The Weekend Warrior (Feb 27-Mar 1)

JUSTIN RUPPLE AND MIKE FALZONE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27-29
PIONEER UNDERGROUND
Just try to keep Justin Rupple away from Reno!  After one hell of a funny performance Valentine’s Weekend at LEX Nightclub, the talented vocal impressionist and super entertaining comedian is back.  He is joined by Mike Falzone who has made a name for himself on YouTube and LA comedy clubs. Get a flavor for each comedian’s style by watching Rupple’s Demo Video and Falzone’s “I Love My Pet Day.”  These two headliners’ show commemorates Reno Tahoe Comedy’s 9th Birthday!  Visit RenoTahoeComedy.com to buy tickets and celebrate at the Pioneer Underground.
SHEN YUN
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 1
PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


Everyone loves a great story, and Chinese culture has 5,000 years full of them. Historic epics, timeless literary classics, and mystical folklore make up Shen Yun’s world of deities and magic. Each of the four performances includes short dance stories of heroes who battle demons, fly up to the heavens, and visit deep-sea palaces. Packed with action, courage, and humor, these tales embody the wisdom and virtues of ancient China. It’s 5,000 years of civilization—reborn!  Purchase tickets in advance at PioneerCenter.com, or at the Pioneer Box Office M-F 11 am-6 pm and 2 hours before each show.

THE CHILDREN
THURS-SAT, FEBRUARY 27-29 (7:30 pm)

BRÜKA THEATRE – 99 N. Virginia Street, Downtown Reno

Brüka Theatre’s 27th Season
 continues with a fantastical, sci-fi drama, The Children.  A transfer from London’s Royal Court Theatre, The Children was Lucy Kirkwood’s first Broadway play that debuted in 2017.  It tells the story of two retired scientists who have settled into an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles, when an old friend arrives with a frightening request. The Children is a cautionary tale for apocalyptic times.  Intrigued?  Learn more and purchase tickets to one of the many performances over the next couple of weeks at Brüka.org.

SNOWFEST
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28-SUNDAY, MARCH 8
SEVERAL LOCATIONS NORTH LAKE TAHOE 


Though snow has been limited in the last couple of months, that certainly won’t stop us from honoring it!  Snowfest is a 10-day celebration of winter and North Lake Tahoe’s community efforts to benefit local non-profits, public programs, student organizations and scholarships.  Highlights of the festival include fireworks in Tahoe City opening night, Tahoe City’s spirited Winterfest parade, Gar Wood’s 31st annual Polar Bear Swim, games and activities for kiddos, and so much more.  Just visit TahoeSnowFest.com for all the fun details and the schedule of events.

LEGO BATTLEBOTS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29
DISCOVERY MUSEUM


Do you have a little robotics engineer on your hands?  Looking for something fun that will challenge him/her this weekend?  The Discovery Museum hosts a workshop for children itching to build the ultimate BattleBot using LEGO® Mindstorm robotics. Participants test their bot’s capabilities when they pit it against their fellow participants’s bots in head-to-head, sumo-style battle. The objective? Push the competitor’s bot out of the ring to declare victory!  Age 5-8 bot-builders engage from 10-11:30 am and kiddo’s age 9-12 build and compete from 1-4 pm.  For more info and to register, visit NVDM,org.

TEDx UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 (8 am-4 pm)
RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION CENTER


Are you new to TED?  TED is short for Technology, Entertainment, Design. And although TED began in 1984 as a conference where these three topics converged, today TED conferences cover all topics, from science to business to global issues.  TEDx University of Nevada is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances are shared with our community. It’s a day full of deep thought, exciting new ideas and community networking.  Tickets are on sale until they are sold out, so hop online to checkout the lineup of speakers and purchase tickets now, at TEDxUniversityOfNevada.org.

RENO 1868 FC vs SAN DIEGO LOYAL SC
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 (12:00 pm)
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO


It’s SOCCER TIME!!  And our very own Reno 1868 FC take on the San Diego Loyal SC in the first home match of the season.  Last year, our guys finished 2nd in the Western Conference of the United Soccer League.  San Diego makes its debut in the 2020 season as an expansion team.  How will the duel unfold on the field?  Watch and find out, whether streaming live or purchasing tickets at Reno1868FC.com.  OH… and don’t forget to wear your blue, silver/gray and gold to support our team!

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
ALL WEEKEND
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART – 160 W Liberty St, Reno


Challenge yourself with a new skill, or sharpen the skills you have.  Whatever your level of expertise may be, you’ll always find a fun class or workshop to help you meet your artistic goals at the Nevada Museum of Art.  Here are the classes offered this weekend:
Thursday, Feb 27: Intro to Watercolors.  Great for beginners who would like to experiment with watercolor techniques in an instructive setting, this class is designed for anyone who would like to explore the medium of watercolor without the commitment.
Friday, Feb 28: Fused Glass Earring and Pendant Workshop.  Learn to cut flat glass, use frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass, and even pebbles to create beautiful hand-made jewelry.
Saturday & Sunday, Feb 29 & Mar 1: Glass Bead Workshop.  Create five or more beads in this 3-hour intensive, introductory glass-blowing course taught by Mantra Glass Art.
Visit NevadaArt.org for this weekend’s schedule, registration info,
and to learn more about upcoming classes and workshops!

KORN & BREAKING BENJAMIN
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 (7pm)
RENO EVENT CENTER 


Are you up for a fun night of hard-hitting alternative metal?  You’re in luck!  Korn is heading to Reno Saturday night with fan favorites like “Falling Away From Me,” “Coming Undone” and “Got The Life.”  As an added bonus, Break Benjamin is touring with Korn.  Also classified as an alternative rock, post-grunge band, the group holds nothing back in hits like “The Diary of Jane” and “I Will Not Bow.”  Enjoy both bands for an unforgettable night of great music at the Reno Events Center.  For tickets and more info, visit SilverLegacyReno.com.

RICHARD MARX: AN ACOUSTIC EVENING OF LOVE SONGS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL


Calling all Richard Marx fans!  You’re in for a special treat this Saturday evening when the man who serenaded you through the late 80’s takes the stage of the Grand Exposition Hall.  Hit after hit, Marx will woo you again with mega-hits like “Hold On To The Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Endless Summer Nights,” “Angelia“… The list goes on and on, and when you hear them this weekend, he’ll completely transport you to the time and places you enjoyed them “back in the day.”  Get your tickets now at SilverLegacyReno.com.

B.o.B.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 (Doors open at 10 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – LEX NIGHTCLUB 


Enter the hop-hop world of B.o.B. late Saturday night and into Sunday morning!  Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr, better known as B.o.B. quickly rose to fame with his debut single, “Nothin’ On You,” in 2009.  The massive hit is a successful collaboration with Bruno Mars.  He also teamed up with Hayley Williams of Paramore in his 3rd released single “Airplanes.”  The release resulted in 138,000 digital downloads in its first week to the public, and peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100.  Catch B.o.B live at LEX Nightclub, and buy tickets online at GrandSierraResort.com.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
SUNDAY, MARCH 1 (7-11:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL – WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL


Arrested Development
makes it’s way to Reno for a chill evening of hip-hop fun at Cargo Concert Hall! You may remember this group from the early 90’s, when popular songs like “Mr. Wendal,” “Tennessee” and “Everyday People” topped the charts.  Since then, they have been “hip-hop trailblazers” and “cultural champions of consciousness and empowerment across the planet.  Their representation of eclectic and vibrant African sounds and clothing has produced a unique clash of rhythms and style that continue to contrast the expected look and sound of hip-hop culture.”  Don’t miss them in Reno this Sunday, and purchase your tickets at EventBrite.com.

RENO TEAM SCAVENGER HUNT
DAILY
BEGINS AT IDLEWILD PARK POOL – 1805 IDLEWILD DRIVE


Get outside, and discover something new while getting some light exercise for your body and mind!  Puzzling Adventures™ cleverly combine a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour into one entertaining activity. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that teams are guided to via a series of questions or puzzles in order to receive your next instruction. All you need is your own mobile device and an Internet connection.  Great for teams of all ages, it’s a race against the clock to beat other teams before you.  Learn more and book your Puzzling Adventure at PuzzlingAdventures.com or EventBrite.com for a booking.

YOUR LOCAL SKI CONDITIONS AND LIFT STATUS
ANYDAY
CHOOSE AN AWESOME LOCAL RESORT


It’s not quite spring, but ski and snowboarding conditions say otherwise.  If you like groomers, your playground awaits you.  Here are the local mountain conditions this weekend:

FEATURED RESTAURANT
LIBERTY FOOD & WINE EXCHANGE

Just last weekend, I had the pleasure of revisiting Liberty Food & Wine Exchange before heading over to a Pioneer Center performance.  This hip little establishment in Downtown Reno has it going on!  Service was spot-on, the wine was refreshing, and my Pappardelle Bolognese was out of this world. I savored every bite!  Serving up the freshest organic flavors of Northern Nevada ranchers and farmers, as well as quality cocktails and wines, Liberty doesn’t miss a beat. Additionally, the boutique market offers Liberty Artisan meats and house-made breads, pastas and sauces.  Make Liberty Food & Wine Exchange your next choice for dining out in Reno!  Visit LibertyFoodandWine.com for a peak at the menu and to explore other gems established by Chef and Restauranteur Mark Estee.

THE #1 MISCONCEPTION IN THE HOME BUYING PROCESS
Home prices have risen in recent years, but compared to this same time last year, you may be surprised that home buying may be more affordable than you think.  Visit my “In-The-Know Real Estate Blog” at DeniseHallerbach.com to learn more about The #1 Misconception in the Home Buying Process.
Posted on February 27, 2020 at 2:58 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , ,

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