The Roaring 20s
Soroptimist International of Fallon presents its fourth annual Roaring 20s Speakeasy and Casino Night on March 23 beginning a 7 p.m. at Sandwinds. Cost is $25 individuals, $45 couples. For information, call 775-426-9786 for tickets and details.
CCHS Talent Show
The Churchill County High School Talent Show sponsored by the Student to Student Club and JROTC is Saturday in the high school theater. Tickets are $7 adults, and $3 for children 10 and under. Concession stands open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.
This year’s theme is Circus: Circus: Circus. Come one, come all to the annual talent show. Bring the family for a fun night of hot dogs, corn dogs, funnel cakes, caramel apples and much, much more. There are 16 wonderful acts. Support the wonderfully talented contestants of Churchill County High School.
There will be two raffles, one for adults and one for children during intermission. Tickets will sold at the door. For information contact Mary Olsen or Grace Ernst at 775-423-2181, ext 266.
Rising Sun Gallery
Michelle Nelsen and Myron E. Zorger III, will be featuring selected works at the Rising Sun Gallery and Art Studio, 203 S. Maine St., through March 23.
Nelsen uses transparent water color for her style of painting which requires many layers of paint to get the desired effect. Zorger manipulates form, color and texture into his compositions and the medium of choice is ink, pastel and prisma-color (archival wax pencil).
For information on this event or classes, call Patricia Sammons, managing director, at 775-294-4135.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Virginia City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at noon Saturday on C Street and will feature Nevada State Preservation Officer Ron James as Grand Marshal, the Minden Irish Dancers, Giant Leprachaun’s of Fresno and much more. Parade participants line up at the Fourth Ward School at 11 a.m.
It’s a little known fact that Saint Patrick’s Day is the greatest weekend of the year and Virginia City goes nuts where more than 3,000 people sack up in one of the greatest historical cities in the world. Each year more than 20 cooks compete in one of Northern Nevada’s most popular tasting contests in the 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The event is taking a full-on Irish Testicle Festival with a Beer Garden, authentic live Irish music, individual and team ball-eating contests, the authentic can’t-find-anywhere-else atmosphere, and one more thing... the first annual Leprechaun Crawl.
For more information, go to www.visitvirginiacitynv.com.
Reno Gem Faire
Gem Faire will be in Reno this weekend at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino.
Hours are today from noon-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., General admission is $7,which is valid for the entire weekend.
Nearly 40 world renowned importers, exporters and manufacturers will be on site with the largest selection of fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, findings and much more at wholesale prices. Finished and unfinished jewelry, rare gemstones, jewelry making tools, supplies and boxes will be available all under one roof. Have your jewelry repaired and cleaned while you shop. Plus, enter for a chance to win cool prizes every hour throughout the weekend.
Mark your calendar! Don’t miss this opportunity. Buy quality jewelry, gems and beads directly from the source right in your town at Gem Faire.
Silverwing plays at Sandwinds Saturday night from 8 p.m.-midnight. Sandwinds is located at 1120 Taylor Place.
Artwork featured at Legislature
Reno artist Lara Alberti is the latest to be featured at the Nevada Legislature in the Legislative Exhibition Series gallery in Carson City.
Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. adjacent to the Caucus Deli, the LXS space displays Alberti’s series “Time Frame” March 18 through April 5. Managed by the Artist Services Program of the Nevada Arts Council, the Legislative exhibition series has provided a spotlight on the Silver State’s breadth of contemporary and folk artists during the biennial session since 1985.
Alberti uses antique clock cases as a device for artistic exploration. She focuses on timing and the devices used to orient people in the universe. The paradox of constant and fixed units of time in opposition to fluid and elastic personal sense of time is explored throughout her work.
“Each of our experiences is a measure of time. Playing chess, climbing a flight of stairs, watching a butterfly flit across the yard — all are events that could measure time in a very personal way,” she said. “For example, the chess player may define the length of a day by the number of chess games that could be played or won.”
Alberti said she finds these gauges of time — rather than minutes, hours, or days — much more descriptive and evocative when measuring life experience.
In exploring her expanding notions of time and space, Alberti found herself compressing these ideas into ever-smaller clock cases, which reminded her of dreaming. The clock cases ceased to be the housing for clock movements and became architecture for mirroring dreams. By reflecting architectural elements found on and in the clock cases, Alberti generates a new construct in which the thoughts and images of a lifetime converge.
Born in Wellesley, Mass., Alberti earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree Magna Cum Laude at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has exhibited in Arizona at the West Valley Art Museum in Sun City and the Sedona Arts Center, and at the Nevada Art Museum in Reno.
Her work can be found in numerous collections including the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Ariz.,; University of Nevada, Reynolds School of Journalism; and in private collections in the United States, Denmark, Italy and Switzerland.