Calendar: Fall into fun
Fall 2010 events
13TH ANNUAL FALL FEST CRAFT FAIR:
More than 50 native and non-native vendors will sell beadwork, jewelry, baked goods, pottery, baskets, Indian tacos and more. Sa, 10/9, 10am-6pm; Su, 10/10, 10am-5pm. Free admission. Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Gym, 34 Reservation Rd. Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, (775) 425-3561.
AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE:
NBCs television talent show launches its first nationwide tour this fall. Sa, 10/2, 7:30pm. $39.50-$99.50. Reno Events Center, 400 N. Center St., (775) 335-8800, www.ticketmaster.com.
ELDORADO GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVAL:
The 29th annual festival features the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy, including live entertainment on two stages, a spaghetti sauce cookoff, traditional Italian fare, a grape stomping contest, bocce ball tournament, a farmers’ market and a kids’ gelato-eating contest. The event takes place on Virginia Street in front of the Eldorado. Sa, 10/9, 10am-7pm; Su, 10/10, 10am-6pm. Free. Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., (775) 786-5700.
GALENA CRAFT FAIR:
The fair will feature more than 75 crafters and artisans. Choose from artwork, home and yard decor, fabric and paper crafts, one-of-a-kind jewelry and more. There will be food, entertainment and kids activities on Saturday. Proceeds from booth sales and entrance fees will benefit the school’s PTO scholarship fund. F, 10/1, 6-9pm; Sa, 10/2, 9am-4pm. $3 per person; $5 per family. Galena High School, 3600 Butch Cassidy Drive, (775) 229-8517.
LAKE TAHOE WELLNESS WEEKEND:
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino hosts its second comprehensive, all-inclusive health and wellness-focused weekend. The event includes fitness and cooking classes, optional outdoor activities and beauty and wellness seminars. F, 9/24; Sa, 9/25; Su, 9/26. $100-$649. Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino, 111 Country Club Drive in Incline Village, (775) 832-1234, www.hyatt.laketahoe.com.
Nevada Health Center’s mobile mammography van provides screening and diagnostic mammograms to uninsured women who probably would not seek out mammography services on their own. F, 9/24, 7:45am-3:45pm. $25 donation requested, not required. Miguel Ribera Park, 3925 Neil Road, (775) 321-8702.
MCQUEEN CRAFT FAIRE:
The 25th annual craft faire features handcrafted items from more than 160 artisans, entertainment, food court and more. F, 10/15, 5:30-9pm; Sa, 10/16, 9am-5pm; Su, 10/17, 9am-4pm. $10 Friday; $5 Saturday and Sunday. McQueen High School, 6055 Lancer St., (775) 746-5880, www.mcqueencf.com.
OPERATION HEALTH CARE BOUND:
Students will have the opportunity to explore many available health care careers and participate in hands-on demonstrations and classes. Sa, 10/16, 10am-2pm. Free. Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., (775) 827-0184, www.nursinginstituteofnevada.org.
PASSPORT TO DINING:
The fifth annual event features all-you-can-taste food, wine, beer and beverages from more than 25 local restaurants, wineries and breweries, as well as live music, silent and live auctions, and a commemorative glass. Th, 10/7, 6-9pm. $25 advance; $30 at the door. North Lake Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach, (530) 546-9000, www.northtahoebusiness.org.
RENO CELTIC CELEBRATION:
Celebrate Celtic culture with music, dance, reenactments, athletics, food and drink, vendors, family name search for Celtic connections and more. Sa, 10/2, 10am-5pm; Su, 10/3, 10am-5pm. $10 at the gate; free for kids under 12 with paid adult. Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road., (775) 826-7848, www.renoceltic.org.
RENO COIN CLUB COIN SHOW:
There will be 30-plus tables, a raffle, free coins for kids and more. Sa, 10/30, 9am-5pm; Su, 10/31, 9am-4pm. $2, general; free for kids under 12. Holiday Inn, 55 E. Nugget Ave. in Sparks, (775) 741-0960, www.renocoinclub.org.
RIVERWALK MERCHANTS HALLOWEEN HOLLOW:
The annual Halloween event features spirited entertainment and special shows for two evenings. Trick or treat at merchants’ locations and visit ghostly characters from times past. The events begin in the West Street Plaza. Sa, 10/30, 4-7pm. Free. The Riverwalk District, Downtown Reno, (775) 825-9255, www.renoriver.org/halloween.
The 16th annual celebration of music, metal and motorcycles rumbles into town. There will be tours, live entertainment, parades, ride-in shows, stunt shows, America’s Finest Custom Bike Builder’s Expo and more held at various venues in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Virginia City. W-Su through 9/26. Opens 9/22. Free for most events. Call or visit website for details, (775) 329-7469, www.road-shows.com.
VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE RAILROAD:
Round-trip and one-way rides between Carson City and Virginia City will run every Friday at the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. F-Su through 10/31. $36-$48. Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Carson City to Virginia City, (775) 588-2412.
SHEPPARD FINE ARTS GALLERY, CHURCH FINE ARTS BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO:
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART:
The Wrong Side of Reno: Three Decades of Punk and Hardcore Music in the Biggest Little City, The exhibition presents a comprehensive anthology of vinyl records that have been pressed in Reno during the city’s long and intimate history with underground music. W-Su through 3/6. Opens 10/2. $1-$10. Other Realities: Contemporary Chinese Painting, The exhibition features artwork by six of China’s most highly regarded Realist painters and introduces their work to Western audiences for the first time. W-Su through 2/13. Opens 11/6. $1-$10. Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: John James Audubon and the Birds of America, This exhibition features 50 of Audubon’s most dramatic and life-sized watercolor depictions from the first-edition printing of The New York Historical Society Edition. W-Su through 2/13. Opens 11/6. $1-$10. 160 W. Liberty St., (775) 329-3333, www.nevadaart.org.
IWW RENO LABOR FILM SERIES:
Tu, 9/28, 6pm. Free. Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 1601 Vassar St., (775) 240-2716.
RENO FILM FESTIVAL’S MANHATTAN SHORTS:
The Reno Film Festival will host the only Nevada screenings of this year’s Manhattan Short Film Competition. Attendees at these screenings can “review and vote” on the films. The international winner will be announced the following week in New York City. F, 10/1, 7:30pm; Sa, 10/2, 7:30pm. $8 general; $4 students. Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St. next to Lawlor Events Center, (775) 334-6707, www.renofilmfestival.com.
SATURN: JEWEL OF THE HEAVENS:
The full-dome digital star show by Clark Planetarium Productions features Saturn’s moons, rings and exotic secrets in the latest 3-D technology (no 3-D glasses required.) Autumn Stargazing, a look at what’s up in the sky this fall, accompanies Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens and is included in the ticket price. Tu-Su, 2 & 4pm through 1/2. Opens 9/7; F, 6pm through 12/31. Opens 9/10; Sa, 12 & 6pm through 1/1. Opens 9/11; Su, noon through 1/2. Opens 9/12. $6 adults; $4 kids ages 3-12, seniors age 60 and older. Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, 1650 N. Virginia St. north of Lawlor Events Center, (775) 784-4812, www.planetarium.unr.edu.
THE SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET:
This full-dome digital star show by Clark Planetarium Productions lets audiences “climb aboard” a virtual, magical cardboard rocket with two young adventurers to experience an up-close look at each of our solar system’s planets. Recommended for elementary-school children, but open to all ages. Sa, Su, 11am through 1/2. Opens 9/11. $6 adults; $4 kids ages 3-12, seniors age 60 and older. Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, 1650 N. Virginia St. north of Lawlor Events Center, (775) 784-4812, www.planetarium.unr.edu.
JOANNE MESCHERY FICTION READING:
Nevada Hall of Fame writer Joanne Meschery will read from her fiction and sign books. She will also conduct a workshop the following Saturday open to the first 15 participants to register. Fees apply for workshop registration. F, 9/24, 7-9pm. Free. Sierra Nevada College, 999 Tahoe Blvd. in Incline Village, (775) 881-7514, www.sierranevada.edu/home.php.
This is a performance-based poetry open mic, but music that accompanies the poetry is OK. Third W of every month, 7-11pm through 12/15. $3; free for performing poets. West Street Market, 148 West St., (775) 303-7833, www.myspace.com/spokenviews.
ARGENTA TRIO: SONGS WITHOUT WORDS:
The Argenta Trio opens their season with performances of “Songs Without Words” and Trio in D Minor by Felix Mendelssohn, followed by “Maelstrom” by Anton Czarnik and closing with the Archduke Trio by Ludwig van Beethoven. F, 10/1, 7:30pm. $15 adults; $1 University of Nevada, Reno students. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278, www.unrschoolofthearts.org.
The country singer/songwriter performs. F, 10/29, 6-10pm. $17 CVAC members; $20 non-members. CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden, (775) 782-8207, www.cvartscouncil.com.
F, 10/1, 7:30pm. $28.90, $38.90. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 324-6007.
CLARINETIST MINGZHE WANG:
Wang will be joined by pianist Hyeyeon Park and University of Nevada, Reno music faculty cellist Dmitir Atapine performing works by Ries, Gade and Zemlinsky. Th, 9/30, 7:30pm. Free. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278, www.unrschoolofthearts.org.
DARIN TALBOT’S MUSICAL TOUR AROUND TAHOE:
The “Lake Tahoe Troubadour” performs. Bring your own picnic dinner. Tables and chairs will be provided. Su, 7pm through 9/26. $19.99 adults; $9.99 children 12 and younger. The Mark Twain Cultural Center, 760 Mays Blvd. Ste. 10 in the Village Center in Incline Village, (775) 831-2820, www.ghostoftwain.com.
The classic rock band performs. F, 10/1, 8pm. $115-$198. Reno Events Center, 400 N. Center St., (775) 335-8800.
IN THE MOOD:
This 1940s musical revue takes a retro look at the life and time of America’s “greatest generation.” Sa, 10/2, 2pm; Su, 10/3, 2 & 7:30pm. $30-$60. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 324-6007.
Reno Concerts continues its 2010-2011 season with Morris’ tribute to Patsy Cline. Su, 10/17, 7:30pm. $22 general; $15 students. Steinway Piano Gallery, 500 E. Moana Lane, (775) 829-0600, www.renoconcerts.org.
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra presents its MasterClassics 2 concert. The orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, featuring guest pianist Marc Yu, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor, op. 27. Su, 10/10, 4pm; Tu, 10/12, 7:30pm. $24-$72. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 323-6393, www.renophil.com.
The Irish superstar group masters the percussive Celtic heartbeat while touching on jazz and pushing acoustic traditions to new heights. Th, 9/23, 7:30pm. $5-$24. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278, www.unrschoolofthearts.org.
MUSIC FOR THE GODS:
The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra’s MasterClassics 3 concert includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 “Jupiter,” Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, featuring John Lenz on horn, and Strauss’ Tod und Verklärung, op. 24 (Death and Transfiguration.) Su, 11/14, 4pm; Tu, 11/16, 7:30pm. $24-$72. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 323-6393, www.renophil.com.
RENO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: The RCO presents a program featuring Lopez Chollett’s “Fiesta” from String Serenade, Chávez’s Symphony No. 5, Ginastera’s Dances from Estancia and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Sa, 10/16, 8pm; Su, 10/17, 2pm. $5-$40. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 348-9413, www.renochamberorchestra.org.
STEVE MARTIN WITH THE STEEP MOUNTAIN RANGERS:
An evening of bluegrass and banjo performed by the actor/comedian and his bluegrass combo. Tu, 10/5, 8pm. $40-$70. Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2000, www.grandsierraresort.com.
The Canadian folk band performs. Th, 9/30, 7pm. $17 CVAC members, $20 non-members. CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden, (775) 782-8207, www.cvartscouncil.com.
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:
The University Orchestra’s opening concert of the season includes the Mozart Clarinet “Concerto” featuring University of Nevada, Reno music faculty member David Ehrke. Tu, 10/5, 7:30pm. Free. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278, www.unrschoolofthearts.org.
ZAC BROWN BAND:
The Southern rock/folk rock/country band performs with opening act Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Th, 9/23, 7pm. $25-$39.50. Lawlor Events Center, 1500 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4444.
A.V.A. BALLET THEATRES NUTCRACKER:
A.V.A. Ballet Theater presents its 15th annual performance of the classic ballet. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s score. F, 12/10, 8pm; Sa, 12/11, 2 & 8pm; Su, 12/12, 2pm. $26-$51. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 762-5165, www.avaballet.com.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:
Brodway Comes to Reno kicks off its 2010-2011 season with this musical based on the Disney animated film. F, 11/5, 8pm; Sa, 11/6, 2 & 8pm; Su, 11/7, 2 & 7pm. $TBA. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 686-6600, www.pioneercenter.com.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE:
Reno Little Theater presents Jeffery Hatcher’s suspenseful new take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale of terror. F, 11/5, 7:30pm; Sa, 11/6, 7:30pm; Su, 11/7, 2pm; F, 11/12, 7:30pm; Sa, 11/13, 7:30pm; Su, 11/14, 2pm; F, 11/26, 7:30pm; Sa, 11/27, 7:30pm; Su, 11/28, 2pm. $12 general; $10 seniors; $6 students with ID. Hug High School Theater, 2880 Sutro St., (775) 329-0661, www.renolittletheater.org.
JOHN LITHGOW’S STORIES BY HEART:
Artown presents John Lithgow’s one-man show. Th, 10/28, 8pm. $30-$60. Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2000, www.grandsierraresort.com.
Carson Valley Community Theatre presents this comedy written by Robin Hawdon and directed by Lucille Rao. F, 9/24, 7:30pm; Sa, 9/25, 7:30pm; Su, 9/26, 2pm. $15 general admission; $12 students, seniors; $49.50 dinner and show. CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden, (775) 843-3493, http://carsonvalleycommunitytheatre.org.
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY & VAMPIRE LSBIANS OF SODOM:
Two, one-act plays from Bruka Theatre. 10/8-10/29. $16-$25. Bruka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., 323-3221.
STOP KISS: Nevada Repertory Company presents Diana Son’s play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably. F, 10/1, 7:30pm; Sa, 10/2, 7:30pm; W, 10/6, 7:30pm; Th, 10/7, 7:30pm; F, 10/8, 7:30pm; Sa, 10/9, 7:30pm; Su, 10/10, 1:30pm. $5-$15. Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278, www.unrschoolofthearts.org.
Hosts Moose & Zee take audience members through four musical adventures starring characters from four of Nickelodeon’s top-rated preschool shows Dora the Explorer, The Backyardigans, Ni Hao, Kai-lan and Wonder Pets! W, 10/13, 7pm; Th, 10/14, 11am & 7pm. $14-$28. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 324-6007.
SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER/THURSDAYS CHILD:
Good Luck Macbeth Classic Theater Company features two, one-act plays: Tennessee Williams’ Suddenly Last Summer, and Dalia Gerdel’s surreal tale of loss Thursdays Child. F, 9/24, 7:30pm; Sa, 9/25, 7:30pm; F, 10/1, 7:30pm; Sa, 10/2, 7:30pm; Su, 10/3, 3pm. $15 general admission; $10 students, seniors. Laxalt Auditorium, Warren Nelson Building, 401 W. Second St., (775) 322-3716, http://goodluckmacbeth.org.
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE:
Reno Little Theater kicks off its 76th season with Arthur Miller’s classic, Tony award-winning drama that depicts an ordinary family torn apart by the dark primal passions that lurk deep in a man’s heart. F, 9/24, 7:30-9:45pm; Sa, 9/25, 7:30-9:45pm; Su, 9/26, 2-4pm; F, 10/1, 7:30-9:45pm; Sa, 10/2, 7:30-9:45pm; Su, 10/3, 2-4pm; F, 10/8, 7:30-9:45pm; Sa, 10/9, 7:30-9:45pm; Su, 10/10, 2-4pm. $12 adults; $10 seniors 60 and older; $6 students with ID. Hug High School Theater, 2880 Sutro St., (775) 343-8100, www.renolittletheater.org