Nevada City Psychic Fair ~ April 11 & 12, 2015


Paranormal Insights ~ 2013

 

2014 01 23 Psychic ImageThe Miners Foundry is pleased to present the 26th Annual Nevada City Psychic Fair on April 11 & 12, 2015.

The Nevada City Psychic Fair just keeps getting better!  There are more readers, healers, and body workers than ever.  Come browse the metaphysical marektplace of books, jewelry, music, crystals, and spiritual pieces.  You’re sure to find something you didn’t know you needed!  Take in a lecture / workshop and gain new knowledge, re-kindle a past fascination, or discover a new interest.

Doors open at 11:00 a.m. both days and close at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 5:00 p.m.  Sunday.

Tickets are $5.00 and are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Join the merriment!

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Interested in being a vendor?  Click here for more information.

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Sierra Harvest Soup Night ~ Thursday, April 9, 2015


Food Love Project

 

Sierra Harvest Soup NightDo you love fresh, locally grown food?  Bring the whole family to the Sierra Harvest Soup Night. Kids eat free!

Join Sierra Harvest for a celebration of the 5th season of the Food Love Project on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Miners Foundry.

Bring your own bowl and spoon and enjoy a bottomless bowl of locally grown soup and  yummy bread for $10.

Enjoy live music by Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin while supporting farm to school education in our community.

Enjoy a healthy meal and connect with other local lovers of fresh food!

 

 

FoodLove Project

Sierra Harvest is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and connecting western Nevada County’s families to fresh, local, seasonal foods.

Sierra Harvest offers farm to school programming, farm fresh school meals, mentors for aspiring farmers and gardeners, a celebration of our local food community, and support for just, sustainable food systems.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Nevada City Film Festival’s Winter Comedy Show ~ Saturday, April 4, 2015

NCFF Comedy ShowThe Nevada City Film Festival and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center are excited to present the NCFF Winter Comedy Show on Saturday, April 4, 2015.

The NCFF Winter Comedy Show will feature live performances from Tig Notaro, Tim Heidecker, Nick Thune, and Sara Schaefer.

 

NCFF Comedy Show 3For this special one-night only extravaganza, enjoy laugh out loud comedy and watch episodes from popular comedy web shows on Adult Swim, plus catch a sneak peak at a new series.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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Live Comedy Show Featuring Tig Notaro, plus performances by Tim Heidecker, Nick Thune and Sara Schaefer ~ 8:30 p.m. Doors / 9:30 p.m. Show ~ $25.00 Advance/ $30.00 Door

Tig Notaro Photo (b&w)Included on Business Insider’s list of “50 Women Who Are Changing the World” and Rolling Stone’s list of “50 Funniest People Now,”  Tig Notaro was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014 for her sophomore release LIVE.  Louis CK is quoted as saying it is one of the best stand-up performances he ever saw.  During the release of LIVE, Tig was reviewed and profiled by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, GQ Magazine, and Time Magazine amongst many others.  More recently, Tig delivered a TED Talk and is writing a memoir, both expected to be released in 2015.

thumb.phpTim Heidecker is a comedian, writer, director, actor and musician. He is one half of the comedy team of Tim & Eric, along with Eric Wareheim. Heidecker and Wareheim are noted for creating the television shows Tom Goes to the MayorTim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories.

 

NickThune_PictureNick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up.  Nick’s absurdest view and deadpan wit combined with the soothing lull of his guitar, have distinguished his unique style of comedy. He has appeared on the Tonight Show 8 times, and on each occasion, he won. Nick has also appeared on Conan, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon and has his own Comedy Central Special.

 

Sara_SchaeferSara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer,and producer currently based in Los Angeles.  She was recently the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live.  Sara has appeared on @Midnight, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, and Inside Amy Schumer.  She has won two Emmy Awards for her work at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Comedy Shorts with DJ Douggpound ~ 6:00 p.m. Doors / 6:30 p.m Show ~ $7 Advance / $9 Door

 

DouggPoundDouggpound’s Video Hole DJ Douggpound (Adult Swim) presents a collection of his favorite hilarious videos made by himself and his friends.  Expect lots of sound effects, lo-fi 3D animation, and absurdity.  Doug may even show a secret project in the works!

 

 

 

 

 

NCFF posterThe Nevada City Film Festival is made up of a group of passionate filmmakers and artists that have worked to create an outlet for emerging new voices and ideas while providing audiences with a unique experience in a picturesque location.

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Ordinary Days ~ Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ord Days Letter Sized Poster-page-001Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry will present Ordinary Days on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Ordinary Days is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.  With music and lyrics by Adam Gwon, the show is directed by Sandra Rockman, with Ken Getz as musical director and features Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are a $10 suggested donation, and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

From one of musical theatre’s most excited new composers comes this refreshingly honest, funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps.  When Deb loses her most precious possession, the notes to her graduate thesis, she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs.

 

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sierra stagesSierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.

 

 

The Stone Hall

The Stone Hall

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

 

Cruising the Karebbean Kasino Night ~ Friday, March 27, 2015


Road Test Band

 

Kasino Night.jpgGet ready to set sail on March 27, 2015 when the KARE Crisis Nursery holds its “Cruising the Karebbean Kasino Night” from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to break out of the winter doldrums, don their sunglasses and tropical gear, and come celebrate for a wonderful cause.

The event will feature the Road Test Band rocking on the Miners Foundry’s dance floor, as well as great food and fun gaming.

Tickets are $30 in Advance and $40 at the Door.

For more information, call (530) 265-6520 or email karedirector@sbcglobal.net .

 

 

KARE LogoThe KARE Crisis Nursery is a private non-profit agency established to provide safe and nurturing care for the small children of families experiencing a stressful situation.  The KARE Crisis Nursery is not traditional childcare, but is 24 hour respite care in emergencies.  The KARE Crisis Nursery is a project of Soroptimist International of Grass Valley.

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz ~ Saturday, March 21, 2015


The Making of @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz ~ KQED Arts

 

Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson

The Miners Foundry, DANK, and Community Asian Theatre of the Sierras are delighted to present an exclusive trip to San Francisco to tour @Large:  Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Join us for an afternoon on Alcatraz, a fitting home for Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s latest project @Large.

Working from his studio in Beijing and with part time Nevada City resident Cheryl Haines, Ai created the series of site-specific installations using sculpture, sound, and mixed media.

The exhibition occupies three buildings on the campus normally restricted to the public.

 

 

Ai-Weiwei-Alcatraz-Traces-12-537x405The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. in Grass Valley, where guests will board a luxury bus and be transported to Pier 33 in San Francisco.  During the ride, guests will be treated to a film about the exhibition.  After the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, guests will be given three hours to explore the exhibit and the island.

During the return trip, the bus will stop at Tokyo Buffet in Citrus Heights for a no-host dinner. If you feel the trip would be appropriate for your family, closely supervised children are welcome.

 

Visiual TherapyTickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Additional details and information will be provided upon ticket purchase.

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Know & Go

WHO:  Presented by Miners Foundry, DANK, and CATS.  Tickets available to the public February 2, 2015.
WHAT:  @Large:  Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
WHEN:  Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:  The bus will depart from and return to Grass Valley.
TICKETS:  $79.00 – $94.00.  Ticketing fees may apply.
INFO:  Miners Foundry, info@minersfoundry.org, (530) 265-5040

 

Large@Large:  Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz will feature a series of seven site-specific installations by Ai Weiwei in four location on Alcatraz Island, offering a new cultural lens through which to experience the notorious military and federal penitentiary turned national park.

The exhibition explores urgent questions about human rights and freedom of expression, and responds to the potent and layered history of Alcatraz as a place of detainment and protest.  On view through April 26, 2015, @Large:  Ai Weiwei will provoke visitors to consider the broader social implications of incarceration and the possibilities of art as an act of conscience.

 

 

Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist.  Ai collaborated with Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics.

As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese government’s stance on democracy and human rights.

He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, particularly the scandal following the collapse of tofu-dreg schools during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

In 2011, Ai Weiwei was arrested and held for 81 days without official charges being filed.

 

 

Alcatraz IslandAlcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes.

Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.

 

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin


DANK
is an artists’ collective in Nevada City, California.

It was founded in 2013 by ten artists interested in post-Great Recession social issues, the rural ideal, and an anti-urban aesthetic grounded in the legacy of the California Gold Rush.

The name DANK comes from the wet wood smell that permeates Nevada City, a town situated on the banks of Deer Creek.  It’s also a nod to one of the area’s premier exports, cannabis.

And it’s an acronym; Do Art Now Kids.

 

 

 

David Wong

David Wong

CATS (Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra) uses multicultural theater, events, and workshops to achieve its mission of promoting cultural diversity.

Through these avenues, CATS has enriched the area’s cultural and artistic climate with works on Asian-based themes.  Its mission is educational and artistic.

CATS has, through the years, partnered with local schools to expand the study of multiculturalism by providing affordable student matinees to our annual productions and to be a resource on Asian culture and history.

 

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Open Call for Vendors ~ 26th Annual Nevada City Psychic Fair

2014 01 23 Psychic ImageThe Miners Foundry is pleased to present the 26th Annual Nevada City Psychic Fair on April 11 & 12, 2015.

We are currently accepting vendor applications through March 15, 2015.

Readers, healers, body workers, books, jewelry, music, crystals, and spiritual pieces, the Nevada City Psychic Fair just keeps getting better!

Great location, great vendors, great food, and great fun.

Questions?  Contact the producers via email at thunderdance@yahoo.com or marzaflowers@gmail.com

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Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

NEO Power in Pink ~ Sunday, March 15, 2015

NEO Fashion Show PosterThe NEO Power in Pink Youth Fashion Show will be presented on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at the Miners Foundry.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show begins at 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10.

All ages are welcome.

Light refreshments will be provided.

NEO provides opportunities for young people to reach their full potential and the skills and confidence to make healthy choices, successfully navigating adolescents.

 

NEO LogoWhile the focus of NEO is to keep young people drug and alcohol free, we believe that the most effective way to do this is by addressing root causes which contribute to drug and alcohol use and abuse.

Because of this we address many issues such as suicide, depression, body image, education, healthy alternatives and community responsibility.

Together, these efforts combine to provide a comprehensive, multifaceted approach aimed at building assets and resiliency ultimately reducing overall drug and alcohol use.

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.  

The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

A Matter of Taste ~ Saturday, March 14, 2015

Nevada City School of the Arts is celebrating twenty years of artAMOT Posters in education with A Matter of Taste on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

A Matter of Taste is an extraordinary event benefiting Nevada City School of the Arts.

The evening will feature a silent auction, complimentary glass of wine, a no host bar, plus DJ Brian Hartman – HeartBass.

Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.

Tickets are available online, at Nevada City School of the Arts, and at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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NCSA LogoNevada City School of the Arts is a public charter school serving Kindergarten through 8th grade students throughout Nevada County.

The shared vision of the school is to provide a rigorous academic environment, using art as a lens to shape curriculum.

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Songs of David Bowie ~ Friday, March 13, 2015


David Bowie ~ “Life on Mars”

 

Songs of David BowieLarry Casserly, Golden Now Promotions, and Boomerang Beat Collaborative will present The Sound and Vision, Songs of David Bowie at the Miners Foundry on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Songs of David Bowie pays musical homage to the iconic David Bowie.

An All-Star cast of superb musicians from all over Northern California will perform songs from each era of Bowie’s music.

The evening will also feature a Best Bowie Era costume contest with cash prizes for the top 3 winners, plus surprise special guests, actors, dancers, and posers!

Doors open at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22.00 and are available online or at the Door.

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Featuring

Chris Streng (Mount Whateverest)
Michael Padilla (Soft Bombs + guests)
Wanderers & Wolves
Lisa Valentine
James Camblin
Waylin Carpenter
Charlie Mcgrimsy
Lea Hume
Julian Imsdahl & Friends
David Bastian
Jay Tausig

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

HAPA ~ Thursday, March 12, 2015


Hapa ~ “Pahinui Aloha”

 

HapaThe Miners Foundry is pleased to welcome back HAPA, on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  Often encapsulated as the “Sound of Maui” or the “Soundtrack of Hawaii”, the music and sound of HAPA evokes a place many people refer to as heavenly.  Expect to hear hypnotic, liquid guitar runs woven around clear, tenor Hawaiian vocals and immaculate harmonies driven by poetic lyrics exulting the rapture of the Hawaiian landscape, History,and Mythology.  This will be a dancing concert with limited seating.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music begins at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door, and are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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“… the most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows.” ~ Maui Times

 

HAPA 1.jpgThe blend of HAPA’s original vocal sound was originated on a wooden picnic bench in the beautiful little beach town of Lahaina on the island of Maui in the early 1980’s.

The overriding quality of their music is one of passion, beauty, and serenity, as found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song), and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso guitar performances.

HAPA’s recordings have infused fearless and brilliant production while weaving unique, inventive elements of sound and textures into their intricate South Pacific tapestry.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

One Fine Day ~ Sunday, March 8, 2015


One Fine Day 2014

 

One Fine Day.jpgMiners Foundry and Gold Dust Collective will present One Fine Day on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The premiere Nevada City wedding showcase features live music, tasty bites, photo booth, DIY workshops, craft cocktails, styled vignettes, and the best crop of handpicked wedding pros.

One Fine Day tickets are $10.00 and are available online, by phone, or person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

One Fine Day is a seriously fun party!

 

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The 2015 Crop includes:

Under Canvas Events
Little Boy Flowers
Joy of Life Events
Muse Juice Videography
Nicole Dianne Photography
Emily’s Catering
Broad Street Bistro
Taylor Kane Events
Giggle & Riot Photo Booths
Special Arrangements Event & Wedding Coordination
Lisa Stine
Pine Street Ramblers
Anything’s Possible Events & More
Temple Photography & Photo Booth
Bee, Leaves N’Love
Shannon Morse Photography
The Haven Downtown
Hair & Makeup by Angela
Athena Kalindi Photography
Fable Coffee
Roots Reclaimed Vintage Rentals
The Studio Collective
Shocks N Struts
Pretty Plates Vintage Rentals
Table Nectar Local & Organic Catering
The Traveling Photo Booth
Perfect Pear Catering
Indian Hill Ranch & Gardens
Tin Roof Farmhouse Vintage Rentals

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.