— Book signing by author/photographer Kit Miller, “Inside the Glitter: Lives of Casino Workers,” 5-7 p.m. at the Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 Stewart St.
— The Brigham Young University Theatre Ballet performs at 7 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St. Tickets $5 per person, available at Rolling Rubber, 220 E. William St., and Mary Jane Lake Insurance, 1544 Highway 395 in Minden.
— Comedy Night Live at the Carson Valley Inn Shannon Ballroom features Lord Carrett and Bruce Cherry along with Kat Simmons, 9 p.m. Call 782-9711 ext. 625.
— Award winning group Clandestine performs Celtic music at 7 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way, Fallon. Tickets $12 per person, available at Kennedy’s Books, 882-9253. Information, call (775) 423-1440.
–Maria Teresa Arrigotti performs a junior recital at Nightingale Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building at UNR, featuring soprano works by Verdi, Bach and Tchaikovsky and piano by Chopin and Menotti.
— Jazzy New Age, Michael Kollwitz & the Champman Stick performs in Concerts in the Atrium at Airport Gardens, 1325 Airmotive Way, Reno, noon-1 p.m. Admission: Free.
— 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.
— Proscenium Players Inc. presents “Just Kidding, A Nite of Improv,” 8 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Through Saturday. Tickets, information: 883-1976.
— Pat Benatar performs at Caesars Tahoe 9:30 p.m. each night. Through Saturday. Tickets: $25, $35. Call (800) 648-3353.
— Natalie Cole performs at the Silver Legacy 9 p.m. Friday/8 p.m. Saturday, in the Grande Exposition Hall. Through Saturday. Call 329-4777.
— The Reno Ranch Rodeo and Ranch Horse Sale at the Reno Livestock Events Center. Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. Ranch Horse Sale, Saturday at noon. Call 329-4200.
— The Four Tops perform in Sammy’s Showroom Harrahs, Reno, 8 p.m. each night. Through Sunday. Call 788-2900.
— Pet Network will host Feline Adoption Day at the Carson City Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 832-4404.
— The Carson City Democratic Women’s Club at noon hosts its annual Tea and Fashion Show in the Governor’s Mansion annex. Admission is $5. For information call 884-3453.
— Sixth annual Cowboy Jubilee and Poetry, two shows, 4 and 8 p.m. at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., features Sourdough Slim, The Sons of the San Joaquin, Pat Richardson and Kay Hansen, sponsored by the Carson-Tahoe Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary. Call 883-1532.
— “Bringing in the Green” senior dance 7-10 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive, donation $4, live music by Reminisce, refreshments available. Call 883-0703.
— Bilingual Story hour 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Public Library, 1625 Library Lane, Minden, presented by Michelle Rachal, all families welcome. Call 782-9841.
— Elk’s No. 2670, Night at the Races at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville at 7 p.m. Call Earl Capehart at 783-9470.
— Annual Mountain Oyster Cookoff in Virginia City, begins at noon at the Bucket of Blood parking lot on C Street, awards given in four categories – most creative, best presentation, best booth and best overall, in rain, snow or shine. Call 847-0311.
— Sierra Club Independence Trail Day hike, near Nevada City, five-mile hike. Call 322-2465, 786-0489.
— Meiss Meadow snowshoe with Sierra Club, a beginner’s snowshoe at Carson Pass, two miles. Call (530) 573-0965, (530) 542-0939.
— “Kokopelli, an American Indian Legend,” presented by Wing and A Prayer Dance Company 7:30 p.m. Saturday/2 p.m. Sunday, at Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, Reno. Call 686-6600.
— Nevada’s Junior Miss Scholarship program, 2 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., featuring contestants vying for the title of Nevada’s Junior Miss 2000. Winner goes on to compete for America’s Junior Miss in Alabama in June. Tickets, $10 general; call 883-1976.
— Big Band dance, 3-6 p.m. at the Ormsby House Hotel/Casino, featuring music by Brian Farnon and the Tahoe Dance Band, $5 per person at the door.
— Sierra Nevada Republican Women’s third annual St. Patrick’s Day fund-raiser dinner, 5 p.m. social, 6 p.m. dinner at CVIC Hall in Minden. Tickets $20 per person, casual dress, menu is homemade corn beef and cabbage. Call 782-8719 or 782-2334.
— Merle Haggard performs at 8 p.m. at the Peppermill Tahoe Garnd Showroom, Reno. Call 826-2121.
— Giant Pacific Bell Park Pitch Relay and FanFest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Idlewild Park, Field No. 3, Reno; cost for Pitch Relay, $50, to benefit Reno Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. Call (877) TO-PITCH.