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Nevada Craft Brewers Festival

Get a taste of Nevada Brewing!

Top brewers from across the Silver State will be with their best brews on tap at Wingfield Park, October 5, from 3-7pm for the Nevada Craft Brewers Festival. Beer in hand, hanging out outside under the fall colors along the Truckee River… what more could you ask for on a sunny Saturday?

Well, there is more…

1174676_10151847387191620_1580636130_nEvent Highlights:

-          15 craft breweries

-          100% Nevada brewed

-          Local Food Trucks will feed the thirsty crowd

-          Live music by Lonesome Locomotive

-          $25 in advance, $30 day of; includes, one tasting glass and bottomless beer

-          $5 for designated drivers

-          FREE non-alcoholic beverages

-          21+

Tickets are on sale:

Great Basin Reno and Sparks, Silver Peak, Silver Peak on the River, Brewers’ Cabinet, Sierra Tap House, Stoneyhead Brewery, Reno Home Brewer, Brasserie St James, High Sierra Brewery, and Minden Meat and Deli.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT® COMES TO SILVER LEGACY

Don’t miss your chance to be dazzled live and in-person by the amazing and electrifying stars of NBC’s #1-rated hit TV show. Join Silver Legacy in welcoming America’s Got Talent on the stage in the Grande Exposition Hall on Friday, October 18 at 8 p.m.

agt_thumbFor eight years running, “America’s Got Talent®” has entertained viewers with its own unique blend of incredible talent and one-of-a-kind performances, in a celebration of the American spirit. With a lineup led by the show’s brand-new Million Dollar Winner, the “America’s Got Talent Live™” stage show features many of the performers and fan favorites who won America’s hearts and received millions of votes from viewers across the country. Be there to experience all the energy and excitement of the blockbuster TV show, when “America’s Got Talent Live™” bursts on stage at Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall!

Don’t miss America’s Got Talent in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on Friday, October 18Tickets are available for $55.50 with premium seating for $69.50. To reserve seats visit www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmasters.com or call 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401.

LADY ANTEBELLUM AT DOWNTOWN RENO EVENTS CENTER – March 14

Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum has extended their headlining TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR with 40 new dates scheduled for 2014, including a Friday, March 14th performance at Downtown Reno Events Center. Previously announced guests for the 2013 run, Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves, will also continue with the group for the second leg of the tour and will open the show in Reno.

Pre Sale tickets for Lady Antebellum will be available on Thursday, October 3rd from 10am-10pm via www.APEConcerts.com.

1_lady_a_tour_photo_2013Tickets for Lady Antebellum go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 4th at 10am via www.APEConcerts.com and www.Ticketmaster.com.

Tickets Go On Sale to the General Public October 4th at 10am

Last year, Lady A hosted over one million fans across the globe in 11 countries on their first headlining world tour, which earned them Billboard Touring’s “Breakthrough Award,” CMA’s “International Artists Achievement Award” and will accept the “Jim Reeves International Award” at this fall’s ACM Honors. For updates on tour dates and ticket info, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Click here for a special 2014 tour announce video:   http://smarturl.it/downtown2014

Fans can visit www.ladyantebellum.com for the most updated on-sale information for all tour dates and www.cidentertainment.com/ladyantebellum for VIP opportunities.

Memorial Day Weekend in Reno Tahoe

Cowboys, comedians, crawls, concerts and even a few clunkers will be coming to Reno Tahoe for Memorial Day Weekend – and you should too! Check out the star-studded lineup!

Nugget Country Crossroads

May 24-26

A three-day celebration of music featuring well-known country acts, country music DJs, free line dancing lessons, country karaoke contests and more.

Headliners:

May 24 -  Gloriana

May 25 – Jerrod Niemann

May 26 – Dwight Yoakam

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May 27, Memorial Day, is “Opening Day” at the Lake! Looking for some guidance and possibly some free swag? Download a printer friendly passport which includes a complete calendar of events.

Reno Street Food

May 24

Reno Street Food celebrates the street food culture produces artisan and gourmet food truck, food trailer and pop-up restaurant events weekly for people that love good food.

Redneck Rodeo Truck Show

May 24

The Redneck Rodeo Truck show is what it says – a competition just for trucks . . . .  old, new, funky or just plain cool.

Amy Schumer

May 25

Amy Schumer is quickly becoming the hottest star in the world of comedy, not to mention the creator, star and writer of “Inside Amy,” her Comedy Central television show.

Carson City Ghost Walking Tour

May 25

Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in our seasonal Ghost Walking Tours led by Madame Curry. The Carson City Ghost Walk is a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse past.

Memorial Day Parade

May 25

Celebrate our nation’s military heroes, past, present and future with a beautiful parade down the streets of Virginia City.

Reno Beer Crawl

May 25

For just $5, you get a wrist band, map & glass to use for $1 refills of 6 ounce samples (that’s half a beer folks!) at multiple downtown Reno locations.

And that’s not all, folks. Check out our complete Events Calendar.

6 Last Minute Travel Planning Apps

Despite our best efforts, sometimes circumstances out of our control force us to change our plans. Anybody who has ever found themselves without a place to stay as the sun sets in a foreign city knows the value of good advice or a travel guidebook. Likewise, a last minute business or family trip can force us to book the easiest hotel and rental car, or eat the most accessible and obvious meal, despite better and lower cost alternatives nearby.

Fortunately, the digital world is leveling the playing fields. With a smart phone in your pocket or tablet in your bag, a number of easy-to-use apps are making it possible to enjoy first-class amenities without prior planning AND on a budget.

If you’re often on-the-go, add these apps to your handheld arsenal:

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reno tahoe usaWhen a travel app is valuable even to locals, it’s worth downloading, and the official Reno Tahoe app certainly makes the cut. With all the entertainment constantly coming through town, the app will keep you up-to-date, in addition to offering daily snow reports, lift statuses, and even golf course green fees. When you’re walking around town, use the onboard map to locate restaurants that fit your palate. There may even be a corresponding coupon you can use in the app to save a few bucks on your bill.

Hotel Tonight

Hotel TonightAs simple as it sounds, this free app for Android and iOS specializes in last minute hotels. Each day at noon in the time zone for a particular market, that day’s deals are announced, based on availability at partner hotels. If a place is completely under-booked, they’ll often mark the prices down to 70 percent off. At most any city in the U.S. and throughout Europe, you can count on at least 20 percent off, just by waiting to commit until the day of your stay.

Triposo

TriposoBilled as a “living, breathing travel guide”, Triposo is working hard to corner the market on up-to-date travel info by outcompeting paper books that may quickly contain outdated information. Their database already includes 200 countries and 8,000 destinations, so chances are that your next stop will be covered. Perhaps best of all, the guides update themselves while you’re connected, but you don’t need internet or wireless coverage to access the guides and maps from your Android or iOS phones and devices, so you’re good-to-go even when you’re off-the-grid (provided you keep that battery charged).

Foodspotting

FoodspottingAlthough plenty of apps exist to find great places to eat, Foodspotting might just be the most fun (which is also why OpenTable recently scooped it up for $10 million). Let’s say you’re in Memphis, but you’re not in the mood for BBQ. Foodspotting pulls up a map of the area, but instead of the names of restaurants, you get photographs posted by other users, pinned to the location of where you can get it. An hour later, you’re sitting at The Elegant Farmer, enjoying their Vegetable Plate, instead of at the chain spot next to your hotel.

Verbalize It

verbalize itJust in case you had any doubts about the small world we live in today, VerbalizeIt is here to connect you anywhere you go. This app doesn’t work like a traditional phone or internet translator, which often provide awkward translations and can be tedious to use. Instead, this iOS and Android app hires human translators who are available 24/7 to translate between English and Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin, French, German and Portuguese. The founder was inspired by an emergency trip to a hospital in rural China where nobody understood him. With the app used on a phone with the speaker setting, a live translator instantly helps two people communicate their exact words. Usage is sold in time increments per language, and the only downside may be that cell service or Wifi is necessary to access the translators.

Milewise

milewiseFlight search engines may be a dime-a-dozen, but for constant travelers, Milewise is worth knowing about. With airlines constantly consolidating and combining their rewards programs in new and confusing ways with their partners, it can be tough to keep track of which flights are eligible for reward travel. With MileWise, all of your accounts are kept in one place, and any flight you search for where you can utilize your miles will be highlighted (as well as those that will help get you to the next benchmark in your miles accumulation). They’ll also give you a heads up to avoid letting miles expire and will estimate the actual value of your rewards, helping you get the most out of your hard-earned miles. Finally, you can set price alerts just like most other search engines so you get the best possible deal.

Has an app ever helped you out of a bind in an unfamiliar city or foreign land? Which of these apps (or others) do you recommend?

Written by guest blogger, Joe Laing

Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV Rentals, your nationwide source for RV rentals. El Monte RV also sells used motorhomes through eight different locations across the United States. For more information on purchasing a used motorhome see http://www.elmontervsales.com/.

North Lake Tahoe SnowFest 2013

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 return March 1-10, 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.

336545_10151287843365001_4888850_oIn its 32nd year, SnowFest, is expected to draw thousands of attendees, with the majority of events free to spectators.

Event Highlights:

Opening Night Ceremonies, Laser Show, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Squaw Valley (March 1)

Mamasake Extreme Food Challenge for those with a strong stomach (March 1)

Jack London Commemorative Sierra Sled Dog Derby (March 2-3)

SnowFest23rd Annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim in Tahoe’s frigid waters (March 2)

SnowFest Parades in Tahoe City and Kings Beach (March 2 and March 9 respectively)

Rahlves’ Banzai Tour at Squaw Valley (March 2-3)

37th Annual Great Ski Race, a 30-kilometer cross country race from Tahoe City to Truckee (March 3)

Jake’s Mardi Gras on the Lake Party (March 4)

Truckee’s Fastest Bartender Contest (March 6)

Blue Agave’s Indoor River Rafting and Trivia Night in Tahoe City (March 8)

Mother-Son Laser Tag at the Rideout Community Center on the West Shore (March 8)

Rahlves’ Banzai Tour at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on Donner Summit (March 9-10)

25th Annual Snow Sculpture Contest at Tahoe City’s River Ranch Lodge (March 10)

Ta-Hoe Nalu Arctic Standup Paddleboard Race in Kings Beach (March 10)

For more information about SnowFest and a complete list of events, visit the organization’s website at http://www.tahoesnowfestival.com/. There you can also click to follow the event via Facebook and Twitter.

Downtown Reno Celebrates St. Paddy’s Day with the Inaugural Leprechaun Crawl

It’s no blarney…downtown Reno is celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with the inaugural Leprechaun Crawl, so get out your green outfit and crooked hat and join in the revelry!

373324_463398110380435_1093915398_nWe can’t promise a pot o’ gold but we can guarantee a pot full of fun when Circus Circus Reno, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino host the Leprechaun Pub Crawl on Saturday, March 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Just $5 for the official Leprechaun pub crawl cup gets you mystical, magical drink specials in 13 participating bars and lounges in downtown.

Where are the bar stops on this lucky tour?

Circus Circus Reno                                      Harrah’s Reno

Dos Geckos Bar                                               Stage @ The Zone

Sports Bar                                                         Zone Sports Bar

Village Bar                                                        Sapphire Lounge

Eldorado Hotel Casino                               Silver Legacy Resort Casino

The Brew Brothers                                        Aura Ultra Lounge

BuBinga Lounge                                             Rum Bullions Island Bar

Bar Centro                                                       Silver Baron Lounge

The Blender Bar

What else is going on?

Food and drink specials, costume contests with cash and prizes, green beer at a number of stops, popular Irish music and meet the little leprechaun’s…that is, if you get a glimpse of them! What’s more, a portion of the proceeds is benefitting Future Kind, a non-profit dedicated to improving infrastructure and education and closing the global opportunity gap and building communities. To learn more about this exciting and action-packed event, go to www.leprechauncrawl.com “The Leprechaun Pub Crawl” is presented by Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno, the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino. You can also find more information at www.circusreno.com, www.eldoradoreno.com, www.harrahsreno.com or www.silverlegacy.com.

Valentine’s Vampire Crawl

Creatures of the night will invade downtown Reno, February 9, adding a dangerously romantic twist to this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration. Sink your fangs into mouth-watering drink specials, contests and prizes.

vampIn order to participate, you purchase a $5 cup and map and you get $2 and $3 drink specials at tons of bars downtown. You also get access to costume contests and other perks. Plus the cup is pretty cool.

Start time is 7:30 pm on Saturday night February 9th. This year we have two start locations: Waterfall and Red Rock. More info here.

Before the crawl you can buy cups at local stores, including Junkee Clothing Exchange, Melting Pot, Chocolate Walrus and Prism Magic. On crawl night we’ll have start bars where you can purchase cups as well.

You don’t HAVE to, but it’s WAY more fun if you do! We’ve compiled easy and fun ideas! There’s so many cool costume ideas you can pull off for the Vampire Crawl- you could be a vamp, a victim, a vampire hunter, and check out the a full listing of locations at their costumes page.

Downtown Reno has plenty of awesome hotels. We partner with the Silver Legacy to get discount rooms so that people don’t have to drive, and 10% of your room rate gets donated to charity! Our discount code is VAMP13. For more info go to our discount hotel rooms page.

Why Vamps? They’re sexy as hell, enjoy a good drink and really into hearts. Kinda like cupid, well, close enough.

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Mardi Gras 2013

Laissez les bons temps rouler, or let the good times roll, in Reno Tahoe USA this Mardi Gras with dance parties, drink specials, a party on the rails and more!

Naughty Gras 2013 – Silver Legacy Resort Casino

You don’t to need be on Bourbon St. to have a naughty good time for Mardi Gras this year. Join the Silver Legacy Resort Casino for Naughty Gras 2013 on February 9, where you will dance the night away to the sounds of DJ KOS while sipping jazzy drink specials inspired by The Big Easy. Make sure to spice up your outfit as thousands of dollars in cash prizes will be given out for the most erotic costumes. The party starts at 9 pm in the Grande Exposition Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door and $35 for the VIP Jester’s Lounge.

Stay the weekend at a special nightly rate of $59.99 on Friday and Saturday when you use reservation code “NAUGHTY”.

Parti Gras – John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Don’t miss the three-day Mardi Gras celebration at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, kicking off with a concert by New Orleans legend and five-time Grammy winner Dr. John on Friday, February 15 at 9 pm. The festivities continue with free concerts by Mumbo Gumbo on Saturday, February 16, and Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic on Sunday, February 17, both starting at 9 pm. Before the Sunday concert, be sure to catch the Parti Gras casino parade with showgirls, free hats and beads, Mardi Gras face art and much more. And of course, grab a Hurricane for $4.99 and keep the glass!

Enjoy the tastes of NOLA at the Rotisserie Buffet featuring all-you-can-eat favorites, such as dirty rice and jambalaya, along with Louisiana style specials in all Nugget restaurants.

Fat Tuesday Party – The Brew Brothers

Free beads, an open bar and hot beats. You’ll find it all at the Fat Tuesday Party, February 12, at The Brew Brothers located inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino. Enjoy a $10 open premium bar from 9:30  – 11:30 pm while DJ Chris English spins today’s top tracks into the early morning hours.

Mardi Crawl – Squaw Valley

For a Fat Tuesday celebration at slightly higher elevation, join the Mardi Crawl, February 12, at Squaw Valley. From 2-7 pm, hop from bar to bar with fellow beaded patrons while taking advantage of food and drink specials. And to top it all off, a live band will accompany the party to each stop!

Reno Fun Train

Hop aboard the Reno Fun Train, February 8-10, for a Mardi Gras experience like no other. Treat yourself to a weekend of winter fun with a live-music Dance Car, Piano Lounge, Smoking Car with Cigar Lounge and an available chair massage. The journey includes roundtrip charter train with reserved seats; including, meals served at your seat, entertainment, hotel and more. Weekend packages start at $340 per person.

For more information, visit our Reno Fun Train 2013 blog.

hands/ON! Mardi Gras and Carnival – Nevada Museum of Art

For a family friendly Mardi Gras, bring the kids to the Nevada Museum of Art on February 9, from 10 am – 4 pm for a FREE day filled with hands-on art projects, performances and storytelling.

Schedule

10 am – 4 pm: Make Your Own Maracas

10 am – 4 pm: Creative Mask Making

10:30 & 11 am: Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

10:30 am & 12 pm: Cultural Presentation & Brazilian Frevo Demonstration with US Samba Queen, Jonia McCleanney

1:00 pm: Public Tour – The Light Circus: Art of Nevada Neon

2:30 & 3 pm: Children’s Storytelling with Kathleen Durham

For more information on what’s happening in Reno Tahoe USA, visit our events calendar.

Valentine’s Day Guide in Reno Tahoe

Roses are red, violets are blue, if it’s planning Valentine’s Day you dread, let Reno Tahoe help you! Wow the socks off of your Valentine this year with these lovable ideas you’ll only find in Reno Tahoe USA:

1. Last Tracks Wine Tasting

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From Diamond Peak’s mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge, guests enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe while tasting fine wines and tasty appetizers. At the end of the event, after the lifts are closed, guests ski, telemark or snowboard down a freshly groomed corduroy run to the bottom.

Last Tracks is held on Saturdays starting in February, until the end of the season. Events start approximately at 4:00pm, but you can pick up your Last Tracks ticket at 2:00 pm to get some runs in before the event starts. The event ends around 6pm or at sunset, whichever comes first. All guests must stay until the end of the event and go down as a group. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Single event tickets are $29. Includes a ski lift ticket valid from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm.  Reserve Online!

2. Spa Atlantis Valentine’s Day Spa Packages

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Treat your sweetheart to a romantic day of wellness at Spa Atlantis, insides Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. Spa Atlantis offers guests complete serenity in an award-winning spa. For the month of February, guests can choose from the following Valentine’s Day spa packages.

Sparkling Mimosa Pedicure

Raise a toast to soft and silky feet.  Champagne bubbles and raw sugar cane granules create sparkling skin.  Relieve roughness, as the healing properties of orange and grape essential oils seal in the moisture benefits from a warm paraffin wrap.  Your feet are then massaged with Mimosa Champagne lotion.  60mins $80

Sweethearts Escape

Our jetted tubs and effervescent bubbles are the perfect way to start your romantic escape.  Slip into the warm waters and experience the true ambiance of love.  Next fall even deeper into relaxation with a side by side couple’s massage.  90mins $310

Evening Primrose Wrap

Your blissful experience will begin with a hydrating rose sugar scrub. Relax while tired and dull looking skin is gently buffed away to reveal new, refreshed skin.  Your body is then deeply moisturized with a rose petal infused moisture cream and essential oils.  Float blissfully away as you relax in our weightless floatation bed, while enjoying a scalp massage.  You’ll leave with glowing, healthy skin as soft and delicate as a rose petal. 60mins $145

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To make a reservation, please contact Spa Atlantis at 775.954.4315.

3. Crazy in Love… with Sports

Archie, the Reno Aces loveable mascot, is ready to help you ace this Valentine’s Day with the perfect gift – an Archie Gram! The package includes a $15 gift card, flower arrangement and two Outfield Reserved tickets (with an option to upgrade) to the Reno Aces home opener on April 12! Archie will deliver the packages between Feb. 7-14, and delivery is FREE to those in the Reno/Sparks area. I want to get in the game.

4. Turn Up the Heat

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Keep the heat going into the weekend. Feb. 15, the #1 male revue in the world, Chippendales®, hits the stage at the Silver Lagacy’s Grande Exposition Hall with their exclusive “Ultimate Girls Night Out” tour. Capturing the perfect balance of sex appeal and tasteful teasing, this full production show portrays everything from men in uniform to dusty cowboys. Ok, I’m interested.

5.  Romantic Serenades

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Listen to the chords of harmony and love at Artown’s Encore Performance of Violinist Itzhak Perlman with pianist Rohan De Silva at the Pioneer Center, Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Friends of Artown receive 10% off ticket prices, contact Artown at 775-322-1538 for code. Click to tune into more info.

6. Indulge in Decadent Treatments at Stillwater Spa in Tahoe

Throughout February, Stillwater Spa offers a pair of luxurious spa treatments for individuals and couples seeking blissful relaxation:

o    I Love Me” special treatment features a 50-minute Stillwater massage, 25-minute Lushly scrub, a Moroccan Oil™ Blowout, a complimentary champagne toast, and a $25 resort credit when guests spend $50 or more. Price: $225.

o   “I Heart You” special treatment for couples includes a 75-minute Couples Escape, 25-minute Moroccan Oil™ scalp massage and conditioning treatment, complimentary champagne toast, and $25 resort credit when guests spend $50 or more. Price: $425.