Rock bands play benefit; ‘Love Suicides’ begins |

Rock bands play benefit; ‘Love Suicides’ begins

The CATS production of "The Love Suicides at Sonezaki" will begin its run at the Nevada Theatre on Jan. 17.
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Local rock bands Pipedown, Datura and No Regard and Sacramento bands Beneath the Ashes, Lifelongtragedy and Torcher will perform in a benefit Jan. 18 in Grass Valley.

Proceeds will help cover medical bills of a local woman suffering from gastric disease. Unable to work, she is a friend of Datura band members.

Admission is $10 for the all-ages show at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St. Call Datura’s Chris Zeischegg at 272-7241 for more information about the benefit.

Quincy Troupe will be featured at the annual Nevada County Poetry Series Fund-raiser on Jan. 17.

The author received two American Book Awards, is a two-time Heavyweight Champion of Poetry in 1994 and 1995 at the World Poetry Bout of Taos, N. M., and received a Peabody Award for co-producing and writing the radio show, “The Miles Davis Radio Project.”

Troupe also teaches creative writing and American and Caribbean literature at the University of California at San Diego. A question-and-answer period follows Troupe’s 8 p.m. reading at the Center for the Arts.

Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door and $5 for seniors and students, which includes refreshments. Tickets are at Book Seller, Odyssey Books, Natural Selection and BriarPatch.

The center is at 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Call 432-8196 for more information.

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) will present “The Love Suicides At Sonezaki” from Jan. 17 to Feb. 8 at Nevada Theatre.

Written in 1703 by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, “The Love Suicides At Sonezaki” is a Japanese story of eternal love. The production integrates traditional Japanese theater styles including Kabuki, Noh and Butoh.

Friday and Saturday showtimes are 8 p.m. Matinee performances will be 2 p.m. on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. Admission is $13 in advance and $15 at the door.

Odyssey Books, Golden Flower Trading Co. & Museum and Nevada City Postal Co. are ticket outlets. Tickets are also available on-line at http://www.Presale and by phone at (805) 692-5548. Nevada Theatre is at 401 Broad St., Nevada City.

– Carol Feineman

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