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Arts and Entertainment

History of The Beatles Lecture and Beatles Flashback Concert

This year, the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' first visit to these shores. The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival" is excited to provide two exciting Beatles events in honor of that occasion.

Live Motown music at Living The Good Life

Event Date: 
July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm

Live music Thursday night featuring Reecy Lomax & Mick Valentino Motown Hits and Jazzy R&B 7:00-9:00 Come listen and Dance. Free hors d' oeuvres with Cocktails... Come join the fun.

Dayton Valley Days calls for crafters, vendors

The Dayton Valley Days Committee invites crafters, vendors and anyone who wants to reach a large number of people to reserve booth space for the 26th annual street festival held in the heart of historic Old Town Dayton.
Dayton Valley Days is scheduled Sept. 20 and 21 with an expected attendance over 15,000.

Bark, Whine and Dine fundraiser Sunday benefits Carson City Animal Services Initiative

Bark Whine and Dine to benefit the Carson Animal Services Initiative will be Sunday, July 27, at Fuji Park in Carson City.

The event will start at 1 p.m. and includes a barbecue lunch with food provided by Foodies Bystro and entertainment by Jake Houston. Proceeds from the event will help to build the new animal shelter in Carson City.

Carson City Jazz and Beyond Summer Music Festival launches Aug. 1

Event Date: 
August 1, 2014 (All day)

The Jazz and Beyond Festival, Aug. 1-17 in Carson City, embraces numerous artists and highlights various venues in and around the Capital City and includes such genres as: Bluegrass, Blues, Middle-Eastern music and much more.

The styles of musical interpretations are as unique as the settings — offering exciting experience for all to enjoy. Last year, the festival featured 60 performances and over 100 performers. Event Promoters expect to once again exceed the expectations of attendees with an amazing lineup.

Virginia City art exhibit showcases folklife for Nevada Sesquicentennial

The Comstock History Center presents “One Is Silver, the Other Is Gold: Celebrating 25 Years of Nevada Folklife Apprenticeships” featuring 22 visual artists who have received grant support from the Nevada Arts Council as master or apprentice artists in a variety of folk traditions.

Each recognized master is encouraged to work with one or more dedicated apprentices so that their traditional art forms and personal contributions endure.

Mad Hatter Garden Party with Corky Bennett Trio Aug. 1 at the Nevada Governor's Mansion

The 2014 Jazz and Beyond - Carson City Music Festival will open Friday, August 1 with a "Mad Hatter Garden Party" featuring music by the Corky Bennett Trio in the backyard of the Nevada Governor's Mansion.

The ticketed party features music, finger foods by Carson City Confections, wine, beer, and a raffle. Festivities run from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

'Jazz & Beyond' Music Festival features entertainment at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair

"Jazz & Beyond" performers in Fuji Park on Aug. 2
Event Date: 
August 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

The "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival," in collaboration with Carson City, is proud to present five of several bands at the Nevada Sesquicentennial Fair in Fuji Park on Saturday, August 2. "Jazz & Beyond" runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 and features over 50 events, mainly in the downtown Carson City area.

The five "Jazz & Beyond" bands at the Fair on August 2 are Sons of Slide Mountain, RVGS Tantalus, Lynne Colvig Latin Jazz, the Reno Jazz Orchestra with singer Jackie Landrum, and the St. Christopher Project, featuring the music of Tom Waits.

Washoe festival celebrates 'the people from here' at Lake Tahoe this weekend

The Wa She Shu It Deh Native American Arts Festival returns to Valhalla at the Tallac Historic site this weekend, July 26-27. The festival celebrates the Washoe's ancient lifeways and their Lake Tahoe homeland.

The festival features traditional American Indian dancers and drum performers, basket weaving displays, art, and great food. Sponsored by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, this event is free to attend, and open to the public. The festival runs 10 a.m. am to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Valhalla’s Grand Lawn.

SOS 'Save our Sass' Fundraiser August 9th at the Brewery Arts Center

The Brewery Arts Center
Event Date: 
August 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

As reported first on Carsonnow.org Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint and Plan:b Micro-Lounge are being evicted from their current location by new property owners Double Eagle Cubed, LLC.

Nationally recognized western singer-songwriter duo to perform in Carson City

Tom May and Chris Kennedy are scheduled to perform in Carson City, NV at The Brewery Arts Center performance hall, 511 West King St., Friday, July 25 at 7:30P p.m.

Tom May is a folksinger, songwriter and author who has been touring, performing, and recording for over forty years. He is also the host/producer of the radio show, “River City Folk,” heard on dozens of radio stations weekly since 1985 and on XM Satellite Radio throughout the country.

Youth Theatre Carson City presents Seussical The Musical, Jr. beginning July 25

Youth Theatre Carson City is thrilled to announce our upcoming production of SEUSSICAL, JR., an exciting adventure through the world of Dr. Seuss. The show will run two weekends, July 25 – August 3, 2014 in the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center. SEUSSICAL, JR. is great fun for the whole family. Over 70 young local performers portray all the characters from the popular Dr. Seuss books in this fantastical musical extravaganza.

Live theatrical performance Thursday brings John C. Fremont to Nevada State Museum

John C. Fremont, the famed explorer who named, mapped and trekked the Great Basin comes to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in a theatrical presentation by Chautauquan Alastair Morley Jaques. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the one-person performance that is part of the monthly Frances Humphrey Lecture series.

Performance of The Firebird Ballet

Event Date: 
August 3, 2014 (All day)

Pinkerton Ballet Theatre Presents:
The Firebird
Sunday, August 3rd
First performance at 2:00 p.m.
Second performance at 6:00 p.m.
Champagne Reception from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. between performances
Tickets: $15 for Adult $10 for children and seniors (plus $1.50 performance enhancement fee)
Tickets available at www.breweryarts.org

'Farm City' author tours Carson City Greenhouse Project ahead of Saturday talk

Author Novella Carpenter, left center, tours the Greenhouse Project with founder Karen Abowd, left, and garden educator Camille Jones, on Friday, July 18, 2014. Carpenter, who wrote the New York Times Bestseller "Farm City," will speak at the Carson City Library Summer Reading Program for adults event at the Farmer's Market Saturday at 11 a.m.

Winemaker’s Dinner at Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar in Gardnerville to Feature the Wines of Darcie Kent Vineyards

Winemaker’s Dinner at Sierra Gourmet Grill & Wine Bar in Gardnerville
Event Date: 
July 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

Join us as we present a superb three-course meal, topped by wines from one of the premier vineyards in California, Darcie Kent Vineyards.

A representative will join us from the winery, to enhance the pleasure of each wine with its particular story.

About Darcie Kent Vineyards and their wines:
"Sourced from some of the finest Central Coast wine regions, our single vineyard wines express both the beauty and uniqueness of their localities."

Citrus-Honey Grilled Shrimp
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Chipotle Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Wild Rice & Citrus Salad

South Lake Tahoe Olympic star Jamie Anderson wins 2 ESPY Awards

Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe won two awards at Wednesday night's ESPY awards in Los Angeles. She won the award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete and Best Female U.S. Olympian.

Anderson, the 23-year-old who brought home a gold medal, also won the ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete in 2012. She won inaugural Women's Slopestyle Event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

An ESPY Award is an accolade presented by the American cable television network ESPN to recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance.

Carson Nugget welcomes comedy headliner Sean Peabody with two Saturday shows

The Carson Nugget is proud to present headlining comedian Sean Peabody. Sean performs on Saturday, July 19 at 7pm and 9pm at the Carson Nugget on 507 North Carson Street, Carson City. Enjoy a great date night with full bar. The doors open a half hour before each show.

Born in San Diego and raised in the Bay Area, Sean P is a true California native. With a Polynesian background he has adapted to all styles and types of comedy.

Sean has been exploding on the comedy scene for the last ten years.

Miss USA Nia Sanchez celebrates Nevada homecoming with Carson City visit

Recently crowned Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez spent Wednesday in Carson City, the first celebration trip since becoming the first Miss USA from Nevada. She was crowned June 8.

Sanchez was officially greeted into the city by Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, Carson City Visitors Bureau Director Joel Dunn, Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada members and the Carson High School Senators cheerleading team.

Nevada 150 celebrates statehood with events through July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 18 through July 31.

'Ghost of Mark Twain' arrives at BAC Saturday as part of Nevada's Sesquicentennial celebration

The Brewery Arts Center in Carson City continues its July lineup of entertainment venues as part of its celebration of summer and Nevada's 150th year statehood with a visit from Mark Twain this Saturday.

What would Nevada's Sesquicentennial be without the musings of the legendary Mark Twain? Hear the Ghost of Mark Twain through the modern-day transporter McAvoy Layne on Saturday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. with special guests Shiloh.

Tasters go for the bold and zesty during first day of Carson City chili cook-off

Lots of shady trees, a nice gentle breeze and plenty of ice cold beer were enough to keep the heat down a notch Saturday at the High Sierra Regional Chili Cook-Off and Craft Fair in Carson City.

The two-day event at Glen Eagles Restaurant, which continues through Sunday, has brought dozens of the best chili cookers from around the region hoping for a chance to win prize money, bragging rights and a trip to Las Vegas for the World Chili Cook-off Championship. The public is invited to Sunday's event and sampling costs next to nothing, organizers said.

Children's Museum offers Kids Clay Camp

Clay is a wonderful, tactile medium that many kids have never experienced before. Its three dimensional nature forces them to think about structure, shapes and forms.

At Kids Clay Camp they can experiment with a variety of building techniques while they learn to think about their ideas and adapt to change along the way.

There is something very magical about children when they are thinking and working creatively. Once children learn to express and execute their personal visions in clay, they can become empowered in ways that go far beyond the walls of the ceramic studio or classroom.

Misfits Theater Auditions

Event Date: 
July 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Auditions for the Eagle Board house, a comedy written and directed by Dianne McCullough, will be July 27, 7 p.m. at the Dayton Valley Library.

In the production, the Eagle Boarding House is owned and operated by Amber Brown. Her boarders have taken up residence due to unfortunate circumstances of losing their homes and properties to the bank.

Minden Ranch Rodeo brings cowboy excitement to NV 150 Fair

The NV 150 Fair at the Fuji Park Fairgrounds is just three weeks away. Those who shop in that area will have noticed that Fuji Park is undergoing quite the change with additional parking, grading, electrical upgrades and more to get ready for Carson City’s first fair.

Renowned trombonist Bill Watrous to appear at Jazz and Beyond concert series

The Mile High Jazz Band is proud to present legendary trombonist Bill Watrous in concert and in a master class on Monday, Aug. 11, at the Carson City Community Center.

These events are part of the "Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival," which runs from Aug. 1 to Aug. 17 and features over 40 events, mostly in the downtown Carson City area.

Photos from Concert Under the Stars

Photos of Little River Band playing at Concert Under the Stars. Photos by Renee Plain.

Reggae on the River

Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Sun Aug 03 2014 .
July 31, 2014 (All day)

What: The 30th Annual Reggae On The River®
Where: French’s Camp (Humboldt County- Garberville, CA)
When: July 31, August 1-3, 2014. Tickets on sale now!
Why: Celebrating 30 years of Reggae On The River®- back again at the original venue! Not to be missed!!!

Reggae On The River® Celebrates 30 Years! – Back once again at the festival’s original venue- French’s Camp, July 31, August 1-3, 2014

Free tickets to tonight's Concert Under the Stars

Want tickets to see the Little River Band at the Concert Under the Stars tonight?

Carson Now has three pairs of tickets we want to give away to our readers. All you have to do to claim them is be one of the first three people to go to Touched by Angels Home & Garden Shop on East John Street (across Carson Street from Adele's, and the stage where the concert will take place tonight) and tell them Carson Now sent you. One pair per per person please.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival ramps up for 2014 with support from Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

This year’s Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival comes to the Sand Harbor State Park shore July 11-August 24, with William Shakespeare’s As You Like It as the featured production of the summer.

Team entry deadline nears for Carson City short film competition

The Citywide Short Film Competition, hosted by the Brewery Arts Center, Carson City Access Television and the Nevada Arts Council, is less than two weeks away. Teams must register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. It is free to enter and participate.

Organizers of this second annual event are looking for budding filmmakers of all ages. The week-long short film competition runs from noon Friday, July 25 to noon, Friday Aug. 1.

July Jazz Under the Stars Mile High Jazz Band at Comma Courtyard Tuesday

The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalist Sheryl Adams present san evening of "Big-band Jazz Under the Stars" at Comma Courtyard on Tuesday, July 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The courtyard is adjacent to Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson Street, which is across the street from the state legislature building in Carson City. Admission is $5 general, free for age 18 and under.

"Come hear the music and dance under the stars!" said David Bugli, leader and pianist for the Mile High Jazz Band. "We'll play a great mix of your old favorites and some newer tunes.

Carson City Downtown Wine Walk today

It's the first Saturday of the month and that means the return of the Carson City Downtown Wine Walk, today from 1 to 5 p.m. through Carson City.

For $10 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass and endless reasons to stroll through Downtown Carson City sipping and tasting the afternoon away. Bring your wine walk glass with the Carson City Logo on it and pay only $8.

July 4 holiday weekend activities lined up for Carson City and surrounding areas

The July 4 holiday weekend has arrived and there are plenty of activities going on today through the weekend around Carson City.

The Nevada Rural Counties RVSP carnival runs through the weekend at Mills Park. Tonight RSVP will host a spectacular fireworks celebration over Carson City to go along with its 22nd annual holiday carnival.

Deadline is July 11 for registration to Fremont Symposium at Nevada State Museum

When much of the West was still part of Mexico, John C. Fremont made his way across unmapped territory leaving a lasting mark wherever he went.

Naming the Great Basin and Pyramid Lake, Humboldt, Carson, and Walker rivers, and peaks and valleys in between, the explorer from South Carolina set out to give the land a new identity. Exploring the territory that included Nevada, California, Oregon and more, he mapped the West for the rest of the world.

Wild West Murder Mystery theater train and barbecue aboard historic V&T July 18 and Aug. 15

Hijinks on the Comstock with a twist comes to Carson City this summer with "Where is the Gold?" a Wild West melodrama and murder mystery dinner set aboard a vintage Virginia and Truckee Railroad steam engine train, July 18 and August 15.

"Where is the Gold?" produced by the Brewery Arts Center will entertain with plenty of Comstock legend and lore intertwined with spellbinding whodunit mystery. The audience will be invited to help the cast of characters solve the mystery of who stole the gold, and who is responsible for the death of Mr. Big.

BAC celebrates Nevada's sesquicentennial with July concert lineup

The Brewery Arts Center in Carson City has three entertainment venues lined up for July, including folk artists, pianists and Mark Twain as part of its celebration of summer and Nevada's 150th year statehood.

World renowned pianist Louis Landon with special guest Dallas Smith, direct from the Reno Jazz Orchestra, will appear in a one-night-only performance Wednesday, July 16.

Almost 40 Years and Still Making Memories: Little River Band Headlines Concert Under the Stars

Event Date: 
July 9, 2014 - 5:00pm

You may find yourself “Reminiscing” about some “Lady” and finding “It’s a Long Way There,” or that you weren’t quite the “Lonesome Loser” in high school, you may have imagined. If these titles ring a bell or you find yourself humming the songs, Concert Under the Stars, A Benefit for The Greenhouse Project is where you will want to be Wednesday, July 9, as Little River Band headlines the sixth annual event at Cafe at Adele’s in Carson City.

For nearly 40 years, the band has produced song after song that not only has done well commercially, but has been woven into a generation’s memories.

CW and Mr. Spoons Perform Thursday at Dangberg Park

CW and Mr. Spoons will bring their western ragtime guitar — and a musical contraption called the “wonder bucket” — to the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Artown's Village with Heart's Creative Fun Fair for Youth has Epic Entertainment

Epic Artown Event to Prevent Teen Homelessness
Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jul 06 2014 .
July 5, 2014 (All day)
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July 6, 2014 (All day)

Want some Epic family fun on the Fifth of July?

Village with Heart will be having about 50 artist and artisan booths, live performances by such artists as Acoustic Guitarist Mike Badinger, singing, & dancing by Jakki Ford, Yasmina’s Belly Dance Troupe, Johnny T's Band Abandon Minds,Uklear Fusion, Poly Nui Polynesian Dance, and teen performances by Art in Motion as well as others.

There will be shopping, art demos, do-it-yourself booths such as Tandy Leather and hands on messy fun for the whole family!

Little Feat musicians Barrere and Tackett ready to jam at Concert Under the Stars

The sixth annual Concert Under the Stars, A benefit for The Greenhouse Project in Carson City promises to be bigger than ever and features Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat opening for Little River Band.

The event takes place July 9 at Café at Adele’s and the venue has been expanded to allow for greater attendance, said Karen Abowd, Greenhouse Project president.

Carson City Symphony's 'Strings in the Summer' concert July 31

Picture of "Strings in the Summer" students performing last July at Sierra Place
Event Date: 
July 31, 2014 - 10:00am

The Carson City Symphony's "Strings in the Summer" orchestra and beginning fiddle class, directed by Sue Jesch, will present its Summer String Concert of traditional American fiddle tunes on Thursday, July 31, at 10 a.m. at Sierra Place Senior Living, 1111 West College Parkway, Carson City. The concert is free and is open to the public.

Monthly swing dance party

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Jul 26 2014 .
July 26, 2014 - 6:00pm

High Sierra Swing Dance Club’s monthly dance party will be the Silver Dollar Car Classic Sock Hop, 6-10 pm July 26 at the Carson Nugget’s Grand Ballroom, 507 N. Carson St. Vintage 1950s-‘60s dance music will be played, and costumes of that era are encouraged. The fun includes dance, hula hoop, costume and limbo contests and door prizes. Cost is $5 for car show participants, $7 for members of HSSDC and Reno’s Biggest Little Swing Dance Club, $10 general for individuals and $15 for couples.

Sandie La Nae Book Signing at Morely's Books

Event Date: 
July 5, 2014 - 1:00pm

Local Author, Sandie La Nae, will be signing books at Morely's Books, 201 W. King Street, Carson City, Nevada on Saturday July 5, 2014.

This is being held during the Wine Walk.

La Nae writes books what she terms as Historic/Paranormal. Some titles are: St. Charles Hotel (in Carson City) The Old Genoa Bar (in Genoa) St. Mary Louise Hospital) in Virginia City and the Dake House (in Genoa)

Stop on it to say hi. No need to register for the wine walk to enjoy Morely's Books.

In advance, thank you for your interest

Virginia City prepares for July 4 with parade, Old West celebration on the boardwalk

Event Date: 
July 4, 2014 (All day)

Fourth of July on the Comstock rocks. Virginia City offers one of the region’s longest firework displays. Echoing off Mt. Davidson for nearly 30 minutes, you'll feel the boom in your bones this July 4 as the fireworks soar high above the town and into Six Mile Canyon, making it visible from nearly anywhere in town.

Carson City Ghost Walking Tour -Summer Evening Tours 2014

Event Date: 
June 28, 2014 - 6:30pm

Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in our seasonal Ghost Walking Tours led by Madame Curry. The Carson City Ghost Walk and Ghost Walking Tours are a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse history. Hear about lingering spirits of the past centuries, haunted and paranormal stories. This is a spirit lead, guided walking tour of the downtown district’s westside historic homes and businesses. This 90-minute guided walking tour leaves rain or shine.

Mark Twain’s Suicide Table Blood Bucket Ghost Bonanza Amen

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Repeats every month until Sat Aug 30 2014 .
June 29, 2014 (All day)
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July 29, 2014 (All day)
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August 29, 2014 (All day)

With a nod to Virginia City’s lively popular culture and lengthy history, the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, Mark Twain’s Suicide Table Blood Bucket Ghost Bonanza Amen, by artist Justin Favela at St. Mary’s Art Center from June 29 – August 30, 2014.

St. Mary’s Art Center is located at 55 North R Street, Virginia City. The exhibition is free and the public is cordially invited. The gallery is open to the public Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm.

Mark Twain’s Suicide Table Blood Bucket Ghost Bonanza Amen

Event Date: 
June 29, 2014 - 1:00pm

With a nod to Virginia City’s lively popular culture and lengthy history, the Capital City Arts Initiative [CCAI] announces its exhibition, Mark Twain’s Suicide Table Blood Bucket Ghost Bonanza Amen, by artist Justin Favela at St. Mary’s Art Center from June 29 – August 30, 2014. CCAI and St. Mary’s will host a reception for the artist in the 4th floor gallery on Sunday, June 29, 1 – 4pm. St. Mary’s Art Center is located at 55 North R Street, Virginia City. The reception and the exhibition are free and the public is cordially invited.

Westside Pour House Summer Party featuring PAWNSHOP

Event Date: 
June 27, 2014 - 8:00pm

Family Day at the Carson Valley Museum

Event Date: 
July 5, 2014 - 10:00am

Special events include activities pages for kids, and artist Charles Munroe will present a demonstration and techniques on how to hand-paint gourds from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 1477 US Highway 395 N. Information (775)-782-2555 or www.HistoricNV.org Free Admission

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