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Events

Martin Sexton

 

 

The  Miners Foundry is pleased to present Martin Sexton on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.  Doors open 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 for Advance General Admission, $35 General Admission at the Door, and $40 for Limited Reserve.  Limited Reserve will be the first several rows closest to the stage.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

“The real thing, people.” – Billboard

Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, Martin Sexton has influenced a generation of contemporary artists.  His songs have appeared on television in shows such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters of Sex and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for a new experience every time.

God of Carnage

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present God of Carnage on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  God of Carnage,  written by Yasmina Reza and directed by John Deaderick, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

This 90-minute thrill ride takes you into the most dangerous place on earth:  Parenthood.  An innocent squabble over a playground incident becomes an all-out, fur-flying, hilarious brawl between two couples in this 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Play.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

Sierra 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 Foundry Sings

 

 

The rafters of the 158 year old Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will ring on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.!  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the singing begins at 6:00 p.m.  Rod Baggett, choral conductor at Nevada Union High School and Seven Hills Middle School, along with multi-instrumentalist and singer Jonathan Meredith, will lead voices unified in song.  This unique countrywide experience aims to gather people of all ages and singing levels under one roof to share in the power of song.  The Foundry Sings is inspired by the popular Choir! Choir! Choir!, a weekly drop-in singing event based in Toronto, Canada, which has attracted professional musicians such as Rufus Wainwright to sing with the group.  Admission is a $10 suggested donation or if you join as a recurring member at $7.50/month, you will be able to attend all Foundry Sings events for free during 2018.  Tickets may be purchased online, or by phone and in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

How It Works

When attendees arrive, they are given a lyric sheet to a popular contemporary song.  Attendees do not need to know how to read music, Rod Baggett and Jonathan Meredith will teach vocal arrangement and lead practices.  At the end of the evening everyone joins together to sing the song.  The performance is filmed and posted on YouTube.  Everyone has a grand time and goes home feeling great!  Several special guest performers will be joining in on the fun.

The quarterly event is a fundraiser for the Miners Foundry Cultural Center’s building improvement fund.  For nearly 160 years the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center has been the hub of arts, culture, and community in Nevada County.  Each year over 400 events are hosted in our beautiful halls including signature events presented by the Miners Foundry.  Individually, these events represent how diverse the arts are in our community, and together they make up the rich cultural fabric we have come to enjoy for generations.

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The Polish Ambassador

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Polish Ambassador and The Diplomatic Scandal on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, with special guest Grandfather Gold.  Pulling from over a decade of musical styles and nuances explored by TPA, combined with the lush instrumentation of 3 seasoned instrumentalists, The Polish Ambassador and The Diplomatic Scandal are closing the gaps between live and electronic music.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Standing / dancing show with limited seating.  Tickets are $27 in Advance and $32 at the Door.  Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees don’t apply for purchases made by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

 

After a cornucopia of albums and countless gigs around the world, The Polish Ambassador has docked the mothership outside the embassy; a fitting stop for a Diplomatic Scandal to unfold.  An amalgamation of funky beats, retro synths, and live instrumentation make up the bulk of this controversial saga.  David Sugalski aka The Polish Ambassador first happened across special agent Ryan Herr (guitar, percussion) in 2015 while traveling the high terrain of Colorado.  After a few years of scheming, planning and interstellar travels, the 2 comrades chanced upon special agents Tyson Leonard (violin) and Jesse James (sax and flute).  Before long, the 4 intergalactic men of mystery had synthesized their scandalous affairs into musical form.  Pulling from over a decade of musical styles and nuances explored by TPA, combined with the lush instrumentation of 3 seasoned instrumentalists, The Polish Ambassador and The Diplomatic Scandal are closing the gaps between live and electronic music.

 

Grandfather Gold is a musical journey across the mountains and deserts of our hearts and minds.  A relic from the old west, a 1960’s folk poet, and contemporary singer-songwriter extraordinaire all-in-one, Grandfather Gold kicks down genre barriers and emphatically opens up Jumpsuit Records to new artistic visions.

 

 

Fright Night 2018

 

 

Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween tradition returns to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  This year, the Miners Foundry is partnering with Sleazy Action Booking to present Nevada City’s 40th annual Fright Night celebration!  A full night of entertainment featuring Destroyer, Steady Static as Siouxie & The Banshees, Just Like Heaven, Joan Jett & The Glitterhearts, Vixens of Vinyl, DJ’s Owen & Sugartroll (Shocks & Struts), Gary The Clown, Hare In the Moon, and Daughters of Diablo Burlesque.  Food will be available for purchase as well as a No Host Full Bar.  Ages 16+.  Standing / Dancing show with limited seating.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22 in Advance and $27 at the Door.  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.

Featuring Live Performances By…

For almost 25 years, Destroyer have been entertaining tens of thousands of KISS fans on the West Coast as California’s premiere KISS tribute band.

 

 

 

 

Performing as Siouxie & The Banshees, Steady Static will keep the party going!

 

 

 

 

The Ultimate Tribute to The Cure, Just Like Heaven is just what you need!

 

 

 

 

Following up last year’s amazing debut performance as Joan Jett and the Glitterhearts, Ava Kelly and the Glitterhawks of Nevada City are guaranteed to have you singing along to all the Classics.

 

 

 

 

Music By…

 

Sacramento based, all female DJ collective Vixens of Vinyl featuring DJ Trash Rock Epiphany.

 

 

 

 

DJs Owen & Sugartroll (KVMRx’s Sugarshack) combine forces once again as Shocks & Struts, playing all your favorite Halloween jams!

 

 

 

 

Plus…

 

Having studied at the Institute of Hack Clowns and worked at Temp Clown Agency, a performance by Gary the Clown is not to be missed!

 

 

 

 

Owned and operated by Amalia Scott (Astrologer, Tarot Reader, teacher of the esoteric arts, and witch living in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains) Hare In the Moon will enrich your Fright Night experience.  Amalia’s work with clients is a practice in highlighting the tools they carry naturally and coaching them into a space of empowered action in the world.

 

 

 

 

Nevada City’s newest burlesque troupe The Daughters of Diablo will present a 3 act show plus off stage performances throughout the night.

 

 

 

 

Costume Contest

 

Details and prizes TBA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presented by the Miners Foundry and…

 

Sleazy Action Booking is known for booking the best rock and roll shows in town, as well as DJ’s and heavy, psych, stoner, proto-metal, blues rock or anything unusual in Nevada City, CA.

Home of Escape from the Bay and Ladies of Loudness.

 

 

 

Open Call | Winter Craft Fair

Nevada City Winter Craft Fair OPEN CALL:  Now through October 20, 2018!

We are taking applications for:

  • Designer Clothing
  • Handbags
  • Jewelry
  • Housewares
  • Knit Items
  • Paper Goods
  • Vintage
  • Patterns
  • Children’s Items
  • Ceramics
  • Bath Products
  • Furniture
  • Art / Prints
  • Sewn Accessories

This year’s Winter Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Miners Foundry.

If you are interested in being a vendor, please submit your application.  You will need PayPal to complete your application transaction.  We’ll notify you 30-45 days from submitting a complete application + $10 App Fee, to inform of your acceptance status.  While we do our best to contact everyone regardless of their status, sometimes we get backed up.  If 45 days have gone by and you have not heard from us, feel free to write an email to follow up and I will reply as soon as possible.  The application is located on the button below.

If you are a food vendor, please contact me individually so you can verify your permit status in detail.  Food vendors must have applications in by October 1, 2018 to be considered for the show.

Spaces fill up quickly!  Please be aware that open call may be closed early or later depending on how many spaces are left.  We carefully review every application.  However, spaces are limited and once all qualified applicants have been acepted the open call will be closed whether it is just before October 20th or sometime after.

Please check for updates on the Nevada City Craft Fair Facebook page, or email the producer directly at nccraftfair@gmail.com.

Thank you!

 

Marjorie Prime

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Marjorie Prime on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  Marjorie Prime,  written by Jordan Harrison and directed by Sandra Rockman, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie has a handsome new companion programmed to help her recount the distant, fading memories of her life.  What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the choice?

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.  Tickets are also available at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

Sierra 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.

Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa

 

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Led Kaapana and Mike Kaawa on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  Hawaiian musical legend and National Heritage Fellow Ledward Kaapana is unrivaled in his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and his baritone to falsetto vocal range.  He is a delightful performer with rascal charm.  Led will be joined by Mike Kaawa, Hawaii’s finest 12-string guitar player.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 Advanced General Admission, $35 General Admission at the Door, and $40 Limited Reserve.  Seated show.  Limited reserve seats are the first several rows closest to the stage.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person through the Miners Foundry Box Office, and in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply to purchases made in person or by phone through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

“…friendly, generous, self-effacing, a little kolohe (rascally) and a flat out genius at just about any stringed instrument that can be finger-picked.” — The Honolulu Advertiser

 

A master of the slack key guitar, Led Kaapana has been one of Hawai’i’s most influential musicians for four decades.  His mastery of stringed instruments, exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and extraordinary baritone to leo ki’ eki’e (falsetto) vocal range, have made him a musical legend.  In 2011, he was honored with an NEA National Heritage Fellowship.

Led is joined by longtime collaborator Mike Kaawa, Hawai’i’s finest 12 string guitar player and one of its most highly regarded musicians.  Known as “The Hawaiian Boy”, he describes his music as “Hawaiian with attitude”.  Mike Kaawa is the perfect match for Led.  Since they began performing together in the early 2000s, they have crafed a remarkable musical rapport much like jazz musicians’ improvisations with each other.