This summer the city of Sparks and the Sparks Museum and Cultural Center brought residents Last Friday on Victorian Square on the last Friday of the month from May to September. The final event is September 28.
Participants can visit downtown Victorian Square and experience the amenities — the Sparks Heritage Museum and gallery, train display and Glendale Schoolhouse — for free with docents available for tours. Local and regional art will be on display in the Cultural Center and outside on the sidewalks. Also included is entertainment in the amphitheatre and Great Basin Stage. The evening is capped with a free movie.
This month’s performers are the Maytan Community Band, a group of seasoned citizen musicians performing Big Band, Marches and Broadway medleys. This compliments the movie Up about a senior citizen, a boy scout and a dog on a great adventure. “It’s a great time to grab the kids and grand kids and have a lovely evening of history, music, art and a movie,” says Francine Burge, Special Events Supervisor for the City of Sparks. “From six to 86, this is perfect night for all ages.”
Artists being featured are Illustrator Teal Francis and Painter Monice McCabe, along with the Drakulich Foundation for Art in Healing. The Sierra Water Color Society’s annual competition participants (and winners) are on display in the upstairs gallery of the Heritage Museum.
• 5-7 p.m. — Museum, Train and School open for free tours
• 5-7 p.m. — Art Booths featuring local artists: Check website for lists of artists
• 6-7 p.m. — Maytan Community Band in the Victorian Square Amphitheatre
• 7:30 p.m. — Free Showing of the movie Up
Audience members are encouraged to come early to have dinner in one of the great restaurants downtown. For the movie, blankets, low back chairs and warm clothes are recommended.
For more information about the City of Sparks events, please visit www.cityofsparks.us or call 775-353-7856.