When it starts getting dark early, it’s time to find interesting things to do indoors. In Reno and Sparks, you have a big selection of entertainment from which to choose, including live plays, musicals, concerts, comedy and shows for children. These play in venues ranging from big casino showrooms to intimate small theaters. Fall is the time when lots of new shows take the stage.

The variety you find may surprise you. There are places you’ve probably heard of and maybe even been to, like the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts and Bruka Theatre. There are, however, many more that deserve your consideration, like Reno Little Theater, Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company, TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada, UNR Department of Theatre and Dance, TMCC Visual and Performing Arts, Ageless Repertory Theater, Wild Horse Theater, Sierra School of Performing Arts and more.

Go to “Where to See Live Plays and Shows in the Reno Area” for a list of venues and details about finding out what’s playing.

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Halloween in Reno, Nevada
Halloween pumpkin patches and corn mazes are up and running in the Reno region. Many run continuously until Halloween and a few are just at specific times during October. Some of these are pretty elaborate, with lots of activities for both kids and adults. You can even visit the field and search for your own perfect Halloween jack-o-lantern.

Another popular Halloween activity taking place during October are a number of fun and spooky special train rides. In our local area, Halloween trains will be running on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad up in Virginia City and at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. There are more ghoulish trains running at other Nevada locations and over in California.

Of course, you need Halloween costumes and supplies to properly participate in the festivities. These are available in abundance at any of several locations around the Reno region. Be sure to consider shopping at some of the locally owned businesses when gearing up for Halloween.

Eldorado Great Italian Festival, Reno, Nevada, NV
The Eldorado Great Italian Festival is a fun, family friendly affair. The 2018 Eldorado Great Italian Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. The party is on Virginia Street in downtown Reno, centered at the Eldorado Resort Casino near the Reno Arch. A big part of the Festival is music, which will be available for free on two stages.

Just strolling Virginia Street during the festival is entertaining, with street performers, free music from several venues, and good food and drink readily available. People really get into the Italian spirit for this festival, giving it a boisterous yet friendly atmosphere. You can even participate by trying your feet at grape stomping and voting in the Italian sauce competition. Of course, you must taste the sauces in order to vote. Come on down and enjoy one of Reno’s most popular and fun events.