El Dorado Hills
• Fridays & Saturdays: Live music takes the stage at 9 p.m. at the El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Drive: Local Band Showcase (April 25), Long Beach Rehab and Sandy Nuyts (April 26), Total Recall (May 2).
• Fridays & Saturdays: Enjoy great live music at 9 p.m. at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road: Bone Drivers (April 25), Mr. December (April 26), EZ Street Band (May 2), 8 Track Massacre (May 3), Sandy Nuyts (May 9), PUSH (May 10), Rockinbocker (May 17), Bone Drivers (May 24), Golden Cadillac (May 30), Code Blue (May 31).
Red Hawk Casino
Casino Stage Bar,
1 Redhawk Parkway, Shingle Springs
• April: Clean Slate (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 4 & 5); Michael Beck ( 1 to 4 p.m., April 6); Whiskey Dawn (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., April 11); Element of Soul (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 12); Buck Ford ( 1 to 4 p.m., April 13); The Spazmatics (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., April 18); Audioboxx (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 19); Cover Me Badd (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., April 25); Chris Gardner (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., April 26); Chad Bushnell (1 to 4 p.m., April 27).
• May: Nathan Owens Band (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., May 2 & 3), Buck Ford (2 to 5 p.m., May 4), Radio (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., May 9), The Spazmatics (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., May 10), Rustler’s Heat (2 to 5 p.m., May 11), Fresh (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., May 16 & 17), Sweet Revenge (2 to 5 p.m., May 18), Chris Gardner (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., May 23), Steel Breeze (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., May 24), Jackson Michelson (2 to 5 p.m. , May 25), Cripple Creek (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., May 30) and Night Fever (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., May 31).
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Parkway, Folsom
Threestages.net • (916) 608-6888
• April 24-27: “A Couple of Blaguards,” Frank McCourt’s autobiographical account of years growing up in poverty in Ireland, takes the City Studio Theater stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday and a 7 p.m. performance on Sunday.
• April 25 through May 11: El Dorado Musical Theatre presents “The Music Man.”
• April 26: Gig Music Productions presents Michael John Dale, solo concert, at 8 p.m. in the Scott-Skillman Recital Hall.
• May 1: The FLC Dance Department presents Evening of Dance Spring 2014 featuring MOSAIC Dance Company at 6 p.m.
• May 3 & 4: The Sacramento Guitar Society presents Isaac Bustos of Nicaragua at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Scott-Skillman Recital Hall.
• May 5: Neil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway takes the stage at 7 p.m.
• May 11: California Theatre Center presents “The Ugly Duckling: at 1 and 3 p.m. in the City Studio Theater.
• May 15-17: Sacramento Ballet presents Modern Masters and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.
• May 17-20: Marionetas de la Esquina presents “Sleeping Beauty Dreams” at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the City Studio Theater as well as a 9:30 a.m. performance Tuesday on Stage One.
• May 17: Carrera Productions presents An Evening with The Fabulous Thunderbirds at 8 p.m.
• May 18: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel features Mistresses and Masterpieces at 1 p.m.
• May 18: FLC Youth Chamber Orchestra performs its Spring Concert at 7 p.m.
• May 23-25: “Memphis” bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.
• May 30 through June 1: Joni Morris: A Tribute to Pasty Cline comes to the City Studio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
• May 31 and June 1: The Folsom Symphony presents Out Of This World with performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
• Through April 27: “The Secret Garden” presented by Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., as part of its Family Series. Showtimes are Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.
• April 26 through May 25: “The Game’s Afoot” presented by Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., as part of its Off Broadway Series. Showtimes 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sundays. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.
• May 2 through June 22: “She Has a Name” presented by Free Fall Stage, 800 Reading St. For tickets and more information call (916) 207-4220 or visit freefallstage.com.
• May 3 through June 1: “The Three Musketeers” presented by Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., as part of its Family Series. Showtimes are Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.
• May 9 through June 15: “Groucho: A Life in Review” presented by Chautauqua Playhouse, 5235 Engle Road, Suite 110. For tickets or more information call (916) 489-7529 or visit cplayhouse.org.
• May 17-31: ”The Fat Cat and Other Tales” presented by Chautauqua Playhouse as part of its Children’s Theater, 5235 Engle Road, Suite 110. For tickets or more information call (916) 489-7529 or visit cplayhouse.org.
• Through April 27: ”The Vanishing Point” presented by California Stage, 1723 25th St. For tickets and more information call (916) 451-5822 or visit calstage.org.
• Through May 4: ”Visiting Mr. Green” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company on the MainStage, 1419 H St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-4066 or visit sactheatre.org.
• Through May 17: ”Inventing Van Gogh” presented by Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. For tickets and more information call (916) 960-3036 or visit bigideatheatre.com.
• April 23 through May 18: “A Funny Thin Happened on the Way to the Forum” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company on the MainStage, 1419 H St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-4066 or visit sactheatre.org.
• April 26 through June 1: ”Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day “ presented by B Street Theatre as part of its family series on the Mainstage, 2711 B St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• April 30 through June 1: ”Good People” presented by Capital Stage, 2215 J St. For tickets and more information call (916) 995-5464 or visit capstage.org.
• May 3 & 4: Enjoy a playful “Hansel and Gretel” puppet show in Fairytale Town’s Children’s Theater 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. 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. Tickets are $2 for nonmembers in addition to park admission, and $1 for members. Tickets can be purchased at the Fairytale Town main gate or at the entrance to the Children’s Theater 15 minutes prior to show time. For more information visit fairytaletown.org or call (916) 808-7462.
• May 4 through June 15: “Vanya and Sonia and Sasha and Spike” presented by B Street Theatre on the Mainstage, 2711 B St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• May 10 through June 1: “The Mad Woman of Chaillot” presented by Ovation Stage at the R25 Arts Complex, 2509 R St. For tickets and more information call (916) 606-5050 or visit ovationstage.com.
• May 28 through June 15: ”Wicked” presented by Broadway Sacramento at the Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St. For tickets and more information call (916) 557-1999 or visit calmt.com.
• May 30 through June 22: ”The Producers” presented by Runaway Stage at the 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th St. For tickets and more information call (916) 207-1226 or visit runawaystage.com.
El Dorado Hills
• Through May 9: St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 1001 Olson Lane, hosts Create a Mosaic art classes on select Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. A $10 materials donation is requested. For class dates and to reserve a spot call (916) 933-1441.
• Now: El Dorado Hills Arts Association membership provides friendships and networking opportunities with local artists, artistic support and exhibit opportunities. Attendance at the monthly EDHAA meetings gives members access to presentations and demonstrations on a variety of media and art related topics from professional artists who are skilled in their field. Download your membership application form at eldoradohillsarts.com and mail it and your $20 fee to EDHAA at P.O. Box 5277, El Dorado Hills 95762.
• Through May 8: “Classic Landscapes” a show featuring the works of Reif Erickson (pastels) and Tatyana Fogarty (oil paintings) at the Gallery at 48 Natoma. For more information call (916) 355-7285.
• Through May 11: The FLC Student Art Show is on display at the Bank of America Gallery inside Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway. The exhibition features various FLC student artworks in a diverse range of media, such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, and drawing. This exhibition is representative of the wide range of styles supported by the FLC Visual Arts faculty and the strong foundation each student receives while pursuing his or her visual arts studies at Folsom Lake College. For more information about the gallery contact Holly Larson at (916) 608-6847 or Holly.Larson@harriscenter.net.
• May 16 through July 6: Marcolina Dipierro: Interrupted Line at the Bank of America Gallery inside Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway. The space as a constructive tool — the line as a guide to navigate it. Interrupted Line is the title of the first solo show by Argentinean artist Marcolina Dipierro (1978) on the West Coast. With exclusive works from the Sayago & Pardon Collection, Interrupted Line addresses the multiple ways in which space can be modified, altered, or interrupted with just a line, in a playful mode that resembles how life can be transformed or disturbed by everyday experiences. For more information about the gallery contact Holly Larson at (916) 608-6847 or Holly.Larson@harriscenter.net.
Through May 10: “Celebrating the Figure,” featuring drawings, paintings and sculpture by the Friday Morning Figure Studio Group, at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330B Gibbons Drive. A special 2nd Saturday reception will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 10. For more information call (916) 971-3713 or visit sacfinearts.org.
Crocker Art Museum
216 O St., Sacramento • (916) 808-7000 • crockerartmuseum.org
• May 25 through Sept. 1: “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection. Spanning two centuries of quilt making, the exhibition features superlative examples of the most iconic quilt designs and techniques.
• Through May 11: Jules Tavernier: Artist and Adventurer. This is the first museum exhibition to survey the work of early California artist Jules Tavernier (1844–1889). Born in Paris and trained in France, Tavernier adapted his native country’s Barbizon aesthetic to scenes of the American West. This exhibition surveys the artist’s entire career through 100 paintings and works on paper.
• Through Oct. 1, 2014: “Nothing,” the film: Bay Area artist Tracey Snelling is known for her color photography and installation works. Both feature miniature, highly detailed sculptures of shabby motels, rundown apartments and American roadside attractions. She increasingly uses film to express her narratives. Set in the sun-baked town of Twentynine Palms, “Nothing” tells the story of Jane, a young woman whose only escape from her dead-end job and empty relationship comes from role-playing the lives of strangers. Snelling experiments with the boundaries of art and narrative as the fictional Jane confronts her life. The film is on view on the museum’s first floor.
• April 5: Imagination Theater hosts an upcoming workshop, How to Audition, from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop will include topics including: audition skills, stage etiquette, preparing a monologue, cold script reading tips, improvisation, preparing songs and more. The workshop is for adults and children ages 9 and older. The auditions will help those prepare for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (fall non-musical for all ages) and “Oliver!” (winter musical in for all ages). This workshop is free and will be held at Imagination Theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.
• April 19: Imagination Theater hosts auditions for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” directed by Peter Wolfe, at the theater from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (includes a half hour lunch break). Auditions will include improvisation and cold readings from the script. Callbacks will be held on Monday, April 21, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. if needed. “Snow White” includes the now familiar seven dwarfs, the beautiful Snow White, the vain and self-absorbed Queen Bragomar, Snow White’s Maids of Honor, the Queen’s clumsy flunkie, Sir Dandiprat, Berthold the Huntsman, Prince Florimond and his two pages and the Queen’s cats, Long Tail, Short Tail and Lack Tail. There are 27 principal roles available for adults, teens and children. Show dates are Sept. 5-28, 2014.
• April 26: Imagination Theater will audition for ”Oliver!,” directed by Lanny Langston at the theater from 9 a.m. to noon for childrens’ vocals and from 1 to 4 p.m. for adult vocals. Callbacks will be held on Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. which will include cold readings from the script and dance auditions. Any boy auditioning for Oliver must sing “Where is love?” Others may sing songs from “Oliver!” or any other Broadway show. Production dates are Nov. 28 through Dec. 21, 2014. For additional information contact the theater at email@example.com or call (530) 642-0404.
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