3rd annual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival takes place in Nevada City. The event features about 60 films and 65 environmental speakers from all over the world. Admission $8-$50 per adult and $5-$15 per child for festival events, $50-$60 for weekend passes and $200 for an all-weekend pass. 265-5961.
“The Glass Menagerie” presented by the Bear River High School drama department through Jan. 8, will be performed at the school’s multipurpose room, 7 p.m. Tickets $5. 268-3700 ext. 4616.
“Midnight At Mel’s” the 1950’s musical comedy by Off Broadstreet returns to the cabaret dessert theater located at 305 Commercial St. in Nevada City. 8:15 p.m. $22. 265-8686.
Empire Mine State Historic Park tours take place daily. Bourn Cottage tour 1 p.m., mine yard tour 2 p.m. Park admission is $3 for 17 and older, $1-for children 6 to 16 years; children are free. Guided tours are $1.50 per tour for adults. Park hours are 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Weather permitting. 273-8522.
Thousands of Fingers – A Tribute to Steely Dan takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Featuring Objects in the Mirror, the Major Dudes Horn Section, with Grant Reeves and Lee Elderton, the Babylon Sisters on vocals: Lorraine Gervias and Beth Moore-Haines and emcee, Saul Rayo. Tickets $18. 274-8384.
Dave Ricci performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
Ivan Najera Trio performs Latin and jazz at BellaVista Ristorante and Lounge in Nevada City, 7:30-11 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
Jim Lowe performs on the piano at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City, 6:30-9:30 p.m. No cover. 18851 Highway 20. 470-8849.
Shakedown hosted by MC Radioactive performs up-tempo reggae and ska at Cooper’s saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0116.
Tom MacDonald performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Zorro and the Lost Marbles at Peterson’s Corner in Nevada City, 9 p.m. No cover. 26130 Highway 49. 292-3311.
“What’s Green In Winter” an open house featuring native plants that thrive in the winter takes place at the Placer Nature Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 878-6053.
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tasting and tours from noon to 5 p.m. at 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.
Silver Screen Classic Movies continues with the comedy “Dinner at Eight,” from 1933. Showtimes are 2 and 7 p.m. Beecher Room of the Library, 350 Nevada St., Auburn. Tickets $5-general, $4-seniors and children. 878-7938.
Sky Parties with Don Machholz takes place at the Auburn Dam Overlook, 6 p.m. Weather permitting. Free.
Sky Watch at 7 p.m., Old Nevada City Airport. Viewing Comet Machloz and Saturn’s moon, Titan. Wear warm clothes.
3rd annual Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival see 8.january listing.
Empire Mine State Historic Park see 8.january listing.
Nevada County Cares! benefit for survivors of tsunami, 4-9 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley. Will feature local musicians, storytellers, performance artist, and auction of goods and services. 478-1480 for information or to volunteer.
Sunday Salon Chamber Music Series takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 2 p.m. Music from classical, light classical and musical theater repertoire will be performed by students and amateur musicians. Tickets $5. 274-8384.
Celtic Wonder Band takes at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 5:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
John Girton performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
The Dances of Universal Peace takes place at the Nevada County Library in Nevada City, sacred dancing from 6-8 p.m. No partner or experience required. Suggested donation $4-$7. Call to confirm in snowy weather. 478-5855.
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