Weekend Warrior (Feb 21-24)

WILL DURST “The Thinking Man’s Comic”
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21-23
RENO TAHOE COMEDY – Pioneer Underground (100 S. Virginia St. Reno)
When it comes to thought-provoking comedy, Will Durst has you covered.  There’s a reason why he is considered one of the most renowned political satirists in the US.  Dubbed “the best political comedian working in the country today,” by the New York Times, he’s also a five-time Emmy Award nominee and the recipient of seven consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards “Stand Up of the Year.”  Here is a funny clip of Will Durst performing standup about “Growing Old Can Be Dangerous.” Check Durst’s lineup of shows this weekend, and get tickets online at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

 

LARKIN POE
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22-23 (9 pm-Doors Open, 10 pm-Show Starts)
ELDORADO – The Brew Brothers
Be a part of a celebration… “It’s a celebration of roots American music as translated by two sisters who are playing the blues in a modern age.”  Sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell blend strong southern harmonies, heavy electric guitar riffs, and slide guitar as they lead Larkin Poe through every performance.  Gaining great momentum, their 4th studio album release last year, Venom & Faith, reached #1 on the Billboard  “blues album” chart for the week of November 24, 2018.  Enjoy a hint of Larkin Poe’s sound in “Preachin’ Blues,” “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues” and “When God Closes A Door”  and catch them at The Brew Brothersin Eldorado Hotel Casino this weekend.  Enjoy is no cover for this event.

 

AILEY II
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (7:30 pm)
PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Ailey II, also known as the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, is universally acclaimed for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers.  The contemporary dance company was founded in 1974, and embodies Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. As part of Reno’s amazing Artown experience that blankets Reno every July, Ailey II dancers treat us to an exceptional performance you’ll be talking about for weeks!  For advanced ticket sales, please visit PioneerCenter.com.

 

TEDx UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
RENO SPARKS CONVENTION CENTER
One of the most popular events in Reno, it’s sold out again!  TEDx University of Nevada, is an independently operated event devoted to spreading ideas one “talk” at a time.  TEDx is a spinoff of TED, anonprofit that began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues.  Our Reno stage will engage, entertain, and inspire participants with new ideas worth spreading, delivered by speakers and performers from all around the country.  Tickets are still available for students.  For more information about TEDx and how to access student tickets, please visit TedxUniversityofNevada.org.

 

TAHOE PYRAMID TRAIL 3rd ANNUAL BIKE-A-THON
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
GREAT BASIN BICYCLES – 8048 S Virginia St, Reno
Join your fellow cycling enthusiasts to support a great cause!  The great Tahoe Pyramid Trail continues to develop as of one of the most scenic recreational trails in the country.  The project is a vision becoming reality, loosely following the Truckee River by foot or bicycle from its source at forested Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus, Pyramid Lake.  If you want to be a part the super community fundraising efforts to complete the trail, drop in with your bike at Great Basin Bicycles for an hour of riding on a “Computrainer.”  Half of your $12 fee supports the project.  Not into riding indoors?  Feel free to pop in to cheer on the participants, enjoy some refreshments and perhaps make a sweet donation!  For more info about the Trail progress, visit TahoePyramidTrail,org.

 

TONI BRAXTON
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – Grand Theatre
Six-time Grammy Award winning artist Toni Braxton graces the stage of the Grand Theatre for one night only!  How did Braxton get her start in music? She was “discovered” by producer William E. Pettaway Jr. while singing to herself at a gas station.  At that time she had been performing with her four sisters as The Braxtons in the late 80’s.  Though the group did not realize great success, their first release ultimately grabbed the attention of music producers Antonio “L.A.” Reid and  Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.  The rest is history for this now massively successful R&B/Pop diva who brought forth chart-topping songs like “Unbreak My Heart,” “Breathe Again” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough.”  Tickets may be purchased to enjoy and evening with Toni Braxton through GrandSierraResort.com.

 

ALPENGLOW MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
THRU SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

SEVERAL VENUES AROUND NORTH LAKE TAHOE
Calling all adventurists looking to enjoy the big dumping of snow our region has enjoyed over the last several weeks!!  North Lake Tahoe is your playground, and Alpengow Mountain Festival beckons you to frolic!  It’s a celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically acclaimed films and more.  The festival wraps up this weekend, having offered over 75 events of all ability levels throughout the 9-day winter extravaganza.  Check out AlpenglowSports.com for the events and activities happening over the remaining days of this awesome outdoor experience!

 

RUSSELL PETERS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – Grand Exposition Hall
Listed on the Forbes List as one of the “Top 10 Highest Earning Comics” in the U.S. since 2009, Russell Peters has spent the last 29 years building a career to become one of the biggest comics in the world.  He has sold-out arenas from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House, performed for troops oversees, and appeared on all the top late night talk shows, gaining huge popularity.  Here’s a great video of his standup!  Peters brings his unique and sometimes controversial brand of humor to Reno for one night only.  Learn more about Russell Peters and buy tickets at SilverLegacyReno.com.

 

NAUGHTY BY NATURE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (10 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – LEX Nightclub
Did you jump around to songs back in the early 90’s like “O.P.P.,” “Hip Hop Hooray” and “Uptown Anthem?”  Wanna do it again?  This Saturday night at LEX Nightclub, you have the chance to relive those carefree days when the easiest dance move was to simply jump.  Since their inception in 1986, Naughty By Nature has released seven studio albums and won an American Music Award for “Favorite New Artist” in 1992, and a Grammy Award for “Best Album” with Poverty’s Paradise in 1996.  After taking a four-year break in the 2000’s, the group returned to the music scene in 2006 and release Anthem Inc. in 2011.  Have some fun this weekend with Naughty By Nature, and get tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

 

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ARTS EVENTS
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21-24
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ARTS
Escape the cold and be a part of the intriguing world of art and exploration at the Nevada Museum of Art this weekend.  Thursday through Sunday, the museum is bursting at the seams with events for your enjoyment.  Here’s the line up:Thurs, Feb 21 (5:30-8 pm):  Poetry Out Loud Statewide Semifinals
Thurs, Feb 21 (5:45-7:30 pm): Early Childhood Education Roundtable
Thurs, Feb 21 (6-7 pm): Gallery Talk: Brooke Hodge, of the PSAM discusses “In Conversation: Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk”
Fri, Feb 22 (7-9 pm): Make Your Match: Meet the New Season of Exhibitions
Sat, Feb 23 (7:30-5:30 pm): Southern NV STEAM Symposium
Sun, Feb 24 (10 am-2 pm): Sunday Music Brunch: Mike Mayhall Trio

 

MARISELA
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (7 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – Grand Theatre
“La Dama de Hierro” makes her way to Reno this weekend for a spectacular evening excellence in Latin music.  There is a reason why Marisela is known as “The Woman of Iron” and hearing a few of her more populars songs, “Enamorada y Herida,” “Mi Problema” and “Completamente Tuya” may explain why she has gained a faithful following over the last 35 years. Want to see Marisela live at the Grand Sierra?  Purchase your tickets online in advance at GrandSierraResort.com.

 

TIM McGRAW
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (8 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER
Hottie Alert!!  But don’t get too excited, ladies… this handsome country music legend has been off the market for 23 years since saying “I do” to the beautiful and talented Faith Hill.  Tim McGraw is not only easy on the eyes, but has proven to be one of the most influential country musicians and singers in the industry.  With an extensive collection of high-profile accolades and music awards under his belt, 10 out of his 15 released albums reaching #1 on the Top Country Albums charts and 75 million albums sold worldwide, McGraw is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.  Don’t miss fan-favorites like “Just To See You Smile,” “It’s Your Love” and “Live Like You Were Dying.”  Learn more about Tim McGraw and purchase concert tickets at SilverLegacyReno.com.

 

SKI/BOARD RESORT SNOW CONDITION REPORT
THIS WEEKEND!
LOCAL SKI & BOARDING RESORTS
One of the best snow years in recent history has definitely made its presence known here in our local mountains.  Are you taking advantage of the epic storms that have made snow-riding REALLY fun again?  If you’re thinking about heading up this weekend, check your resort snow conditions right … Just so you’re prepared!  Have fun and be safe!

 

NEW OFF MARKET LISTING!
OFFERED FOR $1,190,000

Discover the serenity of country living in the heart of Reno at 2025 Meadowview Lane.  This exquisitely appointed and fully updated farmhouse boasts 4,371 square feet of living space ideal for entertaining, both indoors and out.  Nestled on a peaceful 1.30-acre property that is zoned for horses, the estate features three separate entertaining patios, a cozy gas fire pit and a large koi pond with cascading water feature to enjoy during warmer months. The full guest house with kitchen adjacent to Meadowview’s indoor pool offers comfort and convenience for family and friends appreciating your hospitality.  2025 Meadowview features a total of 4 bedrooms (including 2 master suites), 4 1/2 baths, 3 toasty gas fireplaces, a spacious gourmet kitchen with ample cabinets and storage, large dining area, a formal living room with stylish wet bar, family room, and breakfast nook overlooking the pool.  2025 Meadowview is offered for $1,190,000 exclusively by Intero and is not listed on Multiple Listing Service until Spring. For more information or to schedule a showing appointment, contact Denise Hallerbach at dhallerbach@intero.com and explore the VIRTUAL TOUR HERE.

 

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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