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Happy 1st Birthday, The Discovery!

Four-day celebration with art projects, science demos, musical performances, discounted admission & more

IMG_2322Come celebrate the birthday party of the summer. Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 9, the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery) will celebrate the museum’s first birthday. The celebration will include birthday themed art projects, science demonstrations, a discounted admission day, exhibitions of Denny Daniel’s “Museum of Interesting Things,” a performance by Whitney Myer and more.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Create a birthday card or button – During museum hours
Visit Art Alcove to create a birthday card for The Discovery. Cards will be displayed throughout the museum during the birthday celebration.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Create a birthday card or button in Art Alcove – During museum hours
Use a variety of art materials to create a birthday card for The Discovery.Cards will be displayed throughout the museum during the birthday celebration.

Denny Daniel’s Museum of Interesting Things – 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Don’t miss this interactive demonstration of antiques and inventions that are certain to inspire creativity and inspiration.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Museum hours extended, $5 admission all day – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Take advantage of a longer day to learn and play for just $5 admission per person. Children age 1 and under are free. Members are always free.

Member receive double discount in the Museum Store – During museum hours
Members can double their discount to 30 percent on the Museum Store’s huge selection of educational toys, games books and more. Become a member and immediately take advantage of this discount.

Create your own party hat in Art AlcoveDuring museum hours
Use a variety of art supplies to create your very own party hat to wear during the museum’s birthday festivities.

Create a mini piñata in Art BurstDuring museum hours
Create your very own miniature version of this popular birthday tradition in this open studio.

Visiting scientist: Dave Boland from the Reno Herpetological Society10:00 am
Dave Boland, vice president of the Reno Herpetological Society, will visit The Discovery along with his snakes, lizards and other scaly friends.

Performance by Reiko Shimbo’s Reno Taiko Tsurunokai – 1:00 pm
Enjoy a heart pounding performance from Reiko Shimbo’s Reno Taiko Tsurunokai.

Denny Daniel’s Museum of Interesting Things – 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Don’t miss this interactive demonstration of antiques and inventions that are certain to inspire creativity and inspiration.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Member receive double discount in the Museum Store – During museum hours
Members can double their discount to 30 percent on the Museum Store’s huge selection of educational toys, games books and more. Become a member and immediately take advantage of the double discount.

Create your own party hat in Art AlcoveDuring museum hours
Use a variety of art supplies to create your very own party hat to wear during the museum’s birthday festivities.

Performance by the Whitney Myer Band12:00 pm
Join former contestant on “The Voice” and Reno’s favorite family band for a special performance on the plaza in front of the museum.

Decorate a birthday cupcakeNoon to 3:00 pm (While supplies last)
Decorate a tasty birthday treat in honor of The Discovery’s birthday and then enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Denny Daniel’s Museum of Interesting Things – 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Don’t miss this interactive demonstration of antiques and inventions that are certain to inspire creativity and inspiration.

Live Playa Webcast of Burning Man 2012

It could be you aren’t making it out to the playa this year, or perhaps you want to take a peep at the current weather conditions in Black Rock City, perchance you’re an avid people watcher, or maybe its 2:30, you’re in need a distraction, and cat videos are getting old (psh, unlikely). Doesn’t really matter what you’re situation is. This video stream is awesome! Watch Burning Man live.

Direct from Black Rock City:



Free live streaming by Ustream

Big thanks to the hard-working Burning Man technology team for making it happen.

Reno Events Center Upcoming Concerts

Top artists know where to find a good time, Reno Tahoe USA.eventscenter

Dierks Bentley
Friday, August 31

Big Time Rush
Thursday, September 20

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Saturday, September 22

Mac Miller
Wednesday, September 26

Train
Thursday, September 27

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Saturday, September 29

Carrie Underwood
Friday, October 12

Eric Church
Sunday, November 11

The Who
Saturday, February 2

Presidential Pig Race 2012 to Predict America’s Next President

WHAT: 2012 Presidential Pig Race
WHEN:  11 a.m., Thursday, August 30th, 2012, during The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off
WHERE:  The corner of 11th & Victorian in Sparks, just outside of John Ascuaga’s Nugget

nugget rib cook off logoJohn Ascuaga’s Nugget is putting the “pork” in politics at this year’s Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off at John Ascuaga’s Nugget!  In a completely unscientific method of predicting America’s next Commander in Chief, pigs dressed to represent “Obama” and “Romney” will race down Victorian Avenue, oinking for your vote.

Just like the real 2012 Presidential candidates, these little piggies will be pounding the pavement!

See which pig “squeals” the top spot, and wins by a snout!

If your prediction falls short, you can always join the half-a-million people chowing down on more than 100 tons of ribs at one of the largest BBQ festivals in the country. The 24th Annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off runs from August 29 – September 3, 2012.

Rise Nightclub Opens in Downtown Reno with Guest DJ & Host Playmate Crystal Harris

Playmate Crystal Harris knows how to throw a party, and she’s no stranger to turntables either.

charrisLast weekend, she turned Reno nightlife upside down with an EPIC Grand Opening at Rise Nightclub.

For those seeking a quality party atmosphere based on the elements of air, fire and ice; Rise Nightclub is dedicated to providing a unique club “culture” for all of its guests.

As you enter the 17,000 square foot venue you will be greeted by floor hosts which can direct you to any of the three custom themed bar experiences.

Open Wednesday through Saturday at 5pm, guests’ experience begins with The Origins Bar offering a more intimate lounge experience with a drink menu of classic mixology, while emphasizing specialty house cocktails with a modern twist. An effortless transition to the main club begins at 10pm with the opening of The Fire & Ice Bars. The Fire Bar caters to the savvy & sexy drink connoisseurs craving the level of cocktail entertainment that Rise Nightclub promises to deliver. Enjoy world class bartenders as they flame cocktails before your very eyes. The Ice Bar is envisioned to be the “coolest” experience in town with a wide selection of the finest vodkas and spirits. Bartenders will chill whatever your heart desires to absolute perfection.

Amidst the 3 custom themed bars, Rise Nightclub offers a full menu of VIP Suites themed to please based on the elements and the Rise culture. Each guest will enjoy top level service with a full bottle service menu and elite tapas menu provided by VIP Suite dedicated staff.

UPCOMING EVENT

Saturday, July 14

Superhero Beach Party! Beer Specials, LED Displays, beach Balls and some great summer swag and the lovely and talented DJ Max! THE FINAL STOP AFTER THE SUPERHERO CRAWL! $10 Cover

Reno’s All American BBQ Festival

WHAT: Downtown Reno presents the All American BBQ Festival July 6-8, sponsored by Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno, the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino and fueled by Monster Energy. This post Fourth of July street festival will include great all-American barbequed food booths, more than 60 street vendors and two stages featuring rocking tribute bands plus special appearances by the Monster Girls and Monster DJs and presentations by Monster Energy’s freestyle motocross stunt teams.

WHO: Circus Circus Hotel Casino Reno, the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino

WHEN: Friday, July 6 from noon – 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Road Closures in effect from 8 a.m. Thursday through 9 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Downtown Reno/ Virginia Street between 2nd and 6th Streets

Commercial Row, 3rd, Plaza, 4th and 5th streets from Sierra to Center streets.

Entertainment Schedule:

Plaza Stage Harrah’s Stage

Friday, July 6 Friday, July 6

12 to 1:30 p.m. – Petty Theft                           2:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Straight Country

A Salute to Tom Petty                                     A Salute to George Straight

2 to 3:30 p.m. – Gwen in Doubt                      4:30 to 6 p.m. – Crossfire

A Salute to No Doubt                                      A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn

4 to 5:30 p.m. – Roses & Guns                       6:30 to 8 p.m. – Summer of ‘69

A Salute to Guns & Roses                               A Tribute to Bryan Adams

6 to 7:30 – Blaze of Glory

A Salute to Bon Jovi

Saturday, July 7 Saturday, July 7

12 to 1:30 p.m. – Petty Theft                           12:30 to 2 p.m. – Roses & Guns

A Salute to Tom Petty                                      A Salute to Guns & Roses

2 to 3:30 p.m. – Blaze of Glory                         2:30 to 4:00 p.m. – Crossfire

A Salute to Bon Jovi A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn

4 to 5:30 p.m. – Journey Unauthorized            4:30 to 6 p.m. – The Jacks

A Salute to Journey                                          A Tribute to AC/DC

6 to 7:30 – Skynnyn Lynnyrd                            6:30 to 8 p.m. – Hot for Teacher

A Salute to Lynyrd Skynyrd                             A Salute to Van Halen

Sunday, July 8 Sunday, July 8

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony     10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Summer of ‘69

Eldorado Fireworks 500 Awards                      A Tribute to Bryan Adams

1 to 2:30 p.m. – Heartbreaker                          12:30 to 2 p.m. – I Like It, I Love It

A Tribute to Led Zeppelin                                 A Tribute to Tim Mcgraw

3 to 4:30 p.m. – Chicago Tribute Authority       2:30 to 4 p.m. – Gwen in Doubt

A Tribute to Chicago                                         A Salute to No Doubt

2012 Symbiosis Gathering: Pyramid Eclipse

The event of a lifetime is brewing on the sacred Paiute tribal land, on the shores of Pyramid Lake.

Over 6,000 people are expected to gather at Pyramid Lake this weekend, May 17 – 21, for the five-day Symbiosis Gathering. The gathering is looking to co-create a visionary village directly in the path of the 2012 solar eclipse. The path of the eclipse will sweep directly over Pyramid Lake, making it one of the best places in the world to view this astronomical event on May 20.

symbiosisThe auspicious event marks the first major lakeside gathering permitted by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in over 25 years.  To honor the alignment of the Earth, Moon and Sun, Symbiosis will bring together an epic lineup of over 70 innovative artists, musicians and teachers for a gathering intended to inspire and inform personal evolution and planetary healing.  Five days of music will feature a full-ranged music festival; including, live bands, electronic, dubstep, techno, trance, house, downtemple, sacred, world, kirtan and much more. From yoga to hula, mycology to neurology, prana to permaculture, the gathering will also offer an array of speakers, workshops and presentations for mind, body and spirit.  The full lineup of artists and teachers can be found on pyramideclipse.com. Find photos of previous Symbiosis Gatherings at pyramideclipse.com./gallery. Tickets still available!

2012 Reno Tahoe Summer Concerts

Reno Tahoe has a banging music scene, and headliners know this. Perhaps that’s why Don Henley is doing a special one-night show, only at the Reno Events Center! They love coming here, and we love having them. Get ready to raise the roof. Here’s the 2012 summer lineup:

Kix Brooks

May 24, at Cargo at CommRow

One half of the legendary duo, Brooks and Dunn, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25. Details at commrow.com, and at the second-floor box office, at CommRow.

SCORPIONS

June 8, at Reno Events Center

After four decades and 100 million albums, the SCORPIONS embark on The Final Sting Tour marking their last and final performances together ever. The tour includes a stop at Reno Event Center, on June 8th. Tickets are available for $35.50, $49.50 and $89.50, by calling 1-888-288-1833 or online at ticketmaster.com.

Don_Henley-BackDon Henley

June 28, at Reno Events Center

Don Henley, both as solo artist and as a member of the Eagles, has received countless accolades, numerous gold and platinum records and performed sold-out concert tours worldwide. Don’t miss the chance to see Don Henley in concert at the Reno Events Center – currently his one and only tour stop. Tickets on sale for $55, $75 and $95, by calling 1-888-288-1833 or online at ticketmaster.com.

MC Hammer

June 30, at Silver Legacy Resort Casino

The rapper known for the 1990 mega-hit “U Can’t Touch This” will perform at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $45-$59.50. Details at silverlegacy.com, and 800-687-8733 or 775-325-7401.

Love and Light

August 4, at The Knit Reno

The electronic band hailing from the Reno/Tahoe area will perform at 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12-$27. Details and tickets at knittingfactory.com.

Van Halen

August 30, at Reno Events Center

The reformed ‘80s rock group known for hits such as “Jump” will perform at the Reno Events Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which cost $69.50 to $149.50, go on sale May 14, on ticketmaster.com.

Dierks Bentley

Carrie Underwood, Oct 12August 31, at Reno Events Center

Tickets available on ticketmaster.com for $49.

Crosby, Stills & Nash

September 22, at Reno Events Center

The music of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash is a cornerstone of rock ‘n roll.

Carrie Underwood

October 12, at Reno Events Center

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone, at 800.745.3000, and at the box office.

For a complete listing, please go to VisitRenoTahoe.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Reno Tahoe Style

With everything from beef “fries,” to 2,000 year old artifacts, to shaved heads, Reno Tahoe USA is the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebration destination!

Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival & St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17, Virginia City

1_rocky-mountain-oyster-festivalOften referred to as “The Testicle Festival,” this fun filled cook-off is by far the most unique way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Professional and amateur cooks will gather in Virginia City to compete for the most creative and appealing way to prepare the delightful delicacies known as beef “fries” (yep – those are beef and sheep testicles). Prizes include $500 for the best tasting recipe, as well as $250 for the most creative dish, best presentation and best booth. The fun continues with marching leprechauns and dazzling floats during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicking off at noon!

Celtic Heritage Exhibit & Celebrations

February 18 – April 30, Sparks Heritage Museum

The Celtic Heritage Exhibit is a unique compilation of over 30 different people’s private collections and features artifacts dating back as far as 30-40 AD. For the next three months visitors will have the opportunity to learn about Celtic traditions and customs, not only in the Museum but through dance and music performances in the Cultural Center, including:

  • March 4, 1-4 pm – The Blachette Irish Dancers, Celtic Session Musicians and others will perform at a reception for The Sons & Daughters of Erin and honor the “Irish Person of the Year”
  • March 17 Victorian Square St. Patrick’s Day Music & Festivities
  • April 21 – Scottish Clans Reception & Celtic Jam

St. Patrick’s Day Beer Crawl

March 17, Club Cal Neva

Dust off your green top hats and join the shenanigans at Club Cal Neva where $10 gets you an array of drinks throughout the casino; including, Irish whiskey shot, Killian’s Red, Irish Car Bomb, Melon Bomb and much more! Don’t miss the costume contest where $100 will be awarded to the most traditional, most sexy and most outrageous costumes.  The crawling begins at 5 pm.

St. Patrick’s Day Wine Walk

i_love_shamrock_reno_st_patricks_day_postcard-p239757067022059667z7knw_152March 17, Downtown Reno

Grab your friends and start your St. Patrick’s Day celebration early with an afternoon of wine tasting along the Truckee River and neighboring streets. Pick up your wine glass, map and ID bracelet for $20 at any of the 33 participating merchants. The St. Paddy’s Day fun kicks off at 2 pm!

St. Baldrick’s Day

March 17, Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center

This St. Patrick’s Day, be brave and go bald in support of kids fighting cancer. Hosted by the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, the 6th annual event has raised over $675,000 and shaved more than 770 heads in northern Nevada, making it one the largest St. Baldrick’s Day celebrations in the world! Show your support from 5-8 pm.

St. Patty’s Parties

March 17, Eldorado Hotel Casino

The Eldorado Hotel Casino is going green with St. Patties Patty’s Parties. Celebrate the luck of the Irish at BuBinga Lounge where you’ll party the night away while dancing to the beats of (((xmfredie))), Roni Romance, Jessica the Ripper and VJ A-Jay  starting at 10 pm. At The Brew Brother’s St. Patrick’s Day Bash, rock out to your favorite top 40 hits performed live by Alias followed by late night sets from DJ D. Rek. The bash begins at 9 pm.

1_st-patricks-day-reno-party-300x220Everyone is Irish

March 12 – 18, Silver Legacy Resort Casino

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, each of the bars at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino will serve up special Irish inspired drinks; including, green beer and Irish drop kicks, from Monday, March 12 to Sunday, March 18. You’re bound to work up an appetite during all the bar hopping so stop by Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse, Flavors the Buffet or Fresh Express for a delicious Irish cuisine on Saint Patty’s Day.

Green Party

March 17, EDGE Nightclub

EDGE Nightclub inside the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is turning up the heat this St. Patrick’s Day with the Green Party. Enjoy Jameson, Guinness and Car Bomb specials all night, and receive complementary cover when you show up in your best green attire.

A Metal Madness St. Patrick Celebration

March 17, The Underground

If you’re looking for a head banging, face melting St. Patrick’s Day celebration, The Underground has the perfect party for you. Rock out to the hard hitting sounds of As They Sleep, Nightshade, It Lies Within, Cranium and Nevermute while enjoying $5 PBJs, $3 Guinness and $2 whiskey shots, plus receive a FREE green beer when you wear green! The show kicks off at 8 pm.

Mardi Gras in Reno Tahoe

Fat Tuesday Mardi CrawlCelebrate Parti Gras – The New Giant Mardi Gras Celebration

February 17 – 21, at John Ascuaga’s Nugget

This five-day massive celebration includes free concerts, Parti Gras casino parades, showgirls, free hats & beads, Mardi Gras face art and caricature artists.  John’s Club players can win their share of $20,000 throughout Parti Gras with hot seat giveaways, cash drawings and trips for two to New Orleans.  Plus, the Rotisserie Buffet will take on the “N’awlins” theme for the weekend with favorites like dirty rice and jambalaya.  There will be New Orleans style food specials in all of the Nugget’s restaurants as well.

BONUS: Guests who stay February 17, 18, or 19 can take advantage of a $97 one night special which includes 2 free drinks with Parti Gras souvenir glasses.

Mardi Gras Dance Party

February 18, at The Ramada

The Reno Blues Society’s will continue to show off their party planning skills with the 18th annual Mardi Gras Dance Party – featuring award winning recording artist, Sista Monica. High energy, heartfelt lyrics and an awesome band backing this dynamic singer will prove to be one of the best RBS Mardi Gras Dance Parties!

The Big Easy is Coming to Silver Legacy

February 21

Not to be missed: the Fat Tuesday feasts at Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse, Fairchild’s Oyster Bar and Café Sedona. You best be hungry.

We all know Mardi Gras would not be complete without some quality adult libations! Available at all Silver Legacy bars enjoy Pat O’brien style Hurricane’s and Mardi Gras Punch for just $5.

Fat Tuesday Mardi Crawl

February 21 – Squaw Valley

Start the Mardi Crawl at KT Base Bar at 2pm with the Samba Stilt Circus and cruise through the Village to 5 other locations for drink and food specials in honor of Fat Tuesday.

Party the Night Away at Reno Mardi Gras

February 21 – Reno Ballroom

At the 20th annual Rotary Club of Reno event, enjoy festive traditions; including, dancing, indulging in rich food and drink, and dressing in the finest Mardi Gras attire. Local restaurants will team up with over a dozen wineries, offering delectable treats and pouring over 60 types of wine! Buy your tickets at the doors of the Reno Ballroom for $50. Doors open at 6pm.