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23. February

Workshop for All Art Media- 1-3 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $1-members, $1.50-non members. 273-4961.



Ukulele Lessons- 3:30-4:15 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members, $4-non members. 273-4961.

Argentine Tango- taught by Foothill Tanguera Michelle Loughlin at Sierra Dance Institute in Grass Valley, 7:45 p.m. All levels, no partner required. $10-per class. 477-7644.




Afterschool Art Class- 4-5:30 p.m., Miners Foundry, Nevada City. Variety of mediums explored. $10-per class includes materials. 432-6910.

Goldancers Squaredance Club of Nevada City- advance workshop 6:30-7 p.m., two plus tips with one advance tip 7-9:30 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, 11363 Grange Lane, Grass Valley. Caller is Scott Pearce. 272-2111 or 272-2445.

George Souza- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

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

Open Mic- for all ages hosted by Ray of Light takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

George Souza- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 6 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

John Girton- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Harper- from Australia performs an infectious mix of blues, soul and Brit-folk at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

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24. February

Starter Line Dance- with Cheryl Spangler, 3:15 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members. $4-nonmembers. 273-4961.

5 Rhythms Moving Meditation & Ecstatic Dance- takes place at The South Yuba Club in Nevada City, 5:15-7:15 p.m. 5 Rhythms is a series of healing maps for the body, mind, and spirit that provide a lifetime of self-discovery and a path to greater awareness. First class free, $10. 477-7757.

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

Dave and Alice Halford- perform at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

Patience Yanderling and Jenn Rogar- perform at The Beat in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

Teresita- performs regional songs from Mexico at Amigos & Company in Grass Valley, 6 p.m. No cover. 108 E. Main St.

George Souza – performs at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 107 Sacramento St. 265-5050.

Jim Bratt- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Tracorum- from San Francisco performs rock ‘n’ roll, soul Carribean, R&B, Latin, New Orleans and funk at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

Ghost Riders- perform dance music at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. No cover. 265-4551.

40 Something- performs country western, jazz, contemporary and more at York’s Driftwood Inn, 8:30 p.m. No cover. 10091 Mooney Flat Road. 432-6430.

Lucchesi Vineyards- tastings, daily, 11 a.m.-dark, 167 Mill St., Grass Valley.

Madwoman of Chaillot- by Jean Giraudoux, directed by Sands Hall will be performed at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $12. 274-8384.

Who The Hell Is Holly Miller?- the heartwarmingly funny musical comedy revue by John Driscoll returns to Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Who The Hell Is Holly Miller? chronicles the rise of an unknown singing sensation from anonymity to obscurity. The action takes place during a concert tour stop in out-of-the-way Pinedale, Wyo., where Holly and her band entertain the locals with their assortment of songs. During the performance, there are flashbacks and interview sequences that tell the story of how the small town girl with big dreams got to this memorable night. Performances are 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 4, Thursday, Feb. 2, and Sunday Feb. 12. Tickets Thursday and Sunday $19, Friday and Saturday $23. Limited seating, advance reservations strongly recommended. 265-8686.

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25. February

Ballroom Dancing- 7-10 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley. Live music. All ages welcome. Singles or couples. $6. 272-4190.

2nd annual Bid N Boogie “Made in the Shade” Auction and Dance- benefiting Magnolia Intermediate School takes place at the Alta Sierra Country Club, 7-11 p.m. Event features music by The Torpedoes, live and silent auction, and more. Tickets $25-per person. Sponsored by the Parents and Teachers of Magnolia. 269-1231.

Foothills Quilters 24th Annual Quilt Show “Along the Garden Path”- takes place at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $6, parking is free. Event features over 300 quilts displayed, door prizes, demonstrations, cafe, vendors, kids korner, raffle, and country store. 888-8163 10:00am – 10:00pm

Mardi Gras Nevada City- This years theme “Roaring 20s” opens with a cajun dinner and Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Dinner 6-8 p.m., masquerade ball and music by the Bayou Boys, 8 p.m.-midnight. Tickets $25-dinner, $15-masquerade ball in advance, $20-masquerade ball at the door. 265-2692.

SolS- performs at Margaritas Restaurant in Grass Valley, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 988 Plaza Dr. 2172-6974.

Billy Bensing- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

Cathrine SF- performs at The Beat in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

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

George Souza – performs at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 107 Sacramento St. 265-5050.

Ghost Riders- perform dance music at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. No cover. 265-4551.

Lorraine Gervais Band- performs R&B, soul, blues, and funky grooves at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

Kelly Fleming- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Karaoke- hosted by Shari at the York’s Driftwood Inn in Smartville, 7-10 p.m. $5-cover. 10091 Mooney Flat Road. 432-6430.

Wildflower Walks- guided by Park Docents take place at the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday through Memorial Day. The park also offers miles of hiking trails and picnic area along the river and the opportunity for bird watching, and wildlife viewing. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and the gates open at 10 a.m. The Visitor Center is open Thursday-Sunday at 11 a.m. 432-2546.

Empire Mine public tours- take place Saturdays and Sundays at the Empire Mine Historic Park. Cottage tours 1 p.m., mine yard tours are 2 p.m. 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children under 6 are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

Sierra Knolls Winery Wine Tasting, Winery and Cave Tours- takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sierra Knolls Winery, 19635 Kingswood Ct. in Grass Valley. Free use of picnic grounds and barbecue. Free. 268-9225.

Double Oak Vineyards & Winery- tasting and tours 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.

Madwoman of Chaillot- by Jean Giraudoux, directed by Sands Hall will be performed at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $12. 274-8384.

Who The Hell Is Holly Miller?- the heartwarmingly funny musical comedy revue by John Driscoll returns to Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Who The Hell Is Holly Miller? chronicles the rise of an unknown singing sensation from anonymity to obscurity. The action takes place during a concert tour stop in out-of-the-way Pinedale, Wyo., where Holly and her band entertain the locals with their assortment of songs. During the performance, there are flashbacks and interview sequences that tell the story of how the small town girl with big dreams got to this memorable night. Performances are 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 4, Thursday, Feb. 2, and Sunday Feb. 12. Tickets Thursday and Sunday $19, Friday and Saturday $23. Limited seating, advance reservations strongly recommended. 265-8686.

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26. February

Foothills Quilters 24th Annual Quilt Show “Along the Garden Path”- takes place at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $6, parking is free. Event features over 300 quilts displayed, door prizes, demonstrations, cafe, vendors, kids korner, raffle, and country store. 888-8163 10:00am – 10:00pm

Mardi Gras Street Faire- “Roaring 20s” takes place in downtown Nevada City, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The family event features a parade, food, drink, craft and clothing vendors. Everyone is encouraged to attend in their own Mardi Gras attire. Rain or shine. 265-2692.

Kelly Fleming- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

Open Mic- hosted by Thomas Spellman takes place at Café Mekka in Nevada City, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 237 Commercial St. 478-1517.

John Girton- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Ragged But Right- performs Americana old-time string band music and more at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 3-7 p.m. No cover. 265-0116.

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.

Wildflower Walks- guided by Park Docents take place at the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport, 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday through Memorial Day. The park also offers miles of hiking trails and picnic area along the river and the opportunity for bird watching, and wildlife viewing. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and the gates open at 10 a.m. The Visitor Center is open Thursday-Sunday at 11 a.m. 432-2546.

Sierra Knolls Winery Wine Tasting, Winery and Cave Tours- takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sierra Knolls Winery, 19635 Kingswood Ct. in Grass Valley. Free use of picnic grounds and barbecue. Free. 268-9225.

Empire Mine public tours- take place Saturdays and Sundays at the Empire Mine Historic Park. Cottage tours 1 p.m., mine yard tours are 2 p.m. 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children under 6 are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

Madwoman of Chaillot- by Jean Giraudoux, directed by Sands Hall will be performed at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $12. 274-8384.

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27. February

West African Dance Class- taught by Fatou Kora will take place at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 7-8:30 p.m. All levels are welcome. Classes are accompanied by live drumming. $10-per class. 277-5353.

Dance Lessons with Arny- takes place at the Grange off La Barr Meadows Road in Grass Valley. Beginning night club two-step 7 p.m., intermediate night club two-step 8 p.m. No partners needed. $7. 470-8590.

Rueda Salsa Dancing- with Salsa Sierra takes place at the LOVE Building in Condon Park in Grass Valley, 7-8 p.m. Rueda is a Cuban-style circle dance similar to Contra dancing. $10-per class. 477-0767.

Modern Dance Class- for kids 6 and up led by Marianne Reagan takes place at Moving Ground Studio, St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 3-4 p.m. Basic modern dance technique and improvisation skills to explore the elements of dance. $9. 272-4240.

Oriental Dance Lessons- with Nicole Tristani takes place at Stillpoint Studios in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. Level One: Learning basic technique, isolations, concept of body lines, use of space, combinations, choreography, and improvisations. $10. 300 Sierra College Dr., Suite 155. 575-5724 or 274-2320

Beginning Line Dance- with Cheryl Spangler, 10:15 a.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members. $4-nonmembers. 273-4961.

Line Dance Class- with Cheryl Spangler, intermediate 9:15-10:15 a.m., beginning 10:15-11:15 a.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members, $4-non members. 273-4961.

Watercolor & More- with Pauline Aldridge, 1-3 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $4-members, $5-non members. 273-4961.

Intermediate Line Dance- with Cheryl Spangler, 9:15 a.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members. $4-nonmembers. 273-4961.

Poetry Open Mic- hosted by Rachael Levesque takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Featuring Thomas Spellman and Natana Prudhomme. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

Paul Ong- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Lucchesi Vineyards- tastings, daily, 11 a.m.-dark, 167 Mill St., Grass Valley.

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28. February

Modern Dance Blues Class- with Karen Attix at Sierra Dance Institute, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, 6-7 p.m. $10-per class. 477-7644.

Creative Writing- 9-11 a.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $1-members, $1.50-nonmembers. 273-4961.

Ballroom Dancing- Fox trot, waltz, swing and Latin dances with Cassandra Wahlstrom, 1-3 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. Singles and couples welcome. Beginners welcome. All ages welcome. $4-members, $5-non members. 273-4961.

Line Dance Class- with Cheryl Spangler, starter, 3:15-4:30 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members, $4-non members. 273-4961.

The Art of Bellydance- taught by Sage takes place at the Echappe Dance Arts Theatre in Grass Valley. Beginners 6:30-7:30 p.m., intermediate and advanced 7:30-9 p.m. $10. 763 S. Auburn St. 478-7297.

Salsa Dance Night- with Sierra Salsa at The Beat in Grass Valley, lessons 7:30 p.m., open dance 8 p.m. $5-cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

Salsa Dancing- for all ages with Sierra Salsa takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. lesson, 8-11 p.m. salsa dancing. $5-per person. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

Starter Line Dance- with Cheryl Spangler, 3:15 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members. $4-nonmembers. 273-4961.

Social Forum Film Series- continues with “With the Poor of the Earth.” This revealing yet colorful film graphically shows the contradiction between the 80 percent of Venezuelans who live in poverty and the vast potential wealth of the country. The ongoing revolutionary process is examined from its beginnings in the 1980s to first anniversary of the April 2002 coup against the democratically elected government of Hugo Chavez Frias. The role of the U.S. government and the media is also highlighted. The series will be shown Tuesdays at the Magic Theatre in Nevada City, 7:35 p.m. $4-donation. 107 Argall St. 272-5541.

George Souza- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

Open Mic- hosted by Albert Martinez takes place at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 265-0116.

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01. March

Country Western Dancing- takes place at Golden Empire Grange in Grass Valley, 7-10 p.m. Learn country line dances, and country patterned couple dances like The Horseshoe, Cowboy Cha Cha and The Drifter. $5. 432-6949.

Intermediate Salsa Dancing- with Salsa Sierra takes place at the LOVE Building in Condon Park in Grass Valley, 7-8 p.m. This is an ongoing class designed for people who know the basics in salsa and want to learn cool patterns. $10-per class. 477-0767.

Creative Dance Class- for kids 5 and up led by Marianne Reagan takes place at Moving Ground Studio, St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 3-4 p.m. Kids can explore, discover and create in this dance class. The elements of dance provide the basis for both exploration and skill development. $9. 272-4240.

Beginning Line Dance- with Cheryl Spangler, 10:15 a.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members. $4-nonmembers. 273-4961.

Intermediate Line Dance- with Cheryl Spangler, 9:15 a.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members. $4-nonmembers. 273-4961.

Line Dance Class- with Cheryl Spangler, intermediate 9:15-10:15 a.m., beginning 10:15-11:15 a.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members, $4-non members. 273-4961.

Beginning Salsa Dancing- with Salsa Sierra takes place at the LOVE Building in Condon Park in Grass Valley, 6-7 p.m. This is a four-week course designed for people who have never taken salsa and/or would like to brush up on their basics. $10-per class. 477-0767.

Oriental Dance Lessons- with Nicole Tristani takes place at Stillpoint Studios in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. Level Two: Refining techniques, learning new combinations and styles, personalizing the dance, choreography, and improvisation. $10. 300 Sierra College Dr., Suite 155. 575-5724 or 274-2320. 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Recorder Playing- Village Festival Recorder Orchestra, 7-9 p.m., 431 Zion St., Nevada City. All skill levels welcome. Free. 477-2293.

Fundraiser for Vital Festive Arts- (drug free, dance and drum) takes place at 12356 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, 3- 6 p.m. Event features body works, chiropractic, yard sale and more. Like minded organizations welcome. Donations accepted. 478-9939.

Teresita- performs regional songs from Mexico at Amigos & Company in Grass Valley, 6 p.m. No cover. 108 E. Main St.

Trivia Night- takes place at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 8:30 p.m. Team contests with prizes. $3-cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.

Songwriter Showcase- featuring Eddie Rose takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

Jonathan Meredith- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

The Nevada County Regulators- perform Americana rock ‘n’ roll at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. $3-cover. 265-0116.

Lucchesi Vineyards- tastings, daily, 11 a.m.-dark, 167 Mill St., Grass Valley.

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02. March

Argentine Tango- taught by Foothill Tanguera Michelle Loughlin at Sierra Dance Institute in Grass Valley, 7:45 p.m. All levels, no partner required. $10-per class. 477-7644.

Workshop for All Art Media- 1-3 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $1-members, $1.50-non members. 273-4961.

Ukulele Lessons- 3:30-4:15 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members, $4-non members. 273-4961.

Afterschool Art Class- 4-5:30 p.m., Miners Foundry, Nevada City. Variety of mediums explored. $10-per class includes materials. 432-6910.

Goldancers Squaredance Club of Nevada City- advance workshop 6:30-7 p.m., two plus tips with one advance tip 7-9:30 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, 11363 Grange Lane, Grass Valley. Caller is Scott Pearce. 272-2111 or 272-2445.

The Power of Nightmares Film Series- takes place at Sierra College Library, Nevada County Campus, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Featured films are “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and “The Phantom Victory.” Admission free, parking $1. 274-5291.

George Souza- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 6 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

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

Open Mic- for all ages hosted by Ray of Light takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

Sabroso- a 10-piece Afro-Cuban jazz and salsa band performs at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

John Girton- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-9093.

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03. March

Starter Line Dance- with Cheryl Spangler, 3:15 p.m., Gold Country Community Center, Grass Valley. $3-members. $4-nonmembers. 273-4961.

Friday Night Swing Practice- takes place at Golden Empire Grange on La Barr Meadows in Grass Valley, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $3-per person. 274-3565.

5 Rhythms Moving Meditation & Ecstatic Dance- takes place at The South Yuba Club in Nevada City, 5:15-7:15 p.m. 5 Rhythms is a series of healing maps for the body, mind, and spirit that provide a lifetime of self-discovery and a path to greater awareness. First class free, $10. 477-7757.

A Devotional Song Circle- with John Johnson takes place at the Sierra Center for Meditation and Well-Being in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10. 10260 Ridge Road. 265-5764.

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

Teresita- performs regional songs from Mexico at Amigos & Company in Grass Valley, 6 p.m. No cover. 108 E. Main St.

Clod Headgate- performs at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. No cover. 265-4551.

The Nut Boys- perform at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 107 Sacramento St. 265-5050.

Dave Gleason’s Wasted Days- performs outlaw country rock at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

Lucchesi Vineyards- tastings, daily, 11 a.m.-dark, 167 Mill St., Grass Valley.

Who The Hell Is Holly Miller?- the heartwarmingly funny musical comedy revue by John Driscoll returns to Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Who The Hell Is Holly Miller? chronicles the rise of an unknown singing sensation from anonymity to obscurity. The action takes place during a concert tour stop in out-of-the-way Pinedale, Wyo., where Holly and her band entertain the locals with their assortment of songs. During the performance, there are flashbacks and interview sequences that tell the story of how the small town girl with big dreams got to this memorable night. Performances are 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 4, Thursday, Feb. 2, and Sunday Feb. 12. Tickets Thursday and Sunday $19, Friday and Saturday $23. Limited seating, advance reservations strongly recommended. 265-8686.

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

Apple Alley Cafe, 13469 Colfax Highway, Grass Valley: Watercolors and pastels by Jean Eberhart are on display continuously. View during business hours. 273-9266.

Brunswick Veterinary Clinic, 131 Olympia Park Road, Grass Valley: Large format color landscape photography by Jay Schuff are on display continuously. Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and by appointment. 477-2287.

Cafe Mekka, 237 Commercial St., Nevada City: Works by students from the Nevada City School of the Arts will be on display through February. 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.

Confectionary Mine, 236 Broad St., Nevada City: Watercolors by Loanna Beason are currently on display. View during business hours. 265-3448.

Happy Apple Kitchen, 18532 Colfax Highway, Chicago Park: Fine art paintings of Chicago Park orchards and other local landscapes by the Nevada County Plein Air Painters are currently on display. View during business hours. 273-2822.

Harmony Books, 231 Broad St., Nevada City: Watercolors by Loanna Beason are currently on display. View during business hours. 265-9564.

Herb Shop, 203 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Kwan Yin in beaded wall hangings from Bali, plus bronze sculptures from Thailand are currently on display. Also beaded figures and jewelry from the Huichol tribe and ceramic stoneware by Josh Unterman. View during businesses hours Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

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

Jerianne Van Dijk Gallery, 316 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Works in watercolor and more an ongoing display viewed in artists studio/gallery. Open Fridays 1-5 p.m., Saturdays noon-4 p.m., or by appointment. 271-0676.

John O’Dell Realty, 123 Mill St., Grass Valley: Photography by Rosanna Radding is currently on display. View during business hours. 272-2613.

Judi’s of Nevada City, 417 B Broad St., Nevada City: In the Ghidotti Building, plein air landscapes done in pastel of Nevada County and the Sierra by Jane Welles is on display continuously. View during business hours. 265-6710.

LaMirage, 17325 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley: Plein air and studio oil paintings of Nevada County scenes by Marilyn Rose are on display continuously. View during business hours. 432-0226.

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.

Las Katarinas Mexican Restaurant, 311 Broad St., Nevada City: A revolving art exhibition by Esther Escott. The exhibit highlights pastels with vivid colors of subjects from the old Spanish Colonial part of Mexico. View during business hours. 478-0275.

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.

Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room, 167 Mill St., Grass Valley: Bird paintings by Matt Mitchell and watercolors by Virginia Holt are on display continuously. View during business hours. 273-1596.

Luna Soleil Cafe, 760 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley: A series of unique plaster, abstract paintings by John Hoft will be on continuous display. Also on display permanently etch art by Light Point Design. View during business hours. 477-0455.

Madonna’s, 42 N. Main St., Colfax: Digital photography by Annelle Boswell is currently on display. View during business hours. 346-8213.

Magic Carpet, 408 Broad St., Nevada City: “The Best of Cultural Survival and Vegetable-Dyed Rugs” is currently on display. View during business hours. 265-9229.

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. Hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Hours are often extended on Friday and Saturday evenings. 265-3535.

Mountain Song, 104 N. Pine St., Nevada City: Watercolors and spiritwood by J.T. Sterling; beaded window ornaments by Jan’s Jewels; horseshoe nail art by Sculptured Spikes & Nubbins; and handmade dolls by Laura White are currently on display. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 265-2523.

National Hotel, 211 Broad St., Nevada City: Works by Kitty Meekins will be on display. View during business hours.

Neighborhood Center of the Arts, 200 Little Dr., Suite 212, Grass Valley: “Winter Blues” exhibition showcases scenes and colors of the season will be on display through April 14. Also on display will be paintings, drawings, ceramics, weavings, woodworking and jewelry created by more than 55 NCA artists. View during business hours. 272-7287.

Nevada City Picture Framing, 571 Searls Ave., Nevada City: Original works and prints currently on display by Carolyn J. Cappello, Jerianne Van Dijk, Brian Slayter, Norm Brown, Linda Pearson, Ron Breeden, Mim Meakin, Christine Brisley, Lex Munson, Allen Berman, Loren Adkins, Sasha St. John, and Suzanne Olive. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 478-1990.

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.

Placer Sierra Bank, Alta Sierra Branch, 10132 Alta Sierra Dr., Grass Valley: Oil paintings by Gloria Beth Edwards are currently on display. View during business hours. 272-4235.

Posh Nosh Restaurant, 318 Broad St., Nevada City: Spontaneous paintings on canvas emerging as a result of the chigong practice by Sarah Diaz-Bastin, and photography from the SYRCL Scenic Film Festival by John Daly Photography are on display continuously. View during business hours 265-6064.

Renaissance Beauty Skin Care and Galleria, 310 1/2 Broad St., Nevada City: “Landscape Meditations” photography by Ron Sroyer is on display continuously. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or by appointment. 265-5084.

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.

South Pine Street Café, 102 Richardson Ave., Grass Valley: “The Eyes Have It,” work by Suzanne Reynolds will be on display through March 4. View during business hours. 269-1153.

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. View during business hours. 292-3344.

Twilight Shoppe & Centre, 556 Searls Ave., Nevada City: Hand carved wooden “Pan Horns” by Lebis Morning, signed watercolor prints by Nancy Bright, sculptured garden plaques depicting Celtic, Elven, Goddess and Greenman by Jon and Ann Maglinte, statues and plaques depicting Goddess/God imagery by Paul Borda, and batik banners and pennants by Karuna are on display continuously. Hours are Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m., and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 478-1837.

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

museums

& exhibits

Empire Mine State Historic Park, 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley: The park offers tours of the Mine Yard, Bourn Cottage and gardens. There is a mine history film, historical and mineral displays, and also miles of hiking trails. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission $3 for 17 years and older, $1 children 6-16 years old, children under 6 are free. Tour cost is $1.50 per person (under 17 free). For specific tour times call 273-8522.

The Firehouse Museum, 214 Main St., Nevada City: 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. Closed until Spring. 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 of Nevada County, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City: “The Return of the Dinosaurs” a special exhibit of fossils, dinosaur models and other ancient artifacts is on display through June. “Butterflies” an exhibit of live butterflies opens in April. The Imaginarium is an interactive hands-on science museum. The museum is open on weekdays by appointment only for schools and other groups. 478-6415.

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, located 26 miles NE of Nevada City. Take Highway 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. Docent-led tours by appointment. Museum hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 Rush era exhibit, state fair trophies and the Wallace M. Gordon heirlooms. View 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Transportation Museum, No. 5 Kidder Court, Nevada City: Offers a collection of railroad artifacts, photographs, and documents related to the railroad that operated in Nevada County from 1876 to 1942. Exhibits include Engine 5 which appeared in many movies and television shows. The county’s first steam automobile and other examples of local transportation history are present. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday only. Free admission, donations appreciated. 470-0902.

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. Donations requested. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily May through mid October. 273-4255.

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.

South Yuba River State Park, Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley: The park features the longest single span wood truss bridge in the U.S. which dates to 1862. The Visitor Center is opens daily at 11 a.m. and offers exhibits and historic displays. Park hours are sunrise to sunset with the park gate opening at 10 a.m. 432-2546.

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. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Weekends 1-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays through Fridays by request. Reservations (530) 287-3330.

Watson Cabin Museum, 560 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City. Experience early 20th century life along the shores of Lake Tahoe. The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s Watson Cabin Museum is opening for the season Memorial Day weekend. The Watson Cabin is located in the heart of Tahoe City, next to commons beach. It is decorated with period furnishings and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Guided tours are available. Free admission, donations accepted. Hours are Memorial Day weekend through June 30, weekends noon to 4 p.m.; July 1 through Labor Day, noon to 4 p.m. closed Tuesdays only. 583-8717 or 583-1762.

Western SkiSport Museum, Donner Summit at the Boreal Ski Area: The museum features the development of western skiing from the California gold miners in 1853 on their 14-foot “downmountain” racing skis to present day Olympians. Vintage ski movies are shown continuously in the Ski Theatre. Other exhibits features Snowshoe Thompson, the legendary skiing mail carrier; and the 10th Mountain Division, famed “ski troopers” of World War II. Open July 12 through Labor Day Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and during the winter Wednesdays-Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 426-3313.

area

nightlife

American Musical Theatre of San Jose, (San Jose) “Disney’s The Lion King,” through Feb. 26; “Gypsy,” March 28-April 9; “Hairspray,” June 6-18. (888) 455-7469.

Carmichael Elks Lodge, (Carmichael) Banjo-Rama 2006, Feb. 26. (916) 383-0108.

Chautauqua Playhouse, (Carmichael) Golf with Allan Shepard, Feb. 24, 25, and 26, and March 3, 4, 5, 10, and 11; Hollywood Arms, March 24, 25, and 31, and April 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, and 29; Oy Vey! Broadway!, May 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, and 28, and June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17. (916) 489-7529.

City Theatre, (Sacramento) “The Women,” Feb. 24, 25, 26, and March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 19; “Carnival,” April 28, 29, 30, and May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, and 21. (916) 558-2228.

DeWitt Center Theater, (Auburn) “A Single Woman,” March 18. 823-2224.

Eldorado, (Reno) Audio Boxx, through 26 and March 5, 12-19, and 26; Left of Centre, Feb. 27-March 4, March 20-25; Steel Breeze, March 6-11; Alias, March 21-April 1. 800-648-5966.

Garbeau’s Dinner Theatre, (Rancho Cordova) “Alice in Wonderland,” through Feb. 25; “Sleeping Beauty,” March 11-May 27; “The Princess and the Pea,” June 10- July 8; “Robin Hood,” Sept. 16-Nov. 11. (916) 985-6361.

Mondavi Center, (Sacramento) “Fears of Your Life: Study I,” presented by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, Feb. 24-26. 754-2787.

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, (Reno) 5th annual Dance in Education Series “Moonlit Arabian Nights,” April 14. (877) 840-0457.

Placer High School, (Auburn) The Best of Broadway featuring the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber, March 11-12. 889-2273.

Portuguese Hall, (Newcastle) The Foothills Swing Dance Society’s 4th Saturday Swing, Feb. 25, April 22, and May 27. 478-0887.

PowerHouse Pub, (Folsom) Charlie Musselwhite, Feb. 26. (916) 355-8586.

Sierra College Library/Learning Resource Center, (Rocklin) Kimi Kodani Hill will speak on the life and art of artists Chiura Obsata, Feb. 23. (916) 789-2725.


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