Looking for a GOOD TIME? Here is THE WEEKEND WARRIOR for JUNE 2023, highlighting the best events happening in Northern Nevada. I publish it at the beginning of each month for my family, friends and real estate clients. Please reach out to me if you want to subscribe or have ideas for future publications. Thank you for your support!
~~ Denise Hallerbach, Broker/Owner Intero, Real Estate Reno
STREET VIBRATIONS SPRING RALLY
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 2-4 2023
RENO’s NEON LINE – LAKE TAHOE – CARSON CITY – VIRGINIA CITY
VROOM, VROOM, VROOM!! Are you ready for this!?! Just when you thought you found peace and tranquility here in Northern Nevada, along comes Street Vibrations Spring RallyB If you are a rider of one of these bad boys, this event is right up your alley. If not, I suggest you get outa’ town! The freeways and streets of Downtown Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Virginia City will be shaking, rattling and rolling the first weekend of June. The event is free, unless you are a participant jonesing to go VIP. “Rowdy Hank” & the CaliBama Band and Tribute band Skynnyn Lynnyrd take the stage on Friday and Saturday night for your listening pleasure. Find all the great details and register at RoadShowsReno.com.
RENO TAHOE ODYSSEY FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 2-3, 2023
RENO-LAKE TAHOE-CARSON CITY-VIRGINIA CITY
Unless you are crazing enough to participate in this 178-mile, ’round-the-clock relay race from hell, AKA Reno Tahoe Odyssey, this article simply makes you aware that the event can impact your travel plans. Hundreds of runners will race their way from Reno, AROUND Lake Tahoe, over to Carson City, up to Virginia City and back to Downtown Reno. Yes… for the majority of us, it’s an absurd event that our bodies shudder to imagine. Fear not… there are portions of this endeavor, the Capital Odyssey (Carson City to Reno), and the Comstock Odyssey (Virginia City to Reno) for those who wish only to torture their bodies on Saturday, June 3. Learn all of the insane details and check out the maps of the courses at RenoTahoeOdyssey.com.
CABARET LE CIRQUE
RUNNING THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 30 (SHOWS TUESDAYS-SUNDAYS)
ELDORADO RESORT CASINO – ELDORADO SHOWROOM
The magic and splendor of the cirque world are here to dazzle us! Claiming residency at the Eldorado Showroom,Cabaret Le Cirque entertains Reno locals and visitors through July 30, 2023, offering a mischievous twist of burlesque and vaudeville and combining stunning show dancers with jaw-dropping circus acrobatics. You’re in for a treat that will keep you on the edge of your seat, as you transport yourself to the entertainment style that wowed audiences in the early 20th century. Find your tickets to this mesmerizing show and discover all of the exciting entertainment right here at Caesars.com.
vs. TACOMA RAINIERS (TUESDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 6-11 2023)
vs. ALBUQUERQUE ISOTOPES (TUESDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 20-25, 2023)
GREATER NEVADA FIELD – 250 EVANS AVE, RENO, NV
Whoop Whoop!! In case you haven’t been paying attention, our Reno Aces have had a pretty darn good start to their season, sitting first in the standings of the Pacific Coast League West. Catch a home game in June as we compete against the Tacoma Rainiers and the Albuquerque Isotopes. Throughout the season, Reno businesses offer special promotions fans at every home competition… Taco Tuesday, WILD Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday and Fireworks Fridays! Saturdays and Sundays bring specials series-to-series. Here are the weekend promotions happening in May this year:
Saturday, June 10: A Magical Evening with the Reno Aces Sunday, June 11: Family Sunday & Father’s Day Celebration Saturday, June 24: Mining Night w/ Cowboy Loop Rawlins (2014 America’s Got Talent) Sunday, June 25: Family Sunday
RENO STREET FOOD – FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
EVERY FRIDAY JUNE 2 THROUGH AUGUST 25
Behold… One of Reno’s most cherished community events returns for the summer! Starting June 2 and running through August 25 every Friday evening (rain or shine), Reno Street Food, AKA Food Truck Friday, is back! This event has graced Idlewild Park since 2012 and is now one of the Top 5 Largest Weekly Food Truck events in the Nation with over 40 weekly vendors to serve delectable food, tantalizing desserts and thirst quenching beverages with a chill vibe that is second to none. Throw your portable beach chairs over your shoulders, grab a blanket for when the temps drop and immerse yourself and your friends/family in a magical evening on the lush green grass of one of Reno’s most beautiful parks. For more information, please visit Facebook.com/RenoStreetFood.
AMERICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BIKE RIDE
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023 @ 6 – 7:30 am
HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
Are you up for the challenge of participating in America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride? This iconic annual event has circumnavigated stunning Lake Tahoe for 30 years, offering breathtaking views of one of the most gorgeous lakes in the US! Choose your experience… “Most Beautiful,” a 72-mile course that circles the lake clockwise, includes a steep climb Emerald Bay, a climb to Spooner Summit and rolling ascents & descents totaling over 4,024 vertical feet of elevation gain! Should you select the “Most Mileage: Beautiful & Historic Century,” you’ll endure 100 miles of scenic terrain that includes and “out-and-back” on Hwy 89 to historic Truckee, CA, then around Lake Tahoe. Participants in both rides support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This option is clearly tailored for the more conditioned cyclist. Learn more about this awesome event and register in advance at CureLLS.org.
FRANCO ESCAMILLA:Friday, June 2 @ 8 pm(Grand Sierra Resort, Grand Theatre) Franco Escamilla is th #1 comedian in Mexico who is making fun waves in the US and Latin America. unique experience for any one in attendance as it includes, standup comedy, live music, poetry, parodies, crowd interaction, and more. It’s highly possible this show is performed in Spanish. Call Grand Sierra in advance. 🙂 MIKE EPPS: Saturday, June 17 @ 8 pm (Grand Sierra Resort, Grand Theatre) Actor and comedian Mike Epps has been bringing tears of hilarity to peoples’ eyes ever since joining the Def Comedy Jam tour in 1995. Known for his hilarious impersonations of stoner life in films like How High and Next Friday, Epps adds pop culture and current events to his list of targets during his side-splitting stand-up act. Wanna catch Mike Epps’ vibe? Click here! JIM JEFFRIES: Friday, June 23 @ 8 pm (Silver Legacy, Grand Exposition Hall) Headline performer in Canada, Asia, South Africa, Europe and the UK, Jim Jeffries is regarded as one of the fastest rising stars in the comedy world. His brash confrontational style has made him one of the most sought after comics on the world stage. Click here for a video of his standup! ANDREW SCHULTZ:Saturday, June 24 @ 9:45 pm (Silver Legacy, Grand Exposition Hall) Announcement… The 7 pm show is sold out, so grab tickets to see this comedian so you can catch him at the 9:45 pm show! SUPER funny standup example here!
RENO FOOD & DRINK WEEK
MONDAY, JUNE 5 – FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2023
MULTIPLE VENUES AROUND RENO
Attention all Foodies!! Ready to get out and explore some of Reno’s most loved eating and drinking establishment? Reno Food & Drink Week and offers locals and visitors the opportunity to access fixed price menus, drink flights and/or specialty drink and food items only offered during this 12-day community event. It is designed to support and celebrate local businesses and to encourage locals and visitors to try new places and/or revisit the favorites they haven’t been to in awhile. Nearly four dozen eateries or bars are participating, so visit HungryInReno.com for the full list and learn about how Reno Food & Drink Week works!
RENO RIVER FESTIVAL
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 9-11, 2023
WINGFIELD PARK – DOWNTOWN RENO
Summer begins here!! Perched on the banks of the extremely full Truckee River at Wingfield Park, the season kicks off at the Reno River Festival. Basic entry to the festival is $10 for event-goers 18+ years, and free for kiddos 17 and younger. Entry includes festival access all weekend long with 26 music acts on 2 stages, 100+ vendor shops, the Reno Tahoe Adventure Park, dozens of food and drink options, and much more! Elevate your experience by upgrading for drink sampling tours, the Reno River Rally rafting tour, the Reno River Roll bike ride, a VIP table at RRF’s MusicFest, or the RRF corn-hole championships. It’s a weekend full of fun you won’t want to miss!! For all the amazing details and to purchase tickets ahead of the event, visit RenoRiverFestival.com.
THE BIGGEST LITTLE INVITATIONAL CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023 (1-5 pm) BARTLEY RANCH – 6000 BARTLEY RANCH RD, RENO
66 local and regional craft breweries converge at Historic Bartley Ranch for all beer and cider fanatics in Reno to partake on Saturday, June 10! Over the years, The Biggest Little Invitational has earned the reputation as one of the most attend craft beer festivals on the west coast. Festival organizers pride themselves in offering attendees an experience they won’t soon forget. You will not only find a curated lineup of top shelf quality beers at BLI 2023, but you’ll also enjoy a few hand-picked local food vendors that will sustain you through the event. Mix in some music to get you groovin’ and lawn games for when you need a break from all the beer and food, and you now have one hell of a craft beer festival. Learn more and get tickets in advance at TheBiggestLittleInvitational.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15-24, 2023 (1-5 pm) RENO RODEO ARENA – RENO SPARKS LIVESTOCK EVENTS CENTER
Are you a lucky ticket holder for one of Reno’s most popular annual events? If so, good-on-you for planning and buying in advance. The Wildest Richest Rodeo in the West, the Reno Rodeo is nearly sold out. But if you still want go, don’t despair. At 10 am the morning of each performance, a limited number of first-come-first-serve seats are sold at the Livestock Pavilion ticket office. For me, the rodeo evokes fond memories with friends and family over the years as we take in the unique sites and sounds this special event offers. The thrill of barrel racing, the skill of roping, the strength of steer wrestling, the athleticism of bronco riding and the insanity of bull riding. And we can’t forget the fearless mutton-busters clinging for dear life atop sheep ripping across the arena. For all the great info about this beloved Reno tradition, visit RenoRodeo.com.
BBQ, BREWS & BLUES FESTIVAL
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 16-17, 2023 THE ROW – DOWNTOWN RENO (VIRGINIA STREET)
Savory foods, flavorful microbrews and fantastic live entertainment come together at The ROW (Silver Legacy, Eldorado & Circus Circus) at the 26th Annual BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival! Signature festival food awaits you, like St. Louis-style barbecue ribs, smoked beef brisket and pulled pork with mouthwatering sides of creamy cole slaw, barbecue baked beans and buttered cornbread. Wash it all down with samples from over 50 microbreweries while busting a move to live music throughout the festival. Purple Reign, The Prince Tribute Show headlines Friday night, June 16 and Danny Seraphine & Jeff Coffee founder and former lead singer of Chicago, respectively, headline Saturday night, June 17. For additional info about more food, beverages and music, visit Caesars.com.
DRAGON LIGHTS RENO
JUNE 30 – AUGUST 13 WILBUR D. MAY ARBORETUM
Back by popular demand, Dragon Lights Reno returns to the Wilbur D. May Arboretum at Rancho San Rafael Park midsummer! I personally visited this impressive display of creatively designed, larger-than-life lantern sculptures last summer and definitely plan to repeat this year! The exhibit honors Chinese culture and celebrates biodiversity in the garden. Over 40 grand groups of illuminated creatures line the path that
meanders through the tree-lined garden. Bring along your favorite kiddos who will not only marvel at the eye-popping displays, but will also enjoy the newly expanded interactive playground. Purchase tickets that go on sale June 1 in advance at DragonLIghtsReno.org.
COMING SOON… ANNOUNCING THE 2023-2024 SEASON!
PIONEER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
We are so fortunate to have Broadway in Reno with exciting performances season after season. The 2023-2024 lineup was recently announced and here it is! So make your plans, and purchase your season tickets now, because these shows fill up quickly!! Visit PioneerCenter.com for info on all the shows and to buy tickets.
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (September 26-October 1, 2023) The Lion King (November 9-19, 2023) Dr. Suess: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (November 21-26, 2023) Six: The Musical (January 2-7, 2024) Pretty Woman: The Musical (February 6-11, 2024) Mean Girls (March 12-17, 2024) To Kill A Mockingbird (June 18-23, 2024)
A FRESH NEW LOOK TO THIS OLD SOUTHWEST BEAUTY! Check out the new paint…AndIf you have dreamed of living in Old Southwest Reno, just a few blocks from the Truckee River and Crissie Caughlin Park, 2035 CALIFORNIA AVE is awaiting your visit an offer!This upgraded ranch style, brick home is located in one of Reno’s more mature, established neighborhoods, where neighbors out for a walk actually greet you with a smile and “hello!” this charming home features 3 beds/2.5/baths/2-car garage on 1/4 acre property with a tasteful, variety of landscape and hardscape. Put up your feet while soaking up the sun and taking in the snowy Sierra mountain view on this inviting front porch. The home features rainforest marble kitchen counters, solid cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, a 40-year roof, and updated bathrooms… the list goes on and on… Email, or text/call me at 775-233-0682 if you or somebody you know is interested! Denise Hallerbach, Broker/Owner, Intero Reno (B.1001182.CORP).
You may be an off-roading enthusiast or wanting to just get away from it all. Located in Rancho Haven and just a couple minutes from hundreds of miles of BLM trails, find your sanctuary at 655 GYMKHANA LN. This rural property sits on 10.78 acres with BLM adjacent to and just 2.5 mi down the road. The darling ranch style home features tasteful updates… interior barn-style doors, reclaimed barn-wood-inspired walls in remodeled bathrooms, recently replaced black/stainless high-end appliances, newer lighting fixtures, custom made window blind in guest bedroom, custom primary bedroom closet built-ins w/ “shoe wall.” Sellers are open to negotiating interest rate buy-down with terms and price acceptable to the Seller. Email, or text/call me at 775-233-0682 if you or somebody you know is interested! Denise Hallerbach, Broker/Owner, Intero Reno (B.1001182.CORP).
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COMING SOON… THE “JUNE 2023 RENO-SPARKS MARKET REPORT”
The market is funky as I’ll get out! Low inventory, fewer sales, median sales price recovering after the COVID-19 spike and fall, and days on market are dropping again. Learn more about the activity that happened in May 2023 in the June Reno-Sparks MarketReport coming out Monday, June 12 at DeniseHallerbach.com!
Deep in the archives of my Favorite Recipes Blog, I pulled one of my all-time favorite summer dishes, Lemon-Basil Grilled Shrimp & Couscous. I love this one because it is packed with flavor, but is light for this time of year. The Mediterranean flare with feta cheese, kalamata olives and fresh lemon zest, thyme and basil awaken your taste buds with every bite. This simple recipe was inspired by WilliamSonoma.com, but my version is yours to enjoy at DeniseHallerbach.com.