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‘Plaza Suite,’ Hawaiian music, ‘De-railed,’ ‘An Evening of Dance’ will entertain you

Justin Ancheta plays acoustic reggae, flamenco and fusion at BellaVista Creekside Lounge, 101 Broad St., Nevada City, April 28, 8-10:30 p.m.

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Playing the first show in six months in their hometown, the powerful rock quartet Last Season plays at Cooper’s in Nevada City, April 28, 9 p.m. They will showcase their new CD, “Don’t Forget to Remember.” Also playing are The Texas Thieves.



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In honor of National Poetry Month, Molly Fisk and her students will read at 7 p.m. April 28 at The Book Seller, 107 Mill St., Grass Valley.




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“Plaza Suite,” April 28-May 22, a benefit for the Yuba River Charter School at The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley. Tickets are $15 at The Book Seller and BriarPatch in Grass Valley. Call 477-1924.

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At 7:30 p.m. April 29, St. Joseph’s Cultural Center presents Ohana (family) Brown from Hawaii, featuring Kevin and Ikaika Brown on slack key guitar, hula dancer Ka’ena Brown, and Mark Nelson on slack key guitar and dulcimer. Tickets $17 at the door or $15 in advance at Love Shack Records in Nevada City, The BriarPatch Market in Grass Valley, and Cherry Records in Auburn. Call 272-4725 for more information, or visit http://www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org

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Opening April 29 at Off Broadstreet, 305 Commercial St., Nevada City, is the musical comedy “De-railed.” This play is about homeless people in West Los Angeles who devise a plan to save their home by re-opening the doomed center as the “First Politically Correct Church of West L.A.” It is at 8:15 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening through June 25. One Thursday night performance is scheduled for June 2 at 7:15 p.m. and one Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on June 12. $18 on Thursdays and Sundays, $20 on Fridays and $22 on Saturdays. For reservations or information, call 265-8686 or visit http://www.offbroadstreet.com/

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The artist reception for “Flowers of the Foothills” takes place 5-8 p.m., April 29, at Foothill Flowers, 102 W. Main St., Grass Valley. The exhibit, which continues through May 14, shows paintings of prominent women of the Grass Valley area by artists Nancy Cowan and Roseanne Peters. Call the flower shop at 273-2296 for information.

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Nevada Union High School’s Dance Department presents its 14th Annual “An Evening of Dance,” 7:30 p.m., April 29 and 30 and May 5-7, at the Don Baggett Theatre, Nevada Union High School, 11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley. Reserved Seating: $12 adults $10 students; ticket sales at the box office opening at 6 p.m. on date of performance or in advance: April 21, 22, 5:30-7: 30 p.m., theater lobby. April 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., theater lobby. April 25-29, 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., NU cafeteria; and again at 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the theater lobby. May 2-6, 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., NU cafeteria. May 3-4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., theater lobby. For information, call 273-4431, Ext 278

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The rock ‘n’ roll jam band with a devoted following – the DeadBeats – will be playing Cooper’s in Nevada City on May 5 and 6, 8 p.m. on Thursday, $5 for the acoustic performance; and 9 p.m. Friday, $8 for the fully plugged-in dance show. Call 265-0166 or go on the Web at http://www.netshel.net/deadbeat

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Empire Mine Spring Open House, 11-4 p.m., May 7 and 8. Beautiful gardens in bloom, crafts and refreshments for sale, live entertainment, and volunteers in period costume re-enact the golden days of the mine. Tours of the Bourn Cottage. Call 273-8522 for information.

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The 44th Annual Mother’s Day Scotch Broom Breakfast, Raffle and Plant Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, May 8 at North San Juan Fire Hall No.1 on Reservoir Street in North San Juan. All-you-can-eat breakfast of pancakes, ham and eggs, coffee and juice. Raffle grand prize is handmade quilt. Cost of breakfast: $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Benefits local firefighters. For more information, contact Marilyn at 292-3550.

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In celebration of the centennial anniversary, the Forest Service will show a full-length documentary on the history of the national forests and the Forest Service on May 10, at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. There will be two showings of the movie “The Greatest Good,” starting at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Charles Osgood of CBS News narrates the movie, “The Greatest Good,” and the Skywalker Symphony, part of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, performs the original score. This movie chronicles the social, environmental and political history in connection with natural resource policies. Contact the Forest Service, 265-4531, or view information about the movie at http://www.fs.fed.us/greatestgood

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Two award-winning performing musical ensembles from Bear River High School will perform May 13 and 14 at the high school in the all-choir “Putting on the Ritz.” E-mail Cherry Hayes at chayes@nuhsd.k12.ca.us, or call 268-3700, x4833.


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