Weekend Warrior (Dec 26-31)

NEVADA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

VARIOUS RENO VENUES

Finish your year with refined sophistication at the Nevada Chamber Music Festival.  This season, Nevada welcomes acclaimed cellist and chamber musician Clive Greensmith in his inaugural season as Artistic Director of the festival.  The special annual musical extravaganza spans seven days, brings in two guest ensembles for the first time, and offers an array of delightful performances you won’t want to miss.  Concerts take place at three Reno churches, the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel and Hall Recital Hall at UNR.  Learn more at RenoChamberOrchestra.org.

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 (8 pm)

PIONEER UNDERGROUND

What happens when you grow up in a large family full of characters?  You become a quick-witted, fast-talking comedian, full of stories.  Carlos Rodriguez brings a silly, clever and approachable voice to his standup shows, drudging up deep-rooted memories of his childhood.  He extracts the humor from the simplest ideas and the most off-beat subject matter.  Catch Rodriguez live at the Pioneer Underground for one night only, and get your tickets in advance at RenoTahoeComedy.com.  Enjoy a funny clip of Rodriguez HERE.

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOM

The Eldorado Showroom has officially transformed to Santa’s Christmas Wonderland and will remain in this state until December 29!  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.

RON JOSOL
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26-28

ART TRUCKEE GALLERY & WINE BAR and PIONEER UNDERGROUND

Canadian-Filipino comedian Ron Josol makes an appearance in Truckee Thursday night, and returns to Pioneer Underground’s Reno Tahoe Comedy this weekend!  He’s the most recognizable Asian comedian in Canada, and has spent the last several years on Comedy Network, ABS-CBN Asia, Showtime Dubai, CBC, Discovery Channel, Echo, omni1&2, MTV Canada, and recently the Biography Channel Canada.  I just checked out this hilarious video of Josol doing standup and highly recommend checking it out!  As the video progressed, I found myself just laughing harder and harder.  My stomach was seriously hurting. Don’t miss his hilarious show and get your tickets at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

 
STRAIGHT NO CHASER
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

This weekend, Grand Sierra Resort brings us Straight No Chaser, a professional, and might I add handsome, a cappella group that originated in 1996 at Indiana University. You may remember that in 2007, the group’s video of “The 12 Days of Christmas” went viral on YouTube, and the rest was history. Straight No Chaser brings their vocal genius to the Grand Theatre stage this Friday!  So buy your tickets online and get more info at GrandSierraResort.com.

 
KEN JEONG
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL

Remember this hysterical actor from the movies Knocked UpHangover and Role Models?  Actor, producer, writer and comedian Ken Jeong has played doctors in multiple films and TV shows, including “Dr. Ken”, the ABC sitcom based on his own real experience of becoming an actual MD while also following the path of becoming the hilarious actor and comedian he is today.  And when I say hilarious, I mean HILARIOUS!  Click HERE to watch Josol during a standup show while skillfully handling a heckler.  Learn more about Ken Jeong and get your tickets to see him live at SilverLegacyReno.com.

 
HOLIDAY DREAMS
MULTIPLE DATES THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

As the 2019 Holiday Season wraps up, you may find yourself wanting just a little more!  Holiday Dreams at the Grand Sierra Resort is a fun, annual production that blends modern music, computer animation and projection mapping, and holographic techniques with live acrobats, artists and world-class performers. For more information and tickets to the exciting show, visit GrandSierraResort.com.

 
NORTHERN NIGHTS
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
INCLINE VILLAGE & CRYSTAL BAY, NV – VENUE VARIES BY EVENT

The spirit of the holidays and the wonder of winter at Lake Tahoe are yours to enjoy through New Year’s Eve!  Incline Village and Crystal Bay offer several awesome events sprinkled throughout this magical month.  This weekend, you’ll enjoy live music from fun local bands like Hellbound Glory, The Greg Golden Band, Petty Theft, California Honeydrops and Sal’s Greenhouse.  Check out the line-up for these final days of 2019 at NorthernLightsTahoe.com.

SNOWGLOBE MUSIC FESTIVAL
SUN & MON, DEC 29 & 30 (2-10 pm) & TUES, DEC 31 (3 pm-12:30 am)

LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA

Say farewell to the year gone by, and ring in the New Year at South Lake Tahoe’s biggest music event of the year, SnowGlobe Music Festival.  It’s a massive concert experience that spans three days and features 52 musical artist from near and far.  Feed off of the energy of thousands of other fun festival-goers, and enjoy the crisp, clean winter air of the Sierras these last few days and nights of 2019.  Get a sense for what this awesome event is like by checking out “SnowGlobe NYE (2018) featuring Above and Beyond.”  Learn more at SnowGlobMusicFestival.com.

When it comes to dining and partying on New Year’s Eve, Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe has you covered!  The highlight of Tuesday night’s festivities is a massive gathering under the Reno Arch to watch cascading fireworks shooting off the roofs of nearby casinos.  If you’re looking for a good time ringing in 2020, check out NewToReno.com for all the exciting events happening around Northern Nevada!

20 WAYS TO BE A BETTER HOST!
So you’re throwing a party, and you want to step up your game….  Let Epicurious.com be your guide to being a rockstar host for your next social gathering!  And at the end of your successful shin-dig, your guests will be looking forward to the invitation to your next one!  Learn about the “20 Ways to Be a Better Host” by clicking HERE.
Yes!  Reno is in the news again!  Earlier this month, BusinessInsider.com release an article entitled, Real Estate Agents Reveal the Hottest Markets for the Next 10 Years.”  In the publication online, Business Insider asked real estate agents and experts across the country for their predictions for the most popular real estate markets in the 2020’s.  Raking at #5 is our very own RENO, NV!  In addition to Tesla being one of the reasons for this optimistic forecast, no state income tax, lower housing costs, an international airport, and proximity to Lake Tahoe were also leading indicators for Reno’s healthy outlook. Check out the entire article at BusinessInsider.com.
Posted on December 26, 2019 at 6:02 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

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