Reno gaming veteran Jeff Siri’s plans for a slots-only casino in downtown Reno proceeded today with Reno City Council approval of liquor and gaming licenses at the site of the old Primadonna Club on Virginia Street across from Harrah’s.
When Bourbon Square Casino opened its doors to a Mardi-Gras-meets-construction-zone celebration Aug. 1, beads and hardhats were part of the dress code. The casino finished 75 days of preparation for the grand opening — which followed four years of darkness inside and out of the Victorian-styled façade. 'Business is great,' said Nancy Darcy, chief operating officer for Nevada Casino Holdings, LLC, and general manager for Bourbon Square Casino. 'We are very excited about the warm welcome we have received.'
James McMurtry: The Texas country singer/songwriter, sometimes-actor and son of 'Lonesome Dove' author Larry McMurtry will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga's Nugget with the Gourds. Tickets cost $15.
Restless Heart: The country group which had hits with songs such as 'When She Cries' and 'Mending Fences' will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Carson Valley Inn. Tickets for the 21-and-older show cost $29. Details at 775-783-6606.
By its very nature, life is improvisational. As John Steinbeck wrote in his classic 1937 novel 'Of Mice and Men': 'The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.' How one feels about this is a matter of perception.
Taylor Hicks: The bluesy 2006 'American Idol' winner will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 28-Sept. 3 in Sammy's Showroom at Harrah's Reno. Tickets cost $25 for general admission; $35 for VIP and $50 for a meet-and-greet.
Break all the rules of ski and normal fashion for a day on the slope that goes back in time to the glorious '80s. You could even earn new gear in the "most fashionable" contest, with the action and group photo at noon.
This summer, the best BBQ, Brews & Blues combine to take over North Virginia Street in front of the Eldorado Hotel Casino. The 14th Annual Great Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues festival kicks off the summer street festivals in downtown Reno, June 25 - 26.
Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather to create Black Rock City in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever.
Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival is a celebration of music, metal and motorcycles. Street Vibrations offers tours, live entertainment, parades, ride-in shows, stunt shows and more. This event is so big, it rocks at several locations throughout the region Sept. 21-25, 2011.
Look carefully while driving or walking in some of Northern Nevada's parks, and you will find one of Eileen Gay's mosaic sculptures adorning the landscape. One of her newest pieces is an 8-foot-tall bowling pin with a bowling ball, 5 feet in diameter, balanced on top of it at Reno's International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame.
Jelly Bread: The local funky band with influences ranging from the Black Keys to Ben Harper will perform a free show at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 in Victorian Square as part of the annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off. Details at www.janugget.com.
The smooth, sophisticated styles of Brazilian music will be celebrated when renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs Thursday with pianist Kathryn Stott and guitarists Odair and Sergio Assad. Ma, who has explored many musical cultures, said he's had a
BoDeans: The Wisconsin alternative rockers will perform at 9 p.m. May 19 in the Crown Room at the Crystal Bay Club Casino. Tickets cost $18 in advance; $22 at the door. Details at www.devildogshows.com.
Cali Swag District: The hip-hop group known for the hit "Teach Me How To Dougie" will perform at 9 p.m. April 20 at Cargo at CommRow. Tickets cost $15-$30 in advance, $18 at the door. Details at www.commrow.com.
Rain has come a long way since the original band members played their first Beatles tribute in a Calabasas, Ca., nightclub. It was the mid-1970s, and the group – relying entirely on a door charge – wasn't guaranteed a profit.
Persuasion: This new suggestive adult revue starring master hypnotist TYZEN will run at 9 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Sept. 29 in Sammy's Showroom at Harrah's Reno. Show is for 21 and older. Tickets cost $25 and $30.