Arts & Entertainment
‘Movies in the Park’ start Friday
University of Phoenix Northern Nevada Campus is once again supporting Artown’s Movies in the Park (MITP) beginning Friday. Movies in the Park is a complimentary Artown series held each Friday throughout the month of July at Wingfield Park in downtown Reno. Movies start at 9 p.m. The schedule is as follows: Friday — “The Wizard of Oz” July 8 — “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” July 15 — “West Side Story” July 22 — “October Sky” July 29 — “Br...
Toccata launches Big Blue Summer MusicFest
On Saturday, the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (Toccata) will kick off its 21-concert 2011 Big Blue Summer MusicFest with a concert series titled “Baroque to Broadway.” The first concert is at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Incline Village and features Josue Casillas, principle flutist of the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, performing C.P.E. Bach’s Flute Concerto in D minor WQ. 22 and Vivaldi’s Concerto for Piccolo in C majo...
Starship leads off weekend at the Nugget
Blast off the July 4th holiday weekend with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas performing Saturday in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. Thomas made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit, “Fooled Around and Fell In Love,” with Elvin Bishop’s band. In 1979, Thomas joined Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist. Backed by Thomas’ vocals, Jefferson Starship immediately scored a No. 1 hit with “Jane.” The group was renamed Star...
Ageless Rep performs for Artown
Ageless Repertory Theatre performances will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday throughout July as part of Artown. Tuesday performances will be held at Laxalt Auditorium in the Nelson Building, located at 401 W. Second St. in Reno. Friday performances will be at Circle’s Edge, 1117 California Ave. in Reno (in the Village Shopping Center). • “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder, Tuesday and Friday • “Squabbles,” by Marshall Karp, July 12 and 1...
At The Alley this week
Them Sonsabitches will return to The Alley tonight for a free Thursday Nights on the Square performance. The show is open to guests age 21 and over and begins at 7 p.m. Trever Crow’s hip hop night will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at The Alley. Cost is $5 and the show is open to all ages. Joey Cape and The Bad Loud and Sucka Punch will perform Saturday. The show is open to guests of all ages and admission costs $10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Loud as F...
Brunch with Shakespeare
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, a nonprofit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and Reno, is partnering with Red, White and Tahoe Blue to serve the community an omelet and mimosa brunch on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Aspen Grove, located directly across from Ski Beach in Incline Village. Red, White and Tahoe Blue hosts multiple events throughout Incline Vil...
Art heals war wounds
The David J. Drakulich Art Foundation presents an exhibit of art by American war veterans called “For Freedom of Expression, Art Heals — War Wounds. The exhibit will be at the Northwest Reno Library on Robb Drive from Friday until Aug. 30. A reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. July 9.
Hot wings, hotter music
A celebration of the hottest, sweetest and most tangy wing sauces begins Friday in downtown Reno with the 10th Annual Great International Chicken Wing Society Cook-off. Downtown Reno is kicking off this Fourth of July weekend party a day early. Join Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Reno, Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah’s Reno Hotel Casino and Silver Legacy Resort Casino on Virginia Street from 2 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday for free live entertainment, v...
Arts in Brief
Billy Ray Cyrus comes to Reno Billy Ray Cyrus will perform at the Silver Legacy Grande Exposition Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday. To understand the music of Billy Ray Cyrus “now,” you have to understand his music “then.” His boyhood home rang out with gospel, country and bluegrass. Then, along came ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, Foghat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and every other bad-ass band to pass through eastern Kentucky in the ‘70s, and that was that. A ...