Time to hog all the fun at fair

The 2015 theme, “Hog Days of Summer” is proving to be a truly enjoyable theme for the El Dorado County Fair set for June 18-21 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Jody Gray, the fair’s CEO said she and her staff had a great time researching ideas for the Entry […]

June 17, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Take a look at artists’ ‘Inner Views’

Northern California Arts presents its Inner Views annual membership show, June 23 through July 18, at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.    Northern California Arts, founded in 1939, presents a juried show of the members’ works. All levels, all styles, all media to be judged by Brenda Louie.   A special second Saturday reception will take place July […]

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Eastern, Western aesthetics come together in porcelains show

Born in Shanghai in 1962, Shimo is a respected Chinese artist who immigrated to the United States in 2003 and now divides his time between Sacramento and Shanghai. Approximately 25 porcelain objects cre- ated by Shimo, including exquisite pieces previously exhibited by major museums in China, will be on view this summer at the Crocker […]

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‘My Fair Lady’ kicks off Music Circus season

The musical theater masterpiece “My Fair Lady,” with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, comes to Music Circus this week with performances through Sunday, June 14. The stellar cast includes a number of Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Lerner and Loewe’s witty and wonderful […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

California Stage’s fourth SacSoloSeries presents two world premieres

SACRAMENTO — This summer, California Stage will feature two witty, revealing world premiere one-man plays in repertory as part of its returning SacSoloSeries4. Elly Award-winning actor Richard Winters returns with his own solo show, “Sleeping in the Middle of the Bed,” while local performer and musician Gary Weinberg brings Robert Lautz’ “The Third Date” to […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Can you solve the case?

The world’s most famous girl detective comes to Sutter Street Theatre this week. Another River Heights mystery has developed at the old Van Pelt Estate, home of the Footlighter’s Barn Theater. Leander Van Pelt has died, and rumors abound of hidden cache of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires that have been left somewhere on his […]

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Sutter Street ‘hates Hamlet’

An actor finds more than he bargained for in Sutter Street Theatre’s production of “I Hate Hamlet.” A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He […]

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