Best Bets for Tonight: March 19, 2010 |

Best Bets for Tonight: March 19, 2010

Belly dancing

An exotic evening of live music and belly dancing, featuring popular Middle Eastern musicians Helm. Greek food will be served. Reservations recommended. Dinner starts at 5 p.m., dance and music begins at 7 p.m. Washington Hotel and Cafe, in the town of Washington, east of Nevada City off Highway 20. Call (530) 265-1990 or (530) 265-4364.

Barbara Lynn and Ocean’s 3

Roger Shimoff on bass, John Basa on drums, Bill Taylor on piano, with special guest Bob Chapman on sax and Barbara Lynn singing jazz standards. 7 p.m., Holbrooke Hotel, Grass Valley. Call (530) 273-1353 or visit

“Snow Falling on Cedars”

Presented by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS). The stage adaptation, by Kevin McKeon, based on the best-selling novel by David Guterson. A compelling story of enduring love, cultural conflicts and the search for truth. $12 preview admission. 8 p.m., Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City. Call (530) 265-2990 or visit

Swing dance

Part of a series of four Friday night swing dances. Featuring food and drinks, with a swing lesson before the dance. No partner needed. 8 p.m., Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters, 671 Maltman Dr., Grass Valley. Call (530) 477-5282 or (530) 274-3565.

“Ram Dass: Fierce Grace”

From Spiritual Cinema series. Ram Dass has been a spiritual guru and inspirational author and lecturer since the early 1970’s. A glimpse into the process of learning that never ends. Donations accepted. 7 p.m., 119 Florence Ave., Grass Valley. Call (530) 274-1018 or visit

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