The Weekend Warrior (Jan 9-12)

LANCE WOODS
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 9-11
PIONEER UNDERGROUND AND LEX NIGHTCLUB

One of Sacramento’s most loved comedians returns to Reno-Sparks for 3 nights of fun standup.  Lance Woods, the self-described “humble, international sex symbol,” is a Christian comedian who delivers high-energy performances, shoots clever punchlines and is not a potty-mouth.  He has been featured on Hulu and FOX, and has headlined at top venues around the country and before US Marine Corp troops in Japan.  Catch one of five shows at Pioneer Underground or LEX Nightclub this weekend. Tickets can be purchased online at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

RENO LATIN DANCE FEST
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 9-11
SILVER LEGACY RESORT CASINO @ THE ROW

The Silver Legacy is “en fuego” (translation: “on fire”) this weekend when thousands of steamy dancers converge at the Reno Latin Dance Fest & Zouk and Urban Kiz Experience.  If you’ve never stepped foot on a Latin dance floor, no worries.  You’ll be in good hands learning from the best instructors in the country at this mega annual event that features classes, workshops and dance showcases.  Then take your newly acquired hot moves you picked up during the day, and show them off late into the night at the ensuing dance parties!  Seriously… ALL levels of experience are welcome!  Register and learn more at RenoLatinDanceFest.com.

WHAT RHYMES WITH AMERICA
SELECT DATES FRIDAY, JANUARY 10-SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
RESTLESS ARTISTS’ THEATRE – 295 20th Street, Sparks

Straight from Restless Artists’ Theatre, “A father and his teenage daughter stand on either side of a closed door.  Life is unraveling for him, and it is entirely uncertain for her. So begins Melissa James Gibson’s poignant, funny play about estrangement and the partially examined life. With Gibson’s spare style, mordant wit, and compassionate insight, one of the most emotionally penetrating and unique voices in theatre today wonders What Rhymes with America.”  Performance dates and tickets are available at RATTheatre.org.

MICHAEL JACKSON: A THRILLING TRIBUTE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The Grand Theatre stage lights up with the positive energy and sizzling moves of Falynne Lewing in Michael Jackson: A THRILLING Tribute.  To know this young women is to love her, for the commitment she has made to her art, the dedication to her studies, the people she has inspired and the giving from her heart and soul. Since she was 5 years old and diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, this amazing entertainer has dedicated her life to perfecting every dance step of The King of Pop.  She has entertained thousands across the country over the last several years, and returns to Reno with her super backup dancers for a spectacular show benefiting the Autism Coalition Of Nevada.  Learn more about Falynne Lewing on her Facebook Page and get tickets in advance at GrandSierraResort.com.

PRO BULL RIDING: VELOCITY TOUR
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 (8 pm) and SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 (7 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER

It’s all a bunch of bull this Friday and Saturday night at the PBR Velocity Tour in the Reno Events Center!  The best of the best tour the country, and land on their feet in Downtown Reno for the most adrenaline rushing eight seconds you’ll witness! The live action begins at 8 pm on Friday and 7 pm on Saturday, and will leave you on the edge of your seat and wanting more at the end of the heart-pumping evening.  For links to get tickets and more info about Professional Buller Riders, visit PBR.com.

VISIT RENO’S 1st & ONLY BOARD GAME PARLOUR
ANYDAY (12-11 pm)
THE GLASS DIE – 675 Holcomb Ave, Midtown Reno

If you love to play boardgames, have a hankering for a tasty beverage and enjoy hanging out with your friends, then you may want to pop in to The Glass Die in Midtown Reno this weekend.  Grab your buddies and besties, gather around one of 9 handcrafted tables, and choose from 800 games, free of charge.  If you’d like to wet your whistle, select from 12 taps with a rotating selection of craft beer and cider, wine, locally roasted Magpie cold brew coffee served on nitro, loose leaf tea and bottled soda. Learn more about The Glass Die and explore the monstrous selection of games available at TheGlassDie.com.

GET CREATIVE!
WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS, WORKSHOP TIMES VARY
BOARD & BRUSH CREATIVE STUDIO – RENO & SPARKS LOCATIONS

Join the many across the country who are hopping on the creative bandwagon at Board & Brush in Reno or Sparks.  Board & Brush is your place to build on-trend, farmhouse-classic, inspirational pieces of décor for your home, office or cottage.  The studios offer a vintage, timeless look with accents of black and weathered wood to help cultivate your inner DIY design skills.  Click HERE to view the gallery of project ideas at your disposal, and register for your workshop today at BoardandBrush.com.

ENJOY A BEVERAGE & THROW AXES
OPEN DAILY (AXE THROWING 10am-9 pm & BAR 11 am-Midnight)
RENO AXE – 100 N. Sierra Street, Downtown Reno
Have a hankering to enjoy a tasty beverage and to throw some sharp objects?  No… not at the same time… the drink comes after!  Gather your friends and head to The Biggest Little City’s only axe-throwing establishment, Reno Axe for a few hours of fun like you’ve probably never had before. Perhaps this is your first time throwing an axe?  No worries, professional are on-site to instruct you.  Post axe-throwing games are available too, like beer-pong, flip-cup, mini basketball, tiki toss, quarterback throwing and golf chipping.  No excuses for boredom here.  For more, visit RenoAxe.com.

JOIN A GYM… GET IN SHAPE!
ANYDAY
ANY GREAT ATHLETIC CLUB
Now that we’ve turned the corner on a new year and decade, you may have decided to make a personal commitment to better health.  It’s no secret that regular exercise is a key element to a longterm fit lifestyle.  Fortunately, Northern Nevada has several options for Gym Membership.  Not a member yet?  Most establishments will offer you a free trial period, so get in and try it out?  Here are a few suggestions:
SNOWSHOE TOURS
DAYS & TIMES VARY
NORTH LAKE TAHOE, NORTHSTAR & ALPINE MEADOWS

The beauty of the Sierras and the majesty of Lake Tahoe await you!  Yes, a winter wonderland is right in our backyard, and a Snowshoe Tour might be just the activity to get you off the couch and out into nature this weekend to explore it.  Tahoe Adventure Company offers day, sunset, full-moon (Friday, Jan 10), star-gazing and team-building tours, while Alpine Meadows is slated for their moonlit tour and dinner (Saturday, Jan 11) and NorthStar leads a twilight tour (Saturday, Jan 11).  Visit all websites to choose the adventure that appeals to you!  You’ll be glad you did!

PUZZLE & ESCAPE ROOMS
DAYS & TIMES VARY
SEVERAL LOCATIONS

Are you up for a mind-bender?  Something to challenge your brain beyond your daily routine?  It might just be the time for you and your friends to challenge your noggins at a Puzzle/Escape Room.  Choose from a number of different themed rooms (i.e. Blackbeard’s Treasure, Lost Cabin, Valley of the Kings, Below Ground), and make your way through levels of hints to escape.  This isn’t designed to be a scary activity…  Just exercise your cerebrum and have fun!  Here are a few locations around Reno-Sparks:

TAKE TO THE LOCAL SLOPES FOR SOME SNOW RIDING!
ANYDAY
MULTIPLE RESORTS LISTED HERE
To snow or not to snow?  That IS the question!  The other question is, “WHERE?”  Fortunately, we have plenty of enticing options.  Seek the best bases and coverage at the following local resorts, and click below for current conditions:
ENJOY A GREAT MOVIE!
ANYDAY
MOVIE THEATER OF YOUR CHOOSING

Let’s go to the movies… Here is a list some of the top films out in theaters now that you might want to catch:

Jojo Rabbit: Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on.
The Lighthouse:  Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Honey Boy:  When 12-year-old Otis begins to find success as a television star, his abusive, alcoholic father returns and takes over as his guardian, and their contentious relationship is followed over a decade.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood:  Lloyd Vogel, an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers, approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger’s empathy, kindness and decency soon chips away at Vogel’s jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past.

THE TIME TRAVELERS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12 (4-5 pm)
IMPOSSIBLES MAGIC SHOP & THEATRE

Phoenix Phenomenal and Zamazing Zoey take magic to another level at their brand new magic show, The Time Travelers.  Watch, in awe, as these two talented youngsters are transported together through space and time to experience different decades of magic.  You’ll be surprised and mystified by new illusions, mentalism, sleight of hand and Rubik’s cube magic.  They may be young, but you’ll be impressed with what these talented kid magicians will bring to the stage.  Learn more and purchase tickets in advance at ImpossiblesMagicShop.com.

30 Tanea Court – South Reno
Close to Skiing, Shopping, Library, Park!!
This beautiful home is so ready for her new owner!  If you love to ski, hike, shop, read, play, and cook, 30 Tanea Court may just be the perfect one for you!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway, she boasts 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms (1 bed/1bath are downstairs), a living room, family room, dining room, breakfast nook AND bonus room!  The spacious backyard features plenty of space for a garden, and has a working pond and a storage shed. With 2,698 square feet of living space on 1/3 acre, you can’t go wrong.  Take advantage of the reduced price of $529,500!  For more information and pictures, please visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout.
2020 Outlook:
Northern Nevada’s Construction Industry Shows No Signs of Slowing
Take a look around and you’ll notice that Reno’s construction scene has exploded over the last few year.  It seems as though you can’t make a turn without seeing another project coming to fruition.  Residential, commercial, industrial, multi-family, single family… You name it, we’re building it!  With the recent lure of technology and advanced manufacturing companies to Greater Reno-Sparks. Northern Nevada Business View reports that in October 2019 “statewide year-over-year construction employment spiked nearly 12 percent, with 10,500 new jobs added to the construction workforce… That’s the fastest job growth of any industry in Nevada.”  And the industry is showing no signs of slowing.  Learn more about projected construction growth in Northern Nevada by clicking HERE.
Posted on January 9, 2020 at 5:48 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

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