Pilobolus July 7, 8:00PM
Internationally known masters of crazy contortions and anthropomorphic acrobats come to the Pioneer Center for a performance that could be described as eye-popping, gymnastic, quirky, sexy, humorous, and totally unbelievable. Pilobolus makes arms seem to take the place of legs. What seems like one body is really two. With styles ranging from playful to intense, to utterly gravity-defying, this is the dance company for those who love dance as well as those who are looking for something entirely new.
For tickets call (800) 610-5383 or go to www.pioneercenter.com. Tickets are $20, $38 and $48, with a $5 discount for seniors and students. Sponsored by IGT, Gary and Wendy Broad and the City of Reno. For further information call Artown at (775) 322-1538.
Movies in the Park Friday Evenings July 8, 15, 22 at 9:00PM
Movies in the Park returns to Wingfield Park in July with four classic films-including the series’ first full-length animated film. In 2004, filmgoers cast ballots for their favorite Artown film from previous years and The Sound of Music, which earned the most votes, will be featured at this year’s festival. Other featured films are The Iron Giant, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Moonstruck. Admission is free. Sponsored by intohomes Mortgage and David Morris Group at Remax Realty.
Pops on the River July 9, 5:00PM
The Pops is a unique combination of Mardi Gras, a gourmet picnic, and a magnificent concert under the stars performed by the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra led by Maestro Barry Jekowsky. Nearly 2,000 costumed-clad fans gather on the banks of the Truckee River in Wingfield Park to support one of the summer’s most entertaining fundraisers. Tickets start at $30. For tickets call 323-2030. Sponsored by IGT.
Reno Idol Competition July 11, 6:00PM
A dream comes true for a Reno teen when they are recognized as a superstar in the Second Annual Reno Idol Competition at the Eldorado Hotel Showroom, with Amanda Avila, Nevada’s American Idol 2005 Superstar. Tickets are $10 and $15. For tickets call (800) 648-5966. Reno Idol is sponsored by Artown and the City of Reno Youth City Council.
10th Annual Rollin’ on the River July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 5:30PM
Wingfield Park comes alive when Reno News and Review and KTHX present an outstanding line-up of free concerts on the Truckee River. Join the crowd on July 1 for a special Aloha! lineup, straight from the Hawai’ian Islands featuring Kane Koa, Bill “the Duke of Uke” Tapia and I. Mihana, followed by the Artown Grand Opening festivities. On July 8 it’s rising star Maia Sharp, who is being called the “next Nora Jones”. July 15 features prolific Blues Artist Sonny Landreth and on July 29 one of the most unique singer/songwriters in American music, Stan Ridgeway, takes the stage. For detailed info, pick up a free copy of the Rollin’ on the River program at each concert. Rollin’ on the River is sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing, International Game Technology, Allied Washoe, the City of Reno and Artown.
Wingfield Park is at the corner of Arlington Avenue and West First Street, downtown Reno.