“Slow Drip” art exhibit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., All month, Nevada Arts Council office, 716 N. Carson St. In the OXS Gallery; exhibit is of video still images by artist Tamara Scronce. Call 687-6680.
Great Basin Gallery: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., all month, Carson City Courthouse Gallery, 885 E. Musser St. Open to the public. Call 220-0940.
Nevada Landscape: The Painted Environment exhibit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., all month, Nevada State Library and Archives, Joseph Anderson, 100 N. Stewart St. Open to the public, free admission. Call 684-3313.
Brewery Art Center Raku Benefit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., today, Brewery Arts Center, Artisan Store, 449 W. King St. Bisque pots in a silent auction to benefit the pottery studio and go toward purchase of a new kiln. Call 721-3461.
“One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” at the Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St. presented by the Proscenium Players Inc. Show times are 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 PPI/BAC members, students and seniors. Call 883-1976.
Third annual Appraisal Faire, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 911 Beverly Drive. Fees: 1 item, $5; 2 items $8; 3 items $10, for appraisals of furniture, silver, paintings and fine art, pottery, textiles, orientalia, costume and fine jewelry, dolls, toys, elegant, depression and art glass, vintage clothing and accessories.
Pruning seminar and workshop, 10 a.m., Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Carson St. Hosted by Dick Post; free and open to the public. Call 882-8600.
Mardi Gras Craft Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Free with museum admission. Call 884-2226.
Dog Town Canine Rescue Volunteer Recruitment Party, 2-4 p.m., Grandma Hattie’s Restaurant, 2811 S. Carson St. Volunteers wanted to assist with group’s efforts. Call (775) 934-5774.
Washoe Club’s fourth annual Beach Party, 6 p.m., Washoe Club, 112 S. C St. in Virginia City. Dinner 6:30-ish with roasted pig, oysters or shrimp. Live music at 8 p.m. featuring Road Daddy. Prizes for Ugly Hawaiian shirt contest and bikini contest. Cover charge $20 at the door. Call 847-7210.
Havens in a Heartless World – Virginia City Saloons and the Archeology of the Wild West, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. – Open to the public; includes display of world’s oldest Tabasco Bottle for first time and dozens of remarkable artifacts and several dozen historic photos. Museum admission applies. Adults $5, $3 seniors, free for children age 17-younger. Call 687-4810.
Bridal Extravaganza, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Nevada Appeal, 580 Mallory Way. Free; open to the public. Features florists, photographers, honeymoon specialists, wedding cake and formal wear specialists, caterers, videographers, reception sites, DJs and horse-drawn carriage companies and door prizes. Call 883-8897.
A Night at The Oscars, 5-9:30 p.m., Piñon Plaza , 2171 Highway 50 East. Jewelry raffle, a chance to win a diamond worth $800, and opportunity to purchase an Oscar Night champagne glass that could have $250 cash in it. Tickets $30; available at the door or call Bev Saunders at 450-4940. Call 885-9000.
“Albert Awards”, 4-9 p.m., Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main St. Gold Hill Theater Troupe’s annual awards presentations; plus viewing of the 78th Academy Awards. Cost $20 for appetizer buffet; reservations suggested. Call 847-0111.
A Night at the Oscars, 4:30 p.m., Mandarin Garden Restaurant in Virginia City. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes four-course buffet dinner and dessert. Cocktails and champagne available. Call 847-0311 or 847-9288.
Traditional Archery Shoot, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Centennial Park Archery Range, Centennial Drive. Hosted by Clear Creek Bowmen, features 25 3-D targets, open to the public. Bring a recurve or long bow and arrows; $15. Call 883-0389.