Weekend Warrior (Jan 10-13)

SCI ANNUAL HUNTING CONVENTION
THROUGH JANUARY 12 (9 am to 5 pm)
RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION CENTER
Calling all avid hunters!  You’re invited to the mothership of all hunting expos and conventions.  Safari Club International’s Annual Hunting Convention is a “hunter’s heaven,” with over 650,000 square feet of exhibit space to shop for the latest guns and equipment, book exciting hunts and rendezvous with old buddies. SCI is a non-profit dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation and outdoor education.  Each evening, special events and auctions provide the opportunity to pick up some hot deals on once-in-a-lifetime adventures, top-of-the-line equipment and more, while crucial funds are raised to help preserve our hunting heritage and fund conservation efforts worldwide. For more info about SCI, the convention, and to register, please visit SafariClub.org.
JAZZ EDUCATION NETWORK CONFERENCE
THROUGH SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Reno and the Grand Sierra Resort proudly host the 10th Annual Jazz Education Network Conference.  If you are a jazz musician or educator of this treasured genre, it would behoove you to attend this special conference that is an inspirational music festival offering an awesome networking opportunity and valuable education. Concert performances from world-renown jazz musicians round out the conference.  For more information and the schedule of events, please visit JazzedNet.org.
SKY TAVERN JUNIOR SKI PROGRAM – SIGN UP!
ANTIME

ONLINE
Reno locals enjoy the easiest access to some of the world’s greatest skiing.  And many of 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 solution 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 assisting 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!  The season begins next weekend, with January 19 start date, so visit SkyTavern.org to learn more and sign up now!
PRO BULL RIDING: VELOCITY TOUR
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 (8 pm) & SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 (9 pm)
RENO EVENT CENTER
Hold on to your seats for one hell of an event happening at the Reno Events Center!  The heart-racing excitement of professional bull riding comes to Reno at the Velocity Tour!!  According to Professional Bull Riders, “The rules are simple. Place a wiry 150-pound cowboy on the back of a hulking, snorting, temperamental 2,000 pound bull and see if he can ride the beast for an eternal eight seconds… with one hand strapped to the bull’s massive backside.”  It’s known as “The Toughest Sport on Dirt,” and the thrill is yours to witness this weekend.  Learn more about bull riding and purchase tickets in advance at PBR.com.
SCIENCE SATURDAY: TRAINING FUTURE ASTRONAUTS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 (9:30 am-12:30 pm)

NEVADA SPACE CENTER @ THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM
Is it possible you have a future astronaut in your life?  Perhaps it’s time to start Training Your Future Astronaut!  The Nevada Space Center offers the chance to do just that, at Science Saturday inside the National Automobile Museum.  Participants will train like NASA astronauts, flying simulated jet planes and performing medical and fitness experiments.  They’ll explore fun science and engineering activities, take a journey to the Moon in the Spaceship Earth Digital Dome and get an overview of exclusive new insider programs.  Learn more about this valuable hands-on experience at EventBrite.com.
CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 (8:30 pm) & SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 (6:30 & 9:30 pm)

RENO-TAHOE COMEDY CLUB – PIONEER UNDERGROUND (100 S. VIRGINIA ST, RENO)
Born into a large family that consisted mostly of girl cousins, Carlos Rodriguez needed to have a quick-wit about him,  This skill has served him well and transferred nicely to his budding stand-up career.  A fast-talking entertainer, his inner child comes out with all the passion, excitement and energy of a new performer but with the grace and comfort of a seasoned pro.  He brings a clever, silly and approachable voice to comedy in a fun manner that is easy to relate to.  Enjoy an evening of laughs with Carlos Rodriguez and get your tickets online via PioneerCenter.com.
SLOW CELTIV JAM
2nd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH (6-8 pm)

MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR
If you love to play the fiddle, flute, tin whistle, bagpipe, banjo, or any other Celtic instrument, you better get your booty down to Mountain Music Parlor for Slow Celtic Jam.  Each week, the parlor hosts a different jam session theme.  This week and every second Thursday of the month, you’ll be learning, slowly, all the popular tunes till you know them!  Celtic style music includes Irish, Scottish, Breton, Galician and French Canadian.  No pressure… just a relaxed, inviting evening, and all ages and Celtic instruments are welcomed!  Other upcoming jam themes include Ukulele, Old Time, Cowboy Song & Lore, Advanced Bluegrass and even Swedish!  Visit MountainMusicParlor.com for more info!
CLASSIX SERIES: UNEXPECTED EVOLUTION
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 (7:30 pm) & SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 (4 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
How often do you get to hear three extremely talented musicians who were classically trained, yet perform nearly all other genre in one piece?  Now is your opportunity! The Reno Philharmonic’s Classix Series presents Unexpected Evolution, featuring a virtuosic string trio, Time For Three, performing a piece written specifically for them by composer Chris Brubeck, son of legendary jazz artist Dave Brubeck. The work takes on a “train” theme with a musical adventure that embraces a variety of music including classical, jazz, country, funk and gospel.  This memorable musical event also brings Davidson Fellowship Winner, and extremely talented alto saxophonist Ellis Hamilton to the stage.  All this, and Rachmaninoff’s final work, the stunning showpiece Symphonic Dances, are part of the performances this weekend.  Visit RenoPhil.com for more information and the link to purchase tickets.
JEFF FOXWORTHY
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 (8 pm)

NUGGET CASINO RESORT – NUGGET GRAND BALLROOM
Hold everything!  The Blue Collar Comedy Tour comedian who made himself famous with his “You Might Be A Redneck” one-liners Jeff Foxworthy is coming to town!  Foxworthy has spent his 37-year career making people laugh about marriage, Southern US culture, everyday family life and rednecks on TV, film, radio and standup comedy.  He’s also been busy writing and publishing several books, including a few for adults and one for children.  Re-familiarize yourself with the humor of Jeff Foxworthy in this little video clip, and buy your tickets to see him now at NuggetCasinoResort.com.
THE MAGPIE SALUTE w/ THE STONE FOXES
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 (7-11:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL
The Magpie Salute may be a relatively new band, but the members are no strangers to each other and the music scene.  Seasoned founder and guitarist Rich Robinson started The Black Crowes, and is joined by fellow guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, also former Black Crowes musicians.  He knows a thing or two about writing hit songs.  The Magpie Salute release its self-titled debut albumin 2017, and sophomore album High Water 1  in August 2018.  The latter was honored as one of Classic Rock Magazine’s “Top 10 Albums of 2018,”  Have a listen to The Magpie Salute in “Send Me An Omen” from their second album. They are joined at Cargo Concert Hall by The Stone Foxes, a San Francisco-based band blending country, rock and blues.  For tickets to the show, visit EventBrite.com.
VISIT A NORTHERN NEVADA HOT SPRING
ANYDAY
THE HOT SPRING OF YOUR CHOOSING
When all you want to do at the end of a hard week is relax and melt away, a natural Northern Nevada Hot Spring may be just what you need to unwind.  But where are you to go?  Did you know that natural, thermal springs are sprinkled all over our beautiful landscape, and just waiting for you to take a dip?  But remember, when in doubt if the temperature is too hot, stay out.  Some hot springs are there for your viewing pleasure only.  For a guide to the springs in the Black Rock High Country, visit BlackRockDesert.org. Another convenient option is Sierra Hot Springs, is a non-profit retreat center that is open to the public. Sierra Hot Springs is located on the cusp of an enchanted forest and a beautiful alpine valley, just east of Sierraville, CA only about 60 miles from Reno.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE INDOOR ART RACING
OPEN DAILY 

NEED 2 SPEED
Are you an adrenaline junking looking for a fix this weekend?  Need 2 Speed in South Reno offers high-performance kart racing that may be just the activity for you.  It’s indoors, so that eliminates the need to worry about frigid temperatures or inclement weather.  Just head down to the track and sign up!  Need 2 Speed’s state-of-the-art electric karts offer numerous advantages, including instant delivery of maximum torque for rapid acceleration, no harmful emissions allowing use in a climate-controlled track, and the ability for karts to be slowed or stopped remotely for a safer on-track experience.  Call ahead to make sure there isn’t a private party.  Learn more at Need2Speed.com.
“COME IN FROM THE COLD” presents
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 (7 pm)
BARTLEY RANCH – HERITAGE INTERPRETIVE
 weekend, the “Come in from the Cold” Family Entertainment Series kicks off at Bartley Ranch’s Heritage Interpretive Center.  What exactly does that mean?  Every Saturday evening through winter, a different band or local entertainer takes the stage and puts on one heck of a show!  This week, we’re in store for a night of entertaining bluegrass music from Northern Nevada Bluegrass AssociationMonday Night Volunteers.  Organizers recommend arriving early to get a good seat,  The venue holds 200 attendees and opens at 5:30 pm.  Visit WashoeCounty.us to check out the lineup for the entire season, and mark your calendars now!
SKI/BOARD RESORT SNOW CONDITION REPORT
THIS WEEKEND!
LOCAL SKI & BOARDING RESORTS
Wow!  We got a nice dumping of the white stuff last weekend that breathed more life into our local resorts!  Are we in for the same this weekend?  Get the most up-to-date, on-the-snow conditions and lift status right here.  Just pick a mountain and go!
FEATURED RECIPE
SAVORY BEEF STEW

The temps outside are making your bones shiver, and you want a hardy meal to warm you from the inside, out!  What better meal than Savory Beef Stew??  This one has all the great veggies, and a rich sauce that delights your taste buds through and through. Learn how to make it at InteroRenoNV.com.
How did the 2018 real estate market in Reno-Sparks stand up to 2017?  Check out the side-by-side comparison of the median sales price, number of units sold, new listings brought to market, inventory, and more!!  Take a look now, in the 2018 RECAP MARKET REPORT!!
Posted on January 12, 2019 at 5:54 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , , ,

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