Arts & Entertainment
The Utility Players’ ‘Improv-o-potamus’
RENO — Reno-Tahoe Comedy presents The Utility Players’ “Improv-o-potamus” at the Pioneer Underground on Thursday. The Pioneer Underground is located next to the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts at 100 S. Virginia St. in Reno. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show time is at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a full bar and no drink minimum. This show is in a smoke-free environment and beautiful theater setting.
The Utility Players, voted Reno’s Best Comedy Troup...
Chinese stars to appear Saturday
RENO — Hong Kong actresses and singers Susan Tse and Ella Koon perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Reno Ballroom.
Tse started her career as a Chinese opera singer and is a 76th generation descendant of Confucius. Koon began modeling in 2000 and began her acting career in 2001. She started her musical career in 2004.
Tickets cost $68 and can be purchased by calling 800-879-8879 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. The Reno Ballroom is located ...
Cake Boss comes to Reno
RENO — America’s favorite baker Buddy Valastro brings his Bakin’ With The Boss Tour to Reno at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Legacy Resort. In this live interactive event, the baker and star of TLC’s “Cake Boss” will share the stories behind his hit TV series and his colorful Italian family, answer audience questions and give a live demonstration of the techniques that have made him one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the ...
hosts satirist Will Durst
RENO — Reno-Tahoe Comedy presents nationally acclaimed political satirist Will Durst as the headlining comedian for the weekend. All shows are at the Pioneer Underground located at 100 South Virginia, St. in Reno. Come out to one of the shows this weekend and enjoy the perfect date night with a full bar and no drink minimum in a beautiful, smoke-free theater setting. Friday night’s show starts at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday’s shows start at 7 and...
Nevada Opera events this week
RENO — Known for its popular Opera in Blue Jeans concert, Nevada Opera expanded its Artown participation this year to a total of nine performances. All events are offered free of charge with three shows geared toward children.
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nevada Opera presents “The Grey Ghost of Old Spook Lane.” This is a one-hour children’s musical, written by singer and composer Anne Phillips, and has an important message about accepting people a...
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival begins
INCLINE VILLAGE — The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival has chosen Shakespeare’s comedy “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” as the headlining production of its 40th anniversary season. Tickets are now on sale for this year’s festival that will be held Friday through Aug. 26 at Sand Harbor State Park on the beach at Lake Tahoe’s north shore.
Producing Artistic Director Charles Fee will direct Shakespeare’s romantic-comedy which will include live, onst...
Kellie Pickler at the Eldorado
Country singer and “American Idol” alum Kellie Pickler will make a stop in Reno on Friday when she plays at the Eldorado Convention Center as part of her “100 Proof” tour.
‘Far Out’ exhibit opening Sunday
This summer, the University of Nevada, Reno presents “Far Out: The University Art Scene 1960-1975,” an art exhibit throughout the university’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center that will be on display through Sept. 9.
Big Gigantic at High Sierra Music Festival
Boulder, Co.-based electronic act Big Gigantic will be making the rounds on the U.S. festival circuit this summer, which will include a performance at the High Sierra Music Festival at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy, Calif., Thursday through Sunday as it continues to promote its latest album “Nocturnal.”