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Out&About: Friday evening events

“South Pacific,” a musical from the Community Players of Nevada County, opens tonight with a show at 7 p.m.

Not only is there a Grass Valley Friday Market starting at 6 p.m. tonight, music will be provided by Americana group Bodhi Busick & The World Leaders.

Arvin Nicholas Berner has an organ recital Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley at 7:30 p.m.

An art exhibit, “remade,” opens at Julie Baker Fine Art gallery with a reception Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.


“Sleepover” opens at Sierra Cinemas, with showtimes at 4:20, 6:45 and 8:55 p.m. Also opening at Sierra Cinemas is “Anchorman,” and it plays at 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. For more movie times, visit http://www.theunion.com/movies


Billy Bensing is at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.

DJ Jamal Walker spins discs at Athens Kuzina Restaurant and Sports Bar, 9 p.m. No cover. 10100 Alta Sierra Dr. (formerly Schiedels).

Half Way Home duet performs acoustic covers, originals, pop, country, folk, gospel and rock at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover. 265-5050.

Jim Bratt and Butch Minor play jazz and blues at Kirby’s Creek-side in Nevada City, 7-10 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.

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

Stoneground performs original rocking blues at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. 265-0116.

Tony Lauria is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.


“Fully Committed,” 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. Preview performance Thursday, June 10. Performances are Thursdays 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 2 p.m. through Aug. 15. Special Pay-What-You-Can Benefit Performance Wednesday, June 16 at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Nevada County. Tickets $19-$23. Preview performance $12. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.

“South Pacific,” 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.

“Tumbleweed TV,” 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.


Empire Mine public tours 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 6-16 years old, children under 6 are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 273-8522.

The Friday Night Market continues in downtown Grass Valley, 6-9:30 p.m. The event features farmer’s market, Bodhi Busick & the Whirled Leaders, and various food and craft vendors. The market (on Mill Street) continues Fridays through Sept. 3. Free admission.

Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House tours take place at 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, 10 a.m. sharp Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with an addition noon tour on Saturday. Visit an authentic replica of a 19th century gentleman’s stable. Free. 265-8778.


5Rhythms Classes 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.

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