August Calendar

Compiled by Stina Fausone

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival in Minden
Monday, Aug. 1
10 – 11 a.m.
C.V.I.C. Hall — Minden
The Young Shakespeare Program will present a FREE show, 'The Comedy of Errors' at the C.V.I.C. Hall on Aug. 1, For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/928-lake-tahoe-shakespeare-festival-coming-to-minden.html

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Aug. 1 – 21
Times vary with individual performances
Sand Harbor State Park — Incline Village
The warm sun kissing your forehead, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal, toes in the sand, and first-class entertainment with your friends and family, all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset! Wow, you must be at the Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park! The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world. For details, visit http://laketahoeshakespeare.com/

Hot August Nights
Aug. 2 – 7
Times vary with individual events
Locations vary throughout Reno/Sparks
Growling engines, magnetic paint jobs, eclectic street food, this can only mean one thing, Hot August Nights is back in town! Enjoy a variety of vendors from crafts to food, crisp beer, and of course, mean rigs. For details, visit https://hotaugustnights.net/

National Watermelon Day
Wednesday, Aug. 3

Tasty Teas from Tahoe Natives Workshop
Wednesday, Aug. 3
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Truckee Demonstration Garden — Truckee
Utilize roots, leaves, and flowers to create your own teas and blends with both native and invasive plants. Free, however donations are appreciated. For details, visit http://Slowfoodlaketahoe.com

Episodes with Zebb: 400lb Stingers Discussion
Wednesday, Aug. 3
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
Join Dr. Zeb Hogan, University of Nevada, Reno professor, National Geographic Explorer, and host of Nat Geo WILD’s “Monster Fish” for a re-counted screening of the episode entitled “400 lb. Super Stinger” from season six of his acclaimed television show. After the episode screening, he will be available to answer questions, sign autographs and take photos. Don’t miss this opportunity to go behind the scenes! For details, visit https://nvdm.org/event/episodes-zeb-400-lb-super-stinger/

Small Wonder Wednesday Early-Entry Event
Wednesday, Aug. 3
9 a.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
Don’t miss this special treat every Wednesday for your little investigators. Children five years and under can enjoy story time and explore the museum a full hour before it is open to the public. For details, visit https://nvdm.org/events/

Educator Evenings
Wednesday, Aug. 3 
4 – 6 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Local educators are invited to attend a FREE series on the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January and July). This event will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Teacher in-service credit is available for participating in the Educator Evenings. For details, visit 
http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/08/

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
Wednesday, Aug. 3
5 – 8 p.m.
McKinley Arts Center — Reno
Reno’s premier, hump day, foodie event! Local food trucks gather under the Keystone Bridge bringing specialty cuisines and local beer every Wednesday evening from June 3 – Sept. 30! This is the most “chillaxed” food event in the Reno area, sure to bring lots of fun and laughs for the whole family. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/

Taste of Venice Class
Wednesday, Aug. 3
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary School — Reno
Stop in for a peek into the eclectic cuisine of Venice. This style of cooking uses coastal resources for fish and seafood along with a variety of spices that create simple, yet complex tasting meals. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3377

Member’s Premiere and First Thursday Event
Thursday, Aug. 4
5 – 7 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
This ongoing program at the Nevada Museum of Art introduces contemporary art in the vast, unapologetic wonder and space that is Nevada. Meet the Tilting artists and join fellow members and guests as you celebrate a statewide survey of Nevada’s diverse and far-flung voices. A limited edition cask created with indigenous Nevada ingredients will be served by Great Basin Brewing Company, with featured music by Guitar Woody and the Boilers. For details, visit http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/08/

39 North Marketplace
Thursday, Aug. 4
4 – 9 p.m.
Downtown — Sparks
Named for the latitude of Sparks, the 30 North Marketplace is an incredible street fair featuring local artisans, craftspeople, specialty crafts and foods, beverages, local businesses, fresh and local produce, live music, healthy eating and cooking demonstrations, lectures, and even an interactive “Kids Connect Zone.” For details, visit http://www.39northdowntown.com/

Hot August Nights Poker Run Event
Thursday, Aug. 4
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Downtown — Minden
The Hot August Nights Poker Run will be visiting the Town of Minden on Esmeralda Avenue and Minden Park as their lunch stop this year as hundreds of classic cars are expected to participate in the Hot August Nights Poker Run at Minden Park, in the beautiful Carson Valley. For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/926-hot-august-nights-poker-run.html

Concerts in the Park
Friday, Aug. 5
6:30 p.m.
Minden Park — Minden
The popular GE Family Concert Series "Concerts in the Park" continues on August 5th with “Catch A Wave,” a tribute to the Beach Boys at Minden Park! This concert is free of charge and invites you to spend the evening relaxing and hanging out with friends. For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/857-concerts-in-the-park.html

Music on the Beach
Friday, Aug. 5
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Kings Beach Recreation Area — Kings Beach
Start your summer weekend off by listening and dancing to FREE live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beer, 14 Hands wine, soda, and food will be available for purchase. For details, visit http://www.northtahoebusiness.org/music-on-the-beach/

Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park
Friday, Aug. 5 
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park — Reno
Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park will be held every Friday night from May 20 – September 30, asking attendees to come hungry and leave happy and full! Reno Street Food is the original weekly gourmet street food event in Reno, produced by locals and made for locals, featuring more than 20 gourmet food trucks, craft desserts, beer, wine, and mixed drink vendors to serve you! For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/RenoStreetFood

Tuscan Grill Class
Friday, Aug. 5
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
The center of fine Italian cooking is buried in the heart of Tuscany. Simple ingredients, fresh veggies, and full and fragrant herbs and spices is what makes up Tuscan cuisine and you will have the chance to build your very own traditional meal in this class! For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3380

Jazz and Beyond: Carson City Music Festival
Aug. 5 – 21
Times vary with individual events
Locations vary with individual events
Downtown — Carson City
It's all about the music as the Mile High Jazz Band Association presents the Jazz & Beyond Carson City Music Festival. The annual festival features more than 60 performances with at least 100 performers, and most offer free admission! Beyond jazz, the festival includes Bluegrass, Blues, Latin, and more. Concerts will be held at Carson Mall, Comma Courtyard, the Brewery Arts Center, and other downtown Carson City venues. For details, visit http://jazzcarsoncity.com/

Art in the Tahoe Garden Show
Saturday, Aug. 6
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Take an exquisite lakefront garden, add fabulous artisans representing an array of fine art that includes ceramics, garden art, jewelry, photography, and more. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/ryrieandme/

Blues & Brews Concert
Saturday, Aug. 6
5 – 11 p.m.
Every Bloomin’ Thing Nursery — Susanville
The Lassen County Farm Bureau and Every Bloomin’ Thing Nursery are teaming up once again to bring microbrew and blues to Lassen County for their eighth annual Blues and Brews Festival scholarship fundraiser! For details, visit http://www.susanvillestuff.com/annual-farm-bureau-blues-and-brews-festival-august-6th/

Food as Medicine Workshop
Saturday, Aug. 6
10 a.m. – noon
Truckee Demonstration Garden — Truckee
Explore the health benefits of just eating real foods. Free, however donations are appreciated. For details, visit http://Slowfoodlaketahoe.com

Plumas Grown Farm Crawl
Saturday, Aug. 6
8 a.m. – Noon
Locations vary with individual tours
Really get to know where your favorite food comes from today! Take a trip down to Plumas County for the Farm Crawl and tour farms in Quincy and Indian Falls! For details, visit www.plumasgrown.com

Carson City Wine Walk
Saturday, Aug. 6
1 – 5 p.m.
Downtown — Carson City
The first Saturday of every month, the Carson City Wine Walk invites you to come on down and browse the shops, enjoy some vino, and support the Downtown Business Association. For details, visit 
http://www.downtowncarson.org/

All 4 Charity Golf Tournament
Saturday, Aug. 6
7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Carson Valley Golf Club — Gardnerville
The inaugural All 4 Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled Saturday August 6 with an 8 a.m. Shotgun Start, Four Person scramble. The event will include continental breakfast, BBQ Rib or Chicken lunch Selection, opportunity to golf with sports celebrities and much more!  Proceeds will benefit MEFIYI (Me-for-Incredible-Youth, Inc.) and WAVE (Welcome All Veterans Everywhere) as well as many other local charities. Online registration will be available at Carson Valley Golf Course. For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/941-all-4-charity-golf-tournament.html

Guided Art Tours
Aug. 6 – 28 
Times vary with individual days 
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Tour the Nevada Museum of Art with the Museum’s trained docents during the regularly scheduled guided tours offered Thursdays at 6 p.m. (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. The tour will consist of the featured exhibit that is most current. Reservations are not needed and the tour is free with admission fee. For details, 
https://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/08/

Sunday Music Brunch: Danny Sturtevant
Sunday, Aug. 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Enjoy live music every Sunday at the Nevada Museum of Art with brunch presented by chez louie. The menu will feature artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. For details, visit 
http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/08/

Backyard Vineyard Tour
Sunday, Aug. 7
Tour: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tasting: 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Garden Shop Nursery — Reno
The third annual Backyard Vineyard Tour will feature eight different vineyards to tour showing off a variety of different vines, followed by a wine tasting and party at the Garden Shop Nursery right after! Join in the fun! For details, visit http://www.nvandw.com/index.php/nvw-2016-backyard-vineyard-tour

Genoa’s Sweet Sippin’ Sundays
Sunday, Aug. 7
1 – 4 p.m.
Downtown — Genoa
The first Sunday of every month, join Genoa businesses for a walk through town while sipping at all participating businesses and vendors! Check out music, prizes, sweets, and spirits. This month features tequila based drinks. For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/878-genoa-s-sweet-sippin-sundays.html

Carson Valley Inn Summer Fun Shoot
Aug. 7 – 9
6 p.m.
Carson Valley Inn — Minden
Many of the clay shooting enthusiasts who have attended Carson Valley Inn's February shooting outing over the years have asked them to put something together in the summer. So, they have their first Summer Fun Shoot ready for sign ups! For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/918-2016-cvi-summer-fun-shoot.html

National S’mores Day
Wednesday, Aug. 10

Small Wonder Wednesday Early-Entry Event
Wednesday, Aug. 10
9 a.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
Don’t miss this special treat every Wednesday for your little investigators. Children five years and under can enjoy story time and explore the museum a full hour before it is open to the public. For details, visit 
https://nvdm.org/events/

Mediterranean Small Plates Class
Wednesday, Aug. 10
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
We share a love of the first course with Mediterranean countries. Bright colors and interesting flavors make up this beautiful cuisine, like olive oil, fresh herbs, garlic, and a variety of different cheeses. Learn how to properly combine these unique flavors in this class. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3383

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
Wednesday, Aug. 10
5 – 8 p.m.
McKinley Arts Center — Reno
Reno’s premier, hump day, foodie event! Local food trucks gather under the Keystone Bridge bringing specialty cuisines and local beer every Wednesday evening from June 3 – Sept. 30! This is the most “chillaxed” food event in the Reno area, sure to bring lots of fun and laughs for the whole family. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/

Historic Emigrant Trail Trek
Aug. 10 – 11
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sorensen’s Resort — Hope Valley
On this walking, hiking, and driving tour, you will follow the very same paths where emigrants led their oxen-pulled wagons through the seemingly impassable canyon of the Carson River and up and over the treacherous Devil’s Ladder, now known as Carson Pass. Hear excerpts and learn what it was truly like way back when. For details, visit http://www.sorensensresort.com/calendar/

Tahoe Arnica Uses In and Out of the Garden Workshop
Thursday, Aug. 11
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Truckee Demonstration Garden — Truckee
Learn about different Tahoe Arnicas and how to sustainably grow, harvest, and collect seeds. Free, however donations are appreciated. For details, visit http://slowfoodlaketahoe.com

Grilling Fish & Seafood Class
Thursday, Aug. 11
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
This hands-on class will guide you in becoming the master of all that is grilling fish and seafood. Don’t be afraid of fish on the grill, it’s time to embrace it! In this class you will learn the best types of seafood to grill, which techniques to use, and more. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3384

39 North Marketplace
Thursday, Aug. 11
4 – 9 p.m.
Downtown — Sparks
Named for the latitude of Sparks, the 30 North Marketplace is an incredible street fair featuring local artisans, craftspeople, specialty crafts and foods, beverages, local businesses, fresh and local produce, live music, healthy eating and cooking demonstrations, lectures, and even an interactive “Kids Connect Zone.” For details, visit http://www.39northdowntown.com/

Art Afternoon: Workshop and Social for Seniors
Friday, Aug. 12
1 – 3 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
A guided tour, studio art class, and light refreshments are offered at the Nevada Museum of Art this afternoon and are designed for any and all senior participants. These monthly sessions are held on the second Friday of each month. Registration is available online or day of and is sponsored in part by the Leonette Foundation Seniors and Art Endowment. General admission is $7 or $6 for museum members. For details, visit
http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/08/

Music on the Beach
Friday, Aug. 12
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Kings Beach Recreation Area — Kings Beach
Start your summer weekend off by listening and dancing to FREE live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beer, 14 Hands wine, soda, and food will be available for purchase. For details, visit http://www.northtahoebusiness.org/music-on-the-beach/

Unbroken Ground Screening and Premiere Tour
Friday, Aug. 12
6:30 p.m.
Patagonia Outlet Reno — Reno
Check out the screening of Unbroken Ground, a fascinating new film by Chris Malloy explaining the critical role food plays in helping to solve the environmental crisis. You will see throughout the showing how people around the country are practicing regenerative agriculture, as well as enjoy some beer and a tasty spreads of organically prepared dishes from local growers. Our very own Amanda Burden is on the panel for this one! For details, visit http://www.patagoniaprovisions.com/pages/unbroken-ground

Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park
Friday, Aug. 12 
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park — Reno
Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park will be held every Friday night from May 20 – September 30, asking attendees to come hungry and leave happy and full! Reno Street Food is the original weekly gourmet street food event in Reno, produced by locals and made for locals, featuring more than 20 gourmet food trucks, craft desserts, beer, wine, and mixed drink vendors to serve you! For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/RenoStreetFood

Concert Tahoe Star Tour
Friday, Aug. 12
8:15 – 10:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe — Truckee
A special Concert Star Tours event featuring Accent string quartet will parallel with the Perseid Meteor Shower this Friday. This event will feature stargazing, a live performance, cheese, wine, and dessert stations! Reservation information is available with the Hotel Concierge at extension 3046. $100 per person. For details, visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/lake-tahoe

Main Street Car Show Event
Friday, Aug. 12
4 p.m.
Esmeralda Avenue — Minden
This car show is open to ALL vehicles! They do not have to be classics! Prizes + dancing + food = an all around good time as you show off your wheels and check out all the other great cars along the way. Get crafty with it! For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/944-main-street-event.html

Movies in the Park
Friday, Aug. 12
6 p.m.
Courthouse Alley — Gardnerville
The Final showing of Movies in the Park will be on August 12 with Big Hero 6!
The Carson Valley Lions Club/Girl Scouts will be selling popcorn and ice cream, and the Douglas High Music Boosters will be selling candy, soda, and water. This is a FREE event, and all movies start at Dusk! For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/871-movies-in-the-park.html

Bower’s Mansion Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 12 – 14
7 p.m. – 11 a.m.
Bowers Mansion Regional Park — Reno
The Saturday festival will feature food and drink trucks, a picnic area, and a playground for the little ones. Attendees can camp at Davis Creek Campground to get the most of the music-filled weekend! For details, visit http://www.bowersbluegrassfestival.org/

Lake Tahoe Concerts d’Elegance Wooden Boat Show
Aug. 13 – 14
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Obexer’s Boat Company — Homewood
Boats dating back to 1915 will make their debut today at the wooden boat show! Celebrating its 44th anniversary, Lake Tahoe Concours is considered the premier judged wooden boat show in the nation. This year’s event will be staged at the historic Obexer’s Boat Company on the West Shore (Best Shore). More than 85 of the best antique, vintage, and classic boats in North America compete in specialized classes for top honors and bragging rights. For details, visit http://laketahoeconcours.com/

Hands ON! Second Saturdays Art Event
Saturday, Aug. 13
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Children and families are invited to enjoy faculty demonstrations in the E.L. Cord Museum School, free hands-on art activities, performances, storytelling, and a docent guided tour. For details, visit
http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/08/

High Sierra Edible Garden Tour
Saturday, Aug. 13
9 a.m.  – 1 p.m.
Truckee Demonstration Garden — Truckee
Get inspired by local edible gardens. The tour will begin and the Truckee Demonstration Garden and proceed caravan-style to a variety of Truckee home gardens. Free, however donations are appreciated. For details, visit http://slowfoodlaketahoe.com

Reno Pirate Crawl
Saturday, Aug. 13
8 p.m. – 6 a.m.
Downtown — Reno
This is the largest Pirate Crawl across the board! The Reno Pirate Crawl is the biggest event of its kind, with thousands of Pirates having a blast together enjoying drink specials, costume contests, and a museum quality encampment from PIRATES of the SILVER REALM! Head down to the one of the best crawls downtown has to offer, yer’ scallywag! For details, visit http://crawlreno.com/

Brews, Jazz, and Funk Fest
Aug. 13 – 14
2 – 8 p.m.
Squaw Valley — Olympic Valley
The Brews, Jazz, and Funk Fest returns to Squaw Valley asking festival-goers to sip, laugh, and dance! A wide array of tasty beers from more than 35 different breweries will be available as well as a huge line-up of Jazz and Funk bands both days. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/brews-jazz-and-funk-fest

Incline Village Fine Art & Craft Festival
Aug. 13 – 14
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Preston Field — Incline Village
The Incline Village Fine Art & Craft Festival will feature artists presenting their original work in all mediums of two and three dimensional fine arts including paintings in acrylic, oils and watercolors, photography, etchings, sculpture in clay, glass, metal, stone, and wood! Artists will be present to meet with the public and discuss their work. All work is available for purchase. For details, visit http://www.cwbevents.com/index.php/our-shows/the-incline-village-fine-art-festival

Sunday Music Brunch: Keith Hartranft
Sunday, Aug. 14
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Enjoy live music every Sunday at the Nevada Museum of Art with brunch presented by chez louie. The menu will feature artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. For details, visit 
http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/08/

Genoa Concerts on the Green
Sunday, Aug. 14
5 – 7 p.m.
Genoa Town Park — Genoa
On warm summer evenings in Genoa people gather in the Genoa Park on the green grass with their picnic dinners to listen to music! This week’s music features Quake City Jug Band. For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar.html?season=summer&start=16

Knife Skills Workshop
Tuesday, Aug. 16
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Knife skills are the foundation of great meals in the kitchen. This class will guide you through an in-depth practice in proper knife handling and will grow your skills to take it to the next level in the kitchen. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3351

Dandelions: Weed or Feed? Workshop
Wednesday, Aug. 17
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Truckee Demonstration Garden — Truckee
Discover the dandelion’s benefits and uses as well as how to harvest them. Free, however donations are appreciated. For details, visit http://slowfoodlaketahoe.com

Science Distilled: Fish Tales Event
Wednesday, Aug. 17
7 – 9:30 p.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
PRECUSER: 21+ event!
Science Distilled is a new lecture series created by DRI and The Discovery, makes cutting-edge science approachable through presentations on current and curious topics held at hip locations in a social atmosphere! From the world’s largest fish to some of the smallest and most rare, join Science Distilled to traverse freshwater streams and rare ecosystems with Zeb Hogan. For details, visit https://nvdm.org/event/science-distilled-fish-tales/

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
Wednesday, Aug. 17
5 – 8 p.m.
McKinley Arts Center — Reno
Reno’s premier, hump day, foodie event! Local food trucks gather under the Keystone Bridge bringing specialty cuisines and local beer every Wednesday evening from June 3 – Sept. 30! This is the most “chillaxed” food event in the Reno area, sure to bring lots of fun and laughs for the whole family. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/

Small Wonder Wednesday Early-Entry Event
Wednesday, Aug. 17
9 a.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
Don’t miss this special treat every Wednesday for your little investigators. Children five years and under can enjoy story time and explore the museum a full hour before it is open to the public. For details, visit 
https://nvdm.org/events/

Thirsty Third Thursday Wine Walk
Thursday, Aug. 18
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Main Street — Gardnerville
Come down to Downtown Gardnerville, sip wine, make friends, and see what Main Street has to offer during the Thirsty Third Thursday Wine Walk! This months Theme is Famous Pairs - so be sure to bring a partner and be a pair (Lucy & Desi; Ketchup & Mustard, etc.)! Let your imagination go wild with this one! For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/828-thirsty-third-thursday.html

39 North Marketplace
Thursday, Aug. 18
4 – 9 p.m.
Downtown — Sparks
Named for the latitude of Sparks, the 30 North Marketplace is an incredible street fair featuring local artisans, craftspeople, specialty crafts and foods, beverages, local businesses, fresh and local produce, live music, healthy eating and cooking demonstrations, lectures, and even an interactive “Kids Connect Zone.” For details, visit http://www.39northdowntown.com/

Gnocchi Class
Thursday, Aug. 18
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
There’s nothing like walking into the kitchen to the smell of these wonderful Italian dumplings cooking. Gnocchi is a long-time Italian favorite that every region has its very own variation of. Experience the full flavor of this staple in this class. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3388

Raise The River Event
Thursday, August 18
5:30 p.m.
The Sensory Garden in Idlewild Park — Reno
Experience an evening on culinary delight by Mark Estee Events with local craft drinks, live music, and other sensory activities. For details, visit www.Ktmb.org/rasietheriver

Kaia FIT Runway Reveal Fashion Show and Grand Re-Opening
Friday, Aug. 19
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Kaia FIT at 75 East Patriot, Ste. 6 — Reno
The Kaia South Reno facility will open its doors to offer a holistic group fitness and nuriton program grand re-opening. To celebrate, there will be a big fashion show, highlighting success stories of local women who have achieved great weight loss. There will also be local food vendors whipping up items to purchase, including Electric Blue Elephant, Nom Eats, and libations from Beer NV. For details, visit http://www.kaiafit.com

Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park
Friday, Aug. 19 
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park — Reno
Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park will be held every Friday night from May 20 – September 30, asking attendees to come hungry and leave happy and full! Reno Street Food is the original weekly gourmet street food event in Reno, produced by locals and made for locals, featuring more than 20 gourmet food trucks, craft desserts, beer, wine, and mixed drink vendors to serve you! For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/RenoStreetFood

Music on the Beach
Friday, Aug. 19
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Kings Beach Recreation Area — Kings Beach
Start your summer weekend off by listening and dancing to FREE live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beer, 14 Hands wine, soda, and food will be available for purchase. For details, visit http://www.northtahoebusiness.org/music-on-the-beach/

Girls Night Out: Summer Sweets Class
Friday, Aug. 19
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Celebrate summer in the sweetest way possible in this class with your best girls by your side. Dessert is on the menu here as you laugh and play with great summer ideas for your next party. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3389

Reno Greek Festival
Aug. 19 – 21
Times vary with individual events
St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church — Reno
OPA! Be Greek for the weekend at this annual festival! Authentic Greek cuisine crafted by the members of the St. Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church will have the neighborhood chomping at the bit with scents of oregano, olive oil, and lemon. Traditional Greek dance, music, desserts, and imports create a Mediterranean atmosphere and a family friendly environment! For details, visit http://renogreekfest.com/

Splash Dogs – Dog Days of Summer Event
Aug. 19 – 21
9 a.m.
This year, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit will be hosting a fundraiser during the event on Aug. 20! Funds raised will go toward purchasing supplies, equipment and training for the unit. The day will consist of contests, an obstacle course, and a barn hunt competition. For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/929-splash-dogs-dog-days-of-summer.html

Farm-to-Table Dinner: A Night on the Range with Hulsman Ranch
Saturday, Aug. 20
5 p.m.
Hulsman Ranch — Susanville
Enjoy a full course meal, appetizers, and the freshest local ingredients prepared by renowned chef, Cody Leibman. For details, visit http://www.lassenlandandtrailstrust.org/farm-to-table.html

Holi Festival of Colors
Saturday, Aug. 20
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park — Reno
Interactive dance, live mantra bands, DJ's, yoga, colors, delectable cuisine, and of course, free hugs, the Holi Festival of Color’s is the world's happiest transformational event. For details, visit http://www.festivalofcolorsusa.com/

Reno Wine Walk
Saturday, Aug. 20
2 – 5 p.m.
Downtown — Reno
Join in the fun every third Saturday of the month when the Riverwalk Merchants Association hosts the popular Wine Walk (the original, and still the best!) along the Truckee River and neighboring streets in downtown Reno. For details, visit http://renoriver.org/features/wine-walk/

The Pork Class
Saturday, Aug. 20
10 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Learn all there is to know about whole animal practice with this class. There are so many cuts and uses for this versatile animal you will leave with a treasure chest of ideas and recipes. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3390

The Pacifica Festival
Aug. 20 – 21
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sands Regency Casino Hotel — Reno
This FREE and inaugural two-day festival will include Polynesian and Asian-Pacific entertainment and music, arts and crafts, educational demonstrations, and our favorite, food! There will be Asian and Polynesian merchandise vendors, with interactive cultural activities for the kids. For details, visit http://www.pacificafestivalreno.org/

Nevada Chamber Music Festival
Sunday, Aug. 21
3 – 6 p.m.
South Reno United Methodist Church — Reno
Join the Reno Chamber Orchestra for a special concert event celebrating the upcoming Nevada Chamber Music Festival. The concert will feature performances by guest violinist, Solomiya Ivakhiv, Theodore Kuchar (viola), Ruth Lenz (violin), and James Winn (piano). For details, visit http://www.renochamberorchestra.org/

Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross
Sunday, Aug. 21
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Enjoy live music every Sunday at the Nevada Museum of Art with brunch presented by chez louie. The menu will feature artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. For details, visit 
http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/08/

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
Wednesday, Aug. 24
5 – 8 p.m.
McKinley Arts Center — Reno
Reno’s premier, hump day, foodie event! Local food trucks gather under the Keystone Bridge bringing specialty cuisines and local beer every Wednesday evening from June 3 – Sept. 30! This is the most “chillaxed” food event in the Reno area, sure to bring lots of fun and laughs for the whole family. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/

Taste of Greece Class
Wednesday, Aug. 24
6:30 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
The Greek Islands have been the crossroads of the Mediterranean for centuries, this is why the foods of Greece are so fascinating and different! This class is for anyone that has dreamed of creating simple, yet never basic, Greek food in the comfort of their own homes. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3391

Small Wonder Wednesday Early-Entry Event
Wednesday, Aug. 24
9 a.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
Don’t miss this special treat every Wednesday for your little investigators. Children five years and under can enjoy story time and explore the museum a full hour before it is open to the public. For details, visit 
https://nvdm.org/events/

Backyard Beats House Concert Festival
Aug. 24 – 27
Various times
Various locations — Reno
Parlor Shows brings nationally celebrated artists into the backyards of several noteworthy Reno homes next month for Backyard Beats, a four-day series of intimate concerts. The festival spans four days in four different homes throughout Reno’s Midtown and Old Southwest neighborhoods. Each night showcases a different genre of soul, indie, rock and classical. Select locally based businesses will participate by donating organic signature drinks and more. Festival goers can purchase an all-access pass for $59 or buy single-event tickets for $20 each night. Supply is limited and prices will rise. For details, visit http://www.Parlorshows.com

39 North Marketplace
Thursday, Aug. 25
4 – 9 p.m.
Downtown — Sparks
Named for the latitude of Sparks, the 30 North Marketplace is an incredible street fair featuring local artisans, craftspeople, specialty crafts and foods, beverages, local businesses, fresh and local produce, live music, healthy eating and cooking demonstrations, lectures, and even an interactive “Kids Connect Zone.” For details, visit http://www.39northdowntown.com/

Cooking for Health & Fitness Class
Thursday, Aug. 25
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
Don’t let the flavor of your food take a back seat to your health! A common misconception, in this class, you will learn how to pamper your taste buds all while staying on the healthy end of cooking. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3392

National Dog Day
Friday, Aug. 26

Poetry, Prose, & Art Workshop
Aug. 26 – 27
6 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sorensen’s Resort — Hope Valley
Maybe you’re exploring the Eastern Sierra for the first time, or you’re a summer regular, either way you’ll enjoy feeling out the region in this workshop. Join artist and poet Ziggy Rendler-Bregman, author of The Gate of Our Coming and Going, as she takes you to some of her favorite spots in the region. There, you will explore the area using every creative facet possible. For details, visit http://www.sorensensresort.com/calendar/

Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park
Friday, Aug. 26 
5 – 9 p.m.
Idlewild Park — Reno
Reno Street Food’s Party in the Park will be held every Friday night from May 20 – September 30, asking attendees to come hungry and leave happy and full! Reno Street Food is the original weekly gourmet street food event in Reno, produced by locals and made for locals, featuring more than 20 gourmet food trucks, craft desserts, beer, wine, and mixed drink vendors to serve you! For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/RenoStreetFood

Music on the Beach
Friday, Aug. 26
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Kings Beach Recreation Area — Kings Beach
Start your summer weekend off by listening and dancing to FREE live music performances featuring a variety of genres on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beer, 14 Hands wine, soda, and food will be available for purchase. For details, visit http://www.northtahoebusiness.org/music-on-the-beach/

Concerts in the Park
Friday, Aug. 26
6:30 p.m.
Minden Park — Minden
The popular GE Family Concert Series "Concerts in the Park" continues on August 5 with “Foreigner Unauthorized,” a tribute to Foreigner at Minden Park! This concert is free of charge and invites you to spend the evening relaxing and hanging out with friends. For details, visit http://www.visitcarsonvalley.org/calendar/857-concerts-in-the-park.html

CANFEST
Aug. 26 – 27
6 – 10 p.m.
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino — Reno
Celebrating all that is canned beer, here! It's the original, international canned beer festival, unique and dedicated to craft beers poured exclusively from cans. The event features live music, entertainment, food, vendors, and much more!  CANFEST always features great live music and this year, enjoy Bazooka Zoo as your musical entertainment (genre: Space Rock, Psychedelic Funk, Chillwave). For details, visit http://www.canfestbeer.com/

Reno-Tahoe Music Festival
Aug. 26 – 28
6 – 10 p.m.
Robert Z. Hawkins Amphitheater — Reno
The 3rd Annual Reno-Tahoe Music Festival kicks off at Robert Hawkins Amphitheater at Bartley Ranch again this year and is the perfect setting to enjoy live music under the stars. This year's event features tribute bands to popular artists Tim McGraw, Heart, and Chicago, who have all received rave reviews everywhere they have performed. Food trucks will be available to add to your dining experience! For details, visit http://snpaa.org/Events/2015/Events_RTMF-Concerts-082115.html

Peaks & Paws Event
Saturday, Aug. 27
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Village at Squaw — Olympic Valley
The Village at Squaw Valley is paying tribute to man (and woman’s!) best friend, the Peaks & Paws Festival is back and rolling out all the balls and water bowls for your special friends.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, including a dog-friendly guided hike up the mountain, specialty pet product vendors, and live bluegrass music all day long. For details, visit http://squawalpine.com/events-things-do/peaks-and-paws

Reno Aloha Festival
Saturday, Aug. 27
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wingfield Park — Reno
Clear those calendars and make sure you have time off to attend the Reno Aloha Festival at Wingfield Park, located in the heart of downtown Reno. This FREE event is a cultural showcase, preserving the irreplaceable traditions of the Islands. Experience the Pacific Islands in dance, music, and luscious food. For details, visit http://www.renoalohafestival.com/

Reno Beer Crawl
Saturday, Aug. 27
2 – 6 p.m.
Downtown — Reno
If you're visiting Reno on the 4th Saturday of any given month, you will most likely enter the exciting world of the Reno Beer Crawl, it’s hard to miss! Purchase a celebratory cup or glass and get drink specials at more than 20 different locations. It's an easy walk (or crawl) to each beer crawl location as they are all in the heart of downtown Reno. For details, visit 
http://renobeercrawl.com/

Community Park Cleanup
Saturday, Aug. 27
10 – 12 p.m.
Pickett Park — Reno
Join in for another Community Park Clean up at Pickett Park to satisfy that itch for helping the community! For details, visit http://envirolution.org/get-involved/

Culinary Boot Camp Class
Saturday, Aug. 27
9:30 a.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
This is the “Readers Digest version” of top culinary techniques and ingredients, made for the cook that really wants to get down to the foundation of it all, fast! You will be introduced to fundamental cooking methods, sauces, knife skills, and baking methods. For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3350

Sunday Music Brunch: Colin Ross 
Sunday, Aug. 28
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nevada Museum of Art — Reno
Enjoy live music every Sunday at the Nevada Museum of Art with brunch presented by chez louie. The menu will feature artful dishes, mimosas, and a Bloody Mary bar. For details, visit 
http://www.nevadaart.org/calendar/2016/08/

Black Tie Brunch
Sunday, Aug. 28
11 a.m.
Tannenbaum Events Center — Reno
Dress in your most elegant attire for this special daytime event hosted by Blend. Music and mingling, a marvelous brunch served throughout, and an interactive Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar with a fresh doughnut station is waiting for you! For details, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-tie-brunch-tickets-25653893486

More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Monday, Aug. 29

Golf Fore Kids Tournament
Monday, Aug. 29
7:30 a.m. start
Hidden Valley Country Club — Reno
For details, visit http://www.thefirstteenorthernnevada.org/club/scripts/public/public.asp

Geology of the High Sierra
Tuesday, Aug. 30
7 – 12 p.m.
Sorensen’s Resort — Hope Valley
Discover the captivating geologic history of the Sierra Nevada range as well as the stunning red bluffs of Sorensen’s. Join former NASA Apollo geophysicist, Al Graf, as he explains the region’s geology and how it impacts our natural history and more. For details, visit http://www.sorensensresort.com/calendar/

Raised Beds Growing Workshop
Tuesday, Aug. 30
6 – 8 p.m.
Washoe County Cooperative Extension Office — Reno
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s fall Grow Your Own, Nevada! Program presents eight classes statewide to help Nevadans get on the path to more sustainable, local, healthy living by growing and preserving more of their own food. The series features back-to-basics information for backyard or small-acreage edible gardening. For details, visit http://www.growyourownnevada.com/

The Basque Table Class
Wednesday, Aug. 31
6 p.m.
Nothing To It! Culinary Center — Reno
You don’t have to be Basque to enjoy this flavorful and rustic cuisine. Foods of tradition are truly timeless, and that’s what Basque cuisine is all about. Basque food is a blend of Spanish and French influences that come together in one distinct cuisine. Learn the ins and outs of these flavorful bites in this class! For details, visit http://nothingtoit.com/index.asp?page=classes&action=detail&record=3393

Small Wonder Wednesday Early-Entry Event
Wednesday, Aug. 31
9 a.m.
Nevada Discovery Museum — Reno
Don’t miss this special treat every Wednesday for your little investigators. Children five years and under can enjoy story time and explore the museum a full hour before it is open to the public. For details, visit 
https://nvdm.org/events/

Feed the Camel Food Truck Event
Wednesday, Aug. 31
5 – 8 p.m.
McKinley Arts Center — Reno
Reno’s premier, hump day, foodie event! Local food trucks gather under the Keystone Bridge bringing specialty cuisines and local beer every Wednesday evening from June 3 – Sept. 30! This is the most “chillaxed” food event in the Reno area, sure to bring lots of fun and laughs for the whole family. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Camel-256832417824677/

Best in the West Nugget Cook-Off
Aug. 31 – Sept. 5
Times vary with individual events
Nugget Casino Resort — Sparks
If you love ribs and BBQ, then it’s no question that you have to make an appearance at America's BEST rib competition! The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off transforms the Labor Day holiday into a culinary wonderland with music, crafts, and more. For details, visit http://www.nuggetribcookoff.com/

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