Nevada County Events

Nevada County host so many great community events! From signature events like Cornish Christmas and Hot August Nights, to seasonal events like the multitude of fantastic Farmer’s Markets, concerts and movies in the park, there is something for everyone! Please check out the events below, mark your calendars, and we’ll see you there!

Please Note: Community events are provided by the various Nevada County Chamber of Commerces.  These events are brought to you through a direct feed from their calendars.  Please contact the respective chamber to report any inaccuracies.

May
18
Sat
The Art & History of Osborn Woods @ Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 15 @ 11:00 pm

Type of Event: Visual Art / Gallery
Other Location: Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
City/Area: Nevada City
Price: FREE
Age Range: All Ages
Event Details: Stop in and enjoy the eclectic and colorful art of local artists: Osborn Woods on Saturday May 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research. The exhibit will be available to the public until June 15th when the library will celebrate with a Teddy Bear Raffle and a special Family Day with art activity

For more information, visit the Events Calendar at mynevadacountu.com/library or call (530) 265-4606.

Nevada County Community Library
Tracey Lilyquist, Library Technician
530-265-4606, Tracey.lilyquist@co.nevada.ca.us
mynevadacounty.com
Link: http://madelynhelling.evanced.info/signup/calendar

It all began in 1957, when David Osborn and Charles Woods moved to Nevada City. Enjoy their playful, colorful art pieces while learning about the numerous contributions and passions they had for enriching Nevada City history.

May
19
Sun
Come Paint With Us
May 19 @ 10:00 pm – May 20 @ 12:30 am

Type of Event: Makerspace Events
Other Location: The Foothills Events Center
City/Area: Grass Valley
Price: $35; Purchase 2 or more tickets $29 each
Online Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sun-flowers-paint-and-sip-tickets-56519516395
Age Range: All Ages
Event Details: As much as we appreciated all that rain this winter, we’re ready for some warmer weather! Join us for an afternoon where we will bathe in the warmth of summer colors by painting a bouquet of sunflowers inspired by the great painter Vincent Van Gogh. You will receive simple step-by-step guidance by our instructor to inspire your own masterpiece, and can enjoy good company, wine, beer or non alcoholic beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Link: https://comepaintwithus.com/calendar/acrylic-paint-class-peacock/

Come Paint With Us!
Absolutely No Painting or Art Experience Required!

May
20
Mon
I AM HERe Public Art Installation A Community Collaboration
May 20 all-day

Price: Free
Phone: 530-409-2330
Email: ruthchasefineart@ymail.com
Type of Event: Art & Gallery,Fair / Festival / Gala,Film,Literary Arts,Visual Arts
Venue: Robinson Plaza
City/Area: Nevada City
Online Ticket: Learn More Here
Age Range: All Ages
Event description: I AM HERe Public Art Installation

A Community Collaboration

May 18 – June 16, 2019

Opening Reception: June 7, 5-7PM

During First Friday Art Walk

Robinson Plaza

132 Main St., Nevada City, CA
Link: https://ruthchase.com/work/projects/i-am-here/i-am-here-public-art-installation/

I AM HERE is a true community collaboration. Through several gatherings under the artistic direction of Ruth Chase, a group of local women arrived at a collective vision for an interactive public art installation, “I AM HERe.”

The key participants in I AM HERE are Cassie Angle, Elma Baker, Melinda Booth, Virginia Rose Covert, Kimberlee Evans, Susan Gouveia, Isis Indriya, Kayle Martin, Erin Noel, Elisa Parker, Shelby Richardson, Jennifer Singer, and Ginny Woods (known as  AniLa in her Buddhist practice). Together they explored what it means to belong in Nevada County as a woman and developed a vision for this art installation. Significant symbolism was used to lead the design, including charring of the wood to represent renewal and care for the earth as mother, as well as weaving to represent community and integration.

Once the symbolic vision was determined, Ruth Chase, Monica Hughes, and Sally Peterson worked together to design a structure that would embrace these ideas and symbology. The “I AM HERe” installation is made of local manzanita branches and Yuba River rock, and includes audio and visual elements along with two interactive features. The structure incorporates QR codes linked to videos of the key participants, and a social engagement opportunity for all who visit. All of the videos were filmed by Will Edwards and edited by Ruth Chase.

The exhibit is part of the Nevada County Arts Council’s year-long I AM HERE arts initiative, led by Artist Ruth Chase. This initiative was generously funded in part by California Arts Council through their Artists in Communities Program.

The I AM HERE initiative uses several platforms to look at the question of women finding and maintaining their sense of belonging in our changing rural landscape. These platforms include this art installation as well as social media, public art-making salons, a performance art piece, and a short film. There will also be an I AM HERe Collaborating Artists Group art exhibition at BriarPatch Coop from June 7 – July 2.

Above photo by Lori Lachman

Climbing Poetree Dinner & a Show
May 20 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am

Price: $20.00 -$80.00
Phone: 5302655050
Email: hannah@stonehouse.io
Type of Event: Theatre
Venue: The Stone House
City/Area: Nevada City
Online Ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climbing-poetree-dinner-show-tickets-60912665422
Age Range: All Ages
Event description: Over the last 16 years Climbing PoeTree has harnessed creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word, hip hop infused world music,  multimedia theater, and popular education models.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/415182352594151/

Climbing Poetree Dinner & a Show
May 20 @ 1:00 am – 4:00 am

Price: $20.00- $80.00
Phone: 5302655050
Email: hannah@stonehouse.io
Type of Event: Theatre
Venue: The Stone House
City/Area: Nevada City
Online Ticket: https://www.facebook.com/events/415182352594151/
Age Range: All Ages
Event description: Over the last 16 years Climbing PoeTree has harnessed creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word, hip hop infused world music,  multimedia theater, and popular education models.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/415182352594151/

The Classic Fantasy-Adventure THE THIEF OF BAGDAD
May 20 @ 2:00 am – 4:00 am

Type of Event: Theatre / Film
Event Location: Downtown Nevada City
City/Area: Nevada City
Price: Free!
Online Ticket: no
Age Range: All Ages
Event Details: The classic fantasy-adventure THE THIEF OF BAGDAD shows free of charge on May 17-19 at the newly-opened Manic Theater in downtown Nevada City. Based on the Arabian Nights, the movie stars the King of the Swashbucklers, Douglas Fairbanks, in his favorite role. Showtimes and more information can be obtained by calling the theater at 755-6677.

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Deborah Bridges: Environment and Exploration
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – May 21 @ 12:00 am

Price: Free
Phone: 530-265-6817
Email: leeann@brookdesign.com
Type of Event: Art & Gallery
Venue: LeeAnn Brook Fine Art
City/Area: Nevada City
Age Range: All Ages
Event description: A show of atmospheric encaustic paintings of landscapes and ceramic sculpture by award-winning, multi-disciplinary artist Deborah Bridges. Inaugural show features her new series of ceramic sculptures of women as feminine archetype, including 5’ tall garden sculptures. Opening Reception May 3rd, 5:00 – 7:00pm with an art talk by the artist.
Link: www.leeannbrookfineart.com

May
21
Tue
I AM HERe Public Art Installation A Community Collaboration
May 21 all-day

Price: Free
Phone: 530-409-2330
Email: ruthchasefineart@ymail.com
Type of Event: Art & Gallery,Fair / Festival / Gala,Film,Literary Arts,Visual Arts
Venue: Robinson Plaza
City/Area: Nevada City
Online Ticket: Learn More Here
Age Range: All Ages
Event description: I AM HERe Public Art Installation

A Community Collaboration

May 18 – June 16, 2019

Opening Reception: June 7, 5-7PM

During First Friday Art Walk

Robinson Plaza

132 Main St., Nevada City, CA
Link: https://ruthchase.com/work/projects/i-am-here/i-am-here-public-art-installation/

I AM HERE is a true community collaboration. Through several gatherings under the artistic direction of Ruth Chase, a group of local women arrived at a collective vision for an interactive public art installation, “I AM HERe.”

The key participants in I AM HERE are Cassie Angle, Elma Baker, Melinda Booth, Virginia Rose Covert, Kimberlee Evans, Susan Gouveia, Isis Indriya, Kayle Martin, Erin Noel, Elisa Parker, Shelby Richardson, Jennifer Singer, and Ginny Woods (known as  AniLa in her Buddhist practice). Together they explored what it means to belong in Nevada County as a woman and developed a vision for this art installation. Significant symbolism was used to lead the design, including charring of the wood to represent renewal and care for the earth as mother, as well as weaving to represent community and integration.

Once the symbolic vision was determined, Ruth Chase, Monica Hughes, and Sally Peterson worked together to design a structure that would embrace these ideas and symbology. The “I AM HERe” installation is made of local manzanita branches and Yuba River rock, and includes audio and visual elements along with two interactive features. The structure incorporates QR codes linked to videos of the key participants, and a social engagement opportunity for all who visit. All of the videos were filmed by Will Edwards and edited by Ruth Chase.

The exhibit is part of the Nevada County Arts Council’s year-long I AM HERE arts initiative, led by Artist Ruth Chase. This initiative was generously funded in part by California Arts Council through their Artists in Communities Program.

The I AM HERE initiative uses several platforms to look at the question of women finding and maintaining their sense of belonging in our changing rural landscape. These platforms include this art installation as well as social media, public art-making salons, a performance art piece, and a short film. There will also be an I AM HERe Collaborating Artists Group art exhibition at BriarPatch Coop from June 7 – July 2.

Above photo by Lori Lachman

Taco Nite Monday
May 21 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am

Type of Event: Beer / Wine / Food
Event Location: Grass Valley Elks Lodge
Other Location: Miners’ Camp Dining Center – Lower Level
City/Area: Grass Valley
Price: $2 Tacos $1.50 Sides Ice Cream Sundays $3
Online Ticket: None
Age Range: All Ages
Event Details: Whoot, Whoot! What Day is iT! It’s TACO NITE Monday, Mar 18th at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge. Beasty tacos, stuffed with flavor, sides of rice and beans. Libation station for all your favorite adult beverages with a new soda station. Prices too good to pass up AND for the sweet lover, we have ice cream Sundays, splits and more. Bring the family and come on down to the “Miners’ Camp Dining Center” lower level door. (Park after 5pm BofA)
Serving starts at 530pm – 730pm.
Link: www.grassvalleyelks.org

The Miners’ Camp Dining Center – located on the lower level of the Grass Valley Elks Lodge is convenient to BofA parking, as well short walking distance for visitors to Grass Valley’s historical downtown district. A quick and easy bite before enjoying the many performance opportunities downtown or an inexpensive way to feed the family. Don’t forget the “ice cream”!
Taco Nite is the 3rd Monday each month – make it a regular on your calendar

Library Hosts American Creed Community Conversations and film screening @ Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Type of Event: Theatre / Film
Event Location: Other
Other Location: Doris Foley Library for Historical Research
City/Area: Nevada City
Price: FREE
Age Range: All Ages
Event Details: On Tuesday, May 21, at 11:00 a.m., the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research in Nevada City will host the second of three American Creed Community Conversations about connection, relationships, and the community. The public is invited to listen to a brief story or poem and then participate in a moderated discussion concerning the themes from the reading, moderated by Lori Burkhart-Frank.
Tuesday’s Community Conversation is the second in a series of library events reflecting the issues raised by the PBS documentary film American Creed.
Link: http://madelynhelling.evanced.info/signup/calendar

In American Creed, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed.