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The Santa Crawl Is Back!

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One of Reno’s most popular bar crawls is back in season. This annual local fundraiser (with proceeds going to local schools) will take place on Saturday, December 13 and is a great way to kick off the holiday season! For their 14th year the Santa Crawl is expecting 15,000 crawlers to dress up in their holiday gear, so more bars have been added to the crawl list and their pre and post crawl activities will make for an entire weekend of Santa fun! Be sure to buy your cups at participating locations around town, and book a room at the Silver Legacy using their Santa Crawl discount code to keep you and your friends safe all weekend long. Participating locations for cup purchasing include: Chocolate Walrus, Prism Magic, Junkie, and Adam and Even in Carson City, so be sure to pick your cups up early because official Santa Crawl cups means official Santa Crawl drink deals! To stay safe and spirited, visit the Santa Crawl’s page of Rules and make sure to follow all of these festive guidelines in order to have a smooth crawl.

There are PLENTY of local bars participating in this year’s crawl, and the goal is to hit all of them before the night ends! A few of these include: Rum Bullions and Drinx at the Silver Legacy, 5 Star Saloon, 1864 Tavern, Club Cal Neva, Chocolate Bar, Freight House District, Sapphire Lounge at Harrah’s, The Loving Cup, Louis Basque Corner, Our Bar, Sierra Tap House, Tonic Lounge,  St. James Infirmary, and many, many more! The trick to this crawl is to plan ahead. Grab a map (available at the Silver Legacy and wherever you can purchase a cup), gather your friends, throw on your warmest Santa gear, and be ready to have some fun!

For those who are in town for more than just Saturday night, Reno Pub Crawl has organized some pre-crawl activities going on around town that will definitely keep you entertained! On Friday night two-time Emmy winner, NY Times bestseller, and GRAMMY winner Kathy Griffin will be performing at the Silver Legacy at 8pm. This funny woman will be in town making guests laugh all night long! You can buy tickets here. On Saturday morning there will be a holiday themed 5k run/walk at Wingfeild Park near downtown Reno beginning at 10am. This Great Santa Dash has partnered up with the Santa Crawl, so all adults entered will receive a Santa Crawl Cup. This 5k will support the AIY Foundation to help local schools, just like the Santa Crawl. To register for the run, visit the Great Santa Dash webpage. And finally, for those of you who don’t think a 5k and a 50+ stop bar crawl is enough, the Santa Crawl has teamed up with Mt. Rose for some Santa Skiing on Saturday, December 13. If you dress festively you will get a discount on an all day lift ticket (with a portion going to Support the Claus)! There will also be Santa Crawl drink specials in the lodge and a mass Santa photo taken at the top of the Kit Carson Bowl at 11 am.

Above all things, remember to be safe. Don’t ever drink and drive, don’t let yourself or your friends go anywhere alone, and be sure to drink lots of water before and during the crawl. The Santa Crawl is about holiday cheer and festive fun, so keep things nice and not naughty throughout the night! Have fun, crawlers!

From D-List to Downtown Reno, Kathy Griffin at Silver Legacy

Kathy GriffinOne of the most famous female stand up comedienne’s of all time is bringing her red hot wit and knack for bashing Hollywood to Silver Legacy Resort Casino.  See Kathy Griffin explode into the Grande Exposition Hall on her latest comedy tour on Friday, January 28 at 8 p.m.

An Emmy Award winning Chicago native, Kathy Griffin is best known for television roles on NBC’s sitcom “Suddenly Susan” and Bravo’s reality hit “My Life on the D-List,” where her constant wit and sarcasm shine.  While these shows may be her most famous, Griffin has a long list of comedic credentials that keeps on growing.

It all started in the 1980’s when Griffin moved west to Los Angeles.  She joined the famed Los Angeles Groundlings comedy improvisational troupe, where soon-to-be Saturday Night Live star Phil Hartman also performed.   Soon after Griffin began building her resume with guest starring roles on shows like “ER” and “Seinfeld,” where she created recurring character Sally Weaver.

After various TV guest spots, Griffin began gaining notice as a stand-up comedienne and landed her own HBOhalf hour comedy special, then an hour-long special titled “A Hot Cup of Talk” in 1998.  Griffin has also supplied voices for characters on the animated series “Dilbert” and “The Simpsons” and also appeared in rapper Eminem’s music video for the song “The Real Slim Shady,” which was co-directed by Dr. Dre.

Griffin has also played host at The Billboard Music Awards and Bravo’s “A-List Awards” and has performed several successful stand-up specials for the cable network.  It was with Bravo that Griffin won back to back Emmy Awards for “My Life on the D-List” in 2007 and 2008.  She has also been nominated for three “Best Comedy Album” Grammy Awards—in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

See this Grammy-nominated comedienne up close and personal at Silver Legacy on Friday, January 28 at 8 p.m. inside the Grande Exposition Hall!  Tickets are available now for $55 with premium seating for $65 and $80.  To reserve seats call 1-800-MUST-SEE (678-8733) or 775-325-7401 or visit www.silverlegacy.com and www.ticketmaster.com.  iPhone, iPad and Android users, download the free Silver Legacy App to get tickets.

-Diana Rogers