THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (4-9 pm)
VICTORIAN SQUARE – SPARKS, NV
Gather your friends and family, and head down to the monthly event that keeps bringing locals back! Now offered year-round in the dining district at Victorian Square, Downtown Sparks, Nevada, 3rd Thursday brings together local artists, live music performances, dancing, delicious food, kids’ activities, vendors, and pop-up retail shops every third Thursday of the month. Don’t miss this one! The weather should be nice and cool, so dress appropriately! For more info, visit 39NorthDowntown.com.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19-21
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB
Join the fun and a whole lot of laughter at Pioneer Underground or LEX Nightclub where comedian Darren Carter, “The Party Starter,” headlines! When The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comics Unleashed, Premium Blend on Comedy Central and a role in John Travolta’s feature film Be Cool are on your resumé, you must be doing something right. Learn more about Darren Carter and purchase ticket to see him in advance at RenoTahoeComedy.com.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20-22
THE VILLAGE @ NORTHSTAR
Foodie Alert! All lovers of tantalizing culinary creations and perfectly paired vino should make the Autumn Food & Wine Festival your place to be this weekend. Who doesn’t love experimental dining and interactive events that include chef showcases, wine tasting and mountaintop indulgence with pristine North Lake Tahoe as your backdrop? A host of amazing vendors will treat your senses to a beautiful tasting experience you won’t want to miss. Your taste buds want you to visit NorthstarCalifornia.com for more info and event ticket sales.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
I can’t say enough about the beauty, grace and outstanding vocal control of the next amazing singer/songwriter and pianist to grace the Grand Theatre stage. Diana Krall takes the modern jazz performance to another level, with fan-favorites like “The Look of Love,” where she demonstrates her amazing ability to soothe her audience with her pure sound. Just one listen and you’ll understand why she has a couple of GRAMMY’s under her belt and is the only jazz artist to have 8 albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums cart. Purchase your tickets now at GrandSierraResort.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (4-9 pm)
Say it isn’t so! How could Food Truck season nearly be over?? Only two more events remain for Reno Street Food, better known as Food Truck Friday.Perhaps with cooler evening, you’ll be find just the dish that will warm you from the inside out. Bring a beach or grass chair and a blanket and snuggle up with your loved ones while listening to live music after your dinner! For a list of the vendors who will be serving this Friday, visit Facebook.com.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 & 22
SANDS REGENCY – DOWNTOWN RENO
¡Carnitas! ¡Carne Asada! ¡Pollo! Take your pick, or have all three, because that’s what Taco Fest is all about! The Sands plays host to a taco tasting frenzy you won’t want to miss happening Saturday and Sunday. In addition to filling your belly with all the taco goodness you desire, you’ll enjoy Lucha Libre Wrestling, the Salsa Challenge, a Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, the Chili Pepper Challenge, a Taco Eating Contest, vendors, live music and more! For more details, including event times, visit SandsRegency.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (3-7 pm)
RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PARK
Not in the mood for Mexican food, but seeking something a little more Euro? Perhaps Oktoberfest at Rancho San Rafael Park will strike your fancy. Indulge in authentic Bavarian food, beer and wine, dance to live oompah music and outbid your fellow Oktoberfest goers at the super silent auction. You’ll satisfy your itch for a great brat, beer and pretzel while supporting an amazing community program called “Achievement Beyond Obstacles.” Check out Eventbrite.com for more great info and to purchase tickets in advance.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8 pm-??)
Calling all Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws and Slytherins! Your witchcraft and wizardry skills are put to the test at A Very Potter Crawl this Saturday night in Downtown Reno. For only $10, you’ll get your commemorative cup and map that will lead you to 16 participating bars offering 75+ drinks specials, 7 different costume contests, exciting giveaways, prizes and more! Throw in $5 extra and you’ll get a wand (as if you don’t already have one). Learn more at CrawlReno.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8 pm) & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (2 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
Who says we have to grow up? Join the talented cast of A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and visiting principal dancers for a magical performance of Peter Pan. You’ll journey to Neverland with Peter Pan and Wendy, and witness this enchanting story that features pirates, wenches, fairies and of course, the Lost Boys. Perfect for the entire family, choose one of two performances this weekend, and purchase your tickets online at PioneerCenter.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (11 am-4 pm)
RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PARK
Shower yourself and your friends in vibrant colors and celebrate the Hindu tradition of Holi Festival of Colors at Rancho San Rafael Park this Saturday! The gathering is historically a jubilant occasion that celebrates the coming of Spring (even though this weekend we’re heading to Fall), and calls on Hindus to create bonfires and cover each other in rainbow-hued powder to honor fertility, color, love, and the triumph of good over evil. Reno’s festival also offers interactive dance, mantra bands, DJ’s, yoga instruction, cuisine, hugs, and “lotsa love!” Learn more and purchase tickets for only $6.50 online at FestivalOfColorsUSA.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL
The Australian Pink Floyd Show gave it’s first-ever concert back in 1988. The group has since been wowing audiences worldwide for the last 3 decades. The show represents every phase of the Pink Floyd journey and aspires to emulate the legendary productions of the British psychedelic rock band. Live performances feature a stunning light and laser show, video animations, state-of-the-art, high-resolution LED screen technology and other special effects. Learn more about TAPFS and get tickets online at SilverLegacyReno.com.
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