Celtic music & magic: KVMR’s festival turns 20

THE 20TH ANNUAL KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL & Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 30-October 2 in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines.
The fairgrounds are transformed into a Celtic Village and concert venue, with eight stages and performance areas. The main stage hosts many [...]

Foraging for flavor: Summer cooking classes in the Sierra Foothills

DURING THE SUMMER, YOU CAN TAKE advantage of the bounty from farmers markets and farm stands or backyard gardens. Cooking classes feature summer fruits and veggies.
In a popular class at Tess’ Kitchen Store, in-house chef Alan Tangren—who was a restaurant forager at famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley—shows you how to select the best fruits and [...]

La Dolce Vita! Touring Italy like a local

Chef Gianfranco Maffezzoni and marketing director Stefano Landini have reenergized Trattoria Milano in Grass Valley, thanks to their passion for authentic Italian food and customer service. They have built a loyal following.
Now the two Italian-born epicureans have teamed up to offer “locals tours” of their native country, sharing la dolce vita (or the “sweet life”) [...]

Summer is prime time for farmers markets

SUMMER IS PRIME TIME FOR FARMERS MARKETS, in our region and all across America.
The USDA’s 17th annual National Farmers Market Week is August 7-13, celebrating the role of farmers markets in local economies. The markets create local jobs; return more of their sales to the local economy than grocery stores; and provide consumers with fresh, [...]

Shakespeare, storytelling & serenades this summer

July 8-Aug.21 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival
Entertainment, food, family and friends converge under the stars this summer as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival launches its 2016 season.
Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th year is headlined by productions of “The Comedy of [...]

Gold Miners Inn receives TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence”

Gold Miners Inn, 121 Bank Street in downtown Grass Valley, announced that it has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include hotels around the world that have continually delivered a [...]

Jackson Browne to perform in Grass Valley on October 2

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne is going to perform in Grass Valley on October 2, thanks to The Center for the Arts.
“An Evening with Jackson Browne” begins at 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Grass Valley.
Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined [...]

Enjoying a vintage Music in the Mountains’ concert this week

This year’s MIM SummerFest celebrates the group’s legacy and its future. It reflects Artistic Director Pete Nowlen’s talent for programming, combined with the support of an energized staff, board and volunteers.
SummerFest includes 12 concerts in 13 days, ending on July 3 — an ambitious effort. The headliners include Don McLean and Judy Collins at a [...]

Two-story, 10,000-square-foot Grass Valley Brewery is in the works

Grass Valley Brewery — a 10,000 square-foot, two-story brewery, including a restaurant and bar with a beer garden — is being proposed in Grass Valley, our magazine has learned.
The project site — east of downtown Grass Valley — is located between Idaho Maryland Road and Whispering Pines Way, on the west side of Brunswick Road. [...]

Acclaimed poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion will headline Wild & Scenic Film Festival in 2017

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival announced Friday that Gary Snyder and Tom Killion will be among the headliners at the 15th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, happening January 12-16, 2017.
Gary Snyder, a Pulitzer prize-winning poet, essayist, lecturer and environmental activist, has made huge contributions to the environmental movement through his work. [...]

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