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9.january

A Jewish film series will be presented by and at the Congregation B’nai Harim of Grass Valley, 7 p.m. The films are “Victory at Entebbe,” Jan. 9; “The Chosen,” Jan. 16; and “Gentleman’s Agreement,” Jan. 23. Each film will be preceded by a short introduction and viewing guide, and followed by a free flowing discussion. 506 Walsh St. 477-0922.



Winter Open Mic Series with music or poetry takes place at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. $2-cover. 265-2826.




African Dance Class-Congolese Style meets weekly from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St., Grass Valley. Drumming led by Kit Bailey and dance led by Cai Sorlien. $7

Big Fish, Small Pond performs originals, jazz standards, and contemporary music at Kirby’s Creekside, 101 Broad St., Nevada City from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.

Terry Leon & The Mustangs perform high energy rockin’ country music at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 8-11 p.m. No cover. 265-0116.

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10.january

Nevada County Composers Cooperative “Meet the Composers Series” features W. Jay Sydeman’s Violin Duos performed by Nancy Hill and Zach Zyskowski at 7 p.m., Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St. $10. 478-0983.

Tours of the Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House take place at 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, 10 a.m. sharp. Visit an authentic replica of a 19th century gentleman’s stable. Free. 265-8778.

Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival takes place tonight and Saturday at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. Award-winning films from all over the world will be shown. Speakers and parties will round out the event. Tickets $5-$30. 265-5961 ext. 201.

Dennis Early performs at the historic National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m-1 a.m. No cover. 265-4551.

Karaoke hosted by Doug Jensen continues at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.

Reggie Hall plays classic rock and country hits for dancing at The Tack Room in Penn Valley, 9 p.m-1 a.m. No cover. 432-1126.

Valerie Lowe performs original songs and covers at Earth Song in Nevada City, 6-9 p.m. No cover. 265-8025.

Cafe Libros a teen-friendly library program for teens ages 13-18 takes place at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Program will be the local hardcore/metal band, Datura. Free pizza and soda. No cover. 265-1538.

International folk dancing takes place at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Nevada City. Dance lessons 8-9 p.m. dancing until 10:30 p.m. Visitors and beginners welcome. Nominal donation. 272-2149.

The Buddy Craig Band performs psychobilly slam grass from 9:30 p.m to 1 a.m. at Cooper’s, 235 Commercial St., Nevada City. $3 cover. 265-0116.

Ray Of Light will perform original acoustic music from 7 to 9 p.m. at WallStreet Cafe, 114 W. Main St., Grass Valley. No cover. 274-2411.

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11.january

Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery tours of the barrel aging cave, wineyard and winery from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery, 11179 Gibson Drive in Grass Valley. Free. 477-8277.

Tours of the Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House take place at 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, 10 a.m. sharp. Visit an authentic replica of a 19th century gentleman’s stable. Free. 265-8778.

Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival takes place Saturday at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. Award-winning films from all over the world will be shown. Speakers and parties will round out the event. Tickets $5-$30. 265-5961 ext. 201.

Dennis Early performs at the historic National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m-1 a.m. No cover. 265-4551.

Karaoke hosted by Doug Jensen continues at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.

Reggie Hall plays classic rock and country hits for dancing at The Tack Room in Penn Valley, 9 p.m-1 a.m. No cover. 432-1126.

Tom MacDonald performs original jazz, pop classics and more at Earth Song in Nevada City, 6-9 p.m. No cover. 265-8025.

Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tours followed by tasting of the estate grown and produced wines noon to 5 p.m. at Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.

Jaime Jorge performs a Christian concert at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Grass Valley, 5:30 p.m. The concert will feature music ranging from favorite hymns to contemporary praise songs. Free. 477-5017.

Swing 2003 a smoke and alcohol free event for all ages at St. Joseph’s Hall in Grass Valley. Beginning dance lessons, 7-8 p.m., DJ dancing 8-11 p.m. Tickets $10-lessons and dance, $6-dance only. 478-0887 or 272-4725.

Tour of Nevada City Winery takes place at 321 Spring St. in Nevada City, 11:30 a.m. sharp. Antique corkscrew collection on display. Free. 265-9463.

Boomshanka from the Bay Area performs funk and R&B from 9:30 p.m to 1 a.m. at Coopers, 235 Commercial St., Nevada City. $3 cover. 265-0116.

Ray Of Light will perform original acoustic music from 7 to 9 p.m. at WallStreet Cafe, 114 W. Main St., Grass Valley. No cover. 274-2411.

sun

12.january

Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery tours of the barrel aging cave, wineyard and winery from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery, 11179 Gibson Drive in Grass Valley. Free. 477-8277.

Cool Heat performs smooth jazz and light rock at Kirby’s Creekside in Nevada City, 7-10 p.m. Featuring vocalist Dayna Jones, Michael Gregory on guitar and vocals, Bob Chapman on sax, Dr. Bob Villwock on bass and John Basa on drums. No cover. 265-3445.

Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers perform front-porch bluegrass from 10 a.m.-noon at the Rough and Ready Opry Palace, across from the Rough and Ready Market between the wedding chapel and the blacksmith’s shop in Rough and Ready. Bring your own chair. Free. 432-1501.

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13.january

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14.january

Ballroom dance lessons Fox trot, waltz, swing and Latin dances, 1-3 p.m., Grass Valley Senior Center, Gate 2. Singles and couples welcome. Beginners welcome. All ages welcome. $3-members, $4-non members. 273-4961.

African Dance Class-West African Style meets weekly from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St., Grass Valley. Dance led by Sarah Keller. $7.

Paul Kamm plays folk originals, covers and more from 7 to 11 p.m at Cooper’s, 235 Commercial St., Nevada City. No cover. 265-0116.

wed

15.january

Sole-2-Soul performs a world beat and tribal dance at the Center of the Arts in Grass Valley, 7-10 p.m. Celebrate global life and love with movement and breathe featuring a wide variety of earth based positive spin music. All ages welcome. Adults need to accompany children. $5-cover. 263-4589.

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16.january

Big Fish, Small Pond performs originals, jazz standards, and contemporary music at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 8-11 p.m. No cover. 265-0116.

A Jewish film series will be presented by and at the Congregation B’nai Harim of Grass Valley, 7 p.m. The films are “Victory at Entebbe,” Jan. 9; “The Chosen,” Jan. 16; and “Gentleman’s Agreement,” Jan. 23. Each film will be preceded by a short introduction and viewing guide, and followed by a free flowing discussion. 506 Walsh St. 477-0922.

fri

17.january

“The Love Suicides at Sonezaki” will be performed by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Performances Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. “The Love Suicides at Sonezaki” is written by Chikamatsu Monzaemon. A classic Japanese tragedy on eternal love, incorporating the essence of traditional Japanese theatre, including Kabuki, Noh, and Butoh. Actors create an intercultural experience, a fusion of techniques. Tickets $13 general in advance, $15 general at the door. 274-1538.

The Nevada County Poetry Series’ annual Fund-raiser featuring Quincy Troupe at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Tickets $8-advance, $10-door, $5-seniors and students. 432-8196 or 274-8483.

Tours of the Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House take place at 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, 10 a.m. sharp. Visit an authentic replica of a 19th century gentleman’s stable. Free. 265-8778.

Gracie MacKenzie performs folk laced originals and covers at Earth Song in Nevada City, 6-9 p.m. No cover. 265-8025.

Jimmi Accardi plays rock ‘n’ roll at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. 265-4551.

Karaoke hosted by Doug Jensen continues at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.

Reggie Hall plays classic rock and country hits for dancing at The Tack Room in Penn Valley, 9 p.m-1 a.m. No cover. 432-1126.

International folk dancing takes place at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Nevada City. Dance lessons 8-9 p.m. dancing until 10:30 p.m. Visitors and beginners welcome. Nominal donation. 272-2149.

Senior Citizen’s Foundation of Western Nevada County Dinner and dance, at the Grass Valley Senior Center. Doors open 5 p.m., entertainment by “The Strum Bums,” music by Rich Page and Wally Brooks. $12-per person. Reservations by Jan. 10, 273-4961.

The ChillBillys perform rockabilly and surf music at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. $3 cover. 265-0116.

art

listings

Alta Sierra Village Deli & Market, 11882 Tammy Way, Grass Valley: On display continuously are paintings by Marilyn Skeahan. View during business hours. 273-2093.

Cafe Mekka, 237 Commercial St., Nevada City: Original paintings by the Grass Valley Graphics Group is currently on display. View during business hours. 478-1517.

California Gold, 300 Broad St., Nevada City: Rare collection of 19 historic photographs of the corner of Broad and Pine streets in Nevada City from 1857 to 1948. View during business hours. 265-2352.

Carolines Hair & Nail Salon, 315 A Spring Street, Nevada City: Watercolors by Mary Thelander are currently on display. View during business hours. 470-9250.

Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley: “Art is For Giving” by the Grass Valley Graphics Group. Over 35 artists are participating in the show which features a range of works from monumental-sized canvasses by E.J. Gold to miniature pendants by S.L. Boyd; also alabaster sculpture by Claude Needham, mobiles by David Christie and ceramic jewelry by Denise Wey. Hours Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Citronee Bistro & Wine Bar, 320 Broad St., Nevada City: A set of platinum prints by Gregory Leupp are currently on display. View during business hours. 265-5697.

El Dorado Savings Bank, 124 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Portraits by Shaffers Originals and watercolors by Yoshi Suennen are on display continuously. View during business hours. 272-6671.

The Exchange at the Holbrooke, 214 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Original artwork by Mim Meakin, Gloria Beth, Loana Beeson,Jerry Murphy, Lew Toll, Phil Brown, Jane Wells and more. Pencil originals and prints by Marilyn Rose and examples of lithographs by Charles Mathis. Photography by Frank Francis, Gary Beam, Randy Silver and Leslie Elias.View during business hours Tuesdays-Sundays. Appointments available. 271-7372.

Gallery II, 419 Broad St., Nevada City: A special annual miniature show along with a large variety of other mediums produced by the artist members. Sculptures, glass creations, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, digital art, pastels, oil and watercolor paintings, printmaking, gouche and mixed medias, cards and books written by artists are on display . View during business hours. 470–9222.

Gallery Audacious, 14390 Idaho Maryland Road, Nevada City: On display indefinitely are bronze sculptures by Jeff Tritel and monumental stone (granite and marble) sculptures by Welton Rotz. Hours Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. 478-1075.

Indian Springs Vineyards, 303 Broad St., Nevada City: Transparent watercolor paintings by Norm Brown are currently on display. View during business hours . 478-1068.

Into Skin, 307 Spring St., Nevada City: Watermedia by Joye Cox on display continuously. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 478-1500.

Jerianne Van Dijk Gallery, 205 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Works in watercolor in an ongoing display viewed in artists studio/gallery. Open Fridays 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays noon-3 p.m.. 271-0676.

John O’Dell Realty, 123 Mill St., Grass Valley: On display continuously are photography scenes of Nevada County by Ron Q. Sanchez.View during business hours. 272-2613.

Julie Baker Fine Art, 120 N. Auburn St., Grass Valley: Second annual “Baker’s Dozen” featuring 13 works by 13 artists from Northern California and the East Coast through Jan. 11. View during business hours. 273-0910.

Kula Kula, 207 W. Main St., Grass Valley: On display continuously are original watercolors by Bonnie Skylark. View during business hours. 274-2229.

Larry & Lena’s Pizza and Grill, 15690 Johnson Place, Grass Valley: Work by members of the Gateway Artists is on display continuously. View during business hours. 272-1094.

Lilly Vigil Gallery, 214 Broad St., Nevada City: A collection of Native American art and jewelry is on display continuously. View during business hours. 265-5790.

The Magic Carpet, 408 Broad St., Nevada City: An on going exhibit “The Embroideries of Gujarat is currently on display. View during business hours.

Main Street Cafe, 213 W. Main St., Grass Valley: On display continuously are works by Pioneer Arts members Joye Cox, Millie Kimery, Mim Meakin, Diane Krage, Mary Thelander and Jane Welles. View during business hours. 477-6000.

Mostly Clay & Fine Crafts, 227 Broad St., Nevada City: Functional pottery, sculpture and clay jewelry are featured by over 40 local artists. Handmade furniture, jewelry, weavings, turned and hand-hewn wooden bowls, blown and slumped glass, as well as art books are also on display. Summer hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Hours are often extended on Friday and Saturday

evenings. 265-3535.

New York Hotel, 408 Broad St., Nevada City: On permanent display in the main hallway are 19th and 20th century black-and-white photographs of downtown Nevada City. 265-5193.

Northern Mines GoldWorks, 105 Mill St., Grass Valley: Impressionist landscapes in oil by Marilyn Rose are currently on display. View during business hours. 272-8843.

Posh Nosh Restaurant, 318 Broad St., Nevada City: Acrylic paintings on masonite by Ross Guy are on display continuously. View during business hours 265-6064.

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Outpatient Center, 155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley: Fine art by 20 Nevada County artists and photographers is on display continuously in the lobby and halls. View during business hours.

Tokis Fountain and Grill, 29375 State Highway 49, North San Juan: Ongoing display of Dutch Hunts gold, silver and stone jewelry, Charlene Welkers oil, watercolor and pastel paintings, LeAtha beaded jewelry and carved soapstones. View during business hours. 292-3344.

Tom’s Blue Ribbon Cafe, 124 Argall Way, Nevada City: On display continuously are photography scenes of Nevada County by Ron Q. Sanchez. View during business hours Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Thursday-Friday 5:3-8:30 p.m. 265-6640.

Walker’s Office Supply, 535 E. Main St., Grass Valley: Original reverse paintings, (painting on the back of glass) by Len Ackeret are currently on display. View during business hours. 273-2283.

The Willo, 16898 Highway 49, Nevada City: Paintings by John Rizo are on display indefinitely. View during business hours. 265-9902.

Western Visions, 408 Broad St., Nevada City: Fine art by Thomas Kinkade and local artist Keith Brown, and limited edition prints by others are on display. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. 265-6239.

museums

& exhibits

Empire Mine State Historic Park, 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley: The park offers tours of the Bourn Cottage and gardens, a mine history film and displays. There are also miles of hiking trails. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except Dec. 25). $1 for adults, children are free. 273-8522.

The Firehouse Museum, 214 Main St., Nevada City: The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The museum contains one of Nevada County’s best collections of 19th century memorabilia, a Chinese Joss House, Maidu Indian artifacts. The museum has been named as a Haunted House of California. Tours available. Sponsored by the Nevada County Historical Society, whose docents staff it. Free admission, but donations are requested. 265-5468.

Grass Valley Museum/St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St., Grass Valley: The museum – part of the old Mount St. Mary’s Convent and Academy – contains numerous displays related to early Grass Valley and Nevada County, including a re-created doctor’s office. Also featured is a restored classroom from the 1870s, and antique furniture and paintings are also displayed. Hours are 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays all year. Also at the center is an heirloom rose garden. Donations requested. For tours, call 273-5509.

Imaginarium Science Museum, 161 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City: The Imaginarium is an interactive science center featuring hands-on exhibits and activities in science, nature and technology for all ages. “Bugs and Butterflies in Our Backyard” exhibit will be on display through Nov. 10. Exhibit includes over 20 live displays of insects and spiders from Nevada County and around the world. Butterflies, crickets, beetles, scorpions and tarantulas are just a few to be seen. Over 100 additional displays show insects from the past and present. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. $5-adults $3-seniors and children 12 and under, children under 3 free. 478-6400.

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, located 26 miles NE of Nevada City. Take Hwy 49 to Tyler-Foote Crossing Road and drive 16 miles. The park features scenic hydraulic gold mining diggings, historic displays at the old mining town of North Bloomfield, and some of Nevada County’s best hiking trails. Camping, cabins, picnic tables and tours available. $2 car admission. 265-2740.

Miners’ Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City: Inside the historic foundry building, birthplace of the Pelton wheel, is an interpretive display about the state historic landmark’s history manufacturing metal products for the mines and other businesses. Outside are various mining tools and machinery, an ore car and a Pelton wheel. View during public events. Docent-led tours by request. Free. 265-5040.

Nevada County Courthouse, 201 Church St., Nevada City: The historic, award-winning art deco government building contains several intriguing collections, including a display of rare firearms, the Heritage of Gold Gold Rush era exhibit, state fair trophies and the Wallace M. Gordon heirlooms. View 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Nevada County Video History Museum, Memorial Park, Grass Valley: Features exhibits on the Narrow Gauge Railroad, the Chinese in Nevada County, pottery, dresses, WWI memorabilia, antique telephones, Nisenan/Maidu Indian artifacts, first firehouse bell, and historical videos and screening room. Museum is closed until May 1. Donations requested. 268-2505.

North Star Mining Museum, Allison Ranch Road, Grass Valley. The museum contains a display of mining equipment including a 30 foot Pelton wheel, shaker table, dynamite packing machine and Cornish pump. Docent available for tours, picnic area available. The museum is closed for the winter until May 1. Tours are available by appointment only. Donations requested. 265-6044.

Pacific Library, 416 Washington St., Grass Valley: The library contains books on history, science and oriental botanicals. Private library open to the public Monday-Friday, 2-4 p.m. 272-5154.

Searls Historical Library, 214 Church St., Nevada City: The library contains a few historic artifacts, but is an important repository of county genealogical records, maps, photos and information on the people, mines, businesses and residences of the 1850s-present. Staffed by volunteers under the auspices of the Nevada County Historical Society. Open 1-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 265-5910.

Teddy Bear Castle Museum, 203 S. Pine St., Nevada City: About 2,000 Teddy Bears are on display with memorabilia, craft, souvenirs, miniatures, art and local artifacts gathered over the last 35 years by The American Victorian Museum. Open Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment. 265-5804.

Underground Gold Miners Museum, Sixteen to One Mine, 356 Main St., Alleghany. Visit the Underground Gold Miners Museum and discover the history of hard rock mining and the Alleghany Mining District. Relive recent discoveries of gold through a video. Examine crystalline gold specimens and world-renowned gold-laced quartz jewelry. Museum hours Open May through October. Weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays through Fridays by request. Reservations (530) 287-3330.

nevada

nightlife

Eldorado, (Reno) Left of Center, Jan. 20-26, Shane Dwight Blues Band, through Jan. 12, Steel Breeze, Jan. 13-19, Flying Blind, Jan. 31-Feb. 1. 800-648-5966.

Harrah’s, (Lake Tahoe) Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Jan. 17-19; George Carlin, Jan. 24-25; Willie Nelson, Feb. 14-16. 800-427-7247.


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