Calendars 2018-02-23T13:01:00+00:00

Chamber & Business
Events Calendar


Joint Chamber Mixer

Thursday, March 8th, 5:30 to 7:00 PM

314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley

Ribbon Cutting & Open House Celebration

Thursday, March 29th, 5:30 to 6:30 PM

535 Mill Street, Grass Valley

 Arts & Cultural
Events Calendar


2018 Joint Chamber Mixer Calendar

Thursday, March 8th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Center for the Arts
314 West Main Street, Grass Valley
(530) 274-8384


Thursday, March 22nd
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Body Logic
715 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley
(530) 272-7306


Thursday, April 5th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

104 New Mohawk Road, Nevada City
Ramona Howard
(530) 272-8862


Thursday, April 26th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley
Kathy Hinman
(530) 272-2627


Thursday, May 10th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

KMVR & Nevada Theater
401 Broad Street, Nevada City
Cynthia Tweed
(530) 362-7005


Thursday, June 7th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wells Fargo Bank
214 Mill Street, Grass Valley
Jami Serenbetz
(530) 273-8195


Thursday, June 28th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Empire Mine State Historic Park
10791 E Empire Street, Grass Valley
Steve Sanchez
(530) 273-8522


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

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


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

C21 Cornerstone Realty
101 Boulder Street, Nevada City
Linda Kankeko
(530) 265-7947


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

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


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The Stone House Presents: Nominus / Spoken Bird / YoHm @ The Stone House
Feb 23 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 2:00 am

Friday February 23rd, 2018 10PM 

Late Night at The Stone House Presents: Nominus / Spoken Bird / YoHm – $15 in advance @eventbrite.com or Briar Patch / $20 at the door


Nominus – A nomadic San Franciscan with influences from around the world, Nominus blends a variety of musical talents to create a unique and genre-defying sound. He began his musical journey as a classically trained guitarist who later went on to study a wide range of percussion. After years of playing in live bands, Nominus felt the desire to expand his sound in new ways which led him to electronic production. Nominus fuses lush organic melodies with deep, chunky rhythm sections to create a sound that is beautiful, yet moves the dance floor with mind-blowing energy. This along with tasteful sound design and cutting edge bass takes the listener on a journey that weaves light and dark into one harmonious experience…

Spoken Bird – Blending poly-tempo, eclectic headnodic beats that captivate the listener, Spoken Bird takes his listeners on an auditory journey painting pictures on silence with sound waves. Prepare for full body vibratory orgasms as the bass waves wash over you, massaging mind, body and soul.

YoHm – YoHm began the journey as a DJ in the year 2000 playing Vinyl Reggae,Dub, and Hip Hop records…Over the years his sound have evolved into a Fusion of World Bass and Tribal Beats with Crunchy Juicy Bass fused with Classic tunes remixed.With an ability to adapt his sound to fit most dancefloors, YoHm has rocked sets at west coast festivals like Enchanted Forest,Lucidity and Stilldream, and Played Ecstatic Dances around California and Nevada.He has opened up for Desert Dwellers,Kalya Scintilla,Bluetech,Phaeleh,Charles the First, Mr Rogers, Nicoluminous,Deya Dova, and Drumpyder. With a focus on clean mixing,a journey through different genres, and keeping the vibes high and happy.

St. Joseph’s Cultural Center Presents: Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet @ St. Joseph's Cultural Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

At St. Joseph’s Cultural Center February 16th to March 4th

410 South Church Street, Grass Valley, CA. 95945
Contact Joseph in Grass Valley at 530-798-9576
by email: sierrafriendsoftibet@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

In Grass Valley, the Monks will create the Vajrasttva Sand  Mandala. Vajrasattva represents the principle of purification and is a Buddhist deity who delineates the purity of the enlightened mind. He manifests the purity of speech, mind, and body of all Buddha’s. He encompasses the ability to extinguish spiritual impurities such as negative karmic forces and tendencies in an effort to help sentient beings to a better rebirth or to reaching enlightenment 

Friday, February 16th at 7:00 PM Opening Ceremony
View Entire Program

CFA Presents: Yuba Lands Biennale @ Center for the Arts
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

Yuba Lands Biennale

February 13 through March 2

Granucci Multi-Purpose Room

  • Artist Reception on February 15, 5pm-6pm
  • Gallery Hours Tues-Sat, 12-5pm

“It’s like one big artist colony.” I heard someone say when describing Nevada County. There is so much talent and creativity that it acts like a big, urban city while still keeping its small town charm. That is the beauty of where we live and work. This exhibition exploits this wonderful dichotomy and lifts it for the world to see.

Merging the talents of four local artists Ron Jermyn, Chantelle Goldthwaite , Ryan McVay and Ron Kenedi this Bienniel presents a wide array of styles , mediums, dimensions, personalities, and viewpoints so that the viewer can gain a better understanding of the diversity of creativity present in this historic foothill community.

Ron Jermyn, a sculptor and sculptural painter will show both two and three dimensional works. Chantelle Goldthwaite a painter and performance artist will exhibit her works in both those areas. Ryan McVay is showing his talent as a painter that has mastered both figurative and abstract styles and Ron Kenedi, oil painter, will show paintings and drawings with a focus on political art.

The Biennial exhibitions started in late 19th century and now takes place in more than one hundred cities worldwide. It is a platform that actively promotes diversity, freedom and experimentation while exercising critical thought and producing an alternate reality. Which is perfect for the Yuba Lands (Nevada County, California) where diversity, freedom and experimentation is a way of life.


InConcert Sierra Presents: Assad Brothers and Avi Avital @ Seventh-day Adventist Church
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Assad Brothers and Avi Avital

Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 7:30 pm

Sérgio & Odair Assad, guitar duo
Avi Avital, mandolin

The celebrated Brazilian-born Assad Brothers with their exceptional artistry and uncanny musicianship, team up with Israeli superstar Avi Avital, the first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy Award and a fervent and “explosively charismatic” (New York Times) player, to present a brand-new program that explores classical repertoire reimagined for guitar and mandolin.

The trio explores both classical repertoire reimagined for guitar and mandolin, and traditional choro music, a popular genre in Brazil known for its upbeat rhythms and bravura virtuosity.


“Because they have been performing together for most of their lives, and because they play from memory, there is a lively interaction between them that creates the impression that they are improvising like a couple of virtuosic, perhaps even telepathic, jazz players.” – The New York Times

“Call it one of the most engaging musical presentations of the season. Better yet, call it a stunning display of the music of the Western Hemisphere.” – The Los Angeles Times


“A musician who recognizes no boundaries except those of good taste and who has the artistry to persuade listeners to follow him anywhere.” – Gramophone

$40 General 

$35 members      

$17 youth (5-17)

(members = season ticket holders and $100+ donor level)



Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)


Selections from Sonata in E Major — Bach

Sonata No. 50 in D Major — Haydn

Le plus que lente — Debussy

Romanian Folk Dances — Bartók

Historie du Tango — Piazzolla

Three Jewish Dances — Lavry

Three Brazilian pieces — Bittencourt

All works arranged by Sergio Assad  

Bios and youtube clips below…

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The Assad Brothers: Their exceptional artistry and uncanny ensemble playing come from both a family rich in Brazilian musical tradition and from studies with the guitar/lutenist Monina Távora (1921-2011), a disciple of Andrés Segovia. In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley, Radamés Gnattali, Marlos Nobre, Nikita Koshkin, Roland Dyens, Jorge Morel, Edino Krieger and Francisco Mignone.

Now Sérgio Assad is adding to their repertoire by composing music for the duo and for various musical partners both with Symphony Orchestra and in recitals. They have worked extensively with such renowned artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Fernando Suarez Paz, Paquito D’Rivera, Gidon Kremer and Dawn Upshaw.

The Assads began playing the guitar together at an early age and went on to study for seven years with Dona Monina. Their international career began with a major prize at the 1979 Young Artists Competition in Bratislava. Odair is based in Brussels where he teaches at Ecole Supérieure des Arts. Sérgio resides in San Francisco, where he is on the faculty of the SF Conservatory.

The Assads are also recognized as prolific recording artists, primarily for the Nonesuch and GHA labels. In 2001, Nonesuch Records released “Sérgio and Odair Assad Play Piazzolla,” which later won a Latin Grammy. Their seventh Nonesuch recording, released in the fall 2007, is called “Jardim Abandonado” after a piece by Antonio Carlos Jobim.  It was nominated for Best Classical Album and Sérgio went on to win the Latin Grammy for his composition, “Tahhiyya Li Oussilina.”

The Assad Brothers collaboration with cellist Yo-Yo Ma is ongoing. In 2003 the Brazilian record “Obrigado Brazil” was released featuring Rosa Passos, Egberto Gismonti, and Cyro Baptista. Sérgio arranged several of the works on the disc, which captured a Grammy in 2004.  In 2009, the brothers were featured on Yo-Yo Ma’s chart topping release, “Songs of Joy & Peace,” which features other guest artists as diverse as James Taylor and Dave Brubeck.  In the piece “Família” Yo-Yo plays Sérgio’s composition featuring mother, Angelina Assad, sister Badi and children Clarice, Rodrigo, and Carolina.  The release topped both the classical and the mainstream Billboard charts and won a Grammy for Best Classical Crossover.  In April 2012, Sergio and Odair toured North America with Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott, in a program of Latin American works as arranged by Sergio as well as some of his original compositions, highlighted by concerts at the new Smith Center in Las Vegas and Chicago’s Symphony Hall.  (https://assadbrothers.com)

Avi Avital: Acknowledged by The New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility”, Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital is one of the world’s most exciting and adventurous musicians. He is deeply committed to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance in a range of genres and commissioning new works for mandolin.

Avi Avital is internationally regarded for his performances at venues including Carnegie Hall (Weill Hall), Lincoln Center, Berlin Philharmonie, KKL Luzern, Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing and the Wigmore Hall. He has appeared as soloist with the Berliner Symphoniker, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Oxford Philomusica, Sczczecin Philharmonic, Potsdam Kammerakademie, Philharmonischer Kammerorchester Berlin, Metropolis Ensemble NY, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Geneva Camerata, Israel Philharmonic, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. He has collaborated extensively with artists such as Giora Feidman, Dawn Upshaw and Richard Galliano and has also been featured at the Tanglewood, Luzern, Spoleto, and Ravenna summer Festivals.

Avi Avital is the first mandolin player to receive a GRAMMY nomination in the category “Best Instrumental Soloist” (2010) for his recording of Avner Dorman’s Mandolin Concerto (Metropolis Ensemble/Andrew Cyr). He has won numerous competitions and awards including Germany’s ECHO Prize for his 2008 recording with the David Orlowsky Trio and the AVIV Competition (2007), the preeminent national competition for Israeli soloists.

Exclusive Management: Opus 3 Artists

Avi has also performed with our February artist Bridget Kibbey:

CFA Presents: Lee Ann Womack @ Center for the Arts
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 (((folkYeah!))) Presents

Lee Ann Womack

Saturday, February 24th, 2018, 8:00 PM, Main Stage Theatre

  • Raised Seat GA : $42
  • Floor Seat GA: $34
  • Bottom of the Barrell with LEE ANN WOMACK
  • VIP Add On $50
  • The Meet & Greet add on is not a ticket to the show.
  • Meet & Greet attendees must purchase a separate GA show ticket to attend the Post Show Meet & Greet.
  • Doors open at 7:00pm
  • Tickets on sale to public Friday, November 3, 10:00am

Artists don’t really make albums like Lee Ann Womack’s THE LONELY, THE LONESOME AND THE GONE anymore. Albums that seem to exist separate and apart from any external pressures. Albums that possess both a profound sense of history and a clear-eyed vision for the future. Albums that transcend genres while embracing their roots. Albums that evoke a sense of place and of personality so vivid they make listeners feel more like participants in the songs than simply admirers of them.

Anybody who has paid attention to Womack for the past decade or so could see she was headed in this direction. THE LONELY, THE LONESOME AND THE GONE (ATO Records) — a breathtaking hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues — comes from Womack’s core. “I could never shake my center of who I was,” says the East Texas native. “I’m drawn to rootsy music. It’s what moves me.”

Recorded at Houston’s historic SugarHill Recording Studios and produced by Womack’s husband and fellow Texan, Frank Liddell (fresh off a 2017 ACM Album of the Year win for Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Weight of These Wings’), THE LONELY, THE LONESOME AND THE GONE marks the culmination of a journey that began with Womack’s 2005 CMA Album of the Year ‘There’s More Where That Come From,’ moving her toward an authentic American music that celebrates her roots and adds to the canon. It also underscores the emergence of Womack’s songwriting voice: She has more writing credits among this album’s 14 tracks than on all her previous albums combined.

Womack had made the majority of her previous albums in Nashville, where the studio system is so entrenched it’s almost impossible to avoid. Seeking to free herself of that mindset, Womack says, “I wanted to get out of Nashville and tap into what deep East Texas offers musically and vibe-wise.”

So Womack and Liddell took a band to SugarHill, one of the country’s oldest continually operating studio spaces. In an earlier incarnation, the studio had given birth to George Jones’ earliest hits, as well as Roy Head’s mid-‘60s smash “Treat Her Right”; Freddy Fender’s ‘70s chart-topping crossovers “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”; and recordings from Lightnin’ Hopkins, the Sir Douglas Quintet, the 13th Floor Elevators and Willie Nelson.

Womack found the lure of East Texas irresistible. “I love local things, and I missed local music,” she says. “I grew up in Jacksonville. It was small, so I spent a lot of time dreaming, and about getting out.” It required only a short leap of logic to view Houston, and specifically SugarHill, as the place to record.

Womack and Liddell found a perfect complement of musicians, players who clicked right away and became a one-headed band. Bassist Glenn Worf (Alan Jackson, Bob Seger, Tammy Wynette, Mark Knopfler and others), drummer Jerry Roe (numerous Nashville sessions and his band Friendship Commanders), guitarists Ethan Ballinger, Adam Wright (Alan Jackson, Solomon Burke and others), and Waylon Payne (son of singer Sammi Smith and Willie Nelson’s longtime guitarist Jody Payne) formed the SugarHill gang. Engineer and co-producer Michael McCarthy, known for his production work with Spoon, brought vintage gear from his Austin studio and help capture a sharper sound for sessions recorded entirely to analog tape.

“I got everybody out of their comfort zone and into a new element,” says Womack. “And it was funky there. This place was not in the least bit slick. Everybody there, all they think about is making music for the love of making music. Everyone comes in with huge smiles and positive attitudes. It was much different than what we were used to.”

Womack had brought a handful of songs to record, including the gospel-inspired original “All the Trouble”; the poignant “Mama Lost Her Smile,” in which a daughter sorts through her family’s photographic history looking for clues to a long-secret sorrow; and the love-triangle conversation “Talking Behind Your Back,” which she penned with Dale Dodson and Dean Dillon, the writer of several George Strait classics. To make the final cut, Womack and the band had to be able to get to the heart of the songs and shine their light from the inside out.

A trio of long-time favorites found their way onto the album, too. Womack joined a long list of legendary voices irresistibly drawn to Harlan Howard’s “He Called Me Baby,” putting a sultry Southern groove underneath its mix of sensuality and sorrow. On “Long Black Veil,” a tale of betrayal and closely held secrets that became a ‘50s classic as recorded by Lefty Frizzell, she taps into a ballad tradition that runs centuries deep. Womack recorded the album’s final track, a haunting version of George Jones’ “Please Take the Devil Out of Me,” standing on the same gold-star linoleum floor where Jones cut the 1959 original.

Capturing the reality of East Texas music isn’t always easy. Being in Houston and at SugarHill helped make that happen, inspiring an approach to the recording process that everyone embraced from the first note played. “Music down there — including Houston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and all the way through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama — is this huge melting pot,” Womack says. “I love that, and I wanted that in this record. I wanted to make sure it had a lot of soul in it, because real country music has soul, and I wanted to remind people of that.”

“When you make albums, and aren’t just going for singles, you really have to treat them with respect,” Liddell adds. “We did that at SugarHill, taking a bunch of like-minded lunatics and seeing what happened.”

In Houston — with all its history, its eccentricity, its diversity and its lack of pretense — those like-minded lunatics found a place where they could flourish.

“We all felt we weren’t going someplace just to make a record,” Womack says. “We were going someplace to make a great record.” Don’t just take her word for it, though. Listen. And when Womack and the music take you there, you’ll find you want to stay.


St. Joseph’s Cultural Center Presents: Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet @ St. Joseph's Cultural Center
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

At St. Joseph’s Cultural Center February 16th to March 4th

410 South Church Street, Grass Valley, CA. 95945
Contact Joseph in Grass Valley at 530-798-9576
by email: sierrafriendsoftibet@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

In Grass Valley, the Monks will create the Vajrasttva Sand  Mandala. Vajrasattva represents the principle of purification and is a Buddhist deity who delineates the purity of the enlightened mind. He manifests the purity of speech, mind, and body of all Buddha’s. He encompasses the ability to extinguish spiritual impurities such as negative karmic forces and tendencies in an effort to help sentient beings to a better rebirth or to reaching enlightenment 

Friday, February 16th at 7:00 PM Opening Ceremony
View Entire Program

2018 Chinese Lunar New Year Festival @ Downtown Nevada City
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade welcomes the Year of the Dog, on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and we are proud to present this seventh annual family-friendly celebration, honoring the early Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills.  The community parade begins at 12:00 noon at the Chinese Monument, located at the entrance to the parking lot on Commercial Street, the site of the old Chinese Quarter.  The Parade will feature ceremonial Lion Dancers and a 72’ Chinese Dragon from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento.  The mini-parade of community entries will make its way down Commercial Street and end at the Three Forks parking lot, where the Lion Dancers and Dragon dancers will spearhead an afternoon of Asian culture and entertainment.  Food would be available for sale by Kaliko’s Hawaiian Kitchen and home-made desserts by Xiao Mao (Little CATS Culture Club).  Exhibitors will populate the parking lot and lower Commercial Street.  The Firehouse Museum on Main Street, which houses relics from the Chinese in the Foothills and the Sierra, will be open to the public especially for this occasion.  Tom Taylor, CATS’ Technical Director for over ten years and Nevada Theatre’s Manager, will be the Grand Marshal.

CAT is seeking parade entries, entertainers, vendors, sponsors, and volunteers.  Contact Jeannie Wood at info@catsweb.org.

CFA Presents: The People Need to Laugh! Sunday Comedy Matinee Series @ Off Center Stage
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

The People Need to Laugh! Sunday Comedy Matinee Series

Sundays, February 11, 18, 25, and March 4, 2:00pm

Off Center Stage

  • $20 members
    $22 general public


Click Here for Information on Seating

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

SF Comedy Festival has been growing their fan base in Nevada County for the past decade, with nearly 10 consecutive years of bringing their comedy competition to the Foothills. Following the success of the sold-out 42nd annual SF Comedy Competition and the 2017 Best Of SF Comedy, The Center for the Arts and SFC are excited to team to bring you a 4-part comedy series because let’s face it, The People Need To Laugh! Four consecutive Sunday afternoons in February and March we’ll be shaking things up and transforming the Off Center Stage into a comedy club! Each showcase will feature 3 comedians, hosted by special guests.

Sunday, February 11
Myles Weber, Shawn Felipe, & Clara Bijl

Sunday, February 18
Jim Short
With special guests to be announced.

Sunday, February 25
Auggie Smith
With special guests to be announced.

Sunday, March 4
Alex Elkin
With special guests to be announced.

Sunday, February 11
Myles Weber

Myles Weber is a Comedian on a mission. He handily took first place in the 40th Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition. (Past competitors include Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Sinbad, Ellen Degeneres, Louis CK, and Dane Cook.) Weber was the second youngest to win the competition and one of only two comics to ever sweep the whole thing. He has also fared well in festivals, having been voted “Best of The Fest” at the Burbank and San Luis Obispo Comedy Festivals.

Myles has appeared on MTV’s Greatest Party Story Ever and hosted for Portico TV and Popular Science. A writer as well, Myles wrote for and Smosh Pit Weekly on Smosh’s YouTube Channel. (The biggest gaming channel in the world.)

Blending together silly mannerisms, honest material, positive crowd interaction and storytelling, seeing Myles Weber means you will never see the same show twice.


Shawn Felipe

Honolulu, Hawaii comedian, actor and personality, Shawn Felipe is known for his laconic and clever real-life stories as they expand internationally. His live, Stand-Up Comedy stretches around the globe from the USA to Countries overseas such as Singapore, Canada, Japan, Korea and the Middle East. He is no stranger to colleges and universities Nationwide along with adding color to an array of corporate industries. Performance has earned him a nomination for Best New Artist in the Hawaii Music Awards, Best Take Out Comic in Hawaii, And the Most Recognized Comedy Competition in the USA. Shawn was also noted the Top 7 Comic at the World renowned 36th Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition.

Shawn’s Stand-Up Comedy has been featured on various international networks including WorldAsia TV, AZN TV, IA TV, TFC Channel, Sprint Comedy, Time Network, and National Lampoons Comedy Radio. Shawn has also been a guest star on NBC’s cop TV series “Hawaii” and has been on several national commercials. Not to forget mentioning, Shawn was a part of a team to win first place on Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race!” He and his team, Aloha Plate, won $50k and a State of the Art Food Truck that is now in operation.


Clara Bijl

Clara is an internationally-unknown stand-up comedian: one of the few humorists to be unknown in the entire world! Clara was raised in both the French Alps and Germany before she attended college in South Carolina; as you do when you come from France.

Clara’s humor is witty and observational and comes with a European twang. Clara has appeared in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, SF SketchFest, the Charleston Comedy Festival, the Montreux Comedy Festival, the San Diego Comedy Festival.

She’s performed with Richard Lewis, Dana Gould, Jake Johannsen, Patrick Timsit, Gad Elmaleh, Anne Roumanoff, Robin Williams, Tom Papa, Paul Reiser, Laurie Kilmartin & many more.

Clara’s a contributing writer to several humorous websites like her Twitter account, her Instagram account or her Medium account. She wrote for “Le Petit Silvant Illustré,” a successful French/Swiss TV comedy for several years and worked with Jack Burditt in punching up the pilot episode of his sitcom “Last Man Standing.” She wrote and directed a mockumentary reality TV comedy show about two refugees “The Refugees; a sitcom,” she created a French comedy series, “Le Shrink,” and even more recently she produced “My Review of Your Yelp Review.”

She was once stranded for hours on a broken escalator due to a power outage.


February 18
Jim Short

Jim Short was born in Australia, moved to Texas where he began his stand-up career and worked for years in San Francisco and now lives in Los Angeles.

Jim’s television credits include Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” “The Late Show with David Letterman” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and NBC’s “Late Friday”.

Jim Short has appeared at the Montreal International Comedy Festival in 1998 and 2003 and the 2004 Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Jim is the winner of the 2004 San Francisco International Comedy Competition.


February 25
Auggie Smith

When Auggie takes the stage, audiences across the country quickly realize that they’re in for an evening of riveting, take-no-prisoners stand-up comedy. During Auggie’s set, pop culture and political targets are dissected piece by piece into intelligently written manic rants. His seamless rapid-fire style has developed a loyal following across the country. He has spent most of the last two decades keeping a constant road schedule honing his craft and creating a truly memorable, relevant, and constantly evolving live experience.

At the age of 19, Auggie Smith moved from Billings, Montana to Portland, Oregon to pursue a career in stand up comedy. After a few years of toil and struggle, he first achieved acclaim by winning the 1994 Sam Adams Comedy Contest, whose prizes earned him his first national exposure on the television show Evening At the Improv. Auggie truly found his comedy voice in 1997, when he placed second in the Seattle Comedy Competition to legendary comic Mitch Hedberg. This earned him an invitation to the 1998 Montreal Comedy Festival, where he performed a remarkable 12 shows, including New Faces, Danger Zone, and The Nasty Show.

Keeping a continuous road schedule of clubs across the nation, Auggie introduced himself to a new legion of fans in January of 2004, with a now legendary appearance on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. The morning was a mix of signature rants and brilliant improv highlighting his sharp point-of-view. His outstanding debut has become one their most replayed treasures.

This led to performing in theaters across the country on the very popular Bob & Tom Comedy Tour, where audiences quickly became aware that the only thing better than listening to Auggie on the radio was sharing the energy he creates in his live performance.

“His energetic, hysterical rants leave audiences breathless with laughter.” – The Oregonian

“When Auggie Smith takes the stage, get ready for a non-stop barrage of fantastic rapid-fire comedy. Auggie’s show is always filled with raw-edged, intelligent laughs… The man whose cult following and comedy are quickly giving birth to a new religion.” – Comedyspeak.com

“Auggie Smith resuscitates stand-up with a dose of pop culture and jaded hip…his style will be part of a youth movement attracting younger, hipper crowds to stand-up.” – Willamette Week

“Brilliant, non-stop laughs!” – Seattle Times

“Auggie Smith is probably one of the most vitriolic, sharp-witted comedians on the circuit right now, melding political and social commentary with a clarifying view of where our collective actions may lead us if we let them.” – The Plain-Dealer


March 4
Alex Elkin

Winner of the 2016 San Francisco Comedy Competition, Alex Elkin started his comedy career in the clubs of Hollywood California before he was old enough to be allowed in the front door. At age 18 he took on the wilds of the Jungle Cruise as a skipper for the Disneyland Resort cracking jokes on and off the boat. He was selected as a finalist in the Laugh Factory’s International Donald Trump Impersonator contest. Headlining clubs alongside national acts such as Carlos Mencia, Joe Rogan, Judd Apatow and Bill Burr, Alex Elkin is creating a buzz in the comedy world. Alex Elkin has been seen on Inside Edition, CNN, E!’s The Simple Life Season 5, TNT’s LEVERAGE, NBC’s GRIMM as well as heard regularly on XM Sirius’ Raw Dog comedy channel.


Come Paint With Us @ Foothills Event Center
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tahoe Shore *Water Color*

Date/Time: Sun, 2/25/2018, 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Price Per Seat: $45.00

Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America; deep and wide, bluer than blue and surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this class, we’ll be painting the beautiful Tahoe shore in watercolor. Savor a refreshment from our historic bar while creating this gorgeous rendition of a treasured nature spot! Beginners are welcome in all our classes. No experience necessary!

All proceeds from Come Paint With Us classes go to local 501c3 Lifetime Adoption Foundation!

Gold Crush Climbing for Kids @ Twin Cities Church
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


For kids 1st-5th grade…

Sunday, February 25, 6-7:30pm

$15 per climber (limit 15), includes gear rental, instructor, and snack.

Pre-registration is required. Register by calling Bobby Breaux (530-559-2654)

Save time: download/complete your child’s waiver before arriving at the gym.

Parents welcome to stay, some seating available.

For more information about Gold Crush, click here.

Contact Bobby (530) 559-2654