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So what's on the list? Everything from learning about the birds at Anaho Island in the middle of Pyramid Lake to a weekend-long Cowboy Festival. And did we mention Cinco de Mayo?!

There are also creatures at the Wilbur D. May Museum, a Fat Boy Bicycle Ride and a lot of high schools are putting on their spring theatrical productions…including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at Reno High, Legally Blonde at Spanish Springs High School and The Drowsy Chaperone at Damonte Ranch High School. Enjoy!


Friday, May 3:

Genoa Cowboy Festival:   

All things cowboy from music to poetry to the dress. Concerts, poetry readings and grub will fill Genoa and the Mormon Station all weekend long. Check out the full schedule on their website.



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.


5:30 pm Lake Mansion Paint your Pet:

A great way to start the weekend! For 2.5 hours, proven step by step technique using acrylic paint. You will be amazed with the power of simple painting techniques -- easy secrets that will amaze you and your friends! It's all about fun! 100% novice oriented, no-mess, for the enthusiast, artist, couples, and singles! Class is intended for you to RELAX, HAVE FUN, and leave with an AWESOME piece of artwork


6pm…Fleischmann Planetarium live sky tonight star talk

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.


7pm Joe Crowley Battle Born Student Film Festival:

This inaugural event, materialized out of the art school, wishes to light a flame below the creative soul and encourage community participation. The University of Nevada, Reno campus rarely sees open opportunities for student creativity on this level. GASA is wishing to spread that. In turn, the student body of the university can be witness, critic, or admirer of talent that is not commonly seen in such a large, theatrical setting.

As the open call says: Where does your story exist in time? It is a direct question with several connotations. Quite often, a student mind may wonder if they are more influenced by past than present, or vice versa. How, then, does an imaginative thinker achieve what theorist Walter Benjamin refers to as 'aura'? The mission is to matter when everything else does.


Damonte High school: The Drowsy Chaperone:

Students in the Performing Arts Center at Damonte Ranch High School are putting the final touches on the musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone, running at 7:00 p.m., May 1-4.

This "musical inside a comedy" won five Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Book and Best Score. The story concerns a middle-aged, asocial musical theatre fan playing the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone. The show comes to life onstage as he wryly comments on the music, story, and actors. The show is a smart parody of fluffy American Musical Theatre of the 1920's.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Reno High School 6pm Friday and 1 pm Sunday

The Booth Street Players are at it again in the Reno High School Theater. Their spring production is of Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, adapted from the 1988 movie with Steve Martin and Michael Caine. Curtain time 6 Friday night, 1 Saturday afternoon.


Saturday, May 4th:


6am Amateur Radio Ham Swap  

Sandy's Electronics at 9744 South Virginia Street. Until 1pm


8 am Genoa Cowboy Festival:

All things cowboy from music to poetry to the dress. Concerts, poetry readings and grub will fill Genoa and the Mormon Station all weekend long. Check out the full schedule on their website.


11am-4 Fat Boy Bicycle Ride by Reno Bike Project:

Saturday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Day of the race registration will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Riders can start at 11 a.m. and everyone must be on the road by noon.

Extended 40 Mile Course: $35.00 Day of Registration Fee
Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Day of the race registration will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.. Riders will start at 9:00 a.m... Reno Bike Project will be running the Extended Course for us. There will be one rest stop in Verdi set up for you and a vehicle to help with any problems.

Please do not be confused. Everyone will ride the 10 mile course. The 40 milers will leave O'Skis at 9:00 a.m.. They will get their first stamp at O'Skis and then ride out to Verdi. They will get their second stamp as they come back into Reno.

This is the new and more exciting FAT BOY BIKING RIDE.


9 am Mackay Stadium Hawaiian Fun Run for Dean's Future Scholars:

Hawaiian 5K Run or Walk for Dean's Future Scholars. All proceeds benefit scholarships. Free t-shirts for first 300 entries. Costumes highly encouraged. Recommended donation amounts: community members, $30; University employees, $25; University students, $20. Dean's Future Scholars (DFS) is an academic outreach program with the goal of increasing the numbers of low-income, first generation students graduating from high school, gaining access to higher education, and entering a career in the field of education.


Bully's Chihuahua races   Bully's in Spanish Springs  11am--8pm


Kentucky Derby at Chapel:

Featuring live music by Straight Ahead Bluegrass 
$3 Mint Juleps 
Money Boards and Charity Boards w/prizes benefiting The Holland Project. 
Big Hat Ladies and Dapper Dans Highly Encouraged.


Pyramid Lake Bird Day Celebrating Anaho Island 

A hundred years ago President Woodrow Wilson designated Anaho Island in the middle of Pyramid Lake as a Wild Life Refuge. Today the island is a major stop on the Pacific Flyway and is the nesting ground for 10,000 American White Pelicans.  And the tribe wants everyone to realize it's value and learn about its culture and environmental uniqueness.  So they are holding their first Bird Day and everyone's invited. They'll be offering boat rides and environmental tours. Starts at 10 at the Sutcliff Marina at Pyramid Lake


Noon Nevada State Police Memorial Parade and Car Show V. C. :

The Nevada State Police Memorial Parade & Car Show is held for several reasons. First, we parade in honor of all of those officers who have died in the line of duty. Next, we celebrate the professional law enforcement officer and the rich history of their service. And last, we organize this parade to bring law enforcement and community together for a day of enjoyment and education regarding the law enforcement in order to build a better relationship and understanding between the officers and the citizens they serve.


10 a.m. Outlets at Legends Crafts Fair:

Craft lovers and antique enthusiasts will find a surprising haven among the new retail options at The Outlets at Legends beginning this May. On the first Saturday of each month from May to October, the Legends Craft Fair will take place. Take a trip down Memory Lane while perusing collectibles and one-of-a-kind antiques, and the handiwork of skilled crafters.


11 a.m. Cinco de Mayo at GSR

Saturday, May 4 & Sunday, May 5, 2013 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. 2nd Street, Reno 89595
Latin Music, Dancers and Mexican Dancing Horse Performances
Soccer Tournament and Amateur Boxing
Carnival Rides and Amusements for All Ages
Admission at gate includes all performances: $5 for ages 12-65,
Children under 12 and Seniors Free
Northern Nevada's largest Latino heritage celebration hosts two full days of entertainment for all ages. Two stages hold popular Latin bands, musicians, dance performers and Miss Cinco de Mayo talent show. Mexican dancing horses, a soccer tournament and amateur boxing bouts take place both days. Over 100 vendors will offer carnival rides, games, prizes, specialty items, clothes, art, crafts, community information, Mexican food and other cuisine in the Grand Sierra Resort northwest parking lot. All performances included with ($5) admission. Free for children under 12 years and seniors. Proceeds benefit Casa de Vida and Wanda's Baby Closet providing free clothing, formula and supplies for Northern Nevada families in need. Sponsored


2PM Elvis Lives Pioneer Center

ELVIS LIVES is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today's artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. Featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as a tribute to Ann-Margret, audiences "Can't Help Falling In Love" with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience.


5pm Genoa Cowboy Festival: Riders of the Sky:

•Grammy Award Winning Riders of the Sky with the Reno Brass Quintet and Ken Gardner.

Riders in the Sky is an American Western music and comedy group which began performing in 1977. Their style also appeals to children, and they are sometimes


Sunday, May 5th:

10 am Sierra Watercolor Exhibit Downtown Library:

SWS's newest exhibit of original watercolor paintings by local artists, "Earth, Sky, Wind, Water", is a tribute to the beauty & power of nature. On upper level, for your viewing pleasure and/or purchase.


1 p.m. Genoa Cowboy Festival:

The Saddle Cats are a Western Swing pocket orchestra that is enlivening Cowboy and Western Music with infectious joy and high spirits. With a repertoire that draws from the rich tapestry of traditional American music, this four-piece ensemble embraces the worlds of swing, cowboy ballads, blues, Tin Pan Alley, honky-tonk, string band music, polka and just about any traditional style under the sun.


Composer's Concert Church Fine Arts:

New live and electronic compositions by student composers, performed by students and faculty. Tickets are not required for this event. The event is free and open to the public.


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