Kiev orchestra takes Stage One

Considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine was entrusted with the premier performances of works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich and joined by soloists like Artur Rubinstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, and many more. The March 19 performance at Harris Center for the Arts will feature […]

Playwright explores humorous side of head injury

Comedian and B Street favorite Jack Gallagher has returned to the Mainstage with his latest world premiere production, “Concussed: Four Days in the Dark.” Jack Gallagher’s work takes a personal yet comedic look at many aspects of his life such as his Northeastern upbringing, marriage, parenting and a career in the entertainment industry. “Concussed” follows in the footsteps of Gallagher’s previous plays by […]

Enter your wine into the county fair

The 2017 El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition is accepting entries. The early bird pricing of $30 per entry is available through April 14 and after entries are $35 each. Entries will be accepted until May 12. The awards presentation and wine tasting will be held on May 19 at 6:30 p.m. Entry forms […]

Sutter’s Fort event highlights frontier women

SACRAMENTO — Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun Hands on History activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park will present a special Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of […]

Straw bale gardening is a creative, fun activity

Art is defined as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination.” My guess is that gardening is one of the most ancient arts out there. About the same time the first hunter/cave painter spread ocher on a rock, some gatherer took notice of the connection between seed and soil. The ancient gardens […]

Japanese arts and culture exhibit explores tea, silk, gold

El Dorado Arts Council will unveil the first exhibition in a new series supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the county of El Dorado and El Dorado Community Foundation. “Tea/Silk/Gold: The Enduring Legend of America’s First Japanese Colony” opens Friday, March 10, at the Fausel House Gallery, 772 Pacific St. in Placerville, […]

Crocker Art Museum present Forbidden Fruit

The Crocker Art Museum is pleased to announce a March 2017 opening of Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at MEISSEN, an exhibition of contemporary porcelain sculpture centered around a lavish banquet scene inspired by 18th century grandeur. In 2012 Oregon sculptor Chris Antemann received an invitation to collaborate with master artisans at the MEISSEN Porcelain Manufactory in […]