Out&About: Friday evening events
Street festivals offer vendors, entertainment, farmer’s markets
Every July, Nevada County residents eagerly take to the streets of downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City – that is, during the street festivals that combine farmer’s markets, many vendors and nonstop entertainment.
Mother Goose and friends seen in new personalities
Mother Goose, Simple Simon, Cinderella and Rapunzel will be presented in a new light tonight at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in the Nevada County Performing Arts Guild musical “Mother Goose, Inc.,” at 7 p.m.
At the Del Oro, “A Cinderella Story” opens today and plays at 2:15, 4:30, 7:05 and 9:25 p.m. At Sutton Cinemas, “I, Robot” opens with shows at 4:15, 7:00 and 9:40 p.m.
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perform world beat, R&B jams and more at Coopers saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. 265-0116.
spins discs at Athens Kuzina Restaurant and Sports Bar, 9 p.m. No cover. 10100 Alta Sierra Dr. (formerly Schiedels). 272-5553.
plays jazz and falmeco at Kirby’s Creekside in Nevada City, 7 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
plays rock & roll at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. 265-4551.
performs jazz at the Wall Street Cafe in Grass Valley, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 114 W. Main St. 874-2411.
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 country and old time rock favorites at the Willo in Nevada City, 7-10 p.m. No cover. 16898 State Highway 49. 265-9902.
performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
Americana old-time string band performs at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 7-11 p.m. No cover. 265-5050.
performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
takes place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The event features music from around the world, children’s programs, international food, dance and crafts. Performers include Youssou N’Dour & Super Etoile, Lucinda Williams, Tommy Emmanuel, Peking Acrobats, Les Yeux Noir, Alasdair Fraser, Tiempo Libre, Badi Assad, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, O-maya, Samba Ngo, Webster Sisters, Led Kaapana, Mary Youngblood, Samite of Uganda, Joe Craven, Radim Zenkl, Wild Magnolias, The Bluehouse, Ustad Habib Khan & Eman, Gyan Riley, Eisenberg & Price, Christine Bonner, Banana Slug String Band, Bucho, and CrazyGrass. Tickets at the gate $25-adults, $15-youth, $5-children, and children under 5 free. 891-4098.
a one-man-show starring Gary Wright at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. “Fully Committetd” 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. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Nevada County. 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, Tempest, 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.
9 p.m., Old Nevada City Airport.
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