-- New Writers of the Purple Sage meet at 7 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Guest presenter is Virginia Castleman, author, editor and publicist, "Character Development Using Chinese Archetypes."
-- Carson Valley AARP No. 3683 meets at 2 p.m. at the Douglas Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Guest speaker is Shannon Coday, community ombudsman for the State of Nevada Division for Aging Services. Call 265-9406.
-- Douglas County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. at the Overland Restaurant, 1451 N. Main St., Gardnerville. Call 887-4042.
-- Living Picture Show performs at 7:30 p.m. with guitarist Todd Ballowe at The Upstage Center Theatre, in Carson City. Admission is free. Call 882-8900 ext. 100.
-- The Motifs take the stage at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge Through Saturday. Also in the Nugget's Cork 'n' Bottle Lounge Joe La Chew. Call 882-1626.
-- Pocket City plays at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lizard Lounge in the Pi-on Plaza. Through Saturday.