THURSDAY, MARCH 14 (6 pm)
PATAGONIA – 130 S. Center Street, Downtown Reno
One of Reno’s most inspiring, long-term projects that has been in the works since 2003, when community leader and cycling enthusiast Janet Phillips pioneered the Tahoe Pyramid Trail in 2003. Each year brings new progress toward the completion of the recreational trail that will span 116 miles, beginning and ending in Tahoe City and Pyramid Lake, and project is nearing completion. This season’s annual Kickoff Party happens Thursday, March 14 (6-9 pm) at Patagonia (130 S. Center St, Reno)! Join fellow supporters and volunteers who have been faithfully working to make this undertaking a reality. Learn about the latest trail news, enjoy a fun video featuring pro cyclists enjoying the trail, sip tasty refreshments and rally with the bike community. For more information, visit TahoePyramidTrail.org.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 14-16
RENO TAHOE COMEDY – PIONEER UNDERGROUND (100 S. Virginia St., Reno)
Funny Lady Tracy Smith brings uproars of laughter to Pioneer Underground’s Reno Tahoe Comedy! Smith has honed a hilarious insight on how to navigate the mean streets of “Womandom,” carrying all of her middle aged baggage in a tightly packed carry-on. With a personality just sweet enough to offset the bitter truth she dishes out, Tracy allows us all to laugh out loud at the rough roads ahead of us or behind us. Here is a super funny video of Tracy talking about finding “The One.” Don’t miss Tracy Smith live this weekend, and check out her schedule at RenoTahoeComedy.com.
FRI, MAR 15 (8 pm) SAT, MAR 16 (2 & 8 pm) and SUN, MAR 17 (1 & 7 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts this weekend for one of five entertaining performances of The Wizard of Oz! Yes, Broadway Comes to Reno, bringing Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lyon, Toto and more! The high tech production features spectacular special effects, brilliant choreography and memorable songs from the classic treasure we recall from the big screen. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this timeless musical, and purchase your tickets now at PioneerCenter.com or at the Pioneer Box Office M-F, 11 am-6 pm and 2 hours before each show.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 (7:30 pm)
MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR
Tired of the same huge concert crowds and venues where you need binoculars to see the entertainers? One of the biggest names in Bluegrass is touring North America, from CA to NY and Canada to Ensenada, Mexico and is making a stop in The Biggest Little City Friday night. Edgar Loudermilk graces the tiny stage of Mountain Music Parlor’s Heritage Hall. The intimate and rustic 50-seat venue is the perfect acoustic set-up for the boys to show off their mad vocals and musical talents on the banjo, mandolin, and guitar. Buy your tickets online quickly, as this one is expected to sell out! Visit MountainMusicParlor.com to get ‘er done!
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 (10 am-4 pm)
HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY
Take your dining repertoire to the next level at the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry! This hugely popular event that serves up tantalizing testes in a variety of recipes and preparation styles, has pleased attendees for 27 years! Hungry are you? Purchase the “VIB Pass” and you’ll skip to the front of of the line at your five favorite booths. Then take your time at the other booths and wash it all down with two refreshing Coors Lights. Oh yeah! Want the party to continue? Carry on at the “Ball Breaker Saloon Crawl” where historic Virginia City Saloons offer one free beer and discounts on specialty drink orders. Don’t forget the infamous St. Patty’s Day Parade. Deck yourself out in your most outlandish Irish garb and be a part of the fun For more info and to purchase tasting crawling and tasting tickets, please visit VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 (8 pm-??)
It’s a complete slosh-fest at this month’s Reno pub event… It’s Leprechaun Crawl!! As if St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t just another silly reason to party, there is a pub crawl to commemorate the holiday. About 20 different pubs and bars in Downtown Reno offer 75… yes, 75 drink specials to thousands of wanna-be-Irish partying like rockstars and donning their most zany green garb! It YOU want to be a part of this sloppy evening of craziness, order your cup and event map at CrawlReno.com. If you do partake, remember that Über and Lyft are super easy, AND discount hotel rates are available as low as $60/night. Check out the website for details.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 (7 pm)
Justin Impossible, master magician and owner of Impossibles Magic Shop and Theater, makes the impossible “possible” at his special adult-only show Friday night. No magic at this performance! Justin will perform unimaginable feats of the mind, quite possibly reading YOURS on the beautiful and mysterious stage of Impossibles Theatre. This mentalism show is for adults 18 and older, tickets are sold in pairs for $30, and seating is limited to 30 guests. Impossible’s mentalism show is known to sell out weeks in advance, so if you aren’t able to purchase tickets at ImpossiblesMagicShop.com, you can email Michelle and see if she can squeeze you in!
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL
Marie Osmond made a name for herself back in the 70’s/80’s as a solo country artists, and and even bigger name when she teamed up with her singing brother Donny Osmond. Who can forget the popular variety show Donny and Marie from ’76-’79? She’s a little bit country, he’s a little bit rock ‘n’ roll! Back in the day, Marie was never officially a member of The Osmonds that was comprised of Donny and 5 of their brothers, but currently, she’s on the road with them! Spend An Evening with Marie and The Osmonds this Saturday night, and purchase your tickets in advance at SilverLegacyReno.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17 (BEGINS AT 8:30 pm)
MIDTOWN AND WELLS AVENUE DISTRICTS
Can you beat the speedy leprechaun in this year’s Leprechaun Race? Don’t worry, you’re not going head-to-head with this crafty green athlete. You’ll get a running head start and if you beat the leprechaun to the finish line, you’ll earn a special prize. Yippee! But for each person the leprechaun passes along her route, her pot of gold grows while she raises money for the Terry Lee Wells Discover Museum!! Organized by Race 178, the event has pulled in $5,000/year for “The Discovery.” If 1,500 participants join the event this year, it could happen again! Don’t worry… If you aren’t up for running, you can walk! Don’t forget to fashion your favorite crazy St. Patty’s Day attire! Learn more at Race178.com!
SUNDAY, MARCH 17 (9 am – 4 pm)
MT ROSE SKI RESORT – Winter’s Lodge
Is your old ski or boarding equipment worse for the wear? If you’re in the market for a shiny new pair of skis or a bitch’ board, what better way to purchase than to give them a test run or two. Bobo’s Ski Board and Patio, Reno’s longest-standing ski/board shop, is there for YOU! The experts at Bobo’s will be on the mountain at Mt. Rose Ski Resort’s Winters Creek Lodge assisting with finding the RIGHT equipment for you at Bobo’s Spring Demo Day! All the top brands will be there, so get up and get it on!
SELECT EVENINGS & MATINEES THRU MARCH 23
BRÜKA THEATRE – 99 N VIRGINIA ST., DOWNTOWN RENOOnly 2 weekends left for Akhnaton, a drama of ruthless logic and theatrical power set in 1350 BC. The intriguing classic delves into the legend of Pharaoh Akhnaton and his attempt to convince a nation to abandon their old `pagan’ god Amon and to turn to the worship of a new deity, the monotheistic sun god, Aton. Written in 1939 by Agatha Christie, the play is based on her research in Luxor and is inspired by the history of ancient Egypt. It deals in a complex way with a number of issues: the difference between superstition and reverence, the danger of rash iconoclasm, the value of the arts, the nature of love, the conflicts set up by loyalty, and the tragedy apparently inherent in the inevitability of change. View showtimes, and purchase tickets to see Akhnaton this weekend through March 23 at Brüka.org.
LOCAL SKI & BOARDING RESORTS
Have you had enough already? Perhaps you’re one who just can’t get enough winter weather so you can keep playing on the mountains!! If you’re a “fair-weather skier” you’re in luck… Forecasts have pointed to a little break in precipitation this weekend. However, if you know our area, you’re aware that it can all change in a heartbeat. Here is the 10-day forecast for Truckee, CA. And for lift status and conditions at your favorite resorts, see below!