CATS presents “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” on April 16-May 9 in Nevada City

Community Asian Theater of the Sierra begins its 21st season with a dramatic and poignant production of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a book written by Jamie Ford and adapted for theater. It is playing April 16-May 9 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
CATS’ show marks the California premier of a [...]

Music in the Mountains unveils exciting, eclectic SummerFest program

“One festival, a world of music” is the theme for this year’s SummerFest at Music in the Mountains, and we would agree after hearing the program introduced at a launch party on Thursday night.
Stretching from June 16-July 5, MIM’s SummerFest features classical music, dance — often underemphasized in professional concerts locally — cabaret-style singing, the [...]

InConcert Sierra hosts celebrated violinist Joshua Bell on October 18

Celebrated violinist Joshua Bell will perform in Grass Valley on October 18, kicking off InConcert Sierra’s 2015-16 classical music season.
In addition, world-famous Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky is returning to perform in Grass Valley on March 13, 2016, thanks to InConcert Sierra, our magazine has learned. More details here.
An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded [...]

Winter food, wine, art and music festivals in the foothills and Sierra

Winter festivals include Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year in Nevada City, the Foothills Celebration food-and-wine pairing event in Grass Valley and, for the first time, WinterWonderGrass in Squaw Valley.
MARDI GRAS
NEVADA CITY, FEB. 14-15
A downtown parade, Masquerade Ball and Carnevale are featured, as this colorful foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras. Weekend activities open Saturday [...]

InConcert Sierra helps give legendary Pablo Casals’ centuries-old cello a new life

SINCE 1946, INCONCERT SIERRA HAS BEEN committed to bringing you memorable musical experiences at affordable prices. It begins 2015 with a great variety of monthly concerts, featuring emerging young artists and world-renowned performers:
FEBRUARY 15, CLERESTORY
Clerestory is one of the Bay Area’s premiere male a cappella ensembles. All nine singers, from countertenor to bass, are veterans [...]

Full Circle Press in Nevada City

Judith Berliner grew up in Nevada City, worked in a printshop in Sacramento for 12 years, and returned to her hometown in 1991 and started Full Circle Press, whose customers are world famous.
“I’ve come full circle,” says Judith, whose vintage letterpress equipment was used by her father, renowned print craftsman Harold Berliner, more than 60 [...]

Nevada City’s Spring St. Neighborhood: An Emerging Arts District

LAST YEAR WE WROTE ABOUT an emerging food lovers’ neighborhood on lower Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City, anchored by the farmers market, annual farm-to-table banquet, the Boardwalk and the new Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co.
In the new year, across town, the Spring Street neighborhood is being revitalized. This includes a new building for [...]

KVMR & Nevada Theatre: The Bridge Street Project

KVMR 89.5 Community Radio and the Nevada Theatre Commission, assisted by the community at large, collaborated to build an 8,000 sq.-ft. building behind the historic theater at the corner of Bridge and Spring streets in Nevada City. It creates a new home for the award winning radio station and adds needed backstage space to California’s [...]

A night out in Auburn: Carpe Vino and Auburn Symphony

WHEN YOU THINK OF DINING at a four-star restaurant, going to the symphony and strolling amid festive shopping displays, a “big city” experience comes to mind. But look no further than Auburn, which has all of the above.
CARPE VINO RESTAURANT
Under Chef Eric Alexander, Carpe Vino has been honored with some of the nation’s most [...]

“Free if it snows” and “Spring bling tour” to Europe at Stucki Jewelers

Stucki Jewelers of Grass Valley, the region’s oldest continuously operating jewelry store, is 5,400 miles from Antwerp, Belgium, the world’s diamond capitol.
But typically twice a year, owners James and Nicole Arbaugh travel to Antwerp to hand-select precious gems for their customers, accepting preorders. James is a graduate gemologist, and the trip exemplifies the store’s focus [...]

Next Page »