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Weekly Art Fix (Oct. 7): 5 Events to Check Out



This was a very productive week in the theater and art scene here in Reno, today I will tell you about three wonderful events I had the pleasure of experiencing last week, two of them you will have a chance to check out over the next few weeks.

First up we look at Other Desert Cities at Bruka Theater, written by Jon Robin Baitz and Directed by Tony DeGeiso. This is a very emotional and deep study about a family united for the holidays but finding a deeper place of conflict and ultimately healing.

I found this offering to be superbly acted, bringing me to a place of caring for each of the characters. More than entertainment, this play is truly a deep experience full of emotions and a twist. From the set to the lighting and the cast and direction this production is solid in every way. Check out the photo gallery above.

Here is a link to Bruka’s website for more information: http://www.bruka.org/

Reno Open Studios

Over the weekend Reno Open Studios opened the doors to 41 artist spaces throughout Reno and Sparks. This was a fascinating look into the workspace of some great local artists and a chance to meet them and find out more about what they do and how they create.

Sadly, I only had a short time to explore, but I had a wonderful time. This is a group of talented working artists, some of whom make their living solely on the art that they create. Look for this event each year and be sure to check out their Facebook page for a deeper look into each of the artists.

And check out a video below.

Clown Bar

Also, I had the pleasure to be entertained at Clown Bar: Vaude Villain Entertainment is partnering with Good Luck Macbeth for this latest offering, just in time for Halloween.

This is a rare look into the underbelly of clown life. Taking place in the bar where the clowns come to unwind, drink, love, and kill.

This hit the mark on all levels: funny and very well performed and directed. If you are looking for a fun (if not a bit unsettling) evening this is for you. This is not for those with a fear of clowns, but perhaps we all need to face our fears?

Unfortunately, I have no photos from the show, but here is a link to GLM’s website for more information: http://www.goodluckmacbeth.org/

Coming up, here are a three events to consider:

RenOpen Streets

RenOpen Streets October 17: there will be nearly 2 miles of streets closed off to traffic for pedestrians and cyclist to enjoy and food, art, and entertainment. This is Reno’s first event in the International Cyclovia movement.

For More information check out their website: http://www.renopenstreets.org/

Reno Art Works: Deep Dark Delicious – Group Art Show

In celebration of the changing seasons we here at Reno Art Works have pulled together a unique group of artists from the greater community To show their favorite All Hallow’s Eve related art works.
At the opening reception there will also be a show with Handmade Halloween Treats.
Refreshments will be provided.

Here is a link to their event page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1642071346036195/

OutWest Film Fest

October 16-18: This is the first annual OutWest Film Festival. For three days Reno will host screenings and discussions with filmmakers and other special events to honor LGBTQ films.

Here is a link to their website for more details: http://outwestfilmfest.org/

That is it for now. Until next time my friends, create and enjoy.

Dana Nollsch
Dana Nollschhttp://www.photozen.us
Dana Nollsch is a lifelong Reno area resident. He is a photographer, artist, journalist, and spiritual leader. His work has been seen in many local publications and many national publications as well, award winning for his photojournalism. Dana has a unique eye that shows in his photography and a unique voice that is evident in his writing. His involvement in the local theater and arts community gives him an informed and honest perspective. Owner and operator of PhotoZen he offers his skills and insight to many industries.