Sierra Stages begins is 11th Season with the black comedy “Hand to God” beginning February 28

The Sierra Stages 2019 season opens with the hilariously twisted black comedy “Hand to God” by Robert Askins, playing for three weekends only from February 28 – March 16 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Nominated for five Tony Awards in 2015, “Hand to God” centers on a shy, inquisitive student named Jason, […]

Donner Pass, Summit Tunnel Hike featured in popular travel blog California Through My Lens

California Through My Lens, a travel blog from native Californian Josh McNair which highlights some incredible out of the way places in our state, includes a wonderful summary of the Donner Pass, Summit Tunnel hike.  Although the entry was first made two years ago, it remains one of the area’s great hikes that doesn’t get […]

One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works

Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents the world’s premiere Queen tribute Band, Sunday, February 24, at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building.  One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & the Works is a 2-hour spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. Scottish […]

Makana Returns to Nevada City

Wednesday, February 20, internationally acclaimed world musician and slack-key guitarist Makana will return to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s music defies description. Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, his solo performance is an exhilarating ride through the breadth of slack-key, folk, rock, bluegrass, ethnic, and jazz, and his distinctly original songs are […]

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball featuring the live music of the Deadbeats and BuckStar on Saturday, February 16.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. The Grateful Dead’s annual Mardi Gras concerts at the Oakland Coliseum were legendary with epic set lists and spectacular parades […]

Monday Cabaret at the Nevada Theater

What do you get when you combine Cybil Unrest’s award-winning ensemble of classic and neo-burlesque dancers with the magic of Nick Fedoroff? You get one great evening of entertainment. Connect in Messenger Monday Cabaret – Nevada Theater – Valentine's SweetheartMonday, February 11th – Music at 7:30 – Show at 8Magic – Dance – Music – […]

Best of the San Francisco Comedy Competition

The Center for the Arts OnTheGo series brings the Best of the San Francisco Comedy Competition to the Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 16,  featuring competition winner Bengt Washburn with special guests Christina Walkinshaw, Johnny Cardinale and MC Carlos Rodriguez. Bengt Washburn grew up in a large Utah […]

Celebrate Mardi Gras Nevada City Style

It’s Mardi Gras time, and even though the official date is March 5, Nevada City is celebrating early! The party begins at the the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. They are hosting a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball from 8-11:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 16.  Grab your dancing shoes and a Mardi Gras masque and rock the […]

1000 Kisses Deep – The Songs of Leonard Cohen featuring George Holden’s Liquid Lights & Live Cinema

Paul Emery presents A Thousand Kisses Deep – The Songs of Leonard Cohen, a tribute to one popular music’s most enduring singer/songwriters at the historic Nevada Theatre at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, February 8 and 9. A Thousand Kisses Deep: The Songs of Leonard Cohen is the creative production of foothills promoter/musician Paul […]

Annual Kids Fishing Derby Cancelled This Year at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

California State Parks will not be hosting the annual Kids Fishing Derby at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park in May due to reduced water levels. Since 1996, the historic town of North Bloomfield has held the much beloved community event at Blair Lake.   “We always look forward to hosting this enjoyable annual family event […]

LeeAnn Brook Fine Art Presents JONI: Fine Art Photographs Featuring Joni Mitchell, Her Life and Work

Joni Mitchell, master storyteller and songsmith, eight-time Grammy winner and folk music pioneer is the inspiration for JONI, LeeAnn Brook Fine Art’s upcoming photography exhibit and sale opening on February 1 at 231 Broad Street in downtown Nevada City, CA. Inquisitive, compelling, and thoughtful, the featured photographs tell a story just as deep as the […]


Truckee, California is giving visitors yet another appealing reason to visit the popular mountain town during the first half of 2019. In addition to phenomenal skiing and riding conditions thanks to current and recent snowfall, and signature events planned this spring, the first 100 visitors to book a two or more-night stay in Truckee before […]

Nevada City Welcomes the year of the Boar

The eighth annual Nevada City Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and Parade welcomes the Year of the Boar on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) is proud to present this family-friendly celebration, dedicated the early Chinese Gold Rush pioneers and railroad workers of the […]

Sustainable Food and Farm Conference supports thriving farm community in Nevada County

Every year, farmers and those who love local food come together for an extended weekend of learning and networking at Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference. Sierra Harvest’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference will be held Feb. 7-10 in Grass Valley. The event features collected knowledge totaling over 8,000 years from highly sought after […]

NBC News in Los Angeles touts Nevada City’s Mardi Gras event as “Worth the Trip”

NBC News Los Angeles just featured Nevada City’s Mardi Gras event in their “Worth the Trip” section. They write: The pretty Sierra foothills town has become a go-to spot for Fat Tuesday-style fun, though you’ll find the Mardi Gras festivity on a weekend day. And that day in 2019 is Sunday, Feb. 17. Both a […]

Visibility Through Art- Celebrating the Nisenan Through Art

California Heritage Indigenous Research Project, known as CHIRP, and  Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan have created a project, Visibility Through Art, that is using art to open the door of our hearts and the windows of our imagination to bring awareness about the people who lived and thrived in Nevada County for the last 2,500 years before […]

Hallmark Blogger Revisits the Iconic Locations from The Christmas Card

Blogger Kerry has written a post for her I’ve Scene it on Hallmark blog about her recent trip to Nevada City to visit the locations from the 2006 Hallmark film The Christmas Card. Kerry writes: Today’s post is literally 12 years in the making.  (not kidding!)  On December 2, 2006, the Hallmark Channel premiered a […]

Getting married? Come check out Nevada County!

Whether you want to be a spring bride wed in a riot of flowers or an autumn bride framed by the glory of the changing leaves, you cannot find a more romantic place to get married than Nevada County.  We have venues to suit every taste, as well as bakeries, florists, musicians, planners, photographers, and […]

Edgy, unique Nugget Fringe Festival returns to Grass Valley Jan. 17-27

The decidedly “un-boring” fifth annual Nugget Fringe Theater Festival is back, opening January 17 with a free kick-off party at The Holbrooke Hotel. The festival, which runs from January 17 to 27, promises “Theater Unleashed” with around eighty performances of thirty different shows from around here and around the world on six stages in downtown Grass […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival announces 150 award-winning environmental and adventure films to be featured Jan. 17-21, 2019

Tickets to Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) to see the best and brightest environmental and adventure films make thoughtful holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. On Dec. 1, WSFF unveiled its full lineup of 150 environmental and activist films, including 15 world premieres, to be shown at its 17th annual five-day event in Nevada City and […]