THURSDAY, APRIL 11 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
Reno welcomes one of America’s iconic alternative rock bands, Pixies, to the Grand Theatre stage Thursday night. The popular Indie rock group from the late 80’s “pioneered a unique blend of guitar-driven, jangly, pop-surfer-rock with a grunge aesthetic, complete with cryptic lyrics.” They formed in Boston and have been going strong for 30 years, producing fan-favorites like “Where Is My Mind,” “Here Comes Your Man” and “Wave of Mutilation” and influencing future bands like Nirvana, Radiohead and Weezer. Catch Pixies live on April 11th and get your tickets online at GrandSierraResort.com.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 11-13 (7pm) and SUNDAY, APRIL 14 (2 pm)
RENO LITTLE THEATER
Reno Little Theater isReno’s longest running community theatre, with roots dating back to 1935. It is settled in the arts district of Midtown, and is a volunteer-based organization offering a variety of musicals, comedies, mysteries, suspense, drama and performance classes for adults and children year-round. This weekend only, Reno Little Theater presents Cesar Chavez: Resistance! It is a bilingual play reintroducing Cesar Chavez’ teachings… responsiveness to the call of others, particularly the oppressed, his ethics, human dignity and the use of non-violent action. Purchase tickets at the door or online at RenoLittleTheater.org.
FRIDAY-MONDAY, APRIL 12-15
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 120 EVANS AVE., RENO
Swing, batter batter! Sawiiiing! Catch all of the exciting action on the field this weekend through Monday when our local Reno Aces take on the Albuquerque Isotopes and the El Paso Chihuahuas. More than just a game, the Aces offer promotions that bring some extra fun to Greater Nevada Field. Learn more and buy tickets at MILB.com. Here are the highlights:
Thursday, April 11: “Thirsty Thursday” and “College Discount Night”
Friday, April 12: “Fireworks Friday” and “Kids Run the Bases”
Saturday, April 13: “Kids Run the Bases”
Sunday, April 14: “Family Sunday featuring the $1 Menu,” “Bark in the Park” (friendly pooches invited) “Baseball Bingo” and “Kids Run the Bases
Monday, April 15: “Military Monday”
FRIDAY, APRIL 12 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
“Take Me to Church” or take me to the Grand Sierra Resort to see Andrew Hozier-Byrne, a.k.a. Hozier, singing that very song in Reno this Friday night! The international musician,/singer/songwriter from Ireland leaped into the spotlight in 2013 with “Take Me To Church” that was certified multi-platinum in several countries, including the US, the UK and Canada. He went on to release his self-titled debut album in 2014 and his sophomore album, Wasteland, Baby! on March 1, 2019 that successfully peaked at #1 on charts in both the US and Ireland. Enjoys Hozier live and get your tickets to the show at.GrandSierraResort.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 (9 am-12 pm)
McKINLEY ARTS CENTER – 925 Riverside Dr., Reno
Did you know that farmers markets have been happening near the Truckee River in Reno all winter? It’s not too late to jump in on the yummy goodness that’s actually offered year-round at the Riverside Farmers Market. The market is open every Saturday from 9 am until noon, and offers freshly harvested organic veggies, pasture-raised meats and eggs, local honey, and so much more! Flowers? Wedge Cheese? These just might be at the market as well. Check it out for yourself and learn more at Facebook.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 (10 am-6 pm)
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART
The Hands ON! Second Saturdays program at the Nevada Museum of Art offers monthly free admission to all, hands-on art activities, storytelling, a docent-guided tour, live performances, and community collaborations for visitors of all ages. “Art Investigators” provides children the opportunity to engage with museum staff and take a closer look at artwork while engaging in a dialogue about key pieces. Clay and 3D sculpturing are the hands-on art projects offered this month from 10 am to 4 pm. For a complete schedule of the day’s events, please visit NevadaMuseumofArt.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 (10 am-12 pm)
GALENA CREEK VISITOR CENTER
Now that the weather is ever so slightly warmer, you may want to venture out for some fresh spring air and take in the beauty of the budding forest. Galena Creek Park, at the base of Mt. Rose is the perfect place to explore nature and get some good exercise. Your heart will thank you when you join the guided tour with a local specialist on the two-hour adventure. If snow is still hanging around, it could be a snowshoe hike, so bring some if you have a pair, or you might be able to borrow. The level of intensity varies according to the level of the audience. For more info, please visit GalenaCreekVisitorCenter.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 (11-1)
BEGINS AT BIBO COFFEE CO. – 717 S. CENTER ST, RENO
If tromping around in the forest isn’t the scene you’re looking for on your morning walk, perhaps a more urban stroll is up your alley (no pun intended). Take a stroll through Midtown Reno this Saturday as you tour the many intriguing murals scattered throughout. 80 original mural paintings decorate the walls, alleys and storefronts of the Midtown District and they are ours to enjoy… take pictures, use them as your backdrop, admire and appreciate their creativity. For more info about the docent tour for groups of four or more, or to access the Midtown Mural Tour map to move at your own pace, visit ArtSpotReno.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 (8 pm) & SUNDAY, APRIL 14 (2 pm)
PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The peculiar adventures of a curious girl who follows a white rabbit down a magical hole and to a fantastical world is yours to enjoy at The Pioneer. A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and the Reno Philharmonic present Alice in Wonderland, artistically choreographed and brilliantly performed to modern composer Joseph Horvitz’s exciting live score. The Queen of Hearts, The Cheshire Cat, The Mad Hatter, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum… All the usual suspects will be there to entertain you. The performance is perfect for all ages. For more information and online ticket sales, please visit PioneerCenter.com.”’
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY RESORT CASINO – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL
Steven Wright delivers a full evening of deadpan comedy Saturday night at the Silver Legacy Grand Exposition Hall. Having taken the stage to tell jokes over the last 4 decades, and doing quite a good job at it, he has been hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “50 Greatest Stand-up Comics.” His distinctly slow, lethargic delivery of nonsensical jokes, one-liners, and anti-humor set him apart from other comedians in the business. Click HERE for a good example of Wright doing his thing. Want to see him live? Visit SilverLegacyReno.com for more info and ticket sales.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 11-13
It’s Architecture Week here in Reno, and you’re invited to participate in the fun! The festivities and events began on April 9, but you can catch the tail end April 11-13. Here is the lineup of gatherings and outings:
Thursday, April 11, 5:30-7:30 pm (Craft Wine & Beer):”Housing 2019; Strategies for Inclusive Growth” invites you to participated in a panel discussion featuring local experts explaining the current household crunch affecting Northern Nevada.
Friday, April 12, 6-9:30 pm (The Pennington A.T. Center) “Spring Fling!” Experience student design work, a showcase of design from the TMCC’s student architecture program.
Saturday, April 13, 10 am-3ish pm (Bus Pickup at Kahl Furniture at 201 Liberty, Reno) “Reno Architecture Bus Tour” offers an eventful tour of some of Reno’s newest architectural projects… architecture and breweries, a comfy bus, libations… sounds like a party to me!
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 13 & 14
MT. ROSE SKI RESORT
Looks like more parties to me! After a few turns on the slopes of Mt. Rose, you may just find yourself settling for some beer and brats this weekend! Saturday, April 13, Mt. Rose Ski Resort brings in 17 local breweries to serve up coldies from 11 am until 2:30 pm, or while supplies last! Groove with tasters in hand to the music of Ike & Martin… Live. Acoustic… Kickass. Then Sunday, the German Beer Garden takes over the Winters Creek deck, complete with beers and brats and live music from The Bratwurtz. Beer Garden festivities begin at 10 am and run until 3:00 pm. Enjoy, drink & snow-ride responsibly and use a designated driver if you partake fully! 😉 For more info, visit SkiRose.com.
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