Off the couch
— Silver Dollar Car Classic event, today through Sunday. Features car show and shine, cruise, vendors and more, Mills Park. Call 687-7410.
— Photography exhibition of work by Las Vegas artist Cara Cole at the Nevada Arts Council, 716 N. Carson St., Suite A. Through Sept. 30. Call 687-6680.
— The Cheaters perform at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Roadhouse, 1510 Hot Springs Road; no cover. Call 883-7799.
— Annual Rummage Sale at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1837 Mountain St., 4-7 p.m.; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Call 882-525.
— Funtime Theater dinner murder/mystery, 7 p.m. at Cabin in the Sky Restaurant, 2207 Main St., Gold Hill. Cost is $40 per person; includes dinner and show. Call 240-5762.
— Wylie Animal Rescue Foundation is holding a kitten adoption 12-3 p.m. at Critter Junction. For information call 883-8996.
— Wee Need Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lowe’s, 444 Fairview Drive. Ron Wood Family Resource Center will collect diapers, formula and other baby essentials for local mothers in need. Includes child safety seat inspection. Call 884-2269.
— National Kids’ Day — free admission from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for all children 12 and younger at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada, 813 N. Carson St. Drawing for Harry Potter doll, tickets 50 cents each or 3/$1. Call 884-2226.
— Former Carson City resident Ruth Linnea Whitney will read from her new novel “Slim” about the beginning of the AIDs crisis in sub-Saharan Africa at 11 a.m. at the Book Cellar, 1202 N. Carson St. Call 885-7772.
— Capital City Music Series at the Pony Express Pavilion features Ambrosia, Poco and Gary Wright, 6 p.m. Tickets $18-$30. Call 687-7410.
— Supermodified Racing League featured at Champion Motor Speedway, 7 p.m., 1210 Race Track Road. Also, limited late models, street stocks, Hustlin’ hornets, Legends and Bandoleros. Call 267-0505.
— Saylavee performs at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Roadhouse, 1510 Hot Springs Road; no cover. Call 883-7799.
— Chuck Mangione and his band perform at 8 p.m. at Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Tickets $60, $50, $45. Call 828-6642.
— Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival features Waltz Night with soloist Jamie Bonetto, Festival Orchestra with dancers from Nevada Performing Arts at Sierra Nevada College, 7 p.m., gates open at 5. Tickets $35 and $25 for adults, $15 youth ages 6-15. Call (530) 581-1184.
— Free guitar concert from 7-9 p.m. featuring King Kleppe’s Delta blues on the lawn of the Toll Station, downtown Markleeville. Call (530) 694-2787.
— Second annual “Night in the Country” concert features Tracy Byrd and David John and The Comstock Cowboys, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Mason Valley. Tickets $20; gates open at 5 p.m., show is at 7. Call (775) 463-5114.
— Reggae at the Lake, Capleton and Culture, Lambsbread and Verbal Kint perform from 4-10 p.m. at Truckee Regional Park, Truckee. Tickets $25; all ages welcome. Call 337-8344.
— Free outdoor concert showcasing African rhythms of Oliver Mtukudzi and Black Spirits, 7:30 p.m. at Oats Park in Fallon, 151 E. Park St. Call (775) 423-1440.
— Yard Sale and Appraisals, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St. Appraisals also done from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, $5 per item — no guns. Call 887-8865.
— Benefit Car Wash, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Albertson’s at North Carson Street and College Parkway; to support Daniel Morrison fight with brain cancer. Cost $15 per vehicle includes wash. Volunteers needed; call 443-0898.
— Steam Train rides at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 687-6953.
— Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada celebrates National Kids Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ross Gold Park, 280 Apion Way. Call 882-8820.
— zArtist Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Comma Coffee Courtyard and Fourth Street, features art fair, wine tasting and more. Call 230-0284.
— Free evening concert series presented by Carson City Redevelopment Authority — High Desert Brass starts at 5 p.m. on the Legislative lawn. Bring a picnic basket, lawn chairs, blankets and the kids.
— American Legion Capitol Post No. 4 and Unit 4 of the American Legion Auxiliary host a picnic at 10 a.m. in Aspen Park, Gardnerville. All Legionnaires, auxiliary members, prospective members and families welcome. Call 265-6982.
— Young at Heart monthly potluck and social, 11 a.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerivlle. All seniors welcome; bring a salad, entree of dessert to share and your favorite game. Call 783-6455.
— Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent perform at 7 p.m. at Harrah’s Summer Outdoor Concert Series. Tickets $35, $55; call (800) 804-5825 or visit ticketmaster.com.
— Valhalla Fine Quilt exhibit, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Valhalla Grand Hall, South Lake Tahoe. Call (530) 542-4166.