You're tired of Elvis impersonators, right? And maybe a little done with John Belushi lookalikes. Or Roy Orbison types. How about all three in one troubadour?
If that catches your fancy, try the NV50 club on, of course, Highway 50 East. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Robin Turley brings all three performers to life as he strolls around the club. OK, so he doesn't really sound exactly like them, but he does a pretty good job of getting the flavors right. His CD, "Sea of Life," gives a pretty good idea of his music. Wednesday is jazz night at the club.
BOOKS ON TAP
Ten authors will be on hand for the Local Area Authors Event at the Dayton Valley Floral & Nursery in Dayton from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Books will be signed with Ramona Butler (herself an author), the master of ceremonies. Bill Cowee will read poetry, and Rita Geil will present some laughs. Call Butler at 246-0636.
Also Saturday, there's a book signing with Ryan Cunningham, who wrote "A Gray, Gray World," starting at noon at Westside Ink - Books, Art, Pie on North Curry Street.
There'll be a reading at 11:30 a.m. Snacks will be served. Call 885-9777.
You can meet the new executive director of the Brewery tonight, starting at 5:30 p.m., in the Performance Hall. John Procaccini will introduce himself, and guitarist Al Stewart will help keep things lively. It's free - but for members only. A good reason to join up.
Then on Saturday (open to one and all), Richard Elloyan and Dave Stamey will offer a night of Western music, cowboy poetry and stories. Tickets are $15 general or $12 for members, seniors and students.
BAC STAGE KIDS AT WORK
If you missed them first time around, this weekend the BAC Stage Kids will repeat "We the People" and "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" during the Carson City Rendezvous at Mills Park. "People" plays at noon, "Hamelin" at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
REMEMBER HARRY CHAPIN?
Sometimes a long drive like to Los Angeles for a journalism seminar can be a way to reacquaint yourself with old-but-forgotten favorites, like Chicago's Harry Chapin. He was the last of the narrative folkies, writing his own material. He could tell a story in song in 200 words that would take a print writer 2,000 words - and he'd do it better. His "Taxi" and "Taxi Sequel" albums hit the lists and made his career. An auto accident ended his music. Happily, he's alive on CD and makes for stimulating driving. Try his "Shooting Star," "All My Life's a Circle" or "Cat's In the Cradle" on for size.
HOBO LIFE RELIVED
You can ride the rails at the Nevada State Railroad Museum 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this weekend. I've been meaning to give the museum a go, so this weekend is it. Maybe this will recall the days when the hobos "rode the rails." Call 687-6953.
n Contact reporter Sam Bauman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 881-1236.