“The Nerd” a screwball comedy presented by Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31. Thursdays and Sundays $19, Fridays and Saturdays $23. $5 seats available for all performances and discounts for seniors, children 6-12, students and groups of 10 or more. 265-8587.
14th annual Antique Show & Sale at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. Friday hours are noon-7 p.m. with a champagne reception 5-7 p.m., Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Citronee Friday Wine Flight Tasting 5-6:30 p.m. in the Bistro at Citronee, 320 Broad St. in Nevada City. $12. 265-5697.
Empire Mine State Historic Park Bourn Cottage tours 1 p.m., mine yard tours noon, 2 p.m. Park admission $3 for anyone 17 and older, $1 for anyone 6 to 16; free for children. $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 273-8522.
Haute Trash’s “A Tribute To Trash: The Fall 2004 Collection” is at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door. Advance tickets at Mother Truckers, BriarPatch, Yabobo and Love Shack Records. 274-8384.
Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and noon Saturdays. Free. 265-8778.
Danny Buttacavoli and Nite Train play pop, rock, and bossa nova songs at Bellavista in Nevada City, 8-11:30 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
Ivan Najera plays smooth Latin jazz and flamenco music at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Jim Bratt is at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
Jimmi Accardi plays rock ‘n’ roll at the National Hotel in Nevada City, 9 p.m. 265-4551.
John Erlandson plays rock and blues acoustic folk music at the Stonehouse Restaurant, 107 Sacramento St. in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 265-5050
Karaoke continues at the Holiday Cabaret, 1255 E. Main St. in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. No cover. 272-6466.
Ray of Light plays original 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.
The Pleasure Seekers play ’60s soul grooves at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5. 265-0385.
The Ramblers play rock ‘n’ roll, covers and originals at the Silver Dollar in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m. No cover. 273-9219.
Tony Lauria is at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City, 6:30-10 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
5Rhythms Class featuring moving meditations is at South Yuba Club in Nevada City from 5:15-7:15 p.m. $8 members, $12 nonmembers. 265-9119.
Dance Fitness Women’s Dance and Strength Class 8:45-10:15 a.m., Sierra Dance Institute at Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Dance exercise class for all ages, strength training, core strength. $7.
International folk dancing is 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. Visitors and beginners welcome. Nominal donation. 272-2149.
Nevada County Poetry Series Readers are Roo Cantada, Myra Traugot and Dennis Fritzinger followed by an open-mike at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. $7 general, $5 seniors and students, $1 for anyone under 18. 432-8196 or 274-8384.
“The Nerd” see fri 15.october listing
14th annual Antique Show & Sale see fri 15.october listing
Sixth annual Gold Harvest Wine Trail Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. includes Burch Hall Winery, Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, Indian Springs Vineyards, Iron Mountain Vineyards, Nevada City Winery, Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery, Sierra Starr Vineyard and Winery and Smith Vineyards and Winery. $30 in advance, $35 on weekend, $10 designated driver. 800-203-WINE or 477-8282.
“Strut Your Mutt” benefit for AnimalSave begins at 10:30 a.m. and features contests and prizes, agility demonstrations, dog product vendors and a dog walk at Pioneer Park off Nimrod Street in Nevada City. Minimum donation of $5 requested. 265-0251 or 271-7071.
Haute Trash’s “A Tribute To Trash: The Fall 2004 Collection” see fri 15.october listing
Empire Mine State Historic Park 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley. Tour the country home of William Bourn Jr. as volunteers in period dress recreate characters from the Empire Mine of 1905. Cottage tours are from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. Park admission $3 for anyone 17 and over, $1 for anyone 6-16, free for children under 6. Tour $1.50 per adult. Park hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 273-8522.
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery barrel tasting, wine tasting and picnic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays near Lake of the Pines. Free. 268-9225.
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tours followed by wine tasting noon to 5 p.m. at 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.
Nevada City Carriage Company Carriage House tour see fri 15.october listing
Blue Turtle Seduction from South Lake Tahoe is at Cooper’s in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5. 265-0385.
CoolHeat plays at Luchessi Winery, 13170 Westhome Road in Grass Valley, 11 a.m. 273-1787.
Danny Buttacavoli and Nite Train at Bellavista see fri 15.october listing
Ivan Najera at Friar Tuck’s see fri 15.october listing
Jim Bratt at the Holbrooke Hotel see fri 15.october listing
Jimmi Accardi at the National Hotel see fri 15.october listing
Jimmy Townsend is at the Country Rose Cafe, 300 Commercial St. in Nevada City, 6-10 p.m. No cover. 265-6248.
John Erlandson will present his “Freedom Concert” at the Wall Street Cafe, 114 W. Main St. in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 274-2411.
Karaoke at the Holiday Cabaret see fri 15.october listing
Paul Kamm is at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City, 6:30-10 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
Ragged But Right Americana old-time string band is at the Stonehouse Restaurant in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 265-5050.
“You Can Paint” art class with The Magic Palette is 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 Studios Art Tour continues today and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour features media from painting and photography to woodworking, fiber, glass, clay and more by 70-plus artists. 274-8384 or on the Web, http://www.openstudiostour.org.
Ballroom Dancing 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 class for 3- to 5-year-olds at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 11:15 a.m.-noon. $8.50. 274-2682.
Family Music For Babies Class for newborns to 16-month-olds at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 9:30-10 a.m. $8. 274-2682.
Family Music class for 16-months to 3-years-old at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 10:15-11 a.m. $8.50. 274-2682.
Haunted Nevada City a walking tour exploring the stories behind the many colorful ghosts residing in Nevada City. The tour departs from the corner of Broad and Nevada streets in front of Cornerstone Realty. $10 adults, $5 for anyone 16 and under. 265-6877.
Nevada City Winery Tour complimentary wine tasting daily at 321 Spring St. Tours every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Free. 265-9463.
South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport open daily from sunrise to sunset. Hiking trails, beaches, picnic areas, docent-led history tours, gold-panning demonstrations. The Visitor Center is open Thursdays through Sundays from noon-4 p.m. 432-2546.
PAG’s giant costume sale the three Saturdays before Halloween from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12223 Rough and Ready Highway near Bitney Springs. Toddler to adult sizes.
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