Join author Ben Clanton for a reading of his new book Something Extraordinary, in which amazing things are happening all around you. You just need to know where to look — and this whimsical picture book is the perfect place to start. Have you ever wished for something extraordinary? Like the ability to fly? Or to breathe underwater? What if you could talk to animals? It’s fun to wish for amazing things. But take a look around, and you just might find that the most “ordinary” things…can be extraordinary. Clanton will be reading and signing from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Click here for more information.
Spend your Thursday evening with jazz and Latin musicians Judith Ames and Rocky Tatarelli. Part of the 2015 Artown festival, they’ll be performing their one of a kind musical blend, “A Little Jazz, A Little Latin.” Click here for more information.
On June 28, it’s an Arizona takeover with Fairy Bones, Dadadoh, Na Na Nonchalant, and Lil Mijho. Fairy Bones is a distinctive combination of No Doubt and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, while Dadadoh is an alt rapper who rejects any mold he may be placed in. They’re joined by Na Na Nonchalant, who sound like the love child of The Bravery and Taking Back Sunday. Lil Mijho channels their early Beck with a blend of acoustic indie rock and hip hop. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $5.
On July 1, Katterwaul, Headlock, and Flores will take the stage at Holland Reno. You won’t want to miss Katterwaul with their fantastic riot girl rock sound — if Carrie Brownstein had fronted Led Zeppelin, they’d have been called Katterwaul. Headlock is a hip-hop noise duo and Reno favorites Flores are taking their cues from Bikini Kill to create an awesome punk sound. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $5.
Celebrate First Thursday with Nevada Art and kick off the long Fourth of July weekend in style. Guitar Woody and the Boilers will be performing, along with special guest Melanie Hammond. The fun kicks of at 5 p.m. and tickets are $10 for non-museum members and free for museum members.
Join Art Spot Reno for the July Art Walk, Thurs. July 2, starting at 5 p.m. The fun starts at Liberty Fine Art Gallery, where you can purchase a glass, raffle ticket, and program for the evening for $10. The raffle prize is $200 toward any piece of art on the walk. See the works of local and regional artists on display in venues within the Arts District, between Liberty Street and Second Street, and Virginia Street and Arlington Avenue. A portion of all proceeds from Art Walk Reno will be donated to non-profit groups focused on art, education, and community.
Artown officially kicks off its 20th season July 1 and there’s a full slate of free and ticketed events from then until July 31. There are art galleries to explore, concerts to attend, fun for the kids, and more. The full calendar is here so you can plan your month.
Start your Artown tour with a stop at Sierra Arts for Franz Szony’s solo exhibition, Wise Witches. Sierra Arts is excited to exhibit a collection of photos and costumes from Franz Szony. One of today’s most exciting and creative minds in the combined worlds of fashion and high art photography. To commemorate the 20th year of Artown, Franz was commissioned to create a bold, thought provoking image to capture the dynamic arts and culture scene that Reno has become. Meet the artist during Art Walk on Thurs. July 2 from 5-8 p.m.
Don’t miss the next installment of Reno’s own monthly Drink & Draw event on Sun. June 28 at 6:30 p.m.. Experts, art students, or stick figure enthusiasts, everyone is always welcome to come tip one back and get freaky on a canvas! This being the week of the Solstice, we’re bringing the witching hour a bit early and getting earthy for Sunday’s Dr. Sketchy’s gathering… This month’s model is Chelsea Harrah. Cost is $7 at the door, including drinks and snacks, and is 18+.