“Forever Plaid” musical revue at Off Broadstreet Theatre in Nevada City. 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 20 and 7:15 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 26 and March 4 and 11, and 2 p.m. Sunday March 7. $18 Thursdays, $20 Fridays and $21 Saturdays. 265-8686.
Empire Mine State Historic Park Bourn Cottage tours 1 p.m., mine yard tours 2 p.m. Park admission $2 for anyone 17 and older, free for children. Park hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 273-8522.
Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. Cajun dinner 6 to 9 p.m., masquerade ball 8 p.m. to midnight. $35 for dinner, $15 in advance and $20 at the door for masquerade ball. 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.
Finland-based Soinninkajo performs international classic and folk songs at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. $10. 274-8384.
Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House tour 431 Uren St., Nevada City at 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon Saturday. Free. 265-8778.
George Souza Trio plays jazz and flamenco at Kirby’s Creekside in Nevada City, 8 to 11:30 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
Jimmy Townsend is at the Country Rose Cafe, 300 Commercial St., Nevada City, 6 to 10 p.m. No cover. 265-6248.
Jonathan Meredith performs finger-style guitar jazz, pop and classical at the Owl Grill and Saloon, 134 Mill St., Grass Valley, 6 to 9:30 p.m. No cover. 274-1144.
Jude Bowerman Band returns to Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5. 265-0385.
Sweettooth is at McGees, 315 Broad St., Nevada City from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $5. 265-3205.
Karaoke continues at the Holiday Cabaret, 1255 E. Main St., Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. No cover. 272-6466.
Paul Kamm is at the Holbrooke Hotel’s Golden Gate Saloon in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
Tony Lauria is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Rocky the One-Man Band plays dance music at the National Hotel, 211 Broad St., Nevada City from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. tonight and from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday. No cover. 265-4551.
Ballroom Dancing for beginners and brush-ups 7 to 10 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows, Grass Valley. For all ages, singles and couples. $6. 273-0317.
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tour followed by wine tasting from noon to 5 p.m. at 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.
Sky Watch at the Old Nevada City Airport, 7 p.m.
“Sustainability” Scholars Forum presented by Sierra Friends Center at the Superintendent of Schools office off Ridge Road in Nevada City. 9 a.m. to noon. 273-3183.
Arttalk by Jack Alvarez from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Julie Baker Fine Art gallery, 120 N. Auburn St., Suite 100, Grass Valley. $5. Works by Alvarez and Menlo Macfarlane are featured in the exhibit, “Storytellers,” up through March 13. 273-0910.
Vintage Clothing Show & Sale at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 273-6015.
Empire Mine State Historic Park see sat 21.february listing
Mardi Gras Street Faire features food, merchandise and face painting booths on North Pine and Commercial streets in downtown Nevada City from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 265-2692 or (800) 655-NJOY.
Mardi Gras Parade begins at 2 p.m. and proceeds down Broad Street in downtown Nevada City. 265-2692.
Pianist Stephen Cosgrove will perform works by Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Faure at Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City, starting at 4 p.m. $10 adults and $4 for children. 265-5040.
Gary Campus and Jim Bratt are at Kirby’s Creekside in Nevada City, 7 to 10 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
John Girton is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers jam bluegrass-style from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rough and Ready Opry Palace, across from the Rough and Ready Market. Bring your own chair. Free. 432-1501.
The Bayou Boys perform Cajun rock at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 2 to 6 p.m. 265-0385.
Rocky the One-Man Band at the National Hotel see sat 21.february listing
Sunday’s Sacred Sweat a world beat/tribal open dance event by sole-2-soul from 3 to 6 p.m. at Club Sierra Sports and Fitness in Grass Valley. $5 nonmembers, free for club members. 263-4589.
Vintage Clothing Show & Sale see sat 21.february listing
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