Chinese New Year Festival

COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents the Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade on Sunday, February 10, from noon-4 p.m., to welcome the Year of the Pig. Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and CATS presents this eighth annual celebration, honoring the Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills. […]

Nevada Chamber Music Festival: Classical Music by Candlelight

TWENTY OF THE WORLD’S FINEST classical musicians gather in Reno to perform at the 15th annual Nevada Chamber Music Festival, with 11 exceptional concerts presented by the Reno Chamber Orchestra from December 26 to January 1. This year, the Reno Chamber Orchestra welcomes Martin Chalifour as 2018 artistic director of the Nevada Chamber Orchestra. Chalifour […]

Sierra Master Chorale names new music director

InConcert Sierra is pleased to welcome Alison Skinner as the new music director of the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra. The appointment follows a year-long search that included more than 20 candidates from around the world. Skinner will take the baton from founding Sierra Master Chorale Music Director Ken Hardin, who announced more than a […]

David McKay Photography

Most people know David McKay through his captivating photographs and his award-winning book Yuba Seasons. David has been teaching photography at Sierra College since 2000. David also is an experienced master printer. Besides printing from a digital file — from a camera or a smartphone — David can scan black-and-white or color negatives, prints or […]

Music in the Mountains’ Holiday Concerts

THIS DECEMBER, THE MUSIC IN THE Mountains orchestra and chorus kicks off “the most wonderful time of the year” with Happy Holidays, a festive, family-friendly concert that features traditional holiday classics, favorite sing-along carols, and new songs written by some of the top choral composers. Regarded as one of the region’s premier holiday concerts, Music […]

Phoenix Humidor: Helping to revitalize downtown Grass Valley

LESS THAN A YEAR AGO, Stucki Jewelers opened Phoenix Humidor, the biggest walk-in cigar humidor in the foothills. Owners James and Nichole Arbaugh stocked the humidor with premium hand-crafted cigars along with loose-leaf tobacco and accessories such as cigar cutters, lighters and ashtrays. Their new venture has been a major success, making Stucki one of […]

Hotels & Wineries Double as Art Galleries

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites is becoming an “art hotel.” Embracing the recent state Cultural District designation, the owners plan to display local artwork throughout the hotel, including at its 1,300-square- foot event center. Each month, the hotel will feature a different artist or collaboration of artists. It also will host artist receptions. “We’re thrilled to […]

Stucki Jewelers: Free if it snows

“I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” – Bing Crosby Imagine receiving free jewelry if it snows one inch during any 24-hour period in December. The crooner himself surely would have applauded that. For the 10th straight year, Stucki Jewelers of downtown Grass Valley, the region’s oldest continually operating jewelry store, is offering a “free if […]

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art

Located at 231 Broad Street in downtown Nevada City, the gallery also incorporates the working studio of LeeAnn Brook, where visitors can see paintings in progress and discuss the art with the artist firsthand. NOVEMBER Menlo MacFarlane, “Life as Art“ Pastels and Mixed Media LeeAnn Brook, Mixed-Media Paintings Opening Reception: Nov. 9, 5-7 p.m. Thanksgiving […]

Placer Arts Studios Tour Nov. 9-11: Celebrating Local Art

IN THE 1990’S, LOCAL BATIK ARTIST Helen Phillips attended the Sonoma County Studios Tour. Inspired by talented artists and energetic attendees, she opened her own studio for a three-hour experience, and 75 people showed up to enjoy her art. Along with support from PlacerArts and the Lincoln Arts Council, she reached out to local artists […]

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