Light of Day — 12 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. Featuring assemblage artist Virginia Ray and new paintings by LeeAnn Brook. LeeAnn Brook Fine Art is a unique gallery-combined working studio featuring contemporary art including sculpted wooden vessels by Mike Snegg, handblown glass, ceramics, sculpture, hand-crafted jewelry and Japanese antiques. Show runs through June 30, open Thursdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m., 300 Spring St. in downtown Nevada City..
The Celluloid Closet — 7 p.m., The State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. The film explodes sexual myths and explores how our attitudes about homosexuality and sex roles have evolved through the century. With clips from over 100 Hollywood movies and interviews with many of the filmmakers and actors who created them (including Tom Hanks, Shirley MacLaine, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Curtis, and Gore Vidal),
Light of Day — 12 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.
‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Open Auditions — 4 p.m., Sierra Stages Rehearsal Studio, 343 Railroad Ave, Nevada City. Sierra Stages is pleased to announce open auditions for its fall production of Dead Mans Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl, playing from September 29 through October 16, 2016 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. The director is Sharon Winegar. Jean is sleepwalking through her life until she answers a dead mans cell phone. It turns out to be a wake-up call that sends her on a date with the dead mans brother, a drinking binge with his wife, and a mysterious rendezvous with his mistress, not to mention trips to the afterlife and the black market. In this quirky modern adventure, Jean re-connects with her own spirit and learns that life is for the living. There are two opportunities to audition: Friday June 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday June 4 from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Auditions on both dates are at the Sierra Stages Rehearsal Studio, 343 Railroad Avenue in Nevada City. (Directions are on the Sierra Stages website.) All roles, except Mrs. Gottlieb, are open. All roles are unpaid. For important information about auditions and scheduling an appointment, please visit http://www.sierrastages.org/auditions.html. If there are questions about auditions, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sierra Stages at (530) 346-3210. Sierra Stages is a nonprofit community theatre based in Grass Valley and Nevada City that has presented 28 plays and musicals at the Nevada Theatre, Off Center Stage, Miners Foundry and The Center for the Arts over the past eight years. Its productions have been recognized with 53 Elly Award nominations in the comedy, drama and musical categories. For information about Sierra Stages, visit http://www.SierraStages.org or call 530.346.3210..
Clasic Cafe Friday Nite — 6 p.m., Nevada City Classic Cafe, 216 Broad St., Nevada City. Beaucoup Chapeaux brings thier Parisain gypsy energy to the Classic for your listening and dancing pleasure. Come and enjoy them along with Genevieve’s tapas such as Bouillabaise mussels, salad Nicoise, and filet mignon among many others. For all ages and no cover charge..
Benefit Concert for Deb Foxen — 6:30 pm, Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley. A benefit concert with many local supporting artist. Loraine Gervais, Tony Unger, Steve Nicholson, shay Dillon, Heifer Belles Kelly Flemimg, and many more. Suggested donation $20 at the door. This is a fundraiser event for Deb Foxen.
Dance on Film — 7 p.m., Don Baggett Theater, 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley. Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance presents Dance on Film on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Don Baggett Theatre, located at 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, CA. This production features several short dance films in a variety of genres. The intermediate and advanced dancers at Nevada Union gained experience as directors, film editors, choreographers, and performers, demonstrating their skill in blending dance choreography with cinematography. Appropriate for all ages..
Dance Party with SoLS — 7 p.m., 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. Are you ready for a fun-filled Friday night? Join SoLS at 151 Union Square for an evening of music and dancing. No cover. The regular dinner menu will be available along with a fantastic selection of craft beers and local wines. SoLS plays a delicious mix of music including carefully selected covers along with some originals. Featuring the soulful vocals of Doug Sowell, one of the best singers and entertainers in Northern California, SoLS has been voted Nevada Countys Favorite Band four out of the last six years. 530-273-3600
The David Nelson Band — 8 p.m, The Center For the Arts, 314 W Main St, Grass Valley. The David Nelson Band has been recording and performing around the country since 1994. Their broad musical palette spans the Almost Acoustic style that Nelson played with Jerry Garcia, through roots rock n roll and country-rock, to full blown psychedelic, jazz tinged space jams. The DNB perform Davids compositions (some co-written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter), select covers, and several Grateful Dead classics upon which Nelson appeared on the original album releases. These stylistic elements, combined with plenty of spontaneous free form improvisation, create a sound that is uniquely David Nelson Band. Though the original songs are mostly written by Nelson, the development of all the material is a fully collaborative effort. The Nelson, Sless, Siegel, Sears, Molo Band as a name is a bit cumbersome though in reality, thats what they are. – See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/david-nelson-band/#sthash.dvitDet5.dpuf 530-274-8384 Doors open at 7:00pm.
Bob Mora & The Third Degree Trio — 8 p.m., Golden Era, 309 Broad Street, Nevada City. Bob Mora and the Third Degree Trio will play Chicago Blues at the Golden Era, 309 Broad St. Nevada City, Friday June 3, 8 to 11:30pm. No Cover: Facebook/ Bob Mora and the Third Degree.
Forever Plaid — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial St., Nevada. FOREVER PLAID, the award winning and popular ‘Heavenly Musical Revue’ by Stuart Ross, with musical arrangements by James Raitt, will begin a seven week run on May 13th. FOREVER PLAID tells the story of Francis, Sparky, Smudge and Jinx, a harmony group from Eastern Pennsylvania known as ‘The Plaids’ that was en route to pick up their custom made plaid tuxedos for their first big gig on February 9, 1964 when they were slammed broadside by a busload of Catholic teens on their way to witness The Beatles’ U.S. television debut on the Ed Sullivan. They must then return to the cosmos forever. Off Broadstreet veteran performers Andrew Kerr, JR Lewis, Isaias Acosta and newcomer Kelly Nevius are ‘The Plaids,’ singing brilliant four part close-harmony arrangements of 29 period songs including: ‘Magic Moments,’ ‘Crazy ‘Bout Ya Baby,’ ‘Gotta Be This or That,’ ‘Three Coins in the Fountain’ and ‘Rags to Riches.’ Live keyboard accompaniment is provided by musical director David Blanchard, with costumes and amazing choreography by Thom Green. Pre-show entertainment is provided by Chris Crockett one hour before show time for all performances..
Midnight North — 9:30 p.m., Crazy Horse Saloon and Grill, 230 Commercial St., Nevada City. Infused with the highest musical knowledge since the embryonic stage, guitarist and vocalist Grahame Lesh is now soaring in his own stratosphere. There is inevitably a touch of influence from that little band his dad Phil used to play in; mostly from the ‘Workingman’s Dead’ era. Creating their own Americana songbook, they manage to achieve an effect which is both ethereal and deeply rooted. When Midnight North wants to go country, they can do it with the best of ‘em. This group of top notch musicians are regulars at San Rafael’s world famous venue – Terrapin Crossroads. 530-265-4000
Nevada County Certified Growers Market — 8 a.m. (until 12:30 p.m.) Every Saturday thru Nov.19, 12075 Auburn Rd., Grass Valley at the Historic North Star House. Fruits, vegetables, grass-fed meats, cheeses, plant starts, honey, hand crafted breads and pastry items. In addition, there are craftspeople and Artisans offering their unique gifts for sale. We have fresh coffee and cold pressed juices along with delicious food Items for purchase, while you listen to live music from our locals under the cool tall pines. Please see http://www.growersmarket.com for more info.
‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ Open Auditions — 11 a.m., Sierra Stages Rehearsal Studio, 343 Railroad Ave, Nevada City. See Friday’s listing.
Light of Day — 12 p.m, LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.
Movies Under the Pines, Summer 2016 — 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Park, Nimrod Street, Nevada City. Date: May 20 Film: The Wizard of Oz Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley Date: June 4 Film: Moonrise Kingdom Location: Pioneer Park, Nevada City Date: June 10 Film: Finding Nemo Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley Date: July 8 Film: Back to the Future 1 Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley Date: July 9 Film: Edward Scissorhands Location: Pioneer Park, Nevada City Date: August 27 Film: Goonies Location: Pioneer Park, Nevada City The Nevada City Film Festival present Movies Under the Pines, an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family, May 20, June 10 and July 8 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and June 4, July 9 and August 27 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City. Each film was carefully selected for both kids and parents to enjoy. The film festival brings in state of the art projection and sound to create an outdoor movie theatre. Beer, wine, popcorn, soft drinks, and ice cream available for purchase. Outside food and non-alcoholic drink allowed. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. for picnicking, Sunset (between 8-8:30 p.m for film) Tickets $7/General Admission, $5/Children 12 & Under. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com and will also be available at the gate..
Dirty Cello — 7:30 p.m., North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City. Virtuosic cross-over cellist Rebecca Roudman and band take you on a wild tour of down home blues, Eastern-European dance music, a bit of bluegrass, and some classic rock. Its cello like youve never heard before..
Blackalicious with Fuze the MC opening — 8 p.m., The Center For the Arts, 314 W Main St., Grass Valley. Dance concert. In a hip-hop career that has stretched past a decade, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned wayrising through honesty, commitment, and artistry. Blackalicious is an American hip hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley). See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/blackalicious-2/#sthash.iVTEFoXQ.dpuf 530-274-8384 Door open at 7 p.m.
Forever Plaid — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial Street, Nevada City. See Friday’s listing.
Sing along with the Fruit Jar Pickers! — 10 a.m, Rough and Ready Grange Hall, 14550 Rough and Ready Hwy, Rough and Ready. Come to Rough and Ready and sing along with the Fruit Jar Pickers Band. Tap your toes and enjoy old time Gospel, all kinds of Country, Pop, Bluegrass, and Show tunes. Coffee and donuts available. You might even win a prize!.
Jammin’ — 11 a.m., Pine Creek Shopping Center, 722 Freeman Lane, Grass Valley. We’ll be jammin’ this summer! Join us for live family friendly music performed by talented musicians from Bay Area All Strings & Brass in the ampitheatre (adjacent to South Yuba Club). A unique quartet of Violin, Cello, Guitar, and Trumpet will perform classical, pop, movie themes and Broadway selections- something for everyone! Jamba Juice will be selling smoothies to raise money for the local animal shelter, Rescue for Pets Sake. The pets always welcome cash donations and gift cards to Petco for supplies, but donations are completely optional. Mark your calendars now! http://rescueforpetsake.org.
Light of Day — 12 p.m., LeeAnn Brook Fine Art, 300 Spring St., Nevada City. See Thursday’s listing.
Forever Plaid — 2 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial St., Nevada City. See Friday’s listing.
Turn Your Radio On — 4 p.m., Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. ‘Turn Your Radio On’ is a concert in the style of an olde tyme Gospel Radio Show. This year’s theme is ‘Revival’ and will feature plenty of fun hand-clappin’, foot-stompin’ music by the choir, vocal ensembles, children’s choir, the Bells of the Sierra and our Gospel quartet Remnant. There will also be audience participation hymn singing. Revival will be considered in terms of personal and family revival, church revival and revival in our nation. Other highlights will be an original radio drama and original commercials. Admission is free and open to everyone. (530) 265-3291
Classical Piano Benefit Recital: Water Music — 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 S, Church Street, Grass Valley. After three years of drought here in the foothills, we might think ourselves familiar with water problems. But water problems in other parts of the world are far more extreme: one in ten people on earth do not have access to safe water. Women and children in the developing world spend 125 million hours each day collecting water. At 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 5, at Unitarian Universalist Community in the Mountains church in Grass Valley, Luke Raffanti will present a concert of water-themed piano compositions to benefit Water.org, an organization dedicated to providing innovative, market based solutions to these and other issues associated with the lack of clean water. Luke graduated from the Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2015 with dual degrees in piano performance and environmental studies. He endeavors to use musical performance to help address issues of environmental and social justice, and has previously given benefit concerts for the Amah Mutsun tribe native to Northern California, and for a village in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Admission is free, but donations to water.org will be gratefully accepted.
Tony Machado Art Exhibition — 12 p.m., The Center for the Arts, West Main St., Grass Valley. The Center for the Arts is now showing original oil paintings by Tony Machado in both the Main and Granucci Galleries. Tony is especially excited because he finally has the room to show several of his large and very large works and also his newest collection inspired by Key West. Everyone is invited to attend the artists reception being held on Friday June 10 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Controversial Movie Night — 7 p.m., Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. Are you a movie lover? An activist? A free thinker? Are you looking for ways to connect with your community and exchange important information and new ideas? Or maybe you just like popcorn? Controversial movie night has something for everyone. Join other members your community once a month to watch exciting, informative, important or just downright controversial movies every month at the Nevada County Library free! You can be part of the movie selection committee, and help guide discussions around the films we watch. Controversial Movie Night is held the 1st Tuesday of every month, and is open to the public. Children 13+ over may attend with an accompanying adult. This event is independently run and organized by Random Citizens, a community group interested in fostering education, connection and civil communication..
Acoustic Only Open Mic — 7 p.m., Ol’ Republic Brewery, 124 Argall Way, Nevada City. Acoustic Only Open Mic is open to all ages and all skill levels. Sign ups start at 12 noon at the ol’ Republic Brewery Taproom, walk in or call (530) 264-7263. The brewery welcomes all ages, it’s a bring your own food venue and we also welcome your four legged friends on the patio!.
Tony Machado Art Exhibition — 12 p.m., The Center for the Arts, West Main St., Grass Valley. See Tuesday’s listing.
An Evening With Sarah Jarosz — 8 p.m, The Center For The Arts, 314 West Main St., Grass Valley. I really like that word, Sarah Jarosz says of the title of Undercurrent, her fourth Sugar Hill album. If you look up the definition, its an underlying feeling or influence or a flow of water moving below the surface. To me, that really encompasses the feeling behind this record. That evocative imagery is appropriate for Undercurrent, whose 11 original songs seem to reveal new lyrical depth and sonic nuance with every listen. It’s her first release since graduating with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music, and her first since relocating to New York City. – See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/sarah-jarosz-2/#sthash.rPXahPvb.dpuf.
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