FREE Fun in Las Vegas: Four-Letter Friday

Las Vegas boasts it’s the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” That’s probably a slight exaggeration. Entertainment in Las Vegas is like the menu at the Cheesecake Factory: there are so many options you don’t know what to choose.

However, many of the possibilities are super spendy. So it is my job, dear readers, to suss out opportunities that are FREE. (Things only a local would know.)

With covid infections reaching a six-month high yesterday, I have found some kewl outdoor things to do, too.

Watch the Fighter Pilots Perform

A YF-22 Raptor on the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base Photo: US National Archives

Nellis Air Force Base is hosting this year’s Red Flag exercises. One hundred fight jets from Air Force bases in 17 states are here participating in these combat-preparation exercises.

The base is really close in, so you can watch the F-22s and F-25s from many neighborhoods. Just pick a parking lot and watch then scream by in a flash.

I own a house in North Las Vegas between Cheyenne and Gowan. I was surprised how close the fighter jets routinely strafe the intersection of Cheyenne and Losee. I often would pull into the gas station there to marvel at those sleek, fast fighter planes.

Now, with the Red Flag jets here, it is quite a show. Find a good viewing spot in North Las Vegas or northeast Las Vegas iand be amazed. FREE!

Marvel at the Downtown Art Murals

It’s not the Louvre but the art is worth admiring! This is a mural by D*Face.

I bet you didn’t know Las Vegas has some of the most extensive street art in America. They portray the various threads that make the Las Vegas fabric. They celebrate our tourists and honor our locals.

There are 30 murals. No two are the same. All represent a different artistic style.

All are in the vicinity of 7th Street downtown. My favorites are at the corner of 7th and Ogden.

Many were painted over the years for downtown’s Life is Beautiful festivals.

You can feel the despair of this man after losing his love. The mural is the side of a building. The ledge his hands rest on sits above the doors into the building.

My favorite is Philippe Pantone’s 3D mural. It’s a collage of geometric shapes

P.S. Solar power lights the murals at night.

A safe way to enjoy art in this covid world!

Open Mic Night at Cork and Thorn

Ever wanted to try stand up?

Not far from the murals is Las Vegas’s Arts District. There you will find Cork and Thorn, a wine bar and restaurant.

The restaurant is known for its expansive wine list. But the establishment has FREE entertainment most nights.

Tonight is open mic night. You can tell a joke or recite a poem. Las Vegas is a magnet for talented people. That’s why I love karaoke here. You can’t imagine the gorgeous voices that show up.

Have a safe, healthy and FUN week-end, Las Vegas.

((hugs)) BETH Ellyn

YOUR Las Vegas Real Estate Conciere

Beth Ellyn Rosenthal herself, eXp Realty
Beth Ellyn Rosenthal herself


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