The Weekend Warrior (July 9-12)

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THE WEEKEND WARRIOR

The Weekend Warrior is your guide for the best events happening around the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe region brought to you by Intero Real Estate Services Reno! Our hugely popular Artown during the month of July is keeping us entertained, both virtually and in-person. Check out the happenings this weekend!

ARTOWN
ALL OF JULY
ONLINE AND VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND NORTHERN NEVADA

Artown… The entire month of July is historically THE MONTH when Reno’s art and culture scene explodes. Daily during non-pandemic times, the parks, plaza, galleries and theaters overflow with locals and visitors here to embrace the beauty and intrigue of creativity in every form. This year, Artown performers take most of their performances to the virtual world where we can login and enjoy their works.  For those who need to get out of the house, masks and social distancing practices will be exercised at events that are taking place live.  Discover all events and classes offered at Artown.org.

ARTOWN ARTIST RECEPTION: MARTIN GOLLERY (THE NEVADA WE LOVE)
THURSDAY, JULY 9 (5-9 pm)
BUENOS GRILL (3892 Mayberry Dr. Ste. A, Reno)

Delight in the diverse beauty and unique energy of The Nevada We Love with beloved Lake Tahoe photographer Martin Gollery.  Gollery shares his finest works with the public at Buenos Grill Thursday evening where you’ll take in the beauty of his art and can enjoy 1/2 price drinks and complimentary chips and salsa during the reception.  Of course, eating dinner at Buenos Grill is never a  bad idea either.  This restaurant is COVID-19 compliant.  For more details visit Artown.org.

“MOVIES IN THE PARK”
FRIDAY, JULY 10 (9-11 pm)
WEST WIND EL RANCHO DRIVE-IN, SPARKS, NV

Starting last week, Artown and Cordillera International Film Festivals “Movies in the Park” changed residency in an effort to keep event-goers safe.  Under normal circumstances, we would be snuggling under a blanket or hanging out in a beach chair at Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno.  This year, we can enjoy summer flicks from the comfort of our own cars at the West Wind El Rancho Drive-In. This Friday night, The Goonies projects from the big screen.  This 1985 comedy classic follows a group of misfits as they take off on a treasure-hunting adventure. Free popcorn will be served and a special surprise guest panel will be on-site for Q&A. Entry is limited, so visit CiffNV.org to save your spot.

 

POPS AT HOME
THURS, JULY 9 / FRIDAY, JULY 10 / SATURDAY, JULY 11 ( 8 am)
ONLINE

Though we would rather be gathering like we do every year with the Reno Philharmonic LIVE at Wingfield park, we realize that social distancing in large groups is not our forte!  Join the Reno Phil remotely for Pops at Home and support the symphony & Pops on the River virtually. Check out the Pops at Home Party Pack for backyard entertainment opportunities and River-inspired gatherings with friends.  Enter a fun photo contest for a chance to win a VIP table with catered dinner at the 2021 Pops on the River & other prizes.  Learn more at RenoPhil.com.

A.V.A. BALLET THEATRE Presents VORTEX- THE BALLET THAT ROCKS
LIMITED TIME ACCESS
VIMEO VIDEO

Each year, Artown and A.V.A. Ballet Theatre bring Vortex- The Ballet That Rocks to Barley Ranch’s beautiful outdoor Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater.  This year, the memorable performances have been cancelled.  However, we do have a rare recorded show filmed last year available for our enjoyment.  Visit Vimeo.com to see the 2019 performance and please consider a donation to support A.V.A. Ballet Theatre by clicking here.

OUTSIDE DRAWING AND PAINTING FRENZY
SATURDAY, JULY 10 (11 am-1 pm)
CRISSIE CAUGHLIN PARK (3415 Idlewild Dr, Reno)

Bring out your inner Ansel Adams at the Outside Drawing and Painting Frenzy happening this Saturday at Crissie Caughlin Park in Reno.  Grab an easel and canvas, or just a sketchbook and pencils, relax into the beautiful surroundings of the park, and create your own masterpiece!  You’ll arrive at Crissie Caughlin park with your own art supplies where you’ll pick a view to draw or paint amongst other socially-distanced artists. Anthropologist and Artist Zoe Bray will be on site to guide you if you need it.  Learn more at Artown.org.

DISCOVER RENO NEIGHBORHOODS
THURS, JULY 9 (6 pm)  SAT, JULY 11 (9 am) & SUN, JULY 12 (2 pm)

ONLINE

Artown 2020 invites you to explore Reno’s history one neighborhood at a time.  Here is the lineup of tours happening virtually this weekend and beyond:Thursday, July 9 (6 pm):  CULTURAL CROSSROADS WEST.  Chinese herbal shops, Judaism’s early days and a rich African-American heritage come alive in this presentation. Includes a visit inside the Lear Theater and the historic Bethel AME Church.Saturday, July 10 (9 am):  BRICKS & STONES.  Get to know the Humboldt and Lander Streets Neighborhood. Discover the architectural treasures of this area… a mix of bungalows, period revivals and cottage styles.Tuesday, July 14 (6 pm):  MANSIONS ON THE BLUFF / COURT STREET.  Learn the story of Reno’s most treasured historic neighborhood. Many of early Reno’s prominent families built generous homes on this once treeless bluff overlooking the Truckee River with panoramic views of Peavine Mountain and the Sierra. Imagine the beauty and charm of this coveted neighborhood, largely developed by U.S. Senator Francis Newlands.

Wednesday, July 15 (6 pm):  LITERARY RENO.  Reno continues to be a mythical magnet for ‘outsider’ writers and characters. The misfits, outcasts and seekers. Let your imagination roam as you travel downtown streets encountered by traditional writers like Will James, Robert Laxalt and Joanne de Longchamps, then learn the haunts of contemporary writers such as Bernie Schopen, Willy Vlautin and Susan Palwick.

HIKE THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL
ANYDAY, ANYTIME
TAHOE RIM TRAIL

The stunning beauty of one of the most glorious treasures on Earth is yours to enjoy, and it’s right in our backyard!  The entire Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) is 170 miles long and loops completely around the Lake Tahoe Basin. Among several memorable segments, is Tahoe Meadows to Spooner Summit, and is accessible by 4 nearby trailheads. This segment is 24.1 miles in length and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Basin to the west, and Marlette Lakes and Washoe Valley to the east.  Learn more about this amazing adventure and detailed trail segment information for the entire TRT at TahoeRimTrail.org.
SUMMER DINNER CONCERT SERIES
SATURDAY, JULY 11 / SUNDAY, JULY 12 / TUESDAY, JULY 14 (6 pm)
WILD RIVER GRILLE (17 S. Virginia St)

Summer evenings in Northern Nevada are my absolute favorite.  And Wild River Grille, located steps from the Truckee River, is the perfect place to soak up the warm air, enjoy a beautiful dinner and listen to the evening’s local musical performances at the Summer Dinner Concert Series.  Here is the lineup of artists sharing their talents this weekend:Saturday, July 11 (6-9 pm):  Tany Jane.  A local acoustic duo who that nails popular covers and originals.  Visit YouTube.com for a great sample of their vibe (skip to 2:11).Sunday, July 12 (6-9 pm):  Colin Ross.  Talented pianist, guitarist, singer/songwriter brings a soulful, throw-back feeling to his performances.  Visit Facebook.com for one of his quarantine concerts.Tuesday, July 14 (6-9 pm):  Eric Andersen.  “Piano-Rocker” Eric Andersen fills the patio with his “fresh approach to pop music.”  Catch a sample of his music as he performs with The Novelists at YouTube.com.

6TH ANNUAL LAVENDER DAY
SATURDAY, JULY 11 (9 am-1 pm)
WILBUR D. MAY ARBORETUM at RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PARK

Celebrate everything lavender in the Rancho San Rafael’s Labyrinth Garden this Saturday at Lavender Day.  The 6th annual event features demonstrations for harvesting, infusing, and cooking with lavender, and offers mini-presentations under the “Red Tent.”  Choose from nine varieties of lavender plants for sale, and consult with Master Gardeners on-site providing tips for growing this fragrant flower in Northern Nevada. Wreaths, wands, essential oils, and other products made or infused with lavender will be available for purchase.  Naturally, COVID-19 guidelines apply. For more information, visit MayArboretumSociety.org.

FEED THE CAMEL: WEEKLY FOOD TRUCK EVENT
EVERY WEDNESDAY (Begins at 5 pm)
McKINLEY PARK (925 Riverside Dr, Reno)

At Feed the Camel, you and your loved ones are invited to “come hungry with your face covered.”  The only trick is how to get the food through the mask… Joke.  The beloved weekly food truck event brings in some of the best restaurants on wheels under the Keystone bridge and just across the street from the Truckee River.  McKinley Park is your place to establish your own eating space on a blanket or beach chairs, and savor the delicious cuisine our local food trucks have to offer.  Learn more at the Feed the Camel Facebook Page.

Summer is rolling right along, and with all that is going on in the world right now, you may be wondering what is happening with the real estate market in Northern Nevada.  Our market has faired remarkably well through the pandemic.  For more details about volume, median sales price, inventory, number of new contracts in Reno-Sparks, Nevada and more, check out the July 2020 Market Report (looking at the numbers from June 2020).

LATEST UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT:  GREAT NEWS… FOR THE MOST PART
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their latest Employment Situation Summary last Thursday, and it again beat analysts’ expectations in a big way.  Learn in my “In-The-Know Blog” at DeniseHallerbach.com.

IS THE HEALTH CRISIS DRIVING BUYERS OUT OF URBAN AREAS?
The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.”  And recently, News.com released a report that revealed how buyers’ views of listings are leaning heavily to more suburban and rural properties.  Learn more about this recent trend in my “In-The-Know Blog” at DeniseHallerbach.com.

Posted on July 9, 2020 at 2:03 pm
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