“Beyond Karaoke,” the musical comedy by John Driscoll, will be performed at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Performances will be at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. this Sunday only. Live music by Chris Crockett at 7:15 p.m. $20 Fridays, $22 Saturday and $18 Sunday. 265-8686.
Empire Mine State Historic Park tours take place Saturday and Sunday at 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Bourn cottage tours are every 15 minutes from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Mine yard tours are 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for 17-and-older, $1 for children 6- to 16-years-old; free for children-under-6. 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 a 50-foot cave, wine tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays near Lake of the Pines Free. 268-9225.
Sixth annual Gypsy Soul takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Performance includes African, Gypsy, modern, Middle Eastern, Argentine tango, Latin, Jazz, hip-hop, and many student pieces. 477-1596.
The Swami for Precedent featuring the cosmic comic Swami Beyondananda performs at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, 410 S. Church St. in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $18 at the door. 274-9100.
Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House tour takes place at 431 Uren St. in Nevada City at noon. Free. 265-8778.
Billy Bensing plays hits and originals at Athens Kuzina Restaurant and Sports Bar, 10100 Alta Sierra Dr., from 8-11 p.m. No cover. 273-5553.
Dave Ricci is at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
Ivan Najera plays smooth Latin jazz and flamenco music at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Jackpot with special guests at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. 265-0385.
Jimmi Accardi plays rock ‘n’ roll at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. 265-4551.
Jimmy Townsend is at the Country Rose Cafe, 300 Commercial St., in Nevada City, 6-10 p.m. No cover. 265-6248.
Karaoke hosted by Jake is at the Holiday Cabaret, 1255 E. Main., in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 272-6466.
Tanya Scarlett performs blues at Bellavista (formerly Kirby’s Creekside) in Nevada City, 8-11:30 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
Terry Holder and Tom Begich performs at the Wall Street Cafe, 114 W. Main St. in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 274-2411.
The Meow Meows perform smooth jazz and easy-listening tunes at an outdoor community concert from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at DarkHorse Golf Club’s amphitheatre, 13450 Combie Road near Lake of the Pines. Presented by RCI Real Estate. Free. 268-9595.
“You Can Paint” art class with The Magic Palette takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 1-3 p.m. 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 welcome. Singles or couples. $6. 272-4190.
Cycle of Seasons for children 3-5 years old at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 11:15 a.m.-noon. $8.50/class. 274-2682.
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tours followed by tasting 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 at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 9:30-10 a.m. $8/class. 274-2682.
Family Music for Toddlers from 16-months to 3-years-old at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 10:15-11 a.m. $8.50/class. 274-2682.
Haunted Nevada City, a walking tour exploring the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said still to reside among us in Nevada City takes place on Saturday nights through September at 8 p.m. The tour will depart from the corner of Broad and Nevada streets in front of Cornerstone Realty. Tickets $10-adults, $5-students 16 and under. 265-6877.
Nevada City Winery Tour complimentary wine tasting daily, 321 Spring St. Tours every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Free. Antique corkscrew collection on display. 265-9463.
Nevada County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue 9th annual BBQ Fund-raiser takes place at the Nevada County Sportsmen’s Club, 4-8 p.m. This cowboy themed family events features tri-tip or chicken with all the fixings, live demonstrations of search and rescue dogs, a CHP helicopter and music from the Fruit Jar Pickers. Tickets $15 adults, $5 children, children 3-and-under free. 272-7941.
South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport is open from 10 a.m. to sunset. Gold panning at 1 p.m. or bridge history from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park also offers beaches, picnicking and hiking. 432-2546.
The Designs for Living Home Tour takes place in eight residences that reflect the diverse architecture of Grass Valley and Nevada City. The home tour takes place today and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $20 at the door. 265-6124 or 800-218-2188.
“The Pleasant Valley Pheasant Pluckers” tonight at 8 at the WinterStage Theatre, 554 Searls Ave. in Nevada City. $5. 477-0687.
Harvest Time Gathering Tour takes place today at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Senior Citizens Center, at 2 p.m. in Grass Valley. Featuring IWORD’s “Sound of Creation” CD release performance of reggae. 277-3788.
Rogue plays classic rock ‘n’ roll at McGees, 315 Broad St., Nevada City from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. $3. 265-3205.
“Beyond Karaoke” see 25.september listing
Empire Mine State Historic Park see 25.september listing
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting see 25.september listing
Celtic Wonder Band is at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 5:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
Jimmy Townsend plays during brunch at the Country Rose Cafe, 300 Commercial St., in Nevada City, noon-3 p.m. No cover. 265-6248.
John Girton is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
Paul Ong is at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
Robert Kelaghan & the Crazy Karma Kirtan Band will lead an evening of chanting at Wild Mountain Yoga Center, 574 Searls Ave., in Nevada City, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Both Eastern and Western traditions honored. No experience necessary. $5. 477-1651.
Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers jam bluegrass-style 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.
Reader’s Theatre Marion Jeffery stars in the dramatic reading of “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” at 2 p.m. at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. $12 general, $10 for seniors and students in advance, $14 at the door. Tickets at Odyssey Books and Harmony Books. 265-5040.
Guitarist/singer Tammy Moore is at Peterson’s Corner, 26130 Highway 49, on the San Juan Ridge, 6-9 p.m. No cover. 292-3311.
Salsa Dance Class Night with Billy Bob and Dominique takes place 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 see 25.september listing
Sweat Your Prayers takes place at South Yuba in Nevada City, 10 a.m.-noon. $8-members, $12-nonmembers.
The Designs for Living Home Tour see 25.september listing
Rough and Ready Chili Cookoff takes place in downtown Rough and Ready. The Fuit Jar Pickers are scheduled to play during the event, starting at 11 a.m. 272-4320.
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Six months ago, the future looked pretty bleak in terms of the live music scene, and I could not have predicted where we are now.