This week’s Reno events are a potpourri of fall basics—college basketball and women crafting—and things that aren’t likely to happen—kids as jurors and you freeskiing the Dolomites with a drone photographer in tow.
There’s also a parade downtown on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, this year honoring the 100th year of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, starting at 11:11 a.m. on the Virginia Street Bridge.
Be sure to check with event organizers for COVID-19 restrictions.
- Wolf Pack Men’s Basketball hits the home court twice this week. Tuesday they’ll take on Eastern Washington in the home opener and on Friday they’ll match up versus San Diego. Nevada is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for admission to all men’s and women’s basketball games this year. If you can’t get in, check back on This Is Reno to see what you missed. Link for information.
- In an adaptation of the classic “12 Angry Men,” students from Sage Ridge School perform “12 Angry Jurors,” a dramatic look inside the room where jurors will decide the fate of a man and reveal their own characters. It’s perhaps also a chance to ponder what our judicial system might look like if teens were allowed as jurors. Get tickets.
- It’s time to throw on the infinity scarf and pull out the boots and puffy vest for Café Whitney’s Fall Crafts and Apps Workshop. The evening includes individual appetizer boards, signature cocktails and a make-and-take pumpkin succulent arrangement. Ladies, this is what your Insta feed has been waiting for all year. Link for information.
- The Holland Project is raising funds for another nonprofit, Washoe CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) which advocates for foster kids. That’s awesome. The night includes the “low brass thundering herd” known as The Blevinses, soon-to-be-on-Netflix comedian Dejan Tyler, craft beer and gourmet appetizers. Get tickets.
- Paris, Oslo, Reno: The list of cities slated for the premiere of Faction Skis’ third feature film, “Roots.” Watch other people freeskiing around the globe—“from the caves of the Dolomites to the nightscapes of Ruka, Finland, and the mythic peaks surrounding Verbier”—basically places that are really hard to reach unless you have a camera crew and someone else paying for your trip. Details here.