Friday, March 27, 2015

Molly Brown rises above

The 24th Street Theatre at Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St. in Sacramento brings “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” to its stage through April 5 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. Miners, brawls, pretty girls, love, romance, maritime disasters and Meredith Willson’s music and lyrics — “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” […]

The music lives on at Harris Center

This year marked the 56th anniversary of “the day the music died,” as Don McLean called the death of Buddy Holly in the song “American Pie.” To commemorate the occasion, the worldwide smash-hit musical “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story” will be rocking the Harris Center for the Arts, proving that the music, like Buddy’s […]

Justin Willman to appear at Vinyl

Comedian and magician Justin Willman has appeared on “The Tonight Show,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “@Midnight” on Comedy Central. On Saturday, Feb. 28, Willman brings his alternative comedy show to Vinyl at the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe for one night. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 […]

Foothill Foodie No. 2: Yummy delights

Old Town Grill burger specials From the lightly toasted bun to the grass-fed beef and everything in between, Old Town Grill makes a perfect burger. Whether you go for the classic burger or one of the specials, you are in for a treat. What else would one expect from grill master John Sanders? Sanders has been greeting customers by first […]

Railtown 1897 offers special

Before the historic locomotives start rolling along for a new season of train rides this spring, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) are offering a behind-the-scenes “Roundhouse Day” on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Park visitors will have the opportunity to watch important wintertime maintenance, cleaning and preparatory work […]

Appetite meets altitude during Tahoe Restaurant Week

Gourmet burgers, handmade pastas, mouth-watering steaks, fresh seafood, inventive small plates and decadent desserts are on the menu Jan. 9-16 at Tahoe South as the area’s restaurants roll out an extraordinary culinary experience for California Restaurant Month. Tahoe South Restaurant Week connects foodies with the area’s most notable locally-owned eateries, each recognized for their classic […]

Community invited to Governor’s Mansion

The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation, in partnership with California State Parks, encourages the community to visit the historic Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) in December before it temporarily closes to the public on Jan. 1, 2015, for extensive renovations and rehabilitation efforts. Throughout the month of December, the Governor’s Mansion SHP is […]

Enjoy a simple Christmas

To help get fort visitors in a festive holiday spirit, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: A Simple Emigrant Christmas” event on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In John Sutter’s day, people from around the world passed through the gates of Sutter’s Fort, each […]

See non-stop action in Tahoe

Madcap on-screen adventure films and non-stop, on-stage party action arrive at MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa with the 13th annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival, Saturday, Dec. 13. Designed to capture the intensity and passion of free-spirited outdoor adventure, the cult event provides mountaintop cliffhangers and enough high-energy entertainment between showings to ignite fervor for the […]

Find seasonal treasurers at gallery

Come celebrate the official start of the “Christmas Season” with the artists at Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 6. The gallery will have extended hours on this day and from 4-6 p.m. will offer a special evening of shopping with Christmas carols played by local musician Mary Beth Dowd, hot drinks, […]

Dedication for Pearl Place Art Wall

Plan to celebrate Halloween a little early at the Halloween Costume Parade and Barbecue party in Diamond Springs on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1-4 p.m. The festivities are to dedicate The Pearl Place Art Wall. The costume parade will begin at the Diamond Terraces Apartments at 6035 Service Drive at 1:30 pm and proceed up to the mural […]

Harvest Festival is fun for all

What: Gold Oak Harvest Festival Who: Gold Oak School parents Where: Gold Oak School, 3171 Pleasant Valley Road in Placerville When: Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4-7 p.m. Cost: No admission, charge for some items Information: 530-626-3160   Every year hundreds of kids, moms, dads, grandparents and neighbors come to the Gold Oak Harvest Festival. This fabulous event will be […]

Androcles and the Lion comes to Harris Center

Chortle at this refreshing treatment of the popular Aesop’s fable, “Androcles and the Lion,” written in the style of Italian Commedia dell’Arte by the award-winning playwright and author Aurand Harris at the Harris Center in Folsom on Saturday, Oct. 25. The nationally-recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, for […]

Healthy Living Series gets started

Don’t wait until after the holidays to get healthy — start now at the Healthy Living Series at the Cozmic Café featuring Deana Christofferson, local health and wellness educator. Christofferson has worked in the health and fitness industry since 1983 as a certified aerobics instructor and later became a fitness counselor and personal trainer. She […]

Madera hosts annual Pomegranate Festival

In Madera, the heart of Pomegranate Country, preparations are underway for the fourth annual Madera Pomegranate Festival, on Saturday, Nov. 1  at Madera Municipal Airport. The event is organized by the Madera Tourism Alliance, a committee of the Madera Chamber of Commerce. “On behalf of the Madera Chamber, I would like to invite everyone to come […]

Learn the art of basket making

Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery welcomes Nettie Fox for a special one-day workshop on making pine needle baskets on Saturday, Sept. 13. Enjoy the lovely outdoor gallery rose garden while learning the techniques of coiling and using pine needles to create a basket. Students will have the opportunity to be a part of the […]

Boston, Doobie Brothers rock Stateline

STATELINE, Nev. — With all due respect to Lady Gaga who appeared the day before and Aerosmith and The Eagles who follow later this month, Sunday night’s co-headlining Boston-Doobie Brothers classic rock double bill last weekend at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena is tough to top. The concert, part of a summer concert series, attacked […]

Paul Damon performs at Wine Smith

Paul Damon is playing at the Wine Smith, 346 Main St. in Placerville, on Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Damon delivers a heart-felt powerful performance that will touch the soul. He combines his life’s stories of love, compassion, fear, rage and understanding with music and science. He enters a meditative state as he plays to […]

Celebrate at Homewood art fest

The Homewood Mountain Resort celebrates Independence Day weekend with the Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival taking place Friday through Sunday, July 4 through 6, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. This free event brings together an exciting group of more than 50 artists showcasing an assortment of collectable arts and crafts in a variety of […]

Charles Muench hosts open studio

Charles Muench will be opening his Gardnerville studio to the public for the first time since moving from the Sierra to Carson Valley five years ago. The beauty of the eastern Sierra and the high desert vistas have long been a source of inspiration for the nationally recognized award-winning artist. Muench frequently travels to remote […]

Bennett daughters carrying on sculpture tradition

Ashley and Terrie Bennett are continuing the family tradition. The two grew up in Placerville and are the daughters of world-renowned artists and twin brothers, Bob and Tom Bennett, of Bennett Sculpture. Their talent comes from a deep gene pool and their need to sculpt is undeniable. Tom’s daughter, Terrie is a second-generation sculptor who […]

‘Maple and Vine’ explores life in the ’50s

Capital Stage continues its ninth season, “The Homefront: A Season of Soul-Stirring Plays,” with “Maple and Vine” by Jordan Harrison. After premiering in the 2011 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, “Maple and Vine” ran Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. Capital Stage’s production will be directed by co-founder and artistic associate Peter Mohrmann and will […]

White on White honors cancer victims

Plans are underway for the White on White Gala at the Manzanita Kitchen and Events, 4232 Fowler Lane in Diamond Springs, on Sunday, June 1 from 4-6:30 p.m. White represents all colors of the rainbow and this event will honor those who have been diagnosed with the disease and remembering those who have lost their […]

“Memphis” comes to Harris Center

Four time Tony Award winning musical  “Memphis” comes to the Harris Center in Folsom, Friday to Sunday, May 23 to 25. Critically acclaimed “Memphis” won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro); four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and four Outer Critic […]

Wedding fair in Amador County

Couples, brides-to-be and their entourages are encouraged to schedule a weekend get-a-way to Amador County to attend the 2014 Amador County Wedding Faire on Sunday, May 4 from noon-4 p.m at the Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort’s Grand Oak Hotel Ballroom in Jackson. The fair is an opportunity for local and regional wedding professionals to showcase […]

Student art exhibits showcase graduates’ works

The best works by California State University, Sacramento’s graduating seniors and master’s candidates are so extensive, they fill three galleries on campus. The Senior Show will be held May 5 to 22 at the Robert Else Gallery. The Masters of Art exhibit will be at the Library Gallery Annex from May 7 to 23 and […]

Oak Ridge Boys come to TJ’s Corral

Michael Martin Murphy  kicks off the season on Thursday, May 1 in the newly renamed TJ’s Corral, outdoor events center at the Carson Valley Inn. The Oak Ridge Boys bring its “Boys Night Out Tour” to TJ’s Corral two weeks later on Thursday, May 15. Tickets are available through the Carson Valley Inn Website at […]

Folsom hosts Spring Antique Fair

Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California look forward to the Folsom Historic District Association’s 48th Spring Antique Fair to be held Sunday, April 27, on Historic Sutter St. from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (or come early and bring a flashlight), rain or shine. Thousands of shoppers will fill the four-block historic district for this popular […]

Viviana Guzman performs at Petroglyphe Gallery

Petroglyphe Gallery is honored to feature Viviana Guzman as the opening performer for its 2014 concert series on Sunday, April 27. The doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 4 p.m. Described by the New York Times as “an imaginative artist,” Chilean-born flutist, Guzman performs more than 50 concerts a year throughout […]

Passport is a ticket to wine

El Dorado wine country’s Passport weekends in April provide the oenophile and the wine novice an opportunity to meet the winemakers, taste award-winning wines and enjoy music, art and other wine associated activities at the members of the El Dorado Winery Association members. The association’s Passport 2014 weekends are April 5-6 and 12-13, and this […]

Sierra Symphony salutes spring and youth

Spring is in the air, so what an opportunity to share the beauty of nature and the glorious sounds of a symphony orchestra and a young soloist from the foothills. The Sierra Symphony Orchestra will present its annual “Young Artist Concert” on Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. at the Placerville Seventh-day Adventist Church. Admission […]

Tarbet to demonstrate at Sierra Pastel Society

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills for a special art occasion. After a brief business meeting, there will be a pastel demonstration and lecture by Urania Christy Tarbet on the joy of painting and teaching art workshops […]

Flowers are the focus of workshop

“Spring Flowers” with artist Tracy Lewis is a one day watercolor workshop where participants will learn to paint vibrant and luminous flowers in watercolor using wet into wet and glazing techniques. The focus will be on keeping colors pure and fresh using a limited palette. Participants may follow along step by step or work from […]

Hansen conducts concert

The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the classical music performance organizing serving the central region of the Sierra foothills, presents its Spring Symphony Concert on Sunday, March 16, at the Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road in Sutter Creek. The concert starts at 3 p.m. The program is devoted to the music of Franz […]

Photographer captures Placerville after dark

Photographer Paul Cockrell is showing his new release of “Placerville at Night” photographs at Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, during the month of March. Recently, Cockrell has been photographing Placerville, mostly at night, to document how the town looks before the upcoming makeover. While some of the buildings have faded and […]

Spring is sprung

In early spring, more than 15,000 daffodils now bloom in Amador City. The gorgeous display can be seen on both ends of town as well as in planters throughout. The town sponsored Daffodil Festival is held Saturday, March 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. In its second year, this triumph of spring conceived of by Ashley […]

Blues and rock at the Harris Center

On Friday, March 14, at the Harris Center for the Arts, fans can watch what happens when a blues and rock icon, a living legend of the blues and a rising roots music star unite forces. It will be a night of good music and great vibes all presided over by the good-humored and congenial […]

The Straits to swing at Tahoe’s MontBleu

Members of the iconic 1980s rock ‘n’ roll band Dire Straits have launched a 25-city 2014 tour as The Straits with a March 28 stop at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa for a one-night-only jam session featuring the legendary group’s best-known songs. Reformed as The Straits and featuring members of the original lineup, […]

The future of jazz is in folsom

“I’ve heard the future of jazz and it is Grace Kelly” (NPR) and audiences at Harris Center for the Arts will have a chance to hear for themselves as the Grace Kelly Quartet comes to Folsom on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 and 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 1 at 7 and 9 p.m. Kelly’s […]

Paint and pour with artist Pam Findleton

Paint and pour with artist Pamela Findleton at a unique afternoon workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22. The workshop is for beginners and experienced artists alike. Workshop participants will complete a finished canvas artwork to hang on a wall and enjoy Findleton Estate wines available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Findleton is known for […]

Randy Honerlah to demo at PAA

Randy Honerlah, a local award-winning artist will be Placerville Arts Association’s February guest speaker and demonstrator. Young or old, accomplished artist or beginner, if you are an art lover, you will enjoy learning more about painting with acrylics from this talented artist. The public is invited to join PAA at the Sunday, Feb. 16 meeting […]

Talented Oak Ridge grad awarded visual arts grant

Oak Ridge High School graduate Bryan Valenzuela was awarded $5,000 in recognition of his exceptional talent and demonstrated ability by The Leff-Davis Fund for Visual Artists. “Being a professional artist isn’t necessarily a traditional route with clear sign posts. There’s a lot of feeling your way in the dark, piecing together a living from various […]

Artist Connie McLennan to demonstrate at PAA meeting

Placerville Arts Association is bringing in the new year with a very talented guest speaker/demonstrator Connie McLennan. She will be discussing and demonstrating the art of painting in oil. With each guest speaker, members of PAA say that they find personal inspiration, new insights to the art media and are challenged to return to their […]

Black Irish Band to play in Sutter Creek

The Black Irish Band, America’s only Irish-Italian band making for double the fun, is having a CD release party on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. at the Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek. The band celebrates the release of its 24th CD album, “This Summer” (The songs of our youth). The band […]

Sierra Rep to offer youth workshop

Sierra Repertory Theatre Junior starts the new year with its first Youth Theatre Workshop, a month of live theater exercises, games, songs and dances led by new education director Ralph Krumins (“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” and “Jason and the Argonauts”). Classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 7 and continue every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. […]