Sierra Stages presents ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ — 7 p.m., Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, 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 beguiling 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, http://www.SierraStages.org.
The American Nurse — 7 p.m., Auburn State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. THE AMERICAN NURSE is a film that explores some of the biggest issues facing America – aging, war, poverty, prisons – through the work and lives of nurses. It is an examination of real people that will change how we think about nurses and how we wrestle with the challenges of healing America.
The Palestine Film Series presents On the Side of the Road — 7 p.m., The Open Book, 671 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley. Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees. She follows the transformation of Israeli veterans trying to uncover their denial of the war that changed the region forever. Tarachansky then turns the camera on herself and travels back to her settlement where that historical erasure gave birth to a new generation, blind and isolated from its surroundings. Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters will be serving food and drinks during the event. National Theatre Live – The Deep Blue Sea — 7:15 p.m., Sierra Cinemas, 840-C East Main Street, Grass Valley. The new season of National Theatre Live continues this week with the classic drama by Terrence Rattigan, The Deep Blue Sea. Starring Helen McCrory in one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama, the play is a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Shows Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:15 p.m. and again Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m.
Artist Reception — 4:00 pm, Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St, Nevada City. Gene Crowe, photographer, Artist of the Month for October, opening reception.
Interfaith Food Ministry Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser — 5 p.m., Paulette’s Country Kitchen, 875 Sutton Way, Grass Valley. Once again, Paulette’s Country Kitchen is opening their doors to support Interfaith Food Ministry. On Friday, Oct. 7, Paulette’s is hosting IFM’s annual Spaghetti Fundraising Dinner. From 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $10.00 and can be purchased from Paulette’s or from an IFM representative in advance or at the door. Price includes salad and bread. Drinks and desserts are extra. All proceeds will support Interfaith Food Ministry in Feeding Families, Fueling Hope by providing meals to those struggling with food insecurity.
Mount St Mary’s Annual Hoe Down — 5 p.m., Mount St Mary’s, 400 S Church St, Grass Valley. MSM Hoe Down Friday , Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. Chili Tasting/Games from 5-6:15, dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Live Auction and Dancing to Follo. Dinner includes Pulled Pork Sandwich, Coleslaw, Salad, and Mac & Cheese. Kids Meals available.
The Classic on Friday night — 6 p.m., Nevada City Classic Cafe, 216 Broad St, Nevada City. The Classic Cafe offers a Friday night of community celebration featuring Beaucoup Chapeaux for music and dancing along with Geneviev’s tapas and wine. For all ages.
Parents Night Out — 6:30 pm, Gold Country Gymnastics, 900 Golden Gate Terrace, Grass Valley. Parents Night Out allows you parents to make plans for yourself and leave the kids with us. We feed them dinner & dessert, play games with them and let them run ALL of their energy out. They have the option of doing crafts or watching movies also. So plan yourself a carefree night out and leave the kids with us. 530-273-3680
Grateful Dead fun with the China Cats & Saints of Circumstance — 7 p.m., Auburn Events Center, 145 Elm Ave., Auburn. Come out to the ‘Foothill Fillmore’ To celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead with one of the most recognized interpreters of the music around. The China Cats from Santa Cruz have been honing their skills for decades, playing venues and festivals across the west. The Foothill Fillmore (aka the Auburn Event Center) is the perfect venue to participate in the fun – Opening will be the Saints of Circumstance ‘Stripped’ playing some tunes ‘semi-acoustic.’ Tix at Yabobo, Clock Tower Records, Dimple Records, Cherry Records, Tribal Weaver & online @ http://www.keepsmilinpromotions.com 21+ – ID Required No Mean People -.
The Carlo Aonzo Trio — 7:30 p.m., The Open Book, 671 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley. The Carlo Aonzo Trio is playing a show at the Open Book on Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. with opening act the Reno Swing Set warming things up. The tunes will flow along with coffee and other refreshments at 671 Maltman Drive in Grass Valley. Aonzo, an international performer, teacher and mandolin scholar, says his trios latest album, A Mandolin Journey, is the outcome of a long and intense work of historical research and musical arrangements. Together with my travel companions, Lorenzo Piccone and Luciano Puppo, we followed the call of the mandolins eight strings, which took us from their origins in Naples to an adventure around the world. We started from the Italian roots of the mandolina strong iconic symbol of Italy in the worldand we explored its wide repertoire, attaining, through new atmospheres and sonorities, a rich mixture of culture and tradition, which are extremely important to the music of our country. Following the mandolins tracks in search of fortune towards the Americas, we unearthed musical scores and different ways of approaching the instrument, thus creating an itinerary ranging from classical music to folk, choro, jazz and more. With this project we present the Italian mandolins journey in its various traditional, renewed and reinvented aspects: a modern melting pot of music and culture. Opening act the Reno Swing Set is an acoustic band with guitar, mandolin, upright base and horns, playing swing tunes, celtic, gypsy jazz, blues and bluegrass. Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters will be serving food and drinks during the event.
Haunted Grass Valley — 7:30 p.m., Departing from the steps of the Grass Valley Library, 207 Mill Street, Grass Valley. An historical walking tour exploring the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said still to reside among us. Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and under. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Admission fee is paid at the tour location. Reservations are not taken. Guests need merely to show up at the tour location at the time of the tour. Further information please call 265-6877. Email: email@example.com Website: http://hauntedisles.com/walking%20tours.html.
Star Party At Bridgeport — 7:30 p.m., South Yuba River State Park, Pleasant Valley Rd., Penn Valley. Time: From 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Where: North parking lot at South Yuba River State Historic Park. An up-close look at our neighbors in the sky. The Nevada County Astronomy Club will be setting up their telescopes for you to see planets, galaxies, star clusters, double stars, and nebula. Highlights include Saturn and Andromeda Galaxy Suggestions to Bring: Warm clothes, a chair, snacks, water, cellphone with Night Sky App. What not to Bring: Alcohol and glass are prohibited, red light flashlights only within the telescope arena. Call this number the night prior to event for potential cloudy sky cancellation notice: 530-432-2546 Free Admission and Free Parking This event brought to you by: California State Parks & Nevada County Astronomers.
Sierra Stages presents ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ — 8 p.m., Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley. See Thursday’s listing.
Revolution! — 8 p.m., Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. LeGacy presents a live music celebration of the musical revelution of the late 1960’s. Sue LeGate Halford heads up a show featuring a band consisting of Jonathan Lyerly, Dave Halford, Larry Casserly and John Basa (special guest Mihran Bobson on drums closing weekend), and is joined on vocals by Karel Hendee. Music from Woodstock (Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Melanie, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and others) plus an infusion from the California scene (Mamas and Papas, We Five, and more!) Tickets are $20 in advance, available at the BookSeller, Harmony Books, online at legacypresents.com or by calling (530) 268 5419. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through October 8th, one Sunday matinee, Oct. 9.
DiLuca’s International Pizza and Song — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial Street, Nevada City. Fun and music abound as the latest generation of the DiLuca family welcomes old friends to a sixty year reunion at their international pizzeria in Hanford, CA 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 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, joined by relative OBS newcomers Jay Barker (Songbird Christmas 2015) and Kenny Miele (Dress Rehearsal 2016). Music includes old 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 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 9. For further information or for show reservations, please call Off Broadstreet at (530) 265-8686, visit the Off Broadstreet website at http://www.offbroadstreet.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org..
Auburn Air Fair- Uniting Generations — 8 a.m., Auburn Airport, 13666 New Airport Rd, Auburn. Auburn Air Fair 2016- Uniting Generations Often referred to as Thunder in the Sky The biennial Auburn Air Fair is being produced by a new committee of volunteers. The date of the event is Saturday, Oct. 8, with gates opening at 8 a.m. and opening ceremonies held at 10 a.m. Kids 10 and under are free and so is the parking. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Pancake breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. – 10 a.m. benefiting a local charity.
Nevada County Certified Growers Market — 8:30 a.m., Historic North Star House, 12075 Auburn Rd., Grass Valley. 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 fresh 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 http://www.growersmarket.com for more info.
2016 Take A Kid (& Mom) Mtn. Biking and Bike Safety Rodeo — 9 a.m., Lyman-Gilmore 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 going through our bike 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. Bike, helmet, completed waiver required. Cost is $5 per rider. Video, details, and complete Doodle Poll survey to sign-up at: ybonc.org/events/bike-safety-rodeo/ or http://www.facebook/ybonc. 530-274-8645
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County Shredding Event — 10 a.m., Seven Hills Business District, Argall Way, Nevada City. Have too much paper? Time to clean out? Fall cleaning, shredding event. Bring your unwanted papers to get professionally shredded and discarded. $10 a banker’s box donation, proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe If you have papers to be shredded and cant be there on 10/8/16 please either give us a call at (530) 265-2059 or email & we can arrange to get them earily to be securely stored until they are professionally shredded on Oct. 8.
Newcastle Art Studio Tour — 10 a.m., Artlandish Studios, 21 Taylor Road, NewcastleNewcastle. An Art Studio Tour allows you to visit 27 artists at 10 different studios. See where they create and learn more about art. Buy directly from the artists. Pick up a map at Artlandish Studios the day of the event or visit us on Facebook for maps and listed artists: https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleArtStudiosTour/.
The Curious Forge Makerspace Open Arts Studio Tour — 10 a.m., The Curious Forge, 12400 Loma Rica Drive #5, Grass Valley. We are excited to announce The Curious Forge Makerspace will be participating in The Center For The Arts Open Studio Tour this October. Please come by the Forge and meet our makers, peruse our art, and see what the Curious Forge is all about. This is an opportunity to see various forms of art, and the creative possibilities the Forge has to offer. Art projects for viewing will include Jewelry, Painting, Metal Art, Ceramics, Leather Work, Wood projects, Mosaics, 3D Printing Projects, and more. We look forward to meeting you at The Curious Forge Makerspace.
Oktoberfest in Nevada City — 3 p.m., Pioneer Park, Nimrod Street, Nevada City. The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest in Nevada City features local Breweries, including the ‘Ol Republic Brewery, $2 beers, German food, German/American Folk Dancers, Music and a vintage motorcycle show. Come celebrate fall beneath the beautiful trees while helping support the KARE Crisis Nursery, a local nonprofit that provides emergency and respite care to the young children of families who are experiencing a crisis or emergency situation. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Call: 530-265-0693 or go to Eventbrite.com to get yours now! Visit our website at http://www.karecrisisnursery.org.
Sierra Stages presents ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ — 8 p.m., Off Center Stage, 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley. See Thurday’s listing.
Revolution! — 8 p.m., Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. See Friday’s listing
DiLuca’s International Pizza and Song — 8:15 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial Street, Nevada. See Friday’s listing.
Justin Ancheta and Friends — 9 p.m., Crazy Horse Saloon and Grill, 230 Commercial St, Nevada City. Justin Ancheta and friends live at Crazy Horse Saloon. World, funk, roots, dance. Local rhythm world funksters rise up from the Bay Area, returning to their homeland for this night of dance, Justin Ancheta (Justin Ancheta Band, Honey of the Heart, Cradle Duende) will be joined by musical collaborators: Jesse Weber (Percussionist- Strike Iron), Maren Metke (Vocals- Honeysweet, Power of 12, Blackbird Jazz, Honey of the Heart) and Garcia Scammon (Sax- FinkFankFunk, Frobeck). They bring together exotic world sounds with some heavy doses of funk and reggae. Lacing socially-conscious lyrics with horn, voice and guitar melodies over a steady foundation of percussion. Locally acclaimed, Justin has played venues such as the Independent, Slims, Yoshis, and the Great American Music Hal, playing more than a decade of shows and touring (from Barcelona to Hawaii). The crew has shared the stage with The Wailers, Joan Baez, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Charles Neville, Taj Mahal, Rising Appalachia, Dr. John, Allan Toissant and many more musical luminaries. Contact: Soul Graffiti Booking @ (530)-305-9819 email: email@example.com. 530-265-4000
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 goofy prizes, surprises – and a selection of drinks and snacks for sale in the Dollar Cafe.
Newcastle Art Studio Tour — 10 a.m., Artlandish Studios, 21 Taylor Road, NewcastleNewcastle. See Saturday’s listing.
The Curious Forge Makerspace Open Arts Studio Tour — 10 a.m., The Curious Forge, 12400 Loma Rica Drive #5, Grass Valley. See Saturday’s listing.
Autumn Shindig Harvest Festival — 11:30 a.m., North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City. The Autumn Shindig Harvest Festival is a free family event from 11:30 a.m. until dusk on Oct 9. This year’s festival features live music with the Ruckrich Family Band, Gary Logan and Moss Quaglia, local crafts, old fashioned games for kids and adults alike including a tug-of-peace, and pie making and jack-o-lantern contests. Volunteers will be serving stew with locally sourced ingredients donated by area businesses as well as cold drinks, cotton candy and pies at the sugar shack throughout the day.
Local Organizations and Volunteers Event — 12 p.m., LOVE Building in Condon Park, 660 Minnie Street, Grass Valley. Nevada County is a special place and at its heart is the spirit of community building, cooperation and good works. So many people are looking for a place to make a positive impact locally and don’t know where to turn. This inaugural event is being organized by the Nevada County Progressive Alliance and the Nevada County Peace and Justice Center to introduce residents to community organizations. Individuals can pair their talents and positive energy to volunteer positions. (530) 478-0755
LOVE Event, Nonprofit Volunteer Fair — 12 p.m., LOVE Building in Condon Park, 660 Minnie Street, Grass Valley. L.O.V.E. Local Organizations Volunteer Event. Nevada County is a special place and at its heart is the spirit of community building, cooperation and good works. Many people are looking for a place to feel connected and make a positive impact locally. This event is being organized by the Nevada County Progressive Alliance and the Nevada County Peace and Justice Center to introduce residents to community organizations. Nonprofits (30+) will be tabling and offering attendees opportunities to get involved in making a difference in our community. Individuals can pair their talents and positive energy to volunteer positions. Join us and find a place where YOU can make a difference. There will be food trucks on site and music. Free admission.. (530) 478-0755
Climbing for Wildlife — 1 p.m., On Course Inc. Ropes Course, , Grass Valley. Climb and swing among the trees while supporting a great organization helping orphaned and injured wildlife. (Youth under 18 must have adult present) Advance Tickets $30 or $35 Day Of Climbing for Wildlife Oct. 9 1-5 p.m. Meet some of the Wildlife Rehabilitation & Release wildlife ambassadors – owls, hawks, bats & snakes Educational and for all ages! Tickets by Reservation Only – Contact Beth at WRnR2Beth@gmail.com or 530-320-2566 For more information about either event, or http://www.cawildlife911.org , OnCourseRopes@gmail.com. 530-320-2566
DiLuca’s International Pizza and Song — 2 p.m., Off Broadstreet Cabaret Dessert Theatre, 305 Commercial Street, Nevada. See Friday’s listing.
Revolution! — 2 p.m., Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. See Friday’s listing.
Auburn Winds Concert — 3 p.m., Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Auburn Winds presents an Americana themed concert with selections by American composers an Sunday, at 3 p.m. Admission is free, with tax-deductible donations accepted. Pieces from a variety of musical genres will be performed. The concert highlight, The Great Locomotive Chase, accompanies a full-screen video of the 1926 silent comedy film, The General. For more informarion, visit http://www.auburnwinds.org.
Sing a Cappella for the Holidays! — 6:30 p.m., Parkside Church, 3885 Richardson dr, Auburn. Sing and perform a cappella with Sierra Gold, a women’s non-secular chorus. Attend 8 Monday evening rehearsals beginning Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m., and learn a few holiday songs, then perform with us in our annual show on Dec. 10. This event is open to all women, regardless of age or prior singing experience. All vocal ranges welcome. $10 materials fee, refundable upon return of music and learning tracks. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or register for the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1021607464626889/. 530-823-9911
Wooden Bowl Turning Workshop — 5 p.m., The Curious Forge Makerspace, 12400 Loma Rica #5, Grass Valley. Wood Turning Class offered at the Curious Forge Maker Space in Grass Valley Oct. 11 5-9 p.m. or email to schedule a class that fits into your schedule. Beginner and Intermediate levels welcome. All tools and wood provided. This is a Hands-On bowl making class students will bring home a one-of-a-kind Bowl. Take advantage of this one-on-one class New option: If you have a crazy schedule, email us to arrange a private class. email: email@example.com. Non-Members $80 / Members $68, $25 Material Fee due at class register for this class on our website: thecuriousforge.or.
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 fun 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.
Award-Winning Documentary, EXPOSEDThe USDAs Secret War on Wildlife — 7 p.m., Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St, Auburn. Wildlife Services is a federal agency that has been criticized for unacceptable and excessive wildlife killing. Recent research findings indicate that lethal control of predators should be suspended until scientific standards are met. After a brief discussion of local issues, the Sierra Club Placer Group will show the award-winning documentary (31 min), EXPOSED The USDAs Secret War on Wildlife, which sheds light on questionable Wildlife Services activities. The meeting and film viewing are free and open to the public. Contact: (916) 652-7005. (530) 886-4500
National Theatre Live – The Deep Blue Sea — 3:30 p.m., Sierra Cinemas, 840-C East Main Street, Grass Valley. The new season of National Theatre Live continues this week with the classic drama by Terrence Rattigan, The Deep Blue Sea. Starring Helen McCrory, the play is a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Shows Thursday at 7:15 p.m. and again Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m…
Reality Bites — 7 p.m., Del Oro Theater, 165 Milll Street, grass valley. Every Wednesday night in October at 7 p.m. to celebrate Winona Ryder on the big screen. Reality Bites (1994), Rated PG-13, 1:45. A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Gen X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston. 5302722298
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