This elf gets grumpy

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 […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for it! Identifying conifers in your neighborhood

The most common pine trees in El Dorado Hills are the Pine, Fir, Spruce and Douglas Fir. And the most familiar species are the Ponderosa, Scotch and Digger pine and White Fir and Douglas Fir. Pinacaea, pine trees, are one family in the Coniferophyta Order. Conifers bear seeds on cones or cone-like structures and their […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Holiday favorite dances onto Harris Center stage

Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale of family and the magic of Christmas will bring people together at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, Dec. 9 -12, to enjoy the merriment of the holidays, especially in this staging by the esteemed Moscow Classical Ballet. In talking about the Moscow Classical Ballet, Robert Friedman, president of Robert Friedman […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Sac museums get into the holiday spirit

SACRAMENTO — Imagine. Explore. Discover. In addition to its 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 December, many of the 30 members of Sacramento […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Great Irish celebration returns

FOLSOM — It just wouldn’t seem like the holidays at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom without the wildly successful An Irish Christmas making another welcome return. This popular show is a great Irish celebration, bringing joy, hope, laughter, friendship, celebration of life through storytelling, music, song, and dance in a night that sparkles […]

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Oliver!’ transcends time

The works of Charles Dickens are often associated with the Christmas holidays, but that’s not why Imagination Theater veteran Director Lanny Langston chose “Oliver!” for its winter performance. “I directed this show 16 years ago for Theatre El Dorado and I’ve wanted to do it again ever since,” said Langston, who then turned to call […]

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Old Sac’s holiday traditions continue

OLD SACRAMENTO — Known as a magical, electrifying and family friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and free Theatre of Lights performances return on Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, following an official tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Theatre of Lights artfully mixes the historic charm of Old Sacramento […]

November 19, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,