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Beaucoup Chapeaux

Every Friday night, for the last seven years, local residents and European expats, visitors and tourists, have gathered together in the charming Nevada City Classic Café to be romanced by the tapas, the wine and the enchanting music of…
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Leta's Lounge

Local jazz singer and songwriter Leta Gibney is hosting a CD release party this Thursday, February 4th at The Crazy Horse Saloon, 6:30-9pm, no cover, families welcome.  Some of you may remember Leta's Blues, a regular act at The Five Mile…
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Holiday Concerts and Plays

The holidays are a great time to get out and support the arts with numerous concerts, plays and performances.  Nutcracker Season returns with two different productions in Nevada County.  Clara and the Nutcracker by Holt Ballet Conservatory…
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InnSide Nevada City Blog Giveaway

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share the end of the year giveaway.  All year-long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Four years ago a little end of year basket came…
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KVMR Celtic Festival

The KVMR Celtic Festival is currently happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The slogan for the event is "Come for the music, stay for the magic" and if you've never been, it's time to go experience the event first…
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TGIF Nevada City

TGIF Nevada City.  Lots of great events this weekend, if you missed my Outside Inn Facebook post about my weekly happenings, click here to see my weekly Pinterest round-up.  Nevada City First Friday Art Walk finishes their 2015 season…
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Nevada City Film Festival

The 15th Annual Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) kicks off September 10-13, 2015 in historic downtown Nevada City, CA.  Every summer, NCFF makes art into a party, bringing a regional audience of movie lovers together with emerging and…
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Nevada City First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk September edition kicked off the Labor Day weekend with art, music, live art demonstrations, craft booths, Nevada City Film Festival previews and more! While I didn't make it to all 30 stops on the map, included…
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Nevada County Concert Band

The Nevada County Concert Band Picnic & Pops Concert in Pioneer Park series celebrated the Centennial Jubilee last night with music from the last 100 years.  The free outdoor family friendly concert hosted 65 guest musicians to the…
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Nevada City Summer Nights

Nevada City Summer Nights is a street fair where everyone is invited.  Similar to the winter Victorian Christmas celebrations, the last 3 Wednesday evenings in July (July 15th, 22nd and 29th this year), downtown Nevada City is the place to…
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California WorldFest

California WorldFest is coming to town July 16th-19th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The music festival includes 8 stages with musical acts from around the globe. This year The Center for the Arts produced event headliners…
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Music in the Mountains SummerFest

The Cirque de la Symphonie performance for the Music in the Mountains SummerFest was a performance that appealed to all ages.  Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strong men performed near or above…
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Circque de la Symphonie, Music in the Mountains SummerFest

Building on its 33-year reputation as the region’s top classical music festival, Music in the Mountains SummerFest, stretches its wings in 2015, bringing contemporary and classical music together in one incredible concert experience. From…
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Summer Fun

Happy Memorial Day Weekend.  Looking to start planning your summer fun, here are a few of my favorite summer activities. Swimming at the South Yuba River Farmers Markets: Nevada City Farmers Market, Nevada County Growers Market, Grass…
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First Friday Art Walk

The 2015 Nevada City First Friday Art Walk season kicked off last night with a theme of CYCLES and fun throughout downtown.  With 30 different spots on the map there was an opportunity to visit merchants, restaurants and pop up art galleries,…
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Things to Do

What to do in Nevada City?  I get this question every day at the Outside Inn and often I ask folks, tell me a little bit more and I can help send you in the right direction.  What I love is that our guests end up getting out and about…
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Nevada City Running Club

Spring is such a beautiful time of year in Nevada County.  If you're looking to get out and connect with other folks, check out Dr. Goodspeed-Walters running club or yoga for runners.  Her Saturday morning runs cover trails through out…
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Sierra Stages: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Sierra Stages opens their new production Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike tonight at the historic Nevada Theatre. The 2013 Tony Award for Best Play is a laugh out loud comedy full of humor and drama.  The family sagas plays out in a Pennsylvania…
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KVMR

KVMR radio has moved into their new building at 120 Bridge Street in downtown Nevada City.  The Bridge Street Project built a brand new 8000 square foot building, including adding a backstage area to the historic Nevada Theatre.  Check…
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Music scene

Are you interested in listening to live music?  Nevada City and Grass Valley have a lot of great options.  Just this weekend you've got the option of Achilles Wheel and the Dead Beats at the Miners Foundry and local Grammy nominated Secret…
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Nevada City Mardi Gras Parade

Nevada City Mardi Gras parade is always a colorful event.  Thanks to the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce for organizing the parade.  Great to see Samba Drop, NEO, Nevada City Soapbox Derby, Curious Forge, Claude the fire-breathing dragon,…