Calling all northern Nevada artists: Artown wants you. If you think you have what it takes to be Artown’s next poster artist submit your portfolio for the 2011 Artown artist call. Each year the festival accepts submissions from regional artists for panel review and selection. The selected artist will design the artwork to be used for the festival’s 2011 poster and serve as the inspiration for the festival’s promotional image, including website, advertisements, publications and other marketing materials.
The project is open to visual artists, including illustrators, painters, photographers, etc. The deadline for entry is Nov. 5.
Visit http://blog.renoisartown.com to download the complete details for submission and eligibility.
Past selected artists include mixed media artist Zoltan Janvary, printmaker Candice Nicol and digital painter Steve Bloom.
The Eagles perform in Reno
Rock band The Eagles will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Reno Events Center. The band, comprised of Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, will perform hits from more than 35 years of music, including “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Lyin' Eyes,” “Take It To The Limit,” “One Of These Nights,” “Heartache Tonight” and more in the up-close-and-personal setting of the Reno Events Center. Tickets are $115, $138, $178 and $198. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
‘America’s Got Talent’ tour stops in Reno
“America’s Got Talent,” the hit television variety show, is launching its first ever nationwide tour this fall, bringing the country’s most dynamic and diverse entertainers to 25 cities. The spectacular live stage version of “America’s Got Talent” will be hosted by Jerry Springer and features the season five winner as well as other dynamic finalists and fan favorites from the hit show.
America’s Got Talent Live! will feature the top 10 performers from this season, including winner Michael Grimm. The other performers on tour are opera singers Jackie Evancho and Prince Poppycock, dance groups Fighting Gravity and Studio One Young Beast Society, singers Taylor Matthews and Christina and Ali, ballroom dancers Anna and Patryk, extreme cyclist Jeremy Vanschoonhoven and magician Michael Grasso.
The tour begins at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Reno Events Center. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, $59.90 and $99.50 and can be purchased by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
Two new art exhibits open this Saturday at NMA in Reno
The Nevada Museum of Art will showcase “The Wrong Side of Reno: Three Decades of Punk and Hardcore Music in the Biggest Little City” from Saturday to March 6, 2011. The exhibit features Reno’s rich history of underground punk music, which is celebrated in this exhibition featuring more than 150 albums covers and ephemera. The first exhibition to present a comprehensive anthology of vinyl records pressed in Reno, the show features albums from bands such as Iron Lung, Zoinks, Crushstory, The Atomiks and This Computer Kills. All of the albums in the exhibition are from the private collection of Mac Schopen. A book, edited by Jeanne Jo and Mac Schopen, will accompany the exhibition.
Also opening on Saturday is “John Reid: The Fishman Project,” which will be at the museum until Jan. 9, 2011. For 16 years, Reid has explored the mountains of New South Wales in order to track down a hominid creature — what he describes not as a scientific discovery, but an artistic one. Part performance art, natural history theater and conservation campaign, Fishman is legendary in the Southern Hemisphere. The Center for Art + Environment now holds the artist’s archive from the project. Sponsored by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
For more information, visit www.nevadaart.org.
Umphrey’s McGee at the Knitting Factory
Categorized as a jam band, Umphrey’s McGee will perform at the Knitting Factory in Reno at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $20 to $40 and can be purchased by visiting http://re.knittingfactory.com.
‘The Comedians of Chelsea Lately’ tour is at the GSR
The late-night roundtable comedy from Chelsea Handler’s “Chelsea Lately” television show comes alive with the “Comedians of Chelsea Lately” tour featuring Loni Love, Guy Branum, Heather McDonald and Chuy Bravo. The show begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Tickets are $35 and $45 and can be purchased at www.grandsierraresort.com.
Slash performs at the GSR
Former lead guitarist of the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, Saul Hudson, known by his stage name Slash, is a British-American music icon. Slash performed and recorded with Guns N’ Roses between 1985 and 1996 and has received critical recognition as a guitarist. In 2009, Time Magazine ranked him No. 2 on its list of the 10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All Time. He was also ranked No. 21 on Gigwise’s list of the 50 Greatest Guitarists Ever. Slash later formed Slash’s Snakepit and co-founded Velvet Revolver with his former bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum. Slash released his debut solo album, “Slash,” in April.
Slash performs at 8 p.m. Monday in the Grand Theatre at the Grand Sierra Resort. Tickets are $30 in advance and $33 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased at www.grandsierraresort.com.
Anberlin performs at the Knitting Factory
Anberlin will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Knitting Factory in Reno. Anberlin will be joined by the Crash Kings and Civil Twilight. Tickets are $17.50 in advance, $20 the day of the show and $40 for reserved seating. To purchased tickets, visit http://re.knittingfactory.com.
Irish musician Tommy Sands performs at
Nevada Humanities and Sierra Arts present Irish musician Tommy Sands and his Irish Band on Wednesday on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Join Sands, his daughter Moya (fiddle/vocals/bodhran/whistle), and son Fionan (mandolin/banjo) as they weave a rich fabric of traditional and contemporary Irish music and powerful stories from Sands’ lifelong career as a renowned peace activist.
Their performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Complex, located at 1664 N. Virginia St. in Reno. Concert tickets are $10 general admission and available in Reno at Sundance Bookstore, 1155 W. Fourth St., at Sierra Arts, 17 S. Virginia St., and at the door (cash or check only) the evening of the performance.
For more about Tommy Sands and his Irish Band visit www.tommysands.com. For more information contact Nevada Humanities at 784-6587 or visit http://nevadahumanities.org.