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….

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UNCERTAINTY IN THE WORLD

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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:

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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
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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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The Weekend Warrior (Jan 23-26)

EAGLES AND AGRICULTURE
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 23-26
VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN CARSON VALLEY

Celebrate the awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur of the most majestic birds on the planet and the past and future of our local agriculture at Eagles and Agriculture.  A couple of great events may still have openings, so don’t delay purchasing your tickets. The event kicks off Thursday evening, Jan 23 with the Opening Reception and Photography Exhibit, featuring spectacular works of area wildlife photographers. And the highly popular Falconers’ Dinner takes place Friday evening, Jan 24 at the Carson Valley Inn.  At the dinner, you’ll get an up-close look at impressive raptors and their handlers.  For more info about Eagles and Agriculture and the full schedule of events this weekend, please visit Business.CarsonValleyNV.org.

WILL C.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 23-25
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

You never know what can happen when you say “hell yes” to a dare.  That’s exactly what Will C. did 25 years ago at The World Famous Comedy Store in La Jolla, CA.  It was then that the comedy bug bit and latched onto him, and he never shook it loose going forward.  Since then, he has toured around the US and Canada, offering “quick wit, over the top goofiness, and the ability to relate to his audiences.  He has also been writing and acting, and killing it in comedy competitions across the country.  Click HERE for a video of Will C doing his thing!  For tickets to see him live at one of his five stand-up performances this weekend, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.

BROADWAY COMES TO RENO: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 24-26
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby?  You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong.  Touted by The New York Times as a “gut-busting hit,” and by Huffpost as “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen,” this Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy takes the stage at The Pioneer for five hilarious performances.  It’s a classic murder mystery chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania, and is fully expected to bring down the house.  Learn more about the show and purchase tickets in advance at PioneerCenter.com or at the Pioneer Box Office M-F (11 am-6 pm) and 2 hours prior to showtime.

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
BEGINS FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 16 (THUR-SUN)
RENO LITTLE THEATRE

One of world’s most beloved murder mysteries begins this weekend in Midtown.  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.

SIERRA JUNIOR TENNIS ASSOCIATION presents A ROARING 20’S GALA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (5:30-10:30 pm)
NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM – 10 S. Lake Street, Downtown Reno

It’s been 100 years since the roaring 20’s!  What better way to celebrate the centennial marking than to also support youth tennis at A Roaring 20’s GalaSierra Junior Tennis Association is throwing it’s annual fundraising bash in an effort to quadruple the group’s outreach, providing free tennis and learning programs to under-resourced youth in Northern Nevada.  Last year, they touched the lives of 1,000 children. This year’s goal is to reach 4,000!  Learn more about SJTA and join the fun at the National Automobile Museum, by visiting SierraJuniorTennis.org. If trying to purchase last-minute tickets, email tennis@sierrajuniortennis.org.

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (7-10 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – 3RD FLOOR

It’s time to get wild in Reno!  “Friends of Black Rock-High Rock” hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival showing Saturday night at Whitney Peak Hotel! The annual event offers viewings of award-winning films that focus on adventure, activism and conservation.  The fun doesn’t stop there!  In addition to 3 hours of inspiring films, Wild & Scenic includes a special raffle for two Burning Man tickets and a cool silent auction with oodles of other great prizes.  Learn more about the festival, and about the benefits of joining “Friends of Black Rock-High Rock” at BlackRockDesert.org.

BREW HAHA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (8 pm)
NUGGET CASINO RESORT – Nugget Ballroom, Sparks, NV

Attention all beer lovers!!  It’s the event that you’ve been waiting for since last year!  Brew HaHa is a super fun benefit for Sierra Arts Foundation, featuring a huge selection of micro and macro Beer tasting plus live music featuring The Garage Boys.  The high energy, 100% organic rock band out of Las Vegas will keep you entertained while you explore all of the tasty beer and stroll the artists’ village, featuring the works of 40 local artists.  Learn more about options for ticket levels, and save when you purchase ahead of the event at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

IGNITE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (9 pm)
HARRAH’S RENO – Sammy’s Showroom

I’m not sure how long this show is going to be around based on the news that Harrah’s Reno is closing it’s doors after 82 years of entertaining The Biggest Little City.  Ignite, Harrah’s steamy burlesque show heats up historic Sammy’s Showroom, and is “a fiery exploration of the things that heat you up- passion, desire, adrenaline- an explosion of sensations to put a little pink in your cheeks, a drop in your jaw, and a fiery roar of laughter in your belly.”  Learn more and purchase tickets in advance at Caesar.com.

BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 (10 pm)
LEX NIGHTCLUB

Let the easy-going gangsta rap of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony lull you into their groove at LEX Nightclub Saturday night.  Since releasing their debut album in 1993, the group has produced a dozen studio albums.  The group has received several award nominations, and landed a Soul Train Music Award and a Grammy for the 1996 hit “The Crossroads.”  Other popular Bone Thugs-N-Harmony hits include “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “1st of Tha Month.”  Purchase tickets to see the group live at GrandSierraResort.com.

TAKE TO THE SLOPES… SNOW RIDE!
ANYDAY
ANY OF THESE FABULOUS NEARBY SKI RESORTS

Check out the latest conditions, as well as lift status at your favorite local snow riding resort:

WEDNESDAY GAME NIGHT
EVERY WEDNESDAY (5-8 pm)
COFFEE N’ COMICS – 941 W. Moana Lane, Reno

Join the fun of friendly competition and meeting others who enjoy the same.  Wednesday Game Night happens every Wednesday evening from 5-8 pm at Coffee N/ Comics in Reno.  What’s your favorite board game to play?  Monopoly?  Yahtzee?  Heads Up?  Bring your favorite games to play with your friends and/or others, and you’ll receive 15% off your drinks for the evening.  Visit CoffeeComics.com for more about other events on Coffee N’ Comics’ calendar, including Open Mic Stand Up Night, the Story Telling Series, and Pass the DJ.

FEATURED RECIPE
COCONUT MISO SALMON CURRY

What a great change from my “usual,” a treat for my family AND quick/easy to prepare!  I was so happy to find Coconut-Miso Salmon Curry at Cooking.NYTimes.com.”This light, delicate weeknight curry comes together in less than 30 minutes and is defined by its deep miso flavor. Miso is typically whisked into soups toward the end of the recipe, but sweating it directly in the pot with ginger, garlic and a little oil early on helps the paste caramelize, intensifying its earthy sweetness. Adding coconut milk creates a rich broth that works with a wide range of seafood… A squeeze of lime and a flurry of fresh herbs keep this curry bright and citrusy.”  Learn how to make it on My Favorite Recipes Blog or Cooking.NYTimes.com.

MUST SELL LISTING…
This beautiful home is so ready for her new owner AND only 20 minutes to skiing, 10 minutes to hiking, 5 minutes from The Summit shopping, and a couple minutes to Raleys, the library and the park. 30 Tanea Court may just be the perfect fit for you and your clan!  Located in South Reno, just off of Wedge Parkway, she boasts 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 23, 2020 at 7:17 am
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The Weekend Warrior (Jan 16-19)

THE SHEEP SHOW
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 16-18
RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION CENTER
 
Hey, all you avid hunters out there!  The Wild Sheep Foundation Convention and Sporting Expo, better known as “The Sheep Show®,” is a premier outdoor and mountain hunting expo, and is back in Reno this weekend!  This colossal annual event fills the exhibit hall with more than 400 vendors offering the finest guides and outfitters from North America and around the globe. Top of the line retailers feature gear, guns, art, taxidermy, jewelry, furs and every other outdoor item you might need, all under one roof.  Online registration is closed, but as long as space is available, you can purchase tickets at the door.  Visit WildSheepFoundation.org for more information and the convention schedule.

 

SUBTRONICS: CYCLOPS INVASION TOUR
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 (8 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL
 
Step out of Reno and into the world of Jesse Kardon, publicly known as Subtronic.  The Philadelphia-born dubstep producer specializes in all things robotic, and has gained a massive following from fans and bass music legends alike.  Subtronic’s signature bouncy, yet mechanical sound design, is matched by his incredibly recognizable flow, setting him apart from the vast sea of up-and-coming producers around the world.  Click HERE for an example of his sound, and visit EventBrite.com to purchase tickets and enjoy him live at Cargo Concert Hall.
 
DC ERVIN
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 16-19
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

 

Does life have your undies in a bunch?  Stop taking it all so seriously, and lose yourself in a night of unabashed laughter at Reno-Tahoe Comedy.  Actor and writer DC Ervin headlines this weekend at Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub.  Ervin is a second generation comedian and actor who appeared in Fifty Shades of Black (2016), Gay Hunt (2010) and She Wins (2015), and was a competitor on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.  He’s just naturally, a very funny and likable guy, drawing his material from everyday life.  Click HERE for a sample of his show.  For advanced ticket sales, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.

 

WHAT RHYMES WITH AMERICA
SELECT DATES THRU SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
RESTLESS ARTISTS’ THEATRE – 295 20th Street, Sparks
 
Straight from Restless Artists’ Theatre, “A father and his teenage daughter stand on either side of a closed door.  Life is unraveling for him, and it is entirely uncertain for her. So begins Melissa James Gibson’s poignant, funny play about estrangement and the partially examined life. With Gibson’s spare style, mordant wit, and compassionate insight, one of the most emotionally penetrating and unique voices in theatre today wonders What Rhymes with America.”  Performance dates and tickets are available at RATTheatre.org.

ART AND DESIGN CLASSES
SAT, JAN 18 (9-10:30 am) for ART & SUN, JAN 19 (10 am-2 pm & 11 am-2 pm)
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART

 

Nevada Museum of Art is not only a place to admire great art, but it’s the perfect place to bring out the Van Gough in each of us!  Artists of all ages are invited to learn new skills in a variety of artistic expression each weekend.  This weekend, the following art instruction:Growing Artists Series (Sat, Jan 18, 9-10:30 am) – Designed for young artists 2-6 years old.  Offers the exploration of different art medium and basic art skills, and an introduction to the building blocks of art that will provide a solid foundation for future art lovers and artists.
Camera Basics for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras (Sun., Jan 19 & 26) – For ages 15+.  Designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, which is a camera with removable lenses. Explore the specific features of DSLR cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures.
Fused Glass Snowman (Sun, Jan 19, 11 am-2 pm) – For ages 15+ and all levels.  Learn to cut and assemble flat fusing glass while learning more about color designs and patterns.  Experiment with frits, stringers, rods and other fun materials. No heat involved and no experience necessary!
Explore other classes coming up later in January and February by visiting NevadaArt.org.

 

TAKE FIVE
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 & 18 (7 pm)
BRÜKA THEATRE – 99 N. VIRGINIA STREET, DOWNTOWN RENO

 

Back by popular demand for the second straight year, Take Five takes over Brüka Theatre this Friday and Saturday night. Over the last few decades, Reno has blossomed into what is now considered an “internationally recognized art destination.” Much of the credit for Reno’s evolving art scene goes to our regional artists. To celebrate these arts, Brüka has selected 30 local artists, and challenged them to creatively share their unique characteristics of making art in Reno, each in 5 minutes or less. Check out the line-up of artists in Take Five and purchase single or dual performance tickets at Brüka.org.

 

STYX
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

 

Come Sail Away,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Don’t Let It End“… The list of hits goes on and on. This iconic band from the late 70s and early 80s makes its way back to Reno for an unforgettable evening of rock and nostalgic ballads that will bring back a flood of memories.  With sixteen studio albums under Styx’s belt, the group accumulated several platinum records, and made a big impression on many senior proms “back in the day.”  Want to catch them live at the Silver Legacy?  Get your tickets in advance at SilverLegacyReno.com.

 

TIFFANY HADDISH
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
 
Despite the crappy hand dealt to Tiffany Haddish early in life, this incredible woman has overcome enormous obstacles, only to emerge inspirational and successful. The Southeast Los Angeles native comedian endured a difficult childhood, six years of which were spent in the “foster-system.”  Through the hardest of times, Haddish discovered that comedy was her ultimate outlet for staying positive through. And at 17, a brilliant social worker gave her the choice between psychiatric therapy to address her “problems” or attending the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp.  She chose the later.  Great decision, Tiffany!  If you’re up for a good laugh now, click HERE to see her talk about “The Ass That Kills.”  And if you want to enjoy her show live in Reno Friday night, buy your tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

RENO WOMEN’S MARCH
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 (11 am-3 pm)
DOWNTOWN RENO (Begins at the “Believe” Plaza & ends at the Reno Events Center)

 
The Mission: to harness the power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a “women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through training, outreach programs and events.”  The event aims to build inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.  Learn more about joining the walk, or join/support virtually at WomensMarchReno.org.

THE CLASSIX SERIES: TCHAIKOVSKY’S VIOLIN CONCERTO
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 (7:30 pm) & SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 (4 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

 

Celebrate the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at the Reno Philharmonic’s Classix Series concert.  Named one of Classic FM’s “Top Artists Under 30,” classical soloist Esther Yoo joins The Reno Phil for a special performance of Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35.  In addition, Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Something for the Dark depicts an evocative journey about hope, endurance and renewal.  Neilsen’s Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable,” conveys the idea of an “inextinguishable” life force as an energy that withstands suffering and persists through adversity.  Learn more and purchase tickets online at RenoPhil.com.

 

TWISTA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 (10 pm)
LEX NIGHTCLUB

 

Rap is what you want… and rap is what you get!  American Rapper Twista is in the house late into the night and early morning at LEX Nightclub.  Best known for his chopper style of rapping, he also held the Guinness World Record in 1992 as the fasted rapper, able to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds.  Since then, has has produced 10 solo albums and 3 collaboration albums.  Get to know Twista in “Get it Wet,” “Emotions” and “Hustla.”  If you’re in the mood for a “fast talker,” then get tickets in advance to see Twista at GrandSierraResort.com.

 

BUNDOX BOCCE
ANYTIME BUNDOX BOCCE IS OPEN
RENAISSANCE DOWNTOWN RENO HOTEL

 

Not your run-of-the-mill bar or tavern, Bundox Bocce is a unique gathering place where you and your besties can enjoy delicious, casual Italian fare, refreshing beer, wine and specialty cocktails, and partake in a fun game of bocce. What??  You’ve never played bocce?  The rules are simple (easily found on the website), and the game is strategic and very entertaining.  Make an afternoon or evening of it, and drag you and your friends to down to Bundox Bocce this weekend for a game or two.  Visit BundoxBocce.com for more info!

 

TAKE TO THE LOCAL SLOPES FOR SOME SNOW RIDING!
ANYDAY
MULTIPLE RESORTS LISTED HERE

 

With a Thursday dumping of up to 2 feet at some mountain resorts, you know what that means for Friday morning… untracked turns in pow-pow, baby!!  Check out the effects of the latest storm on the links below for each local snow-riding resort!
This week, I’m giving major kudos to the Atlantis Steakhouse, one of Reno’s most consistently awesome restaurants throughout the years.  Atlantis proudly serves Allen Brothers of Chicago meats, considered to be among the nation’s finest steaks. These wet-aged USDA prime cuts are the ultimate grade of beef, chosen for their superb quality, marbling and flavor. Experience the art of traditional Steakhouse table-side dining, unsurpassed service and unmatched attention to detail. The ambiance is second to none.  The next time you really want to live it up and break the piggy bank (well worth it, I assure you) reserve your table at Atlantis Steakhouse.  For more info and a look at the menu, please visit AtlantisCasino.com.

 

WINTER IS THE NEW SPRING!  That is the word on the streets, and all the Realtors are talking.  Well… at least the ones I’ve been talking to.  LOL.  Winter weather has been very cooperative this time around, as closed sales are UP 10.6% (Nov-Dec 2019) and UP 30% from the end of 2018.  Hold on to your seats… the market is NOT showing signs of slowing. Learn more in my January 2020 Real Estate Market Report Blog to find out how 2019 finished up!

30 Tanea Court – South Reno
Close to Skiing, Shopping, Library, Park!!
This beautiful home is so ready for her new owner!  If you love to ski, hike, shop, read, play, and cook, 30 Tanea Court may just be the perfect one for you!  Located in South Reno, just off of Wedge Parkway, she boasts 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 16, 2020 at 6:22 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

The Weekend Warrior (Jan 9-12)

LANCE WOODS
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 9-11
PIONEER UNDERGROUND AND LEX NIGHTCLUB

One of Sacramento’s most loved comedians returns to Reno-Sparks for 3 nights of fun standup.  Lance Woods, the self-described “humble, international sex symbol,” is a Christian comedian who delivers high-energy performances, shoots clever punchlines and is not a potty-mouth.  He has been featured on Hulu and FOX, and has headlined at top venues around the country and before US Marine Corp troops in Japan.  Catch one of five shows at Pioneer Underground or LEX Nightclub this weekend. Tickets can be purchased online at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

RENO LATIN DANCE FEST
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 9-11
SILVER LEGACY RESORT CASINO @ THE ROW

The Silver Legacy is “en fuego” (translation: “on fire”) this weekend when thousands of steamy dancers converge at the Reno Latin Dance Fest & Zouk and Urban Kiz Experience.  If you’ve never stepped foot on a Latin dance floor, no worries.  You’ll be in good hands learning from the best instructors in the country at this mega annual event that features classes, workshops and dance showcases.  Then take your newly acquired hot moves you picked up during the day, and show them off late into the night at the ensuing dance parties!  Seriously… ALL levels of experience are welcome!  Register and learn more at RenoLatinDanceFest.com.

WHAT RHYMES WITH AMERICA
SELECT DATES FRIDAY, JANUARY 10-SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
RESTLESS ARTISTS’ THEATRE – 295 20th Street, Sparks

Straight from Restless Artists’ Theatre, “A father and his teenage daughter stand on either side of a closed door.  Life is unraveling for him, and it is entirely uncertain for her. So begins Melissa James Gibson’s poignant, funny play about estrangement and the partially examined life. With Gibson’s spare style, mordant wit, and compassionate insight, one of the most emotionally penetrating and unique voices in theatre today wonders What Rhymes with America.”  Performance dates and tickets are available at RATTheatre.org.

MICHAEL JACKSON: A THRILLING TRIBUTE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The Grand Theatre stage lights up with the positive energy and sizzling moves of Falynne Lewing in Michael Jackson: A THRILLING Tribute.  To know this young women is to love her, for the commitment she has made to her art, the dedication to her studies, the people she has inspired and the giving from her heart and soul. Since she was 5 years old and diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, this amazing entertainer has dedicated her life to perfecting every dance step of The King of Pop.  She has entertained thousands across the country over the last several years, and returns to Reno with her super backup dancers for a spectacular show benefiting the Autism Coalition Of Nevada.  Learn more about Falynne Lewing on her Facebook Page and get tickets in advance at GrandSierraResort.com.

PRO BULL RIDING: VELOCITY TOUR
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 (8 pm) and SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 (7 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER

It’s all a bunch of bull this Friday and Saturday night at the PBR Velocity Tour in the Reno Events Center!  The best of the best tour the country, and land on their feet in Downtown Reno for the most adrenaline rushing eight seconds you’ll witness! The live action begins at 8 pm on Friday and 7 pm on Saturday, and will leave you on the edge of your seat and wanting more at the end of the heart-pumping evening.  For links to get tickets and more info about Professional Buller Riders, visit PBR.com.

VISIT RENO’S 1st & ONLY BOARD GAME PARLOUR
ANYDAY (12-11 pm)
THE GLASS DIE – 675 Holcomb Ave, Midtown Reno

If you love to play boardgames, have a hankering for a tasty beverage and enjoy hanging out with your friends, then you may want to pop in to The Glass Die in Midtown Reno this weekend.  Grab your buddies and besties, gather around one of 9 handcrafted tables, and choose from 800 games, free of charge.  If you’d like to wet your whistle, select from 12 taps with a rotating selection of craft beer and cider, wine, locally roasted Magpie cold brew coffee served on nitro, loose leaf tea and bottled soda. Learn more about The Glass Die and explore the monstrous selection of games available at TheGlassDie.com.

GET CREATIVE!
WEDNESDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS, WORKSHOP TIMES VARY
BOARD & BRUSH CREATIVE STUDIO – RENO & SPARKS LOCATIONS

Join the many across the country who are hopping on the creative bandwagon at Board & Brush in Reno or Sparks.  Board & Brush is your place to build on-trend, farmhouse-classic, inspirational pieces of décor for your home, office or cottage.  The studios offer a vintage, timeless look with accents of black and weathered wood to help cultivate your inner DIY design skills.  Click HERE to view the gallery of project ideas at your disposal, and register for your workshop today at BoardandBrush.com.

ENJOY A BEVERAGE & THROW AXES
OPEN DAILY (AXE THROWING 10am-9 pm & BAR 11 am-Midnight)
RENO AXE – 100 N. Sierra Street, Downtown Reno
Have a hankering to enjoy a tasty beverage and to throw some sharp objects?  No… not at the same time… the drink comes after!  Gather your friends and head to The Biggest Little City’s only axe-throwing establishment, Reno Axe for a few hours of fun like you’ve probably never had before. Perhaps this is your first time throwing an axe?  No worries, professional are on-site to instruct you.  Post axe-throwing games are available too, like beer-pong, flip-cup, mini basketball, tiki toss, quarterback throwing and golf chipping.  No excuses for boredom here.  For more, visit RenoAxe.com.

JOIN A GYM… GET IN SHAPE!
ANYDAY
ANY GREAT ATHLETIC CLUB
Now that we’ve turned the corner on a new year and decade, you may have decided to make a personal commitment to better health.  It’s no secret that regular exercise is a key element to a longterm fit lifestyle.  Fortunately, Northern Nevada has several options for Gym Membership.  Not a member yet?  Most establishments will offer you a free trial period, so get in and try it out?  Here are a few suggestions:
SNOWSHOE TOURS
DAYS & TIMES VARY
NORTH LAKE TAHOE, NORTHSTAR & ALPINE MEADOWS

The beauty of the Sierras and the majesty of Lake Tahoe await you!  Yes, a winter wonderland is right in our backyard, and a Snowshoe Tour might be just the activity to get you off the couch and out into nature this weekend to explore it.  Tahoe Adventure Company offers day, sunset, full-moon (Friday, Jan 10), star-gazing and team-building tours, while Alpine Meadows is slated for their moonlit tour and dinner (Saturday, Jan 11) and NorthStar leads a twilight tour (Saturday, Jan 11).  Visit all websites to choose the adventure that appeals to you!  You’ll be glad you did!

PUZZLE & ESCAPE ROOMS
DAYS & TIMES VARY
SEVERAL LOCATIONS

Are you up for a mind-bender?  Something to challenge your brain beyond your daily routine?  It might just be the time for you and your friends to challenge your noggins at a Puzzle/Escape Room.  Choose from a number of different themed rooms (i.e. Blackbeard’s Treasure, Lost Cabin, Valley of the Kings, Below Ground), and make your way through levels of hints to escape.  This isn’t designed to be a scary activity…  Just exercise your cerebrum and have fun!  Here are a few locations around Reno-Sparks:

TAKE TO THE LOCAL SLOPES FOR SOME SNOW RIDING!
ANYDAY
MULTIPLE RESORTS LISTED HERE
To snow or not to snow?  That IS the question!  The other question is, “WHERE?”  Fortunately, we have plenty of enticing options.  Seek the best bases and coverage at the following local resorts, and click below for current conditions:
ENJOY A GREAT MOVIE!
ANYDAY
MOVIE THEATER OF YOUR CHOOSING

Let’s go to the movies… Here is a list some of the top films out in theaters now that you might want to catch:

Jojo Rabbit: Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on.
The Lighthouse:  Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Honey Boy:  When 12-year-old Otis begins to find success as a television star, his abusive, alcoholic father returns and takes over as his guardian, and their contentious relationship is followed over a decade.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood:  Lloyd Vogel, an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers, approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger’s empathy, kindness and decency soon chips away at Vogel’s jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past.

THE TIME TRAVELERS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12 (4-5 pm)
IMPOSSIBLES MAGIC SHOP & THEATRE

Phoenix Phenomenal and Zamazing Zoey take magic to another level at their brand new magic show, The Time Travelers.  Watch, in awe, as these two talented youngsters are transported together through space and time to experience different decades of magic.  You’ll be surprised and mystified by new illusions, mentalism, sleight of hand and Rubik’s cube magic.  They may be young, but you’ll be impressed with what these talented kid magicians will bring to the stage.  Learn more and purchase tickets in advance at ImpossiblesMagicShop.com.

30 Tanea Court – South Reno
Close to Skiing, Shopping, Library, Park!!
This beautiful home is so ready for her new owner!  If you love to ski, hike, shop, read, play, and cook, 30 Tanea Court may just be the perfect one for you!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway, she boasts 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 space 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.
2020 Outlook:
Northern Nevada’s Construction Industry Shows No Signs of Slowing
Take a look around and you’ll notice that Reno’s construction scene has exploded over the last few year.  It seems as though you can’t make a turn without seeing another project coming to fruition.  Residential, commercial, industrial, multi-family, single family… You name it, we’re building it!  With the recent lure of technology and advanced manufacturing companies to Greater Reno-Sparks. Northern Nevada Business View reports that in October 2019 “statewide year-over-year construction employment spiked nearly 12 percent, with 10,500 new jobs added to the construction workforce… That’s the fastest job growth of any industry in Nevada.”  And the industry is showing no signs of slowing.  Learn more about projected construction growth in Northern Nevada by clicking HERE.

Posted on January 9, 2020 at 5:48 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Dec 26-31)

NEVADA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

VARIOUS RENO VENUES

Finish your year with refined sophistication at the Nevada Chamber Music Festival.  This season, Nevada welcomes acclaimed cellist and chamber musician Clive Greensmith in his inaugural season as Artistic Director of the festival.  The special annual musical extravaganza spans seven days, brings in two guest ensembles for the first time, and offers an array of delightful performances you won’t want to miss.  Concerts take place at three Reno churches, the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel and Hall Recital Hall at UNR.  Learn more at RenoChamberOrchestra.org.

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 (8 pm)

PIONEER UNDERGROUND

What happens when you grow up in a large family full of characters?  You become a quick-witted, fast-talking comedian, full of stories.  Carlos Rodriguez brings a silly, clever and approachable voice to his standup shows, drudging up deep-rooted memories of his childhood.  He extracts the humor from the simplest ideas and the most off-beat subject matter.  Catch Rodriguez live at the Pioneer Underground for one night only, and get your tickets in advance at RenoTahoeComedy.com.  Enjoy a funny clip of Rodriguez HERE.

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOM

The Eldorado Showroom has officially transformed to Santa’s Christmas Wonderland and will remain in this state until December 29!  According to USA Press, the production is a “dazzling holiday spectacular” and has been touted as the “the most-loved Christmas show of the season.”  Viewed by over 5 million people around the world, the outstanding production features glittering costumes, sensational sets, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus dancers this side of the North Pole. Join Santa on his unforgettable and nostalgic Christmas journey, and get your tickets at EldoradoReno.com.

RON JOSOL
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26-28

ART TRUCKEE GALLERY & WINE BAR and PIONEER UNDERGROUND

Canadian-Filipino comedian Ron Josol makes an appearance in Truckee Thursday night, and returns to Pioneer Underground’s Reno Tahoe Comedy this weekend!  He’s the most recognizable Asian comedian in Canada, and has spent the last several years on Comedy Network, ABS-CBN Asia, Showtime Dubai, CBC, Discovery Channel, Echo, omni1&2, MTV Canada, and recently the Biography Channel Canada.  I just checked out this hilarious video of Josol doing standup and highly recommend checking it out!  As the video progressed, I found myself just laughing harder and harder.  My stomach was seriously hurting. Don’t miss his hilarious show and get your tickets at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

 
STRAIGHT NO CHASER
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

This weekend, Grand Sierra Resort brings us Straight No Chaser, a professional, and might I add handsome, a cappella group that originated in 1996 at Indiana University. You may remember that in 2007, the group’s video of “The 12 Days of Christmas” went viral on YouTube, and the rest was history. Straight No Chaser brings their vocal genius to the Grand Theatre stage this Friday!  So buy your tickets online and get more info at GrandSierraResort.com.

 
KEN JEONG
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL

Remember this hysterical actor from the movies Knocked UpHangover and Role Models?  Actor, producer, writer and comedian Ken Jeong has played doctors in multiple films and TV shows, including “Dr. Ken”, the ABC sitcom based on his own real experience of becoming an actual MD while also following the path of becoming the hilarious actor and comedian he is today.  And when I say hilarious, I mean HILARIOUS!  Click HERE to watch Josol during a standup show while skillfully handling a heckler.  Learn more about Ken Jeong and get your tickets to see him live at SilverLegacyReno.com.

 
HOLIDAY DREAMS
MULTIPLE DATES THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

As the 2019 Holiday Season wraps up, you may find yourself wanting just a little more!  Holiday Dreams at the Grand Sierra Resort is a fun, annual production that blends modern music, computer animation and projection mapping, and holographic techniques with live acrobats, artists and world-class performers. For more information and tickets to the exciting show, visit GrandSierraResort.com.

 
NORTHERN NIGHTS
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
INCLINE VILLAGE & CRYSTAL BAY, NV – VENUE VARIES BY EVENT

The spirit of the holidays and the wonder of winter at Lake Tahoe are yours to enjoy through New Year’s Eve!  Incline Village and Crystal Bay offer several awesome events sprinkled throughout this magical month.  This weekend, you’ll enjoy live music from fun local bands like Hellbound Glory, The Greg Golden Band, Petty Theft, California Honeydrops and Sal’s Greenhouse.  Check out the line-up for these final days of 2019 at NorthernLightsTahoe.com.

SNOWGLOBE MUSIC FESTIVAL
SUN & MON, DEC 29 & 30 (2-10 pm) & TUES, DEC 31 (3 pm-12:30 am)

LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA

Say farewell to the year gone by, and ring in the New Year at South Lake Tahoe’s biggest music event of the year, SnowGlobe Music Festival.  It’s a massive concert experience that spans three days and features 52 musical artist from near and far.  Feed off of the energy of thousands of other fun festival-goers, and enjoy the crisp, clean winter air of the Sierras these last few days and nights of 2019.  Get a sense for what this awesome event is like by checking out “SnowGlobe NYE (2018) featuring Above and Beyond.”  Learn more at SnowGlobMusicFestival.com.

When it comes to dining and partying on New Year’s Eve, Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe has you covered!  The highlight of Tuesday night’s festivities is a massive gathering under the Reno Arch to watch cascading fireworks shooting off the roofs of nearby casinos.  If you’re looking for a good time ringing in 2020, check out NewToReno.com for all the exciting events happening around Northern Nevada!

20 WAYS TO BE A BETTER HOST!
So you’re throwing a party, and you want to step up your game….  Let Epicurious.com be your guide to being a rockstar host for your next social gathering!  And at the end of your successful shin-dig, your guests will be looking forward to the invitation to your next one!  Learn about the “20 Ways to Be a Better Host” by clicking HERE.
Yes!  Reno is in the news again!  Earlier this month, BusinessInsider.com release an article entitled, Real Estate Agents Reveal the Hottest Markets for the Next 10 Years.”  In the publication online, Business Insider asked real estate agents and experts across the country for their predictions for the most popular real estate markets in the 2020’s.  Raking at #5 is our very own RENO, NV!  In addition to Tesla being one of the reasons for this optimistic forecast, no state income tax, lower housing costs, an international airport, and proximity to Lake Tahoe were also leading indicators for Reno’s healthy outlook. Check out the entire article at BusinessInsider.com.

Posted on December 26, 2019 at 6:02 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Dec 12-15)

TAYLOR TOMLINSON
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12-14

PIONEER UNDERGROUND
Expect nothing but a healthy dose of smiles and laughs from funny-woman Taylor Tomlinson this weekend at Reno Tahoe Comedy.  Tomlinson, who was a Top 10 Finalist on Last Comic Standing, can be seen on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central and MTV’s Safe Word.  She takes the stage at The Pioneer Underground bringing a refreshing presence and wholesome fun.  To check out a hint of Taylor Tomlinson’s funny standup on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, click HERE.  And for tickets to see her live in Reno, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.
SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
THROUGH DECEMBER 29

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOM
The spirit of Christmas overflows from Eldorado Showroom at Santa’s Christmas Wonderland.  According to USA Press, the production is a “dazzling holiday spectacular” and has been touted as the “the most-loved Christmas show of the season.”  Viewed by over 5 million people around the world, the outstanding production features glittering costumes, sensational sets, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus dancers this side of the North Pole. Join Santa on his unforgettable and nostalgic Christmas journey, and get your tickets at EldoradoReno.com.
LANCE WOODS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

LEX NIGHTCLUB
I’m not so sure how Lance Woods can describe himself as “humble” and “international sex symbol” simultaneously, but those are the traits that he claims. He also happens to be one of Sacramento’s most sought after comedians.  A Christian Comedian, Woods delivers a standup performance that is high energy, shoots clever punchlines and is clean.  For more information about Lance Woods and to purchase tickets to see him Friday night at Grand Sierra Resort’s LEX Nightclub, visit LEXNightclub.com.
RENO JAZZ ORCHESTRA presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 (7:30 pm) & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 (1:30 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL
Reno Jazz Orchestra brings the best Jazz renditions of the Holiday Season to Downtown Reno this weekend for all to enjoy!  The talented 17-piece ensemble welcomes world-renowned trombone soloist Bob McChesney and dynamic entertainer and GRAMMY nominee vocalist Calabria Foti to join in on this very special performance.  The 2-hour concert “rekindles the magical memories of being home for the holidays.”  For more information and ticket sales, please visit RenoJazzOrchestra.org.
THE NUTCRACKER
FRI, DEC 13 (8 pm) – SAT, DEC 14 (2 & 8 pm) – SUN, DEC 15 (1 & 7 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
The big weekend has arrived!  It’s the pinnacle of the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre and Reno Philharmonic’s season, and the holiday tradition you don’t want to miss!  Our beautifully trained and talented group of local dancers transport you to the Land of Sweets and Amusements in The Nutcracker.  Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, Mouse King, the Mechanical Doll, Toy Soldiers, Ginger Girls… All of your favorites will be there!  Whether it’s your first, fifth, or fifteenth Nutcracker, A.V.A. Theatre’s production will not disappoint!  For tickets online, visit PioneerCenter.com.
WINTER DREAMS MAGIC THEATRE CIRCUS
THROUGH DECEMBER 22
UNDER THE BIGTOP TENT IN THE SHADOW OF THE ATLANTIS CASINO RESORT
Under the Big Top in the shadow of The Atlantis, Reno welcomes Winter Dreams Magic Theatre Circus.  Entertaining Reno for the first time this year, the extremely talented and breathtaking group of performers will dazzle us with their artistry, strength and skill.  Prepare to be amazed with magical disappearances, inspired with magnificent aerial dance, endeared by talented, tail-wagging friends, bewildered by physics defying contortionists, acrobats and jugglers and entertained by hilarious clowns.  It all takes place in the magical tent that surrounds. Don’t worry, the “techno-tent” dome is heated and seats 800.  Learn more and purchase tickets at MagicTheatreCircus.com.
WINTERFEST 
THROUGH DECEMBER 24
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO
Journey by train with your loved ones through the magical tunnels of Greater Nevada Field!  You’ll enjoy a joyful ride aboard the Holiday Express Train bound for The North Pole where you’ll deliver “The Naughty and Nice” list to Santa, and have the opportunity to take photos with the jolly, plump guy!  Round out your Winterfest experience by making a Christmas craft in Santa’s workshop, and taking in the beauty of the spectacular light display.  For more details about Winterfest, visit WinterfestReno.com.
 
DANIEL TOSH
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
If you’ve ever seen Tosh.0 on Comedy Central, you are quickly aware of the type of humor this comedian cranks out.  The intentionally derogatory and controversial dark humor of Daniel Tosh leaves his fans wanting more, and his critics wanting the opposite.  His picture says it all… just a hint of the devious nature in his material. Unlike my previous searches for Daniel Tosh videos, I was actually able to find one not nearly as crude as past finds.  Click HERE for this clip about “Google Search & Autocomplete Results.”  Get tickets to see him live at GrandSierraResort.com.
RENO WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL
THROUGH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

RENO CITY PLAZA – OUTSIDE OF HARRAH’S RENO
Downtown Reno has been gleaming over the last week at the first ever Reno Winter Light FestivalReno City Plaza has turned into a “human mapping playground” as the “Here You Are… Elsewhere” exhibit by Vous etes ici ailleurs, has displayed a rare projection of art pieces based on interactive maps, the play of lights and video, pictograms and geographical coordinates.  Three temporary public art pieces also share space at the plaza. After checking out City Plaza, then cruise over to Wingfield Park and see“Fish Out of Water” by Branden.  His name is Otto, and he’s an oversized goldfish illuminated over the Truckee River.  Visit Reno.Gov for more info.
SANTA SKI DAY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

MT. ROSE SKI RESORT
Calling all Santas and Mrs. Claus’s who like to shred the slopes of The Sierras.  This Saturday is Santa Ski Day at Mt. Rose Ski Resort.  Don’t have a jolly red suit and big belly?  You’re not limited to being Kris Kringle… Any fun holiday spirit wear will do!  The Santa Group Ski meets at the bottom of Northwest lift at 10:45 am for the 11 am mass descent down Kit Carson Bowl.  Then make your way to the Nog Station at the top of Easy Street (near the Totem Pole) for Eggnog and holiday cheer between 10:30 am-12 pm.  Learn more at SkiRose.com.
RENO SANTA PUB CRAWL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 

DOWNTOWN RENO
Party alert!!  Reno Santa Pub Crawl, the mother of all pub crawls, completely takes over Downtown Reno this weekend!  If you aren’t looking to be caught up in a massive sea of intoxicated holiday clad crawlers, then stay far away from the Reno Arch at midnight, my friends.  This is where all jolly St. Nicks, Mrs. Clauses, Reindeer, Snowflakes, Christmas Trees, Jack Frosts (and more) will gather for the annual group pic, during one of the biggest Santa pub crawls in the country.  Learn more about where to get your crawl cup, and which establishments are participating at RenoSantaCrawl.com.
 
NORTHERN NIGHTS
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
INCLINE VILLAGE & CRYSTAL BAY, NV – VENUE VARIES BY EVENT
Enjoy the spirit of the holidays and the wonder of winter at Lake Tahoe.  Running through New Year’s Eve, Incline Village and Crystal Bay offer several awesome events sprinkled throughout this magical month.  A Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra performance, Tahoe Film Fest, A Rat Pack Christmas, Addams Family performances by Great Future Productions and brunch with Santa Claus…  All this and more at Northern Lights.  Visit NorthernLightsTahoe.com for all events and details.
JAMEY JOHNSON
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
Do you like the music of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson?  Then chances are, you might find Alabaman country singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson on favorites playlist.  Johnson’s honky tonk tone and Hank Williams-style ballads mark his signature sound.  In addition to being a solid country artist who has been nominated for multiple GRAMMY Awards and the winning several CMA and Academy of Country Music Awards, Johnson also served in the US Marine Corps Reserves for 8 years and attained the rank of corporal.  Fan-Favorites include, “Give It Away,” “In Color,” and “High Cost of Living.”  For tickets to see Jamey Johnson at the GRS, visit GrandSierraResort.com.
HANDS-ON HOLIDAY PROJECTS 
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 & 15
THE DISCOVERY
On a blustery winter weekend, a visit to The Discovery may be just the activity you’re looking for with your little ones.  In addition to the intriguing exhibits at the hand’s-on museum, The Discovery invites visitors to “The Shop,” where they are encouraged to tinker, repurpose, up-cycle, take apart and put back together to make a new discovery or creation all their own.  Design and build a beautiful winter scene within a simple animation machine on Saturday.  And on Sunday, use a variety of available materials along with a battery, LED and copper circuitry to create a festive holiday LED greeting card that shines like Rudolph’s nose.  Explore these activities and more at NVDM.org.
ART ALEXAKIS w/ CHRIS FOX & SPIKE McGUIRE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 (7-11:30 pm)
CARGO CONCERT HALL
Are you a fan of the popular 90’s band Everclear??  Well, Everclear isn’t in town this weekend, but the band’s lead singer, Art Alexakis, is!  Alexakis’ intimate concert experience at Cargo Concert Hall just might mean getting up-close performances of some of your most cherished Everclear songs, like “Santa Monica,” “Father of Mine” and “I Will Buy You a New Life.”  Alexakis is joined by guitarist/singer/songwriter Chris Fox and “Acoustic Political Post-Folk Punk” artist Spike McGuire to round out the evening.  For tickets to see them live, visit EventBrite.com.
IN THE NEWS…
In case you haven’t been paying attention to the job growth and relocation blast happening in Northern Nevada, FOXBusiness.com just published the “Top 5 States with the Best Economic Outlook.”  Nevada is #4!  WHOOP, WHOOP!!  The report points to Nevada’s top marginal personal and corporate income tax rates, the “non-levying of our estate/inheritance tax, the number of public employees we have and how we are a “right-to-work” state.  Nevada also has a great number of tax expenditure limits.  Click HERE for a link to the full report!
MUST-TRY CHRISTMAS COCKTAILS!
‘Tis the Season to try some fun, holiday-inspired libations and offer to your guests!  I ran across this great website, InspiredByCharm, that listed over a dozen beautiful, and tasty looking concoctions you may just want to try sometime over the next couple of weeks.  Check them out, and enjoy!  Most importantly, drink responsibly and grab a Lyft or Über if needed.
530 Little Sorrel Ct in Curti Ranch, South Reno was recently listed Thanksgiving Weekend and is ready for her new owners in 2020! This beautiful 2,695 square foot, 4 bed/2.5 bath/3 car garage features rich laminate flooring, a separate living room/dining room combo, a bonus loft, breakfast bar, and breakfast nook.  Outdoor entertaining is a breeze with the Pergola covered paver patio.  The spacious garage includes a tandem space, perfect for a third car, space for storage or a home-gym.  Solar energy too!!  Don’t miss this great opportunity!  Perfectly priced at $478,500!  Visit Bit.ly/530LittleSorrel for more info and photos, and email me, if you would like to schedule an appointment.
You’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from the slopes at 30 Tanea Court, in South Reno!!  If you want to make that dream your reality, you’ll need to go see it this weekend!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway, it’s a quick 20 min drive to Mt. Rose Ski Resort, getting more snow this weekend to build that sweet, white base!  30 Tanea Court is also close to Summit Shopping, the Raley’s Shopping Center, the library, park and more!  See for yourself Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScoutOffered for $529,500!  Contact me today for a showing appointment.

Posted on December 12, 2019 at 7:50 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Dec 5-8)

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
THROUGH DECEMBER 29

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOM

The Christmas Season went into full gear Last weekend, transforming the Eldorado Showroom into Santa’s Christmas Wonderland.  According to USA Press, the production is a “dazzling holiday spectacular” and has been touted as the “the most-loved Christmas show of the season.”  Viewed by over 5 million people around the world, the outstanding production features glittering costumes, sensational sets, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus dancers this side of the North Pole. Join Santa on his unforgettable and nostalgic Christmas journey, and get your tickets at EldoradoReno.com.

JUSTIN RIVERA
THURSDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5-7

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Justin Rivera is a nationally recognized, professional comedian and magician, who has appeared on many, worldwide stages and national television shows.  His unique blend of comedy and magic appeals to a wide range of audiences, both young and old.  A seasoned performer, Justin has performed before esteemed public venues such as the Improv, Comedy Store, and Laugh Factory.  This weekend, he graces the stages of the Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub, so pick a show and go.  Get tickets online at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

SPARKS HOMETOWNE CHRISTMAS
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 & 7
DOWNTOWN SPARKS – VITORIAN AVE

Experience the annual holiday event that brings the community back year after year.  Sparks Hometowne Christmascelebrates Christmas traditions from around the world and will feature floats that represent those traditions.  The event begins Friday night (6:30-7 pm) with the Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Saturday morning, all are welcome to run or walk in the Ugly Sweater Run at Scheels/Marina.  Santa invites children to have their pictures taken with him at the Sparks Heritage Museum.  And the beloved Hometowne Christmas Parade lines the street of Victorian Square from 1-2:30 pm.  Learn more at CityOfSparks.us.

WINTER DREAMS MAGIC THEATRE CIRCUS
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 – SUNDAY,  & DECEMBER 22
UNDER THE BIGTOP TENT IN THE SHADOW OF THE ATLANTIS CASINO RESORT

Under the Big Top in the shadow of The Atlantis, Reno welcomes Winter Dreams Magic Theatre Circus.  Entertaining Reno for the first time this year, the extremely talented and breathtaking group of performers will dazzle us with their artistry, strength and skill.  Prepare to be amazed with magical disappearances, inspired with magnificent aerial dance, endeared by talented, tail-wagging friends, bewildered by physics defying contortionists, acrobats and jugglers and entertained by hilarious clowns.  It all takes place in the magical tent that surrounds. Don’t worry, the “techno-tent” dome is heated and seats 800.  Learn more and purchase tickets at MagicTheatreCircus.com.

WINTERFEST 
THROUGH DECEMBER 24
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

Journey by train with your loved ones through the magical tunnels of Greater Nevada Field!  You’ll enjoy a joyful ride aboard the Holiday Express Train bound for The North Pole where you’ll deliver “The Naughty and Nice” list to Santa, and have the opportunity to take photos with the jolly, plump guy!  Round out your Winterfest experience by making a Christmas craft in Santa’s workshop, and taking in the beauty of the spectacular light display.  For more details about Winterfest, visit WinterfestReno.com.

DEJAN TYLER
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 (6 :30 pm)

LEX NIGHTCLUB

Dejan Tyler comes to Reno this weekend with his honest and refreshing sense of humor. Presenting comedy that flows naturally and with ease, the Sacramento native’s shows embrace diversity and appreciate the humor in everything and everybody.  Connecting with his audience that feels like it’s a part of the show, Dejan’s standup at LEX Nightclub will quite possibly leave you wanting more.  For tickets to his Happy Hour show at LEX, visit LEXNightClub.com.

 
SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6-8

PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Reno Philharmonic and conductor Jason Altieri bring back Spirit of the Season to the Pioneer, a classic holiday celebration to warm your heart.  Spectacular orchestral arrangements, choral and traditional singers, jazzy dancers, and Santa grace the stage during four magical performances this weekend.  Check out the promo video for what’s in store, and purchase tickets online at PioneerCenter.com.

RENO WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

RENO CITY PLAZA – OUTSIDE OF HARRAH’S RENO

Downtown Reno shines over the next week, at the first ever Reno Winter Light FestivalReno City Plaza becomes a “human mapping playground” as the “Here You Are… Elsewhere” exhibit by Vous etes ici ailleurs, uniquely displays a projection of art pieces based on interactive maps, the play of lights and video, pictograms and geographical coordinates.  Three temporary public art pieces will also share space at the plaza. Cruise over to Wingfield Park and check out “Fish Out of Water” by Branden.  It’s Otto, the oversized goldfish, illuminated over the Truckee River.  Visit Reno.Gov for more info about the festival happenings beginning Dec 7.

MODEST MOUSE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

From Portland to Reno, the indie/alternative rock band that has grown in popularity steadily since its humble beginning a couple of decades ago, Modest Mouse takes the stage at the Grand Theatre.  With six solid studio albums under its belt, and the release songs like “Float On,” “Ocean Breathes Salty” and “The World At Large,” the band continues to evolve and grow its fan-based one album and concert at time.  Catch Modest Mouse live Sunday night and buy tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

 
NORTHERN NIGHTS
THROUGH DECEMBER 31
INCLINE VILLAGE & CRYSTAL BAY, NV – VENUE VARIES BY EVENT

Enjoy the spirit of the holidays and the wonder of winter at Lake Tahoe all month long.  Running through New Year’s Eve, Incline Village and Crystal Bay offer several awesome events sprinkled throughout this magical month.  A Toccata Tahoe Symphony Orchestra performance, Tahoe Film Fest, A Rat Pack Christmas, Addams Family performances by Great Future Productions and brunch with Santa Claus…  All this and more at Northern Lights.  Visit NorthernLightsTahoe.com for all events and details.

TAHOE FILM FESTIVAL 5
DECEMBER 5-8
INCLINE VILLAGE, CRYSTAL BAY, NV & NORTHSTAR, CA

The 5th Annual Tahoe Film Festival takes place this weekend at the Incline Village Cinema, Crystal Bay Crown Room and NorthStar Cinema.  Embracing the respect for our environment and the protection of our beloved Lake Tahoe, the majority of the short films showing this weekend are environment-centric.  The event aims to educate our community and celebrate the efforts of maintaining the beauty of our pristine lake and surroundings.  Learn more and check out the schedule of film-showings at TahoeFilmFest.com.

 COMING SOON!!
A.V.A. BALLEY THEATRE presents THE NUTCRACKER
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13-15 (5 PERFORMANCES)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Break out the sugar plums and marzipan, and ALL your holiday traditions, and venture out to the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts for a very special performance of The Nutcracker!  The talented choreographers and dancers of the AVA Ballet Theater combine with guest principal dancers and The Reno Philharmonic LIVE to bring this beautiful ballet to life on the Pioneer stage. And if you go, keep an eye out for my own beautiful ballerina, Katarina.  She will be performing as the Mechanical Doll, a Chinese Dancer and Waltz of the Flowers. 🙂 Get tickets online at PioneerCenter.com.
When you know you’ll be entertaining over the next month, and you want to make sure the wine you’re serving is the absolute best, I highly recommend pouring INTERCOASTAL VINEYARDS for the HOLIDAYS!  INTERCOASTAL is dedicated to producing amazing wine from the highest quality of hand-picked fruit.  Sustainably certified, they offer premium, award winning wines from Napa Valley, Lodi and Clarksburg.  There is not a single varietal that I have tried, that I don’t LOVE!  Visit INTERCOASTALWine.com to learn more about the company, the super wine club opportunity and to order your holiday wine today.  You’ll be so glad you did!
Ring in the New Year at 30 Tanea Court, in South Reno!!  If you want to make that dream your reality, you’ll need to go see it this weekend!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway, you’re a skip and a jump to Mt. Rose Ski Resort, now open for your fresh turns!  The home is close to Summit Shopping, the Raley’s Shopping Center, the library, park and more!  See for yourself Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScoutOffered for $529,500!  Contact me today for a showing appointment.
Ring in the New Year at 30 Tanea Court, in South Reno!!  If you want to make that dream your reality, you’ll need to go see it this weekend!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway, you’re a skip and a jump to Mt. Rose Ski Resort, now open for your fresh turns!  The home is close to Summit Shopping, the Raley’s Shopping Center, the library, park and more!  See for yourself Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScoutOffered for $529,500!  Contact me today for a showing appointment.
BUYERS ARE LOOKING…
Indeed… though the weather is beginning to rear its playful head, it does not seem to stop buyers from checking out the inventory and making a move on the home they love.  And while progress of construction can be impacted by winter, and the inventory for re-sale properties remains low, typical for the season, lower inventory means less competition, so now may be the perfect time to sell your home.  Email me today for your complimentary marketing appointment or call me at 775.233.0682.

Posted on December 5, 2019 at 12:06 am
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,