From crafts to food to everything in between, this is the place to celebrate all things artsy. Cockroach Theatre offers 20-minute vignettes, multiple food trucks provide mouth-watering eats, and booths of all sorts offer one-of-a-kind items. 5–11P, free. 1025 First St., ffflv.org
Lyft is partnering with Fired Up Management for the Intergalactic Art Car Festival on June 9, with all proceeds benefiting local art programs through the First Friday Foundation. The out-of-this-world festival will convene the largest collection of art cars outside the playa created by some of the country's most brilliant installation artists. Tickets are free, with donations welcome.
Included 30-foot alien creatures, praying mantises, rhinos, monsters, alligators, swans, and even a stapler. At 7 p.m., the cars will proceed from Llama Lot at Ogden and 9th Street, then run down the Las Vegas Strip to Harmon before turning to return to Llama Lot.
An all-ages, art-filled immersive experience festival will follow from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with fire dancers, live DJ performances, food trucks, and artist demos. Vehicles on display feature multiple fire shows, LED screens, and thumping sound systems, and can be more than 25 feet long and over 30 feet high.
Local musicians will jam and the session will be open to anyone who wishes to join in with other jazz lovers. Refreshments will be available for purchase. 4–10P, $20. Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., artslasvegas.org