FRIDAY, JAN 18 (8 pm), SATURDAY, JAN 19 (2 & 8 pm) & SUNDAY, JAN 20 (1 & 7 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
Two worlds collide in Rodger & Hammerstein’s The King and I. This breathtaking and exquisite musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production, is set in 1860’s Bangkok and tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher brought to Siam to teach his many wives and children. The production’s boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Purchase tickets to one of five weekend performances at PioneerCenter.com.
JAN 18-20, 24-27 & JAN 31-FEB 2
RENO LITTLE THEATRE
Spend an evening or afternoon at Reno Little Theatre where you’ll enjoy a local production of Barefoot in the Park. Directed by Scott Hernandez & Alex Franke, the cast of local actors and guest dancers from Around the Stage Modern Dance Company offer a performance you won’t want to miss. The creation of playwright Neil Simon, Barefoot in the Park debuted on Broadway in 1963 and was the 10th longest running non-musical play in Broadway history. It’s the story of the first few days of the post-honeymoon period for newly minted attorney Paul and his bride Corie as they move into the fifth-floor walkup of a crumbling brownstone in New York City. During the course of four days, the couple learns to live together while facing the usual daily ups-and-downs. Barefoot in the Park plays during the next few weekends, so check out the dates, showtimes and more at RenoLittleTheatre.org.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 & 19 (10 pm)
ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – BREW BROTHERS
Hard-hitting blues-rock guitarist and singer Ana Popovic makes her way to Reno this weekend for two nights of live performances you won’t want to miss. Proclaimed “one helluva a guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards, she has gained a respectable following and has appeared on the covers of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazines. Popovic on the road now promoting her new album Like It On Top, that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models. Here’s a peak at one of Popvic’s live shows singing”House Burning Down.” Her concerts this Friday and Saturday night at Brew Brothers are FREE!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 (7-11:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL
This weekend is all about the ladies dominating the stage and rocking it hard! Named after their lead vocalist Dorothy Martin, Dorothy comes to Cargo Concert Hall from Los Angeles with a hard rock set that will blow your mind. The band has been working the music scene since 2014, with Rolling Stone magazine calling them out as “a band you need to know” and naming them #14 on their 50 Best New Artists list their debut year. Their first official video, “After Midnight” was a live performance and a solid hit. Catch this and other Dorothy songs like “Get Up” and “Flawless” and get your tickets at EventBrite.com.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
Lewis Black is back in town with the cathartic blend of anger and disillusionment that has made him one of the most relevant and prolific stand-ups working today. Reference is not his middle name… That’s for sure. He definitely says what he thinks, focusing his stand-up on political/news satire and observational black comedy, without a filter for the F bomb what-so-ever. During his shows, he’s been known to read aloud rants that have been emailed to him from his fans. Again, if you don’t like the F word, don’t watch this, but here’s a pretty funny video of Lew reading “Customer Service.” For tickets to see Lewis Black live, visitGrandSierraResort.com.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 & SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 (11 am-3 pm)
ANIMAL ARK WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Get out to enjoy some crisp, fresh air this weekend at Wild Winter Weekend happening atAnimal Ark. A beautiful 30-minute drive from the I-80/I-580 interchange, Animal Ark is a wildlife sanctuary providing a safe haven for injured, abandoned and otherwise non-releasable wildlife. Most of the animals at the sanctuary are North American predators, though a few exotic species have called Animal Ark their home. Animal dwell in enclosure with native trees, boulders, and vegetation to simulate natural habitat, and participate in special activities to help break up boredom. It’s an excellent learning opportunity for all ages. For more information about Animal Ark and Wild Winter Weekend, please visit AnimalArk.org.
1st & 3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH (6-8 pm)
MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR – Midtown Reno
Calling all ukulele enthusiasts! If you know how to play this sweet little instrument, Mountain Music Parlor summons you to settle in every 1st & 3rd Thursday and jam to some tunes from the Aloha State. You’ll need to know the basic chords and how to strum, and you’ll be on your way to learning songs made famous by Don Ho, The Beatles & even Bruno Mars! Have a song you want to play? Bring 10 copies of the music along, and the group will jam to it. And if you need to buy a ukulele, Mountain Music Parlor has you covered with quality products and great deals… Come in and shop! Visit MountainMusicParlor.com for more info, and learn about ALL the themed jam sessions happening each week in Midtown!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL
Intrigued by the spirit world and a human’s ability to connect with it? You may want to see Kim Russo, internationally-renowned Psychic Medium, intuitive counselor and spiritual teacher at the Silver Legacy this weekend. Kim’s abilities have been tested and verified and she is certified as a highly evidential Medium by The Forever Family Foundation and The Windbridge Institute for Applied Human Research. She is the host of “Psychic Intervention” and the long running series “The Haunting Of…” in which celebrities tell their first-hand details of when the paranormal changed their lives forever. With her down-to-earth approach and compassionate heart, Kim is committed to her soul mission of helping to bring healing messages to those in need. Learn more about Kim Russo at KimTheHappyMedium.com and purchase tickets atSilverLegacyReno.com.
JAN 18-19, JAN 24-27, JAN 31-FEB 3, FEB 6-9
BRÜKA THEATRE (99 N Virginia Street, Downtown Reno)
Brüka Theatre’s 26th Season continues with The Dresser! Originally produced in 1980 on The West End and Broadway, The Dresser is based on the author’s experiences as dresser to an English Shakespearean actor. The actor, called Sir, is a vainglorious actor, the last of the great breed of English performers. The play begins with Sir in a “bad way”, as Norman, his dresser, tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear. Unsure of his lines as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last. This bracing, heartbreaking drama becomes a beautiful stand‐alone story for the redemptive nature of theatre. Learn more about showtimes and order tickets in advance at Brüka.org.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 (7 pm)
BARTLEY RANCH – HERITAGE INTERPRETIVE CENTER – 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd
This weekend, the “Come in from the Cold” Family Entertainment Series continues atBartley 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 treated to a special night of entertainment from Cowboy Poet Larry Maurice. The venue holds 200 attendees and opens at 5:30 pm. A $3 donation per guest is appreciated. Visit WashoeCounty.us to check out the lineup for the entire season, and mark your calendars now!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
A few little facts about Bell Biv Devoe, performing this Saturday at the Grand Sierra… Members of the group branched from Bobby Brown and their hugely popular boy-band New Edition in 1989 to start their own group. It’s a hip-hop/R&B group named after the members’ own names, Ricky Bell, Michael Bevins and Ronnie DeVoe. The group was considered to be pioneer artists of the “new jack swing beat” that was so popular in the late 80’s to early ’90s. BBD fan-favorites include “Poison,” “Do Me!” and “When Will I See You Smile Again?” If you want a fun throwback to the early 90’s this weekend, don’t miss Bell Biv Devoe, and get your tickets now at GrandSierraResort.com.
THE ESCAPE ROOM OF YOUR CHOICE
Looking for a mental challenge you can share with a small group of friends? A little team-building experience, perhaps? Reno now has a few great Escape Room options to exercise your brain on a cold winter day. Solve mysteries and riddles by using hints and clues from around the room to escape. Different themed rooms await you at each of the 3 venues located in Reno and Sparks. Here they are:
TRAMPOLINE PARK OF YOUR CHOICE
Head out to an Indoor Trampoline Park for some excellent exercise and loads of fun! More than just trampolines, these 3 amazing parks offer more activities than you may have expected. Check it out!
Urban Air Adventure Parks: Offers basic trampolines, warrior obstacle course, battle beam, tubes-indoor playground, climbing walls, ropes course, & a sky rider! Located on Harvard Way in Reno, near the airport.
Fly High Trampoline Park: Offers basic trampolines, launch pad with foam pits, sports court with dunkball and dodgeball. Located on Greg Street in Sparks.
EZ Air: Offers “Cannon Air” fitness classes focusing on low-impact core & whole balance and strength conditioning, joisting arena, climbing attraction, cliffhanger drop attraction, laser tag and arcade. Located on East Patriot Blvd in Reno.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 (8 am-12 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you’re looking for a worth project to help out with, and you’re available the morning of Tuesday, Jan 29, Project Homeless Connect needs you! The annual event is organized by Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and brings together 80-100 vendors providing basic resources to people in need. Assistance ranges from healthcare and veterinarian services to basic resources like food or a haircut. Project Homeless Connect is specifically in need of a vet and hair stylists this year. Volunteers can also assist with checking folks in, serving coffee and more. If you want to help, email Jordan Stiteler. For information about the event, visit CCSNN.org and KoloTV.com.
LOCAL SKI & BOARDING RESORTS
Holy guacamole! The series of storms that made their way through the Sierras has left quite a winder wonderland of a playground. The resorts will be hopping and so will the backcountry for the real adventurers out these. Just BE CAREFUL of avalanches! Have fun this weekend at one of the mountains below and get their snow conditions and lift reports here: