14TH ANNUAL TRUCKEE BREW FEST: Truckee Optimist’s annual event features more than 40 beers, silent auction and live music. Sat, 6/8, 1pm. $35. Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee, truckeeoptimist.publishpath.com.
2019 BEERFEST & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: The 13th annual event features two stages of live music, numerous craft beers and ciders, a beer run, hiking, mountain biking, yoga and other activities. Fri, 7/5-Sun, 7/7. Northstar California Resort, 5001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, www.northstarcalifornia.com.
24-HOUR MURAL MARATHON: In conjunction with Reno Art Fest, watch art come to life in this competition in which seven artists have just 24 hours to paint an original mural on the side of the Circus Circus Hotel. Spectators can watch artists create their masterpieces and enjoy food and music during the weekend event. Fri, 7/12-Sun, 7/14. Circus Circus, 500 N. Sierra St., artechreno.com/reno-art-fest-2019.
3RD THURSDAY: The monthly event will highlight art, specialty food, farmers, crafts, music and cultural heritage. 3rd Thursday will be a year-round, running every third Thursday of the month from 4pm-9pm in Victorian Square. It will be located in both indoor and outdoor spaces during the colder months of the year. Thu, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 4pm. Free. Victorian Square, Victorian Ave, Sparks, www.39northdowntown.com.
4TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA CITY RODEO & FIESTA DEL CHARRO: The two-day event includes a longhorn cattle drive, a mutton busting tournament, the Fiesta del Charro rodeo and a street dance on C Street with mariachi bands and live music from Lady & The Tramps. Sat, 8/24-Sun 8/25. $15-$25. Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds, 458 F St., Virginia City, Virginia City, (775) 847-7500, visitvirginiacitynv.com.
4TH OF JULY PARADE: Virginia City celebrates Independence Day with a parade, raffle and auction, the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert, Old West shootouts, train rides and a fireworks show at dark. Thu, 7/4. C Street, Virginia City, (775) 847-7500, visitvirginiacitynv.com.
ART, WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL: The two-day event features wine tasting, performance stages, restaurants, shops and walkways lined with fine art booths and exhibits. All proceeds from the event benefit Achieve Tahoe. Sat, 7/13-Sun, 7/14. Free. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley., squawalpine.com/events-things-do/art-wine-music-festival.
ARTOWN: The annual arts and cultural festival features over 500 multidisciplinary events, including music, dance, theater, visual arts, workshops, art walks and more. Most events are free to the public. Mon, 7/1-Wed, 7/31. Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave., and other locations in Reno and Sparks, (775) 322-1538, artown.org.
BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP: The PGA Tour event brings world-class professional athletes to the Reno-Tahoe area. The event is also the only one offering Modified Stableford playing format, which encourages the pros to shoot for the pin, creating more excitement for spectators. Mon, 7/22-Sun, 7/28. $27.25-$202.25. Montrêux Golf & Country Club, 18077 Bordeaux Drive, (775) 322-3900, barracudachampionship.com.
BASS CAMP IN THE PARK: The all-day party features DJs, art cars, live art, exhibitions, a vendor village and food trucks. Grammy-nominated British DJ/producer Chris Lake and Dancetronauts headline the all-ages event. Sat, 6/29, 4pm. $10-$50. Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave., www.basscampfest.com.
BEST IN THE WEST NUGGET RIB COOK-OFF: Two dozen of the world’s top barbecue cooks compete for prizes and bragging rights to the best ribs in the West during the 31st annual festival. The end-of-summer celebration also features the Crafters Crossing area, the Kids’ Area and live entertainment on two stages. Wed, 8/28-Mon, 9/2, 10:30am. Free. Victorian Square, 764-794 Victorian Ave., Sparks, (775) 356-3300, nuggetribcookoff.com.
BIGGEST LITTLE CITY WING FEST: More than 20 wing-cookers will participate, competing for the best sauces and new found fans, during the seventh annual event. There will be a free entertainment on outdoor stages, including performances by A Thousand Horses and Lindsay Ell. Fri, 7/5-Sat 7/6. Free. Downtown Reno, North Virginia Street, www.silverlegacyreno.com/event/events/biggest-little-city-wing-fest.
CARSON VALLEY DAYS CELEBRATION: The 109th annual event features carnival rides, free evening concerts and a parade, crafts fair vendors, food vendors and more. Thu, 6/6-Sun 6/9. Lampe Park, 1324 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, visitcarsonvalley.org.
CITY SOLSTICE FESTIVAL: Celebrate the beginning of summer at the annual festival featuring the Tahoe City Food & Wine Classic, the kick-off event for Concerts at Commons, a farmers market, Classical Car Stroll, Cobblestone Day party and more. Thu, 6/13-Sun, 6/16. Various venues in Tahoe City, tahoesignatureproperties.com/events/city-solstice-festival.
CIVIL WAR DAYS & BATTLE TRAIN: Hundreds of Civil War reenactors battle out great scenes on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, and even right in the middle of C Street, as part of the Labor Day Parade. Dress in your finest Victorian garb and join the ladies for High Tea, or take a ride on an evening champagne train and see a battle from your seat. Sat, 8/31-Sun, 9/1. Various locations in Virginia City, visitvirginiacitynv.com.
CORDILLERA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The festival features more than 50 films from the world’s best emerging and established filmmakers. Highlighted events include a red carpet ceremony, “Meet the Filmmakers” party, Movies in the Park during Artown, celebrity panels and an awards banquet. Thu, 7/25-Sun, 7/28. Wingfield Park, 2 N. Arlington Ave., and other locations, www.ciffnv.org.
CULTURE FEST: Enjoy delicious cuisine, live music and dance, fun games, kids activities and more outside on the Library Plaza. Sat, 6/15, noon. Lake Tahoe Community College, 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, www.ltcc.edu.
EVENINGS ON THE RANCH: Bring a blanket or a low-back lawn chair and enjoy live performers behind the Western Heritage Interpretive Center every Wednesday evening in July. Wed, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7pm. Free. Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, (775) 828-6612, www.washoecounty.us/parks/parks_and_trails/calendar.php.
FRESH TRACKS FESTIVAL: This mid-summer festival pairs some of the best local live music and more than 40 regional craft beers to raise funds for the Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation. Performers include Dead Winter Carpenters, Mojo Green and Mescalito. Sat, 8/3, noon. $35-$50. The Hangar, 2401 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, www.freshtracksfestival.com.
GALENA CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS: Come out for a good, old-fashioned mashmallow roast and live entertainment on Friday evenings. Programs are free, but a $4 donation is requested. Fri, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8pm. Free. Galena Creek Regional Park, 18250 Mt. Rose Highway, (775) 849-2511, www.washoecounty.us.
THE GREAT ELDORADO BBQ, BREWS & BLUES FESTIVAL: The Eldorado Resort Casino’s annual event is equal parts barbecue block party, microbrew tasting event with more than 50 microbrews from around the world and music festival with two stages featuring rock and blues acts, including headliners Berlin and War. Fri, 6/14-Sat, 6/15. Downtown Reno along North Virginia Street, (775) 786-5700, www.eldoradoreno.com.
HOT AUGUST NIGHTS: The 33rd annual celebration of America’s love affair with cars and rock ’n’ roll features cruises, show ’n’ shines, drag races and burnouts, AutoCross, car auctions, live music and more. Mon, 8/5-Sun, 8/11. Various locations in Reno, Sparks and other locations, (775) 356-1956, hotaugustnights.net.
LAKE TAHOE FREEDOM FEST: Celebrate summer skiing and the Fourth of July at this festival featuring three days of live music, including performances by Grant Farm at Gold Coast and a free show at KT Base Bar with Paul Oakenfold, followed by a fireworks display. Wed, 7/3-Sun, 7/7. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, squawalpine.com.
IRON REBELS CAR SHOW: The show is open to all makes, models and years and features vendors, food and drinks, hourly raffle prizes and live music. Proceeds go to Relay for Life and The Cancer Society. Sat, 6/29, 11am. Shelton Racing & Fabrication, 3600 Challenger Way, Carson City, (775) 888-9966.
JAZZ & BEYOND—CARSON CITY MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL: The Mile High Jazz Band Association and Carson City, collaborating with businesses and other arts organizations, present 17 days of music, art, film, dance and more. Concerts and activities are held in a variety of Carson City venues. Fri, 8/9-Sun, 8/25. Free for most events. Various locations in Carson City, (775) 883-4154, jazzcarsoncity.com.
THE LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: The 47th annual festival includes productions of Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew and Million Dollar Quartet, a Tony-winning rock ’n’ roll tribute. The festival also features the Showcase Series and the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare program. The Showcase Series takes place on Monday evenings with two Saturday evening performances on Aug. 31 and Sept. 7. Fri, 7/5-Sun, 8/25, 7:30pm. $15-$99. Sand Harbor State Park, 2005 Highway 28, Incline Village, (800) 747-4697, laketahoeshakespeare.com.
LAVENDER GALA 2019: Brüka Theatre’s fundraiser features the musical stylings of The Embers, a full cocktail bar and lavender lemonade, hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, a Victor/Victoria and Brüka Season 27 preview, followed by a live auction with Brüka celebrity auction hosts. Dress up in funky lavender attire and accessories. Proceeds benefit Brüka Theatre programs and operations. Sat, 6/8, 4:30pm. $70-$130. EDGE Nightclub, Peppermill Casino, S. 21 Virginia St, (775) 323-3221, www.bruka.org.
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART: Extraction. Through Nov. 10; Galen Brown: Sine Cere. June 22-Jan. 5; History of Transportation: A Mural Study by Helen Lundeberg. Through Sept. 29; In Conversation: Alma Allen and J.B. Blunk. Through June 23; The Inside World: Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Memorial Poles from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection. Through June 9; Material Expressions of the Dreaming: The Aboriginal Collection of Ellen Crawford. Through June 23; Maya Lin: Pin River-Tahoe Watershed. Through Dec. 31; Zhi Lin: Chinese Railroad Workers of the Sierra Nevada. Through Nov. 10; The Art of Jack Malotte. June 8-Oct. 20; Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern. July 20-Oct. 20, 2019. Th u, 6/6-Sun, 9/1, 10am. $1-$10. Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St, (775) 329-3333.
NEVADA STATE FAIR: Held in Carson City, Nevada’s state capital, the fair features four days of fun, entertainment, carnival rides, culture, music, vendors, a home and garden show and more. Thu 6/6-Sun 6/9, 11am-10pm. Free. Mills Park, 1111 E. William St., Carson City, (877) 916-3247, hwww.nevadastatefair.org.
NIGHT IN THE COUNTRY 2019: The country music festival returns with headliners Luke Combs and Brothers Osborne. Thu, 7/25-Sat 7/27. Lyon County Fairgrounds, 100 Highway 95A, Yerington, nightinthecountry.org.
NORTH LAKE TAHOE PLEIN AIR OPEN: North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open includes a champagne reception, outdoor demonstrations, organized paint outs, quick draw competition and sale, weeklong art exhibitions and prizes. Tue, 6/25-Sat, 6/29. North Tahoe Arts, 380 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City., www.northtahoearts.com.
NORTHERN NEVADA DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL: The festival features all-day dragon boat racing, food trucks, local vendors and entertainment. The event benefits Immunize Nevada. Sat 8/17. Free. Sparks Marina, 300 Howard Drive, Sparks, http://www.gwndragonboat.com/default.asp?id=nevada&l=1.
NORTHERN NEVADA PRIDE: OUR Center hosts the Northern Nevada Pride parade and festival at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno. The tentative schedule of events includes the parade will starting at 10am at Fourth Street, followed by music and entertainment, vendors and educational and service booths and more at Wingfield Park. Sat 7/27, 10am. Free for parade, $5 donation to festival. Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave., northernnevadapride.org.
PACIFIC FINE ARTS FESTIVAL: Homewood Mountain Resort celebrates Independence Day weekend with the first of three Homewood Handcrafted Designs under the Pines by Pacific Fine Arts Festivals. Enjoy strolling through the summer sunshine as you discover the work of over 50 artists showcasing an assortment of media, including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork and photography. Thu 7/4-Sun, 7/7, 10am. Homewood Mountain Resort, 5145 Westlake Blvd., Homewood, www.skihomewood.com/event/pacific-fine-arts-festival-4.
RENO ALOHA FESTIVAL: The fourth annual event showcases the unique traditions of the Hawaiian Islands through dance, music, food, educational workshops and fun interactive activities. Sat, 8/24, 10am. Free. Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave., www.renoalohafestival.com.
RENO ART FEST: Interact with artists, browse art sales and enjoy live entertainment and food trucks. Highlights include the Friday Night Street Party and Opening Celebration, the Circus Circus 24-hour Mural Marathon and Controlled Burn’s Fire Fest. Fri, 7/12-Sun, 7/14. Downtown Reno, North Virginia Street, between Fourth and Sixth streets, (775) 746-0693, www.renoartfest.org.
RENO BASQUE FESTIVAL: Celebrate Basque heritage with traditional food, music, dancing and activities at the 52nd annual celebration hosted by the Zazpiak Bat Basque Reno club. Sat 7/20, 10am. Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave., www.renobasqueclub.org.
RENO CHALK ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL: The fourth annual event features three days of chalk art creations, food, live entertainment, artisan crafters and more. Fri 7/12-Sun, 7/14. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 3800 S. Virginia St., (775) 825-4700, www.atlantiscasino.com/landing-pages/4th-annual-reno-chalk-art-music-festival.
RENO RODEO 2019: The 100th annual “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” includes a kick-off concert sponsored by KBUL Radio, a cattle drive, parade, carnival rides and PRCA Xtreme Bulls. Thu, 6/20-Sat 6/29. $11-$27. Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave., (775) 329-3877, www.renorodeo.com.
RENO SUPERHERO CRAWL: Heroes, villains and everybody in between put away their differences for a night out together during this comic-themed bar crawl. Dress in costume and purchase a commemorative cup and map to get drink specials, entry in contests and free admission to more than 15 participating venues in downtown Reno. Sat, 7/13, 8pm. $10 for cup and map. Harrah’s Plaza, 219 N. Center St., and other locations, crawlreno.com/event/superhero.
RENO-SPARKS WATER LANTERN FESTIVAL: Enjoy tasty offerings from food trucks, music and a sight to remember as thousands of floating lanterns reflect messages of love, hope and happiness. Sat 7/27, 5pm. $0-$65. Sparks Marina, 300 Howard Drive, Sparks www.waterlanternfestival.com/reno.php.
SIERRA NEVADA LAVENDER & HONEY FESTIVAL: The family-friendly festival features all things lavender and honey, including event-themed food and drink, arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, education and even a signature beer. Sun, 6/23, 10am. Free. Victorian Square, 764-794 Victorian Ave., Sparks, (775) 250-1339, www.lavenderandhoneyfest.com.
STAR SPANGLED SPARKS: The Nugget Casino Resort hosts the area’s largest Independence Day party and fireworks celebration. The 20th annual event features food and craft vendor booths and live music by The Garage Boys. There will be a ticketed VIP viewing area available for purchase that includes great view seating with a food and beverage buffet of picnic-style choices open 7-10 pm. Tickets are $55. Victorian Square is open to the public for free viewing. Fireworks are expected to begin about 9:30pm to 9:45pm (depending on wind conditons). Thu, 7/4, 5pm. Free. Victorian Square, 764-794 Victorian Ave., (775) 356-3300, www.nuggetcasinoresort.com.
STEWART FATHER’S DAY POW WOW: Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend with the entire family and experience Native Indian heritage, history and pride at the former Stewart Indian School. There will be 200 dancers, 30 arts and crafts vendors and Indian tacos. The event benefits the preservation of the historic Stewart Indian School. Fri, 6/14-Sun, 6/16. Free. Stewart Indian School, 5500 Snyder Ave., Carson City, stewartindianschool.com.
STREET VIBRATIONS SPRING RALLY: The 10th annual event features live entertainment, slow bike races, ride-in shows, poker runs, scavenger hunts, more than 80 vendors, VIP parties for participants and more. Fri, 6/7-Sun, 6/9. Free for most events. Downtown Reno and other locations in Sparks, Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Virginia City, (775) 329-7469, roadshowsreno.com/sv_spring.php.
SUMMER VIBES: Explore cannabis culture during this summer-long event. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with some of Nevada’s most well-respected product manufacturers, state licensed cultivators and master growers with over 60 vendors rotating throughout the series. Programming will vary each week with different areas of focus. Attendees will also hear from speakers and enjoy an eclectic lineup of music and entertainment. This is a 21 and over event. Consumption of cannabis is prohibited on event grounds. Sat, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 4pm. 80 Giroux St., www.summervibesreno.com.
SUPERCRAWL—ROCK CRAWLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Thirty-five pro drivers worldwide will battle insane obstacles for the right to be crowned the SuperCrawl champion. The action takes place on the natural terrain overlooking the race track at the Wild West Motorsports Park. Sat, 6/8-Sun 6/9, 10am. $0-$25 plus $10 for on-site parking. Wild West Motorsports Park, 12005 Interstate 80, Sparks, (231) 620-6867, supercrawl.rocks.
TAHOE CITY FOOD & WINE CLASSIC: Stroll the scenic lakefront sidewalks tasting wines and nosh on tasty bites from 30 wineries, local restaurants and caterers Sat, 6/15, 1pm. $20-$50. Downtown Tahoe City, North Lake Boulevard, tahoecitywinewalk.com.
TAHOE CITY SOLSTICE FESTIVAL: Celebrate the beginning of summer at the 14th Annual Tahoe City Solstice Festival with a variety events and activities, including a farmers market, Tahoe City Farmers Market and Solstice Classic Car Stroll, Tahoe City Food & Wine Classic, kick-off concert at Commons Beach and more. Sat, 6/8-Sat, 6/16. Downtown Tahoe City, North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, visittahoecity.org/event/tahoe-city-solstice-festival.
TA-HOE NALU LAKE TAHOE PADDLE FESTIVAL: The stand-up paddle board race and festival is open to all ages and skill levels, and includes an Elite Race with $10,000 in prize money, a reception party, live music on the beach, vendors and manufacturer exhibits, free paddle clinics and demos for beginners and advanced paddlers. Sat, 8/10-Sun, 8/11. $0-$100. Kings Beach State Recreation Area, 8318 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, www.tahoenalu.com.
TASTE OF DOWNTOWN: Taste of Downtown showcases the diversity of Carson City’s dining experience. Ticket holders have the opportunity to sample dishes from over 40 restaurants spanning several city blocks, with multiple live bands performing throughout the evening. Proceeds benefit Advocates to End Domestic Violence. Tickets are available online. Sat, 7/20, 5:30pm. $40-$50. Downtown Carson City, 101 N. Carson St., Carson City, (775) 883-7654 www.aedv.org.
TRUCKEE 4TH OF JULY PARADE: Celebrate Independence Day at this annual Truckee tradition. This year’s theme is the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad in Truckee. The parade starts at the Truckee High School and winds along Donner Pass Road to Historical Downtown Truckee and ends at the corner of Bridge and Church streets. Thu, 7/4, 10am. Downtown Truckee, chamber.truckee.com/events/details/truckee-4th-of-july-parade-1058.
TRUCKEE DIRT FONDO CYCLING EVENT & FESTIVAL: Watch or ride in this off-road cycling race designed for all-levels of inspiring athletes. Enjoy live music, beer, local food and a vendor expo. The event kicks off with a fundraising gala on June 6. The race and festival take place on June 8. Thu, 6/6-Sat, 6/8. $0-$135. Hangar N-01 (November Row) Aviation Way, Truckee-Tahoe Airport, 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, www.truckeedirtfondo.com.
TRUCKEE FIRECRACKER MILE RUN JULY 4TH: The run follows the Truckee parade route from US Bank to the Train Depot along Donner Pass Road. Runners are cheered by thousands of parade spectators. Runners are encouraged to wear festive attire. Thu, 7/4, 9:40am. $15-$40 entry fees. Donner Pass Road in front of the US Bank, Truckee, auburnskiclub.com/asctc/summer/firecracker-mile.
TRUCKEE THURSDAYS SUMMER STREET FESTIVAL: The 12th annual festival features live music, a food court, artisan vendors, merchant and community displays, children’s activities and a beer garden. There will be no event on July 4. Thu, 6/13-8/29, 5pm. Free. Various locations in Downtown Truckee, www.truckeethursdays.com.
VALHALLA ART, MUSIC & THEATRE FESTIVAL: Now in its 40th year, this celebration of the arts is set against the backdrop of Lake Tahoe and the Tallac Historic Site. The festival begins in mid-June with events and activities that continue throughout August. Events occur in the Boathouse Theatre, The Valhalla Grand Hall and the Grand Lawn. Wed, 6/19-Fri, 8/30. Valhalla Tahoe, 1 Valhalla Road, South Lake Tahoe, valhallatahoe.com.
WA SHE SHU IT’ DEH NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS FESTIVAL: This culture and heritage celebration is hosted by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada. Representatives from tribes across the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America gather to celebrate native traditions. The festival features Native American dancing, master basket weaving displays, food, crafts and music. Sat, 7/27-Sun, 7/28, 10am. Free. Valhalla Tahoe, 1 Valhalla Road, South Lake Tahoe, valhallatahoe.com/event/wa-she-shu-it-deh-native-american-arts-festival-3/.
WANDERLUST FESTIVAL: Some of the world’s best yoga and wellness teachers and top musical acts descend upon Squaw Velley during the four-day festival celebrating yoga, meditation, music, nature and camaraderie. Thu, 7/18-Sun, 7/21. $30-$400. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, wanderlust.com/festivals/squaw-valley.
2019 NNBA BOWERS MANSION BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Kathy Kallick Band and Edgar Loudermilk Band headline this year’s festival. Fri, 8/16-Sun, 8/18. $0-$35. Bowers Mansion Regional Park, 4005 Bowers Mansion Road, New Washoe City, www.nnba.org.
2019 SIERRA NEVADA CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL & COMPETITION: Guest artists Matt Palmer, Steven Lerman, Michael Thames and Edward Martinez appear at the annual event. Sun, 7/7; Wed, 7/17-Fri 7/19. $0-$99. Good Shepherd Lutheran, 357 Clay St., and other locations in Reno and Incline Village, www.cgwest.org.
9TH ANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT ON THE GREEN: The event offers two nights of performances by today’s top tribute bands, including Woodie & the Longboards, Neon Velvet, The Fog City Swampers and Hollywood U2. Fri, 7/5-Sat, 7/6. $0-$40. Tahoe Donner Driving Range, 12790 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee, www.tahoedonner.com/events/9th-annual-summer-concert-on-the-green.
BLUESDAYS: Squaw Valley’s 10th annual outdoor concert series features acclaimed blues musicians, food offerings from Village restaurants and a blues bar with beer, wine and spirits available for purchase in the Events Plaza. Tue, 6/11-Tue, 8/27. Free. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, 1960 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, squawalpine.com/events-things-do/bluesdays.
CLASSY CLASSICS: Rising star Yirong “Echo” Wang joins TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor. Soloist Bruce Kanzelmeyer plays Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3 while Joy Strotz and Owen McIntosh perform Mozart arias and duets. The full orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. There will be additional performances in Incline Village, Gardnerville and South Lake, June 2-7. Sun, 6/9, 4pm. $0-$40. South Reno United Methodist Church, 200 De Spain Lane, (775) 298-6989, www.toccatatahoe.org.
CLASSICAL TAHOE: The annual event brings together America’s leading classical musicians for a three-week festival on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada. Under the direction of Maestro Joel Revzen, the Classical Tahoe Orchestra performs classical orchestral masterpieces, commissioned new works and highlights lesser-known world composers. Fri, 7/26-Sat, 7/27, 7pm; Sun, 7/28, 4pm; Tue, 7/30, 7pm; Fri, 8/2-Sat, 8/3, 7pm; Tue, 8/6, 7pm; Fri, 8/9-Sat, 8/10, 7pm; Sun, 8/11, 7pm. $0-$129. Classical Tahoe Concert Pavilion at Sierra Nevada College, 291 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, classicaltahoe.org.
CONCERTS AT COMMONS BEACH: Local, regional and national artists take the stage every Sunday afternoon at Commons Beach in Tahoe City. Enjoy food and drinks from local vendors or pack a picnic to watch the sun set on the shimmering waters of Lake Tahoe. Sun, 6/16- 9/1, 4pm. Free. Commons Beach, 400 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, concertsatcommonsbeach.com.
EVERY TIME A BELL RINGS: Join Tintabulations for their 2019 concert presentation featuring stories about mythology, superstitions and tradition. Mon, 6/10, 7pm. Free, donations welcome. Virginia Street Brewhouse, 211 N. Virginia St., renobrewhouse.com/event/every-time-a-bell-rings/.
BRYAN MCALLISTER’S HONK SHOE: The pianist, composer, performance artist and bandleader teaches music and general arts courses at the University of Nevada, Reno and plays in various groups around the Reno area. He is also the touring keyboardist for indie rock band The Tragic Thrills and has toured and recorded with various rock, jazz, and pop groups for the past decade. Sun. 6/9, 7pm. Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St., www.renojazz.org/events/index.htm.
GENOA CONCERTS ON THE GREEN: Gather in Genoa Park with picnic dinners for free concerts on June 9, July 7, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8. genoanevada.org Sun, 6/9, 7/7, 8/11, 9/8 5pm. Free. Genoa Park, Genoa., www.genoanevada.org.
LAKE TAHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL: The festival’s “Sunset Serenades” concert series showcases the Lake Tahoe Academy Orchestra, a 26-member ensemble of some of the country’s best young musicians, for one of the five outdoor performances in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee. Bring a low-back beach chair, picnic and beverage of your choice! Tue, 8/20-Sun, 8/25 6pm. $0-$70. Various venues in Squaw Valley, Tahoe City and Truckee, (530) 583-3101, www.tahoemusic.org/index.html.
LAZY 5 SUMMER MUSIC SERIES: Come out and join us for our 15th annual season of the Lazy 5 Music series. the music series will feature music from all genres to be enjoyed in the shade of the park. Events will be held every Wednesday, June 12-Aug. 14. No glass or pets. Bring low-back chair. Wed, 6/12-8/14, 6:30pm. Free. Lazy 5 Regional Park, 7100 Pyramid Way, Spanish Springs, (775) 424-1866, www.washoecounty.us/parks/parks_and_trails/calendar.php.
LEVITT AMP CARSON CITY CONCERT SERIES: The fourth annual concert series kicks off with a performance by singer-songwriter Antsy McClain on June 22. The series continues through Aug. 24. Sat, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24. 7pm. Free. Brewery Arts Center Outdoor Amphiteater, 511 W. King St., Carson City, (775) 883-1976, concerts.levittamp.org/carsoncity.
MUSIC IN THE PARK: The summer music series kicks off with the Dead Winter Carpenters on June 19. Concerts take place every Wednesday through August 28. Wed, 6/19-Aug. 28, 6:30pm. Free, donations welcome. Truckee Regional Park Amphitheater, 10050 Brockway Road, Truckee, www.tdrpd.org/212-music-in-the-park.html.
PINK MARTINI: Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini draws inspiration from music from all over the world—crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop. Tue, 7/9, 7:30pm. $50-$75. Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, artown.org.
P’OPERA! ALFRESCO: Bring a picnic and enjoy the music of P’Opera. Sun, 6/16, 6pm. $20. Toiyabe Golf Club, 19 Lightning W. Ranch Road, New Washoe City, (775) 233-5105, poperanv.org.
PROGRAMS ON THE PORCH: Bring a blanket or chair and listen to live music and enjoy a visit from Mark Twain in front of the historic Bowers Mansion. Events take place on Friday through June 14. Fri, 6/7, 6/14, 7pm. Free, donations welcome. Bowers Mansion Regional Park, 4005 Bowers Mansion Road, New Washoe City, (775) 849-1825, www.washoecounty.us/parks/parks_and_trails/calendar.php.
THE QUEEN OF SOUL—A LOVING TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN: The Reno Jazz Orchestra’s 18-piece big band presents a tribute to the singer, including some of her most memorable hits along with a powerful punch of gospel. Mon, 7/15, 7:30pm. Free. Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road; Mon, 7/22, 7:30pm. $29-$89. Sand Harbor State Park, 2005 Highway 28, Incline Village, (775) 372-6160, renojazzorchestra.org.
RENO PHIL: BROADWAY GOLD: Enjoy show-stopping hits performed by vocalists straight from the Broadway stage performed with a symphony orchestra. Hear selections from Les Misérables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and more. Sat, 8/5, 8pm. $60-$140. Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe, 2005 Highway 28, Incline Village, laketahoeshakespeare.com.
RENO PHIL: CLASSICAL BROADWAY: Enjoy show-stopping hits performed by vocalists straight from the Broadway stage performed with a symphony orchestra. Hear selections from Guys and Dolls, Evita, Mamma Mia! and more!. Sat, 8/3, 8pm. $33-$89. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., pioneercenter.com.
RENO PHIL: A NIGHT AT WOODSTOCK: Throw on your favorite tie-dyed shirt and join the Reno Phil Orchestra along with guest vocalists as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the seminal Woodstock music festival. Mon, 7/15, 7:30pm. $60-$140. Warren Edward Trepp Stage, Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe, 2005 Highway 28, Incline Village, laketahoeshakespeare.com.
ROCKY DAWUNI: International music star Rocky Dawuni is a Ghanina singer-songwriter who performs his signature “Afro Roots” music, which is a mixture of reggae, Afrobeat, highlife and soul. Sat, 6/15, 7:30pm. Free. Centennial Stage, Oats Park, 151 E. Park St., Fallon, (775) 423-1440, www.churchillarts.org.
ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER: The RN&R’s summer concert serie kicks off with a performance by Tapwater and opening act Snakeboy Johnson Band. The series take place on Friday evenings through July 26. Fri, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 5:30pm. Free. Wingfield Park, 2 S.. Arlington Ave., (775) 324-4440, renorollingontheriver.com.
AN EVENING OF IMPROV COMEDY WITH THE TCT IMPROV TROUPE: Join the Truckee Community Theater Improv Comedy Troupe for a night of laughs. Sat, 6/15, 7:30pm. $13. Art Truckee, 10072 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, www.facebook.com/events/2106308463002961.
ART IN MOTION SPRING RECITAL: Competitive teams showcase award-winning dances with highlights from top high score winners from 2019. Sun, 6/16, 3pm. $18-$20. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 686-6600, pioneercenter.com.
DANCING BY THE RIVER—SIERRA NEVADA BALLET: Each year SNB presents a different summer concert filled with various styles of dance, song and live music. Dancing By The River features the SNB company and international tap dance star Sam Weber, joined by singer, Cami Thompson and her trio. Tue, 7/9, 8pm. Free. Wingfield Park, 2 S. Arlington Ave., www.sierranevadaballet.org.
DEATH—AN EXISTENTIAL MURDER MYSTERY: Join The Alchemists on this dark and artistic spiritual journey to find out what died, who did it and how we heal beyond it—a cultural ghost story like you’ve never heard before. Fri, 7/19, 7:30pm. $20-$25. Center for Spiritual Living, Reno, 4685 Lakeside Drive, www.alchemistmovement.org.
EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR!: Restless Artists Theater presents Lauren Gunderson’s smart, dark revenge comedy. Fri, 6/28, Sat, 6/29, 7:30pm; Sun, 6/30, 2pm; Thu, 7/4-Sat, 7/6, 7:30pm; Sun, 7/7, 2pm; Thu, 7/11-Sat, 7/13, 7:30pm; Sun, 7/14, 2pm. $8-$15. Restless Artists Theatre, 295 20th St., Sparks, (775) 525-3074, rattheatre.org.
THE FOREIGNER: Reno Little Theater presents Larry Shue’s two-act comedy. The play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) doesn’t understand English. Thu, 6/6-Sat, 6/8, 7:30pm; Sun, 6/9, 2pm; Thu, 6/13-Sat 6/15, 7:30pm; Sun, 6/16, 2pm. $15-$25. Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St., (775) 813-8900, renolittletheater.org.
FUN HOME: Good Luck Macbeth presents this musical adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. The story concerns Bechdel’s discovery of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay father and her attempts to unlock the mysteries surrounding his life. Fri, 7/5-Sat, 7/6, 7:30pm; Thu, 7/11-Sat, 7/13, 7:30pm; Sun, 7/14, 2pm; Wed, 7/17-Sat, 7/20, 7:30pm; Sun, 7/21, 2pm; Thu, 7/25-Sat, 7/27, 7:30pm. $18-$20. Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company, 124 W. Taylor St., (775) 322-3716, www.goodluckmacbeth.org.
LAKE TAHOE DANCE FESTIVAL 2019: The seventh annual dance festival features works by Jacopo Godani, Agnes DeMille, Constantine Baecher and others performed by artists from Dresden/Frankfurt Dance, Erick Hawkins Dance and New Chamber Ballet. Wed, 7/24-Fri, 7/26. $20-$75. Gatekeeper’s Museum, 130 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, West End Beach, 15888 S. Shore Drive, Truckee, /www.laketahoedancecollective.org.
MONESSAN FALLS: Good Luck Macbeth presents Greg Burdick’s family drama involving two brothers who must rebuild their relationship after years of neglect. Wed, 8/14, 7:30pm-Sat, 8/17, 7:30pm; Sun, 8/18, 2pm; Wed, 8/21-Sat, 8/24, 7:30pm; Sun, 8/25, 2pm. $18-$20. Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company, 124 W. Taylor St., (775) 322-3716, www.goodluckmacbeth.org.
PUPPETEERS FOR FEARS IN RENO: The puppet rock band and comedy troupe present Cattle Mutilation: The Musical!, a quintessentially NW story of the generational divide, UFO sightings and the search for bigfoot. But with puppets. Written by Josh Gross, directed by Katy Curtis, and with live music performed by Derek Deon and the Vaughns. Wed, 7/24, 8pm. $10-$25. Reno Little Theater, 147 E. Pueblo St., (775) 813-8900, renolittletheater.org.
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD: Black Ice Theatre Co. presents Tom Stoppard’s modern dramatic masterpiece. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. Thu, 6/6-Sat, 6/8, 7:30pm; Sun, 6/9, 2:30pm; Thu, 6/13-Sat, 6/15, 7:30pm; Sun, 6/16, 7:30pm. $15-$20. Duke Theater, Lake Tahoe Community College, 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, blackicetheatreco.webnode.com.
SENSE & SENSIBILITY: Reno Little Theater presents Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel following the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters. Fri, 7/5, 7:30pm; Sat, 7/6, 2pm & 7pm; Sun, 7/7, 2pm; Thu, 7/11-Sat, 7/13, 7:30pm; Sun, 7/14, 2pm; Thu, 7/18-Sat, 7/20, 7:30pm; Sun, 7/21, 2pm; Thu, 7/25-Sat, 7/27,7:30pm; Sun, 7/28, 2pm. $12-$25. Reno Little Theater, 147 E Pueblo St, (775) 813-8900, renolittletheater.org.
VICTOR/VICTORIA: Brüka Theatre presents Blake Edward’s musical fable about mistaken identity, sexual roleplaying, love, innocence and sight gags. Fri, 6/21-Sat, 6/22, 7:30pm; Thu, 6/27-Sat, 6/29, 7:30pm; Sun, 6/30, 2pm, Fri, 7/5-Sat, 7/6, 7:30pm, Sun, 7/7, 2pm; Thu, 7/11-Sat, 7/13, 7:30pm; Wed, 7/17-Sat, 7/20, 7:30pm, Thu, 7/25-Sat, 7/27, 7:30pm. $24-$30. Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-3221, www.bruka.org.
VORTEX, THE BALLET THAT ROCKS: A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents its annual dance concert combining ballet’s grace with passionate rock, dance and alternative music. Fri, 7/19-Sat, 7/20,8:30pm. Free. Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, (775) 762-5165, www.avaballet.com.