Ladies and gentlemen, start your spaghetti. The 36th annual Eldorado Great Italian Festival takes place this weekend, Oct. 7-8, at the Eldorado Resort Casino in downtown Reno. To help you make the most of the event, we're sharing this insider's look on what to eat, sip and do. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct....

Columbus Day isn’t going anywhere in Nevada. Lawmakers on Thursday amended a bill that would have renamed the holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October honoring Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer who is widely taught as the man who discovered America, as Indigenous People’s Day. Legislation in several other states and localities ha...

April 27 to July 30, 2017. Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closed Monday - Wednesday. 442 Flint Street, Reno, NV 89501. Admission:  Free About the artist: Dick Marconi (b. 1934) is an American artist whose fascination with color began at the age of twelve when an accident left him blind and partially deaf in one ear. Dick gradually regained vis...

The Senate Committee on Government Affairs approved a bill Wednesday authorizing the governor to proclaim the second Monday in October as Indigenous People Day, replacing the traditional Columbus Day. Senate Bill 105, sponsored by State Sen. Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, follows other state and local governments around the country to shun the Columb...

Through the generosity of visionary art collector Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, arte italia is delighted to present Italian Baroque: Selections from the Haukohl Family Collection.   Headlining this historic exhibition are six extraordinary sculptures selected from the largest private collection of Florentine Baroque art in the United States. An in...

THE PLACE: Zozo's Ristorante is a family-run Italian restaurant owned by Sid and Judy Ashton, who moved to Reno from the Bay Area in 1986. Their son, Kevin, a graduate of the Western Culinary Academy, is the chef. Zozo's, in the Moana West center, is open weekdays for lunch and nightly for dinner.   THE LOOK: As soon as you walk through the...

arte italia is pleased to announce the return of Michelin Star Chef Massimo Camia from Barolo! Massimo will guest-host culinary exhibition classes April 19 - 21, 2015. Please read about visiting Chef Massimo Camia and enter your name in the Randomized Selection Registration explained below. You may register anytime from February...

by Johnathan L. Wright The annual splatter free-for-all — aka the grape stomp — is a mainstay (stain-stay?) of the Eldorado Great Italian Festival. Back in the day, the stomp was held on South Virginia Street, and the Eldorado had to pay to clean any storefronts splashed with the inky (and incredibly staining) juice and flesh of Alicante Bous...

Located in the Summit Mall, Skipolini's Italian now gives Italian food lovers a place to go in south Reno. Best known for its pizza, the location is Nevada's first, and the seventh for the company that began in 1972 in Clayton, California.   "The owner of the company is the only one who knows the recipe for the dough," said General Mana...

A tour of the silver screen from early Hollywood to modern blockbusters! Italian American Cinema: From Capra to the Coppolas is an original documentary exhibit curated by the Museo Italo Americano in San Francisco and written by film scholar and San Francisco State University Cinema Professor Joseph McBride. This exhibit - featuring written an...