Las Vegas to Open Entertainment Destination


AREA15, Las Vegas’ new immersive entertainment, retail and dining destination opening this December, unveils 40,000-square-feet of unique event space within a wholly reimagined world of art, technology and design. Space will be available for group event bookings of all sizes for any occasion beginning in January 2020. Located just seven minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, AREA15 is an experiential retail and entertainment complex offering live events, immersive activations, art installations and much more. The complex will attract locals and tourists of all ages seeking an ever-changing landscape of new and unique experiences. Anchor tenant, Meow Wolf, will create interactive art activations to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story, exploration and discovery.

Art Museum Plans New Home in Santa Ana


The Orange County Museum of Art just opened its new temporary space at South Coast Plaza Village in Santa Ana. Admission is free. OCMAEXPAND-SANTA ANA is the name of the museum’s interim residency of a former retail space as it builds its new home a few blocks away at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The new permanent home is slated to open in 2021. (

New Art Museum Coming to San Antonio


Ruby City, a new contemporary art museum in San Antonio, will open in late fall 2019. The space is named for its crimson coloring and shimmering facade and will house the late Linda Pace’s personal collection of more than 800 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works. Admission to Ruby City will be free. (

New Exhibition Opens in San Diego


Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego has opened Seadragons & Seahorses, a new permanent exhibition that celebrates the care and conservation of these unique creatures. Seadragons & Seahorses is the largest indoor aquarium addition since the aquarium’s opening in 1992 and will be home to Weedy and Leafy Seadragons, as well as several species of seahorses and pipefish. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be one of the largest seadragon habitats in the world. The 18-foot-wide, 9-foot-tall exhibit will hold 5,375 gallons of water — equivalent to 70 bathtubs. More than being a stunning display, the habitat has been designed to create an ideal environment to breed seadragons. Birch Aquarium hopes to be the first aquarium to successfully breed Leafy Seadragons in captivity.  (

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Wine Tour Offers Ghostly Glimpse of History


In honor of its history as one of Napa Valley’s few remaining Ghost Wineries, Flora Springs Winery in Napa Valley is offering monthly paranormal ghost winery tours where guests interact with the spirits who inhabit the 19th century stone building and caves where the winery continues to make its wine. Flora Springs’ Sixteen Spirits Historical Ghost Winery Tour & Tasting is offered one Sunday a month tour through October, at the winery’s estate in St. Helena, California. The two-hour tour, led by professional paranormal investigators from Napa City Ghosts & Legends, is accompanied by a tasting of Flora Springs wines, including its Ghost Winery Malbec. (