Weekend Warrior (Jan 3-6)

RENO LATIN DANCE FEST
THURS-SUNDAY, JANUARY 3-6
SILVER LEGACY RESORT CASINO
Add a little steaminess to your life when you slip on your sexiest dancing shoes and head down to The Silver Legacy for Reno Latin Dance Fest.  This invigorating, 4-day event sweeps through four ballrooms and offers classes and workshops for movers and shakers of all levels.  The best Latin dancers in the world gather to perform the sexiest moves on the planet and then it’s YOUR turn.  Social dances and parties follow workshops and performances, spilling into the wee hours for all you night-owls.  Don’t be concerned if it sounds intimidating.  Many levels of “pass options” are offered so you can pick and choose the combo that works best for you.  Get all of the juicy details at RenoLatinDanceFest.com.
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART EVENTS
THURSDAY-SUNDAY,  JANUARY 3-6
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART
Immerse yourself in Reno’s art and social scene at one of Nevada Museum of Art’s events happening this weekend!  Here’s the schedule of special events you can take part in!Thursday, Jan 3 (5-7 pm) – First Thursday offers museum goers the opportunity to meet with friends, peruse the galleries and enjoy live jazz music and specialty drinks from Great Basin Brewery and Whispering Vine.  The long-standing gathering is a monthly favorite!
Saturday & Sunday, Jan 5 & 6 (1-2 pm) – Personalize your experienced with a Guided Tour.  A docent will personally guide you through the galleries, offering history and insight into the artwork on view. Reservations are not required.

SKY TAVERN JUNIOR SKI PROGRAM – SIGN UP!
ANTIME

ONLINE
So you live in Reno, Nevada where you have some of the easiest access to some of the world’s greatest skiing.  You have little ones who want to learn how to shred those runs, but find ski lessons at the resorts to be prohibitively expensive.  The solutions is Reno’s very own Sky Tavern.  Sky Tavern is the oldest non-profit ski/snowboard training program in the country, and has given tens of thousands of Reno natives their start on the slopes.  Olympic Gold Medalist, David Wise, even started at Sky Tavern!   It’s a volunteer staffed program, operating winter weekends with the help of parents pitching in time each weekend. Some parents are instructors, while others work in support roles such as the cafeteria, lift lines or other positions.  Programs and levels vary, but all have two common factors… affordability and convenience!  Even mom and dad are invited to learn!  Opening Day is January 19, so visit SkyTavern.org to learn more and sign up for the season now!
FLEISCHMANN PLANETARIUM SHOWS
TUESDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS
FLEISCHMANN PLANETARIUM @ UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO
Turn your attention to the wonders of the universe at Flieschmann Planetarium!  Located on the UNR campus, the venue is the first in the world to project full-dome movies of time-lapse clouds and weather phenomena.  Flieschmann Planetarium also features full length films throughout the weekend!  Here’s a synopsis of the shows offered over the next few days:Perfect Little Planet: Imagine the ultimate space vacation! For space travelers of all ages, this search for the best destinations in the galaxy takes us to Pluto, through the rings of Saturn, across the storms of Jupiter and beyond.
The Secret of the Chalkboard Rocket: Climb aboard a magical cardboard rocket with two young adventurers and experience an up-close look at each of our solar system’s planets. Discover the secret to making this seemingly impossible trip, and gain a new sense of wonder about space along the way. This is considered a “family show.”
Incoming! with Seasonal Stargazing: Embark on a journey following a trail of asteroids and comets and learn about technologies that allow scientists to detect asteroids before they reach Earth.
Dawn of the Space Age:  Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Moon Landing, July 20, 1969, this film traces achievements in space exploration from the launch of Sputnik to magnificent lunar landings and space flights.
The Wall:  Enjoy an immersive HD animation of color, and surround-sound presentation of Pink Floyd’s rock album The Wall.

For the full schedule of shows and everything Flieschmann Planetarium has to offer, please visit UNR.edu/planetarium.

PRESS START BAR & ARCADE
ALL WEEKEND

PRESS START
Relive the days of Pac-Man, Galaxia, Centipede, Asteroids, Donkey Kong pinball machines and more!  Chances are, when you pop into Press Start, you’ll find your old favorites sitting there just calling your name.  But unlike the arcades you used to frequent in the 80’s, this one features one heck of a bar, serving up specialty cocktails and a respectable selection of craft and domestic beers.  Like all bars in the US, Press Start is open to patrons over 21.  However, every last Sunday of the month, the adult beverages stop flowing, and minors are invited to enjoy the games their parents grew up on from 11 am until 6 pm.  Learn more about Press Start and its rotating selection of classic arcade games at PStart.net.
GET CREATIVE
ANYDAY THIS WEEKEND
PINOT’S PALETTE or PICASSO & WINE
Is your inner Picasso dying to put the brush to canvas in 2019?  You may want to consider an evening out with a friend or two and unleash your artist within at Pinot’s Palette or Picasso & Wine one of these days.  Guided by an instructor, you’ll spend a couple of hours recreating your own masterpiece that you can proudly display in your own home or bestow upon your bestie.  Check out PinotsPalette.com‘s calendar to see what you can paint this weekend at their Northwest Reno location.  And visit Picasso-Wine.com for subjects painted this weekend in Midtown Reno, The Summit Reno and Carson City.  Look out, Sparks!  Picasso & Wine is headed to Victorian Square soon!
GO BOWLING!
ANYDAY!

YOUR FAVORITE BOWLING CENTER
The National Bowling Stadium, Downtown Reno’s iconic monument, is known as the “Taj Mahal of Tenpins” and is an undeniable welcome sign to The Biggest Little City.  Her 80-foot aluminum, geodesic dome glistens in the Sierra sunlight, a beacon for professional bowlers competing at the highest level of competition.  Sorry to burst your bubble, but unless you’re a pro-bowler, or attending a special event there, you’re NOT going to be knocking any pins down in the National Bowling Stadium.  It’s only for bowling’s best and brightest.  No need to worry.  Reno has plenty of other choices for all of us amateur strike-seekers just looking to have a good time.  Grab your bowling buddies and roll on down to High Sierra Lanes or Grand Sierra Resort Bowling in Reno, or Coconut Bowl in Sparks!  You’ll have a blast!
PLAY BOARD GAMES AND ENJOY A COLD BEVERAGE
ANYDAY!
THE GLASS DIE – 
675 Holcomb Ave, Midtown Reno
Are you a game-board addict who likes to party?  Then The Glass Die is your place to be!  Reno’s first and only 21+ board-game parlour, offers a selection of over 600 games for you and your friends to play, free of charge.  With 12 taps and a rotating selection of craft beer and cider, wine, loose leaf tea and bottled soda, you’re bound to find something you like to wet your whistle.  The Glass Die does not serve food, but you’re welcome to bring your own munchies from the outside.  Learn more about this super fun Midtown Reno hangout at TheGlassDie.com.
GO TO THE MOVIES
ANYDAY

YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE THEATER
Myriad of Movies awaits you at your favorite movie theater this weekend.  From the action and adventures of Aquaman, to the magic, and intrigue of Mary Poppins Returns, the world of cinema has you covered this weekend.  For a quick look at what’s playing, and to purchase your movie tickets online, visit Fandango.comMovieTickets.comAtomTickets.com or RegMovies.com.
WINTER BREAK CAMP: FUN WITH CLAY
MONDAY-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7-11 (8:30 am – 12 pm)

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART
So, your kiddos are home for Winter Break and you’re looking for something fun and educational to occupy their time?  The Nevada Museum of Art hosts Fun With Clay, a winter break camp for 7-12 year olds this coming week!  The camp allows for hands-on manipulation of clay from beginning to end!  Instruction encompasses basic hand building, throwing on the wheel, and sculpture.  In this 5-day workshop, students will learn about the basics of pottery, glazing and the transformation of their pieces from the heat of the museum’s kiln.  For more information and to register online, please visit NevadaArt.org.
RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
EVERYDAY  THRU JANUARY 7
6 DROPOFF LOCATIONS
Sadly, the Christmas season has come to an end, and it’s time to take down the twinkles and bring your home back to normalcy, if you haven’t done so already.  What are you to do with your Christmas tree now?  Rather that dump it in the landfill or our beautiful desert, it’s super easy to recycle it!  Over the last 15 years, Keeping Truckee Meadows Beautiful’Christmas Tree Recycling Program has saved nearly 150,000 trees from the dump. They are chipped into mulch that is used for park and weed abatement projects, and is available for free to area residents for their own gardens.  Learn more about the program and where to recycle your tree at KTMB.org.
SKI/BOARD RESORT SNOW CONDITION REPORT
THIS WEEKEND!
LOCAL SKI & BOARDING RESORTS
Brace yourselves!  I think we’re in for a storm on Saturday according to the weather forecast when this blog is written.  Are you in for a bluebird day on Sunday?  Check out the current conditions at our local ski resorts right here!!  The photo above comes straight from Northstar!
NEW FEATURED RESTAURANT
ZEPPELLIN
ZEPPELIN  –  1445 S. MEADOWS PARKWAY  –  RENO, NV  –  775.387.4937
Alas!  South Reno welcomes its newest restaurant to South Meadows and the reviews are pouring in!  Zeppelin receives high marks during its first couple weeks up-and-running, and they are good!!  Located at The Loop, Reno’s newest social gathering place, Zeppelin was inspired by the social spirit of the World’s Fair, bringing people together with great food and drink in an extraordinary atmosphere.  Highlights from the menu include the following:Drinks.  Hand-crafted Cocktails, Expertly Curated Wine And Craft Beer Menus.
Small Plates.  From Garden, Ocean & Field Caramelized Brussels Sprouts, Calamari, Mussels, Burgers, Steaks & More.
Street Food.  Enjoy A Variety Of Skewers, Tacos And Sliders, Including Vegan Options.
Raw Bar.  Oysters, Lobster And Other Fresh From The Ocean Bites.Pop in to experience South Reno’s newest dining & social experience… Visit ZeppelinReno.com for a glance at the menu and more!

COMING NEXT WEEK!
Posted on January 3, 2019 at 6:11 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

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