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Glassblowers Joe Gomez and Chris Torimino Photography by David Robert

Eats

Daughters Café. .......................................................... pg 2 Batch Cupcakery........................................................ pg 4

Drinks

Copenhagen Bar......................................................... pg 6 Cue & Cushion . .......................................................... pg 8 Dr. Brewmaster........................................................... pg 9

Beats

Sinister Scene........................................................... pg 12 1618............................................................................... pg 14

cover story

Fat Glass............................................................ pgs 16-17

Shops

Reno Bead Shop...................................................... pg 18 Think.............................................................................. pg 20

Community

Steve White

Publisher/Editor steve@renopassport.com 775.223.0436

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Michelle Montoya

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Dana Nollsch: 775.224.3262 Writers: Wishelle Banks, Lisa Caldwell, Melanie Flores (KRZQ), Isabelle LaBranch, Kate Long, Robin J. Oxborrow, Katie Reil, David Robert, and Nicole Seaton. Graphic Design: Jeremy Rex and Kelly Wallis Photography: Josh Hejl, Dana Nollsch (www.photozen.us), David Robert, and Chad Sorg. Content and design ©2009 Reno Passport, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any portion of this magazine without written permission from Reno Passport LLC is strictly prohibited.

Studio on 4th . ............................................................ pg 22 National Basque Convention............................. pg 23 I Love the BLC........................................................... pg 24 Portraits of Autism.................................................. pg 26 Wireless Internet Locations............................... pg 28

Well Being

Raw Food Lifestyle................................................. pg 30

Arts

Pan Pantoja................................................................ pg 32 Arts Slaves Show and Sale................................ pg 38 Mallory Mishler. ....................................................... pg 40

resources

Calendar of Events................................................. pg 36 Map..........................................................................pg 42-43

F R O M THE PUBLI S HER: Welcome to the July issue of Reno Passport Magazine. July is great in Reno. Artown offers over 400 events, over 60 of which are free. In celebration of Artown, we showcase two artists: Pan Pantoja and Mallory Mishler. This month, we introduce a new column, Dr. Brewmaster, which lets you know where to find some of the best beers in Reno. Our cover story this month showcases a Glassblowing Group in Sparks, Fat Glass. We are also in the third article of our autism series. Enjoy July in Reno.


Daughters Café 97 Bell St, Reno 775.324.3447 On a warm spring Sunday morning, my brunch time companion and I walked up to Daughters Café. We were greeted by the fragrant scent of lilacs and pine trees and were drawn inside the Victorian home by the smell of bacon frying. We were greeted by Bianca (one of the two “daughters”) and were given a quick tour of the homey dining rooms, we were introduced to mom Barb working in the kitchen. Amongst the diners was Mayor Bob Cashell and friends who said a friendly hello to us. We opted to be seated outside in the sunny garden. A large family was finishing up brunch and the soft murmur of conversation filled the garden and surprisingly quiet children were drawing with chalk on the brick walkway. Daughters is a child friendly place. They offer chalk and an art table for the kids to draw on. On this morning a special menu was in place, it was Daughter Skye’s birthday; a stuffed croissant breakfast ($15.00) was the specialty as well as a Dutch Baby breakfast ($15.00). Dutch babies are a puffy soufflé made with eggs, milk, flour and lemon juice. My girlfriend ordered a Bloody Mary, a homemade recipe that Bianca borrowed and embellished from Ramos House Café in her home town of San Juan Capistrano. 2 www.renopassport.com

Smooth and spicy, two types of hot sauce complimenting each other put a bite into the drink, Was hot but not overly devilish. The Mary was made with fresh tomato juice, with cracked black pepper swimming in the large glass. Bianca took our order and for starters we had the Beignets ($5.00), a New Orleans style doughnut, a ying and yang of textures with a light crust, a fluffy inside and powdered sugar that melted in the mouth and inflated the senses. A pleasant interlude gave us time to take in the sun and we could almost hear the river playing a few blocks away. Overflowing plates arrived with stuffed croissants that were packed full of scrambled eggs and Jack cheese. Not to mention the smokey bacon, grilled smashed potatoes, roasted apples with blue cheese and walnuts. Daughters also serves homemade thick apple syrup and frest melon juice as an “intermezzo” of sorts. Garnishing the plate were bright red strawberries, bananas, wedges of lime and a surprise of snap peas. Text and photo by David Robert


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Batch Cupcakery 655 Booth St. - 775.322.8510 For a little over a year, the Batch Cupcakery has been bringing smiles to people’s faces and stomachs with an assortment of homemade cupcakes made fresh daily. Located just southwest of downtown and next to Reno High School, the Cupcakery’s friendly staff help customers choose from 12 varieties of cupcakes that are on display and change daily. Owners Anne Archer and Lisa Angius decided to open Batch Cupcakery in Reno after learning about the growing popularity of Magnolia, another cupcakery, in Los Angeles. The two women decided to take their passion for cupcakes and open a thriving business of their own. Together, Archer and Angius have collected 28 different cupcake recipes, including the Sweetheart, Chocoholic, and S’more recipes. Most of the creations date back to the 1930s as the recipes have been collected from aunts, grandmothers, and anyone else willing to share. The cupcakes are made using no preservatives and contain ingredients bought from other local businesses. Locallymade T-shirts, hats, and bags with the Cupcakery’s slogan can also be bought inside the store. Since their opening, 4 www.renopassport.com


many customers have dubbed themselves “batch-a-holics.” Some customers have become followers of specific flavors, only coming in when certain cupcakes are on display, such as the Lemon Drop on Mondays, Avalanche on Tuesdays, Pineapple Hand-Stand on Wednesdays, etc.

The Batch Cupcakery has also started open mic night every first Saturday of the month for those wanting to come by and show off their talent. They even bake special desert cupcakes, such as their Margarita Lime cupcake, during those events. RP Tip: Hours: Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (open the first Saturday of the month for open mic night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.), Sunday: Closed. See all the cupcake flavors and days they’re available on their website: www. batchcupcakery.com. Text By Robyn J. Oxborrow Photo by David Robert

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Copenhagen Bar 2140 Prater Way Sparks, NV 775.358.5672 Tucked away on Prater Way in Sparks is a jewel of a dive bar. The Copenhagen Bar has been family-owned and serving locals since 1949, making it one of the oldest bars in the area. I am immediately greeted by a bright-smiled redhead as I walk in. The bar is much larger and tidier than it appears from the outside. The walls are covered with antiques, photos, and signs. Old Italian wine bottles hang all over the bar and frame the gorgeous painted mural of a beachside terrace. A fireplace sits in the middle of the mural with an antique cruiser hanging over head. The far wall has a few dark wood doors, one reading Postmaster and the other The Bears Den, and even has an old casino cashier’s window. The bar is long and runs all the way down the east wall, which is covered in quirky memorabilia and a mural of the original owner, Bear Quilici. My girlfriend and I sit at the bar, and the friendly bartender, Pickles, automatically pours us shots out of an Italian wine bottle. She calls the pink concoction “Granny Stink Foot.” It tastes like a pink lemonade kamikaze. “What’s in it,” I ask. “I have no idea,” she replies. “The owner makes it every week.” 6 www.renopassport.com

After a few more drinks, my friend and I are feeling pretty good. I ask a man at the bar in his denim jacket and baseball cap why he comes here to drink. With a straight face he responds, “No other bar will serve me.” Pickles laughs as she brings him another Bud Light. She rings up the drinks on a cash register from the 1950’s. A sign above the register written by a customer reads, “One must compensate for one’s inadequacies.” Pickles tells me The Copenhagen Bar is a daytime bar, where people come to unwind. Anyone could be a regular here; this bar is that welcoming. RP Tip: Open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to close Text by Izzy LaBranch Photo by Dana Nollsch


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Cue & Cushion 935 W. 5th St. at Keystone Ave. 775.322.0116 When Cullen Wishart and Kenny C. lost their favorite hangout in the early spring of 2008, the two long-time best friends scoured the area to find a new place. They couldn’t find a place that suited them and that had the same vibe as the original Keystone Cue & Cushion. “Nothing felt right,” said Wishart. “So we decided to open our own bar.” After searching for months to find the right location, Wishart, the food and beverage manager of the original C&C for 14 of the 18 years he worked there, knew that something would eventually work out and fall in their laps. Kenny C., the Director of Entertainment for Keystone Cue & Cushion for more than four years, had a dream while living in Texas that he and Wishart opened up their new bar in the old location. The two talked with the property manager and soon checked out the place. What used to be a nice pool hall had been destroyed and was home to vagrants and drug addicts. Luckily, Robert Colliers International and Keystone Investment Holdings gave the two friends a chance to reopen an icon in Reno. With the help of over 60 friends who volunteered their time and energy, Cue & Cushion was able to reopen its doors exactly one year after it had closed down. 8 www.renopassport.com

Their focus now is for everyone to have one destination of entertainment in one spot. “People don’t need to go out to dinner, go to the movies, and then go to a bar for a drink,” said Wishart. “We are the one-stop shop.” And just because it’s under new ownership, don’t think everything has changed. The award-winning cheeseburgers from the original C&C are still on the menu. “We cook the food for the people,” said Kenny C. “You can order your favorites that have been retooled to have the best ingredients.” With $2 Newcastles and Pabst Blue Ribbon pints all day every day and $1 Pacifico beers on Sunday, Cue and Cushion definitely focuses on their customers. “We do what works for us and our clientele,” said Wishart. Always looking to party until they tear the block down, Cue & Cushion has Mega Keggas – a raging party complete with a beer truck and beer bong. The next Mega Kegga will take place on Thursday, July 9th at 5pm. A $13 wrist band gets you all the beer you can drink. RP Tip: Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, SatSun 10am-3am Text by Michelle Montoya


Dr bremaster Know your beer

Dr. Monte Sanford and Brewmaster Ryan Quinlan are two passionate beer connoisseurs with refined palates. They will deliver a monthly beer column to educate, excite, and entice you about the crafting of beer, local microbreweries, and fine microbrews on tap. Each month, Dr. Brewmaster article will highlight two or three choice on-tap beers from local microbreweries (sidebar). The intricate inventions of beers brewed in the Reno/ Sparks area continually evolve into a delightful array of beer choices. Summer usually brings a different taste in beer with flocks of palates migrating from dark winter ales to light summer lagers, like Buckbean’s Art Town Pilsner. Summer brews have a crisp,

clean flavor, but some incorporate a spice addition, as in the classic Belgian Wit Beer, a White Ale solely resurrected by Pierre Celis of Hoegaarden. Unmalted grains, ground coriander, and curaçao orange peel make this a refreshing brew with hints of spice and citrus undertones. These elements in a barley solution leads Dr. Brewmaster to concur with Benjamin Franklin’s observation that ‘beer is living proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy.” Taste the locally brewed Wit interpretations, like B.J.’s “Nit Wit” and Great Basin Brewing’s “Whoop–Ass Wit.” Other less traditional herbs and spices also make their way into the brews at local craft breweries. Look out for the Elderberry Wheat, the latest cask-aged creation from B.J.’s. Interested in a flavorful sensation that will zing your palate? Try the awardwinning Jalapeño-infused Pilsner from Great Basin Brewing Co. Or, try a pint of the latest handiwork from Silver Peak that incorporates honey and peaches.

Notable July Beers on Tap Summer Solstice Lager

Silver Peak Brewing Co.

A crisp, clean, refreshing lager brewed on the Solstice, appeasing the brew gods. Cask Beer

B.J.’s Brewing Co.

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Great Basin Brewing Co.

A quenching three time national gold medal winner. Jalapeño flavor with a mild kick.

Regardless of what brew you end up sipping on this month, any of these locally brewed beers are just what the doctor and brewmaster ordered. Text by Monte Sanford and Ryan Quinlan Photos by Chad Sorg

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Blacklisted:Sinister Scene When you mentally picture a band that campaigns such as this one. In April, this would epitomize “Spark’s Darlings,” little known project, cleaning up Wedekind you probably wouldn’t picture five guys Park, landed “Sinister Clean” on the front in a hardcore metal band representing the page of the Sparks Tribune which quickly part. Consider the definition changed now, negated the impression that Blacklist Bands Sparks Darlings=Sinister Scene. can’t contribute efficiently to said campaign. Bringing authenticity to Matt Haven chimed in, a LOCAL campaign, Sin“People think Blackister Scene are born and listed, they think one of bred Sparks, NV. “East two things, either one side Sparks represent!” your band is loud or two shouts Mark Haven as you suck.” Loud they he suggested some are which is why they Sparks hot spots for Photo provided by Sinister Scene cannot play the weekly you Renoites out there, “Bully’s on Vista… Spring Forward Concert at the Brew Brothplease retract the restraining order on Jakey ers due to the conservative nature of the El B! The chair was already broken…Cantina, Dorado. However being a part of something oh and the Sparks Police Department,” the larger than themselves to help their commuguys joke. The chemistry between them is nity outweighed their limitations. palpable and as Haven adds, they definitely In summation I learned Jakey B collects do bring the party with them. dolls, the drummer Matt Ferguson really At Best Buy Spanish Springs, Sinister Scene really likes the Airborne Toxic Event at the are known around the isles as Mark2, Matt2 detriment of his reputation within the band and Jake. As part of the Spring Forward by and have a sneaking suspicion Haven might Paying Forward Campaign they decided the actually hang out at the Sparks PD. Check best way to raise the most amount of money them out now at www.myspace.com/sinisfor their selected non-profit organization, Ne- terscene1 and come out and support them vada EcoNet, was to utilize their Tag Team as they play the final Spring Forward Finale, Award which is money Best Buy allocates for the 3rd Annual A’Bout Reno, July 11th at community non-profits through encouraging Rink on the River. their employees to volunteer for community Text by Melanie Flores 12 www.renopassport.com


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local band profile 1618 The band members of 1618 are no strangers to music. Collectively, they have been in over ten bands and laughed when I asked if it was appropriate to call them a “supergroup.” Brandon McGrath, the lead singer of 1618, has been in several bands, including Bakers Dozen Letdown, Not Til Daylight, and Unconquered. Drummer Jevan Burchfield was in Evenground and Means to Amend, where he met Paul Wilson, who is 1618’s bass player. Andrew Jones, who used to be in Burning Before The Throne, plays guitar as does Danny Galecki, who used to be in Black Mass and Fall Silent. Together since 2007, they say their band is all about collaboration. And they really are all on the same page. As I start asking them questions, they answer in unison, nod at each others’ answers, or finish each others’ sentences. When I asked them why they think this band will last and become successful, they say it’s because they work well together and because they like where they are. “We’re not looking for fame,” said McGrath. “We’re hoping for the best but expecting the worst.” 14 www.renopassport.com

They say their musical style can’t be pigeonholed. With influences from punk, hardcore, metal, hip hop, and southern rock, they appeal to a wide variety of fans. “We have down tempo grooves and up tempo moves,” said Galecki. “We are the tight wizards.” When I asked them what the name 1618 means, they all looked at each other and kind of laughed. “Do a search on the internet and find your own answer,” said Burchfield. They told me of five possible answers, one of which can’t be mentioned here. 1618 has been signed to Retribution Network out of Japan, and their debut album, From This Day Forward, is available on their website at www.myspace.com/1618reno. Text By Michelle Montoya

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Brandon McGrath – Vocals Jevan Burchfield – Drums Paul Wilson – Bass Andrew Jones – Guitar Danny Galecki – Guitar


RP’s Picks o f th e mo n t h July 1

Richie Havens Wingfield Park

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Mark Sexton Band

Somersett Farmers Market

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Artown After Dark Days No Different All Day Drive

West Street Market

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Pimps of Joytime

Artown After Dark In Head Audio Drinking with Clowns

West Street Market

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Livitz Livitz

Scruples Bar & Grill

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The Underground

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Death Cab for Cutie GSR

July 16 Izabella

Brew Brothers El Dorado

Great Basin

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The Wailing Souls Wingfield Park

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Snoop Dogg Stephen Marley GSR

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Drinking with Clowns Los Pinguos Wingfield Park

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Local Glassblowers

Fat Glass I t takes a certain kind of person to make a living playing with fire. Glassblowers Scott Ripley and Jason Lennon are living the fiery dream by making beautiful molten creations and teaching others how to mix glass and flame. The secrecy behind glassblowing techniques is largely a thing of the past, but until now, would-be glassblowers in the Reno area were hard-pressed to find formal training. at Glass is the only facility in Reno with the capacity to teach up to six students simultaneously. In the true nature of glassblowing, Fat Glass is not easy to find, but it’s worth the trek. Previously located on West Forth Street, they moved to a larger location

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in Sparks and built a larger studio and classroom with a storefront. “It’s a lot better than I anticipated,“ says Ripley, as he grabs a five foot tube of borosilicate glass. “We’re doing pretty good.” hat inspired Ripley to blow glass? “I just decided that I wanted to learn how to do it,” he muses as he sticks an enormous clear tube into the flame of his prized GTT Delta Elite torch. ‘He delivered pizzas forever, for twenty years,’ adds his wife, Mandy. ‘He just came home one day and said, ‘Hey, guess what? I want to learn how to blow glass! Then he met Jason, and the rest is history.’

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ipley is the owner and proprietor of Fat Glass, and Lennon is the shop’s award-winning resident instructor. “I couldn’t imagine not blowing glass at this point,” says Lennon. “You go to bed at night thinking about what you’re going to make and how you’re going to make it. That’s how you know you’re hooked.” at Glass offers beginning and advanced group classes. A three-day beginner course costs $450, and Lennon laughingly calls the experience “an intense three days.” Each day consists of a six-hour course, and since it’s easy to lose track of the clock while staring at a flame in fixed concentration, he often goes over the time limit. ipley and Lennon will bring their torches to downtown Reno’s City Plaza on July 25 to Compression!, the Second annual Celebration of Fire and Performing Arts. Once you see them at work, you won’t think twice about checking out their shop. Fat Glass carries not just a variety of glass, but also jewelry and paintings by local

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artists. “I’m looking for art,” Mandy says, pointing to the wall. “We’re going to be filling the front room with soft glass art from Ryan Adams.” at Glass provides a unique service in that it caters to both glassblowers and glass collectors. From marbles to wine glasses to smoking devices that look like dragons, the shop has something for everyone. Plus, you can take a class, commission a custom piece, watch free, live art demos and talk shop with some of the most talented glassblowers in the country. “Come on down and see us,” says Lennon. He turns on the propane valve and ignites his torch. “We really enjoy what we do.”

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Semi-precious indulgence at the Reno Bead Shop 542 Plumas St, 775.322.2225 Reno Bead Shop owner Steve Kinerson has business savvy—and a sentimental belief that Reno’s redevelopment has arrived. That’s why he set up shop here in 2006. “I love downtown areas,” Kinerson says. “[They’re] the heart-and-soul of cities. I’m glad to see Reno’s making an effort to get the blood flowing back downtown.” With a definitively independent perspective, Kinerson is unimpressed by the presence of big-box stores selling beads and supplies. “They’re way on the low end—plastic and lower-quality beads. I have my loyal clientele that really digs my level of quality and variety.” The Web and word-of-mouth also bring people through the doors of this colorful cottage on the corner of Plumas and Marsh, just a half-block south of California Avenue. Cultural overtones of his Walker River Paiute heritage are present in the shop’s offerings of work by other artists—many of them American Indian, plus basketweaving by Cindy Kinerson, Steve’s wife of 11 years— and through his silversmithing. “I don’t try to do anything specific, culturally, [just] strictly from an artistic flow.” Serendipitously, the door opens and a powwow dancer, holding stunning beadwork, 18 www.renopassport.com

comes in, looking for a precise color to incorporate into her regalia. She finds it. Kinerson laughs heartily. Fifteen years ago, he was documenting sacred cui-cui fish and Lahontan Cutthroat Trout as a fisheries biologist for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Today, Kinerson has two daughters, and loves the flexibility and creativity of the RBS. From findings, fasteners, seed beads, and Swarovski crystals, to strand-upon-strand of freshwater pearls, turquoise, agate and amethyst, a bead-lover’s search ends here. “We’re a full-service bead shop,” Kinerson says. For $35 and two hours of time, entrylevel jewelry makers can start with the Beginning Jewelry Making class. “We give you the tools; you’re free to take it to whatever [level] you want. Everything in here is handselected by me, with an eye toward quality and uniqueness.” Text by Wishelle Banks


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Community Space: Studio on 4th Street 432 East 4th Street - 775.786.6460 The Studio on 4th is the most innovative artistic space to emerge in Reno in recent years. Located east of downtown in an area previously considered to be less than desirable turf for an arts district, the artistic space is an integral part of the collective cleanup taking place in the neighborhood. It opened its doors over two years ago and since then, it has hosted hundreds of events, including comedy shows, CD and book release parties and collaborative events with multiple acts such as “Made in Reno: 20 local songwriters- One Song Each.”  The owners, Mike and Kristin Steedman, call their space an “eclectic art venue” and that is a fitting description.  On any given night of the week, one can find an intriguing cultural event taking place there.  The collective efforts of the Studio and its artists have already paid off: “The atmosphere is so different down here now,” says Mike, showing a handful of fliers for upcoming events. The Great Basin Film Society offers unique film screenings to the public every other Monday at the venue. Tuesday is Political Night, 22 www.renopassport.com

Wednesday is comedy cabaret, hosted by Jessica Levity, who the owners acknowledge as one of the central driving forces in the success of their endeavor.   “Jessica was given an opportunity, and has really taken it to the next level,” Mike says.   The Steedmans and Levity are a formidable team, bringing business sense, years of theater and arts experience and raw, tangible enthusiasm to Reno. In a city that caters to the 21 and over crowd, young Northern Nevadans have historically had a hard time finding nighttime entertainment opportunities. The Studio on 4th successfully fills this need by offering events for all ages.  Upcoming events include a play titled Doubt which premiers in August.  “We might have a melodrama here,” muses Kristin.  The sky’s the limit for the Studio on 4ththere’s no doubt about it! RP Tip: View the Studio on 4th Street Calendar of Events online at www.studio4th.com or call 775.786.6460 Text by Nicole Seaton Photo by Chad Sorg


Community Event Basque Festival The North American Basque Organizations (NABO), a federation of organizations that was founded in 1973 to sustain Basque culture, will hold its 30th annual convention on July 24th and will continue festivities the following two days as part of Reno’s Artown. Not only does 2009 mark the third decade of NABO’s Convention, but it also marks the 41st anniversary of the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the 50th anniversary of the First Western Basque Festival. This year is also the 20th anniversary of UNR’s Zenbat Gara Dance Troupe, who has served as ambassadors and instructors for the Basque culture and dance groups throughout the American West and will be performing at this year’s festival. The NABO Convention will begin the morning of July 24 at the UNR campus where Guillermo Zubiaga, comic book writer/illustrator for Marvel comics, will be speaking. A dedication of the new Center for Basque Studies facility and multimedia performance by Zenbat Gara will also take place. On Saturday, the festival will move to Wingfield Park for traditional Basque singing, dancing, and sport. The Txirri, Mirri, eta Txiribiton, a clown troupe from the Basque Country, will also be performing. Later in the evening, a dinner dance will be held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget to honor the female members of the Basque community along with

John Ascuaga and John Laxalt, the surviving organizers of the 1959 festival. Sunday morning, a Basque and English mass will be held in St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral as a part of the church’s multicultural events. A Basque barbecue lunch will take place afterward in the West Street Plaza where more Basque song, dance, and vendors will be. All events, except the dinner Saturday night and BBQ lunch on Sunday, will be free to the public. Everyone is encouraged to come down and participate in the activities. Those interested in learning more about the Basque culture and seeing a complete schedule of events can visit http://basque.unr.edu/nabo/ schedule.asp. Text by Robyn J. Oxborrow Photo by Chad Sorg

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Check out Artown 2009. To accommodate the tough times Artown is offering over 60 free unique events this year. Artown has more than 400 events in the calendar for 2009. You can pick up your free Artown Little Book at West Street Market. Be one of 350,000 people that experience the Artown festival annually. Invite your friends from out of town to come visit during the month of July so they can enjoy Artown with you. Visit www.renoisartown. com for full details on the event.

I Love the BLC Summertime in the BLC A very funny friend once told me summertime in Reno is special because it’s when we all realize we actually love it here. The same folks who bitched all winter long are now down on the river, sipping microbrews and touting they wouldn’t live anywhere else. And while I’m a full-time Reno lover, I must admit the summertime is also my favorite. It’s magical. The BLC gets a bit more sparkly as things heat up and we’re no longer battling the rain, snow and – most integral to Northern Nevada’s weather system – the wind. Summertime also does something else to us – it’s a natural happy pill. Scientists have actually proven that we’re more social creatures in the summertime. As animals, we prefer hibernation in the winter.  In the summer, it’s game on. Did you know men are more likely to seek a monogamous relationship in the winter than in the summer? That’s why you’ve gotta keep your eyes peeled, girls, for those summertime polygamists. And it’s not their fault – blame it on science. Heat plus good moods plus neat activities plus perfect friends equals summertime in Reno. To make mine extra magical, I plan to do the following: have schnazzy patio dinners at Wild River Grille, Bertha’s and the Peaks; float the Truckee and laugh as I get tangled in the nearby shrubs; cheer on the Aces at their home games; get my club on at The Beach at GSR; pack a picnic and watch an Artown movie in Wingfield Park; and sweat my buns off but not care because I’m drinking wine at the Wine Walks. Get excited. It’s summertime in the BLC.  Text by Katie Reil

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portraits of autism “No way. You don’t have asperger’s! Really!? No, you seem fine, because I can talk with you and we can have a conversation!” This is the response I often get when I come out of the closet. People will tell me that they expected something totally different. When I explore their stereotypes, I hear words like “intellectually challenged,” “nonverbal,” “someone who lacks empathy” “someone who doesn’t have a sex drive,” “someone without charisma” or “someone who can’t hold a conversation.” While it is true that at one point all I ever talked about was snails and no one wanted to be my friend because they endured long painful lectures about the topic, this is true no more! One day I was discussing the huge variations among the autism spectrum with a local photographer, Dave Erickson. That led to this project. We both knew that our series, “portraits of autism” would show the community the differences among people on the spectrum. This project serves to dispell the myths and prove that no two people on the spectrum are alike, nor do they share the same traits. Each person on the spectrum brings a pose or object 26 www.renopassport.com

to the shoot, and they are to make two statements; one about themselves, and one about what the object or pose means. Those unable to make verbal statements are given other means to do it (photographs or picture symbols). This ongoing series is important to our community, because roughly 1 in 150 people and about 1 in 94 males are on the spectrum. This series will be running all summer long. The collection is to be displayed at a local gallery after the series ends. This is free and at no cost to people on the spectrum. For details or to set up a shoot, contact David Erickson:   Prosperity studios photography studio, 775.247.5303, darklensreno@ yahoo.com. Text by Annie O’Donahue, local aspergian and writer. Photo by David Erickson, Prosperity Studios Photography

Picture: Annie O’Donahue Statements: “My open outreached arms symbolize my energy and how much I pick up on from the world around me.” “The flying pens symbolize my creative drive. I am a writer, a poet, an artist, and a singer.”


free wireless internet spots Some say the best things in life are free, which is exactly why I love the businesses that offer free wireless internet for their customers. If you’ve ever wanted to do work away from your home or office, here are some (not all) of the great local places that offer free wireless internet connections. Bars and Restaurants Reno:

Coffee Shops and Cafés Reno:

The Amendment 21: 425 S. Virginia St. Archie’s: 2195 N. Virginia St. BrewHouse Pub & Grill: 6395 S. McCarran Blvd. Coaches Grill and Sports Bar: 1575 S. Virginia St. Fritz Bar and Grill: 1305 N. Virginia St. NuYalk Pizza: 3305 Kietzke Ln.  Pirates Pizza: 1100 W. Peckham Ln. Polo Lounge: 1559 S. Virginia St. Q’s Billiard Club: 3350 South Virginia St. Se7en Teahouse: 100 N. Arlington Ave. and 148 West St. 5 Star Saloon: 132 West St.

Dish Café: 855 Mill St. Dreamer’s Coffeehouse & Deli: 17 S. Virginia St. Java Jungle: 246 W. 1st St. Josef’s Vienna Bakery & Café: 933 W. Moana Ln. Moxie Java: 465 South Meadows Pkwy. My Favorite Muffin: 340 California Ave. Walden’s Coffeehouse: 3940 Mayberry Dr.

Sparks: Great Basin Brewing Company: 846 Victorian Ave. The Butcher Boy: 7300 S. Virginia St. Aroma Club: S. Virginia St. 28 www.renopassport.com

Sparks: A. Paris Café: 824 Victorian Ave. Jib Coffeehouse and Wine Bar: 325 Harbour Cove Dr.

Libraries and Museums Reno:

South Valleys Library: 15650A Wedge Pkwy. Washoe County Library: 301 S Center St.

Sparks: Spanish Springs Library: 7100A Pyramid Way Sparks Library: 1125 12th St.

Public Transportation and Other RTC Intercity bus services between Reno and Carson City Sierra Spirit bus in downtown Saint Mary’s Hospital: 235 W. 6th St. Sports West Athletic Club: 1575 S Virginia St

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Eating Green: The Raw Food Lifestyle As our community is attempting to live a greener lifestyle through recycling efforts and supporting eco-friendly companies, many may not have considered going “green” with their food. Eating raw food uses two key elements that produce very little waste: fresh organic fruits and vegetables. The raw food movement isn’t a hip trend that will come and go, and it isn’t a crash diet. It’s a lifestyle--a lifestyle that is catching on rapidly in the Reno area. When foods are exposed to temperatures above 118 degrees Fahrenheit, they begin to break down chemically, and eventually important enzymes are destroyed that actually help with digestion. Without these enzymes, your body has to work twice as hard to digest that cooked food. If those enzymes are intact, your body doesn’t have to work nearly as hard to digest the food, thus allowing your body to function more efficiently. Raw food has helped many people with weight problems, diabe30 www.renopassport.com

tes, heart disease, and even depression. Being a “raw vegan” can seem limiting with having to cut meat, cheeses, and breads out of your diet; however, eating organic plantbased foods doesn’t limit you in the least. There is life beyond salads, though greens play a major roll. From raw chocolate to raw pastas, the sky is the limit. Raw also isn’t all or nothing. Start incorporating more raw foods into your diet, and you will begin to feel the benefits. Vod, located in downtown Reno, creates delicious raw food dishes. This vegan organic deli not only offers tasty raw pizzas and juices, but raw food classes as well. The Great Basin Food Co-Op also offers fresh organic produce and raw products at low prices. So get out there, “go green” with your food, and check out the raw food lifestyle. I promise you won’t regret it. By Katie Long

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pan pantoja Let it Flow Though not one of the more professional art exhibitions in Reno lately, I have a feeling Pan Pantoja is not the type of guy that cares what I think about his sculpture/paintings. “I have this method called Potentialism”– seeing potential in anything. Through that method I only see correlation and relation, not differences,” Pantoja states in a phone interview. He ponders whether anyone else has coined the term. Regardless, let’s go by his lead: does the artist, in this critic’s opinion, have potential? I say yes. He’s raw and like his latest punk zine-style graphic novel, “God Comes Near in Us”, amateurism seems to be a component Pantoja highly appreciates in the work he produces. “Outsider” might be a good term for the Fernley resident, but “prolific” pegs him pretty well too. The playwrite/actor/director/poet/artist/ teacher, Pantoja, a burly 27 year old, is a difficult one to catch up with. He’s got no cel phone and no website and his hectic sched32 www.renopassport.com

ule made it impossible for us to meet in person. Having just completed his big production 6:01am A Working Class Opera at the Pioneer Center, I have to wonder how he gets so much done. Also a spoken word poet, Pantoja mentions “flow” as part of his working style; it seems he holds nothing artistically higher–just let it flow. A motivated artist that let’s it flow and doesn’t let anything–like my opinion– hold him back is an artist with Potentialism. McKinley Art Center presents “The Stone Family -Portrait of An America Family”, on display through July 23rd. A reception/poetry slam is slated for Thur. July 9th as an Artown event. 6:01 am, his “hiphopera” will have a run in Virginia City’s Piper’s Opera House during the month of July. For more images of Pantoja’s exhibition, please see Reno Passport’s website leave a comment; do you like it? Why? Text and photos by Chad Sorg


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Visit www.renopassport.com for additional events.

July 1 - July 3 Artown

More than 400 events, and over 60% FREE, featuring theater, dance, film, history, multi-cultural, musical, visual and performing arts activities and events at venues citywide. www.renoisartown.com

July 1

July 3 – July 5 The 8th Annual Great International Chicken Wing Society Cook-Off 11:00am, Sparks Baldini’s Sports Casino Parking Lot

Every Friday Night In July

Artown Afterdark

Biggest Little City Club 188 California Avenue www.biggestlittlecityclub.com

Present by KRZQ and Reno Passport 9pm to Midnight July 3: Days No Different/All Day Drive July 10: In Head Audio/ Drinking with Clowns July 17: PUSHBoX/ Livitz Livitz July 24: Coop da Loop/Barisone July 31: Black Rock All Stars

July 3

July 4

Art Slaves Art Exhibit

All Month - Amendment 21

July 1

DJ Coop @ BLCC

Happy Hour on the patio with downtempo beats! 5pm to 7pm, NO COVER.

Poetry Slam

West Street Market, Free 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

July 3

Rollin on the River Friday Music Series all month Wingfield Park

July 3

Public Art Walking Tours City Plaza Noon

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July 8

DJ Coop @ BLCC

Happy Hour on the patio with downtempo beats! 5pm to 7pm, NO COVER

Biggest Little City Club 188 California Avenue www.biggestlittlecityclub.com

July 8

The Wailing Souls Wingfield Park FREE ARTOWN SHOW Rise Against Rancid Billy Talent Reno Events Center

July 10

Blueberry Love Machine

The BLCC is proud to present Blueberry Love Machine to rock the house! Drink Specials and great music!

8pm, Peppermill Reno

Biggest Little City Club 188 California Avenue www.biggestlittlecityclub.com

July 4

Reno Aces Ticket Giveaway

Ron White

2707 S. Virginia St. www.peppermillreno.com

Garden Art Tour Riverschool, $10

7777 White Fir St 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Contact us at 775.762.1875 to highlight your event with us!

July 11

Win free Budweiser gear and tickets to the next Aces Game! Great Bud specials all day @ the BLCC

Biggest Little City Club 188 California Avenue www.biggestlittlecityclub.com

July 11

SUPERHERO PUB CRAWL

Dress up as your favorite Super Hero and hit the Pub Crawl early this month...don’t miss the stars at the BLCC! Biggest Little City Club 188 California Avenue

July 15

DJ Coop at the BLCC Happy Hour on the patio with downtempo beats! 5pm to 7pm, NO COVER Biggest Little City Club 188 California Avenue www.biggestlittlcityclub.com

July 25

Reno Passport BBQ BBQ, Beats and Fun Coop da Loop, Barisone Plus Special Guests Music and Fun from 3pm to Midnight

July 25

Golden Gate Bridge on Wheels

Mutant Vehicle Fundraiser Ten99 Club, 10pm to late Local DJs including The Rhino, Miss Cooper and more. Come wearing your best Playa wear!

July 25

Fire Arts Festival 3pm to 10:30pm Rink on the River


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Local Artists Raise Money During 2009 Art Slaves Show and Sale The Advertising Association of Northern Nevada’s Art Slaves 2009 Show and Sale returns with this area’s most eclectic collection of art straight from the minds of northern Nevada’s communication professionals and students. The 12th annual Art Slaves group exhibition is showing at Amendment 21 in Reno and is open to the public daily during Reno Artown from July 1-31. This year’s Art Slaves kick-off event is being held on July 9 at 5 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and includes live music as well as happy hour drink specials from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and free appetizers from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., courtesy of Amendment 21. A silent auction will also be held on July 9th. More than 70 pieces of art will be submitted in this “anything goes” show of local artistic talent, including fine art, painting,

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sculpture, mixed medium, ceramics, photography, music, audio/ video, written word, and performance art - traditional and experimental. Attendees are sure to be amazed, intrigued, and even left asking “what on earth?” Art Slaves was started in 1997 as a co-op art show, providing a small group of advertising and marketing professionals a creative outlet to step away from day-to-day direction. Today, Art Slaves has evolved into a philanthropic event, raising more than $12,000 in grant money for University of Nevada, Reno journalism and marketing students. For more information on the 2009 Art Slaves Show and Sale, contact Frank Haxton at 775.741.1375 and visit www.a2n2.com. Text by Hannah Serrano

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local artist Mallory mishler “One thing I learned in college is that there is never a first time in art,” says Mallory Mishler. Her paintings span from textured cave art to surrealistic portraits of local bar patrons dressed in Napoleonic splendor. Born and raised in Reno, Mishler began her artistic career at Manogue High School. She started out with fiber art and also studied cartooning, but she found that she had trouble drawing the same characters for a semester. “I’m such an art fag,” she say. “I just love that term. You know, I’m just proud of it.” She runs to a back room and comes back with a large book of the works of Gustav Klimt, opens it to a prememorized page and points to her tattooed arm. “My sleeve is all of Klimt’s stuff.” Mishler has clearly studied the masters and delights in adding a new twist to the classics. “I have a self portrait of Frida Kahlo, and I took her out and put someone else in,” she says. Emulating the greats is acceptable, she believes, “As long as you homage it.” 40 www.renopassport.com

Mishler will be showing her work in collaboration with ArtTown this year at Fairly Grounded Coffee Shop, located on 3368 Lakeside Ct. I’m so excited about this,” she says, “This is the first time that I’ve participated in ArtTown.” She has been working feverishly on the show with concentration that she has not experienced since the university. “I put more into [the show] than I have in awhile, because I don’t have school, I don’t have deadlines, I don’t have people prodding me.” The show will run from July 16-23. If you want to experience beautiful, unique art and excellent coffee and tea in a comfortable, laid-back setting, Mishler’s exhibit is a must-see on the ArtTown map. Mallory contact:

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3- Sierra Tap House 775.322.7678 253 West 1st St.

6- se7en 100 N Arlington Ave 775.348.9526

5- montage 155 W 2nd St 775.329.2800

9- Java Jungle 775.329.4484 246 W 1st St.

8- Scruples 775.322.7171 91 W Plumb

12- o  ut of bounds Board shop 235 E Plumb Ln 775.323.7669

11- Amendment 21 775.786.0808 425 S Virginia St.

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17- chocolate walrus 1278 S Virginia St 775.825.2267 14- ecoreno 18 Stewart Street, Suite B 775.324.6326 15- 210 north 210 N Sierra St 775.786.6210

16- archies 2195 N Virginia St 775.322.9595t

13- Tonic 775.337.6868 231 West 2nd. Street

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2- Shoeman’s Custom Cycle 275 E 4th St 775.348.9339

10- the melting pot world emporium 1049 S. Virginia St. 775.322.9445

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We invite you to explore the possibilities of living a metropolitan lifestyle in an upscale, vertical village. With five contemporary residential styles and 56 unique floor plans, the opportunities to express your individuality are virtually unlimited. Come see for yourself, and take a tour today.

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Reno Passport - July 2009