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Weekend Lineup: Country Stars, Celeb DJs, Witty Comedians, Metalcore & More

Mix country music superstars, today’s hottest DJs, comedy legends, hard hitting bands and a splash of Black Dot Vodka, and you get one unforgettable weekend in Reno Tahoe USA.

County music stars are taking over Reno this Friday.

Clint Black, one of the music industry’s top names, brings his world-renowned country style to the Silver Legacy at 8:00 p.m. Black, renowned for his voice and guitar playing, has also mastered the drums and harmonica, which makes for a show like no other. Tickets start at $42.50.

Female vocalist great Terri Clark is set to perform an acoustic show at Cargo inside CommRow  at 8:00p.m. Known for her beautiful voice and country flair, Clark has sold over four million albums during her unprecedented career, boasting nearly a dozen Top Ten hits including “Better Things to Do.” Don’t miss her unplugged an intimate show with tickets starting at $23.50.

426203_262412933832051_130878960318783_616865_1001789996_nThis Saturday, BuBinga Lounge inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino invites you to “Rock the Dot” with Black Dot Vodka and special host, DJ Parweezy (AKA Mr. Bollywood). Don’t miss the hottest party in Reno as a star-studded DJ lineup ignites the dance floor. DJ Rancan, DJ Love-One and Dholi Amar Gill will join resident DJs Roni Romance, (((xmfredie))) and Jessica the Ripper  for a night full the finest beats and luscious drinks. The party kicks off at 10:00p.m. with a $10 cover.

If you’re in the mood for some big laughs before you hit the dance floor, be sure to catch Bill Maher at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Maher’s combination of brutal honesty and political satire has earned him his own shows on Comedy Central and HBO, as well as 22 Emmy nominations.  Maher takes to the Grand Exposition Hall stage Saturday at 8p.m. for a night of unforgettable comedy. Tickets start at $45.50.

Likewise on Saturday, comedic greats Bobby Slayton and Bobby Collins will have you laughing off the edge of your seat at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. Preforming his own unique style of standup for almost 30 years, Bobby Slayton is often regarded as the “Pit bull of Comedy” because of his hilarious and energetic performance.  Having opened for showbiz greats such as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, Bobby Collins is legend in the comedy world. He performs more than 200 stand-up shows a year, bringing his laughs to millions of people. This evening of side-splitting jokes starts at 9:00p.m. in the Celebrity Showroom for only $20.

For you head bangers and metalcore enthusiasts alike, Attack Attack! will rock the Knitting Factory stage on Saturday with special guests The Ghost Inside, Sleeping with Sirens, Chunk! NO Captain Chunk! and Dream on Dreamer.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and tickets start at $18.00.

Your Guide to Ringing in the New Year in Reno

For a far from expected New Year’s celebration, join one of the many exciting parties in downtown Reno. From Go-Go dancers and gowns, to fireworks and fake mustaches, we have everything you need to make this a New Year’s Eve you won’t forget – or remember.

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It may be cold outside, but inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino it’s heating up at BuBinga Lounge. Hosting a special New Year’s Eve Black and White Bash, (((xm fedie))), Roni Romance and Jessica the Ripper will be spinning well into the New Year. One cover gets you into Brew Brothers and Roxy’s Bar and Lounge, both venues are entertaining with live music and DJ’s, plus party favors, a balloon drop and toast at midnight. Cin Cin offers a more laid back celebration where you can enjoy artisan cocktails while relaxing with friends.

Ring in the New Year with the hottest Brazilian dancers inside the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. You won’t have to visit the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to feel the heat. To start the countdown to midnight, Atlantis’ Party Patrol will roam the casino floor to hand out hats, tiaras, and noise makers! The festive parade starts at 10pm and travels through the casino floor. FREE entertainment, FREE Champagne, FREE party favors, a casino-wide balloon drop, plus everyone is a winner! This is one party that would be hard to turn your back on.

Silver Legacy Resort Casino is  on New Year’s Eve with DJ’s, dancing and dueling pianos. Enjoy one of the hottest dance parties in town, along with complimentary party favors and a midnight champagne toast at the “Rockin’ the Dome Dance Party,” hosted by DJ Kentot. Or, celebrate the New Year “island style” at Rub Bullions Island Bar, featuring the outrageous dueling pianos. If you’re looking for a dance experience with bottle service, check out Aura Lounge where you can party the night away.

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Party, sip and boogie at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino with three parties to choose from that will ring in the New Year in style. Dance into the New Year with DJ Chris English while enjoying vintage cocktails at VINTEDGE presented by EDGE – guest will receive party favors including masquerade masks and mustaches. The Club 90 band sets the mood for an evening of dancing, mingling, libations, party favors and a champagne toast at the Capri Ballroom Bash. If you’re feeling lucky, party on the casino floor. Groove to the sounds of Soul Experience at the Cabaret Lounge or jam to an energetic selection of popular music at the Terrace Lounge.

Get wild in Sammy’s Showroom inside Harrah’s Reno, where Go-Go dancers and a DJ blasting your favorite hits will fill the night with excitement. Sapphire Lounge will also help you celebrate the dawning of the New Year with music, dancing and drink specials.

For you high school juniors and seniors, welcome 2012 in New York City fashion at NYC NYE hosted by Cargo inside CommRow. Dance to the music of DJ Max, sip on specialty non-alcoholic drinks while munching on New York street food, and toast with sparkling cider at midnight while watching the ball drop on the big screen.

Glitterdome Presents and The Knitting Factory have joined forces to bring you VIP New Years Eve 2012! The epic night is hosting 6 different acts, Go-Go dancers, dragonfly aerials and exotic treats.

Finally, it wouldn’t be a New Year’s Eve celebration without fireworks. Take on the tradition and join thousands under the Reno arch to bring in the New Year as Reno lights up the sky with dazzling pyrotechnics.

By, Cody Haener

Give Back, Get BASSted and Go Bananas This Holiday Season

EDGE Nightspot

This Thanksgiving, get out of the house and get BASSted at EDGE as DJ Jessica the Ripper spins Dubstep, House and the best dance music in Reno. You’ll have a lot to be thankful for with $4 cranberry baster shots and potato vodka specials. Make this year’s Thanksgiving one you will never forget.

Every Friday until December 16, take advantage of “The Give Back” where EDGE will accept canned goods, winter coats or unopened toys in exchange of the $20 cover. They’ll also throw in a line jump! All goods will be donated to the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach program.

On December 1 EDGE is partnering with Northern Nevada Outreach to honor World AIDS Day. They’ll be throwing a Red party, with complimentary cover for ladies and complimentary bottle service for parties of 6+ girls.

BuBinga Lounge

Before the family dysfunction and food-induced coma comes Thanksgiving Eve, one of the biggest party nights of the year. At BuBinga Lounge inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino that means feasting on the sounds of (((xm fredie))) and Roni Romance and imbibing in $3 drink specials like pumpkin pie shots, cranberry cosmos, Wild Turkey and Coors Lights.

So burn a few extra calories before Thanksgiving by dancing the night away at BuBinga Lounge.

Get Freaky at these 2011 Halloween Hotspots

Where to be on All Hallow’s Eve…

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FANGTASIA

  • Sink your teeth into Fangtasia, at EDGE Nightspot. EDGE will be giving away $1,000 in Cash Prizes to their favorite outfits of the night to kick off the $10,000 Halloween Giveaway Weekend. “True Blood” themed attire is encouraged.

Friday, Oct 28

FREAKIN’ WEEKEND

  • 294565_298548630172180_168802109813500_1253800_260115406_nFreakin’ Weekend is spread over venues, honoring only 1 cover and giving away over $6,000 in costume contests. The kids might have to wait until Monday for Halloween tricks and treats, but adults can get their party started early at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.

FRIGHT FEST HALLOWEEN PARTY

Saturday, Oct 29

RENO ZOMBIE CRAWL

  • Rise from the crypt in your best zombie attire and join the flesh eating masses at the Reno Zombie Crawl to enjoy drink specials at more than 30 bars. Featuring multiple start locations, this year’s crawl promises to be all about the brain eating fun so forget about the long lines of the past.

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  • Come with your smoothest moves to Boogieman’s Ball at the Knitting Factory! $1000.00 First Place for Best Costume and DJ Kos mixes today’s best dance/party music videos on their massive video screens!

SKIN & SCARE INFERNO

  • Things will heat up at EDGE for their Skin & Scare Inferno party $6,000 Costume Contest, where EDGE will give away $2,500 for the Sexiest costume, $2,500 for the Scariest costume, and an additional $1,000 in Cash Prizes. This is the second night of thier $10,000 Halloween Giveaway Weekend!

FREAKIN’ WEEKEND

  • Freakin’ Weekend is spread over venues, honoring only 1 cover and giving away over $6,000 in costume contests. The kids might have to wait until Monday for Halloween tricks and treats, but adults can get their party started early at the Eldorado Hotel Casino.WILD EROTIC BALL

WILD EROTIC BALL

  • Scary and sexy collide at the Wild 102.9 11th Annual Wild Erotic Ball at Silver Legacy. Saturday, October 29 there are dueling parties at Aura Lounge and Rum Bullions, cover at each night club is $10 or you can get in on both for only $16! Beginning at 9:00 p.m., both lounges offer Costume Contests, with 1st prize receiving $300 and 2nd prize receiving $200, in cash.

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HALLOWEEN JAM FEST

  • On the Eve of All Hallow’s Eve, join the Knitting Factory as they rock the house at Halloween Jam Fest.

Monday, Oct 31

MONSTER BASH

  • The kids aren’t the only ones who deserve treats come Halloween night, Monster Bash . Enter the $2,500 Costume Contest, where EDGE will award $1,000 for the Sexiest costume, $1,000 for the Most Creative costume, and a $500 Cash Prize for their Favorite costume of the night. This is the last night of the $10,000 Halloween Giveaway Weekend, so don’t miss out!

If you’re looking for a fright night with your family, check out  Costume Contests, Mayhem and a Hoedown?… An Unforgettable 2011 Halloween Weekend.

MEruelo Group to invest more than $25 million IN RENOVATIONS at Grand Sierra Resort AND CASINO

2358651633_494bfef237_zAlex Meruelo, CEO and Founder of the Meruelo Group, and owner of Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) announced a $25 million investment in upgrading the GSR campus. This facility’s improvement will focus on areas that most impact guests’ quality of experience including but not limited to guest rooms, dining venues and entertainment spaces.

Construction begins 4th Quarter 2011. Renovations will include:

  • Updated guest rooms and suites, which will showcase classic contemporary furnishings, linens and flooring.
  • The Cantina, a new and authentic Mexican dining venue that will boast Northern Nevada’s largest tequila collection.
  • The casino floor will boast a brand new complete ultra lounge, featuring floor to ceiling sheers and hidden coves with plush furniture.
  • GSR newest club will be a contemporary country western dance hall. With more than $1 million allocated for this portion of the project the new space will feature a larger dance floor, additional seating and a country crossover look and feel.
  • To compliment all of the additions to the property the casino will also be remodeled and renovated to reflect the updated look.
  • The last elements of the renovation will include improvements to existing on-site amenities such as the convention center, heath club and spa as well as new and upgraded carpet and lighting throughout the property.

This Labor Day, End your Summer Right with BBQ, Bikinis and Boisterous Comedians

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What better way to kick-off your Labor Day weekend than hitting The Beach? Grab your board shorts and bikinis and head over to the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino for Plunge Thursday. Relax next to the pool while enjoying drink specials from Skyy Vodka and Coors as guest DJs spin the hottest tracks.

If you’re hungry for one last summer BBQ, join the thousands that gather every year at Victorian Square in Sparks for the country’s most prestigious rib eating festival, The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off. Enjoy finger-lickin’ ribs prepared by top cooks from across the nation as well as live music on the Main Concert Stage every night. This Labor Day favorite takes place August 31 – September 5.

Get your last laughs for the summer with comedians Dante Nero and K-von at Silver Legacy’s Catch a Rising Star. Funny man Dante Nero has been featured on Chappell’s Show and had a role in the hit movie Fighting, while K-von, star of the MTV’s “Disaster Date” has been featured on SHOWTIME and recently came off a two-year comedy tour. Performing August 30 through September 4, these comedic up and comers will have you in tears from laughter.

Enjoy this last holiday weekend of freedom in Reno-Tahoe!

Written by, Cody Haener

Live Stream: Burning Man 2011

August 29 – September 5, over 50,000 participants gather to create Black Rock City in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having created unbelievable artistic experiences, and having left no trace whatsoever.



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BURNING MAN 101

If you’re heading to the playa for Burning Man and need to know what to bring and where to get it we have you covered. Here is a list of tips and shops in the Reno-Sparks area where you will find the essentials to make your visit to Black Rock City smooth and memorable.

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Weather

For those of you who don’t know desert weather, the days are hot and the nights are cold.

Daytime temperatures routinely exceed 100º F. Sunscreen, lip balm and skin lotion are your three best friends on the playa. Drinking up to one gallon of water per person per day is the rule of thumb. Remember to eat proper salty foods to prevent electrolyte imbalance.

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  • You don’t carry a water bottle with you at all times.
  • You swill instead of drinking deeply.
  • You wait to drink until you’re thirsty – too late!
  • Your urine is anything but clear and abundant.
  • You become cranky.

Overnight lows in the 40’s can seem exceptionally cold after extensive daytime sun, so you’ll want to bring warm clothing and a good sleeping bag.

High recommendation: bring goggles. Dust storms can prowl the playa in packs or sweep in a broadened front across the plain at any moment.

Clothing

Outfits are crucial on the playa. Burners are encouraged to express themselves and wear what may not normally be accepted around town and at the office – so get creative.  By visiting these clothing stores and costume shops, you will find everything you’ll need from EL-wire kits to exotic fabrics to create the perfect ensemble:

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PolyEsther’s Costume Boutique

Junkee Clothing Exchange

Chocolate Walrus

Prism Magic Clothing & Imports

Bikes

A bicycle (with a bike light) is vital for enjoying the vast and burgeoning metropolis. Remember, Black Rock City turns into a decent size “town” with over 50,000 people. Here are a few shops where you can pick up your playa transportation:

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Bicycle Bananas

Reno Bike Project

Great Basin Bicycles

Food

It is crucial to bring plenty of food and water with you on your Burning Man journey so stop by these great retailers to stock up before you head out:

Save Mart Supermarket – 525 Keystone Ave.

Trader Joe’s – 5035 South McCarran Blvd.

Whole Foods Market – 6139 South Virginia St.

Simply Water- 1070 Gentry Way

Gear

The only thing sold on the playa is ice and coffee, so don’t forget any camping necessities such as tents, flashlights, batteries, shade, and water containers. Check out:

Cabelas

Scheels

Twin City Surplus

Sierra Trading Post

For more tips, check out the Survival Guide.

Check out our pictures from last year on Flickr.

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS “DO NOT MISS” EVENTS SCHEDULE

During Hot August Nights, Reno Tahoe has more events happening around town than anyone could ever dream of attending. We know this can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve made a list to highlight a few of our “do not miss” events each night. For the full event schedule, click here.

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2 pm to 6 pm              Summit Racing Equipment Show-n-Shine – 960 E. Glendale Ave., Sparks

3 pm to 5 pm              Local’s Classic Car Show-n-Shine Competition – Peppermill Resort Spa Casino Reno

Entertainment

Eldorado Hotel Casino

7 pm                            Hairspray – Tickets start at $24.95 – Dinner & Show. Packages Available. To order tickets call 775-786-5700 or 800-879-8879 or go to www.eldoradoreno.com.

Grand Sierra Resort

8 pm                            Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo – Tickets from $25, $45, $65. Call 800-648-3568 or go to www.grandsierraresort.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

9 am to 4 pm              Grand Sierra Resort Daily Classic Cherry Shown – Shine - Awards presented nightly at 7 pm on the venue stage.

5 pm to 10 pm            Cruise of Champions – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

6 pm                            Jelly Donut Eating Contest – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

7 pm to 10 pm            Official Kick-off Cruise- Downtown Reno

7 pm to 10 pm            Controlled Cruise – Downtown Sparks

Entertainment

Eldorado Hotel Casino

7 pm                            Hairspray – Tickets start at $24.95 – Dinner & Show. Packages Available. To order tickets call 775-786-5700 or 800-879-8879 or go to www.eldoradoreno.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

12 pm to 10 pm          Hot August Nights Drags & Burnouts Presented by John Ascuaga’s Nugget & Full Throttle Performance – John Ascuaga’s Nugget. West Parking Lot

3 pm to 5 pm              Peppermill Night Life Show-n-Shine Competition – Peppermill Resort Spa Casino Reno

8 pm to 11 pm            Hot August Nights 25th Anniversary Prom – “Evening Under The Stars.” Sponsored by Circus Circus. Entertainment by Ronny & The Classics. Mandalay Ballroom. Tickets $15 in advance/$20 at the door- Call 800-648-5010 or 775-789-5604.

Entertainment

Grand Sierra Resort

8:15 pm                       HERMAN’S HERMITS STARRING PETER NOONE

Victorian Square – Sparks

8:15 pm                       “OH WHAT A NIGHT” A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS – Stage Presented by John Ascuaga’s Nugget & The City of Sparks.

Eldorado Hotel Casino

7 pm                            Hairspray – Tickets start at $24.95 – Dinner & Show. Packages Available. To order tickets call 775-786-5700 or 800-879-8879 or go to www.eldoradoreno.com.

Harrah’s Reno

8 pm                            Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute Show. Tickets are $25/$29, call 775-778-2900 for reservations or go to www.harrahsreno.com.

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2 pm                            Free Classic Film Festival - Rebel Without A Cause. John Ascuaga’s Nugget.  Celebrity Showroom.

7:30 pm to 8 pm         Kids Show-n-Shine Competition – All Ages Welcome. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino Reno.

9:45 pm                       Hot August Nights Fireworks Spectacular – Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

Entertainment

Eldorado Hotel Casino

7 pm                            Hairspray. Tickets start at $24.95 – Dinner & Show. Packages Available. To order tickets call 775-786-5700 or 800-879-8879 or go to www.eldoradoreno.com.

Harrah’s Reno

8 pm                            Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute Show. Tickets are $25/$29, call 775-778-2900 for reservations or go to www.harrahsreno.com.

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

8 pm                            DOO WOP. The Flamingos featuring Terry Johnson, Barbara Harris & The Toys, The Marcels, The Safaris, Kathy Young, Joe Jones & The Pentagons, & The Olympics. Tickets from $50, $69.50. Call the Silver Legacy Resort Casino at 800-MUST-SEE or ticketmaster.com or silverlegacy.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

8 am to 10 pm            Hot August Nights Official Classic Car Auction – Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

10 am to 3 pm            John Ascuaga’s Nugget Peoples Choice Award - Pick up judging ballot at John’s Club booth.

10 am to 5 pm            Big Boy’s Toy Store - Reno-Sparks Events Center, Downtown Reno – Presented by the Silver Legacy Resort Casino and the Eldorado Hotel Casino.

Entertainment

Eldorado Hotel Casino

7 pm & 9:30 pm          Hairspray. Tickets start at $24.95 – Dinner & Show. Packages Available. To order tickets call 775-786-5700 or 800-879-8879 or go to www.eldoradoreno.com.

Harrah’s Reno

8 pm                            Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute Show. Tickets are $25/$29, call 775-778-2900 for reservations or go to www.harrahsreno.com.

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

8 pm                            DICK FOX’S GOLDEN BOYS STARRING FRANKIE AVALON, FABIAN & BOBBY RYDELL. Tickets from $65 & $80. Call the Silver Legacy Resort Casino at 800-MUST-SEE or ticketmaster.com or silverlegacy.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

10 am                          Official Parade – Downtown Reno

Entertainment

Eldorado Hotel Casino

7 pm                            Hairspray. Tickets start at $24.95 – Dinner & Show. Packages Available. To order tickets call 775-786-5700 or 800-879-8879 or go to www.eldoradoreno.com.

Harrah’s Reno

8 pm                            Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute Show. Tickets are $25/$29, call 775-778-2900 for reservations or go to www.harrahsreno.com.

SUPERHEROES AND VILLANS WILL SAVE THE WORLD, ONE DRINK AT A TIME

The only thing Superheroes, Super-zeros and Villains can agree on: a giant pub crawl. On July 16, identities will be masked, evil will pause and good times will prevail.

We know you have to get to making your unarguably awesome costumes, so we’ll keep the details short:

$2 and $3 drink specials

17 participating bars

Cash and other prizes! (How often are you paid to drink with your friends?)

Cost: $5 gets you a cup and a map

Upgraded VIP Cup: Only $40 buys you admission and one $5 drink at each of the 17 stops. FYI: that’s $85 worth of booze!

Be Safe, don’t drive. The Silver Legacy Resort Casino has discounted hotel rooms exclusively for Crawlers. Enter code SUPER11.

Start time: 8pm

End time: You make the call. You’re in Reno.

Start Location: Biggest Little City Club at 188 California Avenue

The Superhero Crawl’s mission is to save the World, one drink at a time. So, just in case you needed one more reason to party, a portion of the proceeds is donated to support the Washoe County School District.

Check out the costumes from last year and let your imagination decide your pseudo-character for the night.