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First Friday bringing 'AntARTica' to downtown Vegas

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First Friday organizers will bring "AntARTica" to downtown Las Vegas. First Friday organizers will bring "AntARTica" to downtown Las Vegas.

The monthly First Friday street festival, in downtown Las Vegas, is putting the "art" in "AntARTica" for August's event.

An art installation of glaciers, penguins and interactive fun will be on display, on Casino Center Boulevard, between Charleston Boulevard and Colorado Avenue, organizers said. The display will be available from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

In addition, the guys behind the Animal Planet series Tanked are expected to have a presence at First Friday. A custom built aquarium photo booth is being set up near the corner of Casino Center and Charleston.

The featured installations are being joined by the number of art, music and food offerings that typically encompass the 10-year-old street festival.

First Friday will also be the scene for the Downtown Las Vegas Music Showcase series, which is presented by the Life is Beautiful Festival.

Each month this year, festival organizers offered free concerts featuring local acts, as well as a few homegrown bands slated to perform at the weekend music event, in October.

Organizers of the showcase will also give away five pairs of tickets to the festival.

The showcase is slated to be staged at the following venues in downtown Las Vegas:

  • First Stage, 1013 South Art Way;
  • Friday Stage,1013 South Art Way;
  • Artifice Stage, 1025 S 1st St. #100;
  • Bar + Bistro Stage, 107 E. Charleston Blvd. #155;
  • Arts Factory Stage, 107 E Charleston Blvd.

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