Off the Couch
u "Dirty Work at the Crossroads, or, Tempted Tried and True," presented by Virginia City Theater Muckers at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Piper's Opera House, Virginia City. Tickets, information: 847-0433.
u Star Trek and Sci Fi Club meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Pizza Hut on North Carson Street. Food and door prizes; call 884-9562.
u Mark Twain's 168th birthday dinner, 7 p.m. at the Gold Hill Hotel, featuring McAvoy Layne as Mark Twain and Squeek at the piano. Cost $65, plus tax and tip. Call 847-0111.
u "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Proscenium Players, Inc., 8 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Call 883-1976.
u Western Nevada Musical Theater Company presents "Hello Dolly," 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 445-4249.
u Comedy Night Live at the Carson Valley Inn, 8 p.m. Stars Karen Rontowski with featured performer Jackie Kashian, special guest Grace White and host and emcee, Kat Simmons. $17 at the door; call 783-7708.
u Valhalla Holiday Faire, features hand-crafted wares, carolers and more at Valhalla Grand Hall, South Lake Tahoe; free. Today 6-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (530) 542-4166.
u Bad Intent performs at 9 p.m. at Decades Bar through Saturday; no cover. Call 883-8889.
u Deja Blues performs at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob's Hot Springs Roadhouse, 1510 Hot Springs Road. No cover; call 883-7799.
u The Hildees perform at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge, Minden through Saturday. Call 782-9711.
u The Say La Vee band performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Mo and Sluggo's, 110 W. Telegraph St. No cover; call 885-1888.
u Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 annual Fantasy Faire, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St. Unique handmade gifts, baked goodies, toys, crafts, gourmet cookies, "ye olde curiosity shoppe." Proceeds benefit scholarship program, programs for hearing impaired and more. Call 882-2177.
u Roberts House Museum tea at 11 a.m., 1207 N. Carson St. $12 per person; prepaid reservations required. Call 887-8865.
u Tellabration, an annual storytelling event, 2-4 p.m. at Comma Coffee, 312 S. Carson St., in conjunction with the Carson City Library. Call 887-2244.
u High Desert Post 56 and Auxiliary host a Thanksgiving dinner, 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Hall, corner of Second and Curry streets. Donation of $3 per person or $5 per couple requested. RSVP to Blake Amsterdam-Caynon at 841-1369.
u Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association breakfast, 8 a.m. at The Stone Pony, 1302 Langly Drive, Gardnerville Ranchos. Call 246-3756.
u Young at Heart Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Hourly door prizes, entertainment, food and holiday items. Call 267-3021 or 783-6455.
u Carson Valley Desert Brushes 2003 Holiday Gift Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Douglas High School Annual Crafts Fair on Highway 88, Minden. Call 782-0593.
u Carson Valley Kiwanis Club hosts Turkey Bingo at the CVIC Hall, Minden. Sessions are at 3 and 7 p.m.; cards 25 cents per game, no limit. Call Len Frueh at 265-8872.
u Candlelight Vigil for Survivors of Suicide Loss, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at University Inn, Watts Room, Reno. Call 784-8085.
u Corby Yates performs at 10 p.m. at the Great Basin Brewing Co., 846 Victorian Ave., Sparks. $5 at the door; call 355-7711.
u Smith Valley FFA Alumni Association bingo party at Smith Valley School, 20 Day Lane, Smith. Dinner at 5 p.m., bingo 7 until midnight. Carnival for the kids and raffle prizes. Call Barbara Douglas at (775) 465-1162.
u 16th annual Friends of Dayton Valley Library Christmas Faire with crafts, gifts and book sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Dayton High School. Includes face painting, Santa and Mrs. Claus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, crafts for children, raffle and silent auction. Call 246-3910.
u Carson City Raiders Booster Club annual Christmas Commitment fund-raiser, noon-5 p.m. at Joe Bob's Hot Springs Roadhouse, 1510 Hot Springs Road. Features former players Napolean McCallum and Frank Hawkins, drawings, live auction, food drive for Advocates to End Domestic Violence and new toys for Toys for Tots. Call 267-1039.