Sparks

Dinosaur named Sue

All-Weather Fun in the Sierra

In Reno/Tahoe, you never know what the weather might bring. It can be 80 degrees one day, then snow the next. Sometimes that happens in the same day. So, do you hunker down at home and wait to see the sunlight, bundle up and tackle the temperatures, or plan to do something weatherproof indoors? Don’t let the seasons rule your fun, here are some entertaining options for all ages, no matter the weather.

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Sparks Legends

Open-air Shopping Vibes

A day shopping is so much more than trying on clothes and swiping that card. Developers put a lot of work into creating personality to match the many shops you’ll find in the great centers of the Sierra. Let’s take a peek at some of these esthetic personalities offering outdoor experiences with fresh air …

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Drive-in Cinema Shirt

Lights! Camera! Drive-in Action!

Reno-Tahoe cinemas offer safe, socially distant option for entertainment.
By Mary Alice Haas
How about a nice movie from the comfort of your own vehicle? Here, we’ll explore three drive-in cinemas in the Reno-Tahoe area providing the perfect night out. If you’re yearning to get out of the house, grab some take out dinner or snacks, and watch a new film without leaving your car, we’ve got the perfect venues for you! Remember, most of the drive-ins operate through FM radio, so tune in on your car or bring a radio with you.

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Tahoe Surf Company

Go for Gold

How to train like an Olympian regionally.By Natasha Bourlin While the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo has been rescheduled to begin July 23, 2021, several new additions will be added to the event’s athletic repertoire. The world will be watching next summer as shortboard surfing, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and baseball join for the first time, or return to the Olympics. Other sports like kayaking are adding three women’s event while eliminating three men’s.

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The Loft Theater (Brian Walker)

Curtains Up

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.

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Northstar Elisabeth Biebl

New Adventure to Try This Spring

“IT’S THE PERFECT SEASON TO REVEL IN THE REGION’S MANY EXHILARATING OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES.” By Natasha Bourlin. Spring fever can spark longing for new adventures. Plus it’s the perfect season to revel in the region’s many exhilarating outdoor experiences. This year, instead of watching the wide grins of folks adept at these activities from afar, join them. Most places provide expert instructors, or you can make it a mission to learn on your own and just rent the needed equipment. Some are weather reliant and only available in late spring, so confirm they’re available before trekking out.

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