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Staff reports

Today

— Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off. Features barbecue ribs and sauce competitions, plus music and more at John Asquaga’s Nugget, Sparks. Call 356-3300.

— Capital City Music Series at the Pony Express Pavilion features The Neville Brothers New Orleans Dance Party with guest Bob Malone, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18-$30. Call 687-7410.

— Free Summer Family Concert Series, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Minden Park features Michael Powers performing jazz and blues. Call 782-9828.

— Carson Valley United Methodist Church annual rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1375 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. Call Cindy McIntosh at 782-4600.

— Labor Day weekend Funk and Blues Fest with The Boogie Monsters at Joe Bob’s Hot Springs Roadhouse, 1510 Hot Springs Road. Call 883-7799.

Saturday

— Labor Day Celebration in Virginia City. Features softball tournament, tug-o-war, single jack drilling, nailing contests, mucking, poker walk, watermelon eating, basketball shootout, beard, moustache and goatee contest, pool tournament and more through Monday. Call 241-0915.

— Saint Benedict Society of Corpus Christi Catholic Church afternoon of bingo and friendship, 11:30 a.m. at the church, 535 Snyder Ave. Includes bingo at 12:15 p.m., cash prize, raffle prizes and food and refreshments. Must be 21 to play bingo. Call 882-1967.

— Beach Bash, 6 p.m. at Decades Bar, 1475 Hot Springs Road, with live music and barbecue. Call 883-8889.

— Safe-opening party at 7 p.m. at Cabin in the Sky Restaurant and Bar, 2207 Main St., Gold Hill. Call 847-0226.

— Tahoe Improv Players perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, South Lake Tahoe. Call (530) 542-4166.

— Saxophonist Darin Houser plays smooth jazz from 7-9 p.m. in Markleeville Park, next to the library. Free. Call (530) 694-2787.

— India Association of Northern Nevada picnic, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Galena Creek Park, Reno. Call 746-1438.

— The Mile High Jazz Band with vocalist Sheryl Adams performs “More Hot August Jazz” from 8-10 p.m. at Esoteric Coffee House and Gallery, 135 N. Sierra St., Reno. Admission $5 at the door; $4 members of Mile High Jazz Band Association, 18-younger free. Call 322-8999.

— Charlie Hunter and Adam Levy perform at 6:30 p.m. at Truckee Regional Park, Truckee. Tickets $25; all ages welcome. Call 337-8344.

— Annabelle Louie performs at 8 p.m. at the Reno Hilton Pavilion. Tickets $25. Call 789-2285.

— Benefit Car Wash for Daniel Barnes, cancer victim, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Albertsons, North Carson Street at College Parkway. Donation $15, includes wash, vacuum, interior wipe and tire dressing; volunteers needed. Call 443-0898.

— Third annual Lake Lahontan Fall Expo in the day-use area. Call Bob Brown at (775) 577-4595 or Max at (775) 577-9005.

— Carson City Historical Society Labor Day yard sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Monday at the Roberts House, 1207 N. Carson St. Oak furniture, decorative glass, coins, housewares, pictures, toys, antiques, books, jewelry, collectibles and more all days. Call 887-8865.

— Steam Train rides at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 687-6953.

Sunday

— Minden/Douglas Elks annual Flea Market and Pancake Breakfast, 7-11 a.m. for breakfast, flea market until 3 p.m. at Esmeralda, Second Street and Highway 395 in Minden. Breakfast is $3.50 for adults, 12-younger $2.

— Todd Green, a one-man orchestra of exotic instruments, performs at 7:30 p.m. at Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, South Lake Tahoe. Call (530) 542-4166.

— King Kleppe performs Delta blues guitar, dobro and harmonica in a free concert, 6-8 p.m. in front of J. Marklee Toll Station and Restaurant. Call (530) 694-2787.

— G-Love and Special Sauce perform at 8 p.m. at Jim Kelley’s Nugget, Crystal Bay. Tickets $25; all ages welcome. Call 337-8344.

— Chris Isaak in concert at 7 p.m. at the City Center Pavilion, Reno. Tickets $55, $50, $45, $40, $30. Call (888) 288-1833.

Monday

— Historic Coin Press No. 1 in operation, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Call 687-4810, ext. 239.

— “A Loft for Life” art show at the Artist’s Co-op of Reno, 627 Mill St., Reno. Artists reception 1-4 p.m. Sept. 7. Call 322-3582.