The Weekend Warrior (July 2-5)

Welcome to
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! The action around Northern Nevada is picking up, both virtually and in-person. Check out the happenings this weekend!

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.  Wishing you all of these this 4th of July Weekend!  Have fun and stay safe!
ARTOWN
JULY 1-31
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.

THE CURTAIN CALLS IMPROV/SKETCH COMEDY GAMESHOW
JULY 2 (7-9 pm)
POTENTIALIST WORKSHOP (836 E. Second St., Reno)
Are you a blossoming comedian?  A funny-man or woman in the making?  Test your skills for live entertainment at The Curtain Calls Improv/Sketch Comedy Game Show Thursday night, July 2.  Should you have the itch to take part, you’re invited to emerge from the audience to indulge in a creative & imaginative fantasy on-stage.  This is a donation based admission, and food/beverages are served.  For more info about the event and COVID-19 guidelines, visit Artown.org.

“MOVIES IN THE PARK”
FRIDAY, JULY 3 (9-11 pm)
WEST WIND EL RANCHO DRIVE-IN, SPARKS, NV
Artown and Cordillera International Film Festival‘s “Movies in the Park” has changed residency this year in an effort to keep event-goers safe.  Rather than kicking it on a blanket or beach chair at Wingfield Park, you can snuggle with your loved ones in the comfort of your car at the West Wind El Rancho Drive-In and enjoy the 1997 movie Con AirCon Air is an action-packed film about a newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger, Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) who finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control. As an added bonus the showing of the movie is followed by a Q&A session with the film’s Director, Simon West.  Free popcorn will be served!  Entry is limited, so visit ciffNV.org.

DOWNTOWN RENO MURAL TOUR
SATURDAY, JULY 4 (10 am-12 pm)
DOWNTOWN RENO, NEVADA
Take a docent-led tour and learn about the more than 40 murals painted by local, national and internationally-recognized artists. This two-hour walk around downtown Reno gives insights into the area and our eclectic public art. You’ll see a wide range of styles — from graffiti lettering, illustration, landscape and realism portraits.  Meet up with the mask-donned, socially-distanced group at the BELIEVE statue in City Plaza (10 N. Virginia St., Reno).  A donation of $10 is greatly appreciated.  For more information about the mural tour and other public art tours around Downtown and Midtown Reno, visit ArtspotReno.org.  Note that the photo above was taken in Midtown and that is my daughter whispering sweet nothings into the ear of the subject.

GO TUBING OR RAFTING DOWN THE TRUCKEE RIVER
ANYDAY, ANYTIME

ANYWHERE ON THE TRUCKEE RIVER YOU WANT TO GET IN & OUTOMG… For those of you looking for a little adventure, you can rent or buy a raft or rafting tube, and make your way down the Truckee River.  I just did this last weekend, and it was a blast!  Yes, there are some mini rapids depending on where you begin and end your float, so if you are at all uncomfortable with water, don’t do it. Our mini voyage started at Tom Cooke Trail and finished at Doroskar Park. It was only about a 1 mile ride, so a good warmup to test my comfort level for our next longer expedition. Go with a friend and self-guide, or take a tour with a WildSierra.com.  Enjoy!

HIKE MT. ROSE
ANYDAY, ANYTIME
MT. ROSE SUMMIT TRAIL, RENO, NV 
Are you in need of some post-quarantine exercise?  Get your blood pumping and taking in the beauty of the Sierras on a hike of Mt. Rose.  Enjoy a 7 mile loop or forge ahead to the summit, 10 miles total.  Along the way, you’ll enjoy the serenity of wilderness amidst flowers and grasses, Galena creek, waterfalls, the forest, an ultimately the splendor of Lake Tahoe and the views of the entire Tahoe Basin at the summit.  For more detailed information about this gorgeous outing, visit HikingProject.com.

RED, WHITE & BOWL
SATURDAY, JULY 4 (12 pm-5 pm)
NATIONAL BOWLING STADIUM
Rarely is the public invited to make use of the lanes at Reno’s National Bowling Stadium. This 4th of July, the doors are open to all bowing fans, young and old!  Space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, so pre-registration is paramount.  Groups of 2 to 5 who are within the same household may sign up in advance for the family-fun Red, White and Bowl event.  Model your masks and your American flag colored outfits and enjoy a bowling session in what National Bowling Stadium that is also known as the “Taj Mahal of Tenpins.”  For more information and to register now, visit RenoEvents.com.

4th of JULY CRUISE
SATURDAY, JULY 4 (12-1 pm)
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN VIRGINIA CITY, NV
In place of the traditional Virginia City Independence Day parade that decorates C Street, the historic Northern Nevada mining town hosts a spectacular 4th of July Cruise this year! No registration is necessary to participate. Just start lining up your cruiser at 11 am at Fourth Ward School, located at the junction of State Route 342 and 341 at C Street, at 11 a.m. and creatively adorn your vehicle with your best patriotic-spirited decorations.  Business are open at reduced capacity with use of protective measures.  Click here to check out an entertaining video of what the annual parade looks like on a normal year.  And go to VisitVirginiaCityNV.com for more about the cruise.  Please note that the fireworks spectacular has been cancelled.

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.

4th OF JULY INSPIRED DESSERT RECIPES
Want to pull out all the stops for your 4th of July dessert this year?  Your family will be so impressed when you bust out cool star-spangled cupcakes, trifles, mixed berry shortcake, cream puff cake, or blueberry cream cake.  I stumbled upon all these fabulous patriotic sweets and more at InspiredByCharm.com. Check them all out!
A HISTORIC REBOUND FOR THE U.S. HOUSING MARKET
Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important?  Learn more at my In-The-Know Real Estate Blog at DeniseHallerbach.com.
This darling little Donner Springs (Reno) charmer offered for $335k spent one day on the market and received 3 solid offers as it flew into contract.  Is it possible that you’re a buyer in this market and interested in being in an official backup position for this quaint 1,233 sqft, 3 bed/2 bath/2 garage home at 4025 Rio Poco Road?  Learn more and view more photos at DeniseHallerbach.RealScout.com.  Or perhaps you would like me to help you prepare YOUR home for sale!  In either case, email me now or call 775-233-0682 and we’ll set an appointment.

Posted on July 2, 2020 at 6:37 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

The Weekend Warrior (June 18-21)

WELCOME TO

THE WEEKEND WARRIOR

Great news!  With the re-opening of businesses and some “altered” events in Reno-Sparks, I am pleased to bring back THE WEEKEND WARRIOR.  While it was interesting to look at real estate market statistics and news over the last few months in THE WEEKLY WATCH, I will now provide the market update once per month. And naturally, as events and activities pick up in Northern Nevada, my content will grow over the coming months.  Stay positive, stay healthy, and enjoy life everyone!

RENO RESTAURANT WEEK

Actually… it’s not just in Reno anymore!  Reno Restaurant Week is a fabulous 10-day (Thru June 24) culinary exploration that will fancy your taste buds from Sparks, to Reno, to Carson City.  69 of Northern Nevada’s finest eating establishments open their doors and welcome you in for a wonderful meal out.  Then for added fun, do the following:

  • Follow @RenoFoodWeek on Instagram
  • Follow the establishment you have chosen to visit on Instagram
  • Take a photo (or photos) of your food/drinks and/or a photo with the owner/chef/server
  • Post photos on Instagram, tag the establishment and @RenoFoodWeek and use the hashtag #RenoFoodWeek in your caption
  • Winners will be notified via Instagram direct message the last week of June, 2020.

For more details including the list of participating restaurants, and to learn about supporting the 2019-2020 Hungry Gives Back Charities, visit HungryInReno.com.

EXPLORE THE TAHOE-PYRAMID TRAIL

The Tahoe-Pyramid Trail is based on a vision for a trail that would follow the entire length of the Truckee River, from its source at forested Lake Tahoe (6225′) to the desert terminus of Pyramid Lake (3796′). The current route can be traveled by foot or by bicycle, and when fully completed, will descend over 2000 feet during the entire course of the 114-mile long trail, using a combination of existing dirt and paved roads, bike paths, historic roads, as well as many new sections of trail and connecting bridges. So much to explore… and most of the trail is open.  Visit TahoePyramidTrail.org for more information and trail maps.

 

START PLANNING FOR ARTOWN!!
For those of you who have lived in Reno, you are aware that in July, Reno is ARTOWN!  It’s right around the corner… The entire month has historically overflowed with concerts, dance performances, plays, artist shows, sculpture displays, fire dancing and more.  This year, for obvious reasons, Artown will look a bit different.  With the majority of events taking place virtually, you have the luxury of planning ahead and enjoying Artown from the comfort of your home.  Check out the calendar of concerts, comedy, galleries, and more at Artown.org.

 

LEARN MAGIC ONLINE
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of magic?  Well maybe now in your free time you can take advantage of the opportunity available at Impossibles University.  Justin Impossible can help you check magic off your bucket list as your newest talent develops!  Receive instructional videos every Monday & Wednesday, two live 30-minute video chats and one weekly live video jam session with all students.  Visit ImpossiblesMagicShop.com for more details!

 

FIND OUT THE VALUE OF YOUR HOUSE
Are you curious about the estimated value of your house, but don’t trust Zillow’s ever swinging Zestimates?  Perhaps you would like to call on a human being to look at the special features of your home that Zillow DOESN’T know about. This is where I come in…  Happy to run a complimentary Comparative Market Analysis on your home to determine the estimated market value for you.  Just contact me today so we can discuss!

 

EXPLORE NORTHERN NEVADA REAL ESTATE
Curious about what real estate is available for sale in Northern Nevada?  Check out the active inventory on one of the best real estate search engine available.  Set yourself up for a quick search.  But if you want to delve a little deeper and more specific (i.e., certain age of construction, single vs. two-story, etc.) then create an account, and I’ll get you headed in the right direction. You’ll actually see what’s active, not pending (unlike a real estate website that begins with the letter “Z.”)  Visit DeniseHallerbach.RealScout.Me to get started!

 

BBQ KOREAN FLANK STEAK

If you crave BBQ that is mouthwateringly delicious, then you MUST try the Korean Flank Steak that I have been making for years!  Fresh ginger and garlic, and that subtle pop from a touch of Sriracha sauce give this recipe a distinct taste you will want to make for years to come too!  I originally found it on Epicurious.com, and it can be found on my website now at DeniseHallerbach.com.  Enjoy!!

 

GET UP TO SPEED WITH THE REAL ESTATE MARKET

How did the Reno-Sparks real estate market fair in the face of COVID-19 in May?  Quite well, I must say, considering…  Visit DeniseHallerbach.com for the June 2020 Market Report for May 2020 figures and stay informed!

 

IN-THE-KNOW REAL ESTATE BLOG
Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds.  For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment.  Read on

 


Posted on June 18, 2020 at 6:28 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , ,

The Weekend Warrior (March 19-??)

WELCOME TO

THE WEEKEND WARRIOR

So you’ve been told you need to stay home to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.  Concerts, comedy shows, restaurants, etc. are canceled and closed.  While you’re stuck at home, you might as well make the most of it!  This week’s WEEKEND WARRIOR is all about things you can do while you exercise “social distancing.” This will be the LAST WEEKEND WARRIOR until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.  Stay healthy!

RECONNECT WITH YOUR FAMILY
Have you noticed that life has turned into a bit of a rat-race lately?  As strange as the Coronavirus halt of normal activity has been, to some degree, it’s blessing in disguise on many levels.  It’s the one global event that is slowing us ALL down, and a good opportunity to reconnect with our families.  For “3 Great Tips for Reconnecting with Your Family,” visit PsychCentral.com.

ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET
How long has it been since you’ve done a sweep of your closet to make it clean and clutter free?  Perhaps it’s time to yank those clothes you haven’t worn for several years, and drop them at a donation center (if the donation center is open), or just organize your wardrobe.  Visit RealSimple.com to learn about the “10 Secrets Only Professional Closet Organizers Know.”

MAKE A LIGHT SHADE WITH YOUR EXTRA TOILET PAPER
Yep… If you’re one of those who went out to clear the shelves of Costco, you can do more with your toilet paper than you originally thought!  You can actually create this very cool pendant light shade with that Charmin surplus.  Visit MyLifeOnCraft.com to learn how, and maybe pick up some other fun craft ideas while on this cool site.

CURL UP WITH A GOOD BOOK
Which 2020 books are flying off the shelves?  Visit Elle.com to find out!  Since Amazon isn’t delivering “non-essential” items, it’s looking like you’ll need to utilize Apple Books, Google Books, or any other e-book app that suits your needs.  Or rediscover a favorite from your own library.  Grab your coziest blanket and settle in for a good read!

EXPLORE NORTHERN NEVADA REAL ESTATE
Curious about what real estate is available for sale in Northern Nevada?  Check out the active inventory on one of the best real estate search engine available.  Set yourself up for a quick search.  But if you want to delve a little deeper and more specific (i.e., certain age of construction, single vs. two-story, etc.) then create an account, and I’ll get you headed in the right direction. Better than Zillow, you actually see what’s active, not pending!  Visit DeniseHallerbach.RealScout.Me to get started!

VIRTUALLY TOUR ONE OF A DOZEN MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD
Get your culture and education on by visiting one of 12 museums around the globe without leaving your couch!  From New York and Washington D.C., to Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Korea and more, you’ll be virtually touring the finest art galleries in the world at SouthernLiving.com.

LEARN TO PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT ONLINE 
If you’ve been itching to learn how to play a musical instrument, instruction is available online!  Take your pick from 10 different instruments, participate in voice lessons, learn music theory or how to conduct, at iMusic-School.com.

TRY OUT SOME NEW RECIPES
Now that many restaurants are closed, and you may not be working in your usual place of business, you may see more home cooking in your near future.  I’ve been posting some of my favorite personal recipes and website recipes on my own blog over the last several years.  Search back and find some that you want to try in your kitchen!  Just visit DeniseHallerbach.com/Blog/Favorite-Recipes for ideas.

BRING ORDER TO YOUR KITCHEN PANTRY
Whether you’re up for a complete pantry make-over, or just need to tidy things up a bit, the world wide web is chock full of brilliant ideas that will help you enjoy being in your kitchen more.  Click Here to access ample websites speaking to the subject.

LEARN MAGIC ONLINE
Have you ever wanted to learn the art of magic?  Well maybe this downtime is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.  Impossibles University can help you check magic off your bucket list!  Receive instructional videos every Monday & Wednesday, two live 30-minute video chats and one weekly live video jam session with all students.  Visit ImpossiblesMagicShop.com for more details!

BREAK OUT THE BOARD GAMES

Dust off your old board games or discover some new ones to enjoy with your family.  Visit TheSpruce.com for a list of “The 12 Best Family Board Games of 2020,” including one called Pandemic.  The cooperative board game, published in 2008, calls on the players in randomly selected roles to cure four different diseases before before a pandemic outbreak occurs.

WATCH AN ACADEMY AWARD WINNER… OR TWO

The 2020 Academy Awards celebrated the best movies shown in theaters last year.  The award nominated and winning films are now available for viewing in the comfort of our own homes. Partake in a marathon of these honored films at Redbox.com.

TIDY UP YOUR GARAGE
Ahhh… the feeling of comfortably parking your cars in the garage, and having plenty of space to walk around them.  It comes after you have cleared out a bunch of unnecessary items you don’t really need anymore, and organizing what you keep. Visit OrganizedLiving.com for a wonderful guide to straightening up your garage.

LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE
So you’ve been wanting to speak French the next time you visit Paris.  Or German at your next Oktoberfest!  Take your pick amongst 35 different language courses that will have you traveling the globe and communicating more effectively when we’re clear to do so, at Duolingo.com.

START OR CONTINUE A JOURNAL

Now is the perfect time to do a little reflection and put your thoughts to paper.  Journaling is a therapeutic activity with effects similar to meditation.  Furthermore, journaling by hand can also help with memory, facilitate learning and enhance creative expression.  Check out TinyBuddha.com for “10 Journaling Tips to Help You Heal, Grow and Thrive.”

EXERCISE YOUR MIND AND BODY WITH YOGA

Exercise gets the heart pumping, the blood flowing, and helps our lungs stay healthy.  We all need to be strong to fight whatever illnesses we’re exposed to, whatever they may be.  From introductory instruction to power yoga for more experienced participants, visit YouTube.com for a great assortment of videos to practice yoga at home.

PLAN YOUR FINANCES
40% of Americans don’t have a financial plan. Are you among that group and want to make a change?  When it comes to developing a plan you can actually follow, acting on 9 Basic Steps will help make your goals more achievable. Take a look at GoodFinancialCents.com for more information.

GET CAUGHT UP ON SCRAPBOOKING
If you’re like me, it’s been years since I scrapbooked anything.  Perhaps this is a good time to get caught up or even start a scrapbooking project. Take a look at RootAndBranchPaper.com to learn “How to Scrapbook Like Pro” to get going!

TAKE ONLINE ART AND DRAWING CLASSES
Bring out your inner Ansel Adams, and take an art class online!  You never know what you’re capable of until your try!  Explore a world of creativity at CreativeBloq.com.

PREPARE YOUR GARDEN FOR SPRING
Weather-permitting, wherever you may live, it might be a good weekend for you to start preparing your garden for spring!  Visit CountryLiving.com for “7 Tips on Getting Your Garden Ready for Spring.”


Posted on March 25, 2020 at 12:16 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , ,

The Weekend Warrior (Mar 12-15)

KEVIN FARLEY
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, MARCH 12-14
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Reno Tahoe Comedy welcomes back Kevin Farley to Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub for five uproarious standup performances this weekend.  The talented brother of the late Chris Farley just can’t get enough of Reno, and we can’t get enough of his humor!  If you’ve never seen him do standup, watch “It Happened One Christmas” from one of his recent shows.  Enjoy the cozy, smoke-free venue where you can grab a drink at the near-full-service bar and settle in for an evening of a healthy dose of laughs.  For more information and ticket sales in advance, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.

TRACY SMITH
THURSDAY, MARCH 12

LEX NIGHTCLUB

What better weekend to go see Tracy Smith live than just before St. Patty’s Day!  It’s the “Irish Catholic School Girl Gone Wild Show,” and we’re all invited to watch her bring down the house with her spicy comedy.  She has been featured on Comedy Network and Comedy Central, and has toured with the Bob & Tom Radio Show Allstars.   Check her out in the Newfoundland Comedy Festival 10 years ago, and enjoy Tracy Smith who headlines at LEX Nightclub Thursday night.  Get tickets to see her live at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
ALL WEEKEND
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:

Friday, Mar 13- Screens in the School: Roman Holiday.  Free!  View the classic movie Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Participants will screen-print movie posters, watch the movie and engage in lively discussions with local cinephiles!
Saturday, Mar 14- Book Arts:  Introduction to Western Paper Marbling.  Gain hands-on experience in all aspects of marbling from paper priming and preparatory mixing of water medium and paints, to the creation of classic patterns.
Saturday, Mar 14- Exposing Photos for Film and Digital Cameras.  Great course for photographers to continue their education on exposure, or a great jumping off point for those just getting into photography, but are looking for something beyond a beginner course.
Saturday, Mar 14- Girls’ Night Out: Nostalgia Tape Deck Accordion Books.  Remember the days of making mix-tapes with your friends? Re-live the glory days of cassette tapes as you design and make a musically inspired, accordion-fold book that will fit neatly into a cassette case.
Sunday, Mar 15- Mosaics 101: Introduction to Mosaics.  Students will learn the basics of mosaics, including techniques, design and grouting.

Visit NevadaArt.org for this weekend’s schedule, registration info,
and to learn more about upcoming classes and workshops!
NOISES OFF!
PLAYING THRU SATURDAY, APRIL 4 (DAYS VARY BY WEEK)
GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE

It’s Weekend #2 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.

THE IMAGINARY INVALID
FRI-SUN, MAR 13-15 , THURS-SUN, MAR 19-22 & THURS-SUN, MAR 26-29

RENO LITTLE THEATER

All troubles, real & imaginary, are relieved by laughter in this slapstick comedy at Reno Little Theatre. The Imaginary Invalid is a zany little production about a hypochondriac who complains of a million imaginary ailments consequently drumming up astronomical medical bills. He concocts a plan to wed his daughter to a doctor in hopes of receiving free medical care, but she has her eye on another.  Written by Moliére and adopted by Milles Malleson, this local play opens this weekend and runs through March.  For show days/times and more info, please visit RenoLittleTheatre.org.

DUSTIN LYNCH
FRIDAY, MARCH 13 (8 pm)

RENO BALLROOM

Since launching his country music career eight years ago, Dustin Lynch has experienced quite the run of success, producing four studio albums that reached No. 1, 1, 2 and 4 on the US Country Charts since 2012.  The strapping, Tennessee-based rising star has developed a strong fan following with hit songs like “Small Town Boy,” “Ridin’ Roads” and “Seein’ Red.”  Catch him live at the Reno Ballroom Friday night, and get your tickets at SilverLegacyReno.com.

ROSES ARE RAD FILM FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, MARCH 13 (6:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL

Whitney Peak’s Cargo Concert Hall hosts the event we’ve all been waiting for this winter at Rose Are Rad Film Festival. It’s local skiers’ and snowboarders’ time to shine on the big screen, as their greatest 2-3 minutes are on display for event-goers to enjoy!  Ski/Snowboard vendors will be on-site to answer questions about products and sell their merch, and the event offers a raffle for fun prizes.  Proceeds benefit Sierra Avalanche Center.  For more information and tickets, please visit SkiRose.com.

THE GROWLERS
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (7-11:30 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL

Led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor, The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene since their founding in 2006 in Dana Point, CA.  They’re the party band that grew into a traveling circus, spawning their own annual event, “Beach Goth,” and developing an international fanbase, while releasing 6 studio records that trace a line from garage psych ballads to edgy radio pop.  This weekend, they take the stage at Cargo Concert Hall to entertain us with hits like “Night Ride,” One Million Lovers” and “Monotonia.”  Learn more and pick up your tickets at EventBrite.com.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTER FRY
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
VIRGINIA CITY, NV

It’s that time again to man-up and experience Virginia’s famous annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry for yourself!  Have you ever eaten rocky mountain oysters before? Know what they are?  The look of the bull in the image above says it all. On a scale of one to fun, this event is off the chart, as it combines with VC’s outrageous St. Patrick’s Day celebration and parade too.  So throw on your favorite green Irish garb, and head up Geiger Grade to this super delightful “testy festy” on Saturday.  Event details may be found at VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.

RENO 1868 FC vs OKC ENERGY FC
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (6:15 pm)

GREATER NEVADA FIELD

It’s the third game of the 2020 season, and the Reno 1868 FC take on the OKC Energy FC at home!  Greater Nevada Field and 1868 invite us to cheer our young men on to victory against the 13th ranked team in the USL Western Conference.  Currently, Reno sits in 3rd early in the season.  Deck yourself head-to-toe in Blue, Silver-Grey and Gold and support our local team Saturday night.  Get tickets to the match in advance at Reno1868FC.com.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (7 pm)

RENO EVENT CENTER

Don’t miss your chance to see Lynyrd Skynyrd live!  It will likely be the last opportunity, as this is their farewell tour.  The iconic southern rock/blues rock/hard rock band has been entertaining fans for the last 56 years.  While the look and members of the band have evolved through the decades, original guitarist Gary Rossington and guitarist/vocalist Ricky Medlocke still rock on!  You’ll enjoy massive hits like “Simple Man,” “Free Bird,” “Tuesday’s Gone” and “Gemme Three Steps.”  Buy your tickets now at TicketMaster.com or save some $$$ by purchasing them at the Silver Legacy Box Office.

KATHLEEN MADIGAN
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL

For 30 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. This weekend, she squeezes in a special performance at the Silver Legacy Grand Expositional Hall.  Her career in standup started out as “a reason to drink” and seemed to evolve with little effort into acting in sitcoms and NETFLIX and even a television commercial. Click here to see Kathleen talk about her naturally happy younger sister.  And catch her live by purchasing your tickets at SilverLegacyReno.com.

LEPRECHAUN CRAWL
SATURDAY, MARCH 14 (8 pm-4 am)
DOWNTOWN RENO

I think deep down, there is a little leprechaun in all of us, just bursting at the seams to emerge once a year!  This year, Downtown Reno’s big annual Leprechaun Crawl comes a little earlier than St. Patty’s Day to fall on the preceding Saturday, March 14.  Yes, that gleaming pot o’ gold is nestled right in the heart of our city, where all Irish, and Wanna-Be-Irish gather to act silly while wearing oodles of green clothing and costumes, and throwing a few drinks back.  Check out the details of this memorable event, including the 19-venue map, drink specials and more at CrawlReno.com.

LEPRECHAUN RACE – 5k WALK & RUN
SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (8:30 am)

BEGINNING AT TERRY LEE WELLS NEVADA DISCOVER MUSEUM

Perfect for novice runners, the 8th Annual Leprechaun Race brings loads of fun and is relatively flat!  The course leads participants through the Wells and Midtown Districts, is closed to traffic, and is highly monitored by Reno PD and volunteers.  If you reach the finish line before the leprechaun who gives you a head start, you’ll win a special prize.  Other event giveaways, music, and other goodies are all part of the experience.  The event raises money for the Discovery Museum.  For more details, please visit Race178.com/LeprechaunRace.

FLOGGING MOLLY
SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (7:30 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT

Experience a rare mix of rollicking punk rhythms with traditional Irish instruments, when the LA-based Celtic rockers of Flogging Molly take the stage at the Grand Sierra Sunday night!  The internationally acclaimed seven-piece Irish-American band brings songs that range from “fast and furious” to “tears in your whiskey,” and has captured the attention and following from audiences around the world.  Get a feel for their music in “Drunken Lullabies,” “Requiem For A Dying Song” and “If I Ever Leave This World Alive.”  See them live in Reno, and purchase tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

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

With unsettled weather heading into our region this weekend, you may want to consider venturing up the mountain to play in that white stuff again!  Check our local ski resorts’ weather, snow conditions and lift statuses in the links below before deciding where to go!

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE RENO-SPARKS MARKET?
Find out how the final numbers for median sales price, inventory, new listings, new contracts and more, in the March 2020 Market Report.  Visit DeniseHallerbach.com to learn more!

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 5:49 pm
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The Weekend Warrior (Mar 5-8)

FIRST THURSDAY FEAT. ARIZONA JONES
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.

JESSICA MICHELLE SINGLETON
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.

JOE NIPOTE
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.

JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS
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.

NOISES OFF!
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.

TLC
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.

SNOWFEST
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.

THE BEACH BOYS
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.

311
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.

GINUWINE
SATURDAY, MARCH 7 (10:30 pm)
LEX NIGHTCLUB

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.

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
ALL WEEKEND
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+

Visit NevadaArt.org for this weekend’s schedule, registration info,
and to learn more about upcoming classes and workshops!
COMING IN APRIL18 & 19!
TICKETS ON SALE…

THE LITTLE MERMAID BALLET
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.

YOUR LOCAL SKI CONDITIONS AND LIFT STATUS
ANYDAY
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:

WHAT THE FED’S SURPRISE INTEREST RATE CUT
MEANS FOR MORTGAGE RATES
Per Realtor.Magazine/Daily-News, “On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve announced its first emergency rate cut since the financial crisis due to mounting concerns over the economic impact from a potential coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.”  Just what kind of impact does this potentially have for mortgage rates?  Learn more at Realtor.Magazine/Daily-News as you may consider refinancing your current mortgage now.  And if you need a referral to a great lender to do that, email me now!
11699 VERAZAE COURT
$489,000
Beautiful home with a view!  Can’t beat a mountain view like this one!  11699 Verazae Dr. in South Reno (Curti Ranch) offers this gorgeous Mt. Rose view and features a shaded patio, water feature, fire pit, and paver patio, all ideal for outdoor entertaining.  Inside, the home includes 4 beds/2.5 baths/2 car garage, dining room, kitchen/breakfast nook/family combo, and loft/bonus room.  11699 Verazae is 2,547 square feet on a .19 acre lot and just a 3 min drive to Summit Shopping and movie theater, and 22 minutes to Mt. Rose Ski Resort.  Though this lovely home is currently under contract already, our sellers are happy to consider backup offers.  Visit Bit.ly/11669Verazae for more photos and information and contact me for a showing appointment today.

Posted on March 5, 2020 at 7:28 pm
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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
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The Weekend Warrior (Feb 20-23)

NAT BAIMEL
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20-22
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Reno Tahoe Comedy welcomes Nat Baimel, an upbeat problem-solver, awkward philosopher, and optimistic nihilist with a knack for always looking on the bright side.  This smart, up-and-coming comedian brings well-crafted material that often tackles the most serious of subjects in a silly manner and will make you laugh as much as it will make you think.  Enjoy a little video by clicking HERE for Nat Baimel at The Meltdown.  For tickets to one of his five shows, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.

JEFF RICHARDS
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20-23
LAUGH FACTORY 

Walnut Creek native Jeff Richards has spent the last 23 years making a name for himself in the comedy world in LA, touring the US and appearing on late night shows. He also briefly joined the cast of FOX’s MAD TV in 2000 and was a feature player in an episode of SNL’s 27th season.  Jeff¹s high-energy stand-up is a mix of his-growing arsenal of impressions and his own outrageous original characters, including the “knife guy,” the “drunk girlfriend,” her “jealous boyfriend” and the “jock/meathead” from every 80¹s teen movie. Click HERE for Jeff Richards “going off” on an automated operator. Get your tickets to one of his shows this weekend at SilverLegacyReno.com.

THE CHILDREN
THURS-SAT, FEBRUARY 20-22 (7:30 pm) & SUN, FEBRUARY 23 (2 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.

ALPENGLOW MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL – WINTER
THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
SEVERAL LOCATIONS NORTH LAKE TAHOE 

Enjoy what snow has fallen so far, and pray for more while participating in the Alpengow Mountain Festival.  It’s a celebration of human-powered mountain sports, clinics, equipment demonstrations, social events, critically acclaimed films and more, and takes place in several locations around North Lake Tahoe.  This is the tail-end of the 9-day festival that offers over 75 events and activities for participants of all ages and abilities.  Check out AlpenglowSports.com for more details!

THE IMPROV OLIMPIX
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20-22 (7:30 pm)
GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE

You want improv?  You got it, at The Improv Olimpix of the Overly Extraordinary Players. It’s a weekend-long, competition-style improvisational tournament where audiences enjoy two teams challenging each other in a series of theatrical prompts, which will then be scored by a panel of local celebrities and personalities. Host Tim Mahoney will keep the evening moving, engaging the audience, and bestowing witty commentary.  Each night, the two teams will compete for a slot in the grand finals happening Saturday night.  Learn more and purchase tickets online at GoodLuckMacBeth.org.

SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

If you like standup comedy, but prefer a style that is completely chill with flashes of crazy, you may want to check out Sabastian Maniscalco. The hilarious style of the Italian-American comedian comes with outrageous facial expressions, accents and body language that result in the perfect delivery to keep you entertained throughout his show.  It’s pure side-splitting laughter at a Sabastian Maniscalco stand-up performance!  If you haven’t already seen him, you’ll know what I’m talking about when you click HERE to see why he’s “not a Vegas Guy.”  Don’t wait to buy your tickets to see Maniscalco live Saturday night at GrandSierraReno.com.

TEENS SPEAK OUT… GLAD YOU ARE HERE
FRI & SAT, FEB 21 & 22 (7:30 pm) and SUN, FEB 23 (2 pm)
RENO LITTLE THEATER

On a much more serious note, Teens Speak Out…Glad You Are Here, is taking place this weekend at Reno Little Theater.  The performance is a synopsis of “Just Like I Wanted,” anarrative through a series of flashbacks by Joey, a 16 year old boy who has taken his own life. Joey shows us the life he used to lead and why he chose to end it.  But we also see the unexpected effect of his death on his classmates, teachers, and his family.  Note that this show deals with a very sensitive subject matter, possibly triggering to some audience members. There will be a talk-back after each performance, lasting no more than 30 minutes.  For more information, please visit RenoLittleTheater.org.

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

Whether you are an aspiring artist or just getting started, the Nevada Museum of Art offers classes and workshops in a variety of media and levels of experience you may want to explore.  Here is what’s on the schedule this weekend:
Thursday, Feb 20: Water Color Open Studio.  This class is designed for returning students and those with some experience.  Students should have a personal work in progress and working toward completion. It opens with the introduction of a challenge or technique that may be applied during the open session.
Thursday, Feb 20: The Art of Meditation.  Learn techniques for enriching your meditation experience.  This workshop is perfect for everyone practicing meditation to gain inner peace and wellness.
Friday, Feb 21: 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 22 & 23: Stylized African Animals in Acrylic.  Exercise the use bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, and use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create inspired portraits of African animals.
Saturday, Feb 22: Girls’ Night Out with Rainbow Palette Painting.  Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening making art and drinking wine!

Visit NevadaArt.org for this weekend’s schedule, registration info,
and to learn more about upcoming classes and workshops!
RIVERSIDE FARMERS MARKET
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (9 am-Noon) & EVERY SATURDAY YEAR-ROUND
MCKINLEY ARTS & CULTURE CENTER – 925 Riverside Dr, Reno

Reno’s only year-round, weekly farmers market takes place again this Saturday at McKinley Arts & Culture Center.  The Riverside Farmers Market runs Saturday mornings October through May, then switches to Thursday evenings from June through September and specializes in showcasing local and sustainable farmers, ranchers, makers and bakers.  Live music, food trucks, free yoga, and a play area for kiddos round out the event that brings locals back week after week.  Learn more about this awesome community event at RenoFarmersMarket.com.

AMAZING BIRDS OF PREY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (10-11 am)
GALENA CREEK VISITOR CENTER

Get in touch with nature at Galena Creek Visitors Center this weekend with Amazing Birds of Prey.  Master Falconer Marie Gaspari Crawford of Palomino Valley will bring at least one of her fabulous birds of prey, and will talk about the long history of falconry, the numerous fascinating environmental adaptations these birds possess, the influence they have over our world and conservation efforts to protect raptors. The hour-long presentation is suitable for adults and older children.  For more information, please visit GalenaCreekVisitorCenter.org.

COLT FORD
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (6-11 pm)
VIRGINIA STREET BREWHOUSE – 211 N. Virginia St

Have you ever heard of “country rap?”  Well, Colt Ford has made an art of it, and he brings this unique Southern hip hop style to Virginia Street Brewhouse for a memorable evening of fun music. The intimate venue hosted a Colt Ford performance this time last year, and he is back by popular demand!  If you were fortunately enough to have been at that concert, you’ll know what a raging good time you are in for this year.  Get to know Colt Ford in fan-favorites like “Workin’ On,” “Drivin’ Around Song ft. Jason Aldean” and “Back ft. Jake Owen.”  Purchase your tickets to see him live, online at TicketWeb.com.

LANDSCAPES & LEGENDS OF MEXICO
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (7:30 pm) & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (4 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

The talents of the Reno Philharmonic combine with guest cellist Peter Lenz, violist Dustin Budish and multimedia artist and photographer Nicholas Bardonnay for the special Classix Series production of Landscapes & Legends of Mexico.  The program begins with the humorous adventures of Don Quixote as depicted by Richard Strauss, which features variations on the theme of a knightly character.  Then the whimsical sounds of Copland, the pulsing dance rhythms of Marquez, and the grandeur of Revueltas will transport you right to Mexico as you gaze at brilliant scenery.  For more information and ticket sales, please visit RenoPhil.com.

DIVAS’ DAY OUT
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (10 am-4 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT

Ladies!  Gather your besties and your credit cards and head over to the Grand Sierra Resort this Saturday for a day filled with everything to bring out the inner diva in you!  It’s Reno’s largest annual all-ladies’ event, and 2020 Divas’ Day Out brings 100+ businesses on-site for shopping, giveaways and information on health, fitness, beauty, fashion, motherhood, finance, education, career and fun… all the things that women love!  Go VIP and enter the event one hour ealry at 9am, have a private meet and greet with dancers from Magic Mike XXL Tribute Male Review, take home a special goodie bag from Adam and Eve, and enjoy one free beverage at the bar!  Visit the Event Facebook Page for more info and have a blast!

RENO MARDI GRAS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (5:30 pm-10:30 pm)
RENO BALLROOM – 401 N CENTER ST, DOWTOWN RENO

Fat Tuesday is coming right up!  And the Rotary Club of Reno is throwing it’s annual big bash and fundraiser. You’re invited to one of Reno’s biggest parties of the year, where you’ll enjoy tasty food from our area’s finest restaurants and caterers, wine, crafted beers and spirits, win-big on enticing silent auction items, and boogie to the infectious beat of the live DJ.  Grab fists-full of beads, your coolest mask, and don your snazziest duds, and head out for a night of outrageous fun at Reno Mardi Gras.  Get your tickets online at RenoMardiGras.com.

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

Come on winter!  Where are you?  Will you bring precipitation this weekend?  Please?  If you’re still looking for a reason to visit the local ski resorts this weekend, check current conditions before you go via the links below….

FEATURED RECIPE
BEEF SIRLOIN PASTA PORTOBELLO
There’s nothing like a nice bowl of savory pasta with hearty steak and mushrooms to fill your tummy… well, at least mine anyway.  I’ll eat pasta with just about anything, but steak-pasta is probably one of my favorite combinations.  I stumbled upon this delicious and healthy recipe from BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com and LOVED it!  It’s simple, easy to prepare, and is a quick meal for any weeknight with the tightest of schedules.  Visit my Favorite Recipes Blog Page at DeniseHallerbach.com for my slightly modified version of the recipe.
HOW THE HOUSING MARKET BENEFITS WITH
UNCERTAINTY IN THE WORLD

It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have caused some to question their investment plans going forward. Visit my In-The-Know Real Estate Blog to discover how, amidst the irresolution around the globe, the real estate market benefits.

Posted on February 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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The Weekend Warrior (Feb 13-16)

Wishing you all a weekend filled with abundant joy and happiness
with those you love!  Happy Valentine’s Day!
JUSTIN RUPPLE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (8 pm)
LEX NIGHTCLUB

Vocal impressions are Justin Rupple’s talent, and this weekend he brings his stand-up comedy and dozens of celebrity personalities to LEX Nightclub for our enjoyment.  When Rupple switches over to the person he is impersonating, if you close your eyes, you just may fee like that person is right in the room with you!  Click HERE for a great little sample of his fun style of comedy.  Want to see Justin Rupple live?  Get tickets to him this Thursday night at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

disMANteled
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY13-15
PIONEER UNDERGROUND

Crawl into the minds of men this weekend at the Reno Tahoe Comedy Club!  Each of the four hilarious male comedians of the DisMANtled Tour takes his turn at the mic, sharing his own personal perspective on life.  The solid 90-minute, side-stitching act finishes off when all four, “The Married Man,” “The Single Man,” “The Coupled Man” and “The Gay Man” return to the stage as an “expert panel” to answer the audience’s burning questions about men.  Inquiries from the crowd are unscripted and unplanned, so anything goes for what will come from these four funny guys.  Buy your tickets in advance, as this show has been known to sell out!  Visit RenoTahoeComedy.com for showtimes and online ticket sales.

QUINN DAHLE
THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16
LAUGH FACTORY RENO – INSIDE SILVER LEGACY

Prepare yourself for laugh-out-loud comedy when you see Quinn Dahle at Laugh Factory inside the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.  After just a few minutes watching a clip of his standup on his website, QuinnDahle.com, and I knew I would like this one!  Known for his quick wit during improvisational moments with his audience, Quinn Dahle is sure to elicit a lasting smile and many laughs at his show.  Learn more about Dahle and purchase tickets to see him live at SilverLegacyReno.com.

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS UNTIL FEBRUARY 16
RENO LITTLE THEATER -147 E. PUEBLO STREET – MIDTOWN RENO

This is it!  It’s the last weekend to enjoy one of world’s most beloved murder mysteries happening in Midtown. Three weeks of performances comes to an end as Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express loads a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one.  It’s the perfect mystery for the world famous detective Hercule Poirot, n’est-ce pas. Wax your mustache, hold on to your passport, and get ready for a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express at Reno Little Theatre.  Visit RenoLittleTheatre.org showtimes and dates, as well as info about Thirsty Thursday and discounts for seniors, military and students.

ESCAPE TO MAGARITAVILLE
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14-16
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Discover a slice of paradise in Reno, where the magic and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is brought to life on the Pioneer Center stage.  Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Buffett’s classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. Set your mind on “island time” but don’t forget to buy your tickets online at PioneerCenter.com. If not purchasing online, you can do so at the Pioneer Center Box Office from 11 am-6 pm weekdays, and 2 hours before each show.

JOHNNY MATHIS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8 pm)

SILVER LEGACY GRAND EXPOSITION HALL

At 84 years old, Johnny Mathis is still going strong!  Back in the late 50’s, during the infancy of Mathis’ enduring career, he recorded “It’s Not For Me To Say,” “Misty” and “Chances Are.”  All three songs were inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in 2008, 2002 and 1998 respectively.  He went on throughout the years to release 79 solo albums and 26 compilation albums.  Mathis’ romantic ballads may be just want you’re in the mood for this Valentine’s evening with your honey.  For tickets to the show, please visit SilverLegacyReno.com.

ALPENGLOW MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL – WINTER
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 –  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
SEVERAL LOCATIONS NORTH LAKE TAHOE 

Enjoy what snow has fallen so far, and pray for more while participating in the Alpengow Mountain Festival.  It’s a celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically acclaimed films and more, and takes place in several locations around North Lake Tahoe.  The festival lasts 9 days and offers over 75 events and activities for participants of all ages and abilities.  Check out AlpenglowSports.com for more details!

WINTER WHITEOUT 6
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8 pm-2 am)
CARGO CONCERT HALL

Bass Camp Festival’s biggest event of the year is the place to be this Saturday night!  Winter White Out is happening at Cargo Concert Hall andbrings a lineup of bands you won’t want to miss, like EPTIC, (dubstep), Whipped Cream (psychedelic rock), Kowta (dance/electronic) and Noizon (dubstep). This is a very popular event, and it has sold out many times in the past, so buying tickets in advance is a great idea.  Also, remember that this is a White Party, so dress to impress in your favorite white clothes.  Tickets are available at EventBrite.com.

THE BACHELOR LIVE ON STAGE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

What better time for an eligible Reno Bachelor to find love with one lucky local lady than Valentine’s Weekend?  At The Bachelor Live On Stage, from the first impression rose, to group date challenges and coveted one-on-ones, watch it all unfold in front of you. Audience members and hosts will guide the Bachelor in his journey to find love. And if the leading lady accepts the final rose, the night could end with the start of a beautiful romance. Learn more about this unique evening of fun at GrandSierraResort.com.

GEORGE LAM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8 pm)
RENO EVENT CENTER

The variety of Valentine’s weekend entertainment continues when you experience pure joy at George Lam’s “The Smiling Concert” this Saturday night!  The mega-Contopop star from Hong Hong has spent 4 decades developing his wide and rich vocal range that resonates through each song he sings.  Lam also created Cantopop rap and introduced a wide stylistic range of foreign music to his albums.  Click HERE for a little promo video of George Lam and buy your tickets to see him live at SilverLegacyReno.com.

TOBYMAC
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (7 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER

Toby MacKeenan, also known as TobyMac, is one of the most current and influential Christian Hip Hop solo artists in the US.  Since the birth of his career 33 years ago,  he has recorded 8 studio albums, collected 7 GRAMMY Awards and many other coveted music awards, and amassed a huge fan following. Among TobyMac’s more popular hits are “I Just Need U,” “Speak Life,” “Lights Shine Bright” and “Me Without You.”  Don’t miss his live concert performance at Reno Events Center this Sunday.  Learn more about TobyMac and find the link to purchase tickets in advance at TobyMac.com.

THE GLORIOUS SONS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (7 pm-11:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL

Treat yourself to an evening of alternative hard rock with The Glorious Sons.  This super cool band from Ontario, Canada formed in 2011 and has pumped out 3 studio albums since then. Well-received in Canada, the band has 8 consecutive #1 hits there, including their first modern rock single “Everything Is Alright.”  Other popular fan-favorites include “Panic Attack” and “S.O.S.”  Catch them live at Cargo Concert Hall Sunday night, and purchase tickets online at EventBrite.com.

LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL

Bring a group of brothers and their cousins who have mad musical and vocal talent together and what do you get?  Los Tigres Del Norte!!  The family-based group originally formed in San Jose a little over 50 years ago when these guys were all teenagers.  At that time, they began recording and have since cranked out 56 studio albums.  Their norteño style of music is likened to polka, and represents traditional music expression from Northern Mexico.  Catch a glimpse of the fun you’ll have at a Los Tigres Del Norte concert in this video of “Ni Parientes Somos (En Vivo).”  Buy your tickets in advance and learn more at SilverLegacyReno.com.

COMING SOON….
RENO MARDI GRAS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (5:30 pm-10:30 pm)
RENO BALLROOM – 401 N CENTER ST, DOWTOWN RENO

Fat Tuesday is coming right up!  And the Rotary Club of Reno is throwing it’s annual big bash and fundraiser. You’re invited to one of Reno’s biggest parties of the year, where you’ll enjoy tasty food from our area’s finest restaurants and caterers, wine, crafted beers and spirits, win-big on enticing silent auction items, and boogie to the infectious beat of the live DJ.  Grab fists-full of beads, your coolest mask, and don your snazziest duds, and head out for a night of outrageous fun at Reno Mardi Gras.  Get your tickets online at RenoRotary.Ejoinme.org.

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

Can’t say Mother Nature has been helping out much with the base at the ski resorts.  However, we’re still optimistic that the snow will dump in the next couple months to finish winter off strong!  For current conditions at the local mountains, here are your handy dandy links:

Are you contemplating buying or selling real estate soon?  Knowing what is happening in the real estate market now, and learning about the economic forecast of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, you’ll be well-versed and better prepared for your next real estate transaction.  Read the February 2020 Market Report for Reno-Sparks, NV at DeniseHallerbach.com, and contact me today with your real estate questions and needs!
FEATURED PROPERTY
A 2.46 acre private, park-like property, no HOA, 2 RV garages plus auto garage, single-story and plenty of room to roam and store more toys…  5475 Mountain Ranch offers all of these fabulous amenities and more, and is located just 15 minutes from Mt. Rose Ski Resort, 7 minutes from Summit Shopping and 5 minutes from trail heads.  Feel like you’re away from it all when you settle into this beautiful 3,252 square foot, 3 bed/3 bath home with loft and office space. View more photos and details at Bit.ly/5475MountainRanch and schedule your appointment for a showing with Rob Skinner (775-335-6700) today. Offered for $1,350,000.

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 2:48 pm
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The Weekend Warrior (Feb 6-11)

SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL: THE ANNUAL CONVENTION
THROUGH SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (9 am-8 pm)
RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION CENTER

Huntsman alert!  Safari Club International’s Annual Convention is calling your name!  But to attend this massive gathering with everything hunting-related at your disposal under one roof, you’ll need to join the club. Once you’ve done that, you’ll enjoy 650,000 square feet of exhibit space that offers the opportunity to book hunts, shop for the latest guns and equipment.  And after the exhibits close each day, the evening fun begins with live entertainment, speakers, auctions for amazing adventures and artwork and more!  Every purchase provides crucial funds to help preserve our hunting heritage and fund conservation efforts worldwide. Learn more at SafariClub.org.

CRAIG CONANT
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6-8
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Rising comedic star Craig Conant has gathered quite a bit of material from his colorful past to carry his standup career.  After living a life that included substance abuse and multiple arrests, he finally had enough of his destructive lifestyle, only to turn his attention to comedy and getting sober.  Conant’s hugely successful YouTube Podcast “Community Service” has about 18,600 subscribers and 66 videos.  He brings his standup performance to Reno this weekend for five hilarious performances.  Get tickets to one of the shows at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

TANYALEE DAVIS w/ SPECIAL GUEST ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ
THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9
LAUGH FACTORY RENO – INSIDE SILVER LEGACY

At 3’6″, Tanyalee Davis is kind of like the Ferrari of comedy… low to the ground and kind of racy.  The Canadian-born comic has toured around the globe, performing at US Marine bases in Japan, in the UK on “World’s Smallest People” and on BBC Northern Ireland.  She has performed in her own off-Strip show in Las Vegas called “Little Comedian, BIG Laughs” as well as her one-woman show called “Little Do They Know” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she received 4 star reviews.  Tanyalee’s perception of people, and how they perceive her, exaggerates the humor of life’s “little” tasks and routines. Super funny lady… watch a brief standup performance of “Tanyalee Live at The Apollo.”  Purchase tickets to see her live at SilverLegacyReno.com.

HANDMADE CRAFTS AND ART CLASSES
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6-9
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART

Lately, I’ve discovered that the Nevada Museum of Art offers Classes and Workshops to sharpen your artistic and crafting skills and bring out your creative side.  Instruction is offered to aspiring artists of all ages and abilities.  Here is the lineup of classes offered this weekend:
Thursday, Feb 6- Life Drawing: Open Studio.  Improve your life drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from nude models in this popular open studio class. Both male and female models will be present and instruction is available upon request.
Friday, Feb 7- Intro to Linocut Printing: Birds.  Learn to carve simple, beautiful patterns or images in linoleum and print them using Japanese hand printing techniques.
Saturday, Feb 8- Hand Painted Folk Hearts.  Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce students to basic painting techniques to create beautiful hand painted hearts.
Sunday, Feb 9- Kids’ Corner: Hand-Marbled Valentine Cards.  Students 7-12 years old are invited to learn a clever technique for creating beautiful marbled patterns on paper using shaving cream and watercolor.

Learn more about all of the classes and register in advance at NevadaArt.org.
ALBOROSIE & THE SHENGAN CLAN
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (6:30-11:30 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL @ WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL

Transport yourself to Jamaica Friday night when you see Alborosie & The Shengan Clan at Cargo Concert Hall.  Though he was born and raised in Marsala, Sicily, Alborosie (Alberto D’Ascola) took to the reggae scene at the young age of 15 in the band Reggae National Tickets in Bergamo, Italy.  Eight years later, he jumped two feet into his solo career and moved to Kinston, Jamaica where he could become one with reggae and the Rastafari culture.  Click HERE to have a listen to Alborosie & The Shengan Clan in concert, and purchase tickets to see them live this weekend at EventBrite.com.

WINTER IS BACK
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 & 8 (7:30 pm)
GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE COMPANY – 124 TAYLOR ST – MIDTOWN RENO

Good Luck Macbeth continues its Fear of Missing Out series with a comedic, poignant reinterpretation of one of the world’s favorite show’s least favorite season.  It’s an all-out parody of Game of Thrones Season 8.  Were you dissatisfied with the final season of one of the best fantasy television shows in history? So too was the exceptional and creative team of Good Luck MacBeth!  Full of intrigue, deception, and hilarity, this show is sure to satisfy fans and non-fans alike. Purchase tickets to Friday or Saturday evening’s performances at GoodLuckMacBeth.org.

VALENTINE’S LOCAL ARTISTIAN SHOWCASE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (12-4 pm)
NATASHA’S WORLD JEWELRY – 5126 MEADOWOOD MALL CIR – BY WOMEN’S MACYS

Looking for something special for that someone special in your life?  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Natasha’s World Jewelry has your gift-giving covered at the Valentine’s Local Artistian Showcase.  Natasha features the following very talented artists Saturday afternoon:

Christine Gill: Hand-Woven Beaded Jewelry
Photos by Kazue: Nevada Landscape Photography
Miriam Gomberg: Multi-Media Artist/Painter
Emily Reid: Animal Artist/Painter
Clementine Vidalia Designs:  Exotic Handmade Hats

Don’t miss all the unique art, collectables and the always-stunning jewelry of Natasha’s World Jewelry that are perfect Valentine’s Day gifts for your honey.  For more information, please visit Natasha’s World Jewelry’s Facebook Event Page.

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
THURSDAYS-SUNDAYS UNTIL FEBRUARY 16
RENO LITTLE THEATER -147 E. PUEBLO STREET – MIDTOWN RENO

One of world’s most beloved murder mysteries wraps up this weekend in Midtown after three weeks of performances.  Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express loads a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one.  It’s the perfect mystery for the world famous detective Hercule Poirot, n’est-ce pas. Wax your mustache, hold on to your passport, and get ready for a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express at Reno Little Theatre.  Visit RenoLittleTheatre.org showtimes and dates, as well as info about Thirsty Thursday and discounts for seniors, military and students.

CROBOT, AEGES, LIKE MACHINES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
CARGO CONCERT HALL @ WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL

Enjoy a high-energy evening at Cargo Concert Hall this Saturday night when Crobot, Aeges and Like Machines come to town.  It’s all about “bad-ass” rock with all three bands who have been touring together and will make their way cross-country through spring.  Want to get a taste for their sounds?  Click HERE to listen to Corbot, HERE for Aeges and HERE to listen to Like Machines.  If you want to see them all live, visit EventBrite.com to purchase tickets.

ONSIE CRAWL: THE GREAT PAJAMA JAM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (8 pm-4 am)
DOWNTOWN RENO, NV

It’s the Biggest Little Great Pajama Jam in the World… time for Onesie Crawl, y’all!  Don your most comfy, cozy onesie, and head out with your compadres for the snuggliest night of partying ever!  While all of Reno Crawls are fun, this one seems to elicit the most smiles from those roaming the streets and bars of Downtown Reno.  $10 gets you free cover to all 20+ participating pubs, nightclubs & restaurants within walking distance, over 50 drink specials ranging from $2-$4, free giveaways, hotel room discounts and more!  Get all the fun details, including where to buy your crawl cup at CrawlReno.com.

CARAVANA del AMOR
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (7 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Known for his unmistakable voice and sentimental lyrics, Leo Dan has experienced great success in Mexico and Ecuador.  He is loved and recognized as a talented composer, singer, actor, politician and television host.  From a very young age, he expressed his love for music and composition, and at the age of 20, Dan landed his first contract with CBS in Buenos Aires.  His debut song “Celia” reach No. 1 in Argentina and launched his enduring music career.  Enjoy Leo Dan live, with special guests King Clave, Shaila Durcal, & Los Pasteles Verdes at Caravana del Amor, and get tickets to see them Sunday evening at GrandSierraResort.com.

BYU YOUNG AMBASSADORS: SOUVENIRS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (7 pm)
PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Twenty of Brigham Young University’s most talented singers and dancers are accompanied by ten of BYU’s finest musicians to bring us a Tuesday evening performance you won’t soon forget.  For 50 years, 1,700 BYU Young Ambassadors have brought joy to audiences around the world, and this week they bring us Souvenirs, a glimpse into the half-century of travels the group has experienced.  The show promises to be an energetic tradition of song and dance, one that captures the hearts of all ages.  For more info and to purchase tickets, visit PioneerCenter.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Pioneer Center Box Office M-F 11am-6 pm and 2 hours before the show.

STEEL PULSE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (7-11:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL

If you didn’t get enough Reggae love over the weekend with Alborosie & The Shengan Clan, or you missed that show all together, you may want to catch Steel Pulse on Tuesday night.  The roots reggae band from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England comes  to Reno “armed with compassion, encouraging all people to reject false ideals, set higher goals, and demand more from themselves to further unification.”  Get to know Steel Pulse’s music in one of their fan-favorites, “Your House,” and buy your tickets to see them live at EventBrite.com.

Once again, summer is just around the corner and you may want to look ahead to get tickets to your favorite artist’s show ASAP.  So far, we know of two major stars heading to the Nugget Event Center in Sparks.  Here they are:

Pitbull (Saturday, May 23, 8 pm):  You name the award, Pitbull has either been nominated to receive it, or has won it.  The Reggae/Latin hip-hop/crunk music sensation even had a Sirius XM station dedicated to his art, and those most similar to him.  Learn more about Pitbull and purchase tickets to his spring concert at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

Toby Keith (Saturday, July 11, 8 pm):  Back to the Nugget Event Center for the second straight year, Toby Keith brings a whole lot of fun to his faithful country fans.  Well-known for his party songs like “I Love This Bar,” “Beer For My Horses” and “Red Solo Cup,” you’re sure to have a great night with Toby Keith, as I did last year!  Learn more and purchase tickets at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

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

It’s been a mixed back for weather in Northern Nevada and Northern California this week.  What will this weekend bring for the local ski resorts?  Click on your favorite mountain playground below for the current conditions!

3 REASONS WHY PRE-APPROVAL IS THE
1ST STEP IN YOUR HOME BUYING JOURNEY
Considering purchasing a home in the near future?  Should you need to finance the purchase, it is of upmost importance that you obtain a loan pre-approval before the home-hunt process.  Our “In-The-Know Real Estate Blog” this week explains the 3 Reasons Why Pre-Approval is the 1st Step in Your Buying Journey.  Learn more at DeniseHallerbach.com.
FEATURED PROPERTY
A 2.46 acre private, park-like property, no HOA, 2 RV garages plus auto garage, single-story and plenty of room to roam and store more toys…  5475 Mountain Ranch offers all of these fabulous amenities and more, and is located just 15 minutes from Mt. Rose Ski Resort, 7 minutes from Summit Shopping and 5 minutes from trail heads.  Feel like you’re away from it all when you settle into this beautiful 3,252 square foot, 3 bed/3 bath home with loft and office space. View more photos and details at Bit.ly/5475MountainRanch and schedule your appointment for a showing with Rob Skinner (775-335-6700) today. Offered for $1,350,000.

Posted on February 6, 2020 at 7:01 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , ,

The Weekend Warrior (Jan 30-Feb 2)

KIRA SOLTANOVICH
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 1
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

 

One of the funniest comedians to grace the stage of Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub will do just that this weekend!  Kira Solanovich makes her way from LA where she has been hitting it hard on the stand-up stage, late-night TV favorites, Last Comic Standing and more.  She is best known for her work on the prank-oriented reality show Girls Behaving Badly which aired on the Oxygen Network for four seasons. She also brought down the house with her self-produced, “Mother of All Comedy Specials,” You Did This To Me, while 7 months pregnant.  Kira is a must see!  So check out “Here Comes Trouble Part I” and buy tickets to one of her five performances at RenoTahoeComady.com.

 

VISION 2020: THE NEVADA ECONOMIC FORECAST
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 (7:15 am-11:45 am)
PEPPERMILL RENO – NAPLES BALLROOM

 

No doubt, over the last several years, the economic climate of our region has changed greatly.  Are you curious as to what economists and other experts see in the near future?  Vision 2020: The Nevada Economic Forecast is a half-day set of presentations and discussion regarding the future of the Nevada economy and key industry sectors for the coming calendar year.  The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno hosts the public-sector elected and appointed officials, government executives, non-profit organization leaders.  Private-sector representatives are welcome and encouraged to attend Vision 2020 to learn about issues and trends that will impact their organization for the coming year.  Purchase tickets to attend at Events.UNR.edu.

 

SAL’S GREENHOUSE
THURS, JAN 30 (7-11 pm) & FRI-SAT, JAN 31-FEB 1 (8 pm-Midnight)
PEPPERMILL RENO – TERRACE LOUNGE

 

Welcome to The Peppermill Reno, Sal’s Greenhouse!!  The 9-piece powerhouse funk/soul collective out of Oakland is led by baritone saxophonist Sally Green.  Her positive vibe trickles through this cool little band that is stacked with some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians, bringing energy and chemistry, a formula for original dance music that will get you on your feet and dancing!  Check out Sal’s Greenhouse performing “Sophisticated Lady” at Sweetwater Music Hall.  Performances at Terrace Lounge are all FREE!  Learn more at Sal’s Facebook Page.

 

SUPERBOWL LIV PARTIES
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2
MULTIPLE VENUES

 

This is it!  It’s down to The San Francisco 49ers and somebody else.  Oh…. that’s right.  It’s the Kansas City Chiefs.  Undoubtedly America’s biggest television viewing event, Superbowl brings friends and family together for cheers, jeers, sneers, eating, drinking, and just good old fashioned hanging out.  Action begins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL at 6:30 pm ET and brings the highest level of competition, exciting commentary and entertaining commercials for all to enjoy.  If you’re not taking in the Superbowl experience at a private party or home, you may want to watch at one of Reno-Sparks’ many fun venues.  Visit NewToReno.com for some great Superbowl event ideas!

 

HANDMADE JOURNAL & FUSED GLASS JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOPS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2  (JOURNAL 9 am-4 pm & JEWELRY 12-3 pm)
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART

 

Not into football?  What to get crafty and creative instead?  The Nevada Museum of Art offers two fun workshops this Sunday you may want to join!  In the all-day, Handmade Journal Workshop, you’ll combine beautiful papers with linen, twine, lace and more to make a memorable softcover keepsake or gift.  No bookbinding experience is required.  The other workshop offered on Sunday invites us to create Fused Glass Pendants and/or Earrings.  Students will learn to cut flat glass, use frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass, and even pebbles to craft beautiful, hand-made jewelry.  Learn more about these classes and other events happening this weekend at NevadaArt.org.

 

GRAB YOUR BESTIES AND GO BOWLING!
ANYDAY
MULTIPLE BLOWING VENUES

 

Calling all wanna-be King-Pins!  Imagine yourself, strolling into one of Reno-Sparks’ many Bowling Centers. You hear that old familiar sound… the ball hitting the wood, the long roll down the dimly lit lane, and the distinct crash and clatter of the pins.  Hopefully the effort results in a complete demolition of the set up and the exclamation of an exuberant “STRIKE!” accompanied by a fist pump.  Enjoy a game or two with your friends/family, and discover your venue of choice at Yelp.com.

 

CHALLENGE YOUR MIND & BODY ON A CLIMBING WALL
ANYDAY
MULTIPLE VENUES

Take your mind and body to new heights at one of Reno’s awesome Climbing Facilities!  Check out the list of 4 awesome places to climb to your heart’s content:

 

MIDTOWN MURAL WALK/TOUR
ANYDAY
MULTIPLE VENUES

We’re expecting amazing, spring-like weather this weekend!  If you’re itching to get outside for some fresh air and a walk, consider checking out all of the cool art murals that are decorating Midtown Reno.  Mark your calendar if you would like to take a docent-led tour of the Midtown Mural Walk on the second Saturday of every month.  But if you’re planning to go this weekend at your own pace, the self-guided tour can be followed at ArtSpotReno.org.

 

Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner.  The bathing suit racks lining Target’s ladies’ department are my indicator that it is!  So it’s never too late to start planning your events that are quickly approaching.  Historically, Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena has brought some of the hottest names in entertainment for us to enjoy every year. Though the entire schedule of concerts is not released, a few are on the calendar.  Visit Caesars.com for ticket sales that are on sale soon, and to see the following stars headed to Lake Tahoe!
Kenny Chesney (Thursday & Friday, July 2 & 3)
Old Dominion (Friday, July 17)
Phish (Tuesday & Wednesday, July 21 & 22)

 

ENJOY SPRING SKIING CONDITIONS
ANYDAY
CHOOSE AN AWESOME LOCAL RESORT

Though we’re in the dead of “winter,” the weather is looking rather spring-like.  Are you a fare-weather skier like I am?  Then take a look at the conditions at our local resorts, pick one, and go!

PLANNING TO SELL YOUR HOME SOON?
FOLLOW THE “3 MOST IMPORTANT STEPS TO SELLING YOUR HOME”

Planning to sell your home or investment in the coming year?  Give yourself the best opportunity to sell that property more quickly for the highest possible price by following the “3 Most Important Steps to Selling Your Home.”  Learn more at DeniseHallerbach.com.

 

FEATURED RECIPES
MY FAVORITE SUPERBOWL PARTY EATS!

Over the last several years, I have drummed up quite a few favorite recipes that I have shared on my website. I have gone through and picked out the recipes I think would be a great addition to any Superbowl Party.  Here they are:

A 2.46 acre private, park-like property, no HOA, 2 RV garages plus auto garage, single-story and plenty of room to roam and store more toys.  5475 Mountain Ranch offers all of these fabulous amenities and more, and is located just 15 minutes from Mt. Rose Ski Resort, 7 minutes from Summit Shopping and 5 minutes from trail heads.  Feel like you’re away from it all when you settle into this beautiful 3,252 square foot, 3 bed/3 bath home with loft and office space. View more photos and details at Bit.ly/5475MountainRanch and schedule your appointment for a showing with Rob Skinner (775-335-6700) today. Offered for $1,350,000.

 

This beautiful home is under contract for sale and our Seller is open to accepting backup offers!  30 Tanea Court in South Reno is only 20 minutes to skiing, 10 minutes to hiking, 5 minutes from The Summit shopping, and a couple minutes to Raley’s, the library and the park. It may just be the perfect fit for you and your clan!  Located in South Reno, just off of Wedge Parkway, the homeboasts 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms (1 bed/1bath are downstairs), a living room, family room, dining room, breakfast nook AND bonus room!  The spacious backyard features plenty of room for a garden, and has a working pond and a storage shed. With 2,698 square feet of living space on 1/3 acre, you can’t go wrong.  Take advantage of the reduced price of $529,500!  For more information and pictures, please visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout.

Posted on January 30, 2020 at 6:08 am
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