The Weekend Warrior (Feb 20-23)

NAT BAIMEL
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20-22
PIONEER UNDERGROUND & LEX NIGHTCLUB

Reno Tahoe Comedy welcomes Nat Baimel, an upbeat problem-solver, awkward philosopher, and optimistic nihilist with a knack for always looking on the bright side.  This smart, up-and-coming comedian brings well-crafted material that often tackles the most serious of subjects in a silly manner and will make you laugh as much as it will make you think.  Enjoy a little video by clicking HERE for Nat Baimel at The Meltdown.  For tickets to one of his five shows, visit RenoTahoeComedy.com.

JEFF RICHARDS
THURSDAY-SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20-23
LAUGH FACTORY 

Walnut Creek native Jeff Richards has spent the last 23 years making a name for himself in the comedy world in LA, touring the US and appearing on late night shows. He also briefly joined the cast of FOX’s MAD TV in 2000 and was a feature player in an episode of SNL’s 27th season.  Jeff¹s high-energy stand-up is a mix of his-growing arsenal of impressions and his own outrageous original characters, including the “knife guy,” the “drunk girlfriend,” her “jealous boyfriend” and the “jock/meathead” from every 80¹s teen movie. Click HERE for Jeff Richards “going off” on an automated operator. Get your tickets to one of his shows this weekend at SilverLegacyReno.com.

THE CHILDREN
THURS-SAT, FEBRUARY 20-22 (7:30 pm) & SUN, FEBRUARY 23 (2 pm)

BRÜKA THEATRE – 99 N. Virginia Street, Downtown Reno

Brüka Theatre’s 27th Season continues with a fantastical, sci-fi drama, The Children.  A transfer from London’s Royal Court Theatre, The Children was Lucy Kirkwood’s first Broadway play that debuted in 2017.  It tells the story of two retired scientists who have settled into an isolated cottage by the sea as the world around them crumbles, when an old friend arrives with a frightening request. The Children is a cautionary tale for apocalyptic times.  Intrigued?  Learn more and purchase tickets to one of the many performances over the next couple of weeks at Brüka.org.

ALPENGLOW MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL – WINTER
THROUGH SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
SEVERAL LOCATIONS NORTH LAKE TAHOE 

Enjoy what snow has fallen so far, and pray for more while participating in the Alpengow Mountain Festival.  It’s a celebration of human-powered mountain sports, clinics, equipment demonstrations, social events, critically acclaimed films and more, and takes place in several locations around North Lake Tahoe.  This is the tail-end of the 9-day festival that offers over 75 events and activities for participants of all ages and abilities.  Check out AlpenglowSports.com for more details!

THE IMPROV OLIMPIX
THURSDAY-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20-22 (7:30 pm)
GOOD LUCK MACBETH THEATRE

You want improv?  You got it, at The Improv Olimpix of the Overly Extraordinary Players. It’s a weekend-long, competition-style improvisational tournament where audiences enjoy two teams challenging each other in a series of theatrical prompts, which will then be scored by a panel of local celebrities and personalities. Host Tim Mahoney will keep the evening moving, engaging the audience, and bestowing witty commentary.  Each night, the two teams will compete for a slot in the grand finals happening Saturday night.  Learn more and purchase tickets online at GoodLuckMacBeth.org.

SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE

If you like standup comedy, but prefer a style that is completely chill with flashes of crazy, you may want to check out Sabastian Maniscalco. The hilarious style of the Italian-American comedian comes with outrageous facial expressions, accents and body language that result in the perfect delivery to keep you entertained throughout his show.  It’s pure side-splitting laughter at a Sabastian Maniscalco stand-up performance!  If you haven’t already seen him, you’ll know what I’m talking about when you click HERE to see why he’s “not a Vegas Guy.”  Don’t wait to buy your tickets to see Maniscalco live Saturday night at GrandSierraReno.com.

TEENS SPEAK OUT… GLAD YOU ARE HERE
FRI & SAT, FEB 21 & 22 (7:30 pm) and SUN, FEB 23 (2 pm)
RENO LITTLE THEATER

On a much more serious note, Teens Speak Out…Glad You Are Here, is taking place this weekend at Reno Little Theater.  The performance is a synopsis of “Just Like I Wanted,” anarrative through a series of flashbacks by Joey, a 16 year old boy who has taken his own life. Joey shows us the life he used to lead and why he chose to end it.  But we also see the unexpected effect of his death on his classmates, teachers, and his family.  Note that this show deals with a very sensitive subject matter, possibly triggering to some audience members. There will be a talk-back after each performance, lasting no more than 30 minutes.  For more information, please visit RenoLittleTheater.org.

ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
ALL WEEKEND
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART – 160 W Liberty St, Reno

Whether you are an aspiring artist or just getting started, the Nevada Museum of Art offers classes and workshops in a variety of media and levels of experience you may want to explore.  Here is what’s on the schedule this weekend:
Thursday, Feb 20: Water Color Open Studio.  This class is designed for returning students and those with some experience.  Students should have a personal work in progress and working toward completion. It opens with the introduction of a challenge or technique that may be applied during the open session.
Thursday, Feb 20: The Art of Meditation.  Learn techniques for enriching your meditation experience.  This workshop is perfect for everyone practicing meditation to gain inner peace and wellness.
Friday, Feb 21: Fused Glass Earring and Pendant Workshop.  Learn to cut flat glass, use frits, stringers, dichroic sparkly glass, and even pebbles to create beautiful hand-made jewelry.
Saturday & Sunday, Feb 22 & 23: Stylized African Animals in Acrylic.  Exercise the use bold colors, modern patterns and engaging compositions, and use acrylic paint combined with colored pencil to create inspired portraits of African animals.
Saturday, Feb 22: Girls’ Night Out with Rainbow Palette Painting.  Bring your friends and spend a fun and relaxed evening making art and drinking wine!

Visit NevadaArt.org for this weekend’s schedule, registration info,
and to learn more about upcoming classes and workshops!
RIVERSIDE FARMERS MARKET
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (9 am-Noon) & EVERY SATURDAY YEAR-ROUND
MCKINLEY ARTS & CULTURE CENTER – 925 Riverside Dr, Reno

Reno’s only year-round, weekly farmers market takes place again this Saturday at McKinley Arts & Culture Center.  The Riverside Farmers Market runs Saturday mornings October through May, then switches to Thursday evenings from June through September and specializes in showcasing local and sustainable farmers, ranchers, makers and bakers.  Live music, food trucks, free yoga, and a play area for kiddos round out the event that brings locals back week after week.  Learn more about this awesome community event at RenoFarmersMarket.com.

AMAZING BIRDS OF PREY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (10-11 am)
GALENA CREEK VISITOR CENTER

Get in touch with nature at Galena Creek Visitors Center this weekend with Amazing Birds of Prey.  Master Falconer Marie Gaspari Crawford of Palomino Valley will bring at least one of her fabulous birds of prey, and will talk about the long history of falconry, the numerous fascinating environmental adaptations these birds possess, the influence they have over our world and conservation efforts to protect raptors. The hour-long presentation is suitable for adults and older children.  For more information, please visit GalenaCreekVisitorCenter.org.

COLT FORD
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (6-11 pm)
VIRGINIA STREET BREWHOUSE – 211 N. Virginia St

Have you ever heard of “country rap?”  Well, Colt Ford has made an art of it, and he brings this unique Southern hip hop style to Virginia Street Brewhouse for a memorable evening of fun music. The intimate venue hosted a Colt Ford performance this time last year, and he is back by popular demand!  If you were fortunately enough to have been at that concert, you’ll know what a raging good time you are in for this year.  Get to know Colt Ford in fan-favorites like “Workin’ On,” “Drivin’ Around Song ft. Jason Aldean” and “Back ft. Jake Owen.”  Purchase your tickets to see him live, online at TicketWeb.com.

LANDSCAPES & LEGENDS OF MEXICO
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (7:30 pm) & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (4 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS

The talents of the Reno Philharmonic combine with guest cellist Peter Lenz, violist Dustin Budish and multimedia artist and photographer Nicholas Bardonnay for the special Classix Series production of Landscapes & Legends of Mexico.  The program begins with the humorous adventures of Don Quixote as depicted by Richard Strauss, which features variations on the theme of a knightly character.  Then the whimsical sounds of Copland, the pulsing dance rhythms of Marquez, and the grandeur of Revueltas will transport you right to Mexico as you gaze at brilliant scenery.  For more information and ticket sales, please visit RenoPhil.com.

DIVAS’ DAY OUT
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (10 am-4 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT

Ladies!  Gather your besties and your credit cards and head over to the Grand Sierra Resort this Saturday for a day filled with everything to bring out the inner diva in you!  It’s Reno’s largest annual all-ladies’ event, and 2020 Divas’ Day Out brings 100+ businesses on-site for shopping, giveaways and information on health, fitness, beauty, fashion, motherhood, finance, education, career and fun… all the things that women love!  Go VIP and enter the event one hour ealry at 9am, have a private meet and greet with dancers from Magic Mike XXL Tribute Male Review, take home a special goodie bag from Adam and Eve, and enjoy one free beverage at the bar!  Visit the Event Facebook Page for more info and have a blast!

RENO MARDI GRAS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (5:30 pm-10:30 pm)
RENO BALLROOM – 401 N CENTER ST, DOWTOWN RENO

Fat Tuesday is coming right up!  And the Rotary Club of Reno is throwing it’s annual big bash and fundraiser. You’re invited to one of Reno’s biggest parties of the year, where you’ll enjoy tasty food from our area’s finest restaurants and caterers, wine, crafted beers and spirits, win-big on enticing silent auction items, and boogie to the infectious beat of the live DJ.  Grab fists-full of beads, your coolest mask, and don your snazziest duds, and head out for a night of outrageous fun at Reno Mardi Gras.  Get your tickets online at RenoMardiGras.com.

YOUR LOCAL SKI CONDITIONS AND LIFT STATUS
ANYDAY
CHOOSE AN AWESOME LOCAL RESORT

Come on winter!  Where are you?  Will you bring precipitation this weekend?  Please?  If you’re still looking for a reason to visit the local ski resorts this weekend, check current conditions before you go via the links below….

FEATURED RECIPE
BEEF SIRLOIN PASTA PORTOBELLO
There’s nothing like a nice bowl of savory pasta with hearty steak and mushrooms to fill your tummy… well, at least mine anyway.  I’ll eat pasta with just about anything, but steak-pasta is probably one of my favorite combinations.  I stumbled upon this delicious and healthy recipe from BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com and LOVED it!  It’s simple, easy to prepare, and is a quick meal for any weeknight with the tightest of schedules.  Visit my Favorite Recipes Blog Page at DeniseHallerbach.com for my slightly modified version of the recipe.
HOW THE HOUSING MARKET BENEFITS WITH
UNCERTAINTY IN THE WORLD

It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have caused some to question their investment plans going forward. Visit my In-The-Know Real Estate Blog to discover how, amidst the irresolution around the globe, the real estate market benefits.
Posted on February 20, 2020 at 12:31 pm
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Weekend Warrior | Tagged , , , ,

Fresh Homemade Cranberry Sauce

What You Need:

  • 1 c. sugar (or less if you don’t want it super sweet, start with 1/2 c. and add more from there)
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 (12-oz.) package fresh cranberries
  • 2 tsp. orange zest
  • Kosher salt

What To Do:

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, combine sugar and water until sugar dissolves.
  • Add cranberries and cook until they burst,  about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in orange zest and a pinch of salt.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and let cool completely, then transfer to a resealable container and refrigerate.

That’s it!!  Super simple and extremely delicious!

***This amazing recipe is courtesy of Delish.com.

Posted on October 31, 2019 at 6:56 am
Denise Hallerbach | Category: Favorite Recipes | Tagged ,