Local food and drink happenings in the Reno-Tahoe area
Compiled by Megan Gibson

 

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
June 28
5 – 8:30 p.m.
McKinley Arts and Culture Center – Reno
Don’t waste another summer night rushing to the grocery store! Grab the kids and a blanket and enjoy your favorite food truck eats, local beer, and a chill evening. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/.

Farm to Fork Class
June 28
3 – 5 p.m.
Sierra Chef - Gardnerville
Shop the farmers’ market at Lampe Park in the morning, and then head over to the Sierra Chef Culinary Center later in the afternoon for farm-to-fork class. For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html.

Kids’ Cooking Camp
June 28
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Looking for something new and exciting to capture your kids’ interest this summer? How about learning to cook at NTI? In this class, children will learn recipes that are as fun to make as they are yummy to eat. In this two-day workshop, children will explore many different ingredients and techniques — what they are, what they do, their origins, and their niches in the food world. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3594.

Pie Crust and Pie Workshop
June 29
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Find out how to make a flaky pie crust in this hands-on workshop. It’s amazing how a little flour and butter can be so tricky. Learn the recipe and techniques to help master this delicious dessert treat. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3591.

Reno Street Food
June 30
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park – Reno
Enjoy more than 30 gourmet food, dessert, and craft beer vendors each week at this premier food truck event. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/RenoStreetFood/about/?ref=page_internal.

Tuscan Grill
June 30
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Tuscany is the center of fine Italian cooking using simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavors are fresh, authentic, and full of fragrant herbs and spices. Explore Tuscan cuisine and create a traditional meal cooked entirely on the grill. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3592.

Artown
July 1 – 31
Times and locations vary
Artown brings the arts to life in Reno with a packed calendar of events celebrating distinguished artists from around the world, across the country, and those that live in our community, all for the sake of cultural diversity and artistic innovation. For details, visit
http://www.renoisartown.com

Carson City Wine Walk
July 1
1 – 5 p.m. 
Downtown Carson City
Purchase a commemorative wine glass and spend the afternoon sipping and strolling around downtown Carson City. For details, visit http://www.downtowncarson.org/this-months-wine-walk-stops/

Blueprint of the Cocktail
July 1
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Truckee Tavern and Grill – Truckee
This entertaining, educational experience will include conversation focused on the ratios and ingredients that make classic cocktails timeless, and the art of simple modifications that allow for creation of sophisticated, complex, one-of-a-kind, from-scratch cocktails. Participants will have hands-on experience creating and sampling two cocktails while noshing on cheese and charcuterie. For details, visit http://www.truckeetavern.com/retail/blueprint-of-the-cocktail-class

Biggest Little City Wingfest
July 1 – 2
Eldorado Resort Casino – Reno
Flap your tail feathers and wet those lips! The Biggest Little City Wing Fest returns to Downtown Reno, welcoming more than 80,000 attendees and serving up more than 20,000 pounds of chicken wings. Bibs are optional. For details, visit
https://www.eldoradoreno.com/event/events/biggest-little-city-wing-fest-0

Red, White, and Tahoe Blue
July 1 – 4
Times vary
Locations vary – Incline Village
Celebrate our country’s independence with an event focused on promoting community spirit, local merchants, and charitable causes at this free and fun family celebration. For details, visit http://redwhitetahoeblue.com/calendar/

Freedom Fest
July 1 – 4
Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
Celebrate summer skiing and the 4th of July with a music and ski festival at Squaw Valley! There will be three days of live music, free shows at KT Base bar, and a fireworks show on Monday evening. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/squaw-valley-usa-freedom-fest

Concerts at Commons Beach
July 1
3 p.m.
Commons Beach – Tahoe City, CA
Enjoy (free!) lakeside music in America’s best mountain town, with stunning lake views, an eclectic music lineup, and fantastic local food. For details, visit
http://www.concertsatcommonsbeach.com

Sweet Sippin’ Sundays
July 2
1 – 4 p.m.
Main Street – Genoa
Join Genoa businesses for a walk through town with music, prizes, and spirits. For details, visit https://www.genoasweetsippinsundays.com

Sunday Music Brunch
July 2
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch presented by chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit
https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/06/ 

4th of July Favorites
July
2
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
Enjoy this hands-on cooking class filled with all things red, white, and blue. For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html

Fireworks & Beach Party
July 3
4 – 10 p.m.
North Tahoe Events Center – Kings Beach, CA
Enjoy food vendors, a beer/wine and mixed-drink garden, free watermelon eating and sand castle building contests, live music performances, patriotic and glow items, and face painting. The event is capped off by a dazzling fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
For details, visit http://northtahoebusiness.org/july-3rd-fireworks-beach-party/

Independence Day
July 4

Carson Valley Pops Patriotic Concert in the Park
July 4
11:30 a.m.
Heritage Park – Gardnerville
Listen to the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra with Voices of the Sierra Choral Group sing a concert of patriotic songs. For details, visit
http://visitcarsonvalley.org/events/carson-valley-pops-patriotic-concert-in-the-park/

Bluesdays
July 4
6 – 8 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
This popular and free outdoor concert series features acclaimed blues musicians, great grab-and-go food offerings from Village restaurants, and a blues bar with beer, wine, and spirits available. For details, visit
http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/bluesdays 

Wine Tasting
July 4
4 – 7 p.m.
Grocery Outlet – Gardnerville
Sample a pairing of Sierra Chef appetizers with Rick’s wine picks. For details, visit
http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html 

Genoa Americana Celebration
July 4
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Mormon Station State Historic Park – Genoa
This Independence Day celebration will feature five traditional music groups and will conclude with a special children’s parade at 11 a.m. For details, visit http://www.genoanevada.org/july4thevents.htm

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4
Virginia City
Celebrate our nation’s independence in historic Virginia City, where the streets are lined with red, white, and blue. Throughout the day, Virginia City offers an authentic, home-town Independence Day experience with a parade, raffle and auction, concert, old-west shootouts, shopping, train rides, and, of course, the incredible fireworks display at dark. For details, visit http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/events/4th-of-july.html 

Reno Phil 4th of July Concert
July 4
7:30 p.m.
Wingfield Park – Reno
In celebration with Artown, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will perform patriotic and classical favorites conducted by Jason Altieri, ending with a fantastic, choreographed fireworks finale. For details, visit http://renophil.com/performances/4th-of-july-free-event/ 

Star Spangled Sparks
July 4
4 – 11 p.m.
Victorian Square – Sparks
The region’s longest, most spectacular fireworks display is set off from the roof of the Nugget Casino Resort while thousands of revelers celebrate our nation’s birthday on Victorian Square below. The event features live entertainment for the whole family, a kids’ area, and an array of food choices. For details, visit https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/reno-tahoe/what-to-do/events/special-events/07-04-2017/star-spangled-sparks

Lights on the Lake Fireworks
July 4
9:45 p.m.
Tahoe South
NBC’s Today show recognizes Tahoe South’s Lights on the Lake Fireworks display as one of the country’s top Fourth of July weekend celebrations. The fireworks are visible from all over town. For details, visit https://tahoesouth.com/events/lights-on-the-lake-fireworks/

Farm to Fork Class
July 5
3 – 5 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
Shop the farmers’ market at Lampe Park in the morning, and then head over to the Sierra Chef Culinary Center later in the afternoon for a fresh Farm to Fork class. For details, visit
http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
July 5
5 – 8:30 p.m.
McKinley Arts and Culture Center – Reno
Don’t waste another summer night rushing to the grocery store! Grab the kids and a blanket and enjoy your favorite food truck eats, local beer, and a chill evening. For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/

Community Potluck Dinner
July 5
6 – 8 p.m.
River School Farm – Reno
Join River School Farm for a community potluck dinner. Bring a homemade dish to share. For details, visit http://www.riverschoolfarm.org/calendar/ 

First Thursday
June 6
5 – 7 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Grab a drink, groove to the live music, and check out the galleries. For details, visit
https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/06/ 

Outdoor Summer Movie Series
July 6
8:30 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
Families and friends can snuggle up under the stars while enjoying new releases and family classics on the big screen in the Events Plaza. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/free-outdoor-summer-movie-series 

Kids’ Cooking! Culinary Camp
July 6 – 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
This two-day culinary camp starts with kitchen basics, including measurements and terms, recipe comprehension, kitchen safety, and hygiene, then progresses to easy and fulfilling recipes that encourage and inspire kids to get in the kitchen.
For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html

Reno Street Food
July 7
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park – Reno
Enjoy more than 30 gourmet food, dessert, and craft beer vendors each week at this premier food truck event. For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/pg/RenoStreetFood/about/?ref=page_internal

Grillin’ and Chillin’ Competition
July 8
4 – 8 p.m.
Minden Park – Minden
Junior chefs compete in this event benefiting the Family Support Council. Come support these chefs and vote for their culinary masterpieces. For details, visit
http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html 

Grilling 101
July 8
10:30 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Grilling is more than just a way to cook food — it is a way of life! Spend this evening with Weber’s Real Grilling as your guide, and learn fundamental grilling techniques that apply to classic and innovative recipes alike. Learn what it takes to grill to perfection every time. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3601

 

Barrio Block Party
July 8
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy a free day at the museum, live performances, food and craft vendors, and hands-on art projects. Have your face painted, tour the galleries, and drop in at the E.L. Cord Museum School for free art projects while enjoying the sounds of live music! For details, visit https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/07/

Truckee Tahoe Air Show
July 8
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Truckee Tahoe Airport – Truckee
The Truckee Tahoe Air Show and Family Festival is one of the region’s most family-friendly events, featuring a breathtaking air show with world-renowned performers. For details, visit http://www.truckeetahoeairshow.com/getting-there/ 

Blueprint of the Cocktail
July 8
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Truckee Tavern and Grill – Truckee
This entertaining, educational experience will include conversation focused on the ratios and ingredients that make classic cocktails timeless, and the art of simple modifications that allow for creation of sophisticated, complex, one-of-a-kind, from-scratch cocktails. Participants will have hands-on experience creating and sampling two cocktails while noshing on cheese and charcuterie. For details, visit http://www.truckeetavern.com/retail/blueprint-of-the-cocktail-class

Markleeville Death Ride/Tour of the CA Alps
July 8
5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Markleeville, CA
Located in the stunning California Alps, the Death Ride course covers the traditional five mountain passes. This challenging course includes climbing both sides of Monitor Pass, both sides of Ebbetts Pass, and, finally, the east side of Carson Pass. For details, visit https://deathride.com/course/

Wolf Howl Night
July 8
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Animal Ark – Reno
Hear wolves and coyotes howl, then participate in our contest, with prizes to be awarded to the best human howlers. For details, visit http://animalark.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Calendar-2017-Final.pdf

Pops on the River
July 8
5 – 11 p.m.
Wingfield Park – Reno
Don’t miss Pops on the Rocks! with audience favorite LaKisha Jones, along with guest vocalists Chloe Lowery and Rob Evan. Along with the Reno Phil and Maestro Laura Jackson, they’ll perform legendary rock and pop songs, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Hotel California,” “Like a Prayer,” and “Man in the Mirror.”For details, visit http://renophil.com/performances/pops-on-the-river-2-2/ 

Art, Wine, and Music Festival
July 8, 9
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
The Village at Squaw Valley will burst with color, taste, and sound as fine artists, crafts makers, performers, and musicians come to participate in this fun, two-day annual event. The Art, Wine, & Music Festival features wine tasting from 2 – 5 p.m. both days, as well as three performance stages, restaurants, shops, and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/art-wine-music-festival 

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
July 8 – August 27
Times vary
Sand Harbor – Lake Tahoe
Enjoy Shakespeare’s work as part of a fun, casual, evening experience on the beach during one of the country’s most outstanding outdoor cultural events. For details, visit http://laketahoeshakespeare.com 

Concerts at Commons Beach
July 9
3 p.m.
Commons Beach – Tahoe City, CA
Enjoy (free!) lakeside music in America’s best mountain town, with stunning lake views, an eclectic music lineup, and fantastic local food. For details, visit
http://www.concertsatcommonsbeach.com

Ceviche and Salsa Class
July 9
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
Create three fresh ceviches and three fresh salsas using interesting ingredients such as mango and papaya, as well as shrimp and fish. Also, explore various chiles – both fresh and roasted – to understand how they influence various salsa types. A quick “fresh tortilla 101” lesson also will be included. For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html 

Sweet Sippin’ Sundays
July 9
1 – 4 p.m.
Main Street – Genoa
Join Genoa businesses for a walk through town with music, prizes, and spirits. For details, visit https://www.genoasweetsippinsundays.com 

Sunday Music Brunch
July 9
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch presented by chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit
https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/06/ 

Bluesdays
July 11
6 – 8 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
This popular and free outdoor concert series features acclaimed blues musicians, great grab-and-go food offerings from Village restaurants, and a blues bar with beer, wine, and spirits available. For details, visit
http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/bluesdays

Teens Cooking Camp
July 12 – 13
9 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
In this two-day workshop, teens will explore many different ingredients and techniques — what they are, what they do, their origins, and their niches in the food world. Each group will learn age-appropriate fundamentals of cooking and have the opportunity to make a wide variety of dishes and treats. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3595

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
July 12
5 – 8:30 p.m.
McKinley Arts and Culture Center – Reno
Don’t waste another summer night rushing to the grocery store! Grab the kids and a blanket and enjoy your favorite food truck eats, local beer, and a chill evening. For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/ 

Concert Under the Stars
July 12
5 p.m.
Brewery Arts Center – Carson City
An evening to benefit the Greenhouse Project, featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sly & The Family Stone. For details, visit
http://carsoncitygreenhouse.org/2017-9th-annual-concert-under-the-stars/

Open Art Studios Tour
July 12 – 31
Truckee, CA
Experience the evolution of art from creative spark to finished product through demonstration and artistic dialogue with some of Truckee’s finest professional artists. For details, visit http://creativetruckee.org/openartstudiostour.html 

Reno Street Food
July 14
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park – Reno
Enjoy more than 30 gourmet food, dessert, and craft beer vendors each week at this premier food truck event. For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/pg/RenoStreetFood/about/?ref=page_internal 

Sushi Workshop
July 14
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Don’t leave all the fun to the person behind the sushi counter! This class will discuss how to locate and cut the freshest fish, cook the sticky rice exactly right, and form nigiri and maki rolls. Learn to create sushi in your own kitchen. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3598 

Discover Dickerson Road
July 15
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dickerson Road Industrial Arts District– Reno
Enjoy this community event highlighting the industrial arts district on Dickerson Road with a day-long open house featuring live music, performance art, visual art, games and crafts for kids, food trucks, art cars, nature walks, and more. For details, visit http://www.renoisartown.com/event-details.asp?ID=2936

Lavender Day
July 15
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wilbur May Arboretum – Reno
The event features demonstrations on harvesting and using lavender in recipes, oils, and more. Different varieties of lavender plants will be available for purchase, in addition to a variety of products made or infused with lavender. There also will be master gardeners available to offer tips on growing lavender in Northern Nevada. For details, visit http://www.mayarboretumsociety.org/events.html 

Downtown Reno Wine Walk
July 15
2 – 5 p.m.
Riverwalk – Reno
Join the Riverwalk Merchants Association at the popular Wine Walk (the original, and still the best!) along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno. For details, visit http://renoriver.org/features/wine-walk/ 

Culinary Boot Camp
July 15
9:30 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Learn the most important culinary techniques that are easily transferred to everyday cooking in this hands-on cooking bonanza, including fundamental cooking methods, sauces, knife skills, and baking methods. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3599 

Blueprint of the Cocktail
July 15
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Truckee Tavern and Grill – Truckee
This entertaining, educational experience will include conversation focused on the ratios and ingredients that make classic cocktails timeless, and the art of simple modifications that allow for creation of sophisticated, complex, one-of-a-kind, from-scratch cocktails. Participants will have hands-on experience creating and sampling two cocktails while noshing on cheese and charcuterie. For details, visit http://www.truckeetavern.com/retail/blueprint-of-the-cocktail-class 

Dinner in the Barn
July 15
4:30 p.m.
Sierra Valley Farms – Beckwourth, CA
This spectacular dinner series celebrates food, farm, and community. For details, visit
http://www.sierravalleyfarms.com/dinner-in-the-barn/ 

Tahoe City Wine Walk
July 15
Noon – 4 p.m.
North Lake Boulevard – Tahoe City
Sip, shop, and explore Tahoe City along its scenic, lakeside sidewalks while tasting wines and sampling delicious morsels from acclaimed Tahoe restaurants and caterers. For details, visit http://www.tahoecitywinewalk.com

Concerts at Commons Beach
July 16
3 p.m.
Commons Beach – Tahoe City, CA
Enjoy (free!) lakeside music in America’s best mountain town, with stunning lake views, an eclectic music lineup, and fantastic local food. For details, visit
http://www.concertsatcommonsbeach.com 

Medicinal Plants Walk
July 16
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sorensen’s – Hope Valley, CA
Native tribes certainly knew the medicinal value of our Sierra plants and flowers. Their very own medicine cabinets covered the fields and mountains in and around Hope Valley. Join Dr. Kimball Chatfield, a medical botanist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, for a fascinating treasure hunt, in search of wild blueberries, currants, yarrow, roses, onions, as well as mint, St. John’s Wort, and other plants with surprising medicinal uses. For details, visit http://www.sorensensresort.com/calendar 

Kids Cooking! Pizza from Scratch
July 16
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
Guest Chef Gina Rossan, owner of the Pizza Factory in Minden, will be on hand to show how to create the perfect pizza dough, toss it, and top it. Individual pizzas will reflect the taste of each pizza maker. For details, visithttp://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html 

Sweet Sippin’ Sundays
July 16
1 – 4 p.m.
Main Street – Genoa
Join Genoa businesses for a walk through town with music, prizes, and spirits. For details, visit https://www.genoasweetsippinsundays.com 

Sunday Music Brunch
July 16
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch presented by chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit
https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/06/ 

Reno Phil Rocks Tahoe!
July 17
7:30 p.m.
Sand Harbor – Lake Tahoe
Reno Phil Rocks Tahoe will feature rock and pop favorites performed by award-winning vocalists and the Reno Phil, led by music director Laura Jackson. This year’s talented soloists are the fabulous LaKisha Jones, Rob Evan, and Chloe Lowery, performing legendary rock and pop songs including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Hotel California,” “Like a Prayer,” and “Man in the Mirror.” For details, visit http://renophil.com/performances/sand-harbor-concerts 

Grilling on Gas
July 18
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Grilling on gas presents unique challenges when working toward that perfect grilled dish. In this hands-on class, explore ways to get the most out of gas grilling, one of the most convenient ways to make delicious, flavorful foods. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3602

Bluesdays
July 18
6 – 8 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
This popular and free outdoor concert series features acclaimed blues musicians, great grab-and-go food offerings from Village restaurants, and a blues bar with beer, wine, and spirits available. For details, visit
http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/bluesdays 

Sausage Making Workshop
July 19
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Be an architect of flavor and construct fresh, homemade sausage in this workshop. Say goodbye to the grocery store’s limited choices, and learn how to influence flavor and texture in a variety of sausages. This class will teach the art of sausage making and help you discover that sausage is one of the most versatile ingredients in your refrigerator. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3605 

Farm to Fork Class
July 19
3 – 5 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
Shop the farmers’ market at Lampe Park in the morning, and then head over to the Sierra Chef Culinary Center later in the afternoon for a fresh Farm to Fork class. For details, visit
http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html 

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
July 19
5 – 8:30 p.m.
McKinley Arts and Culture Center – Reno
Don’t waste another summer night rushing to the grocery store! Grab the kids and a blanket and enjoy your favorite food truck eats, local beer, and a chill evening. For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/ 

Taste of Greece
July 20
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center
Stretching from the shores of Turkey to the Ionian Sea west of Italy, the Greek islands have been the crossroads of the Mediterranean since ancient times. This is why the foods of Greece are so fascinating and delicious. This class is for anyone who has ever dreamed of creating simple, but never basic, Greek foods for their own table. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3606 

Thirsty Third Thursday Wine Walk
July 20
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Gardnerville
The ever-so-famous and oh-so-fun wine walks in downtown Gardnerville are back, and this month’s event has a patriotic theme.
For details, visit http://visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/1030-thirsty-third-thursday.html 

Wanderlust
July 20 – 23
Times vary
Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
Choose your own adventure with multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, mouthwatering organic foods, heart-pumping music, inspiring lectures and workshops, and boundary-pushing outdoor activities. Find your true north. For details, visit https://wanderlust.com/festivals/squaw-valley

Reno Street Food
July 21
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park – Reno
Enjoy more than 30 gourmet food, dessert, and craft beer vendors each week at this premier food truck event. For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/pg/RenoStreetFood/about/?ref=page_internal 

Grilling Fish and Seafood
July 21
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
In this hands-on class, discover how to become a master of grilling fish and seafood. Learn the best types of seafood to grill and the right techniques. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3607

Eggs Benedict Workshop
July 22
10:30 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center
Eggs Benedict is an all-time favorite for brunch, and one that many leave to the experts to cook. Turn the tables and make this inspired dish in the comfort of your own home. Learn how to make English muffins, perfect the perfect Hollandaise, and conquer the poached egg. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3608 

Native Pollinators and Backyard Bee Keepers
July 22
10 a.m. – noon
Verdant Connections – Reno
This workshop is an introduction to the wild world of bees and pollinator-friendly gardening. You will learn to tell the difference between a bee, a wasp and a fly. We will cover the lifecycles and biology of honey bees and native bees, the differences between the two, and what you can do to support more bee and insect life in your garden. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/y9zexwk2 

Blueprint of the Cocktail
July 22
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Truckee Tavern and Grill – Truckee
This entertaining, educational experience will include conversation focused on the ratios and ingredients that make classic cocktails timeless, and the art of simple modifications that allow for creation of sophisticated, complex, one-of-a-kind, from-scratch cocktails. Participants will have hands-on experience creating and sampling two cocktails while noshing on cheese and charcuterie. For details, visit http://www.truckeetavern.com/retail/blueprint-of-the-cocktail-class 

Taste of Downtown
July 22
5:30 p.m.
Downtown – Carson City
Join this popular celebration of fabulous food, music, shopping, and excellent socializing. For details, visit https://www.tasteofdowntowncarson.com 

Concerts at Commons Beach
July 23
3 p.m.
Commons Beach – Tahoe City, CA
Enjoy (free!) lakeside music in America’s best mountain town, with stunning lake views, an eclectic music lineup, and fantastic local food. For details, visit
http://www.concertsatcommonsbeach.com

Sweet Sippin’ Sundays
July 23
1 – 4 p.m.
Main Street – Genoa
Join Genoa businesses for a walk through town with music, prizes, and spirits. For details, visit https://www.genoasweetsippinsundays.com 

Sunday Music Brunch
July 23
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch presented by chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit
https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/06/ 

Beethoven Lives Upstairs
July 24
5 – 8 p.m.
Wingfield Park – Reno
The world-famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs, performed by the Reno Philharmonic, features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle. Their subject is the “madman” who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph’s Vienna home. For details, visit http://www.renoisartown.com/event-details.asp?ID=2635

Nevada Breakfast Week
July 24 – 30
Times vary
Locations vary
This unique, week-long experience brings family and friends together to enjoy breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Each restaurant will have its own way of celebrating National Culinary Arts month. This event aims to evoke a unified love for culinary arts and the community. Dine out, and support local restaurants and chefs! For details, visit
https://www.nvbreakfastweek.com 

Kids Cook!
July 25
4 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Cooking teaches kids to flex their creative culinary muscles and helps them develop skills and cooking habits they will use and enjoy for a lifetime. Students will see and practice a wide variety of culinary techniques while creating tasty dishes during each class. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3609 

Bluesdays
July 25
6 – 8 p.m.
The Village at Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
This popular and free outdoor concert series features acclaimed blues musicians, great grab-and-go food offerings from Village restaurants, and a blues bar with beer, wine, and spirits available. For details, visit
http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/bluesdays 

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
July 26
5 – 8:30 p.m.
McKinley Arts and Culture Center – Reno
Don’t waste another summer night rushing to the grocery store! Grab the kids and a blanket and enjoy your favorite food truck eats, local beer, and a chill evening. For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/ 

Farm to Fork Class
July 26
3 – 5 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
Shop the farmers’ market at Lampe Park in the morning, and then head over to the Sierra Chef Culinary Center later in the afternoon for a fresh Farm to Fork class. For details, visit
http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html 

Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Beignets
July 26
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
No doubt about it — these are the three signature dishes from New Orleans. In this hands-on class, learn the difference between Creole and Cajun cuisine and how to make a proper roux. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3610 

Lake Tahoe Dance Festival
July 26 – 28
Times vary
Gatekeeper’s Museum – Tahoe City
The Lake Tahoe Dance Festival is a presentation of the Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, whose mission is to promote classical, modern, and contemporary dance of the finest quality in the Lake Tahoe area through performance, education, and outreach, enriching the community as a whole, and as a cultural destination. For details, visit https://www.laketahoedancefestival.org/about-us 

Carson City Fair
July 26 – 30
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fuji Park – Carson City
This year’s fair reintroduces the agricultural and youth aspect while still including antique tractors, carnival rides, games, live music, and vendors. For details, visit http://carsoncitynvfair.visitcarsoncity.com 

Midtown Art Walk
July 27
4 – 9 p.m.
Midtown – Reno
The annual Midtown Art Walk showcases the unexpected culture of our city’s Midtown district. By pairing artists with local merchants, this event stirs up the senses with a variety of art, food, and live performances. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/MidTownArtWalk/about/?ref=page_internal

Paella on the Grill
July 27
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Take the heat out of the kitchen this summer with this hands-on grilling class featuring the incomparable, saffron-laced, Spanish classic, paella. The aromas of saffron, seafood, and spicy sausage will mix with the heat and smoke of the grill, creating a rich, succulent dish to enjoy all summer long. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3611

Fortaleza Tequila Dinner
July 27
Atlantis Resort – Reno
Bistro Napa welcomes you to an evening celebrating Fortaleza Tequila. The Fortaleza brand launched in 2005, but the family’s tequila distillation history spans five generations and 140 years. Its dedication to artisanal production methods continues to this day using small brick ovens to cook the agave, a tahona to squeeze out the juices, wood tanks for fermentation, and the two original copper pot stills for distillation. For details, visit https://www.atlantiscasino.com/reno-events/special-event/2017/07/27/calendar/fortaleza-tequila-dinner-2017 

Reno Street Food
July 28
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park – Reno
Enjoy more than 30 gourmet food, dessert, and craft beer vendors each week at this premier food truck event. For details, visit
https://www.facebook.com/pg/RenoStreetFood/about/?ref=page_internal

Classical Tahoe
July 28 – Aug. 12
Times vary
Sierra Nevada College – Incline Village
Experience a virtuoso orchestra of musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, LA Phil, Reno Phil, and more, in an intimate setting surrounded by the majesty of Lake Tahoe. This sixth season brings together America’s leading classical musicians for three weeks to perform 10 stunning concerts under the direction of Maestro Joel Revzen. For details, visit
https://classicaltahoe.org

Sara Moulton Cooking Demo
July 29
10:30 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Sara Moulton, host of Sara’s Weeknight Meals and protégée of Julia Child, will host this demonstration class and discuss her latest book, Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from Moulton in person and taste her culinary creations perfect to re-create at home. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3613

Blueprint of the Cocktail
July 29
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Truckee Tavern and Grill – Truckee
This entertaining, educational experience will include conversation focused on the ratios and ingredients that make classic cocktails timeless, and the art of simple modifications that allow for creation of sophisticated, complex, one-of-a-kind, from-scratch cocktails. Participants will have hands-on experience creating and sampling two cocktails while noshing on cheese and charcuterie. For details, visit http://www.truckeetavern.com/retail/blueprint-of-the-cocktail-class

All American Cheetah Dash
July 29
6:30 p.m.
Animal Ark – Reno
Watch these magnificent cats running with extraordinary speed, off leash, across the desert in pursuit of an enticing lure. For details, visit
http://animalark.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Calendar-2017-Final.pdf
 

 

Roots in the Blues
July 29
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Wingfield Park – Reno
The Reno Jazz Orchestra’s 18-piece jazz band will bring a tour de force performance of the many shades of blues to the stage, wrapped with songs, swing, and soul by top vocalists including Artown fan favorites Trey Stone and Pat Esters. Expect to hear the tunes ranging from where the blues began to great, big-band interpretations of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. For details, visit http://www.renoisartown.com/event-details.asp?ID=2847 

Concerts at Commons Beach
July 30
3 p.m.
Commons Beach – Tahoe City, CA
Enjoy (free!) lakeside music in America’s best mountain town, with stunning lake views, an eclectic music lineup, and fantastic local food. For details, visit
http://www.concertsatcommonsbeach.com 

Art and Nature in the Arboretum
July 30
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wilbur May Arboretum – Reno
Celebrate the union of art and nature at this annual Artown event. Experience the creative process at work while you meander through the gardens observing and speaking with artists at work. For details, visit http://www.mayarboretumsociety.org/events.html 

Sweet Sippin’ Sundays
July 30
1 – 4 p.m.
Main Street – Genoa
Join Genoa businesses for a walk through town with music, prizes, and spirits. For details, visit https://www.genoasweetsippinsundays.com

Sunday Music Brunch
July 30
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art – Reno
Enjoy live music and brunch presented by chez louie. The menu features artful dishes, mimosas, and a bloody mary bar. For details, visit
https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2017/06/

Barracuda Championship
July 31 – Aug. 6
Times vary
Montreux Golf and Country Club – Reno
Get ready for the greatest lip-smacking, golf-clapping, summer-loving event in the region. In 2017, the Barracuda Championship is combining the two things we love most — amazing golf and tasty barbecue — at The Great Clubhouse Cookout! Enjoy savory outdoor grilling and PGA Tour professionals teeing it up. For details, visit https://barracudachampionship.com

 

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