It’s a short work week once again as shoppers prepare for Thanksgiving this Thursday, but the National Weather Service predicts a colder, mostly clear week ahead. The long weekend also features the City of Reno’s holiday tree lighting and the final game of the year for Wolf Pack football.
Here’s a look at what’s in store for northwestern Nevada this week.
Events in Northern Nevada, Nov. 20-26
Nevada women’s basketball vs. Oregon, Nov. 17: It’s Native American Heritage Night as the Wolf Pack hosts the Oregon Ducks on Tuesday at Lawlor Events Center, 1664 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call 775-348-7225 or visit nevadawolfpack.com.
Reno’s official holiday tree lighting, Nov. 24: The city’s new Holiday Lights Festival kicks off Friday afternoon at 4, with a tree lighting in Reno City Plaza scheduled for sunset. The two-day event continues through Saturday with holiday shopping and food trucks in the plaza. For details, visit reno.gov.
Elephant Revival, Nov. 24: Colorado’s rich history of bluegrass continues with this band from the Boulder area. They’ve been around since 2006 and have earned a following in indie-folk circles as well as with jam band audiences. They’ll play at 8 p.m. at Crystal Bay Club Casino, 14 State Highway 28, Crystal Bay. Tickets are $40-$45. For details, call 775-833-6333 or visit crystalbaycasino.com.
Nevada football vs. Wyoming, Nov. 25: It’s one final sendoff for the Wolf Pack’s 32 seniors as Nevada wraps up the 2023 season with a Saturday night showdown vs. the Wyoming Cowboys at Mackay Stadium. For tickets, call 775-348-7225 or visit nevadawolfpack.com.
Kesha, Nov. 25: Combining danceable beats with classic pop-rock and some indie rock influences, Kesha continues to do well on the charts with her latest album, “Gag Order,” released this past May. Her biggest hits include “We R Who We R,” “TiK ToK” and “Die Young.” She performs at 8 p.m. at the Grand Theater, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno. Tickets range from $50-$150. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.
Weather in Northern Nevada, Nov. 20-26
Monday: Sunny, with highs in the 40s and 50s. Mostly clear overnight, with lows in the mid-20s in the valleys and down into the teens at upper elevations.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with highs near 60 in the valleys and in the 50s at upper elevations. Partly cloudy overnight, with lows near freezing in the valleys and in the 20s at upper elevations.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with highs near 60 in the valleys and in the 50s at upper elevations. Partly cloudy overnight, with lows near freezing in the valleys; upper elevations will see lows in the 20s and a slight chance of rain or snow after midnight.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with highs near 50 in the valleys and in the 40s at upper elevations. Partly cloudy overnight, with lows in the mid-20s in the valleys and down into the mid-teens at upper elevations.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 30s to upper 40s. Mostly clear overnight, with lows near 20 in the valleys and near 10 at upper elevations.
Saturday: Possible clouds in the morning, with sun for the rest of the day. Highs in the mid-40s in the valleys and in the mid-30s to mid-40s at upper elevations. Overnight lows near 20.
Sunday: Sunny, with highs in the 30s. Overnight lows near 20.
Road construction in Northern Nevada, Nov. 20-26
Oddie Boulevard: Lanes adjacent to the median will be closed on Oddie Boulevard between Silverada Boulevard and Sutro Street beginning Monday as part of Phase 3 of the Oddie Wells Project.
I-80 exit 48, Fernley: Southbound US-95A underneath I-80 on the east end of Fernley will remain closed through the end of the year as NDOT continues a retrofit project on interstate bridges in the state.
Mark Earnest contributed to this report.