“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 through Oct. 31. Tickets $23 Friday and Saturday, $19 Sunday. $5 seats available for all performances.
“Class of ’64” a musical comedy by John Driscoll will be presented at Off Broadstreet Theater in Nevada City. Performances are 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, and 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. Admission $18 Thursday and Sunday, $20 Fridays, and $22 Saturdays. 265-8686.
“Thousands of Fingers – A Tribute to Steely Dan” is at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St. in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. Featuring Objects in the Mirror, Major Dudes Horn Section, Lorraine Gervais and Beth Moore-Haines. Benefit for the center. $15. 274-8384.
Colgate Powerhouse Tour takes place from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Participants will tour the workings of a modern hydroelectric power plant and see a mini-exhibition that will highlight the historical aspects of the Colgate Powerhouse. Meet at Dobbins Country Store at 9 a.m. Bring lunch, water and warm clothing. Tickets $15 general, $5 YHS members. 673-5522.
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 noon, 2 p.m. Park admission is $3 for 17 and older, $1 for children 6- to 16-years-old; children are free. 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 wine tasting 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 take place at 431 Uren St. in Nevada City, noon. Free. 265-8778.
Wild Women on Wine Fall Fandango is at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, 6:30-10 p.m. Event features 20 wineries and music for dancing by Ivan Najera and Friends. $40 general in advance, $35 Wild Women on Wine members in advance, $45 at the door, and $25 for designated drivers. 268-7470.
Betty Ford Jazz Clinic plays at Bellavista (formerly Kirby’s Creekside) in Nevada City, 8-11:30 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
ÁBucho! and Downboy are 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 in Nevada City, 6-10 p.m. No cover. 300 Commercial St. 265-6248.
Karaoke takes place at Bigley’s Market & Brass Rail Tavern in Nevada City, 9 p.m. No cover.
Karaoke takes place at the Holiday Cabaret, 1255 E. Main St., in Grass Valley, 9:30 p.m-1:30 a.m. No cover. 272-6466.
Peter Wilson is at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
Ragged But Right Americana old-time string band is at the Stonehouse Restaurant in Nevada City, 8 p.m. No cover. 265-5050.
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.
Steve Holland is at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City, 6:30-10 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
Tom MacDonald is at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
“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.
Basket Weaving Demo at the Imaginarium of Nevada County in Nevada City, 1-4 p.m. 478-6415.
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.
Gypsy Modern Dance with leta takes place at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 8:15-9:15 p.m. $15-per class. Registration 273-3013.
Haunted Nevada City, a walking tour exploring the stories behind the ghosts residing in Nevada City. The tour departs from the corner of Broad and Nevada streets. Tickets $10-adults, $5-students 16 and under. 265-6877.
Nevada City Winery Tour complimentary wine tasting daily. Tours every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Free. 321 Spring St. 265-9463.
PAG’s Giant Costume Sale takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at 12223 Rough and Ready Highway. Proceeds benefit PAG and AnimalSave.
Salsa Dance and Workshop with beginning, beginning/intermediate and intermediate/advance throughout the day followed by a dance at 9 p.m. featuring Conquista Musical at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley. $15-per person for the dance. 265-3844.
Sierra Writers Seminar “How to Write Your Life Story the Easy Way,” by Lee Roddy at the Superintendent of Schools Office in Nevada City. Continental breakfast 8:30 a.m., instruction 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $40-members, $50-nonmembers. Reservations 477-8580 or 265-0718.
South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport is open daily beginning at 10 a.m. The Visitor Center is open Thursdays-Sundays from noon-4 p.m.. 432-2546.
The Stars for Families Astronomy Class takes place at the Placer Nature Center, 6-8 p.m. Using interactive games, props and models, this class seeks to impart the vastness and wonder of the universe to children 6-16 years old. Young astronomers and parents will move outside to view the night sky. $5-per person. Registration 878-6053.
The Sierranaders Barbershop Chorus and Quartets 21st annual Cabaret show at 7 p.m. at the Community/Senior Center, 11350 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. $12. 273-6000.
Pumpkin Hunt Train runs at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily through October. $11 adults, $8 children 2- to 12-years-old. 265-0896.
“The Nerd” see 23.october listing
Empire Mine State Historic Park see 23.october listing
Sierra Knolls Vineyard and Winery see 23.october listing
Celtic Band Session takes 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.
Paul Kamm is at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City, 6:30-10 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
Paul Ong plays contemporary jazz standards at Bellavista in Nevada City, 7-10 p.m. No cover.
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, 26130 Highway 49, on the San Juan Ridge, starting at 9 p.m. No cover. 292-3311.
Salsa Dance Class Night is 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 23.october listing
Guided bird walk at 9 a.m. Meet at the South Yuba River State Park’s parking lot by the barn. All ages are welcome; binoculars, water and walking shoes are recommended. 432-2546.
Sweat Your Prayers takes place at South Yuba in Nevada City, 10 a.m.-noon. $8 members, $12 nonmembers.
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