Nevada City Film Festival – September 8-11 (at the Miners Foundry)
This September, the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) embarks on its 17th year with a seven-day voyage to explore the human experience through the best in independent cinema. Beginning with the birth of filmmaking and the rise of black and white silent films, leading into modern day talkies and ending with the future of filmmaking with Virtual Reality, festival-goers will find that the technology of how we see and experience films will change, but a beautifully crafted story will always remain timeless. Tickets available at www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com
Theater by the Book – September 13
Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Talley’s Folly on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Talley’s Folly, written by Lanford Wilson and directed by Sara Noah, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.
The scene is the ornate, deserted Victorian boathouse on the Talley place in Lebanon, Missouri; the time 1944. Matt Friedman, an accountant from St. Louis, has arrived to plead his love to Sally Talley, the susceptible, but uncertain daughter of the family. Bookish, erudite, totally honest and delightfully funny, Matt refuses to accept Sally’s rebuffs and her fears that her family would never approve of their marriage. Charming and indomitable, he gradually overcomes her defenses, telling his innermost secrets to his loved one and, in return, learning hers as well. Gradually he awakens Sally to the possibilities of a life together until, in the final, touching moments of the play, it is clear that they are two kindred spirits who have truly found each other—two “lame ducks” who, in their union, will find a wholeness rare in human relationships.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation. Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.
The Wailers – September 14
The Miners Foundry is pleased to present The Wailers in concert on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. The Wailers’ sound is indisputable and yet today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers.
The Wailers put reggae on the map. More so than any other set of musicians on the planet, The Wailers brought reggae to the attention of the world outside of Jamaica. Through the concerted musical support they supplied during the 1970s, The Wailers helped elevate Bob Marley to the status of the first Third World Superstar, and in the process, brought the reggae of their native Jamaica to audiences on every continent.
All Ages welcome. Doors are at 8:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m. Standing / dancing show with limited seating available. Tickets are $30 in Advance and $35 at the Door. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op. Ticketing fees may apply.
Conor Oberst with The Felice Brothers – October 3
The Miners Foundry and (((folkYEAH!))) are pleased to present Conor Oberst with special guests, The Felice Brothers, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Over the last two decades, Conor Oberst has released music of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m. Standing / dancing show with limited seating. Tickets are $29 in Advance and $34 at the Door. Ticketing fees may apply. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.
Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the last two+ decades, he’s released music of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of The Mystic Valley Band, and with the supergroup Monsters of Folk. In the fall of 2015, Oberst returned to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska somewhat unexpectedly due to serious health isues. Making and playing music has always been a healing balm for the sometimes troubled musician. While Oberst wrote and intially recorded (with just voice, piano, guitar, and harmonica) the songs created during this time, he intended to ultimately record them with a full band. In the midst of putting together the band (upstate New York’s The Felice Brothers plus legendary drummer Jim Keltner) the passionate responses about the first solo recordings encouraged him to release the songs as is, in their sparse, original form, resulting in 2016’s Ruminations.