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Priceless performance at Harris Center

The Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet” is inspired by the electrifying true story of the one night Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley were brought together for what is now known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. The national tour of this Tony Award-winner brings […]

Sierra Rep to present ‘The Honky Tonk Angels’

Instead of the previously planned unannounced show, Sierra Repertory Theatre will present “The Honky Tonk Angels” as its second 2015 show, running April 24 to May 31 at Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park. The musical is written by Ted Swindley, the author of “Always, Patsy Cline,” which Sierra Rep will produce in […]

See circus thrills at local theater

“Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis” will be shown at Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 13 with IMAX, 2101 Vine St., in El Dorado Hills and Cinemark Folsom 14, 261 Iron Point Road in Folsom, on Nov. 8 at 12:30 p.m. Fathom Events and BY Experience are thrilled to announce a live performance of “Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis” […]

Fun evening at MIM

A supper club affair of martinis, manhattans catered by award-winning Chef Antonio featuring the music of Sister Swing happens on Friday, Nov.7, at the Foothill Event Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Road in Grass Valley. Sister Swing is a trio of vocalists dedicated to fun and frivolity while preserving the vintage jazz sounds of the girl groups of […]

Art exhibit examines PTSD

A traveling art exhibit coming to California State University, Sacramento examines post-traumatic stress disorder — its causes and symptoms, its stigma and treatment — through the art and words of those directly affected by it. “PTSD Nation: Art and Poetry From Survivors of War, Gun Violence and Domestic Abuse” will run Nov. 1-Dec. 13 in […]

KVIE announces art auction winners at gala

During the KVIE Preview Gala, the kickoff event to the 2014 KVIE Art Auction, KVIE’s art curator D Neath announced the Best of Show and first place recipients in each category. The award winners are: David Best, Lodi, Best of Show for his piece “Venus on a Half Dome” (airs Sunday, Sept. 21 approx. 7 […]

Anthony Friedkin photos on exhibit at de Young

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to present Anthony Friedkin: “The Gay Essay,” a photographic series of more than 75 vintage prints that chronicles the gay communities of Los Angeles and San Francisco from 1969 to 1973. This exhibition will be on view at the de Young now through Jan. 11, 2015. […]

Hawaiian Summer comes to Gallery at 48 Natoma

Tropical breezes and soothing waves, the scent of plumeria and suntan oil, shaved ice and sun-baked sand will come to mind in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. The seasonally appropriate exhibit, Hawaiian Summer, will showcase the artistic talents of artists Wade Koniakowsky with paintings and surfboards, watercolors by Leslie Ruth […]

Auburn doctor and teacher make comedy short

On June 2, a new film production group in Auburn, CineFabula (cinefabula.com), released its first short film, “SHE.” It is an online comedy short about a nine-to-five office resident who, upon hearing a description of a movie about a man who falls in love with his operating system sets out looking for love in all […]

Todd Ellison returns to Harris Center

Returning to Harris Center for the Arts for the second time this season Todd Ellison, as host and accompanist, is joined by four talented vocalists from the Broadway stage, including Sacramento native, Teal Wicks, on Friday, June 6. They will be performing some of the most romantic songs from classic Broadway musicals such “West Side […]

Railroad Museum to showcase photographs

As part of a special exhibition now on display, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography and Art’s 2013 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program. Nearly 100 photographers from all over the world submitted entries for this […]

Music Fest is nonstop entertainment

With seven No. 1 hits on its résumé, iconic American rock band Collective Soul is confirmed as the Sunday night headline act for the 2014 Sacramento Music Festival and Jubilee. The festival is scheduled over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26. With this high energy band added to the line-up, the headline acts are now complete […]

Folsom Handcar Derby features competition and fun

The 23rd running of the Folsom Handcar Derby is Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4 on the tracks in front of Broadstone Marketplace on East Bidwell Street in Folsom. Saturday, May 3 is a day of practice and qualifying for all the teams competing in the handcar and quadripede events. On Sunday, May 4, […]

Pioneer Jews of the Gold rush

Little known Jewish communities of the Gold Rush era are the focus of a new exhibit at Folsom History Museum. Artifacts loaned by local residents and descendants of pioneer Jews and historical photographs tell the story of the success of these Jewish merchants and their contributions to the economy and civic affairs of California. The […]

Time to join the El Dorado Community Concert Association

The El Dorado County Community Concert Association’s membership drive for the 2014-15 season began on April 24. Current members will be contacted by their representative during the coming weeks to renew their subscriptions. Memberships for the 2014-15 season will be $60 per adult and $20 per student for six fabulous concerts. Drop-in registration will be […]

Downtown Placerville seeks new tagline

The Placerville Downtown Association is inviting the community and visitors to help define Main Street’s brand, character, style and personality with a tagline promotion. Cities all over the U.S. have created a unique tagline or motto to help identify their municipality. Well-known examples include Las Vegas —  “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” and […]

Salon Doré re-opens at Legion of Honor

After a 17 month comprehensive conservation project, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has re-opened the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor. Developed by Martin Chapman, curator in charge of European decorative arts and sculpture, this complete refurbishment of one of the finest existing examples of 18th […]

Scout: Eagle Scout Chandler Morrill likes doing good deeds

Joining the Boy Scouts as a youngster was “just another thing my mom put me in” for Chandler Morrill of Placerville, but a half-dozen years later he proudly attended his Court of Honor on March 8, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Chandler’s project that topped off the years of Scouting that led to […]

America’s ClayFest II celebrates a rich history

The Art League of Lincoln in conjunction with Blue Line Arts will be holding the second annual art show and competition, America’s ClayFest II, at the beautiful Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Road, Suite 100 in Roseville. This show will be celebrating the rich history of 25 years of clay competition formerly known as the Feats […]

Learn how to make a mask

Learn how to make your own facial “life mold” when Patricia Ann McKinney, local multi-media artist, teaches a one-day class at Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery in Georgetown on Monday, March 3. This one-day workshop will include making a mold of your face with plaster bandages and short lessons on hand-making paper, plus handouts […]

Sandy Follett shows photograph in Yosemite

Yosemite Renaissance is celebrating its 29th year with an exhibit of 49 paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by 45 artists. Drawn from more than 700 entries, this year’s exhibit includes a broad range of works from the representational to the abstract, all interpreting the majesty of Yosemite and the Sierra. El Dorado County photographer Sandy […]

Bridging the SF Bay

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to present “The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936,” opening at the de Young on Saturday, Feb. 1. Documenting the original construction of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in the 1930s, the exhibition includes 72 photographs, prints and drawings from the museums’ collection. The bridge’s […]

Comedy on screen

Silver Screen Classic Movie Series continues on Saturday, Feb. 1, with a screwball comedy from 1937. Basil and Joyce, two talented and hammy stage actors, love each other in spite of their epic battles. When Marcia, an infatuated, besotted fan, falls for Basil, he knows he must somehow discourage this interloper. But the ruder he […]

Sutter’s Fort celebrates holidays past

To help get fort visitors in a festive holiday spirit, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park has two interactive and fun “Hands on History” events scheduled on one very special day — Saturday, Dec. 14. Throughout the day, fort visitors will step back in time to holidays past with festive, hands-on activities such as dipping candles, […]

Tedeschi Trucks Band plays at Grand Sierra

Grand Sierra Resort and Another Planet Presents are pleased to announce the Tedeschi Trucks Band will be performing at the Grand Sierra Theatre in Reno on Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. Tedeschi Trucks Band is an 11-member collective that thrills audiences worldwide with its transcendent live performances and award-winning albums. Formed in 2010 by […]

A taste of Burgundy at Fair Play winery

Winery by the Creek, 8085 Perry Creek Road in Fairplay, is having a Burgundian Winter Wine Feast on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 3-8 p.m. Winery by the Creek crafts wines in a French style and this holiday season the personnel is looking to share a taste of French nobility with wine club members and guests. The […]

Rock out at Sac State

The California State University, Sacramento Geology Club is hosting its 10th annual Rock Auction fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 22, and there are hundreds of items up for grabs. The family-friendly event includes live and silent auctions, catered food and beverages, and children’s activities. Auction specimens vary in size from small gems to large garden rocks […]

Learn about the Donner Party at Sutter’s Fort

As part of an ongoing focus to provide high-energy, interactive and educational activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is proud to present a special “Hands on History: The Donners and Other Emigrant Wagon Parties” event on Saturday, Nov. 16. Early in California’s history, wagon travel across the Sierra Nevada was a dangerous proposition and more […]

Local art groups merge

Tucked into one of Georgetown’s historic buildings, Art on the Divide Gallery Cooperative, 6295 Main St. in Georgetown, has been attracting visitors for a little over three years. This small but vital group has been providing local artists and students with a venue to display their work, as well as offering workshops, demonstrations and art […]

Altar Show honors many things

The 16th annual Altar Show, “Renewal and Remembrance,” will open on Saturday, Nov. 9. The show features altars dedicated to persons, memories, concepts and causes. The annual free and non-juried exhibition will be held through Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. The exhibit is held at the Northern Mines Building, Nevada County Fairgrounds in […]

Heritage Day tells Nisenan story

The Nisenan tribe of the Nevada City Rancheria, the Nevada County campus of Sierra College, the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project and the Firehouse No. 1 Museum in Nevada City invite the public to the fourth annual Nisenan Heritage Day on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Multipurpose Center at the Sierra College Nevada County campus, 250 […]

Sac chorus sings of New York

Experience the lights, glamour and excitement of New York City with the award-winning Sacramento Valley Chorus. Inspired by its whirlwind trip to New York City in May and a once in a lifetime performance at Carnegie Hall, Sacramento Valley Chorus, under the direction of Master Director Lynne Erickson, presents “A New York State of Mind.” […]

‘Down the Road’ goes down a gory trail

“Down the Road” is where you’ll travel with serial killer William Reach as he’s interviewed for his tell-all biography by Iris and Dan Henniman. The play, written by Lee Blessing, is presented by EMH Productions at The Geery Theatre, 2130 L St. in Sacramento now through Thursday, Oct. 31. Iris Henniman has taken on her […]

‘Personal Petroglyphs’ opens

Petroglyphe Gallery in Mokelumne Hill is pleased to announce a special exhibition of new works by regional artists, Pamela Findleton and Dale Laitinen, inspired by their recent journeys through the American Southwest. The “Personal Petroglyphs” exhibit will open on Saturday, Oct. 5 with an artist demonstration from 3 to 5 p.m. and a reception from […]

Pacifico Dance Company celebrates Mexico

Founded in 1992, the Pacifico Dance Company of 32 accomplished dancers and musicians will present the essence of traditional folkloric styles with modern dance idioms. The company has toured internationally — the first folkloric company to tour Asia — and enjoyed a residency in The Kennedy Center. The work to be performed on Stage One […]

Rarely-seen historic treasures on public display in Sacramento

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the third annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is “A Passion to Preserve” […]

World Rabies Day hopes to set a record

El Dorado County Animal Services and The Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association are coordinating the fourth annual World Rabies Day Event on Saturday, Sept. 28. The event will be held at the government complex located at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the Three for Free campaign, the services […]

Capitol Pops Concert under the stars

The Capitol Pops Concert Band will be featured in the “Concert Under the Stars” event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Eskaton FountainWood Lodge, 8773 Oak Ave. in Orangevale. This is a ticketed event, with all proceeds going to Alzheimer’s disease research conducted through the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets are $25 per […]

Genoa presents annual Candy Dance

Candy has long been part of the annual fundraiser for the Town of Genoa, Nevada’s first settlement, and the tradition continues on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 with the 93rd Annual Candy Dance Art, Crafts and Food Faire. Volunteers are currently working to make a ton-and-a-half of candy, following in the footsteps begun […]

Sac museums to offer free admission

Six Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian magazine “Museum Day Live!” nationwide effort by offering free admission to ticket holders all day on Saturday, Sept. 28. Participating local museums include: Aerospace Museum of California, California Automobile Museum, California State Military Museum, California State Railroad Museum, Maidu Museum and Historic Site and The California Museum. […]

Grow For It! The best time of the year

Yes, it’s that time again, the fifth annual Fall Master Gardener Plant Sale. And it promises to be a great one. The sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Veterans Memorial Building parking lot, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville. As usual, Master Gardeners have been hard […]

Public art project brings people and nature together

On Saturday, Sept. 7, ART OnSite (AOS) will unveil its first public art works project which aims to bring people and the natural environment together in an innovative and artistic way. The project features works from eight international artists installed along the 9 mile Deer Creek Tribute Trail in Nevada City. Each artist was selected based on proposals that best […]

See fine art at Tahoe City art and craft festival

Set on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe City Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will give visitors a special opportunity to meet with more than 45 artisans and crafts people showcasing a wide variety of arts and crafts including photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more. Providing a unique venue for […]

Rock with YMCA at Montbleu

Everyone knows the music and everyone has the moves. For one night only, Saturday, Aug. 3 MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa is the “place you can go” to rock out to The Village People. With more than three decades of party music, The Village People will perform all of its hits, “YMCA,” “In The Navy” […]

Gold medal on display at de Young

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce that the Congressional Gold Medal awarded in 2011 to Japanese American, or Nisei, World War II veterans in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments, will visit the de Young through Sunday, Aug. 4. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) has partnered with the Smithsonian’s […]

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