For Arts & Entertainment:
Details are needed by noon Wednesday to put local arts and entertainment information in this column. Contact Caryn Haller at email@example.com, at 782-5121, ext. 210 or by fax, 782-6132.
Nevada Hazzurd plays 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today. Karaoke with Brian Baty Saturday. Hangout Night 9 p.m. Thursdays with DJ music. Gourmet Bloody Mary specials all day Sunday. Happy hour drink specials 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Buckaroos is at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, call general manager Steve Orlando, 782-9693.
Jethro's Live this week
AustinPalooza (Austin's House Fundraiser) featuring Shotgun Trolley, The Engineered Disaster, Metal Echo and The Bootleggers 7 p.m. today. $25 donation. Paid entry includes entree and two drinks. Wine & Jazz Night with Reno Jazz Syndicate 8 p.m. Saturday at Jethro's Bar & Grill, 1281 Kimmerling Road, Gardnerville Ranchos. Information, 265-2215 or www.jethrosbarandgrill.com.
Live entertainment and dancing returns to Sharkey's. Mental Notes plays jazz 7 p.m. today and Saturday. Friday is ladies night and Saturday is couples night with drink specials 8 p.m. to midnight at Sharkey's, 1440 Highway 395 in Gardnerville. Information, 782-3133.
Watercolor classes with Teri Sweeney first Wednesday of the month. Beginning classes 6-8:30 p.m. Intermediate/advanced classes 1-3:30 p.m. Cost, $80 for four-week session. Information, Sweeney, 790-9261, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stand-up comedy class
Kat Simmons hosts a stand-up comedy workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 7 at Jethro's. During the six-week workshop, students write a seven-minute set to present at a public showcase on the last night. Cost of the workshop is $250 and limited to 10 students. Reserve a spot at (775) 721-8864. Check out Simmons at katsimmons.com
At Buona Sera
Every Thursday Jazz or blues during extended happy hour in the bar 5-7:30 p.m. with $6 small plates. Harp music by Mary Margaret Niebuhr and vocals by Claire Humphrey, 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar, 1799 Ironwood Dr., Unit B, Minden. Information, 783-3211.
The Carson Valley Arts Council's concert series features Diego's Umbrella on Feb. 10 at the CVIC Hall in Minden. Wine reception at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. Tickets $10, or $15 at-the-door, purchased at cvartscouncil.com, 782-8207, or at the door.
Live entertainment at CVI
Entertainment presented in the Carson Valley Inn's Cabaret Lounge 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday- Wednesday, and 8 p.m.-midnight Thursdays. Melissa Dru plays today and Saturday. She has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Dru and her band cover a wide mix including classic rock, R&B and a bit of country; everything from Pink Floyd to Patsy Cline. Information, cvinn.com or 783-6606.
Magic at Saletti's
Live entertainment of close-up table side magic by Thomas Wiese 6-8 p.m. Fridays at Saletti's Restaurant & Bar, 1623 Highway 395, Minden. Information, 782-2500.
Minden Food Co.
Wesley O. performs 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Minden Food Co., in downtown Minden.
88 Cups and More
Open mic night with dinner specials 5-7 p.m. every third Friday. Participants may play music, recite poetry, prose or performance art. Acoustic jazz band The Dan Gone Trio plays 6:30 p.m. every first Friday of the month at 88 Cups and More, 1663 Lucerne St. in the Minden Village. Information, 783-0688.
Thirst Parlor happenings
The Genoa Bar, Nevada's Oldest Thirst Parlor, offers "Be a Star With a Live Band" 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Free juke box 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Free pool and ladies night drink specials 6-10 p.m. every Thursday. Open mic Fridays. Happy hours 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Genoa Bar is a nonsmoking establishment. Information, 782-3870.