ALL OF OCTOBER
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA
When it comes to creepy experiences during the entire month of October, historic Virginia City has you covered! Hair-raising ghost tours lead curious visitors through the most paranormal sites of this old mining town. A stroll though the cemetery at dusk on Halloween night would be enough to induce nightmares for me, no doubt. Not-so-spooky activities for kiddos include a day out with Thomas the Tank Engine and a V&T Railroad Pumpkin Patch Train Ride. For a complete list of details and events happening through the remainder of the month, hop online at VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17-19
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB
I swear, the comedians rolling into town just keep getting funnier and funnier. I hadn’t recalled hearing of Erica Rhodes until re-discovering her in a comedy video that opens with “It Is What It Is.” I then recognized her voice and I realized then that she has been a major contributor to PBS’s A Prairie Home Companion since the tender age of 10. She is flipping hilarious! I found myself sitting alone, watching her and laughing out loud. Don’t miss her rare visit to Reno this weekend. Go to RenoTahoeComedy.com for more info and ticket sales.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 (4-9 pm)
VICTORIAN SQUARE, DOWNTOWN SPARKS, NEVADA
Though our afternoon and evening temps are starting to dip a little, 3rd Thursday continues on, and will take place every month, year-round. The community event features local artists, live music performances, dancing, delicious food, kids’ activities, vendors, and pop-up retail shops. Free parking is available at the Nugget Casino Resort, in the movie theater parking garage and in surrounding parking lots. For more info, please visit 39NorthDowntown.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
RENO LITTLE THEATRE
In 1944, American playwright Mary Chase conceived the genius comedy, Harvey. This is the last weekend Reno Little Theatre tells her story of Elwood P. Dowd, a friendly man with a very strange best friend, a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey. Elwood’s sister tries to have him committed, but Elwood and Harvey have other plans. Don’t miss this Midtown production that runs only through October 20. Visit RenoLittleTheater.org for more info.
THUSRDAY, OCTOBER 17 ( 7 pm)
RENO EVENT CENTER
I was curious as to why Tyler Okonma, better known as Tyler, The Creator, calls himself “The Creator.” When reading up on all that he does, I realized that he truly creates his own destiny. He is a 28 year old rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, fashion designer and graphic designer. He has appeared in over two dozen TV shows, directed over three dozen music videos, and has won two MTV Video Music Awards during his decade-long career. Here’s one of Tyler, The Creator’s most recent videos, “Earfquake.” I dare you to try not to laugh when you watch it! (Insert laughing-so-hard-I’m-crying Emoji.) If you want to see him live in Reno, get your tickets at TicketMaster.com.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 & 19
WILD WEST MOTORSPORTS PARK
The “King of The Hammers in a Short Course,” AKA the Ultra4 National Championships returns to Wild Wild Motorsports Park for the 4th straight year, with all of the heart-pumping excitement you would expect from the season finale of 4-Wheel Parts Nitto Racing. Over 100 teams are expected to compete for all the marbles on some of the toughest terrain and challenging courses in the country. It’s perfect for the whole family, with views of the entire course offered from the comfort of the grand stands! Learn more about the upcoming schedule and camping at the grounds at Ultra4Racing.com.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Reggaeton, a unique style of music that combines hip hop, Latin and Caribbean music, is rapped/sung primarily in Spanish. Colombian native J Balvin has perfected the artistry of the Reggeaton genre. Though this international sensation has collaborated with many English-speaking artists like Pharrell Williams, Major Lazer, Sean Paul. and Cardi B, Balvin continues to sing almost exclusively in Spanish, and hopes to expand Spanish-language music to a global audience. Get a sense for J Balvin’s style in “China,” “X,” and “Con Altura” and buy your tickets to see him live at GrandSierraResort.com.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8:30 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
Teo Gonzalez, icon of Mexican comedy, also known in the industry as “the horsetail comedian” headlines at Pioneer Center Friday night! Back in the day, Gonzalez played goalkeeper for First Mexican Division’s Club Leon, and had a knack for making his teammates laugh… a lot! His talent for sharing his humor with his team ultimately led him to his successful comedic career.. Teo is recognized, among many things, for its spectacular imitations, goofy jokes and the odd imitation of an old Volkswagen’s horn. Catch him live for one performance only, and purchase tickets a PioneerCenter.com.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 & 20
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
What happens when you combine the spices and hot goodness of chili with the refreshing rush of an ice cold beer? The Grand Sierra Beer & Chili Festival! You’ll slurp your way through savory samples of delicious chili and other menu specialties from local restaurants, and taste from over a dozen local, regional and craft beer favs. The event offers shopping opportunities for hot deals from over 75 vendors, and live music from critically acclaimed blues maverick Shane Dwight and the new wave LA band The Spazmatics headlining at the event. For more info and pre-event ticket sales, please visit GRSBeerAndChili.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 (7 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER
In 2005, Comedy Central named Jerry Seinfeld the “12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time.” His fruitful standup career in began at the age of 22 when he tried out at open mic night in NYC’s Catch A Rising Star. That stint led to an appearance in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO Special, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and Late Night with David Letterman through the 80’s, just to name a few. He then co-wrote and starred in one of the most acclaimed and popular sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld. The rest is history. This Saturday, he performs in Reno! Get tickets to see him at SilverLegacyReno.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 (8 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
It’s one hot night a The Pioneer Center as Reno welcomes Benise, “The Prince of Spanish Guitar,” and his EMMY Award winning production to town. Armed with his Spanish guitar, Benise will take the audience on an unprecedented and epic adventure through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Parisian Waltz, exotic drumming, and more! His sensational and dynamic performance will allow you to escape your troubles and be completely entertained for two hours. Watch the promo video HERE, learn more and purchase tickets at PioneerCenter.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
It’s all about alternative rock and the post-grunge era with these two bands heading to Reno Saturday night. Bush and Live have joined forces all summer, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums of 1994, Sixteen Stone and Throwing Copper. With popular hits like Bush’s “Glycerine” and “Machinhead,” and Live fan-favorites like “Lightening Crashes” and “All Over You.” It’s a “two-fer” when you attend this concert, so get your tickets soon at GrandSierraResort.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 (11 am-5 pm)
Pumpkin Palooza takes over Victorian Square this Sunday! Featured in Food Network Magazine as one of the “Top Fall Events in the Country,” the popular community gathering brings together more than 20,000 pumpkin-lovers of all ages for loads of fun! The magic-filled days is packed with activities including Nevada’s only pumpkin derby, a midway, pumpkin beauty salon, a family costume parade, haunted storytelling, live music, 70+ vendors + food trucks, pie-eating, mummy-wrapping, seed-spitting and more! Visit PumpkinPalooza.org for all the awesome details!
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3 beds/2.5 baths/2 garages
Built in 1976
Zoned for Caughlin Ranch, Swope & Reno HS
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3 beds/3.5 baths/6-car garage
Built in 2007
Wrought iron fence installed around 1/2 acre backyard
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2,698 square feet
4 beds/3 baths/2 garages
Built in 2001
Zoned for Lenz, Pine & Galena HS
Offered for $548,500