With a new year comes exciting things to do in Las Vegas. Already, 2019 brings a fun new exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, a secret cocktail lounge, a new shopping center, a magic show and a food tour. Take a look at some of the newest things to do in Las Vegas.
The newest installation at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art brings artist Yayoi Kusama and two works, “Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity” and “Narcissus Garden,” both an exploration of infinite space. With “Aftermath,” guests step into an enclosed room and are transported into a completely mirrored space, as an array of lights ignite a delicate mirage reflected and repeated on every surface over the span of just under a minute. Open daily from 10 am-8 pm; last admission at 7:30 pm. $18; children 12 and younger are free. Bellagio, 702.693.7871
The flavors of Mexico inspire Ghost Donkey, a hidden speakeasy right on the Strip. Tasting flights of mezcal are a specialty, but the nachos are worthy of a taste. Open Su-Th, 4 pm-midnight, F-Sa, 4 pm-4 am. Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702.698.7000
A number of luxury boutiques in the highly anticipated, opulent new shopping experience at Wynn have opened their doors to serve as the gateway to Wynn Plaza. Discover clothing and jewelry collections from distinctive designers such as Bottega Veneta, Kwiat Diamonds, Louis Vuitton Men’s, Saint Laurent and Stefano Ricci. Open Su-Th, 10 am-11 pm; F-Sa, 10 am-midnight. Wynn, 702.770.7000
“Murray: The Celebrity Magician” brings the “America’s Got Talent” finalist Murray Sawchuck to the stage with some of his latest illusions. Sharp-eyed fans might recognize him as an expert on “Pawn Stars.” M-W, Su, 5 pm; Th & Sa, 7 pm. $29- $49. Tropicana, 800.829.9034
Visit three chef-driven restaurants all in one evening with Lip Smacking Foodie Tours. The newest tour visits Cleo, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés and Katsuya at the SLS. Guests are VIP with immediate seating and dine on three to four signature dishes at every restaurant. At each stop, you can sit next to a different person, affording greater opportunities to mingle. The 2.5-hour tour costs $175 per person. 888.681.4388