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It's a weekend for everything from stage productions to walking events. Not only can you see artwork and read the history of Italian Americans at Arte Italia, you can see all kinds of animals incorporated into all kinds of artwork at the Stremmel Gallery. Plus, comedian Adam Carolla and musician Al Stewart on stage in Reno.


Friday 2/22

The Animal in Contemporary Art II  Stremmel Gallery 9am

Contemporary artists Bill Braun, Bryan Christiansen, Catherine Courtenaye, Gaylen Hansen, Tom Judd, Leonard Koscianski, Ken Little, Adelaide Paul, Brad Rude, and Tom Uttech incorporates animals into their respective works; capturing the playful, yet majestic essence of the wild. Works range from oil on canvas to wood sculpture encased in leather. The show, a continuation of an exhibition in 2000, will run through March 23.


Dollar Exchange at the Nevada State Museum 10am-3pm

Through 3pm, the Reno Coin Club and Nevada State Museum will fire up the press and offer the new National Park quarters and Presidential dollars at cost. They will have the first 2013 National Park quarters for $.50 and presidential dollars for $1.25. There will be a display of ancient and obsolete U.S. coins. Free foreign coins for kids (and kids at heart) as well as the Old Coin Press minting a new medal.


Arte Italia: Italian Americans at Bat Noon – 5pm

Italian Americans at Bat: From Sand Lots to the Major Leagues, a documentary exhibition celebrating many of the most memorable names in baseball, will be on display at arte Italia through May 19.

A lasting impact has been made by Italian Americans on the sport, but equally important is the extent to which baseball contributed to the Americanization of Italians. Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Tony Lazzeri, Tommy Lasorda, Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa prevailed over America's favorite past time. Italian Americans at Bat honors their contributions, and those of 450 others who have left an indelible imprint on the game.


Collective Hearts Jungle Vino

Enjoy a special art exhibit inside Jungle Vino throughout the month called "Collective Hearts - A Journey of Love and Emotion," by local artist Daylene Moss. This unique collection of "HEART" artwork symbolizes the many types of LOVE such as Infatuation by first encounter, feeling blissfully in love, the joy and contentment of partnership, misery of being trapped in a relationship, as well as, the sorrow of a loss of love. Each piece has a different representation of the journey of the heart's emotional process.


Reno Little Theater 7:30pm - Sartre's "No Exit"

This classic existential play centers on three people who share a room in Hell that has no mirrors, no windows, & no exit. All tickets $5 at the door. Matinee also Sunday 1/24 at 2 p.m. Directed by David & Nicole Tolles


Circle Mirror Transformation Good Luck Macbeth Theater 8 pm

Presented by TheatreWorks of Northern Nevada. When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty's community drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. Directed by David Zybert.


Saturday 2/23

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Sponsored by the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission and all proceeds go to the homeless and hungry in northern Nevada. Starts at 9 am

Starts at Wingfield Park and ends at the Gospel Mission.


Reno Beer Crawl at The Waterfall 2-6 pm

Four-hour beer drinking tradition in downtown Reno. Six-ounce tastes of 15+ specialty beers at 15 diverse downtown taverns for $1. Purchase a glass, map and raffle ticket at The Waterfall (134 W. 2nd Street)


Al Stewart at Boomtown 7-8 pm

"Year of the Cat" and "Time Passages" at Boomtown Casino and Hotel!
Two Show Times: 7 PM and 9 PM
Tickets: Tickets are $11.99 and $17.99 and may be purchased at Boomtown Casino and Hotel in the Gift Shop


Adam Carolla at the Sparks Nugget 9 pm

Known for his position as co-host of the Man Show and then moving on to hosting a nationally syndicated radio morning show, Adam Carolla is coming to The Nugget's Celebrity Showroom to share his insightful and comedic view of the world.


Sunday 2/24 

Pine Needle Baskets 10am-2pm  Nevada Museum of Art

Create a miniature pine needle basket using natural materials. Learn from the basket making tradition of Audrey Frank's native Nevadan Washoe/Paiute culture. Explore weaving methods by combining pine needles, Sinew and raffia in this one-day workshop.


Reno Wind Symphony Nightingale Hall UNR campus 3-5 pm

The Reno Wind Symphony is an adult community band of 80 musicians who were organized in the spring of 2006. The membership includes 29 area music educators in Northern Nevada and California. Over 60% of the members in the group are alumni of the University of Nevada Band Department.

The Reno Wind Symphony (RWS) explores all areas of wind band literature. The purpose of this organization is to improve technical playing, overall musicianship, work ethic and motivation through challenging literature.


Legends, Fairy Tales and Dances 4-6 pm

Carson City Community Concert at the Carson Community Center 

Guest soloist Eric Fassbender will perform the Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra by Nino Rota, noted composer for movies. Symphony musician Yumiko Anthenien will be featured on English horn in the beautiful and haunting "The Swan of Tuonela" by Jean Sibelius. The orchestra will also perform Gioachino Rossini's "La Cenerentola (Cinderella)" Overture and three Slavonic Dances by Antonin Dvorak.

Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for youth- age 16 and under. Tickets are on sale at Play Your Own Music in the Carson Mall, online at, or at the door.

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