Weekend Warrior (Labor Day Weekend)

BEST IN THE WEST NUGGET RIB COOK-OFF
THROUGH MONDAY, SEPT 2
VICTORIAN SQUARE – SPARKS, NV

 

Arm yourself with a wide-brimmed hat, SPF 50+ sunscreen and plenty of wet-wipes, and head down to Victorian Square in Sparks for the Best in the West Rib Cook-Off! It’s one of Northern Nevada’s most popular annual food-centric festivals that brings 23 chefs, each presenting his or her own special flavor. Taste them all, wash them down with an ice cold beverage, enjoy free live entertainment… All this and more, so visit NuggetRibCookoff.com for the details!  Oh… And take the free shuttle in.  It’s a must!

 

NUMAGA INDIAN DAYS POW WOW
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 

HUNGRY VALLEY POW WOW GROUNDS (EAGLE CANYON)

 

The beating of the Numaga drum, the ceremonial dances and songs, the ornate details of traditional clothing, stunning handcrafted jewelry and a large selection of native foods.  These are the sites and sounds of the 32nd Annual Numaga Indian Days Pow Wow happening this weekend in Hungry Valley, North Sparks, NV.  It’s a free event the whole family will enjoy.  Check out the details at RSIC.org.

 

RENO STREET FOOD/FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 (4-9 pm) 

IDLEWILD PARK

 

Only 5 more weeks to go before food truck season wraps up!  Reno Street Food, also known as Food Truck Friday,has filled Idlewild Park with scrumptious edible creations dished from gourmet, mobile vendors weekly since May. The massively popular community event will tantalize your tastebuds with every bite and beverage you explore.  Remember to bring your beach chair and a blanket and enjoy local entertainment with your family and friends while you eat.  Learn more at Facebook.com.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NEVADA WOLFPACK vs. PURDUE BOILMAKERS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 (6:30 pm)

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA – MACKEY STADIUM

 

Crisp, fall mornings and cooler evenings are upon us, or at least they should be!  It’s football season, and UNR opens the season with a battle against Purdue.  The teams begin the season ranked 80th and 55th in the country respectively.  Let’s fill Mackay Stadium with a sea of blue and silver, and cheer our young men on to a huge win over the Boilmakers. Tickets may be purchased online at NevadaWolfpack.com.

 

SKILLET & SEVENDUST
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 (7 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

 

Spend an evening with Christian rock band Skillet, and alternative metal band Sevendust this Friday night at the GRS!  Skillet formed 23 years ago in Memphis, and has since released 8 studio albums and received Grammy 2 nominations for “Best Rock Gospel Album.”  Sevendust has been around for a few years longer and matches Skillet, also with 8 albums under their belt.  They hail from Atlanta, Georgia and have also reaped a successful music career.  For more info about the groups and to purchase tickets, please visit GrandSierraResort.com.

 

KURT ELLING
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 & 31 (7:30 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS & SAND HARBOR AMPHITHEATER

 

Kurt Elling doesn’t usually perform with big bands.  But this weekend, the Grammy winner and 8-time Jazz Journalists Association “Male Singer of the Year” is joined by the Reno Jazz Orchestra for an unforgettable evening of musical magic.  The vocal virtuoso from Chicago promises a standout performance and engaging storytelling.  Enjoy Elling singing “American Tune” here and see him live with the RJO at the Pioneer Center or Sand Harbor this weekend.  Visit PioneerCenter.com or LakeTahoeShakespeare.com for tickets.

 

ROBERTO TAPIA
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 (8:30 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

 

If Norteño or Regional Mexican music is on your playlist, you just might want to see Roberto Tapia at the Silver Legacy Friday night.  This strapping young man was born in San Diego, and was raised in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico.  It was in Mexico, that he entered the Difocur School of Music at the age of 9 and started his mastery of the region’s music. At 13, his family returned to the US where he began to share his talents with America.  His most recent album, El Muchacho, hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart in 2012.  Sample Tapia’s music at Google.com and purchase tickets to see him at SilverLegacyReno.com.

 

CIVIL WAR DAYS & THE BATTLE TRAIN
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31-MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
VIRGINIA CITY, NV

 

History comes to life every Labor Day Weekend at Civil War Days & The Battle Train.  You’ll feel like you’re right in the thick of the action as hundreds of Great Civil War Reenactors bring epic battles to Virginia City and the Virginia & Truckee (V&T) Railroad. Special events, including a Victorian Ball, Champagne on the Battle Train, Civil War reenactments and a parade on Monday round out the event.  Learn more at VirginiaCityNV.com.

 

RENO 1868 FC vs. PORTLAND TIMBERS 2
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 (6:45 pm)
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

 

It’s been a successful season so far for the Reno 1868 FC and the team looks to boost its record with a victory over the Portland Timbers 2 Saturday night.  We are currently sitting in 3rd place in the USL Western Conference behind Phoenix and Fresno.  So things are looking good!  As a gift to the first 1,000 fans at the match, the 1868 will be giving away team scarfs!  Catch the showdown, and get your tickets at Reno1868FC.com.

 

DIRTY CELLO
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 (8 pm)
MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR

 

Now THERE’S a name for a band!!  The Weekend Warrior just got a little steamier as Mountain Music Parlor opens its Fall Concert Season with Dirty Cello.  From down-home blues with a wailing cello, to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, this little band will get your heart thumping and your toes tapping!  Their high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass have made their way across the US and from China to Italy.  This weekend, Dirty Cello lands in Midtown Reno, in the intimate venue I love so much, Heritage Hall in Mountain Music Parlor.  Don’t wait… Get your tickets via MountainMusicParlor.com.

 

THE GREAT DEPRESSURIZATION
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
DOWNTOWN RENO, NV

 

The party at Black Rock City ends September 2, but the festivities continue in Downtown Reno September 1-9!  Yes, as if Burning Man wasn’t enough, The Great Depressurization invites all playa peeps to unwind, clean the sand out of their ears, enjoy music and comedy, and kick it at the pool parties for several more days.  Save 25% on your hotel and learn more when you visit GreatDepressurization.com.

 

CHRIS ISAAK
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

 

What does singer/songwriter/musician Chris Isaak have in common with me?  We were born in the same hospital and he graduated from the same university where I earned my master’s degree. His singing talents far exceed mine, so being born in and attending the same school is where our commonality ends.  The Stockton, CA native will bring fan-favorites like “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying” to Reno this weekend.  So get your tickets at GrandSierraResort.com and welcome this rockabilly star whom many compare to Elvis and Ricky Nelson.

 

ALAN TAM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 (8 pm)

RENO EVENT CENTER

 

All the way from Hong Kong, superstar Alan Tam brings his vocal prowess to the Reno Event Center Sunday evening. The international singer, actor and songwriter is a major contributor to the Cantopop scene, and for his romantic ballads and modern arrangements.  He’s been quite busy throughout his career, launching over 115 solo albums and selling more than 35 million records worldwide.  Check out this video of “Blazing Sun” live in Hong Kong to see what his show is all about.  Reserve seats at Ticketmaster.com.

 

CONCERTS AT COMMONS BEACH SUMMER SERIES: LEBO & FRIENDS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 31 (4-7 pm)

COMMONS BEACH – TAHOE CITY, CA

 

California funk, melodic rock and soul… You’ll get all three with Lebo & Friends in the final performance of the Concerts at Commons Beach Summer Series this Sunday.  The band is currently working on its fifth studio album and brings an all-star lineup of Bay Area aces to deliver an intoxicating blend of music.  Click through for a video of Lebo & Friends working out “Picture of You” and learn more about the free concert experience on the shores of North Lake Tahoe at ConcertsAtCommonsBeach.com.

 

FEATURED ESTABLISHMENT
HOLEY SCHMIDT DONUTS

If you’re like me, your mouth is watering from the above image.  Yes, I’m a sucker for a warm donut, fresh out of the oven.  We can never have too many options for donut shops in town, and luckily we now have Holey Schmidt!  Located just next door to The Discovery Museum between Midtown and Downtown Reno, Holey Schmidt’s creativity abounds, with tempting concoctions like the maple bacon bar, plump blueberry fritters and monster cookie donuts topping the list. Visit Holey Schmidt’s Facebook Page for more info, and pop in this weekend for a delectable treat!!

 

INTERO LUXURY SHOWCASE
In case you missed it last week, the swank level is high in Intero’s Luxury International Showcase Magazine, featuring the finest and most exclusive homes currently on the market.  Whether you are just dreaming, or want to make your dream a reality, discover the splendor of these magnificent estates at Intero.com/LuxuryMag released this month. And if you have a friend in the market, please share!  Want to see your own home in this internationally distributed publication?  Contact me today to discuss.

 

HIDDEN VALLEY GARDENER’S PARADISE
OFFERED FOR $624,000
Mature landscaping, a tranquil corner-lot in one of Reno’s most cherished, older neighborhoods, and close proximity to Hidden Valley Country Golf & Country Club.  Take a moment to explore the character and charm of 7682 S. Southmoor Circle – Reno.  These types of properties are hard to come by… truly a gardener’s dream. This may be the perfect Hidden Valley home for you or someone you know.  Learn more about 7682 S Southmoor Circle that boasts 5 beds/3 baths/3-car garage and 3,637 square feet of living space at Bit.ly/SSouthmoor.

 
 

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 4:26 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

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