Cirque Paris at the Eldorado Reno

There’s a new Cirque show in town at the Eldorado – Cirque Paris! If you’ve never experienced a “Cirque-style” show before, think theater and acrobatics combined. There are some very very talented performers that display not only their artistic side, but extremely athletic side. Your eyes will bug out, cartoon-style, at some of the stunts…

Kids University Camps

At some point, when you have school-aged kids, you’ll be told that they’re on break. Yup, no school and you have to figure out what to do with them during the day. Taking a month off of work isn’t an option for most of us. Thank goodness for day camps! There are a number of…

Review: Kerak Shrine Circus

With all the options of family entertainment coming through Reno, I have forgotten the old fashioned fun of the Kerak Shrine Circus. Admittedly, it has been years since I have personally been to any kind of circus. The whole prospect of taking my young kids to a place full of clowns just seemed daunting in…

Review: Impossible’s Magic Shop and Theater

Do you believe in magic? Not the Harry Potter type, but the Houdini type – slight of hand, illusions and physical feats. As somebody who celebrates the complete fatherly catalog of Modern Family’s Phil Dunphy (amateur magician/magic enthusiast), I thought it was cool to see my son take an interest in magic recently. And I…

Review: Color Me Mine Reno

Parents rejoice! We have another great activity option in town – Color Me Mine in the Summit Reno (south Reno, next to Century Theaters). What is Color Me Mine? Well, let’s call it an art studio that specializes in ceramics (or what I came to find out are called bisques). As you walk in, you’ll…

Review: Hall of Heroes at the Wilbur D. May Museum

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Hall of Heroes at the Wilbur D. May Museum in Reno! Hall of Heroes is Hands On Hall of Heroes is an interactive exhibit, which means everything isn’t stuck behind three inches of plexiglass. You actually have something to do besides simply looking at artifacts. That being…

Go See The Unbelievables at the Eldorado

The Unbelievables Christmas Extravaganza is an awesome show for adults and kids alike. The show headlines Sara and her dog Hero from America’s Got Talent so it was hard for me not to draw comparisons with other tv shows, movies and broadway shows. The host was a comedic Ryan Seacrest-type with a touch of Joel…

Review: Key and Code Escape Rooms

Reno has been fortunate to have a number of new escape room businesses pop up the last few years, and we have a great new one at Legends in Sparks, called Key and Code. I had an opportunity to check out Key and Code thanks to a Yelp Reno event. If you aren’t familiar with…

Review: KiwiCo Crate

Do you remember playing outside for hours with nothing more than a stick when you were a kid? As a boy, I could make that stick a sword to battle pirates or a light saber to battle Darth Vader or a “shooter” (as my daughter says) to be a cowboy. But, it seems, part of…

Fallon: Adventure, Beauty, and Community

Nevadans are intensely proud of our state and heritage. Our intense pride seems odd to newcomers and outsiders.  Nevadans love our state on a level that maybe only Texans can understand.  Try mispronouncing our state name for a quick demonstration. Being a Nevadan also means that you know that there is more to Nevada than…

Review: UFC Gym Reno is Open For Business

I’m going to skip the preaching about Nevada’s obesity problem and Nevada’s childhood obesity epidemic and cut straight to the point. The UFC Gym Reno is now open for business. That is right, a UFC Gym. In Reno. Think jiujitsu, boxing conditioning, kickboxing conditioning, traditional weights, functional fitness, punching bags, and exercise equipment in a…

Review: The Illusionists Present Adam Trent

Not much is more magical to young kids than, well, magic. Throw in a live magic show with awesome lighting and wonderful music and the kids are in absolute heaven. Our family caught The Illusionists Present Adam Trent at the Eldorado Reno and walked away with memories our family will cherish forever. This show is…