhibit in Las Vegas.
Monster Snake Impresses
A realistic replica of the world’s largest prehistoric snake is on exhibit at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum through Jan. 8. Slithering in at 48 feet long and an estimated one-and-a-half tons, “Titanoboa: Monster Snake” includes the snake replica and two vertebrae casts made from the original fossils— a 17-foot-long modern green anaconda and the vertebra from Titanoboa. Videos produced by the Smithsonian Channel tell the story of this scientific discovery in Colombia of the 60-million-year-old snake. The snake is part of a national tour organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Museum. Admission starts at $10 for adults.
Visit www.lvnhm.org or call 702.384.DINO (3466) for additional information.
Cirque Opens “Love” Rehearsals
Visitors can now experience open rehearsals of “The Beatles Love” by Cirque du Soleil at the Mirage. This dazzling show with a cast of world-class aerialists, acrobats and dancers recently celebrated its 10th anniversary by introducing vibrant new acts, costumes, music, technology, video and choreography. Fans can attend open rehearsals in the showroom and get that inside peek every Friday from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Guests receive a voucher offering tickets starting at $55 based on availability. Open rehearsals are subject to cancellation, so confirm by calling the box office at 702.792.7735.
— Jackie Brett, LA Times Custom Publishing