Spring Follies of 2007 Dinner Theater, 7 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St. Song, dance and comedy dinner show. Tickets $45; RSVP recommended, 847-0111.
Comstock Historic Preservation Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., today through Sunday, Historic Fourth Ward School, 537 S. C St. Includes exhibit opening “Comstock Typeslingers and Sagebrush Journalists,” printing press workshop, Comstock Children’s Chorus performance, Historic Costume Fashion Show, Nevada Preservation Award ceremony and the Silver Tea. Call 775-847-0975.
Comstock Typeslingers and Sagebrush Journalists exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Historic Fourth Ward School, 537 S. C St. The long tradition of newspaper publishing on the Comstock is marked by the early typeslingers who later became noted journalists such as Mark Twain, Dan DeQuille, Alf Doten, Wells Drury, Joe Goodman, Denis McCarthy, Fred Hart, Alf Chartz, Arthur McEwen, Lyin’ Jim Townsend and Sam Davis. Call 775-847-0975
Rip Van Winkle, 7:30 p.m., Piper’s Opera House, B and Union streets. Bill Beeson and his Virginia City Theatre Muckers, along with the Reno Brass Band, present Rip Van Winkle. It was performed in the 1860’s at Piper’s. Call (775) 847-0433.
Opening of “The Gateway to the Comstock” – the historic Dayton Carson & Colorado Railroad Station, 1-1:30 p.m., Dayton Carson & Colorado Railroad Station, Main Street at Highway 50. Celebrating the acquisition, by Lyon County in partnership with the Historical Society of Dayton Valley, of the Carson & Colorado Railroad Station in historic Old Town Dayton.
Oodles of Noodles Pasta Cookoff, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Pike Street and Main Street in Old Town Dayton. Street fair and pasta cookoff. Taste multiple pasta samples, listen to live music and visit a plethora of vendors. Call 246-7909.
Mound House Flea Market, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10104 Highway 50 E. New flea market now open at the Antique Mall in Mound House; Lyon County’s only licensed flea market. Set up is at 6 a.m.; vendors pay $10 per day, free admission to the public. Call 246-1618.
Celebrate Carson River Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Highway 95 A. A family event; bring them out for a variety of activities. Call 775-577-2345 or 775-577-2631.
Bobby Kittle, 1-5 p.m. at the Washoe Club, 112 S. C St., Virginia City. Call 847-7210.
Comstock Cowboys, 2-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the Bucket of Blood Saloon, 1 S. C St., Virginia City. Call 847-0322.
Wild Card, 8:30 p.m. at the Washoe Club, 112 S. C St., Virginia City. Call 847-7210.
Silver City Fire Department History 1860s-1960s, 2-4 p.m., Silver City Fire House Office, High Street. Historian Larry Steinberg gives a free historic preservation lecture on the adventuresome past of the Silver City Volunteer Fire Department. The lecture includes a late lunch. Call 847-0742.
Tuesday Lecture series, Northern Nevada Ghost Towns and Railroads, 7:30 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St. A special event presented by Stan Paher. Dinner available from 5-7 p.m., cost of dinner/lecture $25. Call 847-0111.
“Yellow Jacket Margaritas” After-Dinner Theater, 5-7 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St. Tickets $28, dinner included (5-7 p.m.) Play only, $10. Call 847-0111.
Lecture series – Historic transportation in Dayton Valley, 7.-8:30 p.m., Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road. The Historical Society of Dayton Valley and the Friends of the Dayton Valley Library present THE “Travel through Time” lecture series. The story of “The Emigrant Trail” will be presented by Phillip Earl, retired Curator of History at the Nevada Historical Society and popular author, lecturer, teacher, and consultant. Call see below.
“Steel Magnolias” After-Dinner Theater, 5-7 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St. Tickets $28 per person, dinner included. Play only, $10. Call 847-0111.