Arts: Roaring 20s fundraiser set for April 6

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You’re invited on April 6 to the Roaring 20s fundraiser — Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers & Swells: A Celebration of the Roaring Twenties.

The event will be at Oats Park Arts Center at 5 p.m. April 6 and hosted by the Churchill County Museum Association and Churchill Library Association.

Join us to learn what made the Roaring 20s so exciting, view articles from the Churchill County Museum’s collection, bid on many unusual silent auction items, and enjoy cocktails in the “speakeasy” (art bar).

Ticket prices include hors d’oeuvres and dessert reminiscent of those days 100 years ago as well as using a cash bar in the speakeasy. The cost is $50 per person.

Tickets are selling fast. For information or tickets, go to


The spring film series begins Friday at the Barkley Theatre inside the Oats Park Art Center, 151 Park St.

For information, call 775-423-1140 or go to

• “The Big Lebowski” (1998), Friday — A laid-back Los Angeles bowler named Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) nicknamed “The Dude” is beaten up by thugs who let him know that his wife (Julianne Moore) owes money to Jackie Treehorn (Ben Gazzara). One problem remains: the Dude has never been married and has never heard of Jackie Treehorn.

Realizing the situation is a case of mistaken identity, The Dude discovers another Jeff Lebowski living in LA. This second Lebowski (David Huddleson) is a millionaire who throws The Dude out of his house, but not before he gets a glimpse of Lebowski’s wife Bunny. The next day, The Dude gets a call from Lebowski saying Bunny’s been kidnapped for a $1 million ransom. Lebowski offers The Dude $20,000 to act as the courier for the money.

The Dude agrees, taking along his bowling buddy Walter (John Goodman) who suggests they blow off the kidnapping and steal the money for themselves. The Dude disagrees but when Walter hands the kidnappers a bag of laundry, they are in deep. Things only get worse when The Dude’s car is stolen with the $1 million inside.

• “The Hudsucker Proxy” (1994), April 12 — Greedy executive Sidney J. Mussburger (Paul Newman) hopes to take control of the company he works for by purchasing a majority share -- but he must first devalue the stock. So he convinces the board to appoint know-nothing recent graduate Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins). But Mussburger’s plot backfires when Barnes’ latest invention succeeds, thereby increasing the company’s value. Worse yet, undercover reporter Amy Archer (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has the scoop on Mussburger’s shady dealings.

• “O Brother, Where Art Thou” (2000) April 19 — Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and maladjusted Pete (John Turturro), then the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure.

With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters.

Each movie begins at 7 p.m. The box office, Aert Bar and galleries open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are free for members and season ticket holders, and $5 for nonmembers.

Tickets available at the box office on the night of screening or call the Churchill Arts Council at 775-423-1440.


The Performing Arts of Churchill County presents the spring children’s musical, “Gilligan’s Island,” May 3-4 at 7 p.m. with an additional matinee performance May 4 at 1 p.m.

The comedy follows the crew and guests of the S.S. Minnow as they tackle the challenges of being shipwrecked on an uncharted desert isle. The cast of local third through sixth graders brings the seven classic sitcom characters, a country band and a group of movie stars and tourists to life on stage at the Churchill County High School Theater.

Tickets are available now at or with limited availability at the door.


Churchill County Museum presents the 2024 spring lecture series “Nevada Springs Are …” a showcase of the state’s spring water features and spring seasonal highlights. All lectures are free and light refreshments will be provided.   

Churchill County Museum presents the 2024 spring lecture series “Nevada Springs Are …” a showcase of the state’s spring water features and spring seasonal highlights. All lectures are free and light refreshments will be provided.

“For the Birds” on April 9 at 6:30 p.m. features Bethany Chagnon, deputy refuge manager and biologist at the Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge. Chagnon will discuss why spring in Nevada is a great time to visit the refuge and learn more about local wildlife.

For information contact Education Curator Jennifer Jones at (775) 423-3677, ext. 4 or

The series concludes April 16 with “Nevada Springs Are…All About the Weather.” Dr. Thomas Albright Associate Professor and Nevada State Climatologist (interim), Department of Geography, University of Nevada, Reno will focus on the seasonal interplay of weather and climate with ecosystems and environmental sustainability. His work has taken him to 18 different countries, most recently as a Fulbright visiting professor in Managua, Nicaragua.

For information, call Education Curator Jennifer Jones at 775-423-3677, ext. 1224.


The Colorado-based quartet DeVotchKa’s performance in Fallon was canceled Saturday at the Oats Park Arts Center’s Barkley Theater due to weather in the Sierra Nevada.

Additional information is forthcoming regarding the cancellation and if the performance will be rescheduled.


The Young Chautauqua Program for youth ages 12-18 is every Wednesday through May 8. The free classes will be held at the Churchill County Museum from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Instructor Glen Perazzo and the museum staff will guide performers through researching a chosen historical figure to create and perform an entertaining monologue. This year the theme focuses on the history of Nevada’s early state and local politicians.

For information, call the museum’s education curator, Jennifer Jones, at 775-423-3677, ext. 4.


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