Weekend Warrior (18-21)

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RENO ACES vs. EL PASO CHIHUAHUAS & FRESNO GRIZZLIES
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 18-21
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

 

Batter, batter!  Sa-wiiing Batter!  If Ferris Bueller were here in Reno, HE would probably head out to Greater Nevada Field to cheer on the Aces to victory!  Thursday night, they wrap up their series with the El Paso Chihuahuas.  And Friday-Sunday, they battle it out with the Fresno Grizzlies.  Here are the promotions in store:Thursday, July 18 (7:05 pm) “College Discount Night” offers $5 standing-room only tickets to all college students, and “Thirsty Thursday” invites you to throw back 12 oz. Coors Light drafts for $2 each and premium beers for $4 each.
Friday, July 19 (7:05 pm)  “Faith and Family Night” brings a pre-game concert and the opportunity to chat with players about their Faith on the Field. St. Mary’s and KNVR light up the skies after the game at “Fireworks Friday” while the kiddos get to run the bases!
Saturday, July 20 (7:05 pm)  “90’s Night”… One of the raddest nights of the year at Greater Nevada Field!  Dust off your Zubaz, crack open a Surge, and pick yourself up a Reno Aces Fanny Pack.  It’s also “Cancer Survivorship Night” honoring all survivors of cancer.  There are a lot of us out there!
Sunday, July 21 (1:05 pm)  “Family Sunday” invites you to take advantage of $1 hot dogs, soda, and popcorn throughout the game!  And bid on works of art created on the concourse by local artists at “Aces and the Arts,” benefitting Artown.
For more information about promotions and ticket sales, please visit MILB.com.
WANDERLUST
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 18-21

SQUAW VALLEY & NORTH LAKE TAHOE

 

Become one with nature at Squaw Valley’s Wanderlust!  With world-renown guides, yoga and meditation teachers, outdoor instructors, musical performers, speakers, artists and chefs, your path to enlightenment lies before you.  The Wanderlust Squaw community is a colorful family with open minds and open hearts. Find your crew at Squaw in a mid-mountain meditation, a pool party at 8,200 feet, or a late-night concert under the stars. You’ll plug in to the energy and connect to what’s beyond.  Get a sense for what Wanderlust is all about in this “Wanderlust Squaw Valley 2018 Video.”  And visit Wanderlust.com for more information and to register.

 

3rd THURSDAY
EVERY 3rd THURSDAY (4-9 pm)
VICTORIAN SQUARE – DOWNTOWN SPARKS, NV

 

More than just a farmer’s market, 3rd Thursday at Victorian Square in Sparks is a multifaceted community event bringing people of all ages together to enjoy all it has to offer!  This year-round family and friend-centered gathering combines a local artists fair, live music performances, dancing, delicious food, kids’ activities, vendors, and pop-up retail shops.  Tour the historical school house, the steam locomotive, and the museum and art gallery too!  For more information about the event and parking options, please visit 39NorthDowntown.com.

 

RENO STREET FOOD (FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY)
FRIDAY, JULY 19 (4-9 pm)
IDLEWILD PARK

 

One of Reno’s most popular weekly events is on again this Friday afternoon/evening at Idlewild Park.  When it comes to serving up amazingly delicious concoctions from mobile restaurants, Reno Street Food (aka Food Truck Friday) has it nailed.  With over 35 gourmet food, wine, craft beer and dessert trucks on site, you’re very likely to satisfy all taste buds in your group.  Bring a picnic blanket and beach chairs and enjoy your meal on the shady grass while local musical entertainment runs through the evening weekly.  For more information and a list of all the vendors lining the lane at Idlewild, please visit Facebook.com/RenoStreetFood.

 

MIRANDA LAMBERT
THURSDAY, JULY 18 (7:30 pm)

LAKE TAHOE OUTDOOR ARENA @ HARVEY’S – STATELINE, NV

 

One of the hottest artists in country music takes the stage at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s!  Miranda Lambert found her start at the tender age of 16 when she placed 3rd in arealitysinging competition on USA Network called Nashville Star.  In addition to developing a successful solo career, she is a member of Pistol Annies.  Grammy Award winning song “The House That Built Me,” and Country Music Award winners “Only You” and “Automatic” top the list of an awesome collection of music from her 6 studio albums that are expected at Lambert’s concert Thursday night. If tickets are still available, you can pick them up at TicketMaster.com.

 

J BOOG
FRIDAY, JULY 19 (7:30 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL @ WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL

 

Nicknamed “Boog” by his eight siblings because he could “never sit still for long”, Jerry “J Boog” Afemata got his start singing alongside his piano-playing sister, and belting out Bob Marley songs.  The reggae singer of Samoan descent grew up in Compton, CA with his large family exposing him to multiple musical genres and encouraging him to be himself.  B Boog now splits time between home in California and Hawaii, and Polynesian music also influences his vibe. As a result, his unique reggae shines through with every performance and in songs like “Good Cry,” “Let’s Do It Again,” and “Gotta Be Strong.”  See J Boog live at Cargo Concert Hall this Friday, and get your tickets in advance at EventBrite.com.

 

VORTEX: THE BALLET THAT ROCKS
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 19 & 20 (8:30 pm-10 pm)

BARTLEY RANCH – ROBERT Z. HAWKINS AMPHITHEATER

 

The Ballet that Rocks is BACK!  A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents Vortex, a ballet unlike any other you’ve likely seen. Bartley Ranch’s Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater comes alive when the grace of ballet blend with the passion of rock and alternative music for a contemporary dance performance you won’t want to miss.  The corps de ballet is a select group of eight local dancers from A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.  The corps is joined by guest principal dancers that bring a sensual edge to the production.  This is an official Artown event, tickets are complimentary, and seating is limited. Donations are graciously accepted. For more information, please visit Artown.com.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT CAMPFIRE SERIES
FRIDAY, JULY 19 (8-9:30 pm)

GALENA CREEK VISITOR CENTER

 

Pile your loved ones in the car, take a drive to Galena Creek Visitor Center at the base of Mt. Rose, and kick back Friday evening for a good old fashioned marshmallow roast!  Friday Night Campfires are happening weekly through August 2.  You’re invited to bring your low-back chairs, blankets, bug spray and flashlights for a memorable and mellow evening of camaraderie and fun.  Each week, local entertainment or educational programs take the stage, and this week the Nevada Department of Agriculture teaches us about Forest Moths. The program is FREE, but a $4 donation is requested.  For more info and the upcoming schedule, please visit GalenaCreekVisitorCenter.org.

 

MOVIES IN THE PARK
FRIDAY, JULY 19 (9-11:30 pm)

WINGFIELD PARK – DOWNTOWN RENO

 

Remember the 1999 hit film Office Space?  To jog your memory, here is a synopsis of this hilarious comedy:  Corporate drone Peter Gibbons (actor Ron Livingston) hates his soul-killing job at software company Initech. While undergoing hypnotherapy, Peter is left in a blissful state when his therapist dies in the middle of their session.  He refuses to work overtime, plays games at his desk and unintentionally charms two consultants into putting him on the management fast-track.  When Peter’s friends learn they’re about to be downsized, they hatch a revenge plot against the company inspired by “Superman III.”  Catch this classic comedy at Wingfield Park this Friday night for Movies in the Park.  It’s a FREE Artown showing… just bring your low-back chairs and blankets and enjoy!  Oh… Popcorn encouraged!

 

STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT: NOW YOU SEE THEM, SOON YOU WON’T
FRIDAY, JULY 19 (9 pm)

GRANT SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

 

Laughter is so good for the soul… and the humor of Steve Martin & Martin Short are perfect therapy.  Since their last hugely successful tour in 2017 called “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest of Your Life.” Martin and Short received Emmy nominations for the Netflix special of the show.  I highly recommend watching it!  The hilarious duo will not disappoint with their complimentary combination of humor and song. And if you want more after the Netflix special, then purchase your tickets to see them live at the Grand Sierra for “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t.” Here is the link: GrandSierraResort.com.

 

TERRANCE SIMIEN & THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE
SATURDAY, JULY 20 (7 pm)

BREWERY ARTS CENTER – MINNESOTA STREET STAGE, CARSON CITY

 

For 35 years, 2-time Grammy Award winning artist Terrance Simien, 8th generation Louisiana Creole, has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is and is not.  Leading his Zydeco Experience bandmates, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today.  He and the Zydeco have performed over 8,500 concerts worldwide over the years. Treat yourself to this very special Artown concert performance at Brewery Arts Center in Carson City!  For more info, visit Artown.org.

 

WARD DAVIS
SUNDAY, JULY 21 (7:30 pm-11:30 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL – WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL

 

When you write songs for legendary singers like Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, you must be doing something right!  That’s exactly what Ward Davis has been busy doing over the last couple of decades.  The Nashville singer/songwriter actively tours and headlines or supports acts in over 250 shows/year.  Have a listen to longs like “Unfair Weather Friend,” “Live A Lie” and “Just Could Be A Fool.”  And listen live at Cargo Concert Hall and get your tickets without processing fees at the Whitney Peak Hotel Lobby or online (with fees) at EventBrite.com.

 

MIDTOWN CONCERT SERIES presents KARA GRAINGER
SUNDAY, JULY 21 (7:30 pm)

BRASSERIE SAINT JAMES – 601 S CENTER STREET, RENO

 

The star of this week’s Midtown Concert Series reportedly has “a killer voice and guitar skills,” playing “rootsy blues” and delivering an “unmistakable bell-tone mixed with grit.”  Australian Kara Grainer comes combines tasteful blues with slide guitar and soulful vocals with her heartfelt approach to songwriting. Get a good sense for Kara Grainger’s sound in songs like “Sky Is Falling,” “You’re In New Orleans” and “Cannot Be Denied,”  Check out this super talented artist’s FREE performance live outside of Brasserie Saint James this Sunday night!  Learn more at Artown.com.

 

ORGŌNE
SUNDAY, JULY 21 (4-7 pm)

COMMONS BEACH – TAHOE CITY, CA

 

California Soul makes it’s way to Commons Beach in Tahoe City this Sunday afternoon!  For nearly twenty years ORGŌNE (a universal life force, pronounced or-gōne) has churned out gritty funk and soul recordings and toured relentlessly across the United States and Europe.  They make their way to beautiful Lake Tahoe after the release of their 10th studio album from earlier this year. ORGŌNE is joined by The Beer Gardeners, performing twisted covers, mystery b-sides, and originals of high energy rock and blues. Visit OrgoneSpace.com to learn more about the band and hear their music.  And check out ConcertsAtCommonsBeach.comfor additional info about this awesome, free weekly concert series!

 

BOYZ II MEN
SUNDAY, JULY 21 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

 

The “Best Selling R&B Group of All Time,” Boyz II Men, returns to the Grand Sierra Resort for the second year straight, bringing back all of their greatest hits and more!  Transport yourself to the early 90’s when fan-favorites like “Motownphilly,” “On Bended Knee,” “I’ll Make Love To You” and “End of the Road” filled the radio waves and topped the charts.  These guys still got it going on after two decades of slow song serenades and harmonies and over 60 million albums sold.  Don’t miss the chance to see them live this Sunday, and get your tickets online at Grand Sierra Resort.com.

 

ARTOWN!
EVERY DAY IN JULY

MULTIPLE VENUES AROUND RENO, NEVADA

 

Reno’s mega art scene invigorates the souls of art lovers for the entire month of July! Artown has taken over our beautiful city with multiple events taking place DAILY with the majority of them being free to the public!  Artown started July 1 and runs through July 31, featuring the works of thousands of artists in all genre… musical, dance, cultural, theater, history, visual, film, and literary.  Learn more about all that’s going every day on at Artown.org.

 

FEATURED RESTAURANT
THE STONE HOUSE CAFE
Ask Reno locals where they have been faithful patrons over the years, and they will likely tell you The Stone House Cafe tops the list!  This historical property that once was Arlington Nursery Ranch, one of Reno’s first major businesses in 1876, has served as a dairy farm, then a nursery again, and since 2005 has been the home of The Stone House Cafe.  This time of year, the dining experience on the garden patio is exquisite, and the food is divine.  Have a peak at their extensive menu at StoneHouseCafeReno.com and call 775.284.3895 for reservations.

 

Do you and your family & friends love to play in open fields?  Kick around a soccer ball?  Throw a football?  Fly kites?  Run and be free?  What if you lived in a home where you could shoot out your back gate, and be at the field in a minute?  30 Tanea Ct may just be the home for you!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway you would also be living near the library, the playground, Raley’s Shopping Center on Mt. Rose, Summit Shopping, nature trails (10 min drive), Mt. Rose Ski Resort (20 min drive) and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (13 min drive).  What are you waiting for?  Email me or call me for an appointment today, and enjoy more info and photos at Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout.

 

Last week, we posted the July 2019 Reno-Sparks Market Report, but our link was broken.  In case you wanted to check it out, visit our Reno-Sparks Market Report Blog at DeniseHallerbach.com.

 

Posted on July 25, 2019 at 12:48 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

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