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Carson City

Jazz cools down hot August nights

Comma Coffee will present the Mile High Jazz Band in Hot August Jazz from 8-10 tonight at Comma Coffee Courtyard, 312 S. Carson St.

General admission is $5 at the door; $4 for members of the Mile High Jazz Band Association, and free for ages 18 and under.

Swing-dance lessons from 6-7:30 p.m. are $5 additional.

The 17-member big band, featuring vocalist Sheryl Adams, will play steamy, sultry and up-tempo jazz tunes for a summer night.

For information about live music at Comma Coffee, call June Joplin at 775-883-2662.

For information about the Mile High Jazz Band, call 775-883-4154, or go to milehighjazz.com.

Wine tasting to benefit art museum

The Nevada Museum of Art presents the 20th annual A Taste for Art wine tasting and case-sale event. A Taste for Art is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the state-of-the-art International Game Technology facility at 9295 Prototype Drive in Reno’s South Meadows Business Park.

Tickets purchased before Thursday are $40 Nevada Museum of Art members, $50 nonmembers.

Tickets purchased Friday and at the door are $60, regardless of NMA membership.

Purchase tickets at http://www.nevadaart.org/tickets or the NMA admissions desk at 160 W. Liberty St., Reno. Call (775) 329-3333 or go to http://www.nevadaart.org for information.

Book sale at library

Friends of the Carson City Library will hold an “End of Summer Reading Book Sale” from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in the library auditorium. The public is invited.

Members only may browse the sale from 9-10 a.m.

Memberships are available at the book sale.

For information, call 887-2244

Virginia City

Musical comedy comes to Pipers Opera House

The musical comedy “Cathouse Afternoon” returns to Virginia City for a limited run at historic Pipers Opera House after playing to full houses at the Mandarin Garden Red Light Dinner Theater in July 2004 and November 2004.

Performances of the critically acclaimed original musical by Will Rose begin at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 20.

Period costumes are welcomed as audience members are transported into the play, where mystery, hijinks and music are all part of the show.

For tickets, call 1-800-468-2463 or go to http://www.activitytickets.com. Reservations are recommended. Tickets are $20.

“Cathouse Afternoon” is recommended for mature audiences, due to mature subject matter.

Part of the proceeds go to rebuild Pipers Opera House.

Call 775-847-7150 or go to willroseroadshow@juno.com.