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Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

 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
 Thursday, October 25th
12:00 – 1:00 PM
BackPorch Market
135 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley
(530) 271-7111

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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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Oct
19
Fri
CFA Presents: Abstract Art Workshop (Taller Experimental) with the Quintero Brothers @ The Plaza
Oct 19 @ 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

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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
20
Sat
CFA Presents: Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County @ Various Locations
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CFA Presents: Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County @ Various Locations | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center For The Arts Presents

Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County

Saturdays and Sundays
October 13, 14, 20 & 21
Open House Preview October 11, 6:00-8:30 pm

  • 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
21
Sun
CFA Presents: Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County @ Various Locations
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CFA Presents: Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County @ Various Locations | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center For The Arts Presents

Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County

Saturdays and Sundays
October 13, 14, 20 & 21
Open House Preview October 11, 6:00-8:30 pm

  • 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.

Nov
8
Thu
CFA Presents: The Second City’s Improv All Stars @ Foothills Event Center
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

The Second City’s Improv All Stars

Thursday, November 8th, 8:00 PM

Foothills Event Center

400 Idaho Maryland Rd, Grass Valley

Members: $35
General Public: $40

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“Second City does the comedy of shared experience more quirkily and savvier than most.” – Chicago Tribune

“A temple of Satire…” – Time Magazine

“The entire recent tradition of American satire can be summed up in three words: The Second City.” – The New York Times

“The troupe that gave us SCTV and inspired Saturday Night Live and Whose Line is it Anyway?!” – Chicago Tribume

“Legendary” – The New York Times


Chicago’s legendary comedy theater returns to Grass Valley with The Second City: Improv All-Stars, an irresistible hour of improvised comedy. The masters of the form will astound you with their talent, skill and wit – all without the aid of scripts or sets.

Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and has launched the careers of legends like Tina Fey, Stephen ColbertSteve CarellGilda RadnerBill Murray and more.

www.secondcity.com

Nov
10
Sat
CFA Presents: StringShot featuring Badi Assad, Roy Rogers & Carlos Reyes @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge
Nov 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CFA Presents: StringShot featuring Badi Assad, Roy Rogers & Carlos Reyes @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center For The Arts Presents

StringShot featuring Badi Assad, Roy Rogers & Carlos Reyes

Saturday, November 10th, 8:00 PM

Grass Valley Elks Lodge

Member:
$30 seated general admission
$45 Premium reserved seats
General Public:
$34 seated general admission
$50 Premium reserved seats
First 50 premium ticket buyers to receive CD of Stringshot!

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These three artists have joined together to form a musical “tour-de-force”, blending their artistry and talents to create a new synthesis of Blues and Latin music. This unique combination of musicians – all virtuosos in their own right – features an amazing interplay and repertoire that promises to dazzle audiences!

Roy Rogers is one of the world’s great slide guitarists – an 8 time Grammy-nominated producer and recording artist – renowned for his live performances around the world as well as his collaborations with John Lee HookerBonnie Raitt and Ray Manzarek, among others.

Badi Assad (from Brazil) was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the world’s great guitarists. Classically trained, she has received numerous international awards in her prolific career. As a vocalist and percussionist, she is a true innovator, not only in technique but in performance. She has appeared in a variety of musical settings – from classical concerts with The Assad Brothers to jazz festivals with Pat Metheny and Larry Coryell.

Carlos Reyes is well known for his supreme virtuosity, not only on the violin but on the Paraguayan stringed harp. Classically trained as well, he has performed in many diverse genres of music worldwide – with his own band, in symphonies and featured with such artists as Steve Miller and Arturo Sandoval.

 

Nov
17
Sat
CFA Presents: Mojo Green and Kadija @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge
Nov 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

Mojo Green and Kadija

Saturday, November 17th, 8:00 PM

Grass Valley Elks Lodge

  • Funk Soul Dance Party
    $20 members
    $25 general public
No Seating – Please Bring Your Own Chair or Blanket!

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“Awesome show and Mojo killed it! They are a great band. Thanks for everything.” – Sandpoint Summerfest

“Boise LOVED this band! They packed the house and the dance floor to capacity. A Festival favorite and Highlight.”
– Tree Fort Fest


Mojo Green is a 7-piece, female-fronted, horn-heavy funk band from Reno featuring a high energy, hard-hitting horn section. Performance highlights include: The Great American Music Hall, The Independent, The Chapel, The Boom Boom Room, The Viper Room, Sweet Water Music Hall, Mateel Music Fest, TreeFort Fest, Hangtown Halloween, For The Funk Of It, Squaw Valley Funk Fest, The Bounce, Ridgestock, Burning Man, Guitarfish, Enchanted Forest Gathering, Off Beat Music Fest, Spookadelic Halloween Funktacular, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Sandpoint Summerfest, Concerts At Commons Beach and Live at Lake View Tahoe.

Recent shared the stage with Lyrics Born, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Lettuce, The Funky Meters, The Motet, Trombone Shorty, Orgone, Dumstaphunk, Galactic, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Turkuaz, The Monophonics, Rusted Root and Poor Man’s Whiskey.


“We loved hosting them- and the audience loved them too. We’ll definitely do something again.” – Mateel Summer Arts & Music Fest

“Mojo Green delivered the goods. I had so many people tell me how much they loved their set.” – Spookadelic Funktaculuar

“Yeah man, the crowd loved them! Super great vibe.” – Mountain Town Music Series

www.mojogreenmusic.com
www.facebook.com/MojoGreen


Kadkja

Kadija is musical duo musician/producer Aja Salvatore and singer/songwriter Melike Konur. Kadija is diaspora music- funk/soul/jazz heavily inundated with breakbeats and African rhythms sprinkled with heart opening and soul reaching lyrics.

Dec
28
Fri
CFA Presents: Con Brio @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
CFA Presents: Con Brio @ Grass Valley Elks Lodge | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo Presents

Con Brio

Friday, December 28th

8:00 PM

Grass Valley Elks Lodge

  • $20 members
    $25 general public
    Dance Event with limited seating

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There’s a moment before each Con Brio show — before the backflips, the guitar solos, the buoyant horn lines over bass, drum and synth — when all seven band members come in for a huddle. It’s a way to say grace; an acknowledgment of live music as a team sport; a moment of stillness before they explode.

“Let’s work,” they say, their heads bowed together. And then they do.

Named for an Italian musical direction meaning ‘with spirit,’ Con Brio is a San Francisco Bay Area band that plays soul, psych-rock and R&B as fresh and freethinking as the place they call home. With charismatic singer Ziek McCarter bringing “the dance moves, splits and all, of James Brown” (KQED) and a band that “comes across like a party punk version of Sly and the Family Stone” (Consequence of Sound), Con Brio is known to convert anyone who sees their electric live show.

Founded in 2013 by veteran players with vastly different musical backgrounds*, the band quickly became a favorite up and down the West Coast, then across the U.S., and then overseas in places like Japan and the Netherlands. In 2016, Con Brio’s debut LP Paradise paired uplifting dance party-starters (and some psychotropic electric guitar work from Benjamin Andrews) with powerful lyrics about inequality and the Black Lives Matter movement, instantly putting the band on the map for their earnest, inspiring, and thoroughly American ethos.

Explorer, out on July 6th, both builds on the success of Paradise and serves as a travelogue of sorts — a reflection on the two years of nearly nonstop touring that followed their first record’s success. (The band, known in the industry for their tireless work ethic, has played high-profile sets at Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Austin City Limits, Japan’s Fuji Rock, the Montreal Jazz Festival, Australia’s Bluesfest Byron Bay, and the Netherlands’ North Sea Jazz Festival, to name just a few.)

Having proved themselves on an international stage, Con Brio breaks new ground on Explorer, expanding beyond raw energy and retro sounds toward a more contemporary, layered production style, all delivered with road-tested confidence.

On “I Wanna” — a lusty, mischievous ode to the art of catching a stranger’s eye across a crowded club — McCarter pours his voice, richer than ever, over a thick, irresistibly danceable rhythm from Jonathan Kirchner (bass) and Andrew Laubacher (drums). “Body Language” slows that theme to a simmer, with a nimble, lyrical horn line from Marcus Stephens (saxophone) and Brendan Liu (trumpet) front and center.

Songs like “United State of Mind” and “Royal Rage,” meanwhile, reflect on America’s current political moment, urging strength and perspective in the face of cynicism and apathy. Over a cheerful guitar lick from Andrews, the former track sings the praises of travel, the ways it can make the world feel bigger and smaller all at once — and how sometimes you have to leave home to see it with fresh eyes. “Rage” is a rally cry, a call to resistance, with Laubacher’s kick drum leading the march: “Feeling the world pulling apart, where is the we in who we are?” asks McCarter. “When will it end, where do we start?’

Then there’s Con Brio’s tendency to upend expectations: they’ve never been afraid of a little genre-bending. “Heart Shaped Box” began as a fun cover the band arranged on a whim on a rare day off on tour; within weeks it became one of the most exciting moments in the band’s live show. On the record, it’s a playful yet potent tribute, served surprisingly well by horns and a smart, slinky synth line from Patrick Glynn.

Ultimately, Explorer is a leap for Con Brio in more ways than one. It’s a big record, with plenty of joy, a few growing pains, and more questions than answers. What does it mean to be an American band traveling the world in the year 2018 with a message of hope and tolerance? The record sounds, unsurprisingly, like a band on the verge.

Wherever Explorer takes them, they go with open eyes. They’re ready to huddle up, take the stage, and get to work — where they’ve found that, night after night, the things that divide us don’t stand a chance on the dance floor.

www.thebandconbrio.com
www.facebook.com/thebandconbrio
www.instagram.com/thebandconbrio