• “Positive Approaches for Coping with Dementia and Coping with the Stress of Caregiving,” two free seminars, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. respectively, at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. CEUs available for $10 for social workers, nurses and nursing assistants. Registration, information: 784-4335.
• Carson City Emblem Club No. 507 “Western Barbecue,” 6:30 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St. Features baby-back ribs, beef, chicken, potato salad, baked beans and all the trimmings. Cost $8 per person. Call 882-3751.
• Educare Academy annual Circus and Barbecue, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2210 Lone Mountain Drive. Features free barbecue, performance by kids, face painting, snow cones and jump house. Call 882-3011.
• Fridays @ Third Street, 7 p.m., features good old rock and roll with The Act, plus food, 224 S. Carson St. Call 884-4411.
• The Drum Corps International competition scheduled tonight will be at Damonte Ranch High School on Rio Wrangler Parkway in Reno. The Feaver from Modesto and Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets, both from California, Fusion from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Oregon Crusaders from St. Helens, Ore., and Pacific Crest from Diamond Bar, Calif. Tickets $8 adults, $5 children 5-younger, $5 seniors 50-older. Call 762-5377.
• The Motifs perform at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge through Sunday; no cover. Call 882-1626.
• Spirit Sound Company performs at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge, Minden through Sunday. Call 782-9711.
• “Day’s Rays,” a photography exhibit by Day Williams at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. Call 883-1976.
• Mark and Grace Wilson perform from 8-11 p.m. at The Station Grille, 1105 S. Carson St. Call 883-8400.
• Bad Intent performs at 9 p.m. at Decades Bar and Grill, 1475 Hot Springs Road; no cover. Call 883-8889.
• Misfits Theater Group of Dayton performs “The Love Child, or Mysteries of Cosmic Awareness,” 8:30 p.m. today and Saturday at Odeon Hall, upstairs at Mia’s Swiss Restaurant. Tickets $8; call 246-9622.
• “Cathouse Afternoon” dinner theater, 6 p.m. today-Saturday, noon on Saturday and Sunday, Mandarin Gardens Chinese Theater on C Street, Virginia City. Dinner seating $25 adults $20 youth, lunch $15 adults, $12.50 youth. Reservations requested; call 847-7150.
• “The Big Easy” street festival at the Silver Club Hotel/Casino, 1040 Victorian Ave., Sparks. Features Mardi Gras-style food, music, cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts and lots of beads. Hours 4-10 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 358-4771.
• Dementia Training for Caregivers, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. First-come, first-filled for training. Cost $40 per person; CEUs available. Call 786-8061.
• North West Central Democratic Club breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. at the Depot Casino, Dayton. Call 246-0878.
• The Temptations and The Four Tops perform at 9 p.m. at Caesars Tahoe Circus Maximus Showroom. Tickets $45, $35. Call (800) 648-3353.
• Hoobastank performs at 8 p.m. at the Reno Hilton Theater. Tickets $19.80 day of show. Call 789-2285.
• Kings Beach Fine Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, a free outdoor festival with more than 40 artists displaying and selling work in oil, glass, collages and more. Call Theresa May Duggan at (530) 546-7903.
• Hailey’s Heart Poker Run and Barbecue, a fund-raiser for Hailey Morton. Sign-in from 9-11 a.m., ride starts at Carson City Harley-Davidson. Cost $15 per rider/driver; $25 double and includes ride fee, poker hand and lunch. Extra hand $5; barbecue only $5 per person. Open to all motorcycles and cars; plus music and raffle prizes at barbecue at Howlin’ Good Barbecue on North Carson Street, next to Kragens. Call 720-1911 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Q & A with artist Ian Miller at 2 p.m. at the Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St. Free with admission to museum, $3. Open to the public. Reservations, information: 887-8865.
• Carson Valley Community Bingo, 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville; must be 21 years of age to play. Snacks available; doors open at noon. Call 783-6455.