Selections from 30 Years of Illustration by I.B. Nelson — 7 a.m., BriarPatch Co-op, 290 Sierra College Dr, Grass Valley. I.B. Nelson has provided illustrative work for Sega of America (Pocket Arcade Games, 1994), King Features Syndicate (The New Breed single panel, 1989 to 2003), The University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners (1982 on), San Jose Mercury, The Alta Sierran (2010-2013), and many more. He was an artist-in-residence in elementary and middle schools, participated in school career days, presented at children’s art festivals, provided art work for library events including the Nevada County Library Walk for Literacy and Readdup Program. The BriarPatch show includes selected works from 30 years of published graphic work.
LeeAnn Brook: ‘Light of Day’ — noon, New Moon Cafe, 203 York St, Nevada City. New large format contemporary landscape paintings by Nevada City fine artist LeeAnn Brook. Her current body of paintings has been developed in her open studio over the past 12 years. Concentrating on large format contemporary paintings, her unique style of landscapes and abstracts resonate with her love of the natural environment. Showing in numerous one-woman shows and several group shows, her work has also included many commissioned pieces for residential and commercial venues. 530-265-6399
‘Diversity’ Paintings by Clay Platner — noon, Smith Vineyard Tasting Room, 142 Mill Street, Grass Valley. Smith Vineyard Tasting Room is showing a collection of original oil paintings by Clay Platner. The collection is diverse featuring cowboys, landscapes, portraits and a koi pond. The paintings are displayed during regular business hours of Smith Vineyard Tasting Room. Noon - 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. Noon - 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sundays. (Closed Tuesday) 530-273-7032.
Nevada County Plein Air Painters Art For The Holidays Show — All Day, Foothill Flowers Art For The Holidays Sale, 102 W Main St, Grass Valley. Nevada County Plein Air Painters present: Art for the Holidays sale. Originals in Oils Pastes and Watercolors, prints and cards. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat 8:30 a.m.-noon.
Artisans Festival — 10 a.m., Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St, Nevada City. For over 35 years, Thanksgiving Weekend in Nevada City has featured the Artisans Festival at Miners Foundry, hosting a small but select group of artists and craftspeople whose quality artwork has attracted a loyal and growing audience of admirers and patrons. The Artisans Festival will be Friday, through Sunday, from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $3 for each day or $5 for a weekend pass. 530-265-5040
Live Music — 10 a.m., Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli, 421 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley. There is live music every Saturday & Sunday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 530-273-2904
Wine Tasting, Bistro & Live Music — noon, Naggiar Vineyards, 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley. See Friday’s listing.
Original Oils by Clay Platner — noon, Smith Vineyard Tasting Room, 142 Mill Street, Grass Valley. See Friday’s listing.
Flamenco del Oro — 6 p.m., The Old 5Mile House, 18851 State Highway 20, Nevada City. Flamenco del Oro music and dance of the heart of Andaluz, Spain featuring guitarist Gopal Slavonic, vocalist Leta Gibney, percussionist Roger Aiton, and dancer Kelly Rivera.
Live Music — 6:30 p.m., California Organics Market and Cafe, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City. Every Friday and Saturday, enjoy live music at the California Organics Cafe. www.californiaorganics.com/content/events.
Dream and the Dreamer — 6:30 p.m., Lefty’s, 101 Broad St., Nevada City. Dream and the Dreamer plays hits from the ‘60s to today. Great food, drinks and fun music.
Frankie Tonini’s Holiday Variety Show — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial Street, Nevada. In this musical comedy, Tony Lauria (Legends To Go) returns to OBS as ‘Frankie Tonini,’ a starry-eyed optimistic singing magician trying to promote laughter with his variety show in spite of the negativity and ineptitude of his two hired assistants (Kris Stepanian and Lyra Dominguez). When two dingy guardian angels (Jan Kopp and Nancy Keith) try to help, the situations becomes all the crazier. Friday and Saturday, $25, Sun $23. Call 530-265-8686.
Achilles Wheel — 9 p.m., Crazy Horse Saloon and Grill, 230 Commercial St, Nevada City. Nevada City’s beloved psychedelic jam dynamos add to their legend tonight!. 530-265-4000
Kaminanda — 10 p.m., Haven Underground, 226 Broad St., Nevada City. Kaminanda’s ever evolving sound is a playground of original deep Midtempo grooves, tribal rhythms, creative trip hop,complex Dub and lush downtempo textures. Playing live sets with guitar, keyboards, flutes, melodica, and vocals, Kaminanda’s music is designed to take the listener/dancer on a journey traversing diverse landscapes reflecting the evolution of our collective consciousness. Having shared his creations at electronic music festivals such as Entheos, Shambhala, Symbiosis, Beloved, Rootwire, LIB,Burning Man and Earth Dance, as well as international festivals Envision, Boom and Eclipse Australia.
Nevada County Plein Air Painters Art For The Holidays Show — All Day, Foothill Flowers Art For The Holidays Sale, 102 W Main St, Grass Valley. See Friday’s listing.
Convergence: New Collage Paintings by LeeAnn Brook — All Day, Szabo Tasting Room, 316 Broad St., Nevada City. See Friday’s listing.
Craft Faire and Sandwiche Shoppe — 10 a.m., Nevada City United Methodist Church, 433 Broad St., Nevada City. See Friday’s listing.
Wine Tasting — 11 a.m., Double Oak Vineyards and Winery, 14510 Blind Shady Rd, Nevada City. Wine tasting, tours and picnicking. Open Saturdays. (Open other days by appointment) Enjoy wine tasting featuring mountain grown fine wine, all estate grown and produced. Award winning wines include gold medal & best of class. Visit with the winemaker, tour the winery & learn about wine. Bring a picnic to enjoy in a charming area with a view of quarter-century old vineyards surrounded by oaks & pines. Groups are easily accommodated.
Wine Tasting — noon, Coufos Cellars, 10065 Rough and Ready Rd, Rough and Ready. Come to Coufos Cellars to enjoy tasting our award winning wines. Specializing in Rhone style wines (i.e. Syrah, Petite Sirah, Viognier as well as Rhone blends.) Five miles from Grass Valley in the historic town of Rough and Ready. Open Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment. For information call 530-274-2923.