Saturday evening events
Tonight at the Magic Theatre is the fourth annual Nevada County Film Festival, which showcases 10 original films by local artists. Showtime is 7:35 p.m. and tickets are $8.
Seven storytellers will be at the Sierra Storytelling Festival at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center this weekend.
The 13th annual Wolf Mountain Bluegrass Festival, with about 15 bands, is at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
Polish pianists Agnieszka Przemyk and Ryszard Bryla will perform benefit concerts for the Nevada County Composers Cooperative.
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performs on the patio at Harmony Ridge Market in Nevada City, 5-8 p.m. No cover.
from the Bay Area performs monster bules at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. 265-0116.
plays rock & roll at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. 265-4551.
performs at the Country Rose Cafe in Nevada City, 6-10 p.m. No cover. 300 Commercial St. 265-6248.
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.
performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
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. 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.
featuring Agnieszka Przemyk and Ryszard Bryla takes place at a private home. Performances are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Nevada County Composers Cooperative. Tickets $20. 478-0983.
takes place at Empire Mine State Historic Park . Tour the country home of William Bourn Jr. as volunteers in period dress recreate characters from the Empire Mine’s past and greet you as if you were visiting the year 1905. Cottage tours are every 15 minutes from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Groups meet at the Bourn Cottage patio, limit 25 people. The Clubhouse will also be open for Living History on Sundays during this time. 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Park admission $3 for 17 and over, $1 for children 6-16 years old, children under 6 are free. Tour cost $1.50-per person. Park hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 273-8522.
take place Saturdays and Sundays at the Empire Mine Historic Park. Mine yard tours are 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. (except July 3, and Aug. 14, which is a living history day). 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; 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.
barrel tasting in our 50′ cave, wine tasting in the tasting room and picnic on the patio from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery near Lake of the Pines Free. 268-9225.
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.
with The Magic Palette takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 1-3 p.m. Beginners welcome. 477-7843 or 274-0388.
7-10 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley. Live music. All ages welcome. Singles or couples. $6. 272-4190.
followed by tasting of the estate grown and produced wines noon to 5 p.m. at Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.
a walking tour exploring the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said still to reside among us in Nevada City takes place on Saturday nights through August. The tour will depart from the corner of Broad and Nevada streets in front of Cornerstone Realty. Tickets $10-adults, $5-students 16 and under. 265-6877.
at Bridgeport is open daily from sunrise to sunset with the park gate opening at 10 a.m. The park offers visitors a chance to walk across the longest single span wood arch bridge in the U.S. which dates to 1862. The park also offers beaches, picnicking and hiking. The Visitors Center, which offers exhibits and historic displays is open daily from noon to 4 p.m. 432-2546.
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