Outsider arts festival

For every artist, gallery or group represented in the Artown festival, there are dozens who aren’t included. But there is an alternative. Black Sheep Dip 2, an event billed as “a festival of music, art, poetry and chaos,” aims to show the under-represented side of Reno’s arts-and-culture scene. “We want to take a satirical jab at Artown—not to be confrontational but to showcase other artists,” spokesperson Willie Puchert says. Puchert, George Pickard of The Atomiks and Marianne Psota organized the first Black Sheep Dip last summer. The event was inspired by a concert Pickard and Puchert saw in San Francisco in which bands had a limited amount of time to set up, perform and take down their sets. This year’s event follows a similar theme in which bands must adhere to a 10-minute set. Love Grenade, PushBox, Astronot, The Atomiks and the Too Wild Geezers Band (pictured) are some of the bands scheduled to perform. There’s also a second stage for poets, comedians and performance artists. The show is dedicated to Psota, who died this spring. Proceeds will benefit Psota’s family. The event begins 10 p.m. July 10 at Zephyr Lounge, 1074 S. Virginia St. Cover is tentatively set at $5. Call 324-9853.—Kelley Lang