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Silver City hosts street dance, displays and film on Saturday

Nevada Appeal staff report
A day of events, including a screening of a documentary about Virginia City’s Red Dog Saloon, is planned on Saturday in Silver City.
Courtesy of Mary Works Covington

A free street dance, featuring live music by Will and Sheree Rose, the High Street Band and Red Rose, is kicking off a series of free events at 2 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Silver City.

Past and present residents of Silver City will gather at 3 p.m. for a town photo to recreate a photo taken by Jake Wise in 1976.

A 1965 to present Comstock rock and roll music memorabilia collection, owned by Mary MacDonald, will be displayed beginning at 10 a.m. at the Silver City School House and Community Center, 385 High St.

There will be an additional display at the School house, organized by the Silver City Arts group, featuring rarely seen photos and essays illustrating the cultural re-population of Silver City between 1965 and 2005.

Refreshments and a free screening of the director’s cut of Silver City native Mary Works Covington’s documentary “Life and Times of the Red Dog Saloon” will begin at 6 p.m. at the School House. A question and answer session with the filmmaker and some of those shown in the documentary, including Red Dog co-founder Don Works, will follow the screening.

The film and cultural re-population display are hosted by Silver City Arts and are part of Nevada’s annual Historic Preservation celebration. For more information about the film screening and the display, call Quest Lakes at 775-847-0742.