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. http://minersfoundry.org/be3-3rd-annual-burnal-equinox-saturday-march-2-2013-200-p-m-100-a-m-20-00-advance-25-00-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. http://minersfoundry.org/floater/

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:  www.sierrastages.org

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: www.tabletoptango.wordpress.com

July Events 2012

Looking for a fun and safe way to spend 4th of July? Come to Nevada City and enjoy the patriotic parade that starts at 2:00 right in front of Broad Street Inn. Then head over to the Nevada County Fairgrounds to watch an incredible fireworks show at 9:30. Read details on the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce website, or click HERE.

Come to Summer Nights, one of Nevada City’s most popular events. The fun and free street fair is great for the whole family and dog-friendly! Enjoy music, art, vendors, classic cars, and the shops you know and love downtown. The street fair is only here for three Wednesdays: July 11, 18, & 25. For more information, visit the Nevada City Chamber website.

Travel back in time this summer! Sierra Stages presents The Music Man, set exactly 100 years ago, July 1912. Watch the classic musical at the Nevada Theatre from July 12 to August 4. Tickets start at $15 and are available at the Nevada City Box Office or HERE.

The 16th Annual WorldFest is back this year from July 12-15 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Come to see performers such as Cake, Joe Craven Trio, Mumbo Gumbo and many many more! Tickets start at $50 for a day pass. Want to camp out? It’s just $15 extra for a campsite! For more information on tickets, visit their website, or click HERE. Just a reminder, leave the pooch at home. Dogs are not allowed at the campground or in the fairgrounds for this event.

The Food and Film Series, put on by Miners Foundry and the Nevada City Film Festival, present Amélie, a classic French film nominated for 5 Academy Awards, on Friday July 20 at the Miners Foundry. Doors open at 5:00, the film starts at 6:00, and music and fare is at 8:00. Tickets are $16 for Magic Lantern Film Society and/or Miners Foundry Members, and $20 for non-members. Enjoy live music by Beaucoup Chapeaux, and classic French crepes by Isabelle’s Soul Kitchen Creperie are available for purchase. Next month’s film is Sideways. For more information, click HERE.

The Sierra Storytelling Festival returns to the North Columbia School House Cultural Center this year from July 27 – 29. Come and listen to African, Native American, and Jewish traditions and folk tales. Find ticket information online, HERE.

June Events 2012

Ewing Productions presents Next to Normal, a 3-time Tony Award winner and recipient of a 2010 Pulitzer Prize, is showing at the Nevada Theatre from May 24 to June 24. Tickets range from $15-$35 and can be purchased at the door of ahead of time at Briar Patch or by calling 530-265-5462. Tickets are also available online. For more information, visit http://ewingventuresnc.com/

Sierra Vintners hosts “Discover the Gold” Wine Trail on June 2 & 3 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Begin your tour at any of the participating wineries, where you will receive your commemorative wine glass, a wristband and a program outlining what each winery will be offering (program preview available online at www.sierravintners.com). This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are $30 for Friday OR Saturday, $40 for Friday AND Saturday, or $10 for a designated driver (you get food!). For more information, visit http://sierravintners.com/

The 2nd Annual Nevada City Foreign Car Show, Wine Stroll, and Pub Crawl is back! The Sidewalk Sale is joining the events this year too. The Car Show and Wine Stroll will be from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday June 9, and the Sidewalk Sale will continue until 5:00. More information is available HERE.

The Food and Film Series, put on by Miners Foundry and the Nevada City Film Festival, present The Other F Word, a film about punk-rock dads, on Thursday June 14 at the Miners Foundry. This particular film does not have an adjoining meal, bringing ticket prices down to $7 for members, students, and seniors, and $9 for general admission. Next month’s film is Amélie. For more information, click HERE.

The 37th Annual Bluegrass Festival is coming up! Come and enjoy the performances, workshops, and more at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, June 14-17.

The Nevada City Farmers Market is returning June 16 on Union Street (by the Chamber of Commerce). The Farmers Market will be every Saturday morning from 8:30-12:30 until November 17 (Saturday before Thanksgiving).

Back by popular demand, The Nevada City Soapbox Derby returns to Pioneer Park on June 16 from 10:00-4:00. If you missed it last year, you must see it this year! Bring the whole family and enjoy the races, as well as food, beer, and entertainment for the kids. Read more about the derby HERE.

The 52nd Annual Nevada City Classic Bicycle Race is back this Fathers’ Day, June 17. Watch racers compete in the largest and oldest bike race on the west coast, and second-oldest in the nation! The races start with the juniors at 1:00, with the last racers, Men’s Pro, starting at 5:00. For the full schedule and more information, visit http://www.nevadacityclassic.com/

The 2nd Annual Green Life Eco Fest returns this year to a new location, the Julia Morgan North Star House in Grass Valley. There will be vendors, speakers, and workshops available. The festival centers on sustainability and green living. Join the fun on June 23 from 12:00-7:00 and June 24 from 11:00-6:00.

May Events 2012

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 www.kodo-arts.com.

CATS, Community Asian Theater in the Sierra, is putting on a production of Teahouse of the August Moon. It is playing at Nevada Theatre through May 5.

Crimes of the Heart, a play by LeGacy Productions, is playing at Off Center Stage in Grass Valley through May 13. Tickets are $18 in advance, or $20 at the door. You can purchase tickets HERE.

Deconstructing the Beatles is back by popular demand on May 8 at the Miners Foundry.

Johnny Winter is performing at the Miners Foundry on May 17. Tickets are $40 in advance.

Howlin Rain in concert with the Soft Bombs are performing on May 25 at the Miners Foundry. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $14 at the door.

Reclaiming the Sierra, a convention put on by The Sierra Fund discussing the effects of abandoned mines in California, is taking place from May 3-5. The convention takes a look at the impact of mining and green solutions to the problems.

The annual Teddy Bear Convention is back this year on May 11 & 12 at the Nevada City Elk’s Lodge. For the young and young at heart, you’ll find exhibits, vendors, appraisers, story time, and crafts for kids. Bring a can of food for the Food Bank, and get $1 off admission. Breakfast is available Saturday Morning. For tickets & information: www.dolls4all.com or call Dorothy at (775) 348-7713. (May 17 & 18 2013)

The Food and Film Series, put on by Miners Foundry and the Nevada City Film Festival, present Breakfast at Tiffany’s on May 12 at the Miners Foundry. Come and watch the classic film and enjoy a wonderful dinner inspired by the movie. Admission is $38 for non-members. Next month…The Other F Word.

Garden Tours at the Empire Mine begin on May 13 and continue every Sunday through September.

Join Nevada City Winery for their open house and “Bottle Your Own Bottle” party on May 19 & 20.

The 19th Annual Spring Garden Tour is on May 20 this year.

April 2012 Events

Come see over 10,000 tulips at the Crystal Hermitage Gardens Tulip Open House. The  dates this year are April 7 & 8 and April 14 & 15 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. This is a free event with live music, refreshments and gardening questions and answers. The Crystal Hermitage Gardens are located in the Ananda Village, just 15 miles from the Broad Street Inn. It is also possible to see the tulips on self-guided tours throughout the month of April between 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Check out our pictures of the tulips from last year on Flickr!

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) opens its 18th season with The Teahouse of the August Moon. This Tony Award winning play was first adapted by the 1951 novel, then opened on Broadway in 1953, and later MGM produced a movie in 1956. This comedy takes place in a tiny Okinawa village from 1945 to 1952. It is a clash of cultures as Captain Fisby begins the process of “Americanization”. The play runs from April 12 through May 5 at the Nevada Theatre. Show times and tickets are available HERE. (You may have seen CATS’ incredible production of The King and I last year.)

Take a hike! Docent guided Wild Flower Walks will be held every weekend beginning March 17 through May 13 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the South Yuba River State Park. Bring a lunch, snacks, good walking shoes and a camera. Take in the flowers and views of the South Yuba River on the Buttermilk Bend Trail. For more information call the Park Visitor Center at 530-432-2546 or visit their website at www.southyubariverstatepark.org. This is a fun, family event and you can support our local park by donating a suggested $3.

For a new way to see Nevada City, go on a food tour! We highly recommend Local Roots Food Tours for a fun and interesting way to discover Nevada City for first-time tourists or return visitors. Read our blog on our food tour experience by clicking on the blog tab above or clicking HERE.

Once a month, join local bird expert Bill Cortright on a birding expedition along the South Fork of the Yuba River. The 2012 schedule is posted on the South Yuba River State Park website or click HERE.

March 2012 Events

Ewing Venture Productions presents Harold & Maude from March 1 through March 25 at Nevada Theatre. Based on the 1971 film, this cult comedy tells the tale of Harold, a young man obsessed with death, falling in love with Maude, a 79-year-old woman who feels she’s lived her life. In their time spent together, Maude teaches Harold some of life’s greatest lessons. Tickets range from $15-$25 and can be purchased online HERE.

The 2nd Annual Burnal Equinox takes place on March 3 from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. at the Miners Foundry. This event features Burning Man related vendors, food, costumes, mini camps, and more. There will be live entertainment, including Albino! a 10-piece Afro-funk band from San Francisco. Purchase tickets in advance online HERE.

Come join us at the 23rd Annual Psychic Fair where you will enjoy lectures, workshops and readings. There will also be vendors offering artisan jewelry, clothing, lotions and potions,  and gems and crystals. Entertainment includes music by Lasher Keen, The Blackbird Quartet, the Billzillionairs, and belly dancing. This event takes place on March 24 from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and March 25 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Miners Foundry and costs only $5.00 per person.

Take a hike! Docent guided Wild Flower Walks will be held every weekend beginning March 17 through May 13 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the South Yuba River State Park. Bring a lunch, snacks, good walking shoes and a camera. Take in the flowers and views of the South Yuba River on the Buttermilk Bend Trail. For more information call the Park Visitor Center at 530-432-2546 or visit their website at www.southyubariverstatepark.org. This is a fun, family event and you can support our local park by donating a suggested $3.

For a new way to see Nevada City, go on a food tour! We highly recommend Local Roots Food Tours for a fun and interesting way to discover Nevada City for first-time tourists or return visitors. Read our blog on our food tour experience by clicking on the blog tab above or clicking HERE.

Once a month, join local bird expert Bill Cortright on a birding expedition along the South Fork of the Yuba River. The 2012 schedule is posted on the South Yuba River State Park website or click HERE.

January Events

Looking for something fun to do when you come to town? Check out what’s happening!

Come into town for SYRCL‘s 10th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival! This year, the three-day environmental film festival is on January 13, 14, and 15 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!

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, Nevada County Arts, and SYRCL present the 2012 Wild & Scenic Art & Wine Stroll on Saturday, January 14 from 4:30-6:30 pm. Tickets are $15 for the Wine Stroll, but art is on display throughout the town (free for viewing). The Wine Stroll includes 7 local wineries, including BYOB, Szabo, Clavey, and Nevada City Winery; art is on display at over 30 local businesses and buildings. The Art & Wine Stroll is a great way to stretch your legs after a long day of film watching!

Off Broadstreet Theater is bringing back by popular demand the musical comedy, Angry Housewives. Set in Seattle in the early ’80s, this cult classic tells the story of four conservative, middle-aged women who start a punk rock band. This performance is directed at an adult audience and may not be appropriate for the whole family. Catch a showing on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15, January 13-February 18 (plus Sunday January 29th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $22 on opening weekend, $24 for the Sunday matinee, and $27 for all of the other showings. We highly recommend making reservations well in advance.

For years, John McCutcheon has been performing annually in Nevada County. His lively concerts show off both his musical talents and his amazing storytelling. McCutcheon is in town for just one night–January 19. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $18 for KVMR members, $20 in advance, $22 at the door, and $30 for an advance reserve ticket which includes early entry and a free beverage. You won’t want to miss this entertaining and enjoyable performance!

The Gold Country Celtic Society is hosting the 21st annual Robert Burns Celebration: Dinner and Ceilidh on January 21 at the Miners Foundry. Doors open at 4:00 pm and dinner seating begins at 5:30 pm. After dinner will be a traditional Scottish Ceilidh featuring the music and singing of The Trinity Ensemble and The Ingersoll Family Pipes and Drums. Tickets are $55, which includes dinner and a show!

Sierra Stages presents Death of a Salesman at the Nevada Theatre starting January 25. This famous 20th Century drama is playing in town until February 12. There is one Wednesday showing, on January 25 at 7:00 pm, then it plays every Thursday at 7:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sundays (February 5 and 12 only) at 2:00 pm. Tickets are only $18 if purchased before January 27, $20 on or after January 27, and $30 for reserved seating. Tickets are available online (HERE for general admission, HERE for reserved seating), Nevada City Box Office at Miners Foundry, The Book Seller, and Briar Patch Co-Op, or by calling 530-346-3210.

Coming Soon! The annual Masquerade Ball and Mardi Gras Parade are on Saturday, February 18, and Sunday, February 19, respectively. Make your arrangements soon!

This information is also available on our events page at broadstreetinn.com/events. Also, check out the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce events page at www.nevadacitychamber.com/blog.

SYRCL's Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Come into town for SYRCL‘s 10th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival! The three-day environmental film festival takes place on January 13, 14, and 15 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. 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! If you’ve never been to the festival, check out this article “How to Festival” for tips and answers to the most popular questions. Tickets are available online now. Volunteers are always needed at the film festival. If you want a free pass for films and love to help, consider volunteering at the festival! You can register HERE.

SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League) has been working hard to protect and restore the Yuba River since 1983. Read more about the organization on their website.

LeGacy Presents… Two Christmas Plays this Season!

Nevada City always goes all out for the holidays. Usually, at least one Christmas play is shown through the month of December. This year, we are so lucky to have two plays (both by LeGacy Presents) which are both fabulous. The first play, A Christmas Story, is playing at the Nevada Theatre. The classic comedy set in the 1930s tells the story of a boy named Ralphie who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. If you loved the movie, you’ll love the play as well. It has a great and energetic cast and a beautiful set. This play is fun for the whole family and tickets run from $15-$30. It shows Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until December 24. For more information on show times, click HERE.

The second play that LeGacy is putting on this holiday season is David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries. This one man show tells David’s story of working as an elf at Macy’s Santaland. This hilarious production is perfect for a night away from the kids. LeGacy suggests that this performance is for “mature elves only.” Playing at Off Center Stage in Grass Valley, this show is playing until December 24 as well. Tickets are around $20-$25.

You don’t want to miss either of these productions, so catch them before they leave!

Constitution Day Parade and Celebration

Celebrate the 45th annual Constitution Day Parade, the oldest and largest in western America! It’s a big weekend in Nevada City, and all the fun events are free, unless otherwise noted. Saturday, September 10, starts off with a pancake breakfast at Seaman’s Lodge at Pioneer Park. The breakfast is only $6 per person and goes from 7:00-10:30 a.m. The first Civil War reenactment starts at 1:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park. We recommend bringing chairs or a blanket to sit on, and if you have young children or are sensitive to noise, you might want to bring earplugs as well. At 2:30 p.m., a Military Uniform Fashion Show will be taking place at the Pioneer Park Bandshell. The second reenactment of the weekend starts at 4:00 p.m., also at Pioneer Park. From 5:30-6:30 p.m., you can catch the Nevada County Concert Band on North Pine Street.

On Sunday from 7:00-10:30 a.m., the pancake breakfast returns to Seaman’s Lodge, still only $6 per person. At 11:00 a.m., the last reenactment takes place at Pioneer Park. This is the only Sunday showing, but is before the parade so you don’t miss out on anything. Watch the historic reenactment of the signing of the United States Constitution at Broad and Pine Streets at 1:30 p.m. At 2:00 is the Constitution Day Parade which starts at the top of Broad (right in front of the inn!) and makes its way down to the bottom of Broad.

If you can’t find parking in town, there is free parking at the Nevada County Government Center at Hwy 49 and Maidu Ave. Take the shuttle into town and Pioneer Park for $3 (all day pass). If you dress up in historical costume, the shuttle service is free! You can also choose to walk, it’s about 0.5 miles to downtown, and about 1.0 mile to Pioneer Park.

Enjoy your weekend!

Update: Here are some photos from the weekend, but you can see more on our Flickr site!