The Reno Bighorns basketball team is winding up the 2017-2018 season with five home games in March. The first March home game will be on Monday, March 12 vs. the Iowa Wolves. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. Other March, 2018 home games are as follows.

  • Wednesday, Mar. 14, Iowa Wolves at Reno – 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Mar. 16, Agua Caliente Clippers at Reno – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Mar. 17, Oklahoma City Blue at Reno – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Mar. 20, Raptors 905 at Reno – 7 p.m.

The Reno Bighorns play home games in the downtown Reno Events Center. With single game tickets starting at just $10, this is a great family activity that won’t break the bank. Check my “2017 – 2018 Reno Bighorns Basketball Games Schedule” article for information on getting tickets.


The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts will be presenting a free Italian Festival Family Concert on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Pre-concert activities begin at 9 a.m. and the concert starts at 10 a.m. Pre-concert activities will be presented by The Discovery Museum, Nevada Museum of Art, Arts For All Nevada, Blue Note B’s Horn Shop, Conservatory of Movement Dancers and Zeonarda Za Zinchi. The Italian Festival is from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and will have Italian-themed food for purchase and a variety of entertainment. The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts is at 100 S. Virginia Street in downtown Reno.

No tickets required, but there is a limit (1500 seats) to how many people the Pioneer Center can accommodate. Get there a bit early for the best chance of getting in.

There are numerous other great shows coming to the Pioneer Center in the spring of 2018. For show details and online tickets, visit the official Pioneer Center website.

  • Italian Festival: March 11 – 13 (not the same as the free family concert)
  • Sound of Music: March 16 – 18
  • Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad: April 7
  • Paw Patrol Live!: April 10 – 11
  • Cabaret: April 13 – 15
  • 100 Years of Bernstein: April 22 – 24
  • Beauty and the Beast: May 5 – 6

If you are contemplating running for elective office in 2018 in Reno, now is the time to decide or you’ll have to wait a couple of more years.

The candidate filing period for the June primary election is Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 16, 2018. The place to file is the Reno City Clerk’s Office, 1 East First Street, 2nd Floor. The filing fee is $30 (cash, cashier’s check or money order). Appointments are recommended – call (775) 334-2030 or email Reno City Clerk Ashley D. Turney at You can also just walk in, but appointments will be helped first.

The 2018 primary election will be on June 12, 2018. The general election will be on November 6, 2018. Refer to the city’s 2018 Election website for information about candidate qualifications. Reno city offices on the ballot will be…

  • Councilmember – Mayor (4 year term) – Incumbent Hillary Schieve
  • Councilmember – Ward 2 (4 year term) – Incumbent Naomi Duerr
  • Councilmember – Ward 4 (4 year term) – Incumbent Paul McKenzie
  • City Attorney (4 year term) – Incumbent Karl Hall

If you need more information about voting and voter registration, refer to “Nevada Voting and Voter Registration.”

Source: City of Reno.