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About Weird Reno

Think of Weird Reno as a fascinating host who brings interesting people together to witness and do fabulous things. It connects the dots between seemingly unconnected ideas and creates a shared experience as a result.

By gathering (safely) as a community, sharing in our common story, and participating in a bit of magic, Weird Reno guests will arrive at the end of their tour with a better understanding of who we are and where we live not only as residents, but also as fellow human beings.

That’s important because the history of Reno is the history of a city constantly reinventing itself. And as the world around us changes in profoundly beautiful ways and in dramatically unexpected ways, we too have to constantly reinvent ourselves. That’s especially true as the pandemic limited our ability to be out and among our friends, family, colleagues and neighbors.

That’s why Weird Reno is rallying to inject new life into the city and to bring the city back into the lives of its people. In the  spring of 2021 Weird Reno opened for a limited free run before its official debut, so the Reno community itself could have a hand in co-creating a unique, recurring, outdoor special event. And well…the rest is history. Online reservations are required, and the tour operates weekly with seasonal breaks.

About Weird Reno

Think of Weird Reno as a fascinating host who brings interesting people together to witness and do fabulous things. It connects the dots between seemingly unconnected ideas and creates a shared experience as a result.

By gathering (safely) as a community, sharing in our common story, and participating in a bit of magic, Weird Reno guests will arrive at the end of their tour with a better understanding of who we are and where we live not only as residents, but also as fellow human beings.

That’s important because the history of Reno is the history of a city constantly reinventing itself. And as the world around us changes in profoundly beautiful ways and in dramatically unexpected ways, we too have to constantly reinvent ourselves.

That’s why Weird Reno is rallying to inject new life into the city and to bring the city back into the lives of its people. In the  spring of 2021 Weird Reno opened for a limited free run before its official debut, so the Reno community itself could have a hand in co-creating a unique, recurring, outdoor special event. And well…the rest is history. Online reservations are required, and the our operates weekly with seasonal breaks.

About Weird Reno

Think of Weird Reno as a fascinating host who brings interesting people together to witness and do fabulous things. It connects the dots between seemingly unconnected ideas and creates a shared experience as a result.

By gathering (safely) as a community, sharing in our common story, and participating in a bit of magic, Weird Reno guests will arrive at the end of their tour with a better understanding of who we are and where we live not only as residents, but also as fellow human beings.

That’s important because the history of Reno is the history of a city constantly reinventing itself. And as the world around us changes in profoundly beautiful ways and in dramatically unexpected ways, we too have to constantly reinvent ourselves. That’s especially true as the pandemic limits our ability to be out and among our friends, family, colleagues and neighbors.

That’s why Weird Reno is rallying to inject new life into the city and to bring the city back into the lives of its people. Both deserve it. In fact, that’s why Weird Reno will open for a limited free run before its official debut, so the Reno community itself can have a hand in co-creating a unique, recurring, outdoor special event. Online reservations will be required but tickets will be free.

Weird Reno is about building connections to the places and people in our lives by discovering the magic in our pasts.

Unlike casinos, which offer an experience that hasn’t changed in decades, or pandemic options like a night at home with Netflix, which offers little interaction with others, Weird Reno is a fresh, live, outdoor and socially distanced experience with other people that will change with the seasons.

You can trust Weird Reno to be that host because it’s the creation of the same people who gave Reno its famous “Magic Underground” and illusionarium” productions, toured with “Carnival of Wonders,” produced “Before Your Very Eyes” in Atlantic City,  and brought “The Illusionists: Turn of the Century” to Broadway.

As a result, you can count on Weird Reno to create new wonder for an old city.

Ultimately Weird Reno is about building connections to the places and people in our lives by discovering the magic in our pasts.

Weird Reno is about building connections to the places and people in our lives by discovering the magic in our pasts.

Unlike casinos, which offer an experience that hasn’t changed in decades, or pandemic options like a night at home with Netflix, which offers little interaction with others, Weird Reno is a fresh, live, outdoor and socially distanced experience with other people that will change with the seasons.

You can trust Weird Reno to be that host because it’s the creation of the same people who gave Reno its famous “Magic Underground” and illusionarium” productions, toured with “Carnival of Wonders,” produced “Before Your Very Eyes” in Atlantic City,  and brought “The Illusionists: Turn of the Century” to Broadway.

As a result, you can count on Weird Reno to create new wonder for an old city.

Ultimately Weird Reno is about building connections to the places and people in our lives by discovering the magic in our pasts.

There’s one thing everyone
can agree on these days:
We need a break.

For local families, businesses and visitors who value having fun together, Weird Reno is a walking-tour of offbeat history, good-natured fun, and interactive magic. Guests will follow the river for a 75-minute, COVID-compliant, community experience hosted by renowned illusionists and show producers Kalin and Jinger, punctuated by multiple stops, a mysterious woman, and amazing revelations – both historical and magical.

Weird Reno is designed to showcase just how cool Reno REALLY is.

By gathering (safely) as a community, sharing in our common story, and participating in a bit of magic, Weird Reno guests will arrive at the end of their tour with a better understanding of who we are and where we live not only as residents, but also as fellow human beings.

There’s one thing everyone
can agree on these days:
We need a break.

For local families, businesses and visitors who value having fun together, Weird Reno is a walking-tour of offbeat history, good-natured fun, and interactive magic. Guests will follow the river for a 75-minute, COVID-compliant, community experience hosted by renowned illusionists and show producers Kalin and Jinger, punctuated by multiple stops, a mysterious woman, and amazing revelations – both historical and magical.

Weird Reno is designed to showcase just how cool Reno REALLY is.

By gathering (safely) as a community, sharing in our common story, and participating in a bit of magic, Weird Reno guests will arrive at the end of their tour with a better understanding of who we are and where we live not only as residents, but also as fellow human beings.

There’s one thing everyone
can agree on these days:
We need a break.

For local families, businesses and visitors who value having fun together, Weird Reno is a walking-tour of offbeat history, good-natured fun, and interactive magic. Guests will follow the river for a 75-minute, COVID-compliant, community experience hosted by renowned illusionists and show producers Kalin and Jinger, punctuated by multiple stops, a mysterious woman, and amazing revelations – both historical and magical.

Weird Reno is designed to showcase just how cool Reno REALLY is.

By gathering (safely) as a community, sharing in our common story, and participating in a bit of magic, Weird Reno guests will arrive at the end of their tour with a better understanding of who we are and where we live not only as residents, but also as fellow human beings.

Weird Reno Crew

Mark Kalin
Mark Kalin
Owner/ Producer
About Weird Reno Think of Weird Reno as a fascinating host who brings interesting people together to witness and do fabulous things. It connects the dots between seemingly…
Jinger Kalin
Jinger Leigh
Owner/ Producer
About Weird Reno Think of Weird Reno as a fascinating host who brings interesting people together to witness and do fabulous things. It connects the dots between seemingly…
Courtney Meredith
Owner/ Producer

Courtney Meredith is an author, brand consultant, first-generation Nevada native and currently the chief designer of Design on the Edge, a boutique family-owned design firm co-founded by herself and her husband. She carries numerous certifications and degrees in the field of Graphic Design, Communications and Marketing.

Reviews

“Weird Reno is unlike any experience I have experienced, the guides are magical and turn every step into an exciting journey! Highly Recommended!”

Chris Meredith

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Historic Downtown Reno, NV 89501

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Historic Downtown Reno, NV 89501