25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the RLT

An eclectic group of awkward tweens are eager to win the regional spelling bee for very different reasons. They find joy, heartache, and purpose in this hilarious and quirky musical comedy about finding triumph in life’s little victories.

The Quality of Life at Reno Little Theater

Dinah and Bill are struggling to keep their lives intact after the loss of their daughter. It can be a scary, heartbreaking thing to understand what your quality of life is, but well worth the journey.

The Imaginary Invalid at the Reno Little Theater

In this farce, a hypochondriac complains of a million imaginary ills and astronomical medical bills. He concocts a plan to wed his daughter to a doctor in hopes of receiving free medical care, but she has her eye on another.

Murder on the Orient Express at Reno Little Theater

Wax your mustache, hold on to your passport, and get ready for a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express! With a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for the world-famous detective, Hercule Poirot.

“Nevada Artists” exhibit at Stremmel Gallery

Stremmel Gallery presents “Nevada Artists,” a retrospective exhibition of paintings and sculpture by artists with ties to the Silver State. The show features nearly 40 artists, including such luminaries as Maynard Dixon, Edward Borein, John Mason, Linda Fleming, and Phyllis Shafer.

Decorative Arms Exhibit at the NMA

The Decorative Arms: Treasures from the Robert M. Lee Collection is on exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art. The exhibit includes more than 190 objects dating from as early as the 1500s through the modern era.  Featuring historical suits of armor, antique firearms, swords, and modern arms, the exhibition is drawn from the private collection of Mr. Robert M. Lee, who is known to an international community of enthusiasts as one of the finest arms collections in the United States.

 

Hooked at the Holland Project

The Holland Project has three exhibits on display in its gallery space.

In the Main Gallery is Hooked, an exhibition by 24 young artists who took part in the 2019 Teen Open Studio. Teen Open Studio is a partnership program between the Holland Project and Nevada Museum of Art, which introduces art and design practices to high school students from the region.

The Hallway Gallery has new work by local artist and longtime Holland Project volunteer, Ana McKay. Ana’s exhibition is titled, Low Tide, and consists of bold, colorful paintings inspired by the landscape of her childhood where the tide rises and sinks and the subject is unable to leave the liminal space of a harbor, neither drifting out to sea or coming home to shore.

The Serva Pool Gallery features Montana-based artist John Knight.

The exhibits are on display through Jan. 3.

 

Gay Men’s Chorus hosts its Holiday Concert

The Nevada Gay Men’s Chorus is having its 10th  annual Holiday Concert! Don’t miss what has become for many the “official” family-friendly concert start of the holiday season!

It will be an evening that will move you with the splendor of music with all of their most favorite selections from the last 10 years. The concert has something for everyone, with holiday classics and fun and festive numbers. Get your tickets early as NGMC’s holiday celebration fills up quickly.
 Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students.

 

A Jazzy Home for the Holidays

The spirit of Christmas comes to life as the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra presents “Home for the Holidays” on Dec. 13 and 14. Headlining the performance are world-renowned trombone soloist Bob McChesney and dynamic entertainer and GRAMMY nominee vocalist Calabria Foti.

The Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra will open the show and complement the spirit of the night and perform other classic favorites for all to enjoy.

The performances will be held at the Cargo Concert Hall at the Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, NV on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $20 for General Seating (plus processing fee), $10 for Students (with I.D.) and can be purchased online or in person at the Whitney Peak Hotel front desk 24/7. Students with ID receive $10.00 off any ticket. Student tickets must be purchased in person only at the Whitney Peak Hotel front desk 24/7 or at the Box office window the day of the show.

Photography exhibit of WWII life at arteitalia

The faces of NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 is an exhibition that portrays life in Italy through the lens of photography before, during, and after World War II. The exhibit features some 110 prints — primarily vintage photographs — captured by more than 50 Italian photographers, paired with the original magazines, photobooks, and newspapers in which they circulated. These are curated from private collections and on view exclusively at arteitalia.

The exhibit is the most comprehensive curated collection of journalistic images capturing the faces of Italy after World War II. NeoRealismo toured Europe to great acclaim and recently made its U.S. debut at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery.  Exclusively sponsored by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, NeoRealismo has exhibited at the Museo Italo Americano in San Francisco — and now at arteitalia in Reno.