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It's a weekend of varied events. Everything from a master of jazz to a Doggie Palooza; and from monster trucks to bobsledding in Lake Tahoe! Don't miss the Creatures exhibit at the May Museum or the Timeless Treasures in Sparks, among other events! Enjoy!


Friday 3/8

Creatures May Museum:

The Wilbur D. May Museum's new exhibit Creatures is an all-ages exploration of things that were… things that are… and things that could be! Visitors will come face-to-face with amazing full-size animatronics of wooly mammoths, saber-toothed tigers, dinosaurs, and sea monsters. Audiences will also explore the fact and fiction surrounding creatures like Bigfoot, Tahoe Tessie, dragons, and more. The Creatures exhibit features educational and interactive elements for kids, including a fossil dig, a glacier simulation display, and several touch stations.


Voces y Viones: Highlights from the collection of El Museo del Barrio. Nevada Museum of Art

A wide ranging and diverse survey of the stellar art collection from New York's El Museo del Barrio, the leading Latino cultural institution in the U.S. dedicated to Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean art. This lively exhibition presents over fifty objects, including sculpture, painting, prints, photographs, and mixed media installations addressing themes such as identity politics, colonialism, emotional connections to homeland, and contemporary visual culture. Artworks created by living artists are conceptualized with a concise selection of ancient Taíno stone carvings. This exhibition was jointly organized by the El Museo del Barrio and the Nevada Museum of Art.


Timeless Treasures a Celebration of Culture Sparks Museum 11-4

This colorful exhibit captures the vibrant spirit of Native American culture. A unique assemblage of artifacts loaned by the local community, the exhibit is filled with variety and includes paintings, pottery, arrowheads, cradle boards, baskets, musical instruments and much more. A series of events including a basket making workshop, Native American dancers, musical performances, and an art show are planned. Keep an eye on the Museum's website for more details.


Scholastic Art Awards at the Holland Project

For a second year, the Holland Project Gallery will be hosting the annual Scholastic Art Awards in partnership with the Nevada Museum of Art. This exhibition showcases the best in Northern Nevada middle and high school art and will feature 100+ pieces ranging from sculpture to printmaking. The Gold Key pieces will be on display in the gallery with the Silver Key pieces featured digitally. The Nevada Museum of Art will be exhibiting the American Visions nominations through April 1, 2013.


Northern Nevada Day of Percussion at Nightingale Hall  7:30-9:30 pm

While recording CDs for artists like Alanis Morrisette, KISS, Willie Nelson, Michael Wolff, Tribal Tech, David Benoit, Rick Braun, Vinny Golia, Lee Ann Ryhmes, Mitch Forman, Terence Jones, Hands'Onsemble, and even actors Jeff Bridges and Ronny Cox, Brad tries to bring the strangest percussion instruments he has to the session to create a unique sound. Every year he travels to colleges and stores to do clinics and concerts on hand percussion and mallets. His endorsements include Vic Firth, Remo, Yamaha, Paiste, and Roland.

Chris has recorded with: Ludacris, Sting, Malcolm in the Middle, "Better Homes and Gardens", "Wild California" IMAX movie, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, jimmy haslip, Lalo Shfrin, Sheila E., Mark Murphy, Alex Acuna, Larry Koonse, Bad Haggis, Turkish superstar Omar Faruk, Mamak Khadem, Boogsie Sharpe, Prog Rock legends Kevin Ayers (Soft Machine), Mike Hoffman (Tony Williams Lifetime), Richard Sinclair (Caravan) and with famous poet, Leonard Cohen. Chris is sponsored by Turkish cymbals, Cadeson drums, and Aquarian drumheads.


US Hotrod MonsterJam Livestock Events Center

Featuring Monster Jam Trucks: Grave Digger driven by Carl Van Horn, Scooby-Doo driven by Nicole Johnson, Max-D driven by Neil Elliot, El Toro Loco driven by Chuck Werner, The Patriot driven by Dan Rodoni and Tropical Thunder driven by Andrew Peckham!!



Saturday 3/9

Shooting the West 7 am Winnemucca Convention Center

This photo symposium, is celebrating its 25th anniversary by bringing back to Winnemucca some of the favorite photographers and guests who were featured in past years. A returning special guest will be Barbara Van Cleve, a photographer and rancher. Her work is found in public and private art collections around the globe, and she was inducted into the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Van Cleve's favorite subjects are dramatic Western landscapes, cowboys, ranch life, horses, wildlife, moonlight photography, and the Spanish Missionary Trail in Baja California. There will be two days of workshops on a variety of topics including introduction to digital cameras, individual sessions with a professional photographer, creative portrait photography, photo editing software, and an entire day with Barbara Van Cleve observing her photographic techniques. Additional activities include exhibits, photo contests, and presentations.


Aces National Anthem Try-Outs 9 am Aces Ballpark:

The Reno Aces Baseball Club will hold auditions for performers to sing the National Anthem this season at Aces Ballpark on Saturday, March 9.

The Aces will search for candidates to perform at all 72 home games this season.


Second Saturdays…mask making at the Nevada Museum of Art 10 am

Celebrate the Year of the Snake! The Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated in January or February depending on the lunar calendar. Ring in the New Year with hands-on art projects, performance and storytelling.
Admission to hands/ON! is FREE.


Doggie Palooza  Nevada Humane Society  10am-6:30pm

Admission is free. Dogs available for adoption will include different breeds, ages, and personalities.

In addition, you can celebrate mankind's best friend through March 12, with special adoption fees for both dogs and cats. You can adopt an adult dog for $40 and adult cats for $20. All dogs and cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, services which normally cost over $200.

Nevada Humane Society is open for adoptions seven days a week, from 11:00am to 6:30pm and an hour earlier at 10:00am on Saturdays. The shelter is located at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno.


SnowFest in Tahoe

In its 32nd year, SnowFest, presented by the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/ Resort Association, is expected to draw thousands of attendees, with the majority of events free to spectators. Events include SnowFest Parades in Tahoe City and Kings Beach (March 2 and March 9 respectively); Rahlves' Banzai Tour at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort on Donner Summit (March 9-10); 25th Annual Snow Sculpture Contest at Tahoe City's River Ranch Lodge (March 10); and the Ta-Hoe Nalu Arctic Standup Paddleboard Race in Kings Beach (March 10).


Sensory Science Series at the Discovery Museum 10:15-11:00

In this series, your child will become a scientist and use his/her senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and sound to explore the world around them through sensory-rich observation and hands-on exploration. Get ready to learn, explore, have fun and get messy!


US Hotrod Monster Jam Livestock Events Center 11 a.m.

Featuring Monster Jam Trucks: Grave Digger driven by Carl Van Horn, Scooby-Doo driven by Nicole Johnson, Max-D driven by Neil Elliot, El Toro Loco driven by Chuck Werner, The Patriot driven by Dan Rodoni and Tropical Thunder driven by Andrew Peckham!!


Exploring Ancient Civilizations with the Reno Pops Bishop Manogue 7-8:30 pm

Step back in time with the Reno Pops Orchestra as we embark on an exciting archaeological expedition exploring the ancient civilizations of the world. This musical exploration of "ancient digs" will include everything from the "Indiana Jones" theme song to fascinating music from now-extinct cultures. To fill in the centuries, other classics such as "The Pines of Rome" by Respighi and "Danse Bacchanale" from Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens and much more will be performed. This varied and exciting musical program will be accompanied by projected images and an illuminating and entertaining travel commentary by maestro Jane Brown.


Guitarist Jose Feliciano 7:30 pm Harrah's South Shore

Jose Feliciano is recognized as the first Latin Artist to cross over into the English music market, opening the doors for other artists who now play an important role in the American music industry.


Sons and Daughters of Erin St. Patrick's Day Dinner 6pm at the Siena Casino Hotel Spa Casino

1 Lake Street in downtown Reno. (775) 321-5831



Sunday 3/10

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area noon – 3 pm I-Did-a-Run Event

It's time for dogs to show off their skills! Snowfest returns to Tahoe Donner with the ninth annual I-Did-A-Run event. Due to construction at The Lodge Restaurant & Pub, this year the event will take place at Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area.

Dogs of all shapes and sizes will compete in this entertaining timed dog pull race. The event pits dog against dog and clock while pulling covered wagon sleds over a snow-covered course. Prizes are awarded for various divisions as well as the overall winner.


Carson Chamber Singers in Concert Trinity Episcopal Church Reno  5-7 PM

The Carson City Symphony Association presents the Carson Chamber Singers in a pair of concerts dedicated to victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December.

The Chamber Singers will perform Requiem by composer John Rutter, a 20th century work of profound emotion for chorus with soprano solo, accompanied by a chamber ensemble of organ, flute, cello, harp, glockenspiel, and timpani. Its seven movements are based on texts from the Missa pro defunctis, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Psalms. Also included in the concert will be other works by John Rutter and two spirituals.

General admission is $10, free for youth age 16 and under.


Japanese American Citizen's League Annual Teriyaki Dinner Noon at Senior Center

Contact: Sheldon Ihara  747-3886


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