For Arts & Entertainment:
Details are needed by noon Wednesday to put local arts and entertainment information in this column. Contact Caryn Haller at firstname.lastname@example.org, at 782-5121, ext. 210 or by fax, 782-6132.
Karaoke with Robert Miller 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Chaser Band performs for the New Years Eve party 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday. Free champagne toast at midnight. Buckaroos is at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, call general manager Steve Orlando, 782-9693.
Singer, song writer, guitarist Dave Medina performs songs from his CD “The Train Of Life” as well as songs by Jose Feliciano, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, America, Collective Soul and many others 5-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Lentine’s Italian Restaurant,1488 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Reservations, 782-3777.
Live entertainment and dancing returns to Sharkey’s. Bootleggers Band plays 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday for their New Year’s Eve Great Gatsby party. Prizes for best costume. Balloon drop and champagne at midnight at 1440 Highway 395 in Gardnerville. Information, 782-3133.
Alias Smith performs 8 p.m. Tuesday at Topaz Lodge, 1979 Highway 395, South. Information, 266-3338, or www.topazlodge.com.
Douglas County Senior Center offers a watercolor class 9 a.m.-noon the second and fourth Thursday for all levels. Cost, $20 per class includes materials and picture to take home. Information, Lada Trimble, 882-6061.
A drop-in watercolor painting session will begin 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 8 for the month. All levels of artists are invited to participate at the UNR Extension Building on Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville. Fee is $3, and students bring their own materials. Vickie Kingman will be assisting. Call 265-0320 to reserve a spot as space is limited.
Harp music by Mary Margaret Niebuhr and vocals by Claire Humphrey, 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tom Stryker’s impromptu four-piece jazz group with Claire Humphrey on vocals 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve at Buona Sera Ristorante & Bar, 1799 Ironwood Dr., Unit B, Minden. Information, 783-3211.
Flight Restaurant and Bar
Out of Bounds plays 8:30 p.m. today. Mo Beach and the Cromerzones plays 6 p.m. Tuesday for the New Year’s Eve party at 2244 Meridian Blvd. Information, 782-1333.
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 and 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Stew Stewart performs today and Saturday. After Dark performs Sunday-Tuesday. 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.
1862 David Walley’s Restaurant and Saloon
Live music by Catfish Carl 5-9 p.m. Sundays. Tynan Phillips trio featuring Vanessa Perez perform for the New Year’s Eve party Tuesday. Happy Hour daily from 4-6 p.m., with drink specials and bar menu at 2001 Foothill Road, Genoa. Information, 783-0788 or www.1862davidwalleysrestaurantandsaloon.com.
Thirst Parlor happenings
Rick Hammond Blues Band performs 8 p.m. New Years Eve when the Genoa Bar goes unplugged with the lighting of the oil lamp and candles. Champagne toast at midnight. Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor, offers free juke box 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Free pool 6 p.m. every Thursday. Open mic 7 p.m. Fridays. Happy hours 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information, 782-3870.
Beginners dance classes in the Genoa Town Hall. For prices and information, call (775) 461-0474.