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8 Things to Do This Week: August 16 Arts and Culture Roundup


August 17, 2015

Casino Hearts @ The Holland Project

The Holland Project has three great bands lined up tonight: Froth, Casino Hearts, and Life In The Fringe. These rock bands each have their own unique sound, bringing emotional and intelligent music to the masses. Life In The Fringe is particularly unique in that it overlays spoken word on top of acoustic indie rock, creating a sound that becomes hard to forget. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $5.50.

The Morris Burner Hotel is hosting an introduction to gardening workshop, which will cover a variety of gardening design and growing techniques, including orientation and design, watering and fertilization, composting, and more. There will also be discussion of the future of the Morris garden so it can continue to provide food and art for the community. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is free.


August 18, 2015

Janice Oberding will read from Ghosts of Goldfield and Tonopah at Sundance Books and Music

Janice Oberding will be reading and signing her new book, The Ghosts of Goldfield and Tonopah, at 6:30 p.m. at Sundance Books and Music. Oberding is a historian with an interest in Nevada history, true crime, and unusual occurrences and hauntings. She also teaches Ghosthunting 101 at Truckee Meadows Community College.

Close out summer with Fell Runner, Burning Palms, and Triptides at The Holland Project. Featuring members of HAIM and The Americans, Fell Runner takes its inspiration from Vampire Weekend, incorporating West African beats and percussion. Burning Palms is a blend of American Gothic and 60s garage rock. Triptides is the musical equivalent of looking at clouds through a kaleidoscope. Show time is 8 p.m.

August 19, 2015

Spend your Wednesday evening at The Holland Project with Spoken Views, a night of live improv, spoken word poetry, music, and jazz. Show time is 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $5.

August 21, 2015

The Sundance Books and Music August salon is Storytelling and the Sudan. Jessi LeMay, founder of The Folk and The Lore project, will be sharing her experiences in Sudan, the storytelling experience, and what happens when we hear our neighbor’s story, even if that neighbor is halfway around the world. The salon begins at 6 p.m. and is free.

Police and Thieves will be performing a celebration of life for Joe Strummer and The Clash in honor of Joe Strummer’s birthday at Studio on 4th. There will be performances from Betty Rocker, The Flesh Hammers, Michelle Stephanie Pappas, Todd Ballowe, and more. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $10.

August 22, 2015

Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor is hosting The 1701st Fleet’s Starfleet USO Show. To benefit local troops, the show will feature music from Sisters Doom, Reno We Have A Problem, and John and John, a They Might Be Giants cover band. There will be comedy from Patrick Schillito, Drake Nelson, and Elgin Alway. All proceeds will benefit the USO Las Vegas. Show time is 6 p.m. and tickets are $10.

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