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Sam Bauman

Here’s a partial rundown on entertainment for the next couple of weeks in the Carson area. If we miss some, sorry, but the list gets kind of long. Callus if there is something you’ve heard of bu can’t find details. We’re at 881-1236 or

“The Phantom of the Soap Opera,” a mystery and a comedy is playing at the Brewery Arts Center Black Box, 449 West King Street. This murder mystery spoof of the famous “Phantom of the Opera” story features the CHS Capitol Stars and is the musical Halloween treat for the entire family. Plays Today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundayat 2 p.m. Tckets at, $9 for general admission, $7 for children and students (with a Student Body Card), and $8 for seniors and students.

Reveal your spooky side at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa’s Free Halloween Celebration. Come dressed in your Halloween best for the Free Costume Contest and you could win your share of more than $3,000 in cash and prizes. Costume judging will take place at the Club Paradise Desk on Monday and Tuesday Oct. 29-30 from 8 a.m. to midnight or Wednesday Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. A total of 16 prizes will be given away at this year’s costume contest in the following categories: Best Overall, Best Couple, Most Original, Scariest, Funniest and Casino Theme. Winners will be announced at 9 p.m. at the Cabaret Stage on Halloween. You must be present and in costume to win and, sorry, no masks or full-face make-up allowed. Participants have to be 21 or older to enter.

15th Annual Carson City Ghost Walk ” Ever interview a dead person? The popular Carson City Ghost Walk features two different paths, “Eye of Newt” and “Toe of Frog.” These guided, 90-minute walking tours take visitors along one-mile of the historic Kit Carson Trail.

This year’s theme, “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” has daring visitors touring haunted buildings and Victorian homes of Carson City’s past. The tour also spotlights the “wicked” ones and outlaws from past centuries who still call the Wild West their home, playfully recreated by Elizabethan styled actors.

Carson City’s Ghost Walk tours depart every half hour from Telegraph Square.

Not for the faint of heart — visitors and residents daring enough to tour haunted buildings and Victorian homes of Carson City’s past and to meet those who still reside in those buildings.

This Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours depart every 30 minutes, reservations are recommended. Tickets for Carson City’s Ghost Walk are $15. For advance ticket purchase call (800) 727-7677. Tickets are also available online at

Other weekend activities include: Gardnerville Ghost Walk evening tours; Mottsville Cemetery evening tours; Genoa Ghost Walk

Bring your little witches and warlocks to the Atlantis Fun Center Halloween Party on today from 3 to 8 p.m. Kids can compete in the Creepy Costume Contest and win great prizes. Judging will be held at 4 to 6 p.m. A ‘spooktacular’ food special will also be available at the Atlantis Snack Bar including a hot dog, bag of chips, small drink and 10 Fun Center Tokens for only $5. All little Halloween revelers will also get free trick-or-treat goodie bag.

Celebrate the change in seasons with a signature fall body treatment at the award-winning Spa and Salon at Atlantis. Call today to book an appointment, 954-4136.

Lots od choices: Gingerbread Creme Body Scru,Pumpkin-Cranberry Enzyme Facial; SpicyPumpkin-Cranberry Body Wrap; Pumpkin- Cranberry Manicure and PedicureAll kinds of prices.

Principal architect of P-Funk, R&B musician and song writer George Clinton brings the Parliament Funkadelic to the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Saturday. Tickets include admission to VEX Nightclub for a George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic “After Party” following the show. You must be at least 21 years of age.

George Clinton is considered one of the greatest innovators of urban based, soul rock and funk music over the last forty years. Clinton was the mastermind of the two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic during the ’70s and early ’80s. The bands had their share of R&B hits, but realized greater success combined under the names “Parliament Funkadelic,” creating the now-legendary supergroup, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Performing together, these two bands combined elements from Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Cream and James Brown while exploring different sounds, technology and lyricism.

Funkmeister George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic throw their one-of-a-kind R&B party Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $45 plus taxb. Call 800-786-8208.

Four great artists, one incredible show, the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue is on stage at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Saturday Oct. 27. The Tommy Castro Band, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Magic Dick and Deanna Bogart join forces for an extraordinary evening of great blues and R&B. The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue perform live in the South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $17.50 plus tax. Call (800) 786-8208.

Late-Nite Productions offers the “Big Pimpin” Naughty Halloween Costume Party”at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon, 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe Tuesday Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. Join people from all around the lake and beyond dressed in their Big Pimpin’ and Naughty Costumes and ready to shake a tail feather. On the turntables will be San Francisco’s DJ True Justice. Tickets are for the 21 and over and are $10 at the door.

The “Lost and Found” film premiere is Friday Nov. 2 in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Star Erik Roner will be on hand to introduce the show and sign autographs. Everyone will have a chance to win great prizes, such as clothing, ski passes and more.

This is the story of the extraordinary season of 2007 as seen through the eyes of world-class skiers and snowboarders. With global drought persisting and ski resorts closing around the world, athletes are forced to follow the snow, sending them deep into the uncharted north country of Alaska and Canada. Filmed almost entirely in North America, “Lost and Found” is a testament to the terrain and conditions that only exist in the Western Hemisphere. This film will take you into the vast, unexplored Tordrillo Mountains of Alaska, proving that some of the best big mountain riding in the world is still completely undiscovered. Athletes take advantage of the bountiful winter in British Columbia, hit disturbing park features in Aspen and score over-the-head powder pillows at Skeena Heliskiing. The winter of 2007 was feast or famine; this documents the feast. Places: Tordrillo Mountains, Alaska: Skeena Heliskiing BC; Jackson Hole, Utah, Montana, Aspen, Pemberton BC, Kicking Horse BC, Austria, Switzerland and The Candide Invitational.

“Land Found” giveaway: Grand Prize, Alaska Heli Trip for two, provided by Chugach Powder Guides and Alyeska Resort. First Prize: Winter Vacation for two at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Second Prize: Aspen X-Games Vacation Package. Third Prize: TGR Sponsor Gear Package (skis, Jackets and other gear).

Tickets at or call 356-3300.

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino hosts a hot party weekend at ALLCITY. Party people can join Cisco Adler of the band Whitestarr Friday as he celebrates his wrap party for VH1’s hit reality show, “The Rock Life.” Next, ALLCITY Live turns up the heat with special guest DJ Five and an exhilarating performance from the quirky hip-hop artist, Shwayze.

ALLCITY Saturdays get even hotter as the energetic DJ Snezana lights up the dance floor. ALLCITY Live is at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 E. Second St., Reno.

“Slimkid” Tre and Fatlip (from the Pharcyde) are reuniting after nearly a decade and coming to South Lake Tahoe at Whiskey Dick’s, 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Friday Nov. 2 at 9 p.m. Advance tickets are available for $12 at Whiskey Dick’s or http://www.Ticketweb.comand the price goes up to $15 at the door. This is a 21-and-up show.