— Artisans’ Store 449 W. King St., 2nd anniversary celebration 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 883-1976.
— Grand opening of Family Support Council Thrift Shop 1224 Pep Circle, Gardnerville. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call 783-8869.
— Opening of The Enchanted Forest at the Silver Legacy, on the mezzanine level. Santa arrives at 4 p.m. Open 4-8 p.m., Thursday-Sunday through Dec. 23.
— City of Reno Christmas tree lighting at 5 p.m. in West Street Plaza (formerly Brick Park). Call 334-2414.
— Wingfield Springs, Sparks opens its Community Ice Rink, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission: general $6, children under 12 are $4.
–First ever holiday lighting ceremony of the Washoe County Court House at the Old Courthouse, NW corner of Virginia/Court Streets, Reno at 4:45 p.m.
— Grass Valley’s Cornish Christmas street fair celebration, 5-9 p.m., free. Call, (530)272-8315.
— Through Saturday – Wayne Newton performs in the Rose Ballroom of John Ascuaga’s Nugget. Call, 356-3300.
— Through Saturday – Lee Press On & The Nails perform at The Garage inside the Reno Hilton at 10 p.m. Call 789-2565.
— Through Saturday – Waiting for Godot is performed at the Bruka Theatre, 99 N. Virginia St., Reno at 8 p.m. Tickets in advance: $12 general, $10 students and seniors. Call 323-3221.
— Through Saturday – North Shore Jazz Festival at Hyatt Regency, Incline Village at 8 p.m. Dave Koz, Peter White, Brenda Russell and David Beniot perform Friday. Eric Merienthal, Craig Chaquico and Kilauea perform on Saturday at 8 p.m. Admission: $37.50 per night. Tickets at Bass outlets (800) 225-2277. Call Hyatt at 832-1234 for information.
— Through Saturday – Jeffrey Osborne performs at Caesars Tahoe at 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $22 and $32.
— Through Sunday – The Pinkerton Dance Company performs The Nutcracker Ballet at the Carson City Community Center. Friday/Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: general $16/$14, seniors and under 12 years old $13/$11. Call, 882-6748.
— Through Dec. 31 – Reno’s River Holiday a month-long celebration at Wingfield Park, downtown Reno, featuring a display of decorative trees, holiday lights, caroling, children’s activities and outdoor ice skating at the Rink by the River in nearby Barbara Bennett park. Call 334-2000.