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July 5 Arts and Culture Roundup


Sunday, July 5

Start your post-Fourth of July celebration with brunch at the Nevada Museum of Art. Judith Rocky will be performing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at chez louie. Brunch is free and open to the public. Stay afterward for a guided tour of the museum at 1 p.m.

The Full Monty is coming to Bruka Theater of the Sierra June 26 and running through August 1. This classic stage show is based on the cult classic of the same name. The show is a 10 time Tony Award nominees and will engage audiences from the start, leading up to its highly anticipated closing number. The show will be backed by a live band and features some of the best members of the Reno theater community. Tickets range from $20-$25 and are available at The Melting Pot.

Artown has a variety of events happening all week. Click here for the full schedule.

Monday, July 6

Stop by 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.

Tuesday, July 7

Join the crew at Sundance Books and Music for stories, music, games, and art projects from 10:30-11:15 a.m. This month’s reader is Paula Robison, visual arts teacher and illustrator. Robison is currently the artist in residence with the Sierra Arts Foundation.

Are you interested in show photography? The Holland Project is offering a show photography workshop at 6 p.m. Dane Haman, Alisha Funkhouser, and Denali Lowder will show you the ins and outs of photographing shows in tricky concert hall lighting. The workshop will cover film and digital cameras, as well as tips for shooting, how to stay out of the band’s way, and how to compete with the audience to get the shot. Cost is $5 and bringing your own camera is recommended.

Austin Pratt

The Holland Project is hosting a pop-up exhibition by emerging artist Austin Pratt. Departing will showcase Pratt’s work using non-traditional materials like denim, tar, and bleach. The exhibit will run through July 10, when a closing reception will be held from 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, July 9

There will be a guided tour of the Nevada Museum of Art at 6 p.m., free with museum admission. At 6 p.m., JoAnne Northrup, Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives, will be in conversation with Betsabee Romero about her current exhibit, En Transito. Romero will talk about the magical realist themes that are inherent in her work, as well as how Gabriel Garcia Marquez informs her work. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for museum members.

The Reno Little Theater will be doing its first musical in over a decade: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Evening show dates are July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee show dates are July 12, 19, 25, 26, Aug. 1, 2 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets range from $13-$16.

Friday, July 10

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Leilani Schweitzer

Reno artist Leilani Schweitzer will give a talk at Nevada Museum of Art about how she uses last year’s paint chip samples in her artwork and how she sees color, as well as the evolution of her view of colors in art. The talk begins at noon and tickets are $10 for general admission and free for museum members.

Saturday, July 11

Lost Dog Street Band

Join Lost Dog Street Band, Last to Leave, and Josiah Knight at The Holland Project for a night of stripped down Americana music. Lost Dog Street Band is a husband and wife country storyteller duo from Tennessee. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $5.

The Nevada Museum of Art will be hosting Hands on! Second Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. There will be free admission to the museum, relief printing patterns, Japanese koi kites, and children’s storytelling with Kathleen Durham. Admission to all events is free for everyone.

The Great Alphabet Adventure by Julia Flood is a fresh and energetic adventure into the fantasy of stories told through books and the power of discovery unlocked through reading and learning. On a rainy afternoon, Alex comes home from school looking forward to playing video games before his mom gets home from work. When the power goes out and his only entertainment option is to read, Alex feels certain he will die of boredom. Enter Zora, the new girl next door who is determined to go on an adventure. Zora discovers Alex’s old picture book, The Great Alphabet Adventure, is mysteriously blank and their job as explorers will be to find the missing letters and return them to the book. Alex’s ordinary room begins to reveal extraordinary hidden worlds and a cast of colorful and wacky characters who lead Alex, Zora, and the audience on a treasure hunt through the alphabet. In the end, Alex and Zora learn something about the fun of reading and about the value of friendship. The Reno Little Theater show dates are July 11 at 11 a..m. and 1 p.m. and July 12 at 11 a.m.

For our first year as part of Reno’s ArTown, the Lasting Dose Gallery is bringing you a phenomenal new collaboration show. Eleven local artists will share canvases, layer their work, and play off each others’ styles to create one of a kind pieces no one artist could create alone. These new paintings will be varied collaborations between Ryan Ostler, Bryce Chisholm, Eric Santti, Stephanie Cootware, Eric Brooks, Mike Curatello, Pan Pantoja, Natasha Stanton, Kelsey Sweet, Carrie Lynn, and Boomie Bones. Each will begin on a backdrop of Ostler’s signature style, but what happens from there we have yet to find out! Join us in July as we host this powerful new coalition of local talents, many who have shared space before but never quite like this! Artist Reception: Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m.

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