Come Paint With Us: Sunset Sea — 6:30 p.m., Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley. Dream of the perfect sunset and delve into the colors of warmth while enjoying a perfect glass of red wine. Enroll in any painting class during September and October and receive a $15 off coupon on your next class. See more at: http://comepaintwithus.com/ All proceeds of the paint class benefits local 501c3 nonprofit- Lifetime Adoption Foundation. Enjoy your creativity!.
Being Evel — 7 p.m., The State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. The film Being Evel tells the incredible story behind the myth of 1970s American daredevil icon Robert ‘Evel’ Knievel. A one-time outlaw whose wildly dangerous career spanned 75 jumps and saw him break every bone in his body.
First Friday Art Walk — 5 p.m. Nevada City. The First Friday Art Walk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, and creative community. Participating businesses will be open from 5-9 p.m. and many will host receptions with local artists, trunk shows, special one night only sales and performances. Maps will be available at any one of the participating locations, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, the Artwalk booth on Commercial Street or online at http://artwalknc.com. 530-470-3200
Farm To Film Festival Opening Event — 6 p.m., The State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Join Placer Grown at the State Theatre for a fascinating two-day event, cultivating the latest trends and ideas on farming and sustainable communities.
Gary & Eva — 6 p.m., Lucchesi Vineyard and Winery Tasting Room, 128 Mill St., Grass Valley. Gary & Eva are playing jazz standards, bossa nova, and other tunes at the Lucchesi Vineyards Tasting Room, located in Grass Valley at 128 Mill St.
German-American Day Celebration — 6 p.m., Seaman’s Lodge, Pioneer Park, 423 Nimrod St., Nevada City. The GCGAC will celebrate German-American Day honoring founding and special members. There will be a flag ceremony and singing of the American and German national anthems followed by a complete pork loin dinner and accordion music by Walter Grob. Please bring appetizers or desserts to share, and wear German Tracht if you have it.
Friday Night Karaoke at the Square! — 7 p.m., 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. Friday Karaoke at the Square is quickly becoming the thing to do for those who want to get their Justin Timberlake. 530-273-3600
Solid Gold Express — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial St., Nevada City. A new musical comedy revue featuring many top Billboard hits of the 1980s by John Driscoll and Jan Kopp, will play at Off Broadstreet at 8:15 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 24. Admission is $26. For more info, go to http://www.offbroadstreet.com. For reservations, please phone (530) 265-8686.
Cars and Coffee Grass Valley — 7 a.m., Daily Donuts, K-Mart Shopping Center, Grass Valley. Cars and Coffee is a weekly car event each Saturday morning.
Nevada County Certified Growers Market — 8 a.m., North Star House, 12075 Auburn Rd., Grass Valley. Nevada County Growers Market, voted ‘Best of Nevada County’ for 2014 is open at the historic North Star House. Please visit our website http://www.thegrowersmarket.com/ for weekly updates and entertainment schedule.
Random Acts of Kindness (RAKE) — 9 a.m., Nevada County. The Union and Anew Day are partnering to present the community-based second annual RAKE event. Community members will volunteer their time sprucing up Nevada County streets, parks, facilities and highways.
2015 Take A Kid (&Mom) Mountain Biking and Bike Safety Rodeo — 9 a.m., Lyman Gilmore Middle School, 10837 Rough and Ready Hwy, Grass Valley. Join us for a day of biking fun at Lyman-Gilmore School and celebrate IMBA-International Biking Assoc. national event called ‘Take a Kid (& Mom) Mountain Biking and Bike Safety Rodeo’. This is a one-stop location where kids meet kids and have fun on pavement or dirt, and learn ABC’s on bikes and safety at stations. Seven Hill Wheels in Motion Van will be doing bike inspections. NUHS MTB Club Athletes will be assisting riders at stations. Swags at check-in who arrive first, and a chance to win a Specialized Kid Bike by parents completing an on-line survey at IMBA.com after participating at our event. Bike, helmet, completed waiver required. Cost is $5 per rider. 2014 TAKMB Video and more details at: ybonc.org/events/bike-safety-rodeo/ or http://www.facebook/ybonc. 530-274-8645
The MET Opera: II Trovatore — 9:55 am, Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill Street, Grass Valley. II TROVATORE (Verdi) Soprano Anna Netrebkos dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the MetLeonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of a gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicars Goya-inspired production..
Celebration of Pets — 10 a.m., Nevada County Horsemen Inc., 10600 Bubbling Wells Rd., Grass Valley. Come support Nevada County Pets of the Homeless by coming to our annual fundraiser. We will be remembering those pets we have lost by having a short memorial service and then celebrating their memory and our pets we have today throughout the rest of the day!
Haunted Nevada City Broad Street Tour — 7:30 p.m., Haunted Nevada City tours will depart from directly across the street from the National Hotel, 210 Broad Street, Nevada City. An entertaining historical walking tour exploring the stories behind the many ghosts said to still reside among us on Nevada City’s Broad Street. All tours will be led by the tour originator, actor and author, Mark Lyon. Reservations are not taken. You need merely show up at the tour location. No one will be turned away. 530-265-6877
Sean Hayes — 8 p.m., Center for The Arts, 314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley. Limited theater seating with dance concert. If there were a map of Sean Hayes 20-plus year career, it would be circuitous. A tangled criss-crossing of backroads and blue highways denoting place, influence, and trajectory. See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/sean-hayes/#sthash.QQIJALdE.dpuf.
Nevada City Contra Dance — 8 p.m., Nevada City Oddfellows Lodge, 212 Spring St., Nevada City. Dance to live music by Hot Cider in the charming old Nevada City Odd Fellows Hall. No partner necessary; all dances taught; beginners welcome. Contra dancing is an easy-to-learn community-style dance rooted in the New England folk tradition. The Nevada City Dance happens the first Saturday of every month at 8 p.m.; there is always a newcomer orientation at 7:30 p.m.
Solid Gold Express — See Friday listing.
Fruit Jar Pickers Band — 10 a.m., Rough and Ready Grange Hall, 14550 Rough and Ready Hwy, Rough and Ready. Need to raise your spirits? Come tap your feet, laugh, and sing along with the Band as they play your old time favorite Country, Western, Blue Grass, Pop, and Gospel songs. We have the song books for you to use..
Wine Tasting — Noon, Naggiar Vineyards and Winery, 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley. Naggiar Vineyards Voted #1 Winery In The Sacramento Area every year since 2010! Come and enjoy tasting award winning wines in our Tuscan inspired tasting room overlooking 60 acres of estate vineyard. Order from the Bistro, enjoy the view and stay for a while. All our wines are made from estate grown grapes. Hours: Fridays & Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m. with live music 6-9 p.m. Sunday noon to 5 p.m. 530-268-9059.
Reader’s Theatre — 3:30 p.m., Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. The Miners Foundry presents Readers Theatre on Sunday. Readers Theatre is Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, and gained popularity during World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce. Using minimal props, the actor and your imagination illustrate the story. This installment of Readers Theatre will feature stories by Zadie Smith, O.A. Lindsey, Will Mackin, Lorrie Moore, and Bret Anthony Johnston. Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim OConnor, and Actors David Iorns, Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Lindsay Dunckel, Kimberly Ewing, and Bruce Kelly. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op. Ticketing fees may apply.
Haunted Nevada City Chinese Quarter to the Stonehouse Tour — 7:30 p.m., Emily’s Catering & Cakes, 313 Commercial St., Nevada City. An entertaining historical walking tour exploring the stories behind the many ghosts said still to reside among us in Nevada City’s Chinese Quarter, along Commercial Street and featuring the Stonehouse and its fascinating tunnels. All tours will be led by the tour originator, actor and writer, Mark Lyon. Reservations are not taken.. You need merely to show up at the tour location. No one will be turned away.
Foothill Films 2015 — 6 p.m., Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. A screenwriting-to-filmmaking event to benefit NCTV. Foothill Films will debut eight 10-minute films that were written and filmed by local residents. Tickets available at NCTV, 134 E. Main Street, Grass Valley.
Pint Night at the Square! — 6 p.m., 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. We feature a different brewery each week. Big selection of unique craft beers to choose from at a lower cost. We also have great food!. 530-273-3600.
Come Paint With Us – Night Sky — 6:30 p.m., Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Rd., Grass Valley. Enjoy a relaxed evening painting this simple yet mystical composition. If you enroll in any painting class during the months of September and October you will receive a $15 off coupon on your next class. See more at: http://comepaintwithus.com/ All proceeds of the paint class benefits local 501c3 nonprofit- Lifetime Adoption Foundation. Enjoy your creativity!.
Prophets of Addiction — 9:00 pm, The Stonehouse Brewery, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City. Internationally touring, Seattle/Hollywood based glam-punk rock group has been likened to The Ramones, Motley Crue, Dead Boys, LA Guns, Hanoi Rocks Guns n Roses, Lords of the New Church. The band’s debut CD, Babylon Boulevard was released in Europe with major distribution with Cargo Records and Incorruption Records in USA October 2012. MUSIC: http://www.poarocks.com/music WEBSITES: https://www.facebook.com/TheProphetsofAddiction http://poarocks.com/home.
Get the Led Out — 7 p.m., Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 for Advance General Admission, $32 for General Admission at the Door, and $37 for Limited Reserve. General Admission patrons are not guaranteed a seat. Limited Reserve includes cabaret seating. Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
October Freak Out! Bringing the 80’s Back — 7 p.m., Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill St., Grass Valley. Del Oro Theatre is going back to the ’80s again! This time with four totally freaky movies to get you warmed up for Halloween. The series begins with Gremlins (1984), Rated PG, starring Corey Feldman and Phoebe Cates. A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Creative Writing Get-Together — 7 p.m., private residence, Nevada City. We’ll share ideas, experiences, hopes, and a little about ourselves. Then we’ll dive right in with easy, fun activities and writing prompts. Each participant is encouraged to bring writing activities or prompts that would be inspiring to the group, but it’s not required. New writers entirely welcome! Please do RSVP if you’re planning to come, and I will email you directions a few days beforehand. Gatherings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month in the fall, winter and spring. If we’re full this time, you can always sign up for another meeting in advance.
Salsa Dance Party — 7 p.m., The Stonehouse Brewery, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City. Every Wednesday! Free Lesson 7 p.m.! No partner, No experience needed. Plus every first Wednesday with the Hawcks @ Stonehouse! Stonehouse is located at 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City.
Karaoke at the Square! — All Day, 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. 530-273-3600.
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