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16. March

Argentine Tango- taught by Antonio and Laura at Sierra Dance Institute in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. All levels, no partner required. $10-per class. 272-6840.



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

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

Hip Hop- for ages 8 and up, 4 p.m., Penn Valley Academy of Dance. Learn hot routines and upbeat body movements to keep moving and have fun in this new class. $9 per class. Reservations 432-8985.

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.

Nevada Union High School Instrumental Department- Spring concert featuring concert, symphonic and Wind Ensemble groups at the Don Baggett Theater, 7 p.m. Tickets $5.

A Celtic Celebration- a benefit for Community Players takes place at the Odd Fellows Hall in Grass Valley. Thursday event features entertainment, silent auction dessert buffet and beverage. Friday event features entertainment, silent auction, corned beef dinner, beverage and dessert. Seating is limited. Tickets Thursday $17-per person, $30-for two; Friday $25-per person, $45-for two. 271-5600, 432-1190, or 477-0266.

Hans York- performs an all acoustic solo show at a Joyce Miller House Concert Series in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12. 272-6498.

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, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

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

Rita Hosking Band- performs original roots music at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

Nevada County Poetry Series- takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. Featured poets are Drew Dellinger, Jack and Billie Shields and Judith Hurley Prosser. 274-8384.

Noises Off- will be performed by The Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 16. “Noises Off” written by Michael Frayn and directed by Scott Gilbert. The comedy is a play about a play and the backstage chaos that proves more comical than the action onstage. Preview performance Thursday, March 2. Tickets Thursdays and Sundays $24, Fridays and Saturdays $26. Preview performance $14. Discounts for seniors children 6-12, students and groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.

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17. March

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.

Nevada County Folkdancers- takes place at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Nevada City. Doors open 7:45 p.m., dance lessons from Greece and Eastern Europe 8-9 p.m. dancing until 10:30 p.m. Visitors and beginners welcome. Partners not needed, all ages welcome. Admission by donation. 272-2149.

The Starz Show- takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. Tickets $12-adults, $8-students and seniors. 274-8384.

A Celtic Celebration- a benefit for Community Players takes place at the Odd Fellows Hall in Grass Valley. Thursday event features entertainment, silent auction dessert buffet and beverage. Friday event features entertainment, silent auction, corned beef dinner, beverage and dessert. Seating is limited. Tickets Thursday $17-per person, $30-for two; Friday $25-per person, $45-for two. 271-5600, 432-1190, or 477-0266.

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Bistro- takes place at the Gold Country Community Center. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Event features Celtic music, and corned beef and cabbage dinner. Tickets $12-member, $15-general. 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.

Nevada County Composers Cooperative- takes place at Nevada City Winery, 7 p.m. Featuring Ivan Najera, Nevada City wine, and hors d’oeurves. Tickets $25-adults, $5-students. Seating is limited. Reservations 478-0983.

Party at the Halla NA Cloch Pub- takes place from 6-10 p.m. at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Event features Mischiefs of Ceremony Maggie McKaig and Luke Wilson and organic corned beef supper or vegetarian spinach pie. Hosted by the Celtic Wonder Band. Tickets $15-general, $8-children 12 and under. 272-4695.

Organic Flood- performs in the Iron Door at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 9 p.m. $5-cover. 273-1353.

Chris Hescock, Alli Green and friends- perform at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7- 11 p.m. No cover.

Zuma- performs acoustic guitar music at Diego’s Restaurant in Grass Valley, 6-9 p.m. No cover. 217 Colfax Highway. 477-1460.

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

The Grateful Living- performs music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s at the Gold Rush Gaming Parlor & Saloon in Grass Valley, 8:30 p.m. No cover. 106 E. Main St. 477-6537.

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.

The Spankers and Heather- perform at The Beat in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. $2-cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

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

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

Shakedown- performs hip hop reggae dance grooves at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

George Souza- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.

Brett & Choppers- perform at Peterson’s Corner in Nevada City, 9 p.m. No cover. 26130 Highway 49. 292-3311.

Karaoke- hosted by Judy Armstrong takes place at the Brass Rail Tavern in North San Juan, 9 p.m. No cover 292-3443.

Morningwood Blues- performs at York’s Driftwood Inn, 8:30 p.m. No cover. 10091 Mooney Flat Road. 432-6430.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

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

Noises Off- will be performed by The Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 16. “Noises Off” written by Michael Frayn and directed by Scott Gilbert. The comedy is a play about a play and the backstage chaos that proves more comical than the action onstage. Preview performance Thursday, March 2. Tickets Thursdays and Sundays $24, Fridays and Saturdays $26. Preview performance $14. Discounts for seniors children 6-12, students and groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.

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18 March

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.

The Starz Show- takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. Tickets $12-adults, $8-students and seniors. 274-8384.

A Wine and Cheese Tasting- takes place at Nevada City Winery, 6-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Nevada County Democratic Party. Tickets $25. 477-1804.

Karaoke- hosted by Cindy Kolari and Richard Lopez takes place at Stinky Mulligan Sports Bar & Grill, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. No cover. 10934 Combie Road. 268-4792.

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

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

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.

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

Jim Bratt and Scott Rogers- perform jazz and blues at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 107 Sacramento St. 265-5050.

Liani Moore Band- performs acoustic electric grooves at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

George Souza- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.

Karaoke- hosted by Judy Armstrong takes place at the Brass Rail Tavern in North San Juan, 9 p.m. No cover 292-3443.

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

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

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.

Double Oak Vineyards & Winery- tasting and tours of the estate grown and produced wines 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.

Guided Bird Walk- 9 a.m., South Yuba River State Park in Penn Valley. Meet at the Visitor Center. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and your binoculars. Free. 432-2546.

Noises Off- will be performed by The Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 16. “Noises Off” written by Michael Frayn and directed by Scott Gilbert. The comedy is a play about a play and the backstage chaos that proves more comical than the action onstage. Preview performance Thursday, March 2. Tickets Thursdays and Sundays $24, Fridays and Saturdays $26. Preview performance $14. Discounts for seniors children 6-12, students and groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.

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19. March

Twin Cities Concert Association- featuring David Burgess performs at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley, 2 p.m. Tickets $16-general, $14-senior (60+), children 5-17 free with adult. 470-9454.

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

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.

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.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

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.

Noises Off- will be performed by The Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 16. “Noises Off” written by Michael Frayn and directed by Scott Gilbert. The comedy is a play about a play and the backstage chaos that proves more comical than the action onstage. Preview performance Thursday, March 2. Tickets Thursdays and Sundays $24, Fridays and Saturdays $26. Preview performance $14. Discounts for seniors children 6-12, students and groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.

Love Letters- performed by Bob Buhlis and Richard Farrar, directed by Tim O’Connor will be performed at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City, 2 p.m. “Love Letters” is a story that is ageless and the characters tug at your heart. It begins with a correspondence between two children, a correspondence that spans 30 years. During that time they grow up, marry others, and live complicated lives, but remain bound by the relationship that grows and is illuminated in their letters. Tickets $15. 265-5040.

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20. March

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.

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

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.

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 waltz 7 p.m., intermediate waltz 8 p.m. No partners needed. $7. 470-8590.

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.

Poetry Open Mic- hosted by Rachael Levesque takes place at The Beat in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Featuring Marianna Worden and Cheryl Martel-Hardin. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.

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

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

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

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21. March

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.

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.

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.

Modern Dance Blues Class- for all levels with Karen Attix takes place at Sierra Dance Institute in Grass Valley, 6:15-7:15 p.m. The class combines classical modern dance with jazz inspired blues. $10. 477-7644.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class- for ages 14 to adult takes place at Rising Starz Gymnastics Academy, 6:30-8 p.m. 130224 Bitney Springs Road, Suite 9. First class free, $10-per class. 913-0337.

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.

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 “Who Owns Nature?: Robert Kennedy at Marine Center” Sustainable Marin and Waterplanet Environmental Broadcast Service (WEBS) hosts an evening with Robert F Kennedy Jr at the Marin Center in San Rafael. Kennedy, author of Crimes Against Nature spoke on Democracy, Clean Water, Clean Energy, and Corporate Power… The series will be shown Tuesdays at the Magic Theatre in Nevada City, 7:35 p.m. $4-donation. 107 Argall St. 272-5541.

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

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

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

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22. March

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.

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.

Creative Movement Class- for kids 4 and up led by Marianne Reagan takes place at Moving Ground Studio, St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 11-11:45 a.m. Movement games and explorations provide the basis for this fun and engaging class. Dance steps and skills are introduced and creative expression encouraged. $9. 272-4240.

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.

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.

Pre Ballet- for children 4-6 years old, 4 p.m., Penn Valley Academy of Dance. Specifically designed to integrate the basic foundations of ballet movement combined with creative dances to stimulate the imagination. $9 per class. 432-8985.

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas- perform at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Tickets $18. 274-8384.

Vital Festive Arts Fundraiser- garage sale and chiropractic by donation takes place at 12356 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley, 3- 6 p.m. 478-9939.

Teresita and friends- perform 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.

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

Songwriter Showcase- 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.

Redlocks Ital Culture- at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. No cover. 265-0116.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

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

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23. March

Argentine Tango- taught by Antonio and Laura at Sierra Dance Institute in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. All levels, no partner required. $10-per class. 272-6840.

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

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

Hip Hop- for ages 8 and up, 4 p.m., Penn Valley Academy of Dance. Learn hot routines and upbeat body movements to keep moving and have fun in this new class. $9 per class. Reservations 432-8985.

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.

Dave Insley- performs country rock and Americana at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 8:30 p.m. $4-cover. 265-0116.

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

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

The Prince and the Pauper- a musical will be performed by the Nevada County Performing Arts Guild at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. “The Prince and the Pauper” is set in 16th Century England and focuses on the character of Prince Edward, Henry VIII’s only son. Edward is thrown out into the rough, barbaric streets of London and rapidly learns how to survive. He quickly learns some valuable principles and is exposed first-hand to the life of the people that he will someday rule. Meanwhile, in the palace, Tom Canty, much to his dismay, is taken for the prince – a look alike. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through April 2. Special preview performance Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m. Tickets $9-adults in advance, $10-adults at the door, $4-children 12 and under in advance, $5-children 12 and under at the door, $6-students and seniors in advance, $7-students and seniors at the door, $5-preview performance. 277-7100 or 273-4254.

House of Blue Leaves- written by John Guare, and directed by Theo Black will be performed by a joint cast from Nevada Union and Bear River high schools at the Off Center Stage at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. “House of Blue Leaves” is a whirlwind trip through the lives of Artie Shaughnesy (a New York zookeeper whose dream is to do music for movies), his house-confined wife Bananas, and his neighbor/fiance Bunny. Their story unfolds on the day the Pope is visiting New York, and mayhem ensues when three nuns trapped on the roof break in through the fire escape, Artie’s son Ronnie tries to blow up the Pope, and their friend Billy (a famous Hollywood producer) arrives with his film star girlfriend, Corinna. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10-general, $5-students.

Noises Off- will be performed by The Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 16. “Noises Off” written by Michael Frayn and directed by Scott Gilbert. The comedy is a play about a play and the backstage chaos that proves more comical than the action onstage. Preview performance Thursday, March 2. Tickets Thursdays and Sundays $24, Fridays and Saturdays $26. Preview performance $14. Discounts for seniors children 6-12, students and groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.

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24. March

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.

Social Dance- for all ages taught by Jamie featuring ballroom with a little bit of country takes place at Golden Empire Grange in Grass Valley. Beginning lesson 8:15-9 p.m., dancing 9-11 p.m. $6-cover. 432-6949.

Village Folk Orkestra- performs traditional folk music from Eastern Europe, plus Turkey, Scandinavia and more at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Nevada City. Doors open 7:30 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. Singles and couples welcome. Admission by donation. 272-2149.

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

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.

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

John Girton- performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7- 11 p.m. No cover.

Gopal Slavonic- performs flamenco guitar music for Focaccia Flamenco at Ikes Quarter Cafe in Nevada City, 5-8 p.m. No cover. 265-6138.

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

The Saul Kaye Band- performs funky reggae and blues at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

Kelly Fleming- performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.

Karaoke- hosted by Judy Armstrong takes place at the Brass Rail Tavern in North San Juan, 9 p.m. No cover 292-3443.

Morningwood Blues- performs at York’s Driftwood Inn, 8:30 p.m. No cover. 10091 Mooney Flat Road. 432-6430.

Empire Mine State Historic Park Public Tours- take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.

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

House of Blue Leaves- written by John Guare, and directed by Theo Black will be performed by a joint cast from Nevada Union and Bear River high schools at the Off Center Stage at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. “House of Blue Leaves” is a whirlwind trip through the lives of Artie Shaughnesy (a New York zookeeper whose dream is to do music for movies), his house-confined wife Bananas, and his neighbor/fiance Bunny. Their story unfolds on the day the Pope is visiting New York, and mayhem ensues when three nuns trapped on the roof break in through the fire escape, Artie’s son Ronnie tries to blow up the Pope, and their friend Billy (a famous Hollywood producer) arrives with his film star girlfriend, Corinna. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10-general, $5-students.

The Prince and the Pauper- a musical will be performed by the Nevada County Performing Arts Guild at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. “The Prince and the Pauper” is set in 16th Century England and focuses on the character of Prince Edward, Henry VIII’s only son. Edward is thrown out into the rough, barbaric streets of London and rapidly learns how to survive. He quickly learns some valuable principles and is exposed first-hand to the life of the people that he will someday rule. Meanwhile, in the palace, Tom Canty, much to his dismay, is taken for the prince – a look alike. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets $9-adults in advance, $10-adults at the door, $4-children 12 and under in advance, $5-children 12 and under at the door, $6-students and seniors in advance, $7-students and seniors at the door. 277-7100 or 273-4254.

Noises Off- will be performed by The Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 16. “Noises Off” written by Michael Frayn and directed by Scott Gilbert. The comedy is a play about a play and the backstage chaos that proves more comical than the action onstage. Preview performance Thursday, March 2. Tickets Thursdays and Sundays $24, Fridays and Saturdays $26. Preview performance $14. Discounts for seniors children 6-12, students and groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.

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.

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.

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.

Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Works by Francene Holland “Personal Touch” will be on display through March 27. View during business hours. 274-8384.

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.

Jason’s StudioCafe-The Coffee and Wine Bar Gallery, 134 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley: Functional and decorative ceramics by Linda Webb Elfert, kinetic and found object sculpture of Nemo Gould, and prints by Howard Levine and Margaret Warner Swan is currently on display. Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 273-7057.

Jerianne Van Dijk Gallery, 316 W. Main St., Grass Valley: Works in watercolor and more by Jerrianne Van Dijk and works in oil by Betsy Lombard are on 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: Oil paintings by Bob Libutti and photography by Louise Ivy 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.

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Northern Mines Building, “Inspirations from the Forest” featuring an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute and local community art and student art featuring forests will be on display March 22-April 2 (closed March 27-28). A reception March 24, 5:30-8 p.m. 265-4531.

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.

O’Dell Construction & Realty, 123 Mill St., Grass Valley: Pencil drawing prints of Nevada County historic landmark buildings by Marilyn Rose are currently on display. View during business hours. 272-2613 or 272-7962.

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.

Rood Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City: “Young At Art,” an exhibition open to all local schools and youths, featured hundreds of paintings, drawings, collage, Art Docent Program projects and other art on the walls of the county government center will be on display through May 26. View during business hours. 478-6400 ext. 212.

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. 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.

Shepard Garden & Arts Center, (Sacramento) The Sacramento Garden and Arts Center 15th annual Spring Sale, March 25-26. (916) 264-8800.

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

AHmbiance, (Auburn) Scott Huckabay and Sapphira in concert, April 1; RASA in concert, April 2. 613-1865.

Allyn Scott Civic Center, (Marysville) Classical Ballroom Dance, March 18. 751-7635.

American Musical Theatre of San Jose, (San Jose “Gypsy,” March 28-April 9; “Hairspray,” June 6-18. (888) 455-7469.

Auburn Library Amphitheater Summer Concert, (Auburn) CoolHeat, July 16. 885-5670.

Bear Valley, (Bear Valley) 38th Annual Bear Valley Music Festival, July 29-Aug. 13. 800-458-1618.

Ben Ali Shriner Center, (Sacramento) The Down Syndrome Information Alliance annual Celebration of Hope, March 24. (916) 658-1686.

Cal Expo, (Sacramento) Gem Faire, April 7-9.

Centra United Methdist Church Social Hall, (Sacramento) Tret Fure, April 1. (916) 446-4402.

Chautauqua Playhouse, (Carmichael) 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,” March 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.

Colfax Theatre, (Colfax) Colfax Country Music Confluence featuring Dakota Sid and the Badlands Serenaders and Sticky Vikki and the Pinecones, March 18. 346-2868.

DeWitt Center Theater, (Auburn) “Noises Off,” performed by the Sphere Theatre Productions, March 31-April 1, 878-1647; “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” through April 15, 885-5104; “A Single Woman,” March 18. 823-2224.

Eldorado, (Reno) Audio Boxx, through March 19, and 26; Left of Centre, March 20-25; Alias, March 21-April 1. 800-648-5966.

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

Gold Country Casino, (Oroville) “Women Who Kick Comedy Butt,” PG 13 All Female Standup Comedy, March 16-18. 538-4560 ext. 1606.

Kentucky Mine Amphitheater Summer Concert, (Sierra City) CoolHeat, July 16. 862-1300.

Mark and Monica’s, (Granite Bay) Mad Dash, July 8, and Sept. 9. (916) 771-7110.

The Onyx, (Roseville) Mad Dash, April 15, and May 12. (916) 786-7709.

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

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

Powerhouse Pub, (Folsom) Mad Dash, July 9. (916) 355-8586.

Sacramento Fine Arts Center, (Carmichael) The Pastel Society of the West Coast presents a Pastel Demonstration by artist Gina Leyton, March 18. (916) 971-3713.

Sierra College, Dietrich Theatre, (Rocklin) “As It Is In Heaven,” March 31-April 9. (916) 781-0411.

Sierra College, Sewell Hall, (Rocklin) Africa’s Blue Nile and Its People Rafting the African Nile by Scott Armstrong, March 17. (916) 781-0411.

Sierra College, Library/Learning Resource Center, (Rocklin) Philosopher George Sessions to Discuss John Muir and David Brower, March 23; Lecture by Sierra Rock Climber Royal Robbins, March 30. (916) 789-2725.

Sierra Vista, (Tahoe City) The Saul Kaye Band, March 18. 9510) 243-1896.

UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, (Davis) Theatre Festival, April 19-23; The Faith Project, May 11-13, and 19-21; The Island, May 17-21; Sanatorium under the Sign of the Hourglass May 25-27, and June 1-4; 6th Annual UC Davis Film Festival, June 6-7. 752-5863.

Valencia Club, (Penryn) Mad Dash, April 7. (916) 667-3385.


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