Spring 2019: Cooking Classes

LOCAL FARMERS ARE PLANTING their summer crops and starting to harvest spring’s bounty. Lettuces, asparagus and artichokes are headed for the markets. Fresh local onions, squash, peppers and eggplant are expected in May and June. Spring cooking classes in our region often feature this year’s first harvest. BRIARPATCH CO-OP COOKING SCHOOL 648 Zion St., Nevada […]

CATS presents “South Pacific” in Nevada City on April 12-May 5

COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific” April 12-May 5 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City, kicking off its 23rd season of theater and cultural enrichment programs in the foothills. “South Pacific” premiered in 1949 on Broadway. It won ten Tony Awards and resulted in a 1958 film […]

CATS presents “The White Snake” on April 13-May 6 in Nevada City

TONY-AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT MARY ZIMMERMAN is a master at revamping literary classics and bringing them to the stage. Examples include “Metamorphoses, The Arabian Nights,” and “Journey to the West.” In 2013, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra produced Zimmerman’s “Journey to the West,” which won five regional Elly Awards and 12 nominations. This spring, CATS […]

Sierra Stages, CATS, Quest, Le Gacy among leaders in 2016 Elly award nominations

Sierra Stages, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, Quest Theaterworks and LeGacy Presents all were nominated for prestigious Elly awards, the Sacramento Regional Theatre Alliance announced. Named for the late Eleanor McClatchy, a devoted patron of the arts and former publisher of the Sacramento Bee, the Elly Awards celebrate excellence and the outstanding achievements of […]

A world-renowned Chinese acrobatics troupe is visiting Grass Valley, thanks to The Center for the Arts

Nowhere is our region’s thriving arts scene more apparent than at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. The cover of our current issue is California WorldFest, which The Center is now managing. The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The headliners at WorldFest on July 14-17 include Boz Scaggs and talented performers […]

CATS’ production of “Chinglish”: a window into cultures with humor, candor

In recent years, we have enjoyed productions of Broadway’s most beloved shows in the Sierra foothills. Examples include the “Music Man,” “Peter Pan” and “Into the Woods” from Sierra Stages; “The King and I” from Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra; and “A Christmas Carol” by LeGacy Presents. We’ve also noticed, however, that our region’s […]

CATS presents “Chinglish” on April 7-30 in Nevada City

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE MIX CHINESE AND ENGLISH? You get Chinglish. Translating from Chinese to English often results in confusion and unintentional humor. For example, public signs that are supposed to advise English speakers to “be careful not to slip and fall” wind up reading “slip carefully” because of mistranslation. English travelers to China often […]

Chinese New Year Festival February 21 in Nevada City

COMMUNITY ASIAN THEATRE OF THE SIERRA presents the Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade on Sunday, February 21, from noon-4 p.m., to welcome the Year of the Monkey. Chinese New Year Festivals are rare in rural communities, and CATS presents this fifth annual celebration, honoring the Chinese pioneers of the Sierra Foothills. […]

Adventure Towns: The new tech hubs

“MOUNTAIN BURGS AND CITIES WITH the perfect work-life balance aren’t just good for skiing, biking and hiking,” writes Outside magazine. “For years, these areas have reinvented themselves as outdoor-friendly tech alternatives to Silicon Valley.” Outdoor-friendly tech towns with the lure of a work-life balance, along with a growing culinary and arts scene, offer the special […]

CATS, Sierra Stages, LeGacy and Quest all nominated for Elly Awards

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra is a leader in nominations for Elly Awards in the 2014-15 season (eight in total), including a best overall production nomination for Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The other local nominees include Sierra Stages (two), LeGacy Presents (four) and Quest Theaterworks (five, including best overall production […]

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