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Sam Bauman

Some suggestions for this weekend and next around Carson City. Check entries in the daily Nevada Appeal for more details, but this should be enough for planning this weekend and the next couple.

Sam Bauman, entertainment editor

The Brewery Arts Center and X-Ville South will present the Trailer Park Troubadours, returning to Carson City on Nevada Day Saturday. That should be all is needed to be said for those who have enjoyed their shows in the past.

The group, headed by Antsy McClain, is a fantastically popular show in Carson City, with sold-out performances a given. In previous appearances here, the Troubs (their nickname) have brought down the house with guitar strumming and near-folk singing. The songs poke light fun at the weirdoes, party animals and young loves Antsy knew growing up in a series of trailer parks in Kentucky. The Trailer Park Troubadours appear at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall at 511 W. King St. Tickets are $24 for preferred seating; $20 balcony seating. A $3 discount is available for BAC members, students and seniors. But if you don’t have your tickets, tough, as they must be sold out.

I don’t know when Halloween became such a big deal; they’re even celebrating it in France these days. But along with the Nevada Day parade on Saturday, there’s Halloween spook shows all over town.

“Guys and Dolls” staged by the college musical group plays at the Community Center next weekend, starting Friday. This is one of the grand musicals of old Broadway and well worth your bucks. Don’t miss this one, the musical theater company does a fine job.

No need to explain who B.B. King is. He and his favorite guitar appear at the Grand Sierra Casino in Reno Friday at 8:30 p.m. King has been on the road for most of each year, and when he isn’t he’s playing at his own joint. Tickets range from $38.50 to $82.50. Pricey, but he’s whole concert all by himself. See you there if I can dig $38 from under the sofa pillows.

PBS is running a fine six-part series about a woman newly elected prime minister is a sort of fluke election. It’s really worth your time if you like reasonably literate TV fare. It plays Sunday night on Channel 5 or 29 for off-the-air antenna reception. This weekend is part 2, but it’s easy to pick up on things. Roz is the new PM and she’s already faced her first crisis. Now she has to finger out how to fun a government.

The Carson Plaza joins with the Galaxy Theatre at the Fandango to present four free movies for seniors 65 and over starting Tuesday. Films are “The Thin Man” (1943), “Key Largo” (1948), “West Side Story” (1961) and ‘Mr. Deeds goes to Town” (1936). There are all fine old movies with Humphrey Bogart appearing in “Key Largo,” adapted from the play by Maxwell Anderson. Call 887-2420.

This month, National Geographer’s 3-D life in Sea Monsters (PG) continues on Tuesday at the Galaxy. Another 3D movie, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” is also playing. If you like 3D he Galaxy’s setup is as good as it gets.

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino hosts parties at Reno’s newest nightclub, ALLCITY Live, with celebrity hosts, a sexy fashion show and funky music. Tera Patrick heats up ALLCITY with a live deejay set on Friday as she hosts a masquerade party with styles by fashion boutique Sex Out Loud. Voted “hottest model” by Playboy fans, Cindy Margolis spices up the weekend with her cover release party at the rocking venue on Saturday. ALLCITY Live throws “Howl at the Moon,” a spooky Halloween bash on Wednesday with frightening host and UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. ALLCITY Live is at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino at 2500 E. Second St., Reno. Admission to ALLCITY Live is $20 and the club is open from 9 p.m. to sunrise.

“Pray,” a new single from City Canyon Records’ artist ANEMO, has been released nationally in the U.K. with a simultaneous digital release in the U.S. and Canada. It’s emotional, powerful and passionate ” a rock anthem bursting with energy and melody which raises questions about war, morality and sacrifice. The song captures the horror of deadly combat, the gut- wrenching fear and flood of adrenaline in a way in which it has never before been musically explored.

Salsa Dance Lessons: Grab your partner or meet one here, and get your groove on.

Ray Cammilleri and Joanne Grace have been teaching dance on Tuesdays for 5 years. It is great fun. All levels are welcome at the Brewery. $5.

Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., “WILD SAGE,” live Celtic music and dance free at the Comma Coffee in town.

Celtic harpist and storyteller Patrick Ball comes to Carson City after a long absence, bringing with his Celtic music and in this case his new solo theater piece, “The Fine Beauty of the Island” Saturday Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada. Tickets are $15 for general public and $12 for students and members of the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada and or Wild Horse Productions. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum , 813 N. Carson Street or at 887-0438 or at