March 2015 Events and Activities in the Reno Region
Art Walk Reno - Thursday, March 5, 2015. Stroll along the Truckee River and throughout the downtown Arts District to the 18 locations showing art. The walk begins at 5 p.m. at Liberty Fine Art Gallery, 100 W. Liberty Street. Tickets are $10, which includes a glass, raffle ticket and map for the evening. Or purchase a limited-edition hand-painted glass by this month's featured artist Andrea LaHue for $15. A portion of ticket sales every month goes to a local nonprofit. This month it is Arts For All Nevada. Art Walk Reno is part of Art Spot Reno, the main portal for accessing information about what’s happening in Reno, Nevada’s dynamic arts scene.
Broadway Comes to Reno - Guys & Dolls - This show at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts will play from March 6 through 8, 2015. Broadway Comes to Reno is popular, so get your tickets in advance if you want to go.
Bio-Zones presented by the Reno Pops Orchestra - Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Join the Reno Pops Orchestra for "Bio-Zones," an exploration of the ecological mysteries and miracles of this planet through beautiful music. The free concert (donations accepted) will be at The Rock Church, 4950 Vista Boulevard in Sparks.
64th Annual "Doctor's Wives" Rummage Sale - Saturday, March 7, 2015. This huge rummage sale will feature clothes, furniture, electronics, sports equipment, jewelry, and more. It will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Avenue in Reno.
Daylight Saving Time Begins - Set your clocks forward at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015. If you don't plan on being awake then, do it before going to bed on Saturday night.
Monster Jam - March 13, 14, 15, 2015. See the huge trucks put on a great, family-friendly show. Check the website for times each day and tickets. Monster Jam will be in the Main Arena at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Avenue in Reno.
Hands ON! Second Saturdays - March 14, 2015. Come to the Nevada Museum of Art for a day of fun family activities and free admission for all. The theme on this Second Saturday is "Contemporary Mexican Art."
Washoe County Library Booksale - March 14 - 22, 2015. Read Again Bookstore, a function of Friends of Washoe County Library, holds several book sales during the year. Sales are in the book store next door to the Sierra View Library in the Reno Town Mall. Preview day for Friends members is on the first Friday of each sale period, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you aren't a member, you can join Friends at the door. The sale is open to all every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Leprechaun Crawl - Saturday, March 14, 2015. Enjoy a fun roving party while celebrating St. Patrick's Day in downtown Reno. Crawling starts at 8 p.m. and goes all night to 6 a.m. for those who last that long. For more information, call (775) 342-9565.
Leprechaun Race - Sunday, March 15, 2015. See if you can beat the leprechaun to the finish line on this fun race through Reno's Midtown and Wells Avenue districts. Last day to drop off registration in person is Thursday, March 12. Online registration closes Wednesday, March 11. There will be no race day registration. The Leprechaun Race is a benefit for the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum.
St. Patrick's Day - Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Lots of parties and green beer all around the Reno / Tahoe region. Check this article because many activities are during the previous weekend of March 14 - 15.
Free Classes about Gardening in Nevada - Continuing every Tuesday through March 31. Learn from experts about growing a vegetable garden and other plants in northern Nevada. All classes will be at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno.
First Day of Spring - Spring begins with the Equinox on Friday, March 20, 2015.
Reno Expo 2015 - March 20, 21, 22, 2015. This big event is actually 4 shows for one ticket. All will run simultaneously at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia Street in Reno. You can get a $5 ticket discount by going online and printing the coupon, then bring it to the show.
WinterWonderGrass California - March 20, 21, 22, 2015. "Music, Brews and Mountains" is the theme for WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Festival and it's inuagural event in Squaw Valley. It's a winter bluegrass music and craft beer festival featuring more than 15 brands and 12 California breweries. This is a family-friendly event with activities for kids. The venue is the Village at Squaw Valley ski resort, south of Truckee off Highway 89.
Reno Wine Walk - Saturday, March 21, 2015. The Riverwalk Merchants present this fun event every third Saturday of the month. Visit any of the participating merchants with $20 and receive your wine glass and hand stamp (with photo ID), then make the rounds sampling wines at numerous businesses in the area. This is a 21+ event. Pets and strollers are not advised. For more information, call 775-825-WALK(9255).
68th Annual Kerak Shrine Circus - Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22, 2015. The biggest show in town will be at the Reno – Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 North Wells Avenue in Reno. Performances will be on Friday at 7 p.m., on Saturday at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. General admission is $12 for children 1 to 12 years and $14 for adults. Reserved and box seats are available at extra cost. For more information, call (775) 856-3330.
LaVere Redfield - Wednesday, March 25, 2015. This free program is brought to you by the Historic Reno Preservation Society. It is one of a series, with others scheduled in March and April. All programs start at 7 p.m. and are held in the Laxalt Theater in UNR's Nelson Building, 401 W. Second Street in downtown Reno. These presentations are popular - arrive early if you want to get in. There is some parking available in front of the buildings.
Reno Wild Life at Chapel Tavern - Wednesday, March 25, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reno Wild Life (RWL) celebrates the array of outdoor adventure found in the region. RWL is a benefit for non-profit organizations that support both the environment and those who revel in it. Outdoor films featuring sports from around the area will be shown on a big screen while Chapel serves up their signature libations, craft brews and biodynamic wines. Raffle prizes provided by RWL event partners Patagonia and local outfitters related to the sport being highlighted that night will be given away. A minimum $5 suggested donation to the nonprofit of the evening will receive a raffle ticket and $20 will get you five tickets. Chapel Tavern is in midtown at 1099 S. Virginia Street. The info phone is (775) 324-2244.
Nevada Women's Expo - March 28, 29, 2015. Billed as the premier consumer show for women of all ages and lifestyles and businesses that market to them. Offering women the best in fashion, style, health, careers, business, lifestyle, entertainment and more. The event is at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia Street in Reno.
Monthly Reno Beer Crawl - Saturday, March 28, 2015. This event is in downtown Reno where all of the participating bars, pubs, and restaurants are within walking (or crawling) distance. It costs $5 to participate and you can just show up at one of the start bars - advance tickets not required. Crawling is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Passion according to St. Matthew by J. S. Bach - Sunday, March 29, 2015. Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (TOCCATA) continues its Winter MusicFest with the 10th annual presentation of J. S. Bach's masterpiece, The Passion according to St. Matthew. The program will feature selections from part two of The Passion and will be performed in English. Tickets are available at the door or online. General admission is $25 adults, $20 seniors, $5 students aged 19 to 23 with valid ID. Preferred seating is $35 and $15 for youth/students. Youth under 19 years of age are admitted free, in non-reserved seating, to most regular season concerts in 2015. There will be three performances.
North Lake Tahoe Snowfest - Through March 8, 2015. SnowFest is a ten day winter carnival celebrating life in the High Sierra, with events and activities for all ages. Snow events will be at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar California.
Come in from the Cold Family Entertainment Series - Weekly performances through March 14, 2015. "Come in from the Cold" is held on Saturday evenings in the Western Heritage Interpretive Center at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno. The 2015 series is in January, February, and March. The doors open at 5 p.m. with performances starting at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 200, so arriving early at this popular event is a good idea.
Grossology at the Wilbur D. May Museum - On exhibit through April 26, 2015. Yuck! That's the likely reaction kids (and adults) will have while visiting the "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" exhibit at Reno's Wilbur D. May Museum. Have fun while being grossed out.
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