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Five events in Reno this week: dancing and divorces


Those Nevada divorce ranches are being discussed this week as part of the Nevada Historical Society’s writers’ series. Also this week in Reno are an author talk, live music, and a freeform dance gathering. The Lahontan Audubon Society is also hosting a bird identification workshop.

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Editor’s picks

  1. A Murder Mystery, Family Story, & Love Letter to Strong Women Everywhere: Author Talk w/ Nina Simon. Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door. You’re invited to join Nina Simon online as she chats about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths, Mother-Daughter Murder Night.
  2. What Was Really Going On At Those Nevada Divorce Ranches? Fact and Fiction. The Nevada Historical Society presents “What Was Really Going On At Those Nevada Divorce Ranches? Fact and Fiction” on May 8 at 5 p.m. as part of its popular Writers’ Wednesday series. Author Sandra McGee, co-author of a divorce ranch memoir with her late husband, Bill, will explore the enduring mystique of this era with Carson City novelist P.W. Borgman.
  3. Reno Ecstatic Dance is a freeform dance gathering. It is a family-friendly event dedicated to self-expression. Though dancing has been a spiritual practice and celebration for as long as human memory can recall, “ecstatic dance” began in the ‘60s, with its birthplace of California. This now global approach is a sober, non-verbal dance that allows individuals to connect more deeply with themselves.
  4. Marcus King at GSR. King faces heartache, addiction, and mental health head-on in his music. The Grammy-nominated fourth-generation musician started playing guitar at 8, following in the footsteps of his guitarist father and grandpa. Logging thousands of miles on the road as “The Marcus King Band,” he has established himself with unparalleled performance prowess.
  5. Birds of Truckee Meadows: Bird Identification Workshops. Learn to identify your local birds with the Lahontan Audubon Society. Registration for the Birds of Truckee Meadows classes is now open!  This 5-class series goes from birding basics all the way up to flycatcher identification.  
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Five events in Reno this week: History, drama, emo

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