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August 2 Arts and Culture Roundup

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Monday, August 3

Carbon Copy II @ Sierra Arts

Carbon Copy II @ Sierra Arts

Local artist Josie Luciano’s Carbon Copy II opens tonight at Sierra Arts. Luciano’s drawings display highlights from Luciano and her daughter Coco’s drawing games in a series defined by mark-making and relationship. Works are grouped by game and include large and small drawings, video documentation, and an interactive mural. There will be an artist reception during First Thursday, August 6, at 6 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, August 4

Join Sundance Books and Music for story time at 10:30 a.m. This month’s reader is Paula Robison, artist in residence with the Sierra Arts Foundation. There will be stories, music, and art projects for kids aged 3-6, with parent supervision. This event is free and open to the public.

All That Followed by Gabriel Urza @ Sundance Books and Music

All That Followed by Gabriel Urza @ Sundance Books and Music

Local author Gabriel Urza will be reading from his debut novel, All That Followed, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Sundance Books and Music. The book is described as a psychologically twisting novel about a politically charged act of violence that echoes through a small Spanish town; a dazzling debut in the tradition of Daniel Alarcón and Mohsin Hamid. Urza will be signing books. This event is free and open to the public.

Join Sierra Arts for an interactive workshop with artist Eames Demetrios. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 5

Zig Zags @ The Holland Project

Zig Zags @ The Holland Project

Zig Zags, Happyness, and Corner/Store will take the stage at The Holland Project with their unique indie rock sounds. Happyness will be here all the way from South London with their trippy, sometimes absurd lyrics. Zig Zags big claim to fame is working with Iggy Pop before even recording their first album. Corner/Store hail from Reno and like their punk rock and roll blend fast and sloppy, just as it should be. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $5.50.

The Nevada Museum of Art museum store is having a yard sale. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., everything in the store will be 40% off, making this a great time to get a jump on your holiday shopping.

Strange on the Range @ Brasserie St. James

Strange on the Range @ Brasserie St. James

Bluegrass band Strange on the Range will be playing at Brasserie St. James on the rooftop. Head over for good drinks, good food, and good music. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there’s no cover charge.

Sanctuary @ The Generator

Sanctuary @ The Generator

Natasha Stanton and Melissa Gilbert are collaborating on Sanctuary. Join them at the Generator in Sparks for the opening of this collaborative and beautiful art show. The artists will be around from 6-9 p.m. and it’s free to attend.

Thursday, August 6

Join Sundance Books and Music for Sunland #6: Breeding Ground: From Basements to Big Time with Nate Mendel, produced in conjunction with The Holland Project. Mendel, who has been a band member with the Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate, will be talking about his journey to music and how it has impacted his life now that he plays in bands with major staying power.

The Nevada Museum of Art museum store is having a yard sale. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., everything in the store will be 40% off, making this a great time to get a jump on your holiday shopping.

Celebrate First Thursday at The Nevada Museum of Art with The Socks. There will be food, drinks, and a chance to check out the galleries as the museum prepares to open Tahoe: A Visual History. First Thursday runs from 5-7 p.m. and is $10 for the public, free for museum members.

Art Walk Reno

Art Walk Reno

Art Walk Reno is happening tonight throughout downtown and midtown. Start at 5 p.m. at Liberty Fine Art Gallery (100 West Liberty Street). Purchase a wine glass, raffle ticket, and program for $10. The raffle ticket entitles you to one entry in the raffle: the prize is $200 toward on any piece on display at the walk.

Brasserie St. James will be hosting its weekly movie on the rooftop tonight. Arrive by 8 p.m. to order food and drinks before the movie starts. If you’re dressed as a character from the movie being shown, you’ll receive two for one Brasserie drafts. Be sure to check back before Thursday to see what this week’s movie is. This event is free and open to the public.

Loud As Folk is hosting a Hootin Daddy Hootenanny at Pignic Pub and Patio. Featuring music from Mark & Spike McGuire, Larry & John Underwood, Fred & Anthony Vairetta, Max Volume & JJohnny Bailey, Sam Williams & Tyson Schroeder, and a set from Six Mile Station. This event is a tribute to dads everywhere. Enjoy drink specials from Lagunitas Brewing Company and food from Famous Dave’s food truck. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are free.

Friday, August 7

!!! @ The Holland Project

!!! @ The Holland Project

!!! and Bazooka Zoo will be at The Holland Project tonight. !!! can best be described as a post-hardcore band making dance music. Local favorite Bazooka Zoo’s synth-laden beats will surely have you dancing in the aisles in no time at all. Their music is first class psychedelic electronica with an R&B heart. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are $10.

Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor is hosting Space Rave 1999. Take a step back in time to a purer time. A time when electronic music could only be found in dirty warehouses, garages, and underground venues. A time when it was only about the music, and the underground was truly underground. A time when PLUR was a lifestyle and not catchy thing you do at parties. We invite you to join us with an open heart this August 7th. Featured bands include Max Kronyak, Jami Deep, Crunksworth Bentley, Sceam, Lex Royale, D6, and Musa. Showtime is 9 p.m.-4 a.m. Tickets are $5 before 11 p.m. and $10 after. This show is 18+.

Saturday, August 8

The annual 100 for Haiti benefit is tonight at The Holland Project. You won’t want to miss Oakland’s up and coming, melodic post-punk trio, The Call-Up, college rockers, Foos who will play plenty of your favorites and some of their own! Next up is Flores, Reno’s riot grrrl response to electronic indie. The Gina Rose Band will impress you with the way she incorporates a full band, playing music that is wise beyond her years. Nom Eats and Bibbo Freddo will be there with good food and good gelato. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. and the minimum donation requested is $5.

If beer is your drink of choice, head over to Sweat Your Pints Off Beer Festival. This beer tasting event will feature 12 local breweries, including Under the Rose Brewing Company, Lake Tahoe Brewing Company, Two Bald Guys Beverage Company, and Alibi Ale Works. There will also be food trucks and live music. The fun starts at 4 p.m. and tickets https://squareup.com/market/undertherose range from $15-$65. The event will be held at Under the Rose Brewing Company on East 4th Street.

Swamp Cooler Workshop @ Morris Burner Hotel

Swamp Cooler Workshop @ Morris Burner Hotel

With Burning Man right around the corner, Morris Burner Hotel is hosting a swamp cooler workshop. Going to Burning Man or like desert camping and wish you could keep your tent cool? Maybe you’ve seen online tutorials, but need someone to show you how in person. Join us for Jason Baker’s workshop on how to easily build a swamp cooler. Come down to The Morris on August 8th, and learn how to make your own! Jason will supply the hose, hose fittings, wire and necessary screws. The workshop starts at 4 p.m. and is open to the public.

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