The Weekend Warrior (July 2-5)

Welcome to
THE WEEKEND WARRIOR

The Weekend Warrior is your guide for the best events happening around the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe region brought to you by Intero Real Estate Services Reno! The action around Northern Nevada is picking up, both virtually and in-person. Check out the happenings this weekend!

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.  Wishing you all of these this 4th of July Weekend!  Have fun and stay safe!
ARTOWN
JULY 1-31
ONLINE AND VARIOUS LOCATIONS AROUND NORTHERN NEVADA
Artown… The entire month of July is historically THE MONTH when Reno’s art and culture scene explodes. Daily during non-pandemic times, the parks, plaza, galleries and theaters overflow with locals and visitors here to embrace the beauty and intrigue of creativity in every form. This year, Artown performers take most of their performances to the virtual world where we can login and enjoy their works.  For those who need to get out of the house, masks and social distancing practices will be exercised at events that are taking place live.  Discover all events and classes offered at Artown.org.

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

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

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

GO TUBING OR RAFTING DOWN THE TRUCKEE RIVER
ANYDAY, ANYTIME

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

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

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

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

FEED THE CAMEL: WEEKLY FOOD TRUCK EVENT
EVERY WEDNESDAY (Begins at 5 pm)
McKINLEY PARK (925 Riverside Dr, Reno)
At Feed the Camel, you and your loved ones are invited to “come hungry with your face covered.”  The only trick is how to get the food through the mask… Joke.  The beloved weekly food truck event brings in some of the best restaurants on wheels under the Keystone bridge and just across the street from the Truckee River.  McKinley Park is your place to establish your own eating space on a blanket or beach chairs, and savor the delicious cuisine our local food trucks have to offer.  Learn more at the Feed the Camel Facebook Page.

4th OF JULY INSPIRED DESSERT RECIPES
Want to pull out all the stops for your 4th of July dessert this year?  Your family will be so impressed when you bust out cool star-spangled cupcakes, trifles, mixed berry shortcake, cream puff cake, or blueberry cream cake.  I stumbled upon all these fabulous patriotic sweets and more at InspiredByCharm.com. Check them all out!
A HISTORIC REBOUND FOR THE U.S. HOUSING MARKET
Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important?  Learn more at my In-The-Know Real Estate Blog at DeniseHallerbach.com.
This darling little Donner Springs (Reno) charmer offered for $335k spent one day on the market and received 3 solid offers as it flew into contract.  Is it possible that you’re a buyer in this market and interested in being in an official backup position for this quaint 1,233 sqft, 3 bed/2 bath/2 garage home at 4025 Rio Poco Road?  Learn more and view more photos at DeniseHallerbach.RealScout.com.  Or perhaps you would like me to help you prepare YOUR home for sale!  In either case, email me now or call 775-233-0682 and we’ll set an appointment.
Posted on July 2, 2020 at 6:37 am
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Weekend Warrior (Oct 24-27)

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

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

HAUNTOBER
ALL OF OCTOBER
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

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

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

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

MARK CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24-26

PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

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

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

WHITNEY PEAK – CARGO CONCERT HALL

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

LOS TEMERARIOS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 (9 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

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

ADULT HALLOWEEN SOIRÉES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

LOCATIONS VARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEATURED RESTAURANT
ARARIO KOREAN FUSION

Attention all Reno Food Lovers!  This amazing little restaurant is a repeat feature because I love it that much!  There isn’t a single item on the menu I’ve tried at Arario Korean Fusion that I wouldn’t indulge in again.  If you’ve never been… I would highly recommend ordering the Bulgogi Bowl comprised of spicy pork bulgogi, organic power blend greens, mushroom, pepper jack, Sriracha aioli and teriyaki sauce over rice.  It is to die for!  Explore the rest of Arario’s menu at ArarioMidtown.com and make your way there soon!
BLOG POST 
3 REASONS THIS IS NOT the 2008 REAL ESTATE MARKET
Are you among the many who hear and share the wild rumors that we are headed for another recession AND another housing crisis?  Visit my latest Blog Post that delves into this top, addressing three suppositions being promoted lately, and why they don’t hold up.  Visit DeniseHallerbach.com for my thoughts on this topic.
MOTIVATED SELLERS HAVE DROPPED PRICE TO $729,000!
In Southwest Reno, one of Reno’s most desirable neighborhoods, 1460 Manzanita Lane is nestled on a mature property and loaded with character.  Just a few minutes from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Downtown and Midtown, you’ll find that this home is adorable, the location is prime, and the sellers are MOTIVATED!!  The lush property features a tasteful abundance of trees, shrubs, grass, gardens, flowers, a refreshing pool, and has option for geothermal energy.  Multiple patios and a BBQ zone make outdoor entertaining a joy!  To learn more and see pictures of the interior, please visit Bit.ly/1460ManzanitaRealScout.  Feel free to share with all who may be interested! 🙂
ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION!  If you like the idea of being in a super location close to Summit Shopping, Raley’s, the library, park, skiing, hiking and views of Mt. Rose, then 30 Tanea Court, Reno could very well be the home for you!  The 2,698 square foot, 4 bedroom/3 bathroom home sits on 1/3 acre and enjoys views of Mount Rose and the Virginia Range.  Now offered for $548,500.  Call me for an appointment today…  Visit Bit.ly/30TaneaRealScout for more pics and details.
BACKUP OFFERS WELCOMED!!
THE SALE IS CONTINGENT ON THE SALE OF ANOTHER PROPERTY!  So if you’re interested in this peaceful, elegant and simply amazing mountain retreat, contact me for an appointment to tour it now. The custom 4,137 square feet home is available under $1 Million, 2001 Saddleback is built to impress, and elicits a castle-like feel upon entry, with high ceilings, exposed beams & sizable windows throughout to allow ample light & expansive views in all directions. The rock-lined floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace is the grand focal point. Large gourmet kitchen with solid hickory cabinets is open to living and dining areas, allowing for exceptional entertaining. Try building a home of this stature for under $1 M… or $1.5 M!  Offered for $822,000!  Visit our Virtual Tour (Matt Waclo Photography) and Bit.ly/SaddlebackRealScout for more information.  Email me at dhallerbach@intero.com or call 775-233-0682 for an appointment!
Posted on October 23, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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Weekend Warrior (Oct 17-20)

HAUNTOBER
ALL OF OCTOBER
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

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

ERICA RHODES
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17-19
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

I swear, the comedians rolling into town just keep getting funnier and funnier.  I hadn’t recalled hearing of Erica Rhodes until re-discovering her in a comedy video that opens with “It Is What It Is.”  I then recognized her voice and I realized then that she has been a major contributor to PBS’s A Prairie Home Companion since the tender age of 10.  She is flipping hilarious!  I found myself sitting alone, watching her and laughing out loud.  Don’t miss her rare visit to Reno this weekend.  Go to RenoTahoeComedy.com for more info and ticket sales.

3rd THURSDAY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 (4-9 pm)

VICTORIAN SQUARE, DOWNTOWN SPARKS, NEVADA

Though our afternoon and evening temps are starting to dip a little, 3rd Thursday continues on, and will take place every month, year-round.  The community event features local artists, live music performances, dancing, delicious food, kids’ activities, vendors, and pop-up retail shops. Free parking is available at the Nugget Casino Resort, in the movie theater parking garage and in surrounding parking lots.  For more info, please visit 39NorthDowntown.com.

HARVEY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

RENO LITTLE THEATRE

In 1944, American playwright Mary Chase conceived the genius comedy, Harvey.  This is the last weekend Reno Little Theatre tells her 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 runs only through October 20.  Visit RenoLittleTheater.org for more info.

TYLER, THE CREATOR
THUSRDAY, OCTOBER 17 ( 7 pm)

RENO EVENT CENTER

I was curious as to why Tyler Okonma, better known as Tyler, The Creator, calls himself “The Creator.”  When reading up on all that he does, I realized that he truly creates his own destiny.  He is a 28 year old rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, fashion designer and graphic designer.  He has appeared in over two dozen TV shows, directed over three dozen music videos, and has won two MTV Video Music Awards during his decade-long career.  Here’s one of Tyler, The Creator’s most recent videos, “Earfquake.”  I dare you to try not to laugh when you watch it!  (Insert laughing-so-hard-I’m-crying Emoji.)  If you want to see him live in Reno, get your tickets at TicketMaster.com.

ULTRA4 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 & 19
WILD WEST MOTORSPORTS PARK

The “King of The Hammers in a Short Course,” AKA the Ultra4 National Championships returns to Wild Wild Motorsports Park for the 4th straight year, with all of the heart-pumping excitement you would expect from the season finale of 4-Wheel Parts Nitto Racing.  Over 100 teams are expected to compete for all the marbles on some of the toughest terrain and challenging courses in the country.  It’s perfect for the whole family, with views of the entire course offered from the comfort of the grand stands!  Learn more about the upcoming schedule and camping at the grounds at Ultra4Racing.com.

J BALVIN
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT

Reggaeton, a unique style of music that combines hip hop, Latin and Caribbean music, is rapped/sung primarily in Spanish. Colombian native J Balvin has perfected the artistry of the Reggeaton genre.  Though this international sensation has collaborated with many English-speaking artists like Pharrell Williams, Major Lazer, Sean Paul. and Cardi B, Balvin continues to sing almost exclusively in Spanish, and hopes to expand Spanish-language music to a global audience.  Get a sense for J Balvin’s style in “China,” “X,” and “Con Altura” and buy your tickets to see him live at GrandSierraResort.com.

TEO GONZALEZ
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 (8:30 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Teo Gonzalez, icon of Mexican comedy, also known in the industry as “the horsetail comedian” headlines at Pioneer Center Friday night!  Back in the day, Gonzalez played goalkeeper for First Mexican Division’s Club Leon, and had a knack for making his teammates laugh… a lot!  His talent for sharing his humor with his team ultimately led him to his successful comedic career.. Teo is recognized, among many things, for its spectacular imitations, goofy jokes and the odd imitation of an old Volkswagen’s horn.  Catch him live for one performance only, and purchase tickets a PioneerCenter.com.

GRAND SIERRA BEER & CHILI FESTIVAL
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 & 20

GRAND SIERRA RESORT

What happens when you combine the spices and hot goodness of chili with the refreshing rush of an ice cold beer? The Grand Sierra Beer & Chili Festival!  You’ll slurp your way through savory samples of delicious chili and other menu specialties from local restaurants, and taste from over a dozen local, regional and craft beer favs.  The event offers shopping opportunities for hot deals from over 75 vendors, and live music from critically acclaimed blues maverick Shane Dwight and the new wave LA band The Spazmatics headlining at the event.  For more info and pre-event ticket sales, please visit GRSBeerAndChili.com.

JERRY SEINFELD
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 (7 pm)

RENO EVENTS CENTER

In 2005, Comedy Central named Jerry Seinfeld the “12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time.”  His fruitful standup career in began at the age of 22 when he tried out at open mic night in NYC’s Catch A Rising Star. That stint led to an appearance in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO Special, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and Late Night with David Letterman through the 80’s, just to name a few.  He then co-wrote and starred in one of the most acclaimed and popular sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld.  The rest is history.  This Saturday, he performs in Reno!  Get tickets to see him at SilverLegacyReno.com.

BENISE – FUEGO!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 (8 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

It’s one hot night a The Pioneer Center as Reno welcomes Benise, “The Prince of Spanish Guitar,” and his EMMY Award winning production to town.  Armed with his Spanish guitar, Benise will take the audience on an unprecedented and epic adventure through Spanish Flamenco, Cuban Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Parisian Waltz, exotic drumming, and more!  His sensational and dynamic performance will allow you to escape your troubles and be completely entertained for two hours.  Watch the promo video HERE, learn more and purchase tickets at PioneerCenter.com.

BUSH & LIVE: THE ALTIMATE TOUR
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

GRAND SIERRA RESORT

It’s all about alternative rock and the post-grunge era with these two bands heading to Reno Saturday night.  Bush and Live have joined forces all summer, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums of 1994, Sixteen Stone and Throwing Copper.  With popular hits like Bush’s “Glycerine” and “Machinhead,” and Live fan-favorites like “Lightening Crashes” and “All Over You.” It’s a “two-fer” when you attend this concert, so get your tickets soon at GrandSierraResort.com.

PUMPKIN PALOOZA
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 (11 am-5 pm)

VICTORIAN SQUARE

Pumpkin Palooza takes over Victorian Square this Sunday!  Featured in Food Network Magazine as one of the “Top Fall Events in the Country,” the popular community gathering brings together more than 20,000 pumpkin-lovers of all ages for loads of fun!  The magic-filled days is packed with activities including Nevada’s only pumpkin derby, a midway, pumpkin beauty salon, a family costume parade, haunted storytelling, live music, 70+ vendors + food trucks, pie-eating, mummy-wrapping, seed-spitting and more!  Visit PumpkinPalooza.org for all the awesome details!

YOU COULD DIVE INTO THIS NEXT SUMMER!!
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, OCT. 19 (11 AM-2:30 PM)
In Southwest Reno, one of Reno’s most desirable neighborhoods, 1460 Manzanita Lane is nestled on a mature property and loaded with character.  Just a few minutes from Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Downtown and Midtown, you’ll find that this home is adorable, the location is prime, and the sellers are MOTIVATED!!  The lush property features a tasteful abundance of trees, shrubs, grass, gardens, flowers, a refreshing pool, and has option for geothermal energy.  Multiple patios and a BBQ zone make outdoor entertaining a joy!  To learn more and see pictures of the interior, please visit 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
SERENITY AT IT’S BEST…
Peaceful and Elegant 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
ROOMS WITH A VIEW!
If you like the idea of being in a super location close to Summit Shopping, Raley’s, the library, park, skiing, hiking and views of Mt. Rose, then 30 Tanea Court, Reno is a must-see!  Call me for an appointment today…  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 $548,500
Posted on October 18, 2019 at 5:30 am
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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 (Oct 3-6)

OFFBEAT MUSIC FESTIVAL
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3-5
MIDTOWN RENO

Reno’s premier music event happens again this weekend in Midtown Reno!  Offbeat Music Festival floods our local establishments with oodles of talent, both discovered and undiscovered.  Enjoy a single performance from an up-and-coming star, go all-out for the full 3-day pass, or exercise every combination in between. The choice is yours!  Visit OffBeatReno.com for the lineup of musicians, all the awesome venues hosting the festival, tickets, and more.

1st THURSDAY, COFFEE & CONVERSATION w/ JACK MALOTTE, SUNDAY BRUNCH
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3-6 

NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART – 160 W Liberty Street, Reno

Check out all the fun happening at the Nevada Museum of Art this weekend:

Thursday, Oct. 3 (5-7 pm).  Meet friends at First Thursday and explore the galleries at this lively social event featuring a live music performance by the Mark Mackay Band, and specialty refreshments.
Saturday, Oct 5 (11 am-noon)  Enjoy Coffee & Conversation with Artist Jack Malotte.  Jack’s art celebrates the landscapes of the Great Basin, with a unique focus on contemporary political issues faced by Native people seeking to protect and preserve access to their lands.
Sunday, Oct 6 (10 am-2 pm)  Chez Louie serves a refined menu of creative dishes, mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar. Event-goers are treated to a live performance by Erika Paul.

Visit NevadaArt.org for more details.
RENO TAHOE COMEDY PRESENTS: KEVIN FARLEY
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3-5
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

When it comes to humor, the trait runs strong in the Farley family.  Following in the footsteps of his late, great big brother, Chris Farley, actor/comedian Kevin Farley brings a fun, relaxed element to his standup.  He’ll be headlining live at the Pioneer Underground and LEX Nightclub from Thursday through Saturday.  Choose from 5 separate hilarious performances, learn more about Kevin Farley and get tickets online at RenoTahoeComedy.com.

OKTOBERFEST
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 (5-10 pm)
THE DEPOT CRAFT BREWERY & DISTILLERY – 325 E. 4th STREET, RENO

Who doesn’t love a good Oktoberfest!?!  The Depot Craft Brewery & Distillery hosts a Bavarian celebration that will bring über joy to your taste buds.  $50 treats you to all-you-can-eat-and-drink of German food and ice cold beer.  Multiple breweries are participating in this festive event.  For more information and ticket sales, please visit the Event Facebook Page.

HARVEY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4-SUNDAY, 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 is 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 opens this weekend and runs over the next couple of weeks.  Visit RenoLittleTheater.org for more info.

AMERICA
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 (8 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

Formed in London, circa 1970, the soft/folk rock band America was comprised of three American teens whose fathers were US Air Force personnel stationed there.  They realized the bulk of their success in the early 70’s with classic hit songs like “A Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” and “Sister Golden Hair,” and “You Can Do Magic,” released in 1982.  Today, only two of America’s three original members remain.  Learn more about America and purchase tickets at SilverLegacyReno.com.

OKTOBERFEST @ CAMP RICHARDSON
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 & 6 (10 am-5 pm)
CAMP RICHARDSON – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA

If you weren’t able to make it to The Depot’s Oktoberfest, you may want to venture up to South Lake Tahoe this weekend for the annual Camp Richardson Oktoberfest celebration that will bring you back year after year.  Enjoy IPA-infused bratwurst, lively music, fun family games and activities, and of course, the famous beer & wine garden.  Entrance is free, but food and beverages are sold by cash-only, so bring $.  Learn more about this 25-year-old event at CampRichardson.com/Oktoberfest.

SOUTHERN FARE ON THE SQUARE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 (11 am-7 pm) & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 (10 am-4 pm)

NUGGET EVENT CENTER

If you’re not up for German fare, perhaps you have a hankering for Southern cuisine.  Southern Fare on the Square is back for its second year, now inside the beautiful Nugget Event Center.  “Put the South in your mouth” and enjoy down-home cookin’, live music and Southern hospitality all weekend long. Learn more about this fantastic tasting experience at NuggetCasinoResort.com.

KOKANEE SALMON FEST
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 & 6 (10 am-4 pm)

TAYLOR CREEK VISITOR CENTER – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA

Experience the wilderness of Lake Tahoe like you may never have before.  You just might witness bears hunting for live catch while visiting the Kokanee Salmon Fest at Taylor Creek Visitor Center.  Yes, be sure to have your cameras and phones ready, because bear encounters happen often this time of year.  The event is great for all ages and includes fish painting, educational booths, stream-side info, a visit from Smokey the Bear, and more!  Visit SouthTahoe.com for details.

DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE WINE, WALK & SHOP
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 (NOON-4 pm)

DOWNTOWN TRUCKEE

Calling all wine connoisseurs!  The Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop is your place to be this Saturday afternoon!  You’ll support local non-profit organizations while sipping the finest wines, sampling delicious bites and getting a head-start on your holiday shopping!  Be sure to stop by INTERCOASTAL Vineyards to explore my Super Sista Rachele’s awesome varietals.  Her wines are raking in awards and medals up and down California, from LA to the Wine Country.  In addition to her amazing vino (all of them), INTERCOASTAL has a killer wine club with a sweet referral program!  Oh… Be sure to tell Rachele you learned about INTERCOASTAL in The Weekend Warrior!  Make the trip to Truckee and visit TruckeeWineWalk.com for tickets and more info!

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTHOUSE RACES
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 & 6 (12 pm-3 pm)

VIRGINIA CITY, NV 

Looking for a “load” of laughs this weekend?  You’ll discover potty humor like you never have before at the World Championship Outhouse Races in historic Virginia City.  Homemade outhouses are cleverly decorated and “pushed” to the limit down C Street and all the way to the toilet paper finish line.  The parade of potties begins at noon each day, with races immediately following.  Learn more about this fun 30th Annual event at VisitVirginiaCity.com.

CLASSIX SERIES: THE DAWN OF BEETHOVEN
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 (7:30 pm) & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 (4 pm)

PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

Maestro Laura Jackson and the Reno Philharmonic ring in the 51st season celebrating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, framing the season with some of his most iconic early and late works.  Exceptionally talented pianist Sara Davis Buechner joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1. Noted for her command and artistry, Buechner is considered one of the most original pianists of modern time. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, a work that expresses the composer’s battle with fate and takes listeners on a dramatic and compelling journey.  Purchase tickets in advance at RenoPhil.com.

RENO 1868 FC vs. EL PASO LOCOMOTIVE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 (5:45 pm)

GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

The regular home season concludes for Reno 1,868 FC this weekend at Greater Nevada Field for Reno 1,868 FC.  The team takes on the El Paso Locomotive FC, who currently sit in 9th place in the league.  The 1,868 returns to Reno after 3 straight wins, two of them on the road.  Show your support, and be one of the first 1,868 fans to attend to receive a free beer stein!  Would you expect anything less on Oktoberfest Weekend!  Learn more about the team and buy tickets at Reno1868FC.com.

MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR Presents DYNAMIC DUOS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 (7:30 pm)

HERITAGE HALL @ MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR

Heritage Hall at Mountain Music Parlor fills with the combined melodies of five very special musicians this Saturday night!  The artists are lead by American Troubadour, Larry Long, Founder of the Woody Guthrie Festival, a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist and inductee into the National Old Time Music Hall of Fame.  He reunites with Fiddlin’ Pete with 50 grand years of fiddling under his belt, country guitarist Neil Gelvin, songwriter/guitarist Dan Connor, and virtuosic, double bass player Larry Dalton to tell share their talents and tell stories of friendship, camaraderie and shared adventures.  Learn more about the concert, and purchase tickets at MountainMusicParlor.com.

AUTUMN HARVEST WINEMAKER’S DINNER
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 (5-8 pm)
THUNDERBIRD LODGE & YACHT

Summer has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean we need to stop enjoying our majestic Lake Tahoe.  Take in the beauty of fall, and savor a lovely Autumn Harvest Winemaker’s Dinner at Thunderbird Lodge & Yacht.  Your meal, perfectly paired with wine selections from Darcie Kent Vineyards, will be served in the Lighthouse Room that offers spectacular views of the lake.  You may choose to enhance your experience with a VIP cruise as well.  Visit ThunderbirdTahoe.org for more information and reservations.

HAUNTOBER
ALL OF OCTOBER
VIRGINIA CITY, NEVADA

Now that October has rolled back around, are you ready to add the spook factor to your life?  Are you aware of the ghostly experiences that happen in our dear old mining and saloon town?  Virginia City offers a number of different events and activities with several levels of spookiness at Hauntober during the entire month of October, so take your pick.  From ghost tours and a Halloween walk at dusk in the cemetery, to a day out with Thomas the Tank Engine (great for kiddos), VC has you covered!  For a complete list of events and details, go online at VisitVirginiaCity.com.

INTERO’S BRAND NEW 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, CENTRAL LOCATION
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 3, 2019 at 7:59 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , , ,

Weekend Warrior (Sept 5-8)

G. JONES
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 (8:30 pm)
WHITNEY PEAK HOTEL- CARGO CONCERT HALL

Enigmatic.  A studio wizard.  A gifted Ableton beat-maker.  All are words to describe G. Jones, master of electronic music production performing at Cargo Concert Hall Thursday night as part of The Great Depressurization (post Burning Man event).  This highly sought-after artist brings with him “a mental minefield of sudden drops and stutters, and bass lines that open holes under your feet and send you shooting sideways to some warped mystery land.”  Have a listen to his work at GJonesBass.com and get your tickets to see him live at EventBrite.com.

THE GREAT RENO BALLOON RACE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

RANCHO SAN RAFAEL PARK

One of Northern Nevada’s most beloved annual traditions takes flight this weekend!  Behold the visual splendor of a sea of colors that fill the skies at the The Great Reno Balloon Race.  Beginning at 5:15 am on Friday and 5 am on Saturday and Sunday, crowd-favorites “Glow Show” and “Dawn Patrol” kick off the morning’s events. A Mass Ascension of all 77 balloons takes place at 7 am.  For more details, including the Cloud 9 VIP experience, parking info and more, visit RenoBalloon.com.

RON WHITE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (7 & 10 pm)
SILVER LEGACY – GRANDE EXPOSITION HALL

Ron “Tater Salad” White rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Tour.  These days, White has established himself as a star in his own right.  All four of his comedy albums charted #1 on the Billboard Comedy charts and he has sold over 14 million albums.  He is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn’t Have the Ability.  Get your dose of laughter therapy this Friday and buy your tickets for one of the two shows Friday evening at SilverLegacyReno.com.

RENO GREEK FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
ST. ANTHONY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH – 4795 LAKESIDE DRIVE, RENO

Opa!! St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church proudly opens its doors, inviting our community to celebrate everything Greek!  Mouthwatering food, live entertainment, spirited dancers and Greek designed jewelry and gifts fill the church grounds Friday through Sunday, so pick a day and enjoy!  Not up for big crowds, but want a taste of what St. Anthony Church is dishing out?  This year, you can order food to go!  Genius!  Visit RenoGreekFest.com for more details.


NTERNATIONAL CAMEL & OSTRICH RACES

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6-SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8
VIRGINIA CITY, NV

Laughter abounds at the International Camel and Ostrich Races in Virginia City this weekend.  Yep… you never know which way these unsuspecting animals will carry their jockeys, racing at high speeds as they balance precariously atop them.  Camels, ostriches and zebra’s take part in this event that has brought enjoyment to visitors for 60 years!  A fair-like midway, VIP experience options and rides for kiddos round out the event.  Learn more at VisitVirginiaCityReno.com.

RENO STREET FOOD/FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (4-9 pm) 

IDLEWILD PARK

This is it!  The final month of food truck season is sadly here!  Reno Street Food, also known as Food Truck Fridayat Idlewild Park dishes the tastiest creations on wheels to hungry event goers who love food!  But your opportunities are dwindling, as FTF only runs through September 27.  The evening temps are starting to drop, so taking a little sweatshirt or throw is recommended.  Your beach chairs will come in handy too.  Learn more at Facebook.com.

MERCYME
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (7:00 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER

With 9 studio albums, numerous Grammynominations and 13 consecutive Top 5 singles on the Billboard Christian Songs chart, and 7 of them going No. 1, MarcyMe has made a huge name for themselves in the Contemporary Christian world or music.  The band also enjoyed mainstream success with the release of “I Can Only Imagine,” a powerful song I just listened to for the first time and loved.  Don’t miss the chance to be lifted and inspired by MercyMe this Friday night.  Get your tickets now at TicketMaster.com.

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (7:30 pm)

LAKE TAHOE OUTDOOR ARENA – STATELINE, NEVADA 

Crash Into Me,” “Ants Marching,” “The Space Between,” “Don’t Drink The Water“… The hits go on and on with Dave Matthews Band, who takes the stage at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Friday night.  They put their stamp on the American music scene in the mid 90’s and never looked back, producing 9 studio albums, and winning one Grammy in 1996 and receiving numerous award nominations.  Enjoy an evening at Lake Tahoe’s amazing concert venue and get your tickets in advance at TicketMaster.com.

MASON FREY
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (8 pm)
MOUNTAIN MUSIC PARLOR

Local musician Mason Frey treats concert-goers at Mountain Music Parlor Friday night with his sweet blend of blues, jazz, folk & country.  This talented young man shares his talent one event at a time and is inspired by artists Tommy Emanuel, Chet Atkins and Merle Travis.  Purchase your tickets at the door and visit MountainMusicParlor.com to learn more about our local boy, Mason Frey!

PATTI LABELLE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (9 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

The Biggest Little City welcomes R&B/soul legend and Grammy winner Patti Labelle for a vocal performance you won’t want to miss.  The Godmother of Soul began her career back in 1959 with The Ordettes that changed names to The Bluebelles in 1961.  She went solo in 1983 with I’m in Love Again, and never looked back. Enjoy hit songs like “On My Own,” “New Attitude.” and “If Only You Knew, and visit GrandSierraResort.com to see her live!

RENO RUNNING FEST
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 & 8
DOWNTOWN RENO

With the weather cooling off a bit, you may find that a good run is what you need!  Reno Running Fest, host event for the 51st Annual Journal Jog and the 2nd Annual Reno Mile, is a great opportunity to take to the great outdoors to some fresh air and get your blood pumping. Learn more about bringing your pooches, running for all ages, jogging with strollers and more at Race178.com.


RENO 1868 FC vs. FRESNO FC
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (4:00 & 6:45 pm)
GREATER NEVADA FIELD –  250 EVANS AVE, DOWNTOWN RENO

It’s Noche Latina this weekend and Greater Nevada Field features double-header action for local and visiting soccer fans!  First, América Leyendas take on the Leyendas del Guadalajara in an action-packed exhibition match pitting star-studded athletes against each other. Then at 6:45 pm, 1868 FC battle it out against the Fresno FC.  Reno could use our support to pull a “W” against Fresno, who are currently standing in 2nd place in the USL Western Conference, while Reno sits in 3rd.  A Danza performance, drink specials and a DJ by the Cuervo tent between matches are all part of the fun.  For tickets in advance, visit Reno1868FC.com.

JUANES
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 (8 pm)

GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

Colombian superstar, Jaunes brings all his Latin hotness to the Grand Sierra Resort Saturday night for an unforgettable musical performance you won’t want to miss.  He launched his career 19 years ago with his successful debut album that earned him 3 Latin Grammy Awards straight out of the gate, followed by 17 more over the next 14 years.  Have a listen to Juanes in this video of “La Camisa Negra,” learn more and get your tickets at GrandSierraResort.com.

TOUR DE TAHOE – BIKE BIG BLUE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (START & FINISH)

It’s summer’s end and the perfect time to take in the beauty of Lake Tahoe from the seat of your bicycle. If you’re up for the challenge of a 72-mile ride around one of the most scenic lakes on the planet, you’ll be into the Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue!  Bike the West, organizer of the event, is a supporter of The National Psoriasis Foundation and the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition, dedicated to enhancing bicycling safety and promoting non-motorized transportation to protect Lake Tahoe’s precious environment.  Learn more at BikeTheWest.com.

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Posted on September 8, 2019 at 5:58 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , , ,