Weekend Warrior (Jan 31-Feb 3)

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THE LOST WORLD OF DRAGONS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 12 (10 am-4 pm)

WILBUR D. MAY MUSEUM (Inside Rancho San Rafael Park)
For thousands of years, one magical, mythical creature has captured the hearts and imagination of cultures throughout the world.  The Lost World of Dragons celebrates the wonder of dragons and gives visitors of all ages the thrill of seeing them brought to animatronic life.  Immerse yourself in the stories of dragons that appear in the lore and history of nearly every region and culture, where these awesome creatures were revered and regarded as a symbol of good luck.  This interactive, fully-themed experience engages all your senses and is a delight for the whole family.  For more information, please visit WashoeCounty.us.

 

TOM McCLAIN
THURS, JAN 31 (7:30 pm), FRI, FEB 1 (6:30 & 8:3O pm) & SAT, FEB 2 (6:30 & 9:30 pm)
RENO-TAHOE COMEDY CLUB (Pioneer Underground) & LEX Nightclub (in GSR)
Spend an evening of hilarity with Tom McClain!  This super likable guy is a popular radio personality and comedian out of Ventura, CA.  On stage, “Big Tom” has a unique ability to draw out the fun-loving immature adult in all of us.  He pulls from his many life experiences, from growing up in one of Sacramento’s roughest areas, to spoiling his two young children, his audience can easily relate.  HERE is a fun little video of McClain on-stage performing standup.  Totally clean and very funny!  Visit RenoTahoeComedy,com for links to purchase tickets at both Reno-Tahoe Comedy and Lex Nightclub at Grand Sierra Resort.

 

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
THURS-SAT, JAN 31-FEB 2 (7:30 pm)
RENO LITTLE THEATRE
Spend an evening or afternoon at Reno Little Theatre where you’ll enjoy a local production of Barefoot in the Park.  Directed by Scott Hernandez & Alex Franke, the cast of local actors and guest dancers from Around the Stage Modern Dance Company offer a performance you won’t want to miss.  The product of playwright Neil Simon, Barefoot in the Park debuted on Broadway in 1963 and was the 10th longest running non-musical play in Broadway history.  It tells the story of the first few days of the post-honeymoon period for newly minted attorney Paul and his bride Corie as they move into the fifth-floor walkup of a crumbling brownstone in New York City.  During the course of four days, the couple learns to live together while facing the usual daily hiccups of life.  Barefoot in the Park plays during the next two weekends, so check out the dates, showtimes and special offers at RenoLittleTheatre.org.

 

THE DRESSER: An Elegy To A By‐Gone Era Of The World Of Backstage
JAN 24-27, JAN 31-FEB 3, FEB 6-9
BRÜKA THEATRE (99 N Virginia Street, Downtown Reno)
Originally produced in 1980 on The West End and Broadway, The Dresser is based on the author’s experiences as dresser to an English Shakespearean actor. The actor, called Sir, is a vainglorious actor, the last of the great breed of English performers.  The play begins with Sir in a “bad way,” as Norman, his dresser, tries valiantly to prepare him to take the stage as King Lear.  Unsure of his lines, as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last. This bracing, heartbreaking drama becomes a beautiful stand‐alone story for the redemptive nature of theatre.  Learn more about showtimes and order tickets in advance at Brüka.org.

 

FIRST FRIDAY COMEDY COLLECTIVE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (6:30 pm)
RENO-TAHOE COMEDY CLUB (Pioneer Underground)
Laughs, laughs and more laughs!  It’s all about comedy this weekend, and the jokes keep coming with an evening of fast-paced, quick-witted improvisational comedy from a cast of seasoned performers.  Reno-Tahoe Comedy Club frequenters know this talented and funny group of local comedians including Christopher Daniels, Amanda Alvey, Stacy Johnson, Marki Ho, Ian Sorensen, Joseph Garton and Emily Skyle.  Enjoy all acts this Friday evening at Pioneer Underground’s comfortable, smoke-free theater and purchase your tickets online at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

 

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
FEB 1 & 2, FEB 7-10, FEB 13-17, & FEB 21-23 (7:30 evenings & 2 pm matinees)
GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE
Adapted from the Academy Award winning 1989 movie Shakespeare in Love, Good Luck MacBeth Theatre Company brings this story of romantic enlightenment to Midtown Reno.  Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block, and the deadline for his new play is fast approaching, but he is in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse, Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and she’ll stop at nothing, including breaking the law, to appear in his next play.  Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires Shakespeare’s greatest masterpiece.  Learn more about dates and showtimes, and a link to purchase tickets at GoodLuckMacBeth.org.

 

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (8 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTSWhose Live Anyway?
Is it the audience?  Is it the comedians?  It’s both, in this totally interactive, hilarious improvisational production at Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts Saturday evening.  The 90-minute comedy and song show is completely based on audience suggestions leaving your belling aching from laughing at witty scenes they invent before your eyes.  And who knows… if the clever cast loves your requests enough, you may just end up on stage!  All ages are welcome for this family-friendly show!  For more info and ticket sales, please visit PioneerCenter.com.

 

INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT OPENING: MINDBENDER MANSION
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (12:00-5:00 pm)

TERRY LEE WELLS NEVADA DISCOVERY MUSEUM (“THE DISCOVERY”)
Can you unlock the puzzle?  Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion, an eclectic place full of brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.  Join the Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords scattered throughout the various thematic rooms of the house. The clues and passwords are revealed by solving select brainteasers and group challenges.  Master each of the 40 individual brainteasers and the 4 group activities in this fun and unconventional exhibit.  For more information, please visit NVDM.org.

 

SUNDAY BRUNCH
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (10 am-2 pm)

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART (Chez Louie)
Mouthwatering mimosas, bold Bloody Marys and a killer Sunday Brunch await your discriminating taste buds at Chez Louie.  Chez Louie is a French-inspired, fun and modern eatery set in a unique location, Reno’s Nevada Museum of Art. Nationally-celebrated Chef Mark Estee highlights seasonal ingredients to offer a dining experience that is truly exceptional.  While enjoying your meal this Sunday, you’ll chill to the angelic acoustics and harmonics of local musicians and singers Mel Wade and Gia.  Click HERE to listen to them if you haven’t already.  They are lovely!  For more information about brunch at Chez Louie, pleas visit NevadaArt.org, and check out the menu at Chez-Louie.com.

 

ART CLASS: HAND-PAINTED FOLK HEARTS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (1-4 pm)

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART
Expand your creative repertoire by taking an art class at the Nevada Museum of Art!  Have fun with friends, old and new, while making Hand Painted Folk Hearts this weekend.  Inspired by her Czechoslovakian heritage, instructor Iva Neveux will introduce students to basic painting techniques to create beautiful, hand-painted hearts.  The sky is the limit with the colors, patterns and designs you envision and apply to these little treasures.  Each student will embellish two hand-painted hearts using combinations of dots, lines, dashes and curves to create his/her own masterpiece.  Make one for yourself and one to give to someone you love…. perhaps for Valentine’s Day?  All materials are included with registration.  Register for this class at NevadaArt.org.

 

“COME IN FROM THE COLD” presents SUSPECT TERRANE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (7 pm)
HERITAGE INTERPRETIVE CENTER (Bartley Ranch – 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd)
“Come in from the Cold” Family Entertainment Series at Bartley Ranch’s Heritage Interpretive Center welcomes Suspect Terrane this Saturday night.  The four-member group delivers a “suspicious blend” of bluegrass, roots rock and folk, “served up with a healthy side of original recipes.”  Learn more about Suspect Terrane and find videos of past performances on their Facebook Page. Doors open at 5:30 pm for the 7 pm show, and a $3 donation per guest is appreciated.  The 200-seat venue does fill, so arrive early, grab your seat and get to know other concert-goers!  Visit WashoeCounty.us to check out the line-up for the entire season.

 

SUPER BOWL LIII
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (3:30 pm kickoff)
THE PARTY OF YOUR CHOICE!
No doubt, whether you follow professional football or not, are a fan of one of the teams at the “big dance” or not, or even know what’s happening on the field, Super Bowl LIII is a great time to just get together with your friends, hang out and indulge!  Great food, your favorite cold beverage, the game, the commercials… they are all part of what make Super Bowl parties memorable.  Weather you are a party guest or are hosting the party, be sure to consider adding Super Slaw to your menu (see featured recipe below) and maybe our Crispy Baked Chicken Wings that were featured last year!  If you want to venture out to a brewery, brew pub or distillery in Reno or Sparks, click here for ideas of where to go.  Grand casino parties can be sorted out at RJG.com.  Have fun!

 

SKI/BOARD RESORT SNOW CONDITION REPORT
THIS WEEKEND!
LOCAL SKI & BOARDING RESORTS
More of the fun white stuff is predicted in the Sierras this weekend.  Just how much?  Check out the most current information for lifts, trails and snow conditions on the mountains?  Here are the reports for all of our local resorts:

 

FEATURED RECIPE
SUPER SLAW
Take your Super Bowl food experience to another level!  Are you going to or hosting a viewing party this weekend and want to make something that goes with just about anything?  This amazing Super Slaw recipe is one of my all-time favorites that is perfect alongside ribs, wings, chili, nachos, Sloppy Joes… You name a typical dish you would find at a Super Bowl party, and Super Slaw is just the salad to accompany it superbly!  The recipe can be found at InteroRenoNV.com.  Enjoy!

 

Take away the worry of potentially expensive repairs that pop up after you purchase your home.  And if you’re selling, we will offer a 1-year home warranty on the next home you purchase.  Most importantly, you will receive the highest level of service and professionalism attainable throughout your transaction and beyond.  Contact us to start your home-shopping or selling experience today!  (775) 233-0682 or email Intero Reno.

 


DENISE HALLERBACH
Broker/Owner – Intero Real Estate Services

dhallerbach@intero.com
www.interorenonv.com
THE WEEKEND WARRIOR is one of the many ways we provide
information and resources to our clients and friends.
A referral is the greatest compliment we can receive.  Thank you!
**If you are currently working with a real estate professional, this is not intended as a solicitation.
Posted on January 30, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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Weekend Warrior (Jan 24-27)

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EAGLES AND AGRICULTURE
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JANUARY 24-25
VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN CARSON VALLEY
The sight of a soaring raptor in nature is truly captivating!  This weekend, Carson Valley celebrates the grandeur of eagles and other awesome raptors, and the past and future of our local agriculture at Eagles and Agriculture. Though at this time ranch tours are already sold out, you may want to attend the Opening Reception and Photography Exhibit, on Thursday, January 24th at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.  The evening features the spectacular works of area wildlife photographers, a guest appearance by three gorgeous raptors, light hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar and a silent auction. The very popular Falconers’ Dinner takes place Friday evening, January 25th at the Carson Valley Inn.  For more details about these two educational gatherings, please visit CarsonValleyNV.org.
 

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
JAN 24-27 & JAN 31-FEB 2
RENO LITTLE THEATRE
Spend an evening or afternoon at Reno Little Theatre where you’ll enjoy a local production of Barefoot in the Park.  Directed by Scott Hernandez & Alex Franke, the cast of local actors and guest dancers from Around the Stage Modern Dance Company offer a performance you won’t want to miss.  The product of playwright Neil Simon, Barefoot in the Park debuted on Broadway in 1963 and was the 10th longest running non-musical play in Broadway history.  It tells the story of the first few days of the post-honeymoon period for newly minted attorney Paul and his bride Corie as they move into the fifth-floor walkup of a crumbling brownstone in New York City.  During the course of four days, the couple learns to live together while facing the usual daily hiccups of life.  Barefoot in the Park plays during the next two weekends, so check out the dates, showtimes and special offers at RenoLittleTheatre.org.

 

THE DRESSER: An Elegy To A By‐Gone Era Of The World Of Backstage 
JAN 24-27, JAN 31-FEB 3, FEB 6-9
BRÜKA THEATRE (99 N Virginia Street, Downtown Reno)
Originally produced in 1980 on The West End and Broadway, The Dresser is based on the author’s experiences as dresser to an English Shakespearean actor. The actor, called Sir, is a vainglorious actor, the last of the great breed of English performers.  The play begins with Sir in a “bad way,” as Norman, his dresser, tries valiantly to prepare him to take the stage as King Lear.  Unsure of his lines, as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last. This bracing, heartbreaking drama becomes a beautiful stand‐alone story for the redemptive nature of theatre.  Learn more about showtimes and order tickets in advance at Brüka.org.

 

COMEDIAN WILL C
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JANUARY 24-26
RENO-TAHOE COMEDY CLUB (Pioneer Underground) & LEX NIGHTCLUB (in GSR)Will C started his career making people laugh on a dare back in 1995 at the world-famous Comedy Store in La Jolla, CA and never looked back.  Since then, he has spread his gift for making folks laugh in several films, on television, on comedy tours and in his hometown of LA where he is a regular at Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and The Icehouse in Pasadena.  Here’s a video of Will C doing a little standup (pardon the quality of the audio) and joking about his weight.  Pretty darn funny, but prepare for some adult content.  Enjoy the comedy of Will C in Reno this weekend, and check the schedules here for Reno-Tahoe Comedy at the Pioneer Underground and Lex Nightclub at Grand Sierra Resort.
 

TRAVIS TRITT
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 (8 pm)

NUGGET CASINO RESORT – NUGGET BALLROOM
Over the last 30 years, Travis Tritt has made a massive name for himself in the world of country music.  The singer, songwriter and actor has racked up more than 40 hits on the Hot Country Songs charts, including 5 that rose to #1, along with 15 other Top 10 singles.  Travis Tritt chart-toppers are, “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” “Can I Trust You With My Heart?” “Foolish Pride” and “Best of Intentions.”  His talents have earned him multiple music awards, including two Grammy Awards and four awards from the Country Music Association.  Purchase your tickets in advance to see this special 100% acoustic performance at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

 

SIERRA JUNIOR TENNIS ASSOCIATION GALA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 (5:30-10:30 pm)

NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM
Take yourself back to the Fabulous 50’s, wander the streets of the National Automobile Museum, score some great deals on silent auctions and support programs provided through the Sierra Junior Tennis Association.  The SJTA’s annual gala is one of the organization’s major fundraisers, and supports charitable and educational programs to promote the development of junior tennis as a means of healthful recreation and physical fitness in the Northern Nevada/Lake Tahoe region.  A delicious dinner, cash bar, live auction and “Pick Your Basket” raffle are all part of the fun!  Plus, you’ll get to hang out with some of the most fun people in Reno…. TENNIS players!!  For more information and to order tickets, please visit SierraJunionTennis.org.
 

BREW HAHA
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 (VIP 7 pm, General 8 pm)

NUGGET CASINO RESORT – NUGGET BALLROOM
Brew HaHa, one of Reno-Sparks’ most popular beer-tasting events, is back!  Wet your whistle, enjoy live music from Canadian rock band Left of Centre, and support Sierra Arts Foundation all at the same time!  With over 100 beers available, all-you-can-drink-responsibly are yours for the tasting.  Pre-event tickets start at $50 for general admission.  However, for $20 more, the VIP option may be the way to go!  VIPs get in one hour early, enjoy tasty appetizers, and have the opportunity to speak with the brewers.  All who attend will go home with a commemorative pint tumbler.  Price of admission increases $10 at the door, so buy in advance at NuggetCasinoResort.com.  Please don’t drink and drive.
 

WINTER WHITEOUT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 (8 pm-1 am)

WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL – CARGO CONCERT HALL
Winter Whiteout returns as one of Basecamp Festival’s series of concerts in Northern Nevada.  Cargo Concert Hall hosts this year’s lineup of relevant artist, and features headliner Borgore.  Borgore’s music is described as “dubstep” with heavy elements of with triplet drum patterns, rap and metal influences.  I tried to find a video that wasn’t too vulgar in language or sexual content to post here, but couldn’t find one that I thought was appropriate for our blog.  So if you want to see and hear what Borgore is all about, you can Google his videos yourself.  Purchase tickets at EventBrite.com and remember that this really is a “Whiteout,” so wear WHITE!

 

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 (8 pm)

SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL
When music legends Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash get together for an impromptu jam session and then decide to record it, it’s likely going to make some history, right?  The Broadway Musical Million Dollar Quartet honors this historic event, bringing together four amazing performers skillfully recreating the recording session that took place on December 4, 1956 at the Sun Records Studios in Memphis.  The musical features a score of hits including”Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” and many more!  Purchase tickets in advance and learn more at SilverLegacyReno.com.

 

VETERAN’S ART PROJECT
ON DISPLAY THROUGH FEBRUARY 15
McKINLEY ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER – GALLERY EAST
The David J. Drakulich Foundation for Freedom of Expression works with veterans, active duty service men and women, and their families to provide arts education.  The foundation works in honor of David J. Drakulich, KIA Afghanistan, to help provide the healing potential of art for people affected by war.  The McKinley Arts & Culture Center Gallery East presents works currently on display from the foundation’s Veterans Art Project.  Each piece is a display of the veteran’s talent, freedom, and healing.  For more information, please visit Reno.gov.

 

COMBAT PAPER NEVADA
ON DISPLAY THROUGH FEBRUARY 15
McKINLEY ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER – GALLERY WEST
The McKinley Arts & Culture Center Gallery West presents works currently on display from the The David J. Drakulich Foundation‘s Combat Nevada PaperCombat Paper is made from retired military uniforms.  The uniforms are deconstructed and formed into a pulp and are then used to create pieces of art.  Each artist featured at McKinley Arts & Culture Center has a connection with the military, either through personal service or through family, and the art tells each person’s story of that connection, creating something truly powerful to view.  For more information about this touching exhibit, please visit Reno.gov.

 

“COME IN FROM THE COLD” presents CHRIS WESSEL’S JAZZ/DIXIE REVIEW
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 (7 pm)
BARTLEY RANCH – HERITAGE INTERPRETIVE CENTER – 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd
As winter marches on, so too does the “Come in from the Cold” Family Entertainment Series at Bartley Ranch’s Heritage Interpretive Center.  This weekend marks the 3rd of 10 special performances happening every Saturday and features a special night of entertainment New Orleans style from Chris Wessel’s Jazz/Dixie Review.  It’s going to be a “good time,” complete with plectrum banjo, vocals, sax, guitar and bass!  Doors open at 5:30 for the 7 pm show, and a $3 donation per guest is appreciated.  The 200-seat venue does fill, so arrive early, snag your seat, and perhaps get to know somebody new!  VisitWashoeCounty.us to check out the lineup for the entire season.

 

THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
THURS-SAT, JANUARY 24-26 (7:30 pm) and SUN, JANUARY 27 (2 pm)
RESTLESS ARTIST THEATRE – 295 20th St., Sparks, NV
Playwright Charles Ludlam premiered his suspense thriller The Artificial Jungle at New York’s Ridiculous Playhouse in 1986. The play was to be his last before Ludlam’s unexpected death in 1987.  The synopsis… “Chester Nurdiger lives in the back of his pet shop with his mother and his bored wife.  One day a drifter comes along and they hire him to work in the shop.  Sparks are ignited between the bored wife Roxanne and the slick Zachary Slade.  They plot to murder Chester and feed him to the piranhas.”  The New York Post proclaimed The Artificial Jungle to be, “wildly hilarious” and New York Daily News reported, “Barely 20 seconds into the play the audience is already chortling.  Lust, murder, maternal devotion…  It has everything.”  Purchase your tickets to see Restless Artist Theatre’s production this weekend at BrownPaperTickets.com.

 

COMING JANUARY 29…
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 (8 am-12 pm)

RENO EVENTS CENTER VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!
If you’re looking for a worthy project to help out with, and you’re available the morning of this Tuesday, Jan 29, Project Homeless Connect needs you!  The annual event is organized by Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and brings together 80-100 vendors providing basic resources to people in need.  Assistance ranges from healthcare and veterinarian services to basic resources like food or a haircut.  Project Homeless Connect is specifically in need of a vet and hair stylists this year.  Volunteers can also assist with checking folks in, serving coffee and more.  If you want to help, email Jordan Stiteler.  For information about the event, visit CCSNN.org and KoloTV.com.

 

SKI/BOARD RESORT SNOW CONDITION REPORT
THIS WEEKEND!
LOCAL SKI & BOARDING RESORTS
Since last Sunday’s most recent dumping, the Sierras have been storm free.  This is your weekend to shred the groomers!  Want the most current information for lifts, trails and conditions on the mountains?  Here are the reports for all of our local resorts:

 

FEATURED LOCAL ESTABLISHMENT…
PERENN BAKERY
OPEN WEDNESDAYS-SUNDAYS (8 am-2 pm)
20 SAINT LAWRENCE AVE – MIDTOWN, RENO, NV
Are you in the mood for a mouthwatering pastry or bread quite possibly sent from Heaven?  Flakey and sweet croissants, delectable and savory croissants, seasonal scones, banana and pumpkin breads, danishes, country breads, seeded breads, and more…  Perenn Bakery, one of Midtown Reno’s newest establishments is proudly serving all of these amazing, fresh baked goods with love!  Visit PerennBakery.com to view the tempting menu, and stop in this weekend for a taste.  You’ll be glad you did!

 

Life takes us on many journeys.  These journeys don’t happen by accident.  They are driven by dreams.  A couple with young children may dream of a neighborhood where their little ones can attend a better school.  A growing family may dream of a larger home to spread out and play in the backyard.  Empty nesters may dream of a smaller home, easier to manage and secure so they may travel the world.  A retired couple may may dream of enjoying years of better tax climate.  What is YOUR Dream?  We at Intero Real Estate Services are here to help you realize that dream!  Call 775-393-3125 or email us so we can get started.

 


DENISE HALLERBACH
Broker/Owner – Intero Real Estate Services

dhallerbach@intero.com
www.interorenonv.com
THE WEEKEND WARRIOR is one of the many ways we provide
information and resources to our clients and friends.

 

A referral is the greatest compliment we can receive
Thank you!
Posted on January 24, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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Weekend Warrior (Jan 17-20)

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THE KING & I
FRIDAY, JAN 18 (8 pm), SATURDAY, JAN 19 (2 & 8 pm) & SUNDAY, JAN 20 (1 & 7 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Two worlds collide in Rodger & Hammerstein’s The King and I.  This breathtaking and exquisite musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production, is set in 1860’s Bangkok and tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher brought to Siam to teach his many wives and children.  The production’s boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”  Purchase tickets to one of five weekend performances at PioneerCenter.com.

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
JAN 18-20, 24-27 & JAN 31-FEB 2
RENO LITTLE THEATRE

Spend an evening or afternoon at Reno Little Theatre where you’ll enjoy a local production of Barefoot in the Park.  Directed by Scott Hernandez & Alex Franke, the cast of local actors and guest dancers from Around the Stage Modern Dance Company offer a performance you won’t want to miss.  The creation of playwright Neil Simon, Barefoot in the Park debuted on Broadway in 1963 and was the 10th longest running non-musical play in Broadway history.  It’s the story of the first few days of the post-honeymoon period for newly minted attorney Paul and his bride Corie as they move into the fifth-floor walkup of a crumbling brownstone in New York City.  During the course of four days, the couple learns to live together while facing the usual daily ups-and-downs.  Barefoot in the Park plays during the next few weekends, so check out the dates, showtimes and more at RenoLittleTheatre.org.

ANA POPOVIC
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 & 19 (10 pm)
ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – BREW BROTHERS

Hard-hitting blues-rock guitarist and singer Ana Popovic makes her way to Reno this weekend for two nights of live performances you won’t want to miss.  Proclaimed “one helluva a guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards, she has gained a respectable following and has appeared on the covers of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazines.  Popovic on the road now promoting her new album Like It On Top, that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models. Here’s a peak at one of Popvic’s live shows singing”House Burning Down.”  Her concerts this Friday and Saturday night at Brew Brothers are FREE!

DOROTHY
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 (7-11:30 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL

This weekend is all about the ladies dominating the stage and rocking it hard!  Named after their lead vocalist Dorothy Martin, Dorothy comes to Cargo Concert Hall from Los Angeles with a hard rock set that will blow your mind.  The band has been working the music scene since 2014, with Rolling Stone magazine calling them out as “a band you need to know” and naming them #14 on their 50 Best New Artists list their debut year.  Their first official video, “After Midnight” was a live performance and a solid hit.  Catch this and other Dorothy songs like “Get Up” and “Flawless” and get your tickets at EventBrite.com.

LEWIS BLACK
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Lewis Black is back in town with the cathartic blend of anger and disillusionment that has made him one of the most relevant and prolific stand-ups working today.  Reference is not his middle name… That’s for sure.  He definitely says what he thinks, focusing his stand-up on political/news satire and observational black comedy, without a filter for the F bomb what-so-ever.  During his shows, he’s been known to read aloud rants that have been emailed to him from his fans.  Again, if you don’t like the F word, don’t watch this, but here’s a pretty funny video of Lew reading “Customer Service.”  For tickets to see Lewis Black live, visitGrandSierraResort.com.

WILD WINTER WEEKEND!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 & SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 (11 am-3 pm)

ANIMAL ARK WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Get out to enjoy some crisp, fresh air this weekend at Wild Winter Weekend happening atAnimal Ark.  A beautiful 30-minute drive from the I-80/I-580 interchange, Animal Ark is a wildlife sanctuary providing a safe haven for injured, abandoned and otherwise non-releasable wildlife.  Most of the animals at the sanctuary are North American predators, though a few exotic species have called Animal Ark their home.  Animal dwell in enclosure with native trees, boulders, and vegetation to simulate natural habitat, and participate in special activities to help break up boredom.  It’s an excellent learning opportunity for all ages.  For more information about Animal Ark and Wild Winter Weekend, please visit AnimalArk.org.

UKULELE JAM
1st & 3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH (6-8 pm)

MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR – Midtown Reno

Calling all ukulele enthusiasts!  If you know how to play this sweet little instrument, Mountain Music Parlor summons you to settle in every 1st & 3rd Thursday and jam to some tunes from the Aloha State.  You’ll need to know the basic chords and how to strum, and you’ll be on your way to learning songs made famous by Don Ho, The Beatles & even Bruno Mars!  Have a song you want to play?  Bring 10 copies of the music along, and the group will jam to it.  And if you need to buy a ukulele, Mountain Music Parlor has you covered with quality products and great deals… Come in and shop!  Visit MountainMusicParlor.com for more info, and learn about ALL the themed jam sessions happening each week in Midtown!

KIM RUSSO PSYCHIC MEDIUM & INTUITIVE COUNSELOR LIVE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 (8 pm) 
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

Intrigued by the spirit world and a human’s ability to connect with it?  You may want to see Kim Russo, internationally-renowned Psychic Medium, intuitive counselor and spiritual teacher at the Silver Legacy this weekend.  Kim’s abilities have been tested and verified and she is certified as a highly evidential Medium by The Forever Family Foundation and The Windbridge Institute for Applied Human Research.  She is the host of  “Psychic Intervention” and the long running series “The Haunting Of…” in which celebrities tell their first-hand details of when the paranormal changed their lives forever.  With her down-to-earth approach and compassionate heart, Kim is committed to her soul mission of helping to bring healing messages to those in need.  Learn more about Kim Russo at KimTheHappyMedium.com and purchase tickets atSilverLegacyReno.com.

THE DRESSER: An Elegy To A By‐Gone Era Of The World Of Backstage 
JAN 18-19, JAN 24-27, JAN 31-FEB 3, FEB 6-9
BRÜKA THEATRE (99 N Virginia Street, Downtown Reno)

Brüka Theatre’s 26th Season continues with The Dresser!  Originally produced in 1980 on The West End and Broadway, The Dresser is based on the author’s experiences as dresser to an English Shakespearean actor. The actor, called Sir, is a vainglorious actor, the last of the great breed of English performers.  The play begins with Sir in a “bad way”, as Norman, his dresser, tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear. Unsure of his lines as well as who and where he is supposed to be, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last. This bracing, heartbreaking drama becomes a beautiful stand‐alone story for the redemptive nature of theatre.  Learn more about showtimes and order tickets in advance at Brüka.org.

“COME IN FROM THE COLD” presents COWBOY POET LARRY MAURICE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 (7 pm)
BARTLEY RANCH – HERITAGE INTERPRETIVE CENTER – 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd

This weekend, the “Come in from the Cold” Family Entertainment Series continues atBartley Ranch’s Heritage Interpretive Center.  What exactly does that mean?  Every Saturday evening through winter, a different band or local entertainer takes the stage and puts on one heck of a show!  This week, we’re treated to a special night of entertainment from Cowboy Poet Larry Maurice. The venue holds 200 attendees and opens at 5:30 pm.  A $3 donation per guest is appreciated.  Visit WashoeCounty.us to check out the lineup for the entire season, and mark your calendars now!

BELL BIV DEVOE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

A few little facts about Bell Biv Devoe, performing this Saturday at the Grand Sierra… Members of the group branched from Bobby Brown and their hugely popular boy-band New Edition in 1989 to start their own group.  It’s a hip-hop/R&B group named after the members’ own names, Ricky Bell, Michael Bevins and Ronnie DeVoe.  The group was considered to be pioneer artists of the “new jack swing beat” that was so popular in the late 80’s to early ’90s.  BBD fan-favorites include “Poison,” “Do Me!” and “When Will I See You Smile Again?”  If you want a fun throwback to the early 90’s this weekend, don’t miss Bell Biv Devoe, and get your tickets now at GrandSierraResort.com.

ESCAPE ROOMS AROUND RENO/SPARKS
ANYDAY
THE ESCAPE ROOM OF YOUR CHOICE

Looking for a mental challenge you can share with a small group of friends?  A little team-building experience, perhaps?  Reno now has a few great Escape Room options to exercise your brain on a cold winter day.  Solve mysteries and riddles by using hints and clues from around the room to escape.  Different themed rooms await you at each of the 3 venues located in Reno and Sparks.  Here they are:

Break Through Reno (294 E. Moana Lane, Suite 13, Central Reno)
The Puzzle Room (135 N. Sierra Street, Suite B, Downtown Reno)
Key and Code (1420 Scheels Drive, Suite E-108, Sparks)
VISIT AN INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK
OPEN DAILY 

TRAMPOLINE PARK OF YOUR CHOICE

Head out to an Indoor Trampoline Park for some excellent exercise and loads of fun!  More than just trampolines, these 3 amazing parks offer more activities than you may have expected.  Check it out!

Urban Air Adventure Parks:  Offers basic trampolines, warrior obstacle course, battle beam, tubes-indoor playground, climbing walls, ropes course, & a sky rider!  Located on Harvard Way in Reno, near the airport.
Fly High Trampoline Park:  Offers basic trampolines, launch pad with foam pits, sports court with dunkball and dodgeball.  Located on Greg Street in Sparks.
EZ Air: Offers “Cannon Air” fitness classes focusing on low-impact core & whole balance and strength conditioning,  joisting arena, climbing attraction, cliffhanger drop attraction, laser tag and arcade.  Located on East Patriot Blvd in Reno.

COMING UP JANUARY 29…
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: PROJECT HOMELESS CONNECT
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 (8 am-12 pm)

RENO EVENTS CENTER 

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!  If you’re looking for a worth project to help out with, and you’re available the morning of Tuesday, Jan 29, Project Homeless Connect needs you!  The annual event is organized by Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and brings together 80-100 vendors providing basic resources to people in need.  Assistance ranges from healthcare and veterinarian services to basic resources like food or a haircut.  Project Homeless Connect is specifically in need of a vet and hair stylists this year.  Volunteers can also assist with checking folks in, serving coffee and more.  If you want to help, email Jordan Stiteler.  For information about the event, visit CCSNN.org and KoloTV.com.

SKI/BOARD RESORT SNOW CONDITION REPORT
THIS WEEKEND!
LOCAL SKI & BOARDING RESORTS

Holy guacamole!  The series of storms that made their way through the Sierras has left quite a winder wonderland of a playground.  The resorts will be hopping and so will the backcountry for the real adventurers out these.  Just BE CAREFUL of avalanches!   Have fun this weekend at one of the mountains below and get their snow conditions and lift reports here:

Despite the Fed raising rates several times last year, currently mortgage interest rates are at a 9-month low.  That means it’s a great time to buy and/or sell real estate!  There are many variables related to mortgage rates and it is best to make no assumptions about your qualifying rate, so please email us and and we will connect you with a reputable lender.  To read more about this “Breaking News” visit InteroRenoNV.com.

DENISE HALLERBACH
Broker/Owner – Intero Real Estate Services

dhallerbach@intero.com
www.interorenonv.com

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Baked Spinach Frittata

BAKED SPINACH FRITTATA

What you need:

  • 1 package frozen, chopped spinach or equivalent amount fresh and chopped
  • 6 extra large or jumbo eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 4-5 slices of wheat bread, cut into small cubes (like stuffing)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white or yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (or use 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, oregano, thyme mixture)

What to do:

– Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

– Cook spinach according to directions; Let spinach cool to the touch and drain well.

– Combine cooked spinach with remaining ingredients in a large bowl.  Amount of bread used varies depending on size of eggs and size of slices.  Mixture consistency should be mostly moist, but not runny.

– Coat glass baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.  Pour mixture into baking dish and bake for 55 min or until top is golden.

– Allow to cool about 20 minutes and cut into small bitesize pieces.  Serve warm, room temperature… even cool.

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 7:29 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Favorite Recipes | Tagged ,

Mortgage Rates Fall to 9-Month Lows

Mortgage rates continue their six-week decline, falling to nine-month lows

The 30-year fixed-rate average sank to its lowest level since April, falling to 4.45 percent. (J. Lawler Duggan for The Washington Post)

January 10, 2019

Mortgage rates have been in a prolonged swoon, but it may be coming to an end.

According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average tumbled to 4.45 percent with an average 0.5 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender equal to 1 percent of the loan amount.) It was 4.51 percent a week ago and 3.99 percent a year ago. The 30-year fixed rate dropped below 4.5 percent for the first time since April.

The 15-year fixed-rate average fell to 3.89 percent with an average 0.4 point. It was 3.99 percent a week ago and 3.44 percent a year ago. The five-year adjustable rate average sank to 3.83 percent with an average 0.3 point. It was 3.98 percent a week ago and 3.46 percent a year ago.

Fears about a slowdown in global growth, stock market volatility and the government shutdown had stoked economic uncertainty, sending mortgage rates into a free fall. But last week’s strong employment numbers eased some of those concerns.

Investors began pulling out of bonds, causing yields to rise. Since sinking to an 11-month low last week, the yield on the 10-year Treasury has risen 18 basis points to 2.74 percent. (A basis point is 0.01 percentage point.)

Because mortgage rates tend to follow the same path as long-term bonds, home loan rates are also expected to move higher.

“Friday’s blockbuster jobs report eased fears, at least for the moment, of an impending economic slowdown, but comments from Fed officials and the minutes from December’s Federal Reserve meeting revealed that some monetary policymakers are concerned about slowing global growth — sentiment that could imply a slower pace of interest rate hikes over the next year,” said Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow. “Key economic data releases are on hold while the federal government remains shut down, clouding markets’ read on the state of the economy at a critical moment when there is growing uncertainty about underlying economic fundamentals.”

Bankrate.com, which puts out a weekly mortgage rate trend index, found that nearly half of the experts it surveyed say rates will rise in the coming week. Shashank Shekhar, CEO of Arcus Lending, is one who predicts rates are headed higher.

“It’s been a very volatile start to the year for mortgage rates,” Shekhar said. “After dipping to about a nine-month low, the rates have gone up in the last three days. Rising 10-year Treasury yields and stock-market favoring comments from Fed officials have been the main contributor. Both these factors may extend into the next week. There is also [talk] of positive momentum in the U.S.-China trade talks, which is another negative for the mortgage rates. Expect the mortgage rates to inch higher in the short term.”

Meanwhile, mortgage applications roared back after the holidays, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association. The market composite index — a measure of total loan application volume — increased 23.5 percent from a week earlier. The refinance index jumped 35 percent from the previous week, while the purchase index climbed 17 percent.

The refinance share of mortgage activity was at its highest level in nearly a year, accounting for 45.8 percent of all applications.

“The first week of 2019 saw falling mortgage rates and a subsequent increase in refinance and purchase applications,” said Bob Broeksmit, MBA president and CEO. “The slow retreat in borrowing costs in recent weeks is welcome news for prospective home buyers, especially given last month’s stock market volatility and the ongoing government shutdown. Amidst this uncertainty, purchase mortgage applications were up 17 percent last week and 4 percent from a year ago.”

The MBA also released its mortgage credit availability index (MCAI) this week that showed credit availability decreased in December. The MCAI fell 7.3 percent to 175 last month. A decline in the MCAI indicates that lending standards are tightening, while an increase signals they are loosening.

“The supply of credit dropped in December to its lowest since February 2017,” Joel Kan, an MBA economist, said in a statement. “The decline was driven by a sharp decrease in the conventional credit space, as we saw the expiration of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). Credit availability in government loans was stable over the month, ticking up slightly. We also saw a decline in high balance and super conforming programs, which drove the decline in the jumbo index.”

Posted on January 15, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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