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November 2023 Events and Activities in the Reno Region

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Big events during November, 2023 include...

"Chemistry of the Cocktail" at The Discovery - Friday, November 3, 2023, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Prepare to be transported into the future at the 11th annual Chemistry of the Cocktail – The Discovery's annual fundraising event. Sip futuristic craft libations, enjoy truly innovative fare created by the experts at Blend, and take part in inventive activities designed to convey you into decades well ahead of our own, all while providing much-needed financial support for The Discovery. This is a fundraiser for The Discovery, 490 S. Center Street in Reno. (775) 786-1000.

Back to the Future in Concert - Friday, November 3, 2023, 7 p.m. Power up your DeLorean, recharge your flux capacitor, and get ready to experience an unforgettable classic with the Reno Phil performing the score. In the Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Tickets available online.

Warren Miller's "All Time" - Saturday, November 4, 2023, 7:30 p.m. Go deep into the stuff of which snowy dreams are made with Warren Miller's ALL TIME. Celebrate ski towns, icons, and far out locations. At the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Tickets available online.

Free Fall Photo Hikes - Saturday, November 4, 2023, 2 p.m. Join Washoe County park rangers to explore some of the Reno area's most scenic hiking trails. This hike is on the Ranch Loop Trail at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno.

Wolf Pack Football - Saturday, November 4, 2023. The Nevada Wolf Pack football team takes on the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors in a home game at Mackay Stadium. Kickoff 1 p.m. Go Pack!

Meet the Turkeys - Sunday, November 5, 2023, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join KTMB and Washoe County Parks and Open Spaces to take pictures with the turkeys, meet farm animals, enjoy story time, explore the Discovery Room, and much more at the Nevada Farms and Families area next to the Wilbur D. May Museum in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. This event is free for the entire family. We welcome the community to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Daylight Saving Time ends - Sunday, November 5, 2023. Set clocks back 1 hour.

Annual Awards Banquet for Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows - Thursday, November 9, 2023, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join us for an evening of awards celebrating the youth who've earned stars on the Boys & Girls Club's Walk of Fame and a community leader who plays a leading role in the organization's success. Event attire is blue jeans or a ball gown; dress in whatever makes you feel glamorous on the red carpet. At the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia St. in Reno. You can buy tickets online.

Reno Veterans Day Parade - Saturday, November 11, 2023, starting at 11:11 a.m. The Reno Veterans Day Parade marches along Virginia Street through downtown Reno. Come enjoy this rousing parade and support our veterans that have served us over the years.

"It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" from Reno Little Theater - November 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 25, 30, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. and November 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 2023 at 2 p.m. The play is a twist on the classic holiday movie. Set in a radio studio in the 1940s, we meet an actor who plays: George Bailey, a man who's always wanted to leave his small town for bigger and better things. But you know the story - when a financial crisis hits and he contemplates suicide, an angel shows him what the world would be like without him. Reno Little Theater is at 147 E. Pueblo Street. Tickets are available online.

Hands ON! Second Saturdays - Saturday, November 11, 2023. Come to the Nevada Museum of Art for a day of fun family activities and free admission for all. Participate in hands-on art projects, storytelling, live music, tours and more. The theme this month is "A Journey Through Mixed Media." Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Holiday Family Arts Festival at Arts for All Nevada - Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arts for All Nevada is presenting this free event with art stations for kids, ornament making, a free book for each child, visits with Santa, treats to purchase and more. The Lake Mansion is at 250 Court Street and Arlington Avenue in Reno. (775) 826-6100 ext. 2#.

"The History of Picon Punch" from Historic Reno Preservation Society - Sunday, November 12, 2023, 12 noon. The Picon Punch is a popular adult beverage in northern Nevada bars and Basque restaurants. Find out about its main ingredient and the building in which it was first served in Nevada. Trace the "Nevada Drink's" main ingredient from North Africa, where it was used as an anti-malarial, to downtown Reno, and across the state. Integral now to the Basque Culture, it wasn't always so. This program dispels some incorrect information and brings new information to the fore. Presented by Michael Fischer. At the Downtown Reno Library, 301 S. Center Street.

2023 Polar Express on the V&T Railroad - The Polar Express™ for the 2023 Christmas holiday season will visit the North Pole on select dates from November 17 through December 23. The Polar Express™ sells out every year. Get tickets as soon as possible if you want to ensure the best seats, date, and time for your family and/or group. Tickets are available online from the Polar Express website.

Donor Network West Spare a Life Bowling Event - Thursday, November 16, 2023, 5:30 p.m. This event is hosted at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. The event will bring donor families, transplant recipients and those waiting for a life-saving transplant together to raise awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation for transplantation. Visit the website to sign up to participate.

Some Stories of Reno in World War II - Nevada Historical Society presents High Noon with Neal Cobb history series - Thursday, November 16, 2023, 12 noon to 1 p.m. This is an online event. Speaker Chuck Weller will relate stories of the Reno Army Air Base and other military presence in the city, a Japanese balloon bomb shot down over Reno, the gift to Admiral Halsey of a saddle from the war bond buyers of Washoe County, and more. Presenter Chuck Weller served three elected terms as a District Court Judge in Reno from 2005 through 2021 and continues to serve as a senior judge..

November Junior Naturalist Program - Saturday, November 18, 2023, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for "Backcountry Basics" at Idlewild Park. Junior Naturalists will dive into some fun winter activities and survivalist challenges. The program is free, but you need to register online.

Girls on the Run - Sierras - Saturday, November 18, 2023. The 5K course (3.1 mile) is at Reno High School. Volunteers will be placed along the course to cheer on the girls and 5K participants. Get registration details and more from the website. (775) 298-0280. NO DOGS.

Sky Tavern Ski Swap - Friday and Saturday, November 17 - 18, 2023. The swap will be at the former Sports Authority store, 4813 Kietzke Lane in Reno. New and used winter gear will be for sale at great prices - skis, boards, boots and clothes. Individual sellers can bring in gear to sell. The swap will be open to the public from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. All sales benefit community efforts to get kids outside and on the slopes.

Jurassic Quest - Friday through Sunday, November 17 - 19, 2023. There’s no better place to make pter-iffic memories playing with adorable baby Dinos, excavating fossils, or even training a raptor while surrounded by behemoths like sky-scraping Spinosaurus and, the King himself, Tyrannosaurus rex. Jurassic Quest is the world's largest, most popular Dino event with unique and exciting experiences for the whole family. Tickets are available online. Show times are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. At the Reno Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St. in Reno.

Tipsy Turkey Wine Walk - Saturday, November 18, 2023. The Riverwalk Merchants present this fun event every third Saturday of the month. In November, it's themed for Thanksgiving and costumes are encouraged. Visit any of the start locations with $30 and receive your wine glass and hand stamp (with photo ID), then make the rounds sampling wines at numerous businesses in the area from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a 21+ event. Pets and strollers are not advised. For more information, call (775) 825-WALK (9255).

Holiday Bazaar at Idlewild Park - Sunday, November 19, 2023, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy our most festive market of the year. We expand to include over 150 local artisans, farmers, bakers, and culinary creatives. Find one-of-a-kind gifts from local makers and excellent locally grown/raised ingredients for your holiday meals. We offer free gift-making stations for all ages, low-cost professional family portraits, photos with Santa, a pie baking contest, a knitting contest, and special performances throughout the day. Presented by Riverside Farmers Market.

Pie it Forward Bake Sale - Sunday, November 19, 2023, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Satisfy your sweet tooth and warm your heart at the Peppermill's annual Pie it Forward Bake Sale. For just $7 each, you can grab a delicious pumpkin pie (or two, or three) to elevate your Thanksgiving feast. Even sweeter, the Peppermill is donating all proceeds from the Pie It Forward Bake Sale to The Discovery Museum in Reno. The house-baked pies will be available in the hotel lobby next to the Bell Desk while supplies last. Only cash will be accepted. The Peppermill is at 2707 S. Virginia St. in Reno.

Christmas on Ice - November 21 - December 30, 2023. Glide into the Eldorado Showroom for world-class synchronized skating and freestyle figure skating performed on real ice, alongside a stunning cast of singers and the highest-kicking Chorus Girls this side of the North Pole. Get ready for non-stop fun, Christmas on Ice is perfect for the entire family. At the Eldorado Showroom, 34 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Tickets are available online.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas - The Musical - November 21 - 22, 2023 at 7 p.m., November 24 - 25, 2023 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., November 26, 2023 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. At the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Reno. Tickets available online.

25th Annual Scheels Turkey Trot - Thursday, November 23, 2023, 8:30 a.m. Sign up with friends or family for the 10k, 2-mile run, and 2-mile walk that starts and ends in the Scheels Parking lot, located at 1200 Scheels Drive in Sparks. Registration ends November 18. Dogs will not be allowed on the course (except for registered and licensed service dogs). A portion of all entry fees will benefit Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB).

Thanksgiving Day Weekend - Thursday, November 23, 2023. There are lots of things to do on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the Thanksgiving weekend.

Dining Out on Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2023. Reno area hotel/casinos and some restaurants put on big spreads for Thanksgiving dinner. Look these over if eating out sounds better than cooking all day and then cleaning up.

Holiday Lights Festival - Friday and Saturday, November 24 - 25, 2023. Friday 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Come enjoy the City of Reno's Christmas Tree Lighting. Shop locally made holiday gifts, relax to the sounds of live music, grab a bite at the food truck plaza and of course enjoy the lights. There's something for everyone in the family at the Holiday Lights Festival. Festivities are free to the public. Downtown Reno at City Plaza, between City Hall and the Truckee River.

Wolf Pack Football - Saturday, November 25, 2023. The Nevada Wolf Pack football team takes on the University of Wyoming Cowboys at Mackay Stadium in Reno. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Go Pack!

Deck the Halls Holiday Festivities at Reno Public Market - Sunday, November 26, 2023, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us as we transform the market into a winter wonderland, where you can experience the magic of the holidays, shop for unique local gifts, and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Activities include photos with Santa, holiday decor, shop local at the Vendor Village, lots of food and drink, fun things to do for the family. Reno Public Market is at the corner of E. Plumb Lane and Virginia Street.

Shop Small - Forget the Black Friday shopping frenzy after Thanksgiving. Use your shopping time and dollars to support locally owned businesses in the Reno area - keep your money here in the Truckee Meadows to improve our own economy and support your friends and neighbors rather than faceless corporations sucking money out of Nevada. The Shop Small website has information for both business owners and shoppers.

Peanutcracker - The Story in a Nutshell - Sunday, December 3, 2023, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Peanutcracker is a shorter, 45-minute narrated version of The Nutcracker that is designed for families with younger children to introduce them to the wonderful world of ballet and the traditional holiday ballet, The Nutcracker. The shortened ballet with its glowing Christmas tree, the Rat King's battle scene, Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy and animated narration has proven to be very popular with audiences of every age. At the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Reno. Visit the website for online tickets.

"Spirit of the Season" from the Reno Philharmonic - December 8 - 10, 2023. Celebrate the magic and warmth of the holiday season with your favorite festive movie music. Back by popular demand, the Reno Phil Orchestra and Chorus will take the stage for beloved classics and holiday concert must-haves. Sit back and enjoy "Holiday Music from the Movies." At the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Choose from four showtimes and purchase tickets online.

  • Friday, December 8 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 PM

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