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The Best of the Follies, 7 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 S. Main St. Features singing, dancing and comedy with a 4-course gourmet dinner. Cost $45 plus tip and tax per person. Call 847-0111.

Third annual Bluegrass on the Comstock Music Festival, 11 a.m., Miner’s Park, Carson Street. Tickets $15 single day only; $25 for weekend pass. Features “jamming” on Friday evening; live bands on the main stage Saturday and Sunday; songwriter’s showcase, band scrambles and more. Call 847-4386.

Comstock Typeslingers and Sagebrush Journalists exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Historic Fourth Ward School, 537 S. C St. in Virginia City. The exhibit explores the long tradition of newspaper publishing on the Comstock which is marked by the early typeslingers who later became noted journalists. Call 847-0975.

Pianist John Kirin, 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Piper’s Opera House, B and Union streets, Virginia City. Call 847-0433.

Will Strickland, 5 p.m., Piper’s Opera House, B and Union streets, Virginia City. The Comstock’s troubadour entertains on stage, followed by a guided tour of Piper’s Opera House. Call 847-0433.

Saturday

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. Set up is at 6 a.m.; vendors pay $10 per day, free admission to the public. Call 246-1618.

Third annual Bluegrass on the Comstock Music Festival, 11 a.m., Miner’s Park, Carson Street. Tickets $15 single day only; $25 for weekend pass. Features “jamming” on Friday evening; live bands on the main stage Saturday and Sunday; songwriter’s showcase, band scrambles and more. Call 847-4386.

Cool River Trio, 7 p.m. at Piper’s Opera House, Virginia City. The acoustic folk and bluegrass group performs music from the 1950s and 1960s including the Limelighters, Kingston Trio, Ricky Nelson and more. Tickets $15 for adults, free for kids. Bar opens at 6:30 p.m. Call 775-847-0433.

Horse Riding Clinic 101, 9 a.m., Hamilton’s Arena, 11225 Silver Lane. Conducted by Tony Sumner includes under saddle exercises: teaching the horse to flex with one rein at the standstill; teaching the horse the one rein stop, and several others. Fee $15 members, $25 nonmembers, $5 less for 17-younger. Space limited; pre-pay, register to hold spot. Memberships available day of clinic. Call 775-629-0865.

Buck & Bob Show, 1-5 p.m. at the Washoe Club, 112 S. C St., Virginia City. Call 847-7210.

Comstock Cowboys, 2-6 p.m., Bucket of Blood Saloon, 1 S. C St., Virginia City. Call 847-0322.

Sunday

Wild Will, 3-8 p.m. at Sgt. Major’s Silver Dollar Saloon, North C Street, Virginia City. Call 847-0144.

Third annual Bluegrass on the Comstock Music Festival, 11 a.m., Miner’s Park, Carson Street. Tickets $15 single day only; $25 for weekend pass. Features “jamming” on Friday evening; live bands on the main stage Saturday and Sunday; songwriter’s showcase, band scrambles and more. Call 847-4386.

Monday

Pianist John Kirin, 3-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Piper’s Opera House, B and Union streets, Virginia City. Call 847-0433

Will Strickland, 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Piper’s Opera House, B and Union streets, Virginia City. The Comstock’s troubadour entertains on stage, followed by a guided tour of Piper’s Opera House. Call 847-0433.

Tuesday

Tuesday Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 S. Main St. Features David Woodruff on “Death Valley Historian, Into the Jaws of Hell.” Dinner buffet available from 5-7 p.m., with lecture $15; lecture only $5. Call 847-0111.

“Dead End at Piper’s,” Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 6:30 p.m., Piper’s Opera House, Corner of B and Union streets – Interact with the actors at various points and bring your deductive skills and a big appetite. Dinner and play $25; play only $10. Call 847-0433.

Wednesday

Story Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Dayton Library, 321 Old Dayton Valley Road. Songs, stories and crafts. Call 246-6212.

Fernley Farmers Market, 4-8 p.m. at Out of Town Park, Farm District Road and Highway 95A. Fresh produce and other items. Call 287-2811.

Thursday

Undertaking the Past – Exhibit on Comstock Cemeteries, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Comstock History Center, Union and E streets, Virginia City. Focusing on death and the historic cemeteries of the Comstock. Exhibit features Victorian mourning items, undertaking equipment and documents used in researching the history and landscape of the various cemeteries in Virginia City and Gold Hill. Free, call 847-0281.

“Dead End at Piper’s,” Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, 6:30 p.m., Piper’s Opera House, Corner of B and Union Streets. Interact with the actors at various points and bring your deductive skills and a big appetite. Dinner and play are $25; play only $10. Call 847-0433.

Food Closet, 1-3 p.m., Community Chest, 991 S. C St. in Virginia City. Barter for food or items in our New Beginnings thrift store. First visit to food closet is free. Proceeds from thrift store benefit local community programs. Call 847-9311.