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Reno Tahoe Halloween Roundup: Oozing with Excitement

Listen up guys and ghouls of all ages; Reno Tahoe is THE place for the afterlife party!

We’ve compiled a list of some of the spooky happenings in the area. Be safe, and go on and get eerie with your bad self. Have a great Halloween weekend!

Bonnie and ClydeBonnie and Clyde Death Car at Terrible’s Gold Ranch Casino

They just don’t do bloodbaths like they used to. In a rare opportunity, see the blood-stained and bullet-hole-ridden 1934 Ford Model 730 Deluxe Sedan which Bonnie & Clyde stole and eventually died in. Also on display is the light blue western-style shirt Clyde wore on the day of his death and other Bonnie and Clyde relics. This display isn’t immortal! It closes on Christmas Eve. See a piece of American history inside Terrible’s Gold Ranch Casino west of Reno, open 24 hours.

 

 

 

 

Ghost ToursGhost Tours at the National Automobile Museum: October 23-31, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A variety of costumed characters will breathe life into the spirits who once drove some of the vehicles at the museum. Ghost Tours are included with the price of admission; $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children 6-18. Children 5 and younger are free. Some of the spirits you’ll meet include:

 

  • An old racer who will talk about the wild days of racing. His memories are chilling.
  •  An old mechanic at the 76 Service Station who will share a ghostly tale of woe about dismal service provided by filling stations today.
  • An old fireman whose stories about adventures the Museum’s historic fire engine endured will rattle your bones.

Trick or Treat Street on the Circus Circus Midway: October 29

Halloween fun isn’t just for kids at this year’s Third Annual Trick or Treat Street at Circus Circus Reno. The whole family is invited to dress in their boo-tiful and scary best and come on down to the Hotel-Casino’s Midway on the Friday night before Halloween, October 29, for free candy, treats, games and drawings for great prizes as well as live remote broadcasts from radio stations Magic 95.5, Wild 102.9, KBUL and KKOH and KWYL who’ll be on hand to hand out goodies!The event, which takes place between 6 and 9 p.m., also includes a free Child ID program for children up to 17 provided by the Circus Circus Security Department.  The process is easy, the card is printed, and ready to take with you in a few minutes! On the Midway, there’ll be plenty of chills and thrills as international circus stars take the stage, including the Imperial Acrobats of China, Jr. Johns and his highly trained dogs and “Bounce,” with husband-and-wife team Svetlana Ivtchenko and Gennadiy Fedounov. “The Circus shows for that night have been scheduled so that everyone can be sure to see at least one of our world-class performances while enjoying the event,” Ridgebear said. Admission is free, but you can help out the Food Bank of Northern Nevada that night by bringing nonperishable food items. For details, call 775-329-0711 or go online to circusreno.com.

1_nevada-day-parade-posterNevada Day Celebration: October 30, Carson City, 10:00 a.m.

Celebrate with a state so proud of its heritage we take a day off from work to party! The Nevada Day Celebration October 29-31 is commemorating 146 years of statehood in Carson City. The highlight of the celebration is the Nevada Day Parade on Saturday, honoring “100 Years of Aviation in Nevada”. You know the guy who piloted the Voyager for the first ever non-stop flight around the world? He’ll be there. The festivities will include a flyover of F-18 Hornets, F-16 Falcon and C-130 Hercules from the Nevada Air Guard. Yes, we’re kind of a big deal. People know us.

Nevada vs Utah State Football:October 30, Mackay Stadium, 1:00 p.m.

Take your family and join the spirited supports of the Pack as they take on Utah State on Saturday October 30 at 1:00 p.m. inside Mackay Stadium. After the game, head to downtown Reno for a special trick-or-treating extravaganza!

Halloween Hallow in downtown Reno – FREE family fun! October 30, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.             Trick-or-Treating locations will be detailed in a free “treasure map” to sweet treats available at many participating Riverwalk District merchant shops on Saturday, October 30. Tricks, Treats & Treasurers will kick off entertainment at the West Street Plaza with an opening proclamation and a dance, provided by Good Luck Macbeth at 5 p.m. A presentation by Kidscape productions will take the stage then the ghosts
of Joaqin Miller, Lillie Langreee, Ol’ Virginny and Julia Bullette will be “called up” to share some spooky historical Nevada tales. A spirited western shootout follows the ghostly tales then Edger Allen Poe will read his poem “The Raven.” Controlled Burn fire dancers and stilt walkers will wrap up the evening’s entertainment.

zombie crawlReno Zombie Beer Crawl: October 30, Downtown Reno

If you’re like us, when you think of zombies you inevitably picture them in a choreographed dance in the middle of the street. The King of Pop’s famous “Thriller” will come to life in the streets of downtown Reno on Saturday, October 30for the annual Reno Zombie Crawl. At 10:00 p.m. that night, after hundreds of zombies have been working tirelessly for hours to quench their thirst, there will be a massive Thriller dance off! Ridiculous costumes aren’t required but strongly recommended. Dress up as a Zombie, or a zombie victim, or a member of a zombie protection squad, or anyone who just got bit by a zombie… get the picture? The crawl starts at 8:00 p.m. and for just $5 you get a map and a bracelet that will gain you entry into the crawl bars, sign you up for contests, and entitle you to $3 (and sometimes cheaper!) drink specials everywhere! All the bars are downtown, so everything’s in walking, er, shuffling distance (zombies don’t walk like the rest of us). This is the only city in America where “Mmm, fresh brains” and “Mmm, fresh beer” can mean the same thing.

Skillet Papa RoachMonsters of Annihilation Tour: October 30, Grand Sierra Resort

The Grand Sierra Resort rocks into Halloween with an unforgettable night of four bands 8 p.m. Saturday, October 30. Making a stop on their Monsters of Annihilation Tour, Papa Roach and Skillet will headline an evening of music and mayhem inside the Grand Theatre with rockers Trapt and My Darkest Days opening the show. Tickets are $29.50, on sale now. Fans can get up close and person with the triple-platinum group Papa Roach whose tour supports the band’s latest album With Time for Annihilation. On the record and on the road, Papa Roach brings together what it does best by delivering a highly energetic entertainment package for new and old fans alike.

trick or treat autoTrick or Treat in the Street of the Auto Museum: October 31, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Museum is offering a special $2 per person admission on Halloween. The event will feature a “shoppe of oddities” and games for kids. Small prizes will be offered as game give-aways so the evening will not be focused entirely on candy.A special sweet treat of a different kind will be offered to the first 1,000 children who attend the National Automobile Museum’s Trick or Treat in the Streets. Those youngsters will be able to participate in a Book Walk then select a brand new children’s book.

Heavenly Snowboard Foundation Hosts Bijou Battle Skate Jam

Heavenly foundationThe Heavenly Snowboard Foundation  will host the Bijou Battle Skate Jam, Saturday, October 23 at the Bijou Skate Park in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. This event is a family event and all ages are welcome to register and participate. The event is a fundraiser for the Heavenly Snowboard Foundation, a non-profit that helps youth in the community experience snowboarding. 

“We’re very excited about the event, we know we’re going to put smiles on a lot of faces that day,” said Travis Chatwin, head snowboard coach. “The community support has been awesome and we really appreciate all the assistance we’ve received from the Parks and Recreation Department.”

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a rider’s meeting at 10:30 a.m. and event kick-off at 11:00 a.m. Helmets are required. Cost is $10 and includes an event T-shirt (supplies are limited). The competition will be a jam format, with each division allotted ten minutes, only ten riders will be allowed per session. Three judges will be judging on overall impression, trick difficulty, landings and style. Males and females will compete together; divisions are: 9 & under, 10-13, 14-17, and 18 and over. Prizes will be given to the top finishers in each division and include skate decks, trucks, wheels, backpacks, and tons of other donated items.

The Bijou Battle will feature a tent village with vendor tents from the Heavenly Snowboard Foundation, U.S.A.S.A., Shoreline, the Heavenly TPC and others. There will also be a bake sale, food vendors and a huge raffle; tickets will be available at the event for $2 each, 3 for $5 and 5 for $10. Raffle prizes include skate items, backpacks, gift certificates, snow items.

The Heavenly Snowboard Foundation appreciates the support of our local community, the Parks and Recreation Department, Shoreline of Tahoe, U.S.A.S.A., Labor of Love, The Village Board Shop, Tahoe Sports LTD., and On Course Events.

If you have additional questions please contact Aimi Xistra-Rich at 530.314.9285 or heavenlyssf@yahoo.com.

For more information about the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation’s programs for youth please click here.

About the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation

The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation is committed to facilitating and leading the local community in the development of programs to encourage youth to participate in winter sports, alpine skiing and snowboarding. The HSSF operates independently on donations and fundraisers. In addition to providing a safe skiing and riding experience to those within the foundation, outreach and community involvement also play a big part of the base of the Foundation. Throughout the winter season the HSSF provides scholarships to families whose children would not be able to participate in the race program; hosts a non-race Blue Angels program through the middle school; works with the SOS (Snowboard Outreach Society); works with the Boys and Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe; and organizes multiple events, like the Kinder Kup series, and fundraisers including the annual spring wine gala, Grapes and Gates, at Edgewood. 

About the Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation: The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation is committed to facilitating and leading the local community in the development of programs to encourage youth to participate in winter sports, alpine skiing and snowboarding. The HSSF operates independently on donations and fundraisers. In addition to providing a safe skiing and riding experience to those within the foundation, outreach and community involvement also play a big part of the base of the Foundation. Throughout the winter season the HSSF provides scholarships to families whose children would not be able to participate in the race program; hosts a non-race Blue Angels program through the middle school; works with the SOS (Snowboard Outreach Society); works with the Boys and Girls Club of South Lake Tahoe; and organizes multiple events, like the Kinder Kup series, and fundraisers including the annual spring wine gala, Grapes and Gates, at Edgewood.

$2,000 in Cash for Sexiest, Scariest Costumes at Aura and Rum Bullions

Silver Legacy Halloween

Make this Halloween a night to remember with costume contests, cash prizes and crazy drink specials at Silver Legacy Resort Casino.  The most wicked parties of the year take place here on Sunday, October 31 with two different venues giving away $2,000 in cash prizes for the scariest and sexiest costumes of the night. 

Scare up some fun at Rum Bullions Island Bar where the outrageous Dueling Pianos will be playing from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.  Beer and shot specials will keep the party flowing all night, including $5 Red Bull drinks and hourly Halloween specials.  This is the place for all the freaks!  Wear your scariest costume and have a chance to win a share of $1,000 cash on the spot!  $5 gets you in to party this All Hallows Eve!

Looking for a haunt that’s all about keeping it hot on Halloween?  Head to Aura Ultra Lounge, where those wearing the sexiest costumes of the night can win a share of $1,000 cash in the costume contest. $5 gets you in the door to dance the night away and enjoy hourly manager’s drink specials and $5 Red Bull cocktails.  Aura’s DJ will go bumpin’ all Halloween night!

Don’t miss the most wicked Halloween parties of all at Silver Legacy Resort Casino this October 31.  For more information visit us online at www.silverlegacy.com or call 775-329-4777. 

-Diana Rogers

The Nutcracker at the Pioneer Center Center for Performing Arts

Nutcracker WaltzThe stage at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts will be alive with a sugar plum fairy and dancing mice as A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents its 15th annual Nutcracker Ballet December 10-12, 2010.  A.V.A. Ballet Theatre’s artistic director Alexander Van Alstyne has choreographed an exciting rendition of the popular holiday ballet and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s moving score. This will be conductor Laura Jackson’s debut Nutcracker.

Principal dancers from professional ballet companies such as the San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West, and the Diablo Ballet will perform the leading roles along side a large cast of local talent.

Nutcracker performances will be held Friday December 10th at 8pm, December 11th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday December 12th at 2pm at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Reno. Ticket prices for adults are from $26 to $51. Ticket prices for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older are from $21 to $41.

Nutcracker Mother GingerA special Sugar Plum party will be held after the Sunday afternoon performance where children can meet the Nutcracker characters.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. They are northern Nevada’s largest company under the instruction of a professional faculty with years of performing experience in renowned metropolitan ballet and production companies across the United States and Europe.

Mark your calendars now for this spectacular holiday tradition. For tickets call the Pioneer Center box office at 775-686-6600 or on-line at pioneercenter.com. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 11am to 6pm.

For more information call A.V.A. Ballet Theatre at 775-762-5165 or on-line at avaballet.com or call the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts at 775-686-6600.

- Alexander Van Alstyne

Pop-R&B Stars Boyz II Men Play Two Nights at John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Boyz II MenWith a catalog of hits and chart-toppers rivaling The Beatles and Elvis, Boyz II Men has firmly cemented itself in the upper echelon of music history. Catch Boyz II Men in the intimate Celebrity Showroom, October 22-23, at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.

Based on sales, Boyz II Men is the most successful R&B male vocal group of all time. It recorded five #1 R&B hits between 1992 and 1997 and has sold more than 60 million records. Three of its #1 hits, “End of the Road”, “I’ll Make Love to You”, and “One Sweet Day” (with Mariah Carey), set and broke records for the longest period of time a single remained at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; the last of them still holds the record. Although “On Bended Knee” did not break any records, it was still an immensely popular song that reached #1 and made Boyz II Men the third artists (behind Elvis and The Beatles) to replace themselves at the number one spot of the Billboard Hot 100. Their early music was indebted to new jack swing, but the group quickly found their forté in lush, soulful ballads, where their harmonies could be showcased to greatest effect.

Boyz II Men plays two nights, October 22-23 in the Celebrity Showroom at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $50 and are available by calling (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 or by visiting janugget.com. Dinner and show packages are also available.

-Michael Traum

The Reno Tahoe Bighorn Walks to Cure Diabetes

JDRF NevadaOn 10.10.10 at 10 a.m. over 5,000 people will participate in the Walk to Cure Diabetes on the campus of University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).  The walk, also known by many children with juvenile (or type 1) diabetes as the Day of Hope, is the largest annual fundraising event for the Northern Nevada Branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). 

JDRF has a singular mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The Reno based Walk raised over a quarter of a million dollars last year to help bring a cure home to Northern Nevada for the over 250,000 residents with diabetes.

The Walk ventures around the University campus twice and each loop is approximately 2.5 miles. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the Walk starting at 10 a.m. from a new location – in front of the new Knowledge Center and Student Union.  The event is both family and dog friendly, offering all the Starbucks you can drink, lunch and activities along the route. 

JDRFDiabetes is a chronic, debilitating disease affecting every organ system. There are two major types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.  Taking insulin does not cure any type of diabetes nor prevent the possibility of its eventual and devastating effects: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputation, heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications.  Diabetes is the single most costly chronic disease.  24 million American adults and children have diabetes and in the next 30 seconds another person will be diagnosed. Yearly, diabetes accounts for a staggering $174 billion in health-care costs in the U.S. and in the state of Nevada alone, it accounts for $167 million annually. And sadly, one out of every three children born in the U.S. from the year 2000 on will develop some form of diabetes in their lifetime.

Make the Power of Ten work for all children with juvenile diabetes on 10.10.10, and join the Reno Tahoe Bighorn while you’re there! Call 786.1881 or email northernnevada@jdrf.org for more information on powering a difference.

Benvenuto to the 29th Annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival!

ItalianfestAs the air gets a little more crisp across Reno it can only mean one thing—the Eldorado Great Italian Festival is almost here!  The 29th Annual event celebrates the food, culture, music and traditions of Italy on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10. 

Start the weekend on Friday, October 8 with the Eldorado’s Fall Crush party featuring the wines of Ferrari-Carano Vineyards.  Celebrate the vineyard’s harvesting season with all different varieties of Ferrari-Carano wines paired with the Eldorado’s spectacular hors d’oeuvres in the Eldorado Convention Center.  Tickets are available for just $40 per person—call 775-786-5700 or visit the Eldorado Information Desk to reserve.

The party hits the streets on Saturday as the 29thAnnual Great Italian Festival kicks off! One of the most anticipated events of the year, the main feature of the Festival is the authentic homemade Italian cuisine. This year’s menu consists of both traditional Italian dishes and Italian favorites with contemporary flair.  Six different booths will feature everything from ravioli, lasagna, risotto, Italian pizzas and polenta.  For those looking for a new Italian dish, try the New York Steak Flatbread or the Garlic Parmesano fries.  No meal would be complete without dessert!  Stop by the homemade Gelato booth or grab a piece of melt-in-your-mouth tiramisu.

This is also the chance for Italian families across the West Coast to compete in the highly anticipated Great Italian Festival Sauce Cookoff!  Hailing from Lombardia, Puglia, Sicily and so many more, each family has a “secret recipe” for sauce that guests can sample for themselves!  Pasta bowls are available at 2 p.m. each day, but careful, they go fast!

Italian Fest 2Free live entertainment adds to the fresh air and Italian faire, with Festival favorites like Ray Massa and the EuroRythms, Moreno Fruzzetti, Pasquale Esposito and Dick Contino, the legendary virtuoso of the accordion.  The ladies of Tre Bella will also be heating up the stage with everything from their new hit dance track to pop, R&B and the Italian classics.  A new, young face with a booming, Sinatra-esque voice will also wow the crowds.  Mitch Franco may only be 16 but boy this kid can sing!

Kick off those shoes and take part in traditional Italian activities like the Grape Stomp, where guests actually get into a barrel of grapes and compete against others to find the master of grape-mashing!  Play Bocce Ball on the lawn or browse through the Italian-inspired arts and crafts booths to find a souvenir.  Children’s games and face painting are also available.

The fun continues inside the Eldorado with the Famous Italian Buffet, served nightly at The Buffet on the mezzanine level beginning at 4 p.m.  Guests can also enter to win a Mediterranean Cruise by stopping by our Promotion Center for details.

Join in the fun at the 29thAnnual Eldorado Great Italian Festival on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the Italian Festival visit www.eldoradoreno.com or call 775-786-5700.

-Diana Rogers

Guest Post – Travel with Kids in “Magical” Reno

The Roberts family, hosts of the PBS show ‘Travel with Kids”,  spent 5 magical days in Reno – their words, not ours.

The Roberts arrived in the Biggest Little City September 8th, just in time for the Great Reno Balloon Races and the Virginia City Camel Races and so much more! Their schedule was jam-packed with rock climbing, whitewater rafting, horseback rides and glow-in-the-dark golf! And for parents reading this, Nathan and Seamus (the hosts) are 8 & 10 years old! So if you’re planning a family getaway, read below about the family-friendly adventures awaiting you in Reno Tahoe USA.

-September 20, 2010

Magical Reno…I use the word magical because Reno has the ability to transform itself from one thing to another, and just when you think you have it pegged, it changes again. Always enticing you to explore more of “The Biggest Little City in the World”. We started off our production trip to Reno thinking bowling, lots of arcades and fun family activities and maybe a few outdoor experiences. But it ended up as much more than that…a true something-for-everyone, loads of fun family destination!

RocksportDay 1: We started off Reno just how we thought we would. We hit the arcade, played some laser tag, then went to Coconut Bowl and did some glow bowling and glow in the dark miniature golf followed by some go kart racing and indoor rock climbing at Rock Sport. Enough family fun in our first three hours to last a whole vacation. The kids, of course, LOVED it! And we all enjoyed some great family fun time. But I was left wondering what Reno was like on the outside? Were arcades all there was to this family vacation? Day 2 would answer that question.

Day 2: We began the day with an early morning at The Great Reno Balloon Race (Reno’s event calendar is filled with fun family-friendly events: Reno Events ) where we got to go up on a tethered hot-air balloon. The views over Reno were amazing. I never realized how green it is along the Truckee River and the tall, rugged mountains that form lake Tahoe are incredible! After the balloon, we headed to a couple of cool Reno museums: Wilbur D. May Center and The National Automobile Museum, where the kids were revved up to dress up in period costumes and pretend to drive a Model T. But the river was calling us, so in the afternoon, we rented a bike and a boat with Sierra Adventures. After Rafting Truckeeriding bikes down the Truckee River Path to Reno Whitewater Park, we boarded a raft and learned to ride the waves…forward paddle! Paddling through an urban setting was surreal, with tall buildings and urban parks lining the shores…a really unique experience. The small rapids in Reno Whitewater Park provided the perfect combination of adrenaline pumping excitement and safety-conscious fun. If you are looking for a more natural setting, the Upper Truckee cuts through the Sierra Nevada and provides more challenging rapids and beautiful scenery.

Day 3: Northern Nevada is famous for its wild mustangs, but this morning we decided to befriend a couple of their tamer cousins with a horseback ride with Verdi Trails West. The horses were super friendly…Nathan even commented “These are the best trained horses I’ve ever ridden.” The boys had fun trying to pass each other and we all enjoyed the scenery through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. After lunch, we headed to Virginia City for a different type of race…camel races. After exploring Virginia City’s Old West history at the old school house, a cowboy gun show, riding the V & T Railroad (where we actually got to sit in the engine) and then joining the town parade, we headed down to the race track to watch camels and ostriches. Jockeyed by a brave group of volunteer jockeys, the camels speed around a dirt track. Kids get in on the action herding chickens and emu around the track. Nathan and Seamus loved petting the camels, and they even got to ride them during an intermission, but they’re not quite ready for racing them yet. It’s amazing how fast those camels get going…it’s a wonder any of the riders can hold on!

Our days were packed with fun outdoor activities, but what about the evenings? There’s plenty for families then too. One afternoon, we set sail on Lake Tahoe for a two hour tour of the crystal clear waters and pine-tree lined shores of America’s second deepest lake. The scenery is amazing…there’s a reason they say “Keep Tahoe Blue”. The blue waters fade into the distant shore where blue-green pine trees stand guard in front of purple-blue mountains. Another evening, the magic came alive under the Big Tent…at Circus Circus Reno. The kids had a ball playing carnival games and everyone enjoyed the circus acts like Chinese acrobats and JR’s Best Friends, a dog show. The kids even got to participate in the dog show and JR turned a little dog into Seamus! Magic and pets…I don’t know a better combo for kids!

Day 4: Just as I thought I’d gotten a read on what Reno is like, it changed on me again. On our last day, we visited Animal Ark, an animal rescue zoo. The animals at the zoo range from local birds and mammals like mountain lions and black bears to exotic species like tigers. The park has a conservation focus and taught us lots about all the different animals and their environments.

We felt the magic of Reno in so many ways, Old West shoot outs in Virginia City, outdoor fun along the Truckee River and horseback riding through the foothills, plus the magic of stage and lights at Circus Circus and the glittering waters of Lake Tahoe. For more information or to feel the family magic in Reno, visit Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority.

Street Vibrations 2010 is Ready to Rumble into Reno Tahoe USA

Street Vibs RenoStreet Vibrations Motorcycle Festival is a celebration of music, metal and motorcycles. Street Vibrations offers tours, live entertainment, parades, ride-in shows, stunt shows and more. This event is so big, it rocks at several locations throughout the region. Major event venues are planned at Harley-Davidson Dealerships in Carson City and Reno and in historic Virginia City. Rides to what Mark Twain called “the fairest picture the whole earth affords,” Lake Tahoe — provide unparalleled entertainment. Flirt with Lady Luck during poker walks and runs and during slot tournaments. It’s HOG heaven!

Thirty thousand motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to enjoy Street Vibrations 17th year. Now ranked the 4th largest motorcycle event in the nation, Street Vibrations 2010 expands venues to include downtown Reno, Sparks Victorian Square, Reno Harley-Davidson and Virginia City. 

A Tattoo Expo, with more than a dozen tattoo artists, is a favorite of many at the Reno Events Center. The Reno Events Center, on the corner of 4th and Center Streets  which boasts climate controlled comfort will also host more than 100 vendors and climate controlled comfort while shopping.

“This year, we’re having a lot of bike parking on Virginia Street in downtown Reno and in Virginia City so motorcycle participants get a plum parking spot and enthusiasts can enjoy the all the bikes,” says Randy Burke, president of Roadshows, Inc. producer of Street Vibrations. 

“We have more than 250 vendors coming from 35 different states with their wares,” Burke continued.  “Some of them come all the way from Florida for Street Vibrations and many of them tell us it’s the best show in the nation for them.”

Street Vibs AerialPlenty of live entertainment, including Monte Perlin’s Globe-O-Cross Stunt Show and some of the nation’s best tribute bands performing free concerts on numerous stages in multiple locations will provide enough variety to satisfy everyone. The Eldorado Casinowill give away a Harley Fat Boy Softail and the Silver Legacy give away bike is a 2010 Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider.

Reno Harley-Davidson

The Reno dealership will have a food court, a Coors Beer Garden, a Harley Owner’s Group Pin Stop, a Biker Babe Dunk Tank, a Burn out Pit and lots of vendors.

Sparks Victorian Square

Factory Rig Row will feature all the big rigs with motorcycles, motorcycle merchandise and custom effects.  Live bands will keep the party going and there’ll be a “Go Go Bar” featuring dancing bar maids. VIP bike parking will be available right on the street in the middle of all the action. John Ascuaga’s Nuggetwill give away an Arlen Ness Custom Motorcycle Saturday night, Sept. 25.

Virginia City

A new Street Vibrations headquarters location in the middle of downtown Virginia City will provide sales of official merchandise and registration opportunities for motorcycle enthusiasts. The historic town will offer live music, vendors and parking for more than 400 bikes

“Our participants particularly enjoy the curve-studded ride up historic Geiger Grade,” Burke said.  “They like to drink in some of the local history in this famous mining town.”

Street Vibrations Action

Several Ride-in Shows, bike competitions and a Wet T-Shirt competition at the Sands Regency,  a Bikini and a Chaps Competition for the ladies at the Eldorado and competitions for Miss Reno Harley-Davidson and Miss Coors Light 2010 at the Silver Legacy are designed to provide a little extra fun during the event. 

Participant Only Activities

Poker runs for VIP participants will take riders up scenic routes to Lake Tahoe for breathtaking views and clean mountain air. Riders will also go to Virginia City for a variety of excellent motorcycle riding terrain. They’ll have a lunch stop at Fox Peak Station in Fallon, NV.

“Street Vibrations rides offer a refreshing escape for big city dwellers,” Burke adds. “Our VIP participants receive tickets to three different concerts valued at more than $65, they enjoy special parties, can participate in bike competitions and ride in shows, and they receive an official T-shirt and a ride pin.”

 ‘Round the Clock Fun

SILVER LEGACY RESORT: As this year’s Ride-N-Show Headquarters, Silver Legacy has a jam-packed event and entertainment schedule that’ll have guests in hog heaven from Wednesday, September 22 to Sunday, September 26!

Street Vibs BikeKick off this year’s festivities with the hottest competition in town—the Miss Harley Davidson and Miss Coors Light 2010 Finals are at Silver Legacy on Wednesday night.  Watch as the judges find the perfect hog-wild ladies to represent each title throughout Street Vibes 2010.  The competition kicks off in the Silver Baron Lounge at 8 p.m.

Grab a spot to show off those bike on Virginia Street all week long; registration takes place daily inside the Downtown Reno Ballroom.  Don’t have a hot hog yet?  Silver Legacy can help!  Enter the Harley-Davidson drawing for a chance to win a brand new FXDL Dyna Low Rider simply by using your Legacy Star Card!  Sign up for free at the Star Rewards Center on the casino floor.  Earn 5x entries every time you play all week starting Monday, September 20! 

Get inspiration from the best bike builders in the nation at America’s Finest Custom Bike Builders Invitational in the Silver Baron Ballroom.  These motorcycle masters will show off their creations Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Then swing by the Harley-Davidson store next door, right inside Silver Legacy, with extended hours Wednesday through Sunday!

Free live entertainment will keep Downtown Reno rockin’ with a stage set up at on the Silver Legacy/Circus Circus Plaza next to Roy Boy’s Roadhouse, where there will be plenty of ice cold Coors, Coors Light and other refreshments to enjoy.  Various vendors will also be set up inside the Reno Events Center along with the Tattoo Expo and Bike Competition that will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Street Vibrations 2010 Events at Silver Legacy run as follows:

 Wednesday, September 22

America’s Finest Custom Bike Builders Invitational, Silver Baron Ballroom, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Free!

Miss Harley Davidson & Miss Coors Light 2010 Finals, Silver Baron Lounge, 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 23

America’s Finest Custom Bike Builders Invitational, Silver Baron Ballroom, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Free!

Stray Cat Lee Rocker, Grande Exposition Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets $10, includes one drink

Friday, September 24

America’s Finest Custom Bike Builders Invitational, Silver Baron Ballroom, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Free!

Live Music Outside on the Silver Legacy/Circus Circus Plaza, Rockin’ Down the Highway Band, 4 to 7 p.m.

Los Lobos, Grande Exposition Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets $30 and $45 

Downtown Reno Fireworks Display, 4th & Virginia Streets at dusk, approx. 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 25

America’s Finest Custom Bike Builders Invitational, Silver Baron Ballroom, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Free!

 Live Music Outside on the Silver Legacy/Circus Circus Plaza,The Boogie Daddys, 12:15 to 4 p.m.

- Blues Monsters, 5 to 7 p.m.

 Cheech and Chong, Grande Exposition Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets $45, $60 and $70

 Sunday, September 26

America’s Finest Custom Bike Builders Invitational, Silver Baron Ballroom, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Free!

Harley-Davidson Giveaway, Win a new Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider, 3 p.m.

Live Music Outside on the Silver Legacy/Circus Circus Plaza,Nevada Hazzurd, 4 to 7 p.m.                            

For more information on Street Vibrations or to register for the event, visit www.roadshowsreno.com or call 775-329-7469.

Engelbert Humperdinck Brings his Legacy of Love to Reno

ehumperdinckNeed a night of romance?  Let Engelbert Humperdinck sweep you off your feet at Silver Legacy Resort Casino!  For more than four decades, this international recording icon has shared a legacy of love with fans of all ages.  Now see him live in the Grande Exposition Hall on Saturday, September 18 at 8 p.m. 

Engelbert revisits many of his timeless and beloved classics on his new tour, promoting his latest album “Legacy of Love.”  The album also includes two never-before-recorded songs, the classic “Over the Rainbow” and the incomparable “My Way.” This is the newest addition to his unmatched musical legacy that includes sales of a staggering 150 million albums worldwide, including 64 Gold and 24 Platinum. Engelbert’s music has withstood the test of time thanks to his sensitive interpretation of lyrics. 

From an early age, Arnold George Dorsey had a passion for music, but it wasn’t until his early manager suggested he devise a new, mysterious stage name that he gained popularity. Dorsey looked to the name of a German composer he enjoyed, thus was born the phenomenon known as Engelbert Humperdinck. 

By the time his first mega-hit “Release Me” went to #1 in 11 different countries, the London Times crowned him “The Premier Voice of the 20th Century.” His inimitable three-and-a–half octave range and ultra smooth onstage charisma won over fans of every generation, in every part of the globe.  He never limited himself to just one genre, recording everything from pop to disco, rock and gospel.  

His career in the ‘70s was punctuated by a steady stream of hits including the Grammy nominated “After the Lovin’.” In 1978 he received a “Georgie Award” from the American Guild of Variety Artists recognizing him as “Entertainer of the Year,” an honor shared by such exemplary artists as Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow and Johnny Carson.  In 1989 he was honored with a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2003 received his second Grammy nomination for the 2003 album, “Always Hear The Harmony.” 

When not on tour, Engelbert and his beloved wife of 44 years, Patricia, divide their time between their homes in England and California and spending time with their four grown children.  In 2004 his autobiography “Engelbert: What’s In A Name?” made it’s way onto the best-seller lists giving readers an intimate look at not only his career and family, but also the eventful life he has led.

One of the world’s most instantly recognized voices, Englebert Humperdinck is a true icon of entertainment.  Watch as he proves the best is yet to come in Silver Legacy’s Grande Exposition Hall on Saturday, September 18 at 8 p.m.  Tickets are available from $50 with premium seating at $60 and $70.  Reserve your seats online at www.silverlegacy.com or www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-MUST-SEE (687-8733) or 775-325-7401. 

-Diana Rogers