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Upcoming: Who Does The River Belong To?


By Rory Dowd

Image: Pignic Pub and Patio.

Reno-area Events For December 21-27, 2018


On Friday, December 21, The Schizopolitans swoop into the holiday season with their heart-chilling, slightly spooky, and festive HallowChristmasWeen 2018 at Pignic Pub and Patio at 9pm. For the humbugs and blackhearts, “It’s Halloween again! Just in time for Christmas.”

Saturday, December 22, The Bluebird kicks off its second-anniversary celebration with a bass night, featuring performances from Giant Fighting Robots, Astreya, E-Lyon, Cloud, Yon O Shon, and more. Two tickets for $2 until the day of the show; $5 at the door, 9p-3a.

Also on Saturday, the second annual SWIGSmas invades Pignic featuring the show’s namesake SWIGS and local rockers Grimedog and The Grimtones. This holiday extravaganza features cheer, drinking, music, and more drinking and more cheer, all starting at 9 pm.


Good Luck MacBeth has added an new Saturday matinee to its run of Golden Girls: Live! Holiday Special. This sold-out show has been a hit of the season so far, but you have one last chance to get tickets for a 4 pm matinee at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3134371.

Photo: Ty O’Neil


Friday evening, from 5 pm to 7 pm, Our Town Reno presents the final installment of Who Does the River Belong To? This free event will be held at Broadhead Park and invites people who do or have lived on the Truckee River to share their stories with the broader community. This year’s final event will occur on National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day and will begin with a vigil to commemorate those who have died living along the Truckee River. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/324513691609162/.

Sunday, December 23rd, join Park Ranger Marie Fong in the Discovery Room at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park for free Christmas crafting activities for kids. New projects each week in addition to a variety of self-guided activities including a dress-up corner, puppet theater, puzzles, books, games, and many science and nature displays. Drop in anytime between 3-4pm. Contact Park Ranger Marie Fong at [email protected]

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Thursday, December 26th, join the Nevada Department of Wildlife at the Discovery Museum for their final Winter Wildlife Wednesday! From 1p to 6p, they will have three different stations focusing on winter survival. You will learn how animals stay warm and eat in the winter, learn about denning and hibernation, how animals choose where to migrate, and much more! Stations will have activities and fun for the whole family!

Enjoy your holiday events responsibly; have a safe and Merry Christmas!

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Rory Dowd
Rory Dowd
Rory Dowd is a contributing writer for This Is Reno. He is a producer and co-host for the Worst Little Podcast and serves on the Board of Directors at Good Luck Macbeth Theater Company. He is also an accomplished performer and emcee, including singing and playing bass for One Ton Dually, a Reno rock band.