ART BITE MEET THE ARTIST: LAURIE BROWN: Brown discusses her photography that documents the edges of landscapes surrounding Las Vegas, Nev. F, 9/20, noon. $10; free for NMA members. Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., 329-3333, www.nevadaart.org.
CANDY DANCE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIRE: More than 300 craft and food vendors offer their wares at the 93rd annual faire and fundraiser for the town of Genoa. The 2013 Candy Dance Dinner will be held on Saturday evening from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Genoa Town Park on Nixon Street. The dance will start at 4pm and continue until 10pm. Sa, 9/28, 9am-5pm; Su, 9/29, 9am-5pm. Free admission to faire; $20-$28 for dinner/dance. (775) 782-8696, http://genoanevada.org/candydancefaire.htm
CARSON CITY GHOST WALK: Hear about lingering spirits of Carson City's past during this guided walking tour of the downtown district's historic homes. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the walk begins. All tours leave at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted. Tours depart from 3rd and Carson streets next to the St. Charles Hotel. For tickets go to http://brownpapertickets.com. Sa, 9/21, 6:30pm; Sa, 10/19, 10am-2:30pm. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Carson City Ghost Tour, Curry and West Third streets in Carson City, (775) 348-6279, http://carsoncityghostwalk.com.
ELDORADO GREAT ITALIAN FESTIVAL: The annual festival transforms downtown Reno into Little Italy with a grape stomp, sauce competition, farmers' market, bocce ball, kids' gelato-eating contest, Ferrari car display, buffet and live entertainment all weekend long. Free. Sa, 10/12, 9:30am-6pm; Su, 10/13, 9:30am-5pm. Free. Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., (775) 786-5700, www.eldoradoreno.com.
GREAT BASIN LOCAL NEVADA FARMERS’ MARKET: Great Basin Brewing Company celebrates Nevada's late-season harvests with a farmers' market. The brewery will present free live music on its outdoor stage. Th, 3:30-7:30pm through 9/26. Free. Great Basin Brewing Co., 846 Victorian Ave., Sparks, (775) 351-2551, www.nevadagrown.com.
PUMPKINPALOOZA 2013: Downtown Sparks celebrates all things pumpkin at the second annual festival and fundraiser for Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living. The weekend event includes the Pumpkin Derby, children's costume parade, storytelling, zombie cheerleaders, the Lighting of the Pumpkins, Zombie Prom, carnival-style games, pie-eating, pumpkin-seed spitting and mummy-wrapping contests, live music and Pumpkin Beauty Contest. Sa, 10/19, noon; Su, 10/20, noon. Victorian Square, 1555 Victorian Ave., Sparks, http://pumpkinpalooza.org.
RENO CELTIC CELEBRATION: The annual event features Celtic music, dancing, games and more. Sa-Su, 10/5-10/6, 11am-5pm. $10-$15; free for children age 12 and younger. Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, www.renoceltic.org.
RENO FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS: This gathering of some of the area's best gourmet food trucks offers different types of food to choose from, live music and a Tumblebus for the kids. Third F of every month, 5-9pm through 10/18; First F of every month, 5-9pm through 10/4. Free admission. Former RTC Citicenter, Fourth and Center streets, https://www.facebook.com/RenoFoodTruckFridays.
RENO STREET FOOD: Gourmet food trucks and trailers, such as DishTruck, Brothers BBQ, Traffic Jam, among others, gather on Friday nights. Local musicians provide live entertainment each week. F, 5-9pm through 10/4. Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Drive, (775) 825-2665, www.facebook.com/RenoStreetFood.
RIVERWALK DISTRICT WINE WALK: Visit any Riverwalk District Merchant on Wine Walk day to get a map of participating Wine Walk merchants. With a valid photo ID, you'll receive a wine glass and an ID bracelet that allows you to sample wine at any participating merchant. Part of all proceeds are donated to a local charity. Third Sa of every month, 2-5pm. $20. The Riverwalk District, downtown Reno along The Riverwalk, (775) 825-9255, www.renoriver.org.
SAFE HAVEN RESCUE ZOO: Safe Haven Rescue Zoo is a wildlife sanctuary in Imlay, Nev., that provides rehabilitative services and permanent placement for wildlife in need. A portion of the sale of all paw- and tail-painted artworks, as well as other wildlife art, will go to benefit the Safe Haven Zoo. Sa, 9/21, 10am-6pm. Free admission. Art Source Gallery, 9748 S. Virginia St., (775) 535-7093.
STREET VIBRATIONS FALL RALLY: The 18th annual celebration of music, metal and motorcycles includes tours, live entertainment, ride-in shows, stunt shows and more at several locations. W-Su through 9/29. Opens 9/25. Free for most events. Call or visit website for details. (775) 329-7469, http://roadshowsreno.com/sv_fall.php.
THE VIRGINIA CITY BELLYDANCE FESTIVAL: The first Virginia City Shimmy brings together the talents of musicians and dancers from Reno, Carson City, San Francisco, Sacramento and Southern California and beyond. Heading up this event is musician and composer John Bilezikjian. A bazaar with exotic wares, costumes, jewelry, music, drums, silks and scarves will take place during the festival from 11am-5pm. Sa, 9/21, 11am-9pm; Su, 9/22, 11am-9pm. $8 admission; $25 gala show; $45-$80 for workshops. Piper's Opera House, 12 N. B St. in Virginia City, (909) 223-9932, www.thevirginiacityshimmy.com.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OUTHOUSE RACES: The races pit teams of costumed outhouse racers against each other. One person rides and the remaining team members push, pull or drag the decorated outhouses down the racetrack. Sa, 10/5, 10am-5pm; Su, 10/6, 10am-5pm. C Street, Downtown Virginia City, (775) 847-7500, www.visitvirginiacitynv.com.
ARTISTS CO-OP OF RENO GALLERY: Sierra Watercolor Society Exhibit. The work of members of the Sierra Watercolor Society will be the featured exhibit during the month of September. SWS members will show new work in watercolor media. Through 9/30, 11am-4pm. Free. 627 Mill St., (775) 322-8896, www.artistsco-opgalleryreno.com.
HOLLAND PROJECT GALLERY: In Spite Of. Shared between the Holland Project Gallery and the Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College, the exhibition explores unconscious faith and everyday beliefs exhibition explores unconscious faith and everyday beliefs. The two-part exhibit includes works by Laura J. Bennett, Charly Bloomquist, Kaitlin Bryson, Joshua Chapman, Dane Haman, Chris Lanier, Michelle Lassaline, Edw Martinez, Kelsey Page, Omar Alan Pierce, Evie Woltil Richner, Becca Jane Rubinfeld, Tamara Valdez and Leigh Wells. Holland Project's portion of the exhibit runs Sept. 9-27. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 3-6pm. Tu-F, 3-6pm through 9/27. Free; What Matters Most. Featured in the hallway gallery will be a series of altered object art installations by 15 Rainshadow Charter High School students. Each student's installation will represent their life, interests and what it means to them to be a teenager. The exhibit explores the differences in young people's lives and how objects can share so much. Tu-F, 3-6pm through 9/27. Free. 140 Vesta St., (775) 742-1858, www.hollandreno.org.
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART: Ashley Blalock: Keeping Up Appearances, W-Su through 3/9. Erika Osborne: The Back of the Map, W-Su through 11/17. Ulrike Arnold: Painting with Ground & Sky, W-Su through 11/17. Las Vegas Periphery, Views from the Edge: Photographs by Laurie Brown, W-Su through 11/3. Cecelia Condit: Within a Stone's Throw, W-Su through 10/20. Hunt Rettig: Cracked and Absorbed, W-Su through 9/22. Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, W-Su through 2/16. Modernist Maverick: The Architecture of William L. Pereira, W-Su through 10/13. William Eggleston: Los Alamos, W-Su through 9/19. $1-$10. 160 W. Liberty St., (775) 329-3333, www.nevadaart.org.
NORTH TAHOE ARTS CENTER: Paintings by Howard Friedman will be on display in the Main Gallery at North Tahoe Arts through September. Artwork by local plein air artists will be on display at the North Tahoe Arts Corison Loft Gallery. M, W-Su through 10/7. Free. 380 North Lake Blvd. Art Gallery & Gift Shop, Tahoe City, (530) 581-2787, www.northtahoearts.com.
VFW BATTLE BORN POST 9211: Portraits of Veterans, a solo exhibit by high school student Jacob Lokshin. W-Sa, 2-7pm through 10/18. Free. 255 Burris Lane, (775) 825-7007.
LIFE KILLS ME: Life and death embrace in this comedy about a friendship. Tu, 9/24, 7pm. $7 non-members; $5 for members, bicyclists and students. Good Luck Macbeth Theater Company, 713 S. Virginia St., (775) 322-3716, www.artemisiamovies.org.
THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT: The collective is known for its ambitious cross-cultural collaborations that changed Israeli popular music. Su, 10/13, 7:30pm. $25, $35. Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2285, www.renoisartown.com.
RENO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: This program begins with an arrangement of a work that had begun life in Johannes Brahms's mind as a Fifth Symphony, the String Quintet Op. 111. Then young Grammy award-nominated virtuoso Caroline Goulding performs Bruch's tuneful Scottish Fantasy. Theodore Kuchar conducts the concert, which concludes with Symphony No. 9 by Shostakovich. Sa, 10/19, 7:30pm; Su, 10/20, 2pm. $5-$45. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, University of Nevada, Reno, 1335 N. Virginia St., (775) 348-9413, www.renochamberorchestra.org
YUVAL RON ENSEMBLE: Part of the University of Nevada, Reno's Performing Arts Series. Th, 10/10, 7:30pm. $5-$24. Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building, University of Nevada, Reno, 1335 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278, www.unr.edu/pas.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY: Broadway Comes to Reno opens with this musical comedy. F, 11/29, 8pm; Sa, 11/30, 2 & 8pm; Su, 12/1, 2 & 7pm. $44-$79. Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St, (775) 686-6600, www.pioneercenter.com.
ALL MY SONS: Reno Little Theater presents Arthur Miller's drama. F, 10/25, 7:30pm; Sa, 10/26; Su, 10/27, 2pm; Th, 10/31, 7:30pm; F, 11/1, 7:30pm; Sa, 11/2, 7:30pm; Su, 11/3, 2pm; Th, 11/7, 7:30pm; F, 11/8, 7:30pm; Sa, 11/9, 7:30pm; Su, 11/10, 2pm. Reno Little Thater, 147 E. Pueblo St., (775) 329-0661, www.renolittletheater.org.
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS: Nevada Repertory opens its season with this comedy by William Shakespeare. W-Sa, 7:30pm through 11/2. Opens 10/25; Su, 10/27, 1:30pm; Su, 11/3, 1:30pm. $5-$14. Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 784-4278.
CREATURES: Brüka Theatre opens its season. Th-Sa, 8pm through 10/26.
Opens 10/4; W, 10/23, 8pm; Su, 10/27, 2pm. $18-$25. Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-3221, www.bruka.org.
HOOTCHY KOOTCHY: BEST OF SHOW: The Hootchy Kootchy Girls Vintage Cabaret presents audience favorites. Sa, 9/21, 6 & 9:30pm. $20. Pioneer Underground, 100 S. Virginia St. Pioneer Center plaza on Virginia and Mill streets, (775) 762-9870, www.renotahoecomedy.com.
NEVADA OPERA: CARMEN: The Nevada Opera's new production of Bizet's Carmen celebrates Street Vibrations. F, 9/20, 7pm; Su, 9/22, 1pm. $30-$80. Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., (775) 786-4046, http://nevadaopera.org.