Reno Weekly Events Feb. 8-14, 2019

Reno punk rock flea market. Image: Pink Awful by Bob Conrad.

By Rory Dowd

Art

Swill Wine and Coffee will be hosting an art reception for Tobi Carter, 5-7pm, on Friday, February 8th. A member of the Flow Time artist collective, this will be her debut public art showing.

On Saturday, February 9th, Reno Art Works presents a new gallery – “Art of the Heart”, with an opening reception from 2pm to 7pm. This multi-artist and multi-media gallery attempts to ask, “What art comes from the heart?” Come down to Reno Art Works and see what Art of the Heart means to local artists.

Dance/Fitness

Acro Enso is poised to be the first large scale movement arts facility in Reno. During their Community Build Out, Feb 8th-11th, they are calling on all movers and interested community members to help them get started developing their 6,000 sq.ft. sprung dance floor. For your hours, you can earn valuable Founding Member discounts on membership rates. For more information, visit their website at www.acroenso.com/contact 

Comedy

Throughout the weekend, Reno Tahoe Comedy presents Aida Rodriguez, a fresh new comedian featured on “Last Comic Standing”, “The Nightly Show”, as well as her own specials on Showtime and HBO. With two shows each night, you can catch her on Friday and Saturday. All shows are 17+. Tickets are available in advance at www.RenoTahoeComedy.com or at the door.

Reno Improv invites you to an exciting evening of improv comedy at their home on Willow Street! Sensitive People open the show with some short-form and the All Things Reconsidered team headlines with long-form original improv. Saturday Feb 9th, 8p-9p, $5 admission.

Community

The Generator is gearing up for their second annual Reno Punk Rock Flea Market! The event is a weekend-long party with 18 bands and 100+ vendors, including local artists, non-profits & activists, held in The Generator’s 35,000 sq ft maker space. This is an all-ages event, 11am-6pm on both Friday Feb 8th and Saturday Feb 9th. Admission is $5 for one day or $8 for both and children 12 and under are free. Visit the event page on Facebook for more information. 

On Sunday you can also find Nevada-made goods over at the Reno Town Mall during Nevada Marketplace’s event, Second Sundays Nevada Made Marketplace. Featuring local creators and vendors, the event begins at 11:00 am and is open to the public. Find a Valentine’s day gift made with Nevada love when you visit the Nevada Made Marketplace.

Music

Legendary ska band, The Toasters, will be asking you to get down while they pickitup at Shea’s Tavern on Tuesday, February 12th. They will be joined onstage by local acts, Viva Revenge and S.W.I.G.S., as well as On the Cinder from Buffalo, NY Tickets are available online. Show starts at 8:00 pm. $10/$12, 21+

Okilly Dokilly, the Ned Flanders-themed metal act, will be performing at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor on Wednesday, Feb. 13th. Joining them will be Playboy Manbaby (Phoenix) & Condemned Existence (Reno). Tickets available at Recycled Records or at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor.

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Rory Dowd
About Rory Dowd 24 Articles
Rory Dowd is a contributing writer for This Is Reno. He is a producer and co-host for the Worst Little Podcast, booking manager at Dead Ringer Analog Bar and 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 contemporary Reno rock band.