Weekend Warrior (July 25-28)

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RENO ACES vs. TACOMA RAINIERS
THURSDAY, JULY 25
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

Thursday night is “College Discount Night” at Greater Nevada Field when the Reno Aces take on the Tacoma Rainiers.  The Aces offer $5 standing-room only tickets to all college students and fans 21+ will enjoy 12 oz. Coors Light drafts for $2 each and premium beers for $4 each at “Thirsty Thursday.”

For more information about promotions and ticket sales, please visit MILB.com.
BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP
THRU SUNDAY, JULY 18-21

MONTREUX GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

The serenity of Montreux Golf and Country Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature course and the spirit of professional competition await you this weekend at the Barracuda Championship.  This popular annual event is an official PGA Tour that includes much more than just the opportunity to watch some of the best golfers off the tee and on the green.  Fans may access The Patio on 18 presented by Reno-Tahoe, where award-winning barbecue and ice-cold drinks are available for purchase. Barracuda also offers a Wine Walk for event-goers, as well as Discovery at Barracuda Kids STEAM Zone and a Concert on the Patio after the championship from Rock & Roll cover band Jacked Up!  Get answers to all your burning questions and see the schedule of events at BarracudaChampionship.com.

CORDILLERA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 25-28
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Do you enjoy the art of filmmaking and celebrating the process from production to screening and releasing?  Cordillera International Film Festival returns in its 4th season during the last weekend of Artown for all you film-lovers out there!  In addition to taking in a myriad of features, shorts, music videos & screenplays all weekend at Galaxy Sparks IMAX Luxury+ Theatre, the free, Friday-night Movies in the Park gathering features “Secret Selections,” an evening of amazing films, under the stars in Wingfield Park. A Red Carpet event, post-film Q&As with filmmakers, and after-parties are all part of the fun!  Learn so much more about Cordillera Film Festival at CiffNV.org.

CLASSICAL TAHOE
THRU, AUGUST 11
MULTIPLE VENUES

Calling all enjoyers of classical and jazz music!  Classical Tahoe is the event for you!  Returning for its 8th season in North Lake Tahoe, and under the direction of Conductor and Artistic Director Joel Revzen, the Classical Tahoe Orchestra brings together musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, Philadelphia Orchestra, the symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver, and other exceptional organizations.  Take in the fresh mountain air and the beauty of each performance at the intimate pavilion on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada.  For all the fabulous details, please visit ClassicalTahoe.org.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART
THURSDAY, JULY 25 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The Head and the Heart, indie folk and indie rock band out of Seattle, take the stage this Thursday night at the Grand Sierra!  The band got its start at open mic nights at Conor Byrne Pub with a mishmash of members who moved from other parts of the US to Seattle to pursue their dreams of musical careers.  Founder Joshua Johnson explains the meaning of the band’s name: “Your head is telling you to be stable and find a good job, you know in your heart that this [the band] is what you’re supposed to do even if it’s crazy.”  For a taste of The Head and the Heart’s more popular hits, enjoy these videos of “Lost In My Mind,” “All We Ever Knew” and “Missed Connection.”  Learn more and get tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

RENO 1868 FC vs. COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS
SATURDAY, JULY 27 (7:15 pm)

GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

Powering through their 3rd season in the United Soccer League, Reno 1868 FC is currently ranked 2nd in the Western Conference.  Reno matches up against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks who currently sit in 16th position in the conference.  Though according to the statistics, it’s looking like another W for Reno, they could still use your support to seal the deal!  So “Come Kick It!” at Greater Nevada Field and have fun at “Pups on the Pitch” this Saturday night. It’s the one night you can bring your favorite pooch along to the game!  Here are the highlights:

  • Free admission for your pup…  Just bring your doggy’s proof of vaccinations with you.
  • Watch Dog Trainer Julie from Sit Means Sit at the halftime dog training show.
  • Visit the SPCA Adopt-A-Pup Station and perhaps call one your own.
  • Take a picture with your pooch at the Pup Selfie Booth.
  • Enjoy 25% discount on dog merchandise.
  • UNR Women’s Basketball team with do the half-time cross bar challenge.
For more info and tickets, please visit Reno1868FC.com.
LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD RACING: SILVER STATE SHOWDOWN
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 26-27

WILD WEST MOTORSPORTS PARK – SPARKS, NV

Dukes of Hazard got NOTHIN’ on the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Silver State Showdown! The double-header, action-packed competition returns to Sparks’ Wild West Motorsports Park Friday and Saturday evenings, bringing the most talented off-road racers in the sport to Northern Nevada.  The stakes are high, as drivers perform massive jumps and maneuver steep inclines and sharp descents on Wild West’s unique landscape of natural elevation changes.  It’s highly competition and an unpredictable event you won’t want to miss!  Learn more and get tickets in advance at LucasOilOffRoad.com.

RODRIGO & GABRIELA: METTAVOLUTION TOUR RENO
FRIDAY, JULY 26 (7:30 pm)

THE PLAZA @ HARRAH’S RENO

Sensational acoustic guitar musicians Rodrigo y Gabriela take the stage at the Grand Sierra Resort with a mind-blowing performance that will leave you wanting more!  Their exhilarating live show has won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe.  When you grow up listening to flamenco and jazz, but are also exposed to heavy metal Metallica, you just might end up producing music that is quite special!  For a killer example of their música have a listen to “Tamacun!”  And visit Caesars.com for tickets and details.

SUGARLAND
FRIDAY, JULY 26 (9:00 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The Biggest Little City welcomes crowd-pleaser Sugarland to the Grand Sierra Resort for a country concert that will leave you smiling!  The dynamic duo that was once a trio has developed a strong fan-following since 2002 with Country Music Association Awards, CMT Award winners and #1 singles like “Stay,” “Want To,” “Already Gone” and “Stuck Like Glue.”  For more information about Sugarland visit SugarlandMusic.com, and go to GrandSierraResort.com for tickets to the show.

WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JULY 26 (5-9:30 pm)

SPARKS MARINA

Experience the tranquility of Water Lantern Festival this Saturday at Sparks Marina.  It’s a sight to behold, when thousands of illuminated lanterns are set adrift, taking with them the hopes, dreams, prayers and intentions of the community.  Food trucks are onsite to help you fill your tummies, as well as music to create a chill ambiance.  Admission tickets include Entry into the festival area, a floating lantern, commemorative drawstring bag, marker and wristband.  For more information about his very special event and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit WaterLanternFestival.com.

KORESH DANCE COMPANY
FRIDAY, JULY 26 (7:30-9 pm)

BARTLEY RANCH – ROBERT Z. HAWKINS AMPHITHEATER

Reno is honored to host one of the world’s most exceptional dance companies for a very special Artown performance.  Koresh Dance Company is internationally acclaimed and known for its engaging performances and technically suburb dancers.  Philadelphia is home to this phenomenal group and their productions have reached audiences in Spain, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, Mexico, and Guatemala. Since 1991, Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh has been wowing spectators with his vast repertoire of work that ranges from explosive and passionate to intimate and restrained.  Experience the magic of Koresh Dance Company and purchase your tickets online at Artown.org.

MICHAEL McDONALD & CHAKA KAHN
SATURDAY, JULY 27 (8:00 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The awesome collaboration of two unstoppable forces in the music industry happens this Saturday night at Grand Sierra Resort.  Singer-Songwriter and soul legend Michael McDonald and 10-Time Grammy Award winning diva Chaka Kahn come together for one hell of a show.  With hit songs from McDonald like “What A Fool Believes,” “I Keep Forgetting” and “Sweet Freedom” and Chaka Kahn classics like “I Feel For You,” “Through the Fire” and “I’m Every Woman” you can’t go wrong with an evening in the Grand Theatre.  For more info and tickets sales, please visit GrandSierraResort.com.

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
SATURDAY, JULY 27 (8:00 pm)

SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

Are you Jonesing for an extraordinary concert unlike any other you’ve ever experienced?  Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox just might fit the bill!  Also known as PMJ, it is a rotating musical collective that reworks popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz.  Check out these videos of PMJ singing songs like “Thrift Shop,” “Creep” and “Last Friday Night.”  Learn more about this amazing group and purchase tickets to the concert at SilverLegacyReno.com.

STREET DOWNTOWN TANGO & SUMMER TANGO EVENINGS BY THE RIVER
SUNDAY, JULY 28 (5 & 6 pm)

CITY PLAZA & McKINLEY ARTS & CULTURE CENTER

One of the most passionate and sexy dances in the world will be steaming up Street Downtown Tango this Sunday, 5:00 pm at City Plaza (10 N. Virginia Street, Downtown Reno).  A gentleman from El Salvador and a lady from Buenos Aires will fill the air with the nostalgia of Buenos Aires. The beauty of a dance that is evolving while the couple stays true to the roots of the dance. Warning!  The spell might cast over you, inspiring you to venture over to the McKinley Arts and Culture Center (925 Riverside Dr.) from 6-10 pm where the Reno Tango Collective will teach you how to perform this sensual dance with your loved one.  For more information, visit the Artown.org.

MIDTOWN CONCERT SERIES: WHITNEY MYER
SUNDAY, JULY 28 (7:30-9 pm)

BRASSERIE SAINT JAMES – 901 SOUTH CENTER

Whitney Myer burst on to the scene in 2012, wowing Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton on NBC’s The Voice.  At that time, she called Reno her home.  Myer hangs her hat in in Los Angeles now, but makes an appearance at the Midtown Concert Series Sunday night!  This “soul singer gone rogue” blends RnB, hip-pop and Rock n’ Roll into each electrifying performance, mesmerizing audiences up and down the west-coast of the US and Canada.  Catch her live outside of Brasserie Saint James. Center Street is closed to traffic for this special concert that is part of Artown and free to attend.  Bring your beach chairs to ensure you have a good seat.  Please visit Artown.org for more info!

ARTOWN!
EVERY DAY THROUGH JULY 31

MULTIPLE VENUES AROUND RENO, NEVADA

It’s hard to believe that we’re nearing the end of July!  Unfortunately, that means Reno’s annual multi-medium art extravaganza, Artown, is coming to an end.  But just because this is the last full weekend, there is no sign of it slowing down.  The schedule is PACKED!  Check out the calendar of events featuring the works of oodles of artists from all genres… musical, dance, cultural, theater, history, visual, film, and literary.  Learn more about all that’s going every day on at Artown.org.

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Posted on July 25, 2019 at 1:36 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

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