Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SacWorldFest presents a cultural showcase

A vibrant and culturally diverse entertainment line-up has been announced for the seventh annual SacWorldFest, a family-friendly celebration proudly presented by California State University, Sacramento and Wells Fargo Bank. Showcasing cultural diversity through lively music and dance, the annual festival has expanded to a week-long celebration, Sept. 27 through Oct. 5, with many of the […]

Stunning acrobatic feats to wow audiences

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China is appearing at Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway on Friday to Sunday, Sept. 19-21. The Friday show is at 7:30 p.m., Saturday’s showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday is 2 p.m. Established in 1951, National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of […]

Boxing exhibition is a knockout at Carson Valley Inn

Collegiate Amateur Exhibition Boxing comes to TJ’s Corral at the Carson Valley Inn on Saturday, Sept. 13. Produced by members of the University of Nevada Boxing Alumni and Coaches, the event will showcase boxers from the Air Force Academy, University of Nevada, University of Washington and University of California, Berkeley. Spectators will get a chance […]

Find treasures at the Folsom Antique Fair

Antique enthusiasts from Northern and Central California look forward to the Folsom Historic District Association’s 47th Fall Antique Fair, to be held Saturday, Sept. 13 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 […]

Dinner highlights farm to fork

The 20th annual Farm to Fork Amador County Farm Tour and Dinner, on Saturday, Sept.6, highlights Shenandoah Valley wineries and kitchen gardens. Farms of Amador and the Amador Farmers Market again present the definitive farm to fork dinner in Amador County. Helwig Winery hosts the dinner catered by Lucy’s Spice Box at 4 p.m. The self-guided […]

Artists connect to water

During this historical time of drought, Californians are connected to the water in the Sacramento region now more than ever before. The Sacramento Delta and San Francisco Bay Area have a unique landscape with rice fields, pastures, orchards, vineyards, farmlands and wetlands juxtaposed to urban centers that emphasize the vulnerability of water issues in California. […]

‘Science day’ flows at Delta Stewardship Council

Delta Stewardship Council Chairman Randy Fiorini is fond is saying, “There is no silver bullet” when it comes to meeting the council’s co-equal goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. At the council’s meeting on July 25, representatives of two independent science panels confirmed […]

Lake Tahoe SummerFest features pianist

Praised internationally for her riveting performances, bestselling instrumentalist of 2011 on the U.S. Billboard Classical Chart concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein will be the featured performer for Lake Tahoe SummerFest’s second weekend, Aug. 8-10. The New York-based pianist gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her first recording of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” In […]

Capital Stage presents sizzling summer series

Capital Stage is offering a variety of exciting summer programs, including the annual new work festival, “Playwright’s Revolution 2014,” with staged readings of new plays Aug. 12-14. As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theater, Capital Stage created the “Playwright’s Revolution,” a series of staged readings to identify and develop exciting new plays and support emerging […]

Count Me In Tour comes to Tahoe

This summer, PRE is producing amazing concerts at the popular North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, giving concertgoers a completely different outdoor experience and opening up the North Shore market to huge national tours. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the Count Me In Tour featuring Rebelution, Iration, The Green, Stick Figure and DJ Mackle come to […]

Artists invited to go western

The members of Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery announce an exhibit “Visions of the West” that will feature western- and Native American-themed art in association with the first Cowboy Gathering on the Georgetown Divide. Two- and three-dimensional art created by local gallery artists and invited artists throughout El Dorado and Placer counties will be […]

Visit Tahoe artists during tour

By Walt Stevenson The artist group Tahoe Art League, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2014 Artist Studio Tour for two weekends July 25, 26 and 27 and Aug. 1, 2 and 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Attendees will visit 20-40 local artists in South Lake Tahoe locations to talk with them and […]

Reggae on the River celebrates 30 years

Reggae on the River is celebrating 30 years and is back once again at the festival’s original venue — French’s Camp, 657 North U.S. Highway 101 in Garberville, on July 31 to Aug. 3. Featuring an incredible line-up to showcase the best and brightest of today’s reggae and world music talent, the 30th annual Reggae on […]

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Desolation Wilderness celebrates 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 that was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Sept. 3, 1964. The act established the National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS) within which the Desolation Valley Primitive Area established in 1931, along with more land to the north, was congressionally designated […]

African American art on display at Crocker

“African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond” presents a selection of works by 43 black artists who lived through the tremendous changes of the 20th century. In paintings, sculpture, prints and photographs, the featured artists embrace themes both universal and specific to the African American experience, including the exploration of identity, the […]

Things to do: June 6, 2014

ON GOING Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, through July 6, is featuring popular photographer, Mike Ryan. His unique photography captures images and ideas in original and creative statements. Also featured this month are jeweler Annette Shachner who creates designs with silver clay and abstract painter Isabella Jeanette Ryder who works with […]

Exciting new sound comes to Sutter Creek

Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, presents Bonnie & the Clydes on Saturday, June 7 at 8 p.m. Bonnie & the Clydes is a fiery six-piece country band exploding on to the Colorado Front Range scene. Fronted by Bonnie Sims, one of Colorado’s best up and coming singer and songwriters, and backed by a unit of […]

Recording artist Liz Longley to perform at Busby Cellars

Busby Cellars, 6375 Grizzly Flat Road in Somerset, is having a dinner concert featuring Liz Longley on Saturday, June. Dinner is from 5-6:45 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. In the short time since her graduation from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, singer and songwriter Longley has assembled an impressive résumé. While best known […]

Time to party with Mofo Party

The Sutter Creek Theater presents The Mofo Party Band in concert, Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m. With strong influences from old-school Chicago blues and West Coast jump, the MoFo Party Band is headed by the Clifton Brothers: John (blowin’ harmonica and growlin’ vocals) and Bill (pickin’ licks on his Tele.) Performing more than 150 […]

‘Wicked’ visits Sacramento

“Wicked,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, is playing a three-week engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater. “Wicked,” winner of more than 50 major awards, including a Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches […]

Music in the Park to benefit Kris Bingham

Join the community in Garden Valley Park on Sunday, June 1, from 1-6 p.m., for a benefit for Kris Bingham. Bingham’s life changed forever on the evening of April 4 when he was involved in a tragic car accident after a tree had fallen across both lanes of Marshall Road. His car crashed through the […]

Harris Center offers new take on ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Once upon a time, there was a puppet company in Mexico that wanted to tell the timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty in a new way. No witches, no spinning wheels but with the same king and queen who simply wanted to keep their daughter safe from danger. See what happens when an adventurous princess and […]

Rockin’ cellist to perform

Award-winning cellist, Erik Alvarez Urbina, endeared as “The Rockin’ Cellist,” will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at Petroglyphe Gallery, 8317 Main St. in Mokelumne Hill, the second performance in its Summer Fine Art Concert Series. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for wine and appetizers in the gallery, followed by an intimate concert in […]

Enter zin heaven in Amador County

For Zinfandel lovers, Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, in the Amador Wine Region can’t be missed as the Amador Vintners Association and Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) present Zinfandel Heritage Heaven for two days. Starting with the release of the ZAP 2012 Heritage Vineyard Zinfandel made by Amador winemaker Chris Leamy of Terra […]

Art Ball features student work

Roll on over to the California State University, Sacramento campus Friday, May 16 for the annual Art Ball sponsored by the Alumni Association’s Art Chapter.  The celebration will run from 5-8 p.m. Art department students will display their best works in multiple media on both floors of Kadema Hall. Art Sculpture Lab Rooms 106-108 will […]

Sac State dance concert features final projects

State University, Sacramento dance majors are presenting “… Still I Said Nothing: Senior Dance Concert 2014.” It is the culminating choreographic project and they throw all their energy, creativity and emotion into it. Six senior dance students and one guest artist will present an evening of eclectic contemporary dance. Guest artist Holly Johnston, artistic director of […]

‘A New State of Mind’ screens in EDH

On May 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. the Community Resource Center in partnership with El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition, El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, and local non-profits will host a screening of “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness,” a documentary narrated by award-winning actress Glenn Close. “A New […]

An afternoon of unique tasting in the Zin Zone

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards invites the public to its new Zin Zone Tasting Salon on Saturday, May 3 at 2 p.m. The unique Zin Zone tasting will be held on the winemaker’s home patio, which provides an amazing view of the Sierra Foothills. The first four guests to arrive at Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards will […]

‘Church Basement Ladies’ return for sequel

After the thrilling success of last year’s production of “Church Basement Ladies,” Sierra Repertory Theatre is bringing “A Second Helping, The Church Basement Ladies Sequel” to the Fallon House Theatre through June 8. A celebration of the church basement kitchen and the unsung women who work there, the musical comedy picks up the story of […]

Take a tour of the homes in Sutter Creek

This year the 42nd annual Home Tour sponsored by AAUW Amador Branch will take place in the historic town of Sutter Creek. The tour will be Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and will feature the “Jewels of the Mother Lode”— five homes and one inn. Docents will guide ticket holders and tea and […]

Mind your manners at etiquette dinner

No matter how high the GPA or impressive the résumé, a job candidate who arrives late, eats noisily, slops ketchup on a $30 steak or rests his or her weary elbows on the table will not make a good impression — and probably won’t be hired. That’s why California State University, Sacramento’s academic advising and […]

Gallery tips a hat to Dr. Seuss

Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, South Lake Tahoe’s premier fine art gallery is honored to present Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,” Dr. Seuss’s never-before-seen hat collection will be exhibited from May 17 to  June 22 at the gallery. […]

Sacramento museums are celebrating spring

In addition to the fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In April, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are […]

Capitol Pops Concert Band marks 17th anniversary

The Capitol Pops Concert Band will celebrate its 17th season with a free, open to the public concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12 in the Rusch Park Gym, 7801 Auburn Blvd., in Citrus Heights. Under the baton of Director Jerry Lopes, CPCB’s anniversary concert performance will include some of the band’s traditional American favorites […]

Museum presents ‘Diesel Days’

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer special “Diesel Days” one weekend each month — April through September — by operating two visually exciting and gracefully styled diesel locomotives as part of the popular weekend excursion train rides on the museum’s Sacramento Southern Railroad. These brightly painted diesels, Western […]

Barbera Festival tickets go on sale

Amador 360 Winery Collective in Plymouth presents the 2014 Barbera Festival, an outdoor wine and food festival focusing on barbera wines on Saturday June 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Barbera Festival is an outdoor wine and food festival focusing on barbera wines. The festival takes place at Cooper Ranch in Shenandoah Valley. Dick Cooper is […]

Eclectic bluegrass comes to Sutter Creek

The Sutter Creek Theater, 44 Main St. in Sutter Creek, presents Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys —  eclectic bluegrass from the heart of America’s Fresh Coast — on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. Featuring fabulous vocals, the group hails from all corners of the Great Lakes State of Michigan. Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys are giving […]

Training tips for a socialized, healthy pet

Pet education Just as important as housebreaking and good behaviors, socialization is a vital part of a puppy’s training regimen.   The importance of socialization For families with a new dog in their home, getting started with this essential training should begin right away. In fact, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) takes […]

‘Not Lost for Lookin’ is a fun trek

Book: “Not Lost for Lookin’” Author: Lexi Boeger Publisher: Lexi Boeger, 2013, some pages, softcover “Not Lost for Lookin’” won’t be your cup of tea if you require page numbers and quotation marks to navigate. But, if you’re willing to let Placerville resident Lexi Boeger be your guide through the creeks and canyons of El […]

IT travels to Broadway

Imagination Theater is organizing a tour to New York City Sept. 13-19. This will be the theater group’s fourth trip to the Big Apple. During the visit the group will see three Broadway shows, visit Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall and do much […]

New exhibit at Railroad Museum

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut an all-new exhibit titled “California State Parks, 150 Years: A Gift from the People, to the People” on Saturday, Dec. 21. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of California State Parks in 2014, the exhibit will feature compelling and diverse historic […]

Capital Stage presents ‘The Santaland Diaries’

Capital Stage presents a limited run of David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” adapted by Joe Mantello. In time for the holidays, Capital Stage continues its ninth season with a production perfect for the humbug in all of us. For mature elves only, this play expresses the many frustrations associated with the season’s festivities with the […]

Sierra Symphony presents annual concert

The Sierra Symphony invites the community to join in celebrating this treasured holiday season with a concert on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., at Edwin Markham School, 2800 Moulton Drive in Placerville. The orchestra under the direction of Roy Fulmer will present a lively program of traditional Christmas carols plus new additions from popular […]

Help support Raley’s Food For Families

In California alone, nearly 27 percent of children don’t know where their meal will come from. Hunger is a reality for one in eight Americans. You may not think you know anyone that is suffering but millions are. Raley’s Food For Families is one of the main givers of food for local food banks. Just […]

Moe Bandy appears at Carson Valley Inn

Moe Bandy, one of America’s all-time leading classic country music artist and performer, is appearing Saturday, Nov. 9 in the up-close setting of the Valley Ballroom at the Carson Valley Inn. Doors open 6:15 p.m. and the show starts 7 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at the Carson Valley Inn hotel desk […]