The annual Walker Lake Loon Festival will begin at 9 a.m. today at Sportsman’s Beach, north of Hawthorne, on US 95. The last boats go out on the lake at 2 p.m. and return at 3 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase. For information, call 677-0927.
Blues singer Copeland tours at Brewery
Grammy-nominated vocalist Shemekia Copeland will perform live 7:30 p.m. today at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 51 W. King St. Tickets are $28 at the BAC. Call 883-1976.
Graffiti clean-up today
Members of the community can help clean up graffiti at 9 a.m. today at the skateboard area in Mills Park. Participants are asked to bring brushes and rollers, and Pavilion Beige paint, available at Sherwin Williams and Kelly Moore. White T-shirts should be worn as they are gang neutral. For information call 291-3428.
Wine tasting to benefit CHS band
A wine tasting event hosted by Mustang Manufacturing will be held today from 6-9 p.m. at the Carson City Airport Terminal. This event will benefit the Carson High School Band and Color Guard program. D’Vine Wine and Ben’s Fine Wine and Spirits will pour wine for tasting, to go with live music by the No Sax Quartet as well as a silent auction, appetizers and Starbucks coffee. Tickets are $20 per person. For information, contact D’Vine Wine or Ben’s Fine Wine and Spirits.
Douglas library teen poetry cafe tonight
The Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane in Minden, will be hosting a Teen Poetry Cafe at 6 p.m. today, in celebration of National Library Week. Sixth through twelfth grade students are invited to read an original poem or a favorite poem by another author. For information, call 782-9841.
DAWG to hold spring dog adoption event
There will be a spring dog adoption event through Douglas Animal Welfare Group from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Petco. For information, call 267-7325 or visit http://www.dawgrescue.com.
Too $hort has gig in Sparks Oasis tonight
Late-Nite Productions presents Too $hort at 8 p.m. tonight at New Oasis in Sparks. Cool Nutz and DJ Chill and Reno’s own Guilty One will back the show. Tickets are $25 plus tax at http://www.ticketweb.com. All ages are welcome.
Folkie Patty Larkin comes to Crystal Bay
Guitar hero and folk icon Patty Larkin will perform at the Crystal Bay Club Casino Red Room at 9 p.m. Sunday night. The Crystal Bay Club is located at 14 State Highway 28 near Incline Village. Tickets are $15 for the adult show. Call (775) 833-6330