Poetry Slam and Gathering, 6 – 8 p.m., Ron Wood Family Resource Center, 212 E. Winnie Lane. Learn to create poetry and songwriting. Local artists and musicians will be featured. Free food and refreshments. Call 884-2269.
X Force performs, 7 p.m., Carson Nugget Show Lounge, 507 N. Carson St. Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 8 p.m. No cover charge. Call 882-1626.
Fridays @ Third Street, 7 – 11 p.m., Mom and Pop’s Diner, Third at Carson streets. Open to the public. Features live music by Trace and The Metro. Bar and food booth available. Call 884-4411.
Square and round dancing, 7 – 9:30 p.m., Capitol Cutups Square and Round Dance Club, 911 Beverly Drive, Carson City Senior Citizens Center. Call 775-883-2937.
“Love’s Labor’s Lost,” 7:30 p.m., Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Tickets $15 general, $12 BAC members, seniors and students. Call 883-1976.
Marsh and Dean perform, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., Re-Bar, 1305 S. Carson St. No cover charge; must be 21-older. Call 315-4217.
23rd annual Carson City Rendezvous, today-Sunday 9 a.m., Mills Park, Pony Express Pavilion, East William Street. Today features the Back Forty Band at 7 p.m. on main stage; Saturday Old Time Fiddle Contest at the Pony Express Pavilion, Mountain Men, Civil War, Pony Express, gunfighters, Native American Village, Pueblo de Nevada, camel rides, Dutch oven cook-off, food court, Western Arts and Crafts, BAC Stage Kids Theater. David John and the Comstock Cowboys Saturday at 7 p.m. on main stage; also Sourdough Slim, Karen Quest performing cowgirl tricks, Wild Sage, Latin Energy Dancers and Sage Spirit Dancers; Sunday morning church service. For information, call 687-7410, 887-1294.
Benefit yard sale, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Q’s Restaurant, parking lot, 230 Fairview Drive. Hosted by the Carson City Raiders Booster Club. Proceeds benefit homebound senior citizens. Call 232-9700.
Annual Breakfast for Books, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Carson City Library, 900 N. Roop St. Sponsored by SlotWorld and Kiwanis. Overdue fines at library can be waived with purchase or an adult or family ticket; prices $6 adults, $3 children, $15 families. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Also book sale; face painting, reading to therapy dogs and more. Call 887-2244.
“Moonlight Gardens” workshop with David Ruf, 9 a.m., Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St. Free; reservations not required. Call 882-8600.
Benefit car wash, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Albertsons, 3620 N. Carson St. For Daniel; trust fund set with Reno Cancer Foundation, 77 Pringle Way, Reno. Donation of $15 includes vacuum, hand wash and dry, windows, interior and exterior dressing and fragrance. Trucks may be slightly more. Call 329-1970.
Nevada State Railroad Museum Steam Up, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. Museum open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fathers ride free on Father’s Day weekend. Call 687-6953.
“Home Decorating” workshop with Diane Campbell, 10 a.m., Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St. Free; reservation not required. Call 882-8600.
Bingo and friendship, 11 a.m., Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 5335 Snyder Ave. Early games at 11:30, regular bingo from 12:15-2:30 p.m. Cash and raffle prizes offered. Concessions available; free coffee and popcorn. Must be 21-older to play. Call 882-1967.