Forest Fire exhibition opens Dec. 10 in Truckee

The FOREST FIRE Exhibition will open on Friday, December 10 at the Truckee Community Recreation Center. In this immersive exhibit, visitors will take a 13,000-year journey through the captivating story of the Sierra Nevada Forest’s relationship with fire and the surprising and essential role humans play within it. (Image: “Dao Lulelek” by Judith Lowry) They […]

Nevada City Film Festival on Aug. 28-Sept. 4 features virtual screenings, outdoor drive-in

Despite COVID-19’s best attempts, the show must go on for the Nevada City Film Festival which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The nonprofit Nevada City Film Festival will adapt to the pandemic, moving film screenings online and to an outdoor drive-in which will allow for safe social distancing. Online festival passes will be sold […]

The Music Plays On: MIM Moves Its Family Music & Cultural Arts Fair Online

By Hilary Hodge for Music in the Mountains On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Music in the Mountains (MIM) will be presenting a day of fun activities for children and families on their YouTube channel, which is available to the public at www.youtube.com/musicinthemountains. The day starts at 10 AM with a beginning dance class presented by […]

Stucki Jewelers offers virtual shopping tour to world’s diamond capital, “pandemic pricing”

Stucki Jewelers in Grass Valley is offering to take customers on a virtual shopping tour for discounted diamonds next week in Antwerp, Belgium — the world’s diamond capital. Next Monday-Wednesday the downtown jeweler will stream a live broadcast on Facebook Live and Zoom video conferencing with a trusted diamond supplier in Antwerp — some 5,380 […]

Music in the Mountain’s 2020 SummerFest is going virtual

Editor’s note: We received this letter today from MIM, and excerpts are published here. “This new virtual SummerFest may very well redefine the scope and reach of MIM,” as the group observes. We couldn’t agree more! “The 39th Annual SummerFest is going virtual. Our staff is preparing an exciting line-up of concerts and events to […]

InConcert Sierra: A new season featuring world-class talent

INCONCERT SIERRA IS ONE OF THE area’s arts and culture pioneers. The nonprofit performing arts group was formed in the 1940s in Grass Valley. The first concert was held at the Grass Valley Veteran’s Memorial Building on October 26, 1946, featuring Charles Kullman, tenor, of the S.F. Metropolitan Opera. “It is a delight to have […]

Music in the Mountains: Bringing Music to Life

NOV. 3: A CELEBRATION OF SONG MIM presents “A Celebration of Song” at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. It is the performing arts group’s first fall choral concert and Ryan Murray’s debut as the Artistic Director and Conductor of Music in the Mountains. The MIM Chorus performs Lux Aeterna, and Liisa Davila sings music […]

Stucki Jeweler’s “Free if it Snows” promotion: “One of our favorite things”

“Silver and gold, silver and gold. Everyone wishes for silver and gold.” —BURL IVES IMAGINE RECEIVING FREE JEWELRY IF IT SNOWS ONE INCH during any 24-hour period between December 10-31. The burly balladeer Burl Ives surely would have applauded that. For the 11th straight year, Stucki Jewelers of downtown Grass Valley, the region’s oldest continually […]

Placer Arts Studio Tour: A catalyst for arts and humanities

THE 26TH ANNUAL PLACER ARTISTS STUDIOS TOUR — one of the biggest and longest running art shows in the region and presented by the Arts Council of Placer County — is November 10-12. The three-day, self-guided driving tour, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., showcases the work of 74 artists in their studios at 39 studios and […]

Sierra Stages wins nine Ellies — tops among the region’s performing arts groups

Sierra Stages, based in Nevada City, received nine Elly Awards on Sunday night — a prestigious regional honor that capped its 2018-2019 season. Sierra Stages’ production of “Hand to God” took home seven Ellys and two more for Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach!” Other highlights include two leading female Elly Awards to Lois […]

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