Winter Guide 2010


THE BLACK AND WHITE SUPERBALL: Various musical acts and DJs, including Colorado’s VibeSquad and Portland, Oregon’s MarchFourth Marching Band, will help ring in the New Year. F, 12/31, 9pm. $33, $40. Cal-Neva Resort, Spa and Casino, 2 Stateline Road in Crystal Bay, (800) 225-6382,

BREW HAHA: Sierra Arts’ annual fundraiser features 25 microbreweries, raffle prizes and live music, F, 1/14, 8pm. $50, $60. John Ascuagas Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave., in Sparks, (775) 329-2787,

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING: Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s annual recycling program runs from Dec. 26, 2010-Jan. 17, 2011. Christmas trees can be dropped off at three locations: Bartley Ranch Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, and Rancho San Rafael Park, 1595 N. Sierra St., Reno and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex, 3300 Sparks Blvd., Sparks. This program is for residents only. Trees must be free of debris and decorations and unflocked. M-Su, 9am-4:30pm through 1/17. Opens 12/26. $3 donation. Call or visit website for details, Locations vary. (775) 851-5185,

CONTRA DANCE: Sierra Contra Dance Society hosts this community dance featuring live music. No partner or dancing experience needed. Second Sa of every month, 7pm. $8 members; $10 non-members. Southside School, 190 E. Liberty St., (775) 772-4953,

FIRST THURSDAY: Enjoy fine art, wine, beer and music by the Dead Winter Carpenters at NMA’s monthly event. Th, 1/6, 5-7pm. $10 general; $8 seniors, students; free for NMA members. Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., (775) 329-3333,

GLITZ & GLAMOUR NEW YEAR’S EVE: The party includes champagne from 8-10pm, and a $10,000 diamond giveaway from Precision Diamonds. F, 12/31, 8pm. $50 advance; $60 at the door. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., (877) 525-7469,

HOLIDAY WINE TASTING: Squaw Valley Institute holds a wine-tasting fundraiser. Th, 12/23, 5-7pm. $10. Uncorked Squaw Valley, 1995 Squaw Valley Road Village at Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, (530) 581-4138,

METAL MELTDOWN NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOW: The NYE party features performances by F, 12/31, 7pm. $7. Knuckleheads Bar & Grill, 405 Vine St. Corner of 4th & Vine, (775) 323-6500.

MINERS’ BALL: Bishop Manogue Parents Association holds its annual Green and Gold Dinner/Miners Ball: A Black Tie and Blue Jean Affair. The event includes dinner, music, raffle prizes and live and silent auction items, all directly benefiting the faculty and students of Bishop Manogue Catholic High School. Sa, 1/29, 5:30pm. $50 advance; $60 at the door. Harrah’s Reno, 219 N. Center St., (775) 336-6016,

MY FRIENDS NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY: Forever Music and the Tonic Lounge presents its NYE event featuring The Pinback, The Grouch, Grieves and Budo, Boggan and Black Rock City All Stars. F, 12/31, 9pm. $45-$60. Knitting Factory Concert House, 211 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-5648,

NEW YEARS EVE AT ZOZO’S: This New Year’s Eve dinner event includes a four-course meal, hats and noise makers. Reservations welcome. F, 12/31, 5-10pm. $49.95 per person. Zozo’s Ristorante, 3446 Lakeside Drive, (775) 829-9449,

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION: The Nevada Chamber Music Festival comes to a close with its seventh annual New Years Eve Celebration and Dinner Party. F, 12/31, 10pm. $100. Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., (775) 348-9413,

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS SHOW: Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, Club Cal Neva, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and the city of Reno partner for the annual fireworks display. Hundreds of sparkling pyrotechnics will be shot off from the Silver Legacy, Harrah’s and Club Cal Neva rooftops and e synchronized to music from various performing artists who appeared in downtown Reno during 2010. The show will help ring in the first 15 minutes of 2011. Sa, 1/1, midnight. Free. Downtown Reno, Virginia St. under the Reno Arch, (775) 325-7401.

NEW YEAR’S EVE HOLIDAY PARTY: The evening will feature a gourmet buffet with kids’ buffet, and a magician to entertain guests while dining. A balloon drop with sparkling cider toast takes place at 9pm. Comedian Rick D’Elia takes the stage at 9:15pm. After his routine, a DJ spins dance-beat tunes leading up to the champagne toast and balloon drop to ring in the new year at midnight local time. F, 12/31, 7pm. $75 adults; $25 childen ages 4-12. Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road in Olympic Valley, (530) 581-6686,

NEW YEAR’S EVE MASQUERADE PARTY: The party includes a masquerade theme with free champagne at midnight. Rock band Decoy plays from 9pm to 1am, followed by DJ Billy Germaine at 1am. F, 12/31, 9pm. $5. The Black Tangerine, 9825 S. Virginia St., (775) 229-6447,

NEW YEAR’S EVE WHITE PARTY: House, progressive house, breakbeat and dance tunes with renowned artists David Leeson from Auditory Canvas and DJ Erik Lobe, with special guest DJ Spencer Lee. F, 12/31, 8pm. $20 advance; $25 door. The Great Escape, 1575 S. Virginia St., (775) 848-9595,

NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH JACKIE GREENE AND BAND: F, 12/31, 10pm. $45. Crystal Bay Club, 14 Hwy. 28 in Crystal Bay, (775) 833-6333.

NYE AT JOHN ASCUAGA’S NUGGET: John Ascuaga’s Nugget rings in the new year with the Bon Scott-era, all-female AC/DC tribute band AC/Dshe at the Celebrity Showroom starting at 10pm. $20. The Casino Cabaret will start the NYE revelry with Buddy Emmer Band at 4pm, followed by The Voltones at 8pm and a DJ at midnight. There will also be the KJZS Jazz Night New Years Celebration in Restaurante Orozko Lounge featuring Jack Prybylski, starting at 10pm, with a complimentary champagne toast and no cover charge. Finally, Trader Dicks Lounge features a DJ, starting at 10 pm, with no cover charge. F, 12/31, 8pm. John Ascuaga’s Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, (775) 356-3300.

NYE AT MOODY’S BISTRO: Music by George Souza Trio. F, 12/31, 8:30pm. no cover. Moodys Bistro & Lounge, 10007 Bridge St., Truckee, (530) 587-8688.

NYE AT THE ALE HOUSE: The music starts with Jazz Syndicate at 5pm, followed by the Whiskey Haulers at 9pm. F, 12/31, 5pm. $TBA. Terrible’s Rail City Casino, 2121 Victorian Ave., Sparks, (775) 359-9440.

NYE AT THE ALLEY: w/the Disciples, Calling Cadence, Melvin Makes Machine Guns F, 12/31, 9pm. $10,$12. The Alley, 906 Victorian Ave. in Sparks, (775) 358-8891,

NYE AT THE POINT: The party features catered food, party favors, champagne toast at midnight and music by John Palmore. F, 12/31, 8pm. $30. The Point, 3001 W. Fourth St., (775) 322-3001.

NYE PARTIES AT ELDORADO: The Eldorado Hotel Casino revives BuBinga Lounge for The Last Dance this New Year’s Eve. The party starts at 8 pm with DJ D.Rek, DJ JDUB and DJ Matthew Ray. Tickets are $45. The Brew Brothers New Year’s Eve features Left of Center, Audioboxx, and DJ JBird. $15. Roxy’s Bar and Lounge NYE celebration features Megan on piano at 4:30pm, followed by DJ DTR at 9:30pm. $15. Cin Cin Bar & Lounge features music by Guitar Stevie at 9 pm. No cover. F, 12/31, 8pm. Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., (775) 786-5700.

NYE PARTIES AT SILVER LEGACY: Silver Legacy’s annual Rockin’ the Dome NYE dance party features DJ Koz. $30. Enjoy VIP bottle service, party favors and a midnight champagne toast at Aura Ultra Lounge for $20. Rum Bullions’s features dueling piano entertainment, party favors and a midnight champagne toast for $20. Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club offers two special New Year’s Eve shows at 7:30pm and 10pm. F, 12/31, 10pm. Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St., (775) 325-7401.

NYE PARTY AT KNUCKLEHEADS: Music by Deplete and guests. F, 12/31, 9pm. $TBA. Knuckleheads Bar & Grill, 405 Vine St., (775) 323-6500.

NYE PARTY AT PONDEROSA SALOON: Music by Blue Haven, snacks, party favors and complimentary champagne at midnight. F, 12/31, 9pm. No cover. Ponderosa Saloon, 106 S. C St. in Virginia City, (775) 847-7210.

NYE PARTY AT TAHOE BILTMORE: The party includes the music of Dane Rinehart from 10pm until the early morning hours of 2011. F, 12/31, 8pm. Free. Tahoe Biltmore, 5 Highway 28 in Crystal Bay, (775) 831-0660.

NYE PARTY AT THE ROPER: Ring in the new year with Lightning & Lace. F, 12/31, 8:30pm. $TBA. The Roper Dancehall & Saloon, 670 Greenbrae Drive in Sparks, (775) 742-0861.

NYE PARTY WITH CONTRA BAND: F, 12/31, 9pm. No cover. Ceol Irish Pub, 538 S. Virginia St., (775) 329-5558.

TORCHLIGHT PARADE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE: This event is open to skiers and riders age 10 or older who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on Race Course run. Come early to secure a spot in the parade. A DJ and snacks will be provided prior to the parade. Sign-up is from 4:30-5:45pm with a 6pm start time. F, 12/31, 4:30pm. Tahoe Donner, 11509 Northwoods Blvd. in Truckee, (530) 587-9400,


ARTISTS CO-OP OF RENO GALLERY: Nevada Holiday Wonderland, Find handmade ornaments and unique holiday gifts made by Artists Co-op Gallery members and more than 100 other local artists. M-Su, 11am-4pm through 12/28. Free. 627 Mill St., (775) 322-8896,

OXBOW PRESS: Oxbow Press Miniature Xmas Sale, Oxbow Press’ show features food and handmade art. Through 12/24, 9am-5pm. Free. 2035 Dickerson Rd. on the way to Oxbow Park, (775) 303-8086,


CEDRIC WATSON: The fiddler, vocalist, accordionist and songwriter performs his Cajun/Creole music. F, 1/28, 7pm. $15 adults; $5 children age 17 and younger. Truckee High School Theater, 11725 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, (530) 582-8278,

AN EVENING WITH BERNADETTE PETERS: Artown presents the Tony Award-winning performer. Her new show includes Broadway melody show stoppers and more intimate torch songs. M, 2/14, 8pm. $40-$70. Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2000,

GOING BAROQUE: Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform a baroque concert series. The program includes Handel’s Organ Concerto Opus 4 No. 5, Teleman’s Trumpet Concerto in D minor, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in A minor and the Bach Cantata No. 4. Sa, 1/15, 7pm. $25 adults; $15 seniors, students. St. Patricks Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd. in Incline Village, (775) 313-9697. Su, 1/16, 3pm. $25 adults; $15 seniors, students. St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1041 Lyons Ave. in South Lake Tahoe, (775) 313-9697, M, 1/17, 3pm. $25 adults; $15 seniors, students. Truckee Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St. in Truckee, (775) 313-9697, W, 1/19, 7:30pm. $25 adults; $15 seniors, students. St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, 310 W. Second St., (775) 313-9697,

MESSIAH SERIES: Toccata, Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, kicks off its 2010-11 Winter MusicFest with a program featuring selections from Handel’s Messiah along with many holiday favorites. Su, 12/26, 3pm. $5-$35; free for kids under 12. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3125 N. Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, (775) 313-9697,

NEVADA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Reno Chamber Orchestra presents its seventh annual music festival. This year’s nine-concert festival will take at South Reno United Methodist Church and the University of Nevada, Reno’s Nightingale Concert Hall. Tu-F through 12/31. Opens 12/28. $5-$160. Call for details, (775) 348-9413,

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT VIVOLIS: Enjoy a night of jazz featuring CeCe Gable, Rocky Tatarelli and Dave Kubin. F, 12/31, 8pm. no cover. Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria, 6795 S. Virginia St. Ste. H, (775) 853-1005.

OZZY OSBOURNE: Su, 1/30, 7:30pm. $39.50-$79.50. Reno Events Center, 400 N. Center St., (775) 335-8800.

RENO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: The RCO performs Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Martinu’s Concerto Grosso and Vorísek’s Symphony in D major. The winner of the College Concerto Competition will also perform. Sa, 1/22, 8pm; Su, 1/23, 2pm. $5-$40. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 348-9413,

RENO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: The RCO performs Ives’ Overture and March “1776” and Central Park in the Dark, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Haydn’s Symphony No. 88. Violinist Joan Kwuon performs Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Sa, 2/19, 8pm; Su, 2/20, 2pm. $5-$40. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 348-9413,

SIMPLY PROFOUND: Reno Philharmonic Orchestra’s MasterClassics Four concert includes Arvo Pärt’s “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten,” Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, featuring guest artist Terrence Wilson, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5. Su, 1/9, 4pm; Tu, 1/11, 7:30pm. $24-$72. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 323-6393,


AILEY II: Artown presents a performance by the junior company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Tu, 1/25, 8pm. $25-$45. Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2000,

THE BOY WHO COULD NOT SHUDDER OR SHAKE: A fairy tale about a boy who doesn’t know what it is to be afraid. Sa, 1/8, 1pm; Sa, 1/15, 1pm. $15 general; $10 students, seniors age 65+. Good Luck Macbeth Theater, 119 N. Virginia St., (775) 322-3716,

CHI OF THE SHAOLIN: THE TALE OF THE DRAGON: An array of acrobatics, traditional and modern dance choreographies and displays of the legendary Gung Fu and Wushu marital arts skills of the Shaolin monks. Su, 12/26, 8pm; M, 12/27, 8pm; Tu, 12/28, 8pm; W, 12/29, 8pm; Th, 12/30, 8pm; F, 12/31, 7 & 10:30pm; Sa, 1/1, 8pm. $11-$33. Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2000,

A CHORUS LINE: Broadway Comes to Reno presents the Tony Award-winning musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. F, 2/18, 8pm; Sa, 2/19, 2 & 8pm; Su, 2/20, 2 & 7pm. $40-$75. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 686-6600,

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED): Brüka Theatre presents the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s romp through American history. F, 2/18, 8pm; Sa, 2/19, 8pm; Th, 2/24, 8pm; F, 2/25, 8pm; Sa, 2/26, 8pm; Su, 2/27, 2pm; Th, 3/3, 8pm; F, 3/4, 8pm; Sa, 3/5, 8pm; Th, 3/10, 8pm; F, 3/11, 8pm; Sa, 3/12, 8pm; Su, 3/13, 2pm; Th, 3/17, 8pm; F, 3/18, 8pm; Sa, 3/19, 8pm. $18 general; $16 students, seniors; $20 at the door. Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-3221,

FAT PIG: Nevada Repertory Company presents Neil LaBute’s play that centers on an in-shape professional who falls for a plus-size librarian. F, 2/25, 7:30pm; Sa, 2/26, 7:30pm; W, 3/2, 7:30pm; Th, 3/3, 7:30pm; F, 3/4, 7:30pm; Sa, 3/5, 7:30pm; Su, 3/6, 1:30pm. Call for info. Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278,

GALUMPHA: Performers Andy Horowitz, Greg O’Brien and Marlon Torres combine acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography. Sa, 2/5, 7pm. $15 adults; $5 children age 17 and younger. North Tahoe High School Theater, 2945 Polaris Drive in Tahoe City, (530) 582-8278,

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS: Reno Little Theater presents this comedy by Joe DiPietro about a young man who has a chance to advance his career by moving across the country and his grandparents who are determined to keep him near them. F, 1/7, 7:30-10pm; Sa, 1/8, 7:30-10pm; Su, 1/9, 2-4:30pm; F, 1/14, 7:30-10pm; Sa, 1/15, 7:30-10pm; Su, 1/16, 2-4:30pm; F, 1/21, 7:30-10pm; Sa, 1/22, 7:30-10pm; Su, 1/23, 2-4:30pm. $12 general; $10 seniors 60+; $6 students with ID. Hug High School Theater, 2880 Sutro St., (775) 343-8100,

RICHARD III: Brüka Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s history play about the rise and fall of the English king. F, 1/14, 8pm; Sa, 1/15, 8pm; Th, 1/20, 8pm; F, 1/21, 8pm; Sa, 1/22, 8pm; Th, 1/27, 8pm; F, 1/28, 8pm; Sa, 1/29, 8pm; Su, 1/30, 2pm; Th, 2/3, 8pm; F, 2/4, 8pm; Sa, 2/5, 8pm. $18 general; $16 students, seniors; $20 at the door. Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-3221,

SNOW ANGEL: TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada’s teen company presents this funny and eerie tale of teen angst, discovery and the power of believing. F, 1/21, 7-9pm; Sa, 1/22, 7-9pm; Su, 1/23, 2-4pm; F, 1/28, 7-9pm; Sa, 1/29, 7-9pm; Su, 1/30, 2-4pm. $7 general; $5 students, seniors. Laxalt Auditorium, Warren Nelson Building, 401 W. Second St., (775) 284-0789,

VANESSA: Nevada Opera presents Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera about a woman, who after living isolation for more than 20 years, anticipates the return of her lover. F, 2/11, 7:30pm; Su, 2/13, 2pm. $28-$70. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 786-4046,