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12 things to do in Reno this week


Reno’s Downtown Wine Walk.

By Tabitha Mueller

Watch a parade, enjoy live music, dance at a ball, learn about podcasting, and more in the Reno area this week! 

Tuesday, November 12

Support the Arts
7:00 – 9:00 pm, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Support Reno’s youth and attend a live orchestra concert. Performers have been working hard all semester, and you won’t regret watching them shine. Tickets: $5-10


Wednesday, November 13

Learn about Podcasting
9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Reynolds School of Journalism
Curious about podcasting? Join some of Reno’s top podcasters Wednesday morning for a discussion on the growing industry. Podcasters will also share their insights about the future of podcasting, along with advice. Featured podcasts include: “Grammar Girl,” “Ignite Reno Storytelling,” and “Worst Little Podcast,” among others.


Live Concerts

7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Holland Project
Busy in the morning, but free in the evening? Head over to The Holland Project and check out Yung Heazy w/Redfield Clipper, an indie-pop act that “melds psych and pop with endearing lyricism and harmonies.” 
Tickets: $8-10


8:00 – 11:00 p.m., Reno Events Center
If you prefer rap music and GRAMMY Award-winning hits, then you could also head over to the Young Thug & Machine Gun Kelly Concert. Both are guaranteed to be a fun time.
Tickets: $40 – $80


Thursday, November 14

Stand-up Comedy Plus Pizza and Beer
7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Blind Onion in Sparks
Combine your love for laughs, pizza, and beer at Dead Panda Comedy’s monthly stand-up comedy night. If you’ve never been to a stand-up event, this is a perfect way to test out the water.
Tickets: $5


Friday, November 15

Attend a Play
7:30 p.m., Reno Little Theatre
Take the whole family (or a date) to see The Humans, a Tony award-winning drama that explores family connections and fractures through the Blake Family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Don’t fret if you can’t make it on Friday night. The show is open through Dec. 1. Tickets: $15 for students, $25 for adults, and $20 for seniors


Saturday, November 16

Handmade for the Holidays
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Red Hawk Golf & Resort Event Center
Get a head start on your holiday shopping, and swing through Handmade For the Holidays, Sparks’ fourth annual handmade craft fair. There’s a raffle benefiting the Reno Initiative for Shelter and Equality. The market is also taking place on Sunday, Nov. 17.


Downtown Wine Walk 
2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Riverwalk District
Walk along the Truckee River in Downtown Reno and sample wines from merchants in the local area. Make sure to bring your friends and a valid photo ID. This event takes place every third Saturday of the month.
Tickets: $20


Join the Wolf Pack for a Basketball Game
7:00 p.m., Lawlor Events Center
Cheer on the Wolf Pack as they play against the Lions.
Tickets: $19 – $55


Enjoy Live Music
8:00 – 11:59 p.m., Pignic Pub & Patio
Meet up with other music lovers and jam out to San Francisco band Killer Whale as well as local group Happy Trails! This is a 21+ event, at the Pignic Pub & Patio — a fun bar in town with some great vibes.


Sunday, November 17

Attend a Steampunk Expo and Ball
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wilbur D. May Center and Ranch House in Ranch San Rafael Park
Don your Victorian best, add some futuristic accents, and head to the Winter in Wonderland Steampunk Expo and Ball. There will be live entertainment, authors, art, workshops, and dancing, among other fun activities. The Expo runs until Sunday and is a great way to round out the week. If you’ve never gone to a Steampunk Expo before, why not try it out? What do you have to lose?
Tickets: Start at $25, Kids 12 and under are free with adults


Take a Step Back in Time at this Dean-O-Holics Concert
8:00 – 10:00 p.m., Polo Lounge
End your weekend on a high note at this performance featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Marilyn Monroe from the tribute band, The Dean-O-Holics. The Swingin’ Lil Big Band will provide melodies backup for these award-winning performers.
Tickets: Start at $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.