Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Give Hope Foundation to Host Annual Golf Classic

Famous Hole 15 at LakeRidge Golf Course offers spectacular views of Reno.
The Give Hope Foundation is pleased to announce its 2013 annual golf tournament, the Give Hope Northern Nevada Golf Classic at LakeRidge Golf Course on Friday, May 31 at 1:30 p.m. This annual event raises money to assist local children and their families dealing with catastrophic childhood illnesses and provides an opportunity for community members to join together for a beautiful afternoon of golf, generosity, and fun.

Give Hope is operated 100 percent by volunteers. Ninety percent of all donations stay in Northern Nevada, and 10 percent are allocated for specific research projects at Children’s Hospital Oakland, where the majority of Northern Nevada children with catastrophic illnesses are sent for treatment.

To purchase a foursome, player spot, or sponsorship or to donate to the Give Hope Golf Classic, please contact Amanda Flangas at 775-250-2998 or visit or

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

California Trail Days, May 18-19

Visit the California Trail Interpretive Center, and learn the stories of the pioneers who endured the 2,000-mile trek to California; some seeking land, some gold, others seeking adventure, and some for reasons we may never know.

California Trail Days is a free annual event at the California Trail Interpretive Center that celebrates the people whose lives were impacted by the westward movement. Trail Days will take place May 18-19. The theme of this year’s event is music. Los Californios will be performing, and there will be period music, a hurdy gurdy player, a Saturday night dance, a 19th-century doctor, historic firearm demonstrations, Dutch oven cooking, and gold panning.

Experience life-size dioramas, original murals, exhibits on the native peoples, and multimedia productions. Hike accessible trails, walk through a wagon encampment, and see a Shoshone Village. Hear the words of the pioneers, and learn of the successes of the Bidwell-Bartleson party and the events that led to the Donner Party disaster. Come see the Elephant at the California Trail Interpretive Center, where History Comes Alive.

The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located at the junction of the infamous Hastings Cutoff and the California Trail, eight miles west of Elko on I-80 at Hunter Exit 292. Visit and or call 775-738-1849 for more information.

Learn more about the history of the California Trail in this story from Nevada Magazine's September/October 2010 issue.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Dine The District Food Tour

Wild River Grille. Photo by @nevada_magazine on Instagram.

On Saturday, May 4, Reno Riverwalk Merchants Association, a coalition of more than 53 businesses located along the Riverwalk in downtown Reno, teamed up for a third time to organize the "Dine The District" (self-guided) Food Tour. Not only did guests have an opportunity to enjoy entertainment and a variety of culinary delights from the best downtown restaurants, the proceeds helped support the continued development of the Riverwalk District.

"Everybody benefits from a beautiful and active downtown river district," said Matt Polley, owner of Java Jungle. Rick Martinez, Riverwalk Merchants Association president and owner of West St. Wine Bar in the West Street Market, added: "The area hosts special events and concerts and builds memories for members of our community. Adding a vibrant dining district is yet another step in the right direction."

With the already popular monthly Wine Walk, the Dine The District food tours provide another opportunity for the community to enjoy the area. Some of the participants include Wild River Grille, Java Jungle, West St. Wine Bar, Campo, Noble Pie Company, Fuego for Tapas & Vino, Bumble Bee Blooms & Boutique, Imperial Bar & Lounge, and more.

With the Riverwalk quickly growing to be the culinary epic center of the city, the Merchants Association's goal is to create future quarterly food tours, progressive dining tours, a Riverwalk cookbook, and eventually an official Restaurant Week for the Reno area.

The cost was $20 per person pre-sale and $25 day of the event. The next Dine The District will be held July 13. For more info, visit or call 775-825-9255.

More great photos of the event here:

Burlesque Hall of Fame Celebration


Ophelia Flame, 2012 BHoF 1st Runner Up
The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s 56th annual all-star Burlesque Showcase will take place Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, June 2 at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Imogen Kelly,
2012 BHoF Miss Exotic World
A unique entertainment and competition event, Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) Weekend brings together the theatricality of neo-burlesque performance and the charm of classic striptease. Nightly showcases feature today’s top burlesque performers—female and male—from around the world, as well as “vintage vixens,” stars of the burlesque stage at the height of the art’s mid-20th century heyday.

“The Tournament of Tease is the Academy Awards of burlesque,” says Miss Exotic World 2012's Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Imogen Kelly (Sydney, Australia). “And the reunion showcase doesn’t just talk about burlesque’s history—it puts the people who made that history back on stage. The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is the pre-eminent event celebrating this modern art form.”

With classes, discussion panels, and vending during the day and showcases each night, the BHoF Weekender appeals to fans and performers alike:
  • Thursday’s Movers, Shakers, and Innovators show features international performances from burlesque’s cutting-edge.
  • Friday’s 56th annual “Titans of Tease” Reunion brings together classic stars from burlesque’s heyday, showcasing vintage-style striptease.
  • Saturday’s 23rd annual Tournament of Tease puts the world’s top neo-burlesque entertainers in competition for best debut, duo, groupn and boylesque categories, and for the coveted title “Miss Exotic World,” the Reigning Queen of Burlesque
  • Russel Bruner,
    Best Boylesque
  • Sunday’s All Stars & Icons gala rounds out the weekend with a spectacular line-up of inspirational icons and BHoF titleholders past and present.
Tickets are available starting April 5 via and at The Orleans Showroom Box Office the week of the show. Additional information can be found on

About the Burlesque Hall of Fame
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and educate the public about the unique history and heritage of vintage American Burlesque.