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What a weekend on tap! From the kick-off to Reno's special events season with the Reno River Festival to Moms on the Run to raise money to help local breast cancer patients with bills. You can help Stamp Out Hunger by leaving non-perishable food for your letter carrier to pick up. You can see miniature horses and taste more chili than you can imagine. Enjoy!  

 

Friday 5/10

  

Nothing to It! Mother Daughter Night Out 6:30-8:30

Don't all relationships simply seem to improve with food? Join us for this spectacular pre-Mother's Day evening designed especially for mom and her daughter(s). Moms and their girls will especially enjoy one another's company while creating fresh and yummy treats. A night filled with laughter and merriment is just what the two of you deserve. 

 

www.nothingtoit.com/

  

Six Women with Brain Death at Bruka Theater 8 pm

Six Women with Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know (The Musical) is a hard rockin', harder talkin' cult classic. This fast-paced, take-no-prisoners satire of life and pop culture at the end of the millennium is written by a pack of folks including Mark Houston and the original cast. This show features the talented Cami Thompson alongside a local cast of favorites and is full of bizarre, hysterical songs and sketches that steer this entertaining musical directed by Mary Bennett with Bill Quinby as Musical Director 

www.bruka.org

 

National Automobile Museum's $2 Date Night, 5-9pm:

You will be granted special admission of $2 for bringing a can of food, which will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Located at The Harrah Collection, 10 South Lake Street in Reno

 

 

Growing Clayton's Future at the Garden Shop:

Archie Clayton Middle School is holding its first Annual Growing Clayton's Future Education Fundraiser. Student Artwork, celebrity speakers and fun. It's from 6-8 on Friday night at the Garden Shop Nursery on Mayberry.

www.nnmc.com

 

Stamp Out Hunger Food-Drive by Letter Carriers

The U.S. P.S. letter carriers are on a mission to stamp out hunger and they are asking for your help. They're asking you to put out a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox on Saturday and they'll collect it as they deliver mail.

www.stampouthunger.info

  

Saturday 5/11 

11-3pm  Crafts, Critters & Cuisine at the Wet Hen Café

Music, art, information and good food are all a part of the Wet Hen Café's fundraiser to benefit the Nevada Humane Society. Runs from 11-3 Saturday.

www.wethencafe.com

 

 

 

Reno River Festival  9-6

Celebrating its big 10th anniversary, the Reno River Festival is a premier outdoor adventure showcase taking place in the heart of downtown Reno at the Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield. The Reno River Festival draws top athletics from the pro kayaking tour and features two days of wet and wild fun, on both land and water.

www.renoriverfestival.com

 

Miniature Horse Show Livestock Events Center

Come see AMHA Miniature Horses show off their athleticism driving, jumping tail and in halter. Measuring less than 34", these horses truly are the horse for everyone!

http://www.norcalminiatures.com/

 

 

Art in the Arboretum Wilbur May Center 10-noon

Learn to draw living plants in graphite! Local botanical illustrator and artist Suzanne Cody Adams will guide two classes in the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Students will learn drawing techniques for a variety of plants. Bring an HB or No. 2 drawing pencil, eraser, and drawing board. Paper will be supplied. Packets of drawing pencils and accessories will be available for purchase on-site for additional $10.00. All proceeds benefit the May Arboretum. Single class - $35 for May Arboretum Society members, $40 for non-members. Both classes - $60 for May Arboretum Society members, $70 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by May 9 for the first class and May 23 for the second class.

www.mayarboretumsociety.com

 

Chili on the Comstock 10 a.m.

Celebrating its 30th year in Virginia City, the chili cook-off will once again pit some of the tastiest recipes you've ever tried against each other. Returning for a second year is the Beltane Fire Festival, featuring Celtic booths, displays, and entertainment, as well as nightly fire demonstrations and shows! So….the "Fire on the Mountain" theme obviously plays into the chili and salsa cook off too. This is a fun filled weekend for the whole family with live entertainment, piñata busting for the kids, craft booths, and plenty of fiery food!

www.visitvirginiacitynv.com

 

KTMB community clean-up day 8:30-noon:

Last year 500 volunteers took part cleaning up this community's parks and open space. And last year they collected 80 tons of trash! Everything form litter and tires to couches and  television sets were amongst the collection. This year they hope to outdo themselves and they are hoping to see even more volunteers out and about taking part.

www.ktmb.org

 

13th Annual Big Mama's Show & Shine Lampe Park Carson City:

Big Mama's Show and Shine is from 10-3 this year. It's a jump on the Classic Car Season and the proceeds go to the Meals on Wheels program there.

 

 

Art Rocks! At the Nevada Museum of Art 10 a.m.

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.

www.nevadaart.org

 

11 am Western Heritage Festival Victorian Square

The Western Heritage Festival is a free to the public event drawing local and regional residents together to gain an understanding and appreciation of traditional Nevada arts and culture through experiential learning.

Drawing from a rich heritage of ranching, railroading and mining, the Western Heritage Festival teaches visitors about the unique diversity of Nevada and the Reno Tahoe region.

Performances by authentic Cowboy's such as Walt "Bimbo" Cheney, one of the original Cowboy Poets hailing from Elko, Nevada and a "Best of the West" Fiddle Competition are a few of the highlights. The line-up of Western musicians, singers and fiddlers brings together some of the region's most talented yet often little now performers.

Pow Wow drummers, the Eagle Wing Dancers and a Folklorico Dance troupe round out the entertainment for the afternoon.

www.sparksmuseum.org

 

1 pm Whitney Myer at the Reno River Festival

Whitney Myer gained national notoriety after repeated appearances on season two of the reality show singing competition "The Voice." Having recently embarked on a solo career, Myer brings a new sound to her 2013 tour including those with a variety of electronic and soulful influences

www.renoriverfestival.com

 

Reno Elks Lodge to host Classic Car Show for Hospital Bound vets 11-3:

The lodge is hosting a classic car show to benefit the hospital bound Vets at the Reno Veterans Hospital. Classic Mustangs and Chevys will be there. And it will get those hospital bound outside and in the sunshine to enjoy them.

Call Jim Mort at (775) 853-7238

www.renoelks.org

 

LaRena's Run in Winnemucca

It takes place at French Ford Middle School in Winnemucca and everyone's invited to take part. Last year dozens of supporters helped raise money for cancer awareness and it's their way of remembering a brave community member and her struggle with cancer.

www.larenasrace.org

 

Batters Up 4 Preston Hit A Thon: Big Bat Baseball facility, 250 Chism St. 2-5pm

$10 for 10 pitches, 100% of the donations go to buying a new service dog for Preston which help detect seizures in 8-year-old Preston. A 50" TV will also be raffled off.

 

 

Sunday 5/12

 

8 a.m. 13th Annual Moms on the Run Reno High School

Moms on the Run is a non-profit organization created by hard working, caring people of this community. We are here to assist local cancer patients during their treatment when it is at times very difficult to keep rent paid, buy groceries and pay for other living expenses.

www.momsontherun.info

 

Mother's Day at The Summit:

Celebrate Mother's Day at The Summit during the Flowers, Flight and Flavor Festival, an event held on Mother's Day with activities for the whole family. Shoppers are invited to visit The Summit for a special Farmers Market event, featuring fresh produce, children's workshops, interactive demonstrations, kite flying, a photo board and much more. The event, located near the plaza in between Vans and Tilly's, is free and open to the public.Following the Flowers, Flight and Flavor Festival on Mother's Day, shoppers 21 and over can stroll around The Summit during the Mother's Day Wine Walk hosted by L'uva Bella Wine Gallery from 2 to 5 p.m. Participants can sip and shop at various store and restaurants while also enjoying food samplings inside L'uva Bella. Visit L'uva Bella to purchase tickets for $20 per person. All participants will be entered to win a KitchenAid food processer. Proceeds from this month's wine walk will benefit the Children's Miracle Network and Renown Children's Hospital.

 

10 am Chili on the Comstock:

Celebrating its 30th year in Virginia City, the chili cook-off will once again pit some of the tastiest recipes you've ever tried against each other. Returning for a second year is the Beltane Fire Festival, featuring Celtic booths, displays, and entertainment, as well as nightly fire demonstrations and shows! So….the "Fire on the Mountain" theme obviously plays into the chili and salsa cook off too. This is a fun filled weekend for the whole family with live entertainment, piñata busting for the kids, craft booths, and plenty of fiery food

www.visitvirginiacitynv.com

 

11 am Reno River Festival

Celebrating its big 10th anniversary, the Reno River Festival is a premier outdoor adventure showcase taking place in the heart of downtown Reno at the Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield. The Reno River Festival draws top athletics from the pro kayaking tour and features two days of wet and wild fun, on both land and water.

www.renoriverfestival.com

 

Cami Thompson at Bruka 2 pm

"Under the Influence of Love" -- romance, sex, obsession, addiction, forgiveness, acceptance, joy! --just some of the facets of the musical selections that Ms. Thompson will reveal in this rare performance. It's a new concert exploring her journey to love in all its various expressions. Accompanied by her diverse trio, Cami weaves pop, rock, R&B, jazz and theatrical songs into a colorful tapestry of love's many shades.

Tickets: $18 - $20 in advance/ All Tickets are $25 at the door.

Reservations can be made through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Box-office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 Wednesday and Friday, 2:30 to 6:30 Thursday and 12:00 to 4:00 Saturday. Or visit us online at www.Brüka.org. Reservations are also available at the Melting Pot Emporium at their new location: 1047 S. Virginia Street, Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street. Check us out at www.Brüka.org.

www.bruka.org

 

 

 

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