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15 things to do this week in the Reno area


Photo: Ty O’Neil

By Tabitha Mueller

Try ice skating, listen to a blues concert, learn about the tango, celebrate Taco Tuesday, and attend other fun events in the Reno area this week!

Monday, November 18

Go Ice Skating
3:00 – 10:00 p.m., 500 N. Sierra St., Reno, NV
Whether you are a pro or a beginner, the ice skating rink on North Sierra Street is a fun way to spend your late afternoon and early evening. Perfect for families and couples, this is a fantastic activity for the chillier weather. Nov. 18 is the scheduled opening day for the rink, but it will be open Monday — Thursday.
Tickets: Adults $15 (Monday – Thursday) $18 (Friday – Sunday), Children and Seniors $12 (Monday – Thursday) $15 (Friday – Sunday)


Tuesday, November 19

Share Your Ideas at a Breakfast Conversation
Share your ideas about how to prevent scams over breakfast with the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.
Register for the event here.


Celebrate Taco Tuesday with Tacos and a Trivia Night
7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Baba’s Eats and Ales
If you love trivia and tacos, then this is the perfect evening activity, as well as a great way to support a local business. The event features games and prizes and takes place every Tuesday.


Wednesday, November 20

Listen to an Evening of Stories
6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Reno Little Theater
Attend an evening of storytelling featuring RGJ journalists sharing true tales around the theme “Our Stories.” Executive editor of the RGJ Brian Duggan will be emceeing this Reno Storytellers Project event, along with the former executive editor Jonathan L. Wright.
Tickets: General $12, Student $8


Visit a Holiday Pop-up
6:00 – 10:00 p.m., Midtown WineBar
Shop and sip at Midtown WineBar’s Holiday Pop-up. There will be live music from local musician Dave Mensing, champagne specials, and cocktails.


Thursday, November 21

Savor Art and Delicious Beverages
6:00 – 9:00 p.m., The Generator Inc.
Swing by The Generator Inc. for their monthly art social open house. Enjoy beverages and a Thanksgiving-inspired coloring contest. You can also chat with resident artists and see the latest gallery show by Jarred Santos. This is also a kid-friendly event, so feel free to bring your whole family!
Admission: $5.50, Skates $3.00, Blades $5


Roller Skate the Night Away
6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Roller Kingdom
Roller skate to totally radical tunes at Roller Kingdom’s 80’s Night, a family-friendly event and an excellent way to try out skating if you have never done so before.


Give Back to the Community by Attending this Happy Hour
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Blind Dog Tavern
Join a happy hour designed to raise money for Thanksgiving meals benefiting the local community. Reno Tahoe Young Professionals is hosting the event.
Two canned goods for entry for members, and $10 for non-members


Friday, November 22

Check out Justin Rupple at Comedy Happy Hour
6:30 – 8:00 p.m., LEX Nightclub
Enjoy drink specials, free bar snacks, and fantastic comedy at LEX Nightclub’s comedy happy hour. The featured performer is Justin Rupple, an impressionist and actor who has been on CBS and various comedy sketches.
Tickets: $10


Explore the art of Tango
7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Nevada Museum of Art
Experience the emotion of Tango with a live performance of original tango music and dancing. There will also be a cash bar at the event.
Tickets: $15 General, $12 Members, $10 Students


Saturday, November 23

Enjoy Live Music
8:00 – 11:00 p.m., Cargo Concert Hall
Don’t miss the Plain White T’s performance in Reno! Their music features “a unique blend of pop, punk, and melody-driven rock and roll” that is sure to have you grooving all night long.
Tickets: $25


Sample Delicious Chili
12:00 – 5:00 p.m., Barley Ranch Regional Park
Support the Nevada Rodeo Club at their 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off! There will be live music, a silent auction, and of course, delicious chili. If you want to enter the chili contest, contact the Nevada Rodeo Club.
Tickets: $10


Adventure into the Science of Snow
2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Galena Creek Visitor Center
Join Meghan Collins, a research scientist with the Desert Research Institute, for a scientific adventure taking photos of snow-crystals. The images will benefit research on winter weather in the local area. The event is kid-friendly and will be a ton of fun for everyone.


Sunday, November 24

Get some exercise at the 5k Turkey Trot!
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm, Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless
Support the Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless and get some exercise when you enter the Annual Turkey Trot. If you register, you will receive a one-size-fits-all t-shirt. There are races for both children and adults, so be sure to register today!
Cost: Ages 18+ $20, 11-17 $15, 10 and under FREE


Blues Review
7:00 – 9:30 pm, Reno Little Theater
B.B. King once said that “The blues are the three L’s — living, loving, and hopefully…laughing.” You’re sure to get that experience at this evening event where the lyrical and smooth melodies of blues music will be on full display.
Tickets: Pay what you can, with a $20 suggested donation


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.

Enjoy your 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.




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