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February, 2016
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, A Portrait in Courage
Brüka Theatre
99 N Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89501
Feb 1 - 13, 2016
Details: 775-323-3221
In this gripping and intimate stage adaptation of The Diary Of Anne Frank at Brüka Theatre, director Holly Natwora focuses on the courage and continued belief in the goodness of people described in Anne’s diary that was saved from the Nazis after Anne’s capture.
Media Technology: Past & Present
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
Feb 1 - Jun 30, 2016
Details: 775-682-5690
On display in the Whittemore Gallery of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada Reno is the exhibit Media Technology, Past and Present. Through this exhibit, visitors will enjoy a visual display of media technological leaps. Media Technology is presented by the Knowledge Center and was made possible through a grant from IGT and with the cooperation of Tim Stoffel, Tom Gordon, Imirage Sound Lab, KNPB and KOLO Channel 8. This exhibit will be on display through June 2016.
Sssnakes Alive!
Wilbur D. May Museum
1595 N. Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89503
Feb 1 - Apr 10, 2016
Details: 775-785-5961
Embrace your fear! Get up close with live snakes and discover why their bad reputations are based more on fear than fact! This highly interactive exhibition encourages visitors to get to know North America's four indigenous venomous snakes: the Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Coral, and Rattlesnake. Sssnakes Alive! features live snakes and dozens of stations and imaginative displays.

- Walk on a suspension bridge over a pit filled with live rattlesnakes...
- Step into the dark recesses of a rattlesnake winter den...
- Crawl through a 25-foot model snake...
- Test your reflexes in a simulated bite station...
- See the world through infrared snake vision...
- Hold a live snake under the supervision of a snake handler...
And more!

Cost: $9.00 for adults, $8.00 for children, $8.00 for seniors. (Group rate available for 15+ people)
Restless Artists' Theatre Presents Outside Mullingar
Laughing Owl Productions
75 South Wells Avnue
Reno, NV 89502
Feb 1 - 14, 2016
Details: 775-525-3074
Restless Artists' Theatre presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Doug Mishler. Shanley is the author of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play DOUBT. This very Irish play exudes great heart and a depth of poetic passion as four yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate and delightful work about how it's never too late to take a chance on love. Performances are January 29, 30, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 @ 7:30pm and January 31, February 7, and 14 @ 2pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 @ the door. For advance tickets visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2479147 or call 775-525-3074.
Reno Tahoe Senior Winter Games
Lake Tahoe and
Reno, NV
Feb 1 - 14, 2016
Details: 775-657-4644
The Reno-Tahoe Senior Games is a program dedicated to promoting and implementing fitness programs and activities for people 50 years and better. The games offer participants several individual and team competitions. Participants compete within age groups to win gold, silver, and bronze medals!
History in the Buff
Wilbur D. May Museum
1595 N. Sierra Street
Reno, NV 89503
Feb 12 - 14, 2016
Details: 775-785-5961
Looking for a unique date idea this Valentine’s Day? Bring your sweetheart to the Wilbur D. May Museum for an after-hours grown-up twist on the scavenger hunt. Armed with wine, couples will follow clues and search for risqué artifacts and tasteful nudes hidden in plain sight in the museum’s eclectic collection. From fertility gods to naughty cherubs – try not to blush during this stimulating and educational search for sultry art!

Due to popular demand, this event has been extended to three nights this year. Each evening is limited to 20 couples, ages 21+. Admission includes one wine token and one long-stem red rose per person. This popular event sells out quickly each year so make your reservation today! $40.00 per couple. Call (775) 785-5961 to sign up.
Hey Brother
The Potentialist Workshop
836 E 2nd St
Reno, NV 89502
Feb 12 - 27, 2016
Details: 775-848-9892
Bekah Brunstetter's newest play Hey Brother is a premier dramedy about the subtle nuances of life's complications, what it means to belong, and just how far someone might go to find love. Ben, the bad boy older brother, is the edgy voice of generation Y. To the outside world he looks picture perfect. He is a young man working as a financial planner paying off his beach house, but as soon as he returns home his façade quickly falls away. His pain is visible to his younger brother Isaac, who is currently rooming with him. When Ben isn't drinking the pain away, he's harassing his younger brother, who is trying to make his way through school and find love in his own life. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for Seniors, students and military.
Comedy Hypnotist Chris Cady's Comedy Hypnosis Show
Carson Valley Inn
1627 US Highway 395 N
Minden, NV
Feb 17, 2016
Details: 775 783-6606
Minden NV: Wednesday February 17, 2016 at 7:30pm Comedy Hypnotist Chris Cady will perform one show at The Carson Valley Inn, in the Valley Ballroom, Minden, NV. His show is called, “Hypnotist Chris Cady’s Comedy Hypnosis Show.” The hilarious comedy hypnosis show is an adults only, outrageous, “naughty” comedy hypnosis show where audience members can volunteer to get hypnotized by Master Hypnotist Chris Cady and become the stars of the show. The volunteers then engage in some of the most outrageous antics ever seen on stage by everyday people. According to Chris Cady, who is also a Peak Performance Hypnotherapist and author of several hypnosis books and CDs, “The show is always a big hit. While many of my shows are clean and family friendly, this is Valentines week. It’s a week of LOVE so we get naughty and we get wild… without being filthy.” A video demo is playing at www.chriscady.com
March, 2016
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Surviving Burning Man: Notes From a Dusty Doctor
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
Mar 3, 2016
Details: 775-682-5669
Dr. Gary Johnson, a.k.a. Dusty Doctor G-Man, will share fascinating tidbits about the unique characteristics and evolution of this festival in addition to how these facets impact the delivery of medical care. Stories will abound, dust will be discussed and hilarity may ensue. Following G-Man’s presentation, the audience is welcome to ask any and all burning questions such as how this mobile integrated healthcare unit manages twisted ankles from jousting and facial burns from fire blowing. This event is free and begins at 7 p.m.
N. Lake Tahoe SnowFest
N. Lake Tahoe
Mar 4 - 14, 2016
Details: 530-583-7167
Pray, think, dance for snow this season and we'll have a white-out winter for SnowFest! All the snow-reliant events will be in full-effect: The Naughty Dawg Pull, Whacky Human Bowling, Snow Sculpting, etc. Come and join the winter white fun for this year's SnowFest!

Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with 10 fun-filled days and nights, jam packed with events and activities for all ages. This year, the annual favorites will be back, along with a host of great new ones! On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe's numerous resorts and vibrant lakeside neighborhoods, there's something for everyone. Enjoy on-snow events at resorts like Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar-at-Tahoe; Participate in special events, parades, races, parties, concerts, theater; and of course, there's plenty of wining and dining to be had at North Lake Tahoe's fine restaurants and lively establishments.
April, 2016
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Burning Inquiry: The Art and Culture of Fire Dance
University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
Apr 7, 2016
Details: 775-682-5669
Join Crimson Rose, a founding board member of Burning Man and “the godmother of fire arts” for a presentation and discussion of the Art and Culture of Fire Dance that sprang from Burning Man. Fire is the very heart and essence of life. It is phenomena and energy rather than substance that is revealed, seen and touched in ways of risk and ritual. Fire activity when placed in a ceremonial aspect expands to encompass the spirit as well as the body and mind. By summoning the power of the flame to flow through us, the flame strengthens and transforms our spirit.
Reno Jazz Festival
UNR campus
Reno, NV
Apr 28 - 30, 2016
Details: 775-784-4046
Since its first year in 1962, the festival has endeavored to bring to Reno both talented students and renowned professional artists. I am pleased to say we have been — and remain — successful at doing just that. The festival has consistently attracted some of the best school bands in the nation, in part because they enjoy the festival’s competition and also because they know they will get to see great artists in concert and in workshops.
May, 2016
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Downtown River Run
Downtown
Reno, NV
May 1, 2016
Details: 775-742-1540
We’re a premier running event in Northern Nevada with a strong commitment towards producing the best events possible for those seeking to achieve a healthier lifestyle or a desire to compete at their best.
Tanners Marketplace - May
Reno Livestock Events Center
1350 N. Wells Ave
Reno, NV 8951
May 21 - 22, 2016
Details: 775-741-9524
Don't miss out on Reno's only remaining Antiques and Collectibles show, now with Art and Handcrafts - four weekends in 2013 at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

We will have dealers from California, Oregon, and Nevada. Tanner's Market is a wonderful place for your personal treasure hunt. You never know what you will find here. It's also a great place to find those vintage pieces for your current Artsy project! ReUse RePurpose ReCycle!

You will also find - Midcentury Modern - 1950's 60's 70's, Stamps, Shabby Chic, Art Deco, Architectural Salvage, Vintage Clothes, Furniture, Books, Glass, Pottery, Coins, Postcards, Bottles, Primitives, Militaria, Crafts - and a wide variety of smalls. There will be lots of new and great finds for you to add to your collections.

We will be holding a food drive to benefit the food bank. Bring a can of food and get $1 off the price of admission. The food bank needs food all year round, not just during the holidays.

Livestock Events Center Info:
Saturday hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday will be 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Admission for both days is
$5.00 Adults - $4.00 Seniors & Students - Children under 16 Free.
June, 2016
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Street Vibrations Spring Rally
Virginia City and
Downtown
Reno, NV
Jun 3 - 5, 2016
Details: 775-329-7469
Street Vibrations Spring Rally condenses the excitement of Street Vibrations into one weekend in downtown Reno. It's the eighth annual event and will include live entertainment, slow bike races, ride-in shows, poker runs, scavenger hunts, more than 80 vendors, VIP parties for participants and more.

Street Vibrations Spring is free to the public. VIP Motorcycle packages are available for $40 per rider, which includes official T-shirt, ride pin and hog tag, participation in poker runs and scavenger hunts, VIP parties, ride-in show, slow bike races and secured VIP parking.
Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Run
Reno, Tahoe and
Virginia City, NV
Jun 3 - 4, 2016
Details: 775-825-3399
It is a long wandering. A relay run ideally suited for teams of 12 runners on a 178 mile course. Starting in Downtown Reno along the Truckee River. Traveling through the Sierra Nevada mountains and along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Circling back through the Northern Nevada high desert to where you began in Reno.
Reno Rodeo
Reno Livestock Events Center
Reno, NV
Jun 16 - 25, 2016
Details: 800-325-7328
The "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West," the Reno Rodeo is a 10-day event. The Reno Rodeo is a PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned sporting event. Reno Rodeo is a non-profit organization made up over 400 volunteers. Over 140,000 fans will be in attendance for the 4th richest PRCA tour rodeo. The event impacts the Reno/Sparks area economy with $42 million going to hotels, casinos, restaurants and retail. The Reno Rodeo has been nationally televised on CBS Sports, Fox Sports Net, Versus, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Classic.
July, 2016
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Artown
Various locations in
Reno, NV
Jul 1 - 31, 2016
Details: 775-322-1538
Named one of the largest and most inclusive arts and culture events in the country, the annual summer arts festival features hundreds of performing and visual arts events in dozens of locations citywide including music, dance, theater, opera, children’s workshops, movies in the park, historical walks, visual arts and more. Contact Artown at 775-322-1538 for details or visit www.renoisartown.com.
4th of July Fireworks
Various locations in
Reno, NV
Jul 4, 2016
Details: 888-HIT-RENO
It wouldn’t be Independence Day without fireworks and Reno-Tahoe takes pyrotechnics to a whole new level. Catch firework shows during the Star Spangled Sparks event at the Nugget in Sparks, the Sparks Marina, Virginia City, Carson City’s Mills Park or at any of four Lake Tahoe locations including: Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Incline Village and South Lake Tahoe. Contact 1-800-FOR-RENO (800-367-7366) or visit www.VisitRenoTahoe.com.
Star Spangled Sparks Fireworks
Nugget Hotel Casino
1100 Nugget Ave
Sparks, NV
Jul 4, 2016
Details: 775-356-3428
The region's longest, most spectacular fireworks display is set off from the roof of the Nugget while thousands of revelers celebrate July 4th on Victorian Square below. Live entertainment for the whole family, a kid's area and an array of food choices complete the evening. The Nugget is proud to host the 17th annual Star Spangled Sparks fireworks show and 4th of July celebration! The Nugget’s 2016 fireworks show in Sparks will be the biggest fireworks show in the Northern Nevada area,and we invite everyone to come down on Friday, July 4th to celebrate. Children will delight in the facepainters, clowns and magicians roaming the square,as well as an array of rides and activities. The kids’ area will be located on Victorian Plaza, adjacent to Century Theatres, and will include games, a super slide and mechanical rides. Ride tickets will be available for purchase just outside the Kids’ Area. Live music from the main stage (located toward the West End of Victorian Avenue) will keep the crowd dancing into the evening.
Genoa Americana Celebration
Downtown
Genoa, NV
Jul 4, 2016
Details: 775-348-4692
We are pleased to announce this one-day musical event to celebrate our nation's birthday. Bluegrass, String Band, Dixieland, Americana, Workshops, Jamming, Food and more!

FREE!
Reno Rendezvous
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 E 2nd St.
Reno, NV 89502
Jul 7 - 9, 2016
Details: 1-800-843-9460
Focused on motorcycle and touring education, technology, and friendship, Reno Rendezvous is an annual event held in Reno with the next happening July 7-=9, 2016. Point your bikes west to Reno and join us for a fun-filled, family-friendly convention and rally, unlike any other!
August, 2016
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Hot August Nights
Downtown
Reno, NV
Aug 2 - 7, 2016
Details: 775-356-1956
This nationally recognized annual celebration of vintage music and autos returns for another famous cruise to the streets in Reno-Tahoe. Featuring thousands of classic cars, top entertainers of the ’50s and ’60s, car auctions, poker runs, drag races and parades, this event promises to be the best of the best for car-lovers everywhere. Contact 775-356-1956 for details or visit www.hotaugustnights.net.
Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off
Victorian Square
1100 Nugget Ave
Sparks, NV
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2016
Details: 800-648-1177
America's biggest and best free rib festival is back! Come out and enjoy the country's best rib competition and the best ribs in the West as we once again transform Victorian Square in downtown Sparks into a must-attend culinary, music, craft, and family end-of-summer affair.

As always, parking and admission are free.
September, 2016
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The Great Reno Balloon Race
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Reno, NV
Sep 9 - 11, 2016
Details: 775-291-2307
The Great Reno Balloon Race is the world's largest free hot-air ballooning event. The 2015 event takes place Sept. 9-11, 2016 at Rancho San Rafael Region Park and features the Darth Vader balloon, from Germany, as this year's prominent special shape. With nearly 100 balloons and 100,000+ in attendance each year, the event is a permanent fixture in Reno's September skyline. GRBR is a non-profit organization offering free admission due to its sponsorship support. For a full schedule of events, visit www.renoballoon.com.
Reno Air Races
Stead Airport
Stead, NV
Sep 15 - 18, 2016
Details: 775-972-6663
The world’s longest running air race is the only place in the world where you can see five days of real air racing with six classes of aircraft competing in a variety of race classes, military and historic airplane displays and aerobatics exhibitions. Planes reach speeds of over 500 miles per hour. While enjoying the races spectators can visit the pits and watch race teams work on their aircraft, browse any of the hundreds of participating vendor’s booths, and enjoy a wide variety of food and beverages. Contact 775-972-6663 for details or visit www.airrace.org.
Snaffle Bit Futurity
Livestock Events Center
Reno, NV
Sep 18 - Oct 1, 2016
Details: 214-797-0030
Thrills, and sometimes spills, abound as 3-year-old horses test their athleticism in a trio of demanding events: herd work, rein work and fence work. The reward for the best performance is the $100,000 first-place Open Championship paycheck, and the total payout for all the divisions at the show is expected to top $1.1 million. Other Futurity activities include the NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet; the enormous Best of the West trade show; the Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales; and horse show classes for horses age 4 and older.
Street Vibrations Fall Rally
Downtown areas of
Reno & Virginia City
Sep 21 - 25, 2016
Details: 775-329-7469
Get your motor running with five days of motorcycle tours, live concerts, entertainment, ride-in shows, poker runs, scavenger hunts, celebrity appearances and hundreds of vendors offering everything for your motorcycle and more. Street Vibrations is hog heaven! Contact 775-329-7469 for details, visit http://roadshowsreno.com/sv_fall.php
October, 2016
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Tanners Marketplace - October
Reno Livestock Events Center
1350 N. Wells Ave
Reno, NV
Oct 8 - 9, 2016
Details: 775-741-9524
Don't miss out on Reno's only remaining Antiques and Collectibles show, now with Art and Handcrafts - four weekends in 2013 at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

We will have dealers from California, Oregon, and Nevada. Tanner's Market is a wonderful place for your personal treasure hunt. You never know what you will find here. It's also a great place to find those vintage pieces for your current Artsy project! ReUse RePurpose ReCycle!

You will also find - Midcentury Modern - 1950's 60's 70's, Stamps, Shabby Chic, Art Deco, Architectural Salvage, Vintage Clothes, Furniture, Books, Glass, Pottery, Coins, Postcards, Bottles, Primitives, Militaria, Crafts - and a wide variety of smalls. There will be lots of new and great finds for you to add to your collections.

We will be holding a food drive to benefit the food bank. Bring a can of food and get $1 off the price of admission. The food bank needs food all year round, not just during the holidays.

Livestock Events Center Info:
Saturday hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday will be 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Admission for both days is
$5.00 Adults - $4.00 Seniors & Students - Children under 16 Free.
Eldorado Great Italian Festival
Eldorado Resort Hotel Casino
Reno, NV
Oct 8 - 9, 2016
Details:
For 35 years, the Eldorado has brought the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy to downtown Reno. The outdoor festival, held annually over Columbus Day weekend, is a celebration of Italian culture and tradition featuring live music, food and buffets.

Open Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
November, 2016
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Tanners Marketplace - November
Reno Livestock Events Center
1350 N. Wells Ave
Reno, NV 89501
Nov 19 - 20, 2016
Details: 775-741-9524
Don't miss out on Reno's only remaining Antiques and Collectibles show, now with Art and Handcrafts - four weekends in 2013 at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

We will have dealers from California, Oregon, and Nevada. Tanner's Market is a wonderful place for your personal treasure hunt. You never know what you will find here. It's also a great place to find those vintage pieces for your current Artsy project! ReUse RePurpose ReCycle!

You will also find - Midcentury Modern - 1950's 60's 70's, Stamps, Shabby Chic, Art Deco, Architectural Salvage, Vintage Clothes, Furniture, Books, Glass, Pottery, Coins, Postcards, Bottles, Primitives, Militaria, Crafts - and a wide variety of smalls. There will be lots of new and great finds for you to add to your collections.

We will be holding a food drive to benefit the food bank. Bring a can of food and get $1 off the price of admission. The food bank needs food all year round, not just during the holidays.

Livestock Events Center Info:
Saturday hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday will be 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday Admission for both days is
$5.00 Adults - $4.00 Seniors & Students - Children under 16 Free.
December, 2016
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Magic of Santa Craft Faire
Reno Livestock Events Center
1350 N. Wells Ave
Reno, NV 89501
Dec 3 - 4, 2016
Details: 775-741-9524
Enjoy two fabulous days of shopping for only $4.00 admission, Children under 12 are Free. The parking is Free and we'll take $1.00 off your admission if you bring a can of food to support the Northern Nevada Food Bank!

Raffle Drawings for items donated by the vendors every few minutes!

Show Hours:
Saturday, December 5th ~ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 6th ~ 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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