“Beyond Karaoke” John Driscoll’s musical comedy returns to Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. $18 Sunday, $20 Fridays and $22 Saturdays. 265-8686.
Christopher Durang’s one-act plays: “The Actors’ Nightmare” and “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You” at the WinterStage Theater, 554 Searls Ave. in Nevada City. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Aug. 28. 470-0700.
Empire Mine State Historic Park Bourn Cottage tours 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., mine yard tours noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Park admission $3 for anyone 17 and older, $1 for anyone 6- to 16- years-old; free for children. Tours $1.50 per adults. Park hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 273-8522.
Grass Valley Friday Market features farmer’s market, Spark N Cinder performance, and food and craft vendors from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Mill and Main streets. Free admission. 265-9495 or 272-8315.
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.
Billy Bensing plays acoustic rock and folk for dancing at the Stonehouse Restaurant, 107 Sacramento St. in Nevada City, 8 p.m. to midnight. No cover. 265-5050.
Danny Buttacavoli plays pop, rock and bossa nova at Kirby’s Creekside in Nevada City, 8 to 11:30 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
DJ Jamal Walker spins discs at Athens Kuzina Restaurant and Sports Bar, 10100 Alta Sierra Dr., 9 p.m. No cover. 273-5553.
Holly Taylor and Eric Peter play jazz at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Jazz Night with Lorraine Gervais and Friends at Trolley Junction Restaurant near the lawn’s waterfall. Sparrow Stone and Craig Palmer open at 5:30 p.m. $40 per person/$75 for a couple. 265-5259 for reservations.
Karaoke continues at the Holiday Cabaret, 1255 E. Main St. in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. No cover. 272-6466.
Objects in the Mirror is at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5. 265-0385.
Paul Kamm is at the Holbrooke Hotel’s Golden Gate Saloon in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
“Lazy Days” exhibit opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. at Julie Baker Fine Art, 120 N. Auburn St., Grass Valley. Free. 273-0910
“Naked and Embedded” a music, movement and spoken word presentation encompassing the erotic and political themes of the new “X Posed: What Turns the sacred profane?” art show at Studio 131, 131 Richardson St. in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. $10 general, $5 for seniors and youth. 272-1680.
Joann Chartier and Chris Enss will discuss their book “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” at The Book Seller in Grass Valley, 6 to 8 p.m. Free. 272-2131.
Nevada County Poetry Series presents cowboy poetry by Larry Maurice, Nancy Kauk and Dr. Richard Barsaleau at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. $7 general, $5 seniors and students, $1 for anyone under 18. 432-8196 or 274-8384.
“Beyond Karaoke” see fri 20.august listing
Durang’s one-act plays “The Actors’ Nightmare,” and “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You” see fri 20.august listing
15th annual Sierra Brewfest More than 35 microbreweries and specialty distributors will participate in the Music in the Mountains’ fund-raiser at the Nevada County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6:30 p.m. $18 in advance, $20 at gate, $5 for designated drivers. 265-6124 or 800-218-2188.
Fifth annual Ridgestock 2004 Music and Sustainability Expo speakers at 11 a.m., music at 2 p.m. with Bodhi Busick & Anarcho, Alma Melodiosa, Haute Trash, Cosmic Wobble, Rumble and Flood, Ancient Ones, Darkana and Sunshine Redemption at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, 17894 Tyler Foote Road on the San Juan Ridge. $7 for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $15 for 5 to 11 p.m., and $20 all day. 265-2740.
Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Cottage tours from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Mine yard tours 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Park admission $3 for anyone 17-and-over, $1 for anyone 6- to 16-years-old, free for children under 6. Tours $1.50 per adult. Park hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 273-8522.
Little People, Frienemies and Hotel Pistol in an all-ages rock dance and art show at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. $7. 288-2844.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel and wine tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays near Lake of the Pines. Free. 268-9225.
Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House tours see fri 20.august listing
Anni McCann is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Banjo Jim and Mike Fontana perform Delta blues, bluegrass and folk on the Harmony Ridge Market patio, 18848 Highway 20, in Nevada City, 5 to 8 p.m. No cover. 265-0555.
Bob Mora & The Third Degree plays classic Chicago blues at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5. 265-0116.
Danny Buttacavoli at Kirby’s Creekside see fri 20.august listing
Dave Ricci plays acoustic classic rock at the Stonehouse Restaurant, 107 Sacramento St. in Nevada City, 8 p.m. to midnight. No cover. 265-5050.
Jimmy Townsend is at the Country Rose Cafe, 300 Commercial St. in Nevada City, 6 to 10 p.m. No cover. 265-6248.
Karaoke at the Holiday Cabaret see fri 20.august listing
Paul Kamm at the Holbrooke Hotel see fri 20.august listing
“Boys” Workshop” a movement awareness for any male 14 and older with Alison Clancy at Sierra Dance Institute, Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. 277-4567.
“You Can Paint” class at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 1 to 3 p.m. Beginners welcome. 477-7843 or 274-0388.
“An Evening with the Medicine Man” one-man show by Richard Gill at the Nevada County Traction Company, 402 Railroad Ave. in Nevada City. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and 4 p.m. on Saturdays. $15. 265-0896.
Ballroom Dancing 7 to 10 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley. Live music. All ages, singles and couples welcome. $6. 272-4190.
Barbara Foster Woman’s historian, professor and author of the biography, “The Secret Lives of Alexandra David-Neel,” will talk at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. $10. 272-4725.
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tours followed by tasting of the estate grown and produced wines noon to 5 p.m. at 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.
Haunted Nevada City walking tour explores stories behind ghosts of Nevada City on Saturdays through August at 8 p.m. Tour departs from the corner of Broad and Nevada streets in front of Cornerstone Realty. $10 adults, $5 students 16 and under. 265-6877.
South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport open daily, sunrise to sunset, park gate opens at 10 a.m. Gold-panning at 1 p.m., local and bridge history 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors Center open daily noon to 4 p.m. 432-2546.
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