If you're looking for a budget vacation, check out Reno's annual Artown festival, which is offering 400 events this month in the Nevada city, most free. The lineup includes concerts, cultural celebrations, theatrical performances, dance, art exhibits, outdoor movies and children's workshops. The festival draws more than 100 artists, musicians and other presenters. Among this year's participants are musician Ottmar Liebert (Friday), dance company Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (July 24) and bluegrass performer Rhonda Vincent (July 25). Each year the festival attracts more than 350,000 peo- ple to downtown Reno and other community venues for afternoons spent enjoying music in the park and evenings viewing movies under the stars Info: (775) 322-1538 or see www.renoisartown.com
-- Rosemary McClure
How hip is this for a 122-year-old lady? The Statue of Liberty is tweeting on the social networking site Twitter.com (@statuelibrtynps) and giving e-tours of her innards, just in time for the busy summer tourist season. The tweeters, who include park rangers, give tips such as how to get through statue security. The e-tour is a good ride, with videos, 360-degree panoramas, historic photos, ranger talks and fun facts. Audio tours of the statue and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum ($8 per adult; discounts for students and seniors) have also been updated, with an interactive children's version and other extras.