THROUGH SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (9 am-8 pm)
RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION CENTER
Huntsman alert! Safari Club International’s Annual Convention is calling your name! But to attend this massive gathering with everything hunting-related at your disposal under one roof, you’ll need to join the club. Once you’ve done that, you’ll enjoy 650,000 square feet of exhibit space that offers the opportunity to book hunts, shop for the latest guns and equipment. And after the exhibits close each day, the evening fun begins with live entertainment, speakers, auctions for amazing adventures and artwork and more! Every purchase provides crucial funds to help preserve our hunting heritage and fund conservation efforts worldwide. Learn more at SafariClub.org.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6-8
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB
Rising comedic star Craig Conant has gathered quite a bit of material from his colorful past to carry his standup career. After living a life that included substance abuse and multiple arrests, he finally had enough of his destructive lifestyle, only to turn his attention to comedy and getting sober. Conant’s hugely successful YouTube Podcast “Community Service” has about 18,600 subscribers and 66 videos. He brings his standup performance to Reno this weekend for five hilarious performances. Get tickets to one of the shows at RenoTahoeComedy.com.
THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9
LAUGH FACTORY RENO – INSIDE SILVER LEGACY
At 3’6″, Tanyalee Davis is kind of like the Ferrari of comedy… low to the ground and kind of racy. The Canadian-born comic has toured around the globe, performing at US Marine bases in Japan, in the UK on “World’s Smallest People” and on BBC Northern Ireland. She has performed in her own off-Strip show in Las Vegas called “Little Comedian, BIG Laughs” as well as her one-woman show called “Little Do They Know” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews. Tanyalee’s perception of people, and how they perceive her, exaggerates the humor of life’s “little” tasks and routines. Super funny lady… watch a brief standup performance of “Tanyalee Live at The Apollo.” Purchase tickets to see her live at SilverLegacyReno.com.
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6-9
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART
Lately, I’ve discovered that the Nevada Museum of Art offers Classes and Workshops to sharpen your artistic and crafting skills and bring out your creative side. Instruction is offered to aspiring artists of all ages and abilities. Here is the lineup of classes offered this weekend:
Thursday, Feb 6- Life Drawing: Open Studio. Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from nude models in this popular open studio class. Both male and female models will be present and instruction is available upon request.
Friday, Feb 7- Intro to Linocut Printing: Birds. Learn to carve simple, beautiful patterns or images in linoleum and print them using Japanese hand printing techniques.
Saturday, Feb 8- Hand Painted Folk Hearts. Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce students to basic painting techniques to create beautiful hand painted hearts.
Sunday, Feb 9- Kids’ Corner: Hand-Marbled Valentine Cards. Students 7-12 years old are invited to learn a clever technique for creating beautiful marbled patterns on paper using shaving cream and watercolor.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (6:30-11:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL @ WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL
Transport yourself to Jamaica Friday night when you see Alborosie & The Shengan Clan at Cargo Concert Hall. Though he was born and raised in Marsala, Sicily, Alborosie (Alberto D’Ascola) took to the reggae scene at the young age of 15 in the band Reggae National Tickets in Bergamo, Italy. Eight years later, he jumped two feet into his solo career and moved to Kinston, Jamaica where he could become one with reggae and the Rastafari culture. Click HERE to have a listen to Alborosie & The Shengan Clan in concert, and purchase tickets to see them live this weekend at EventBrite.com.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 & 8 (7:30 pm)
GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE COMPANY – 124 TAYLOR ST – MIDTOWN RENO
Good Luck Macbeth continues its Fear of Missing Out series with a comedic, poignant reinterpretation of one of the world’s favorite show’s least favorite season. It’s an all-out parody of Game of Thrones Season 8. Were you dissatisfied with the final season of one of the best fantasy television shows in history? So too was the exceptional and creative team of Good Luck MacBeth! Full of intrigue, deception, and hilarity, this show is sure to satisfy fans and non-fans alike. Purchase tickets to Friday or Saturday evening’s performances at GoodLuckMacBeth.org.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (12-4 pm)
NATASHA’S WORLD JEWELRY – 5126 MEADOWOOD MALL CIR – BY WOMEN’S MACYS
Looking for something special for that someone special in your life? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Natasha’s World Jewelry has your gift-giving covered at the Valentine’s Local Artistian Showcase. Natasha features the following very talented artists Saturday afternoon:
Christine Gill: Hand-Woven Beaded Jewelry
Photos by Kazue: Nevada Landscape Photography
Miriam Gomberg: Multi-Media Artist/Painter
Emily Reid: Animal Artist/Painter
Clementine Vidalia Designs: Exotic Handmade Hats
Don’t miss all the unique art, collectables and the always-stunning jewelry of Natasha’s World Jewelry that are perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your honey. For more information, please visit Natasha’s World Jewelry’s Facebook Event Page.
THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS UNTIL FEBRUARY 16
RENO LITTLE THEATER -147 E. PUEBLO STREET – MIDTOWN RENO
One of world’s most beloved murder mysteries wraps up this weekend in Midtown after three weeks of performances. Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express loads a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one. It’s the perfect mystery for the world famous detective Hercule Poirot, n’est-ce pas. Wax your mustache, hold on to your passport, and get ready for a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express at Reno Little Theatre. Visit RenoLittleTheatre.org showtimes and dates, as well as info about Thirsty Thursday and discounts for seniors, military and students.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
CARGO CONCERT HALL @ WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL
Enjoy a high-energy evening at Cargo Concert Hall this Saturday night when Crobot, Aeges and Like Machines come to town. It’s all about “bad-ass” rock with all three bands who have been touring together and will make their way cross-country through spring. Want to get a taste for their sounds? Click HERE to listen to Corbot, HERE for Aeges and HERE to listen to Like Machines. If you want to see them all live, visit EventBrite.com to purchase tickets.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (8 pm-4 am)
DOWNTOWN RENO, NV
It’s the Biggest Little Great Pajama Jam in the World… time for Onesie Crawl, y’all! Don your most comfy, cozy onesie, and head out with your compadres for the snuggliest night of partying ever! While all of Reno Crawls are fun, this one seems to elicit the most smiles from those roaming the streets and bars of Downtown Reno. $10 gets you free cover to all 20+ participating pubs, nightclubs & restaurants within walking distance, over 50 drink specials ranging from $2-$4, free giveaways, hotel room discounts and more! Get all the fun details, including where to buy your crawl cup at CrawlReno.com.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (7 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
Known for his unmistakable voice and sentimental lyrics, Leo Dan has experienced great success in Mexico and Ecuador. He is loved and recognized as a talented composer, singer, actor, politician and television host. From a very young age, he expressed his love for music and composition, and at the age of 20, Dan landed his first contract with CBS in Buenos Aires. His debut song “Celia” reach No. 1 in Argentina and launched his enduring music career. Enjoy Leo Dan live, with special guests King Clave, Shaila Durcal, & Los Pasteles Verdes at Caravana del Amor, and get tickets to see them Sunday evening at GrandSierraResort.com.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (7 pm)
PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Twenty of Brigham Young University’s most talented singers and dancers are accompanied by ten of BYU’s finest musicians to bring us a Tuesday evening performance you won’t soon forget. For 50 years, 1,700 BYU Young Ambassadors have brought joy to audiences around the world, and this week they bring us Souvenirs, a glimpse into the half-century of travels the group has experienced. The show promises to be an energetic tradition of song and dance, one that captures the hearts of all ages. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit PioneerCenter.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Pioneer Center Box Office M-F 11am-6 pm and 2 hours before the show.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (7-11:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL
If you didn’t get enough Reggae love over the weekend with Alborosie & The Shengan Clan, or you missed that show all together, you may want to catch Steel Pulse on Tuesday night. The roots reggae band from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England comes to Reno “armed with compassion, encouraging all people to reject false ideals, set higher goals, and demand more from themselves to further unification.” Get to know Steel Pulse’s music in one of their fan-favorites, “Your House,” and buy your tickets to see them live at EventBrite.com.
Pitbull (Saturday, May 23, 8 pm): You name the award, Pitbull has either been nominated to receive it, or has won it. The Reggae/Latin hip-hop/crunk music sensation even had a Sirius XM station dedicated to his art, and those most similar to him. Learn more about Pitbull and purchase tickets to his spring concert at NuggetCasinoResort.com.
Toby Keith (Saturday, July 11, 8 pm): Back to the Nugget Event Center for the second straight year, Toby Keith brings a whole lot of fun to his faithful country fans. Well-known for his party songs like “I Love This Bar,” “Beer For My Horses” and “Red Solo Cup,” you’re sure to have a great night with Toby Keith, as I did last year! Learn more and purchase tickets at NuggetCasinoResort.com.
CHOOSE AN AWESOME LOCAL RESORT
It’s been a mixed back for weather in Northern Nevada and Northern California this week. What will this weekend bring for the local ski resorts? Click on your favorite mountain playground below for the current conditions!