Off the Couch


-- RSVP Carnival at Mills Park. Features midway rides, games of chance and skill, food vendors, arts and craft booths and more opens at noon. Through Sunday. Call 687-4680.

-- Firecracker Fourth of July Fun Run, 8 a.m. at Riverview Park in Carson City. A 10K and 2-mile run plus 2-mile walk. Entry fee $25; proceeds benefit American Legion Capital Post No. 4 community programs.

-- Carson City Republican Central Committee Fourth of July picnic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fuji Park Pavilion. Entertainment provided; menu includes hot dogs and nonalcoholic beverages. Donations accepted. Call 882-6368.

-- 20th annual Fourth of July Pops on the Park, 5 p.m., features the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra with Carson Chamber Singers Chorus in Genoa. Call 782-5828.

-- A Tribute to the Red, White and Blue Carson Valley Pops' second annual concert in Minden Park, 1 p.m. Food available at 11 a.m. Call 267-2626 or 782-7459.

-- Virginia City's Fourth of July parade and fireworks; parade at noon down C Street, noon-9 p.m. live music by David John and the Comstock Cowboys, plus barbecue dinners, fireworks at dark. Call 847-0311.

-- Star Spangled Sparks celebration at the Sparks Marina Park, with an evening fireworks show on Victorian Square in downtown Sparks. Call 356-3300 or 358-1976.

-- The Boogie Monsters perform at 9 p.m. at Joe Bob's Roadhouse, 1510 Hot Springs Road; no cover. Call 883-7799.

-- Three-day Blowout Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Roberts House Museum, 1207 N. Carson St. Features antiques, books, collectibles, coins, crafts, jewelry, woodworking items and more. Call 887-8865.

-- Steam train rides at the Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday. Features steam up of the Inyo engine. Call 687-6953.


-- Playa Papaya plays Louisiana zydeco at the Old Genoa Bar, 2282 Main St., Genoa, from 7 p.m. until 11. Call 782-3870 for more details.

-- SkyFire 125 racing event, features INEX Legends plus Charter super late models, street stocks and Bandoleros, 7 p.m. at Champion Motor Speedway, 1210 Race Track Road, off Bigelow in Carson City. Call 267-0505.

-- Tahoe Improv Players perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Boathouse Theater, Valhalla Estate, 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe at the Y, next to Camp Richardson. Tickets $12 per person; call (530) 542-4242.

-- Vinyl performs at 10 p.m. at Sierra Vista Lakefront, Tahoe City. Tickets $15 day of show; 21-older only. Call 337-8344.

-- Nevada Rock Art Foundation slide show presentation, 8:30 p.m. at Davis Creek Park in Washoe Valley. Call 284-1529 or e-mail


-- Free evening concert series presented by Carson City Redevelopment Authority starts with the Mile High Jazz Band. Concerts are every Sunday evening at 5 p.m. until Aug. 10 on the legislative lawn. Bring a picnic basket, lawn chairs, blankets and the kids.

-- Art, Wine and Music Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Comma Coffee Courtyard, 312 S. Carson St. Features art fair, music and wine tasting. Booths available to local artists ($40 per booth); call Amber Rubarth at 230-0284.

-- Lassappso Party, 4 p.m. at Piper's Opera House in Virginia City. Features piano duo of Squeek LaVake and Phil Hudner, children of the Comstock singing, clowns, magic acts, and the Red Stocking blondes Can Can Girls, plus ice cream social, burgers, hotdogs and Chism ice cream. Cost $25 adults; children 15-younger free. Call 831-0379.

-- Young at Heart potluck and social, 11 a.m. at Douglas County Senior Center, 2300 Meadow Lane, Gardnerville. Bring a salad, dessert or entree to share plus your favorite game. Call 783-6455.

-- Sourdough Slim performs at 7:30 p.m. at Valhalla Boathouse Theatre, South Lake Tahoe. Call (530) 542-4166.

-- Turquoise performs at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge, Minden. Call 782-9711.

-- The Motifs perform at the Carson Nugget Show Lounge; 8 p.m.-2 a.m. today and Saturday; 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday, . Call 882-1626.

-- Chazz performs at the Carson Valley Inn Cabaret Lounge, Minden. Call 782-9711.


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