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
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

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
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Weekend Warrior (Thanksgiving Weekend)

Thanksgiving is more than a massive meal, football games and the Macys Parade.  It’s a special time ponder the lessons we have learned, the happiness we can spread, the memories we have made, and the good people who have crossed our paths. Wishing you and the special people in your life a very Happy Thanksgiving!
SANTA’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
THROUGH DECEMBER 29

ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOMThe Christmas Season kicks off this weekend as the Eldorado Showroom transforms 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.

WOBBLE BEFORE YOU GOOBLE & SCHEEL’S TURKEY TROT
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
RENO CITY PLAZA & SCHEEL’S IN SPARKSIn anticipation of the massive influx of calories you expect to consume, you may want to place your bird in the care of your loving helpers, throw on your running attire, and head Downtown Reno or Scheel’s for the Gobble Before you Wobble 10k/5k/1mi or Scheel’s Turkey Trot 10k/2 mi.  Both events get you off the couch, pumping your blood and raising money for children who could use the help.  Register at DesertSkyAdventures.com and CityOfSparks.us.

CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS
FRI & SAT, NOV 29-30 (10 am-6 pm) & SUN, DEC 1 (10 am-3 pm)
NUGGET CASINO RESORT – CELEBRITY SHOWROOM
It’s a colossal shopping extravaganza this weekend at The Nugget’s Crafts for Christmas.  Find unique gift ideas from a wide variety of local artisans and specialty merchants. You’ll be amazed at the huge selection of one-of-a-kind crafts, jewelry, clothing, toys and more!  Kiddos are invited for a meet-and-greet with Old St. Nick each day between 11 am and 3 pm, and local groups will make special on-site performances.  For more information, including the schedule of events, visit NuggetCasinoResort.com.

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
FRI, NOV 29 (8 pm), SAT, NOV 30 (11 am, 3 pm & 8 pm), & SUN, DEC 1 (1 & 7 pm)
PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
It’s the old classic we know and love with a musical twist!  Ralphie shooting his eye out, Flick sticking his tongue to the frozen flag pole, the leg lamp,  pink bunny jammies… The memories will come flooding back to you while you enjoy A Christmas Story, The Musical at Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts this weekend.  Choose from one of six fantastic performances and purchase your tickets online at PioneerCenter.com, Tickets are also on sale the Pioneer Box Office (M-F 11 am to 6 pm and 2 hours before each showtime).

STEVE HYTNER
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 & 30

PIONEER UNDERGROUNDBest known for his character on Seinfield, Kenny Bania, Steve Hytner returns to Reno for a night of fun standup!  The American actor, originally from New York, has appeared in several TV shows, comedy shows and films.  Hytner headlines at Reno Tahoe Comedy’s Pioneer Underground for two shows only this weekend, so don’t miss him!  Go to RenoTahoeComedy.com for tickets.

 
THE HUMANS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29-SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

RENO LITTLE THEATREThis 2016 Tony award winning “Best Play” blends drama and humor, a “dramedy,” and tells the story of the Blake family’s Thanksgiving dinner, where the heart and horrors of the fractured family are exposed. The New York Times describes it as “[A] blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play.”  The small cast of six will perform The Humans at Reno Little Theatre for only two more weekends.  For more info and online tickets sales, please visit RenoLittleTheatre.com.

JUSTIN RIVERA
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 & 30

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUBJustin 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.

THIRD EYE BLIND
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATREI’m not sure about you, but every time I hear Third Eye Blind, I’m taken straight back to a particular place and time, the late 90’s while I was living in San Diego.  How about you?  Remember “Semi-Charmed Kind of Life,” “How’s It Going to Be,” “Never Let You Go” and “Jumper?”  Take a step back in time this Saturday night when Third Eye Blind entertains Reno.  Learn more about the band that formed out of San Francisco, and get tickets online at GrandSierraResort.com.

GARY ALLAN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (8 pm)
THE ATLANTIS CASINO RESORT SPAOver the last 20+ years, Gary Allan has earned the love and support of his fans with his “smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances.”  His unique, country vocals have earned him 9 albums releases, over 7 million albums sold, and 26 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.  “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” “Best I Ever Had” and “Watching Airplanes” top Allen’s list of #1 country hits.  Learn more about Gary Allen and purchase tickets before the show at AtlantisCasino.com.

 
RODNEY CARRINGTON
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (7:30 pm)

ELDORADO – GRAND EXPOSITION HALLRodney Carrington returns to Reno after several consecutive years with some of the funniest comedy in the country. He’s an entertaining genius, combining super hilarious standup, great acting and original country music. I just got to watching one of his videos and couldn’t stop watching. However, I couldn’t find any videos that were suitable for my audience… just a tad too dirty for a lot of folks out there.  So if you’re curious about Carrington’s comedic style, just Google his videos!  Purchase your tickets to see him live at SilverLegacyReno.com.

 
NORTHERN NIGHTS
DECEMBER 1 – 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.  Beginning December 1 and running through New Year’s Eve, Incline Village and Crystal Bay come to life with several awesome events sprinkled throughout.  Live musical performances of multiple genres, Tahoe Film Fest, Diamond Peak Ski Resort’s season kick-off, 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.

7 REASONS TO LIST YOUR HOUSE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unwrap the top reasons why listing your house now or keeping it on the market this winter may be the best choice you can make.  Visit DeniseHallerbach.com/Blog for all 7 great reasons!

Posted on December 3, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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Weekend Warrior (Nov 14-17)

JORDAN ROCK
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14-16

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Bring on the laughs with Reno Tahoe Comedy Club and Jordan Rock, headliner at the Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub this weekend.  The younger brother of Chris Rock is best known for his three seasons on Judd Apatow’s Netflix series “Love,” and aims for “authentic entertainment.” Get a sense for his humor in the video of CHris talking about suffering through some “Horrific Dates on Tinder.”  Learn more about Jordan Rock and purchase tickets in advance at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

SNAILS: WORLD OF SLIME TOUR
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (8 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – CARGO CONCERT HALL

Oh, Dear…. Straight from Wikiipedia… “The Snails is an American rock band with touches of post-punk, ska and reggae, based in Baltimore, Maryland. It is currently composed of Sandy Snailbelow, Snailliam, Sammy Snail (also known as Snamuel or Snammy), Snailburne, Snailbraham, Snailrell and Snailpril.  As snails, they live in a Shoebox, where they like to play basketball.”  Too funny!  If you’ve been looking for a fun concert where to dance is not a choice. It will just happen.  Listen to “King Is Back” and get your tickets to see Snails at EventBrite.com or in the Whitney Peak Hotel lobby.

REEL ROCK 14
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (6-10 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – CARGO CONCERT HALL

You’ll be on the edge of your seat at REEL ROCK 14, showing Friday night at Whitney Peak’s Cargo Concert Hall.  Since 2005, REEL ROCK has grown into the premiere global platform for award-winning climbing films that weave bold action, humor, heart, and soul into larger-than-life human stories for a wide audience.  The event that takes place in over 500 locations in 40 countries brings climbing’s biggest stars and historic moments and makes you feel like you’re hanging off the very cliffs with these courageous athletes.  Purchase tickets online at EventBrite.com or in the Whitney Peak Lobby (no processing fees).

 
THE HUMANS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

RENO LITTLE THEATRE

This 2016 Tony award winning “Best Play” blends drama and humor, a “dramedy,” and tells the story of the Blake family’s Thanksgiving dinner, where the heart and horrors of the fractured family are exposed. The New York Times describes it as “[A] blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play.”  The small cast of six will perform The Humans at Reno Little Theatre this Friday-Sunday and through Thanksgiving weekend Thursdays through Sundays.  For more info and online tickets sales, please visit RenoLittleTheatre.com.

BERT KREISCHER: BODY SHOTS WORLD TOUR
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 (9 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Back in the day, comedian Bert Kreischer was named by Rolling Stone as “The Top Partier at the Number One Party School in the Country,” Florida State University.  Now THAT’s an accolade to put on your resumé!  As seen in the photo above, he is known for doing standup while unabashedly exposing his belly to his audience.  The shirtless comedian hosts the reality TV show Hurt Bert on FX, and Bert the Conqueror and Trip Flip on Travel Channel.  Check “My Body” standup by Kreischer about 8 years ago, and get your tickets to see him live in Reno at GrandSierraResort.com.

WINTER IN WONDERLAND STEAMPUNK EXPO & BALL
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16-17

WILBUR D. MAY CENTER & RANCH HOUSE

Do you take interest in a past that never was and a future that may have been?  The genre is Steampunk, and you’re invited to Winter in Wonderland hosted by High Desert Steam, Northern Nevada’s Reno-based Steampunk group.  Explore the 2-day expo and ball filled with workshops, panels, music, dancing, authors, actors, art, vendors and more.  Check out the schedule of happenings and buy your tickets at HighDesertSteam.com.

DOWNTOWN RENO WINE WALK
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (2-5 pm)

RENO RIVERWALK DISTRICT – DOWNTOWN RENO

Talk the talk and walk the walk at the Downtown Reno Wine Walk!  It’s the popular monthly “wine crawl,” if you will, where participants check in at one of 9 Riverwalk Merchant locations and shop downtown businesses while sipping tasters of vino.  Wine walkers will present an ID proving they of legal age to drink (driver’s license), whip out a Jackson (20 bucks), grab a map (ticket), a wristband, a wine glass and a partridge in a pear tree, and hit the town. Visit at least 5 venues, fill out the back of the map, return to your host location, and enter that bad boy into a raffle drawing.  It’s loads of fun, so get out on this beautiful fall Saturday and enjoy!  Visit RenoRiverWalk.org for more details and a list of venues.

ATREYU & WHITECHAPEL
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (6-11 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – CARGO CONCERT HALL

Grab your earplugs and head downtown to Cargo Concert Hall for some brutal, head-banger, metal-core and death-metal music.  The volume with be turned up, way up, when Atreyu and Whitechapel take the stage with hard-hitting beats, scorching-hot guitars and insanely powerful vocals. Listen to “Becoming a Bull” by Atreyu and marvel at how the lead singer of Whitechapel even has a voice left after a single song like “The Saw Is The Law.” Holy mackerel! I’m not even joking about bringing the ear protection.  Tickets to this concert may be purchased in the lobby at Whitney Peak Hotel or online at EventBrite.com.

 
HAPPENINGS & EXHIBITS @ NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART
ALL WEEKEND

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART

If you’re more inclined to spend the day in a quiet, relaxed environment, you might consider visiting the Nevada Museum of Art this weekend. With revolving exhibits and events, you’ll be sure to find something interesting to do.  Here is a quick look at what’s happening this weekend:
Thurs, Nov 14 (5-6 pm) & Sat/Sun (1-2) Guided Tour with a Docent
Fri, Nov 15 (6-7 pm) John Banovich on King of Beasts: A Study of the African Lion
Sat, Nov 16 (11 am-12:30 pm) Great Firearms: A Historical Perspective
Sun, Nov 17 (10 am-2 pm) Sunday Music Brunch with Tyler Stafford

 
HOLIDAY STYLING
THE SOONER THE BETTER

YOUR HOME (THAT WILL BE AMAZING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!)

Do you want to go “all out” this holiday season, and deck your halls with something spectacular, but don’t have the time or creativity to do it yourself?  Great news… You don’t need to take on the assignment alone.  With the help of the very talented design expert, Marie Skinner, your home will shine through the holidays.  Marie, at Mint Design, offers the following services:

Event Planning
Christmas Tree Adornment
Custom Wreaths
Holiday Table Setting
Interior Styling and Staging
Exterior Decor
Book your free consultation today!  Call Marie at ‭(530) 906-8004‬ or email her now.
HANDMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS CRAFT SHOW
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (10 am-4 pm) & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (10 am-3 pm)

RED HAWK GOLF & RESORT EVENT CENTER – 6600 N. Wingfield Pkwy, Sparks

Need to pick up some new pretties for your own house, or gifts for your besties?  Drop by the “Handmade for the Holidays” Craft Show happening Saturday and Sunday at Red Hawk Golf & Resort.  With over 40 local crafters, artisans and businesses offering a wide assortment of handmade goodies, there’s a little something for everyone on your shopping list.  For more info, please visit the Handmade for the Holidays Facebook Page.

Typical fall slow-down happening right now, but sales are steady and the median sales price is holding steady in Reno-Sparks Real Estate.  The November 2019 Market Report is out, and posted at DeniseHallerbach.com.

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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Weekend Warrior (Oct 31-Nov 3)

HAUNTOBER – FRIGHT NIGHT – GHOST WALK – INVESTIGATION
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 (beginning at 6 pm)
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

This is it!  It’s the night of fright you’ve been anticipating.  It all comes together for one entertaining evening at Piper’s Opera House, when Cordillera International Film Festival hosts Fright Night!  This reportedly haunted venue is the perfect spooky spot to enjoy a bag of popcorn, a goblet of vino and some super creepy short films.  Looking for a more hair-raising experience?  Perhaps a ghost walk and investigation of six epic locations in Virginia City gets you excited.  Small groups of 5-8 will be led through the night until sun-up.  Visit ParanormalNV.com for more details and tickets.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 3
GREATER NEVADA FIELD

Not indented for the faint of heart or those with a full bladder, Slaughterhouse, AKA Fright Fest,mayrequire a change of clothing at the end of it all. The ghastly characters within the catacombs of Greater Nevada Field are guaranteed to induce panic and perhaps a scream or two.  For younger visitors, or those wishing not to soil themselves, Fright Fest also offers a Laughter House attraction, suitable for all ages.  Learn more about both venues at RenoFrightFest.com.

MICHAEL PALASCAK
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 2

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

If you want great comedy this weekend, you lucked out!  Reno is so honored to welcome the man named the 2018 Stand-up of the Year by the Late Nite Last Week podcast for his Performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Yes, Michael Palascak is not only a super likable guys, but he is damn funny.  Having performed on the stages of all the major late night shows, he is clean, original and very funny, particularly with his spot-on delivery.  Learn about showtimes and purchase tickets online at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

WARREN MILLER’S PRESENTS “TIMELESS”
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (6:30-10 pm)
RENO BALLROOM

Snow-riding lovers exuberantly gather at film showings around our beautiful planet for Warren Miller’s exciting 70th production, “Timeless.”  Indeed, Warren Miller’s recognizable voice first permeated the sound waves and narrated the first film, “Deep and Light” back in 1950.  Though the epic voice of the late Warren Miller no longer narrates these heart-pumping snow movies, his spirit lives on through every fearless athlete who graces the screen today.  Fresh cuts through pow pow, steep descents ripping gnarly chutes and jagged cliffs, exotic back country locations and the world’s finest resort destinations. Warren Miller Productions has it all!  For tickets to enjoy “Timeless” at the Reno Ballroom Friday night, visit EventBrite.com.

TERRY FATOR
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (8 pm)

NUGGET CASINO RESORT – NUGGET BALLROOM 

The success story of acclaimed comic Terry Fator is one worth reading. From entertaining children at birthday parties and oddball venues for 25 years, to being crowned the champ of the 2nd season of “America’s Got Talent” in 2007, to landing “one of the largest entertainment deals in Las Vegas history” at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, Fator has experienced the gamut of success.  He returns to Reno-Sparks with his 15 fuzzy friends for an evening of fun ventriloquism, impressionism, stand-up comedy and singing.  Don’t miss him at the Nugget Friday night.  Get your tickets and learn more about Terry Fator at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

MIDLAND
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (8 pm)

SILVER LEGACY RESORT CASINO – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

Midland hasn’t been around long, but the young country band is making a big impression on country music lovers across the US.  Since launching their career in 2016, the trio out of Dripping Springs, Texas gained rapid recognition and a huge fan based from chart topper “Drinkin’ Problem,” receiving three GRAMMY nominations in 2018 for that song alone. “Burn Out,” also found on the “On The Rocks” studio album, is a crowd pleaser at Midland’s live concerts.  Learn more about Midland and purchase tickets to see them live at SilverLegacyReno.com.

JIM GAFFIGAN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Wow!  Another “clean” comedian hits the stage in Reno this weekend!!  Jim Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer who, with his loving wife, is raising 5 children.  Until 2015, they were all living in a two-bedroom apartment in NYC, which sounds like the perfect source for great comedic content.  Gaffigan’s material is often about fatherhood, observations, laziness, and food. Get to know Jim at GrandSierraResort.com and don’t miss him live on Saturday.  Click HERE for a little clip of one of his performances about camping, waking up and bacon.

JIM GAFFIGAN
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Wow!  Another “clean” comedian hits the stage in Reno this weekend!!  Jim Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer who, with his loving wife, is raising 5 children.  Until 2015, they were all living in a two-bedroom apartment in NYC, which sounds like the perfect source for great comedic content.  Gaffigan’s material is often about fatherhood, observations, laziness, and food. Get to know Jim at GrandSierraResort.com and don’t miss him live on Saturday.  Click HERE for a little clip of one of his performances about camping, waking up and bacon.

GRAMATIK-RE:COIL TOUR PT. II
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 (7 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – CARGO CONCERT HALL

Hip hop, electronica, trip hop…  I’m familiar with the first, but had limited knowledge of exactly what the second and third really are.  Have a listen to “Future Crypo” to get a solid example of what Slovenian music producer Denis Jašarević, better known as Gramatik,puts into the universe. It’s a great vibe to get up and groove to.  The concert is 18+ with valid ID at the door.  Purchase admission tickets at EventBrite.com.

MIJARES
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 (8 am)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The magic of Latin pop star Manuel Mijares fills GSR’s Grand Theatre, one beautifully-belted ballad at a time. The international sensation from Mexico City started signing in his elementary school choir, then debuted professionally at a local festival at the age of 23.  A few years later, he joined Latin pop star Emmanuel and launched his solo career with the release of his first recorded hit song, ““No Se Murió el Amor.” The rest is history, and Mijares now has over 1 dozen solo studio albums and ten compilations.  Get swept off your feet this Sunday at the GRS by purchasing tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

FEATURED RECIPE
HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE

It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving to enjoy fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce!  Lately, I’ve been making Turkey Meatloaf with thyme, rosemary and sage, and serving a dollop of cranberry sauce atop it… to die for.  Add it to your turkey panini… Mmmmm.  Try it out this weekend, and I assure that you’ll be serving it on Turkey Day this year!  Get the recipe at DeniseHallerbach.com.
$1,000 BONUS TO BUYER’S REALTOR/BROKER…
BUYERS… Let your Realtor know that he or she will earn a $1,000 bonus if we receive an acceptable offer for beautiful 1460 Manzanita Lane by November 15!  This fabulous home is nestled on a mature property, and is loaded with character.  Just a few minutes from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Downtown and Midtown, you’ll find that this one is adorable, the location is prime, and the sellers are MOTIVATED!!  The lush property features a tasteful abundance of trees, shrubs, grass, gardens, flowers, a refreshing pool, and has option for geothermal energy.  Multiple patios and a BBQ zone make outdoor entertaining a joy!  To learn more and see pictures of the interior, please visit Bit.ly/1460ManzanitaRealScout.  Feel free to share with all who may be interested! 🙂
ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION!  If you like the idea of being in a super location close to Summit Shopping, Raley’s, the library, park, skiing, hiking and views of Mt. Rose, then 30 Tanea Court, Reno could very well be the home for you!  The 2,698 square foot, 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home sits on 1/3 acre and enjoys views of Mount Rose and the Virginia Range.  Now offered for $548,500.  Call me for an appointment today…  Visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout for more pics and details.

Posted on October 31, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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Weekend Warrior (Oct 24-27)

VISIT A PUMPKIN PATCH AND/OR CORN MAZE
ALL OF OCTOBER
VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Enjoy the fresh outdoors and the splendor of fall with the littles in your life with a Visit to the Pumpkin Patch and/or Corn Maze!  The harvest is abundant and Reno-Sparks has a few great family-farm options, each with a different twist.  NewToReno.com conveniently provides a comprehensive list of pumpkin patches and corn mazes that are open to the public, so check out the website and pick the one that’s best for you and your family.

HAUNTOBER
ALL OF OCTOBER
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

When it comes to spooky experiences during the entire month of October, historic Virginia City is overflowing!  Hair-raising ghost tours lead curious visitors through the most paranormal sites of this old mining town.  A stroll though the cemetery at dusk on Halloween night would be enough to induce nightmares for me, no doubt.  Not-so-spooky activities for kiddos include a day out with Thomas the Tank Engine and a V&T Railroad Pumpkin Patch Train Ride.  For a complete list of details and events happening through the remainder of the month, and specifically this weekend, hop online at VisitVirginiaCityNV.com.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE AND KINGDOM OF HORRORS
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17-19
GREATER NEVADA FIELD & KINGDOM OF HORRORS

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I caution you to not enter these horror attractions unless your bladder is empty.  Indeed, due to the intensity of the fright experienced at Slaughterhouse, AKA Fright Fest,or Kingdom of Horrors, you may require a change of clothing at the end of it all.  Looking for something a little more on the “tame” side?  For younger visitors, or those wishing not to soil themselves, Fright Fest offers a Laughter House attraction, suitable for all ages.  Learn more about both venues at RenoFrightFest.com and Facebook.com/KingdomOfHorrors.

MARK CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24-26

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Welcome to Reno actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Mark Christopher Lawrence!  Best known for his role as Big Mike on the NBC series Chuck, this likable entertainer has also appeared in several other films and TV sitcoms including Seinfeld, Malcolm in the MiddleCrossing Jordon, Touched by an Angel and more.  Click HERE for a fun clip of him talking about “How to Name Your Kids.”  Catch him live at LEX Nightclub or Pioneer Underground at one of his 3 performances this weekend.  Tickets are on sale at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

COMMON KINGS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 (7:30 pm)

WHITNEY PEAK – CARGO CONCERT HALL

Take in an evening of easy-listening reggae music with Common Kings at Cargo Concert Hall Friday night!  The four-man band from Orange County has been busy since 2013 producing five studio albums.  Common Kings’ 2017 EP Album, Lost in Paradise, received a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Reggae Album” category and topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart. They followed up in 2018 with the album One Day reaching number 2 on the chart.  Don’t miss your chance to see Common Kings live in Reno!  Click HERE for their video of “Wade in Your Water,” and purchase tickets to see them live at EventBrite.com.

LOS TEMERARIOS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 (9 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Los Temerarios have made a name for themselves over the better part of four decades, cranking out 35 studio albums, and winning the Latin GRAMMY Award for “Best Grupero Album” at the very first Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2000.  Led by brothers Adolfo Angel and Gustavo Angel, the band hails from Fresnillo, Mexico and has produced fan-favorites like “Todo Me Recuerda A Ti,” “Derrotado y Sin Cariño” and “Quise Olvidarme de Ti.”  For tickets to see Los Temerarios live, visit GrandSierraResort.com.

ADULT HALLOWEEN SOIRÉES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

LOCATIONS VARY

If you’re new to Reno, you will learn very quickly, that this town likes to get dressed up!  Pleasurable pub crawls, fancy fundraisers, private parties, and of course, Adult Halloween Soirées top the list of reasons to dive into your costume collection, bust out one’s alter-ego and hit the town.  Check out the list of costume-donning opportunities this weekend:

RENO ZOMBIE CRAWL & MASS THRILLER DANCE UNDER THE ARCH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 (8 pm – 4 pm)
DOWNTOWN RENO

Join the walking dead by becoming one of them this Saturday night at Reno Zombie Crawl.  Named by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Costumed Halloween Parties” in nation, this mass corpse gathering is a people-watching frenzy that leads you on a tour of 38 participating bars with free cover charge when you present your crawl cup. Post-mortum crawlers enjoy drink specials with no last call and room discounts at local hotels.  For more details about the creepy crawl and the enormous group Thriller Dance Under the Arch, visit CrawlReno.com.

2019 NEVADA HERITAGE CELEBRATION & PARADE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 (7 am-4 pm)
CARSON CITY, NEVADA

It’s that time of year!  We turn our attention to our Capitol, Carson City, where for the last 81 years, our community has faithfully celebrated its admission into statehood on October 31, 1864.  Yes, Nevada has officially been a state for 155 years now, and this Saturday, we salute our past and look ahead to our future.  Nevada’s Heritage Celebration begins with a pancake breakfast, and continues with a hot air balloon launch, a fun run/walk, the traditional Nevada Day Parade and Beard Contest, and tours of the Governor’s Mansion.  Learn more about the history and offerings of this great annual event at NevadaDay.com.

TENACIOUS D
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

When your mission is to “rebel against the serious singer-songwriter mentality” your musical style will naturally be anything but ordinary… an pretty darn funny too.  Indeed, Kyle Gass and Jack Black formed Tenacious D 15 years ago, and have been producing side-splitting comedy rock music ever since.  The hilarious duo’s songs evoke heavy metal clichés of bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest and poke fun at mainstream music in general.  Check out this video of “Wonderboy,” a superb example of Tenacious D’s work and talent.  Learn more about the band and get your tickets to see them live at GrandSierraResort.com.

DIRTY WOOKIE 10k RUN
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 (9 am)

BEGINS @ STEVENSON ST & ENDS @ BREWER’S CABINET PRODUCTION FACILITY

Sport your epic Wookie or Star Wars-themed attire and join the force of many in the fun annual point-to-point Dirty Wookie 10k Run that starts in Downtown Reno and finishes with a delicious coldie at Brewer’s Cabinet Production Facility (8565 White Fir St, Reno).  Shuttles are available, if needed, from the end point to the starting point.  Visit DesertSkyAdventures.com for registration and event details.  “May the course be with you!”

FEATURED RESTAURANT
ARARIO KOREAN FUSION

Attention all Reno Food Lovers!  This amazing little restaurant is a repeat feature because I love it that much!  There isn’t a single item on the menu I’ve tried at Arario Korean Fusion that I wouldn’t indulge in again.  If you’ve never been… I would highly recommend ordering the Bulgogi Bowl comprised of spicy pork bulgogi, organic power blend greens, mushroom, pepper jack, Sriracha aioli and teriyaki sauce over rice.  It is to die for!  Explore the rest of Arario’s menu at ArarioMidtown.com and make your way there soon!
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3 REASONS THIS IS NOT the 2008 REAL ESTATE MARKET
Are you among the many who hear and share the wild rumors that we are headed for another recession AND another housing crisis?  Visit my latest Blog Post that delves into this top, addressing three suppositions being promoted lately, and why they don’t hold up.  Visit DeniseHallerbach.com for my thoughts on this topic.
MOTIVATED SELLERS HAVE DROPPED PRICE TO $729,000!
In Southwest Reno, one of Reno’s most desirable neighborhoods, 1460 Manzanita Lane is nestled on a mature property and loaded with character.  Just a few minutes from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Downtown and Midtown, you’ll find that this home is adorable, the location is prime, and the sellers are MOTIVATED!!  The lush property features a tasteful abundance of trees, shrubs, grass, gardens, flowers, a refreshing pool, and has option for geothermal energy.  Multiple patios and a BBQ zone make outdoor entertaining a joy!  To learn more and see pictures of the interior, please visit Bit.ly/1460ManzanitaRealScout.  Feel free to share with all who may be interested! 🙂
ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION!  If you like the idea of being in a super location close to Summit Shopping, Raley’s, the library, park, skiing, hiking and views of Mt. Rose, then 30 Tanea Court, Reno could very well be the home for you!  The 2,698 square foot, 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home sits on 1/3 acre and enjoys views of Mount Rose and the Virginia Range.  Now offered for $548,500.  Call me for an appointment today…  Visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout for more pics and details.
BACKUP OFFERS WELCOMED!!
THE SALE IS CONTINGENT ON THE SALE OF ANOTHER PROPERTY!  So if you’re interested in this peaceful, elegant and simply amazing mountain retreat, contact me for an appointment to tour it now. The custom 4,137 square feet home is available under $1 Million, 2001 Saddleback is built to impress, and elicits a castle-like feel upon entry, with high ceilings, exposed beams & sizable windows throughout to allow ample light & expansive views in all directions. The rock-lined floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace is the grand focal point. Large gourmet kitchen with solid hickory cabinets is open to living and dining areas, allowing for exceptional entertaining. Try building a home of this stature for under $1 M… or $1.5 M!  Offered for $822,000!  Visit our Virtual Tour (Matt Waclo Photography) and Bit.ly/SaddlebackRealScout for more information.  Email me at dhallerbach@intero.com or call 775-233-0682 for an appointment!

Posted on October 23, 2019 at 8:29 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Posted in Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,