Sales of single tickets to ‘Hamilton,’ the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, begin Aug. 16 for performances Nov. 3-14 at Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, as part of its Broadway Comes to Reno series presented by First Independent Bank. Purchase tickets online, by calling 775-434-1050 or at the Pioneer box office, 100 S. Virginia St.
Wild River Grille, 17 S. Virginia St., a longtime supporter of the arts in Reno, is again offering its four-course theater menu for $55 during the run of “Hamilton” and other shows. Call 775-284-7455 for menu details/reservations.
Rogue brewery dinner at Bistro Napa in the Atlantis
Beginning 6 p.m. Aug. 26, Bistro Napa in Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., is presenting a six-course dinner featuring pours from Rogue Ales, the noted brewery and distillery based in Newport, Ore.
Pairings include crab banh mi with Batsquatch Hazy IPA, smoked pork barbecue plate with Hazelnut Brown Nectar, and grilled bison tenderloin with Dead Guy Ale. Cost: $100 inclusive. Reservations: 775-824-4411. Menu/details.
Smoke, pork, sticky fingers: Nugget Rib Cook-off
The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off, one of the country’s top barbecue competitions, returns Sept. 1-6 on Victorian Square outside the Nugget Resort Casino, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks.
The event showcases 20-plus cookers competing for about $20,000 in prize money while also preparing an estimated 250,000 pounds of pork ribs for public tasting. The cook-off also features VIP Rib Village, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, children’s carnival and free live music. Details on the website.
Dinner fundraiser for Hot August Nights Foundation
Beginning 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18, the Hot August Nights Foundation, the charitable arm of the annual Hot August Nights celebration of classic cars, is presenting its Classics & Cocktails fundraiser at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St.
The event features cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, raffle, entertainment and folks speaking about how they benefited from the Foundation’s education programs for at-risk youth. Tickets: $100 individual, $800 table, sponsorships begin at $1,000.
Visit the event website for tickets/details. To donate auction items, call the Hot August Nights office at 775-356-1956 ext. 0.
Register now for September food classes from TMCC
Truckee Meadows Community College is presenting food and drink classes in September through its Educational Programs Inspiring the Community (EPIC). Visit here for EPIC class registration/locations/details.
• Authentic Thai Vegetarian Cuisine runs 6 to 8 p.m. Sept 13 and 20 and features hands-on cooking of dishes like tofu satays, Buddha fried rice and wok-steamed desserts. Cost: $69 plus $35 materials fee. Register by Sept. 6.
• Peculiar Produce runs 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 and features hands-on cooking of produce from around the world. Cost: $59 plus $20 materials fee. Register by Sept. 7.
• Keto Diet: Let’s Get Started runs 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15 and features ketosis, nutrition basics, healthful eating and a take-home meal plan. Cost: $59. Register by Sept. 8.
• Basque Country Cooking runs 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21 and features hands-on cooking of dishes like sopa de ajo (garlic soup), tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelet) and arroz con pollo (chicken with rice). Cost: $79 plus $35 materials fee. Register by Sept. 13.
• Fermented Foods runs 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23 and features hands-on creation of kombucha, kefir milk drink and sauerkraut. Cost: $59 plus $25 materials fee. Register by Sept. 16.
• Italian Cooking runs 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 and features hands-on cooking of six dishes, including squash gnocchi, spezzatino beef stew and tiramisù. Cost: $89 plus $15 materials fee. Register by Sept. 20.
• Art of Chinese Stir-Fry runs 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28 and features knife skills, marinating and hands-on cooking of stir-frys. Cost: $59 plus $20 materials fee. Register by Sept. 21.
Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink writer for Reno News & Review. Follow him on Twitter at @ItsJLW or on Facebook personally or at @FoodNevada. Sign up here for the Reno News & Review free weekly newsletter highlighting our most recent stories.