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Western Folklife Center Happenings

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Let's Dance! returns to twice monthly event schedule


Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 6:00-9:00pm, Western Folklife Center's G Three Bar Theater
Join us at 501 Railroad Street, Elko, for a fun evening at Let's Dance! every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month: the evening begins with dance lessons at 6:00pm, with open dancing at 7:00pm. Read more on our  Event Calendar.

JAM ON! at the Western Folklife Center


Popular local Elko band Southwind facilitates a montly musical jam session in the Pioneer Saloon every second Wednesday of the month. Jam On! is from 6:00- 8:00pm for all musicians, beginner to intermediate; and all music lovers! Bring your favorite instrument and songs and join the fun.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 10am-5:30pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm
Admission: $5.00 Adults ~ Students/Seniors $3.00~ $1.00 Children age 6-12;  Members Free-
  with $3.00 for each adult guest.
Free admission to all ~  first Saturday of every month.

Basque Aspen Art
of the Sierra Nevada


This exhibition features part of the Jean Moore Earl and Phillip I. Earl collection of Basque aspen wax-on-muslin rubbings, capturing the early 1900s artwork of sheepherders in the Sierra Nevada.

Read more about this and more amazing exhibitions at the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko.

Featured Video

In 2001, the history of a ranch and its connections to the life and history of Tuscarora and the Independence Valley in remote northern Nevada were traced by ranchers and filmmakers Shammy McLain and Sharon Rhodes for the Western Folklife Center's Ranch Communications program. This video is a part of the Western Folklife Center's media archives.

Featured Audio

For those who have animals using salt blocks, you may want to set them out early in order to fully participate in the Great Salt Lick Contest and auction held annually in Baker, Oregon, with proceeds going to fund Parkinson's Disease research. Enjoy this Deep West Radio Documentary from Hal Cannon and Taki Telonidis, featured on NPR Weekend Edition Saturday in 2012.

Events Calendar