Pixie and the Party Grass Boys

Hailed as “The hottest band in the Wasatch” by the Intermountain Acoustic Music Association, Pixie and the Party Grass Boys create a uniquely American sound that can turn the room into a ruckus, but offers a full variety of other dynamics as well – approaching bluegrass/folk with a classical and jazz background while incorporating elements of Broadway, pop-punk and an unabashed love for having a damn good time.

Pixie and the Party Grass Boys Perform at the Oats Park Arts Center Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. The box office, Art Bar and galleries open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are members $17, nonmembers $20 and youth and students (with valid student ID), $10.

For tickets call Churchill Arts Council at 775-423-1440.

Lahontan Valley Fine Arts Invitational

The Churchill Arts Council’s 11th biennial Lahontan Valley Fine Arts Invitational runs from Nov. 18 to Feb. 23.

The artists’ reception and the Oats Park Art Center’s annual Holiday Art Bar will be held Dec. 2 from 5-9 p.m. featuring live music from Scott Payne and Cliff VanWoert of Money Back Guarantee.

This event is the largest invitational yet, with more than 50 pieces on display created by local artists.

Artists include Trista Dorman, Jackson Moon, Jaime Sammons, Kevin Sammons, Suzie Slaybaugh, Denise Johnson, Edith Isidoro Mills, Kathleen Williams Miller, Ocean Riddle, Michelle Nelsen, Kim Rowlett, Vanessa Burch Urquhart, Linda Hammond, Reid Sewell, Diane Sewell, Mary Darby, Lori Bishop, Jeanne Evatt, Marie Nygren, Loretta Burden, Larry Neel, Tedd McDonald, Diane Hansen, Claudia Hutchings, Casey Thorpe, Randy Summers, Jeannine Summers, Sheree Jensen, Ellen Brandfonbrener, Nettie Rickerson, Kim Lamb, Julie Lamb and Rico Lutao.

The exhibit showcases a wide range of media, including sculpture, photography, textiles, and paintings. All of the art is available for purchase.

Noir classics

The fall film series concludes with “The Maltese Falcon” Friday at the Oats Park Arts Center.

In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam’s partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejeweled Maltese falcon.

The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Box office, Art Bar and the galleries open at 6 p.m.

The movie is free for members and season ticket holders. The cost for nonmembers is $5 for each showing. Tickets are available at the box office on the night of screening or call the Churchill Arts Council at 775-423-1440.

Auditions for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

The Performing Arts of Churchill County’s (PACC) community musical “Fiddler on the Roof” has begun rehearsals.

“Fiddler on the Roof” tells the story of a Jewish milkman named Tevye and his family in the little Russian town of Anatevka in 1905. Tevye struggles to maintain his traditions in the face of changing times and growing anti-Semitism in Russia. He also has to deal with the marriages of his five daughters who challenge the customs of arranged marriage and the authority of the matchmaker.

Mary Poppins drops in

Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Mary Poppins” is set at the Carson City Community Center Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $25/$28. For information go to WNMTC.com.

The stories of Mary Poppins are taken from a series of eight children’s books written by P.L. Travers between 1934 and 1988. Mary is a magical nanny who comes to tend to the Banks children and to help mend the hapless Banks family. She takes the children on several extraordinary adventures while using her “Spoonful of Sugar” discipline, staying until the parents, George and Winifred, learn how to create their own sense of family.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit wnmtc.com.


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