Sparks Correspondence – March 2018


Along with the spirit of the Irish coming in on March 17, there are plenty of other opportunities to spend time with friends and family and usher in springtime.

If you want a blast from the past, check out Starship featuring Mickey Thomas at the Nugget Casino Resort on March 3. Known for hit songs such as “Jane,” “We Built This City” and Oscar-nominated “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now,” Starship is aiming to bring your favorites back for this special 1-night performance celebrating the best 1980’s and ‘90’s rock hits.

                 McAvoy Lanye

If you are looking to find inner peace and don’t mind enjoying a beer afterwards, go over to Great Basin Brewing Company on March 7 for its Balance and Brews event, to be held at its 1155 South Rock Boulevard #490 location,  which includes a 1-hour yoga session and Great Basin beer. A couple of days later, Great Basin will also be celebrating Stout Week with a special release of its new Scytale on March 9.

If you are a fan of mysteries, check out the Left Coast Crime convention at the Nugget March 22-25. Sponsored by local readers and authors, this 4-day event is hosted by Crime on the Comstock and will feature Guests of Honor William Kent Krueger and Naomi Hirahora, Ghost of Honor Mark Twain (represented by McAvoy Layne), and Toastmaster Todd Borg of the Owen McKenna Lake Tahoe mystery series.

On that Friday morning before the Great Basin party, be one of the first 100 guests at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers’ Grand Opening party and get a free box combo and gift. The new Raising Cane’s is at 470 North McCarran Boulevard right off of I-80 close to the Sparks Marina. Its doors open March 9 at 10am!

If you are into wine and want to indulge your creative side, check out the Paint N Sip at Carolina Kitchen & BBQ Co. On March 23 at 5:30pm. Gallery on the Go will be teaching its guests how to paint a “Wildflower Garden” — just in time for spring. Tickets cost $26 or $30 day of and is limited to 20 signups. Carolina Kitchen is located at 950 Glendale Avenue.

                                                 Sunflower Roll at Hiroba Sushi

Last summer, everyone’s favorite sushi restaurant, Hiroba Sushi, moved from Reno to Sparks! Now located at 1495 Prater Way, Hiroba still offers free sake Monday-Thursday, great AYCE prices, and unique sushi rolls. The staff is super nice, the environment is fun, and the food is delicious. If you like spice, check out the Guapo roll and follow it up with the Sunflower (filled with a variety of fresh fish, veggies, and rolled with a bit of banana). Follow up your meal with green tea cheesecake or a freshly cut orange with plum wine drizzled on top.

— Kayla Anderson