The Great High School Whodunit — 6 p.m, Nevada Union High School, 11761 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley. But more importantly (and more FUN), table teams will have the opportunity to interrogate suspects as they wind their way through campus looking for clues that will lead them to the criminal. Following the clue hunt, tables will formulate and submit theories based on the evidence they have collected, competing against other tables for the honor of putting the thief behind bars! Tickets are $20 each or $150 for a table of 8 and can be purchased online by visiting http://nutheatre.seatyourself.biz. Admission includes dinner, dessert, and beverage..
The Nugget Fringe Festival — 6:30 p.m., Various Locations In Grass Valley And Nevada City, Grass Valley. Chicago and San Francisco have one, New York has several, Edinburghs is the biggest, and now, so does Nevada County. What are we talking about? Fringe Festivals of course. These exciting, envelope pushing, raucous, large, multi-arts festivals are popping up all over the world to the delight of theater hungry audiences. National Theatre Live – Les Liaisons Dangereuses — 7:15 p.m., Sierra Cinemas, 840-C East Main St., Grass Valley. Sierra Cinemas continues to bring critically acclaimed live theatre from London via satellite to the big screen in Grass Valley. This month, National Theatre Live presents a brilliantly revived adaptation (Daily Telegraph) of Les Liaisons Dangereuses from the Donmar Warehouse in London starring Dominic West (The Wire) and Janet McTeer (The White Queen). Sierra Cinemas will present two showings in Grass Valley on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:15 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb.3 at 3:30 p.m.. Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed. Suitable for 15 years + due to scenes of a sexual nature.
Col. MaCaw’s Magical Cure-All — 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, 246 S, Church St., Grass Valley. LA-based pianist Cathlene Pineda and quartet, featuring Kris Tiner on trumpet, perform her suite based on the work of California’s first poet laureate, Eloise Klein-Healy, plus Randy McKean/Cliff Childers/Ross Hammond play selections from Jimmy Giuffre’s Western Suite. A night of creative originals and playful tributes. Not be missed! McKean/Childers/Hammond Play Giuffre: Randy McKean, reeds Cliff Childers, trombone Ross Hammond, guitar ‘Passing: A California Suite’ CD release tour 2016: Cathlene Pineda, piano and compositions Kris Tiner, trumpet Tina Raymond, drums Dave Tranchina, bass http://www.cathlenepineda.com.
The Nugget Fringe Festival — 6 p.m, Various Locations In Grass Valley And Nevada City, Grass Valley. see Thursday’s listing.
The Great High School Whodunit — 6 p.m., Nevada Union High School, 11761 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley. see Thursday’s listing.
Beaucoup Chapeaux — 6 p.m., Nevada City Classic Cafe, 216 Broad St., Nevada City. Maggie,Luke Murray and Randy bring Parisian gypsy musical energy to the Classic for you to enjoy along with community and Geneivies tapas and wine. For all ages and no cover charge.
Dress Rehearsal 2016 – ‘Swing to Rock’ — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial St., Nevada City. Five performers conduct the final rehearsal before the opening of their 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s musical review in spite of numerous obstacles, including missing performers, the band, an unprepared understudy and the usual snafus that plague most ‘unseasoned’ stage performances. But the local reviewer is present, so ‘The show must go on!’ Dress Rehearsal 2016 features the talents of OBS favorites Kim Wellman, Kate Haight and Darryl Stines, as well as newcomers Ken Miele (Falsettos) and Kelly Taylor (The Producers). The show delivers colorful costumes, zany sight gags and some of the most memorable music of the mid-20th Century. Dress Rehearsal continues Fridays and Saturdays from January 15th through February 20th. Admission is $27. Reservations (530) 265-8686.
Cars And Coffee Grass Valley — 8 a.m., Daily Donuts-K Mart Shopping Center, , Grass Valley.
The MET Opera: Turnadot — 9:55 a.m., Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill St., Grass Valley. TURANDOT (Puccini) Nina Stemme stars in the title role of the proud princess of ancient China, whose riddles doom every suitor who seeks her hand. TenorMarco Berti is Calf, the brave prince who sings Nessun dorma and wins her love. Franco Zeffirellis golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani..
The Nugget Fringe Festival — 11 a.m., Various Locations In Grass Valley And Nevada City, Quest Theaterworks presents The 2nd Annual Nugget Fringe Festival January 21-31, 2016 at locations throughout Grass Valley and Nevada City The Nugget Fringe Festival is an un-curated collection of eclectic theater, dance, music, comedy, and spoken word. This years festival will include over a hundred performers from Nevada County and as far as San Francisco and Los Angeles, presenting upwards of 30 distinct shows, comprising more than 120 performances over 10 with about 5,000 seats available. This makes The Nugget Fringe Festival one of the largest indoor mountain town arts events in the region.
Habitat for Humanity Application Orientation — 1 p.m., Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St., Grass Valley. Interested in owning an affordable home? Join Nevada County Habitat for Humanity for an informational application session. You will learn about the selection criteria, the documents the selection committee requires, and the process to become a Habitat Homeowner! We are selecting families for our Heritage Oaks neighborhood in Grass Valley, so don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the Habitat family!.
The Great High School Whodunit — 6 p.m., Nevada Union High School, 11761 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley.
‘The Great High School Whodunit’ is an audience participation mystery dinner theatre experience. When the fictitious Dudley High School holds an assembly to honor the prestigious Dudley family for their many generous donations to the school, all hell breaks loose. Mrs. Dudley’s diamond ring has been stolen from the school safe, and it’s up to you and your fellow students to solve the mystery by searching for clues hidden around the school. Enjoy dinner and dessert while you interact with and question the many colorful and suspicious students and staff of Dudley High. Test your powers of deduction as you and your table of eight try to gather enough information to put the brazen thief behind bars! This fun and campy show encourages each audience member to become one of the students at Dudley High as table teams try to solve the mystery of who stole the Dudley diamond. Audience members will witness many important events that will reveal clues as to the thiefs identity.
Masterworks Concert II: Dance Inspirations — 7:30 p.m., Placer High School Auditorium, 123 Agard Street, Auburn. Peter Jaffe, Conductor Tina Guo, cello Copland: Billy the Kid Suite … the great American ballet score paints a vivid account of the famed outlaw and his gal.
Riders in the Sky — 8 p.m., The Center for the Arts, West Main St., Grass Valley. one of the most significant acts in the history of American music. Billboard Magazine You can almost feel the heat from the campfire and hear the coyote in the distance. East Bay Express Riders In The Sky are truly exceptional. By definition, empirical data, and critical acclaim, they stand hats & shoulders above the rest of the purveyors of C & W Comedy & Western! – See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/riders-in-the-sky-2/#sthash.trwdyHPG.dpuf.
Dress Rehearsal 2016 – ‘Swing to Rock’ — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial St.Nevada City.
Auburn Winter Storytelling Festival — All Day, General Gomez Arts and Events Center, 808 Lincoln Way, AAuburn. The Foothill Storytelling Guild is presenting the first annual AUBURN WINTER STORYTELLING FEST free to the public with donations gladly accepted. We have a full day of rich, wonderful storytelling, plus crafts to go with the children’s stories. The doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 9 p.m., with two meal breaks scheduled into the day. The children’s program begins at 10:30 a.m. Please go to the Foothill Storytellers Guild online for a detailed schedule of the day’s activities, or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Sunday Of The Month Concert — 6 p.m.151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. Come join a listening crowd and enjoy the original music or Robert Heirendt as he performs music from his CD Sea Creatures and, Singer Song writers, The Moore Brothers. This is an evening where the artists get to appreciate the crowd and the crowd gets to hear the music. You won’t want to miss this show. Children are free.. 530-273-3600
The Nugget Fringe Festival — 10 a.m, Various Locations In Grass Valley And Nevada City. Quest Theaterworks presents The 2nd Annual Nugget Fringe Festival January 21-31, 2016 at locations throughout Grass Valley and Nevada City, CA. The Nugget Fringe Festival is an un-curated collection of eclectic theater, dance, music, comedy, and spoken word. This years festival will include over a hundred performers from Nevada County and as far as San Francisco and Los Angeles, presenting upwards of 30 distinct shows, comprising more than 120 performances over 10 with about 5,000 seats available. This makes The Nugget Fringe Festival one of the largest indoor mountain town arts events in the region.
Sing along with the Fruit Jar Pickers! — 10 a.m., Rough and Ready Grange Hall, 14550 Rough and Ready Hwy, Rough and Ready. Are you in the mood for something fun? 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. You won’t find something like this anywhere else! Coffee and donuts available. You might even win a prize!.
Chocolate Infusion — 1 p.m., Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. A speakeasy-themed afternoon of chocolate, wine, and neo vintage hot jazz featuring the music of Lolo Gervais. Admission includes a logo wine glass, wine and beer tastings, and food samples from local and regional chocolatiers, chefs and caterers featuring decadent confections (and a few savory things mixed in for balance). 1920’s period attire is encouraged, but not required. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Purchase online at http://www.theunion.com/chocolate or at The Union offices or by phone 530-477-4241.
Dress Rehearsal 2016 – ‘Swing to Rock’ — 2 p.m, Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial St., Nevada City.
Nugget Fringe Festival Presents: 7 MENUS — 2 p.m., 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. This One-Act shows a round-robin of relationships at a restaurant table, as demonstrated by a group of friends that change, couple by couple and course by course, throughout several different meals. With the closing show on the 31st @ 2pm Served with dessert come watch, enjoy, and support emerging local artists!
Masterworks Concert II: Dance Inspirations — 3 p.m, Placer High School Auditorium, 123 Agard St., Auburn. see Saturday’s listing.
Intro to CASA — 5:30 p.m., Child Advocates of Nevada County, 208 Providence Mine Rd., Suite #119, Nevada City. ‘Intro to CASA’ is for people who want to learn what being a Court Appointed Special Advocate, a CASA, is all about. CASA’s work with a child or sibling set who has been removed from home because of abuse and/or neglect. A CASA helps make sure the child’s needs are getting met. A CASA also works with the court and the child welfare system to determine what course of action is in the child’s best interest. To explore being a CASA, please join us at Intro to CASA.. 265-9550
Bible Study Fellowship — 9 a.m., Calvary Bible Church, 11481 State Highway 174, Grass Valley. Bible study of the book of Revelation..
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