Off the Couch
— Share Your Holiday Food Drive, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion, 606 Mountain St. Drop off non-perishable food items via the driveway to volunteers. Food benefits Advocates to End Domestic Violence. Call 883-7654.
— Youth talent contest finals 7 p.m. at Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Divisions include solo and group dance, solo vocal, solo musical instrument and variety. Free admission, snacks available. Call 782-2105.
— Tony Furtado performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 W. King St. Tickets, information: 883-1976.
— Jesse Colin Young performs at 8 p.m. at the Upstate Center Theatre, 900 Mallory Way.
— Chrome performs at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Road House, 1510 Hot Springs Road; no cover. Call 883-7799.
— Sierra Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross Associate’s Citizen Forum on Homeland Security, 11:30 a.m. at the Reno Hilton Steak House Restaurant. Guest speaker is Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. Tickets $35 per person. Call 856-1000, ext. 120; limited seating.
— First United Methodist Church second annual living, drive-through nativity scene. Features 10 life-size scenes with actors and live animals, 6:30 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday. Visitors should drive west on Fifth Street, then north on Minnesota and follow the guides. Call 882-1436.
— “From Heaven’s Throne,” 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Fountainhead Foursquare Church, 3690 Highway 395 South. Free, open to the public. Call 267-4488.
— “Christmas Caroles,” presented by Carson Performing Arts and the Brewery Arts Center, 7:30 tonight, 2 p.m. Saturday at the BAC, 449 W. King St. Tickets $7 general, $6 students, seniors and BAC members, $5 children and student body card holders. Call 883-1976.
— “Christmas Under Western Skies” 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Piper’s Opera House, 12 N. B St., Virginia City, performed by Funtime Theater. Tickets $15 general, $12 student and seniors. Call 240-5762.
— Santa and Friends will be at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Includes special craft boutique, storytelling, Discovery Toys booth, refreshments and more. Cost $5 adults, $3 children, 2 and younger free. Call 884-2226.
— Coldwell Banker Village Realty’s Santa Day party, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1987 N. Carson St. in Frontier Plaza. Call 883-2300.
— Bella Voce’s Christmas Concert, 2 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 551 W. King St. Call 883-1976.
— December Senior Dance, 7 to 10 p.m. at Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Cost $4 per person; live music by Tune Toppers. Call 883-0703.
— Rockslide performs at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Road House, 1510 Hot Springs Road; no cover. Call 883-7799.
— Carson Valley Pops Orchestra free Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. in Genoa Town Hall, sponsored by Martha Williams. Also performing is the Douglas High School Jazz Choir; refreshments available. Call 267-2626 or 782-7459.
— High Sierra Chapter of the M.I. Hummel Collector’s Club meets at 2 p.m. at the home of Eileen Brooks, 1611 Olua St., Minden. Call Gene at 882-6368.
— David John and the Comstock Cowboys’ free “Christmas in the Sierra,” 5 to 8 p.m. at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Tickets available at Lone Tree Frame Co., Mail Boxes Etc., Tumblewind, Douglas Fabrication, Netties, Jezabelles and J.T. on first-come, first-served basis. Call 781-0995.
— Fourth annual Christmas on the Comstock Gingerbread Creations auction 7 p.m. at Fourth Ward School. Call 847-0311.
— Wild Horse Spirit garage sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3570 Tamarisk in Hidden Valley; free coffee. Call 883-5488.
— Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa’s Holiday fund-raiser and craft fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fire Station 27, south end of Washoe Valley on Eastlake Boulevard. Includes arts and crafts, pottery, paintings, pictures with Santa ($2), hot chocolate, apple cider and coffee with fresh pastries. Call 849-4922.
— South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club holiday banquet 6 p.m. at Harrah’s Ballroom. Cost $35 per person; reservations required. Call (530) 542-0229 or (530) 544-5046.
— Steam Up for Santa Train at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday Adults $2.50, children $1 (6011) 5 and younger free. Call 687-6953.
— “Peter Pan” is presented at 1 and 3 p.m. through Sunday at the Reno Hilton Showroom by the Tahoe Players and Reno Repertoire Company. Tickets $15 adults, $8 children. Call 789-2285.
— Capital Christian Center Christmas Choir presents a drama and musical, “City of Light,” at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Open to the public. Call 883-3355.
— Former Raiders players Napoleon McCallum and Frank Hawkins appear at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Road House, 1510 Hot Springs Road, for public autograph signing, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 720-4333 or 450-7128.
— Robert’s House Christmas Tea, noon at 1207 N. Carson St. Cost $18 per person; seating is limited. Call 887-8865.
— Golden Bough’s Celtic Christmas performed at 7 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 King St. Call 883-1976.
— Holiday Treat concert presented by the Carson City Symphony with the Carson Chamber Singers at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Call 883-2219.
— Young at Heart bingo at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Doors open at noon, early games at 1 p.m. Call 266-4722.