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‘The Nerd’ and the eighth annual Celtic Festival and Marketplace coming up

Foothill Theatre Company will present “The Nerd” Sept. 30 through Oct. 31 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.

Larry Shue’s comedy is about successful architect Willum Cubbert, whose life turns topsy-turvy when a dimly remembered comrade from Vietnam visits. The visit is because of a promise Cubbert made a few decades ago when Rick Steadman, The Nerd, rescued him after Cubbert was shot in the leg.

“As long as I’m alive, you’ll have someone on this earth who will do anything for you. I mean it. Money? A place to stay? Anything,” Cubbert pledged back then in Vietnam. It’s time for Cubbert to make good on that promise when Steadman appears in town.



Ticket prices range from $11 to $23. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. The Nevada Theatre is at 401 Broad St.

Call 265-8587 for ticket information




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KVMR’s eighth annual Celtic Festival and Marketplace on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3 in Grass Valley will feature Solas, Alasdair Fraser, Old Blind Dogs, Wicked Tinkers, Mick Moloney, Wake the Dead, and the Celtic Wonder Band.

Besides music, the festival includes Scottish Highland Games, Clan booths, children’s activities and historical re-enactments, such as a visit by Mary Queen of Scotts to Scottish Lords in the 16th century, everyday life in 16th-century Ireland and a blacksmith area. Merchandise, food and beverage vendors will be on site both days.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct 2 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Several ticket packages are available. For anyone over 16, Saturday-only and Sunday-only tickets are each $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. The admission price for KVMR members drops to $18 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets good for both days are $30 in advance and $40 at the gate and, for KVMR members, $28 in advance and $35 at the door.

Saturday-only and Sunday-only tickets for anyone 6 to 16 are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Tickets good for both days are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Anyone 5 and younger is admitted free.

Advance tickets are at the KVMR office, Love Shack Records, Yabobo, BriarPatch and Record Connection.

Call 265-9073 for more details.


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