Reno News & Review

Week of April 20, 2022

From the editor’s desk

The Holocaust didn’t begin at the gates of Auschwitz; its seeds sprouted from centuries of pogroms, prejudice and hate. Reno is marking Holocaust Remembrance Week with an exhibit and a speaker—each telling stories of non-Jews who stood up to the terror and helped Jews escape genocide.

Some of the dogs walking the catwalk in the Nevada Humane Society’s benefit fashion show had been rescued from abusive owners. In some cases, the pets also rescued the people. The event raised a record $230,000 for the society.

After two years of a pandemic-enforced hiatus, the University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Theatre and Dance is back this week with four performances of its Spring Dance Concert in its 260-person-capacity Redfield Proscenium Theatre.

Bob Grimm has high praise for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” whose main character has an existential crisis that opens up portals to all of the other versions of herself in the universe.

We get the scoop on plenty of (mostly outdoor) activities scheduled in the coming weeks, including a rally for wild horses, Earth Day and Arbor Day events, and a powwow to bring attention to the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women.

And the folks queried for our Streetalk feature mostly liked the idea of turning downtown Reno’s Virginia Street into a pedestrian mall.

Take care,

—Frank X. Mullen, Editor

From the RN&R

Righteous Among Nations: Reno programs honor non-Jews who helped families escape the Holocaust

By Frank X. Mullen

April 19, 2022

Judy Schumer’s parents escaped Poland with the help of a Japanese diplomat, one of many non-Jews who are honored during Holocaust Remembrance Week in Reno.

Multiverse masterpiece: Michelle Yeoh helps make ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ an instant classic

By Bob Grimm

April 18, 2022

Everything Everywhere All at Once is more than a good time … it’s everything!

Canines and cats benefit showcases animals rescued from abusive owners

By Kingkini Sengupta

April 15, 2022

After being cancelled for two years, the Nevada Humane Society hosted its Heels and Hounds event, which featured pets who were rescued from abusive owners and now live rewarding lives.

Feast for the eyes: The university’s spring dance concert honors a century of modern dance

By Jessica Santina

April 18, 2022

The university’s Spring Dance Concert is composed of four works, which, when taken together, could be seen as a sort of brief history of modern dance.

Regional roundup: mustang rally, Earth Day, Red Dress Powwow, VC Grand Prix and more

By Frank X. Mullen

April 16, 2022

A National Wild Horse Freedom Rally is scheduled at the Nevada State Capitol, 401 S. Carson St. in Carson City, on Saturday, April 23.

Streetalk: Should Virginia Street in downtown Reno be converted into a pedestrian mall?

By David Robert

April 14, 2022

Would downtown Reno be better off if Virginia Street were closed off to traffic? The public chimes in.

Stability after Uncertainty: Living at VOA’s The Village on Sage Street in Reno (sponsored content)

By Krysta Scripter

April 15, 2022

With no job and no transportation, Alfonso Surles was struggling with homelessness until he found an affordable unit at The Village on Sage Street.

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