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“Beyond Karaoke” musical comedy by John Driscoll presented at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 9. $20 Fridays and $22 Saturdays. Limited seating, advance reservations recommended. 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, 554 Searls Ave. in Nevada City. Last performances tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m.. 470-0700.

Eighth annual Sierra Shakespeare Festival comedies are “Much Ado About Nothing” and “As You Like It” at the Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Fred Forsman Amphitheatre. “Much Ado About Nothing” performances are today, Sunday, Thursday, and Sept. 4, 10, 12, 16, and 18. “As You Like It” performances are Saturday, Sept. 3, 5, 9, 11, 17, and 19. Tickets 419 for Thursdays and Sundays, $23 for Fridays and Saturdays. Discounts for seniors, children 12 and under, students and groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.




Empire Mine park tours 1 p.m., mine yard tours noon, 2 p.m. Park admission $3 for anyone 17 and older, $1 for anyone 6- to 16- years-old; free for children. Guided tours $1.50 per adults. Park hours 10 a.m. -5 p.m. 273-8522.

KARE Affair at 6 p.m. at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Event features dinner by Jim E’s, music by Nite Train and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the KARE Crisis Nursery. Sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Grass Valley. Tickets $40-per person, $70-per couple.

The Friday Night Market continues in downtown Grass Valley from 6-9:30 p.m. The event features farmer’s market, Saul Rayo & Cocina del Mundo, and various food and craft vendors. The market (on Mill Street) continues Fridays through Sept. 3. Free admission. 272-8315.

John Barbato, a former Nevada County resident, will display his paintings and read from a work-in-progress inspired by his month-long Oaxaca State Prison stay from 7-10 p.m. at Foothill Flowers Gallery, 102 W. Main St., Grass Valley. 273-2296

Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House tours 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, 10 a.m. today and noon Saturday. Visit an authentic replica of a 19th century gentleman’s stable. Free. 265-8778.

Dave Harpe performs from 6-9 p.m. at Madonna’s Kitchen in Colfax. No cover. 42 N. Main St. 346-8213.

DJ Jamal Walker spins discs at 9 p.m. Athens Kuzina Restaurant and Sports Bar. No cover. 10100 Alta Sierra Dr. (formerly Schiedels). 273-5553.

Ghost Riders perform dance music at 9 p.m. at the National Hotel in Nevada City. 265-4551.

Good To Go five-piece classic rock band performs at 9:30 p.m. at McGee’s Annex in Nevada City. 315 Broad St. $5-cover. 265-3205.

Halfway Home performs acoustic rock covers tunes, country songs, as well as alternative favorites at 8 p.m. at the Stonehouse in Nevada City. No cover. 107 Sacramento St. 265-5050.

Ivan Najera performs smooth Latin jazz and flamenco music at 7:30 p.m. at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City. No cover.

John Montgomery performs from 8-11:30 p.m. at Kirby’s Creekside in Nevada City. No cover. 265-3445.

Karaoke hosted by Jake continues at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley from 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.

Tom McDonald performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. No cover. 273-1353.

Vinyl and Bodhi Busick perform modern rock at 9:30 p.m. at Coopers saloon in Nevada City. $5- cover. 265-0116.

Club Live Middle School Dance takes place at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Tickets $6.

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“Beyond Karaoke” see 27.august listing

WinterStage see 27.august listing

8th annual Sierra Shakespeare Festival Comedies see 27.august listing

All-Ages Punk Rock Show a benefit for breast cancer survivors is at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Featuring Secretions, the Man O’Malleys and more. $8. 274-8384.

Cottage Living History at Empire Mine State Historic Park. Cottage tours are every 15 minutes from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. Groups meet at the Bourn Cottage patio, limit 25 people. The Clubhouse will also be open for Living History on Sundays during this time. 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Park admission $3 for 17 and over, $1 for children 6-16 years old, children under 6 are free. Tour cost $1.50-per person. Park hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

Empire Mine public tours take place Saturdays at the Empire Mine Historic Park. Mine yard tours are 11 a.m., 1:30 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 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.

Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting in 50′ 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 see 27.august listing

MoveOn benefit from 7-10 p.m. includes “The Miss Underestimated Pageant” with talent and “Tacky Evening Gown”competitions at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center. Performers are Dan Scanlan, The Good Intentions Paving Company, Tome Wernigg, Marilyn Gale, Sugar Plump Fairies, Albert Martinez, Tom Daly, John Irving and Diane Miessler. Audience members encouraged to bring or wear gowns for competition. (888) 340-6262.

Big Fish Small Pond performs rock from 5-8 p.m. on the Harmony Ridge Market patio in Nevada City. No cover. 265-0555.

Ghost Riders see 27.august listing

Good To Go see 27.august listing

Ivan Najera see 27.august listing

Jimmy Townsend performs at the Country Rose Cafe, 300 Commercial St. in Nevada City, 6-10 p.m. No cover. 265-6248.

John Montgomery see 27.august listing

Karaoke see 27.august listing

Saul Rayo and La Cucina Del Mundo performs world music – “back porch” blues – at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.

Tom McDonald see 27.august listing

“Boys” Workshop on movement awareness for all males 14 and older with Alison Clancy from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sierra Dance Institute, Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Free. 277-4567.

“You Can Paint” art class with The Magic Palette is from 1-3 p.m. at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Beginners welcome. 477-7843 or 274-0388.

Second annual Mud Hut Open House is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Mud Hut Ceramics Center in Nevada City featuring free clay play for kids, a children’s ceramics exhibit, refreshments and a Q&A with instructors about the upcoming fall classes for pre-schoolers through adults. Free. 161 Nevada City Highway (adjacent to the Imaginarium). 478-6400 extension 212.

“An Evening with the Medicine Man” a one-man show by Richard Gill at the Nevada County Traction Company, 402 Railroad Ave. in Nevada City. 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $15. 265-0896.

Ballroom Dancing from 7-10 p.m., Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road, Grass Valley. Live music. All ages, singles and couples welcome. $6. 272-4190.

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, a walking tour exploring the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said to reside in Nevada City, ends at 8 p.m. Saturday. The tour departs from the corner of Broad and Nevada streets in front of Cornerstone Realty. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students 16 and under. 265-6877.

South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport open daily sunrise to sunrise, park gate opens at 10 a.m. Gold panning at 1 p.m.; learn local and bridge history, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beaches, picnicking and hiking. Visitors center open daily from noon to 4 p.m. 432-2546.

“Nutcracker” auditions at 10 a.m. for 5- to 8-year-olds, 11 a.m. for 9- to 12-year-olds, 1 p.m. for 13- to 17-year-olds, 2 p.m. for adults at Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley. For principle roles and dance ensemble.


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