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Variety of music, poetry, theater and dance events on the horizon

The reggae band Mystafya has two gigs coming up: Friday at the California Club in Old Town Auburn at 9 p.m., $5 admission; and Feb. 25 at Cooper’s in Nevada City at 9:30 p.m.

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St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 South Church St., Grass Valley, presents “An evening of Acoustic Guitars” Feb. 17 featuring Chris Yeaton on slack key and Adam Warner and Teddy Randazz, Jr. on fingerstyle guitar. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance at Love Shack Records in Nevada City, Briarpatch in Grass Valley and Cherry Records in Auburn or $15 at the door. Call 272-4725 for more information or visit http://www.saintjosephsculturalcenter.org.



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Educators who want to explore painting with watercolors, acrylics, and oils to be able to better teach visual arts are invited to two workshops for beginning painters at the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools office’s Fellersen Room, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City, on Feb. 17 and 23, both from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. Contact Paul Harrar, 478-6400, ext. 212, for more information.




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The Flying Doctors will be the recipients of proceeds from a Mardi Gras fund-raiser at the Elks Lodge in Auburn, 195 Pine St., on Feb. 19 from 6 to 11 p.m. The event will include a Cajun buffet and dancing to King Cotton Band, in costume, if possible. $30. Call 888-1273.

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Salsa Sierra will be hosting Conjunto Alegre on Feb. 19 at St Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley. Tickets on sale now at BriarPatch, Yabobo and The Book Seller. Tickets for the dance and show will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Salsa skills will also be taught by Billy Bob and Dominique of Salsa Sierra in workshops earlier that day. Call 477-0767 or check the Web at http://www.puresync.com/salsa

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The Twin Cities Concert Association will present its Petite Panache, featuring local orchestral musicians, at 2 p.m., Feb. 20, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Drive in Grass Valley. Ken Hardin and Aileen James will be on piano and will be joined by Phil Richardson on horn and David Thorp on viola. The group will play works of Brahms, Schumann, Hindemith and more.

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George Winston returns to the Center for the Arts Feb. 22 and 23 and will play on Music in the Mountain’s beautiful Steinway grand piano. Winston was among the earliest and most successful proponents of the genre of contemporary instrumental music later dubbed New Age. The extreme seasonal changes he experienced growing up in Montana greatly influenced the pastoral feel of his music and led to a release of “Montana: A Love Story from 2004.” Show begins at 8 p.m.; admission is $20.

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V-Day Nevada County presents a benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler on Feb. 26, 8 p.m., at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Proceeds will benefit local organizations working to end violence against women and girls. Get your $25 tickets early; last year’s performance sold out. Call 265-8648 for more information.

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Former Grass Valley resident singer/songwriter Dolli Melaine returns here to the Center for the Arts Feb. 27 from Vienna, Austria, where she now lives. She offers a unique vocal and performing experience of modern electronic music from Europe. Joining her is longtime Nevada City resident Tilden Thorne, who performs an eclectic collection of his down tempo electro compositions in his darkly underground style. Shot starts at 8 p.m. $10 admission.

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March 5 is the 4th annual Taste of the Foothills Celebration, a popular wine and food tasting event in downtown Grass Valley that benefits Music in the Mountains and Grass Valley Downtown Association. All-inclusive tickets are $25 in advance. Call 265-6124 or 800 218-2188 for more information or visit http://www.musicinthemountains.org online.

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Slack key guitarist Led Kaapana comes to the Center for the Arts, 314 West Main St., Grass Valley on March 6. The show starts at 4 p.m. Named by Chet Atkins and Bob Dylan as the best musician alive in Hawaii, Kaapana has recorded with Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and Ricky Skaggs. Call (800) 594-8499 or purchase the $15 tickets at http://www.thecenterforthearts.org on the Web.

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International Women’s Day is being celebrated by two local events: one on March 8 with Gather the Women at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., $5 admission. Call Marilyn Nyborg at 477-8080 or go online at http://www.gatherthewomen.org for more information. The second event features the United Nations Association and the Balkan Women’s Chorus on March 9, 7:30 -9 p.m., the Unitarian Church, at Church and Walsh Streets, Grass Valley. $5 admission. Contact Ted Smith at 273-6755 for more information.

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A Joni Mitchell tribute at The Center for the Arts, Grass Valley is set for March 18 and 19, and is a Saul Rayo production. $18 admission.

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The Nevada County Poetry Series’ February reading will be held at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 24, at the Center for the Arts, 314 West Main St., Grass Valley, with poets Felicia McGee and Ron Tranquilla. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5 general, seniors and students, and $1 for those under 18. Refreshments are included. Call 432-8196 or 274-8384 for more information.

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The 16th annual Mind/Body/Spirit Health Fair, is being held March 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and March 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, as a benefit for the Foundry. Cost is $5. Included are the intuitive arts, complementary and integrative health fields and energy healing arts, with therapists, holistic healers, astrologers, psychic and tarot readers, aura camera, naturapaths being represented. Products will be available to buy, techniques to experience, and food to eat. Call 265-5040 for more information and for vendor applications.


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