Now through June 5
I CANT STOP LOVING YOU: THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES
The revue at the Eldorado Hotel Casino tells a story through Charles
music. The cast of 12 singers and dancers is accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra
on stage. The show runs through June 5 in the Eldorado Showroom. 786-5700. www.eldoradoreno.com.
RENO RIVER FESTIVAL
The whitewater festival returns to the Truckee River Whitewater Park in downtown
Reno. The event will feature an invitational competition, industry and product
demonstrations, clinics, live music, a kayak movie, vendors, and a food and
beer garden. (800) FOR-RENO (367-7366). www.renoriverfestival.com.
RENO/TAHOE WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
Taste hundreds of wines and a few micro-brews and spirits at this festival
at the Reno Hilton. Watch culinary demonstrations by local and visiting chefs.
Workshops will expand your knowledge of wine. Rounding out the festival will
be live entertainment and a marketplace offering art, services, and products.
RHYTHM AND RAWHIDE
Celebrate the West through words and music at this fund-raiser for the Reno
Philharmonic Association and the Reno Rodeo Foundation in the Reno Hilton Theater.
Balladeer Ian Tyson joins the Reno Philharmonic for his first orchestral performance
in the United States. Cowboy poet Paul Zarzyski also performs. The event includes
cocktails, dinner, and the concert. 323-2850. www.renophil.com.
WINDOWS ON HISTORY
The Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce event takes place in downtown Truckee.
There will be guided tours of historic sites and cemeteries, Wild West performances
by the Truckee Railroad Regulators 601, history presentations, live barbershop
music, and other entertainment. (530)587-2757. www.truckee.com
SILVER SAGE ADVENTURE RACE
The race is the opening event of the Big Blue Adventure Series, which is comprised
of four multi-sport races in which teams and individuals compete in kayaking,
mountain biking, trail running, orienteering, navigation, high ropes skills,
and other disciplines. It kicks off in Wingfield Park. (510)644-1441. www.bigblueadventure.com.
9 through Aug. 25
SPARKS HOMETOWNE FARMERS MARKET
Socialize and shop for produce in the weekly market on Thursday evenings (except
Aug. 4) in Sparks Victorian Square. Each week, the market will have a different
theme, along with cooking demonstrations, entertainment, produce, and vendors
of home and garden items. 353-2291. www.ci.sparks.nv.us.
9 through Sept. 4
SMOKEY JOES CAFÉ THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER
The Tony Award-nominated musical features the work of Jerry Leiber and Mike
Stoller in the showroom of the Eldorado Hotel Casino. The teams string
of hit songs from the 1950s and early 1960s include Hound Dog, Love Potion No.
9, Stand By Me, On Broadway, and Jailhouse Rock. 786-5700. www.eldoradoreno.com.
More than $800,000 in prize money is at stake during the wildest, richest
rodeo in the West, which features top professional rodeo performers at
the Reno Livestock Events Center. 329-3877. www.renorodeo.com.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN
The Reno Little Theater presents an Elizabethan feast with music, dancing,
fencing, theatrics, and a silent auction in a private garden. 329-0661. www.renolittletheater.org
ARTOWN OPENING NIGHT
The month-long arts festival opens at 8 p.m. with a free performance by Na
Lei Hula I Ka Wekiu in Wingfield Park. The Hawaiian dance company, which is
based in San Francisco, blends traditional hula with contemporary forms of the
dance in a theatrical way. 322-1538. www.renoisartown.com
MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR
The famed choir performs at Lawlor Events Center as part of Artown. The 360-member
group has appeared at 13 of the worlds fairs and expositions, and it has
performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents. Tickets, $10 to $65,
are available at www.tickets.com
or by phone at (800) 225-2277. www.renoisartown.com.
The Fourth of July celebration begins at the Sparks Marina Park during the
day with the annual milk carton boat regatta, a kite flying contest, food, drinks,
arts and crafts, and entertainment. In the early evening, the celebration continues
at Victorian Square with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 358-1976. www.ci.sparks.nv.us.
RENO CELEBRATES AMERICA
The Reno Fourth of July celebration takes place at Rancho San Rafael Park with
entertainment and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 323-3138. www.renosparkschamber.org.