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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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Crazy Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

The Outside Inn's blog is excited to share the end of the year crazy giveaway.  All year long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Two years ago a little end of year basket came to life…
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Ages and Ages, London Jax, Discover Series, The Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts Discover Series brought three great bands to the intimate Grass Valley stage last night, Ages and Ages, Horse Thief and local band London Jax.  It was a great show and so exciting to see the community and local fans…
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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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Nevada City Film Festival

Every summer, the Nevada City Film Festival makes art into a party, bringing award-winning shorts and feature films to the historic venues of Nevada City, CA. A four-day celebration of art, music, and independent filmmaking, this year's…
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Farm to Table Dinner

Nevada City Farm to Table dinner, transforming Commercial Street in downtown into a farm to fork foodie experience. The second annual event was designed to "show people what a town square feeling looks like," says organizer Reinette Senum.…
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Nevada City First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk is just one of the many reasons I love our cute little town.  Any occasion that brings folks together to celebrate the arts is a plus in my books.  I also love that the focus of the event is to get locals…
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Nevada County Concert Band

Nevada County Concert Band performed last night at Pioneer Park as part of their annual summer free concert series.  If you've missed the first two concerts mark your calendar for Sunday, August 24th 5-7pm.  What I love about last night's…
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Nevada City Summer Nights

Nevada City Summer Nights was in full force last night, it's always fun to see our little town transformed into a huge block party.  The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce brings together music, vendors, food stalls, entertainment, vintage…
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Nevada City 4th of July Parade

Nevada City's 4th of July Parade, with approximately 75 entries, was a festive occasion in red, white and blue.  Small town pride on display with Grand Marshall Evan Strong, the Ophir Prison marching band, the Soapbox Derby cars, Nevada County…
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Happy Birthday America, Music in the Mountains Concert

Happy Birthday America!  Last night's Music in the Mountains SummerFest finale had a little bit of everything, from patriotic tunes to Hollywood and Broadway favorites.  The family friendly concert was a great way to spend a warm summer…
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Grass Valley Thursday Night Market

Grass Valley Thursday Night Market has returned from the summer season, 6-9pm in downtown every Thursday till August 14th.  Stop by and shop fresh fruits and vegetables in the Farmers Market, listen to live music, shop artisans booths or…
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Music in the Mountains

Music in the Mountains set the stage for an amazing Memorial Day weekend full of classical music.  The theme of the three day musical events was "Songs of Peace and Remembrance."  Guest artists included Musical Art Quintet, MIM orchestra…
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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn rocking The Center for the Arts in downtown Grass Valley.  There are so many reasons I love our community, but last night's show was example #1798745 for why our community is so amazing.  We had world-class…
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First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk has returned for its second summer.  If you missed last night's event don't worry, mark your calendars for June 6th, July 11th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd.  The kick off event included an…
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HAPA, Miners Foundry

Nevada City always has something fun going on, last night the Miners Foundry brought the Hawaiian band HAPA to the stage.  The Outside Inn was honored to host the musicians, who have traveled around the globe sharing their heavenly tunes.  Described…
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Sierra Stages presents Company

Sierra Stages kicks of their 2014 season with a production of Stephen Sondheim's Tony award-winning production of "Company."  The musical comedy debuts on Thursday, February 27th at the Nevada Theatre and continues through March 23rd.  Go…
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Things to Do and Winter Specials

Time to plan your winter escape to Nevada City, so I've put together a few itineraries to help you with your trip planning, and make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the limited time offer Outside Inn winter special promotion. Couples…
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is one of the top environmental film festivals in our country and Nevada City and Grass Valley certainly pulled out the welcome mats for the event.  Organized by SYRCL, this year marked the 12th annual event,…
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Why I love Nevada City

Happy New Year!  I love our community and have put together a list of a few of the reasons why I love Nevada City. Community: I love the small town vibe of our community, whether it's people helping others in need, small town businesses…
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Day of the Dead First Friday Art Walk

Nevada City First Friday Art Walk Dia de los Muertos celebration coordinated by Neva Co Artisan Boutique owner Cynthia Levesque.  There was live music in various shops and on the Nevada City Boardwalk, Mowen Solinsky special artist receptions,…