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Animal Ark Open this Wild Winter Weekend!

Khan the white Bengal Tiger at Animal Ark in Reno, NV

See wild animals play in the snowy wonderland just outside of Reno!

This weekend, February 15-16, Animal Ark is opening its doors to show all of their animals playing at 6,000 feet. Snowy owls, white tigers, arctic wolves, and even lynxes will be there. Be careful though! In the snowy environment, you might think these incredible creatures are in their natural habitats! Dress warm and please call on event day as weather conditions could cancel the festivities.

Don’t miss out – Animal Ark won’t be open again until April 1!

Prices for this special day event: $12 Adults; $11 Seniors (62+); $10 Children (3-12); Free for Children 2 and under.

Standard Members receive 50% off these admission prices.

FREE for Platinum Members.

Start time 11:00 am
End time 3:00 pm

Click here for a list of ALL the animals at Animal Ark! (Astounding pictures included)

Put on your PJ’s and Tuck Yourselves OUT

Reno Pajama Crawl

There’s only one thing better than getting all dolled up for Valentine’s Day… Spending the day after Valentine’s Day drinking in your PAJAMAS.

Whether you are single, in a relationship, or it’s just too darn complicated, the place to be after the national day of love is going to be downtown. Throw on your best ‘onesie’ and slip into your comfiest slippers for an extremely comfortable night out.

To take full advantage of the crawl deals, buy an official Pajama Crawl cup at Junkee Clothing Exchange before the crawl. Or you can buy a cup at the Waterfall Bar on West and Second Street the night of the crawl. This is where the crawl officially kicks off. You can also grab a map there with all of the participating bars, events, and contests.

There will be a costume contest at EVERY STOP. The categories include best PJ’s, sexiest PJ’s, Instagram contests, and many many more! Prizes range from bar tabs, Victoria’s Secret gift cards,  and cash!

The Sands Regency Hotel and Casino is offering 79 dollar rooms with the promo code PAJAMA14. Split a room with some friends, or a significant other! How often is there a chance to make it a romantic Valentines weekend? Book a room soon!

Your bedroom will always be there, but now it’s time to show your pajamas to the entire city!

Spend Valentine’s Day in Reno Tahoe

Let your heart (and these Valentine’s Day specials) be your guide to Reno Tahoe! Freshly groomed last tracks, wine walk, spa specials, in-room champagne, three-day weekend… what’s not to love?

Matheney_K Lake Tahoe WestHere are a few specials you and your sweetheart will fall in love with this Valentine’s Day:

Last Tracks at Diamond Peak Resort

Couples who enjoy wine, skiing and Tahoe can soak up the views with Diamond Peak’s special Valentine’s Day Last Tracks event. Catch the last chairlift up to the mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge and enjoy wine and appetizer pairings by Francis Ford Coppola Winery. After enjoying views from the lake and sunset, guests will ski down the freshly groomed run. The event begins at 4:10 p.m., but Last Tracks tickets can be picked up at 2 p.m. to get some runs in before the event. Space is limited, so reserve your spot online today or contact Guest Services at (775) 832-1253.
Cost: $34, includes lift ticket (valid 2-4 p.m.) and Last Tracks event.

Stillwater Spa

The 20,000 square foot Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency, Lake Tahoe offers Valentine’s Specials all month long for couples looking to relax and rejuvenate.

I Love Me

50 minute Stillwater massage, a 25 minute Lushly scrub, Moroccan Oil™ Shampoo & Blowdry, a complimentary champagne toast and when you spend $50 or more on retail, you will receive a $25 retail gift card.
Cost: $225 ($345 value).

I Heart You

75 minute couple’s escape massage, a 25 minute Moroccan Oil™ scalp massage and conditioning treatment, a complimentary champagne toast and when you spend $50 or more on retail, you will receive a $25 retail gift card.
Cost: $425 ($625 value).

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Spa Atlantis

February specials at Spa Atlantis.

Lovers’ Lomi Lomi

Celebrate love and relaxation this Valentine’s Day with our Lomi Lomi couple’s body treatment. The ultimate couple’s experience, this treatment begins with a coconut-infused sugar scrub to gently buff away dry, dull skin. Next indulge as you and your valentine receive a traditional Lomi Lomi massage. This specialty massage facilitates healing on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. This profound Hawaiian art focuses on the wellness as a whole, relieving stress and tension. Your blissful treatment concludes with a scalp treatment using organic coconut, argan-infused oil.

Couples 105 minutes – $400 | Single – $200

Sparkling Champagne Antioxidant Scrub

Protect your skin for the future with our antioxidant enriched body scrub. Indulge in an exclusive champagne, wine and grape blend specially formulated to preserve the appearance of youthful skin with rich antioxidants and nourishing exfoliates.

30 minutes – $70 | $95 with a 60 minutes Hammam Experience

Pure Love Pedicure

Treat the one you love to our signature spa pedicure. Their tension will be reduced with their choice of a cool or warm neck wrap while their hands are gently massaged with vanilla and wild plum body butter and completed with warm hand mitts to infuse moisture. While they sink into our massage chair, their feet will be pampered to perfection with vanilla and wild plum body butter and paraffi n wax booties before our technician begins our signature massage. As a fi nal touch, choose from our O.P.I. polish collection to make those toes sparkle.

60 minutes – $85

Silver Legacy Resort Casino

Treat your sweetheart to a special night away from home; enjoy Valentine’s Day in a luxurious spa suite! Book a spa suite from just $99.99; which includes $40 in Resort credit to be used on adult libations or a little something in one of our diverse retail outlets. Or get a “Sweet Deal”, Valentine’s Day or all month, mid-week, in a spa suite from only $79.99.

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

The Grand Sierra invites you to “Celebrate the Month of Love” with a special package that includes a Summit Suite for the price of a Standard Room, a $30 dining credit at either the Charlie Palmer Steak House, Briscola or Rim and 25% off any treatment in their brand new Spa! This offer is valid through February 27th and is subject to availability.

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SUGAR KISS Surprise

Available February 1-28 at Spa Toscana.

  • 80 minute LaLicious Sugar Kiss Scrub and Massage
  • 50 minute LaLicious Sugar Kiss Pedicure

Valentines is the month to be “Kissed”. So with our “Sugar Kissed” inspired treat – you receive a 25 minute LaLicious Body Scrub followed by a 50 minute Classic Massage with warmed sugar kissed body oil. A soothing and relaxing Pedicure follows to relax those weary feet. A polish color of choice is applied at the end.

Cost: 130 min – $184.

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Love and wine often go hand and hand, so the Wine Walk the day after Valentine’s Day, on Saturday, February 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., is sure to be a day of love. The Wine Walk is a monthly event held on the third Saturday where you purchase a decorative wine glass for a $20 wine-tasting fee.  With wine glass in hand and a valid photo ID, you’ll receive an ID bracelet which allows you to sample wine at any of the twenty-plus participating merchant locations. Many of the businesses hand paint each individual wine glass which attendees get to take home.

Whitney Peak Hotel Accepting Reservations

WhitneyPeak_ExtReservations are now being accepted for Whitney Peak Hotel, downtown Reno’s only non-gaming, non-smoking hotel that will open in May 2014. The property will include 150 guest rooms; the nationally renowned BaseCamp climbing gym; Cargo, a 1,100-person capacity concert venue; and a restaurant featuring locally inspired cuisine and unique cocktail selections.

To check room availability and make reservations, guests can go to www.whitneypeakhotel.com and click on “Book Now.” The property offers a range of room types, including King Suites, King and Queen Concierge Level Rooms, and King and Queen Standard Rooms. Room rates range from $129 to $189 per night; AAA, AARP, and Federal and State Government discounts are available. All rooms are non-smoking; ADA/Accessible rooms are also available in each room category.

The hotel began major demolitions and reconstruction in 2013. Guest rooms are expected to be completed in late Mach, followed by the full renovation of the lobby-level and second floor, which houses BaseCamp. Grand opening activities are in the final planning stages for May 2014.

Click here to book now!

Great Art in Midtown at the Stremmel Gallery

If you’re in Midtown Reno, a visit to the Stremmel Gallery is a must for art lovers! Founded in 1969, the gallery is located in a 6,500 square-foot, architecturally award-winning contemporary building right on South Virginia Street. The gallery specializes in contemporary paintings, drawings and sculptures by mid-career and established American and European artists. The Stremmel Gallery offers a wide range of amenities including the sale of modern and contemporary art, painting restoration, commercial and residential installations and the warehousing of fine art. The gallery also offers a frame shop, and is a resource for museum-quality conservation of the highest standards; from contemporary to period-style hand carved gold leaf frames.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff is always happy to answer questions and educate interested art lovers on works that are available, and the gallery itself is a beautiful place to contemplate and appreciate their wonderful and varied selection of art.

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Exhibits to Visit: February

A monthly roundup of museum events, exhibits and deals you won’t want to pass by!

Nevada Museum of Art

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“Sweet Corruptions” by Emilie Clark merges art with science in a way that may seem hard to imagine. Patrons will view an artistic portrayal of food waste, and will use their own preconceived notions with information the exhibit provides to come up with their own understanding of waste and society. People with an interest in ecology and the environment will gain from the interactive sculpture that includes audio and a dissecting microscope.

“Keeping Up Appearances” explores the intricate pattern of crochet on a massive scale, while simultaneously representing the female sphere. This site-specific exhibit may seem to intimidate the audience, as giant red doilies are displayed on the wall. The audience will get the feeling of a calm solace in the midst of tumult and unrest.

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“Honest Horses: A Portrait of the Mustang in the Great Basin” is a photography exhibit portraying the unseen idealistic lifestyle of the wild horses as they once lived in the Great Basin area. Paula Morin depicts these horses in relation to Native American life and the changing landscape of the Great Basin. Those who relish the history of westward expansion and American identity will find a thrill through these photographs that highlight the emergence of a nation.

The Discovery

$4 admission after 4PM on Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb. 12, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26.

On Wednesday, February 5 there will be an outdoor stargazing extravaganza. Celestron telescopes will be used as Tony the Star Guide takes people of all ages on a tour of the galaxy, including the moon, Jupiter, and Uranus!stargazing

Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Reno Tahoe

The 2014 Chinese New Year is upon us, marking the time for transition from the Year of the Snake to the Year of the Horse. The horse is a symbol of travel and victory. So start the year on the right hoof, and giddy on up to Reno Tahoe to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

February 1

The closest ski resort to Reno (just 25 minutes away) celebrates Chinese New Year with food specials, a skiing dragon and other activities.

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Eldorado Reno

January 31-February 6, and Feb 15-17

The Eldorado Hotel Casino is busy preparing to make dozens of authentic Chinese specialty dishes to help ring in the Chinese New Year. Look for traditional Chinese specialties in The Buffet from January 31-February 6 and the magnificent White Crane Lion Dances February 15-17 in honor of the Year of the Horse.

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the new year begins on January 31 and marks the transition from the Year of the Snake to the Year of the Horse. While the Year of the Snake was said to be marked by prosperity, gracious morality and great wisdom, the Year of the Horse is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things.

To usher in the Year of the Horse, The Buffet will serve dozens of ever changing appetizers, side dishes and entrees plus Chinese crispy roast pig every night. Some of the dishes planned include clams with black bean sauce, Thai hot and sour head-on shrimp, roast duck, cashew chicken, steamed mussels with ginger sauce, wok braised crab, Peking pork chop, Mongolian beef and more.

Each buffet guest will receive Lei See, a Chinese tradition of lucky money. Friday, January 31 and Saturday February 1 guests can enjoy the Chinese New Year buffet for $24.99 per adult and $12.99 per child 10 and under. Eldorado Gold Card members and above dine for only $19.99. Sunday, February 2 through Thursday, February 6 adults dine for only $18.99, kids under 10 for just $8.99 and Eldorado Gold Club members and above for just $13.99.

The Chinese Lion Dance has been an integral element of Chinese culture for over a thousand years and a beloved part of the New Year festivities. February 15-17, the White Crane Lion Dancers will begin on the mezzanine and wind their way through the casino for all to see. Saturday performances will begin at 2, 5, 8 and 11 p.m. Sunday dances will be seen at 1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m. with Monday dances at 1 p.m.

A Chinese concert starring Leo Ku will be held on February 16 at the Downtown Reno Ballroom at 8 p.m.

Honor the Year of the Horse and enjoy Leo Ku in concert, the brilliant White Crane Lion Dances and authentic Chinese dishes prepared by the Eldorado’s expert chefs.

Silver Legacy

February 7-17

Just as 2014 gets into full swing on the American calendars another celebration of the New Year begins.  According to the Chinese Lunar Calendar the New Year starts on February 7th and Silver Legacy Resort Casino is here to celebrate with food, concerts and fun!

Chinese New Year 2014 marks the Year of the Horse and Silver Legacy invites everyone to take part in the celebration!  A special Chinese Concert featuring Leo Ku will be held on Sunday, February 16th in the Reno Ballroom at 8 p.m.

2014 Lion Dance Performance Schedule:

Saturday, February 15–1, 4, 7 and 10 p.m.

Sunday, February 16– 12 p.m., 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

Monday, February 17 –12 p.m.

The Lion Dance will be performed on Silver Legacy’s mezzanine level near the Mining Rig several times during the traditional 15 day Chinese New Year celebration.

From Friday, February 7th through Monday, February 17th, enjoy special Chinese delicacies at Café Central and Flavors! the Buffet.  Café Central will feature authentic dishes like Hunan Beef, Stir Fry Rice Cakes, Fat Choy, Prosperous Fish and more.

In Flavors, sample everything from hot and sour Soup and three flavors salad to main dishes like roast prime rib of beef, Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce, Peking pork loin, Hoison BBQ pork spareribs, Char Sui Bao, green mussels in oyster sauce, Char Siu Bao, red Thai curry chicken, baby Bok Choy with ginger sauce and more! Chinese entrees are served nightly in addition to our regular buffet menu items for $24.99 for adults and kids 6 to 12 eat for $12.99, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and for $17.49 for adults and $7.49 for kids, Monday through Thursday.

Reno Tahoe Travel Booms in 2013

Tourism officials announced that Reno Tahoe USA had more visitors in 2013 than any year since 2007!

In addition to strong sporting and convention business and new events – like the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, visitors are finding their passions in Reno Tahoe USA.

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… Passion naturally thrives in Reno Tahoe USA. Maybe you’ll find it on one of our magnificent mountains. Or at a special event that truly lives up to its name. Or at one of our world-class spas, showrooms, rivers, lakes, museums, or fairways. For some, the main reason for coming here is our famously epic skiing and snowboarding. For others, it may be the slightly eccentric camel ostrich and zebra races. But no matter what the reason – or the season – there are over a thousand ways to pursue your passions in northern Nevada’s high desert playground.

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Galaxy Luxury+ IMAX to Open in Sparks This February

Galaxy Luxury+ IMAX opens Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 12:01am!

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Northern Nevada has been anxiously awaiting the opening of our area’s only Luxury+ IMAX experience.

Galaxy Luxury+ IMAX at the Legends at Sparks Marina will officially open its doors to moviegoers with northern Nevada’s only IMAX 3D showing of “RoboCop.” Tickets and reserved seating will go on sale today at GalaxyTheatres.com.

The Reno/Sparks area’s only IMAX theatre will feature a 75-foot screen for the ultimate in IMAX and 3D viewing experience, which northern Nevada has never had before. Everything about IMAX viewing, from the film itself to the sound, technology, and design, is crafted to make viewers feel like they are part of the movie. The theatre features stadium seating with high-back, plush rocker chairs and plenty of legroom.

IMG_4104 (2)In addition to the IMAX theatre, the 11 other auditoriums will be equipped with state-of-the-art digital projection and Dolby ATMOS, the most advanced sound experience available. But perhaps the best part of these theatres is the comfort of their touch button, fully reclining power seats with footrests. Movie patrons have never experienced this type of comfort in northern Nevada before. Galaxy Luxury+ IMAX will also offer an expanded selection of concessions with a build-your-own sausage bar and Orville Redenbacher popcorn topped with real butter.

Watch the Big Game in Reno Tahoe USA

It’s going to be an epic match-up come Feb. 2. You’re going to want to watch the Broncos vs. Seahawks on the big screens, with food and drink specials, in Reno Tahoe USA.

Here’s a list of parties happening around town for THE BIG GAME:

Grand Sierra

One of Reno’s premier ticketed event to watch the Big Game XVLIII offers viewing on multiple 23-foot HD screens, all-you-can-eat stadium buffet-style food, $9.99 souvenir mug (while supplies last), which includes all-you-can-drink Coors Light refills, $1 Coors Light drafts, Coors Light girls, raffle prizes and giveaways including a 40-inch flat screen television and a leather chair with pull-out cooler. Tickets for this exclusive event are $29.99 for individuals or $250 for a table of 10. Click here to make reservations.

Peppermill

Watch the Big Game at Peppermill’s Tuscany Event Center on Sunday, February 2 at their Super Stadium Bash XLVIII!

View the game on large-format video screens and enjoy an all-you-can-eat stadium food buffet. Your ticket price includes a complimentary gift, complimentary Bud and Bud Light Beer at every table, 3 drink tickets, a meet and greet with the Budweiser girls, and exciting door prizes at every quarter!1800x642_SSB_Web

Enjoy an exclusive reserved seating area for your convenience!

Silver Legacy

You won’t miss a play, or the hilarious commercials, while watching multiple giant screens. Help yourself to an all-you-can-eat buffet; enjoy a complimentary drink and a big game hat for just $40!

The Silver Legacy Big Game Party has everything you need including plenty of prizes and Budweiser swag.  And that’s not all there is going on… start the weekend at the Grande Exposition Hall on Friday, January 31st with Blue Collar comedian Bill Engvall and enjoy country singer Martina McBride on Saturday, February 1st. Sounds like a well-rounded weekend!

Atlantis

Don’t miss a minute of the hard-hitting action at Atlantis! Party highlights include bigger and brighter 13′ LED Screens encompass you in 360 degrees of awesome, $2 draft specials and the chance to win tickets to next year’s big game in Arizona!

Circus Circus

Celebrate football the only way you can—watching the Big Game at Circus Circus Reno while having the chance to win great prizes! Circus Circus Reno has multiple TVs casino wide, great food deals and amazing prop bets.

During the game, be sure to join radio guests from ESPN Radio as they host a viewing party in the sports lounge.

Eldorado

The Big Game will be shown throughout the property including the Eldorado’s state-of-the-art race and sports book and adjacent Stadium Bar offering one of downtown Reno’s best sports betting and viewing options with a total of 35 plasma televisions ranging from 42″ to 70″ for the highest quality viewing possible. The newly redesigned Stadium Bar provides a relaxed environment to kick back, have a drink with friends and catch the big game. Fans can also catch the action at The Brew Brothers on fourteen 50 inch plasma screen televisions and four 58 inch plasma screens. During the game, chow down on delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads and gourmet pizzas and enjoy eight custom beers. The Brew Brothers opens at 11am.

Tahoe Biltmore

Enjoy tailgate style food & drink specials, giveaways throughout the game and an awesome prizeboard at the Tahoe Biltmore! Admission is FREE.