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Z Cabernet Duo – Violin And Piano — 6 p.m., Kane’s Restaurant, 120 E. Main, Grass Valley. Z CABERNET DUO Violin and Piano combo. We specialize in music of the last 100 years — Beethoven to Bruno Mars.. (530) 273-8111

Sierra Stages presents ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ — 7 p.m., Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley. 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 to her own spirit and learns that life is for the living. ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ is a comedy by contemporary playwright Sarah Ruhl. Originally premiering in 2008, the Sierra Stages production is directed by Sharon Winegar, with set & lighting design by Tim Dugan, and costume design by Paulette Gilbert. The local Nevada County cast includes Chase Coney, Lyra Dominguez, Paulette Gilbert, Jonathan Hansard, Wendy Willoughby, and Sharon Winegar. ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone plays from September 29 through October 16 at the Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley with performances on Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays (October 2 and October 16) at 2 pm. $20 General Admission for the first two performances on September 29 & 30. $25 General Admission thereafter. $35 Reserved Seating is offered for all performances and allows you to select a specific seat location in advance and provide additional financial support for the production and Sierra Stages. For tickets and information visit,

Open Mic Fundraiser for ALS Research — 7:30 p.m., The Open Book, 671 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley. 100% of donations will go to the search for a cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrigs Disease), through the Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS on October 1 ( Come see a few local big name acts return to their roots, and express yourself for a good cause! Sign up at Our regular Monday Open Mics will return on Oct. 10.


Street of Dreams 2016 — 6 p.m., Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley. Street of Dreams is an evening of silent and live auctions, socializing, networking, and food to benefit Nevada County Habitat for Humanity and build affordable homes in our community. Please join us for this special event. This year there is more food and more seating for guests the event is catered by Chef Antonio Ayestaran! This event sells out, so get your tickets soon! Contact Nevada County Habitat for Humanity at 530-274-1951 or email to get your tickets. You can also go to and click on the Events tab to purchase online.

Gary & Eva Trio – Jazz Standards & Bossa Nova — 6 p.m., Lucchesi Tasting Room, 128 Mill St., Grass Valley. The Gary & Eva Trio are playing jazz standards, bossa nova, and other tunes at the Lucchesi Vineyards Tasting Room, 6-9 p.m.

Z CABERNET DUO – Violin and Piano — 6 p.m., Tofanelli’s Restaurant, 302 W. Main Street, Grass Valley. Z CABERNET DUO – See Thurday’s listing.

The Classic Cafe on Friday Night — 6 p.m., Nevada City Classic Cafe, 216 Broad St, Nevada City. The Classic cafe offers an evening of music and wine for a community gathering of celebration of life. Genevieve offers her Parisian atmosphere along with music by Beaucoup Chapeaux and tapas and wine. For all ages and no cover charge.

Friday Night Live w/ Robby James & the SOB — 7 p.m., 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. Robby James and the SOB are bringing the country back to the Square! get here early for line dance lessons. $5.00 cover. 530-273-3600

Sierra Stages presents ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ — 8:00 pm, Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley. See Thursday’s listing.

DiLuca’s International Pizza and Song — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial Street, Nevada City. The latest generation of the DiLuca family welcomes old friends to a sixty year reunion at their international pizzeria in Hanford, that features pies with exotic toppings from around the world as well as singing waiters. Through classic songs from the 1950’s through the 90’s and humorous anecdotes, the family tells how they have prevailed for four generations against setbacks, intolerance and division. DiLucas International Pizza and Song stars OBS familiars Kim Wellman and Kate Haight, and well-known relative OBS newcomers Jay Barker (Songbird Christmas 2015) and Kenny Miele (Dress Rehearsal 2016). Music includes songs by Louis Prima, Dean Martin and Elvis as well as later hits by The Mamas and The Papas, The Beatles, Martina McBride, Queen and Joan Jett. Also choreography by Tina-Marie Kelley and some audience sing-along opportunities. Pre-show entertainment is provided by Chris Crockett beginning one hour before show time for all performances. DiLucas International Pizza and Song continues Fridays and Saturdays through October 22nd, with one 2:00 PM matinee on Sunday, October 9th. For further information or for show reservations, please call OFF BROADSTREET at (530) 265-8686, visit the OFF BROADSTREET website at or email


Nevada County Certified Growers Market — 8:00 a.m., North Star Historic House, 12075 Auburn Rd., Grass Valley. Enjoy Saturday mornings from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with the Nevada County Certified Growers Market at the Historic North Star House and get all your 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 coffee and cold pressed juices along with food Items for purchase, while you listen to Live Music from our locals under the cool tall pines. Please see for more info.

The Sierra 3 Plays Summer Thymes — 10:00 am, Summer Thyme’s Bakery and Deli, 231 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley. Listen to jazz while having breakfast or lunch. Bill Douglass on bass, John Girton on guitar and Nora Nausbaum on alto flute plays tasty jazz standards, bossas and jazz waltzes. No cover.

Yuba River Bicycle Music Festival — 11 a.m., Grass Valley and Nevada City. Saturday, October 1st 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Condon Park. Group bike ride with live musical performance at 3 p.m. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Commercial Street, Nevada City The Yuba River Bicycle Music Festival is a good for the heart, good for the Earth, great for the community festival that inspires, empowers, and ROCKS. Featuring live musical performances amplified with power generated by the audience as they pedal special generator bikes using no petroleum or grid power the whole day and showcasing the contagious fun of a group bike ride from Grass Valley to Nevada City as the riders groove together to live musical performances happening on specially outfitted bikes. Bring your bike! This is a free event, however please bring some cash, as there will be a hat passed around to support the artists. (530) 273-7989

Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club Eleanor Roosevelt Luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Alta Sierra Country Club, 11897 Tammy Way, Grass Valley. Our next meeting will be the special Eleanor Roosevelt Luncheon. The cost is $30 for luncheon, entertainment and a silent auction to benefit the High School Scholarship fund. The Eleanor Roosevelt award honoring a local Democratic woman demonstrating community service and activism will be presented to honoree Heidi Hall. Please see this website for menu and the reservation form Please RSVP by Sept 27 by sending the form from the website and a check to NCDWC, PO Box 1573, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Questions? Contact Shanti Emerson or Debra Worth

Ethan Roth Fundraiser BBQ Picnic & Silent Auction — 2 p.m., The Roth Estate, 12283 N. Bloomfield Rd, Nevada City. Thirteen year old Ethan Roth was born with Cystic Fibrosis. He needs a liver and pancreas transplant. His family will need two months lodging in San Francisco post surgery. Please join us October 1st in supporting Ethan and his family. BBQ picnic and silent auction at The Roth Estate in Nevada City. Gates open at 2:00. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soda and water will be provided. We are asking guests to bring a pot luck side dish. Bring chairs or a blanket. Many items available for the silent auction. Live music donated by The Bleeping Bleeps! Find us on facebook-Ethan Roth Fundraiser Tickets available now at The Prospector’s Nursery in Nevada City and What’s Up Coffee in Grass Valley. $20 adults $10 for children age 6-16 Children age 5 and under are free Contact Julie 530.263.7274 or Kamala 415.497.4614 for more information.

Acclaimed local band Purdon’s Crossing — 6:30 p.m., California Organics Cafe, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City. Purdon’s Crossing, the eclectic local band, will again perform at California Organics Saturday night. Using humor, opposable thumbs, and a certain amount of musical skill, Purdon’s Crossing plays a mix of bluegrass, blues, old jazz, and snarky originals. The band features 4-part vocal harmonies, umpteen instruments, and the Purdon’s Crossing Kazoo Choir. Get a free, low-quality personalized Purdon’s Crossing pen with each CD purchase. (530) 265-9392

Sierra Stages presents ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ — 8 p.m., Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley. See Thursday’s listing.

Nevada City Contra Dance — 8 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 212 spring st, Nevada City. Dance to live music by Hot Cider in the Oddfellows Hall in downtown Nevada City. No partner necessary; all dances taught and prompted; beginners welcome. Contra dancing is an easy-to-learn community dance style rooted in the New England folk tradition. The Nevada City dance happens the first Saturday of every month; there is always a beginners’ workshop at 7:30.

DiLuca’s International Pizza and Song — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial Street, Nevada. See Friday’s listing.


Sunday Songs With The Fruit Jar Pickers — 10 a.m., Rough and Ready Grange Hall, 14550 Rough and Ready Hwy, Rough and Ready. Everyone’s invited to a musical Sunday morning tradition! It’s free! Sing along to old-time gospel, country and lighthearted rock. With prizes, surprises – and a selection of drinks and snacks for sale in the Dollar Cafe.

Sierra Stages Presents ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ — 2:00 pm, Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley. See Thursday’s listing.


Clay Classes, Wheel Throwing, 8 Week Sessions — 6 p.m., Studio 540, 540 W. Broad St., Nevada City. Beginning Wheel Throwing for Adults. Times: Tuesdays, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sept 13 – Nov 1. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at throwing pots on the wheel? This class will cover the basics of wheel throwing: wedging, centering, pulling, shaping and trimming. No previous experience necessary. Ren has over 40 years experience in clay.

Controversial Movie Night — 7 p.m., Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada. Join other members your community once a month to watch 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..


Beetlejuice — 7 p.m., Del Oro Theater, 165 Mill Street, grass valley. Join us every Wednesday night in October at 7 p.m. to celebrate Winona Ryder on the big screen. 165 Mill Street, Grass Valley. October 5 – Beetlejuice (1988), Rated PG, 1:40. A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a ‘bio-exorcist’ in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house. 530-272-2298

Jerry Douglas Band — 7:30 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 314 W Main St, Grass Valley. Dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission seating. Information: 530-274-8384,,

Patty Larkin — 8 p.m., Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St, Nevada City. The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Patty Larkin on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 in Advance and $28 at the Door. Ticketing fees may apply. Tickets are for General Admission seating. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op. Patty Larkins new release Still Green, her 13th recording, is co-produced with Mike Denneen. Much of it written in a primitive dune shack on the Outer Banks of Cape Cods National Seashore, Still Green is a fresh apiproach to sound and life from a legendary songwriter who continues to amaze. (530) 265-5040

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