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Rotary’s Blues and Brews plays it up for veterans

Dance the night away with Tia Carroll next Friday and help support veterans in the community during El Dorado Hills Rotary's Blues and Brews event. Courtesy photo

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills will bring down the house Saturday, Nov. 5, at the seventh annual Blues and Brews for Veterans event. This year headliner Tia Carroll and Her Awesome Blues Band will wow the crowd. Guests will also enjoy a special performance by The Used Blues Band that will both pay […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Museum celebrates life with Día de los Muertos exhibit

California artist David Lozeau is inspired by Evel Knievel to be daring with his art. The Día de los Muertos art exhibit at the California Museum in Sacramento showcases the work of five California artists as they reflect on humanity’s journeys into the past, the present and beyond. Photo courtesy David Lozeau



In mere days we celebrate Halloween — also known as All Hallows Eve. It’s a fun, sometimes creepy holiday. But there’s more to this seasonal favorite than meets the eye. In the ancient Christian tradition All Hallows Eve is the vigil, or day before, All Saints Day — Nov. 1. The next day, Nov. 2, is […]

1 Comment / October 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Don’t miss Boo at the Zoo for safe trick-or-treating

boo at the zoo

Lesley Kirrene Sacramento Zoo For the first time ever, the entire Sacramento Zoo will be transformed into a daytime Halloween wonderland for superheroes, princesses and critters of all sorts for Daytime Boo at the Zoo Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy trick-or-treating and other ghoulish, safe, family-friendly […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street ‘Stages’ original play

“Stages” is the story of two people widely separated in age but not in shortcomings. Both are more or less in a rut for one reason or another but help each other get past their challenges, sometimes with humor, sometimes not. These two characters never stop learning from each other and growing sometimes in unexpected […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Highest Heaven’ coming to Crocker Art Museum

"Rest on the Flight into Egypt" by an 18th century Bolivian artist. Photo by Graydon Wood

Christine Calvin Crocker Art Museum Featuring more than 100 paintings, sculptures in wood and silver, ivories and other decorative arts “Highest Heaven: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Roberta and Richard Huber Collection” examines the many intersections between culture and faith in the high plains of South America in the 17th and 18th centuries. […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Experience the California Motorcycle Culture

Mustang motorcycle

Larry Weitzman Special to Village Life A brand-new exhibit at the California Automobile Museum called “Live Free: California Motorcycle Culture” is now open. It tells the story and impact of motorcycles since their beginning, which started in earnest in about 1903 with the founding of Harley-Davidson. Consisting of about 60 significant motorcycles and memorabilia, it […]

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Sacramento’s Calidanza brings Noche de Muertos to the Crocker Oct. 27

Christine Calvin Crocker Art Museum Under the stars in the Crocker Museum’s courtyard plaza, Calidanza Dance Company will showcase rituals, ceremonies and high-energy dances to commemorate the sacred Day of the Dead. Calidanza is the professional ballet folklorico dance company founded by the award-winning executive/artistic director Steven Valencia. The exciting family friendly folklorico Dia de […]

2 Comments / October 20, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »