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It's a beautiful weekend and there are tons of Things 2 Do! From kites to concerts and from jazz to Latin dancing, it's on the list. Plus, there are a number of ways you can get out and enjoy the weather and help a young Sparks boy whose family is trying to fund a seizure alert service dog for him. Enjoy!


Friday 4/26:


Creative Coalition for Midtown Reno:

It's a Block Party! 30 area businesses will provide the mu7sic, entertainment, fine art, tasty bites and refreshing fun for the entire family. Starts at 5 p.m. Friday. Goes 'til folks go home!


Plein Air Painting with Erik Holland Lake Mansion 1 p.m.

Join local artist Erik Holland to capture spring colors and light. Painting will be done both outside (weather permitting) and in the studio from photographs. Great for beginners or the more experienced.

Ages: Adults- 15 and up
Cost: $150

Registration is only confirmed once VSA Nevada receives registration form and payment. Classes are limited in size and are offered on a ‘first come first served" basis. Students needing to withdraw from a class after registering may receive a tuition refund less $5 administrative cost if VSA Nevada is notified five business days before the first session of class. No refunds thereafter. Scholarships and Gift Certificates available.


Nothing To It! Crème Burlee and Soufle workshop 6:30 p.m.:

You will fall for the recipes in this class but your soufflés won't! Rise to success with NTI's tried and true soufflé and crème Brulee making tips and recipes. Learn to prepare these guarded restaurant recipes in the comfort of your own kitchen.


Winnie the Pooh! Brewery Arts Center 7 pm:

DISNEY'S "WINNIE THE POOH, KIDS" is a wonderful new show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. DISNEY'S "WINNIE THE POOH, KIDS" welcomes audiences to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks. This is a magical show filled with upbeat songs and dances with a large ensemble cast of colorful characters with many featured roles.


Cello Recital in Jacks Valley:

Music, Conversation, Wine, and Dessert

The Carson City Symphony Association presents an intimate, elegant evening of Music, Conversation, Wine, and Dessert on Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., at a private home in Jacks Valley, south of Carson City. The recital will introduce - or reacquaint - music lovers in our area with critically acclaimed cellist Stephen Framil, who has appeared as concert soloist, chamber musician, and conductor the world over.

The evening will begin with a fascinating account, "The Making of a Cello," by Symphony cellist Becky Crowe. After studying for a year making violins with luthier Paul Schuback in Portland, Ore., she built a double bass and three cellos, including the one she plays in the Carson City Symphony. She is currently working on a smaller cello that she plans to donate to the Symphony's youth program, Strings in the Schools


Legally Blonde at Spanish Springs High School 7 p.m.:

It was a hit years ago and the Spanish Springs High School is putting on its own production of it. They've worked hard and hope to fill up the auditorium. Curtain goes up a 7 tonight and tomorrow night at Spanish Springs High School.


Menopause the Musical Eldorado Reno 8p.m.:

Returning to the Eldorado Showroom is a musical production which includes 25 re-lyricized tunes from the ‘60s and ‘70s and culminates with a salute to women who are experiencing "The Change." Set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra meet by chance, "Menopause the Musical" pokes fun at things such as hot flashes, memory loss, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and eating binges. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years! It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!


Whitney Myer, GSR 8p.m.:

Whitney Myer grew up in a musical household. Her father played in a 90's ska band called The Mudsharks, touring with such acts as No Doubt and Sublime. Whitney grew up in the moshpits of Mudsharks concerts and developed an appreciation for music and live performance on a molecular level. She began writing her own songs at age 13, with her father backing her up on guitar. They started playing shows the following year, and in 2005 she recorded and released her first album with the Whitney Myer Band--which was her father, uncle and the bassist from the Mudsharks backing her up. The album, Last Days, explored the intersection of Whitney's father's jazz and funk influences with her own teenage angst.

During a rare free weekend, Whitney had an uncharacteristic urge to drive San Francisco to audition for NBC's "The Voice." Six months later she was seen by 6 million people on the nations number one television show, singing to celebrity judges, Christina Aguilera, Cee lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton and garnering adoration and support from all four of them.

After "The Voice," Whitney wanted to return to the roots of her music and perform it in a more personal way. She began writing songs that were closer to the pattern of her own soul. To do this, she had to break away from the comfort of the band that was literally family to her and make music that was completely her own. Her solo work is a creative project that allows Whitney to blend musical styles and creatively realize all of her life experiences in a truly unique and unfettered way. The first album from her new project will be released on April 26th, 2013 at the Grand Sierra Resort in her home town, with a summer tour schedule to follow



Saturday 4/27


BBQ for Preston

At the Roadhouse Saloon in Sparks - 6pm. Money goes to help an 8-year-old with a seizure disorder. The family is trying to fund a seizure alert service dog for him. They've opened an account at Wells Fargo called 'Preston's Angel Fund' - the number is 7908905016.


March for Babies Sparks Marina 8 a.m.:

It's America's favorite walking event! When you walk, you give hope to the babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We've been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.6 billion! Join the more than 7 million people who participate, donate and/or sponsor. There are plenty of opportunities for day-of-event exposure, activation and education - not to mention opportunities to meet hundreds of others who are just like you!


Reno Jazz Festival 9-5 UNR 50th year:

Marking its 50th year in 2012 and lauded by the San Francisco Chronicle as "showcasing music's future," the Reno Jazz Festival at the University of Nevada, Reno has become one of the world's largest and most enduring celebrations of jazz, with three days of concerts, competitions and clinics each spring. Hosting concerts by world-renowned jazz superstars, the festival also acts as an educational venue for some of the country's most talented middle school, high school and college-age musicians, as thousands of students compete at the festival with their school bands, vocal groups and ensembles from around the Western states.


Sirens of Chrome Automobile Museum:

Sirens of Chrome takes visitors on a visual joyride through auto show history and features a treasure trove of rare images of turn-of-the-century goddesses, 1950s sex symbols and today's highly trained product specialists. The exhibit showcases posters and photographs of human hood ornaments, fast cars and vintage auto show fashions.


5th Annual Bachata Festival:

5th Annual Reno Bachata Festival: April 25-29, 2013

5 Year Anniversary in Reno!

RENO BACHATA FESTIVAL at the Peppermill Resort & Casino

Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Kizomba y Mas


Kids on Big Rigs  10-4 2025 Silverada Boulevard:

Come explore, touch and learn about different Big Rigs. All proceeds to benefit High Desert Montessori School


Camp Lotsa Fun Open House 11 a.m.:

Enjoy the warm spring weather and learn about the many exciting programs and services that Camp Lotsafun has to offer. There will be food, fun, and lots of information at your disposal! Stop by to hear a presentation from the Program Director and testimonials from campers, family members, and counselors while your future camper gets to enjoy camp-themed activities with the many volunteers we'll have on site. Plus, don't miss the raffle drawing and a good old fashioned BBQ! Camp Lotsafun is a local nonprofit that provides recreational, therapeutic and educational opportunities to children, teens and adults with various disabilities. Event held at Rancho San Rafael Park - Peavine Pavilion.


Legally Blonde Spanish Springs High School 7 p.m.


Great Basin Brew Off 5 p.m. E. McCarran between Rock and Mira Loma Taps and Tanks:

5pm ~ Beer and Revelry
6pm ~ Buffet Dinner
7pm ~ Awards Ceremony

Our Brew-Off Buffet will include Garden Salad, Cucumber Salad, Fresh Baked ICKY Bread, Assorted Grilled Sausages, Pasta with Marinara or Garlic Cream Sauce, Mashed Garlic Red Potatoes and Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables.

Advance Tickets $19.00
Day Of Tickets $24.00
{Tickets will be available at the Reno Homebrewer and Great Basin Brewing Company in Sparks.}

The Great Basin Brew-Off is a competition organized by the Washoe Zephyr Zymurgists for homebrewers of all experience levels. Entrants receive written feedback from certified judges, which includes valuable suggestions on how to make future batch improvements. First, second, and third place medals are awarded in each style grouping, and the overall winner, the "Best of Show," gets the honor of brewing the entry with the professional brewers of Great Basin Brewing Company and having it entered in the premier national professional brewers competition, the Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver, Colorado each fall.


Peter Pan at the Pioneer  8 p.m.:

The spring gala season for the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet Peter Pan on April 27 and 28. Re-staged and re-choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Peter Pan is the captivating story of Peter Pan and Wendy and their adventures in Neverland. The composer of the magnificent score for the ballet, Carmon De Leone, will conduct the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. De Leone is the music director of the Cincinnati Ballet. Fairies, pirates and the Lost Boys have starring roles in this fantasy adventure. This classic story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family.

Outstanding guest principal dancers who have danced with the San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Salt Lake City's Ballet West will perform with the large cast from A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.


Sunday 4/28


Batters Up 4 Preston: Another fundraiser for the 8-year old. His family is trying to fund a seizure alert service dog for him. Batters Up 4 Preston is Sunday noon – 4 at 250 Chism Street in Reno. They've also opened an account at Wells Fargo called 'Preston's Angel Fund' - the number is 7908905016.


Reno Kite Festival:

First thousand kids to arrive get a free kite. But you can always bring your own. The colorful fun starts at 2 in the afternoon at Rancho San Rafael Park in north Reno.


Spring Forward for Autism 8 a.m. UNR:

Gates open at 8 am. Timed 5K run at 9 am. 1 mile fun run for the kids at 9:45 am. 5K family walk at 10:30 am. Kids zone- bounce houses, face painter and much more. BBQ at 11:00 am. Raffle and silent auction 11:30 am


Cool Cars Car Show Victorian Square Sparks 10-3:

The Cool Cars Car Show is open to all make, models and years. Cool Cars Car Show will be held at Victorian Square in Sparks, Nevada. There will be a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, street fair, awards, and more. $25 gets you entered into this event.


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