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10 things to do in Reno this week for $20 or Less


Photo: Ty O’Neil

By Tabitha Mueller

This week brings comedic performances, basketball players, an 80’s themed celebration and more. 

Monday, November 4 

Attend an Art Exhibition
12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Student Galleries South
If you are free Monday afternoon, be sure to check out the annual exhibition of artwork created by current students in the MFA visual arts program at UNR. Happen to be busy on Monday? Stop by another day. The exhibition is open through Nov. 14. FREE


Tuesday, November 5

Head Outdoors
Daylight hours, Tom Cooke Trail
Take advantage of the relatively warm weather, grab a friend you have not seen in a while, and go for a walk on the Tom Cooke Trail, a 3.7-mile loop that offers gorgeous views of Reno. This trail is excellent for beginner and advanced hikers alike and is also dog-friendly. FREE


Wednesday, November 6

Interact with the Harlem Globetrotters
7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Reno Events Center
If you love basketball or want to interact with some of basketball’s most legendary players, then this Harlem Globetrotters event is a must-visit. Ticket prices start around $18.


Play Board Games
5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Coffee N’ Comics
Join other fun-loving board game players at Coffee N’ Comics’s weekly board game night. Drinks are 15 percent off for all gamers, and you can either bring games or borrow one from the newly-opened coffee shop. FREE


Thursday, November 7

Enjoy Live Music
7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall at UNR
Experience a masterful blend of classical and contemporary music by attending the performance of Take3, a world-renowned trio consisting of violinist Lindsay Deutsch, cellist Lila Yang, and pianist Irene Kim. This trio melds songs by artists like Imagine Dragons with arias from operas such as “Carmen,” producing unique music you will have never heard before. Ticket prices start at $5


Friday, November 8th 

Experience Post-War Italy (1932-1960) in a Photography Exhibit
12:00 – 5:00 p.m., Arte Italia
Explore post-war Italy through a photographic lens. The exhibit features historical artifacts and a comprehensive collection of 110 vintage images by 50 Italian photographers. The exhibit closes December 29. FREE


Participate in Public Art at the 4th Street Brewery District
6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Black Rabbit Mead
Engage with your community, learn more about public art on 4th Street, and provide ideas for what you would like to see in the brewery district. With discounted drinks, this event is a fantastic way to meet new people and get involved. FREE


Saturday, November 9

Go to an 80’s Flashback Party
9:30 – 5:30 p.m., National Automobile Museum
Pull out your neon, fluff up your hair, and head to the National Automobile Museum for their 30-year celebration. Free to the public, this is a chance to dance your way through the 80s, enter into a costume contest, and explore the museum’s remarkable collection of cars.  FREE


Meet the Turkeys: Fall Festival
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Bring family and friends with you to celebrate turkeys, take part in a scavenger hunt, participate in fall-themed merriment, and even ride a pony! With lots of offerings, “Meet the Turkeys” is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with loved ones. FREE, although organizers ask attendees to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.


Sunday, November 10

Dance Sunday Night
7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Acro Enso
Dance the night away at Ecstatic Dance Reno, an organization that hopes to help people find community through dance. Tickets are $20


Be sure to check out our events page for other things happening in Reno this week. If you are hosting an event, please submit events to our events page.

Have a wonderful week.

Tabitha Mueller
Tabitha Mueller
Tabitha Mueller is a freelance writer and multimedia journalist based out of Reno, Nevada. She is fascinated by storytelling, place, and the intersection of narrative and data analysis and holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography and English and American Literatures from Middlebury College. When she is not tracking down a story or listening to podcasts, you can find her hiking Nevada’s gorgeous terrain, perusing local bookstores, playing Quidditch, and discovering Reno’s hidden stories.