Arts This Week, April 19th, 2018

Spring is just about upon us, just about. We did wake up to snow this morning.

That aside, it looks that this weekend will be just about perfect weather, and with that, let’s start with Reno’s Earth Day celebration, then check out a theater opening, artists reception, and whats going on with the Reno Phil.

Reno Earth Day

This Sunday, April 22nd from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Reno will celebrate Earth Day with the annual gathering at Idlewild Park. For over 20 years the community gathers to greet the coming of spring, rain or shine.

One of my favorite parts of Earth day is the Artist Grove. There will be artist sharing and creating their work for all to see. Some of the artist this year will be,  Home Planet Images,  Earth Studio Arts,  Pam Ponsart, Sylvia Nunez, Pirates of Reno performance, Reno Aerialist Co-op,  Skydance Studio, Vrill Society Art Car, Frank Ferrari, Arts for All Nevada.

Earth Day also will have music, food, information, electric cars, bicycles, entertainment for the kids, and much more. We will be there.  But be ready for challenging parking and heavy traffic as this is a very popular event.

Here is a link to Reno Earth Day’s Website:


Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Opening Friday night will be “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, a collaboration between Bruka Theater and Good Luck Macbeth Theater Company.

I have seen some of the rehearsal and I can tell you this promises to be loud, sexy, and highly entertaining. Here is a photo to whet your appetite and stay tuned for a review tomorrow.


Sierra Arts Group Artist Reception

Tonight at Sierra Arts will be the Group Artist Reception: Leiker, Houston, and Kennedy

This is a wonderful show of three very talented artists. There will also be many pieces of art for sale from the artists as well.

Here is a link to the Facebook event:


Reno Philharmonic Honors 100 Years of Internationally Acclaimed Conductor, Leanard Bernstein

This Reno Phil’s season comes to an end with the music of Leonard Bernstein. There will be two performances, Sunday, April 22, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Tuesday, April 24, from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.

“This year marks the 100th birthday of the late composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist, Leonard Bernstein. He was one of the first United States born and educated conductors to receive worldwide recognition and fame for his mastered skills.

“Bernstein’s music is iconic, widely known, and almost universally loved–especially the songs in West Side Story. This anniversary is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the impact of his legacy.” said Conductor and Music Director Laura Jackson.

The Reno Phil will be showcasing guest conductor, Donato Cabrera in this special performance. Cabrera grew up in Reno and attended the University of Nevada, Reno. Through his experience working with several philharmonics and symphonies, Maestro Cabrera has become a world-renowned guest conductor.  Two of the vocalists performing, Olga Perez Flora and James Flora, are both from the Reno area as well.

“Cabrera is a fantastic artist, a wonderful person, and guests are going to have a marvelous time!” said Laura Jackson.”

I am very excited to experience this performance on Sunday and I will offer a review and perhaps photos Monday.

Here is a link to the Reno Phil’s website for more information and to get your tickets:

~Dana Nollsch~

Here is the link for you to add your events to our Arts Community Calendar:

Our feature photo is “Face of Reno” by Christina Angelina.




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