Fri, April 22, Passion Into Action

Holiday Inn, 6:30 p.m., $35-$95

On paper it looks just like any other boring conference. But the second annual Passion Into Action women’s conference is less about stale danishes and tepid presentations and more about helping women who live in rural communities and towns expand business opportunities. Presented by See Jane Do, a popular KVMR radio program, the two-day conference features guest speaker Tiffany Dufu, president of The White House Project, a women’s leadership nonprofit. The conference also features film, workshops, a fashion show and musical performances, including an “afterparty” with MaMuse (pictured) and Fishtank Ensemble. 121 Bank Street in Grass Valley,