Events

Nevada City Summer Craft Fair 2015

Open Call For Vendors now – May 25, 2015

The Miners Foundry and the Nevada City Craft Fair have officially announced the open call for vendors for the 2015 Nevada City Summer Craft Fair, now through May 25, 2015.

We are looking for craftspeople, artists, and designers who reflect the spirit and fun of the Nevada City Craft Fair.

Whether the medium is wood, leather, food, textiles, or plants, we strive to showcase the best and the brightest of Northern California craft and design.

The Nevada City Summer Craft Fair will be held on Friday, August 7, 2015 at the Miners Foundry.  We will be partnering with DANK and The Nevada City 1st Friday Art Walk for a full day of Fun and Art!

WE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR:

WinterCraftFairFood / Beverage Vendors
Designer Clothing
Handbags
Jewelry
Housewares
Knit Items
Paper Goods
Vintage
Patterns
Children’s Items
Ceramics
Bath Products
Artisan / Gourmet Food
Furniture
Art / Prints
Sewn Accessories

Vendors

Summer Craft Fair

 

 

The Nevada City Summer Craft Fair returns Friday, August 7, 2015 to the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center in downtown Nevada City, CA.

All-ages are welcomed and encouraged. Entrance fee is $3.00, children under 12 are free.

The Nevada City Summer Craft Fair is open from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk.

Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at Briar Patch or the Miners Foundry Box Office.

The independent, juried craft fair began 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 inaugural event attracted over 800 attendees and showcases the local regions top Etsy vendors, artisans, do-it-yourself crafters, and features their unique, handmade, original and repurposed art, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and housewares. Attendees can also expect to find letterpress, paper and stationary items as well as children’s things, toys (for the young and young at heart), ceramics, bath products, and more

Fright Night 2015

 

Fright Night, Nevada City’s Halloween tradition returns to the Miners Foundry on Saturday, October 31, 2015.  Fright Night 2015 features music by Achilles Wheel, The Soft Bombs, and Scary Little Friends plus food and drinks available for purchase and a live costume contest with cash prizes.   Don’t miss the creative presentations by the Motion Graphic Artists of the Nevada City Film Festival, back by popular demand.

Doors open 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.

 

Fright Night FAQs

 

Event Schedule (times are approximate)

 

FrightNight8:30 p.m.  | Doors Open

8:30 p.m.  | Costume Contest Registration (Foyer)

8:45 p.m. | Scary Little Friends (Stone Hall)

9:00 p.m.  | Achilles Wheel (Osborn/Woods Hall)

10:00 p.m.  | Costume Contest Registration Closes (Foyer)

10:15 p.m.  | Motion Graphic Artists (Osborn/Woods Hall)

10:30 p.m  | Costume Contest (Osborn/Woods Hall)

10:45 p.m  | The Soft Bombs (Stone Hall)

11:00 p.m.  | Achilles Wheel (Osborn/Woods Hall)

 

The Bands!

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Achilles Wheel is a high energy Roots and World music/Rock and Roll band from Northern California, featuring award winning songwriting played on numerous stringed instruments and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The quality of the band’s songwriting combined with stunning musicianship earned them spots at last year’s California Worldfest, The Strawberry Music festival, The Redwood Mountain Faire, The Redwood Ramble, Dead On The Creek, Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween and a sold out show at Sierra Nevada Big Room in Chico, California.  2015 promises to be a busy year for AW with the release of their third studio recording.  If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see an Achilles Wheel show and make a joyful noise.

 

The Soft Bombs

Offering drivingly danceable rhythms, hard pumping bass, and hypnotically addictive blends of psych, kaleidoscopic electrophonic melodies, The Soft Bombs are at once retro and distinctly forward-looking. The band’s live shows are enhanced by colorful projections and extended dance-improvs that whip the audience into a frenzy.  The Soft Bombs continue to wow audiences up and down the west coast with their unique brand of rock and roll.

 

Scary Little Friends

Based in San Francisco with underlying southern soul roots, strong songwriting is really the bread and butter of Scary Little Friends.  Scary Little Friend’s live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent. They connect with their audience the old-fashioned way by offering authentic heartfelt performances that fulfill our desire to connect. No gimmicks, no tricks. Just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn’t say.

 

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Costume Contest Rules

1.  Register the evening of Fright Night at the event.  The $5 registration fee includes one complimentary drink coupon.
2.  First prize will receive $175, Second prize will receive $125, Third prize will receive $75, and the People’s Choice Award will receive $125.  All winners will also receive free entry for Fright Night 2016.
3.  Costumes will be judged on Originality, Quality of Construction, and WOW Factor.
4.  No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame, or smoke generators of any kind are allowed.
5.  No electrical power connections will be provided.  If your costume requires power, it must be part of the costume design.
6.  Groups are considered one entry and winners will be awarded one prize to share.

Thank you to the 2015 Costume Contest Sponsors!

SpiritHouse Import Gallery
Cult of Gemini
Tribal Weaver
Gray Goose
Fudenjuce
Serendipity
Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery
Reiki Kitchen
Elixart
Robin’s On The Avenue
Cafe Mekka
Yuba Blue

Nevada City Dance Festival

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Nevada City Dance Festival, the first festival of professional dance in Western Nevada County.  Presented with a grant from the California Arts Council, the Nevada City Dance Festival will offer master classes for local dancers, a gala reception, and two professional dance performances by visiting companies.   dawsondancesf will perform on Tuesday, November 17th and Kimberly Miguel-Mullen will perform on Thursday, November 19th.  The Box Office opens at 5:30 p.m. the night of each performance, with the theatre opening at 6:30 p.m. and the performance beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 per performance for General Admission seating, plus ticketing fees.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Festival Events

November 14 ~ Master Class
November 17 ~ Gala Reception
November 17 ~ Performance by dawsondancesf
November 18 ~ Master Class
November 19 ~ Performance by Kimberly Miguel-Mullen

 

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dawsondancesf breaks down the barriers placed on classical ballet and brings to light the strength and beauty that artists possess within themselves, allowing them to explore their voices through choreography and vision.  Through this process, artists transform themselves, audiences, and the world of dance that surrounds them.  Artistic Director Gregory Dawson formed dawsondancesf in 2007 as an outlet for his choreographic goals and vision and has choreographed a piece specifically for the Osborn/Woods Hall.

“Having created a good amount of  my larger works in unconventional spaces, I find myself attracted to the challenge.  So much so that I find myself slightly uncomfortable with the conventional proscenium.  Indeed what attracts me to those spaces is the history that lies within.  The richness of the architect, the sweat that was behind the construction of the edifice, and most definitely how lives are effected by it existence.  Having visited the Miners Foundry, I was inspired to create a composition that is intimate and inclusive, and having the structure be the gateway into the world that we will create.”  ~ Gregory Dawson

 

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Kimberly Miguel-Mullen is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and dance ethnologist who has performed in the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Tobago, Cuba, and Hong Kong.  As a solo artist, she was one of a chosen few to perform with the late legendary Cuban percussionist Francisco Aguabella.  The Los Angeles Times has described her movement as “spectacularly supple”, a well-crafted mixture of Silvestre contemporary dance and traditional techniques from the African diaspora.  Mullen, who earned a Master of Arts degree in Dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures, actively pursues her interests in dance ethnography and traveling throughout the world while creating links among cultures through the expression of dance.

 

California Arts Council

California Arts Council Local Impact grants are awarded to smaller arts organizations for the purpose of providing project support add fostering equity, access , and opportunity to arts programs in smaller communities.  The Mission of the California Arts Council is to advance California through the arts and creativity.

New Year’s Eve Funk Party

 

 

The Miners Foundry and Paul Emery Music present New Year’s Eve Funk Party on Thursday, December 31, 2015, featuring Mojo Green with special guest Whee The People.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $30 for Limited Reserve, plus ticketing fees.  General Admission tickets are for the dancing section and are not guaranteed a seat.  Limited Reserve tickets include cabaret seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

Mojo Green

Mojo Green is a seven piece, horn driven, soul funk machine playing high energy dance music, quickly becoming a Soul Funk household name.  Sharing the stage with some of the nation’s top touring bands, Mojo Green has taken their high energy, hard hitting, crazy dance party to such storied venues as Sweetwater Music Hall and the Crystal Bay Club, plus major festivals such as Burning Man and the Hangtown Halloween Ball.

 

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Whee the People songs start with a foundation of Indie Rock and Indie Pop grooves, add a ton of Funkiness and Soul, and come to life with positive and uplifting vocals.  With a funky, soul, horn section, sultry back-up girls, and hooky gang choruses, Whee the People is a journey for your ears.

Nevada City Dance Festival

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Nevada City Dance Festival, the first festival of professional dance in Western Nevada County.  Presented with a grant from the California Arts Council, the Nevada City Dance Festival will offer master classes for local dancers, a gala reception, and two professional dance performances by visiting companies.   dawsondancesf will perform on Tuesday, November 17th and Kimberly Miguel-Mullen will perform on Thursday, November 19th.  The Box Office opens at 5:30 p.m. the night of each performance, with the theatre opening at 6:30 p.m. and the performance beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 per performance for General Admission seating, plus ticketing fees.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Festival Events

November 14 ~ Master Class
November 17 ~ Gala Reception
November 17 ~ Performance by dawsondancesf
November 18 ~ Master Class
November 19 ~ Performance by Kimberly Miguel-Mullen

 

Scene3-pic-DawsonWallace-feat

 

dawsondancesf breaks down the barriers placed on classical ballet and brings to light the strength and beauty that artists possess within themselves, allowing them to explore their voices through choreography and vision.  Through this process, artists transform themselves, audiences, and the world of dance that surrounds them.  Artistic Director Gregory Dawson formed dawsondancesf in 2007 as an outlet for his choreographic goals and vision and has choreographed a piece specifically for the Osborn/Woods Hall.

“Having created a good amount of  my larger works in unconventional spaces, I find myself attracted to the challenge.  So much so that I find myself slightly uncomfortable with the conventional proscenium.  Indeed what attracts me to those spaces is the history that lies within.  The richness of the architect, the sweat that was behind the construction of the edifice, and most definitely how lives are effected by it existence.  Having visited the Miners Foundry, I was inspired to create a composition that is intimate and inclusive, and having the structure be the gateway into the world that we will create.”  ~ Gregory Dawson

 

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Kimberly Miguel-Mullen is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and dance ethnologist who has performed in the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Tobago, Cuba, and Hong Kong.  As a solo artist, she was one of a chosen few to perform with the late legendary Cuban percussionist Francisco Aguabella.  The Los Angeles Times has described her movement as “spectacularly supple”, a well-crafted mixture of Silvestre contemporary dance and traditional techniques from the African diaspora.  Mullen, who earned a Master of Arts degree in Dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures, actively pursues her interests in dance ethnography and traveling throughout the world while creating links among cultures through the expression of dance.

 

California Arts Council

California Arts Council Local Impact grants are awarded to smaller arts organizations for the purpose of providing project support add fostering equity, access , and opportunity to arts programs in smaller communities.  The Mission of the California Arts Council is to advance California through the arts and creativity.

Clara and the Nutcracker

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 10 & 11, 2015. Enjoy a delightful evening 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 will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens each night at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:00 p.m.   Tickets are $20.00 for Reserved Seating and $16.00 for Students, and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

"Clara and the Nutcracker"

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful abbreviated 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 “short story” 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 evening to remember!

 

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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 and the Nutcracker

 

The Miners Foundry and Holt Ballet Conservatory will present “Clara and The Nutcracker” on December 10 & 11, 2015. Enjoy a delightful evening 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 will feature a no host bar and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The Box Office opens each night at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the performance begins at 7:00 p.m.   Tickets are $20.00 for Reserved Seating and $16.00 for Students, and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

"Clara and the Nutcracker"

Clara and The Nutcracker” is a delightful abbreviated 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 “short story” 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 evening to remember!

 

HBC logo

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.

 

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

 

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic® Film Festival inspires people and unites communities to heal the earth.

Wild & Scenic is a call to action. At the festival, film-goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet. We show environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action.

Wild & Scenic raises resources and awareness for SYRCL’s initiatives to recover California’s wild salmon and to protect and restore the Yuba River. In addition, SYRCL’s Film Festival On Tour serves as a national platform for local environmental advocacy.

Chocolate Infusion

 

Spend a glorious winter Sunday afternoon enjoying chocolate, wine, and the incredible music of Lolo Gervais all in the Speakeasy vibe of the 1920’s. Sample delicious and decadent chocolate treats from local and regional chocolatiers and chefs, taste wonderful local wines and even some craft beer that compliment the sweet and savory food samples you’ll enjoy.

Bring your friends, dress in period 1920’s costumes (if you desire) and enjoy an afternoon like no other at Chocolate Infusion. It really will be an afternoon to savor and remember long after it’s over.

The doors open at 1pm at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City, California and ends at 4:30 pm. What’s the secret word to get into the Speakeasy? CHOCOLATE!

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Purchase online, at The Union offices or by phone 530-477-4241.

The Deadbeats & Mystafya

 

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Deadbeats and Mystafya for a special reunion concert on Friday, February 19, 2016.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the Door.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

The DeadbeatsThe Deadbeats formed during the Summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers.  Soon it was apparent the band was on to something, a certain indefinable sound and feel that really captures the essence of a Dead show.  Though band members have come and gone over the years, Tom, Paul, and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the Deadbeat sound.

 

 

 

 

Mystafya

Mystafya is Nevada County’s longest running and most successful reggae band, with a major impact on the local and world music scene.  Among the Northern California reggae heavy hitters, Mystafya has stunned audiences in both clubs and outdoor arenas.  Through the years, Mystafya has solidified its claim as one of Northern California’s top reggae bands.

 

 

DANK: Changing Course

DANK, Nevada County’s artists collective at the Miners Foundry, invites you to their new exhibition, Changing Course, inspired by the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, January 15-17. Artists Roseanne Burke, Sarah Coleman, Moira McLaughlin, Joe Meade, Celine Adrianna Negrete, and Nancy Nelson will share thought-provoking 2D and 3D works that address issues of climate change, species extinction, and California’s drought. Simultaneously, the show is a celebration of nature’s beauty and perfection, and of the impact man-made solutions could have on our planet if we act now

Hot mulled wine will be served Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, 4-7 pm. FoxHound Espresso will brew pour over coffee, Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17, 9am-1pm. Sierra Moonshine will offer homemade beer on Sunday, January 17, 4-6 pm for the Wild & Happy Hour. Feel free to hang out or pop in for a drink between films.