“Shakespeare on the Rocks” tonight, Saturday and Thursday, 8-10 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel. Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” performed at the outdoor gazebo theater. Preshow 7 p.m. Reserved seating $37; general seating $28. Four-course medieval dinner at 6 p.m.; regular menu at 5 p.m. Call for reservations, 847-0111.
Karaoke at the Fallon American Legion . Tonight – Karaoke with Jimmy “O” from 711 p.m.; Saturday – Karaoke with Jammin Jimmy from 812 p.m. For more information on these events and more, call 423-3008.
Flat Track TT Racing, 5 p.m., Thunder Bowl Speedway in Mound House. All motorcycles and quad ATVs welcome, from beginner to expert, kids and women. Separate track on the infield for kids. Call 233-6636.
“Discovering the Geology of the Comstock,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Historic Fourth Ward School, 537 S. C St. A field trip headed by mining expert Fred Holabird to learn how Comstock geology shaped one of the earliest mining districts in the U.S. All proceeds to Historic Fourth Ward School. Lunch provided. Call 847-0975.
Virginia City Pet Parade, noon downtown, C Street. Register at Visitors Center, 86 S. C St. at least one hour prior to parade. Entry fee $3 per person. Costumes and creativity encouraged. Ribbons for first, second and third place; grand prize winner will be next year’s grand marshal of parade. All animal types welcome. Owners responsible for cleaning messes. Call 847-4FUN.
X-cutive Sweet evening concert, 6:30 p.m., Seven Mile Canyon Ranch, on State Route 341, one mile north of Virginia City. X-cutive Sweet performs R&B, Motown and dance music; no cover charge. Barbecue plate is $10. Wine, beer and sprits; plenty of parking. Call 847-7223.
Virginia City “Silver Run” two-mile walk/run and 10K run, 7 a.m., Virginia City, 191 S. D St. Both races begin in front of the Delta Saloon. The two-mile will wind throughout Virginia City; the 10K will include trails and dirt roads around town. Entry fee is $30; proceeds benefit Hugh Gallagher Elementary School. Entry covers a race T-shirt, race number, post-race refreshments, awards and post-race raffle. Call 847-0977.
Drunken Neighbors, 8:30 p.m. Washoe Club, 112 S. C St., Virginia City. Call 847-7210.
Organic farmers market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Custom Gardens Farm, 3701 Elm St. in Silver Springs. Market honors coupons from State Purchasing Division Food Distribution (senior coupons) for produce. Call 577-2069.
The Fallon Elks Club breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 93 W. Center St. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for 11 years old and younger. Menu is biscuits, sausage gravy, potatoes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, pancakes, grits, pastries and all the coffee you can drink.
Comstock Cowboys, 2-6 p.m. Bucket of Blood Saloon, 1 S. C St., Virginia City. Call 847-0322.
Perry-oake, 8 p.m. Karaoke with Perry Arnn, Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St. Call 847-0111.
Tuesday Night Lecture Series featuring D.W. Hutson with “Stories of Cowpunchers; Too Many to Tell in One Sitting” at 7:30 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 S. Main St. Dinner buffet at 5 p.m.; cost $15 dinner and lecture, $5 lecture only. Call 847-0111.
“Large-Format & Platinum/Palladium Printmaking Retreat,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., today, Thursday and Sept. 1, St. Mary’s Art Center, 55 N. R St. in Virginia City. Workshop focuses on using 4-by-5 or 8-by-10 cameras. 847-7774.
Square and round dancing, 6:15-9:15 p.m., Dayton Silver Squares/Merry Go Rounds, Dayton High School. Lessons for ages 12-99 begin Sept. 14. Call 883-2937.
Farmers market, 4-7 p.m., Community Roots Nursery, Highway 50 and Second Street in Dayton. Call 246-7550.
Food Closet, 1-5 p.m., Community Chest, 991 S. C St. in Virginia City. Barter for food or items in the New Beginnings thrift store. First visit is free. Call 847-9311.