Burning man reinvented in Las Vegas at ‘First Friday’ tonight

No, it’s not Disco Inferno and it has absolutely nothing to do with this – “Burn Vegas Burn” is a new twist on an old concept inspired by the annual Burning Festival. The First Friday Arts Festival in downtown Las Vegas, the Lucky Lady Lucy team, and the city of Las Vegas have planned to present the city’s first public burn tonight. ‘Burn Vegas Burn’ will feature “Lucky Lady Lucy,” a 20-foot tall wooden showgirl sculpture, to be ceremoniously incinerated at 8 PM during this communal event.

Tonight is just the start to First Friday. The festivities extend into the weekend with Art Car parades, after parties, and other programmed events throughout Sin City. Cast members from the Los Angeles-based production “The Burning Opera: How to Survive the Apocalypse” will perform a mix of rock opera and vaudeville during this blazing event. Fire art performances by Flameology, Nytronix, and The Brotherhood of the Flame will be replicating and distributing the energy of the public burn to crowds throughout the festival.

Headlining an Art Car Extravaganza dedicated to artfully designed vehicles at the Plaza Hotel are the Dancetronauts, featuring stage lighting, visual effects, professional dancers, fire performers, artists and the infamous Dancetrohotties. The after-party will move into the Plaza Theatre where guests can get their groove on all night. Following the Art Car event – on Saturday, March 3 in El Cortez’ Jackie Gaughan Parkway, the Dancetronauts and other art cars will be at it again from 10 PM until 2 AM.