Summer events calendar
THE UTILITY PLAYERS BIG GAY COMEDY SHOW: The Utility Players presents its own own version of Whose Line is it Anyway?, featuring sketches, musical comedy and game shows. Th, 6/17, 7:30-9:30pm. Admission to the show is by donation. 5 Star Saloon, 132 West St., (775) 329-2878, www.utilityplayerscomedy.com.
CHELSEA HANDLER: The star of E!’s Chelsea Lately mixes fearless honesty, ironic riffs and self-deprecations. Sa, 6/26, 8pm. $35.50-$69.50. Reno Events Center, 400 N. Center St., (775) 335-8800.
LIVE SKYTONIGHT TALK: Learn about the nighttime sky during this informal presentation with the aid of state-of-the-art digital technology, followed by telescope viewing (weather permitting) at Rancho San Rafael Park. First F of every month, 6pm. $6 adults; $4 children, seniors. Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center, 1650 N. Virginia St., north of Lawlor Events Center, (775) 784-4812, http://planetarium.unr.edu.
RIVERWALK DISTRICT WINE WALK: Visit any Riverwalk District Merchant on Wine Walk day to get a map of participating Wine Walk merchants. Go to the participating merchant of your choice, and, with a valid photo ID, receive a wine glass and an ID bracelet that allows you to sample wine at any participating merchant. Every month offers a different theme and part of all proceeds are donated to a local charity. Third Sa of every month, 2-5pm. $20. The Riverwalk District, downtown Reno, (775) 825-9255, www.renoriver.org.
ROCK ART TOUR: The Nevada Rock Art Foundation hosts its monthly guided tour of ancient petroglyphs. Limited to 20 people. Third Sa of every month, 10am. Free. Grimes Point Petroglyph Trail, 10 miles east of Fallon on Highway 50, (775) 323-6723 ext. 11, www.nevadarockart.org.
BATTLE BORN SHOWDOWN 2010: The Mugrosos and Dead End Cruisers host this car show featuring traditional hot-rods, customs and motorcycles. Parties, live music, pin-up contest, raffles and trophy giveaways. F, 5/28, noon; Sa, 5/29, 6am; Su, 5/30, 9am. $10-$20 entry fees; free for spectators. Silverland Inn & Suites, 100 E St. in Virginia City, (775) 847-4484, www.myspace.com/battlebornshowdown.
TAHOE COMEDY NORTH, THE MARIJUANA- LOGUES: Th, 6/3, 8-10pm. $20. Crystal Bay Club, 14 Hwy. 28, Crystal Bay, (530) 546-5880, www.tahoecomedynorth.com.
MOVIE NIGHT AND DINNER AT THE MUSEUM: Enjoy an Italian dinner, check out a display of Mini Coopers and see The Italian Job, starring Charlize Theron and Mark Wahlberg. Th, 6/3, 5:30pm. $25. National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection), 10 S. Lake St., (775) 333-9300, www.automuseum.org.
STREET VIBRATIONS SPRING RALLY: Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts ride into Sparks for the fourth annual spring rally. Live entertainment, bike games, competition ride-in shows, poker runs and walks, vendors and more. F, 6/4; Sa, 6/5; Su, 6/6. Free. Victorian Square, Victorian Ave. 14th Street to Pyramid Way, Sparks, (775) 329-7469, www.roadshowsreno.com.
THREE BAD JACKS: F, 6/4, 8pm. $10. The Alley, 906 Victorian Ave.. Sparks, (775) 358-8891, http://thealleysparks.com.
AVIAN ART AND VINE: Join Lahontan Audubon Society for an evening of art, wine, and hors d’ oeuvres benefitting our Education Outreach. Includes a silent art auction, cooking demo and food from award-winning chef, Keith Sadanaga, of John Ascuaga’s Nugget and gourmet desserts provided by the Culinary Arts students at Jobs Corps. F, 6/4, 6-8:30pm. $40. For tickets and info visit www.nevadaaudubon.org by May 26. Moana Nursery, 1100 W. Moana Lane, (775) 825-0602, www.nevadaaudubon.org.
FOR KIDS FOUNDATION ANNUAL WINE TASTING: This annual fundraiser includes a silent auction, live music, art show, hors doeuvres and dozens of wines. Kids Foundation helps local children needing critical medical and dental care and other services their families cannot afford. F, 6/4, 5-8pm. $20. Chism House, 1401 W. Second St., (775) 741-5231, www.forkidsfoundation.org.
REGAN RIOT BURLESQUE: Presented by Atomic Ave! F, 6/4, 8pm. $10. The Alley, 906 Victorian Ave., Sparks, (775) 358-8891, http://thealleysparks.com.
NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH SUMMER JAMBOREE: The event open to all Native American Washoe County School District students and their families. The jamboree features a variety of fun-filled summer activities, including a 5-in-1 bounce house, Toddler Playland, barbecue, beverages and summer giveaways. Sa, 6/5, 10am-2pm. Free. Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St., (775) 355-0600 ext. 290, www.itcn.org.
AN EVENING WITH THE OLYMPIANS: Help raise money to build a new community pool while hanging out with U.S. Swim Team Olympians Jason Lezak, Cullen Jones and Rowdy Gaines. Tickets include dinner, dessert, drink and chance to win prizes. For tickets and more information, visit www.sncaquatics.org. Sa, 6/5, 5-9pm. $30/adult, $15/kid. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 2707 S. Virginia St., (775) 997-3004, www.sncaquatics.org.
PROFESSIONALS HAPPILY SPILL BLOOD: ProNet, whose volunteer members are made up of unemployed professionals, will be taking blood donations from current and former ProNet members in partnership with United Blood Services. Check in prior to June 7 to register and be tested. M, 6/7, 10:30am-3:30pm. Free. ProNet Blood Drive, 1201 Terminal Way Terminal Way & Vassar, (775) 674-5408.
HOMETOWNE FARMERS MARKET: Enjoy fresh picked produce from growers from Nevada and California, a variety of international food and beverage items, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more. Opens 6/10; Th, 4-9pm through 8/19, except 8/5. Opens 8/12. Free. Victorian Square, Victorian Ave. 14th Street to Pyramid Way in Sparks, (775) 353-2291.
BUCKBEAN BREWERY DINNER ON TAP AT DRAGON: Dragonfly Restaurant is once again teaming up with Reno’s Buckbean Brewery for another Beer Maker’s dinner. Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Call (530) 587-0557. F, 6/11, 6pm. $42 for four-course dinner and beer pairings. Dragonfly Restaurant, 10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, (530) 587-0557, www.dragonflycuisine.com.
THE PATH TO HEALING CANCER RETREAT: This three-day retreat focuses on healing, wellness, gratitude, finding and living your passion,m and more. F, 6/11, 6:30pm. Call for pricing. Expanding Light Retreat Center, 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Grass Valley, Calif. (916) 276-5975, www.randrreretreats.com.
RENO RAUNCH ORAMA V: The Flying Coffins & Coffinettes host their fifth annual Kustom Kulture car show. All Acoustic Revue with Eddie’s Hellbound Trainwreck Trio, Little Robby & the Wound Ups & Aaron Acquafondata, vendors, kissing booth, BBQ, raffle prizes and trophies. Sa, 6/12, 10am-4pm. Free with donation of canned food items to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Deer Park, 1700 Prater Way, Sparks, (775) 223-1574, www.myspace.com/flying_coffins.
3RD ANNUAL NV REGIONAL HEALTH FAIR: This health and beauty fair is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and includes everything from healthy cooking to skin care. Sa, 6/12, 9am-5pm. Free. Whole Foods Market, 5695 S. Virginia St., (775) 825-5333, www.renohealthfair.com.
GUY FIERI—ROCK N ROLL TOUR: Sa, 6/12, 7:30pm. $35. Harrahs Lake Tahoe, 15 Hwy. 50 in Stateline, (800) 427-7247.
STEEL PULSE & MARK SEXTON BAND REGGAE MUSIC: Su, 6/13, 9pm. $25. MontBleu Resort, 55 Hwy. 50, Stateline, (530) 583-2801, www.renegadeshows.com.
THE SKATALITES REGGAE MUSIC: Tu, 6/15, 9:30pm. $15. Cal-Neva Resort, Spa and Casino, 2 Stateline Road, Crystal Bay, (530) 583-2801, www.renegadeshows.com.
XTREME OUTLAW WEEKEND: The weekend will include a series of events featuring freestyle jumping, Supermoto, a 250-mile desert race, autograph signings, awards ceremonies, vendors and a pool party. Th, 6/17; F, 6/18; Sa, 6/19; Su, 6/20. $10; free for children aged 8 and younger accompanied by an adult. Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2000, www.grandsierraresort.com.
PADDLE FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER: Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation presents the sixth annual raft and music festival. Participate in the raft and tubing competition or watch the raft race, enjoy live music from local bands, enter to win raffle prizes and more. The event benefits local children with cancer. Day-of registration opens at 9am in Wingfield Park, after which teams are shuttled to Crissy Caughlin Park where the race officially begins at noon. Sa, 6/19, 10am-4pm. $20 per entry for raft event; free for spectators. Wingfield Park, 2 N. Arlington Ave., (775) 825-0888, www.nvchildrenscancer.com.
ZEPPARELLA: Th, 6/24, 9:30pm. $20. River Ranch Restaurant and Lodge, 2285 River Road, Tahoe City, Calif., (530) 583-2801, www.renegadeshows.com.
GREAT ELDORADO BBQ, BREWS AND BLUES FESTIVAL: The 15th annual event features a variety of microbrews, everything from American grilled favorites to tacos and Korean barbecue and live music by the Delta Wires, Chris Cain, Lee Rocker, the JC Smith Band and other blues/rock acts performing on outdoor stages along Virginia Street. F, 6/25, 3-8pm; Sa, 6/26, 11am-7pm. Free. Eldorado Hotel Casino, 345 N. Virginia St., (775) 786-5700.
WATER & RAILS POND & GARDEN TOUR: MacLean Financial Group and Rail City Garden Center presents the fifth annual tour of serene gardens, koi-filled ponds and model trains. The self-paced tour allows participants to visit as many of the more than 50 ponds and gardens open to visitors. Proceeds benefit ALS of Nevada. F-Su through 6/27. Opens 6/25. $25 for two people; free for children ages 12 and younger. Locations vary, (775) 329-3041, www.waterandrails.org.
TRUCKEE CHILI COOKOFF: Chili cooks compete for top honors at Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club’s second annual cookoff. Includes chili tasting, live entertainment, awards ceremonies and activities for adults and children. All proceeds benefit Truckee-North Tahoe programs addressing the needs of youth, economically disadvantaged and elderly people. Su, 6/27, 11am. $10 adults; free for children ages 12 and younger. Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee, (530) 582-7720, www.truckeechilicookoff.org.
ARTOWN: The 15th annual arts festival features more than 400 events representing the disciplines of dance, music, theater, visual art and other expressions of art. The month-long event showcases national acts, as well as local presenters, and includes crowd favorites such as the Movies in the Park, Dancing in the Park, the Couer d’Alene Art Auction and the World Music Series. M-Su through 7/31. Opens 7/1. Prices and locations vary; free for most events. (775) 322-1538, www.renoisartown.com.
THE ENGLISH BEAT & KEYSER SOZE: Reggae Show starring The English Beat, featuring Dave Wakeling, and also Keyser Soze. Sa, 7/3, 7pm. $20 advance. Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee, (530) 583-2801, www.renegadeshows.com.
STAR SPANGLED SPARKS: The annual Fourth of July celebration includes live entertainment, kids’ activities and more leading up to the fireworks display at 9:30pm. Free shuttles will run from The Legends to the Sparks Marina and the Nugget until midnight. Su, 7/4, 6am-10:30pm. Free. Locations vary, (775) 358-1976, www.experiencelegends.com.
THE LAKE TAHOE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: The festival showcases the outrageous comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). It also presents a rotating selection of live music ranging from funk to classical to bluegrass to rock and several children’s educational theatre programs. M-Su through 8/22. Opens 7/9. Prices start at $18. Sand Harbor State Park, 2005 Hwy. 28 in Incline Village, (800) 747-4697, www.laketahoeshakespeare.com.
MOONALICE WITH PETE SEARS & BARRY SLESS: F, 7/16, 9:30pm. $12 in advance. River Ranch Restaurant and Lodge, 2285 River Road, Tahoe City, (530) 583-2801, www.renegadeshows.com.
NEW MONSOON & FLOWMOTION: Sa, 7/17, 6:30pm. $20. Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee, (530) 583-2801, www.renegadeshows.com.
PATO BANTON & THE NOW GENERATION BAND: Th, 7/22, 9:30pm. $20. River Ranch Restaurant and Lodge, 2285 River Road, Tahoe City, Calif. (530) 583-2801, www.renegadeshows.com.
BUTTERFLIES AND BUTTERFLY GARDENING IN THE TAHOE BASIN: Arthur M. Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, will cover the species of butterflies and fauna you are most likely to see in the Sierra Nevada. Prior to the program, join the North Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden for a Green Thumb garden tour from 4:45pm to 5:30pm. Th, 8/5, 5:30-7:30pm. Free with $5 donation for no-host bar. The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, (775) 881-7560 ext. 7474, http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/index.html.
MELVIN SEALS & JGB: Sa, 8/7, 7pm. $20. Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee, (530) 583-2801, www.renegadeshows.com.
MONOPHONICS ROCK, FUNK & SOUL MUSIC: Th, 8/12, 9:30pm. $15. River Ranch Restaurant and Lodge, 2285 River Road, Tahoe City, (530) 583-2801, www.renegadeshows.com.
WESTERN STATES WILD HORSE AND BURRO SHOW: Competitions featuring formerly wild horses and burros, clinics, vendors and evening entertainment. F, 8/20, 9am-7pm; Sa, 8/21, 9am-7pm; Su, 8/22, 9am-3pm. $5; Free on Aug. 20. Reno Livestock Event Center, 1350 N. Wells Ave., (775) 843-1314, http://wildhorseandburroexpo.com.
26TH ANNUAL TASTE FOR ART: Features premium wines and drinks, succulent cuisine and swinging music. The galleries are also open. Proceeds benefit the education and exhibition programs at the Nevada Museum of Art, serving thousands of school children and guests each year. F, 8/20, 6-9pm. $75/$65 members. Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., (775) 329-3333, www.nevadaart.org.
RENO COWBOY AND MUSIC GATHERING: The fifth annual event celebrates the tradition of cowboys and their influence on western culture. This year’s entertainers include Andy Nelson, Jon Chandler, Chris Issacs and Hot Club of Cowtown. The event is a fundraiser for the Soroptimist International of Reno’s women’s scholarship program. F, 8/20, 6:30pm; Sa, 8/21, 6:30pm. $35-$80. Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, (775) 354-6093, www.renocowboypoetry.org.
BEST IN THE WEST NUGGET RIB COOK-OFF: Rib cookers from across the country compete for prizes and bragging rights at the 22nd annual rib festival. The event features the fourth annual Rib Eating Competition, live entertainment, an arts and crafts fair, vendors, a kids’ area and plenty of ribs and other barbecue items. W, 9/1, 11am-9pm; Th, 9/2, 11am-9pm; F, 9/3, 11am-9pm; Sa, 9/4, 11am-9pm; Su, 9/5, 11am-9pm; M, 9/6, 11am-5pm. Free admission. Victorian Square, Victorian Ave. 14th Street to Pyramid Way in Sparks, (775) 356-3300, www.nuggetribcookoff.com.
THE RIVERWALK DISTRICT: Riverside District Artwalk, shops, restaurants and bars in the downtown Riverwalk district showcase artists and live music during this monthly event. Visit a Riverwalk or West Street Market merchant to pick up an event and entertainment schedule. Some venues may require an admission or cover fee. Last Th of every month, 4pm. Free. Downtown Reno, (775) 825-9255.
FAT CAT CAFE: The DeFlowered Art Show, Bella Petunia Presents the works of Michelle Murdock, Shannon Whitehead & Jeff Middlemiss. First W of every month, 7-10pm through 12/8. Opens 6/2. Free. North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, (530) 583-3355. www.bella-petunia.com
MUSEUM TOWER: Brushes With Reality, work by Jean LeGassick, Ruth Hilts, Marilyn Melton and Jeff Nicholson is on display. Th, 1-5pm through 7/1. Free. Contact Scenic Nevada (775) 378-1694, email@example.com, www.scenicnevada.org for details. 100 W. Liberty St. Ste. 170, (775) 378-1694.
ARTISTS CO-OP OF RENO GALLERY: In Great Basin Rhapsody, Mike and Ruth Hess capture the vistas of the Great Basin on small canvases and Native American styled gourds. 6/1-6/30, 11am-4pm. Free. 627 Mill St., (775) 322-8896, www.artistsco-opgalleryreno.com.
OXBOW PRESS: Oxbow Press Opening Weekend Gala, Join us as at this open house with printmaking activities for families and a Printmakers’ Conspiracy get-together Sunday afternoon. F, 6/4, 6-9pm. Donations welcome. Contact Candace Nicol (775) 303-8086, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.oxbowpress.org for details. 2035 Dickerson Road, (775) 303-8086.
NORTHWEST RENO LIBRARY: John Molezzo Solo Exhibition, There will be a reception July 10, 2-3pm. Tu-Sa through 9/2. Opens 7/6. Free. Loretta Warner Solo Exhibition, There will be a reception on July 10, 2-3pm. Tu-Sa through 11/4. Opens 9/7. Free. 2325 Robb Drive, (775) 787-4100.
JOHN BEN SNOW MEMORIAL TRUST ART GALLERY: Barbara Kallestad Solo Exhibition, Work by the artist is on display. There will be a reception on July 17, 3-4pm. Tu-Sa through 9/9. Opens 7/13. Free. Jill Mueller Solo Exhibition, Work by the artist is on display. There will be a reception on Sept. 18, 3-4pm. Tu-Sa through 11/11. Opens 9/14. Free. 15650A Wedge Pkwy., inside South Valleys Library, (775) 329-2787.
NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM (THE HARRAH COLLECTION): WWI Gets Motorized. M-Su through 10/11. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $4 ages 6 to 18. Motoring Tourist: National Park Adventure. M-Su through 10/11. $10 adults; $8 seniors; $4 children 6 to 18 years.The 1907 Thomas Flyer Exhibit. M-Su through 1/5. $4-$10, free for kids ages 5 and younger. Even in Africa. M-Su through 1/5. $4-$10; free for ages 5 and younger. 10 S. Lake St., (775) 333-9300, www.automuseum.org.
NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART: The Baroque World of Fernando Botero. W-Su through 7/25. $1-$10. Lewis Baltz: In the Desert. W-Su through 9/26. The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection. W-Su through 9/12. The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Collection. W-Su through 11/14. Rearranging: Works by Sharon Bell. W-Su through 6/13. Views From China: Yang Yongliang and The Modern Metropolis. W-Su through 9/12. Second Saturdays are free through Dec. 2010. Second Sa of every month, 10am-5pm through 12/11. Opens 6/12. Chester Arnold: On Earth as it is in Heaven. W-Su through 10/17. Opens 8/14. $1-$10. 160 W. Liberty St., (775) 329-3333, www.nevadaart.org.
IWW RENO LABOR FILM SERIES: Last Tu of every month, 6-8pm through 10/26. Free. Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 1601 Vassar St., (775) 746-5720.
MUTUAL APPRECIATION - UNDER THE STARS: Mutual Appreciation is less a love story than an insightful and hilarious portrayal of the art of miscommunication. Event includes short film of the week: The Social Contract - Somethings are Taboo! , filmed in Reno by Manuel Becerra. F, 6/4, 8-11pm. $7. Cash only. River School, 7777 White Fir St., (775) 825-7472, www.reno-artemisia.com.
BETHECAUSE ALL-AGES POETRY SLAM: Join BEtheCAUSE for an all ages open mic and poetry slam at Cantina del Lobo. $50 cash prize to the winner of the slam. All appetizers and burritos will be half off. Sa, 6/5, 3-6pm. Free. Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno, 1664 N. Virginia St., (775) 303-7354, www.unr.edu/studentunion.
ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER CONCERT SERIES: The Reno News & Review’s free Friday concert series returns. All shows at 5:30 p.m. F, 7/2, Maria Muldaur, Nothing like a Dame opens; F, 7/9, Tempest, The Sturdy Beggars opens; F, 7/16, The House Jacks; F, 7/23 Brad Wilson. Stay tuned for a special announcement regarding the July 30 show. Call 324-4440, ext. 3515.
BLUEGRASS JAM: Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association hosts this bluegrass jam. First Tu of every month, 7-9pm. Free. Maytan Music Center, 777 S. Center St., (775) 323-5443, www.nnba.org.
PIPES ON THE RIVER: The Friday lunchtime concert series features guest artists performing on the church’s Casavant pipe organ. F, noon. Free. Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Island Ave., (775) 329-4279, www.trinityreno.org.
STRAWBERRY MUSIC SPRING FESTIVAL: Set in Camp Mather bordering Yosemite National Park, this event features performers including Lyle Lovett, Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, Desert Rose Band, Patty Loveless and Marley’s Ghost. 5/27-5/31, 11am. $60-$200. Camp Mather, 35250 Mather Road in Yosemite, (209) 984-8630, www.strawberrymusic.com.
PAUL OAKENFOLD: F, 5/28, 9pm. $30. MontBleu Resort, 55 Hwy. 50, Stateline, (800) 648-3353.
WHITNEY MEYER: F, 5/28, 6pm. Free. Cantina Los Tres Hombres, 926 Victorian Ave., Sparks, (775) 356-6262.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH SOL JIBE ACOUSTIC: Enjoy wines and tapas to live contemporary music. 5/28, 9pm. Free. Siena Hotel Spa Casino, 1 S. Lake St., (775) 327-4362, www.sienareno.com.
PLEASANT HEADS ROCKING THE UNION BREWERY: Sa, 5/29, 9pm-1am. Free. Union Brewery, 63 North C St. in Virginia City, (775) 622-1317.
TIM MCGRAW WITH LADY ANTEBELLUM: Su, 5/30, 7pm. $69.50-$135.50. Harveys Lake Tahoe, 18 Hwy. 50, Stateline, (800) 427-8397.
BOZ SCAGGS: F, 6/4, 8pm. $79. John Ascuaga’s Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave. in Sparks, (775) 356-3300.
BRUCE IN THE USA MATT RYAN & AMERICAN D: Matt Ryan and the American dream perform their Bruce Springsteen tribute music. Sa, 6/5, 8pm. $25-$30. Siena Hotel Spa Casino, 1 S. Lake St., (775) 327-4362, www.sienareno.net.
CECE GABLE AT VIVOLIS!: Enjoy a night of Jazz while dining on Italian cuisine. F, 8-11pm through 6/25; Sa, 6/5, 8-11pm. Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria, 6795 S. Virginia St. Ste. H, (775) 853-1005.
ELLA BY STARLIGHT: Sierra Sirens and The Center for the Arts present “Ella By Starlight: The Magic of Ella Fitzgerald,” featuring Lorraine Gervais and Brielle Morgan. Sa, 6/5, Su, 6/6, 8-10pm. $25 general admission, $35 VIP. Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley, Calif., (530) 274-8384 ext. 14, www.thecenterforthearts.org.
FLYLEAF WITH 10 YEARS AND FAIR TO MIDLAND: Sa, 6/5, 8pm. $25-$65. Knitting Factory Concert House, 211 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-5648, http://re.knittingfactory.com.
JOHNNY MATHIS: Sa, 6/5, 8pm. $60-$85. Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St., (775) 325-7401.
RJO’S CELEBRATING JAZZ EDUCATION: The Reno Jazz Orchestra presents a day-long celebration of jazz education in our community, featuring clinics (2-3pm), free student performances (3-5:30), and a ticketed concert beginning at 6:30 as the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra opens for RJO alongside guest artist Kim Richmond. Proceeds support future RJO educational programs. Sa, 6/5, 2-8:30pm. $18 general, $5 student. Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, (775) 852-2637, www.renojazzorchestra.org.
WE’RE NOT AFRAID: Su, 6/6, 7:30pm. $7. The Alley, 906 Victorian Ave., Sparks, (775) 358-8891, http://thealleysparks.com.
BRASS ON THE GRASS: Jason Altieri conducts the Reno Philharmonic’s brass section at this outdoor concert. Money raised will cover orchestra costs for the free Pops on the Ranch concert on July 3. Su, 6/6, 3-5pm. $75. Flanigan Ranch. Call for location, (775) 323-6393, www.renophil.com.
DELHI 2 DUBLIN & GUESTS IN RENO: Paesano Productions & The Underground present this performance, with special guests Sparktree plus Mic Rob and Jelly Bread. Th, 6/10, 10pm-2am. $8-$12. The Underground, 555 E. Fourth St. Ste. B, (415) 887-9866, www.paesanoproductions.com.
CHICAGO AND THE DOOBIE BROTHERS: Sa, 6/19, 7pm. $49.50-$99.50. Harveys Lake Tahoe, 18 Hwy. 50, Stateline, (800) 427-8397.
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT: . Sa, 6/12, 7:30pm. $35. Harrahs Lake Tahoe, 15 Hwy. 50, Stateline, (800) 427-7247, www.harrahslaketahoe.com.
ACOUSTIC PLEASANT HEADS AT THE WAYSIDE: Acoustic variety, rock, country, pop, and it’s all fun and you could possibly have a great time. Sa, 6/12, 8:30pm-12:30am. Free. The Wayside Tavern, 9015 Lemmon Drive, (775) 622-1317.
PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE; ECLIPSE IN CONCERT: Northern Nevada’s Pink Floyd tribute band perform. Sa, 6/12, 8pm. $20. Briarpatch in Grass Valley; www.brownpapertickets.com; Miners Foundry Office. Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St. in Nevada City, (530) 265-5040, www.minersfoundry.org.
NIGHT OF JAZZ AT VIVOLI!: Enjoy a night of Jazz while dining on Italian cuisine. Sa, 8-11pm through 6/26. Opens 6/12. Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria, 6795 S. Virginia St. Ste. H, (775) 853-1005.
WORLD/LATIN MUSIC AT VIVOLIS: Enjoy World/Latin music while dining on wonderful Italian cuisine. W, 6/16, 7:30-10pm. Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria, 6795 S. Virginia St. Ste. H, (775) 853-1005.
HARDRIVE ROCKS THE PIRATE CRAWL: Sa, 6/12, 9:30pm. Free. 3rd Street, 125 W. Third St., (775) 323-5005.
AN EVENING WITH RICKIE LEE JONES: F, 6/18, 8-11pm. $54 general admission. Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley, (530) 274-8384 ext. 14, www.thecenterforthearts.org.
LOCAL H: The Ruin opens for this rock duo. Sa, 6/19, 7:30pm. TBA. Tonic Lounge, 231 W. Second St., (916) 412-6587, www.myspace.com/wearetheruin.
THE BEACH BOYS: Sa, 6/19, 8pm. $55-$75. Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St., (775) 325-7401.
WORLD/FOLK/ORIGINAL MUSIC AT VIVOLI: W, 7:30-10pm through 6/30. Opens 6/23. Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria, 6795 S. Virginia St. Ste. H, (775) 853-1005.
GLEN CAMPBELL: F, 6/25, 8pm; Sa, 6/26, 8pm. $40. John Ascuaga’s Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, (775) 356-3300.
20TH ANNUAL HIGH SIERRA MUSIC FESTIVAL: Live music, a variety of outdoor activities, personal wellness programs and arts and educational events. The lineup includes Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, The Avett Brothers, Ozomatli, Femi Kuti and Positive Force, Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer, Dr. Dog, Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Blitzen Trapper, Lotus, Cornmeal, March Fourth Marching Band, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Radiators, The New Mastersounds, The Mother Hips and other acts. Th, 7/1, 8am. $175 for adult 4-day pass; $50 for kids 4-day pass; free for ages 4 and younger. Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairground Road, Quincy, Calif., (510) 547-1992, www.highsierramusic.com.
POPS AT THE RANCH: The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra hosts a community concert featuring Jason Altieri as conductor and patriotic music in honor of 4th of July weekend. Sa, 7/3, 8pm. Free. Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, (775) 323-6393, www.renophil.com.
POPS IN THE PARK: The Sierra Philharmonic League presents its annual Fourth of July concert featuring the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra with Jason Altieri conducting. The family-friendly event includes clowns, strolling musicians and silent and live auctions. Su, 7/4, 1pm. Free. Mormon Station State Park, 2303 Main St., Genoa, (775) 323-6393, www.renophil.com.
BOOGIE DOWN FOR HUNGER: The rock group performs at a benefit concert for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. F, 7/9, 7:30pm. $24 reserved seating; $18 lawn. Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, (775) 331-3663, ext. 118, www.fbnn.org.
SUGARLAND WITH MICHELLE BRANCH AND WILL HOGE: Sa, 7/10, 7pm. $59.50-$125.50. Harveys Lake Tahoe, 18 Hwy. 50, Stateline, (800) 427-8397.
RASCAL FLATTS WITH KELLIE PICKLER AND CHRIS YOUNG: F, 7/16, 7pm. $65.50-$135.50. Harveys Lake Tahoe, 18 Hwy. 50, Stateline, (800) 427-8397.
OTTMAR LIEBERT AND LUNA NEGRA: Sa, 7/17, 8pm. $35, $50. Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St., (775) 325-7401.
NATHAN OWENS MOTOWN AFTER DARK: Su, 7/18, 7:30pm; M, 7/19, 7:30pm; Tu, 7/20, 7:30pm; F, 7/23, 7:30pm; Sa, 7/24, 7:30pm; Su, 7/25, 7:30pm; M, 7/26, 7:30pm; Tu, 7/27, 7:30pm; F, 7/30, 7:30pm; Sa, 7/31, 7:30pm; Su, 8/1, 7:30pm; M, 8/2, 7:30pm; Tu, 8/3, 7:30pm. $25. Harrahs Lake Tahoe, 15 Hwy. 50, Stateline, (800) 427-7247.
LAKE TAHOE MUSIC FESTIVAL: The annual festival features regional and national acts in genres ranging from classical to rock. The outdoor concert series supports the non-profit festival’s educational outreach programs. M-Su through 8/7. Opens 7/22. $25 and up. Locations vary, (530) 583-3101, www.tahoemusic.org.
ELTON JOHN: Su, 7/25, 8pm. $99.50-$235.50. Harveys Lake Tahoe, 18 Hwy. 50, Stateline, (800) 427-8397.
THE GOLDEN BOYS: Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Fabian performing together as The Golden Boys. Sa, 8/7, 8pm. $55-$75. Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St., (775) 325-7401.
THE OJAYS: F, 8/6, 8pm. $45-$70. Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St., (775) 325-7401.
BILLY IDOL: Su, 8/8, 8pm. $55. Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., (775) 789-2000, www.grandsierraresort.com.
THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT: M, 8/9, 8pm. $17-$40. Knitting Factory Concert House, 211 N. Virginia St., (775) 323-5648, http://re.knittingfactory.com.
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS: Th, 8/12, 8pm; F, 8/13, 8pm; Sa, 8/14, 8pm. $50. John Ascuaga’s Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, (775) 356-3300.
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS: Sa, 8/14, 8pm. $TBA. Silver Legacy, 407 N. Virginia St., (775) 325-7401.
ATLANTIS RENO PRESENTS MICHAEL BOLTON!: One World One Love tour. F, 8/20, 9pm. $53.50 and up. Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S. Virginia St., (888) 551-7007, http://atlantiscasino.com/entertainment/event-details.asp?id=552.
GET HYPNOTIZED: Hypnotist Chris Cady presents this show of magic, comedy and the power of the mind. F, Sa, 8pm. $25 adults; $20 seniors, kids ages 12 and younger. Pioneer Underground, 100 S. Virginia St., (775) 425-5847, www.renohypnotist.com.
THE WHOLE SHEBANG: TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada presents a one-act comedy by Rich Orloff about the creation of the universe. The play contains some adult themes and language. F, 5/28, 7:30pm; Sa, 5/29, 7:30pm; Su, 5/30, 2pm. $7, $5 students, seniors. Studio on 4th, 432 E. Fourth St., (775) 685-2687, www.twnn.org.
CABARET: The hit Broadway musical focuses on nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and revolves around the 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. A timeless classic, this piece is set in the period prior to the Nazis’ rise to power in Germany. Th, 5/27, 8pm; F, 5/28, 8pm; Sa, 5/29, 8pm; Su, 5/30, 8pm. $49. John Ascuaga’s Nugget, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, (775) 356-3300.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM: BAC Stage Kids presents William Shakespeare’s classic tale of the adventures of four youths who get lost in an enchanted forest. F, 6/4, 7pm; Sa, 6/5, 7pm; Su, 6/6, 2pm; F, 6/11, 7pm; Sa, 6/12, 7pm; Su, 6/13, 2pm. $9 general; $6 students, seniors, BAC members. Black Box Theatre, Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. in Carson City, (775) 883-1976, www.breweryarts.org.
YOUNG SHAKESPEARE AT LEGENDS: Lake Tahoe at Shakespeare presents this interactive one-hour interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, created with a young audience in mind. Go to website to reserve tickets. M, 7/19, 11am. Free with ticket. The Legends at Sparks Marina, 1310 Scheels Drive, Ste. C-172, Sparks, (800) 747-4697, www.laketahoeshakespeare.com.
VORTEX: A.V.A. Ballet Theatre presents its rock ballet, which mixes dance, Broadway and alternative music, as part of the Artown celebration. F, 7/23, 8:30pm; Sa, 7/24, 8:30pm. $15-$20 adults; $10 students, seniors; $40 VIP. Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater, Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, (775) 762-5165, www.avaballet.com.