Argenta Concert Series – Friday, Oct. 11
7:30 p.m., Church Fine Arts, Nightingale Concert Hall
The second concert of the Argenta Concert Series season features an evening of violin fireworks. University of Nevada, Reno’s own violinist extraordinaire Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio is joined by Peter Miyamoto, professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Missouri. Composers featured range from Johann Sebastian Bach to Witold Lutoslawsky, Fazil Say to Richard Strauss. John Sant’Ambrogio, former principal cellist of St. Louis Symphony, will make an appearance at the concert.
The event is $25 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets and information, go tohttp://www.argentaconcerts.org.
Earth Science Week Field Trip – Oct. 12 and 13
8 a.m.-3 p.m., meet at Great Basin Library, 2175 Raggio Parkway
The University of Nevada, Reno’s Bureau of Mines and Geology invites the public to take part in the annual Earth Science Week to learn about local geology. This year’s event is a two-day earth science discovery hike on the terrain around the University’s Great Basin Sample and Records Library, the Desert Research Institute and Truckee Meadows Community College.
Chalk on the Block Art Festival – Oct. 12 and 13
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Joe Crowley Student Union Gateway Plaza
A two-day community street-art festival invites eligible artists to create chalk art at the University of Nevada, Reno as part of the Chalk on the Block Street Arts festival and Nevada’s ONLY chalk‐art competition. Artists and teams from far and wide are invited to compete for up to 32 straight hours to claim the title of “Nevada’s Best Street-Artist.”
Fiesta Folklórica – Saturday, Oct. 12
5-7 p.m., Church Fine Arts, Nightingale Hall
The University of Nevada, Reno Spanish Club
invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a performance by Quetzalén, Sonoma´s Mexican Folkloric Ballet. The dance company is comprised of three groups (children, young adults and adults), and its mission is to perpetuate and display the splendor of Mexico´s traditional dance, music and dress, and promote public awareness and appreciation for this rich cultural heritage.
For more information, contact Beatriz Robinson at 775-682-8883
Comet Tuesdays, A Celestron Comet ISON Watch – Oct. 15, 2013 – Jan. 7, 2014
4:30-6 a.m., Neil J. Redfield Building Redfield Campus Observatory
Catch the Sun grazing comet ISON Tuesday mornings from 4:30 to 6 a.m. though a 22″ telescope at the University of Nevada, Reno Redfield Campus in south Reno. Comet ISON (C/2012 S1) passed by Mars Oct. 1 on its way to skim by the sun Nov. 28 at a distance of 1,150,000 miles from the center point of the sun. As it loops around the sun it will be heated to around 5.000 deg. F. Since the comet will be experiencing extreme thermal and gravitational forces the comet may or may not survive intact, but whether it breaks apart or not, when it reappears from its trip around the sun, it’s likely to be a spectacular sight in the morning sky. The viewing is open and free to anyone interested in the comet ISON and other cosmic objects, and is sponsored by the University’s Physics Department, Tahoe Star Tours and Celestron Telescopes.
Great Nevada ShakeOut, Statewide Earthquake Drill – Thursday, Oct. 17
Students, faculty and staff will “Drop, Cover and Hold On,” during the fourth Great Nevada ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill. The Nevada program, organized by the Nevada Seismological Laboratory of the University of Nevada, Reno, is an annual practice session for earthquakes. The drill fosters preparation and safety during natural disasters. All students and faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno, have already been registered. Whether in class, the residence halls or walking the grounds, everyone is encouraged to participate.