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Sassafrass fundraising festival on Saturday

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August 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

Something amazing is happening in our Carson City! Once again our community is rising up to help a neighbor in need.

As many of you may have heard a favorite, downtown restaurant, Sassafras is being forced to relocate. The word spread throughout our community and one question was being asked “how can we help?”

I had a chance to attend a meeting of volunteers from the community to help organize a benefit to help Save our Sassafras. I then asked Owner, Scott Owen Doerr, what he wanted people to know. This is what he had to say:

Carson City TV News at second annual City Wide Short Film Competition

Carson TV News correspondent Ian Hill reports on the red-carpet event at the Brewery Arts Center last weekend celebrating the second annual City Wide Short Film Competition.
New and veteran filmmakers were put to competition to produce a film in just one week. The house was packed and viewers delighted as they watched the screening of the 14 films.

Jazz and Beyond presents Boogie Woogie pianist Carl Sonny Leyland at BAC Thursday

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August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival presents Boogie Woogie Hall of Famer Carl Sonny Leyland in concert on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St., Carson City.

"Jazz & Beyond" is a yearly festival put on by the Mile High Jazz Band Association and its sponsors. Admission to this concert is free. Donations are requested and include a chance at a door prize.

City Wide Short Film Festival at the BAC

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August 2, 2014 (All day)

Once again the Brewery Arts Center brought arts to our little city in a big way. Saturday night The City Wide Short Film competition was a huge hit.

New and veteran filmmakers were put to competition to produce a film in just one week. The house was packed and viewers delighted as they watched the screening of the 14 films.

Be sure not to miss this excellent event next year. In the meantime visit breweryarts.org for many other worthy events.

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.

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.

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.

SOS, Save Our Sassafras

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Repeats every day until Sun Aug 10 2014 .
August 9, 2014 (All day)
Event Date: 
August 10, 2014 (All day)

Something amazing is happening in our Carson City! Once again our community is rising up to help a neighbor in need.
As many of you may have heard a favorite, downtown restaurant, Sassafras is being forced to relocate.
The word spread throughout our community and one question was being asked “how can we help”
I had a chance to attend a meeting of volunteers from the community to help organize a benefit to help save our Sassafras. I then asked Owner, Scott Owen Doerr, what he wanted people to know?
This is what he had to say.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Carson City Ghost Walking Tour -Summer Evening Tours 2014

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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.

BAC, Carson City Access TV launch second annual Short Film Competition

The Brewery Arts Center and Carson City Access Television are looking for budding filmmakers of all ages for its second citywide short film competition.

The week-long City Wide Short Film Competition runs from noon Friday, July 25 to noon, Friday Aug. 1. Registration is required by 5 p.m. July 23. It is free to enter and participate.

Here's how it works: On Friday, July 25, filmmaking teams will pick a film genre and be given three "ingredients" that must be used in the film.

The Floyd at Brewery Arts Center

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Repeats every day until Sat Jun 14 2014 .
June 13, 2014 (All day)
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June 14, 2014 (All day)

If you're a fan of Pink Floyd, the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City sends a "hey you" shout out from above and beyond. The Reno-based tribute band known as "The Floyd" will launch a full array of stunning sight and sound glory in the capital city June 13-14.

The Floyd is well known throughout Northern Nevada for its uncanny musical stylings, spectacular laser light show and iconic Pink Floyd eye-popping videos.

'Greetings From Tintab' Reno Handbell Ensemble performs Saturday at Brewery Arts Center

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June 14, 2014 - 11:00am

Tintabulations, a community handbell ensemble from Reno, presents their spring concert series to raise money for their first national tour to North Carolina.

Tintabulations will be performing “Greetings From Tintab” on Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m. in the blackbox theater of the Brewery Arts Center. Their concert weaves stories from the group’s past with modern bell literature.

Carson City leadership 'boot camps' designed to inspire change in organizations

Carson City area leaders in business, government and the nonprofit sector are encouraged to enroll in a series of workshops this month designed to inspire, energize and bring about positive, efficient paradigm changes to organizations.

Led by award-winning humanitarian and motivational speaker Ian Hill, the "boot camps" will be held June 16, 20 and 23 at the BRIC building, 108 E. Proctor Street in Carson City. Enrollment ranges from $199 to $249. A portion of proceeds will go to the Carson City Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Brewery Arts Center.

Pink Floyd tribute band 'The Floyd' goes full throttle at Brewery Arts Center

If you're a fan of Pink Floyd, the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City sends a "hey you" shout out from above and beyond. The Reno-based tribute band known as "The Floyd" will launch a full array of stunning sight and sound glory in the capital city June 13-14.

The Floyd is well known throughout Northern Nevada for its uncanny musical stylings, spectacular laser light show and iconic Pink Floyd eye-popping videos.

Bike Month Wrap Up

As May comes to a close, it’s time to look back on all the fun events we had during Bike Month and thank our volunteers and sponsors who made it all possible!
Tour of Carson City

It's Your City with Ian Hill talks about upcoming Leadership Boot Camp

Ian Hill of Carson City provides an update on the Leadership Boot Camp being made available by The Changing Point. Proceeds from this program will benefit CASA of Carson City and the Brewery Arts Center.

The Boot Camps will be held June 12 and June 16, 2014 at the The BRIC building, 108 E. Proctor Street in Carson City. Go here for more information and to sign up.

Dancing Drum performance Friday at Brewery Arts Center

Seeliger Elementary and the Brewery Arts Center have partnered to bring "Dancing Drum," an interactive performance on Friday that combines high energy drumming with abundant opportunities for audience participation.

Students from Seeliger Elementary School will join New Orleans-based Dancing Drum's Steve Campbell during a section of the performance.

Be prepared for lots of great music, outstanding musicianship and a fun way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend. Tickets are $5. The show begins 7:00pm in the BAC Performance Hall, 511 W King Street in Carson City.

Home Meet and Greet for Lorne Houle, Candidate for Carson City Sheriff

Carson City Sheriff Candidate
Event Date: 
May 25, 2014 - 1:00pm

I extend this opportunity to those who would like to get familiar with the policies and changes the Carson City Sheriff's Office will endure should I be elected the next Sheriff.

I invite you into my home to allow citizens of the community to present ideas or suggestions about how to reform and improve the department. I want to know what YOU want. This would be the time and place to ask any relevant questions before election week and what to expect from me at the Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum, which takes place on May 29th at the Brewery Arts Center.

Muscle Powered’s Westside Cruiser Ride

It’s time once again for Muscle Powered’s annual Westside Cruiser Ride! This event keeps growing each year, and with the weather forecast showing temperatures in the 80s on Wednesday, we hope to get the biggest turnout yet. This year’s ride will start and finish at the Brewery Arts Center at the corner of Minnesota and King Street. Signups for the ride begin at 6:00 PM, the ride starts rolling around 6:30 PM.

Plans for Carson City Jazz and Beyond Music Festival underway

Get ready for an exciting summer of music when the Jazz and Beyond Carson City Music Festival takes place, August 1-17. The festival, which began in 2004, is presented by the Mile High Jazz Band Assoc.

Last year, the Jazz and Beyond Festival featured 60 performances and over 100 performers, and organizers hope to match that accomplishment this year. Most performances are presented free to the public. Beyond jazz, the festival included bluegrass, blues, mariachi, and more.

Anti-bullying campaign founder says issue is epidemic that requires community solutions

The statistic is staggering: 56 percent of school children, grades 5-12, or about 13 million nationwide say they've been a target of bullies at one time or another.

It's a problem that affects communities, families and schools. Tackling the issue takes a commitment from parents, teachers, law enforcement, elected officials and children themselves. That was the message delivered Saturday at workshop in Carson City presented by the founding members of the national nonprofit group Teach Anti-Bullying, Inc.

What Are Your Kids Going to Do This Summer?

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Repeats every 2 days until Mon Jun 02 2014 .
May 28, 2014 (All day)
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May 30, 2014 (All day)
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June 1, 2014 (All day)

What are your children doing this summer? With the school year coming to a close, summer approaches with the promise of warmth and long days. Families talk about vacation time.

Still, parents wonder what else their children will be doing. And children wonder too. It's time to plan now.

Capital Crossfire: The Margins Tax – Reckless Taxation or a Must for Education?

Capital Crossfire takes on the Margins Tax this week as Karl Neathammer and Shelly Aldean speak with guest Karen Griffin with Faiss Foley Warren, a Las Vegas public relations firm that specializes in government relations.
The three discuss the Nevada Margins Tax Initiative and its predicted impacts on business, education and future economic growth.

The issue will be Question 3 in Nevada's November general-election ballot. If it is approved by a majority of voters, the tax would impose a 2 percent tax on a business' margins after allowable deductions are taken. Only businesses that gross $1 million annually or more will be subject to the tax.

Fritsch Elementary Ends Year with a Splash of Color

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Repeats every day until Fri May 23 2014 .
May 22, 2014 - 5:30pm
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May 23, 2014 - 5:30pm

Fritsch Elementary School will be ending the school year with a splash of local color! The school has invited local artists into the classroom to share their expertise and creativity with the students. “Art taps into all parts of the brain and allows us to reach students who have talents that otherwise would not be realized,” stated Principal Mary Garey.

Free Friday family film night featured at Brewery Arts Center

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May 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Brewery Arts Center will hold a FREE Family Film Night this Friday, May 2, 7 p.m. It will be held at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W King Street, and is in partnership with Living Stones Church.

The film "Frozen" will be featured and snacks are included along with some special surprises for the evening. Please come ready to have a fun and relaxing evening!

Brews, Brats and Ballet celebrated Saturday at Brewery Arts Center

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May 17, 2014 - 7:30pm

Sierra Nevada Ballet will present its annual spring concert, Brew, Brats and Ballet in Carson City on May 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King Street.

This eclectic event invites the audience to enjoy sausages, salads and a beverage while sampling a wide variety of innovative and exciting short new Sierra Nevada Ballet choreographic offerings ranging from classical ballet to more contemporary work.

National anti-bullying group to give May 10 talk in Carson City

Carson City will host a presentation on bullying by a Philadelphia-based nonprofit agency that works around the country with educators, parents and law enforcement.

Members of Teach Anti-Bullying, Inc. will discuss what many say is a national crisis affecting communities across the country. The Saturday, May 10 presentation, Bullying: The Silent Threat, will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 West King Street, in Carson City.

Tickets on Sale for High Sierra Swing Dance Club's Annual Spring Ball

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April 26, 2014 - 5:30pm

High Sierra Swing Dance Club invites the public to its seventh-annual Spring Ball dinner-dance on April 26 at the Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson St., Carson City.

The semi-formal/formal-attire evening begins with hors d'oeuvres and no-host cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and continues with dance performances at 6:30, buffet dinner at 7, open dancing 8-11 pm to West Coast swing,
nightclub two-step, country two-step, waltz and Latin tunes.

Wild Horse Children's Theater Performance of Mulan Jr. Continues

Wild Horse Children’s invites you to travel back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with Disney’s Mulan, Jr., the action-packed, musical stage adaptation of the Disney film. Complete with authentic Chinese dancing and even an avalanche, this production of Disney’s Mulan, Jr. will be marching its way to Northern Nevada on April 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and April 12 and 13 at 2 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King Street in Carson City.

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church Bell ready to ring this spring

St. Teresa of Avila Bell Pavilion
Fr. Chuck Durante

Shaheen Beauchamp Builders is setting the original 1873 St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community church bell in its new home on Lompa Lane in Carson City.

The bell was graciously donated by the Brewery Arts Center last year and we are anxiously waiting for it to ring again this spring. St. Teresa of Avila was established in Carson City in 1858.

Children’s theater production of Disney’s Mulan, Jr. runs April 4-13 in Carson City

Carson City's Wild Horse Children’s Theater invites you to travel back to the legendary, storytelling days of ancient China with Disney’s Mulan, Jr., the action-packed, musical stage adaptation of the Disney film.

Complete with authentic Chinese dancing and even an avalanche, this production of Disney’s Mulan, Jr. will be marching its way to Northern Nevada on April 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 7:00 p.m. and April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King Street in Carson City.

WNC, Brewery Arts partner to bring classical guitar legend George Sakellariou to Carson City

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April 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

After five decades of entertaining audiences around the globe, world-renowned classical guitarist George Sakellariou still loves making music. He will will share his immense talent in a rare Northern Nevada appearance on Saturday, April 26, through a partnership between Western Nevada College and the Brewery Arts Center.

Don’t miss the new Salsa craze in Carson City, Truckee and Reno

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Repeats every day until Mon Mar 31 2014 .
March 31, 2014 - 6:00pm

Latin dancers BB and Kiki sold out their beginner classes in March. To help with the demand they are adding more classes in April for Carson City, Reno and Truckee.

Learn a social dance that you can take out on the town in Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco and beyond from instructors that are well respected in their field for fun and inspiring dance classes. See their website here.

Brewery Arts Center welcomes Men of Worth in concert Friday

The Brewery Arts Center in Carson City is the place to be St. Patrick's Day weekend when a bit of Ireland and Scotland come to town for one night only.

Scotsman Donnie Macdonald and Irishman James Keigher blend music and storytelling to take audiences on a journey to their homelands. The folk duo Men of Worth will bring Celtic music to life this Friday, March 14, 8 p.m. in the BAC Performance Hall, 511 W King Street.

Carson City GATE students get schooled in sheriff's office K9 patrol

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit hosted a group of students from the Gifted and Academically Talented Education program from the Carson City School District Wednesday at the Fuji Park Pavilion.

Twenty-seven 6th and 7th grade students from Eagle Valley and Carson Middle Schools spent the day with the K9 Unit learning how the dogs work in drug detection, patrol work, and tracking. Demonstrations were done with the dogs and their handlers giving the students first hand experience at just what the teams are capable of.

Brewery Arts Center releases spring education catalog, demonstrations today during Wine Walk

The Brewery Arts Center in Carson City has released its Spring Arts Education Catalog. You can view the courses below or go to the website here or learn more about it during a Saturday demonstration during the Downtown Carson City Wine Walk.

Program Director Tami Castillo Shelton reports the BAC is already seeing some its classes filling and its upcoming concert "Men of Worth" is selling fast. Call (775-883-1976).

Carson City restaurant kicks off state's first vegan challenge

Foodies Bystro inside the Historic Carson Brewery in Carson City has announced the participants in Nevada's first Vegan Cuisine Challenge.

Each meat eating participant has agreed to live the life of a vegetarian for three days eating only vegan food. All participants will eat a vegetarian breakfast and join Foodies Bystro for lunch, dinner and dessert from its specialty designed vegan cuisine menu.

Proscenium Players 'Wedding from Hell!' extends Brewery Arts Center showings

The Carson City run of Proscenium Players, Inc., murder mystery production of “The Wedding from Hell!” is being extended for two additional weekends at the Brewery Arts Center as a murder mystery dessert buffet show.

Performance dates are Fridays, Feb. 21, and Feb. 28 and Saturdays, Feb. 22 and March 1 at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a Saturday, March 1 matinee performance at 2 p.m. This will be a fundraiser performance for the Carson City Senior Citizen’s Center with all the proceeds going to the Senior Meals Programs. All performance will be held in the Maizie Harris Jesse Theater at the Brewery Arts Center located at 409 W. King Street, Carson City.

Brewery Arts Center develops survey, asks for feedback to plan upcoming season

The Brewery Arts Center, known as the capital city's epicenter for the arts since 1977, has developed a survey for Carson City residents to take that will help BAC board members determined future needs and what locals expect from their arts center.

The survey is only 22 questions and accessible through the live link here and will remain live until the end of February.

The Carson City Vagina Monologues: a Second Year, a Second Chance to Reach Out

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February 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

The comical, informative and uplifting performance of “The Vagina Monologues” will be returning to the stage in Carson City for 2014. This controversial play was written in 1996 by Eve Ensler; a playwright, feminist, activist, performer, and artivist.

Free workshop in traditional Chinese dance with Nevada Arts Council artist

There will be a free workshop in traditional Chinese dance with Nevada Arts Council artist Xian Na Carlson on Monday, Jan. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 West King Street. All ages and experience levels welcome.

Winter Wine and All That Jazz benefit for the Brewery Arts Center set for Jan. 18

The Brewery Arts Center, Carson City’s premiere epicenter for the arts since 1977 has partnered with the Carson Nugget as well as various vineyards and vendors to present Winter Wine and All That Jazz, an evening of wine tasting, music, dancing, a live art demonstration, silent auction and raffles.

This annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, January 18 at the Carson Nugget from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are $30 per person and are available for purchase at www.breweryarts.org. For more info call the Brewery Arts Center office at 775-883-1976

Carson City supervisors to meet with backers of proposed sales tax

Meetings have been established with two Carson City supervisors to discuss proposed downtown revitalization plans as well as building, improvements and infrastructure for Carson City through a proposed 1/8-cent sales tax.

Carson City's Forward group will meet today with Carson City Supervisor John McKenna, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Business Resource Innovation Center, BRIC, 108 E. Proctor St., Carson City.

Downtown Carson City vision plan promotes small business, provides incentive for new business

There has been a lot of controversy and negative press over the last few years regarding our downtown and the movement of the 20/20 group. Many of you remember Carson City having a downtown. Some of you are new to our area within the last 30 years, and some are of a generation who grew up here and only know what you have been familiar with. In all these scenarios change is very unsettling.

Arrest made in Nov. 7 West Carson City vandalism spree

A 21-year-old Carson City man already in jail was booked Tuesday on three gross misdemeanor charges of property damage to a school or religious facility. The charges are related to a Nov. 7, vandalism spree on the west side of Carson City.

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