Events in June 2013

Summer is here! Take a picnic lunch down to the Yuba to cool off or stay in town, taste some wine and have a lovely meal at one of our great restaurants. There is always so much to see and do here in Nevada City!

June 7, June 7, July 5, August 2, 5-9 pm - First Friday Art Walk - The Artwalk is a celebration of Nevada City’s diverse mix of galleries, artisan boutiques, retail shops, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, as well as our wonderfully artistic and creative community. Participating Downtown businesses will stay open until 9pm every First Friday monthly and many will host “receptions” with local artists, trunk shows, and/or performances. Many shops are also offering snacks and beverages as well as sales and specials only valid for the event.

June 8 – Nevada City Foreign Car Show -  The Sierra Sports Car Group, United Way of Nevada County and The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the 3rd Annual Nevada City Foreign Car Show. This car show is a collaborative effort between the three groups. For more information:

June 13-16 -  Bluegrass Festival -  The 38th Annual Father’s Day Festival is right around the corner with another spectacular lineup of national headliners, impressive California talent, workshops, camping, jamming and more, all under the pines at the scenic Nevada County Fairgrounds. For more information:

June 16 -  Nevada City Bicycle Classic - One of America’s top cycling events celebrates its 53rd anniversary this year and many of the nation’s top cyclists are expected to be on hand.  The Annual Nevada City Bicycle Classic will be held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in historic downtown Nevada City. The Nevada City Classic is one of the premiere sporting events in the Sierra foothills, the largest and oldest bike race on the West Coast, and the second-oldest race in the natioJune 22 – Soap Box Derby -  Teams will race nearly 1/2 mile downhill (powered only by gravity) on Nimrod Street in Nevada City, while being judged for creativity, speed and team spirit! Proceeds benefit Pioneer Park. The race starts at Noon.

June 29 -   Saturday – 7:30 pm / Gates open at 6:00 pm - Music in the Mountains presents The Music of Queen On the lawn at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Bring your own seating.  Calling this performance a tour de force is a huge understatement. Because when Michael Shotton gets through channeling Freddie Mercury – backed up by his killer seven piece band, the sublime MIM Festival Orchestra and the amazing MIM Chorus – you’ll be exhausted and begging for more. With this kind of musical horsepower, we’re absolutely going to rock you!

As always, check out the wonderful variety of events at the Miners Foundry. For more information go to:



Events in May 2013

Everything is in bloom and the weather is for the most part beautiful and the occasional shower helps to keep things green a bit longer. As usual, there is no shortage of things to do and see here in this Merry Month of May. Come up and enjoy Spring in our beautiful foothills.

Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques’ annual art show and sale is from May 5-13 in their warehouse in Nevada City. Twice a year, in Spring and Fall, Kodo Arts opens its warehouse to the public. Inside, you will find Japanese décor, furniture, textiles, art, kimonos, and much more! The warehouse is located at 571 Searls Ave in the 7 Hills Business District in Nevada City, or visit their website at

24 Hour Plays at Miners Foundry May 8. Tickets are $15.00 and are available online, by phone (530) 265-5040, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  On Wednesday, May 8, find out what happens when a group of talented Nevada County actors, writers, directors, and producers are given just 24 hours to create, rehearse, and tech six short original plays, culminating in an off-book performance to a live theatre audience.

The Complete History of America May 3 – May 26. LeGacy Presents is proud and thrilled to bring yet another hilarious comedy by the Reduced Shakespeare Company to the Off Center Stage this May. Following the hugely successful and popular The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, presented by LeGacy last fall, Scott Ewing once again directs this three actor fast, fun, and rollicking comedy – 600 years in 6000 seconds!!

Mother’s Day Buffet and Champagne Sunday, May 12. Serving a very special Mother’s Day Buffet and Champagne $12.00 per person and Children 6 – 10 years old is $5.00  Children under age 5 are FREE  Please send your reservation and payment to:

Nevada City Elks Lodge #518
Post Office Box 611
Nevada City, CA 95959

Songs of Leonard Cohen Tickets are on sale for the return of A Thousand Kisses Deep, the songs of Leonard Cohen, to the Nevada Theatre on May 10 and 11 at 8pm. Nevada Theatre401 Broad Street Nevada City Information and order by phone at: the Miners Foundry – 530-265-5462 Tickets at: The Briar Patch – 530-272-5333; Yabobo – 530-470-9114 Go to for more information.

The 20th Annual Spring Garden Tour, hosted by Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills (SISF), scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. This event is a self-guided tour of six privately-owned gardens in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Penn Valley.  Gardens are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the garden gate. Tickets go on sale in early March.  Wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat, and don’t forget your camera on this four-to-five hour excursion.

Dont miss the  26th Annual Miners Foundry Mother’s Day Plant Sale.  The Mother’s Day Plant & Garden Sale features over a dozen growers of Organic Vegetables and Herb Seedlings grown locally to give your garden a head start on the growing season.

In its 28th year, the Teddy Bear Convention in idyllic Nevada City will celebrate the enduring charms and trace the birth of the teddy bear, more than a century ago, to its permanent place in the contemporary scene as the ubiquitous plaything and highly prized collectible. May 10, 11 and 12. Thursday, May 10 at Trolley Junction. Friday, May 11 – 12noon to 5PM and Saturday, May 12 – 10AM to 4PM at Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Highway 49, Nevada City.

Docent led wildflower walks along the South Yuba River at Bridgeport start Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 am and continue through May 19. South Yuba River State Park Association.

Ongoing: Tabletop Tango on Tuesdays at The Haven, 228 Broad St (downstairs) Argentine Tango lessons and practice 6:30 beginners; 7:30 intermediate; 8:30 practice Drop-ins welcome, cost is $10. Multi-lesson discounts are offered. For more information:


Yahoo! Article on Broad Street Inn in Nevada City

A guest who writes for Yahoo! recently stayed with us and wrote this great article!  Read about it by clicking HERE.

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April Events

Happy Spring! Birds are singing Daffodils are blooming – come up and enjoy our ever changing Spring weather!

Ananda TulipAs always, the Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center offers interesting events for all ages – find out more here –

Magic Lantern Film Society presents Food and Film Series: Big Night on Sunday,  April 7, Film 4:00 Dinner 6:00

Off Broadstreet’s “Forever Meadow Green” Fridays and Saturdays 8:15 through April 20. Big-hearted hippie florist Meadow Green and two cranky ninety-year-old retired doo-wop singers perform in her 2013 World Earth Day Celebration at her Morrow Bay nursery, “The Immortal Soil.”

CATS/Community Asian Theater of the Sierra, presents “Journey to the West” at the Nevada Theatre April 11-May 4. The 16th century novel on which the play is based is a classic in China, and the characters have become favorites of the Chinese. They appear in comic books, TV cartoons, and ads for Chinese beer.

Crystal Hermitage Gardens at Ananda Weekends April 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 10am-5pm. Beauty, color, joy – experience the exuberance of over 10,000 tulips in bloom in the world class gardens at Crystal Hermitage.

Docent led wildflower walks along the South Yuba River at Bridgeport start Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 am and continue through May 19. South Yuba River State Park Association.

Ongoing: Tabletop Tango on Tuesdays at The Haven, 228 Broad St (downstairs) Argentine Tango lessons and practice 6:30 beginners; 7:30 intermediate; 8:30 practice Drop-ins welcome, cost is $10. Multi-lesson discounts are offered. For more information:


Bistro 221

I was honored to be invited to a “friends and family” dinner at Bistro 221. It’s the newest eatery in downtown Nevada City located at the old Lefty’s site.

Melissa, the owner, along with her wonderful staff and chef, Christian, presented a fabulous feast! They serve down home, comfort food…like your mother’s, only better! The staff is like one big happy family, most having worked together over the years at Cirinio’s.


We were generously served samples from their menu starting off with creamy Deviled Eggs, a delicious Clam Chowder in a warm bread bowl, a Wedge Salad and a Caesar Salad. Next up was Mac n Cheese with Chitlins, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Herbed Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Short Ribs with Goat Cheese Polenta, and a Bacon Avocado Burger. My head was spinning from all the great taste sensations! Of course, dinner would not be complete without dessert which included a Lemon Curd Tart, Flourless Chocolate Ganache, Crème Brulee and German Apple Cake.  Choosing a favorite would be impossible…maybe they should offer a dessert sampler on their menu!

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Bistro 221 opens this Friday so be sure to drop in! You won’t be disappointed and you will most certainly leave with a warm heart and a full belly!

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Events in March

March is the perfect time to come up and just relax. The weather report looks favorable, so do some hiking, taste some wine and maybe just relax with a good book.

Burnal Equinox – Here’s your chance to get a taste of Burning Man! Sacramento Valley Spark and the Gold Country Burnal Equinox Committee are excited to present BE3, the Third Annual Burnal Equinox, a celebration halfway between Burning Man events on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Three stages of entertainment will feature live music, DJ’s and performance art.  Bring yourself and be yourself.  This all-day event begins at 2:00 p.m. and continues until 1:00 a.m.  Tickets are $20 in Advance and $25 at the door.

FLOATER, hailing from Portland, Oregon, has received two preliminary Grammy nominations, toured the USA and Canada, and recently released their most critically acclaimed record to date, “Wake.” Their sound includes elements of rock, psychedelia, reggae, pop and even jazz and is wholly original.  The event takes place at the Miners Foundry – Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show begins at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and are available online, in person, or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462 or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Nevada City’s 24th Annual Psychic Fair (a benefit for the Miners Foundry) will be held on March 23 & 24, 2013.  Fair hours are 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Sierra Stages Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  Thursday, February 28 – Friday, March 22, 2013  at  the Nevada Theatre 401 Broad Street , Nevada City.

Performances: Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM.  Ticket Prices: February 28 and March 1: $15 General Admission; All Other Performances: $20 General Admission if purchased before March 2 and $25 thereafter; All Performances: $35 Reserved Seats. For more information:

Ongoing: Tabletop Tango on Tuesdays at The Haven, 228 Broad St (downstairs)

Argentine Tango lessons and practice 6:30 beginners; 7:30 intermediate; 8:30 practice

Drop-ins welcome, cost is $10. Multi-lesson discounts are offered. For more information:

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Nevada City Events in January 2013

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Poster 2013

Happy New Year! We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2013!

Nevada City’s premier January event is the 11th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival! This world class event is hosted by  SYRCL, the South Yuba Citizen’s League. This year, the three-day environmental film festival is on January  11, 12, and 13 in and around Nevada City. Each year, the Festival draws in top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the largest film festival of it’s kind. The films show all over Nevada City, including the Miners Foundry, the Nevada Theatre, the Veterans Hall, and many more locations (almost all are walking distance, too!). This is one of Nevada City’s biggest events and is worth going to! If you plan on coming next year, make your reservations as soon as possible. Accommodations fill up as far as one year in advance. We hope you can join us for this fabulous, one-of-a-kind festival!

In addition to over 120 incredible films, there will be live music, workshops, performance,  art, parties and so much more! Don’t miss this festival weekend! For more information, click here!

Off Broadstreet Theater will be presenting Knockoffs at the Pina Colada, a new musical comedy By John Driscoll & Jan Kopp. This performance runs from Jan 11th Through Feb 16th, and Sunday January 27th. All Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. and some Sundays at 2:00pm.

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents local treasure and master Scottish fiddler, Alasdair Fraser with the 5th annual Community Workshop & Gathering on Saturday, January 5, 2013. For more information click here.

Attention chocolate lovers! Taste delectable chocolate creations from chocolatiers and chefs, savor delicious local wines, and enjoy Ludi Hinrichs on piano from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Chocolate Infusion, an afternoon of chocolate, wine, & jazz on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the Miners Foundry.

The Gold Country Celtic Society will be hosting the 22nd Annual Robert Burns Celebration Dinner and Concert on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Miners Foundry. Doors open at 4:00, dinner at 5:30.

If you’re planning to wed in 2013, be sure to check out An Affair For All SeasonsJanuary 27 from 11am to 4pm at the Miners Foundry. On this special day, the Miners Foundry will be transformed into seasonal rooms showcasing some of the top wedding and event vendors in Nevada County.

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Events in December 2012

The Broad Street Inn would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season!

December is filled with events to delight children of all ages!

Get in the Christmas spirit at Grass Valley’s Cornish Christmas every Friday from 6:00-9:00. It continues through the month of December.

LeGacy Presents is showing two plays this month. The first, Every Christmas Story Ever Told is playing at The Nevada Theatre through December 30. Their other play is  Miracle on 34th Street also playing at The Nevada Theater through December 30. For show times and more information, visit

Victorian Christmas is here again! Wander through downtown and find craft vendors, yummy food, hot mulled wine, and roasted chestnuts. This year there will be more entertainment, more music and more venues. Entertainment this year includes carolers, street performers, photos with Santa, Salvation Army brass band, the marching Presidents, a living Nativity, and so much more! The lively street fair will be on Wednesdays from 5:00-9:00 on December 5, 12, and 19, and on Sundays from 12:00-5:00 on December 16 and 23. For information on free parking and shuttle services, visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce or click HERE.

Music in the Mountains presents the 30th annual Holiday Pops Concert concert at the Amaral Family Festival Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. You won’t want to miss this beautiful performance that will get you in the holiday spirit! The concert plays on December 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. on December 9. Purchase tickets online HERE.

Over 1,500 motorcyclists will ride through Nevada County for the 21st annual Food and Toy Run which takes place Saturday, December 8. Riders meet at 9:30 a.m. and the ride starts at 12:00 p.m. For more information, click HERE.

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present a Holiday Celebration of Dance featuring Holt Ballet Conservatory and The Movement Alliance, plus TMA School, Junior Company, and The Sierra College Dance Club, Tuesday, December 11, 5:30pm. The Celebration will present scenes from The Nutcracker and original modern dance choreography.

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival present “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Saturday, December 15. The special screening is part of the Food & Film Series, pairing movies with a fabulous dining experience.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

The Miners Foundry’s bi-annual, independent, juried craft fair showcases the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, do-it-yourself crafters, featuring their unique, handmade, original & vintage items. The Winter Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, December 16, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Admission is $3.00, children are admitted free of charge.


November Events

November kicks off  Nevada City’s busy holiday season. Early November visitors may still be able to catch the last of our beautiful Fall Colors display. Holiday lights begin to appear and a festive atmosphere fills the town. It’s a great time to come enjoy the beauty of this season. The Broad Street Inn would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are of few of the events happening in November -

Paul Emery presents Our Town.  Directed by Sandra Rockman.  Nevada TheatreOct 11-13, Oct 18-20 Oct 25-27 Nov 1-3.  Showtimes 7 pm Thursdays, 8 pm Fridays, 2pm and 8pm Saturdays.  Tickets $15 Thursdays, $20 Fridays and Saturdays.

The Food and Film Series, presents The Thin Man, presented by Miners Foundry and the Nevada City Film Festival, on November 16 at the Miners Foundry. Doors open at 7:00pm, film at 7:30pm, and dinner to follow. Food is available for purchase along with a full bar. Tickets are available at or The Nevada City Box Office at 530-265-5462. Tickets are $12 for Miners Foundry & Magic Lantern Film Society Members and $15 for non-members and include one drink ticket.

December’s film is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. For more information, click HERE.

For a list of the November events held at the Miners Foundry, click HERE.

Sierra Stages presents Assassins, playing 10/25-11/17 at the Off Center Stage

Country Christmas Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. November 23 & 24 10am to 5 pm and November 25 10am to 4 pm. Admission $4, children under 12 free. Gifts, music, food, entertainment, Santa and his elves will be on hand.

Artisans Festival Miners Foundry, November 23, 24, 25. Admission $3, children under 12 free


August Events

The Food and Film Series, put on by Miners Foundry and the Nevada City Film Festival, present Sideways, on Friday August 3 at the Miners Foundry. Doors open & wine tasting begins at 4:30pm, film at 5:30pm, dinner & music at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at or The Nevada City Box Office at 530-265-5462. Tickets are $40 for Miners Foundry & Magic Lantern Film Society Members and $50 for non-members. Make Your Reservations by July 30th! Next month’s film is Mamma Mia! For more information, click HERE.

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners are proud to announce their second annual Nevada City Uncorked, August 4 from 1-5pm in historic downtown Nevada City. With over 20 wineries and food vendors plus over 500 attendees from neighboring Foothill communities, we expect this event to be bigger and better than last year.

Check out the Nevada City Craft FairAugust 5, 10am-8pm at the Miners Foundry, Nevada City, CA! The independent, juried craft fair showcases the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, do-it-yourself crafters, feat. their unique, handmade, original & vintage items. All-ages are welcomed and encouraged. Entrance fee is $3, children free.

The Nevada County Fair is from August 8-12 this year. Get homemade corn dogs, caramel corn, ice cream, and so much more delicious food on Treat Street. Enjoy rides and entertainment, like the famous Demolition Derby. You don’t want to miss out on our old time county fair!

The Nevada City Film Festival is a great way to get introduced to new short films and filmmakers. The festival runs from August 16-19 at various venues in Nevada City. The fun festival is a great way to experience Nevada City from a local’s perspective.

Synthetic Unlimited, the people who brought us One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, present William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Antony and Cleopatra, from August 23-September 15. With a little action and a little romance, everyone will enjoy this local production.

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