Off the couch
— Horse Shows in the Sun Tahoe, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sunday. Olympic style horse show jumping featuring a Grand Prix each Sunday near Minden. Call (845) 246-8833.
— Charo performs at 9 p.m. tonight and Saturday at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Celebrity Showroom. Call 356-3300.
— “Fridays at Third Street” features The Mile High Jazz Band at 6:30 p.m. at Third and Carson streets. Food and refreshment available. Call 884-4411.
— Chrome performs at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Road House, 1510 Hot Springs Road; no cover. Call 883-7799.
— Summer Family Concert Series features The Michael Powers Band, jazz and blues, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Minden Park. Call 782-9828.
— Virginia City Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame ceremonies at 6 p.m. at the Fourth Ward School honoring those in classes ending with a 1 or 2.
— Kenny Rogers performs at 9 p.m. at Caesars Tahoe Circus Maximus Showroom tonight and Saturday. Tickets $70, $55. Call (800) 648-3353.
— Boz Scaggs performs at 9 p.m. tonight and Saturday at the Silver Legacy Grande Exposition Hall. Tickets $55, $50, $40, $30. Call 329-4777.
— Recreational Vehicle Wash, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sonic Drive-In, a fund-raiser for First Christian Church youth group. All motorhomes, boats, quads, cars and trucks are welcome.
— Carson High School football players free car wash, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in parking lot next to Marlo’s, 1000 N. Carson St.
— Fourth annual Carson City Jaycees Chili Cook-off, noon to 11 p.m. at Third and Curry streets. Features salsa judging at 3 p.m., chili judging at 5 and street dance from 7-11 p.m. Includes chilis, salsas, crafts, non-chili foods, beverages and beer tasting throughout the day; chili/salsa starter kit $3; all-you-can-drink beer wrist band $10. Proceeds benefit the Jaycee’s Happy Feet program. Call 784-6837 or 246-7148.
— Tee time for the Virginia City Alumni Association golf tournament is 9 a.m. Spaces are limited. Call 847-0498 to reserve a space.
— Virginia City Alumni Association luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Fourth Ward School. Followed by a dinner dance at 6 p.m. in the Mackey Room of the Delta Saloon. Send reservations for either or both the lunch and dinner to the association P.O. Box 883, Virginia City, NV 89440 as soon as possible.
— Johnny Slick and The Cheaters perform at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Road House, 1510 Hot Springs Road; no cover. Call 883-7799.
— Family Fun Day from 1-3 p.m. at the Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia St., Reno. Free admission all day. Call 688-1190.
— 48th annual Smith Valley Volunteer Fire Department Steak Fry and Dance, 6 p.m. at the Smith Valley Community Hall on Highway 208 in Wellington. Tickets $15 per person; live music by Chrome. Call (775) 465-2892 or (775) 465-2721.
— Death Ride Endurance Cycling in Alpine County. Call (530) 694-2475.
— Voices of the Past, a Comstock Cemetery Event, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Silver Terrace Cemetery, Virginia City. Features the Widow of Silver Terrace with theatrical vignettes and scenes from the Comstock’s past. Tickets $20 per person, call 847-0454.
— Sunday Concert in the Park, 5-7 p.m. in the Legislative Plaza, next to Capitol. Free. Call 746-5024 or 687-7410.
— Christian recording artist Greg Strange in concert at 6 p.m. at First Christian Church, 326 E. John St. Free-will offering accepted. Call 883-4836.
— Raptors-Nature’s Predators, a free program at 1 p.m. at Mormon Station State Park in Genoa. Call 782-2590.
— The town of Genoa presents a free concert in Genoa Town Park, 5:30-7:30 p.m. featuring Don Kay and the Trilogy Band. Call 782-3719 or 782-1233.
— Jamfest 2002 featuring Umprey’s McGee, an orchestral progressive jam rock along with Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers at Jim Kelley’s Nugget in Crystal Bay. Tickets $15 at the door; 21-older only. Call (530) 583-2801.