Nevada celebrates Chinese New Year with events, entertainment and more

Chinese New Year Feast

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Nevada! Silver State resorts will mark the Year of the Rooster, which begins Jan. 28, with events, special entertainment, décor and dining specials. From Reno in the north to Las Vegas in the south, may everyone find happiness and good fortune this lunisolar year.

IN NORTHERN NEVADA:
The Chinese Association of Northern Nevada will have its Lunar New Year Festival with lion and dragon dancing, kung fu demonstrations and cultural food Feb. 12 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks. Visitors also can enjoy traditional lion dances at various northern Nevada properties, including the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Circus Circus Hotel & Casino and the Grand Sierra Resort. Check with resorts directly for dates and times.

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Moving Rural Verse Film Series Premieres at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko

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Western Folklife Center will premiere Moving Rural Verse — four films presenting poems about water in the West — at the 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko Nevada January 30-February 4. The four poem-films featured are the result of a collaboration between the Western Folklife Center and respected poets and video artists from throughout the West. Continue reading

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Reno’s Newlands Historic District Listed in National Register of Historic Places

Newlands Circle Park, Reno Nevada

On January 6th the National Park Service listed Reno’s Newlands Heights Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register is the nation’s official list of places worthy of preservation. The designation recognizes the historical and architectural importance of the Newlands Historic District to the City of Reno. It is the City’s second National Register district, the first being the University of Nevada Reno Historic District, listed in 1987. Continue reading

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North Lake Tahoe Receives More Than Seven Feet of Snow In First Week of 2017

Skiers at North Shore Lake Tahoe

Bluebird days, fresh powder, and hundreds of miles of terrain to explore this weekend in North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe ski resorts have experienced an incredible start to 2017 after a week-long snow storm that coated the Sierras with not just inches, but multiple feet of fresh snow. With over seven feet of powder being reported at Donner Summit, 136 ski lifts and 347 runs are open across the North Shore making for the snowiest January North Lake Tahoe has seen in over 45 years. Continue reading

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January events at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park

Mormon Fort State Park, Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas was first settled by Mormon pioneers from Utah in 1855 with a humble adobe fort along a creek. The site later became the center of one of the most important ranches in southern Nevada. Now a state park, the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort is preserved as the birthplace of one of our nation’s most iconic cities.  Join park rangers for one, or all, unique Saturday programs and learn about the pioneer heritage of Las Vegas. Continue reading

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Douglas County Aviation Roundup Lineup to Include a Return of the Thunderbirds in 2017

Thunderbirds at Minden Nevada

Douglas County and the Minden-Tahoe Airport are pleased to announce the lineup for the Aviation Roundup to be held at the Minden-Tahoe Airport Oct 7-8, 2017. It will include:

USAF Thunderbirds: The team will base eight F16 Falcons at the Minden-Tahoe Airport for the event and do their full ground and air show each day. Continue reading

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Four Southern Paiute Artists Featured at the Nevada Humanities Las Vegas Gallery

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Exhibit on Display December 1 2016 Through January 20 2017

As part of its bi-monthly exhibition series, Nevada Humanities will present Paiute Voices from December 1, 2016 through January 20, 2017. This exhibition will feature four artists representing the vast ancestral lands of the Southern Paiute tribes: Fawn Douglas and Theodore Tso, both of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe; Markie Rogers, member of the Shivwits Band of Paiutes; and Sage Andrew Romero, member of the Tovowahamatu Numu (Big Pine Paiute) and Tuah-Tahi (Taos Pueblo) tribes. Continue reading

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Northeastern Nevada Museum to Feature Broadsides from the Black Rock Press

Broadside from Black Rock Press at Northern Nevada Museum, Elko

All of the broadsides in the traveling exhibit Words + Images were produced at the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada (Reno). Broadsides are created for numerous reasons, frequently to honor a visiting writer at a campus event. In recent years, for example, broadsides were printed for the Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writers Award.

These broadsides featured a quotation from the writings of Robert Laxalt, one of Nevada’s most celebrated authors. The 34 framed broadsides in the exhibit utilize the letterpress process with handset type and relief plates. Words + Images will debut on December 9, 2016, in the Barrick Gallery at the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko and is set to run though February 6, 2017.

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