THURSDAY, MAY 16 (4-9 pm)
VICTORIAN SQUARE, SPARKS
3rd Thursday at Victorian Square is on the calendar this week, and starting this week, will continue year-round every third Thursday of the month! This family-friendly community event is a collaboration by 39 North Downtown, City of Sparks, Sparks Heritage Museum and Sierra Arts Foundation and brings together farmers, families, food, art and music for a full evening of enjoyment for all. 3rd Thursday offers celebrity chef demos and tastings, a tour of Sparks’ historical school house and train and a visit to the art museum and gallery. Live music on the Great Basin Stage and a family movie in the amphitheater round out the monthly event. Learn more at 39NorthDowntown.com.
THURSDAY-MONDAY, MAY 16-20
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO
The Reno Aces battle it out with the Tacoma Raniers at this weekend’s 5-game series! The Aces’ last meeting with the Raniers in Tacoma resulted in a 1 win/3 loss record. So let’s show ’em who’s boss this time on our home field! Here are the game promotions offered:
Thursday, May 16 (6:35 pm): “College Discount Night” $5.00 tickets for collage students “Standing Room Only.” Buy these tickets at the Ticket Office.
Friday, May 17 (6:35 pm): “Fireworks Friday” The Aces and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center light up the skies after the game with a dazzling display of pyrotechnics.
Saturday, May 18 (6:35 pm): “Country Festival,” Nights The Aces partner with the Reno Rodeo for a boot-scootin’ evening of wild west fun!
Sunday, May 19 (1:05 pm): “Bark in the Park Day” allows you to bring your friendly pooch to enjoy the game too. Woof! “Family Day” invites you to enjoy all the $1 hot dogs, soda, and popcorn you can stomach throughout the game! Get down with “Bonanza Baseball Bingo” … It’s loads of fun!
Monday, May 20 (11:05 am): “Military Money” calls all active and veteran military men and women to bring a buddy. It’s buy one, get one for all of our service men and women!
THURSDAYS-SATURDAYS THROUGH JUNE 29 (7:30 pm)
HARRAH’S RENO – SAMMY’S SHOWROOM
There is no better spot to celebrate the spirit and showmanship of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin than in Sammy’s Showroom at Harrah’s Reno. The stellar cast of The Rat Pack is Back not only looks like the real-deal, but has been hailed as the next best thing to seeing the original Rat Pack themselves. These super entertainers call Las Vegas “home,” but reside in Reno Thursdays through Saturdays through June 29, sharing the joy of the Rat Pack experience with their captive audience. Step into Sammy’s Showroom and relive their Las Vegas days as they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room. Just pick a night and get it on your calendar. Purchase tickets online at Caesars.com. You’ll be happy you did!
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Reno’s beloved weekly food truck event is back for the season!! Reno Street Food, also known as “Food Truck Friday,” lines the lane of Idlewild Park with some of the yummiest food in the country dished from restaurants on wheels. Choose from over 35 gourmet food, craft dessert, beer, wine and mixed drink vendors and relax on the grass in your beach chairs and blankets while enjoying your meal with live music from local artists. Great for the whole family, your kiddos will have fun monkeying around on the playground, taking a ride on the train or clambering up the rock climbing wall from Rock Sport. Music this week by New Wave Crave-All 80’s. For a list of all the trucks & trailers on-site this Friday, visit the Opening Night Facebook Page.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MAY 17 & 18
“THE ROW” – DOWNTOWN RENO
Are you a classic car junky looking to get revved up for the Reno’s annual Hot August Nights? Perhaps dropping by or participating in the Spring Fever Revival this weekend will renew your love for the fine collection of automobiles on display. Classic beauties will grace the streets of Downtown Reno, with Show-N-Shines, memorabilia, street vendors, food beverages, live music and more! Spring Fever Revival is open to all classic cars that are 1979 models or older. For more information and to register and show off YOUR precious vehicle, visit HotAugustNights.net.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, MAY 17 & 18
RENO TAHOE COMEDY – PIONEER UNDERGROUND
Known in the world of comedy for his “mixture of humor and honesty that is familiar and refreshing,” comedian Dejan Tyler headlines at Reno Tahoe Comedy Friday and Saturday night! The Inglewood native grew up in East Palo Alto, then Sacramento, gathering funny material along the way for his eventual career making people laugh. His debut album, “Get Rich or Diabetes” was released in 2018 and is sold on Amazon.com and Uproar Entertainment! Catch Dejan Tyler’s show, and enjoy the opening acts from local comedians at the Pioneer Underground, with no drink minimum, full-bar and a smoke free theater. Tickets may be purchased at RenoTahoeComedy.com.
FRIDAY, MAY 17 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL
Welcome back to Reno one of America’s funniest comedians, Bill Engvall. No need to fill his show with foul language, as he’ll be perfectly delivering his humor one story at a time without the f-bomb invasion. Engvall has produced nearly a dozen comedy albums, topping the Billboard charts numerous times, and has reached Gold status with Dorkfish and Platinum with Here’s Your Sign. The Grammy nominated entertainer is well worth the price of admission. Here’s a hilarious video of Engvall on the topic of his Colonoscopy. Too funny! Learn more about Bill Engvall and purchase your tickets online at SilverLegacyReno.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 18 (8 am-6 pm)
BARTLEY RANCH REGIONAL PARK – 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd, Reno
The Braemar Stone, the Heavy Scottish Hammer, Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss… What do all of these terms have in common? They’re just a few of the classic Scottish Athletic events happening on the field at the Northern Nevada Celtic Festival this Saturday. Bartley Ranch Regional Park plays host to the 29th Annual gathering, a celebration of Celtic competition and culture. Scottish Athletics, bagpipe bands, traditional dance, and Irish storytelling are all part of the experience. For ticket information and discounts, check out RenoCeltic.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 18 (10 am- 4 pm)
HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY
Bring on the beans! Chili beans, that is… at the 36th Annual Chili on the Comstockhappening Saturday at Virginia City. This “best-of-the-west” chili cook-off puts chefs to the test as they compete for your votes, and ultimately a spot in the International Chili Society World Finals. Wash down your samplings of numerous chili recipes on historic C Street with some ice cold beer, as you participate in the all-new Craft Beer Tour. Local saloons and visiting local craft breweries will pour. For more details, including which breweries will serve at the event, please visit VistiVirginiaCityNV.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 18 (2 & 8 pm) & SUNDAY, MAY 19 (2 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
The mood swings, the hot flashes, the slowing metabolism, the chocolate cravings and weight gain… Who says naturally occurring symptoms of the “maturing process” of women can’t be funny!?! Menopause The Musical, is the “Celebration of Women and The Change!® and this hilarious comedy production makes its way back to the Pioneer Center this Saturday and Sunday. Set to classic tunes from the 60’s through the 80’s, the comical musical targets four women shopping for lingerie at a Bloomingdale’s sale telling their hysterical story through song. For more info about Menopause The Musical and for online ticket sales, please visit PioneerCenter.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Pioneer Box Office, M-F from 11 am-6 pm and 2 hours before each show.
Craving a juicy burger loaded with all the good stuff? Sink your teeth into a delicious concoction served up at one of Reno’s newest dining establishments. Midtown Renowelcomes Fat Cat Bar and Grill, a fun and vibrant new casual restaurant serving up Bently Ranch Meats‘ all-natural grass fed beef, Boar’s Head premium deli meats, Mary’s Organic Chicken, and Truckee Sourdough bread delivered daily. Fat Cat also uses non-GMO sun flower fryer oil too, perfect for hot, golden french fries, and offers mac n’ cheese prepared in a variety of styles throughout the menu. Though the new Midtown location is not yet represented on the Tahoe City location’s website, visit TahoeFatCat.com to take a look at the tasty selection of food and beverages served at BOTH locations. Pop in for a great experience at 1401 S. Virginia Street! Click here for the Midtown Facebook Page.