The first week of August puts us just past the Tour de Nez and heading for Hot August Nights. In fact, the kick-off for Hot August Nights in Reno-Sparks area is Sunday at the Bonanza.
But there's lots to do before that, like checking out the Marilyn Monroe photo exhibit at the Art Source Art Gallery. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of her death, but her memory is still very much alive in the collection Cristel Citko has established over the last 35 years.
You can help raise money for the HAWC clinic to consolidate services with Saint Mary's Outreach Clinics. That's at Bartley Ranch and involves wine and ribs! You also can be a part of an interplanetary event as the Rover ‘Curiosity' lands on Mars Sunday. Telescopes will be set up at UNR's Redfield Campus. Enjoy!
Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Ride: Grand Sierra Resort
This weekend event will be hosted by one of the grandest hotel casinos in Reno – The Grand Sierra Resort & Casino. This special Tribute weekend includes a variety of events to honor Nevada's fallen soldiers, including the following, a tribute motorcycle ride (and BBQ) to Lake Tahoe, a tribute motorcycle ride to the Naval Air Station (Fallon, NV) for the "Lunch with a Soldier" event, an exclusive tribute ceremony and plaque presentation to Gold Star Family Guests of Honor. There's also a military bell-ringing ceremony and 21 gun salute at the National Veterans Cemetery (Fernley, NV). There is a Friday evening "Welcome Reception" for all attendees and an evening of entertainment at the Grand Sierra Resort Casino.
The South Lake Tahoe Event will complement virtually everything Hot August Nights has to offer, including daily Show-n-Shines with cash and trophy awards, Poker Walks with cash awards to the winners, a cool car showroom, a classic car Auction, automotive exhibits, special night time cruising at South Lake Tahoe, vendors, a Sock Hop and great free 50's and 60's-style live entertainment daily on all of the outdoor stages.
Marilyn's 50th Anniversary Last Photo at Art Source: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hundreds of photos, including studio portraits, movie stills, cheesecake poses, revealing candids, movie cards and limited edition photos. They portray the star's life, career, moods and guises. Included is the famous nude calendar shot taken by Tom Kelley in 1949 and the last photo taken in 1962. Celebration prices range from $5 to $15,000.
Champagne Reception & Contest: Open to the Public – Aug. 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Best Marilyn look alike wins a custom-framed photo of the famous star valued at $600. All entrants will receive a gallery gift certificate.
The exhibit is being shown at Art Source, Nevada's largest gallery, in cooperation with The Children's Cabinet. The group, established in 1985, exists to keep children safe and families together. They offer services and the resources that address unmet needs through a unique and effective cooperative effort between the private sector and public agencies in Northern Nevada.
Jazz & Beyond will open with a "Garden Party at the Mansion," a ticketed event at the Governor's Mansion. Admission features music by the incomparable vocalist Jakki Ford and her band Finesse, finger foods, wine, and a raffle.
Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Tickets are available online at JazzCarsonCity.com, in Carson City at Play Your Own Music and Home Treasures in the Carson Mall and at the Purple Avocado, and in Gardnerville at Fresh Ideas.
Live SkyTonight - Star Talk: Fleischmann Planetarium - 6 p.m.
What's happening in the sky tonight? Live SkyTonight Star Talk answers that question in an informal and entertaining immersive multimedia presentation aided by state-of-the-art technology, followed by telescope viewing (weather permitting) 30 minutes after sunset, courtesy of the Astronomical Society of Nevada.
Food Truck Friday: 40 E. 4th Street - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Held the First Friday of the month April through October from 6-9 p.m., enjoy a gathering of our area's best gourmet food trucks! Many different types of food to choose from, live music and the Tumblebus will be there for the kids.
Reno Little Theater is pleased to host The Medea Project for one night as a fundraiser to help send eight local actresses to the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. The Medea Project, directed and created by Sandra Brunell Neace, is an original work based on the Greek tragedy Medea. The Medea Project explores maternal filicide and the responsibilities of mothers, women and citizens in modern society. A reception with the Medeas will follow afterwards. All funds raised will go toward getting the production to the NY International Fringe Festival.
Since the 70‘s, Cheap Trick has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "The Flame," Cheap Trick is a musical institution.
"Enchant," a cirque-style Vaudeville show featuring a sensational international cast that will captive all five senses. Death-defying acts, amazing aerialists, and exotic dancers. This show is sure to keep you wanting more.
Hot August Nights Tahoe: MontBleu - 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The South Lake Tahoe Event will complement virtually everything Hot August Nights has to offer, including daily Show-n-Shines with cash and trophy awards, Poker Walks with cash awards to the winners, a Cool Car Showroom, a Classic Car Auction, automotive exhibits, special night time cruising at South Lake Tahoe, vendors, a Sock Hop and great free 50's and 60's-style live entertainment daily on all of the outdoor stages.
This Saturday and Sunday, one of North America's largest sugar art displays is at the Grand Sierra Resort.
Come see a variety of edible showpieces that will delight, inspire and simply amaze. From chocolate masterworks to delicate pulled sugar and of course, unforgettable cake creations. From beginners to professionals, everyone shares their work in this unique gallery as part of the International Cake Exploration Societe's (ICES) Annual Convention and Show. The Grand Cake Pavilion is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gallery admission is $10 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting VSA arts of Nevada at the Lake Mansion, ICES chosen charity for the 2012 Convention and Show.
Lake Tahoe Summerfest is pleased to announce a series of three chamber music concerts on each of the first three Saturday evenings in August. These intimate musical evenings will feature renowned musicians from the Tahoe Summerfest Orchestra and soloists playing works of Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann and others.
Celebrating the hit songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, "Jersey Nights" will take audience members on a nostalgic trip when it appears in the Eldorado Showroom Aug. 7 through Nov. 4.
A spectacular production with singers, dancers and video projection, "Jersey Nights" delivers first class musical arrangements, perfect harmonies, authentic costumes and all of the Four Seasons greatest hits including; "Oh What a Night," "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man," "Dawn," "Rag Doll," "Bye Bye Baby" "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" and more.
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