Chicago Improv in Nevada City

The Second City opened its doors on a snowy Chicago night in December 1959. No one could have guessed this small cabaret theatre would become the most influential and prolific comedy theatre in the world. From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, and from Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey, The Second City imprint is felt across [...]

Miners Foundry begins Mardi Gras with legendary saxophonist Karl Denson

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center kicks off Mardi Gras weekend in Nevada County on Friday, February 13 with the heavy grooves, high-energy, shake-your-tail-feather music of Karl Denson’s Tiny
Universe featuring celebrated steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier.
For nearly three decades, legendary saxophonist Karl Denson has been getting crowds around the world out on the dance floor. Approaching [...]

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 [...]

A visit to DANK at Osborn/Woods in the Miners Foundry in Nevada City

We were excited to visit the new DANK at Osborn/Woods gallery at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City on Friday. The gallery is debuting at the 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The new visual arts space on Spring Street in the historic downtown is freshly painted, bright and airy, and bathed in [...]

Nevada City featured on Amgen Tour of California website

Nevada City is featured on the Amgen Tour of California website. It will be the “Stage 2″ start of the race on May 10-17, as we reported in October. The eight-day stage race will travel a north-to-south route and span nearly 700 miles through many of California’s most breathtaking roads and sceneries. The article on [...]

Artisans Festival is November 28-29 at Miners Foundry

THIS YEAR MARKS the 40th anniversary of the Artisans Festival, November 28-29 on Thanksgiving weekend, at the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. The ‘70s saw an arts and cultural renaissance in Nevada City, and the Artisans Festival at the Miners Foundry was at the center of it.
This is one of the longest running holiday [...]

Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region. By 2022, California’s electric vehicle sales are expected to be more than double the total for the next three most popular EV states.
EVs aren’t just for intercity travel. Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, which is building an EV battery “gigafactory” in Reno, [...]

Nevada City Film Festival is September 4-7

The 14th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) kicks off September 4-7, 2014 in historic Nevada City, CA. Every summer, NCFF makes art into a party, bringing emerging and top independent filmmakers showcasing award-winning short and feature length films from around the world to the Sierra Foothills. The four-day celebration of art, music, and independent [...]

Miners Foundry presents The Wailers on July 16

KNOW & GO
WHO: The Wailers Celebrate 30th Anniversary of “Legend”
WHEN: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, All-Ages
WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
TICKETS: Tickets are $25.00 Advance, $30.00 Door. Tickets are available online at www.minersfoundry.org, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
The [...]

Sierra Stages presents Peter Pan on July 10-August 2

Ignite your imagination and rediscover one of the great adventures of all time, a spectacular journey into the world of childhood that will capture the hearts and imaginations of all ages, as Sierra Stages presents J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan from July 10 through August 2 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
Peter Pan was [...]

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