Top Choice Cinema in Nevada City

Magic Theatre

This beloved and adorably quirky theater screens a matchless lineup of unusual films and is about a mile south of downtown Nevada City. It serves bowls of fresh popcorn, coffee in real mugs and hot brownies. At the …
Top Choice Arts Center in Nevada City

Miners Foundry

As the name suggests, this was once an industrial building, constructed in 1856 and used to manufacture Pelton wheels. It has been brilliantly converted into an eclectic arts center, hosting music workshops, youth t…
Top Choice Live Music in Placerville

Cozmic Café

Located in the historic Placerville Soda Works building attached to a mine shaft: ask staff if you can have a peek. The upstairs hall is a fantastic venue for high-quality homespun gigs, including a Thursday open mi…
Theater in Nevada City

Nevada Theatre

This brick fortress is one of California’s first theaters (1865) and has welcomed the likes of Jack London, Emma Nevada and Mark Twain to its stage. Now it's home to a number of small, top-notch theater companies an…
Performing Arts in Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek Theatre

One of several excellent Gold Country arts venues, the theater has nearly a 100-year-long history of presenting live drama, but nowadays schedules mostly musical concerts, as well as films and other cultural events.
Performing Arts in Sonora & Jamestown

Sierra Repertory Theatre

Located in a restored tin warehouse in East Sonora, close to the Junction Shopping Center. This critically acclaimed company also performs in the Fallon Hotel in Columbia.
Arts Center in Grass Valley

Center for the Arts

Grass Valley punches above its weight with this excellent arts center. The varied program includes local and international music, dance, visual arts, comedy and literary events.
Performing Arts in Volcano

Volcano Theatre Company

On weekends between April and November, this highly regarded company produces live dramas in an outdoor amphitheater and in the tiny 1856 Cobblestone Theater.
Cinema in Angels Camp

Cinema West

A stunningly grand art-deco cinema with six auditoriums and 'luxury rocker loveseats' – who could resist?
Theater in Columbia

Sierra Repertory Theatre

This theater mixes up Shakespeare, musicals, farce and popular revues.