Events

Summer Nights

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Bridge Street Connection Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, 25, 2018 in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 11 | Soft Bombs

The Soft Bombs bring together sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music and baroque pop.  The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy. With several tours up and down the west coast, the band has captured fans and friends along the way. The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

 

July 18 | Aequoria

Aequoria describes their music genre as bitchin’, majestic, stoner, psychedelic, metal, post-metal, progressive, sludge, doom, rock.  The Nevada City based band features Clay Powers, Falon Stoval, Jim Williams, and Jon Iorns.

 

July 25 | World Beatnix

Original dance music based on traditional rhythms from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Egypt and the Caribbean, and featuring percussion, drums, bass, guitar, sax, and flute.

Summer Nights

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Bridge Street Connection Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, 25, 2018 in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 11 | Soft Bombs

The Soft Bombs bring together sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music and baroque pop.  The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy. With several tours up and down the west coast, the band has captured fans and friends along the way. The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

 

July 18 | Aequoria

Aequoria describes their music genre as bitchin’, majestic, stoner, psychedelic, metal, post-metal, progressive, sludge, doom, rock.  The Nevada City based band features Clay Powers, Falon Stoval, Jim Williams, and Jon Iorns.

 

July 25 | World Beatnix

Original dance music based on traditional rhythms from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Egypt and the Caribbean, and featuring percussion, drums, bass, guitar, sax, and flute.

Summer Nights

The Miners Foundry and KVMR present the Bridge Street Connection Stage at Nevada City Summer Nights, in front of the Miners Foundry.

The Annual Summer Nights in Nevada City celebration, an outdoor festival of art and music, will be held three Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, 25, 2018 in our colorful Northern Sierra foothills town.

During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and music. Leading Sierra foothills musicians perform on outdoor stages throughout the downtown area. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.

July 11 | Soft Bombs

The Soft Bombs bring together sounds of psychedelic rock, electronic dance music and baroque pop.  The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy. With several tours up and down the west coast, the band has captured fans and friends along the way. The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

 

July 18 | Aequoria

Aequoria describes their music genre as bitchin’, majestic, stoner, psychedelic, metal, post-metal, progressive, sludge, doom, rock.  The Nevada City based band features Clay Powers, Falon Stoval, Jim Williams, and Jon Iorns.

 

July 25 | World Beatnix

Original dance music based on traditional rhythms from around the world including Africa, Brazil, Egypt and the Caribbean, and featuring percussion, drums, bass, guitar, sax, and flute.

Foundry Sings

 

The rafters of the 158 year old Stone Hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will ring on Wednesday, June 27, 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.

Become a Member!

 

Check out more Foundry Sings videos!

CD1 Rock the Congress

Let’s rally together for the Midterms – CD1 Rock the Congress!
Come celebrate the new congressional candidate and kickoff her campaign at the IWNC Second Sunday Gather Up on June 10th, 2018 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City.
Suggested $10 donation for event.
Childcare provided for ages 3 to 10 years old.

Hosted by Indivisible Women Nevada County, and joined by other organizations concerned about progressive values, the environment, social security, equality, healthcare, and education.

Now is the time to unify our efforts to support the congressional candidate and do everything we can to help her win in the Midterm Election. Find out how at this event and support CD1 to rock the Congress!

All are welcome!

AfroCaribe Dance Intensive

AfroCaribe Dance Intensive w Kimberly Miguel Mullen, Nevada City

JUNE 3 & 4, 2018International Touring Dance Artist & Cultural Ethnologist, Kimberly Miguel Mullen returns to Nevada City to offer a spirited 2-Day AfroCaribe Dance Intensive at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, California with Live Drum Accompaniment for all Classes. The Intensive includes a comprehensive overview on the Ritual and Popular Dance Traditions from Cuba & Brazil including both practical training and a lecture presentation on Kimberly’s ethnographic research in Cuba.

All Levels are Welcome in the Spirit of Learning and Having Fun.

Tuition:
$150 5-Class Package
$35 Individual Class | Drop In
$135 Pre-Registration Discount by May 28
Email: mail@kimberlymiguelmullen.com

Includes:
*4-Hours AfroCuban Dance Training
*4-Hours AfroBrazilian Dance Training
*1-Lecture + Potluck Gathering:
Lecture Topic by KMM: “The African Legacy in Cuba: The History of AfroCuban Dance Practices in Cuba from Ceremony to Stage.”
Location of Lecture: TBA.

Location:
Miners Foundry Cultural Center
325 Spring St
Nevada City, CA 95959

*The location for the Lecture | Pot Luck – TBA.

Dance Intensive Schedule:

Sunday, June 3
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM: AfroCuban Dance Workshop
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: AfroBrazilian Dance Workshop
7:30 PM Lecture | Pot Luck

Monday, June 4
10:00 AM to Noon: AfroCuban Dance Workshop
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: AfroBrazilian Dance Workshop

To Pre-Register & For More Information, Email: mail@kimberlymiguelmullen.com

KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN
Kimberly Miguel Mullen, M.A. is an international touring dance artist and cultural ethnologist who travels the world to create links among cultures through the expression of dance. The Los Angeles Times has described her movement as “spectacularly supple,” owing to her natural beauty, grace and technical expression of sacred and secular cultural dance forms from the Caribbean, Cuba & Brazil. Among her many achievements over the course of her 20+ year professional dance career, she is a University Dance Professor, a solo performance artist, an international award winning DVD artist & choreographer, Retreat facilitator, and Co-Founder of Tambor Y Danza Cuba, a cultural arts Drum & Dance Immersion Program in Cuba.

Kimberly offers spirited AfroCaribe (mainly AfroCuban) & AfroBrazilian dance classes, workshops, residencies, retreats and cultural arts immersion programs worldwide. She has been featured globally in major Publications and Magazines: Vogue India, Kee Magazine Hong Kong, ELLE, US Magazine, Oxygen, Fitness, Health Magazine, Women’s World and People, etc. In 2012, she was featured on the cover of Conscious Dancer Magazine’s dance travel issue. Kimberly divides her time between the United States and the Caribbean.

www.kimberlymiguelmullen.com

AfroCaribe Dance Intensive

AfroCaribe Dance Intensive w Kimberly Miguel Mullen, Nevada City

JUNE 3 & 4, 2018International Touring Dance Artist & Cultural Ethnologist, Kimberly Miguel Mullen returns to Nevada City to offer a spirited 2-Day AfroCaribe Dance Intensive at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, California with Live Drum Accompaniment for all Classes. The Intensive includes a comprehensive overview on the Ritual and Popular Dance Traditions from Cuba & Brazil including both practical training and a lecture presentation on Kimberly’s ethnographic research in Cuba.

All Levels are Welcome in the Spirit of Learning and Having Fun.

Tuition:
$150 5-Class Package
$35 Individual Class | Drop In
$135 Pre-Registration Discount by May 28
Email: mail@kimberlymiguelmullen.com

Includes:
*4-Hours AfroCuban Dance Training
*4-Hours AfroBrazilian Dance Training
*1-Lecture + Potluck Gathering:
Lecture Topic by KMM: “The African Legacy in Cuba: The History of AfroCuban Dance Practices in Cuba from Ceremony to Stage.”
Location of Lecture: TBA.

Location:
Miners Foundry Cultural Center
325 Spring St
Nevada City, CA 95959

*The location for the Lecture | Pot Luck – TBA.

Dance Intensive Schedule:

Sunday, June 3
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM: AfroCuban Dance Workshop
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: AfroBrazilian Dance Workshop
7:30 PM Lecture | Pot Luck

Monday, June 4
10:00 AM to Noon: AfroCuban Dance Workshop
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: AfroBrazilian Dance Workshop

To Pre-Register & For More Information, Email: mail@kimberlymiguelmullen.com

KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN
Kimberly Miguel Mullen, M.A. is an international touring dance artist and cultural ethnologist who travels the world to create links among cultures through the expression of dance. The Los Angeles Times has described her movement as “spectacularly supple,” owing to her natural beauty, grace and technical expression of sacred and secular cultural dance forms from the Caribbean, Cuba & Brazil. Among her many achievements over the course of her 20+ year professional dance career, she is a University Dance Professor, a solo performance artist, an international award winning DVD artist & choreographer, Retreat facilitator, and Co-Founder of Tambor Y Danza Cuba, a cultural arts Drum & Dance Immersion Program in Cuba.

Kimberly offers spirited AfroCaribe (mainly AfroCuban) & AfroBrazilian dance classes, workshops, residencies, retreats and cultural arts immersion programs worldwide. She has been featured globally in major Publications and Magazines: Vogue India, Kee Magazine Hong Kong, ELLE, US Magazine, Oxygen, Fitness, Health Magazine, Women’s World and People, etc. In 2012, she was featured on the cover of Conscious Dancer Magazine’s dance travel issue. Kimberly divides her time between the United States and the Caribbean.

www.kimberlymiguelmullen.com

AfroCaribe Dance Intensive

AfroCaribe Dance Intensive w Kimberly Miguel Mullen, Nevada City

JUNE 3 & 4, 2018International Touring Dance Artist & Cultural Ethnologist, Kimberly Miguel Mullen returns to Nevada City to offer a spirited 2-Day AfroCaribe Dance Intensive at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, California with Live Drum Accompaniment for all Classes. The Intensive includes a comprehensive overview on the Ritual and Popular Dance Traditions from Cuba & Brazil including both practical training and a lecture presentation on Kimberly’s ethnographic research in Cuba.

All Levels are Welcome in the Spirit of Learning and Having Fun.

Tuition:
$150 5-Class Package
$35 Individual Class | Drop In
$135 Pre-Registration Discount by May 28
Email: mail@kimberlymiguelmullen.com

Includes:
*4-Hours AfroCuban Dance Training
*4-Hours AfroBrazilian Dance Training
*1-Lecture + Potluck Gathering:
Lecture Topic by KMM: “The African Legacy in Cuba: The History of AfroCuban Dance Practices in Cuba from Ceremony to Stage.”
Location of Lecture: TBA.

Location:
Miners Foundry Cultural Center
325 Spring St
Nevada City, CA 95959

*The location for the Lecture | Pot Luck – TBA.

Dance Intensive Schedule:

Sunday, June 3
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM: AfroCuban Dance Workshop
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: AfroBrazilian Dance Workshop
7:30 PM Lecture | Pot Luck

Monday, June 4
10:00 AM to Noon: AfroCuban Dance Workshop
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: AfroBrazilian Dance Workshop

To Pre-Register & For More Information, Email: mail@kimberlymiguelmullen.com

KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN
Kimberly Miguel Mullen, M.A. is an international touring dance artist and cultural ethnologist who travels the world to create links among cultures through the expression of dance. The Los Angeles Times has described her movement as “spectacularly supple,” owing to her natural beauty, grace and technical expression of sacred and secular cultural dance forms from the Caribbean, Cuba & Brazil. Among her many achievements over the course of her 20+ year professional dance career, she is a University Dance Professor, a solo performance artist, an international award winning DVD artist & choreographer, Retreat facilitator, and Co-Founder of Tambor Y Danza Cuba, a cultural arts Drum & Dance Immersion Program in Cuba.

Kimberly offers spirited AfroCaribe (mainly AfroCuban) & AfroBrazilian dance classes, workshops, residencies, retreats and cultural arts immersion programs worldwide. She has been featured globally in major Publications and Magazines: Vogue India, Kee Magazine Hong Kong, ELLE, US Magazine, Oxygen, Fitness, Health Magazine, Women’s World and People, etc. In 2012, she was featured on the cover of Conscious Dancer Magazine’s dance travel issue. Kimberly divides her time between the United States and the Caribbean.

www.kimberlymiguelmullen.com

AfroCaribe Dance Intensive

AfroCaribe Dance Intensive w Kimberly Miguel Mullen, Nevada City

JUNE 3 & 4, 2018

International Touring Dance Artist & Cultural Ethnologist, Kimberly Miguel Mullen returns to Nevada City to offer a spirited 2-Day AfroCaribe Dance Intensive at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, California with Live Drum Accompaniment for all Classes. The Intensive includes a comprehensive overview on the Ritual and Popular Dance Traditions from Cuba & Brazil including both practical training and a lecture presentation on Kimberly’s ethnographic research in Cuba.

All Levels are Welcome in the Spirit of Learning and Having Fun.

Tuition:
$150 5-Class Package
$35 Individual Class | Drop In
$135 Pre-Registration Discount by May 28
Email: mail@kimberlymiguelmullen.com

Includes:
*4-Hours AfroCuban Dance Training
*4-Hours AfroBrazilian Dance Training
*1-Lecture + Potluck Gathering:
Lecture Topic by KMM: “The African Legacy in Cuba: The History of AfroCuban Dance Practices in Cuba from Ceremony to Stage.”
Location of Lecture: TBA.

Location:
Miners Foundry Cultural Center
325 Spring St
Nevada City, CA 95959

*The location for the Lecture | Pot Luck – TBA.

Dance Intensive Schedule:

Sunday, June 3
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM: AfroCuban Dance Workshop
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM: AfroBrazilian Dance Workshop
7:30 PM Lecture | Pot Luck

Monday, June 4
10:00 AM to Noon: AfroCuban Dance Workshop
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: AfroBrazilian Dance Workshop

To Pre-Register & For More Information, Email: mail@kimberlymiguelmullen.com

KIMBERLY MIGUEL MULLEN
Kimberly Miguel Mullen, M.A. is an international touring dance artist and cultural ethnologist who travels the world to create links among cultures through the expression of dance. The Los Angeles Times has described her movement as “spectacularly supple,” owing to her natural beauty, grace and technical expression of sacred and secular cultural dance forms from the Caribbean, Cuba & Brazil. Among her many achievements over the course of her 20+ year professional dance career, she is a University Dance Professor, a solo performance artist, an international award winning DVD artist & choreographer, Retreat facilitator, and Co-Founder of Tambor Y Danza Cuba, a cultural arts Drum & Dance Immersion Program in Cuba.

Kimberly offers spirited AfroCaribe (mainly AfroCuban) & AfroBrazilian dance classes, workshops, residencies, retreats and cultural arts immersion programs worldwide. She has been featured globally in major Publications and Magazines: Vogue India, Kee Magazine Hong Kong, ELLE, US Magazine, Oxygen, Fitness, Health Magazine, Women’s World and People, etc. In 2012, she was featured on the cover of Conscious Dancer Magazine’s dance travel issue. Kimberly divides her time between the United States and the Caribbean.

www.kimberlymiguelmullen.com