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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

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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
Pepper
(530) 274-8384

thecenterforthearts.org

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

Body Logic
715 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley
John Seivert– PT, DPT, GDMT, FAAOMPT, CSCS
(530) 272-7306

bodylogicphysicaltherapy.com

Thursday, April 5th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

www.nevadacountytv.org

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

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

nevadacountyhomes.com

Thursday, May 10th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

kmvr.org

Thursday, June 7th
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

wellsfargo.com

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

empiremine.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
Linda Kankeko
(530) 265-7947

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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Mar
1
Thu
Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

CFA Presents: Bristle (Electric) & Similar Fashion @ Off Center Stage
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

Bristle (Electric) & Similar Fashion

Thursday, March 1st, 8:00 PM, Off Center Stage

  • $17 members
    $20 general public

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

North meets South, jazz collides with rock, classical and punk when Nevada County/Bay Area cutting-edge chamber music squad Bristle hosts the LA-based avant-rollercoaster jazz-n-roll band Similar Fashion. Local saxman Randy McKean’s dream team of players Bristle funnels his love of multiple musical genres into a collective sensibility that thrives on left turns, while Similar Fashion combines frontman Logan Hone’s kinetic compositions with intense and joyous singing, interlocking grooves, lush landscapes, and dancing. Sparks guaranteed to fly.

For this show, McKean & Co. plug special guests John Finkbeiner on guitar and Tim Bulkley on drums into the mix for the debut of Electric Bristle.

www.bristlemusic.com
www.randymckean.com/bristle


Bristle, an avant chamber jazz quartet based in Nevada County and the San Francisco Bay Area, has a mission: to startle, astonish, amaze. It wants to raise the little hairs on the back of your neck. Comprised of four crack performers playing a uniquely flexible combination of reeds and strings—composers Randy McKean and Cory Wright on a variety of saxes, clarinets, and flutes, wildcard Murray Campbell on oboes and violins, and anchor Lisa Mezzacappa on bass, Bristle funnels its love of multiple musical genres into a collective sensibility that thrives on left turns.

Jazz improv, classical composition, pop hooks, country licks, game strategies, all are tools of the trade for these musical Challengers of the Unknown. Called “charming in a way that is hard to predict” (DMG), Bristle’s last CD Future(s) Now(s) was also named one of the Top 20 California Jazz Releases of 2014 by KQED Arts. It and their previous release, Bulletproof, highlight the influence of mentors like Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, and Yusef Lateef, and reflects Bristle’s current work with their peers in the Northern California experimental music scene!


Similar Fashion is an avant-rollercoaster-jazz-n-roll band from Los Angeles. Led by saxophonist Logan Hone, Similar Fashion features viola shredder Lauren Baba, magic-emitting guitarist Gregory Uhlmann, & fire-wielding polyrhythmic groove machine Jesse Quebbeman-Turley. The band combines Logan’s kinetic compositions with intense and joyous singing, interlocking grooves, lush landscapes, and dancing.

Their new album “Portrait of Similar Fashion”, which was mixed by John Dieterich (Deerhoof), is set to release in February 2018. Their debut album Logan Hone’s Similar Fashion was released in 2015 on pfMentum and was described by LA Weekly as “a mostly irreverent romp full of chaotic sounds.” Downtown Music Gallery called it a “breath of fresh air” that “certainly does feel good.”

Similar Fashion toured twice in 2016 and has performed and presented lectures at Angel City Jazz Festival, Bootleg Theater, Cry and Roar, University of Utah, University of Reno, Snow College, College of Southern Idaho, Berkeley Arts Festival, The Blue Whale, Open Gate Concert Series, MorYork, and more.

“The band sounds like they are getting ready to be the soundtrack for an animation film festival, or at least a Warner Brothers Saturday morning matinee.”— Jazz Weekly

“…difficult music to be labeled (how wonderful!), … boldness, irreverence and humor enough.” — All About Jazz

“…a mostly irreverent romp full of chaotic sounds deftly organized by Hone.” — LA Weekly

Nate Wooley’s Best Albums of 2015 — El Intruso 

www.similarfashionmusic.com

Mar
2
Fri
St. Joseph’s Cultural Center Presents: Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet @ St. Joseph's Cultural Center
Mar 2 @ 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
or 
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
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CFA Presents: Yuba Lands Biennale @ Center for the Arts
Mar 2 @ 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.

www.ronkenediart.com
www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/chantelle-goldthwaite
www.jermynstudios.com/
www.ellugallery.com/ryan-mcvay/
www.facebook.com/events/2058279157793749

MIM Presents: BEETHOVEN & MOZART @ Amaral Center at NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

BEETHOVEN & MOZART

Friday, March 2, 2018
Doors 6:15pm, Pre-Concert Discussion 6:30pm, Concert 7:30pm
Amaral Center at the Fairgrounds
Tickets: Students 18 and Under Free, $35/Top Tier, $55/Front Tier, $75/Table Seating
NOTE: There is a $3 per ticket credit card processing fee on all online and in-office orders.
BUY TICKETS HERE

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor and violin
Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera

TCHAIKOVSKY SuiteNo.4,“Mozartiana”
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5
PÄRT Fratres
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8

Join us for a Pre-Concert Discussion with Pete Nowlen, MIM Artistic Director
6:30 pm in the Lobby at the Amaral Center

The Mozart Effect: Why did Tchaikovsky, the consummate Romantic composer, write a tribute piece to Mozart – the pinnacle of the Classic era? Mozart’s influence reaches through Beethoven even to today and the music of Arvo Pärt. Pete ponders Mozart’s long shadow.

Dmitry Sitkovetsky is an artist whose creativity defies categorizing. He has built up an active and successful career as a violinist, conductor, arranger, chamber musician and festival director. Sitkovetsky has performed as soloist with a number of the worlds leading orchestras including the Berlin, New York and LA Philharmonic Orchestras, Leipzig Gewandhaus, London Philharmonia, London Symphony, NHK, Chicago, Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras. He has performed at a number of high-profile festivals including Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh, and Verbier.

PAG Presents: The Best of Broadway featuring a Thousand Stars! @ Center for the Arts
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PAG Presents: The Best of Broadway featuring a Thousand Stars! @ Center for the Arts

PAG Presents

The Best of Broadway featuring a Thousand Stars!

  • Preview Performance
    Thursday, March 1,  7 pm, Ticket price $5
  • Friday, March 2, 7 pm
    Saturday, March 3, 2 pm
    Sunday, March 4, 2 pm
    Thursday, March 9, 7 pm
    Saturday, March 10, 2 pm
    Sunday, March 11, 2 pm

Main Stage Theatre

Adult advance $10
Adult door $12
Child (12 and under) Advance: $4
Child (12 and under) Door: $6

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

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

The Nevada County Performing Arts Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public, especially children, in the performing arts. To accomplish that end, we produce full-scale theater productions with all-child casts. Our productions instill in children a deep appreciation for the performing arts.

More importantly, involvement in PAG improves key skills for children’s success in life: public speaking, reading, memorization, and self-confidence.

Each PAG production involves six to eight weeks of acting, singing and dance training, two full weekends of performances, award-winning costumes and opportunities to participate in radio interviews, set building, parades, and many more activities. Our cast and crew members receive all these benefits in a fun, supportive, safe and drug-free environment.

PAG is in its 32nd year serving Nevada County!

We have produced 101 productions, involving over 3,000 children. While PAG has an enrollment fee, as many as 1/3 of the children attend on scholarship. The children perform each production 7 times for the general public and two to five special performances for schools and other organizations. Each production reaches an audience of approximately 2,000 people.

As this is Children’s Theater with young thespians performing, much of our audience are adults that find our productions very professional and entertaining and are grateful to have this type of live family entertainment available in our community.

PAG has received many awards over the years.

In June of 1998, we received the first annual “Excellence in Arts Education Award”. We have received over 60 Elly nominations – and won 30 Elly awards – for excellence in the Arts, sponsored by The Sacramento Regional Theatre Alliance, known as SARTA.

Sierra Stages Presents: A New Brain @ Nevada Theater
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A NEW BRAIN
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine

Directed by Robert Rossman and Jailyn Tafolla
Music Direction by Ken Getz
Set Design by Robert Rossman
Lighting Design by Erin Beatie and Hunter Schott
Costume Design by Paulette Sand-Gilbert
with

Brian Arsenault, Jay Barker, Heidi Grass, Jonathan Hansard, Michaela King, Sue LeGate-Halford, Heather Lucas-Ross, Kevin Lucas-Ross, Ken Miele, and Sara Noah

Picture

 Single Ticket Prices — All Reserved Seating
$35 (Rows A-H)
$25 (Rows J-O)
Two Lower-Priced Previews
March 1 & 2
$20 (All Rows)$15 Student Rush at the door
25 & under with Valid Student ID
Box Office opens 1 hour before the performance
Seating begins 30 minutes before the performance
All evening performances begin promptly at 7:30 pm
Matinee performances begin promptly at 2:00 pm
Nevada Theatre
401 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets and Information:
530.346.3210

A Little Bit About A New Brain
(excerpted from a review by Steven Suskin of the 2015 production by City Center Encores! in New York)
Theatergoers with a keen interest in dramatic, entertaining and decidedly off-beat musicals should head immediately to City Center, where Encores! Off-Center is presenting the William Finn-James Lapine A New Brain.
 
A New Brain makes an interesting specimen. First produced in 1998 by Lincoln Center Theater at the Newhouse, the show was sparklingly wonderful. In 1998, though, a brief plot description—a musical about a composer who undergoes brain surgery—was more than enough to keep general audiences away, or send them fleeing. Nowadays, in the wake of musicals like Next to Normal and Fun HomeA New Brain fits right in. While it was too intense—or just too strange—to win over a substantial majority in a 299-seat house in 1998, it should earn roars of approval this week from the vast majority of playgoers at the 2,200-seat City Center.
 
This was composer/lyricist Finn’s response to the arteriovenous malformation which felled him in 1992, just three weeks after he won twin Tonys for Falsettos. Thus, the piece is fictionally-autobiographical; the hero Gordon Schwinn fills in for William Finn. (One of several delightful showstoppers—a number in which the ensemble tells us “the bad trait will always predominate”—sounds like it was probably written as “the law of genetics according to Finn” and later changed to “Schwinn.”)
 
Gordo, while slaving away writing songs for a talking frog on a kiddie show for the autocratic Mr. Bungee, suddenly collapses. He is rushed to the emergency room, with support from best friend Rhoda, mother Mimi, and boyfriend Roger. Also in attendance are Nancy D., the thin-and mean-nurse; Richard, the nice nurse; a distracted surgeon; and a trying-to-be-helpful hospital minister. Rounding out the cast is Lisa, an Upper West Side bag lady seeking justice and change.
 
It should be noted that this musical about a fellow who is dying is extremely funny; not a surprise coming from the composer of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but still unlikely. Serious-themed numbers are countered by items like the intensive care nurse’s rollicking plaint about being “Poor, Unsuccessful and Fat.” Finn turns out a parade of wonderful songs, including “Heart and Music,” “I Feel So Much Spring,” “An Invitation to Sleep in My Arms,” “Change” and the mother’s stunning “The Music Still Plays On.” Best of all, perhaps, is Gordo’s “And They’re Off,” a concise, child’s-eye view of growing up in a family destroyed by a gambler-father.

The Stone House Presents: The Grouch & The Human Experience @ The Stone House
Mar 2 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 2:00 am

Friday, March 2nd, 2018 10 PM

Late Night at The Stone House presents The Grouch & The Human Experience – $20 advance @eventbrite.com or Briar Patch / $25 door

 

 

Mar
3
Sat
Nevada City Farmers Market 2018 @ Downtown Nevada City
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nevada City Farmers Market 2018

farmers-market

Downtown Nevada City Winter/Summer Farmers Market

Winter Market – First Saturday of the Month, January – May, 9 am-Noon

Summer Market – Saturdays, June 2nd – November 17th, 2018

Hours 8:30 am-1:00 pm

ncfarmersmarket.org

St. Joseph’s Cultural Center Presents: Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet @ St. Joseph's Cultural Center
Mar 3 @ 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
or 
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