“Beyond Karaoke”, the musical comedy by John Driscoll, will be presented at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Final performance at 8:15 p.m. tonight. Live music by Chris Crockett at 7:15 p.m. $22. 265-8686.
“The Nerd” by Larry Shue, a comedy about the world’s worst houseguest, will be performed by The Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $23 Fridays and Saturdays, $19 Sundays $19.
Empire Mine State Historic Park tours take place daily. Bourn Cottage tours every 15 minutes from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Mine yard tours 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.
Helm with the Venus Serpentina Dancers perform at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Tickets $15. 274-8384.
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. Exhibits of rocks, minerals, carved and faceted stones and more will be on display. Admission $1 adults, 16 and under are free. 346-8738.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting in a 50-foot cave 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 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.
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 St., 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.
Mystafya plays original rasta roots, psychedelic dub reggae at Coopers 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 play acoustic jams at Bellavista (formerly Kirby’s Creekside) in Nevada City, 8-11:30 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
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 features media from painting and photography to woodworking, fiber, glass, clay and more by 77 artists in 53 studios. All studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p,.m. today and Sunday. 274-8384.
9th annual Gold Country Solar Home Tour begins at Sierra Solar Systems in Grass Valley, 9 a.m. Sponsored by the American Solar Energy Society. $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. Reservations 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. 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 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., $10 lessons and dance, $6 dance only. 478-0887.
South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport is open daily beginning at 10 a.m. The Visitors Center is open 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. The fund-raiser aids art and technology programs within the Nevada County School District. 477-5154 or 274-1224.
“The Nerd” see 9.october listing.
Empire Mine State Historic Park see 9.october listing.
Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society see 9.october listing.
Sherrick Hiscock and Binns Melander perform a concert at the Auburn Library, Beecher Room, 2 p.m. Free.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting see 9.october listing.
Celtic Band Session is at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 5:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
John Girton is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
Juliet Gobert plays folk, jazz and originals at Bellavista in Nevada City, 7-10 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
Paul Ong is at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City, 6:30-10 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
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.
Guitarist/singer Tammy Moore is at Peterson’s Corner in Nevada City, 6-9 p.m. No cover. 26130 Highway 49. 292-3311.
2004 Western Nevada County Open Studio Art Tour see 9.october listing
Harvest Fair & Food Tasting smoke and alcohol-free event takes place at the BriarPatch Co-op parking lot in Grass Valley, noon-5 p.m. Natural food, live music, and an open air market. 272-5333.
South Yuba River State Park see 9.october listing.
Sweat Your Prayers takes place at South Yuba in Nevada City, 10 a.m.-noon. $8-members, $12-nonmembers.
Music recital at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley at 1:30 p.m., to honor former Music Teacher’s Association of California President Jean Dunning. $10 adults, $5 students. 432-3630.
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I am writing in regards to the “Stop the Mines” signs I am seeing around town. Grass Valley is known to be a mining town. If not for the mines our beautiful city might not…