By Rory Dowd
Join the Reno Comedy Collective on Friday, February First for First Friday’s ‘Love and Laughter’! Reno’s pioneering improv troupe will be spreading the love at their romance-themed event at Reno Tahoe Comedy. 6:30 show, 17+, $15 at the door and $12 tickets available at www.renotahoecomedy.com.
Also at Reno Tahoe Comedy this weekend is “Everybody’s favorite drinking buddy,” Tom McClain. The headlining comedian and Sacramento native has been featured on “The Dr. Phil Show,” “Man-up Stand-up,” and “Comedy Mash-up.” 8:30 pm show Friday, 6:30 and 9:30 on Saturday, 17+, $13 advance/$15 at the door. Tickets available at www.renotahoecomedy.com.
Shakespeare in Love, a stage adaptation of the 1998 hit film, opens at Good Luck Macbeth Theater on Friday. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, young Will Shakespeare’s love for his muse, Viola, quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece. The run will consist of 14 performances, beginning on 2/1, including two matinees. Tickets ($18/$20) are available through www.goodluckmacbeth.org or at the box office.
On Sunday 2/3, the Desert Rose Review will be hosting an open casting call at Piper’s Opera House in Virginia City, 12p-6p. The burlesque troupe welcomes all interested parties, cast, and crew, to come out for the event. Open act casting will consist of a Q&A interview as well as choreographed auditions for group number castings. You can visit their Facebook event page or more information and audition requirements.
West Street Market will be hosting a gallery art reception on Sunday 2/3 from 6p-8p. Showing works by Ruby Jo, Colton Meals, and Asa Spades, the artists will be on hand for the good-vibe event. Live music will be provided by Noise Pallette.
The Nevada Museum of Art, in partnership with the Desert Research Institute, is hosting on Saturday, Feb. 2, a statewide conference to explore best practices in STEAM Education. The annual NV STEAM Conference aims to inspire creative innovation through engaging hands-on workshops and nationally recognized keynote speakers. (NOTE: This is sold out!)
The Glass Die encourages anyone not into the Big Game to stop by on Sunday for some table gaming and miniature painting. From noon until 4 pm, paints and brushes will be available to the public for their Paint a Mini event. It’s a great way to break out of a painting slump and chat with others about gaming and gaming accessories.
Also on Sunday, The Discovery Museum will be revealing its newest installation, Mindbender Mansion. Adults and children alike are encouraged to test their brains in this large-scale, eclectic and quirky exhibition. With four group activities and over 40 individual brainteasers, this unconventional mansion will challenge the problem-solving skills of the most experienced puzzlers. The exhibit will be open through December 2019.
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