‘The Stagecoach’ now on DVD

The story of “The Stagecoach” has been told by lead park historian Ed Allen to thousands of visitors and students at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The story has now been released on DVD by the Gold Discovery Park Association and has premiered on Sierra Community Access Television, Comcast Channel 2. While standing in […]

Pink Floyd Experience returns to Harris Center

Last year the music of Pink Floyd rocked capacity audiences at the Harris Center for the Arts with Greatest Hits and Rarities Part II. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback, this year marks the third Harris Center presentation of The Pink Floyd Experience on March 30 and 31. This year, the group has crafted a […]

Two new members join Divide gallery

Art On the Divide Gallery Cooperative has recently enriched its display with the works of two new artists, both of whom work in a western motif. Lorie Helderle and Carol Nelson both joined the gallery in December, following their participation in the gallery’s October invitational show “Visions of the West.” Every new member joining the […]

Nun to conduct a mini retreat

St. Elias Orthodox Church in Diamond Springs invites the public to meet Sister Vassa Larin of Vienna, Austria, an Eastern Orthodox monastic and popular YouTube blogger. She will offer a half-day mini retreat at the Manzanita Kitchen and Event Center, 4232 Fowler Lane in Diamond Springs, on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person […]

‘Bodytraffic’ performs an innovative program

Founded in 2007, Los Angeles-based “Bodytraffic” was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2013 and was praised by the Los Angeles Times for its “most hopeful combination of choreographic and performing excellence.” This exciting dance ensemble continues to break new ground in the field of dance and its 7:30 p.m. performance at […]

The hits keep on coming

The Hit Men featuring former stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons perform at the Harris Center for Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, on Sunday, June 8 at 2 and 7 p.m. It’s not the cast from Jersey Boys; it’s not a Jersey Boys tribute show and not a Frankie Valli and The […]

See wildflowers on train ride

With spring in full bloom, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train pulled by the “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3. While the park is open daily, a special Wildflower Train Ride is available on Saturday, April 19, and […]

Easter at Northstar is family friendly

Northstar California Resort will celebrate Easter with fun family activities in The Village at Northstar and on the slopes Sunday, April 20. Kids and parents alike can enjoy an Easter egg hunt, live music, face painting and Easter-themed crafts while the Easter Bunny roams The Village and skis the mountain. The celebration kicks off with […]

Fine Arts Museums feature two shows

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce two exhibitions showcasing stellar collections from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. “Intimate Impressionism” from the National Gallery of Art, at the Legion of Honor, features the work of 19th century avant-garde painters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Vincent van […]

Rinconart Studio and Gallery features Mark Schneider

Rinconart Studio and Gallery is pleased to feature Mark Schneider during Third Saturday, Dec. 21. Schneider has always had an affinity for art and color and over the years has dabbled in many varieties of artistic endeavors. When he took up the camera to prepare for a trip to Alaska he knew that this would […]

MontBleu presents Daniel Tosh

The punch bowl will be spiked with plenty of one-liners and laughs in December when MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa brings back the hilarious antics of comedian Daniel Tosh for two performances on Saturday, Dec. 21. The stand-up comedian and television host of the wildly-popular “Comedy Central” video clip show, Tosh will make his third […]

Time to jam at the jamboree

Get ready for the 2013 “Can’t Miss Event — Jammin’ Jamboree” happening on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Folsom Pro Rodeo Grounds, Dan Russell Arena. This year’s Marquee Car is the Corvette. The Jammin’ Jamboree is a car, motorcycle, truck, 4-wheeler and vintage RV event that also features attractions like a seller’s corral, parts swap […]

See fine arts and crafts at Homewood

Pacific Fine Arts Festivals, a producer of California’s highest quality art festivals since 1980, has announced the addition of two events in Lake Tahoe at Homewood Mountain Resort. The Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festivals will bring together an exciting group of more than 50 artists at each event showcasing their assortment of collectible arts […]

‘Time Stands Still’ at Ovation Stage

Ovation Stage presents the Sacramento premiere of “Time Stands Still” on the stage at Three Penny Theater through Sept. 15. “Time Stands Still” is Donald Margulies’s finest play since the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Dinner With Friends.” This new play explores the relationship between two couples at a crucial juncture in their lives, when the desire to […]

Kirkwood run benefits fire department

The annual 5K, 10K and Kid’s Run on Saturday, Aug. 31 has been taking place in Kirkwood each Labor Day weekend for 33 years. Presented by the Tahoe Mountain Milers and sponsored by Kirkwood Mountain Resort and the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department, the 10K trail adventure run follows single track and dirt road three miles up […]

Will Durst brings one-man show to Sacramento

Will Durst and His All-New Show, “BoomeRaging from LSD to OMG,” is coming to Sacramento on Friday, Aug. 23. Five-time Emmy nominee Durst describes his new one-man show as being about the travail of being “chronologically gifted,” or “what happens when acid flashbacks meet dementia.” Durst clearly enjoys performing his new show, calling it “liberating” […]

Cancer Resource Center offers help

When you hear the doctor say “cancer” and the world drops out from under your feet, there are people inside an unassuming little office in Cameron Park waiting to break your fall. The staff at Marshall Medical Center’s Cancer Resource Center wishes more people in need knew they are waiting with open arms and plenty […]

Randall Tillery is accepted to two national art shows

Local artist, Randall Tillery, has been accepted in two national art shows: the 2013 American Impressionist Society’s show to be held in Charleston, S.C. and the 2013 Oil Painters of America’s Western Regional Show to be held in Topeka, Kan. Tillery describes his work as conservative impressionism. He definitely has mastered his craft and it […]

Fabby time at PJ’s

The Fabulous Liars return to PJ’s Roadhouse, 5641 Mother Lode Drive in Placerville, Saturday, July 20 from back-to-back performances at the California State Fair in Sacramento. “We love performing at PJ’s,” said Fabulous Liars bass guitarist, Gary Coverdale. “We have been playing a lot this summer and can hardly wait to bring that momentum back […]

Art and Soul steps out in Markleeville

The Third annual Markleeville Plein Air Event takes place through Saturday, June 29. Judith Perry of Somerset is one of 22 talented artists in the area who is going to set up easels out-of-doors, or “plein air.” The public is invited to this free event to watch the artists overcome the challenges of temperature changes, […]

Out of the Blue

OUT OF THE BLUE will perform Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 at the Cal Expo Western States Horse Expo at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento. The band’s Friday show is scheduled for 4 p.m.; its Saturday show at 9:30 a.m. and its Sunday show at 2 p.m. For more information e-mail [email protected] or […]

Legendary play ‘Les Miserables’ makes final run

SACRAMENTO — The legendary musical play ‘Les Misérables’ is making its final run this weekend. The touring Broadway show’s two-week engagement at Community Center Theater runs through Sunday, June 9. On Friday, June 7, the show starts at 8 p.m. On Saturday, June 8, there are two shows at 2 and 8 p.m. The final […]

Western Railway opens for summer

For those looking for something fun, relaxing and educational this summer, a visit to the Western Railway Museum is a perfect day trip. With added attractions and discounted tickets for kids in June, the value of a visit to the museum couldn’t be better. Beginning Wednesday, May 29 and continuing through Labor Day, the museum […]

Artists go pop

Blue Line, 405 Vernon St. in Roseville, is exhibiting “Pop! Goes the Art” through April 13. Inspiration for “Pop! Goes the Art” will draw from popular culture of the 21st century. Artists will utilize everything from news headlines, to the latest YouTube sensations, to the products that line store shelves and channel their inner Andy […]

Gold Country Artists Gallery displays love notes

Gold Country Artists Gallery through March 3, is featuring its sixth annual “Love is in the Air” show. This year the member artists are supporting the special community effort to give a note of thanks and appreciation to community members by displaying notes and cards of thanks and love notes to the community and individuals. […]

Renowned artist to hold workshop

World renowned artist, Christopher Schink, is coming to Placerville in March to conduct a four day water media workshop March 12 through 15. The class will be held at Iron Willow/Tankersley’s Art Studio 4381 Pleasant Valley Road in the Pleasant Valley area, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop will be an open studio […]

See art demos at Divide art gallery

The last “Saturday Demo Day” for 2012 at Art On the Divide Co-op Gallery will be on Saturday, Dec. 15. Two of the gallery’s artists will be in the gallery to share their creative process. The schedule for Saturday, December 15 is: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kay de Lange will show how she hand builds […]

Sierra Gold Chorus sings holiday songs

Anticipation, an award-winning Sweet Adelines’ quartet, will be a featured act in the Sierra Gold Chorus Christmas Show, “A Musical Cure for Christmas Chaos,” on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at Combie Bible Church, 22924 West Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley, near Lake of the Pines. The Sierra Gold Chorus, under the direction of […]

Amador City celebrates the season

Downtown Amador City will be full of holiday tidings from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.on Saturday, Dec. 8. The town merchants celebrate the Christmas season with fresh pine garlands and Christmas lights hung from century old buildings and Amador City shops, a famous bakery, restaurants and a local winery tasting room welcome visitors, ready for the […]

A rocking time at Sac State

A rolling stone gathers no moss, but put a lot of stones together and you’ll gather a crowd of people. California State University, Sacramento’s annual Geology Club Rock Auction is at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, in the Alumni Center. More than 150 rock and mineral samples will be up for grabs, from small gemstones […]

2013 Nissan Altima: It only gets better

The year 2013 is a banner year for mid-size sedans, with almost all the major players bring out entirely new midsize sedans. Competition is tough, and the Nissan’s new Altima is a prime example of creating it. Now in its fifth generation, the Altima sets new standards in performance, fuel economy, style, features, comfort and […]

Music, wine and food at Miraflores

Miraflores Winery, 2120 Four Springs Trail in the Pleasant Valley area, is presenting the Classical Music in the Vineyard Series. On Saturday, Oct. 27 Pianist Richard Cionco is performing. Praised by Donal Henahan of the New York Times for his “sensitive pianism,” he first performed as 
soloist with an orchestra at 9, and has since performed with […]

Aftershock to rock

The popular band Aftershock will have the crowd at the Art and Wine Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20 dancing on Main Street in Placerville. The nine-piece jazz-rock and R&B band features a four-horn section and powerful vocal harmonies. The band was conceived in the late ’90s. “Philly’ Joe Littel and Gerry Jonutz started what they […]

Support the arts

Apassionato means passion. It is also the name for a new event set for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. Sponsored by the El Dorado Arts Council and open to the public, the signature event includes a reception, dinner and live auction. Guest will bid […]

’60s music comes alive

‘This is the ‘60s’ relives the music and history of the decade at Three Stages People who lived through the 1960s will often say it’s hard to describe all the changes, and how we as a nation experienced them. “You had to be there,” they say. They will often talk about the music that expressed […]

An evening of brass in Tahoe

Presidio Brass is a dynamic force in American brass chamber music. With a unique and exciting repertoire written specifically for the ensemble, Presidio Brass is committed to providing engaging musical programs as well as developing close ties to its audiences. Hailing from San Diego, the ensemble first came together with the primary mission to promote […]

Celebrate 3rd Saturday

Third Saturday Art Walk at Iron Willow Gallery will feature two local artists, Mary Walden and Dona Love. Both Love and Walden have been interested in art since they were very young. They each approach painting with a different style. Love paints in both an impressionistic style as well as in abstract form where she […]

Tickets for Cowboy Poetry Gathering on sale

The 29th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the nation’s greatest celebration of the American West, its people, culture and traditions, will take place Jan. 28 to Feb. 2 in Elko, Nev. Ticket for the gathering are on sale now. The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering features performances of poetry and music from the cowboy and ranching occupation […]

Quilt exhibit opens at Sac State

A quilt is more than something to keep you warm at night. It’s part history, part art, part personal memoir — all lovingly crafted by hand. California State University, Sacramento will host two free quilt exhibits this fall, both from the collection of Carol Gebel, the university’s former library services specialist. “Artistry of the Traditional […]

Fun for everyone at Strawberry fest

CAMP MATHER — The Strawberry Music Festival has hosted some of the best musicians on the planet for the last three decades, and this season will be no different. Heading the bill during the Fall Festival Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 are multiple Grammy award winner, k.d. Lang, the legendary John Hiatt, […]

Mediterranean Madness in Amador County

Head over to Dickson Road in Plymouth, as Vino Noceto and Terre Rouge/Easton wineries present their eighth annual Mediterranean Madness Sale on Saturday, Aug. 25. It’s a chance to clear out the cellars before harvest and pick up some insane deals. At Vino Noceto, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, lunch for purchase, and Father Kevin’s sizzlin’ […]

Tahoe City hosts arts 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 craftspeople showcasing a wide variety of arts and crafts including photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more. Providing a unique venue for patrons […]

See Gold Rush Days

Get ready to turn back the clock to the 1850s. Free to the public and a wildly favorite Sacramento heritage celebration, Gold Rush Days 2012 returns to Old Sacramento over Labor Day weekend, running Friday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 3. Nearly 200 tons of dirt will transform the streets of Sacramento’s 27-acre historic district […]

Sunset sipping and listening at Boeger

For more than 22 years, local contemporary jazz musicians Tony Windle and Scott Reams have performed an annual concert in Placerville. The duo is back after a two-year hiatus and will be performing at Boeger Winery, 1709 Carson Road in Placerville, on Friday, Aug. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. They will be joined by […]