The Nevada Museum of Art (NMA) in Reno is offering some outstanding exhibits in August. Some will end soon, so get over to the NMA soon to enjoy the works of art. Here is a partial list of the current displays…

  • Hans Meyer-Kassel: Artist of Nevada
  • Manet to Maya Lin
  • Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary: Michal Rovner and Tal Shochat
  • The Nuclear Landscape
  • Judith Belzer: The Panama Project
  • Andrea Zittel: Wallsprawl
  • Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains
  • Maya Lin: Pin River – Tahoe Watershed
  • BLOOM: Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda ViĆ©gas, and Martin Wattenberg
  • The Lasting World: Simon Dinnerstein and The Fulbright Triptych
  • History of Transportation: A Mural Study by Helen Lundeberg

“Hands ON! Second Saturdays” is the monthly free family event at the Nevada Museum of Art (NMA). On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Museum visitors can enjoy activities related to Burning Man. Each month, Hands ON! has a different focus, frequently related to one of the current exhibits or a significant northern Nevada event.

Even if you don’t participate in Hands ON!, admission to the NMA on this day is free for all visitors. Learn more about the current exhibits, activities, and classes by following the links from my “Enjoy the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno” article. For more information, call the NMA at (775) 329-3333.

Source: Nevada Museum of Art

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Rev up the hotrods and make way for the Elvis impersonators – Hot August Nights is about to hit the streets of Reno and Sparks. The 2018 edition fires up on Tuesday, August 7, and goes through Sunday, August 12.

The fun begins up in Virginia City, roaring through the Comstock on Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4. The official pre-kickoff party is on Sunday, August 5 at the Bonanza Casino in Reno.

Hot August Nights event, Reno, Nevada, NV

Hot August Nights brings thousands of classic cars to the streets of Reno and Sparks, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

Most Hot August Nights activities are free and open to the public, but if you’ve got some spare cash, you can get your own classic car at the Motorsport Auction Group (MAG) car auction at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. If you have a car and need parts and accessories, check out the swap meet or pick up one of many whole cars that will be on sale. For even more goodies, try the Big Boy’s Toy Store in downtown Reno.

You are “Never too old for Gold” at the Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games. The Games feature a series of competitions loosely organized in Olympics fashion, with gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to the top three finishers in each event. The Summer Games will run from August 17 through September 1, 2018. The finale is a closing ceremonies luncheon at Idlewild Park in Reno. Participants compete by age group and must be 50+.

Registration is now open for both individuals and teams. The basic fee is $30, plus an additional fee for each event. Get more details about registering from “2018 Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games.” Registration closes on August 3, 2018. Here are the events…

  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball Skills
  • Billiards / 8-ball
  • Bocce Ball
  • Bowling
  • Climbing Wall
  • Croquet
  • Fitness/Weightlifting
  • Fly Casting
  • Go Karts
  • Golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Obstacle Course
  • Pickleball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Walk Race

The goal of the Reno-Tahoe Senior Summer Games is to promote fitness programs and activities for Reno area seniors. Sponsors are the City of Reno Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services and the City of Reno Senior Advisory Committee.