“Puttin’ on the Ritz” presented by the choral music department of Bear River High School at the school’s multi-purpose room, 2 and 7:30 p.m. $9 general, $8 students/seniors, which includes dessert and beverage. 268-3700, extension 4833.
“Dress Rehearsal – Billboard’s Top Hits” musical revue by John Driscoll at Off Broadstreet Theatre in Nevada City. 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 29. Also Thursday, May 20 at 7:15 p.m., and Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m. $18 Thursday and Sunday, $20 Fridays, and $22 Saturdays. 265-8686.
“The Wrath of Achilles” tale of rage, catharsis and compassion performed by Philip Wharton at the Winterstage in Nevada City, 8 p.m. $12. 470-0700.
“When It Goes Haywire” last performances presented by Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City tonight at 8, and Sunday at 2 p.m. $19-$23. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.
10th annual Robert Burns Celebration with Susan Rode Morris, soprano; Shira Kammen, Scottish fiddle; Phebe Craig, harpsichord; Julie Jeffrey, viol; and Karl Goldstein as Robert Burns. 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Nevada City. $10 general and $5 seniors and students.
11th annual Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills Garden Tour of private gardens in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15 advance, $17 at the gardens. 477-8013 or 273-9516.
Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Volunteers in period dress recreate the Empire Mine of 1905 in William Bourn Jr.’s country home every 15 minutes from noon to 1:20 p.m. and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mine Yard tours 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Park admission $2 for anyone 17-and-over. $1.50 per tour. Park hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 273-8522.
Gold Rush Book Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Main Street Center Building from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5. 470-0189.
Guided Wildflower Walk 11 a.m., South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport Covered Bridge. Meet docent at the north parking lot. Bring bottled water. Free. No pets. 432-2546.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting and wine tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays near Lake of the Pines. Free. 268-9225.
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tours followed by wine tasting from noon to 5 p.m. at 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.
Snatam Kaur, Thomas Barquee, Guru Ganesha Singh and Robert Kelaghan & the Crazy Karma Kirtan Band are at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley from 7 to 10 p.m. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 613-1865.
Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House tours 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and noon Saturdays. Free. 265-8778.
Alan Michael plays easy-listening music at Harmony Ridge Market in Nevada City, 6 p.m. No cover.
Cousin Cricket is at Peterson’s Corner, 26130 Highway 49 on the San Juan Ridge from 8 to 11 p.m. No cover. 292-3311.
Jimmy Townsend is at the Country Rose Cafe in Nevada City, 6 to 10 p.m. No cover. 265-6248.
Jimmi Accardi plays rock ‘n’ roll at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. 265-4551.
Jonathan Meredith performs finger-style guitar jazz, pop and classical at the Owl Grill and Saloon, 134 Mill St. in Grass Valley from 6 to 9:30 p.m. No cover. 274-1144.
Karaoke continues at the Holiday Cabaret, 1255 E. Main St. in Grass Valley from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. No cover. 272-6466.
Mystafya performs rasta roots and psychedelic dub reggae at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5. 265-0385.
Tony Lauria is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
“You Can Paint” art class at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley from 1 to 3 p.m. Beginners welcome. 477-7843 or 274-0388.
Al Ferguson plays banjo at the Growers Market at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Free.
Ballroom Dancing at the Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley, from 7 to 10 p.m. All ages, singles and couples welcome. $6. 272-4190.
Family Music for newborns to 16-month-olds from 9 to 9:30 a.m. $8. Family Music for 16-months to 3-year-olds from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. $8.50. Cycle of Seasons for 3- to 5-year-olds from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. $8.50. All classes at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley. 274-2682.
Geshe Gyeltsen gives dharma teaching on “Spiritual Healing” at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St. in Grass Valley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations accepted. 272-4725.
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and Transportation Museum First anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5 Kidder Court, Nevada City includes guided museum tours, antique auto display, music, book signing of “Exploring Nevada County,” light refreshments and raffle. Free. 470-0902.
Sky Watch 8:30 p.m., Old Nevada City Airport.
Movement Alliance’s third annual “Call For Dancers” audition from 6 to 9 p.m. at Center For The Arts in Grass Valley for adult dancers and improvisational actors.
“Dress Rehearsal – Billboard’s Top Hits” see sat 15.may listing
“When It Goes Haywire” see sat 15.may listing
11th annual Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills Garden Tour see sat 15.may listing
Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Volunteers in period dress recreate the Empire Mine of 1905 in William Bourn Jr.’s country home every 15 minutes from noon to 1:20 p.m. and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mine Yard tours 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Grounds and Garden Tour 2:30 p.m. Park admission $2 for anyone 17-and-over. $1.50 per tour. Park hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 273-8522.
Guided Wildflower Walk see sat 15.may listing
2004 Pioneer Arts Membership Show Awards reception from 2 to 5 p.m. at Center for the Arts in Grass Valley includes live music, refreshments and a silent auction. Other gallery hours noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through May 30. 274-8384.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery see sat 15.may listing
John Girton is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
No River City members perform Americana roots rock at Coo-per’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 265-0385.
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.
Venerable Geshe Gyeltsen presents Chenrizig (the Buddha of Compassion) Initiation at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St. in Grass Valley, 2 p.m. Donations accepted. 272-4725.
Guided Bird Watch 9 a.m., Bridgeport Covered Bridge. Bring binoculars and water. Free. 432-2546.
Inya Eeya improvisational music workshop with David Vaughan and friends at 11671 Maltman Drive, Number 6 in Grass Valley from 7 to 8 p.m. $2. 477-8472.
Sweat Your Prayers free movement dance from 10 a.m. to noon at Club Sierra in Grass Valley. $8 members, $12 nonmembers. 265-9119.
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