“Beyond Karaoke” John Driscoll’s musical comedy returns to Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Performances are 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 9. Admission $18 Sunday, $20 Fridays and $22 Saturdays. Limited seating. 265-8686.
WinterStage presents two one-act plays by Christopher Durang, “The Actors’ Nightmare,” and “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You,” at the WinterStage Theater in Nevada City. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 28. 554 Searls Ave. 470-0700.
15th annual Sierra Brewfest takes place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 3-6:30 p.m. More than 35 microbreweries and specialty distributors will serve more than 90 different beers. The Cold Shot Band will perform music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets $18-advance, $20-gate, $5-designated driver. 265-6124 or 800-218-2188.
Fifth annual Ridgestock 2004 Music and Sustainability Expo is at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center in Nevada City. Event features speakers at 11 a.m., music begins at 2 p.m. featuring Bodhi Busick and Anarcho, Alma Melodiosa, Haute Trash fashion show and invitational, Cosmic Woble, Rumble and Flood, Ancient Ones, Darkana and Sunshine Redemption. Tickets $7 for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $15 for 5-11 p.m., and $20 all day. 265-2740.
Empire Mine public tours Take place Saturdays and Sundays at the Empire Mine Historic Park. Mine yard tours are 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Admission to the park is $3 for 17 and older, $1 for children 6-to-16 years; children under 6 are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 9 a.m.-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 in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Tickets $7. 288-2844.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting in 50 foot cave, wine tasting in the tasting room and picnic on the patio 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 tour takes place at noon at 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, noon. Visit an authentic replica of a 19th century gentleman’s stable. Free. 265-8778.
Anni McCann performs at 7:30 p.m. at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City. No cover.
Banjo Jim and Mike Fontana perform Delta blues, bluegrass and folk on the patio from 5-8 p.m. at Harmony Ridge Market in Nevada City. No cover. 18848 Highway 20. 265-0555.
Bob Mora & The Third Degree performs classic Chicago Blues at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. 265-0116.
Danny Buttacavoli performs pop, rock and Bossa-Nova at Kirby’s Creekside in Nevada City, 8-11:30 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
Dave Ricci performs acoustic classic rock at the Stonehouse Restaurant in Nevada City, 8 p.m.-midnight. No cover. 107 Sacramento St. 265-5050.
Jimmy Townsend performs at the Country Rose Cafe in Nevada City, 6-10 p.m. No cover. 300 Commercial St. 265-6248.
Karaoke hosted by Jake continues at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main St. 272-6466.
Paul Kamm performs at the Holbrooke Hotel’s Golden Gate Saloon in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival with more than two dozen bands at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Doors open 7:30 p.m., concert 8 p.m. 288-2844.
“Boys” Workshop a movement awareness with Alison Clancy at Sierra Dance Institute for any male 14 and older, Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 277-4567.
“You Can Paint” art class with The Magic Palette at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 1-3 p.m. Beginners welcome. 477-7843 or 274-0388.
An Evening with the Medicine Man” a one-man show by Richard Gill at the Nevada County Traction Company in Nevada City. 4 p.m. Tickets $15. 402 Railroad Ave. 265-0896.
Ballroom Dancing 7-10 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley. Live music. All ages welcome. Singles or couples. $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. Sponsored by the Sierra Friends of Tibet in collaboration with The Book Seller. $10. 272-4725.
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tours followed by tasting of the estate grown and produced wines noon to 5 p.m., 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.
Haunted Nevada City a walking tour exploring the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said to reside in Nevada City at 8 p.m. The tour will depart 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. 432-2546.
Empire Mine public tours Take place Saturdays and Sundays at the Empire Mine Historic Park. see 21.august listing.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting in 50 foot cave, wine tasting in the tasting room and picnic on the patio from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. see 21.august listing.
Celtic Wonder Band performs at 5:30 p.m. the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. No cover. 273-1353.
John Girton performs at 6:30 p.m. at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City. No cover.
Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers perform bluegrass-style music from 10 a.m.-noon at the Rough and Ready Opry Palace, across from the Rough and Ready Market. Bring your own chair. Free. 432-1501.
Guitarist/singer Tammy Moore performs at Peterson’s Corner, 26130 Highway 49 on the San Juan Ridge, 6-9 p.m. No cover. 292-3311.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Admission $7 for anyone 16 and under and $10 for adults. 288-2844.
Tussi performs flamenco guitar from 7-10 p.m. at Kirby’s Creekside in Nevada City. No cover. 265-3445.
10th annual Ice Cream Social takes place noon-5 p.m. at the 49er Fire Station, Coyote St. at Highway 49 in Nevada City. Performance by the Fruit Jar Pickers. Proceeds benefit the 49er Fire Department. Sponsored by 49er Fire Auxiliary. 265-8401 or 265-4709.
Nevada County Concert Band presents Pioneer Park Picnic Pops Concert “Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes,” at 5 p.m. at the Pioneer Park Band Shell in Nevada City. Free. 477-4787.
Salsa Dance Class Night with Billy Bob and Dominique at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, beginning lessons, 7-8 p.m., dancing 8-9:30 p.m. Lessons and dance $5, dance only $3. 265-3488.
South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport open daily sunrise to sunset. Park gate opens at 10 a.m. see 21.august listing.
Sweat Your Prayers at Club Sierra in Grass Valley. 10 a.m.-noon. A free movement dance that presents heart-opening music from around the world to assist in reaching a state of Divine Awareness, where the dancer and dance become one. $8 members, $12 nonmembers.
Tony Castle’s One-Man Vaudeville Show and the Nevada County Traction Company combine for an afternoon of fun, history and entertainment. Train departs at 2 p.m. from the Nevada County Traction Company, 402 Railroad Ave. in Nevada City. 265-0896.
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