Friday evening outings
Tonight at the Magic Theatre is the fourth annual Nevada County Film Festival, which showcases 10 original films by local artists. Showtime is 7:35 p.m. and tickets are $8.
Seven storytellers will be at the Sierra Storytelling Festival at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center this weekend.
The 13th annual Wolf Mountain Bluegrass Festival, with about 15 bands, is at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
The Bourne Supremacy opens today at Sutton Cinemas, with showtimes of 3:30, 6:45 and 9:15 p.m. Catwoman opens today at Sierra Cinemas, and plays at 4:20, 6:45 and 9:10 p.m. For more movie listings and times, visit http://www.theunion.com/movies.
performs smooth jazz, R&B, funk and light rock at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 265-5050.
spins discs at Athens Kuzina Restaurant and Sports Bar, 9 p.m. No cover. 10100 Alta Sierra Dr. (formerly Schiedels). 273-5553.
performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
plays rock & roll at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. 265-4551.
hosted by Jake continues at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.
perform at The Nevada Club in Grass Valley, 10 p.m. 108 W. Main St. 274-0947.
featuring Albert Martinez, John Erlandson and Tommy Daly takes place at the Wall Street Cafe in Grass Valley, 6 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.
featuring John Erlandson and Zenon Albert Emm takes place at the Wall Street Cafe in Grass Valley, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 274-2411.
performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
from San Francisco, performs funky groove psychedelic music at Coopers saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. 265-0116.
a one-man-show starring Gary Wright at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. “Fully Committed” is a comic tale about the harried reservation clerk at New York’s hottest four-star restaurant, and the hordes of people who make his job impossible: from the foreign dignitaries, local political personalities, supermodels, little old ladies, Hollywood producers, Mafia figures, et.al. who stop at nothing to book a table, to the restaurant’s high-strung maitre d’ and its egomaniacal chef. Performances are Thursdays 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 2 p.m. through Aug. 15. Tickets $19-$23. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.
a musical production by the Nevada County Performing Arts Guild at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. “Mother Goose Inc.,” is a delightful musical for the whole family and features all the beloved charters from Mother Goose and The Brothers Grimm with a whole new style. Performances are Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 1 p.m. Tickets $9-adults advance, $10-adults at the door, $5-advance children 5 and under, $6-children 5 and under at the door. 277-7100 or 273-4254.
a musical by Rodger and Hammerstein will be performed by the Community Players at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. “South Pacific,” is a love story of a naive young Navy nurse and an older French plantation owner who meet on a U.S.-occupied South Sea Island. A young soldier and a beautiful native girl also fall in love, while a scheming sailor and the native queen of the black market, add wonderful supporting turns. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $12-general, $10-seniors.
a new musical comedy by John Driscoll will be performed at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Performances will be at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 7. Set in Boron, California, the “heartland” of the high desert, “Tumbleweed TV” chronicles the further misadventures of the operators of “pirate” radio station KBOR as they launch a new “pirate” community access TV station, where “the news is always good, the weather is always agreeable and every day is a holiday.” Broadcasting from a converted travel trailer and operating on a shoestring budget in a “grey” area of FCC regulations, KBOR TV conducts a fund-raising campaign that features faked “live” appearances by such improbable guests as The Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Gloria Estefan. Admission $18-Thursdays and Sundays, $20-Fridays, and $22-Saturdays. Limited seating, advance reservations recommended. 265-8686.
take place daily at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Bourn Cottage tours 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., mine yard tours noon, 2 and 4 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 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 273-8522.
continues in downtown Grass Valley, 6-9:30 p.m. The event features farmer’s market, Badland Serenaders, and various food and craft vendors. The market (on Mill Street) continues Fridays through Sept. 3. Free admission.
takes place at Club Sierra in Grass Valley, 5:15-7:15 p.m. build an internal vocabulary, based on the energetic maps of Gabrielle Roth. These moving meditations tap inot the inner wisdom of the body. $8-members, $12-non members. 265-9119.
for children six to 16-years old takes place at the Placer Nature Center in Auburn, 8-10 p.m. After indoor instruction with props, models and interactive games, participants will move outside to view the moon and stars. $5-per child, $3-for PNC members. Pre-registration is required 878-6053.
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