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Coming up: World music and punk-rock housewives

Que Calor will present a Latin jazz concert March 8 at Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.

The six-piece band from the Bay Area incorporates West African rhythms with Spanish flamenco, French contredanse, Puerto Rican bamba and Cuban cha-cha, mambo, bembe and more.



The concert is sponsored by Bill Douglass’ “Listen2Jazz” series and the Nevada County Arts Council.




Show time is 8 p.m. A workshop will run from noon to 4 p.m. March 9.

The concert is $12 in advance, $14 at the door and $5 for students with identification. Tickets are at Odyssey Books, BriarPatch, Herb Shop, Foggy Mountain Music, the Nevada County Arts Council office and at the door.

Center for the Arts is at 314 W. Main St. Call 271-5955 with any questions.

Also on March 8, Zimbabwean music and dance will be featured at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center.

Admission is $14 general, $12 advance and $10 for students and seniors.

A workshop will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on March 7 at the cultural center.

St. Joseph’s is at 410 S. Church St. Call 272-4725 for more information.

“Angry Housewives” returns to Off Broadstreet Theatre in Nevada City on March 8.

The musical comedy is about the struggles and triumphs of four conservative middle-aged women who enter a punk-rock band contest in hopes of winning the prize money. The effect that their enterprise has on the men in their lives is highlighted.

“Angry Housewives” features a veteran OBS cast including Jan Kopp as Jetta, the downtrodden housewife turned punk-rock lead singer, and John Driscoll as the infamous and legendary “Lewd Fingers.” Other cast members include Sue Graf, Sue LeGate, Nancy Keith, Chris LeGate and Colin Talbot.

Show times will be 8:15 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through April 27, and at 7:15 p.m. April 11 and April 18. Admission is $16 on Thursdays, $17 on Fridays and $18 on Saturdays.

Due to adult language, “Angry Housewives” may not be suitable for younger children.

Phone 265-8686 for reservations.

– Carol Feineman


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