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Five events in Reno this week: National Poetry Month, sports and a Coldplay tribute


In Reno this week: Participate in a conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann and Diane Foley about “From Murder to Atonement: Confronting My Son’s Killer.” City of Reno Poet Laureate Jesse James Ziegler will also be giving a poetry walk (details below).

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Editor’s picks

  1. From Murder to Atonement-Confronting My Son’s Killer. Join Washoe County Libraries for a conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann and Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book American Mother. American Mother is the story of a mother who, in the course of confronting her son’s killer, gets to the heart of violence and forgiveness. 
  2. Sagebrush to Sandstone: April Poetry Walk with Jesse James Ziegler. Space for this event is limited, and registration is required in advance. Celebrate National Poetry Month at Crissie Caughlin Park with City of Reno Poet Laureate Jesse James Ziegler. Reflect on the blooming spring as Jesse shares poems and leads you to write your own.
  3. Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay. Discover the music of Coldplay at The Theatre under the glow of candlelight.
  4. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  It is a musical thriller with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler. The Tony-award-winning dark tale of love, murder and revenge comes to Nightingale Stage at UNR. 
  5. University of Nevada Baseball vs San Jose State. University of Nevada Baseball vs. San Jose State at Don Weir Field at Peccole Park on Friday, April 12 at 6:05 pm.
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Five events in Reno this week: History, drama, emo

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