Entertaiment briefly Dec. 30
Workshops at Lone Tree Gallery
Jan Rollenhagen offers gourd art workshops, 1-4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month starting Jan. 5 and continuing through May at Lone Tree Gallery in Minden. Cost of $36 per workshop includes materials and use of equipment. Other workshops include two-day pastel classes with Thaleia Georgiades on Jan. 7-8 and Jan. 14-15, silk painting with Louise Noel on Feb. 5, and oil painting with Greg Drinkwine on Thursdays. Information on Lone Tree classes and workshops at http://www.lonetreegallery.net or 782-2522.
Auditions for ‘Cinderella’
Auditions for TOAD’s stage production of Disney’s “Cinderella” are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. Students age 5-11 should prepare a one-minute song. Rehearsals begin Jan. 9.
Performances are March 25-27 and April 1-3. Tuition is $100. Financial assistance available. Sign up in advance for an audition spot with TOAD Artistic Director Kris Garrett, toad.vpweb.com or 775-219-3577.
Toccata-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus is going baroque
The baroque series program includes Handel’s Organ Concerto Opus 4 #5, Teleman’s Trumpet Concerto in D minor, Vivaldi’s Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, and the Bach Cantata #4.
• 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15 at St. Patrick’s Church, Incline Village;
• 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, South Lake Tahoe;
• 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 (Martin Luther King Day) at the Olde Truckee Arts and Recreation Center, Truckee, Calif.;
• 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 at St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, Reno.
Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, and $5 students and may be purchased at the door with cash or check or online at http://www.toccatatahoe.com with credit card. Call 775-313-9697 for more information.
High Sierra hosting swing classes
High Sierra Swing Dance Club, as a co-production with Brewery Arts Center, presents a six-week series of dance lessons, Wednesdays starting Jan. 12 at the BAC Grand Ballroom, 449 W. King St., Carson City. Rainer Herms teaches basic West Coast swing and intro to nightclub two-step, 6-7:30 p.m.; nightclub two-step and hustle intermediate, 7:30-9 p.m. No partner is necessary; drop-ins welcome. Cost is $51.50 for one class and $91.50 for two classes, with a $5 discount for BAC members. Signups accepted at second class. Stop by BAC to preregister or go to http://www.breweryarts.org or call 883-1976. Information is also at http://www.highsierrasdc.org or 775-629-9369.