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WNC Fallon exhibit

“Obscured,” a new exhibition of watercolors by local artist Michelle Nelsen inspired by the recent week of pogonip runs through Feb. 21 at the Virgil Getto Hall Art Gallery on the Fallon campus of Western Nevada College.

Virginia City events

Mark your calendars and save your appetite for the 23rd annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry and St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 15 in Virginia City.

Each year this historic town presents a full-on Irish testicle festival where more than 20 cooks compete for bragging rights in one of northern Nevada’s most popular tasting contests. More than 3,000 people come to sample this “delicacy,” take part in the Leprechaun Bar Crawl and watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Proscenium Players present murder mystery

Proscenium Players will present “The Wedding from Hell!,” a murder mystery dinner theater show, on two upcoming weekends at the Gold Dust West in Carson City.

Performances are set for 6 p.m. Feb. 14-15.

General admission tickets cost $38, or $35 for students and seniors, and include a two-entrée dinner buffet. Tickets can be purchased atShowTix4u.com or by calling 866-967-8167 and must be purchased one week before the date of the performance. Group seating is available for parties of six or more; reservations must also be made at least three days in advance by calling 775-781-0664 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week.

For additional information about the show, call 775-781-0664.

Nevada Magazine’s sesquicentennial celebration

Nevada Magazine’s January/February 2014 issue, featuring the Carson City Capitol building on the cover, is now available on newsstands throughout Nevada. This publication marks the 78th anniversary of Nevada Magazine, which debuted as Nevada Highways and Parks in January 1936. 

Featured in the current edition are a statewide Nevada Day photo gallery, as well as Part III of author and historian Ron Soodalter’s eight-part series on the history of the Silver State. Soodalter explains how bombastic journalists such as Mark Twain, the rise of the railroads, and the birth of Nevada’s university system all merged to make Nevada prosperous in its early years of statehood.

The issue is also the third of eight Sesquicentennial Special Editions that Nevada Magazine will produce through November/December 2014.

The magazine is encouraging Nevadans and Nevada lovers to share what they love about the Silver State. Send an e-mail to editor@nevadamagazine.com, (preferred); write a letter to: Editor, 401 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701; or call 775-687-0602; and tell us why the Silver State is special to you. Submissions — due by September 2, 2014 — will be for possible publication in a “150 Things We Love About Nevada” special November/December 2014 edition.

Also featured in the January/February 2014 issue is a cover story about the icons of Nevada, including the Capitol, bighorn sheep, Hoover Dam, the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada” sign, and more.

Fleischmann Planetarium

Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada, Reno hosts several breathtaking immersive theater experiences playing through March 27.

As a science education resource, many of the Planetarium’s entertaining shows also correlate with Nevada Department of Education Science Standards. Fulldome planetarium shows are open to all ages.

For show details, admission, program and membership information, call the Fleischmann Planetarium at 775-784-4812 or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu.

Spring 2014 lineup of shows plays through March 27:

In a double-feature fulldome planetarium experience, Exploding Universe includes a look at explosive events that have shaped and transformed the universe — as well as the Earth itself — into what it is today, from supernovae and colliding black holes to super volcanoes and proton collisions. The accompanying show Seasonal Stargazing features what’s up in the sky this season.

Planetarium showtimes: Daily at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.; plus additional showings at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission: $7 teens and adults/$5 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over and free for Planetarium members. Museum admission is free for all. Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at 775-784-4812 for details or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu .

Join the quest for other planets in Extreme Planets, a tour of extreme environments from molten landscapes to habitable moons and planets with multiple suns. Accompanying Extreme Planets is Starlight Express, featuring current space news.

Planetarium showtimes: Daily at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

Admission: $7 teens and adults/$5 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over and free for Planetarium members. Museum admission is free for all.

Call the Fleischmann Planetarium at 775-784-4812 for details or visit http://www.planetarium.unr.edu .