THURSDAY, MARCH 5 (5-7 pm)
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART
It’s First Thursday! You know what that means? It’s time to kick off the weekend and the month. We’re invited to get out, listen to some fun music, enjoy a little art, indulge in our favorite beverage, mingle and take pleasure in the company of friends and new acquaintances. This weekend, one of Reno’s more popular bands, Arizona Jones, brings a carefree energy and puts “their rockin’ spin on classic R&B from the 60’s and 70’s.” Beverages are served by Great Basin Brewing Company and Whispering Vine Wine Company. Learn more and buy tickets in advance at NevadaArt.org.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 5-7
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLULB
Don’t let this innocent looking photo fool you. Jessica Michelle Singleton brings just enough naughty to her stand-up comedy to give an edginess to her performance. She “combines introspective observations and vulnerable personal stories, coupled with ideas from what some people refer to as a hyperactive, weird and slightly deranged imagination to make people laugh so hard they cry…” Singleton has been traveling the globe, spreading her humor to audiences around North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. She is here in Reno for 5 funny stand-up performances, so catch her at one of them. Visit RenoTahoeComedy.com for showtimes and ticket sales.
THRU SUNDAY, MARCH 8
LAUGH FACTORY – INSIDE THE SILVER LEGACY
Funnyman, actor and talented voiceover artist Joe Nipote takes the stage at Laugh Factory to make you smile and laugh the entire way through. This quick-witted comedian originally from Southfield, Michigan has made a name for himself since 1980, opening for major headliners in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Atlantis, co-starring in several movies and the Paramount series “Viper” and touring the country doing stand-up. Click here for a great example of Nipote’s spirit on-stage and with his audience. See him live at one of his many appearances this weekend at LaughFactory.com.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6-SUNDAY, MARCH 8
RENO-SPARKS LIVESTOCK EVENTS CENTER
The aroma of cotton candy and buttered popcorn, the excitement of building music, the bravery of acrobats and tightrope walkers, and the courage of motorcyclists taking on the “globe of death.” Experience all this and more at Jordan World Circus, coming to The Biggest Little City this weekend. It wouldn’t be the circus without highly trained and skilled elephants and tigers, and Jordan World Circus has them. Don’t miss this treat for the whole family! For tickets in advance, please visit the Facebook Events Page.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6- SATURDAY, APRIL 4 (DAYS VARY BY WEEK)
GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE
It’s opening weekend of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre this weekend! The play, brimming with slapstick comedy, takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. It is more specifically a play-within-a-play that captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of ‘Nothing On’ in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. This delightful production runs through April 4! For tickets and more info, please visit GoodLuckMacbeth.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 6 (8 pm)
NUGGET CASINO RESORT – NUGGET BALLROOM
Transport yourself back to the early 90’s, when TLC topped the charts with #1 single fan-favorites like “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” “Unpretty” and more! The group’s accolades include 4 career Grammy Awards, 5 MTV Video Music Awards, and 5 Soul Train Music Awards and more! TLC is down one member, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, as she tragically died in an auto accident in 2002, but remaining members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas carried on, finishing their 4th studio album in 2002, and in 2017 producing their self-titled 5th album. They light up the Grand Sierra stage with their cool energy for one night only! Purchase tickets online to see TLC live at GrandSierraResort.com.
THRU SUNDAY, MARCH 8
SEVERAL LOCATIONS NORTH LAKE TAHOE
Snowfest,North Lake Tahoe’s awesome 10-day celebration of winter, offers plenty of fun for locals and visitors alike. The event proceeds benefit local non-profits, public programs, student organizations and scholarships in the North Lake Tahoe community. For full details of what is happening in the final days of Snowfest, visit TahoeSnowFest.com. Here is a summary of events happening this weekend!
Thursday, March 5: West Shore Market Cornhole Tournament, Meet the Avalanche Rescue Dogs of Squaw Valley
Friday, March 6: Bridgetender’s 11th Annual RIbfest,”A Night in New Orleans” with Ike and Martin, Blake Apalooza at Blue Agave
Saturday, March 7: North Tahoe Public Utility District Pancake Breakfast, Dress Up Your Dog event, Snowfest Parade in Kings Beach, Alaskan Open Snow Golf Tournament, Home play live at Hacienda del Lago.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL
I’m not sure where the sound of The Beach Boys takes you, but for me, I’m instantly swept away to the Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk to a much simpler time. This iconic throwback band certainly elicits memories of walking the strand and hearing these instantly recognizable tunes. The Beach Boys are likely to bring back favorites this weekend like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Surfin’ USA,” “I Get Around” and “Kokomo” come to mind. If you want to see The Beach Boys live, don’t wait to buy tickets. Get them online now at SilverLegacyReno.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
You might be wondering why the band 311 is named 311… Well, it just so happens that it originated from the police code “311” that indicates indecent exposure. This came after the band’s original guitarist was arrested for streaking in their hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Naughty boy! The rest is history. The band went on to produce 13 studio albums, 2 live albums, 4 compilation albums, 4 EPs and 4 DVDs. 311 produced popular hits like “All Mixed Up” in 1995 “Beautiful Disaster” and 1997. Enjoy their unique blend of alternative-rock, reggae-rock, funk-rock and alternative-metal Saturday night. Get tickets to see them live in Reno at GrandSierraResort.com asap.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 (10:30 pm)
R&B artist Ginuwine, makes a stop in Reno’s Grand Sierra Resort for a late night of live music and his greatest hits. Groove to fan-favorites like “Pony” (has nearly 98,000,000 views on YouTube), “Differences” and “So Anxious,” Ginuwine has enjoyed a fruitful career, having released a number of multi-platinum and platinum-selling albums and singles, becoming one of R&B’s top artists during the late 1990s and early 2000s. If you want to party late into the night and early morning hours at the GRS, you may want to get your tickets now at LEXNightclub.com.
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART – 160 W Liberty St, Reno
Perhaps you’re in the mood to get creative and bring out your inner artist this weekend! Here are the classes and workshops offered to the Nevada Museum of Art:
Thursday, Mar 5- Life Drawing: Open Studio. Explore a variety of media while working freely from nude models. Both male and female models will be posed and drawn. Age 18+ (15+ with instructor approval).
Friday, Mar 6- Book Arts: Coptic-Style Hardcover Journal. Create a beautiful hardcover journal with exposed sewing on the spine and inventive book covers. Age 15+
Saturday & Sunday, Mar 7 & 8- Edward Hopper Inspired Oil Landscape Painting. Re-create a “master copy” of Edward Hopper’s fine art. Age 15+
and to learn more about upcoming classes and workshops!
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 (8 pm) & SUNDAY, APRIL 19 (2 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts goes “Under the Sea” April 18 & 19 when A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents The Little Mermaid. Choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, The Little Mermaid is the captivating story of a beautiful mermaid and her dreams of becoming a human. A dashing prince, a sea witch, crabs, and jovial eels have starring roles in this fantasy adventure. The classic story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra with Laura Jackson will perform the exciting score. Select and purchase your tickets early for best seats by visiting PioneerCenter.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Pioneer Box Office M-F, 11 am-6 pm and 2 hours before each show.
CHOOSE AN AWESOME LOCAL RESORT
While winter decided to make her mini comeback last weekend with 1 to 1.5 feet of additional snow on the base, skiers and boarders are hopeful that our typical March resurgence of winter will come through in the coming weeks! Forecasters predict more precipitation this weekend, but just how much will fall? Check your favorite snow riding resorts below for conditions and lift status: