Weekend entertainment: Feb. 12-14 | TheUnion.com

Weekend entertainment: Feb. 12-14

The mother-daughter team of Sierra and Marisa Mohr will be painting masks on faces of all ages Saturday at Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters in Grass Valley.

Faces fit for a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball will be equipped by the team of Cheek Thrills from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

Cheek Thrills has provided face painting services for more than six years, working with FDA compliant hypoallergenic face paints.

Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters is at 671 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley. For more information, call (530) 478-0887.

Miners Foundry Cultural Center hosts a samba and salsa dance party Friday in Nevada City.

The high-energy, Santa Cruz-based band SambaDa musically unites the Americas, drawing from percussion-based styles of South and Central American samba and salsa, and blending them with the funk and reggae beats familiar to North America.

SambaDa’s new album “Gente!” (meaning “People!”) will be celebrated in an all-ages show starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door; they are available at BriarPatch, by calling (530) 272-5333 and online at BrownPaperTickets.com.

The Miners Foundry is at 325 Spring St., Nevada City. For more information, call (530) 265-5040 or visit SambaDa.com.

The Year of the Tiger starts this week, and Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra is ushering in the Lunar New Year with a dinner open to the public.

Celebrate new beginnings at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at Lin Q Restaurant on Freeman Lane in Grass Valley. Learn more about the personality traits of people born in the Year of the Tiger and other animals in the Chinese horoscope.

Diners can also mingle with the cast and crew of “Snow Falling on Cedars,” the play CATS will present starting March 18 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.

Dinner is $10.95 per person; children 3 to 6 years, $3.95; 7 to 11 years, $5.95. Seniors older than 60 get 10 percent off. RSVP to (530) 477-5336.

For information on the show and CATS, visit CATSweb.org. For information on volunteering for the show, e-mail info@catsweb.org.

Read more entertainment news and check out a calendar of events inside today’s Prospector magazine.

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