August 2020 Market Report

** Data in this report reflect market activity from JULY 2020 compared to the previous month and year.  Information is gathered from the Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors® (RSAR) for the Greater Reno-Sparks region via Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service (www.nnrmls.com).  Data accounts for single-family resale residences only, and excludes townhouses/condos, manufactured/modular and new construction.

Here is the market overview:

And here are a more detailed look at the stats for July 2020 compared to the previous month and year:

  • In July 2020, the Median Sales Price for single-family re-sale properties in Reno-Sparks combined leaped 7.4% month-over-month and 7.1% year-over-year to $435,000.  This is the biggest increase month-over-month in recorded history.

  • # of Units Sold bumped up another 29%, month-over-month from 557 to 718.  Sales volume compared to 2019 has been historically low over the last several months.  However, as new contracts have been ramping up the last few months, we are finally seeing an 18.3% increase in sales volume in July 2020 compared to July 2019.  Please note that the sales that closed in July likely went into contract in June 2020, accounting for a typical 30-day escrow.

  • The graph above represents the number of Units Sold by Price Range.  Single family residences (SFR) priced between $300k and $400k typically represent a significant chunk of market share.  And while 220 SFR sold in the $300k-$400k price range, 210 homes priced between $400k and $500k closed in July 2020, a respectable volume for this price range.

Months Supply of Inventory (MSI) has plummeted 64% compared to July 2019. and is 364% lower than the previous month.  MSI absorption rate represents the time it would take to “sell out” of the Reno-Sparks inventory at the current rate of sale if no new listings were to come to market.  A balanced market is around 5-6 months of supply.  At 0.9 months supply, we continue to be in a very strong “Seller’s Market.”

The Average # of Days from Listing to Contract in July 2020 ticked down a couple of days compared to June 2020.  It took an average of 38 days from listing on MLS until acceptance of offer presented.  Single family residences are taking about 13% less time to receive and acceptable offer this year than in July 2019.  These averages account for all price ranges.

With competition among buyers in multiple offer situations, the average SFR in Reno-Sparks received 99.3% of asking price in July 2020.  Many homes are selling above asking price and buyers are waiving appraisal outcomes to secure the property today.

A distressed sale is one that is caused by economic hardship.  A short sale occurs when a homeowner defaults on his/her mortgage payment and is unable bring payments to the lender current, and is therefore forced to sell the property for less than the balance owed.  A Foreclosure occurs when a lender repossesses real property after the borrower defaults on the loan and does not successfully sell it prior to this event.  Percentage of Distressed Sales increased from 1.4% to 2% month-over-month, and is down 31% from the same time last year.  Distressed properties still make up an extremely small percentage of the current market.

The # of New Contracts inched up in July 2020 with 745 accepted offers in the pipeline to close escrow.  July 2020 saw 25% more new contracts than the same month last year.  

# of New Listings to hit the market in July 2020 dipped 1.5% month-over-month.  # of New Listings in July 2020 are down 15% from the same period of time last year.

SUMMARY:

  • In a nutshell… our housing inventory is extremely low.  The absorption rate at 0.9 Months Supply of Inventory is at a historic low.  This low inventory, coupled with high buyer-demand, is resulting in multiple offer situations, overbidding in many cases, and a jump in the Median Sales Price (MSP).  The Reno-Sparks MSP is now $435,000.  Reno’s MSP is $459,000 and Sparks’ MSP is $415,000.
  • While mortgage interest rates ticked up ever-so-slightly last week, they are still very low, offering buyers increased purchasing power, and current homeowners the opportunity to refinance to put more cash in their pockets monthly.
  • The # of Distressed Properties on the market is still at a minimal level.  Short sales and foreclosures account for only 2% of all sales at this time.
  • The # of New Contracts in July 2020 were 25% greater than this same time last year.
  • Relocation home buyers from out-of-state and investment buyers are craving properties to purchase here in Northern Nevada.  The real estate market appears to be thriving at this time despite the persistence of COVID-19.
  • If you are in the market to buy OR sell property in Northern Nevada, please fee free to email me at dhallerbach@intero.com or reach me directly at 775-233-0682.  I am so happy to assist!
Posted on August 17, 2020 at 1:29 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Reno-Sparks Market Report | Tagged , , , ,

Real Estate Tops Best Investment Poll for 7th Year Running

Every year, Gallup conducts a survey of Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are asked to select real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds.

For the seventh year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment. Gallup explained:

“Real estate remains the most favored investment to Americans, as has been the case since 2013, when the housing market was on the rebound. More than a third of Americans have named real estate as the top investment since 2016.”

This year’s results indicated 35% of Americans chose real estate, followed by stocks at 21%. The full results covering the last decade are shown in the chart below:

Bottom Line

The belief of the American people in the stability of housing as a long-term investment remains strong, even through the many challenges our economy faces today.

 

Posted on June 18, 2020 at 6:46 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: In-The-Know Real Estate Blog | Tagged , , ,

May 2020 Market Report

** Data in this report reflect market activity from April 2020 compared to the previous month and year.  Information is gathered from the Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors® (RSAR) for the Greater Reno-Sparks region via Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service (www.nnrmls.com).  Data accounts for single-family resale residences only, and excludes townhouses/condos, manufactured/modular and new construction.

Here is the market overview:

And here is the breakdown for a couple of interesting statistics from April 2020:

  • At $416,500, the April 2020 Median Sales Price for single-family re-sale properties in Reno-Sparks combined for the month was $416,500, a slight 0.4% increase from March 2020, and up 10.5% April last year.

  • As seen in the chart above, the # of Closed Sales at dropped from 507 in March 2020 to 374 in April.  This marks a 26% decline in closed sales month-over-month, and nearly 30% fewer closed sales compared to last year.

Months Supply of Inventory (MSI) in April 2020 jumped back up 31% compared to March, recording 2.2 months supply.  This measure of inventory is also about 6% higher than in April 2019. MSI accounts for the time it would take to “sell out” of the Reno-Sparks inventory at the current rate of sale.  A balanced market is around 5-6 months of supply.  Therefore, this the low 2.2 months supply, we are still very much considered to be in a Seller’s Market.

The average # of Days from Listing to Contract in April 2020 was 39 days.  This is still quite a short period of time when looking back over the last few years.  The # of Days to Contract is about 7% lower than April 2019.  These averages account for all price ranges.

With Seller’s receiving an average of 98.9% of asking in April 2020, we have continued to see no significant change for this statistic overall.

One may wonder if coronavirus is having an effect on the percentage of distressed sales in Reno-Sparks.  At this time, the answer appears to be “no.”  In April 2020, Distressed Sales (short-sales and foreclosures) are nearly 50% lower than the same time last year.

Here is what is happening now… The Week Ending May 9, 2020:

After 4 straight weeks of an increase in New Contracts, the week ending May 9 saw a relative leveling out of New Contracts, with just a slight 2.2% decrease from the previous week.  Overall, the number of new Contracts for this week last year is down about 10%.

# of New Listings to hit the market the week ending May 9 increased 25% compared to the previous week.  The Reno-Sparks real estate market saw nearly 42% fewer new listings than the week ending May 11, 2019.

SUMMARY:

  • Real Estate in Nevada continues to be an “essential service.”  Governor Sisolak’s mandate to eliminate in-person open houses for all properties, and in-person showings of tenant/renter-occupied properties has been extended to May 30, 2020.   All owner-occupied and vacant properties may still be shown to prospective buyers with practice of social distancing, use of personal protective equipment and frequent 20-second hand-washing &/or hand-sanitizing.
  • Starting May 4, California Bay Area agents were allowed to show occupied properties and to stage vacant properties once again. The allowance for such activities could potentially mean an increase of activity in Nevada, a place where many Californias are expected to call their “new home.”
  • Lending qualification parameters have tightened, but the Mortgage Interest Rates are staying low!  For a super reputable, local lender recommendation, contact me.  I will be happy to connect you with the best!
  • Looking more closely at the last full week of activity (ending May 9) the # of New Contracts has leveled week-over-week, and the # of New Listings rose slightly.
  • While the sales volume took a hit in April, the Median Sales Price has held steady, largely due to buyer-demand keeping pace fairly stable rate of sale and continued low inventory.
  • Nationally acclaimed economist and author of the Blog “ECON 70” Elliot Eisenberg, PhD checked in again with the Reno-Sparks Association of Realtors.  This month, Elliot stands by last month’s assertion that the current recession is very different from previous recessions, and that it will be deep but relatively short.  Click HERE to watch the April 2020 “Monthly Economic Minute.”
Posted on May 14, 2020 at 6:06 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Reno-Sparks Market Report | Tagged , , , , ,

Weekly Watch (Week Ending April 18, 2020)

Currently we are living in a world that is ever changing. My goal in “The Weekly Watch” is to increase your knowledge about what is happening with your investments and to provide you with information to help guide your decisions during this unprecedented time. The following are highlights from the most recent real estate activity in the Greater Reno-Sparks Region. These graphs represent activity for single-family residences for the week ending April 18, 2020 compared to the previous week, and compared to the week ending April 20, 2019. The data excludes condos/townhouses and new construction.

 

The Median Sales Price jumped back up 4.4%, from $407,000 to $425,000 from the week ending April 11, 2020 to the week ending April 18, 2020. The Median Sales price is also up 10.4% from this same week last year. This statistic is reflective of properties that went into contract roughly 30 days ago (the common length of escrow for properties obtaining financing).

# of Closed Sales increased 17.8% between the week ending April 11 and the April 18, 2020. This number is down 22.5% from the same week last year. Again, this statistic is reflective of properties that went into contract about 30 days ago.

Of the properties that went into contract approximately 30 days ago, these 86 Sellers received 99% of List Price. This is a slight increase of 0.3% from the previous week’s closed sales.

# of Days from Listing to Contract increased 51.8% from the week ending April 11 to April 18. Though this may seem like a radical change week over week, it is only taking 3.3% longer on average to accept an offer for purchase than this same time last year.
In the week ending April 18, the Active Inventory dropped 5.6% compared to the previous week, and is down about 24% from the same week in 2019. This inventory includes properties of all price ranges.

During the week ending April 18, 30 single family residences were either withdrawn from the market, expired, or were temporarily withdrawn from the market. This number sharply increased 30.4 from 23 the previous week, but skyrocketed a whopping 130.8% from the same time last year. We’re going to have to blame this one on COVID-19!

With 110 New Contracts/Pending Sales during the week ending April 18, there are 27.6% fewer new contracts compared to the same time last year. However, the # of New Contracts/Pending Sales did increase 31% compared to the previous week. So this figure is encouraging. I can personally report that on April 18, I had 9 properties scheduled to show my buyers, and of those 9, 5 went into contract that day or shortly after. These properties ranged in asking price from $340,000 to $390,000. We definitely have buyers out there taking advantage of low interest rates and scooping up homes.

# of New Listings during the week ending April 18 declined 19.5% compared to the previous week, and a staggering 54% compared to the same time last year.Will this low inventory keep our prices steady? We shall see…

Summing It Up…

  • With the use of a “Coronavirus Property Entry Advisory & Declaration,” and strict practice of social distancing guidelines, real estate activity in Nevada continues.
  • Properties in Nevada are shown by appointment only. Owner-occupied homes and vacant properties are permitted to be shown, while all tenant-occupied properties are prohibited from showings. Traditional open houses are also not permissible.
  • Though sales volume, new contracts and new listings are significantly down compared to the same time period last year, single-family home prices do not seem to be affected. Median Sales Price, as seen in the above chart, is hovering around $400k and even appears to be edging up since mid February.
  • Mortgage interest rates are still VERY LOW… For home purchase and re-financing information and rates that apply to you, contact me, and I’ll introduce you to a reputable local lender.
  • While growing unemployment is still a major concern, we look forward to the return of business activity throughout the US and the continuance of our thriving Nevada economy.
  • While many Californias currently are suffering an economic hit, our suspicion is that those who were already planning a relocation to Nevada will be even more motivated once their feet are back on the ground. We just need to get on the other side of “the curve.”
  • For more information about specific property values and to search real estate for when YOU are ready to purchase/sell, please do not hesitate to call me at 775-233-0682 or email dhallerbach@intero.com.

Posted on April 23, 2020 at 1:16 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Reno-Sparks Market Report | 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 | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Oct 10-13)

HAUNTOBER
ALL OF OCTOBER
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

Ghostly experiences await your visit at our beloved old mining and saloon town.  Historic Virginia City’s Hauntober offers spooky outings like ghost tours and a walk at dusk in the cemetery Halloween night.  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 throughout the month, hop online at VisitVirginiaCity.com.

STEVE SIMEONE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10-12
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Once in a while, a comedian comes along who truly captures my attention.  Steve Simeone did just that in his standup bit about “Brother Wars.”  Though let me warn you, that even though Simeone’s comedy is 100% clean, the “This Is Not Happening” intro video in the Brother Wars clip is NOT.  So fast forward through that part if you just want good, solid, compelling, storytelling comedy.  Choose from 4 shows happening Thurs-Sat, and see him live at Pioneer Underground or LEX Nightclub.  Visit RenoTahoeComedy.com for more info and ticket sales.

HARVEY
THURSDAYS – SUNDAY, THROUGH OCTOBER 20 (Times vary by day)

RENO LITTLE THEATRE

In 1944, American playwright Mary Chase conceived the genius comedy, Harvey.  This Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, a friendly man with a very strange best friend, a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch invisible rabbit named Harvey. Elwood’s sister tries to have him committed, but Elwood and Harvey have other plans.  Don’t miss this Midtown production that opened last weekend and runs through October 20.  Visit RenoLittleTheater.org for more info.

LAKE TAHOE MARATHON+
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11-13

LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA

Put on your fastest running shoes and take part in one of the post beautiful spots on the planet.  The Lake Tahoe Marathon+ takes place over 3 days, and offers a variety of lengths and levels for all who love to get their blood pumping. Choose from the 5K, 10k, 16.4-miler or the 72-mile Ultra race.  4-person relay marathons and ultras offer two more options, as well as numerous 1/2 marathons sprinkled around Lake Tahoe. Learn more at LakeTahoeMarathon.com.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 ( 8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL

Try saying this guy’s name quickly three times… or after a couple glasses of wine!  83 years old, and still going strong after 63 years of entertaining, British pop star Engelbert Humperdinck headlines at The Eldorado Great Italian Festival Friday night in the Grande Exposition Hall.  His unforgettable voice can be heard in fan-favorites “Release Me,” “Spanish Eyes” and “Am I That Easy to Forget.” Visit SilverLegacyReno.com to learn more about Humperdinck and purchase tickets to his show.

WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 (8 pm) 
NUGGET EVENT CENTER

What are they putting in Engelbert Humperdinck and Willie Nelson’s water?  86-year-old American country music legend and 8-time GRAMMY winner Willie Nelson alsomakes his way back to Reno-Sparks for a memorable concert experience.  The Nugget Event Center doors open at 6 pm with opening act Noah Guthrie, up-and-coming singer/songwriter who found fame as Roderick Meeks on the hit show Glee, starting at 7 pm.  Discover more about both performers at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

GODSMACK
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT

Fuse the sounds of Alice in Chains and Metallic and what do you get?  Godsmack!  The Boston-based hard rock band that rose to prominence during the late 90’s post-grunge/nu-metal wave, treats Reno to a show filled with the “mystical imagery and percussive tribal rhythms” of their early days, and the more classic rock and heavy metal touches of their most recent years. Learn more about Godsmack and purchase your tickets to see them live at GrandSierraResort.com.

THE ELDORADO GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVAL
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 & 13
THE ROW (VIRGINIA STREET, DOWNTOWN RENO)

“Mangia Mangia!!” … Translation: “Eat! “Eat!”  That’s what my Italian neighbors would exuberantly say every time we kids stepped into their home.  With the door always “open” to us, the aroma of minestrone soup, ravioli’s from DaVinci’s deli, and a spread of salami, mortadella and fresh, crusty bread from Genova’s bakery welcomed us.  This weekend, enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Italy right here in Reno at The Eldorado Great Italian Festival.  Family recipes, street vendors, live music…. It’s all part of the fun!  Visit EldoradoReno.com for all the details of this awesome event that is a beautiful 38-year community tradition.

PASQUALE ESPOSITO
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 (8 pm) 

NUGGET EVENT CENTER

Italy-native Pasquale Esposito now resides in San Jose and Naples, but spreads the spirit of Italy around the world through his gorgeous tenor voice.  Esposito made the move to America about 20 years ago, and begin a successful music career that produced eight studio albums.  Get a feel for what to expect this Saturday night at the Nugget Event Center in “Musica Tu.”  It will take you straight to Naples!  Learn more about Pasquale Esposito and purchase tickets to his concert at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

RENO ZOMBIE PROM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 (8 pm-2 pm)

CARGO CONCERT HALL – WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL

Get all dolled up and join the walking dead this Saturday night at Reno Zombie Prom.  It’ll be “a killer good time” dancing amongst corpses to the music of Decoy, commemorating the event with prom photos, winning prizes in the costume contests, and enjoying a kick ass drink special… $10 drink-until-the-kegs-run dry Lagunitas beer.  After a night of drinking like that, you just may wish you were dead the next morning.  Zombie makeover packages are available if you need help in the fabrication department!  Drink responsibly, and DON’T get behind the wheel if you do!  Visit RenoZombieProm for all the gory details.


COMING TO RENO THIS WEEK…

VIVAMOMIX
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 (7:30 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Who says Artown needs to happen only in July!  Reno is so fortunate to have MOMIX live at the Pioneer Center this Tuesday night.  Known internationally for presenting works of astounding inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a dance company from Connecticut that blends illusion, beauty, magic and fun into every performance.  A sight to behold, the group takes you into a “surreal fantasy world”, allowing you to dip your toes into the “stream of unconsciousness” with multi-layered performances that are fascinating and engaging for all ages.  Purchase your tickets to VIVAMOMIX at PioneerCenter.com.


LOOKING AHEAD!!
TICKETS NOW ON SALE…

A.V.A. BALLET THEATRE Presents THE NUTCRACKER
FRIDAY, DEC. 13 (8 pm), SAT, DEC 14 (2 & 8 pm) & SUN, DEC 15 (2 & 8 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Grab your tickets now, because the great seats are going quickly!  Reno’s premiere Nutcracker production by A.V.A. Ballet Theatre will be here before you know it!  Companied by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, our talented local dancers are joined by visiting principal dancers to bring the magic of this beloved holiday tradition to life on the Pioneer Center stage.  AND…. I’m so happy to share that my daughter, Katarina, will be performing as the Mechanical Doll this year!  Go, Katarina!!  For ticket sales to one of the five performances offered, please visit PioneerCenter.com.


FEATURED RECIPE
CORNISH GAME HENS

Lately, I’ve been all about preparing delicious meals that are quick and healthy.  With the help of my super awesome Bella Pro Series Air Fryer, I can whip up a couple of crispy Cornish Game Hens in no time!  Though this same recipe can be made in a conventional oven for a longer period of time, the air fryer makes my Cornish Game Hens with Mushroom Gravy easy-peasy and quick!  Learn how to make them at DeniseHallerbach.com and enjoy!
INTERO’S NEWEST LISTING!
“Executive Mountain Retreat” custom 4,137 square feet Virginia City Highlands home under $1 Million! Designed to impress, 2001 Saddleback 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!  Visit our Virtual Tour (Matt Waclo Photography) and Bit.ly.SaddlebackRealScout for more information.
Quick Facts:
2 stories
3 beds/3.5 baths/6-car garage
Built in 2007
1.06 acres
Wrought iron fence installed around 1/2 acre backyard
Elaborate water filtration system
Offered for $822,000
PRIME LOCATION, CLOSE TO NEARLY EVERYTHING!
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 and the location is PRIME!!  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 1460 Manzanita Property Information.  Feel free to share with all who may be interested! 🙂
Quick Facts:
2,885 square feet, split level
3 beds/2.5 baths/2 garages
1/3 acre
Built in 1976
Zoned for Caughlin Ranch, Swope & Reno HS
Offered for $734,000
A HOP, A SKIP AND A JUMP TO SLOPES!
If you like the idea of being in a super location close to Summit Shopping, Raley’s, the library, park, skiing, hiking and more, then 30 Tanea Court, Reno is a must-see!  Call me for an appointment today, as activity is picking up on this home now that we’re past the late summer slow-down. Visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout for more pics and details.
Quick Facts:
2,698 square feet
4 beds/3 baths/2 garages
1/3 acre
Built in 2001
Zoned for Lenz, Pine & Galena HS
Offered for $550,000
BRING ON THE BACKUP OFFERS!
7682 S. Southmoor Circle is under contract, but the sale is contingent on the sale of the Buyers’ home.  We would LOVE a backup offer!  The home sits on a lush corner lot in Hidden Valley and offers landscape design with ample variety and features a beautiful cascading waterfall and playful pond.  You’ll fall asleep to the serenade of crickets and frogs in the summer and enjoy peaceful winter evenings in this quiet corner of the Earth. For more photos and information about this wonderful home, please the Bit.ly/SSouthmoor.  Email me at dhallerbach@intero.com for a private showing!
Quick Facts:
3,638 square feet
5 beds/3 baths/3 garages
.54 acre
Built in 1974
Offered for $614,000
Posted on October 10, 2019 at 4:03 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Sept 26-29)

STREET VIBRATIONS FALL RALLY
THRU SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
RENO, LAKE TAHOE, CARSON CITY & VIRGINIA CITY

Calling all street bike fanatics!  Your weekend is here!  Street Vibrations Fall Rally brings together music, metal and motorcycles for an event you won’t want to miss.  More action and fun packed than ever, the popular annual gathering brings live entertainment on 7 outdoor stages around Northern Nevada, 250+ vendors, scavenger hunts, poker runs… This fun goes on and on!  Get more details at RoadShowsReno.com.

RENO TAHOE COMEDY PRESENTS: Madison Malloy & Aiko Tanaka
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26-29
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Take your pick… The Pioneer Underground, Reno’s smoke-free, no-drink-minimum venue, or LEX Nightclub, comedy club by evening and thumping nightclub by night.  New York-based comedian, actor writer and producer Madison Malloy and Tokyo native Aiko Tanaka are scheduled to bring down the house at both clubs this weekend.  Pick a show and go!  More details and ticket sales at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

RENO STREET FOOD/FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (4-9 pm) 

IDLEWILD PARK

This is it…  Sadly, the end of the Reno Street Food season has arrived.  I fortunately personally frequented this event more in 2019 than in past years and enjoyed the heck out of it!  With a cooler evening expected, you’ll find just the dish that will warm you from the inside out.  Tote a beach or grass chair and a blanket, and snuggle up with your loved ones while listening to live music after your dinner!  For a list of the vendors who will be serving , visit Facebook.com.  Have fun!

GIN BLOSSOMS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (8 pm) 

NUGGET CASINO RESORT – NUGGET BALLROOM

Jet yourself back to the early 90’s when the Gin Blossoms rose to prominence with their sophomore album, New Miserable Experience and the hit song “Hey Jealousy.”  The album went on to achieve quadruple platinum status and the popular alternative rock band from Tempe, Arizona then subsequently rolled out more fan favorites like “Found Out About You,” “Till I Hear It From You” and “Follow You Down.”  Rediscover the Gin Blossoms and get your tickets to see them live at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

ROB THOMAS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Celebrate the music and inspirational life story of Rob Thomas at the Grand Sierra Resort Friday night.  After a particularly rough childhood, he managed to follow his passion for music and song-writing to form the successful alternative rock band Matchbox 20.  The group became famous in the mid 90’s with hit songs like “3 AM,” “Unwell” and “Push.”  He also enjoyed 3 GRAMMY Awards shared with Carlos Santana with the hit song “Smooth.” As of 2018, Smooth is ranked as the second most successful song of all time by Billboard.  Learn more about Rob Thomas’ most recent engagements and get tickets to see him live at GrandSierraResort.com.

SPARTAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 

NORTH LAKE TAHOE – SQUAW VALLEY

The traditional obstacle course is taken to a whole new level at the Spartan World Championship at Squaw Valley on Saturday and is one of 200 events held in 42 countries throughout the year. The “Beast” Race offers 30 obstacles covering 30 miles, while the “Ultra” Race challenges extreme athletes with 60 mind-blowing obstacles in 30 miles.  Fire-jumping, slippery walls, rope climbs, a rolling mud course, the barbed wire crawl…. all are common parts of both races happening at Spartan in North Lake Tahoe.  For more info about this insane competition that is also offered for kids, please visit Spartan.com.

GENOA CANDY DANCE – CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27-28

GENOA, NV

Genoa City’s Candy Dance originated in 1919 when the town decided to hold a dance and midnight dinner to raise money for purchasing street lights in Genoa. As a party favor, and incentive (of sorts) for attending the party, candy was passed to the attendees. Fast-forward 100 years, and this old community gathering is a 2-day event that offers arts, crafts, live entertainment, food, fun and of course, the traditional dance and dinner. Learn more about Candy Dance, including transportation and parking, at GenoaNevada.org.

CLASSICAL KIDS: BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS (FREE FAMILY CONCERT)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (1-3 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

ADMISSION IS FREE to Classical Kids: Beethoven Lives Upstairs, performed live by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra!  Conducted by Jane Brown, the concert features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle about the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. Through a touching correspondence dramatically underscored with the composer’s most beautiful excerpts, Christoph comes to understand the genius of Beethoven, the beauty of his music, and the torment of his deafness. Doors open at 12:45 pm with pre-concert activities beginning at 1 pm and the concert starting at 2 pm. For more info, please visit RenoPhil.com.

RENO 1868 FC vs. REAL MONARCHS SLC
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (5:45 pm)

GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

Only 2 home games remain this season for the Reno 1868 FC!  We’re still in 3rd place in the USL Western Conference behind Phoenix Rising FC and Fresno.  After winning our last 3 matches and clinching our 3rd straight playoff berth, Reno takes on the Real Monarchs SLC who are currently standing in 6th place.  Be one of the first 1,868 fans at the match, and take home a soccer ball!  For more info about the team and ticket sales, visit Reno1868FC.com.

BANDA MS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The Grand Theatre comes to life with the exciting music of Banda MS.  In case you didn’t know, the “MS” in the band’s name stands for “Mazatlán, Sinaloa” the city of origin for this entertaining group.  Banda MS is comprised of 16 awesome musicians and vocalists who demonstrate the smooth nature to their music in popular songs like “El Color De Tus Ojos” currently with 651,938,019 views on YouTube!  Learn more about Banda MS, and purchase your tickets online at GrandSierraResort.com.

IMPOSSIBLES MAGIC SHOW
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (3-4:30 pm)
IMPOSSIBLES MAGIC SHOP & THEATRE

Seldom do you find an establishment that earns 4.6 stars on Google Reviews, 5 stars on Yelp and 5 stars on Facebook!  Impossibles Magic Shop & Theatre not only rocks as a magic shop with the coolest magic tricks for adults and kids, but Justin Impossible passes his infinite wisdom of the art of magic to his student magicians, hosts super fun birthday parties and mind-bending magic shows in the theatre.  Justin Impossibile’s next show happens this Sunday afternoon, so don’t miss it!  Visit ImpossiblesMagicShop.com for more info and tickets sales.

BIKE IN NATURE
ANY DAY, ANY TIME
SEVERAL BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS IN NORTHERN NEVADA

When it comes to biking trails, we live in a wonderland of trails here in Northern Nevada. You’ll find some of the finest mountain biking terrain in the world, with breathtaking views of meadows, rivers, streams, lakes, wildflowers and more.  The weather is cooler and more comfortable to take in rides like the Tahoe East Shore Trail, the Tahoe Pyramid Trail, the Donner Lake Rim Trail and The Flume Trail.  Each adventure offers a different level of difficulty, so pick your ride and hit it!  Don’t like to bike?  …You can walk the Tahoe East Shore Trail.  Have fun!

KAYAKING TOURS
DAY AND TIME OF YOUR CHOICE
TAHOE ADVENTURE COMPANY – NORTH LAKE TAHOE

Now that the summer crowds have packed up and returned to California, Lake Tahoe is certainly much quieter.  With less boat traffic, the waters are calm and more peaceful.  It’s the perfect time to take in the pure beauty of the crisp, clear waters and get some exercise at the same time.  Tahoe Adventure Company in Tahoe Vista offers a number of Kayak Tours to meet your needs and desired adventure level. Visit TahoeAdventureCompany.com for all options.

VISIT ONE OF VIRGINIA CITY’S 13 HAUNTED LOCATIONS
ANYDAY
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

As we stumble into October in the coming week, you may find yourself more interested in paranormal activity.  It’s no secret that historical Virginia City is loaded with ghostly experiences that will make the hair on the back of your neck come to attention.  VisitRenoTahoe.com has highlighted 13 Haunted Thrills that you might want to start checking out this weekend and through October.  In fact, the entire month of October is Hauntober in Virginia City.  Pop over to VisitVirginiaCityNV.com for more info about Hauntober’s upcoming events!

FRESH ON THE MARKET!!
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, SEPT 28 (10-1)

One of Reno’s most desirable neighborhoods, Southwest Reno, has a fresh new listing on the market!  Not only is 1460 Manzanita Lane nestled on a mature property and loaded with character, but it is just a few minutes from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Downtown, Midtown… Let’s not beat around the bush… Location is PRIME!!  And speaking of bushes… 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!  I can go on and on here, but if you want to learn more and see pictures of the interior, please visit 1460 Manzanita Property Information.  Feel free to share with all who may be interested! 🙂
Quick Facts:
2,885 square feet
3 beds/2.5 baths/2 garages
1/3 acre
Built in 1976
Zoned for Caughlin Ranch, Swope & Reno HS
Offered for $734,000
A HOP, A SKIP AND A JUMP TO SLOPES!
If you like the idea of being in a super location close to Summit Shopping, Raley’s, the library, park, skiing, hiking and more, then 30 Tanea Court, Reno is a must-see!  Call me for an appointment today, as activity is picking up on this home now that we’re past the late summer slow-down. Visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout for more pics and details.
Quick Facts:
2,698 square feet
4 beds/3 baths/2 garages
1/3 acre
Built in 2001
Zoned for Lenz, Pine & Galena HS
Offered for $550,000
HIDDEN VALLEY GARDENER’S PARADISE
7682 S. Southmoor Circle sits on a lush corner lot in Hidden Valley and offers ample variety in its landscape design that features a beautiful waterfall and pond.  Fall asleep to the serenade of crickets and frogs. For more photos and information about this wonderful home, please the Bit.ly/SSouthmoor.  Email me at dhallerbach@intero.com for a private showing!
Quick Facts:
3,638 square feet
5 beds/3 baths/3 garages
.54 acre
Built in 1974
Offered for $614,000
Posted on September 26, 2019 at 6:45 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,

Lemon, Cucumber & Mint Infused Water

What You Need:

  • Filtered Water
  • 1 unwaxed Lemon
  • Cucumber
  • Mint
  • Ice

What You Do:

  • Thinly slice lemon and cucumber and place it in glass.
  • Tear off desired amount of mint leaves with your fingers and add them to the glass.
  • Fill with filtered water and ice.
  • Stir and enjoy.
Posted on August 6, 2019 at 5:57 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Favorite Recipes | Tagged , ,

Weekend Warrior (Aug 1-4)

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LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL & OTHER MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
NIGHTLY THRU AUGUST 25, AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 7
SAND HARBOR NEVADA STATE PARK AMPHITHEATER

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival truly is “Extraordinary Entertainment in an Exceptional Setting.”  This cherished annual event spans nearly all of July and August, and features The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s uproarious battle of the sexes.  The festival also brings Million Dollar Quarter, A Tony-Winning rock ‘n’ roll tribute based off a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux and inspired by a fateful impromptu jam session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins that happened on December 4, 1958.  Will you be at Lake Tahoe Monday night?  August 5? The Reno Philharmonic presents “Broadway Gold” and will perform show-stopping broadway hits from shows like Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked and more!   Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is also for kiddos… Visit LakeTahoeShakespeare.com for more about Young Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew, and more musical performances throughout the summer.

JR DE GUZMAN
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 1-3
RENO TAHOE COMEDY or LEX NIGHTCLUB @ GRAND SIERRA

Make your way down to the cozy Reno Tahoe Comedy, theater also known as Pioneer Underground, or pop over to LEX Nightclub at the Grand Sierra Resort for one of four hilarious shows by JR De Guzman.  JR is a Philippines-born, California-raised comedian who found his start in the business while teaching music to teenagers, specifically Taylor Swift songs.  He has traveled the world, entertaining audiences with his unique combination of music and comedy, serenading the crowd into laughter with songs, jokes, and stories of traveling the world, life after college, and family.  Take a moment to see DeGuzman in this video from the Burbank Comedy Festival 2015. Visit RenoTahoeComedy.com to learn more about JR DeGuzman and purchase tickets to see him live in Reno!

FIRST THURSDAY
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 (5-7 pm)
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART

Rock to the music of Hot Rod Rebellion, explore the exhibits at Nevada Museum of Art, and engage in the lively gathering that locals and Reno visitors have enjoyed for years!  First Thursday is open to the public from 5-7 pm every first Thursday of the month.  Thanks to the generous support of Great Basin Brewing Company, Whispering Vine Wine Company and KTHX Radio, the event is only $10 to the public and free to members of the museum.  For more information about the exhibits on display and this fun monthly event, please visit NevadaArt.org.

RENO ACES vs. IOWA CUBS & OMAHA STORM CHASERS
FRIDAY-MONDAY, AUGUST 3-5
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

Thursday, Aug 1 (7:05 pm)  “College Night” invites all college student to enjoy Standing Room tickets for only $5.00.  “Thirsty Thursday” offers $2.00 Coors Light drafts and $4.00 premium beers.  “Chicago Night” celebrates the Windy City with Chicago-inspired concessions and quotes from your favorite TV shows and movies on the video board.
Friday, Aug 2 (7:05 pm)  St. Mary’s lights up the sky at “Fireworks Friday” and “Kids Run the Bases” after the game.
Saturday, Aug 3 (7:05 pm)  “Military Appreciation Night” honors all active and retired service men and women with a pre-game ceremony, food specials, and more!  1,000 mini American flags will be given away, fireworks illuminate downtown after the game, and “Kids Run the Bases.”
Sunday, Aug 4 (1:05 pm)  “Bark in the Park” allows you to bring your favorite pooch, along with his/her vaccination paperwork, to enjoy the game together. “Family Sunday” features menu items for only $1.00 each. Play “Baseball Bingo” for added excitement, and let your kiddos rip the bases after the game.
Monday, Aug 5 (7:05 pm)  “Military Monday” treats active and retired military service men and women to 2-for-1 tickets

For more details about the promotions and advanced ticket-sales, please visit MILB.com.
HOT AUGUST NIGHTS OFFICIAL KICKOFF
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 & 3

VIRGINIA CITY, NV

One of Northern Nevada’s most beloved annual events kicks-off this weekend in historic Virginia City.  Hot August Nights is a massive celebration of the vehicles that shaped automotive evolution.  Back in the day, the makers of these fine classics creatively rolled out unique designs, each one different from the next. We’re so blessed to have Hot August Nights here in Northern Nevada every year, an opportunity to honor these exceptional beauties at each of the Hot August Night venues.  This weekend’s Virginia City gathering features cruising events, live entertainment, a fun poker walk and more.  Free shuttle buses to Virginia City are available. For all the great details, please visitHotAugustNights.net.

RENO STREET FOOD
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 (4-9 pm)
IDLEWILD PARK, RENO

We’re a little more than half way through Food Truck Friday season!  Reno Street Foodhas lined the lane of Idlewild Park every Friday evening since mid-May, and will continue through Sept 27!  Have you not taken advantage of the super selection of gourmet food from the best local vendors around?  What are you waiting for?  Bring along your beach chairs and blankets, and make a picnic out of it on the shady grass with your favorite peeps.  With as many delicious food, drink and dessert options available, everyone in your group is sure to find something to devour and love!  Live local entertaining fills the park each week too!  For more info and a list of the vendors on-site, please visit Reno Street Food’s Facebook Page.

CLASSICAL TAHOE
THRU, AUGUST 11
SIERRA NEVADA COLLEGE – “THE PAVILION” 

Do you appreciate the art of classical and jazz music!  Then Classical Tahoe is likely the event for you!  Returning for its 8th season in North Lake Tahoe, and under the direction of Conductor and Artistic Director Joel Revzen, the Classical Tahoe Orchestra brings together musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, Philadelphia Orchestra, the symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver, and other exceptional organizations.  Take in the fresh mountain air and the beauty of each performance at the intimate pavilion on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada.  For all the fabulous details, please visitClassicalTahoe.org.

HANK WILLIAMS, JR.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 (7 pm)
NUGGET EVENTS CENTER

One of most recognizable names in country music makes his way to Reno/Sparks for a night of country-rock-blues fun at the Nugget Event Center. You’re invited to enjoy one hell of a night of entertainment, with Williams’ high-energy hits that include “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” “Born To Boogie,” and “Ain’t Misbehavin.'”  In addition to the awesome night of music, the Nugget Event Center hosts a mega block party, with food and beverages offered.  The block party begins at 4 pm and the party continues during and after the concert, with more live entertainment rocking downtown Sparks!  For more information about Hank Williams, Jr., the concert and the block party, please visitNuggetCasinoResort.com.

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS & JAMES
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 (7:30 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – Grand Theatre

Transport yourself back to the mid 80’s when hair was big and the soundtracks from iconic movies like Pretty In Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful  were graced by the music of The Psychedelic Furs.  Songs like “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” and “Ghost In You” instantly take me back to that nostalgic place and time with their combination of “poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms, and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation.”  The Psychedelic Furs are touring with British alternative music/indie-pop band James who brings its own sound and energy in songs like “Sit Down” and “Laid.”  For more info about the two bands and for advanced ticket sales, visitGrandSierraResort.com.

THE RENO PHILHARMONIC Presents: CLASSICAL BROADWAY
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 (8 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Enjoy your favorite show-stopping hits performed by vocalists straight from the Broadway stage and accompanied by a brilliant symphony orchestra at Classical Broadway!  Renown vocalists Ben Davis and Melissa Errico join conductor Jason Altieri and the Reno Philharmonic for an evening of some of Broadway’s greatest hits, performed live by the talented ensemble.  Enjoy selections from Mamma Mia, Guys and Dolls, Evita and more!  Tickets may be purchased online at PioneerCenter.com, by calling the Box Office (1-866-553-6605) or at the Box Office M-F 11 am-6 pm or 2 hours before the show.

AN EVENING WITH 98 DEGREES
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 (8 pm)

SILVER LEGACY – GRAND EXPOSITION HALL

At a time when bands like NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys were making it big on songs written by others, 98 Degrees set themselves apart by writing much of their own material.  Their music reflected their own R&B influences and inspiration, namely groups like Boyz II Men.  Also, unlike most of the “boy bands” of the 90’s this group formed independently before signing with a record label, rather than being assembled by the record label or a producer.  They have sold over 20 million albums worldwide, and have achieved 8 Top 40 singles in the US.  Among those hits are “I Do (Cherish You)” “Because of You,” “The Hardest Thing” and “My Everything.”  Don’t miss 98 Degrees in Reno this Saturday.  Tickets may be purchased at SilverLegacyReno.com.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S “TWELFTH NIGHT: A BALLET NOIR”
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 (4 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Sierra Nevada Ballet presents William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night- A Ballet Noirshowing Sunday afternoon at The Pioneer Center.  It’s the same comedy classic you love, but with a Film Noir twist!  You’ll follow the lovely Viola from harrowing shipwreck, to strange new land fraught with comedic hijinks, danger, gender swapping, mistaken identity, and a hilarious love-triangle!  Ananda Bena-Weber returns to direct her second full-length production that stars the SNB company and guest artists from around the world. Twelfth Night-A Ballet Noir is a “dressed to impress” experience. For advanced ticket sales, visit PioneerCenter.com, call 1-866-553-6605, or pop in at the Box Office M-F, 11 am-6 pm Sunday, August 4, 2-4 pm.

SCOTTY McCREERY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 (7:30 pm)

THE PLAZA AT HARRAH’S RENO

Still down-to-Earth and one hell of singer, American Idol’s Season 10 (2011) WinnerScotty McCreery makes his way back to Reno for a special performance Sunday night.  Since his debut and big win on one of America’s top TV singing competitions at the tender age of 16, he has been busy producing 4 albums that include 2 #1 hits, “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It,” a heartfelt song/video that captures Scott’s wedding memories.  Yes, he’s also been busy marrying his high school sweetheart, Gabi Dugal.  Other McCreery hits include “I Love You This Big” and “See You Tonight.”  Get your tickets to see him live at The Plaza at Caesars.com.

CONCERTS AT COMMONS BEACH SUMMER SERIES: HOT BUTTERED RUM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 (4-7 pm)

COMMONS BEACH – TAHOE CITY, CA

Just in case you didn’t get enough concert action this weekend, the Concerts at Commons Beach Summer Series continues with Hot Buttered Rum taking the stage.  The group is described as “a souped-up, left-coast string band… the brainchild of five uniquely gifted musicians who weave their love of bluegrass, folk, jazz and soul into a riveting strain of Americana.  String bass and five-alarm fiddle merge with guitar, banjo, mandolin and drums to frame the voices of its two contrasting writers, fueling a dance party with roots in Appalachia and its branches in California.”  It’s a sound that is “as tough to describe as it is easy to love.”  To me, it sounds like a dance party!  Bring your own dinner picnic or partake from the food and beverage vendors on site.  Just make it to the concert, and enjoy!  It’s free!  For more information, visitConcertsAtCommonsBeach.com.

FEATURED RECIPE
SOUTHERN PEACH COBBLER

Since peaches are in season now and mouth-watering delicious, I’m pulling one of my favorite dessert recipes from my archives and sharing it with you again.  Perhaps for a dinner party this weekend or a BBQ you’re headed to, this will be the perfect treat to finish off your meal!  To learn how to make Southern Peach Cobbler, visit my Favorite Recipes Blog at DeniseHallerbach.com.
30 TANEA COURT – SOUTH RENO
BIG PRICE IMPROVEMENT!
NOW $550,000

Do you and your family & friends love to play in open fields?  Kick around a soccer ball?  Throw a football?  Fly kites?  Run and be free?  What if you lived in a home where you could shoot out your back gate, and be at the field in a minute?  30 Tanea Ct may just be the home for you!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway you would also be living near the library, the playground, Raley’s Shopping Center on Mt. Rose, Summit Shopping, nature trails (10 min drive), Mt. Rose Ski Resort (20 min drive) and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (15 min drive).  What are you waiting for?  Email me or call me for an appointment today, and enjoy more info and photos at Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout.
FEATURED PROPERTIES
HIDDEN VALLEY GEM!
Mature landscaping, a tranquil corner-lot in one of Reno’s most cherished, older neighborhoods, and close proximity to Hidden Valley Country Golf & Country Club.  Take a moment to explore the character and charm of 7682 S. Southmoor Circle – Reno.  A mere 15 minuted to Reno-Tahoe International Airport and just 3 minutes from the new Southeast Connector that leads to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, this property is not only a special find to call your home, but it is also a super-commuter location.  The best part… It feels worlds away!  This may be the perfect Hidden Valley home for you or someone you know. Learn more about 7682 S Southmoor that boasts 5 beds/3 baths/3-car garage and 3,637 square feet of living space at Bit.ly/SSouthmoor.
Posted on August 1, 2019 at 4:54 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

Weekend Warrior (July 25-28)

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RENO ACES vs. TACOMA RAINIERS
THURSDAY, JULY 25
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

Thursday night is “College Discount Night” at Greater Nevada Field when the Reno Aces take on the Tacoma Rainiers.  The Aces offer $5 standing-room only tickets to all college students and fans 21+ will enjoy 12 oz. Coors Light drafts for $2 each and premium beers for $4 each at “Thirsty Thursday.”

For more information about promotions and ticket sales, please visit MILB.com.
BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP
THRU SUNDAY, JULY 18-21

MONTREUX GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB

The serenity of Montreux Golf and Country Club’s Jack Nicklaus Signature course and the spirit of professional competition await you this weekend at the Barracuda Championship.  This popular annual event is an official PGA Tour that includes much more than just the opportunity to watch some of the best golfers off the tee and on the green.  Fans may access The Patio on 18 presented by Reno-Tahoe, where award-winning barbecue and ice-cold drinks are available for purchase. Barracuda also offers a Wine Walk for event-goers, as well as Discovery at Barracuda Kids STEAM Zone and a Concert on the Patio after the championship from Rock & Roll cover band Jacked Up!  Get answers to all your burning questions and see the schedule of events at BarracudaChampionship.com.

CORDILLERA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 25-28
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Do you enjoy the art of filmmaking and celebrating the process from production to screening and releasing?  Cordillera International Film Festival returns in its 4th season during the last weekend of Artown for all you film-lovers out there!  In addition to taking in a myriad of features, shorts, music videos & screenplays all weekend at Galaxy Sparks IMAX Luxury+ Theatre, the free, Friday-night Movies in the Park gathering features “Secret Selections,” an evening of amazing films, under the stars in Wingfield Park. A Red Carpet event, post-film Q&As with filmmakers, and after-parties are all part of the fun!  Learn so much more about Cordillera Film Festival at CiffNV.org.

CLASSICAL TAHOE
THRU, AUGUST 11
MULTIPLE VENUES

Calling all enjoyers of classical and jazz music!  Classical Tahoe is the event for you!  Returning for its 8th season in North Lake Tahoe, and under the direction of Conductor and Artistic Director Joel Revzen, the Classical Tahoe Orchestra brings together musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, Philadelphia Orchestra, the symphonies of San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver, and other exceptional organizations.  Take in the fresh mountain air and the beauty of each performance at the intimate pavilion on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada.  For all the fabulous details, please visit ClassicalTahoe.org.

THE HEAD AND THE HEART
THURSDAY, JULY 25 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The Head and the Heart, indie folk and indie rock band out of Seattle, take the stage this Thursday night at the Grand Sierra!  The band got its start at open mic nights at Conor Byrne Pub with a mishmash of members who moved from other parts of the US to Seattle to pursue their dreams of musical careers.  Founder Joshua Johnson explains the meaning of the band’s name: “Your head is telling you to be stable and find a good job, you know in your heart that this [the band] is what you’re supposed to do even if it’s crazy.”  For a taste of The Head and the Heart’s more popular hits, enjoy these videos of “Lost In My Mind,” “All We Ever Knew” and “Missed Connection.”  Learn more and get tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

RENO 1868 FC vs. COLORADO SPRINGS SWITCHBACKS
SATURDAY, JULY 27 (7:15 pm)

GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

Powering through their 3rd season in the United Soccer League, Reno 1868 FC is currently ranked 2nd in the Western Conference.  Reno matches up against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks who currently sit in 16th position in the conference.  Though according to the statistics, it’s looking like another W for Reno, they could still use your support to seal the deal!  So “Come Kick It!” at Greater Nevada Field and have fun at “Pups on the Pitch” this Saturday night. It’s the one night you can bring your favorite pooch along to the game!  Here are the highlights:

  • Free admission for your pup…  Just bring your doggy’s proof of vaccinations with you.
  • Watch Dog Trainer Julie from Sit Means Sit at the halftime dog training show.
  • Visit the SPCA Adopt-A-Pup Station and perhaps call one your own.
  • Take a picture with your pooch at the Pup Selfie Booth.
  • Enjoy 25% discount on dog merchandise.
  • UNR Women’s Basketball team with do the half-time cross bar challenge.
For more info and tickets, please visit Reno1868FC.com.
LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD RACING: SILVER STATE SHOWDOWN
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 26-27

WILD WEST MOTORSPORTS PARK – SPARKS, NV

Dukes of Hazard got NOTHIN’ on the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Silver State Showdown! The double-header, action-packed competition returns to Sparks’ Wild West Motorsports Park Friday and Saturday evenings, bringing the most talented off-road racers in the sport to Northern Nevada.  The stakes are high, as drivers perform massive jumps and maneuver steep inclines and sharp descents on Wild West’s unique landscape of natural elevation changes.  It’s highly competition and an unpredictable event you won’t want to miss!  Learn more and get tickets in advance at LucasOilOffRoad.com.

RODRIGO & GABRIELA: METTAVOLUTION TOUR RENO
FRIDAY, JULY 26 (7:30 pm)

THE PLAZA @ HARRAH’S RENO

Sensational acoustic guitar musicians Rodrigo y Gabriela take the stage at the Grand Sierra Resort with a mind-blowing performance that will leave you wanting more!  Their exhilarating live show has won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe.  When you grow up listening to flamenco and jazz, but are also exposed to heavy metal Metallica, you just might end up producing music that is quite special!  For a killer example of their música have a listen to “Tamacun!”  And visit Caesars.com for tickets and details.

SUGARLAND
FRIDAY, JULY 26 (9:00 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The Biggest Little City welcomes crowd-pleaser Sugarland to the Grand Sierra Resort for a country concert that will leave you smiling!  The dynamic duo that was once a trio has developed a strong fan-following since 2002 with Country Music Association Awards, CMT Award winners and #1 singles like “Stay,” “Want To,” “Already Gone” and “Stuck Like Glue.”  For more information about Sugarland visit SugarlandMusic.com, and go to GrandSierraResort.com for tickets to the show.

WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JULY 26 (5-9:30 pm)

SPARKS MARINA

Experience the tranquility of Water Lantern Festival this Saturday at Sparks Marina.  It’s a sight to behold, when thousands of illuminated lanterns are set adrift, taking with them the hopes, dreams, prayers and intentions of the community.  Food trucks are onsite to help you fill your tummies, as well as music to create a chill ambiance.  Admission tickets include Entry into the festival area, a floating lantern, commemorative drawstring bag, marker and wristband.  For more information about his very special event and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit WaterLanternFestival.com.

KORESH DANCE COMPANY
FRIDAY, JULY 26 (7:30-9 pm)

BARTLEY RANCH – ROBERT Z. HAWKINS AMPHITHEATER

Reno is honored to host one of the world’s most exceptional dance companies for a very special Artown performance.  Koresh Dance Company is internationally acclaimed and known for its engaging performances and technically suburb dancers.  Philadelphia is home to this phenomenal group and their productions have reached audiences in Spain, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, Mexico, and Guatemala. Since 1991, Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh has been wowing spectators with his vast repertoire of work that ranges from explosive and passionate to intimate and restrained.  Experience the magic of Koresh Dance Company and purchase your tickets online at Artown.org.

MICHAEL McDONALD & CHAKA KAHN
SATURDAY, JULY 27 (8:00 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The awesome collaboration of two unstoppable forces in the music industry happens this Saturday night at Grand Sierra Resort.  Singer-Songwriter and soul legend Michael McDonald and 10-Time Grammy Award winning diva Chaka Kahn come together for one hell of a show.  With hit songs from McDonald like “What A Fool Believes,” “I Keep Forgetting” and “Sweet Freedom” and Chaka Kahn classics like “I Feel For You,” “Through the Fire” and “I’m Every Woman” you can’t go wrong with an evening in the Grand Theatre.  For more info and tickets sales, please visit GrandSierraResort.com.

SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
SATURDAY, JULY 27 (8:00 pm)

SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

Are you Jonesing for an extraordinary concert unlike any other you’ve ever experienced?  Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox just might fit the bill!  Also known as PMJ, it is a rotating musical collective that reworks popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz.  Check out these videos of PMJ singing songs like “Thrift Shop,” “Creep” and “Last Friday Night.”  Learn more about this amazing group and purchase tickets to the concert at SilverLegacyReno.com.

STREET DOWNTOWN TANGO & SUMMER TANGO EVENINGS BY THE RIVER
SUNDAY, JULY 28 (5 & 6 pm)

CITY PLAZA & McKINLEY ARTS & CULTURE CENTER

One of the most passionate and sexy dances in the world will be steaming up Street Downtown Tango this Sunday, 5:00 pm at City Plaza (10 N. Virginia Street, Downtown Reno).  A gentleman from El Salvador and a lady from Buenos Aires will fill the air with the nostalgia of Buenos Aires. The beauty of a dance that is evolving while the couple stays true to the roots of the dance. Warning!  The spell might cast over you, inspiring you to venture over to the McKinley Arts and Culture Center (925 Riverside Dr.) from 6-10 pm where the Reno Tango Collective will teach you how to perform this sensual dance with your loved one.  For more information, visit the Artown.org.

MIDTOWN CONCERT SERIES: WHITNEY MYER
SUNDAY, JULY 28 (7:30-9 pm)

BRASSERIE SAINT JAMES – 901 SOUTH CENTER

Whitney Myer burst on to the scene in 2012, wowing Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton on NBC’s The Voice.  At that time, she called Reno her home.  Myer hangs her hat in in Los Angeles now, but makes an appearance at the Midtown Concert Series Sunday night!  This “soul singer gone rogue” blends RnB, hip-pop and Rock n’ Roll into each electrifying performance, mesmerizing audiences up and down the west-coast of the US and Canada.  Catch her live outside of Brasserie Saint James. Center Street is closed to traffic for this special concert that is part of Artown and free to attend.  Bring your beach chairs to ensure you have a good seat.  Please visit Artown.org for more info!

ARTOWN!
EVERY DAY THROUGH JULY 31

MULTIPLE VENUES AROUND RENO, NEVADA

It’s hard to believe that we’re nearing the end of July!  Unfortunately, that means Reno’s annual multi-medium art extravaganza, Artown, is coming to an end.  But just because this is the last full weekend, there is no sign of it slowing down.  The schedule is PACKED!  Check out the calendar of events featuring the works of oodles of artists from all genres… musical, dance, cultural, theater, history, visual, film, and literary.  Learn more about all that’s going every day on at Artown.org.

FEATURED PROPERTIES
HIDDEN VALLEY GEM!
Mature landscaping, a tranquil corner-lot in one of Reno’s most cherished, older neighborhoods, and close proximity to Hidden Valley Country Golf & Country Club.  Take a moment to explore the character and charm of 7682 S. Southmoor Circle – Reno.  A mere 15 minuted to Reno-Tahoe International Airport and just 3 minutes from the new Southeast Connector that leads to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, this property is not only a special find to call your home, but it is also a super-commuter location.  The best part… It feels worlds away!  This may be the perfect Hidden Valley home for you. Learn more about 7682 S Southmoor that boasts 5 beds/3 baths/3-car garage and 3,637 square feet of living space at Bit.ly/SouthmoorRealScout.
Do you and your family & friends love to play in open fields?  Kick around a soccer ball?  Throw a football?  Fly kites?  Run and be free?  What if you lived in a home where you could shoot out your back gate, and be at the field in a minute?  30 Tanea Ct may just be the home for you!  Located in South Reno off of Wedge Parkway you would also be living near the library, the playground, Raley’s Shopping Center on Mt. Rose, Summit Shopping, nature trails (10 min drive), Mt. Rose Ski Resort (20 min drive) and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (13 min drive).  What are you waiting for?  Email me or call me for an appointment today, and enjoy more info and photos at Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout.
Posted on July 25, 2019 at 1:36 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , ,