Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day |

Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day

Love is everywhere this Valentine’s Day weekend. Here are several happenings to choose from.


” … It’s a dream come true, he’s taking me to hear all those composers at the winery tomorrow … He must love me!”

An evening of fun music, stimulating conversation, fine wine and delectable hors d’oeuvres features the Nevada County Composers Cooperative’s family of composers, who will perform variations on Rodgers and Hart’s classic “My Funny Valentine” Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring St., Nevada City.

David Dvorin, Mikail Graham, Jerry Grant, Ludi Hinrichs, Terry Riley, Jay Sydeman and Mark Vance are the composer-musicians.

Admission is $20 per person. Seating is limited, so RSVP now to 478-0983 or


Two events are happening at North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler Foote Road, on the San Juan Ridge.

Saturday, an evening of poetry, music and art titled “Valentine Erotique” begins at 7:30 p.m., with an art opening that continues through February of Karen Hinrichs’ and Kurt Niederhaus’ work, “All Nudes Is Good News.” Music will be provided by Ludi Hinrichs.

Admission is $10 general and $8 for members, adults only.

On Valentine’s Day, an event beginning at 7:30 p.m. will feature Qawwali music, an ancient, fiery, singing style of Sufi devotional music from Pakistan and India, accompanied by tablas, harmonium, and tampura.

Kimberly Bass opens with her seven crystal chakra bowls. Admission is $8 to $10.

Call 265-2826 for more information about both events.


If dancing to the DeadBeats is your idea of a great time, the band’s “Almost Valentine’s Day Dance” is happening Friday, 8 p.m., at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City.

A beloved jam band known for its high energy, the six-member DeadBeats was started 10 years ago to play the music of the Grateful Dead. Over the years, the music has expanded to include original compositions that draw on the roots of American music, as well as world music influences.

Tickets are $12 at the door, or call 265-5040 for will-call and more information. All ages are welcome. The DeadBeats have a hotline at 478-6307 and are on the Web at


“It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”

The Foothills Swing Society monthly swing dance, this month called the Sweetheart Swing, takes place Saturday at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 South Church St., Grass Valley.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a beginning dance lesson from 7-8 p.m. DJ dancing begins is from 8-11 p.m.

All sorts of special activities are included, from a Ladies Choice dance to a Steal dance and door prizes. As partners are not required, singles are encouraged to attend. This is an all-ages and alcohol-free event.

Call 478-0887 for more information.

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