2016 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

8:30 PM | Shorts On The Lawn: Foodie Edition
An evening of curated short films all themed around food and sourced from around the world. This selection includes multiple genres directed by visionary filmmakers from around the world. Located on the front lawn at Sundance Books and Music. Coordinated by Films on Tap!
Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. Free.

SUNDAY JUNE 12

11 AM – 12:30 PM | Great Basin Young Chautauqua
Select performances from our 2016 Great Basin Young Chautauqua scholars
Downtown Reno Library, 301 S. Center St., Reno. Free.

MONDAY JUNE 13

10:30 – 11:30 AM | Great Basin Young Chautauqua
Select performances from our 2016 Great Basin Young Chautauqua scholars
Senior Center Library, 1155 E 9th St., Reno. Free.

6:00 – 8:00 PM | Great Basin Young Chautauqua
Select performances from our 2016 Great Basin Young Chautauqua scholars
Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. Free.

TUESDAY JUNE 14

5:30 – 7:00 PM | Great Basin Young Chautauqua
Select performances from our 2016 Great Basin Young Chautauqua scholars
Spanish Springs Library, 7100 Pyramid Way, Sparks. Free.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 15

11:00 AM | Young Restaurateurs/Ratatouille
Parents and their children are invited to learn how a fine dining restaurant and professional kitchen operates. They will learn staff roles and responsibilities and understand how teams work together. Following the presentation, attendees will enjoy a provided lunch while watching Disney Film's Ratatouille.
Heritage Restaurant, Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St, Reno. Coordinated by Films on Tap!
Tickets: Child (15 and under), $15; Adults (16 and over), $20; children under 3 are free.
Tickets available from the Whitney Peak ticketing website.

3:00 – 4:30 PM | Tudor Feasts, with Chautauquan Frank X. Mullen
The Tudor Dynasty marked the end of the Dark Ages in England and was the beginning of food traditions that are still observed today. In this workshop, Frank X. Mullen and others will explore the technology and cuisine of Henry VIII’s 37,000 square-foot kitchens at Hampton Court Palace, take a look at the elaborate meals served there during the Renaissance, and prepare some sample dishes that graced the royal tables.
Nothing To It Culinary Center, 225 Crummer Ln., Reno.
Tickets: $35 per person. Tickets available from the Nothing To It website: nothingtoit.com

5:00 – 6:30 PM | Great Basin Young Chautauqua
Select performances from our 2016 Great Basin Young Chautauqua scholars
North Valleys Library, 1075 N Hills Blvd # 340, Reno. Free.

THURSDAY JUNE 16

4:00 – 5:30 PM | Great Basin Young Chautauqua
Select performances from our 2016 Great Basin Young Chautauqua scholars
Sierra View Library, 4001 S Virginia St, Reno. Free.

6:00 PM | Martini Dinner With Bond, James Bond
James Bond has been a fan favorite across every living generation of moviegoers. In 53 years, 007 has been portrayed by seven actors and in more than two dozen films; yet none are quite as beloved as Sean Connery. Enjoy a specially themed multi–course dinner with paired shaken (not stirred) cocktails.
Heritage Restaurant, Whitney Peak Hotel, 255 N. Virginia St, Reno. Coordinated by Films on Tap!
Tickets: $50 per person
Tickets available from the Whitney Peak ticketing website.

FRIDAY JUNE 17

1:00 – 2:30 PM | Storytelling and Sweet Potato Pie, with Chautauquan Juanita Westbrook
Come and share an hour of folktales written by Zora Neale Hurston, and performed by Juanita Westbrook, storyteller extraordinaire. These folktales reflect the joys and sorrows of the African American experience, celebrate the redemptive power of storytelling, and showcase the continuous presence in America of an Africanized language that flourishes to this day. Also, enjoy a delicious piece of sweet potato pie!
Good Luck Macbeth, 713 S. Virginia St., Reno. Free.

SUNDAY JUNE 19

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | A Day of Young Chautauqua.
A day of Young Chautauqua performances, food for sale by Men Wielding Fire, and music by the Reno Video Game Symphony.
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., Reno. Great for kids. Free.

2:15 – 5:00 PM | Soul Food – Feeding the Liberated Soul
Come celebrate Juneteenth and enjoy readings, dance, and song.
Pignic Pub & Patio, 235 Flint Street, Reno. Food and drink available for purchase.

TUESDAY JUNE 21

7:30 – 9:00 AM | Coffee with the Young Chautauquans.
Join the 2016 Great Basin Young Chautauqua scholars as they discuss their research and characters in a lively Q&A with audience members. Pastries and coffee will be on hand to fuel the conversation.
Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. Great for kids. Free.

5:30 – 6:30 PM | VIP Reception Celebrating 25 Years of Nevada Humanities Chautauqua
An intimate garden reception with performers Fred Blanco, Brian Kral, and Juanita Westbrook, with wine and hors d’oeuvres. VIP ticket package holders only/$50.
Bartley Ranch Schoolhouse, 6000 Bartley Ranch Road, Reno.
Tickets: $50 per person. Tickets available at the Nevada Humanities ticketing website.

6:00 PM | The Stories of César Chávez
The Stories of César Chávez is a dramatic solo show depicting the life of labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez. Developed and performed by Los Angeles actor Fred Blanco, this award winning stage play features Blanco embodying a compelling host of characters, from youthful zoot–suiters and peasant farm workers, to racist Teamsters, to angry radicals as he gives his audience a glimpse of a man locked in a struggle with his personal demons while fighting for equality for his community.
Great Basin Young Chautauqua Performers: Max Johnson as Milton Hershey, Genna Kirgin as Joan of Arc, and Sevyn Smith as Charles Schulz.
Music: Spike McGuire

Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., Reno.
Tickets: $50 VIP reserved seating area/$25 general admission seat/$10 lawn. Tickets available at the Nevada Humanities ticketing website.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 22

7:30 – 9:00 AM | Coffee with the Chautauquans.
Join Fred Blanco as he discusses his research and characters in a lively Q&A with audience members. Pastries and coffee will be on hand to fuel the conversation.
Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. Free.

6:00 PM | Chautauqua: Science and Storytelling.
Brian Kral as Luther Burbank and Juanita Westbrook as Zora Neale Hurston.

Music: Sparks SDA Adult Choir
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., Reno.
Tickets: $25 general admission seat/$10 lawn. Tickets available at the Nevada Humanities ticketing website.

THURSDAY JUNE 23

7:30 – 9:00 AM | Coffee with the Chautauquans.
Join Brian Kral and Juanita Westbrook as they discuss their research and characters in a lively Q&A with audience members. Pastries and coffee will be on hand to fuel the conversation.
Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. Free.

1:00 – 2:30 PM | Future Food with Chautauquan Brian Kral
Join Chautauquan Brian Kral as he examines the variety of ways that food and food production are depicted in science fiction novels and films, ranging from the works of H.G. Wells to Ridley Scott’s 2015 film adaptation of The Martian.
Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Dr., Reno. Free.

6:00 PM | Chautauqua: At the King's Table – Henry VIII and Food
Great Basin Young Chautauqua Performers: Jillian Kirgin as Katharine Hepburn, Aaron Tucker as Ronald Reagan, and Katie Fralick as Audrey Hepburn.
Frank X. Mullen as Henry VIII

Music: The Reno Swing Set
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., Reno.
Tickets: $25 general admission seat/$10 lawn. Tickets available at the Nevada Humanities ticketing website.

FRIDAY JUNE 24

7:30 – 9:00 AM | Coffee with the Chautauquans.
Join Frank X. Mullen as he discusses his research and characters in a lively Q&A with audience members. Pastries and coffee will be on hand to fuel the conversation.
Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno. Free.