Weekend Warrior (Oct 17-20)

HAUNTOBER
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.

ERICA RHODES
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.

3rd THURSDAY
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.

HARVEY
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.

TYLER, THE CREATOR
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.

ULTRA4 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 
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.

J BALVIN
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.

TEO GONZALEZ
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.

GRAND SIERRA BEER & CHILI FESTIVAL
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.

JERRY SEINFELD
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.

BENISE – FUEGO!
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.

BUSH & LIVE: THE ALTIMATE TOUR
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.

PUMPKIN PALOOZA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 (11 am-5 pm)

VICTORIAN SQUARE

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!

YOU COULD DIVE INTO THIS NEXT SUMMER!!
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, OCT. 19 (11 AM-2:30 PM)
In Southwest Reno, one of Reno’s most desirable neighborhoods, 1460 Manzanita Lane is nestled on a mature property and loaded with character.  Just a few minutes from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Downtown and Midtown, you’ll find that this home is adorable, the location is prime, and the sellers are MOTIVATED!!  The lush property features a tasteful abundance of trees, shrubs, grass, gardens, flowers, a refreshing pool, and has option for geothermal energy.  Multiple patios and a BBQ zone make outdoor entertaining a joy!  To learn more and see pictures of the interior, please visit 1460 Manzanita Property Information.  Feel free to share with all who may be interested! 🙂
Quick Facts:
2,885 square feet, split level
3 beds/2.5 baths/2 garages
1/3 acre
Built in 1976
Zoned for Caughlin Ranch, Swope & Reno HS
Offered for $734,000
SERENITY AT IT’S BEST…
Peaceful and Elegant Mountain Retreat… Custom 4,137 square feet Virginia City Highlands home under $1 Million! Designed to impress, 2001 Saddleback elicits a castle-like feel upon entry, with high ceilings, exposed beams & sizable windows throughout to allow ample light & expansive views in all directions. The rock-lined floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace is the grand focal point. Large gourmet kitchen with solid hickory cabinets is open to living and dining areas, allowing for exceptional entertaining. Try building a home of this stature for under $1 M… or $1.5 M!  Visit our Virtual Tour (Matt Waclo Photography) and Bit.ly.SaddlebackRealScout for more information.
Quick Facts:
2 stories
3 beds/3.5 baths/6-car garage
Built in 2007
1.06 acres
Wrought iron fence installed around 1/2 acre backyard
Elaborate water filtration system
Offered for $822,000
ROOMS WITH A VIEW!
If you like the idea of being in a super location close to Summit Shopping, Raley’s, the library, park, skiing, hiking and views of Mt. Rose, then 30 Tanea Court, Reno is a must-see!  Call me for an appointment today…  Visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout for more pics and details.
Quick Facts:
2,698 square feet
4 beds/3 baths/2 garages
1/3 acre
Built in 2001
Zoned for Lenz, Pine & Galena HS
Offered for $548,500
Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:30 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

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