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.

Uncorked–A Success!

Nevada City Uncorked was a great success this past weekend. Locals and tourists filled the streets, wine glass in hand. For $40 at the door, patrons received a commemorative wine glass (also used for tasting), 5 food tickets that could be redeemed at any of the locations, and wine tasting from 21 different wineries (and a couple breweries). Over 300 tickets were sold. Wine tasters had a great time at Broad Street Inn. We set up chairs, tables, and umbrellas for the patrons. Solune Winegrowers were serving the wine, and Broad Street Bistro was serving the food. To read more about the event, click HERE.

Here are a few pictures from the event. See more on our Flickr, or click HERE.

Summer Nights in Nevada City

Summer Nights 2011 FlyerSummer Nights has been a tradition in Nevada City for many years now. The fun street fair is entertaining for both children and adults. Broad and Commercial Streets are shut off to vehicles so the streets are open for vendors and patrons. The stores and restaurants are open and vendors line the streets with art, fresh veggies, and hot dinners. At the top of Broad Street, a live band is always playing where visitors usually start dancing. There are pony rides for kids as well as a craft table set up outside of My Favorite Things where Tina, the owner, sits with kids (and adults) and provides all of the glitter, glue, and all of the girlie supplies you need. At the bottom of the hill, the food court sits in the Bank of America parking lot. Calla Lily Crepes serves fresh, hot crepes (sweet or savory options) using organic ingredients from local farms. Many other food vendors fill up the lot, including a beer booth and homemade kettlecorn. There is no admission to the street fair, but definitely bring your wallet for dinner, ice cream, and goodies from the vendors. Parking is limited in Nevada City, especially since Broad and Commercial are shut off to vehicles. We recommend arriving early, or carpooling, if you are coming from out of the area.

Summer Nights takes place in downtown Nevada City for three Wednesdays, July 13, 20, and 27 from 6:00-9:30. For questions or more information, call the Nevada City Chamber at 1-800-655-NJOY or 530-265-2692.

The Full Monty playing in Nevada City

The Full Monty (a musical edition) opened at the Nevada Theatre last weekend. Put on by Ewing Ventures, this comedy tells the story of a few friends who are unemployed from the steel mill and can’t find good paying jobs where they live in Buffalo, New York. One night they see tons of women going to see Chippendale dancers. They figure if they put on a show, they too can make a lot of money. The three friends decide they need six men to put on a good show and go on a challenging search for men to join their show. All six have their problems that get resolved as the play goes on. Since the men are no Chippendale dancers, they have to find a way to get people to come to their show, so they decide to go “the full monty”. The Full Monty is playing until June 23, 2011 so go enjoy the show before it’s gone! (Due to adult content, only patrons 18 years or older are admitted.)

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Once known as the Bailey House Hotel, the Nevada Theatre was built in an attempt to have a theater that wouldn’t burn to the ground (like a lot of Nevada City, including the Bailey House Hotel, had in the beginning). Mark Twain and Emma Nevada both performed on the Nevada Theatre stage. The Nevada Theatre has gone through many ownership changes. It was once a movie theater known as the Cedar Theater from 1909 until 1958 when televisions took away business from the movie theater.  Just a few years ago, the Foothill Theatre Company went out of business. The company put on most of the plays at Nevada Theatre, along with C.A.T.S. (Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra), for many  years. When Foothill Theatre Company stopped producing plays, many believed that the Nevada Theatre was also closing. The Nevada Theatre is still running and has recently gone under some big changes such as a new roof and a heating and air conditioning system. The interior walls were revamped, and the exterior got a fresh coat of paint and major repairs were made to the brick and mortar. The theater is now used mostly by LeGacy Productions, C.A.T.S., and on Sunday nights by the Nevada Theatre Film Series. The theatre is also used for special events and for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival held by S.Y.R.C.L. (South Yuba River Citizens League) and the Nevada City Film Festival.

Foreign Car Show & Wine Stroll

The 1st Annual Nevada City Foreign Car & Motorcycle Show is taking place this Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 10am – 3pm in beautiful Nevada City, CA! Along with the car show will be the Nevada City Wine Stroll taking place from 12pm – 3pm. Tickets are available at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce for $15 in advance, or $20 at the event. Local wineries and shops will be co-hosting the wine stroll. At the event there will be live music, a raffle drawing and award ceremony for the People’s Choice winners of top car and top motorcycle.

Sierra Sports Car Group is hosting this car show to benefit two local non-profit groups, United Way of Nevada County and the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. The Car Show and Wine Stroll will continue rain or shine.

Foreign Car Show & Wine Stroll coming up!

Do you love cars and wine? Join the Sierra Sports Car Group for the 1st Annual Foreign Car Show and Wine Stroll coming up on June 4. It’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Nevada City, just a short walk from Broad Street Inn!
The cars are limited to 1980 and older, including motorcycles. The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce will hold a Wine Stroll from 12:00 to 3:00.  Visit local businesses, chat with merchants, and learn the history of our charming town while enjoying a sampling of local Foothill wines and beers.  Participating merchants, wineries, and breweries include:  The APPLE Center, Fantastic Finds, The Nevada City Marketplace, Clavey Wines, Nevada City Winery, BYOB, Indian Springs Winery, and Coufous Winery.

Green Life Eco Fest

This past weekend, we went to the Green Life Eco Fest. We had a great time. Many local merchants and businesses were there to offer their information. The A.P.P.L.E. Center for Sustainable Living was there as well as Reinette Senum, a local who is very involved in the community, who shared her new portable shelter for the homeless. The local co-op, Briar Patch, attended and displayed the healthy food they provide in their grocery store. Nevada County Grown, a local non-profit, was there sharing their information on how they connect local farmers and ranchers to the community.  There was plenty to eat at the festival, like Horn of the Bull, a local taqueria. A family-owned frozen yogurt business, Yotasia,was selling a few of their frozen yogurt treats. Each of Yotasia’s flavors are hand-crafted and homemade with no added sugars or artificial sweeteners. Each of their locations is on a college campus in the dining halls. We had a great time meeting other “green” businesses and getting new ideas on what we can do to be more eco-friendly.

Cooperative Games, an online store, had a booth displaying all of their games which promote team work and cooperation.

Reinette Senum with her microhouse for the homeless prototype.

Amgen Tour in Nevada City!

Nevada City was proud to announce this morning that the city would be hosting the beginning of the Amgen Tour of California. It was originally planned to start in Tahoe yesterday, but once it starting snowing, it was decided to keep the cyclists from riding in snow and possibly ice. Jeff Pelline, from FoodWineArt magazine wrote an article on his blog this morning with more information on the race. For more pictures from downtown of Amgen, pictures are posted on our Flickr.