“Beyond Karaoke” musical comedy by John Driscoll will be presented at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City at 8:15 p.m. Chris Crockett performs music at 7:15 p.m. $22. 265-8686.
49er Rotary Duck Race is at Deer Creek at the corner of Broad and Boulder streets in Nevada City from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Includes a carnival, music and food. Ducks can be “adopted” for $5 each. 272-3825.
8th annual Sierra Shakespeare Festival is at the Fred Forsman Amphitheatre at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. This year’s bill is “Much Ado About Nothing,” and “As You Like It.” “Much Ado About Nothing,” performances Sunday, Thursday and Sept. 18. “As You Like It” performances are today, Friday, and Sept. 19. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 4:30 on Sundays. $19 Thursdays and Sundays, $23 Fridays and Saturdays. 265-8587.
Empire Mine State Historic Park tours at 10791 E. Empire St. in Grass Valley. Mine yard tours are at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Park admission is $3 for anyone 17 and older, $1 for children 6- to 16-years-old; free for children under 6. Tours $1.50 per adult. Park hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cottage Living History tours are every 15 minutes from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 273-8522.
Paul Kamm and Eleanore MacDonald with the Little Band plays in a “Celebration of Peace, Justice, Solidarity and … Our Vote” concert at 8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. $15. 274-8384.
Rebel Ridge Day is at 14620 Old Marysville Road in Camptonville from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Music noon-5 p.m. by the Paris Clayton Blues Band.
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. Saturday and Sunday. Free. 268-9225.
Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House noon tour at 431 Uren St. in Nevada City. Free. 265-8778.
Billy Bensing plays acoustic rock and folk music from 8-11 p.m. at the Stonehouse Restaurant, 107 Sacramento St. in Nevada City. 265-5050.
Flowmotion from Seattle plays at 9:30 p.m. at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City. $5-cover. 265-0116.
Jimmi Accardi plays rock ‘n’ roll at 9 p.m. at the National Hotel in Nevada City. 265-4551.
Jimmy Townsend is at the Country Rose Cafe, 300 Commercial St. in Nevada City from 6-10 p.m. No cover. 265-6248.
Karaoke hosted by Jake is at the Holiday Cabaret, 1255 E. Main in Grass Valley from 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 272-6466.
Lorraine Gervais and Greg Gavin are at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City at 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Gallery II Fall exhibit artist reception from 1 to 4 p.m.at Gallery II, 419 Broad St. in Nevada City. New works by 32 member artists are on display. Featured artists are Carla Marie Bratt (fine art gourds) and Robin Wallace (pastels and mixed media). Ludi Hinrichs provides music. No cover. 470-9222.
Fifth annual Roamin’ Angels Car Show from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Mad Dash plays from 7-11 p.m. $4 adults and free for children under 12. Admission good both days. 432-8449.
Peter Wilson plays at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley at 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
Tony Lauria is at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City from 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
“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.
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.
Cycle of Seasons for 3- to 5-years-old from 10:45-11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, $8.50. 274-2682.
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tours followed by tasting wines from noon to 5 p.m. at 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.
Family Music For Babies Class for newborns to 16 months from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley. $8. 274-2682.
Family Music for Toddlers for 16-months-old to 3-years-old 9:45-10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley. $8.50 class. 274-2682.
Haunted Nevada City a walking tour exploring the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said reside in Nevada City is at 8 p.m. on Saturday nights. The tour departs from the corner of Broad and Nevada streets in front of Cornerstone Realty. $10 adults, $5 students 16-and-under. 265-6877.
Nevada City Winery Tour complimentary wine tasting daily. Tours at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. 321 Spring St. Free. 265-9463.
Second Saturday Swing for all ages at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley. Beginning dance lessons 7-8 p.m., DJ dancing 8-11 p.m. $10 lessons and dance, $6 dance only. 478-0887.
Sky Watch is at Old Nevada City Airport at 8:30 p.m.
South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport is open daily from sunrise to sunset with the park gate opening at 10 a.m. Goldpanning at 1 p.m. or learn the local and bridge history from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Visitors Center, which offers exhibits and historic displays is open daily from noon to 4 p.m. 432-2546.
The Pleasant Valley Pheasant Pluckers improv troupe performs at 8 p.m. at the Winter Stage Theater, 554 Searls Ave. in Nevada City. $5. 470-0700.
Vintage clothing sale from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. 274-1458.
Civil War Re-enactment will be held at Pioneer Park in Nevada City from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Half-hour battles at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Sunday.
38th annual Nevada City Constitution Day Parade is at 2 p.m. in downtown Nevada City. Pre-parade activities begin at 12:30 p.m. with a free concert by the Nevada County Concert Band and a re-enactment of the U.S. Constitution signing at 1:30 p.m. on Broad Street. After the parade, Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo Band plays on Broad Street. 265-2692.
4th annual Local Author Open House is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Odyssey Books, 989 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. 477-2856.
A Benefit Concert in the Vineyards, “A Humanitarian Effort to Save the Batwa Pygmies of Africa” is at Indian Springs Vineyard, 16110 Indian Springs Road in Penn Valley. Wine tasting at 1 p.m. The Heritage Singers and the Grass Valley Male Voice Choir perform from 2-5 p.m. $25. 478-1068 or 432-1161.
The Ronen Trio plays a benefit concert for the Twin Cities Concert Association at 2 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Drive off Highway 174 in Grass Valley. Free, donations accepted for concert association. 470-9454.
Celtic Wonder Band plays at 5:30 p.m. at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. No cover. 273-1353.
Jimmi Accardi plays rock ‘n’ roll from 3-7 p.m. at the National Hotel in Nevada City. 265-4551.
Jimmy Townsend plays during brunch from noon-3 p.m. at the Country Rose Cafe, 300 Commercial St. in Nevada City. No cover. 265-6248.
John Girton is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City starting at 6:30 p.m. No cover.
Ludi Hinrichs, Pat Havard and Friends play from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Broad Street Books, 426 Broad St. in Nevada City. No cover. 265-4204.
Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers play bluegrass 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.
Singer/guitarist Tammy Moore is from 6-9 p.m. at Peterson’s Corner, 26130 Highway 49. on the San Juan Ridge. No cover. 292-3311.
Kimberly Bass is at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City from 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
The Dances of Universal Peace is from 6-8 p.m. at the Nevada County Library in Nevada City. No partner or experience required. Suggested donation $4-$7. 478-5855.
South Yuba River State Park see 11.september listing
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel see 11.september listing
Empire Mine State Historic Park see 11.september listing
8th annual Sierra Shakespeare Festival see 11.september listing
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