“Beyond Karaoke”, the musical comedy by John Driscoll will be presented at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Final performances are at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Live music by Chris Crockett at 7:15 p.m. $20 Friday and $22 Saturday. 265-8686.
“The Nerd” by Larry Shue, a screwball comedy about the world’s worst houseguest, will be performed by The Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $23 Fridays and Saturdays, $19 Sundays $19.
Citronee Friday Wine Flight Tasting from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Bistro at Citronee, 320 Broad St. in Nevada City. $12 includes a flight of five wines. 265-5697.
Empire Mine State Historic Park tours take place daily. Bourn Cottage tours 1 p.m. Friday, tours every 15 minutes Saturday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Mine yard tours noon and 2 p.m. Friday, every 15 minutes Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Park admission is $3 for 17 and older, $1 for children 6- to 16-years-old; children free. Guided tours $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m. -5 p.m. 273-8522.
Spiritfest: A Musical and Visual Celebration featuring Jukolin, Dakota Sid, Lisa Stine Trio, Bodhi Busick, Lorraine Gervais Trio, Spirit Drum Circle and Silent Action takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit SPIRIT Mental Health Peer Empowerment Center. Tickets $20. 274-1431.
Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House tours at 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, 10 a.m. today and noon tour Saturday. Free. 265-8778.
Billy Bensing is at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
George Souza is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Ivan Najera plays guitar and vocal compositions of Spanish, Latin and jazz flavored rhythms at the Stonehouse Restaurant, 107 Sacramento St., in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 265-5050
Jimmi Accardi and The Wildcats play rock ‘n’ roll and blues at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.
John Erlandson is at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City, 6:30-10 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
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.
McKinley is at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. 265-4551.
Ray of Light plays acoustic music at the Wall Street Cafe, 114 W. Main St., in Grass Valley. Doors open 5 p.m., music begins 8 p.m. No cover. 274-2411.
Stephen Holland and Tom MacDonald play acoustic jams at Bellavista in Nevada City, 8-11:30 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
The Ramblers perform rock ‘n’ roll at The Silver Dollar in Grass Valley 9:30 p.m. No cover. 273-9219.
5Rhythms Classes takes place at South Yuba Club in Nevada City, 5:15-7:15 p.m. $8 members, $12 non members. 265-9119.
International folk dancing takes place at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Nevada City. Doors open 7:45 p.m., dance lessons 8-9 p.m. dancing until 10:30 p.m. Nominal donation. 272-2149.
Jim Hightower speaks at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building in a BriarPatch Market Community Fund benefit at 8 p.m. $10 tickets at BriarPatch and Harmony Books. 272-5333.
“Beyond Karaoke” see 8.october listing
“The Nerd” see 8.october listing
Helm with the Venus Serpentina Dancers perform at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Tickets $15.
Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society annual Rock and Mineral Show “Earth Treasures 2004,” takes place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $1 adults, 16-and-under free. 346-8738.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting in a 50-foot cave, wine tasting 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 8.october listing.
Billy Bensing see 8.october listing.
George Souza see 8.october listing.
Jimmy Townsend is at the Country Rose Cafe, 300 Commercial St. in Nevada City, 6-10 p.m. No cover. 265-6248.
Karaoke see 8.october listing.
McKinley see 8.october listing.
Mystafya plays original rasta roots, psychedelic dub reggae at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0385.
Ragged But Right Americana old-time string band performs Cajun numbers at the Stonehouse in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 265-5050.
Stephen Holland and Tom MacDonald see 8.october listing.
The Coy plays at the Wall Street Cafe, 114 W. Main St., in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 274-2411.
Tony Lauria is at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City, 6:30-10 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
“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.
2004 Western Nevada County Open Studio Art Tour begins with a preview reception at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 6:30 p.m.. All studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p,.m. Saturday and Sunday. 274-8384.
9th annual Gold Country Solar Home Tour begins at Sierra Solar Systems in Grass Valley, 9 a.m. Tour three homes, a business and a working farm already receiving solar-powered electricity. Sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society. Tickets $10-per person, or $15-per vehicle. 273-6754.
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.
Comedy Night takes place at the Irondoor Room at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. Doors open 8:30 p.m., show begins at 9 p.m. Headliner will be Mickey Joseph. Tickets $10. 263-4544.
Cycle of Seasons for children 3- to-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., 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.
Nevada City Winery Tour complimentary wine tasting daily at 321 Spring St. Tours every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Free. 265-9463.
Pleasant Ridge District Parents’ Club Fall Carnival takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cottage Hill School near Lake of the Pines. Games, food, rock climbing wall, and more.
Scary Swing with costume contest, smoke, alcohol free event for all ages at St. Joseph’s Hall in Grass Valley. Beginning dance lessons, 7-8 p.m., DJ dancing 8-11 p.m., Partners not required. $10-lessons and dance, $6-dance only. 478-0887.
South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport is open from sunrise to sunset with the park gate opening at 10 a.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 WinterStage, 554 Searls Ave., in Nevada City, 8 p.m. Tickets $8.23 (no change, tips accepted).
Firefighter Appreciation Day, a chance to thank the firefighters for their work, as well as kids games to teach children about fire prevention. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Kmart parking lot. 470-9193.
Moms on the Mountains benefit hike. In honor of the 10th anniversary, the group returns to the Castle Peak area. The fund-raiser aids art and technology programs within the Nevada County School District. 477-5154 or 274-1224.
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