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"CHICAGO" presented by Sierra Stages
This summer, Sierra Stages brings the excitement of the hit musical “CHICAGO” to Nevada City with an all-local Nevada County production playing from July 13 through August 5 at the historic Nevada Theatre. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, “CHICAGO” tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her lover. Desperate to avoid a conviction, Roxie dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer, Billy Flynn, to transform her crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Performances of “CHICAGO” are Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. General Admission tickets for the first two “preview” performances on Thursday July 13 and Friday July 14 are $20. Thereafter General Admission tickets are $28. Reserved Seating is also available (in advance) for all performances for $38 and is a great way to provide additional financial support for Sierra Stages. $15 Student Rush (subject to availability) may be purchased at the box office ½ hour prior to each performance (age 25 and under with valid student ID). For tickets and information, visit or call Sierra Stages at 530.346.3210.
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'60s Motown Prom Night
The Brick & Mortar will host a dance party to the '60s Motown, Soul and R&B. It will feature a 10 piece-soul band playing the music of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, Diana Ross, The Supremes, and more. There will be grand prizes for the "best dressed" prom king and queen. Costumes are highly encouraged.
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10,000 Maniacs
In 2016, 10,000 Maniacs marked their 35th anniversary; keyboardist Dennis Drew and bassist Steven Gustafson remain from the 1981 lineup, when they formed in Jamestown, NY, as Still Life. They're still best known for their hit albums of the late '80s and early '90s, "In My Tribe" and "Blind Man's Zoo," when Natalie Merchant (who left in 1993) was singing lead. The current lineup also includes singer Mary Ramsey, drummer Jerry Augustyniak and guitarist Jeff Erickson; they released their latest studio album, "Twice Told Tales," in 2015, and a live recording, "Playing Favorites," in 2016.
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10th Annual California Hall of Fame Artifact Exhibit
Highlighting the lives and legacies of inductees into the 10th class of California Hall of Fame inductees, this all new exhibit features artifacts and ephemera on loan from the inductees’ personal collections. Notable artifacts include Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones costume from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981); George Takei’s Hikaru Sulu costume from “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1986); Isabel Allende’s Presidential Medal of Freedom for Literature awarded by President Barack Obama in 2014; Corita Kent’s original silk screen serigraphs “Yes #3” from 1979 and more.
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Fair/Festival, Food/Tasting, Benefit/Fundraiser
10th Annual Capay Tomato Festival
Activities at the 10th annual Capay Tomato Festival will include tomato tastings, a “Best Guest Picnic Contest,” tractor rides, local olive oil and honey tastings, petting farm animals, kids’ activities and crafts and farm camping. There will also be music by Lauren Wakefield, Miss Lonely Hearts and The Golden Cadillacs. Also on hand will be local food and drink from the Cali Love Food Truck, Tacos 911, Farm Fresh To You market stand, Fairyella Ice Pops, Luciana’s Scoop and the Pachamama Coffee Cooperative. The event will benefit the Kathleen Barsotti Nonprofit for Sustainable Agriculture.
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10th Annual Napa Valley Aloha Festival
The Napa Valley Aloha Festival is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! This 2-day event brings the Aloha Spirit to the heart of the Napa Valley. Enjoy exciting performances, onolicious grinds, shopping, cultural demonstrations and workshops, and much more. Featured performances by Kumu Hula Kawika Alfiche and Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Kawika Kahiapo. Admission and parking are free. Bring a non-perishable food item to the festival and support our local food bank. Event Time: Saturday 10 a.m.- 5p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Details updated as the festival date gets closer.
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10thAnnual Fire Spectacular
The Fire Spectacular, one of Sacramento's hottest (literally) events of the year, marks the 10th year of this local fire dancing festival. Obsidian Butterfly and Sacred Fire Dance Company is a professional fire performance and dance troupe that has been based in Sacramento since 2003. They’ve performed their world-class fire show for thousands of audiences from California to Japan, and to celebrate the anniversary, the company will be sending an eight-person fire show to the Oregon State Fair.
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122nd Annual Miners Picnic
This yearly event dates back to 1895. Early miners picnics helped raise money for miners' widows and orphans. Today, it's a chance to celebrate the area’s gold-grit-and-glory past, and everyone's invited, including well-behaved dogs on leashes. One of the highlights will be a mine-rescue re-enactment at high noon in the Mineyard, where vintage rescue vehicles race to save the injured miners. Bring your lunch, blankets and chairs, and picnic on the grounds. There will be plenty of delicious food and drinks for sale outside the clubhouse, including Cornish pasties and ice cream. There's also an old-fashioned cakewalk with loads of sweet treats, plus lively entertainment on the special stage. The Mineyard will be buzzing with activity, especially in the busy Blacksmith Shop. Visitors will receive a warm welcome at Empire Cottage by living history docents portraying colorful characters who shaped our history.
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Art Show
16th Annual California Landscape Exhibition
California’s natural beauty and diverse landscape has been giving artists a source of inspiration in the genre of landscape painting since Albert Bierstadt and his 19th-century depictions of Yosemite. His practice of capturing the exceptional, ethereal light of California continues in contemporary landscapes, as artists today explore a new sublimity present in the 21st century. Featuring scenes of fertile valleys, sparkling beaches, dense forests and seemingly boundless deserts, Californian landscapes remain the root of poetic allure for artists today. Contemporary artists such as Pat Mahony, Marti Walker, Philippe Gandiol, Julie Smiley and Boyd Gavin have taken the multifaceted nature of California and brought new ways of viewing landscapes to the John Natsoulas Gallery. The exhibition displays original representations of scenic vistas and cityscapes and offers visitors the opportunity to view the familiar in new ways. A reception will be held July 22 at 7pm.
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1st Sunday Prayer at State Capitol
Restoration Newlife Recovery Prayer Ministry meets once a month in room 125.
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