PHOTO/ISTOCK: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," lustrous lacqcuered lips and all, will be screened for free as part of the Pride on the Plaza event July 22 at Reno City Plaza. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve is hosting.

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve hosts the inaugural Pride in the Plaza Event from 7 to 10:30 p.m. July 22 at Reno City Plaza, 10 N. Virginia St.

The event, in advance of the Northern Nevada Pride celebration July 24 , features a free screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (begins 8:45 p.m.), food trucks, music, performances and a costume contest. Mayor Schieve also will present her annual R Pride Award.

Beaucoup bubbles at Beaujolais Bistro lunch

Beginning 12:30 p.m. July 23, Beaujolais Bistro, 753 Riverside Drive, is presenting a four-course lunch paired with Champagne. Shannon DeDora of Tavern Craft, a Reno beverage distributor, will lead the tasting. Cost: $75. Age 21 and older. Required reservations:

Food Bank: Volunteers needed; Family Health Fest

Food Bank of Northern Nevada needs volunteer help. The Food Bank is conducting a yearlong Feeding Our Community Survey to improve how it serves the community. The volunteer survey coordinator will oversee the survey in Food Bank service areas. Also needed: an English/Spanish bilingual volunteer to assist with the survey. Interested volunteers should contact Vickie Fisher at

In other Food Bank news, the nonprofit is hosting a Family Health Festival from 8 a.m. to 12 noon July 24 at North Valleys High School, 1470 E. Golden Valley Road. The event connects folks with community resources, including Food Bank Mobile Pantry, food assistance registration, immunizations, insurance enrollment assistance, Medicaid information and school supplies. Visit here for details.

HeArt of Reno event at Reno Fine Arts Collective

From noon to 7 p.m. July 24, the Reno Fine Arts Collective is presenting the HeArt of Reno event at its gallery, 200 S. Virginia St., suite 100. The event features live music, live painting, bar from Rin Tin Taps (ticket covers one drink) and light bites from the Cheese Board. Tickets: $15. Purchase/details are here.

Getting ‘Hungry’ over 4 courses at Fourk Kitchen

Hungry in Reno, an organizer of local culinary events, joins with Fourk Kitchen on Aug. 23 to present the latest outing in the Hungry Supper Club series. The dinner runs 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the restaurant, 4991 S. Virginia St., in the Nordstrom Rack center. The dinner features charcuterie and one glass of beer or wine during happy hour, plus a four-course meal with wine pairings.

Cost of $150-250 includes gratuity and taxes. One hundred percent of net ticket income will be donated to local charities (select one during purchase). Tickets/details at Evenbrite.

Dinner for green projects honors chef Charlie Abowd

Beginning 5 p.m. Sept. 27, the Greenhouse Project, a Carson City nonprofit that provides produce to folks in need and sustainability education and outreach, is presenting its Grateful Harvest Dinner: 12 Years Strong at Cucina Lupo, 308 N. Carson St., Carson City

The dinner honors Charlie Abowd, a longtime Northern Nevada chef, who will cook with local chefs Mark Estee, Tommy Linnet, Brandon Barksdale, Matthew Farag, Tony Schafer and Kerry Brian Tate to prepare a multi-course meal paired with beer or wine.

Cost: $275. To purchase tickets (limit 100 diners), to provide an auction or raffle item, or to become an angel donor ($5,000) for the event, email Karen Abowd at Event details are here.

Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink writer for Reno News & Review. Follow him on Twitter at @ItsJLW or on Facebook personally or at @FoodNevada. Sign up here for the Reno News & Review free weekly newsletter.

Johnathan L. Wright

Johnathan L. Wright is the former food and drink editor of Reno News & Review. During his career, Johnathan has won numerous awards for his work, including several Association of Food Journalists Awards...

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