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Due to a scheduling conflict, Garbeau’s Dinner Theatre has moved its benefit for Off Broadstreet theater back one week.

The benefit was set for April 13, but will now be Friday, April 19.

Garbeau’s is doing the benefit because Off Broadstreet’s venue was destroyed by the downtown Nevada City fire on March 20. Garbeau’s staff never met OBS representatives before, but wanted to help another theater group.

Ruth Schultz, the Rancho Cordova theater company’s benefit coordinator, met with OBS representatives for the first time last week when she delivered flyers to them.

Admission to the benefit is $34, which includes dinner and the show. Of each ticket sold, $12.50 will go to OBS. Dinner is at 6 p.m., the show is at 8 p.m.

Garbeau’s is at 12401 Folsom Blvd. The reservation number is (916) 985-6361.

OBS’ “Angry Housewives,” which was halted two weeks into its run by the fire, reopens Friday and continues every weekend in April, plus April 11 and 18, at the City Centre Playhouse, 127-A Bank St. in Grass Valley.

The benefit date change was designed to make it easier for Nevada County residents to support both the Rancho Cordova effort and Nevada County’s grassroots benefit, “Taking Care of Our Own,” at Miners Foundry Cultural Center on April 14.

The April 14 benefit will raise funds for the Nevada City Fire Relief Fund, which will go to all employees, musicians, artists and actors affected by the recent fire.

For information about that benefit, call the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 265-2692 or the Nevada County Arts Council at 271-5955.

DeadBeats performing consecutive weekends

The DeadBeats will headline this Friday and Saturday at the Colonial Theater in Sacramento.

San Francisco’s Fact or Fiction opens Friday, and Ten Ton Chicken opens Saturday.

The Colonial Theater is at 3522 Stockton Blvd.

For those Nevada County residents who don’t want to drive to the capital city, the Grateful Dead cover band will perform again the next Friday (April 12) in Nevada City. The DeadBeats will perform its annual spring dance party at Miners Foundry beginning at 8 p.m.

Call the DeadBeats at 478-6307 for more information.

– Carol Feineman

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