Weekend Warrior (Dec 12-15)

TAYLOR TOMLINSON
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12-14

PIONEER UNDERGROUND
Expect nothing but a healthy dose of smiles and laughs from funny-woman Taylor Tomlinson this weekend at Reno Tahoe Comedy.  Tomlinson, who was a Top 10 Finalist on Last Comic Standing, can be seen on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central and MTV’s Safe Word.  She takes the stage at The Pioneer Underground bringing a refreshing presence and wholesome fun.  To check out a hint of Taylor Tomlinson’s funny standup on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, click HERE.  And for tickets to see her live in Reno, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.
SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
THROUGH DECEMBER 29

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOM
The spirit of Christmas overflows from Eldorado Showroom at Santa’s Christmas Wonderland.  According to USA Press, the production is a “dazzling holiday spectacular” and has been touted as the “the most-loved Christmas show of the season.”  Viewed by over 5 million people around the world, the outstanding production features glittering costumes, sensational sets, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus dancers this side of the North Pole. Join Santa on his unforgettable and nostalgic Christmas journey, and get your tickets at EldoradoReno.com.
LANCE WOODS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

LEX NIGHTCLUB
I’m not so sure how Lance Woods can describe himself as “humble” and “international sex symbol” simultaneously, but those are the traits that he claims. He also happens to be one of Sacramento’s most sought after comedians.  A Christian Comedian, Woods delivers a standup performance that is high energy, shoots clever punchlines and is clean.  For more information about Lance Woods and to purchase tickets to see him Friday night at Grand Sierra Resort’s LEX Nightclub, visit LEXNightclub.com.
RENO JAZZ ORCHESTRA presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 (7:30 pm) & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 (1:30 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL
Reno Jazz Orchestra brings the best Jazz renditions of the Holiday Season to Downtown Reno this weekend for all to enjoy!  The talented 17-piece ensemble welcomes world-renowned trombone soloist Bob McChesney and dynamic entertainer and GRAMMY nominee vocalist Calabria Foti to join in on this very special performance.  The 2-hour concert “rekindles the magical memories of being home for the holidays.”  For more information and ticket sales, please visit RenoJazzOrchestra.org.
THE NUTCRACKER
FRI, DEC 13 (8 pm) – SAT, DEC 14 (2 & 8 pm) – SUN, DEC 15 (1 & 7 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
The big weekend has arrived!  It’s the pinnacle of the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and Reno Philharmonic’s season, and the holiday tradition you don’t want to miss!  Our beautifully trained and talented group of local dancers transport you to the Land of Sweets and Amusements in The Nutcracker.  Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, the Mechanical Doll, Toy Soldiers, Ginger Girls… All of your favorites will be there!  Whether it’s your first, fifth, or fifteenth Nutcracker, A.V.A. Theatre’s production will not disappoint!  For tickets online, visit PioneerCenter.com.
WINTER DREAMS MAGIC THEATRE CIRCUS
THROUGH DECEMBER 22
UNDER THE BIGTOP TENT IN THE SHADOW OF THE ATLANTIS CASINO RESORT
Under the Big Top in the shadow of The Atlantis, Reno welcomes Winter Dreams Magic Theatre Circus.  Entertaining Reno for the first time this year, the extremely talented and breathtaking group of performers will dazzle us with their artistry, strength and skill.  Prepare to be amazed with magical disappearances, inspired with magnificent aerial dance, endeared by talented, tail-wagging friends, bewildered by physics defying contortionists, acrobats and jugglers and entertained by hilarious clowns.  It all takes place in the magical tent that surrounds. Don’t worry, the “techno-tent” dome is heated and seats 800.  Learn more and purchase tickets at MagicTheatreCircus.com.
WINTERFEST 
THROUGH DECEMBER 24
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO
Journey by train with your loved ones through the magical tunnels of Greater Nevada Field!  You’ll enjoy a joyful ride aboard the Holiday Express Train bound for The North Pole where you’ll deliver “The Naughty and Nice” list to Santa, and have the opportunity to take photos with the jolly, plump guy!  Round out your Winterfest experience by making a Christmas craft in Santa’s workshop, and taking in the beauty of the spectacular light display.  For more details about Winterfest, visit WinterfestReno.com.
 
DANIEL TOSH
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
If you’ve ever seen Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, you are quickly aware of the type of humor this comedian cranks out.  The intentionally derogatory and controversial dark humor of Daniel Tosh leaves his fans wanting more, and his critics wanting the opposite.  His picture says it all… just a hint of the devious nature in his material. Unlike my previous searches for Daniel Tosh videos, I was actually able to find one not nearly as crude as past finds.  Click HERE for this clip about “Google Search & Autocomplete Results.”  Get tickets to see him live at GrandSierraResort.com.
RENO WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL
THROUGH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

RENO CITY PLAZA – OUTSIDE OF HARRAH’S RENO
Downtown Reno has been gleaming over the last week at the first ever Reno Winter Light FestivalReno City Plaza has turned into a “human mapping playground” as the “Here You Are… Elsewhere” exhibit by Vous etes ici ailleurs, has displayed a rare projection of art pieces based on interactive maps, the play of lights and video, pictograms and geographical coordinates.  Three temporary public art pieces also share space at the plaza. After checking out City Plaza, then cruise over to Wingfield Park and see“Fish Out of Water” by Branden.  His name is Otto, and he’s an oversized goldfish illuminated over the Truckee River.  Visit Reno.Gov for more info.
SANTA SKI DAY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

MT. ROSE SKI RESORT
Calling all Santas and Mrs. Claus’s who like to shred the slopes of The Sierras.  This Saturday is Santa Ski Day at Mt. Rose Ski Resort.  Don’t have a jolly red suit and big belly?  You’re not limited to being Kris Kringle… Any fun holiday spirit wear will do!  The Santa Group Ski meets at the bottom of Northwest lift at 10:45 am for the 11 am mass descent down Kit Carson Bowl.  Then make your way to the Nog Station at the top of Easy Street (near the Totem Pole) for Eggnog and holiday cheer between 10:30 am-12 pm.  Learn more at SkiRose.com.
RENO SANTA PUB CRAWL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 

DOWNTOWN RENO
Party alert!!  Reno Santa Pub Crawl, the mother of all pub crawls, completely takes over Downtown Reno this weekend!  If you aren’t looking to be caught up in a massive sea of intoxicated holiday clad crawlers, then stay far away from the Reno Arch at midnight, my friends.  This is where all jolly St. Nicks, Mrs. Clauses, Reindeer, Snowflakes, Christmas Trees, Jack Frosts (and more) will gather for the annual group pic, during one of the biggest Santa pub crawls in the country.  Learn more about where to get your crawl cup, and which establishments are participating at RenoSantaCrawl.com.
 
NORTHERN NIGHTS
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
INCLINE VILLAGE & CRYSTAL BAY, NV – VENUE VARIES BY EVENT
Enjoy the spirit of the holidays and the wonder of winter at Lake Tahoe.  Running through New Year’s Eve, Incline Village and Crystal Bay offer several awesome events sprinkled throughout this magical month.  A Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra performance, Tahoe Film Fest, A Rat Pack Christmas, Addams Family performances by Great Future Productions and brunch with Santa Claus…  All this and more at Northern Lights.  Visit NorthernLightsTahoe.com for all events and details.
JAMEY JOHNSON
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
Do you like the music of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson?  Then chances are, you might find Alabaman country singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson on favorites playlist.  Johnson’s honky tonk tone and Hank Williams-style ballads mark his signature sound.  In addition to being a solid country artist who has been nominated for multiple GRAMMY Awards and the winning several CMA and Academy of Country Music Awards, Johnson also served in the US Marine Corps Reserves for 8 years and attained the rank of corporal.  Fan-Favorites include, “Give It Away,” “In Color,” and “High Cost of Living.”  For tickets to see Jamey Johnson at the GRS, visit GrandSierraResort.com.
HANDS-ON HOLIDAY PROJECTS 
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 & 15
THE DISCOVERY
On a blustery winter weekend, a visit to The Discovery may be just the activity you’re looking for with your little ones.  In addition to the intriguing exhibits at the hand’s-on museum, The Discovery invites visitors to “The Shop,” where they are encouraged to tinker, repurpose, up-cycle, take apart and put back together to make a new discovery or creation all their own.  Design and build a beautiful winter scene within a simple animation machine on Saturday.  And on Sunday, use a variety of available materials along with a battery, LED and copper circuitry to create a festive holiday LED greeting card that shines like Rudolph’s nose.  Explore these activities and more at NVDM.org.
ART ALEXAKIS w/ CHRIS FOX & SPIKE McGUIRE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 (7-11:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL
Are you a fan of the popular 90’s band Everclear??  Well, Everclear isn’t in town this weekend, but the band’s lead singer, Art Alexakis, is!  Alexakis’ intimate concert experience at Cargo Concert Hall just might mean getting up-close performances of some of your most cherished Everclear songs, like “Santa Monica,” “Father of Mine” and “I Will Buy You a New Life.”  Alexakis is joined by guitarist/singer/songwriter Chris Fox and “Acoustic Political Post-Folk Punk” artist Spike McGuire to round out the evening.  For tickets to see them live, visit EventBrite.com.
IN THE NEWS…
In case you haven’t been paying attention to the job growth and relocation blast happening in Northern Nevada, FOXBusiness.com just published the “Top 5 States with the Best Economic Outlook.”  Nevada is #4!  WHOOP, WHOOP!!  The report points to Nevada’s top marginal personal and corporate income tax rates, the “non-levying of our estate/inheritance tax, the number of public employees we have and how we are a “right-to-work” state.  Nevada also has a great number of tax expenditure limits.  Click HERE for a link to the full report!
MUST-TRY CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS!
‘Tis the Season to try some fun, holiday-inspired libations and offer to your guests!  I ran across this great website, InspiredByCharm, that listed over a dozen beautiful, and tasty looking concoctions you may just want to try sometime over the next couple of weeks.  Check them out, and enjoy!  Most importantly, drink responsibly and grab a Lyft or Über if needed.
530 Little Sorrel Ct in Curti Ranch, South Reno was recently listed Thanksgiving Weekend and is ready for her new owners in 2020! This beautiful 2,695 square foot, 4 bed/2.5 bath/3 car garage features rich laminate flooring, a separate living room/dining room combo, a bonus loft, breakfast bar, and breakfast nook.  Outdoor entertaining is a breeze with the Pergola covered paver patio.  The spacious garage includes a tandem space, perfect for a third car, space for storage or a home-gym.  Solar energy too!!  Don’t miss this great opportunity!  Perfectly priced at $478,500!  Visit Bit.ly/530LittleSorrel for more info and photos, and email me, if you would like to schedule an appointment.
You’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from the slopes at 30 Tanea Court, in South Reno!!  If you want to make that dream your reality, you’ll need to go see it this weekend!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway, it’s a quick 20 min drive to Mt. Rose Ski Resort, getting more snow this weekend to build that sweet, white base!  30 Tanea Court is also close to Summit Shopping, the Raley’s Shopping Center, the library, park and more!  See for yourself Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScoutOffered for $529,500!  Contact me today for a showing appointment.
Posted on December 12, 2019 at 7:50 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

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