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Sertoma Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest comes to Carson Valley from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, as Sertoma presents its 17th annual German festival in Heritage Park in Gardnerville, Free admission, live music from Al Gruber and the Bavarian Band, free dance floor and free parking.

Authentic German cuisine, special Oktoberfest beers will be available all afternoon on the green, rain or shine. Many crafters, and events for the whole family. Information e-mail

Historic Play in Genoa

"The Curse of the Hanging Tree" is today and Saturday. Remember seating is limited, so get your tickets early at the Genoa Court House Museum in Genoa or the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Performances are today at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 6:00, 6:45 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Information 782-2893.

At Sharkey's

Live entertainment 8 p.m. to midnight in Sharkey's Horseshoe Bar.

-- Tonight and Saturday, Steve Lord sings and plays classic rock and western music.

-- Sept. 21 and 22 Keith Allen entertains with classic rock and country vocals and music.

-- Monday Night Football in the Horseshoe Bar features prizes and snacks.

Sharkey's Casino is at 1440 Highway 395 Gardnerville. Information, 782-3133.

Weekly entertainment at Buckaroos

-- Ted Nagel hosts karaoke 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays

-- Singers' choice, 1-5 p.m. first Sundays of the month

-- Blues open mic night, 7-10 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays

-- Open mic with Ty on Tuesdays

-- Dale Jantzen hosts karaoke, 8-11 p.m. Wednesdays

-- Wild Card will be playing 8-midnight, Friday.

Buckaroos is at 1435 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Information, call general manager Steve Orlando, 782-9693.

Music at The Bank

-- The Bank presents karaoke hosted by Alex Smith on Tuesday nights and has open mic on Thursday nights, hosted by Dean Brownell with a variety of instruments including rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards, bass guitar and congas. Brownell is both a lead and a backup singer. Come play solo or accompanied by others. Bring your instruments.

-- Tony Sanders is back at The Bank Parlor & Pub 6:30 -10:30 p.m. on Friday with music from the 50s through the present. Sanders will play his special blend of rockabilly, folk and rock and roll favorites. From The Beatles to the Stones, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie & Waylon to Neil Diamond, Greenday and more.

The Bank Parlor & Pub is located at 1596 Esmeralda Ave. Call 671-2103 for information.

Topaz Lodge

Live entertainment on the stage in the lounge area of the Topaz Lodge and Casino 8 p.m.-1 a.m. every Friday and Saturday night. Monday Night Football with big screen TV, foot-long hot dogs, prime rib sandwiches, wings or nachos and drinks.

Information, 266-3338.

Carson Valley Inn entertainment

Kristen Lee appears through Sunday and various duos entertain on Monday nights. Cabaret Lounge live entertainment is presented with no cover and no minimum in 45-minute shows at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m.

The daughter of a singer/songwriter, Georgia-born Kristen Lee has been singing since the age of three. She and her band play everything from Patti LaBelle to Led Zeppelin. Lee's band is Joe Cook on guitar and vocals, Edward Watson, keyboards and vocals; John Senchuk, bass; and Noah Hungate on drums.

RetroActive takes the Cabaret Lounge stage Tuesday and plays until Sept. 30. RetroActive features a repertoire of rock, pop and soul from the past five decades, along with some country, jazz, reggae and the popular hits of today. The group's four talented musicians/singers create a rich sound, exciting performances and thick vocal harmonies.

-- Oct. 2-7 American Made

-- Oct. 9-14 Kid 'n Nic

-- Monday Night Football features beer specials, munchies and prize drawings in the Cabaret Lounge.

Carson Valley Inn is located on Highway 395 in Minden. For information visit or call 782-9711.

Mountain Music at Villa Gigli

Jazz guitarist George Hanepen will be on deck for dinner guests Sunday at Villa Gigli, 145 Hot Springs Road, Markleeville. Owners Gina and Ruggero Gigli no longer accept reservations, and they now offer an a la carte menu.

Guests may arrive anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. Pizza is featured on Saturday and pasta on Sunday evenings.

Acoustic Jam at Eddy Street Book Exchange

Local musicians are invited for an acoustic jam, 2:30 - 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Eddy Street Book Exchange.

Musicians of any acoustic instrument of any level of experience or those who don't play but want to sing along are welcome. If you would like to play and have some songs you'd like to share, bring copies of the lyrics, chord or tab sheets.

Eddy Street Book Exchange, 1225 Eddy St., Gardnerville, 782-5484

-- Sharlene Irete is People Editor of The R-C and can be reached at or

782-5121, ext. 210.

-- Entertainment at the Inn. The 3 Blonde Moms comedy show returns to the Carson Valley Inn Shannon Ballroom for performances on Friday and Saturday nights, Nov. 9 and 10. Doors open at 7 p.m. show starts at 8 p.m. This high-energy, semi-scripted, PG-13 standup comedy show is packed full of hysterical material about being a mom, having a mom, kids, schools, husbands, in-laws and more. Tickets are $25 in advance at the Carson Valley Inn Gift Shop ($1 service charge for will-call or mailed tickets). Tickets for both shows are $30 after Thursday, Nov. 8. As with all Carson Valley Inn sponsored events and shows, INN Club members can use their points for tickets for "3 Blonde Moms" - ask at the INN Club booth.

Eddy Street Book Exchange

1225 Eddy Street

Gardnerville, NV 89410


Sunday, October 28, 2:30 - 5:00 P.M. Acoustic Jam, at the Eddy Street Book Exchange, local musicians will host an acoustic jam. If you play any kind of acoustic instrument, joins us for a song and some good company. Folks who don't play, but who may want to sing along or just listen, are also welcome. All levels of experience are welcome. If you would like to play and have some songs you'd like to share, please bring a few copies of the lyrics, chord or tab sheets (not many of us read music). Eddy Street Book Exchange, 1225 Eddy Street, Gardnerville 782-5484

Topaz Lodge

Entertainment on the new stage in the lounge area of the Topaz Lodge and Casino. Information, 266-3338.

Tonight at the Bank (from 8-31)8-17

Howard Coleman is joined by bass player Tommy Bahama 6:30-10:30 p.m. tonight at the Bank Parlor & Pub. Coleman plays guitar, harmonica and sings classics by James Taylor, Neil Young, the Beatles, Lyle Lovett and other country, folk and blues tunes.

Villa After Dark (from 8-31)

Vocalist and keyboardist Monique Haviland performs light jazz beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Old classics and light jazz are played at the Villa san Marcel piano bar, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and every other Saturday.

Rustic Italian cuisine is served Tuesday through Saturday. Villa san Marcel is located at 1799 Ironwood Drive, between Danny's Ironwood Grill and the Mandarin Gourmet. For more information, call 783-4987.

Mark Castro Band at Walley's (from 8-31)

The Mark Castro Band plays at David Walley's Resort, Hot Springs and Spa, 5-8 p.m. Saturday. The band performs classic rock songs from Chuck Berry, Santana, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles. For the band's schedule, go to

David Walley's is located at 2001 Foothill Road, Genoa. Information, 782-8155.

Mark Castro Band at Walley's (old info)

The Mark Castro Band will perform at David Walley's Resort, Hot Springs and Spa 5-8 p.m. today. The band performs classic rock songs from Chuck Berry, Santana, Jeff Beck, Hendrix and The Beatles, as well as songs that are not often performed by cover trios. For the band's schedule, go to

Other bands playing at Walley's weekly are:

Every Wednesday and Thursday night music can be listened to while dining at David Walley's Resort, Hot Springs and Spa:

-- The Big Tsunami plays every Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. at Walley's. The Big Tsunami performs island, contemporary and traditional music, as well as local standards.

-- On Thursdays from 5:30-9 p.m. the Red Davidson Trio performs "easy to listen to mainstream jazz" on bass, drums and piano.

David Walley's is located at 2001 Foothill Road, Genoa.

Information, 782-8155.


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