“A Matter of Taste” the seventh annual wine tasting and silent auction for the School of the Arts Educational Foundation takes place the Miners Foundry in Nevada City 7-10:30 p.m. Tickets $15 per person. 271-2293.
Brothers from Different Mothers comedy and juggling duo at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10. 272-4725.
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.
Mystery Dinner Theater presented by The Sierra Pines Community Players at Sierra Pines United Methodist Church. Performances are 6 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $14-dinner and show, $10-dessert and show. Reservations 268-3010.
Nevada County’s Annual Dance Extravaganza Starz 2005 takes place at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $12-adults, $8-students and seniors. 874-8384.
Storyteller Willy Claflin performs two concerts at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center in Nevada City. Adult concert “Barn Roof, Full Moon,” at 7:30 p.m., March 5. Admission $15-general, $13- NCSCC members. Children’s concert “The Wolf Under My Bed,” 2 p.m., March 6. Tickets $8-general, $6-NCSCC members, $5-children 12 and under. 265-2826.
George Souza Trio performs at BellaVista Ristorante and Lounge in Nevada City, 8-11:30 p.m. No cover. 265-3445.
Ivan Najera performs Latin jazz and flamenco music at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 7:30 p.m. No cover.
Jim Bratt and Scott Rogers perform jazz, blues, Latin and R&B at the 5 Mile House, Highway 20 in Nevada City, 6:30-10 p.m. No cover. 470-8849.
Jimmi Accardi and The Wildcats play rock ‘n’ roll and blues at Athens Kuzina Restaurant & Bar in Grass Valley, 8 p.m. No cover. 10100 Alta Sierra Dr. 273-5553.
Karaoke takes place at Bigley’s Market & Brass Rail Tavern in San Juan Ridge, 9 p.m. No cover. 292-3443.
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.
Ludi Hinrichs performs jazz, blues and didjeridoos at the Afternoon Deli, 101 McKnight Way in Grass Valley, noon-3 p.m. 273-6066.
Nightsky performs rock ‘n’ roll at Carlos’ Restaurant in Grass Valley, 9 p.m. 120 E. Main St. $2-cover. 273-8111.
On the Loose performs bluegrass at the Stonehouse, 107 Sacramento St., in Nevada City, 8-11 p.m. No cover. 265-5050.
Paul Ong performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 7:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
The Lost Marbles perform at Peterson’s Corner, 26130 Highway 49, in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. No cover. 292-3311.
The Phat Catz performs rockin’ R&B blues at Coopers saloon in Nevada City, 9:30 p.m. $5-cover. 265-0385.
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.
Double Oak Vineyards & Winery tasting and tours from noon to 5 p.m. at 14510 Blind Shady Road, San Juan Ridge. Free. 292-3235.
First Annual Bid N Boogie to benefit Magnolia School an adult evening of DJ dancing and silent auction takes place at the Alta Sierra Country Club, 7-11 p.m. Tickets $15-per person. 268-2815.
Silver Screen Classic Movies continues with “Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” from 1964. 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.
The Pleasant Valley Pheasant Pluckers improv troupe performs at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Performances are 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10. 470-0700.
Wildflower Walks at the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport, 11 a.m. today and Sunday through Memorial Day. The park offers miles of hiking trails and picnic area along river and the opportunity for bird watching, wildlife viewing. Open daily from sunrise to sunset and the gates open at 10 a.m. The Visitor Center is open Thursday-Sunday at 11 a.m. 432-2546.
“Been There … UN-done That” at Banner Grange in Grass Valley, 2-5 p.m. Tickets $20-advance, $30-at the door. 274-1018.
Empire Mine State Historic Park see 5.march listing.
Led Kaapana performs at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 4 p.m. Tickets $15. 274-8384.
Mystery Dinner Theater see 5.march listing.
Storyteller Willy Claflin see 5.march listing.
Celtic Wonder Band performs at the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, 5:30-8:30 p.m. No cover. 273-1353.
John Girton performs at Friar Tuck’s in Nevada City, 6:30 p.m. No cover.
Rough and Ready Fruit Jar Pickers perform bluegrass 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.
A Fireside Serenade takes place at a private home in Grass Valley, 7 p.m. Reservations 274-7629.
Wildflower Walks see 5.march listing.
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