Events

Squirrel Nut Zippers

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Squirrel Nut Zippers on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, Squirrel Nut Zippers have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the band’s unique musical flavor.  Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and the show is at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / Dancing concert with limited seating available.  Tickets are $27 in Advance and $32 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op. Ticketing fees may apply.

“It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.”
~ NPR’s Morning Edition

2016 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially succesful album Hot.  Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable.  Thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations, Hot sold over 1.3 million copies.  In honor of the 20th Anniversary, Squirrel Nut Zippers have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the band’s unique musical flavor.

“It’s not a reunion, it’s a revival!” commented band leader Jimbo Mathus.  “The band includes cutting edge talent from New Orleans and the songs have been brought to life in an exciting new way.  But most things remain unchanged… An amazing experience for young and old.”

New Year’s Eve Bash

 

 

Paul Emery Music and the Miners Foundry will present Earles of Newtown with special guests the Bob Woods Trio at the New Year’s Eve Bash, Sunday, December 31, 2017.  Earles of Newtown is a powerhouse Americana band, crafting tight arrangements of infectious original music around early era Harlem, New Orleans and “Hot” Jazz, along with Texas and Western Swing.  Bob Woods is a Western Swing Hall of Fame Inductee who has been playing music since 1971.  Doors open at 8:00 and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.  General Admission tickets are $30 and Reserved Cabaret tickets are $40.  General Admission is the standing / dancing section with limited seating.  Reserved Cabaret tickets include a reserved cabaret table and a complimentary glass of champagne.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at BriarPatch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

Earles of Newtown is a powerhouse Americana band crafting their tight arrangements of infectious original music around early era Harlem, New Orleans, and “Hot” Jazz, along with Texas and Western Swing, creating a sound all its own called simply Swingin’ Dixie.  The nine piece band has been shaking dance floors all over California, including recent gigs in San Francisco.  The Earles inject energy into the swing scene across Northern California.

 

 

 

Bob Woods started playing in 1971 with the Sacramento Western Swing band, Tokpela.  A Western Swing Hall of Fame Inductee, he’s shared the stage with the Surfaris, Tiny Moore, Bill Kirchen, Albert Lee, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Billy Joe Shaver, and many others.  You never know who might share the stage with Bob Woods!  Woods has released seven original albums:  Hillbilly Cadillac, The Night We Stole the Last Steam  Engine, Don’t Forget the Trains, Almost Live, Railroad Money, This Town, and Swampbilly.  

Night of Giving

“Night of Giving” Brings Together Music and Holiday Cheer | A Musical Party Featuring Over 35 Of Nevada County’s Favorite Performers

On Saturday, December 16, Mikail Graham will present the twelfth annual Night of Giving, a benefit for Hospitality House featuring over 35 favorite local musicians. Performers at the event, which will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in both halls at the historic Miners Foundry in Nevada City, include local favorites such as The Deadbeats, Lolo Gervais, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Beaucoup Chapeaux, Cassidy Joy, Cousin Cricket, Shay Dillion, Kimberly Bass, Barwick & Siegfried with special guest Homer Wills, Rob & Christine Bonner, Nevada Union Choir, Sierra Capella, Golden Shoulders, Brett Shady, Bob Woods, and many more.
“Nevada County is a cultural hotbed of musical talent and I wanted the community to meet local musicians and sample their music all in one place. And we all want to help Hospitality House get people back on their feet,” explains Graham. KVMR deejays will announce the acts and Hospitality House guests will talk about their experience with homelessness.

Dinner at the Night of Giving, prepared by students and graduates of the Hospitality House Serves culinary job-skills training program, will be available for $5, and there will be a no-host bar. Event-goers can also check out exclusive local jewelry and musical instruments at a silent auction table and shop for curated vintage items at a special Bread & Roses Thrift corner set up at the Foundry for the evening.

Suggested donation for tickets is $20, but no one will be turned away. Children ages 12 and younger are free. Every donation given at the event, beyond the ticket purchase, will be tripled by anonymous donors. So $100 becomes $300 to benefit the shelter. The performances will also be live-streamed on Facebook throughout the evening.

Tickets are available at Bread & Roses Thrift, BriarPatch Community Co-Op,hhshelter.org and at the door. Generous sponsors include Coldwell Banker Grass Roots, BriarPatch, Nevada County Association of Realtors, YubaNet, SPD Markets, InterWest Insurance Services agent Chip Arenchild, Western Sierra Medical and Network Real Estate agents Michelle Homan and Dana Frederick and Caliber Collision.

For over a decade Mikail Graham has presented an evening of top local talent to help spread the good news about all the many services Hospitality House offers to homeless residents of Nevada County. Musician/producer Graham is a third-generation native of Nevada City and a founding broadcaster of KVMR. He has been coordinating musical events since the early 1970s and is currently the house sound manager for The Center For The Arts and a member of the Hospitality House Board of Directors.

Hospitality House Mission Statement
The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning from homelessness to housing. The community shelter moved into its year-round facility at Utah’s Place in December 2013. For more information about Hospitality House, go to: http://hhshelter.org/

Nevada City Winter Craft Fair

 

Join us on Sunday, December 10th for the 7th Annual Nevada City Winter Craft Fair! We have over 60 of the top local Etsy crafters, designers, and artisans featuring hand made home dec, apparel, bath products, stationary, art, food, drinks and more.

Nevada City Craft Fair is a juried exhibition of makers curated in the aesthetics of the modern rustic lifestyle that NCCF embodies. Hip, sustainable, yet innovative, represents the best of the region in our bi-annual craft fair held at the historic Miners Foundry in downtown Nevada City.

The first Nevada City Craft Festival was produced in the summer of 2010 by a group of local young crafters, artists and social do-gooders who were inspired by the independent entrepreneurship and creative talents in their community as well as the success of the Renegade Craft Fairs across the US and Europe. The event continues to grow and to date has introduced over 10,000 attendees to more than 600 local and regional artists, designers and crafters.

Nevada City Craft Fair is committed to presenting the freshest voices of the local hand-made movement, under one roof. Come celebrate with us!

Clara & The Nutcracker

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 7, 8,  and 9, 2017. Enjoy a delightful evening and matinee of holiday cheer and tradition in historical Nevada City with a beautiful cast of dancers, colorful costumes, magical sets, and the wonderful music of the holidays.  The Miners Foundry offers time-honored hospitality and H.B.C. dancers bring vibrant energy and faithful dedication to the art of ballet and this classical favorite.

The evening performances will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens one hour before the performance, doors to the theatre open half an hour before the performance.  The evening performances (December 7 & 8) begin at 7:00 p.m.  The matinee (December 9) begins at 1:00 p.m.  Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for Adults and $16.00 for Students.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.  Ticketing fees apply to online purchases.

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful version of the classic holiday tale “The Nutcracker Suite” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, featuring choreography by Royal Ballet’s famous choreographer Sir Peter Wright.  The cast runs the gamut, from youngsters making their stage debut as dancers to advanced accomplished dancers performing en pointe, and all levels in between.  Holt Ballet Conservatory’s production tells the tale of Clara, whose Christmas present of a toy nutcracker solider inspires a magical dream for Clara, and an opportunity for classically trained ballet dancers to showcase and share their carefully crafted talent.  Children will be enchanted and adults will be inspired by this performance to remember!

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 to adult.

HBC offers outstanding classical ballet training by following a comprehensive syllabus endorsed by the Vaganova training method, the American Ballet Academy syllabus and the California State Framework for the arts.

Clara & the Nutcracker

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 7, 8,  and 9, 2017. Enjoy a delightful evening and matinee of holiday cheer and tradition in historical Nevada City with a beautiful cast of dancers, colorful costumes, magical sets, and the wonderful music of the holidays.  The Miners Foundry offers time-honored hospitality and H.B.C. dancers bring vibrant energy and faithful dedication to the art of ballet and this classical favorite.

The evening performances will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens one hour before the performance, doors to the theatre open half an hour before the performance.  The evening performances (December 7 & 8) begin at 7:00 p.m.  The matinee (December 9) begins at 1:00 p.m.  Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for Adults and $16.00 for Students.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.  Ticketing fees apply to online purchases.

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful version of the classic holiday tale “The Nutcracker Suite” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, featuring choreography by Royal Ballet’s famous choreographer Sir Peter Wright.  The cast runs the gamut, from youngsters making their stage debut as dancers to advanced accomplished dancers performing en pointe, and all levels in between.  Holt Ballet Conservatory’s production tells the tale of Clara, whose Christmas present of a toy nutcracker solider inspires a magical dream for Clara, and an opportunity for classically trained ballet dancers to showcase and share their carefully crafted talent.  Children will be enchanted and adults will be inspired by this performance to remember!

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 to adult.

HBC offers outstanding classical ballet training by following a comprehensive syllabus endorsed by the Vaganova training method, the American Ballet Academy syllabus and the California State Framework for the arts.

Clara & The Nutcracker

 

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 7, 8,  and 9, 2017. Enjoy a delightful evening and matinee of holiday cheer and tradition in historical Nevada City with a beautiful cast of dancers, colorful costumes, magical sets, and the wonderful music of the holidays.  The Miners Foundry offers time-honored hospitality and H.B.C. dancers bring vibrant energy and faithful dedication to the art of ballet and this classical favorite.

The evening performances will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens one hour before the performance, doors to the theatre open half an hour before the performance.  The evening performances (December 7 & 8) begin at 7:00 p.m.  The matinee (December 9) begins at 1:00 p.m.  Reserved seating tickets are $22.00 for Adults and $16.00 for Students.  Tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry.  Ticketing fees apply to online purchases.

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful version of the classic holiday tale “The Nutcracker Suite” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, featuring choreography by Royal Ballet’s famous choreographer Sir Peter Wright.  The cast runs the gamut, from youngsters making their stage debut as dancers to advanced accomplished dancers performing en pointe, and all levels in between.  Holt Ballet Conservatory’s production tells the tale of Clara, whose Christmas present of a toy nutcracker solider inspires a magical dream for Clara, and an opportunity for classically trained ballet dancers to showcase and share their carefully crafted talent.  Children will be enchanted and adults will be inspired by this performance to remember!

Holt Ballet Conservatory opened in 2011 and specializes in traditional classical ballet training for students age 3 to adult.

HBC offers outstanding classical ballet training by following a comprehensive syllabus endorsed by the Vaganova training method, the American Ballet Academy syllabus and the California State Framework for the arts.

Martinis & Mistletoe

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Martinis & Mistletoe on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  Martinis & Mistletoe is an intimate, vintage-style evening in the beautiful Stone Hall featuring cabaret jazz and holiday pops performed by the Swingtime Jazz Combo with Tamara Fouyer and Joe Hammel.  The evening will include a no host full bar offering holiday cocktails and sweet treats available for purchase.  Special edition bottles of Nevada City Winery wine will also be available for purchase.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 General Admission and $40 Reserved Cabaret Seating.  Reserved Cabaret Seating includes a reserved cabaret table and a complimentary beverage from the bar.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.   Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.

Tamara Fouyer is a longtime Nevada County resident and lives in Grass Valley with husband, Jason Fouyer, and their two young children.  As a child, she had the fortune to study classical voice and piano under Laura June Breen, who influenced her in life and in musical style.  She inspired in Tamara a love of many forms of music, from classical opera, Broadway, jazz and American Standards.  In college, she studied in Spain, and loves to incorporate songs of the Romance languages.  She gravitates toward songs that touch the heart and possess melodies that endure.  She has performed with Cabernet Duo at various local venues and now with jazz pianist, Joe Hammel and his Big Band, the Swingtime Jazz Combo.

Joe Hammel, Swingtime‘s founder and pianist, spent over fifty years in the field of education, including Secondary and University teaching, and a Deanship at Sierra College. Dr. Hammel is a songwriter, and from early lessons at age five has evolved into an accomplished pianist focused on, and enchanted with, the music and “swing” beat of the 20’s – 40’s. His band Swingtime, his entertaining at Senior Citizen residences, hours in the gym, and his newest artistic interest painting, keep him very busy!”

 

Call to Artists: Animals

The Osborn/Woods Gallery will be open during the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, and will have an opening on Friday, January 12 for a show called ‘ANIMALS’.  We may have another show of animals later in the year, but this is a special show, as we are having a silent auction during the opening to raise money for a Chihuahua rescue here in town.  Nicole Mizener is an incredible woman who has opened her home to elderly ‘little dogs’ from all over the world, helping them have a good end of life.  Many have special needs, or are blind and need help getting around, many need diapers, etc.  So this silent auction will help raise funds for her to keep the dogs happy and healthy.

You do not have to donate to the silent auction, but it would be greatly appreciated.  If you are interested in participating in this show, please let me know so I can get you on the mailing list.

It will run for two weekends, so it’s not a long show!  But a wonderful one coinciding with the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, so there will be traffic!!

Please email Juliette at osbornwoodsgallery@gmail.com for more information

Reader’s Theatre

 

The Miners Foundry will present Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, November 26, 2017.  Reader’s Theatre has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, and gained popularity during World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.  Using minimal props, the actor and your imagination illustrate the story.

This installment of Reader’s Theatre will feature stories by Sarah Kokernot, Maile Meloy, Louise Erdrich, and Justin Bigos.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Reinette Senum, Corinne Gelfan.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10.00 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.