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Enjoy improv comedy with Pheasant Pluckers; dance with Starz 2005

Pleasant Valley Pheasant Pluckers, masters of improv comedy, make a return appearance at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley on March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 8 p.m., and March 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available in Grass Valley at BriarPatch, Odyssey Books and The Book Seller or by phone at 470-0700.

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Nevada County’s annual dance extravaganza, Starz 2005, begins a five-performance run at The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, March 4. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors and are available at Music Today, (800) 594-8499; Yabobo, Nevada City, 478-9114; BriarPatch Community Market, Grass Valley, 272-5333; The Book Seller, Grass Valley, 272-2131; and Cherry Records, Auburn, 823-2147.



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Wisdom, a conscious, hip hop/reggae band with a strong fan base in Nevada City, returns to Cooper’s in Nevada City on March 4 at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5.




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On the Loose, a five-person contemporary bluegrass group, performs at the Stonehouse Restaurant, Nevada City, March 4 and 5, 7:30-11 p.m. Call 265-5050 for reservations or information.

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A dance party benefit for the BriarPatch Co-Op Community Fund takes place March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Hall, Grass Valley. Tickets are $10 in advance at BriarPatch in Grass Valley and Harmony Books in Nevada City. They are $13 at the door. for more information, e-mail http://www.briarpatch coop.com

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March 5 is the fourth annual Foothills Celebration, a popular wine- and food-tasting event in downtown Grass Valley that benefits Music in the Mountains and the Grass Valley Downtown Association. All-inclusive tickets are $25 in advance. Call 265-6124 or (800) 218-2188 for more information or visit http://www.musicinthemountains.org online.

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March 5 and 6, storytelling by Willy Claflin, winner of the 2005 Storytelling World Award. Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., at the North Columbia Schoolhouse, suitable for adults only, counter-culture misadventures. $15 general admission. Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m., a special children’s program that is suitable for all ages featuring Claflin’s puppet menagerie. $5 admission for children and $8 for adults. Tickets are available at BriarPatch Market, Grass Valley; Love Shack Records, Nevada City; Mother Trucker’s on the San Juan Ridge; and at the door. Call 265-2826 or e-mail ncscc@nccn.net

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The play “Been There … UN-done That” with Errol and Rochelle Strider at the Banner Grange, 12629 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, March 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and are sold at Odyssey Books, BriarPatch, and Sierra Center for Positive Living. They are $30 at the door. Call 274-1018 or e-mail http://www.sierracenter.org for more information.

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International Women’s Day is being celebrated by two local events: March 8 is Gather the Women at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. $5 admission. Call Marilyn Nyborg at 477-8080 or go online at http://www.gatherthewomen.org for more information. The second event features the United Nations Association and the Balkan Women’s Chorus on March 9, 7:30 -9 p.m., at the Unitarian Church at Church and Walsh streets, Grass Valley. $5 admission. Contact Ted Smith at 273-6755 for more information.

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Foothill Theatre Company launches the 2005 season with “Around the World in 80 Days.” A preview show is March 10; the play opens March 11 and runs through April 17 at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St., Nevada City.

Performance times: Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $19 on Thursdays and Sundays, $23 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $12 for the preview performance. We also have $5 seats available for all performances and discounts for seniors, children 6 to 12 years old, students, and groups of 10 or more. Call the box office at 265-8587 or toll free 1 (888) 730-8587 or go online at http://www.foothilltheatre.org.

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An award winning comedy, “Nunsense,” begins a six-week run on March 11 at Off Broadstreet, 305 Commercial St., Nevada City. Showtimes are 8:15 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening through April 16 with the exception of Easter weekend, March 25 and 26. Also one Thursday night performance is scheduled for March 31 at 7:15 p.m. and one Sunday matinee on April 10 at 2 p.m. Admission is $18 on Thursdays and Sundays, $20 on Fridays, and $22 on Saturdays. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Call 265-8686 or visit http://www.offbroad street.com/

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A Joni Mitchell tribute at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley is set for March 18 and 19 and is a Saul Rayo production. $18 admission.

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The 16th annual Mind/Body/Spirit Health Fair is being held March 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and March 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, as a benefit for the Foundry. Cost is $5. Included are the intuitive arts, complementary and integrative health fields and energy healing arts, with therapists, holistic healers, astrologers, psychic and tarot readers, aura camera and naturapaths being represented. Products will be available to buy, and there will be techniques to experience and food to eat. Call 265-5040 for more information and for vendor applications.


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