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Find a day in May for special exhibitions, events and programs at Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum hosts many concerts, films and special events this month. Take the family and spend a day in Sacramento’s premiere art museum. Wee Wednesdays — Bring your little one and yourself to this gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5. The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30 […]

No Comment / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rock with Taj Mahal for his birthday

The Taj Mahal Trio features, left to right, Kester Smith on drums, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal and Bill Rich on bass. Courtesy photo

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Known for popular hits like “Queen Bee,” “Leaving Trunk” and “Johnny Too Bad,” Taj Mahal will take the stage at the Harris Center for the Arts May 19, at 8 p.m. Though his […]

No Comment / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Experience California’s connection to the Run for the Roses

California’s champion racehorse, California Chrome, is celebrated in a special exhibit at The California Museum. His trophies and other memorabilia are on display through Sept. 25. Photo courtesy Forestbird Photography/Kathleen Waldvogel Palma

The first weekend in May in America is reserved for the Sport of Kings — thoroughbred horse racing. For 142 years, aficionados of this pastime have turned their eyes to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby. The Run for the Roses is the first jewel in the Triple […]

1 Comment / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Taylor Graham named inaugural Poet Laureate of El Dorado County

Alisyn Gularte El Dorado Arts Council El Dorado Arts Council has inaugurated a Poet Laureate program for El Dorado County. This post, officially appointed by a conferring institution, is bestowed on a noted poet to honor his or her body of work and to celebrate poetry as an art form. Taylor Graham was chosen by […]

No Comment / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Hansel and Gretel’ visit Fairytale Town

Puppet Art Theater Company will perform the classic tale “Hansel and Gretel” this weekend at Fairytale Town. After being left in the forest to fend for themselves, Hansel and Gretel discover a house made of gingerbread. Little do they know the house belongs to a wicked old witch. Enjoy this playful puppet show in Fairytale […]

No Comment / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Raise a glass to Mom

The 13th annual El Dorado Hills Art, Beer & Wine Festival will be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 & 8, at El Dorado Hills Town Center.  What could be more fun than a whole weekend of craft beer and wine tasting, great live music, some of the regions’ best artisans and fantastic food? Admission is free with fee-based […]

No Comment / May 01, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Hello, Dolly!’ Matchmaking at its best

"Hello, Dolly!" presented by El Dorado Musical Theatre opens this week at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

One of the most famous and enduring productions on Broadway — “Hello, Dolly!” — comes to Harris Center for the Arts, April 29 through May 15, thanks to the local talent of El Dorado Musical Theatre actors. The production is a true entertaining experience in the professional acting, grand costumes, impressive stage design and effects […]

No Comment / April 25, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »