Calendar, Nov. 5 through Nov. 11
Grand Opening and Holiday Extravaganza — Noon, Assistance League of Greater Placer – Thrift Shop, 1263 Grass Valley Highway, Auburn. http://www.greaterplacer.assistanceleague.org/.
Come Paint With Us: Bridgeport — 6:30 p.m. Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley. Paint the Bridgeport Bridge, a pedestrian crossing over the South Yuba River. The bridge is another landmark dear to those who cherish the rich history and beautiful scenery of the Gold Country. See more at: http://comepaintwithus.com
The Wizard of Oz — 7 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley. Performances are Nov. 5-6 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 7-8 at 2 p.m.; Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.; and Nov. 14-15 at 2 p.m. Special preview performances for all area schools, charter schools, home schools, small groups and families by reservation only at $5 person, 9:30 a.m., Nov. 6, Nov. 9, Nov. 12-13. Call 277-7100. All other tickets are: Adults, $10/advance, $12/door; Children 12 & under, $4/advance, $6/door. Advance tickets at The Book Seller, The BriarPatch Co-op Community Market and The Center for the Arts Box Office in Grass Valley 274-8384.
Armchair Trek: The Ancient Yuba Or Why there is Gold in Them Thar Hills — 7 p.m., Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. David Lawler, geologist, paleontologist and mining expert on the Ancient Yuba River a river system Amazonian in size, that cut through the Sierra, washing out pockets of gold and depositing the shiny, heavy metal in its riverbed. Covered over by eons of time and layers of material, what the river hoarded on its bedrock changed the world.
Roosevelt Collier’s California Get Down — 9:30 p.m., Crazy Horse Saloon and Grill, 230 Commercial St., Nevada City. Pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier has culled a lineup of all-stars. He will be joined by Eric McFadden, Norwood Fisher and Duane Trucks on drums. You can expect volcanic blues, sweltering soul, ferocious funk, rip-roaring rock, gravitation-reversing gospel and certainly no shortage of jamming!! Advance tickets are $18 and available online or at the Crazy Horse. 530-265-4000
Falsettos — All Day, Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley. Part intimate family drama, part neurotic urban comedy, and part keenly observed meditation on a shifting definition of the American family, the Tony Award winning musical Falsettos tells the story of Marvin and his complicated relationships with his ex-wife Trina, his adolescent son Jason, his boyfriend Whizzer, his psychiatrist Mendel, and his neighbors Charlotte and Cordelia. Plays Nov. 5-22. The Nov. 5 performance at 7 p.m. is a benefit for PFLAG Nevada County ($20 all seats). Regular performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($25 General Admission and $35 Reserved Seating). Visit http://www.SierraStages.org or call 530-346-3210 for tickets and information.
The Neighborhood Center for the Art’s Mugs Music & Merlot annual fundraiser — 4 p.m., Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St., Nevada City. Heather MacAdam will be performing at the Nevada City Winery. Hors d’ oeuvres, drinks and live music. Tickets are $25 ticket, with a handmade mug of your choice, donated by NCA’s artists as well as artists from our community.For tickets and information please call (530) 272-7287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Vision Benefit Dinner and Concert — 5:30 p.m., Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. Join Common Vision, Wildlight, MaMuse, and Scott Nice for an evening of dinner and dancing at the Miner’s Foundry. Help us support another year of growing organic fruit and providing environmental education at low-income schools. An organic 5-course dinner by Get Along Organics. Dinner and concert tickets available online at commonvision.org and at Briar Patch Co-op for $100. Concert-only tickets are $30, also available online or at Briar Patch Co-op. Doors for the concert open at 7 p.m., and concert begins at 8 p.m. 530-265-5040
Beaucoup Chapeaux at the Classic — 6 p.m. Nevada City Classic Cafe, 216 Broad St., Nevada City. Maggie, Luke , Randy and Murray bring their Parisian gypsy music to the Classic for your listening and dancing pleasure. For all ages and no cover charge.
Banner Mountain Boys — 6:30 p.m., The Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main Street, Grass Valley. Local bluegrass band the Banner Mountain Boys announce a party for the release their new CD, Foresthill Bridge, to be sponsored by and held at the Famous Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley on Friday, November 6. In addition to songs from their new CD, the boys will entertain guests with numbers from their previous CD Fifth Gear, and from their extensive repertoire of traditional and non-traditional music performed in the bluegrass style, or as the band likes to say, Bannerized.
The Wizard of Oz — 7p.m. See Thursday’s listing.
Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert — 7 p.m., Unity in the Gold Country, 180 Cambridge Ct., Grass Valley. Transcendent Sound Bath Dine Mandle immerses the audience in sound with her Tibetan bells, bowls, planetary gong and other percussion. The only California-certified Tibetan bowl practitioner and educator,Dine Mandle is an internationally known sound healer, teacher, recording artist with sounds true and author based in San Diego. 530-274-2463
Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett — 7 p.m., Foothill Center for Spiritual Living, 2945 First St., Auburn. Lisa and Erika will put on a concert at the Foothill Center for Spiritual Living. 530-823-6986
Arts & Music Bash — 7 p.m., Auburn State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Local musician/artist Jasmine Bailey teams up with APPAC to coproduce a night of entertainment at the historic State Theatre showcasing young emerging musicians, painters and sculptors.
Falsettos — 8 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.
Darol Anger & Friends — 8 p.m., Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. Darol Anger is a true fiddle guru, unique in his huge range and depth, who has spent over three decades reinventing American string music to encompass his explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and music from around this world. The groups that he founded or co-founded include the David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, Montreux, and the Republic of Strings.
Rippin Chicken — 10 p.m., Crazy Horse Saloon and Grill, 230 Commercial St., Nevada City. Hailing from Seattle, this is a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz executed with creative ease. Guitarist Ben Bloom is already a local favorite thanks to previous performances with his band Polyrhythmics. 530-265-4000
Nevada County Certified Growers Market — 8 a.m., North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road, 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.
Holiday in the Pines — 10 a.m., Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall, 24600 Harrison Street, Foresthill. Please join us for a wonderful day in the Foothills. Some spectacular vendors eager to present their crafts to you. Please contact Tori Merkley at email@example.com for a vendor application.
35th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Weekend and Sale — 10:30 a.m., The Magic Carpet, 408 Broad St., Nevada City. In appreciation of our 35th anniversary we’re honoring past and future customers of The Magic Carpet, with a special 30% off storewide sale and celebration Nov. 7-8. Join us for a weekend filled with rug and pillow prize drawings, slide and video presentations, music, ethnic treats, and a rug exhibit showcasing many newly woven Cultural Survival masterpieces! 530-265-9229
30th Harvest Open House at Double Oak — 1 to 5 p.m., Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, 14510 Blind Shady Rd, Nevada City. Celebrating Double Oak’s 30th harvest. Enjoy tasting Double Oak fine wines paired with savory hors d’oeuvres. Tour the winery with the winemaker Bob Hilsman. Find unique art and crafts including a fine selection of photographs, mosaic tile creations, handmade soaps, hand-woven textiles, jewelry and wood-turner creations. Enjoy the live music of Jonathan Meredith’s acoustic guitar, playing a delightful mix of jazz and blues. Admission: $7 ($5 Wine Club), includes Double Oak logo glass. For more information, including directions, visit http://www.doubleoakwinery.com or call 530-292-3235.
Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club Eleanor Roosevelt Luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Alta Sierra Country Club, 11897 Tammy Way, Grass Valley. Sushila Mertens will be presented the NCDWC Eleanor Roosevelt Award for her support and promotion of: women’s participation in the political process; the principles of the Democratic Party in community projects and elections; and Democratic candidates. A silent auction will begin at 11:30 to support two scholarships for high school seniors. Tickets and meal preference must be purchased in advance.
Kids Cabaret produced by Izzi Tooinski — 1 p.m., Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. Tooinsky is the internationally renown, locally loved, vaudevillian entertainer who has been performing at fairs, festivals, schools, and museums for over thirty years. Equal parts juggler, clown, comedian, storyteller, and educator, he is the author of two books, creator of seven storytelling CDs and now the mastermind and producer of Kids Cabaret, a variety show featuring young local performers. From ages six to 17, many of the performers are already seasoned musicians, dancers and jugglers, while others are bringing their skill to the stage for the first time.
The Wizard of Oz — 2 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.
Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert — 7 p.m. Golden Mandala, 417 Broad St. Ste B, Nevada City. Special guest singer Skyler Myers, performs Mantra Singing while Diane Mandle plays Tibetan Bowls, gongs and percussion in a concert to soothe, awaken and inspire your spirit. $20 advance, $25 at the door.
The Four Seasons — 7 p.m., Don Baggett Theater, 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley. Nevada City Ballet Academy present its second annual performance of The Four Seasons. Featuring original choreography by director Krista Pagan, dances are set to Vivaldi’s classical pieces as well as modern selections. Local students ranging in age from 3 through adult will perform. For more information please call 530-265-6892 or visit http://www.nevadacityballet.com.
Rudy Colombini & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones — 7:30 p.m., Historic State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Rolling Stones tribute band looks like the original, struts like the original and rock like the original! Formed by Rudy Colombini who embodies Mick, The URS is now a true phenomenon, celebrating over 10 years of bringing the experience of a live performance by the world’s greatest rock ’n roll band.
Acoustic night at The Curly Wolf — 8 p.m. The Curly Wolf Espresso House, 217 Broad Street, Nevada City. An evening of music exploring the acoustic realm featuring three Nevada County acts. Tree Village, a progressive rock band from Grass Valley will be performing their material in a rare acoustic format. Jessica Agnew, a singer songwriter from Nevada City performs. 530-264-7338
Terry Evans with Joel Van Dijk — 8 p.m. Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. Joel Van Dijk joins legendary blues player Terry Evans for a one-night only acoustic blues show.
Contra Dance — 8 p.m., Nevada City Oddfellows Lodge, 212 Spring St., Nevada City. Dance to live music by Hot Cider in the 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.
Crow and the Canyon with The Sam Chase and the Untraditional — 9:30 p.m., Crazy Horse Saloon and Grill, 230 Commercial St, Nevada City. Crow and the Canyon return from Portland for an evening of dynamic acoustic folk. Opening will be The Sam Chase and the Untraditional from San Francisco. 530-265-4000
Fruit Jar Pickers Band — 10 a.m. Rough and Ready Grange Hall, 14550 Rough and Ready Hwy, Rough and Ready. 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..
35th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Weekend and Sale — 10:30 a.m. See Saturday’s listing.
Nevada County Coloring Club — 11 a.m., Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. Local Artist Lenka Vodicka is thrilled to announce the sixth Nevada County Coloring Club, in collaboration with the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. The Nevada County Coloring Club is a monthly event for adults that embraces one of the hottest trends in creative relaxation and expression. Tickets are $20 and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
Falsettos — 2 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.
The Wizard of Oz — 2 p.m. See Thursday’s listing.
Dave Simonett — 7:30 p.m., The Center for the Arts, 314 West Main St., Grass Valley. Trampled By Turtles lead vocalist and songwriter Dave Simonett began 2014 with an announcement that Gndwire Records, his-self-started, Minneapolis-based record label will be releasing his first solo EP, Razor Pony.
Bible Study Fellowship — 9 A.M., Calvary Bible Church, 11481 State Highway 174, Grass Valley. Bible study of the book of Revelation..
Random Rab, Bird of Prey, Elevated Mind — 9:30 p.m., Haven Underground, 226 Broad St., Nevada City. Special guest will include Bird of Prey and Elevated Mind. Experience immersive soundscapes, melodious magic, and infectious bass music during this very auspicious occasion. Funktion 1, Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+ Advance tickets $20 at BriarPatch Co-Op and online.
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