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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.

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 .