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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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Feb
27
Tue
CFA Presents: Yuba Lands Biennale @ Center for the Arts
Feb 27 @ 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

Feb
28
Wed
CFA Presents: Yuba Lands Biennale @ Center for the Arts
Feb 28 @ 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

Mar
1
Thu
CFA Presents: Yuba Lands Biennale @ Center for the Arts
Mar 1 @ 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

PAG Presents: The Best of Broadway featuring a Thousand Stars! @ Center for the Arts
Mar 1 @ 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.

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

BUY TICKETS

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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
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

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.

Mar
3
Sat
PAG Presents: The Best of Broadway featuring a Thousand Stars! @ Center for the Arts
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 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 is 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.

CFA Presents: The Mammals @ Center for the Arts
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

The Mammals with Pine Street Ramblers opening

Saturday, March 3rd, 8:00 PM, Main Stage Theatre

  • $17 members
  • $20 general public
    Limited Theater Seating

BUY TICKETS

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

“Begin learning about The Mammals and Mike + Ruthy: the present and future of the American folk music tradition is vital and vested in them.” – Unreal Bluegrass

A high-octane Americana quintet from New York’s storied Hudson Valley, The Mammals carry on the work of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthriewith a deep original repertoire and signature “trad is rad” sound.

Founded in 2001 by Seeger’s grandson, Tao, second-generation fiddler/singer, Ruth Ungar, and banjo/guitar songsmith, Mike Merenda, The Mammals reemerged in 2017 “stronger than ever” (Folk Alley) fronted by Mike + Ruthy along with drums, bass, and pedal steel. Known for their jubilant, high-energy shows, The Mammals deftly move from older-than-dirt banjo duets to sound-the-alarm topical fare that’s right in line with the times, bouncing from roof-raising hoe-downs to hear-a-pin-drop a cappella balladry.

“The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop, and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” – Washington Post

“Their dynamic shows regularly bring a tear to the eye and hope to the hearts of listeners of all generations. In an era of disconnect, The Mammals work to re-connect thru their truth-telling lyrics, off-the-cuff storytelling, and euphoric instrumentals.” – No Depression

“Some of the best songwriting of their generation.” – LA Weekly

“A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions.” – No Depression

www.themammals.love
www.facebook.com/TheMammalsUSA


 

Pine Street Ramblers

Pine Street Ramblers are a four piece band from the Sierra Nevada foothills performing original and classic good time roots music. The Ramblers draw inspiration from a variety of musical styles, including folk, bluegrass, country, and good old-fashion roots rock. Their high energy sound is a refreshing take on the typical modern string-band; their live show is a raucous powerhouse that deftly showcases their songwriting prowess in the context of foot-stompin’ good times and remarkable collective instrumental chops.

www.pinestreetramblers.bandzoogle.com
www.facebook.com/PineStreetRamblers

Mar
4
Sun
CFA Presents: The People Need to Laugh! Sunday Comedy Matinee Series @ Off Center Stage
Mar 4 @ 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

BUY TICKETS

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(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.

www.mylesweber.com
www.facebook.com/mylesweber885


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.

www.shawnfelipe.com/
www.facebook.com/shawn.felipe


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.

www.funnyfrench.com
www.facebook.com/clarabijl


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.

www.jimshortcomedian.com
www.facebook.com/jimshortcomedy


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

www.auggiesmith.com
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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.

www.alexelkin.com
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