Here is your official guide to some of the best events happening in and around the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe region. The “WW” is published each month for my family, friends and real estate clients. Hopefully you find it helpful while navigating the many opportunities for fun that Northern Nevada has to offer! And if you ever have an event you would like me to feature in a future issue, please email me the details. I am always looking for great content to share!
~~ Denise Hallerbach, Broker/Owner Intero Real Estate Reno
MIDTOWN RENO “FIRST THURSDAY”
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2022
For those of you who have lived in Reno-Sparks a while, you may remember one of the biggest social mixers of the month, “First Thursday,” that used to be held at the Nevada Museum of Art. Since COVID-19, this fantastic monthly event has gone bye-bye. However, in true Reno style, we have managed to create a NEW First Thursday in Midtown, showing just how beautifully our community can rally. Treat yourself to a day at your favorite Midtown Reno retailers, services, bars, and restaurants on March 3 and every First Thursday. Our local businesses have planned exciting in-store events including food and beverage tastings, local art exhibits, live music, and more. Start the first weekend of March off right, and GO! For more information, visit RenoMidtown.com.
AN ‘IRISH” NITE OUT TOUR W/ PINEAPPLE PEDICABS THRU MARCH 31 (EXCEPT MARCH 17)
4 STOPS IN THE WELLS DISTRICT
Touring Irish pubs in Reno has never been more exciting and downright fun! Let the amazing cyclists of Pineapple Pedicabs give you a spirited lift to four of Wells Districts established Irish venues, offering drink specials you won’t want to miss throughout March 2022 (except March 17… that would just be insane). Here is what’s in store…. a completely curated Irish evening out including visits and drink specials shown here:
Lucke’s Saloon: $6.50 Irish Mule and PB&J & $3 Pineapple Upside-Down Shot Filthy McNasty’s: $1.50 pints PBR, $2 Domestic beer, $3 well drinks Corrigan’s Lost Highway: $6.00 Irish Pedicab Cocktail Ryan’s Saloon and Broiler: $20 for a shot, draft beer (or PBR) and a cheeseburger!
Learn more about ‘Irish’ Nite Out Tour and other fantastic tours offered by Pineapple Pedicabs at PineapplePedicabs.com.
DAVIS CUP QUALIFIER vS. COLUMBIA
FRIDAY, MARCH 4 – SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022 RENO EVENTS CENTER
Calling all tennis fans (including myself)!! How often do you get the chance to watch professional tennis, particularly Davis Cup, live in Northern Nevada? Answer: hardly ever! This is the very first time (to my knowledge) that a Davis Cup match has been played in Northern Nevada, and the last matchup in Nevada took place at Caesars in Las Vegas in 1995. Five of the US’s top-ranked tennis players will compete against Columbia before our very eyes in a showdown we won’t want to miss. Learn more about the players, the matchup, and purchase tickets to the event at USTA.com.
ANNUAL LEPRECHAUN RACE 5K RUN/WALK
SUNDAY, MARCH 6 (8:30 am) MIDTOWN RENO AND WELLS DISTRICTS
Feeling Lucky? If you like to get outside for some fresh air to get your body moving whilst chasing Reno’s favorite leprechaun, this is the event for you! Midtown and Wells Districts’ cherished Annual Leprechaun 5K Run/Walk offers the opportunity to outrace the speedy leprechaun to earn a special prize. For every runner who doesn’t beat the leprechaun to the finish line, the pot of gold will grow, with the beneficiary being the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum. Learn more and join in on the fun at Race178.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5 (7 pm) and SUNDAY, MARCH 6 (2 pm) RENO LITTLE THEATER
Broadway in the H.O.O.D., a national theater program based out of Las Vegas, makes its way to Reno Little Theater for two performances of American Son. The explosive drama takes place in real-time in the waiting room of a police station over the course of one evening. Here, an estranged biracial couple collides as they confront an unexpected crisis involving their son, the police, and an abandoned car. An exchange of contrasting histories and backgrounds reveal assumptions as they try to find out what happened to their son. This riveting Broadway play was also adapted into a Netflix television special. For showtimes, advanced ticket sales and more info about COVID-19 rules, visit RenoLittleTheater.org.
RENO PHILHARMONIC presents YOUNG VIRTUOSO: CONQUERING PIANO & VIOLIN SATURDAY, MARCH 5 (7:30 pm) and SUNDAY, MARCH 6 (4 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
American violin & piano virtuoso, Ray Ushikubo, is a rising prodigious talent, winning competitions and fellowships and already concertizing widely. As a recipient of one of The Davidson Institute’s top fellowship awards, he returns to the Pioneer Center stage, having delivered a stunning piano concerto performance in Reno a few years ago. This time the Reno Philharmonic welcomes him in to perform on violin AND piano. The concert includes works by both Mendelssohn siblings, Felix and Fanny, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4, characterized by exhilarating forward momentum and musical depth. Learn more about this special Classix Series performance at RenoPhil.com.
CARBONARO: LIES ON STAGE
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022 (8 pm) GRAND SIERRA RESORT
For years, Michael Carbonaro has fooled the unsuspecting public with his incredible magic tricks on his hidden-camera-magic-TV-show, “The Carbonaro Effect.” On March 11, he brings his trickery to the Grand Sierra Resort at his live performance, “Lies on Stage.” Carbonaro’s mind-blowing magic has wowed his fans in over 100 episodes of his TV series shown on TruTV. While we are aware that he is who he is on stage, this doesn’t make his incredible slight-of-hand less impressive. Learn more and experience the mad talent of Michael Carbonaro when you buy tickets through GrandSierraResort.com.
SUNDAY JAZZ feat. SAXOPHONIST CHRIS CLARK SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2022 (7 pm)
RENO LITTLE THEATER
Local music and educator, Chris Clark, has established himself as a versatile and unique player within the realm of creative music. His talented performances span genres of traditional, straight-ahead and modern jazz to free improvisation and pop/contemporary styles. Clark holds a Master of Music Degree in Jazz & Improvisational Music from the University of Nevada and takes time away from instructing a large ensemble and saxophone at the university to perform at Reno Little Theater on March 20. Catch a glimpse of Chris Clark performing here “It All Sounds the Same.” To purchase tickets and learn more, please visit RenoLittleTheater.org.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER FRY
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022 (10 am – 4 pm)
HISTORIC VIRGINIA CITY
Virginia City’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry takes “having a ball” to a new level! Over the last 30 years, Irish-clad event-goers have gathered to sample some of the world’s tastiest testes, creatively prepared by cooks competing for bragging rights for the most delectable land varietal oysters on the planet. Consider washing down your captivating cojones at the Ballbreaker Saloon Crawl a popular activity that runs concurrently with the food festival. Rounding out the jolly day is the zany St. Patrick’s Day Parade happening from noon to 1 pm. Don’t miss this cherished local event and all its antics! Learn more at VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.
Downtown Reno, brace yourself for one of our most popular annual pub crawls of the year! The Reno Leprechaun Crawl is BACK!! And I suspect it will be heavily attended this year. All you lucky ladies and lads looking for a good time need to decorate yourselves in your most outlandish Irish get-ups, and gather with thousands of other fun-loving party-goers at the 19 bars and taverns participating in the event. It’s quite simple: 1) Buy a cup, 2) Dress up and 3) Party like a leprechaun! Above all, don’t drink and drive. Remember to Über, Lyft or Cab It, or get a room at one of the nearby hotels. Order your cup, check out the crawl map, and get all the juicy details at CrawlReno.com.
TOUR de BREWS
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2022
RENO’S BREWERY DISTRICT
Don’t be fooled by the name of this event! Tour de Brews invites you to 17 diverse locally owned businesses that aren’t all bars in Reno’s Brewery District on St. Patrick’s Day! Some of Reno’s best restaurants, bars, distilleries, wine bars, classic bars & cocktail bars and even a coffee bar offer a passport for only $12 so you can partake in exclusive deals at each venue throughout the festive holiday. Need easy transportation from place to place? Tour de Brews has partnered with Pineapple Pedicabs to provide folks a fun and easy way to cruise the neighborhood with unlimited hop-on, hop-off rides during the event. Learn more about the event and venues at BlackRabbitMeads.com, and purchase your passport and cups + Pineapple Pedicab rides at EventBrite.com.
DAUGHTRY: THE DEARLY BELOVED TOUR FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022 (7:30 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Singer/musician Chris Daughtry made a huge impression on the post-grunge scene and the world when he starred on Season 5 of American Idol back in winter/spring 2006. After a surprising 4th place finish (I thought he should have won that season) he gathered his crew and formed the instantly successful rock band Daughtry. The band’s self-titled debut album was released in November that same year and in nine weeks was Number One on the Billboard chart. Among Daughtry’s most popular hits are “Home,” “What About Now” and “Life After You.” Get to know Daughtry and find the link to purchase tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.
FLOGGING MOLLY SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2022 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
For nearly two decades, Flogging Molly has melded punk and Irish musical traditions to achieve a rollicking sound that’s the perfect accompaniment to a night on the town. The Los Angeles seven-piece ensemble has made a name for themselves as a rip-roaring live act, treating fans to an intoxicating combination of furious fiddling, breakneck drumming, and sing-along choruses. Whether fans are looking to dance a jig, learn a new drinking song, or just mosh their brains out, Flogging Molly always delivers the goods with epic sets of their high-energy tunes on tour. Get a good sense for the band’s style in songs like “If I Ever Leave This World Alive,” “Devil’s Dance Floor” and “What’s Left of the Flag.” Lose yourself at a Flogging Molly concert and get your tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.
THE GO-GO’S FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
I distinctly remember the first time I was hooked on the infectious songs of The Go-Go’s as a kiddo. My big sister and her besties allowed me to hang out with them in her friend’s room where we sang along to the record player blasting The Go-Go’s debut album, Beauty and the Beat. T hat hit album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, spawning hit singles like “Our Lips Are Sealed” and “We Got the Beat.” The band’s follow-up album Vacation, experienced a similar success in 1982, landing two more hits on the charts and reaching certified Gold. Following an initial breakup in 1985, the band’s members embarked on various solo ventures, reuniting periodically over the years to record and tour. Enjoy a night of ALL the songs you know and love from the early 80’s! Ticket may be purchased through GrandSierraResort.com!
DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
From ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop, the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars, has dazzled audiences at home since 2005. The mesmerizing moves of the show’s stars and their professional partners are brought to the stage of the Grand Sierra Resort for us all to enjoy at Dancing with the Stars Live! With luxurious and spacious seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, plus exclusive VIP booths, the Grand Theatre is the perfect venue to enjoy this spectacular night of show-stopping dance performances from world-renowned dancers. Dancing with the Stars Live tickets may be purchased online at GrandSierraResort.com.
COMEDIAN ANJELAH JOHNSON-REYES SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022 (8 pm) SILVER LEGACY RESORT CASINO – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL
I personally fell in love with Anjelah Johnson-Reyes‘ comedy when her hilarious “Nail Salon” video went viral around 2008. The former “Oakland Raider cheerleader-turned stand-up-comedian” moved to LA when she was about 23 years old when a friend suggested she join a joke-writing class. Improv classes quickly led to her headlining her own shows. Today, Anjelah is one of America’s favorite comedians. She has a book that is about to be released, she hosts a podcast and she tours the country performing side-splitting comedy to sold-out audiences. You go, Girl!! Check out the “Anjelah Johnson and her Husband Argue Latino Culture Rankings” video here from 2021, and buy your tickets to see her live in Reno at Anjelah.com.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2022 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
One of the music industry’s most iconic singer/songwriter/musicians is coming to town March 30! Beloved Bonnie Raitt takes the stage at the Grand Sierra Resort to bring her 50-year career chock full of Grammy Award-winning hit singles and chart-topping albums. The red-headed songstress, one of the only women of her time to play guitar using the bottleneck technique, is the master of Americana music that oozes blues and blues-rock. Don’t miss your chance to see Bonnie Raitt live… Get your tickets now at GrandSierraResort.com.
February 2022 saw a glimpse of winter again with a couple of storms that brought in a little more snow to add to December’s epic month. But will that be IT for March and the rest of the ski season? Here in Northern Nevada, you just never know what can happen! In the meantime, we will just enjoy the accumulation that has gathered thus far. Click below on your favorite ski resort’s logo for the most up-to-date conditions report for each:
What are your real estate goals? Whatever they are, be they purchasing an investment property, buying a vacation home, short-term rental or first home OR selling your current property, we have the most up-to-date info in my “In-The-Know” real estate blogs. Read on at DeniseHallerbach.com, then call me (Denise Hallerbach, Broker 1001182.CORP) at 775-233-0682 or email here so I can be your expert to guide you through your next real estate transaction.
CORN BEEF HASH – THE MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST
This recipe has made me really love St. Patrick’s Day. I actually look forward to this holiday mainly for the breakfast that comes the next day… which happens to be my birthday! 😉 Learn how to make Corn Beef Hash – The Morning After Breakfast this March 18 at DeniseHallerbach.com.
COMING SOON… THE “MARCH 2022 RENO-SPARKS MARKET REPORT”
Check back mid-March for the latest real estate market report and learn about what happened during February 2022! You’ll get the most up-to-date info at DeniseHallerbach.com.