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Valentine’s Week events in Northern Nevada: Pack basketball, Bert Kreischer, reggae festival

Looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day week? There’s no shortage of big events in Northern Nevada with comedy, reggae, basketball and more. But keep an eye on the weather — another storm system is due to hit the Sierra on Friday.

Here’s a look at what’s ahead for the week of Feb. 12-18, 2024.

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Northern Nevada events, Feb. 12-18

TobyMac, Feb. 13: With a tour called “Hits Deep,” this popular Christian music singer and rapper will likely be playing the biggest hits from his catalog as part of the show. TobyMac and a host of opening acts, including Cory Asbury and Tasha Layton, will play at 7 p.m. at Reno Events Center, 400 University Way, Reno.Tickets are $18 to $65. For details, call 775-335-8800 or visit renoeventscenter.com.

Nevada men’s basketball vs. New Mexico, Feb. 13: It’s “Pack Goes Pink” as the Wolf Pack looks to avenge a late January loss when they host the Lobos at Lawlor Events Center, 1664 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. For details and tickets, visit nevadawolfpack.com.

Nevada women’s basketball vs. San Diego State, Feb. 14: It’s “Pack Goes Pink” on Valentine’s Day as the Wolf Pack hosts the Aztecs at Lawlor Events Center, 1664 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. For details and tickets, visit nevadawolfpack.com.

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Dropkick Murphys, Feb. 15: This Boston punk-meets-Irish-folk group is going back to its louder, brasher vibe for this winter/spring tour of the U.S., which also features punk legends Pennywise as one of its openers. They’ll play at 7 p.m. at the Grand Theater, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno. Tickets range from $40-$90. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

Air Supply, Feb. 16: Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell still lead this pop-rock group who earned a No. 1 hit with “The One That You Love,” and a pair of No. 2 hits: “All Out of Love” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All.” They are back in the region for this show at 8 p.m. at Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia St., Reno. Tickets are $60-$70. For details, call 775-325-7401 or visit silverlegacyreno.com.

Bert Kreischer, Feb. 16: This comedian and actor is best-known for his Netflix and Showtime stand-up specials, podcasts and his starring role in a recent mock-autobiography film called “The Machine.” He’s back for two shows — 7 and 9:30 p.m. — at the Grand Theater, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno. Tickets range from $80-$130. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

Juanes, Feb. 17: This band’s Latin rock music started out closer to heavy metal. Of late, it has taken on more melodic and traditional elements reflecting its namesake leader’s Colombian heritage. Juanes and his band play at 8 p.m. at the Grand Theater, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St., Reno. Tickets range from $50-$80. For details, call 775-789-1115 or visit grandsierraresort.com.

Lake Tahoe Winter Reggae Festival, Feb. 17-18: Headliners the first day of this two-day fest including Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Collie Buddz and The Green. The second day features Stick Figure and The Movement among others. Both days begin at 5 p.m. and take place at Tahoe Blue Event Center, 75 U.S. 50, Stateline. Tickets are $110-$130 for single-day tickets and $170 for two days. For details, call 775-589-2056 or visit tahoeblueeventcenter.com.

Tower of Power, Feb. 17: Funk is the still the name of the game for this Bay Area group that includes three out of 10 members who have been with the band since its beginnings. Its best-known songs include “Don’t Change Horses,” “So Very Hard to Go” and “You’re Still a Young Man.” They’ll play at 8 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom, Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks. Tickets are $45-$85. For details, call 775-356-3300 or visit nuggetcasinoresort.com.

Eli Young Band, Feb. 18: A Texas country band that has leaped from that popular scene to the mainstream, Mike Eli, James Young and their group have earned several country No. 1s, including “Love Ain’t,” “Just” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.” They’ll play at 8 p.m. in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Tahoe, 15 Highway 50, Stateline. Tickets are $35-$50. For details, call 800-427-7247 or visit harrahstahoe.com.

Pedro Fernandez, Feb. 18: Since the late ’70s, this singer/songwriter and actor from Mexico has been entertaining audiences with his chiefly traditional take on mariachi and ranchero music. He’ll perform at 8 p.m. at Grande Exposition Hall, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 407 N. Virginia St., Reno. Tickets are $70-$100. For details, call 775-325-7401 or visit silverlegacyreno.com.

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Northern Nevada weather, Feb. 12-18

Monday: Partly sunny, with highs in the 40s throughout the region. Partly cloudy overnight, with lows in the 20s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with increasing sunshine as the day rolls on. Highs in the 40s. Partly cloudy overnight, with lows in the 20s.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with highs in the 50s in the valleys and in the 40s at higher elevations. Mostly cloudy overnight in the valleys, with lows near 30. Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow near Lake Tahoe, with lows in the 20s.

Thursday: Partly sunny in the valleys, with highs near 50. Mostly cloudy and a chance of snow near Lake Tahoe, with highs in the 40s. Mostly cloudy overnight in the valleys, with lows near freezing. Mostly cloudy with a continuing chance of snow at higher elevations, and lows in the 20s.

Friday: Rain and snow possible, with the snow level between 4,900 and 5,600 feet. Highs in the valleys in the low 50s; highs in the 40s near Lake Tahoe. Precipitation to continue overnight, with the snow level near 5,700 feet. Lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Saturday: Rain and snow possible, with the snow level near 5,400 feet. Highs in the valleys in the low 50s; highs in the 40s near Lake Tahoe. Precipitation to continue overnight, with the snow level near 5,700 feet. Lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.

Sunday: Rain and snow in the morning throughout the region, turning to mostly cloudy weather in the afternoon. Highs near 50 in the valleys and near 40 around Lake Tahoe. Cloudy with a continued likelihood of precipitation overnight, with lows in the low 30s.

Northern Nevada roadwork, Feb. 12-18

U.S. 395 in the North Valleys: Northbound traffic will be reduced to two lanes on U.S. 395 through mid-2025 due to the Nevada Department of Transportation’s work to widen U.S. 395 between North McCarran and Golden Valley Road. The on-ramp at Panther Valley north of Reno will be closed through late 2024.

U.S. 50 between Silver Springs and Fallon: Single-lane closures will begin Monday between Silver Springs and the Leeteville Junction west of Fallon while NDOT resurfaces 17 miles of the roadway. Drivers should expect delays of 30 minutes. U.S. 50 also will be reduced to one lane near Lahontan through the end of 2024 while a bridge replacement is underway.

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.

Eastbound I-80 in Winnemucca: Eastbound traffic will be detoured during daylight hours at West Winnemucca exit 173 through late February while the NDOT makes bridge repairs. Traffic will be diverted between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Mark Earnest contributed to this report.