Barn Owl Estate Auction ~ Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3, 2011

Hundreds of Once in a Lifetime Collectibles and Antiques to Be Auctioned! Barn Owl Auctions will hold its first live auction on December 3, 2011 with a preview party on December 2, 2011. A not-to-be missed event, the live auction will include a different item every 30 seconds, fun mystery surprises every hour, gourmet food and entertainment. Adding to the excitement, bidders from around the world can tune in using the latest technology as they participate via an online auction.

A full catalog of items will be available at www.barnowlauctions.com.

A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit Hospice, a local charitable nonprofit organization that helps the terminally ill and their families.

For more information contact Heidi LeVell at (530) 320-4782 or email heidilv@yahoo.com

Artisans Festival ~ November 25 through November 27, 2011 ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm ~ $3.00

A Nevada City Thanksgiving Weekend Tradition!

For over 35 years, Thanksgiving Weekend in Nevada City has featured a major art event, attracting thousands of visitors from near and far. Since 1993, this event has been Artisans Festival at Miners Foundry, hosting a small but select group of artists and craftspeople whose quality artwork has attracted a loyal and growing audience of admirers and patrons.

The festival also features live music, cafe seating, and good food and drink, making the festival a welcoming destination for all.

Artisans Festival is one of the Miners Foundry’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

 

Moondance 2011 ~ Saturday, November 19, 2011 ~ 5:30pm to 11:00pm ~ $25 in advance / $35 at the door

A Benefit for Yuba River Charter School!  Dine!  Dance!  Bid!  Moondance will feature a live and silent auction, wine tasting, music by Sabroso, and food by Blue Ginger Catering.  Tickets are available at BriarPatch Co-op & Yuba River Charter School.  YRC is located at 505 Main Street, Nevada City, CA  95959.  Please call (530) 265-6060 for more information.

23 Shades featuring Aaron Cuadra ~ Thursday, November 17, 2011 ~ 7:30pm Doors Open ~ $12.00

23 Shades featuring Aaron Cuadra

23 Shades is the newest project from acclaimed singer-songwriter Aaron Cuadra.  The band’s honest and personal brand of rock ‘n’ roll boasts spacey ambiance, meaningful lyrics and memorable hooks imbued with a radio-ready edge.  Cuadra’s refreshing originality is a rare find in an industry full of copycats and knockoffs of the “next big thing.”  23 Shades defies the temptation to follow suit or worry about what’s hip and new, while remaining catchy and accessible.

A former graduate of Bear River High School, Cuadra’s credentials are impressive, including honors such as Los Angeles Music Awards “Best Male Vocalist” award, second place at the Hard Rock Café Battle of the Bands, and semi-finalist placement in the International Songwriting Competition.  Cuadra also boasts placement of his music on the popular TV series “Party of Five,” and has previously shared the stage with industry greats such as Train, Five For Fighting, Jason Mraz, Floater.

The Infamous Stringdusters ~ Presented by KVMR Live at the Miners Foundry ~ Wednesday, November 16, 2011 ~ 7:00pm Doors Open / 8:00pm Music ~ $20.00 KVMR Members / $22.00 in advance / $25.00 at the door

The Infamous Stringdusters

The Infamous Stringdusters, a newgrass and bluegrass sextet from Nashville, Tennessee will headline an evening of hot acoustic music at the Miners Foundry with the Drew Emmitt Band opening. The Infamous Stringdusters are favorites on the festival circuit and are swinging through Nevada City as part of their fall national tour celebrating the release of their latest CD “We Do It Live”. Drew Emmitt is the lead singer and mandolin player for Leftover Salmon. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  This will be an evening of hot picking with plenty of room to move around if you can’t stay in your seat!  Doors open at 7:00pm with the music beginning at 8:00pm.  Tickets are $20.00 for KVMR members, $22.00 in advance, and $25.00 at the door and are available online, in person or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch and Cherry Records.

The Drew Emmitt Band

Santa Paws Auction ~ Saturday, November 12, 2011 ~ 6:00pm to 10:00pm ~ $22.00

Join us at our 11th Annual Santa Paws Auction!  Ticket price includes entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit all Animal Save programs. For more info, call 530-271-7071 x201. Santa Paws Auction 2011

“For the Birds” Bird Art Reception & Auction ~ Friday, November 4, 2011 ~ 6:00pm – 9:00pm ~ $25.00

Each year Neighborhood Center for the Arts provides unfinished bird houses to our artist friends for transformation into a fine piece of art. They auction these off at their annual event. This is a major fund raiser for their programs and a delight to our community.  Ticket price includes food, entertainment and a glass of wine.

Fright Night ~ Saturday, October 29, 2011 ~ 8:00pm Doors Open / 8:30pm Music ~ $20.00 in advance / $25.00 at the door

Albino!

Albino!, San Francisco’s outrageously funky ten piece Afrobeat ensemble, will bring its trademark high-energy dance grooves and explosive stage show to the Miners Foundry Fright Night 2011 event.  Sharing the night with Albino! will be Buck Love and the Humperheads and Achilles Wheel.  Fright Night is an annual fundraiser for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, and with over 800 attendees the past few years, has helped the Cultural Center fulfill its mission of fostering art, culture and preserving its rich history in our community.  Fright Night is a fun event with party-goers enjoying a full-bar, food for sale & costumes which range from outrageous to traditional Halloween!  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.  Tickets are available at Briarpatch, online at www.minersfoundry.org or at the new Nevada City Box Office, located in the Miners Foundry Annex at 325 Spring Street, in Nevada City. http://www.albinoband.com

Buck Love and the Humperheads

 

 

 

 

Achilles Wheel

 

 

Young Adult Artist Showcase ~ Wednesday, October 12, 2011 ~ 6:00pm Doors open

ASH is currently seeking young visual, music, and performing artists to perform and display.  If you are interested, please contact Chad at (530) 272-3538 or allianceforsocialhealth@gmail.com.

Organic Flood Reunion Concert ~ Monday, October 10, 2011 ~ 6:00pm Doors Open / 7:00pm Music ~ $10.00

Organic Flood

Organic Flood returns from their 4 year hiatus for a one-night only performance at the Miners Foundry!  The show will feature 2 acts that have formed since the band’s split in 2007. All the way from Utah, Grace Tea and Billy will perform along with local “Dirty Blues” band Grease Grit and Grime boasting two previous Organic Flood members. Opening the show at 7pm will be new local favorites: The Cadillac Grainer String Band.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee ~ October 6 through October 22, 2011

How do you spell H-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-sI-r-r-e-s-i-s-t-i-b-l-e?   M-a-g-i-c-a-l?  Test your spelling skills and enjoy a unique theatrical experience at Sierra Stages’ production of the Tony-Award® winning musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee playing from October 6 through October 22 at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City.

A Nevada County premiere, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the latest collaboration between local theatre group Sierra Stages and the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  In 2009, the two organizations presented a series of three musicals staged in a concert setting – The Sound of Music, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and She Loves Me. In the subsequent two years, Sierra Stages has presented several musicals and plays at various Nevada County venues, including Into the Woods, Lend Me A Tenor, A Grand Night for Singing, Marry Me A Little, Old Explorers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

In The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. With its enormously appealing cast of lovable misfits, nerds, neurotics, Spelling Bee hilariously captures the angst, exhilaration, and heartache that makes growing up so painful and so wonderful.

The show is structured as an actual spelling bee in real time, where four volunteer spellers from the audience are invited to interact with the characters on stage as participants in the bee – incorporating a fundamental element of improvisation throughout the show. Enjoy the suspense as the competition unfolds. Root for your favorite character. Brush up on your spelling. And see for yourself how six endearing “spelling geeks” make use of their individuality, talents and strengths to become winners, each in their own way.

Spelling Bee is directed by Robert Rossman, with musical direction by Ken Getz, who will also conduct the eight-person band. The ensemble cast includes nine extremely talented local Nevada County actors:  Isaias Acosta, Kristine Alcamo-Williams, Evan Brienza, Lyra Dominguez, Nancy Haffey, JR Lewis, Rebekah Martino, Kim Wellman and Stephen Wellman.

Performances of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm.  In addition, on Saturday October 22, there will be a special performance at 5 pm.  The first two performances on October 6 and October 7 are designated “previews” and seats are only $15.00 both in advance and at the door.  For all other performances, tickets are $20 in advance for Thursday performances, and $25 in advance for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Advance tickets are available online at www.SierraStages.org, by calling 530-346-3210, and at BriarPatch Co-op and The Book Seller, both in Grass Valley.  If available, tickets are $25 at the door for Thursday performances and $30 at the door for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances.  In addition, a limited number of $12 student rush tickets will be available at the door for each performance. 

NoteSpelling Bee is recommended for audiences age 12 and above.  The subject matter and language may be unsuitable for pre-teens.

Nico Vega in Concert with Special Opener The Trap

Nico VegaFor us Nico Vega is a way of life. We are 3 people who play music together. We write as a band and help each other develop our ideas. The root of the music is the relationship between us. Nico Vega is about collaboration. We are a family and we honor each other by listening and allowing each other to grow. We push each other to be better and to carry each other when we feel weak.

Nico Vega represents a modern day saint. A warrior… that has led us to a more fulfilling, lighter way of being. She represents people and unity. She fights for all of us and teaches us to fight for each other. She is an idea that has evolved into a message and she fuels us in our bellies. She is the person we are all capable of being, but she holds the bar high above our head so that we must reach to be better human beings. We all have honesty inside of us, we all know how to love, we are all made of the same flesh, and we are all stuck here together. Nico Vega reminds us that we can learn to fuse these ideas together and grow more solid as a unit of man. Alone we are lost, we fail, we grieve, we search, we struggle, we feel small. Together we are solid, found, loved, and powerful. We are our own greatest natural resource. Our ego falls away when we listen to each other. It is when we stop believing that we can learn from one another that we stop learning altogether. Only then are we alone. We are no different from each other; the same flesh, the same pain, the same love, the same heart. Our greatness is no threat. The more beautiful we are individually, the more powerful we are together. It is our Ego that betrays and lies and tells us that we are threatened when we are not.

You are a part of our family and we will always make music to communicate our love and gratitude for you. If you come to our show, throw your hands up so we can feel you… you will feel us.Nico Vega represents a modern day saint. A warrior that has led us to a more fulfilling, lighter way of being. She represents people and unity. She fights for all of us and teaches us to fight for each other. She is an idea that has evolved into a message and she fuels us in our bellies. She is the person we are all capable of being, but she holds the bar high above our head so that we must reach to be better human beings. We all have honesty inside of us, we all know how to love, we are all made of the same flesh, and we are all stuck here together. Nico Vega reminds us that we can learn to fuse these ideas together and grow more solid as a unit of man. Alone we are lost, we fail, we grieve, we search, we struggle, we feel small. Together we are solid, found, loved, and powerful. We are our own greatest natural resource. Our ego falls away when we listen to each other. It is when we stop believing that we can learn from one another that we stop learning altogether. Only then are we alone. We are no different from each other; the same flesh, the same pain, the same love, the same heart. Our greatness is no threat. The more beautiful we are individually, the more powerful we are together. It is our Ego that betrays and lies and tells us that we are threatened when we are not. You are a part of our family and we will always make music to communicate our love and gratitude for you. If you come to our show, throw your hands up so we can feel you… you will feel us

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at Briarpatch – $15.00
All Ages
No-Host Bar