— Ballroom dancing at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 9 p.m. to midnight, featuring live music by Reminisce. Dance lessons are from 7-8:30 p.m., $8 per person, $15 per couple. Call 884-2226.
— 2 Live Crew will be “As Nasty as They Wanna Be” 10:30 p.m. in the Tamarack Ballroom inside Horizon Resort/Casino in South Lake Tahoe; 21 and older only; tickets $20 at the door. Call (530) 542-4622.
— Annual Concerto Concert with the UNR Orchestra and Outstanding Student Soloists, 8 p.m. at Nightingale Concert Hall, free admission. Call 784-6145.
— Fourth annual Cultural Gala featuring Asia, 6 p.m. at the Jot Travis Student Union Auditorium, UNR Campus. Tickets, $30 adults/$12 students w/ID card. Call 784-6791.
— WC Karaoke Show at the Windsock Lounge, 2600 Graves Lane (Carson City Airport), 8 p.m. to midnight, hosted by Carla and Wayne Wilson. Through Saturday. Call 888-9944.
— Silver State Raceway driver’s and car owner’s meeting, 10 a.m. at the Ormsby House Hotel/Casino, second-floor ballroom. Call 885-2079.
— Free earthquake safety demonstration 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carson Mall. For information, call 887-2210.
— National Association of Legal Support annual meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Station Hotel Casino. Information, 885-8298.
— The Carson Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Dinner at Carson Valley Inn. Gala fund raising dinner. Call Bob Center at (775) 690-0083.
— Piper’s Opera House first Wine and Music Gala, 5-9 p.m. at Piper’s Opera House, Virginia City, to benefit restoration efforts, features music, live auction and wines, hosted by John Tyson, $25 donation for admission. Tickets, information: 847-0454, 847-0433.
— Soroptimist Savor the Flavor Wine and Beer Tasting at Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch. Call Liz Bricker at 265-3539.
— Cross Country Ski and Soak with the Sierra Club, a 6-8 mile moderate ski tour in Hope Valley region, then soak at Grover Hot Springs; trip limited to 15. Call 331-7488 or 825-6010.
— Mumbo Gumbo performs at the Sierra Arts Foundation benefit at John Ascuaga’s Nugget’s 5th annual Brew Ha Ha, $20 per person, with Larry Yates and the Blues Monsters opening the show. Call 356-3300.
— The Velveteen Rabbit, a children’s theatre company production, performs at the Brewery Arts Center. Through Sunday. Call 883-1976.
— Poetry workshop featuring Shaun T. Griffin, 2 p.m. (with special reading at 7 p.m.) at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., both events free to the public. Call 883-1976.
— Argenta Ensemble performs at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, First and West streets, Reno Tickets: $12 adults, $8 children, students and seniors. Call 322-4564.