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Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

 Tuesday, October 9th
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Yuba River Charter School
10085 Adam Avenue, Grass Valley
(530) 272-6070
 Tuesday, October 16th
5:30 – 6:30 PM
Don Adams Antenna Satellite Services
& Reeds Locksmithing
153 & 155 Joerscke Dr., Grass Valley
(530) 274-3709 & (530) 273-7624

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2018 Joint Chamber Mixer Calendar

Stay Tuned! Moving the FUN to a NEW DATE!

Monday, July 16th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Nevada County Concert Band
 “A Little Night Music with the Nevada County Concert Band.”
Pioneer Park, Nevada City
James Kopf
(530) 272-6228
nccb.org

Thursday, September 13th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Lake Wildwood Association
11255 Cottontail Way, Penn Valley
Bob Mariani
(530) 432-1152

lwwa.org

Thursday, September 20th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

C21 Cornerstone Realty
101 Boulder Street, Nevada City
Mike Bainbridge
(530) 265-5885

c21cornerstone.com

Thursday, October 18th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Byers Enterprises
115 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley
Penny Silva
(916) 717-2905

thatsbyers.com

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Sep
28
Fri
CFA Presents: 43rd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition – Final Round! @ Foothills Event Center
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

43rd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition – Final Round!

Friday, September 28th

8:00 PM

Foothills Event Center

400 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley

  • Members: $28
    General Public: $30

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

A Center audience favorite coming back for a fifth time!

No other festival or TV show can claim to have discovered as many future comedy superstars as the annual San Francisco Comedy Competition–including no less than Louis CKDana CarveyEllen DeGeneres and Robin Williams.

Performing at The Center will be 16 contestants in this year’s comedy competition, having survived an elimination process that started with hundreds of applicants. Each will offer up their very best 5 to 7-minute set. The night’s winner in the eyes of a prestigious panel of local judges will be announced at the conclusion of the show. Buy early for this one!

www.sanfranciscocomedycompetition.com
www.facebook.com/SanFranciscoComedyCompetition

Oct
2
Tue
CFA Presents: Chinese Warriors of Peking @ Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

Chinese Warriors of Peking

Tuesday, October 2nd
TWO SHOWS
11:00am & 7:30pm

Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School

Member: $32 evening; $22 matinee
General: $37 evening, $27 matinee
Student: $17 evening, $10 matinee

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

“… An entertaining show for the whole family.” — Eastbourne Herald

“… Some of the world’s greatest acrobats and a host of undisputed masters of martial arts as well as some potential Olympic gymnastic medalists of the future.” — Hastings Observer


Chinese Warriors of Peking
Director: Mr. Qui Jian

Filled with high-intensity martial arts and breath-taking acrobatics, Chinese Warriors of Peking is a new production set during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) that tells the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking. Under the direction of Qui Jian, it provides a culturally enriching experience filled with juggling, acrobatics, weapons handling, and live stage combat. Presented in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of The People’s Republic of China.
 

The company of the Chinese Warriors of Peking was founded in 1958 as a group of Chinese acrobats and martial artists. The Chinese Warriors of Peking have been on many tours in the past two decades. In 2016, the company’s performance of Pagoda of Bowls was selected by the American UniverSoul Circus to tour around the United States with the circus for more than ten months. The company’s Slack Wire act was picked by Cirque du Soleil and has toured with the company around the world.

 

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CFA Presents: Chinese Warriors of Peking @ Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

Chinese Warriors of Peking

Tuesday, October 2nd
TWO SHOWS
11:00am & 7:30pm

Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School

Member: $32 evening; $22 matinee
General: $37 evening, $27 matinee
Student: $17 evening, $10 matinee

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

“… An entertaining show for the whole family.” — Eastbourne Herald

“… Some of the world’s greatest acrobats and a host of undisputed masters of martial arts as well as some potential Olympic gymnastic medalists of the future.” — Hastings Observer


Chinese Warriors of Peking
Director: Mr. Qui Jian

Filled with high-intensity martial arts and breath-taking acrobatics, Chinese Warriors of Peking is a new production set during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) that tells the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines competing in the ancient Chinese capital of Peking. Under the direction of Qui Jian, it provides a culturally enriching experience filled with juggling, acrobatics, weapons handling, and live stage combat. Presented in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of The People’s Republic of China.
 

The company of the Chinese Warriors of Peking was founded in 1958 as a group of Chinese acrobats and martial artists. The Chinese Warriors of Peking have been on many tours in the past two decades. In 2016, the company’s performance of Pagoda of Bowls was selected by the American UniverSoul Circus to tour around the United States with the circus for more than ten months. The company’s Slack Wire act was picked by Cirque du Soleil and has toured with the company around the world.

 

Interested in Group Sales for your organization or class? Click here for more info! 


Oct
3
Wed
Sierra Theaters Presents: Freaky Fantasy Film Fest @ Del Oro Theater
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

KNOW & GO:

WHAT:  Freaky Fantasy Film Fest

WHERE:  Del Oro Theater, 165 Mill Street, Grass Valley CA 95945

WHEN:  First Four Wednesdays in October (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24)

TICKETS:  Admission $7, available at the Del Oro Box Office

MORE INFO:  www.sierratheaters.com or 530-477-1100

Freaky Fantasy Film Fest

What do man-eating plants, flying monkeys, disembodied hands, and shards of magical crystals have in common?  They are all part of the upcoming Freaky Fantasy Film Fest at the Del Oro Theatre!  For the first four Wednesdays in October, come on out to watch these four fantastical films:  The Wizard of Oz (Oct. 3), The Dark Crystal (Oct. 10), Little Shop of Horrors (Oct. 17) and The Adams Family (Oct. 24).   Get in the mood for Halloween and experience the thrill of watching these classic films on the big screen!

The series kicks off with The Wizard of Oz (1939) at 7 pm on October 3.   Undeniably one of the greatest movies ever made, The Wizard of Oz features the young Judy Garland as Dorothy who gets swept away from a farm in Kansas with her dog Toto to the magical Land of Oz.  There she embarks on a quest with her new friends – the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion – to find the Wizard and return home.  Along the way, she has to contend with the Wicked Witch of the West and her hordes of flying monkeys!  This movie won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Best Original Score and remains one of the most beloved films of all time.  If you’ve never seen it on the big screen, don’t miss this opportunity to relive the magic and wonder of this iconic film.

Next comes The Dark Crystal (1982), the classic fantasy adventure featuring creatures from the imagination of Jim Henson and Frank Oz.  The Dark Crystal tells the story of the orphan Jen, raised by a race of peace-loving wizards, who must embark on a quest to restore balance to the world.  Featuring an incredible array of puppets created by Jim Henson’s workshop, The Dark Crystal is a true work of art.  Of all of his brilliant projects, Jim Henson called this film “the most work, the most difficult, the most fun, and the one I am the proudest of.”  The Dark Crystal shows Wednesday, October 10 at 7 PM.

On Wednesday, October 17, Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene sing their hearts out in Little Shop of Horrors (1986).  This musical comedy follows Seymour, a nerdy employee at Mushnik’s Flower Shop on Skid Row, who has a major crush on his co-worker, Audrey.  When Seymour finds a mysterious plant one day, business starts to pick up at the shop and Audrey starts to notice him.  But soon the plant starts to have a craving for blood.  Featuring Steve Martin as Audrey’s sadistic dentist boyfriend and Levi Stubbs as the voice of the plant, Audrey II, this film definitely qualifies as “freaky” and is also a whole lot of fun.

Just in time to inspire Halloween costumes, The Addams Family (1991) shows Wednesday, October 24 at 7 PM.  Starring Anjelica Huston as Morticia and the late Raul Julia as her husband Gomez, this dark comedy brings to life the most eccentric family you’ve ever imagined.  Also starring a young Christina Ricci as Wednesday, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester, and Christopher Hart’s hand as Thing.  The cast, the costumes (nominated for an Oscar!), and the macabre humor all make this film worth seeing again on the big screen.  “Creepy. Kooky. Spooky. Ooky.” – don’t miss this one!

Tickets for all seats are only $7 and all shows start at 7 PM.  Advance tickets are available at the Del Oro Box Office or at www.sierratheaters.com, under Special Events.  The Del Oro Theatre is located at 165 Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley.  For more information, please call 530-272-1646 or visit www.sierratheaters.com.

Oct
8
Mon
CFA Presents: Abstract Art Workshop (Taller Experimental) with the Quintero Brothers @ The Plaza
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents

Abstract Art Workshop (Taller Experimental) with the Quintero Brothers

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
October 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19
2:00-5:00 pm

The Plaza

  • Contemporary Drawing and Sculpture Workshop
    Center Member: $120
    General Public: $140
    Student: $120
  • Includes all 6 workshops

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Explore your inner artist in this contemporary workshop lead by the Quintero Brothers!

The workshop includes six 3-hour sessions in October, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons where participants will learn the basics of abstract drawing and composition, and eventually creating 3-dimensional sculpture using a material as simple as paper. What is even better is at the end your drawings and sculptures will be exhibited in the gallery for the remainder of the exhibition and on the Fall Colors Open Studios Tour! This workshop will be especially beneficial to Spanish speakers as neither of the instructors speak English, but have no fear, a translator will be present. This language barrier adds a wonderful cultural element as much of the communication with Camilo and Federico is visual/through art.

Camilo and Federico Gaitan Quintero are international artists from Colombia who exhibit their sculptures and paintings all over the world. These twins fell so much in love with Nevada County that they return for a visit every year. This year, they will be exhibiting at the COTG Plaza Gallery during the Open Studios Tour as well as teaching this workshop!

Oct
10
Wed
CFA Presents: Abstract Art Workshop (Taller Experimental) with the Quintero Brothers @ The Plaza
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents

Abstract Art Workshop (Taller Experimental) with the Quintero Brothers

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
October 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19
2:00-5:00 pm

The Plaza

  • Contemporary Drawing and Sculpture Workshop
    Center Member: $120
    General Public: $140
    Student: $120
  • Includes all 6 workshops

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Explore your inner artist in this contemporary workshop lead by the Quintero Brothers!

The workshop includes six 3-hour sessions in October, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons where participants will learn the basics of abstract drawing and composition, and eventually creating 3-dimensional sculpture using a material as simple as paper. What is even better is at the end your drawings and sculptures will be exhibited in the gallery for the remainder of the exhibition and on the Fall Colors Open Studios Tour! This workshop will be especially beneficial to Spanish speakers as neither of the instructors speak English, but have no fear, a translator will be present. This language barrier adds a wonderful cultural element as much of the communication with Camilo and Federico is visual/through art.

Camilo and Federico Gaitan Quintero are international artists from Colombia who exhibit their sculptures and paintings all over the world. These twins fell so much in love with Nevada County that they return for a visit every year. This year, they will be exhibiting at the COTG Plaza Gallery during the Open Studios Tour as well as teaching this workshop!

Sierra Theaters Presents: Freaky Fantasy Film Fest @ Del Oro Theater
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

KNOW & GO:

WHAT:  Freaky Fantasy Film Fest

WHERE:  Del Oro Theater, 165 Mill Street, Grass Valley CA 95945

WHEN:  First Four Wednesdays in October (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24)

TICKETS:  Admission $7, available at the Del Oro Box Office

MORE INFO:  www.sierratheaters.com or 530-477-1100

Freaky Fantasy Film Fest

What do man-eating plants, flying monkeys, disembodied hands, and shards of magical crystals have in common?  They are all part of the upcoming Freaky Fantasy Film Fest at the Del Oro Theatre!  For the first four Wednesdays in October, come on out to watch these four fantastical films:  The Wizard of Oz (Oct. 3), The Dark Crystal (Oct. 10), Little Shop of Horrors (Oct. 17) and The Adams Family (Oct. 24).   Get in the mood for Halloween and experience the thrill of watching these classic films on the big screen!

The series kicks off with The Wizard of Oz (1939) at 7 pm on October 3.   Undeniably one of the greatest movies ever made, The Wizard of Oz features the young Judy Garland as Dorothy who gets swept away from a farm in Kansas with her dog Toto to the magical Land of Oz.  There she embarks on a quest with her new friends – the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion – to find the Wizard and return home.  Along the way, she has to contend with the Wicked Witch of the West and her hordes of flying monkeys!  This movie won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Best Original Score and remains one of the most beloved films of all time.  If you’ve never seen it on the big screen, don’t miss this opportunity to relive the magic and wonder of this iconic film.

Next comes The Dark Crystal (1982), the classic fantasy adventure featuring creatures from the imagination of Jim Henson and Frank Oz.  The Dark Crystal tells the story of the orphan Jen, raised by a race of peace-loving wizards, who must embark on a quest to restore balance to the world.  Featuring an incredible array of puppets created by Jim Henson’s workshop, The Dark Crystal is a true work of art.  Of all of his brilliant projects, Jim Henson called this film “the most work, the most difficult, the most fun, and the one I am the proudest of.”  The Dark Crystal shows Wednesday, October 10 at 7 PM.

On Wednesday, October 17, Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene sing their hearts out in Little Shop of Horrors (1986).  This musical comedy follows Seymour, a nerdy employee at Mushnik’s Flower Shop on Skid Row, who has a major crush on his co-worker, Audrey.  When Seymour finds a mysterious plant one day, business starts to pick up at the shop and Audrey starts to notice him.  But soon the plant starts to have a craving for blood.  Featuring Steve Martin as Audrey’s sadistic dentist boyfriend and Levi Stubbs as the voice of the plant, Audrey II, this film definitely qualifies as “freaky” and is also a whole lot of fun.

Just in time to inspire Halloween costumes, The Addams Family (1991) shows Wednesday, October 24 at 7 PM.  Starring Anjelica Huston as Morticia and the late Raul Julia as her husband Gomez, this dark comedy brings to life the most eccentric family you’ve ever imagined.  Also starring a young Christina Ricci as Wednesday, Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester, and Christopher Hart’s hand as Thing.  The cast, the costumes (nominated for an Oscar!), and the macabre humor all make this film worth seeing again on the big screen.  “Creepy. Kooky. Spooky. Ooky.” – don’t miss this one!

Tickets for all seats are only $7 and all shows start at 7 PM.  Advance tickets are available at the Del Oro Box Office or at www.sierratheaters.com, under Special Events.  The Del Oro Theatre is located at 165 Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley.  For more information, please call 530-272-1646 or visit www.sierratheaters.com.

Oct
11
Thu
CFA Presents: Open House Preview Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County @ Ellu Gallery
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CFA Presents: Open House Preview Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County @ Ellu Gallery | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center For The Arts Presents

Open House Preview October 11, 6:00-8:30 pm

Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County

Saturdays and Sundays
October 13, 14, 20 & 21

  • The Center for the Arts presents
  • Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County
  • Open House Preview October 11 from 6:00-8:30 pm at Ellu Gallery, 342 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley, CA

Open Studios is a self-guided tour through artist studios & fine art galleries in Western Nevada County.

The event takes place the second and third weekends in October and showcases fine art and fine craft in a broad range of media and styles. Open Studios contributes to public awareness about the quality and diversity of art created in our community and provides visitors with opportunities to view and purchase a wide range of original work by individual artists.

Additionally, Open Studios fosters an interest in, and a greater understanding of, the artistic process and provides the public with a unique opportunity to enter the world of a visual artist to experience how, why and where art is created.

There will be an Open House Preview featuring tour artists on October 11 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Ellu Gallery, 342 Idaho Maryland Road in Grass Valley.

Oct
12
Fri
CFA Presents: Abstract Art Workshop (Taller Experimental) with the Quintero Brothers @ The Plaza
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents

Abstract Art Workshop (Taller Experimental) with the Quintero Brothers

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
October 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19
2:00-5:00 pm

The Plaza

  • Contemporary Drawing and Sculpture Workshop
    Center Member: $120
    General Public: $140
    Student: $120
  • Includes all 6 workshops

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Explore your inner artist in this contemporary workshop lead by the Quintero Brothers!

The workshop includes six 3-hour sessions in October, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons where participants will learn the basics of abstract drawing and composition, and eventually creating 3-dimensional sculpture using a material as simple as paper. What is even better is at the end your drawings and sculptures will be exhibited in the gallery for the remainder of the exhibition and on the Fall Colors Open Studios Tour! This workshop will be especially beneficial to Spanish speakers as neither of the instructors speak English, but have no fear, a translator will be present. This language barrier adds a wonderful cultural element as much of the communication with Camilo and Federico is visual/through art.

Camilo and Federico Gaitan Quintero are international artists from Colombia who exhibit their sculptures and paintings all over the world. These twins fell so much in love with Nevada County that they return for a visit every year. This year, they will be exhibiting at the COTG Plaza Gallery during the Open Studios Tour as well as teaching this workshop!

CFA Presents: The Hollywood Ball Inaugural Gala @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents

The Hollywood Ball
Inaugural Gala

Friday, October 12th

5:30 PM

Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Limited Seating Still Available
Call The Center Box Office at the Plaza for details:
530-274-8384

Don’t Miss Our Inaugural Gala!
We are pleased to announce The Hollywood Ball, The Center’s Inaugural Gala. Your presence will directly contribute to the success of The Center during our Capital Campaign while we renovate our beautiful venue in Historic Downtown Grass Valley.  We look forward to seeing you for a glamorous celebration of the literary, visual and performing arts in our community!

Individual tickets $125 and tables $800.
Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office by calling or walking-in.

Black Tie or Cocktail Attire

5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM Dinner by Antonio Ayestaran &
Featuring entertainment by Lolo Gervais
8:00 PM Live Auction
9:00 PM After Party with Pop Rocks
Can’t make the Gala?  Click HERE for details on the After Party.

Black Tie or Cocktail Attire

Lolo Gervais has a well-earned reputation for pushing musical boundaries and playing the unexpected. Following in the traditions of Post Modern Jukebox, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, this award-winning and inventive Northern California-based group stirs up a mix of classic modern pop tunes into a Neo-Vintage Jazz soundtrack. The band’s fun and inventiveness onstage can’t hide the players’ obvious rich experience and love of jazz from swinging 1920’s to funky 70’s grooves, they create danceable and unexpected new classic versions from the songbook of modern pop standards. They have just released their 4th album.

www.lologervaismusic.com


Pop Rocks is the ultimate dance band: tons of current high energy hits, mixed with the classics from the 80s, 90s, and today.  It’s a song list to keep you on the dance floor all night long from Bon Jovi to Bruno Mars and Whitney Houston, they dig deep into classic dance songs and execute them with style and enthusiasm.