“Beyond Karaoke” musical comedy by John Driscoll presented at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Show begins at 8:15 p.m. $22. Limited seating, advance reservations recommended. 265-8686.
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, Friday, Sept. 12, 16, and 18. “As You Like It” performances are Sunday, Thursday, Sept. 11, 17, and 19. Tickets are $23 Saturday and $19 for Sunday. Discounts for seniors, children 12 and under, students and groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.
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. 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.
Lisa Haley and the Zydacats perform cajun dance music at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Tickets $15. 274-8384.
Miners’ Picnic is from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Empire Mine State Historic Park at 10791 E. Empire St. in Grass Valley. Park admission $3 for anyone 17 and over, $1 for children 6-16 years old, free for children under 6. 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. Saturday and Sunday near Lake of the Pines. Free. 268-9225.
Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House tour at noon at 431 Uren St. in Nevada City. Free. 265-8778.
Billy Bensing performs acoustic rock and folk from 8-11 p.m. at the Stonehouse Restaurant in Nevada City. No cover. 107 Sacramento St. 265-5050.
Ghost Riders perform dance music at 9 p.m. at the National Hotel in Nevada City. 265-4551.
Jimmy Townsend performs from 6-10 p.m. at the Country Rose Cafe in Nevada City. No cover. 300 Commercial St. 265-6248.
Karaoke hosted by Jake from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. at the Holiday Cabaret in Grass Valley. No cover. 1255 E. Main. 272-6466.
Mad Dash performs classic rock, Top 40, and originals from 6-10 p.m. at Sierra Knolls Winery in Grass Valley. 268-9225.
Starthistle performs electric jazz-funk at 9:30 p.m at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City. $5-cover. 265-0116.
Tony Lauria performs at 7:30 p.m. at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City. No cover.
Tom MacDonald, Stephan Holland and Allen Kuehwe perform Brazilian jazz from 8-11:30 p.m. at Kirby’s Creekside in Nevada City. No cover. 265-3445.
“You Can Paint” art class with The Magic Palette takes place from 1-3 p.m. at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Beginners welcome. 477-7843 or 274-0388.
Jim Bratt performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St., Grass Valley. No cover. 273-1353.
Ballroom dancing from 7-10 p.m. at the Golden Empire Grange, La Barr Meadows Road in Grass Valley. Live music. All ages welcome. Singles or couples. $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, at 8 p.m. The tour departs from the corner of Broad and Nevada streets in front of Cornerstone Realty. Tickets $10-adults, $5-students 16 and under. 265-2877.
Nevada City Contra Dance at 8 p.m. at the Nevada City Odd Fellows Hall. Live music by Hot Cider, calling by Mavis McGaugh. No partner necessary; all dances taught; beginners welcome. $8-general, $7-members. 477-8103.
Nevada City Winery Tour offers complimentary wine tasting daily. Tours at 11:30 p.m. every Saturday. Free. Antique corkscrew collection on display. 321 Spring St. 265-9463.
Placer Nature Center’s Starlight Soiree at 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon View Community Center in Auburn. An evening of food, wine, music, stargazing and more. Guest speaker is Dr. Paul Doherty of San Francisco’s Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art and Human Percep-tion. 878-6053.
Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery downtown Grass Valley Wine Tasting Room first anniversary celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Recital features Sonja Harsim and Eric Starr from 2-5 p.m. 477-8277.
Silver Screen Classic Movies presents the 1942 comedy “Sullivan’s Travels.” Showtimes are 2 and 7 p.m. at the Beecher Room of the Library, 350 Nevada St., Auburn. $5 general, $4 seniors and children. 878-7938.
South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport is open daily from sunrise to sunset with the park gate opening at 10 a.m. Gold panning at 1 p.m. and local and bridge history is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Visitors Center is open daily from noon to 4 p.m. 432-2546.
Utah Phillips performs songs and stories at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains at 246 S. Church St. in Grass Valley. Free, but donations accepted for the church. 274-9253.
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 to 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.
Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers perform front-porch bluegrass from 10 a.m.-noon at the Rough and Ready Opry Palace, across from the Rough and Ready Market between the wedding chapel and the blacksmith’s shop in Rough and Ready. Bring your own chair. Free. 432-1501.
Steve Holland performs at 6:30 p.m. at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City. No cover.
Guitarist/singer Tammy Moore performs from 6-9 p.m. at Peterson’s Corner, 26130 Highway 49 on the San Juan Ridge. No cover. 292-3311.
Collectibles & Coins Auction featuring rare coins, coin jewelry, currency and more at 10 a.m. at E. J. Gold Fine Art in Grass Valley. No cover charge. Refreshments.
Fine Art Auction featuring Miro, Matisse, Chagall, Dali, Picasso, antique California paintings, listed contemporary artists, Egyptian items and more at 2 p.m. at E. J. Gold Fine Art in Grass Valley. No cover charge. Refreshments.
Celtic Wonder Band performs at the Holbrooke Hotel, 212 W. Main St., Grass Valley, starting at 5:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
Petit Sirah Vertical Tasting from noon-5 p.m. at Nevada City Winery. Taste five different vintages 2000, 1999, 1995, 1993, and 1987. $5-per person. 321 Spring St. 265-9463.
South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport see 4.september listing
Empire Mine public tours see 4.september listing
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting see 4.september listing
Eighth annual Sierra Shakespeare Festival Comedies see 4.september listing
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