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Jul
21
Fri
32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival @ Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival

July 21-23, 2017

Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, 17894 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City

TICKETS: $8.50-$82.50, Early bird tickets available until July 5, Individual tickets and Festival Passes available online at www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org or by phone (530) 265-2826

Every summer, for the last 32-years, the Sierra Storytelling Festival has gathered people together from near and far, among the towering pines and sloping lawns of the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, to hear the nation’s top tellers share the great range of human experience through artfully told stories.

The Sierra Storytelling Festival is pleased to welcome award-winning international storytellers Muriel Johnson, Kevin Kling, Judith Black, Andy Offutt Irwin, Diane Ferlatte, Johnny Moses, from July 21 to 23, for three days of song, dance, poetry, and stories.

“We are blessed as a community to have an event like the Sierra Storytelling Festival in our area,” says Molly Jochem, Executive Director of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. “The Storytelling committee works hard to create a line-up of diverse world-class tellers whose styles flow organically and keep the audience engaged.”

This year’s lineup features an array of tellers including one who has performed for a president, a popular NPR commentator, a Grammy-nominated artist, a local favorite and more.

Judith Black is one of the nation’s foremost storytellers, creating and telling compelling, humorous, and riveting stories. New perspectives on our national history, tickling familial dysfunction, aging, and human quirks, are all fodder for Black’s tales. She has performed on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to The Smithsonian Institution, to the Art Museum of Cape Town, and has appeared an incredible fifteen times at the National Storytelling Festival. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, she is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel.

Grammy-nominated and internationally renowned storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, fondly remember her childhood years of sitting on the porch of her grandparents’ home in New Orleans, captivated by the oral stories of family generations past, their spirit, their journeys, and their heartfelt fantasy coming more alive in each moment. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young. While emphasizing African American stories, she loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal and historical stories. Ferlatte frequently incorporates music and song into her performances. Erik Pearson, her musical sidekick, often accompanies Diane on banjo & guitar.

As a storyteller and early childhood educator Muriel Johnson has shared traditional folk tales and personal stories with thousands of children and adults across the United States, performing at schools, museums, libraries and festivals. Last spring Muriel was honored to share stories in the townships of South Africa and at the local Story Club in Cape Town. Johnson’s warm gentle presence connects immediately with the audience as she transforms herself into different characters. Her voice, movements, expressions and loving spirit will resonate with anyone listening. This will be Johnson’s third time gracing the Sierra Storytelling Festival stage.

Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories.  Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. He appears often at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and has authored five books published by Borealis Books, The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn, Big Little Brother, Big Little Mother and On Stage with Kevin Kling. His book, Come and Get It, was chosen as the 2012 Minnesota Center for Books Arts “Winter Book”.

Johnny Moses is one of the most popular storytellers in North America. With beauty, wisdom and humor, he shares both traditional and contemporary stories in a wide variety of settings, including festivals, libraries, schools, and private gatherings. Moses’ has shared stories with thousands of people, including audiences at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival, as well as at the Lincoln Center, University of California, University of Washington, Naropa Institute and the New York Open Center. His songs and stories delight all children, whether wide-eyed preschoolers or jaded high school students. As they listen to Moses’ unique and authentic voice, the kids laugh, learn, and are uplifted. And they always ask him to come back again.

With a silly putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably, the greatest whistler in the world) one-person-showman, Andy Offutt Irwin, is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. One of the most sought after performing storytellers in the United States, Irwin is especially known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five-year-old-widowed-newly-minted-physician-aunt, Marguerite Van Camp, a woman who avoids curmudgeonship by keeping her finger on the pulse of the changing world around her as she seeks to grow – even at her advanced age – in the New South.             

In addition to performances by these tellers, the Sierra Storytelling Festival features several special events including a Storytelling Workshop with Judith Black on Friday afternoon, the hugely popular Story Slam on Saturday afternoon which is open to the public, a Children’s Concert performed by Andy Offutt Erwin Sunday morning, and an Open Telling also on Sunday morning for up-and-coming storytellers.  The Festival also hosts Friday and Saturday Gala Evening Concerts with all featured tellers.

“The tellers love performing at the Schoolhouse,” says Jochem. “From the beautiful grounds and historic building to the local food vendors and story slam, the Sierra Storytelling Festival is unlike any other festival.”

Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic and blanket and settle into a weekend where time stands still, magic and wonder fill the air, and the art of story is alive and well.

This year’s festival features local and organic food and drink, beer and wine, for purchase.  Attendees should bring a pillow or blanket for provided bench seating or their own low-backed folding chairs, flashlight, and layered clothing as the days are warm and the nights are cool.  Pets (except for properly certified dogs) are prohibited. No onsite overnight camping is available.

Jul
22
Sat
32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival @ Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 pm

32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival

July 21-23, 2017

Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, 17894 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City

TICKETS: $8.50-$82.50, Early bird tickets available until July 5, Individual tickets and Festival Passes available online at www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org or by phone (530) 265-2826

Every summer, for the last 32-years, the Sierra Storytelling Festival has gathered people together from near and far, among the towering pines and sloping lawns of the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, to hear the nation’s top tellers share the great range of human experience through artfully told stories.

The Sierra Storytelling Festival is pleased to welcome award-winning international storytellers Muriel Johnson, Kevin Kling, Judith Black, Andy Offutt Irwin, Diane Ferlatte, Johnny Moses, from July 21 to 23, for three days of song, dance, poetry, and stories.

“We are blessed as a community to have an event like the Sierra Storytelling Festival in our area,” says Molly Jochem, Executive Director of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. “The Storytelling committee works hard to create a line-up of diverse world-class tellers whose styles flow organically and keep the audience engaged.”

This year’s lineup features an array of tellers including one who has performed for a president, a popular NPR commentator, a Grammy-nominated artist, a local favorite and more.

Judith Black is one of the nation’s foremost storytellers, creating and telling compelling, humorous, and riveting stories. New perspectives on our national history, tickling familial dysfunction, aging, and human quirks, are all fodder for Black’s tales. She has performed on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to The Smithsonian Institution, to the Art Museum of Cape Town, and has appeared an incredible fifteen times at the National Storytelling Festival. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, she is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel.

Grammy-nominated and internationally renowned storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, fondly remember her childhood years of sitting on the porch of her grandparents’ home in New Orleans, captivated by the oral stories of family generations past, their spirit, their journeys, and their heartfelt fantasy coming more alive in each moment. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young. While emphasizing African American stories, she loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal and historical stories. Ferlatte frequently incorporates music and song into her performances. Erik Pearson, her musical sidekick, often accompanies Diane on banjo & guitar.

As a storyteller and early childhood educator Muriel Johnson has shared traditional folk tales and personal stories with thousands of children and adults across the United States, performing at schools, museums, libraries and festivals. Last spring Muriel was honored to share stories in the townships of South Africa and at the local Story Club in Cape Town. Johnson’s warm gentle presence connects immediately with the audience as she transforms herself into different characters. Her voice, movements, expressions and loving spirit will resonate with anyone listening. This will be Johnson’s third time gracing the Sierra Storytelling Festival stage.

Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories.  Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. He appears often at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and has authored five books published by Borealis Books, The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn, Big Little Brother, Big Little Mother and On Stage with Kevin Kling. His book, Come and Get It, was chosen as the 2012 Minnesota Center for Books Arts “Winter Book”.

Johnny Moses is one of the most popular storytellers in North America. With beauty, wisdom and humor, he shares both traditional and contemporary stories in a wide variety of settings, including festivals, libraries, schools, and private gatherings. Moses’ has shared stories with thousands of people, including audiences at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival, as well as at the Lincoln Center, University of California, University of Washington, Naropa Institute and the New York Open Center. His songs and stories delight all children, whether wide-eyed preschoolers or jaded high school students. As they listen to Moses’ unique and authentic voice, the kids laugh, learn, and are uplifted. And they always ask him to come back again.

With a silly putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably, the greatest whistler in the world) one-person-showman, Andy Offutt Irwin, is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. One of the most sought after performing storytellers in the United States, Irwin is especially known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five-year-old-widowed-newly-minted-physician-aunt, Marguerite Van Camp, a woman who avoids curmudgeonship by keeping her finger on the pulse of the changing world around her as she seeks to grow – even at her advanced age – in the New South.             

In addition to performances by these tellers, the Sierra Storytelling Festival features several special events including a Storytelling Workshop with Judith Black on Friday afternoon, the hugely popular Story Slam on Saturday afternoon which is open to the public, a Children’s Concert performed by Andy Offutt Erwin Sunday morning, and an Open Telling also on Sunday morning for up-and-coming storytellers.  The Festival also hosts Friday and Saturday Gala Evening Concerts with all featured tellers.

“The tellers love performing at the Schoolhouse,” says Jochem. “From the beautiful grounds and historic building to the local food vendors and story slam, the Sierra Storytelling Festival is unlike any other festival.”

Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic and blanket and settle into a weekend where time stands still, magic and wonder fill the air, and the art of story is alive and well.

This year’s festival features local and organic food and drink, beer and wine, for purchase.  Attendees should bring a pillow or blanket for provided bench seating or their own low-backed folding chairs, flashlight, and layered clothing as the days are warm and the nights are cool.  Pets (except for properly certified dogs) are prohibited. No onsite overnight camping is available.

Movies Under the Pines – Wall-E @ Nevada County Fairgrounds
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Wall-E

Saturday, July 22
Nevada County Fairgrounds

Everyone loves Pixar films because they are funny, clever, creative and exhibit great storytelling. This summer MUTP will screen the animated favorite Wall-E. Set in the far future where humans have left Earth because of all the garbage pile-up, a robot named Wall-E and his cockroach friend Hal are the only known inhabits. However, all that changes when Wall-E meets a beautiful robot named EVE and falls in love with her. BUY TICKETS HERE

Gates open at 7:00 pm, Movie begins at 8:30 pm depending upon sunset

Movies Under the Pines is an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family! The Nevada City Film Festival brings in state of the art projection and sound to create an outdoor movie theatre on the lawn of the Fairgrounds.

Beer, wine, popcorn, and soft drinks available for purchase. Outside food and drink allowed. No outside alcohol.  Blankets and low back chairs are suggested.

 

Jul
23
Sun
32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival @ Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

32nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival

July 21-23, 2017

Historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, 17894 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City

TICKETS: $8.50-$82.50, Early bird tickets available until July 5, Individual tickets and Festival Passes available online at www.sierrastorytellingfestival.org or by phone (530) 265-2826

Every summer, for the last 32-years, the Sierra Storytelling Festival has gathered people together from near and far, among the towering pines and sloping lawns of the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse, to hear the nation’s top tellers share the great range of human experience through artfully told stories.

The Sierra Storytelling Festival is pleased to welcome award-winning international storytellers Muriel Johnson, Kevin Kling, Judith Black, Andy Offutt Irwin, Diane Ferlatte, Johnny Moses, from July 21 to 23, for three days of song, dance, poetry, and stories.

“We are blessed as a community to have an event like the Sierra Storytelling Festival in our area,” says Molly Jochem, Executive Director of the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center. “The Storytelling committee works hard to create a line-up of diverse world-class tellers whose styles flow organically and keep the audience engaged.”

This year’s lineup features an array of tellers including one who has performed for a president, a popular NPR commentator, a Grammy-nominated artist, a local favorite and more.

Judith Black is one of the nation’s foremost storytellers, creating and telling compelling, humorous, and riveting stories. New perspectives on our national history, tickling familial dysfunction, aging, and human quirks, are all fodder for Black’s tales. She has performed on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to The Smithsonian Institution, to the Art Museum of Cape Town, and has appeared an incredible fifteen times at the National Storytelling Festival. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, she is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel.

Grammy-nominated and internationally renowned storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, fondly remember her childhood years of sitting on the porch of her grandparents’ home in New Orleans, captivated by the oral stories of family generations past, their spirit, their journeys, and their heartfelt fantasy coming more alive in each moment. She views storytelling as a traditional art form that can promote literacy, imagination, and values in the young. While emphasizing African American stories, she loves to tell stories that hold truths touching upon our common humanity, including personal and historical stories. Ferlatte frequently incorporates music and song into her performances. Erik Pearson, her musical sidekick, often accompanies Diane on banjo & guitar.

As a storyteller and early childhood educator Muriel Johnson has shared traditional folk tales and personal stories with thousands of children and adults across the United States, performing at schools, museums, libraries and festivals. Last spring Muriel was honored to share stories in the townships of South Africa and at the local Story Club in Cape Town. Johnson’s warm gentle presence connects immediately with the audience as she transforms herself into different characters. Her voice, movements, expressions and loving spirit will resonate with anyone listening. This will be Johnson’s third time gracing the Sierra Storytelling Festival stage.

Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and his storytelling stage shows like Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log, delivers hilarious, often tender stories.  Kling’s autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are. He appears often at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee and has authored five books published by Borealis Books, The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn, Big Little Brother, Big Little Mother and On Stage with Kevin Kling. His book, Come and Get It, was chosen as the 2012 Minnesota Center for Books Arts “Winter Book”.

Johnny Moses is one of the most popular storytellers in North America. With beauty, wisdom and humor, he shares both traditional and contemporary stories in a wide variety of settings, including festivals, libraries, schools, and private gatherings. Moses’ has shared stories with thousands of people, including audiences at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival, as well as at the Lincoln Center, University of California, University of Washington, Naropa Institute and the New York Open Center. His songs and stories delight all children, whether wide-eyed preschoolers or jaded high school students. As they listen to Moses’ unique and authentic voice, the kids laugh, learn, and are uplifted. And they always ask him to come back again.

With a silly putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably, the greatest whistler in the world) one-person-showman, Andy Offutt Irwin, is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. One of the most sought after performing storytellers in the United States, Irwin is especially known for relating the adventures of his eighty-five-year-old-widowed-newly-minted-physician-aunt, Marguerite Van Camp, a woman who avoids curmudgeonship by keeping her finger on the pulse of the changing world around her as she seeks to grow – even at her advanced age – in the New South.             

In addition to performances by these tellers, the Sierra Storytelling Festival features several special events including a Storytelling Workshop with Judith Black on Friday afternoon, the hugely popular Story Slam on Saturday afternoon which is open to the public, a Children’s Concert performed by Andy Offutt Erwin Sunday morning, and an Open Telling also on Sunday morning for up-and-coming storytellers.  The Festival also hosts Friday and Saturday Gala Evening Concerts with all featured tellers.

“The tellers love performing at the Schoolhouse,” says Jochem. “From the beautiful grounds and historic building to the local food vendors and story slam, the Sierra Storytelling Festival is unlike any other festival.”

Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic and blanket and settle into a weekend where time stands still, magic and wonder fill the air, and the art of story is alive and well.

This year’s festival features local and organic food and drink, beer and wine, for purchase.  Attendees should bring a pillow or blanket for provided bench seating or their own low-backed folding chairs, flashlight, and layered clothing as the days are warm and the nights are cool.  Pets (except for properly certified dogs) are prohibited. No onsite overnight camping is available.

50’s Sock Hop Party @ Elks Lodge
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
50's Sock Hop Party @ Elks Lodge | Nevada City | California | United States

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 – The Sock Hop Party

Come dance the night away! Sing to your favorite oldies. Live music by Jack Magee of Travelin’ Tunes. Join us for an evening of fun with prizes, auction items and a raffle. Serving diner food: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, French Fries, etc. Reservations please: 530.265.4920 $20 per person. Bar opens at 3:00, Dinner @ 5:00.

Reservations please:  530.265.4920

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pioneer Park Picnic & Pops Concerts 2017 @ Pioneer Park
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pioneer Park Picnic & Pops Concerts

Nevada County Concert Band presents
Pioneer Park Picnic & Pops concert series 2017

Come to Nevada City’s Pioneer Park to enjoy your picnic dinner on the grass, or treat yourself with goodies from the hot dog or ice cream vendors. The 80-member Nevada Concert Band always puts on a great show, often providing surprises at each performance. All concerts are family-oriented, dog-friendly, and FREE.

Sunday June 25, 2017 – theme: “Summers of Love – Love Gone Wrong”

Sunday July 23, 2017 – theme: “Summers of Love – Burning Band”

Sunday August 27, 2017 – theme: “Summers of Love – Big Hair”

For More Information
Visit the website at http://nccb.org
LIKE us on FACEBOOK
Contact us at nccband@yahoo.com or 530-272-6228

Jul
29
Sat
Hot Summer Nights @ Alta Sierra Country Club
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Aug
12
Sat
Movies Under the Pines – Vertigo @ Pioneer Park
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Beetlejuice

Saturday, August 12
Pioneer Park

Considered the ninth-greatest American movie of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo stars James Stewart as former police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson. Scottie is forced into early retirement because an incident in the line of duty has caused him to develop acrophobia (an extreme fear of heights) and vertigo (a false sense of rotational movement). Scottie is hired by an acquaintance, Gavin Elster, as a private investigator to follow Gavin’s wife Madeleine (Kim Novak), who is behaving strangely. The film was shot on location in San Francisco. BUY TICKETS HERE

Beer, wine, popcorn, and soft drinks available for purchase. Outside food and drink allowed. No outside alcohol.  Blankets and low back chairs are suggested.

Aug
26
Sat
Movies Under the Pines – The Big Lebowski @ Pioneer Park
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The Big Lebowski

Saturday, August 26
Pioneer Park

MUTP wraps with the Cohen Brother’s sleeper hit The Big Lebowski starring Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. The film also stars John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Sam Elliot, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and John Turturro. BUY TICKETS HERE

Beer, wine, popcorn, and soft drinks available for purchase. Outside food and drink allowed. No outside alcohol.  Blankets and low back chairs are suggested.

Nevada City Uncorked 2017 @ Historic Downtown Nevada City
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nevada City Uncorked 2017

A Celebration Of Wine And Food With A Historic Flavor

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners present:

Nevada City Uncorked August 26, 2017 1-4:00 p.m.

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Nevada City Uncorked is a food and wine event that celebrates the agricultural bounty of Nevada County. Uncorked is a walk-about-town style format that includes 17 different venues throughout downtown. Each venue, whether it is a historic location, B&B, retail shop, restaurant, or tasting room, will include wine tasting and food sampling.

Nevada City’s small-town Victorian charm is the perfect backdrop to showcase Nevada City Uncorked. This unique event opens the doors to quaint, historic, and unusual spots around town, as well as providing a fabulous tasting experience celebrating wine and food.


Uncorked showcases the agricultural bounty of our northern Sierra Foothills region. Whether it’s grapes from local vineyards or basil from local farms, Uncorked is a celebration of food and wine.

The Uncorked Wine Store: featuring many of the wines poured around town that day, including some new releases that many have never been available before. Buy wines from participating wineries. Then pick the wines up at the Uncorked Wine Store located in The Nevada City Veteran’s Building after the event. It is the same location as the check-in. The Uncorked store will be open until 4:30.

Uncorked is a collaboration between the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and The Sierra Vintner’s Winery Association. Purchase tickets online at www.sierravintners.com. Tickets are $35 in advance, (click here for online tickets) $30 for Wine Club Members of participating wineries (get discount code from your specific wine club winery) and $45 on the day of the event. Each ticket includes a wine glass, unlimited wine tasting, and five food tickets. More food tickets available for purchase during Uncorked. For information or to purchase in-person tickets contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce at 530.265.2692

2017 Venues

2017 Wineries

2017 Restaurants:Caterers

This is a rain or shine event. No cancellations will be given.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Nevada City Winery

Nevada City Winery “Award Winning Wines since 1980”

This full production winery is located in historic downtown Nevada City.  Winemaker Mark Foster has continued the tradition of producing flavorful, award-winning wines from Sierra Foothill grapes.  Relax and enjoy a taste, glass, or bottle of wine on the deck or in the Gallery.   Nevada City Winery is open daily at  321 Spring Street.  Follow us on Facebook.
530.265.9463
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We would like to thank both our media sponsors, The Union Newspaper and KVMR Community Radio. Thank-you for helping to support Nevada City Uncorked.

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