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Cabaret skewers and laments commercialized romance

Capital Stage, 2215 J St. in Sacramento, and Graham Sobelman present “Graham-A-Rama: Valentine’s Week Pre-Game” on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. Sacramento composer, music director and producer Sobelman is joining forces with Capital Stage, where he recently was the music director for “The Behavior of Broadus,” to resurrect his eponymous cabaret show. Just in […]

St. Elias Orthodox Church presents special programs

Father Stephen Freeman is making a special appearance at St. Elias Orthodox Church, 4253 Fowler Lane in Diamond Springs, on Saturday, Feb. 6. The appearance is part of the Men in Black speaker series. His first presentation “Becoming Human in a Secular World” is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. He will cover how the modern world has long […]

Exhibit brings a new dimension to familiar portraits

Two-dimensional classical portraits become physical, three-dimensional masks in “Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi,” a free exhibit running Feb. 11 through May 21 at California State University, Sacramento’s University Library Gallery. The exhibit opens with a special reception from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 at the gallery. Noh is a form of Japanese […]

Musical comedy is back with a bang

A playwright who needs someone to back his next show. A mobster who needs some way to please his showgirl girlfriend. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship — or a brand new musical comedy. Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the ’20s roar, “Bullets Over Broadway” brings […]

Fabric and glass come together at Gallery at 48 Natoma

The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom presents “Through the Trees,” an art exhibit featuring fabric art by Marjan Kluepfel and glass sculptures by Demetra Theofanous and Dean Bensen, Jan. 22 through March 3. An opening reception with refreshments, wine and live harp music by Judy Phillips will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. Kluepfel […]

Harris Center hosts world premiere of Fiesta Mexico-Americana

Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, is privileged to offer the premiere performance of Los Lobos’ latest project as it begins its debut national tour. “Fiesta Mexico-Americana” is celebrated through song, dance, music and film highlighting the many notable achievements and contributions of Mexican-Americans throughout U.S. history in this new multi-media […]

Hal Holbrook brings Mark Twain to life

It is, quite simply, one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theater. Fifty years ago a young actor took the stage in a tiny Off-Broadway theater and introduced the world to a man they would never forget. The actor was Hal Holbrook and the man was Mark Twain. Now Harris […]

To prune roses or not to prune

Learn from one of the top rose experts in the world — who also happens to be a resident of Amador County — how to prune roses. The Mother Lode Rose Society proudly presents Steve Jones on Pruning Roses at the Tuesday, Jan 5 meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Amador Senior Center, 229 New […]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Carson Valley

CV Steak, the Carson Valley Inn’s Nevada-style steakhouse, and Katie’s Country Kitchen, the inn’s 24-hour restaurant, are offering their regular menus plus specials on New Year’s Eve. The New Year’s Eve specials in CV Steak are a tournedos trio (a filet mignon wrapped in bacon with peppercorn sauce, a blackened filet mignon with southwest au […]

Story time at Angels Camp

The Angels Camp Museum, 753 S. Main St. in Angels Camp, is having a story time and art activity for preschoolers on Friday, Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. The book “Owl Babies” by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson will be featured. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply […]

Unique service on Sunday

For many this holiday season is not “the most wonderful time of the year.” Instead, it’s a time when some feel sad or “blue.” The days grow shorter, the nights longer. The relentless pressures of the season weigh down. Some people struggle with the painful memories of previous holidays. Others face new and unwelcome challenges. […]

Sierra Rep Jr. to present ‘The Littlest Pirate’

Sierra Repertory Theatre Jr. will present a new musical written by education director Ralph Krumins on Dec. 12 and 13 at 2 p.m. at the East Sonora Theatre on Mono Way. Full of audience participation, “The Littlest Pirate” follows Bucket, a young pirate left as a baby with a ruthless, swashbuckling crew. Bucket must deal with […]

Find out what it feels like to be Santa

“During the holiday, my abuser had thrown away all of our belongings, including toys and clothes. We had to start over from scratch and I had no money to replace any of the items,” stated a former client of The Center for Violence-free Relationships. “For our clients, this time of year brings too little joy […]

SnowGlobe fest announces artists

SnowGlobe Music Festival has announced additional artists to the heavy-hitting fifth anniversary New Year’s Eve celebration in Lake Tahoe on Dec. 29-31. Hosted in the heart of California’s breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains, the unique outdoor winter festival offers more than 50 world-class artists performing on multiple stages over three nights and culminating in an impressive […]

Flamenco Fire heats up Harris Center for the Arts

José Porcel and his company of dancers and live orchestra present a spectacle of classic flamenco as it was danced and performed by the great masters, including Antonio Gades, José Greco and the Great Antonio at Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom. This breathtaking extravaganza represents the purity and authenticity of […]

Diamond Springs woman does well in Marine marathon

She did it! Maria Adams of Diamond Springs, determined to complete a marathon in memory of her late Marine dad, finished the course that wound past national monuments on Oct. 25, running 26.2 miles in his honor and that of other veteran family members. Adams finished the race in 3 hours 54 minutes and 2 […]

My Time group to gather

My Time is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The My Time group meets the first Friday of each month and is facilitated by Ruth […]

New Redbud Threshold Choir seeks members

The new Redbud Threshold Choir is looking for members. Threshold Choir is an international volunteer organization founded in 2000 in Marin County. Local Threshold Choir chapters send small groups of women to sing a capella at the bedsides of those facing the end of life or working through chronic disease or rehabilitation from illness or […]

Railroad Museum presents photo seminars

Lights, camera, action! California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer a two-part “Trains and Tripods Photo Opportunity and Lighting Seminar” for photographers on Friday evening, Oct. 30 and Saturday morning, Oct. 31. The unique program starts with an optional, fast-paced and information-packed seminar about existing light photography on Friday […]

Sutter’s Fort gets scary

California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort “The Haunted Fort” lantern-lit tours for those looking for something ghoulishly unique to do this fall season. Based in fact — but with a decidedly creepy twist — the historic site will offer these special tours on two evenings only on […]

Community art walk to showcase Natoma Station restoration project

A major two-year public art restoration project in Natoma Station is complete and a community art walk and celebration is planned on Saturday, Oct. 24 to showcase 21 pieces of restored public art. The Folsom Arts and Cultural Commission and Natoma Station Community Organization will offer a 1-mile walking tour of the public art and […]

Sac State celebrates homecoming

California State University, Sacramento will be buzzing with homecoming activities Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24 to welcome alumni, friends and future Hornets to campus. Homecoming Week is a celebration for the university community and the Sacramento region to show Sac State pride. With dozens of events on and off campus — highlighted by […]

My Time support group to meet

My Time is a free support group for those who care for a relative or friend with a chronic health condition such as Alzheimer’s disease. Group members share information, coping strategies and options in a supportive and confidential setting. The My Time group meets the fourth Thursday of each month and is facilitated by Jillien […]

Grow For It: Olives: From garden to table

Olive trees are native to the Mediterranean, grown in rocky soil without irrigation. Rocky soil without irrigation? Sounds like a perfect fit for the Central Sierra region. They are good drought tolerant landscape trees for California and over the last few years many homeowners in the Central Sierra area planted mini olive tree groves. Planting […]

PAA guest speaker sets the mood

What is your mood and inner nature? Placerville Arts Association’s October guest speaker’s paintings are characterized by intimate moments set in romantic, richly conceived landscapes and seascapes. The result is a hauntingly personal connection with the viewer that resonates at the deepest emotional level. Victoria Brooks’ special talents are particularly evident in her expressive portraits […]

Sierra Rep presents the fun and glitzy ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

Sierra Repertory takes its audiences to the glamorous and nostalgic world of Tony Award-winning musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” to Nov. 22 at the East Sonora Theatre on Mono Way in Sonora. The comedy begins when a die-hard musical fan, feeling blue, dusts off his favorite cast album, a fictitious 1928 hit called “The Drowsy Chaperone.” […]

Crocker Museum is having birthday bash

The Crocker Art Museum is celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Teel Family Pavilion with two major events on Saturday, Oct. 10. “Celebrating five years in this building has been a joy and we want to make sure the next five, 25 and 100 years are as well,” said Lial Jones, ‎the Mort and Marcy […]

Summer farewell celebrates art and music

On Sunday, Sept. 27 the Shingle Springs Community Center will host Farewell to Summer, an art and music festival welcoming local artists to show their artwork. Along with the art there will be a concert featuring some of the center’s past concert performers. The festival is the community center’s first concert event on its lawn and is […]

Fast start ensures El Dorado victory

Behind a devastating rushing attack led by Steven Fox’s career-high 299 yards and an equally impressive aerial display, El Dorado, on the strength of a school-record 624 yards, whipped visiting Mesa Verde 71-33 Friday. Just one minute in, the Cougars found the end zone on Carter Meyers’ 51-yard scoring run and by the end of […]

Sierra Renaissance Society presents Sierra Superlatives

Sierra Renaissance Society presents Sierra Superlatives on Friday, Sept. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at Folsom Lake College, El Dorado Center in the Community Room, Room C-102, 6699 Campus Drive in Placerville. The presentation will be by Joe Medeiros, professor emeritus, department of biology, Sierra College. His photo-illustrated review of the Sierra Nevada includes history, natural history and the […]

PAA to have a dirty artist guest speaker

Lisa Bone gets dirty all the time and likes it. Well, she actually likes playing with clay and has done so for years. She loves what she does. “I am a ceramic artist that gets to play with mud and fire every day, if I want to,” said Bone. Placerville Arts Association looks forward to […]

Second ‘Lessons on Islam’ to meet

On Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. there will be an open group entitled Lessons on Islam a Mutual Exploration at the El Dorado Baha’i Center, 484 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite 6, in Diamond Springs. The facilitators for the program are Brandon Gagliardo and Linn Williamson. This will be the second of a six-part series, […]

New Museum of Wonder and Delight to open

In an already lush landscape of Sacramento area attractions, it is hard to imagine a uniquely new don’t-miss attraction on the horizon. But imagination is exactly what it is all about. What is “it?” The Museum of Wonder and Delight, 905 Leidesdorff St., Suite 100, in Folsom, is where wonders never cease. Starring the one-of-a-kind […]

All aboard at Railtown 1897 on Labor Day weekend

To celebrate the holiday in rail-related style, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) in Jamestown will offer popular excursion train rides all three days of the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5, 6 and 7. On Saturday and Sunday, rides behind the famous “Movie Star Locomotive” Sierra No. 3 are available; then on Labor Day Monday, […]

Folsom Symphony gala

The Folsom Symphony Gala is Saturday, Aug. 29 with Marie Mitchell serving as hostess at her El Dorado Hills villa. Co-hosts for the benefit are Tony Mansour and Kevin Nagle. The focus of the soirée will be the youth in the area and a desire is to continue the symphony’s outreach in Folsom and expand it […]

PAA presents Matt Sugarman art award

The Mother Lode Art Exhibition is proud this year to add the Matt Sugarman Memorial Award to its list of awards given out at its 49th annual national show. Placerville Arts Association thanks Allan and Celeste (Bunnell) Beilharz for sponsoring this special award in Sugarman’s name. This free art event is currently open daily from […]

Bipolar Insights: Seventeen years

It all began with an idea when someone said to me that individuals with bipolar disorder need to be together, because they feel alone. At the time, it was inconceivable that such an idea would become an educational center for training individuals, families, psychiatrists, therapists, students and the community. This year Bipolar Insights celebrates 17 […]

Photography exhibit by Stacy Pedri

“Americana” images as seen through the lens of Stacy Pedri, will delight visitors to Art on the Divide Gallery during July. Photographer Pedri has already created a niche in the gallery with her local images of Main Street, wildlife, flowers and vintage treasures. As the AODC featured artist for July, Pedri will have a special selection […]

All aboard for Gallery at 48 Natoma exhibit

The railroad has long been an important part of Folsom’s history since the Gold Rush days. Now artwork that commemorates those historic connections will be displayed in an exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. “On the Right Track” will be on display from July 10 through Aug. 27. Three premier railroad artists’ […]

Railroad Museum to debut interactive experience

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut an interactive and new STEM Learning Experience titled “A Shift in Power: Railroad History Meets Changing Technology” on Friday, June 26. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, the hands-on learning experience is part of a joint effort with five other history […]

Ballet Folklórico dances at Harris Center

Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento’s repertoire includes Mexico’s traditional folkloric ballet (folklórico) dance pieces, as well as indigenous Danza rituals that fuse elements of contemporary movement at the Harris Center in Folsom on Sunday, June 28. This performance by 40 dancers and musicians will take audiences on a journey through the fascinating folklore of the Mexican […]

ARMF tickets available now

The ninth annual American River Music Festival scheduled for Sept. 18-21 will present more than 30 performances by nationally renowned musicians in nine locations throughout the friendly river community of Coloma-Lotus. Performers include The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line, Dangermuffin, David Luning, Shook Twins, David Myles, […]

See California’s gold mining history

Collectors of mining artifacts or those simply interested in California’s gold mining history can visit the Western Mining Antique Show in the historic town of Sutter Creek. Mining artifact collectors from throughout the country will gather to show and sell artifacts from California’s rich gold-mining era. Scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at the Sutter Creek […]

Beer tasting for Dads

Looking for something fun, relaxing and educational this summer? A visit to the Western Railway Museum is just the ticket, with expanded summer hours and a special Father’s Day event. A new event Beer Tasting for Dads will be held on Fathers’ Day, Sunday, June 21 from noon-3 p.m. This celebration of fatherhood features train […]

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