Weekend Warrior June 11, 2021

Weekend Warrior (Mid-June to Mid-July 2021)

Welcome to
THE WEEKEND WARRIOR

The Weekend Warrior is your guide for the best events happening around the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe region! Let me tell you… It feels GREAT to get out and DO again!!  The next several weeks are FULL of fun events and activities for us to flee our houses for a few hour and enjoy!  Here is a healthy offering of what’s going on from mid-June to mid-July 2021!

RENO STREET FOOD – AKA FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
EVERY FRIDAY THRU AUGSUT 27 (4-9 pm)
IDLEWILD PARK

WHOA!  Last week’s opening night at Reno Street Food’s “Food Truck Friday,” after missing last year, was a doozie!  With more event-goers than I’ve ever seen at the weekly event, and 40 food and beverage trucks lining Idlewild Park to serve us, the crowdedness didn’t matter. My friends and I still had a fantastic evening, hanging on the grass on our Tommy Bahama chairs, savoring our yummy gourmet food truck fare, and chilling to live music.  Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. On cool evenings, don’t forget your throw or blanket to keep you snuggly and extend your experience.  For more info, visit the Reno Street Food Facebook Page.

ARTISANS on the LANDING
SATURDAY, JUNE 12 (10am-2pm) 

MAYBERRY LANDING BOUTIQUE SHOPPING CENTER (Corner of Mayberry & McCarran)

Perhaps before you head to the Reno River Festival on Saturday, June 12, you may want to peruse the selection of unique art and jewelry made by local artists at Mayberry Landing!  For one day only, Artisans on the Landing offer one-of-a-kind art for home interior and exterior/landscape, hand-crafted jewelry and glass fusion art, ceramic creations, silk scarves and more. This special event features Pure Rox Jewels, “precious adornments strung into statements.”  Big T’s Burger Bar will be on site offering gourmet burgers, vegetarian options, and tots.  The best part… a portion of the proceeds benefit our local Northern Nevada Hopes,  For more information contact Chris Fegert at 775.690.8948.

RENO RIVER FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 12 (9am-9pm) and SUNDAY, JUNE 13 (9am-7pm)

WINGFIELD PARK – DOWNTOWN RENO

Now we know things are getting back to NORMAL!!  Reno is a wonderland of festivals when pandemics aren’t throwing a wrench into the scene… and this is one of the best!  Summer in Reno truly begins at Reno River Festival.  It is truly a celebration of all things local, as the heart of Downtown Reno transforms into an outdoor destination featuring live music, craft beer, food, craft vendors and the adrenaline-pumping thrills of the Reno Tahoe Adventure Park!  Don’t miss this truly enjoyable event!  Visit RenoRiverFestival.com for all the awesome details.

RENO RODEO
THURSDAY, JUN 17 thru SUNDAY, JUNE 27

RENO LIVESTOCK EVENT CENTER – MAIN ARENA

YEEEEHAW!!!  The “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West,” the Reno Rodeo, is (wait a minute)… BACK!  One of my personal most favorite events of the entire year, and I get to go again!  The 10-day long Pro-Rodeo (PRCA) event is one of Reno locals’ favorite Summer spectaculars.  With it, comes the heart-pumping action of roping, wrestling, racing and riding. And don’t forget the tenacious and courageous spirit of those beloved “Mutton Busters!”  These kiddos give it their ALL while grabbing wool for dear life atop a sheep tearing across the arena at full speed!!  Nothing beats the sites, sounds and pageantry of the rodeo, complete with a stunning Sierra sunset to create an evening of fun and enjoyment. Just outside the arena, food, beverages and a good old fashioned fair await your presence before and after the competition. Visit RenoRodeo.com for event and ticket information to grab the few remaining seats.

RENO ACE BASEBALL
JUNE 17-22, and JUNE 24 vs. ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES
JULY 8-13 vs. LAS VEGAS AVIATORS
GREATER NEVADA FIELD

Our Reno Aces are off to a good start for the 2021 season!  So far, we’re first in the Triple A West-Western Division. If you’ve been to an Aces game, you know that the competition on the field is entertaining, and the special promos and celebrations enhance your experience:
Military Monday invites all Military Members and First Responders to take advantage of BOGO tickets
Taco Tuesdays call us to enjoy two street tacos for $6 or two street tacos and a beer for $10, presented by Alice 96.5.
Thirsty Thursdays offer $2 Coors Light Drafts and $4 “Aceball Ales” and are presented by Coors Light.
Firework Fridays illuminate the sky over the ballpark.
Saturday, June 17 is 70’s Night complete with an in-stadium “fauxback jersey” giveaway.
Family Sundays games that begin at 1:05 pm feature $1 hot dogs… oh yes… can’t beat that!!

For more info about the Reno Aces, the schedule, promotions, COVID guidelines and more, please visit MILB.com/Reno.

RENO IS ARTOWN!!
EVERY DAY/EVENING IN JULY
MULTIPLE VENUES 

For those of you who have had the pleasure of already living in Reno-Sparks, the magnitude of Artown is no secret.  If you’re new to our community, brace yourself for an explosion of events and activities that will wow you!  You’re going to love it!  Artown is a month-long celebration of our local arts and culture, and features concerts, dance performances, sculptures, fire art, murals, sidewalk chalk art, films/movies, poetry and more!  To fully comprehend what Artown has to offer, please take some time to dive into Artown.org, and truly enjoy what our community has to offer throughout July 2021!

LAUGH FACTORY
EVERY THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
INSIDE THE SILVER LEGACY RESORT CASINO

Bring on side-splitting humor, now that Laugh Factory is back in business after a long hiatus during the pandemic. With hilarious comedians taking the stage 4 nights every week, you have plenty of opportunities to join in on the tummy-tightening fun.  Here are the headliners coming to town over the next month:
June 8-13  ANGELO TSAROUCHAS brings high energy and relatable comedy.
June 17-20  J. CHRIS NEWBERG has built a comedic cult following with chart-topping humor.
June 24-27  ELEANOR KERRIGAN paints an uproarious portrait of her life experiences as one of ten children in a very Irish-Catholic family.
July 1-4:  RAJ SHARMA, born and raised in Texas, he was brought up in a traditional Hindu household gave him all the influence he needed according to Raj.
July 8-11: ROCKY LAPORTE offers an “everyman, streetwise style of comedy,” delivering laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent.

Pick your comedian, your night and your show, and let it go!  Just laugh!!  Visit SilverLegacyReno.com for tickets.

STAR SPANGLED SPARKS
SUNDAY, JULY 4 (4pm-10pm)
NUGGET CASINO RESORT – SPARKS, NV

Celebrate our Independence in Downtown Sparks, Nevada at Star Spangled Sparks, a classic, traditional, hometown street fair you won’t want to miss. Local artists and vendors will offer a variety of goods to satisfy your shopping urges, food and beverages keep your tongue and tummy in check, and live music fills your spirit.  Cap off the evening with an impressive fireworks display that will knock your socks off.  Parking at the event fills quickly, so consider ride-sharing or parking at one of the remote lots and shuttling in.  Shuttle details may be accessed at NuggetCasinoResort.com.  Happy Fourth of July, everybody!!

RIVERSIDE FARMERS MARKET
EVERY THURSDAY EVENING JUNE-SEPTEMBER (4pm-8pm)

McKINLEY ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER – 925 Riverside Dr., Reno, NV

Thursday evening Riverside Farmers Market is the place to be this Summer, as the market spreads out on the beautiful shaded lawn of McKinley Arts & Culture Center and on the grass along the river just across the street. Event-planners have added free yoga, kids’ activities, food trucks, adult beverages, and more farmers and artisans to their lineup. It is truly a family-friendly gathering.  Peak growing season is a time of celebration for our local farmers, so let’s partake and enjoy this lovely community event. For more info, visit RenoFarmersMarket.com.

PLAN AHEAD…
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE
THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER
HARVEY’S OUTDOOR ARENA

Get back to LIVING at the upcoming Summer Concert Series performances scheduled to rock South Lake Tahoe in 2021. Nothing quite compares to the venue, Harvey’s Outdoor Arena, where all of your senses awaken.  Here is the line-up so you can purchase your tickets in advance at Ticketmaster.com.

Saturday, July 10  EARTH WIND & FIRE (R&B)
Saturday, July 17  SLIGHTLY STOOPID (Rock)
Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24:  OLD DOMINION (Country)
Saturday, July 31: BRANTLEY GILBERT (Country)
Saturday, August 21:  ROGER DALTREY (Rock)
Sunday, August 22: DIERKS BENTLEY (Country)
Friday & Saturday, Aug 27 & 28: ERIC CHURCH (Country)
Tuesday & Wednesday, Aug 31 & Sept 1:  PHISH (Rock)
Thursday, Sept 2: MIRANDA LAMBERT (Country)
Friday, Sept 3: TRAIN (Rock)
Saturday, Sept 4: ALABAMA (Country)
TBA: KENNY CHESNEY (Country)

MORE CONCERTS… GET TICKETS EARLY
FALL CONCERT SERIES – SPARKS
FALL 2021
NUGGET EVENT CENTER

This sweet concert venue, the Nugget Event Center, opened its gates in 2019.  After a year of silence on the stage, an amazing lineup of entertainers are on the calendar beginning this Fall, so I wanted to share the players for your advanced ticket purchases.  Don’t wait… as these concerts are likely to sell out. Link to ticket sales at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

Saturday, Sept 18  TOBY KEITH (Country)
Saturday, Sept 25  SELENA TRIBUTE–KARLA PEREZ (R&B/Latin Pop)
Saturday, Oct 2  ROD STEWART (Rock)
Saturday, Oct 9  TIM McGRAW (Country)

FEATURED RECIPE … A BLAST FROM THE PAST
LEMON-BASIL SHRIMP WITH COUSCOUS
Craving a light, flavorful meal that a will leave you feeling completely satisfied this summer?  This Lemon-Basil Shrimp with CousCous concoction may be just the perfect thing.  This healthy and delicious concoction is a blast form the past that I recently pulled out of my archives, and it paired brilliantly with Intercoastal Vineyard’s estate grown 2019 Pinot Grigio that you can order online at InterCoastalWine.com.  The palate is greeted with each sip, presenting flavors of a crisp golden delicious apple, a spritz of lemon-lime and a hint of honey with a beautiful minerality on the finish!  The meal itself was inspired by Blog.WIlliam-Sonoma.com. For MY version of the recipe, visit my Favorite Recipes Blog at DeniseHallerbach.com.  
Wondering what’s happening in our local real estate market?  The inventory, the competition among buyers, the rising median sales price, and more…  Get the latest market statistics for May 2021 in the June 2021 Reno-Sparks Market Report at DeniseHallerbach.com.
Want to be “In-the Know” when it comes to what’s happening in the real estate world?  Discover what the experts in the field and economists have to say about the current real estate arena, market forecasts and illustrations of the seller’s market we are currently in. Visit “In-The-Know” at DeniseHallerbach.com for the latest!