Calendar, Oct. 8 through Oct. 14
Thursday, Oct. 8
Ladies Night Out — 5 p.m., Grass Valley. A special night out in Downtown Grass Valley just for you! Our merchants are rolling out the “pink carpet” to create a truly one of a kind shopping, dining and wine tasting experience for you! Each participating merchant has created a special experience just for you. Special promotions, wine tasting, extended hours.
2015 Open House Preview Party — 6 p.m. Center for The Arts, 314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley. An open house and kick-off reception for the Open Studios Tour. The tour takes place over two weekends and gives art lovers the opportunity to see where art is made by 72 artists in 50 studios in western Nevada County. The reception at The Center for the Arts in downtown Grass Valley will showcase a piece by each of the artists on the tour along with live entertainment on the Main Stage.
Endgame by Samuel Beckett — 7 p.m., Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley. Samuel Beckett’s most acclaimed One-Act play. Seemingly trapped in the last human structure on a degenerated earth, a blind man and his progeny and progenitors struggle to speak, move, survive, and justify any of it. From the author of Waiting for Godot, this pinnacle of Beckettian drama questions life, art, and the forms and divisions relating to both. The entire human condition in less than 90 minutes.
Heart Of Gold — 9 p.m., The Stonehouse Brewery, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City. Coming from the mossy forests of the Northern Lands on the west coast of Elven Country, Kaminanda’s ever evolving sound is a playground of original deep Midtempo grooves, tribal rhythms, creative trip hop,complex Dub and lush downtempo textures.
The Crucible — 7 p.m. LeGacy’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” closes this weekend at The Nevada Theatre. This classic American play tells the story of the historical Salem witch trials in 1692 and 1693, where twenty people were hung haven been accused of witchcraft. Miller wrote this as an allegory representing the McCarthy Era of the 1940s and ‘50s. Directed by Sue LeGate-Halford and performed by some of Nevada County’s best talent, this show is not to be missed. Performances are Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door, Available at Harmony Books in Nevada City, the Bookseller in Grass Valley, online at legacypresents.com or by calling (530) 268-5419. The Nevada Theatre is located at 401 Broad St. in Nevada City.
Friday, Oct. 9
Monkey Baa’s I am Jack — 11 a.m., Center for The Arts, 314 W Main St., Grass Valley. Please note: This production is not suitable for ages 7 and under Produced by Monkey Baa Theater Company from Sydney, Australia.
Beaucoup Chapeaux — 6 p.m., Nevada City Classic Cafe, 216 Broad St., Nevada City. Maggie, Luke, Muarry and Randy bring their Parisian gypsy music to the Classic Cafe. For all ages and no cover charge.
Friday Night Karaoke at the Square! — 7 p.m., 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. 530-273-3600
Nevada Union High School Talent Show — 7 p.m., Don Baggett Theater, 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley. A selection of Nevada Union High Schools talented dancers, singers, song writers, musicians, and actors will take the stage this at 7 p.m. Friday. General admission tickets are $10 at the Box Office. Only cash, money orders, or checks will be accepted. The box office opens at 5:30 p.m., and Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Refreshments will be available in the lobby. For more information, visit http://www.nevadauniondance.com, or call the Dance Department at (530) 273-4431 extension 2103..
Peter Coyote — 7:30 p.m., Yuba River Charter School, 550 Main St., Nevada City. Actor, director, activist and writer Peter Coyote gives public performance and fundraiser to kick off the 18th annual Indigenous Peoples Days, a four day event sponsored by the Tsi Akim Maidu. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 916-208-8717.
The Ultimate Rat Pack: A Tribute to Frank Sinatras 100th Birthday — 8 p.m., Center for The Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley.
S&WTCH, Aristoi, Potions — 8 p.m., The Stonehouse Brewery, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City. It will be an all ages show and the cover will be $15.
Endgame by Samuel Beckett — See Thursday’s listing.
Solid Gold Express — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial Street, Nevada City. A new musical comedy revue by John Driscoll and Jan Kopp features many top Billboard hits of the 1980s and will play at Off Broadstreet 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.
The Crucible — 8 p.m. LeGacy’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” closes this weekend at The Nevada Theatre. See Thursday’s listing.
Saturday, Oct. 10
Cars And Coffee — 7 a.m., Daily Donuts-K Mart Shopping Center, Grass Valley. A weekly car event every Saturday morning 8-10 a.m.
Nevada County Certified Growers Market — 8 a.m., North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley. Please visit our website http://www.thegrowersmarket.com/ for weekly updates and entertainment schedule.
Native Plant Sale & Festival — 8:30 a.m., North Star House Grass Valley, 12075 Old Auburn Road, Grass Valley. Find the most choice of California Native Water Thrifty, Pollinator, and Lawn Alternative Plants at the Fall Native Plant Sale & Festival planned for Oct. 10 at the North Star House in Grass Valley (12075 Auburn Rd.). Sale starts at 8:30 a.m. for members; general entry at 9:30 am. until 1 p.m. For additional info: call 530 274-1924 or check out redbud-cnps.org.
Nevada County All Veterans Stand Down — 8:30 a.m., Nevada County Fairgounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley. An event for All Nevada and Sierra County Veterans. Veteran resources available..
Body Wisdom for Teens — 10 a.m., Golden Mandala, 417 Broad St. Ste B, Nevada City. Workshop series for young ladies ages 13-17 are invited to come learn about the sacredness and beauty of their changing bodies.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Fall Shredding event — 10 a.m., Seven Hills Business District, Argall Way, Nevada City. Bring your shredding in banker boxes to Seven Hills Business District. $10 per box donation recommended.
The Crucible — 8 p.m. LeGacy’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” closes this weekend at The Nevada Theatre. This classic American play tells the story of the historical Salem witch trials in 1692 and 1693, where twenty people were hung haven been accused of witchcraft. Miller wrote this as an allegory representing the McCarthy Era of the 1940s and ‘50s. Directed by Sue LeGate-Halford and performed by some of Nevada County’s best talent, this show is not to be missed. Performances are Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door, Available at Harmony Books in Nevada City, the Bookseller in Grass Valley, online at legacypresents.com or by calling (530) 268-5419. The Nevada Theatre is located at 401 Broad St. in Nevada City.
The Nest Fest & Stride: Family Fun Walk & Picnic — 10 a.m, Western Gateway Park, 18560 Penn Valley Drive, Penn Valley. A family fun walk and picnic to benefit new families struggling with the effects of post-partum depression. Tickets are available online at http://www.thenestnevadacity.com By attending this years family event and supporting The Nest, you will be helping families in the Sierra Foothills gain access to much a needed support network.
Climbing for a Cause — 10 a.m, On Course Inc. Ropes Course, , Grass Valley. Fun, adventure and support for a camp for children with cancer & their families. All ages. 530-320-2566
Wine Tasting & More at Double Oak — 11 a.m, Double Oak Vineyards and Winery, 14510 Blind Shady Rd, Nevada City. Wine tasting, tours & picnicking. Open Saturdays 11 – 5. (Open other days by appointment.) For more information, directions & a map, go to http://www.doubleoakwinery.com.
Oktoberfest — 3 p.m, Pioneer Park, Nimrod Street, Nevada City. Fall is around the corner, so get ready to celebrate by raising a mug at the upcoming OKTOBERFEST in Nevada City at Pioneer Park on October 10th from 3-7 pm. The event will feature pours by local breweries and live entertainment. German food plates will be available. Entry fee is $10 (advance tickets), or $15 at the door. Beer is $2.00 a glass. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy the evenings entertainment. The proceeds benefit the KARE Crisis Nursery, a local non-profit which provides emergency and respite care as well as supervised visits for families with young children who fall on hard times. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com (in the menu type Oktoberfest in Nevada City and place your order), or by calling KARE at 530-265-0693. For more information: email@example.com, or 530-265-0693..
Oktoberfest in Nevada City — 3:00 pm, Nevada City, Ca Pioneer Park, 421 Nimrod St, Nevada City. Celebrate fall by raising a mug at the upcoming OKTOBERFEST in Nevada City at Pioneer Park on October 10th from 3-7 pm. The event will feature pours by local breweries, German food plates, and dessert pies by An Honest Pie. German country folkdancing and lessons will be presented by the Alpine Dancers (of Penn Valley), accompanied by Hannebrink Duo. This will be followed by the raucous sounds of Road Test Banda great kick of your shoes and get up and dance band. Also featured is a German motorcycle exhibit old and new. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. The proceeds benefit the KARE Crisis Nursery, a local non-profit which provides emergency and respite care as well as supervised visits for families with young children who fall on hard times. Tickets are available through Eventbright.com (under Oktoberfest in Nevada City). For more information, see karecrisisnursery.org, or call 530 265 0693..
Yuba Rio Hot Club — 6:30 p.m, California Organics Cafe, 135 Argall Way, Nevada City. Yuba Rio Hot Club returns to California Organics with more of their fantastic hot swingin’ Gypsy Jazz and cool Brazilian Bossa Nova.. (530) 265-9392
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater — 6:30 pm, 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. Murder Mystery Dinner is back! The theme is’ Lake of the crimes 2 The Real Estate Wars’ Seating at 6:30pm, dinner and show starts at 7pm. You can even play a role! $49.95 per person. Call 530-205-9513 to reserve your seats…. 530-273-3600
Mary Poppins — 7:30 p.m., The State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Placer Community Theater presents one of Broadways best-loved family musicals at 7:30 p.m Oct. 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24. 2 p.m. matinee performances Oct. 11, 17, 18 & 24. Tickets and information at http://www.placertheater.org.
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 St., 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. Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Reservations are not taken. Just show up at the departure location. Admission: $10. $5 for children 12 and under. Children 5 and under are admitted free. 530-265-6877
Solid Gold Express — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial St., Nevada. See Friday’s listing.
SUNDAY, Oct. 11
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. Song books provided.
Fall Colors Trek — 10 a.m, Hirschman Trail Head, 115 Cement Hill Rd, Nevada City. Join Bear Yuba Land Trust on a short jaunt on the Hirschman Trail located only a mile from downtown Nevada City. Hirschman Trailhead is located off of Cement Hill Rd, directly across the road from the Wayne Brown Correctional facility at the Eric Rood Government Center.
Nevada County Coloring Club — 11 a.m, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. Local Artist Lenka Vodicka leads the club, 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. Ticketing fees may apply.
Wine Tasting — 12 p.m., Naggiar Vineyards and Winery, 18125 Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley. Hours: Fridays & Saturdays from 12 to 9 p.m. with live music 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. 530-268-9059
Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle — 1 p.m., Sierra Cinemas, 840-C East Main St., Grass Valley. Music Adolphe Adam Choreography Yuri Grigorovich. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.
Climbing For Wildlife! — 1 p.m., On Course Inc. Ropes Course, Grass Valley. Educational and Fun for all ages kids and adults!. 530-320-2566
1940s Hit Parade Dance Party with 17-Piece Orchestra — 1:30 pm, Grass Valley Elks Lodge, 109 So. School St., Grass Valley. 17 Piece Orchestra playing classic hits from Glenn Miller to Woody Herman. Dance Lessons at 1:30. Music starts at 2 p.m.
Mary Poppins — 2 p.m., Historic State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. see Saturday’s listing.
Martin Sexton — 7:30 p.m., Center for The Arts, 314 W Main St., Grass Valley. See more at: http://thecenterforthearts.org/martin-sexton-3/#sthash.xA0rlI3b.dpuf.
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. Admission is $10 and $5 for children age 12 and under. Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Reservations are not taken. Just show up at the departure location.
The Crucible — 2 p.m. LeGacy’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” closes this weekend at The Nevada Theatre. see Thursday’s listing.
MONDAY, OCT. 12
Nevada County Arts presents a conversation with successful actress, stand-up comic, and playwright Katie Rubin at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at the Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson St., in Grass Valley.
Katie’s presentation “The Real Life of a Working Writer/Performer,” is filled with stories and anecdotes from a 15-year career that has led to high praise from critics and a sustainable income for Katie.
Have you always wondered what it might be like to travel the country performing, to make your own schedule, to be self-employed and have no real “Boss” to speak of? Are you an actor or writer looking for insights about the realities of earning a living in the arts? Katie’s presentation will help you decide if the theater life is for you.
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Fall Days at Burton — 9 a.m., Burton Homestead, 16200 Lake Vera Road, Nevada City. Join Bear Yuba Land Trust for a mini camp session at Burton Homestead.
Traumatic Brain Injury Peer Support Group — 11 a.m., FREED Center for Independent Living, 2059 Nevada City Hwy, Suite 102, Grass Valley. Confidential peer support for those living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). FREED is hosting a friendly, peer-led, peer-support group meeting in a fully accessible space. Philosophic emphasis on Independent Living and voluntary skills-sharing. For more information call Manda at (530) 477-3333 x204.
Palestinian Christians Speak Out — 12 p.m, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Mountains, 246 South Church St., Grass Valley. Palestinian refugees Shadia Sbait and Ameer Toume, whose Galilee village of Iqrit was demolished by the Israeli army on Christmas of 1951, will tell of their ongoing legal campaign to return, visit with Pope Francis, and events at the surviving church. The event is sponsored by the Nevada County Palestine-Israel Working Group. Refreshments will be served. The event is free, but donations will be appreciated.. (530) 274-1519
Pint Night at the Square!!!! — 6 p.m., 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. 530-273-3600
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Fall Days at Burton — 9 a.m, Burton Homestead, 16200 Lake Vera Road, Nevada City. Join Bear Yuba Land Trust for a mini camp session at Burton Homestead. During our fall mini camp we will offer different themes each day. Campers may register for 1, 2 or all 3 days! Burton Homestead has been an outdoor classroom for hundreds of local children. It has a diverse eco-system throughout the 38 acres. The property has a rich history and has been our summer camp site for many seasons..
Bible Study Fellowship — 9 a.m., Calvary Bible Church, 11481 State Highway 174, Grass Valley. Bible study of the book of Revelation..
Jazz Jam at the National Hotel — 6:30 p.m., The National Hotel Lobby, 211 Broad St., Nevada City. The twice-monthly Jazz Jam is happening in the lounge of the National Hotel in Nevada City on Wednesday from 6:30 9:30 p.m. Bring charts for the house band for a couple tunes.
The Goonies — 7 p.m., Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill St., Grass Valley. October Freak Out! Bringing the 80’s Back to Del Oro Theatre. The second movie in the series is The Goonies (1985) on Oct.14, a classic adventure story that stars Josh Brolin, Sean Astin and Corey Feldman. In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate’s ancient treasure..
Salsa Dance Party — 7 p.m., The Stonehouse Brewery, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City. No partner, No experience needed. Stonehouse is located at 107 Sacramento Street, Nevada City.
Tannahill Weavers — 7:30 p.m., Historic State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland‘s premier traditional bands.
Karaoke at the Square! — 151 Union Square, 151 Mill St., Grass Valley. 530-273-3600.
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