THIS YEAR NORTHERN NEVADA ARTS FESTIVAL ARTOWN BECOMES “HEARTOWN”
ARTOWN DETAILS ITS 2020 PLANS FOR THE POPULAR MONTH-LONG ARTS FESTIVAL, INCLUDING AN OPENING NIGHT VIRUTAL EXTRAVAGANZA, FEATURING VIDEO PERFORMANCES BY CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, KRONOS QUARTET, JAKE SHIMABUKURO AND 20 OTHER NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS.
Explore Reno/Tahoe’s past, present and future through the words of local authors. By Annie Flanzraich In his 1871 book, “Roughing It,” Mark Twain famously described Lake Tahoe as “surely the fairest picture the whole world affords.” Almost 75 years later, Walter Van Tilburg Clark called Reno the “city of trembling leaves,” in his novel of the same name. Reno/ Tahoe’s beauty and complexity have ignited the creativity of writers in all generations, so it would be impossible to list all of them in a single article. However, it is possible to recommend a few recent reads that capture the region’s history, spirit and imagination.
By Patrick Turner Matter Splatter invites visitors of all ages to take matter into their own hands. In this inventive, hands-on exhibition coming to The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum, visitors can explore the materials used to produce some of the most advanced technology in existence today.
Entertainment aplenty that won’t break the bank in the Sierra. By Jason Lopez Whether you want to catch an open mic night, do a little dancing or enjoy the arts, Reno/Tahoe is a mecca for inexpensive entertainment. Here are a few of my favorites you should definitely checkout!
A peek at places that have social media abuzz. By Heidi Bethel Instaworthy spots abound in the Sierra. Whether you’re looking for a great vantage point to shoot a Tik Tok video or want a quick photo to post alongside your Facebook status, Reno/Tahoe has some amazing views that are sure to get you more followers.
New Year’s Resolution: See More Art. By Amanda Horn. Winter and early spring in Reno/Tahoe have no shortage of activities to pursue. Beyond incredible mountain views, craft brews, and locally flavored restaurants, a world of top-notch cultural experiences await.
Stay Curious, Captivating museums around the Sierra. By Jen Peng. There are plenty of interactive museums in the Reno/Tahoe area, so there’s no reason to stop exploring just because the temperature dips. Here are some of our favorites in the region.
Curtains Up: Catch A Performance or Film at Reno/Tahoe Theaters. By Annie Flanzraich. William Shakespeare once wrote, “All the world is a stage.” So, it’s not a stretch to say that the theatrical arts are all around. From intimate venues to large performance halls, many places in the Sierra offer the chance to see a show. As a reformed actress (the highlight of my theatrical career included a performance as Orphan No. 76 during my high school’s production of the musical, Annie), I’m always keen to see a show or film. Here are some of my favorite venues.