If your New Year’s resolution was to explore new places and experience new activities, then this calendar of Sparks and Reno events in January is perfect for you. So, get your planner out and decide which of these events you’ll attend. From Broadway shows to farmers markets, to bull riding to beer tasting, there’s something for everyone’s taste this January.


The Sparks And Reno Events In January Will Get Your Year Off On The Right Foot


Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Christmas Tree Recycling

  • When: Sunday, December 26, 2021–Monday, January 10, 2022
  • Where: Various locations
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KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program provides an alternative to sending trees to the landfill and a way to reduce fire risk in the summer. Trees that are recycled become mulch used for weed abatement and park beautification projects. Drop-off locations: Reno Sports Complex, 2975 N. Virginia St., Reno; Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno; Shadow Mountain Sports Complex, 3300 Sparks Blvd., Sparks; TMFPD Station 32, 1240 East Lake Blvd., Washoe Valley; TMFPD Station 46, 500 Rockwell Blvd., Spanish Springs; TMFPD Station 440, 130 Nectar St., Lemmon Valley. A $3 donation is requested, and the NV Energy Foundation will match every dollar.


New Year’s Eve Downtown Fireworks

  • When: 10 p.m. Friday, December 31 with the fireworks show starting at midnight
  • Where: Downtown Reno
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Each year, Reno hosts a New Year’s Eve fireworks show on Virginia Street in the heart of downtown. This December 31, as is tradition, locals and visitors gather on Reno’s main street to welcome in the year in grand style.


Mystic Moonlight - Reno events in JanuaryMystic Moonlight

  • When: 7–9:30 p.m. Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Where: Picasso & Wine Midtown, 148 Vassar St., Reno
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This studio event includes art supplies. There is a full bar, but feel free to bring in snacks. Ages 18 and older only. Doors open 30 minutes before the class start time. Reservations are non-refundable.


Riverside Farmers Market

  • When: 9 a.m.–noon Saturdays
  • Where: McKinley Arts Center, 925 Riverside Drive, Reno
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Enjoy Reno’s only year-round farmers market at the McKinley Arts Center featuring local makers, bakers, and farmers. Come rain or shine!


Kid-Friendly Dream Catchers Class - Reno events in JanuaryKid-Friendly Dream Catchers Class

  • When: 2–4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2022
  • Where: Picasso & Wine Midtown, 148 Vassar St., Reno
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This studio event includes art supplies. There is a full bar, but feel free to bring in snacks. Doors open 30 minutes before the class start time. Reservations are non-refundable.


Watercolor: Open Studio

  • When: Noon–4 p.m. Thursdays, January 6 & 13, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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This intermediate-level open studio class is designed for returning students and experienced students. Students should have a personal work in progress to work toward in this series. Each class will begin with a short lesson and open studio time. An instructor will be on hand to assist with challenges, instruction, and encouragement.


A Closer Look Landscapes in Nevada - Reno events in JanuaryA Closer Look: Landscapes In Nevada

  • When: 1–2 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Museum docents lead visitors through current exhibitions, including “The Latimer School: Lorenzo Latimer and the Latimer Art Club,” facilitating conversations centered around landscapes in Nevada and beyond. Free with admission.


PBR Velocity Tour

  • When: 8 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2022, and 7 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022
  • Where: Reno Events Center, 400 N. Center St., Reno
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Fans won’t want to miss the excitement and talent that the PBR brings with bull riders taking on bulls at the Reno Events Center in downtown Reno.


Hands ON Second Saturday New Horizons - Reno events in JanuaryHands On! Second Saturday – New Horizons

  • When: 10 a.m.6 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation Hands ON! Second Saturdays offers monthly free admission, hands-on art activities, storytelling, a docent-guided tour, live performances, and community collaborations. “Art Investigators” provides children the opportunity to take a closer look at artwork while engaging in a dialogue about key pieces.


Science Saturdays

  • When: 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday, January 8, 2022
  • Where: National Automobile Association, 10 S. Lake St, Reno
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Blast Off on Science Saturdays at the National Automobile Museum with exclusive activities from the Nevada Space Center, home of the Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada. The cost is $12 per child. They are designed for kids ages 8-12.


Sensory Play in Paint for Babies - Reno events in JanuarySensory Play In Paint For Babies

  • When: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Babies will make a creative keepsake for the family. Finger painting is an excellent feeling (kinesthetic) experience. It is fantastic to develop all the big and small muscles in your growing child’s fingers, arms, shoulders, neck, and back.


Cool & Colossal: Crowfoot Glacier By Glen Frier

  • When: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, January 13 and 20, 2022
  • Where: Lake Mansion, 250 Court St., Reno
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January classes take artists through the steps for mastering their glaciers’ and icebergs’ sleek surfaces and color combinations. Receive one-on-one creative guidance to paint a 16″ x 20″ canvas masterpiece in the Garden Pavilion.


2022 The Sheep Show - Reno events in January2022 The Sheep Show

  • When: Thursday, January 13, 2022–Saturday, January 15, 2022
  • Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., Reno
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The Sheep Show is the largest conservation and mountain hunting convention in the U.S. and features hundreds of exhibitors, entertainers, and educational events, as well as online and silent auctions. The Sheep Week virtual platform will be streamed live starting at 8 a.m. January 10.


Art Afternoon: Workshop And Social For Seniors

  • When: 1–3 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022
  • Where:L. Cord Museum School at the Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Seniors can spend the afternoon at the museum with a guided tour and a studio art class. Monthly tours and projects are designed for participants of all experience levels and offer an interactive experience.


Bull In A China Shop

  • When: 7:30 p.m. January 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2022; 2 p.m. January 16, 23, 30, 2022
  • Where: Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St., Reno
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Inspired by the actual letters between Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks spanning from 1899 to 1937, this fast-paced comedy asks: What is a revolution? What does it mean to be at odds with the world? How do we fulfill our potential? And how do we grow old together? Showtimes vary. Tickets cost $15–$30.


Sibelius Violin Concerto

  • When:7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022, and 4 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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This program brings three unique and superior artistic voices together in an intriguing juxtaposition of old and new with Harlin, Haydn, and the return of performer Chloë Hanslip.


‘Summer Of Soul’

  • When: 1–3 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Free. Advanced registration is required.


January Jazz: The Marshall Savage Quintet

  • When: 7 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • Where: Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St., Reno
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Join KNCJ 89.5, Reno Little Theater, and For the Love of Jazz for benefit concert with The Marshall Savage Quintet. The Marshall Savage Quintet is Graham Marshall on violin, Ron Savage on keyboard, Tony Cataldo on trumpet, Scot Marshall on bass and Andy Heglund on drums. The suggested price is $20. Proceeds benefit RLT and For the Love of Jazz.


The Art Of Collage

  • When: 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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Collaging is the art of sticking different materials such as photographs, pieces of paper, or fabric onto a backing. In this class, students will learn about collage aesthetics, melding the ideas of reality and fiction as the instructor guides them through creating their pieces using everyday materials.


Fiddler On The Roof’ - Reno events in January‘Fiddler On The Roof’

  • When: Various showtimes Tuesday, January 18, 2022–Sunday, January 23, 2022
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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This is the story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family, featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life.”


David Foster With Katherine Mcphee

  • When: Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Where: Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., Reno
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In 2018, David Foster launched The Hitman Tour. He performs selections from his vast repertoire of hits on the piano alongside a revolving cast of guest vocalists (including his wife, Katharine McPhee).


Dino & Dragon Stroll

  • When: Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022–Sunday, January 23, 2022
  • Where: Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., Reno
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Dino & Dragon Stroll lets you get up close to life-like and life-size dinosaurs and dragons. Dino & Dragon Stroll also features dinosaurs and dragons produced with advanced animatronics and sound technology, bringing these amazing creatures to life.


Introduction To Western Paper Marbling

  • When: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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This marbling workshop will introduce students to marbling techniques on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes. Students will begin the day by working on basic marbling skills and then work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth, and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. All materials are provided with registration. Ages 15 and older.


Land Art Generator Initiative At Fly Ranch

  • When: 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Where: Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., Reno
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The Land Art Generator Initiative founders, Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monoian, will discuss the release of their new book, “Land Art of the 21st Century: Land Art Generator Initiative at Fly Ranch.” The creativity of Burning Man and the design innovation of the Land Art Generator Initiative responds to the climate crisis with a catalog of radical experiments in post-carbon living.


Waterfowl Of Northern Nevada

  • When: 10 a.m.–noon Saturday, January 22, 2022
  • Where: Galena Creek Visitor Center, 18250 Mount Rose Hwy, Reno
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Join the Lahontan Audubon Society for an informational talk covering the waterfowl of Northern Nevada, including ducks, geese, and swans. The event is free and open to the public.


Jesse Cook

  • When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2022
  • Where: Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., Reno
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A career spanning 25 years has brought this Canadian guitarist accolades such as an Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players Choice Silver Award, 11 Juno Awards nominations, a Gemini Award, and 10 platinum and gold studio albums.


Riverdance 25th Anniversary

  • When: Friday, January 28, 2022–Sunday, January 30, 2022
  • Where: Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno
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The international Irish dance group is back in “Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary Tour.” Drawing on Irish traditions, the talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day in an innovative blend of dance and music.


Sierra Arts Foundation’s Brew Haha

  • When: 7–11 p.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Where: Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks
  • More information

Brew HaHa is back. Join in for an evening of live music by Left of Centre, an artist village of over 40 local artists, and of course, plenty of beer.


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