u Fridays @ Third Street, 7 p.m., features Mardi Gras festival with music by Deja Blues, plus food, 224 S. Carson St. Call 884-4411.
u Aaron Lewis of Stain gives a solo acoustic performance at 9 p.m. at the Silver Legacy Grande Exposition Hall. Tickets $50, $40, $30; call 329-4777.
u Galena High School graduation, 8 p.m. at the Lawlor Events Center.
u Madison Avenue performs at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge; no cover, through Sunday. Call 882-1626.
u Kid N' Nic performs at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge, Minden, through Sunday. Call 782-9711.
u An exhibit of impressionistic paintings of peacocks by award-winning Nevada artist Lynda Yuroff on display at the Nevada Arts Council office, 716 N. Carson St., Suite A, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday -Friday. Call 687-6680.
u World War II re-enactment, allies versus axis at the Carson City Airport, come to watch or participate. D-Day reenactment battles at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All military vehicles welcome. For details call 783-0848.
u Fifth annual Really Big Sale at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 882-5458.
u Carson High School Graduation at 10 a.m. on the Carson High School football field, 1111 N. Saliman Road.
u Virginia City High School Graduation at 3 p.m. at Piper's Opera House, 12 N. B St. in Virginia City.
u Carson City Raiders Booster Club annual Yard Sale and Car Wash, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Q's parking lot, 230 Fairview Drive. Yard sale items priced to sell; car wash by donation.
u Get Healthy!2004 Youth and Family Health Exposition from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Capitol grounds. Call 887-0417 ext. 115 or online at: wwwgbpca.org/gethealthy. Event includes health education, live entertainment, face painting, raffles and food.
u Home Depot Safety Event, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Includes viewing of Care Flight, search and rescue, Nevada Highway Patrol, safety seat inspection, fingerprinting and more. Call 267-3434.
u Comstock Mobile Village Spring Rummage Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse, 2601 E. College Parkway. Call 882-3062.
u Spring Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Telegraph Square, downtown Carson City. Call 746-5024.
u Benefit concert at Mills Park Pony Express Pavilion, 1 p.m. Features nine bands on two stages; four pro FMX riders performing ramp to ramp, skateboard teams provided by Out of Bounds and a street course, all to benefit Washoe Medical Centers Children's Miracle Network. Plus U.S. Marines Chin Up Challenge, rock climbing walls and Keep Talkin' Live radio show. Tickets $15 in advance at Out of Bounds, or $20 at the door. Call 882-8900, ext. 101.
u Creating a Butterfly Garden, 2 p.m. at Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St. Call 882-8600.
u Douglas County Public Library free Chautauqua presentation, 2 p.m. at the library in Minden. Features Lexie Conrow as Laura Ingalls Wilder and Megan Laubert as Amelia Earhart. Call 782-9841.
u Playboy's 50th Anniversary Club Tour, 7 p.m. VIP reception at Harrah's Lake Tahoe Altitude Nightclub, cost $146 per person; 8 p.m. general admission, $65 per person. Call (800) 919-6272 or visit www.tickets.com.
u Free, open meeting of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, 2-4 p.m. at South Valleys Library, 15650A Wedge Parkway, Reno.
u Angel Kiss Foundation hosts the Rico Mordenti Jazz and Rock Benefit, 2-6 p.m. at Breen Family Home (call for directions), Reno. Features live music by Brian Landrus Quintet, Church Ruff Group and jam sessions. Tickets $25 per person; call 323-7721.
u Ready to Run Dog Show, 8 a.m. at Fuji Park Saturday and Sunday. Call Jack Childress at 424-3647.
u 15th annual Kids' Fishing Derby at Lampe Park, Gardnerville Saturday and Sunday. Call 265-1795.
u Heart of the Forest Renaissance Faire at Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe Saturday and Sunday. Call (530) 550-2252.
u Tee-Off Fore Tucker fund-raiser, 7:30 a.m. at Eagle Valley Golf Course East. Cost $65 per person includes lunch. Call Danielle Diez 882-8211 or Kirsten Bigler at 841-9696.
u Free Concert on the Lawn, 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, corner of Mountain and Bath streets, features ensembles from the Carson City Symphony. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Call 882-1851.
u Pioneer Day in Genoa, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with music, games and activities, to honor Snowshoe Thompson and the Pony Express at Mormon Station. Call 687-4384.