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Archery Hotspot is Catching Fire

Try the latest sport whose popularity can’t be contained in Reno Tahoe USA! While Hunger Games: Catching Fire is released in theaters this week, release your inner Katniss Everdeen or Peeta Mallark at Wasting Arrows – Reno Tahoe’s archery range. Shoot – you’ll be hooked!

The high demand sport’s popularity has increased by 54% in the past five years, thanks to popular movies, games and the heated competition at the last Summer Olympics.

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Avid archers themselves, husband and wife team Lystra and Deana Pitts opened Wasting Arrows in November of 2012, and are Certified USA Archery (USAA), National Field Archery Association (NFAA), and National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) archery instructors, plus officers of the Nevada Bowhunters Association (NBHA). They provide a safe environment for a wide range of skill levels, from beginner to expert.

DSC_9919Wasting Arrows has 22 archery lanes with equipment available for rental or purchase. Family night, date night, birthday parties, classes and events are all offered.

For the more advanced archer, league and tournament shooting is available at Wasting Arrows. Featuring quality Spyderweb targets for high-speed compound bows, plus aerial targets thrown by a Laporte Archery Trap Machine – the only in the region.

Wasting Arrows’ range is open to the public daily with no appointments required, from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, noon to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sundays. Hourly rates start at $12, and equipment rentals at $5. Frequent Feather cards can be obtained for repeat guests.

For more information call (775) 360-6556, or visit www.WastingArrows.com.

Two Reno Hotels Place As Top 2 Casino Spas in 2013 According to SpaFinder

Reno is the place for luxurious relaxation according to SpaFinder® Wellness 365™ Readers!

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Spa Atlantis has been selected to receive a prestigious 2013 SpaFinder® Wellness 365™ Readers’ Choice Award for Best Casino Spa. In second place, is Reno’s Peppermill Casino Resort Spa.

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Fall Spa Specials at Atlantis and Peppermill Spas

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Perfectly Pumpkin Enzyme Facial

Powerful pumpkin enzymes rid your face of dull skin cells and impurities. Enjoy a hand massage while the antioxidant rich cranberry mask replenishes essential moisture.

Pumpkin Spice Spa Pedicure

Pumpkin infused enzyme foot masque and Shea Butter, finished with a selection from OPI’s new autumn polish collection.

Pretty in Pink FacialJoin Spa Atlantis in the fight against breast cancer with our exclusive spa treatments. $5 will be donated towards the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation for each treatment.

Candy Apple Anti-Aging Body WrapDelight your entire body in a fall-inspired tradition that begins with a rich exfoliant used to gently buff away dull skin. Your body is then hydrated with exclusive apple stem cell infused creams specially formualted to target anti-aging needs of the body.

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Harvest Honey Glow Wrap

Chocolate Pumpkin Enzyme Facial

Oh My Pumpkin Pie Manicure or Pedicure

Halloween Parties for Adults in Reno Tahoe

Adults deserve to play dress-up, too! From wild dance parties to hoedowns, free concerts to a bloody bash,  here’s a list of a few of the major Halloween parties for all types of party goers in Reno Tahoe:

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The 8th annual Skin & Scare Halloween Party is back at EDGE Nightspot! Go all out on the costumes, because $7,500 in cash prizes will be given away in costume contests. The amazing DJ ERock is spinning the party. Doors open at 10 pm on Halloween.

Wild Erotic Ball

The most wild Halloween party is happening at the Silver Legacy Grand Exposition Hall. Take the elevator home, and get a discounted room rate at The Silver Legacy by using code: WILD13. There will be $3,000 in cash and prizes given away in the costume contest and more!

Scream!

On All Hallows’ Eve, “Scream!” at BuBinga Lounge with DJ Loczi. Cash giveaway for the scariest and best overall costumes. $10 cover or free in costume.

Halloween Hoedown

The Nugget in Sparks is having their third annual Halloween Hoedown, October 26. This free party and $1,000 costume contest will cast a spell on the Casino Cabaret from 9 p.m. – midnight. Guests will enjoy the best in country music and dancing with host DJ Jamie G.

Keyser Soze Halloween Concert

FREE concert with Keyser Soze in Peppermill’s Terrace Lounge on Halloween from 8 pm to midnight

Zombie Four Play

On October 26, BuBinga’s Four Play Saturday will be taken over by Zombies after the Reno Zombie Crawl. There will be $1,200 in cash giveaways for the scariest, sexiest and best zombie couple. $15 cover without costume, $5 cover in costume.

7934e1c5-8a61-46dd-88b6-5708ec225e20The Blood Brothers Halloween Bash

On October 25 and 26, The Brew Brothers will be hosting the town’s scariest Halloween Bash! Compete in the costume contest for a chance at $2,400 in prizes.

Sprites and Monsters Party

Dance the night away at the Sprites and Monsters Party on Halloween at Rise Nightclub. Get free entry if you arrive in costume before midnight. Costume contest for sexiest sprite and scariest monster.

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Click here for family Halloween events!

Day of the Undead

Run, Dance, THEN CRAWL at this year’s Reno Zombie Crawl affair!

Want to experience a day that’s completely unmatched anywhere in the world? Want to take part in one of the largest zombie crawls ever? In the BEST downtown for pub crawls in the nation?

Not only that, but do you want a FULL DAY of zombie themed events, even for all-ages to get involved???

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The 6th Annual Reno Zombie Crawl is now a full day of events:

RUN at 10:00 AM

This year the Reno Zombie Crawl is hosting our first ever No Brainer Humans vs Zombies 5K fun run! It’s all ages and it’s going to be zany fun! Plus, all 21 & over participants will receive a FREE ZOMBIE CRAWL CUP to enjoy the evening’s festivities! Get more information and register here >>

DANCE at 7:00 PM

When the Reno Zombie Crawl began, we traditionally took a break midway through the event to dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. What began as a fun dance has now become its own event, as Thriller Under The Arch attracts hundreds of dancers and participants to the Historic Reno Arch! This event is all-ages and free, and this year we’re looking for 1,000 dancers to break our previous record! Get info and learn to dance here >>

CRAWL at 8:00 PM

The main event begins at 8:00 pm at different locations in downtown Reno!

  • Cups are on sale at Junkee Clothing Exchange and other locations, and will be available the night of the crawl too.
  • Locations: 45-50 different local taverns will participate!
  • $3 beer and drink specials at every location with your crawl cup!
  • NO COVER at any participating bar or club for any participant with a crawl cup!
  • Every single venue will hold at least one costume contest during the crawl! All you need to enter is a crawl cup!
  • Discount hotel rooms are available downtown for crawlers!

Check out more Halloween events in Reno Tahoe USA!

Haunted Halloween in Virginia City

What better place to celebrate Halloween than a place that is known as one of the three most haunted towns in the country? With Virginia City’s rich history, there are plenty of ghost stories to go around. If you can handle it, we invite you to come see what Halloween on the Comstock is all about.

Several spooky events take place throughout the month of October to celebrate this haunted holiday. Virginia City Ghost Tours offer a chilling overnight ghost walking tour on select nights throughout the month. On October 31, kids can come dressed in their costumes and enjoy the Halloween Parade then trick-or-treat down C Street. The V&T has a special Halloween night train, the Witches Delight Train. The cemetery, usually closed at night, opens for night-tours Halloween night only. This is not for the faint of heart! .

There’s plenty more ghostly stuff happening in Virginia City. Check online for more information.

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Feeling Brave? Stay in One of The Haunted Hotels

If you really want a scare, stay overnight to get the full haunted Halloween experience in Virginia City. There are quite a few haunted bed and breakfasts, hotels and motels to choose from, each with their own stories of ghosts and other unexplained mysteries.

The Silver Queen Hotel & Wedding Chapel offers 28 beautifully restored rooms and one of the most notably haunted sleeps in Virginia City. It is said to be haunted by a woman who killed her own baby, then committed suicide in one of the rooms. The Silver Queen offers ghost tours Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

The Gold Hill Hotel, opened in 1861, is the oldest hotel in Nevada. It is also supposedly haunted. In 1869 a terrible fire killed dozens of miners at the nearby Yellowjacket Mine. It is said these miners have stayed around. Other ghostly appearances at Gold Hill Hotel include a woman that emits a rose fragrance and sounds of giggling children.

If you’d rather stay somewhere less haunted, Virginia City has more lodging options online.

Real Ghost Stories

Not sure if Virginia City is haunted enough for you? Check out these recent stories and YOU decide what’s real:

It’s Always Haunted in Virginia City – Huffington Post

Who You Gonna Call? – AZ Sports & Lifestyle

We Need Ghosts More Than They Need Us – Psychology Today

Tigé MYWAKE Global Challenge

Wakeboarders, wakeskaters and wakesurfers compete against the rest of the world based on video footage of their riding.  Riders submit videos of themselves competing on wakeboard during June/July/August on their home turf.  Each month, judges from the Pro Wakeboard Tour will select the best riders in 20+ divisions.  Those winners are then invited to compete in the live event at the Sparks Marina.  2012 was the first year of this format and the finale was held in Orlando; about 50 finalists competed for the overall title.  The 2013 event has been expanded to include finalists in all age divisions as well as the men’s and women’s pros from around the world – 125 athletics are anticipated.   This is a made-for-media event and will be heavily promoted online.  It will also feature a live webcast and will be covered by Wakeboard Magazine – there is not a television broadcast component.  They will tentatively use JA Nugget as the event host hotel, due to World Sports & Marketing’s previous relationship with them for the Pro Wakeboard Tour.

Friday – amateurs compete

Saturday/Sunday – pros compete

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Eldorado Great Italian Festival Highlights

Sights, Sounds and Flavors of Italy Come to Downtown Reno during the Eldorado Great Italian Festival, October 12 and 13.

For 32 years, the Eldorado has brought the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy to downtown Reno during the Eldorado Great Italian Festival. The festival, held each year over Columbus Day weekend, is a celebration of Italian culture and traditions.

1265017_10151900723901461_935297455_oSet for October 12 and 13, the festival transforms downtown Reno into Little Italy with a grape stomp, sauce cookers competition, an Italian farmer’s market, bocce ball, kids’ gelato eating contest, Ferrari car display, Italian Buffet and incredible, free, live entertainment all weekend long.

The music line-up includes festival favorites such as, Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms, Moreno Fruzzetti, Tre Bella, Bella Ciao, Capuano n’ T Rock and Primo Basso. Joining the festival this year are the Nevada Opera, Martin Bonventre, and Italian pop singer and world-class whistler, Michael Barimo.

A crowd favorite year after year continues to be the Great Italian Festival Sauce Cook-off.  Italian families from across the West Coast bring their recipes to life right on the street for guests to taste. Pasta tasting bowls will be sold for $3 at the pasta booth on the corner of 4th and Virginia streets starting at 2 p.m. daily.

No Italian Festival would be complete without plenty of homemade Italian food! The Eldorado’s Famous Italian Dinner Buffet will be served in the Eldorado Convention Center on Saturday and in The Buffet on Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy an array of Italian specialties including handmade pasta dishes, osso bucco, eggplant parmesan, clamari with lemon butter, capers and basil, and many others as well as an assortment of homemade Italian salads and desserts, including the Eldorado’s famous gelato and tiramisu!

There are plenty of offerings street side as well— traditional Italian fare including house-made pastas, deep fried raviolis, meatball and sausage sandwiches, garlic bread, grilled flatbread, the Eldorado’s famous mushroom ravioli and more.

Festival Highlights:

-        Wilson_H F2011 RSCVA Italian Festival_0001Pasta bowls for sauce tasting will be sold for $3 at the pasta booth on the corner of 4th and Virginia streets starting at 2 p.m. daily.  Don’t wait, they go fast!

-        Grape stomping is fun, free and open to the public Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Members of the media, politicians and local celebrities stomp Sunday starting at 11 a.m. The grape stomping stage is located on the train trench plaza on the south side of the Eldorado.

-        The Ferrari Club of America will have more than 30 specialty cars in a special Ferrari display on 4th Street all weekend.

-        A bocce ball tournament for competitive players begins Saturday at 8 a.m. on the train trench plaza on the south side of the Eldorado. There is a $10 sign-up fee.  Stop by Sunday for free beginner and family play starting at 10 a.m.

-        An Italian Farmers Market with fresh fruits and vegetables will run all day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-        An Italian Mercado, located on Virginia St between 3rd Street and Commercial Row, will feature cannolis, garlic bread sticks, sourdough flutes, gelato and coffee from the Eldorado Coffee Company. The Mercado will also have items such as olive oils, vinegars, aprons, fresh cut flowers, Italian cookbooks, dried pastas, Italian meats and more.

-        The Eldorado’s Famous Italian Dinner Buffet will be served in the Eldorado Convention Center at 4 p.m. on Saturday and in The Buffet at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for $26.99 for adults, $13.99 for kids 10 and under and $21.99 for Eldorado Gold Card members and above.

-        A Kids’ gelato eating contest will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the grape stomp stage.

Italian Festival Entertainment Schedule:

Saturday, October 12

ROME STAGE – 4th and Virginia Streets

9:30-10:15       Nevada Opera

10:30-12:00     Michael Barimo

12:30-2:00       Tre Bella

2:00-2:15         Grease

2:30-4:00         Moreno Fruzzetti

4:30-6:00         Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms

VENICE STAGE – 3rd and Virginia Streets

10:30-11:30     Martin Bonaventre

12:00-1:30       Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms

2:00-3:30         Bella Ciao

4:00-5:30         Capuano n’T Rock

Direct from Italy


Sunday, October13

ROME STAGE – 4th and Virginia Streets

9:30-11:00       Bella Ciao

11:30-1:00       Michael Barimo

1:15-1:30         Grease

1:45-3:15         Ray Massa’s Eurorhythms

3:45-5:15         Moreno Fruzzetti

VENICE STAGE – 3rd and Virginia Streets
10:00-11:30     Primo Basso Band
12:00- 1:30      Tre Bella
2:00 – 3:00      Martin Bonaventre
4:00 – 5:30      Capuano n’ T Rock
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New Signs Point Visitors in the Right Direction

Points of interest are listed out with directions for downtown Reno walkers. Nearby attractions in downtown Reno are highlighted with more than 30 new “way-finding” signs around downtown Reno. From pointing the way to the Museum of Art to the Whitewater Park, visitors can be directed to a top attraction just around the corner they may not have realized was there!

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24-Hour Wakesurf World Record Attempt

_DSC0327To kickoff the highly-anticipated Live Main Event portion of its MyWake Global Challenge presented by Polaroid Action, Tigé has partnered with Day 1 Wake team rider Trevor Miller to attempt to become the first-ever athlete to successfully complete 24 consecutive hours of wakesurfing. The record setting attempt, to be certified by Guinness World Records, will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at Sparks Marina in Sparks, NV. Spectators are encouraged to attend and witness the amazing feat, admission is free and open to the public.

Having spent the past five months training for the record setting attempt, Miller, a professional wakesurfer, will have technology on his side in addition to his natural skill set. Towing Miller for the entirety of the record attempt will be Tigé’s Z3 boat. With a wake specifically designed for progressive wakesurfing, Miller will have the luxury of going for the record behind one of the sport’s most capable boats.

To achieve the Marathon Wakesurf record, Miller must successfully ride for at least 24 hours straight. In accordance with the Guinness rules, he accumulates five minutes of break time for every full hour of riding completed. Falls are permitted, but riding must be resumed as normal with no delaying to give him a break.

For more information about the Tigé MyWake Global Challenge, including rules, regulations and entry, visit www.mywake.com.

Live Burning Man 2013 Webcast

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Maybe you weren’t able to make it out to the Playa this year, or maybe you’re heading out soon but would like a peek at the weather first. Or, maybe you just heard about this amazing thing called Burning Man and would like to see what all the excitement is about. Whatever the reason, here’s a live view from Black Rock City!

www.ustream.tv/burningman