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

 

Burning Man
August 27 – Sept. 4 
Black Rock Desert
A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers. For details, visit https://burningman.org

 

Nugget Rib Cook-off
August 30 – Sept. 4
Victorian Square – Sparks 
America’s biggest and best free-entry barbecue festival serves up the country’s best grilling competition, with more than two dozen of the world’s top barbecue competitors cooking more than 240,000 pounds of ribs for hundreds of thousands of event-goers.For details, visit http://www.nuggetribcookoff.com

 

Reno Street Food
Sept. 1
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

 

Bikes & Brews
Sept. 1
Northstar – Lake Tahoe
After a day exploring the Northstar Bike trails, Bikes & Brews welcomes riders with cold beers and happy hour specials every Friday evening. Join riders on the Tavern 6330’ patio and kick off the weekend at the largest, lift-served bike park on the West Coast. For details, visit http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/events/event-detail.aspx?year=2017&month=9&eventview=listview&eventName=Copy%20of%202017_Bikes_and_Brews8.25
 

 

Reno Jazz Orchestra: An Evening with Denise Donatelli
Sept. 1 – 2
6:30 p.m.
Cargo Concert Hall, Whitney Peak Hotel – Reno
Join the Reno Jazz Orchestra for an evening with Denise Donatelli, a multi GRAMMY®-nominated jazz vocalist alternating between jazz and adult contemporary music. As a Savant Recording artist, Donatelli’s last three recordings, Find a Heart (2015), Soul Shadows (2012), and When Lights are Low (2010), have collectively received four GRAMMY® nominations: Three nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album and one nomination in the Best Arrangement category. For details, visit http://renojazzorchestra.org/gigs.html

 

Achieve Tahoe Foam Fest
Sept. 2
2 – 6 p.m.
Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
Enjoy craft beer tasting and live music to benefit Achieve Tahoe’s adaptive ski program. For details, visit http://achievetahoe.org/content/foam-fest

 

Carson City Wine Walk
Sept. 2
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/

 

Sunday Music Brunch
Sept. 3
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/2017/09/

 

Concerts at Commons Beach
Sept. 3
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

 

Alpen Wine Fest
Sept. 3
2 – 5 p.m.
Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
Enjoy wine tasting, live music, a huge silent auction, and raffle. Entry into the event is a donation toCan Do MS, a foundation providing wellness and education for people with Multiple Sclerosis. With a donation for your wine tasting ticket, attendees each receive a crystal souvenir wine glass and tastings from over 40 vineyards. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/29th-annual-alpen-wine-fest?season=summer&utm_source=supply&utm_medium=GB&utm_campaign=summer17&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3I6w6OTr1QIVDZBpCh3_hAXaEAAYASAAEgLM5_D_BwE

 

Labor Day
Sept. 4

Labor Day Parade
Sept. 4
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Virginia City
Celebrate the American labor movement and all the achievements of workers in our country up on the Comstock. Virginia City is proud to honor and celebrate the men and women who have made our country what it is today. For details, visit http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2017/09/04/2392/-/labor-day-parade.html

 

Bluesdays
Sept. 5
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

 

Indian Cooking Class
Sept 5., 12, 19, 26
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Damonte Ranch High School – Reno
Shake up the normal dinner routine by discovering how to use savory Indian spices believed to help heal the body. Prepare and sample inexpensive entrées including palak paneer with spinach and Indian cottage cheese and kaali daal with black lentils, also known as mah-ki-daal. The menu changes with each class, so repeat students are welcome. For details, visit https://truckee.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=24250&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

 

Historic Emigrant Trail Trek
Sept. 6
8:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sorensen’s Resort – Hope Valley, CA
Long were the days of our early emigrants. And the hardest part of the 1849 Gold Rush was over nearby Carson Pass, most notably the treacherous Devil’s Ladder. Join this walking, hiking, and driving tour that follows the very same paths where emigrants followed in oxen-pulled wagons. For details, visit http://www.sorensensresort.com/calendar/

Date Night – Couples in the Kitchen
Sept. 7
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Spice up your relationship during a delicious evening of cooking together with NTI. Couples often find that one of the best ways to spend time together is in the kitchen, whether just for themselves or for a gathering of friends. Learn tasty recipes you can create as a couple. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3642
 

 

First Thursday
Sept. 7
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/2017/09/

 

Reno Street Food
Sept. 8
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

 

The Great Reno Balloon Race
Sept. 8 – 10
Rancho San Rafael Park – Reno, NV
The Great Reno Balloon Race is the largest free hot-air ballooning event in the world. During three days in early September, you can look up at the Reno skies and see a rainbow of hot air balloons soaring about. From its humble beginnings in 1982 with just 20 balloons, The Great Reno Balloon Race has taken flight with up to 100 balloons each year. For details, visit https://renoballoon.com  

 

Autumn Food & Wine Festival
Sept. 8 – 10
Time vary
Locations vary
The Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival is considered one of Lake Tahoe’s premier gourmet events. Enjoy three full days of cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, wine tastings, a Farm to Tahoe dinner, live music, a gourmet marketplace, and more. Seminars for the 2017 event range from intimate tastings to large-scale, gastronomic celebrations in the Village. The grand finale for the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival is the Grand Tasting, which features food from the finest regional restaurants, prepared by top local caterers and chefs, paired with premium, world-class wineries and breweries. For details, visit http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/activities/autumn-food-and-wine-festival.aspx?page=viewall

 

Camel & Ostrich Races
Sept. 8 – 10
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Virginia City
Camels, ostriches, and zebras make a fine spectacle to watch as they race around the Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds with jockeys precariously perched on their backs. It’s a sight you won’t see anywhere else. Bring the family out to enjoy this hilarious family event, a true staple in Northern Nevada. After the races, join the Camel Hump to C Street where thirsty camels have been known to duck into a bar or two. For details, visit http://www.visitvirginiacitynv.com/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2017/09/08/2317/-/58th-annual-international-camel-a-ostrich-races.html

 

Dinner in the Barn
Sept. 9
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/

 

Preserve Your Harvest Workshop
Sept. 9
10 a.m. – noon
Verdant Connections – Reno
The Reno Homesteading Workshop Series are held outdoors and include short lectures about various topics with discussions, followed by hands-on activities for you to gain valuable skills that you can apply to your own homestead. For details, visit http://www.verdantconnections.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html?utm_source=River+School+Farm+Newsletters&utm_campaign=27a811c27b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_afc4a066ed-27a811c27b-16835217

 

World Concert: A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe
Sept. 9
6:30 p.m.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater – Sand Harbor
Embark on a journey down the Silk Road with Nava Dance Collective, under the direction of Miriam Peretz, performing traditional, sacred, and ethno-contemporary dance. Farad Shafinurey will captivate audiences with his powerful voice and soulful ingenuity on the sitar, weaving in his own lyrics in Persian and English. For details, visit
http://www.trailsandvistas.org/world-concert.html  

Sunday Music Brunch
Sept. 10
5 p.m.
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/2017/09/

 

Spice Blending and Usage Class
Sep. 10
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html
 

 

Creative and New Football Nosh
Sept. 10
2 – 4 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html

 

On the Wind Cheetah Run
Sept. 10
5 p.m.
Animal Ark – Reno
Majestic balloons grace the skyline at dawn, and these cheetahs race into the sunset! Come see the world’s fastest land mammals in action running at top speeds — completely off-leash — around the Animal Ark run field! For details, visit http://animalark.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Calendar-2017-Final.pdf

 

Oktoberfest
Sept. 10
Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Heritage Park – Gardnerville
Enjoy great German food and special Oktoberfest beer with fun for the whole family. For details, visit http://www.carsonvalleysertoma.org/2017%20Flyer-ABE.pdf
 

 

Tour De Tahoe
Sept 10
6:45 a.m.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – South Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe — Big Blue, as it is referred to by many — is North America’s largest alpine lake and the jewel of the High Sierra. The Reno-Tahoe Territory of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and Bike the West invite you to experience the adventure of riding your bicycle around Tahoe’s 72-mile shoreline by participating in the 15th Annual Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue. For details, visit https://www.bikethewest.com/tour-de-tahoe/

 

Teens Cook!
Sept. 12
4:15 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Cooking teaches teens 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=3644

 

Beginner’s Kitchen
Sept. 13
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Get comfortable in the kitchen and find out what this cooking thing is all about. You’ll cover the basic hows, whats, wheres, and whys of the kitchen. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3645

 

National Championship Air Races
Sept. 13 – 17
Stead Air Field – Reno
The Reno Air Racing Association is a not-for-profit organization with donations being tax deductible. Its mission is to perpetuate the most distinctive air racing event and aviation experience in the world by combining the world’s fastest motor sport with spectacular military and civilian air entertainment. For details, visit https://tix.extremetix.com/webtix/2625?salesRef

 

Spirits of the World
Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18
7 – 9 p.m.
Total Wine and More – Reno
Discover the world’s five major distilled spirits, one each week: vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and whiskey. Through lecture, discussion, and tasting, learn their unique histories, explore their uses in common cocktails, and sharpen your senses to judge spirit quality. The last session will be an optional tour of three local microdistilleries on the Reno Booze Bus. For details, visit https://truckee.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=24246&int_category_id=0&int_sub_category_id=0&int_catalog_id=0

 

Killer 30-Minute Meals
Sept. 14
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Learn to how harness the right techniques and ingredients to put your cooking in high gear. Participants will focus on achieving flavor quickly and how to stock your pantry to pull this feat off. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3646

Reno Street Food
Sept. 15
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

 

Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings
Sept. 15
5 – 9:30 p.m.
Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, CA
A battle of epic proportions! Six restaurants and five bands will go head to head in The Village at Squaw Valley to benefit theTahoe Institute for Natural Science. Each restaurant will be cooking its own signature recipe for spicy, flavor-packed chicken wings and joining forces with the region’s best bands to crank the contest to the max. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/guitar-strings-vs-chicken-wings

 

Women as Change Makers
Seot. 15
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa – Reno
Women are trending right now (the rest of the world has finally figured out how amazing we are). There’s nothing more popular than to be a hustlin’ female founder, an innovative intrapreneur, an up-and-coming college grad. But beyond the hype, what does it really take to grow your business, nurture your career, find balance, and forge lasting relationships? These questions and more will be answered at this one-day summit. For details, visit http://www.wacm.co/#about

 

Taste of India
Sept. 15
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
The cuisine of India is characterized by its distinctive blend of herbs and spices. Those curries (sauces) have led to the widespread success of Indian cuisine in the United States. In this hands-on class, you will learn about the ingredients of Indian cuisine and create delicious dishes you can make at home. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3647

 

Croissant Workshop
Sept. 16
10:30 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Don’t let this buttery on the inside, crisp on the outside pastry be limited to purchases at the bakery counter. Learn the simple, step-by-step techniques to customizing croissant dough into delicious savory and sweet pastries for all to enjoy. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3648

 

Barbera Festival
Sept. 16
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Terra D’Oro Winery – Plymouth, CA
Nestled among vineyards and rolling hills, this wine and food festival focused on Barbera wines brings together more than 80 wineries from all over California and top area restaurants and chefs offering gourmet food. Enjoy live music, local artists, and vendors. For details, visit http://barberafestival.com/about-the-event/ 

 

Sample the Sierra
Sept. 16
Noon – 5 p.m.
Bijou Community Park – South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sample the Sierra is a farm-to-fork festival celebrating the bounty & heritage of the Sierra Nevada region with tastings, shopping, and more. For details, visit http://www.samplethesierra.com/about/directions/
 

 

Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl
Sept. 16
2:30 – 9 p.m.
Locations vary
Enjoy a night of live literary readings of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at venues throughout Downtown Reno — both north and south of the Truckee River. The event begins with a pPrologue at the West Street Market courtyard. For details, visit http://www.sundancebookstore.com/event/nevada-humanities-literary-crawl-2017

 

Art & Soul Art Walk
Sept. 16
1 – 6 p.m.
Downtown Truckee
Stroll through historic downtown Truckee during the Third Annual Art & Soul Artwalk! This year’s walk features 30 stops celebrating local artists! Enjoy live art demonstrations and music, while tasting and sipping your way through small bites, craft beer and wines.For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/455035861528688/
 

 

Taste of Tuscany
Sept. 17
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html

 

Sunday Music Brunch
Sept. 17
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/2017/09/
 

 

Pitchfork & the Pan Pop-up Farm Dinner
Sept. 19
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Lost Trail Lodge – Truckee, CA
Chef and farmer will work together to grow and prepare a four-course meal filled with seasonal produce and proteins. Come meet the farmers who grow our food, hear their story, and celebrate in the harvest! For details, visit http://www.tahoefoodhub.org/events/  

Cast Iron Cooking
Sept 19
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Cooking is all about heat transfer. And cast-iron cookware provides a unique and radiant method of heat transfer that enhances flavor and transforms texture. Join this hands-on class that explores and celebrates THE original gourmet-cooking tool that has survived the test of time. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3649

 

Wine + Dine
Sept. 20
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Dolan Lexus – Reno
Edible Reno-Tahoe magazine and Dolan Lexus are partnering to bring you delectable bites prepared by local chefs and paired with wines selected by Larry Sapperstein of Revel Distributing. All proceeds from the event benefit Urban Roots, a local garden education program for youths in grades K-12. For details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-dine-tickets-35080153684?aff=efbeventtix

 

Thirsty Third Thursday Wine Walk
Sept. 21
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://mainstreetgardnerville.org/event/thirsty-third-thursday-wine-walk-athleticsports-themed/?instance_id=2205

 

Downtown Reno Wine Walk
Sept. 21
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/

 

Ravioli and Tortellini Workshop
Sept. 21
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Bring the pleasure and freshness of handmade ravioli into your home with this hands-on ravioli workshop. Freshly made ravioli is surprisingly simple and astonishingly tasty. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3651

 

Taste of Morocco
Sept. 22
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Moroccan cuisine is a blend of African, Arabian, and European influences that results in some of the most exotic food in the world. Few meals are more satisfying than a hearty tagine — the rich, fragrant Moroccan stew, served from its own elegant cooking vessel of the same name. Meat, poultry, fish, or vegetables are simmered gently in the steam of the pot's conical lid, and the food, deliciously flavored with spices and fruit, remains tender and moist. Join an evening of aromatic spices, exquisite flavors, and wonderful recipes in this hands-on class that will definitely rock the kasbah! For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3652

 

Reno Street Food
Sept. 22
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

 

Oktoberfest
Sept. 23
Noon – 6 p.m.
Squaw Valley – Olympic Valley, CA
This annual event will transform the Village at Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music, the ever-popular Oktoberfest Games, and plenty of family fun. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/oktoberfest

 

Oktoberfest
Sept. 23
3 - 7 p.m.
Wolfrun Golf Club – Reno
Enjoy the best craft beers, wine, Bavarian food, and a silent auction. Proceeds go to fund scholarships for deserving students who have overcome great obstacles in their lives to graduate high school on time with their class. For details, visit http://renosouthrotary.com/event/oktoberfest.  

 

Home Brew for the Homeless
Sept 23
3:30 – 7 p.m.
DDRC Ranch – Minden
A fun-filled event for the whole family, presented in coordination with Hops Envy, Home Brew for the Homeless features live music, homebrew beer competition, chili cookoff, face painting, horseback rides for children, lawn games, bounce house, and more! Food and drink provided. For details, visit http://homebrewforthehomeless.brownpapertickets.com

 

Culinary Boot Camp
Sept 23
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Looking for a class that gives you the Reader's Digest version of top culinary techniques and ingredients? Well, this is it! Learn the most important culinary techniques that are easily transferred to everyday cooking in this hands-on cooking bonanza. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3632

 

Suits & Sneakers Gala
Sept. 23
6 p.m.
Downtown Reno Ballroom
Attendees will enjoy signature cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner, live auction, and first-class sports entertainment. This year's 10th anniversary event also will include the presentation of our first ever Spirit of Hope Award to Stan Wilmoth and Heritage Bank. The American Cancer Society is thrilled to present a very special speaker as its 2017 Suits & Sneakers entertainment: 12-time MLB All-Star and Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. For details, visit https://acsreno.ejoinme.org/2017SuitsandSneakersGala  
 

 

Sciencefest
Sept. 23
4 – 6 p.m.
Bartley Ranch Regional Park – Reno
SNJ ScienceFest, presented by WETLAB, is an evening filled with science fun for the whole family! Explore interactive and hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) stations with your children while enjoying food and beverages for purchase from local food truck vendors! Family-friendly raffle prizes and face painting also will be available. For details, visit https://www.sierranevadajourneys.org/snj-community-events/snj-sciencefest

 

AVA Ballet Theater – Swan Lake
Sept. 23, 8 p.m.
Sept. 24, 2 p.m.
Pioneer Center – Reno 
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the haunting score to this wonderful ballet with Laura Jackson conducting. Restaged and rechoreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Swan Lake is the story of Odette, who was turned into a swan by the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart. She tells the handsome Prince Siegfried that the only way the spell can be broken is if a man, pure in heart, pledges his love to her. Von Rothbart tries to keep the two apart, but in the end they ascend to the heavens above Swan Lake. For details, visit http://pioneercenter.com/all-events/event/a-v-a-ballet-swan-lake/

 

Genoa Candy Dance
Sept 23 – 24
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Main Street – Genoa
The Annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire has more than 300 craft and food vendors and draws thousands of people to Genoa during the two-day event. For details, visit http://www.genoanevada.org/candydancefaire.htm

 

Sunday Music Brunch
Sept. 24
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/2017/09/

 

Thai Cooking Basics
Sept. 24
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html

 

Paws & Claws
Sept. 24
1:30 – 6 p.m.
Animal Ark – Reno
View Animal Ark’s animals, enjoy themed hors d’oeuvres, and meet an array of wildlife experts. An open bar, plated dinner, and silent and live auctions add to the fun! Wrap up the evening watching Animal Ark’s cheetahs run at top speeds in an extraordinary display. For details, visit http://animalark.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Calendar-2017-Final.pdf

 

Techniques I
Sept. 27
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
Master the fundamental culinary techniques such as knife skills, sautéing, reductions, and basic pan sauces. Anyone can participate in this first class of the hands-on Nothing to It! Techniques series. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3656

 

Street Vibrations
Sept 27 – Oct. 1
Locations vary
Times vary
Street Vibrations Motorcycle Festival is a celebration of music, metal, and motorcycles. Street Vibrations offers poker runs, live entertainment, ride-in shows, stunt and bike shows, and more to 50,000+ biking enthusiasts. For details, visit http://roadshowsreno.com/sv_fall.php

 

Barn Dinner Club
Sept. 28
East Fork Ranch – Gardnerville
For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html

 

Paleo Perfected
Sept. 29
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center – Reno
America's Test Kitchen has done it again! Join this hands-on class and explore its newest book, Paleo Perfected. The paleo philosophy is all about eating minimally processed, whole foods with the goal of good health. Learn how to stock your pantry; buy meat, poultry, and seafood; and make kitchen paleo swaps. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3657

 

Reno Street Food
Sept. 29
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

 


Making Pasta – Ravioli Class
Sept. 30
1 – 3 p.m.
Sierra Chef – Gardnerville
For details, visit http://www.sierrachef.com/cooking-classes.html

 

Tahoe City Oktoberfest
Sept. 30 
Noon – 6 p.m.
Gatekeeper’s Museum – Tahoe City, CA
Enjoy craft beers from some of the region’s best microbreweries, with the purchase of the first beer including an Oktoberfest stein for $10. Food available for purchase from local vendors. For details, visit http://www.visittahoecity.org/event/tahoe-city-oktoberfest/

 

Sierra Valley Ag Trail Tour
Sept. 30
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sierra Valley, CA

The art and agriculture communities of Plumas and Sierra Counties are inviting the public to spend an awesome autumn day, enjoying the history, culture, and bounty of one of its treasures: Sierra Valley. For details, visit https://sierravalleyartagtrail.org/event-information

 

Nevadafest
Sept. 30
Noon – 5 p.m.
Wingfield Park – Reno
Live music, food trucks, all-you-can-drink beer samples by local craft brewers — sounds like an absolutely perfect Saturday afternoon. The Nevada Craft Beer Association presents Nevadafest 2017 Craft Beer Festival, a celebration of Nevada craft beer for the masses. For details, visit http://nvfest.com

 

Side Hustle Motorcycle Show
Sept. 30
Noon - 3 p.m.
See See Motorcycles – Reno
For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/857114901115220/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D  

 

 

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