very Blessed & Merry Christmas. May your holiday overflow with
peace, love & joy during this very special time!
THURS-SAT, DEC 20-22, MON-FRI, DEC 24-28 & SUN, DEC 30
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATREPerhaps you’ve put a bow on shopping, wrapping and preparations, and you’re twiddling your thumbs wondering what to do this weekend!? Well, Holiday Dreams at the Grand Sierra may be the outing you’re looking for to fill your spare time and keep you entertained before the Christmas action begins. Back by popular demand, Holiday Dreams is a unique, holiday-themed production that blends modern music, computer animation and projection mapping and holographic techniques with live acrobats, artists and world-class performers. For more information and tickets to the show, visitGrandSierraResort.com.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, DEC 20-22
GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATREWhen four witty elderly ladies living in Miami, Florida get together over a little conversation and some cheesecake, the topic can pretty much go anywhere. Golden Girls, the laugh-out-loud, hilarious sitcom that featured these gals for 7 successful seasons during the 80’s and 90’s is brilliantly reenacted at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre. The drag queen cast does a stellar job of recreating all of the holiday episodes from the series, cheesecake included! For more information and ticket sales, please visitGoodLuckMacBeth.org.
EVERY TUESDAY-SUNDAY THROUGH JANUARY 3
ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOMMind-blowing aerial acrobatics, breathtaking angelic voices, eye-popping magic… The Unbelievables Christmas Extravaganza certainly has it all! A spin-off of “The Illusionists,” this production rolls dance, magic, comedy and daring cirque acts into one dynamic show to entertain you and get you into the spirit of the season. This year’s holiday production features the truly amazing singing/piano playing sensation and America’s Got Talent finalist, 14-year-old Evie Clair. Make an evening of it by dining at one of Eldorado’s fine restaurants and enjoy 50% off your entrée the day you attend the show. For more information, please visit EldoradoReno.com.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20-22
BRÜKA THEATREBrüka Theatre is proud to present an all new, original holiday production, The Mousehole Family Christmas Extravaganza! Created by Mary Bennett and the Mousehole Family Players, the show brings “some questionable holiday cheer over a ridiculous Twelve Daze of Christmas.” It centers around The Mousehole yearly holiday celebration as family gifting is questioned on a whole new level, through the ghosts of Christmas “Presents” and “Consciousness” and the theme of The Twelve Days Of Christmas. Visit Brüka.org for more information, showtimes, and the link to purchase tickets now!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 & 22 (7pm and 9:45pm)
HARRAH’S RENO – SAMMY’S SHOWROOMIt’s not everyday that you see a dude walking around in a magic dragon costume. British comedian and magician John van der Put has made a career out of doing it. He goes by the stage name “Piff the Magic Dragon,” and for the last 10 years has donned a green, red and yellow dragon costume and dished deadpan delivery of self-deprecating humor. He’s accompanied by “Mr. PIffles,” a chihuahua and Piff’s assistant, also dressed as a dragon in his matching costume. Don’t miss this unique and hilarious magic and comedy show, playing for 2 nights only! For more about Piff the Magic Dragon and to purchase tickets online, please visit Caesars.com.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22
“THE DISCOVERY” (Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum)It’s not exactly what you think it is… Family Game Night is a family-friendly event that brings you into The Shop at The Discovery, and invites you to challenge your brain, your family and your friends with a board game that you actually create. Using available tools and materials, your group will construct a board game inspired by the holiday seasons and cultures from around the world. There’s no additional charge beyond the cost of admission. The Shop, within The Discovery, calls on all visitors who are seriously “hands-on” to use real tools and materials to get creative and inventive. Each week, the theme of the project changes, so check out nvdm.org/events for more info on this and next week’s creations!
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20-23
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ARTIt’s another busy weekend at the Nevada Museum of Art, and you’re encouraged to explore! Here’s a glimpse into the schedule of events:Guided Tour with a Docent. Thursday, Dec 20 (6 pm) & Sat-Sun, Dec 22-23 (1pm). Personalize your experience with a guided tour, as you’re led through the galleries and offered insight and history to the artwork on view. Reservations are not required, and the guided tour is free with admission.
Sunday Music Brunch. Sunday, Dec 23 (10 am-2 pm.) Chez Louie hosts live music and brunch with a refined menu of artful dishes, mimosas and a Bloody Mary Bar. It’s the perfect precursor to an afternoon in the galleries. Erika Paul and her Jazz Trio fill the restaurant and museum with relaxing music. Museum members receive a 10% savings and reservations are strongly encouraged 775.284.2921.
FRI-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21-22
RENO-TAHOE COMEDY CLUB – PIONEER UNDERGROUNDIf a kick-back evening with a majorly mellow, funny guy is what you’re looking for, then head down to the Pioneer Underground to see comedian Dennis Gaxolia this weekend. His chill demeanor is refreshing in the world of comedy, and his language is super clean too. Check out Dennis’ video about the Greatest Hispanic Parenting Ever and a glimpse into the style of his shows. For more about Gaxolia and to get tickets to see him at Reno-Tahoe Comedy Club’s awesome smoke-free underground theater, go toRenoTahoeComedy.com.
THROUGH DECEMBER 24
GREATER NEVADA FIELDAs Christmas approaches, the final days of WinterFest are happening at Greater Nevada Field in Downtown Reno! It’s the perfect winter wonderland outing for the whole family, offering rides for everyone aboard the Holiday Express Train, a custom, narrated journey from Reno to The North Pole to deliver the Naughty & Nice list to Santa! Everyone is invited to take their photo with Santa and maybe even take home a souvenir photo with the big guy! Lace up your ice skates and take to the rink at Greater Nevada Field too. Then round out your day at one of WinterFest’s sponsors, Red’s Broken Bat BBQ. Learn more at WinterFestReno.com.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRESinger, songwriter, multiple music industry award-winner and founder of The Beach Boys,Brian Wilson, has made an art out of writing and performing harmonic Christmas songs throughout his career. From the original 1964 classic The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album to his acclaimed 2005 solo effort What I Really Want for Christmas, Wilson has been bringing holiday cheer to the world for more than five decades. And now he’s performing the Christmas Album in its entirety with cuts from his solo album right here in Reno! He’s joined by his own band and vocalists, and a couple of former Beach Boys bandmates, Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. For more information about the concert and to buy tickets in advance, please visit GrandSierraResort.com.
LOCAL SKI & BOARDING RESORTSWill it be a White Christmas in Reno?!? Maybe a little more snow in our local mountains? Click the links below for the snow conditions and lift status for each local resort! The epic image above comes from the magical mountains of Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows Ski Resort!!