Sassabration, Senior Follies highlight weekend entertainment

Carson City gets sassy this weekend with two of the major events in the community being Sassabration and the Senior Follies.


The third annual Sassabration takes place from noon to 10 p.m. July 15 at Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint, 1500 Old Hot Springs Road (in the Carson Hot Springs complex).

The event raises money for local nonprofits that provide outreach and health services to the LGBTQ community, and is conducted by restaurant owner Jayme Watts.

The day’s festivities include a Drag Race Bike Ride, at 11 a.m., which starts at Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., and concludes at Sassafras, as well as an array of vendors and live music at the restaurant throughout the day.

Carson Hot Springs also will be open at no cost to celebrate Customer Appreciation Day.

For information, call Watts at 775-884-4471, or email


The annual show celebrates its 20th year with three performances at the Carson City Community Center’s Bob Boldrick Theater, July 14-16.

This year’s theme is As Seen On TV and features skits, songs and performances inspired by variety shows and series of the past like the Ed Sullivan Show, the Lawrence Welk Show, Bonanza and The Golden Girls, and today’s Dancing with the Stars featuring the waltz and the Paso.

The production raises money for the Carson City Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program.

Performances of Senior Follies’ As Seen On TV are 7 p.m. July 14 and 2 p.m. on July 15 and 16 at the Bob Boldrick Theater, Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Tickets are $10 and available at the Senior Center or starting an hour before each performance at the theater.

Admission is free for children aged 5 and younger.

For more information, call 883-0703.


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