Art, theater, music and special events in the Reno area this summer.
Reno Days: Recognize the man after whom our city was named, Gen. Jesse Lee Reno, and enjoy music, crafts, food and historic re-enactments of life in the era of the American Civil War, June 1-2; events kick off with a downtown cleanup, 7am June 1. Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue.
Fund Run/Walk: Join a run/walk fund-raiser for the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund, a nonprofit whose proceeds provide grants to elementary and secondary teachers for extracurricular projects, 7:30am June 2. Virginia Lake.
Eurofest 2002: Enjoy the food, drinks and entertainment of European culture, with a special emphasis on Germany, and a craft and gift fair, June 7-9. Rail City Casino, Sparks, 359-9440.
Pantera Sports Cars: Enjoy a show ‘n’ shine of Pantera Sports Cars, 9am June 8. Virginia Street, 323-1046.
Sparks Hometowne Farmers Market: More than 100 vendors offer fresh produce, breads, pastries and gourmet foods, as well as cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and unique items for home and garden, 4-9pm Thursdays June 13-Sept. 12 (excluding July 4, Aug. 8, 29). Victorian Square, downtown Sparks, 353-7857.
Reno Rodeo: The wildest, richest rodeo in the West, June 22-30. $8-$15. Livestock Events Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave., (800) 225-2277.
Eldorado’s Brews and Blues Festival: Enjoy barbecue, blues music and cold beer from microbreweries, June 29-30. Downtown Reno, 786-5700.
Food for the Soul World Music Concerts: Raise funds and food for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, featuring such world music artists as Dr. Didg, Chava Albertstein, Philip Hamilton Group Trio, La Bottine Souriante, Jaka and a yet to be named group for the closing night, 7:30pm Wednesdays in July. 331-3663.
Artown: More than 1,000 visual and performing artists will present more than 200 events, including visual arts, opera, music, dancing, film humanities, ethnic celebrations and historic tours, July 1㪷 headliners include San Francisco Ballet and Marcel Marceau. Various locations in Reno, 322-1538 or www.renoisartown.com.
Star Spangled Sparks: Enjoy family fun, 7:30am-5pm July 4 at Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive; more festivities, 7pm, and fireworks, 9:30pm, at Victorian Square. 358-1976.
The Big Easy: Enjoy the taste, sounds and sights of Louisiana, July 12-14. Silver Club, Sparks, 358-4771.
Concerts in the Park: See a variety of musicians, July 14-Aug. 18. Sparks Marina Park, 300 Howard Drive, 353-7385.
Reno Basque Festival: Traditional Basque games, dancing and foods, July 20-21. Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 787-3039.
Celtic Celebration 2002: Irish and Highland dancing, bagpipes, medieval fighting re-enactments, storytelling, athletic competitions and Celtic bands, food and craft vendors, July 27-28. Call 323-3336.
Hot August Nights: Celebrate hot rods and ‘50s music, Aug. 3-11. Various locations in Reno and Sparks, 356-1956.
Reno Gay Pride Celebration: Educational and recreational booths, vendors and musical entertainment, Aug. 17-18. Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 825-2117.
Great Truckee Meadows Rubber Duck Race: Race rubber ducks down the Truckee River to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation and enjoy other entertainment, 4pm Aug. 24. Wingfield Park, First Street and Arlington Avenue, 826-8008.
Best of the West Nugget Rib Cook-off: Enjoy barbecued ribs, concerts and a craft fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Victorian Square, downtown Sparks, 356-3300 or (800) 648-1177.
Brüka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., 323-3221: Brüka State, 8pm May 30-31; June 1; The Hobbit, 7pm June 28-29; July 5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27; 2pm July 14.
Foothill Theatre Company, Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City, (530) 265-8587: Greater Tuna, 7pm Thursdays, 8pm Fridays, 2pm, 8pm Saturdays, 2pm Sundays June 13-Aug. 18. $5-$21.
I Can Do Anything Charter High School, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., 352-8270: Ambitions, 7pm June 13; 10am, 8pm June 14. $12-$15.
Lake Tahoe Community College, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, (530) 541-4660, ext. 207: Nude With Violin, 8pm May 30-31; June 1; 2pm June 2. $4-$7.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sand Harbor, (800) 747-4697: Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew, alternating nights July 20-Aug. 25 (dark Mondays). $12-$60.
Millennium Performing Arts, Fitness Evolution, 200 Flint St., 856-4943: Oh-Feel-Ya, 8pm June 7-8. $10-$15.
Nevada Festival Ballet, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., 785-7915: Peter Pan, 8pm June 1; 2pm June 2. $15-$55.
Nevada Repertory Company, Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts Complex, University of Nevada, Reno, 784-6847: Comic Potential, 7:30pm June 21-22, 26-29. $12-$15.
Nevada Shakespeare Festival, 324-4198: The Tempest, June 8 at Heritage Park, Gardnerville; 8pm June 13-15 at Hawkins Amphitheater in Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road. Free; reserved seating $10-$15.
Reno Little Theater, Wooster High School, 1331 E. Plumb Lane, 329-0661: The Importance of Being Earnest, 8pm May 31; June 1; 2pm June 2. $10-$15.
Riverfront Theatre, Club Cal-Neva Nevadan Tower, 133 N. Virginia St., 323-7469: Gypsy, July 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28. $17-$20; Forever Plaid, Aug. 1-3, 8-11, 15-18, 22-24. $17-$20; Adam’s Rib, Sept. 6-7, 12-15, 19-22. $15-$17.
Scene Stealers, Pine Middle School, 4800 Neil Road, 746-0716: The Music Man Jr., 7pm June 1; 3pm June 2. Free.
Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company, Carson City Community Center, 50 E. William St., 445-4249: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7:30pm June 14-15, 21-22; 2pm June 16, 23. $4-$12.
Wing & A Prayer Dance Company, Piper’s Opera House, 12 N. “B” St., Virginia City, 847-0433: Whatever Happened to Abe?, 5pm June 2. $35-$40.
Artists Co-Op, 627 Mill St., 322-8896: A Photography Quartet by various artists through May 31; Great Basin Basket Makers June 2-30 with a reception, 1pm June 2; Home Means Nevada by various artists July 7-31 with a reception, 1pm July 7; Plein Air Painters of Nevada by various artists Aug. 4-31 with a reception, 1pm Aug. 4.
Blue Lyon Gallery, 420 Evans St., 324-6290: Random Sh!@#t!: Photographicabstraction by appointment June 7-11 with a reception, 7pm June 7.
Esoteric Coffeehouse & Gallery, 135 N. Sierra St., 322-8999: Art by Martin Holmes through July 31.
Gallery 516, 516 S. Virginia St., 333-0900: Paintings by Pam Krone through May 31; All Artists Show by various artists July 1-31; art by Marilyn Jones, Louise Evans and Sidny Teske Aug. 8-31.
Hermitage Gallery, 8155 S. Virginia St., 000-0000: Paintings, drawings and books by Cathy Trachok through June 15.
Metro Gallery, Reno City Hall, 490 S. Center St., 329-2787: Night by various artists through June 7. .
Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 Stewart St., Carson City, 588-2467: Voices From the Past by Arlene Meade Connolly through July 30.
New Medium Art Gallery, 940 Matley Lane, Suite 16, 786-1153: 2-D, 3-D Sculpture Show by various artists through June 1; photos of Marilyn Monroe by Doc Kaminski June 7-July 19.
NMA Underground, 100 S. Virginia St., 329-3333: Alexander Calder: The Last Works and Rembrandt: The Consummate Etcher through June 23; The Scholastic Art Awards of 2002 through July 7; Larger than Life by Viola Grey July 12-Oct. 27; Natura Morta/Entomology by Jo Whaley July 12-Oct. 27.
North Tahoe Art Center, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, (530) 581-2787: Discovered Landscapes by Lau Haaning through June 2.
Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, 329-2787: Wheels of Life by Gina Lijoi-Horne through June 1.
River Gallery, 135 N. Sierra St., 329-3698: The Young & the Restless by various artists through June 5; PAPON: Third Annual Impressions of Place June 8-July 8 with a reception, noon June 8; The Life of Summer by Sierra Watercolor Society and Connections Art Group [dates here] with a reception, noon July 13; Photography on the Lawn by various artists noon-5pm July 13, 20.
Sierra Arts, 17 S. Virginia St., 329-2787: Art by Sierra Arts grant recipients July 1-31 with a reception, 6pm July 5; Art by Jack Fulton Aug. 2-30.
Silver State Gallery, 719 Plumas St., 324-2323: Three Kindred Spirits by various artists through June 7; art by Sandi Y. Burke June 1-19 with a reception, 5pm June 1; The Biggest Little Horse Show June 13-23 with a reception, 5pm June 13; wood and stone art by Mike Phillips June 27-July 22 with a reception, 5pm June 27; Picnic with Susan Martin July 9-23 with a reception, 5pm July 9; Hot August Fibers by various artists July 26-Aug. 31 with a reception, 5pm July 26.
Stremmel Gallery, 1400 S. Virginia St., 786-0558: Paintings & Drawings by Tom Judd through May 31.
Truckee Meadows Community College, 7000 Dandini Blvd., 674-7522: Process by Nolan Preece through May 31 (Photo Print Gallery); Recent Painting and Poetry by inmates of the Nevada Correctional Center through June 30 (Sturm Gallery); Painting & Drawing by Wes Lee through June 30 (Red Mountain Gallery).
NATIONAL & REGIONAL MUSIC
Alturas Bar & Nightclub, 1044 E. Fourth St., 324-5050: Junior Watson, May 30, June 1; Guitar Woody & The Boilers, June 14, 15; W.C. Clark, June 26; R.J. Mischo & His Red Hot Blues Band, August 2, 3; Shane Dwight Band featuring Muddy Juarez, August 30, 31.
Ark-a’ik, 555 E. Fourth St., 337-8488: Anodyne, Caligari, Existence, Twice, June 1.
Ascuaga’s Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, 356-3300: War, May 31, June 1; Wayne Newton, June 7; Israel Vibration, June 8; Keb’ Mo', June 13, 14; Ricky & The Redstreaks, June 21, 22; The Oak Ridge Boys, June 28, 29; Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, July 5, 6; Charo, July 11-13; The Bellamy Brothers, July 19, 20; Bill Engvall, July 26, 27; Gordon Lightfoot, August 15-17; Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, August 31.
Bar of America, Truckee, (530) 587-3110: Newcomers Home, June 8.
Boreal Ski Resort, Truckee, (530) 426-3666: Vans Warped Tour w/Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, Home Grown, NoFX, many others, July 6.
Brewery Arts Center, Carson City, 883-1976: Garnet Rogers, June 26.
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, (775) 588-3515: Peter Frampton, June 21, 22; Smokey Robinson, July 5, 6; Kenny Rogers, July 12, 13; Kenny Loggins, July 26, 27; Sugar Ray, August 9, 10; Diana Ross, August 22-24; Dwight Yoakam, August 30, 31.
Cantina Los Tres Hombres Sparks, 926 Victorian Ave., 356-6262: Luce, June 7; Real Imposters, June 8; Tainted Love, 22; Warsaw, Keyser Soze; Mark St. Mary Zydeco Band, July 12, 13.
Club Voodoo, 1126 E. Fourth St., 333-6942: Track Star, May 31.
Douglas County Fairgrounds, Gardnerville: Voodoo Glow Skulls, June 1.
Eldorado, 345 N. Virginia St., 786-5700: Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, June 12 (Bubinga); W.C. Handy All-Stars, Elvin Bishop, Ruth Brown, The Duke Robillard Band, June 29 (Blues & Brews Festival); Tommy Castro, Dave Mason, June 30(Blues & Brews Festival).
Fallon Community Center: Balfa Toujours, June 1.
Harrah’s Reno, 219 N. Center St., 788-2900: Lorrie Morgan, Sammie Kershaw, June 30; Claudia Villela, Ricardo Peixoto, July 4; Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, July 11; Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion, July 18; Brubeck Brothers, July 25; Chubby Checker & The Wildcats, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, August 2.
Harry’s Watering Hole, 1100 E. Plumb Lane, 825-2292: The Krimms, July 6.
Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, Stateline, (800) 553-1022: Tim McGraw, July 26 (Amphitheater); Jonny Lang, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, July 27 (Amphitheater); Heart, August 4 (Amphitheater).
Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road: Richard Thompson, June 7; Catie Curtis, June 21; Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, August 3; Todd Snider, August 23.
Jim Kelley’s Nugget, Crystal Bay, (775) 831-0455: Spearhead, June 2; Israel Vibration, Roots Radical, June 8; Lucky Dube, August 7.
Kicks Nightclub, 300 N. Center St., 322-4860: DJ Irene, May 31; Richard “Humpty” Vission, June 6.
Lawlor Events Center, University of Nevada, Reno, 784-4444: Eagles, May 31.
Little Waldorf Saloon, 1661 N. Virginia St., 323-3682: Fools of Mischief, July 26.
Metropolis Nightclub Complex, 45 W. Second St., 329-1952: Dave Ralph, July 19.
New Oasis, 2100 Victorian Ave., Sparks, 359-4020: AFI, The Distillers, HIMSA, May 31; Hemlock, Darque Carnival, Persistent Memory, June 8; Tiger Army, Pressure Point, Roustabouts, June 12; Sevendust, June 18; Aquabats, June 22; Strung Out, Poison the Well, Rise Against, Rufio, June 23; Voodoo Glow Skulls, Ten Foot Pole, June 29; Good Riddance, Strike Anywhere, July 13.
Peppermill, 2707 S. Virginia St., 826-2121: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, June 23.
Ramada Inn, 200 E. Sixth St., 329-7400: El Tri, August 25.
Red Hawk Events Center, 6600 N. Wingfield Parkway, Sparks, 626-6000: Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, James Ingram, Norman Brown.
Reno Hilton, 2500 E. Second St., 789-2285: Michael Burks, May 31, June 1 (Garage); En Vogue, June 1 (Theater); INXS, Howard Jones, Book of Love, June 6 (Amphitheater); Simple Minds, June 15 (Theater); Grand Funk Railroad, The Guess Who, June 29 (Amphitheater); Tanya Tucker, July 4 (Theater); The Neville Brothers, June 13 (Theater); Natalie Cole, July 19 (Theater); Asleep at the Wheel, July 24 (Theater); Alan Jackson, July 24 (Amphitheater); Lynyrd Skynyrd, July 26 (Amphitheater); Deep Purple, Ronnie James Dio, The Scorpions, July 30 (Amphitheater); Paul Revere & The Raiders, July 7 (Theater); The Grass Roots starring Rob Grill (Theater); B.B. King, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Joe Bonamassa, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, August 8 (Amphitheater); Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, August 9 (Theater); Tab Benoit, August 9, 10 (Garage); Barry Martin, Rodney Carrington, August 17 (Theater); Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, August 29 (Amphitheater).
Reno Jazz Club, 302 E. Fourth St., 322-5011: Know Nothing Family Zirkus Zideshow, June 13; The Latest Flames, Lucky Stiffs, June 15.
River Ranch Lodge, Tahoe City, (530) 583-4264: Project Object (Zappa band members), June 20; Railroad Earth, July 3; Garaj Mahal, July 17; Spearhead, July 31.
Sierra Vista Lakefront, Tahoe City, (530) 583-0233: Zigaboo Modeliste, June 21; Ray’s Music Exchange, July 4; Netwerk Electric, July 9; MOFRO, July 11; Umphrey’s McGee, July 14.
Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St., 329-4777: Englebert Humperdinck, June 7, 8; Chris LeDoux, June 22; Boz Scaggs, July 12, 13; Styx, July 20; Martina McBride, July 26, 27; Blondie, August 17; Michael Bolton, August 24.
Truckee Regional Park: Culture featuring Joseph Hill, June 30; Vinyl, July 6; The Deadbeats, June 15; Souls of Mischief, July 5; Mumbo Gumbo, July 27; Reggae at the Lake, August 4..
Upstage Center Theatre, Carson City, 882-8900: Leo Kottke, June 12; Adrian Legg, July 20; Karla Bonoff, August 2; Janis Ian, Lucy Kaplansky, August 24; David Lindley, August 31.
Wingfield Park Amphitheater, First Street and Arlington Avenue: Dr. Didg, July 3; Sol Y Canto, July 24; The Fenians (Celtic Celebration), July 27; David Gaines, July 31; Trout Fishing in America, August 24.
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