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14
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Sierra Theaters, MIM & InConcert Sierra Present: The Metropolitan Opera, LIVE in HD @ Del Oro Theatre
Oct 14 @ 9:55 am – 5:00 pm

Metropolitan Opera Season Begins October 7

WHO:  The Del Oro Theatre

WHAT:  The Metropolitan Opera, LIVE in HD

WHEN:  Series begins Saturday, October 7 at 9:55 AM

WHERE:  The Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill Street, Grass Valley

TICKETS:  $22 Adults, $20 Seniors, $18 Children 12 and under & students with ID; Available online at www.sierratheaters.com or at the Del Oro Box Office

INFO:  www.sierratheaters.com, 530-477-1100

The Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met:  Live in HD celebrates its twelfth season this year, and the Del Oro Theatre is proud to broadcast this incredible season locally.  The Del Oro Theatre in downtown Grass Valley, in partnership with Music in the Mountains and InConcert Sierra, will be presenting 10 live transmissions on Saturday mornings beginning October 7 with Bellini’s Norma.  This popular series brings the thrill of world class opera to audiences around the world by transmitting the productions live via satellite from New York City and broadcasting them in real time in stunning HD on the big screen.

“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.  Norma begins at Del Oro at 9:55 am, Saturday, October 7.

The very next week comes Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte on October 14.  Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

The final opera of 2017 will be The Exterminating Angel on November 18.  Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of this opera by Thomas Adès, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Tickets for The Met:  Live in HD are $22 Adults, $20 Seniors, and $18 Students and Children 12 and under.  Advanced tickets are available at the Del Oro Box Office or online at www.sierratheaters.com.  For more information, please call 530-477-1100, or visit www.sierratheaters.com.

Following is the complete season:

Bellini’s Norma – Saturday, Oct. 7 at 9:55 AM

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte – Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9:55 AM

Adè’s The Exterminating Angel – Saturday, Nov. 18 at 9:55 AM

Puccini’s Tosca – Saturday, Jan. 27 at 9:55 AM

Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore – Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9:00 AM

Puccini’s La Bohème – Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 AM

Rossini’s Semiramide – Saturday, March 10 at 9:55 AM

Mozart’s Così Fan Tutti – Saturday, March 31 at 9:55 AM

Verdi’s Luisa Miller – Saturday, April 14 at 9:30 AM

Massenet’s Cendrillon – Saturday, April 28 at 9:55 AM

The Nevada County Jewish Community Center presents: DELI NITE! @ Nevada City Elks Lodge
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CFA Presents: Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County @ Center for the Arts
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center For The Arts PresentsFall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County

Saturday, October 7th 12:00 PM

The Center for the Arts presents
Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County
Saturdays and Sundays Oct 7, 8 and 14, 15
Open House Preview Event: Thursday, October 5, 6:00 to 9:00PM
Extended application deadline to June 30th!

Application Deadline: 
Early submissions will be accepted until June 30, for a fee of $35.

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.

Who may apply?
Participation in Open Studios is intended for professional artists who reside in Western Nevada County and are actively producing and exhibiting their work. An Open Studios site is defined as the artist’s regular workspace and must retain the atmosphere of art making, with materials, equipment, work-in-progress and processes visible. Open Studios is limited to 60 participants.


PARTICIPATION FEES

Members of The Center for the Arts or Nevada County Arts receive discounted pricing.

  • •  ARTIST – $165/$185 Member/Non-Member
  • •  GALLERY OR STOREFRONT – $200/$225 Member/Non-Member


Includes:

  • •  Listing in Fall Colors Open Studios Guide (includes image, studio address, website and
    contact information)
  • •  Preview Exhibition at The Center for the Arts
  • •  Radio and print advertising in Nevada County, Sacramento, and Bay Area
  • •  Online marketing campaign through website, email and Facebook
  • •  Posters & postcards for your own distribution

GUIDELINES

  • •  All artists are required to participate Opening Weekend. Closing weekend is optional
    (however, all studios are encouraged to participate both weekends).
  • •  Artists must provide a piece for the Preview Exhibit and agree to pay the 30% gallery fee to
    The Center for the Arts (covers costs of administration sales coordination of sold work).
  • •  Studio locations are to remain open from 10:00AM – 5:00PM on listed days.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

  • Application Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2017
  • Late submissions will be accepted until June 30, for a fee of $35.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Completed Application Form
  • Digital Images
  • SEND TO: The Center for the Arts, Attn Open Studios, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  •  You will be contacted by The Center for the Arts regarding your acceptance on the tour.

Artists participating in this year’s event can pick up promotional materials at The Center
for the Arts after confirmation of placement on tour and paid required fees.

Upon acceptance, you will be notified by the Center June 23.  We will take payments June 24 to July 14.


QUESTIONS?

  • Contact Marni Marshall at The Center for the Arts by phone 530-274-8384, ext. 11 or email openstudios@thecenterforthearts.org.

Apply Online Now!

October Ghost Tours @ The Alpha Building
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

2017 Ghost Tours are happening the last three Fridays & Saturdays in October

The haunted Grass Valley and Nevada City historical walking tours explore the stories behind the many colorful ghosts said to still reside among us.

Grass Valley Tour on Fridays

Meet at the Grass Valley Library, 7:30 p.m.

Tour lasts about 2 hours

Cost is $10 for Adults, $5 For children 12 and under

Children under 5 are Free

Nevada City Tour on Saturdays

Meet at the Alpha Building – (across from the National Hotel), 7:30 p.m.

Tour lasts about 1 ½ hour

Cost is $10 for Adults, $5 For children 12 and under

Children under 5 are Free

CFA presents: Makana @ Center for the Arts
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CFA presents: Makana @ Center for the Arts | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center For The Arts Presents

Makana

Saturday, October 14th, 8:00 PM

  • $22 members
  • $25 general public

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

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

“… he has taken this centuries-old tradition and blasted it into the 21st century, fusing it with influences from Bob Marley to the Smashing Pumpkins … See why this young guitar hero is poised to break out.” – National Geographic

Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is widely known for lending his musical talent for social change. He has been a TEDx talk presenter, and his guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award winning film “The Descendants”. In 2011, at the apex of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, Makana’s song “We Are The Many” went viral on YouTube garnering more than half a million collective views and was coined the “Occupy Anthem” by Rolling Stone Magazine. His performance of the song at an APEC World Leaders’ Dinner hosted by the Obamas also went viral and became the #1 news story on Yahoo worldwide for two days, garnering appearances on CNN, BBC, ABC, Democracy Now!, Sean Hannity and other major news outlets. Makana’s captivating and wide-ranging performance style has led him to share the stage with Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, open for music legends Sting, Carlos Santana and Elvis Costello, and perform in venues ranging from Asian and European opera houses to The White House. He has released 8 records to date and most recently a music video anthem, “Fire is Ours”, for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Makana’s career is incredibly diverse: he recently opened for Common at the Global Green Pre-Oscar party in Hollywood, co-headlined a music festival with Nahko and Medicine for the People, scored the Hawai’i Visitors & Convention Bureau’s entire 2016 TV campaign for Hawai’i (airing on networks and in movie theaters nationwide) and was awarded a PELE advertising award for his score, composed a song honoring the historic pier of the coastal town of Cayucos (after helping raise funding for its restoration), and produced 3 tribute concerts honoring his late mentor, slack key legend Sonny Chillingworth. In the summer of 2016 he was invited to open a US national arena tour for rock legends Bad Company & Joe Walsh, and debuted his newest album “Introducing SLACK ROCK”.

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana grew up on the shores of Waikiki amid the likes of legend Don Ho and young Elvis-impersonator Bruno Mars. Makana- whose name means “a gift given freely”- began singing when he was seven years-old, took up ‘ukulele at nine and began learning the ancient art of slack key at eleven. By fourteen, he was performing professionally, and before long playing five nights a week. His reputation as the youngest virtuoso of slack key spread like molten volcanic lava throughout the islands.

A protégé of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar legends, including Bobby Moderow Jr. and the late master Uncle Sonny Chillingworth, Makana has dedicated his life to perpetuating as well as evolving the traditional Hawaiian art form. Slack key or Ki Ho’alu, nearly 200 years old and indigenous to Hawai’i, was created by ‘ohana (families) on the different islands as a very personal folk music expression of their beautiful surroundings and way of life. The style is characterized by “slacking” the strings to open chords, thus freeing the hands to alter the sound whilst self-accompanying with a triad of alternating bass patterns, faux rhythms and sweet melodies evocative of island atmospheres. Think “three guitars in one!” From this tradition Makana has evolved his own dynamic, high-octane style, coined “Slack Rock”: slack key infused with elements of bluegrass, rock, blues and raga. Makana’s playing has garnered praise from such guitar luminaries as Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Pepe Romero (Spanish Flamenco Master). A contributor to the 2007 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol. I” and 2009 Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Vol II”, Makana is considered one of the “greatest living players” (Esquire Magazine) whose “instrumental brilliance bears comparison with the work of such groundbreaking acoustic guitarists as John Fahey and Michael Hedges” (Maui News).

The focus of Makana’s art is to celebrate the beauty of tradition while exploring new, relevant perceptions, sounds and themes. In his music he often honors his forebears, the vintage Hawaiian music legends as well as the rock poet idols of the 60s, paying homage to the kupuna (elders) who carry within their Beings the cultural wisdom passed down through generations.

www.makanamusic.com
www.facebook.com/makanafans

Sierra Stages Presents: Ordinary Days @ Off Center Stage
Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 Sierra Stages Presents

Ordinary Days

Thursdays, Oct 5 & 26 @ 7:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays, Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 @ 8:00pm
Sundays, Oct 8, 15 @ 2:00pm

Off Center Stage

  • $25 General Admission
    Open seating in seats that are not reserved
  • $35 Reserved Seating
    Select seat locations at time of purchase (available in advance only)
  • Purchase tickets online with no additional charges
  • You may also call us at 530.346.3210 to purchase tickets

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

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

ORDINARY DAYS

Music and Lyrics by ADAM GWON
Directed by Sandra Rockman
Music Direction by Ken Getz 
with Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. In the bustle and routine of New York, ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary. This intimate musical – about finding the beauty and the extraordinary in the everyday – has been called “a quietly affecting show” by the New York Times and “arrestingly poetic” by the Los Angeles Times. A Nevada County premiere!

Oct
15
Sun
CFA Presents: Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County @ Center for the Arts
Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center For The Arts PresentsFall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County

Saturday, October 7th 12:00 PM

The Center for the Arts presents
Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour of Nevada County
Saturdays and Sundays Oct 7, 8 and 14, 15
Open House Preview Event: Thursday, October 5, 6:00 to 9:00PM
Extended application deadline to June 30th!

Application Deadline: 
Early submissions will be accepted until June 30, for a fee of $35.

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.

Who may apply?
Participation in Open Studios is intended for professional artists who reside in Western Nevada County and are actively producing and exhibiting their work. An Open Studios site is defined as the artist’s regular workspace and must retain the atmosphere of art making, with materials, equipment, work-in-progress and processes visible. Open Studios is limited to 60 participants.


PARTICIPATION FEES

Members of The Center for the Arts or Nevada County Arts receive discounted pricing.

  • •  ARTIST – $165/$185 Member/Non-Member
  • •  GALLERY OR STOREFRONT – $200/$225 Member/Non-Member


Includes:

  • •  Listing in Fall Colors Open Studios Guide (includes image, studio address, website and
    contact information)
  • •  Preview Exhibition at The Center for the Arts
  • •  Radio and print advertising in Nevada County, Sacramento, and Bay Area
  • •  Online marketing campaign through website, email and Facebook
  • •  Posters & postcards for your own distribution

GUIDELINES

  • •  All artists are required to participate Opening Weekend. Closing weekend is optional
    (however, all studios are encouraged to participate both weekends).
  • •  Artists must provide a piece for the Preview Exhibit and agree to pay the 30% gallery fee to
    The Center for the Arts (covers costs of administration sales coordination of sold work).
  • •  Studio locations are to remain open from 10:00AM – 5:00PM on listed days.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

  • Application Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2017
  • Late submissions will be accepted until June 30, for a fee of $35.

REQUIRED MATERIALS

  • Completed Application Form
  • Digital Images
  • SEND TO: The Center for the Arts, Attn Open Studios, 314 West Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  •  You will be contacted by The Center for the Arts regarding your acceptance on the tour.

Artists participating in this year’s event can pick up promotional materials at The Center
for the Arts after confirmation of placement on tour and paid required fees.

Upon acceptance, you will be notified by the Center June 23.  We will take payments June 24 to July 14.


QUESTIONS?

  • Contact Marni Marshall at The Center for the Arts by phone 530-274-8384, ext. 11 or email openstudios@thecenterforthearts.org.

Apply Online Now!

Sierra Stages Presents: Ordinary Days @ Off Center Stage
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Sierra Stages Presents

Ordinary Days

Thursdays, Oct 5 & 26 @ 7:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays, Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 @ 8:00pm
Sundays, Oct 8, 15 @ 2:00pm

Off Center Stage

  • $25 General Admission
    Open seating in seats that are not reserved
  • $35 Reserved Seating
    Select seat locations at time of purchase (available in advance only)
  • Purchase tickets online with no additional charges
  • You may also call us at 530.346.3210 to purchase tickets

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

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

ORDINARY DAYS

Music and Lyrics by ADAM GWON
Directed by Sandra Rockman
Music Direction by Ken Getz 
with Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. In the bustle and routine of New York, ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary. This intimate musical – about finding the beauty and the extraordinary in the everyday – has been called “a quietly affecting show” by the New York Times and “arrestingly poetic” by the Los Angeles Times. A Nevada County premiere!

CFA Presents: Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CFA Presents: Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center For The Arts Presents

Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through

Sunday, October 15th 8:00 PM

  • Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
  • $87 Premium including parking, reserved seats in first 10 rows
  • Tier 2 Reserved: $67 member/$77 non member
  • Tier 3 Reserved:  $47 member/$57 non member,
  • Tier 4 Reserved:  $32 member/$42 non members

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

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

NPR veteran Garrison Keillor, of A Prairie Home Companion fame, is no holds barred for a rousing event featuring his trademark storytelling and candid, observational comedy—as well as his signature red shoes. The National Radio Hall of Fame inductee, who has been parodied on shows like SNL and The Simpsons, captivates audiences using his unique blend of humor, charisma and wisdom for this one-night only performance and his first time in Grass Valley, CA.

One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known as the former host of the popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, attracting more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week.

Keillor is also the host of the daily radio and online program, The Writers Almanac, and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, including Good Poems: American Places. A best-selling author, he has published more than two dozen books, including Lake Wobegon DaysThe Book of GuysPilgrims, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and Homegrown Democrat. In 2006, Keillor played himself alongside a cast that included Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Kevin Kline, in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of A Prairie Home Companion, directed by Robert Altman.

With Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, Keillor has also been honored with the National Humanities Medal, and elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Offering insight and stories from his journey as one of America’s greatest storytellers, Keillor captivates audiences with his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom.

http://www.garrisonkeillor.com/
https://www.facebook.com/PrairieHomeCompanion/

Oct
16
Mon
CFA presents: Rising Appalachia @ Center for the Arts
Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

Rising Appalachia

Opening Performer to be Announced

Monday, October 16th 8:00 PM

2 SHOWS

  • Monday, October 16, 8:00pm (Dance Concert-limited theatre seating)
    $29 member, $34 general public
  • Tuesday, October 17, 8:00pm
    (Dance Concert-limited theatre seating)
    $29 member, $34 general public
  • Tuesday, October 17,
    6:15pm – 7:15pm 
    $77 member, $84 general public
    (100 limited tickets)
    Each Conversation ticket includes a ticket to the full length show on Tuesday.

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

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

Tuesday, October 17
A Conversation with Rising Appalachia


Join the band for an intimate conversation about music, life, and the role of art in the social justice movement. They will weave conversations, questions from the audience and acoustic songs into a natural off stage experience. Guests can engage with the band about their music, mission, and create meaningful dialogue about important issues that inspire. The intention is to create a two-way dialog that feels fulfilling to both band and guests alike, creating more connection between the music and the performers themselves. Each Conversation ticket includes a ticket to the full-length show as well.


Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.

Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band – percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.

In 2015 Rising Appalachia founded the Slow Music Movement, to help maintain an independent musical spirit in the face of such a fast-paced world. They are creatively committed to keeping their work accessible at the local street level as well as expanding to larger audiences abroad, and have continued to maintain autonomy by self- managing, recording, producing and creating, and directing their work. They are greatly honored to do the work that they do.

“Music is the tool with which we wield political prowess. Melody for the Roots of each of us…spreading song and sound around the globe. Music has become our script for vision… not just for aural pleasure, not just for hobby-but now as a means to connect and create in ways that we aren’t taught by mainstream culture…we are building community and tackling social injustice through melody- making the stage reach out with octopus arms to gather a great family. It is taking its own personality, carrying us all along the journey down the damp and strange alley ways and cryptic coded pathways… to poetic observations, social change, lyrical messages, political rage, symphonic coercing, ferocious bantering, bicycles and train tracks, primal will, fresh air intoxicants, harmony and alliteration, noise and something sweeter than words can ever touch.” – Leah Song.

www.risingappalachia.com
www.facebook.com/RisingAppalachiaMusic
www.instagram.com/risingappalachia

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