There’s a lot happening on local stages this weekend and through December, including the re-opening of Restless Artists Theatre in Sparks, a new concert series at the Brewery Art Center, and the touring Broadway hit Hamilton at the Pioneer.

Venues are playing it safe as they can these days. Check their websites for COVID guidelines, and don’t forget to bring a mask and a vaccination card.


Bay Area singer/songwriters tonight only in Carson City

Bay Area performer Triple J, a.k.a. Joshua James Jackson, performs tonight only at the Brewery Arts Center. Photo: Courtesy BAC

Tonight, the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City continues its new singer-songwriter series, Musicale@TheMazie, featuring guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Alexis, and multi-instrumentalist Triple J, a.k.a. Joshua James Jackson, both from Northern California.

Musicale@TheMazie is today, Nov. 5 at 7pm. Tickets, $10, are available here.


Historical comedy in Sparks

Restless Artists’ Theatre presents Emilie: La Marquis du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight, in which 18th-century scientific genius Emilie du Chatelet comes back from the grave to investigate some of life’s big questions. Love or philosophy? Head or heart? The story is billed as a “highly theatrical, fast, funny, sexy rediscovery of one of history’s most intriguing women.”

The show continues Nov. 5-7 and 12-15. Tickets are $8-20. Info here. Tickets here.


Hamilton continues at the Pioneer Center

Almost six years after the hip-hop hit musical about the triumph and foibles of our founding fathers opened on Broadway, it’s now in mid-run in Downtown Reno.

Hamilton continues at the Pioneer Center for the Arts through Nov. 14. Tickets, $99-299, are still available here.

American Patchwork Quartet in Fallon next weekend

American Patchwork Quartet plays at the Oats Park Art Center Nov. 13. Photo: Courtesy Churchill Arts Council

This group of Grammy winners reimagines popular American roots music through lenses of immigrant stories. The quartet dropped by Reno to play an Artown show in July and is back in Northern Nevada to take the stage at Fallon’s Oats Park Art Center.

American Patchwork Quartet appears for a conversation at 3 pm on Sat., Nov. 13 and performs that evening at 8 pm. The conversation is free, and tickets for the show are $17-20. Ticket info here.


A tribute show with local jazz bands later this month

The Reno Jazz Orchestra at Sand Harbor in 2019. Photo: Joy Strotz for the RJO

The Reno Jazz Orchestra celebrates the career of composer, trumpeter, and Former UNR School of the Arts Director Dr. Larry Engstrom with two concerts at Good Luck Macbeth. The show highlights some of Engstrom’s big band arrangements and showcases the 17-piece Reno Jazz Orchestra and UNR’s jazz faculty quintet The Collective. The Reno Jazz Orchestra’s Jazz Workshop students will open.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 pm Nov. 20 and 4 pm Nov. 21. Tickets, $30, are available here.


Sci-fi comedy at the Pioneer Center in Dec. 

Emily Marsh stars in the Time Bubble Tour. Photo: courtesy of Mystery Science Theater 3000

The Pioneer Center presents Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) LIVE: Time Bubble Tour, directed by Second City Mainstage alum Tim Ryder and slated to include “hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, and silly sketches.”

The tour, which stops in 50 U.S. cities, hits Reno on Dec. 16. Tickets here.

Posted by Kris Vagner

Kris Vagner is Double Scoop’s Editor & Publisher.