The Sactown Weekend Update for Nov. 8-10

Photo by Joan Marcus
"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" will camp it up this weekend at the Community Center Theater.

Michael Pollan (Friday)
The New York Times best-selling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Food Rules will be on stage in Grass Valley tonight to discuss Cooked, his most recent book, which explores the various ways that our food is manufactured and prepared. A Q&A session moderated by Beth Ruyak of Capital Public Radio and a book signing will follow the event. $50 & $60. Friday at 8 p.m. Veterans Memorial Auditorium. 255 South Auburn St. Grass Valley. 530-274-8384.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Friday through Sunday)
Adapted from the 1994 cult film, this campy theatrical show follows two Australian drag queens and a transsexual on a road trip through the outback as the trio searches for love on their way to perform at a remote resort. The musical boasts a menagerie of more than 500 over-the-top sequined ensembles (Priscilla earned a Tony Award for best costumes), plus a soundtrack of cover tunes like “It’s Raining Men” and “I Will Survive.” $21-$73. Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 557-1999.

Andy Allo (Saturday)
On stage this Saturday will be Sacramento singer—and Prince protégé—Andy Allo, who cut her music teeth performing around town at venues like Fox & Goose before being discovered by Prince in 2011. Since then, she's toured with the artist formerly known as The Artist and his New Power Generation band, and released Superconductor, an album produced by Prince and featuring songs that he co-wrote with Allo. And keep your eyes peeled: in the past, Price has joined Allo on her trips to Sacramento and is known to jump on stage for impromptu performances. $20. Saturday at 9 p.m. Assembly. 1000 K St. 341-0176.

Moscow Ballet (Saturday)
This U.S.-based touring group comprised of about 60 Russian dancers presents Sleeping Beauty, whose score was composed by Tchaikovsky. The story is based on Charles Perrault’s classic fairy tale, which centers on Princess Aurora, who has fallen asleep due to a spell cast by the evil fairy Carabosse and can only be awoken by true love’s kiss. The ballet incorporates other well-known Perrault characters like Little Red Riding Hood and the cat in Puss in Boots. $39-$65. Saturday at 8 p.m. Cache Creek Casino Resort. 14455 Hwy.16. Brooks. 530-796-3118.