El Dorado Hills
• Thursdays: Live on the Boulevard in El Dorado Hills features live music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. from the following artists: Mania (July 31), Cash Prophets (Aug. 7), Island of Black and White (Aug. 14), Journey Unauthorized (Aug. 21), Super Huey (Aug. 28), Skynnyn Lynnyrd (Sept. 4) and the Folsom Symphony (Sept. 11).
• Fridays & Saturdays: Live music takes the stage at 9 p.m. at the El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Drive: Two 20 Band (Aug. 1), Blackwater Band (Aug. 2), Radio Billionaire (Aug. 8), Savannah Blue (Aug. 9), Sweet Revenge (Aug. 15), VDJ Ricky O’Neal (Aug. 16), Roharpo, The Bluesman (Aug. 22), Aquanet (Aug. 23), Island of Black and White (Aug. 29), Adonis DNA (Aug. 30).
• Fridays & Saturdays: Enjoy live music at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road, at 9 p.m.: Azuar (Aug. 2), Virginia Light (Aug. 8), Slick Rick and the Daredevils (Aug. 15), Azuar (Aug. 16), Rockinbocker (Aug. 22), Rock Doctors (Aug. 23), Clemon (Aug. 29), Bonedrivers (Aug. 30).
• Aug. 9: Lakehills Covenant Church presents the Rich Ladd Memorial Concert from 5 to 10 p.m. The evening of music and memories will begin with acoustical music and food on the patio. The evening will progress inside, where the bands and young adults Rich mentored and touched with his passion for music will perform and share what music has meant to them. A $5 donation will go to Lakehills’ Faithful Stewards program, which aids individuals and families with unmet needs in our community.
• Aug. 2: The Cameron Park Community Foundation presents Late For Dinner, performing at Cameron Park Lake from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The concert is free to all Cameron Park residents; non-residents will be charged $5 at the gate. The Food Bank of El Dorado County will supply free food (while supplies last). Swimming is open from 5 to 7 p.m. courtesy of the Cameron Park CSD. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy an entertaining summer evening.
• Aug. 9: Enjoy live music from The Shadow Coalition and The Aventadors at a community concert at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road. Cost is 10 at the door.
Red Hawk Casino
Casino Stage Bar,
1 Redhawk Parkway, Shingle Springs
• August: Night Fever (10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 1 & 2), Sweet Revenge (2 to 5 p.m., Aug. 3), Audioboxx (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Aug. 8), Chris Gardner Band (10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 9), Chad Bushnell (2 to 5 p.m., Aug. 10), Fresh (10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 15 & 16), Nick Sturms (2 to 5 p.m., Aug. 17), Big Bad Boogie Rock (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Aug. 22), The Spazmatics (10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 23), Buck Ford (2 to 5 p.m., Aug. 24), Jackson Michelson (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Aug. 29), Nunchuck Taylor (10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 30) and Dave Russell (2 to 5 p.m., Aug. 31).
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Parkway, Folsom
Threestages.net • (916) 608-6888
• Aug. 2: Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre presents “Coppélia” at 1 and 5 p.m.
• Aug 4 & 5: Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández performs at 7:30 p.m. both dates.
• Aug. 8: One Way Productions presents “The Hiding Place” at 7:30 p.m.
• Aug. 9: Singer Darlene Love will perform at 7:30 p.m.
• Aug. 10: International singers Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo will perform at 7 p.m.
• Aug. 22: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel explores Music of Joyous Celebration at 7:30 p.m.
• Through Aug. 10: “Unnecessary Farce” 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.
• Through Aug. 10: “Seussical Jr.” 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.
• Aug. 8 through Sept. 13: “Shadowlands” by C.S. Lewis presented by Free Fall Stage, 800 REading St. For tickets and more information call (916) 207-4420 or visit freefallstage.com.
• Aug. 16 through Sept. 21: “Gypsy” 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.
• Aug. 23 through Sept. 14: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” 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.
• Aug. 22 through Sept. 28: “A Visit from Scarface” presented by Chautauqua Playhouse, 5235 Engle Road, Suite 110. For tickets or more information call (916) 489-7529 or visit cplayhouse.org.
• Through Aug. 10: “The Hounds of the Baskervilles” presented by B Street Theatre, 2711 B St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• Through Aug. 10: “The Flu Season” presented by Ovation Stage in the Three Penny Theatre, at the R25 Arts Complex. For tickets and more information call (916) 606-5050 or visit ovationstage.com.
• Through Aug. 10: “Marat Sade” presented by California Stage at the Wilkerson Theater, 1723 25th St. For tickets and more information call (916) 451-5822 or visit calstage.org.
• Through Aug. 23: “The Language Archive” presented by Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. For tickets and more information call (916) 960-3036 or visit bigideatheatre.com.
• Aug. 5-10: “Brigadoon” presented by Sacramento Music Circus in the Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St. For tickets and more information call (916) 557-1999 or visit calmt.com.
• Aug. 19-24: “La Cage Aux Folles” presented by Sacramento Music Circus in the Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St. For tickets and more information call (916) 557-1999 or visit calmt.com.
• Sept. 3 through Oct. 5: “Tribes” by Nina Raine presented by Capital Stage, 2215 J St. For tickets and more information call (916) 995-5464 or visit capstage.org.
• Sept. 12 through Oct. 11: “The Exit Interview” presented by Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. For tickets and more information call (916) 960-3036 or visit bigideatheatre.com.
• Sept. 20 through Oct. 19: “Red” presented by Ovation Stage in the Three Penny Theatre, at the R25 Arts Complex. For tickets and more information call (916) 606-5050 or visit ovationstage.com.
El Dorado Hills
• 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 Aug. 28: “Hawaiian Summer,” a show featuring Eileen Downes’ collages, Wade Koniakowsky’s surfboards and paintings and Leslie Ruth’s watercolors comes to the Gallery at 48 Natoma with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 11. Wear you luau attire. For more information call (916) 355-7285.
• Through Aug. 31: Folsom Art Association’s Members Show comes to the Bank of America Gallery inside Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway. The show features works of many of the talented artists living in the greater Folsom area. A special reception and awards presentation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. For more information about the gallery contact Holly Larson at (916) 608-6847 or Holly.Larson@harriscenter.net.
Through Aug. 17: Check out the 48th annual Mother Lode Art Exhibition at the Placerville Shakespeare Club, 2940 Bedford Ave., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. A special reception and awards presentation will take place at 3 p.m. on Aug. 17. The show features diverse two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art from realism to abstract and experimental. Art in a wide variety of media, in categories of seascape, landscape, portrait, still life, animals, miniature and experimental are all a part of this art show. Photography and digital art were added last year. For more information visit placervillearts.com.
Crocker Art Museum
216 O St., Sacramento • (916) 808-7000 • crockerartmuseum.org
• 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 Sept. 21: “African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond” features 100 paintings, sculptures, and photographs by African American artists, drawn from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The 48 featured artists include not only icons of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance but lauded figures of the 20th century’s major artistic movements. Included are such artists as William H. Johnson, Alma Thomas, Jacob Lawrence, Sam Gilliam, as well as assemblage artist Renee Stout.
• Through Oct. 1: “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.
• Through Aug. 24: Get ready to step back in time when the past mingles with the present once again in Old Sacramento. For the fifth consecutive summer, visitors to Old Sacramento will enjoy lively, fun and free street theater as part of the hugely popular Time Travel Weekends program. The streets of Old Sacramento will come alive with talented performers who put on spontaneous, interactive and often-elaborate skits and performances. Plus, visitors won’t want to miss the highly entertaining Old West stage shows happening daily, including the much acclaimed New Golden Melodeon Review in the Eagle Theatre. As you stroll through Old Sacramento on weekends, you might just chance upon historic re-enactments complete with wagons, wild characters with heroes and villains, children’s pioneer craft activities, historic gambling, bowling, juggling, singing, dancing and other forms of musical mastery, military encampments, mining camps, parades, historic events, medicine shows and more. For more information call (916) 808-7059 or visit historicoldsac.org/timetravel.
• Through Aug. 24: Due to popular demand, the weekend Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Old Sacramento walking tours have been extended. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the history-rich buildings in Old Sacramento that hold clues to California’s fascinating Gold Rush past during these fun and intriguing walking tours. First-time guests and even longtime residents will gain a fresh perspective about the original and reconstructed buildings while learning more about the city’s unique history. In addition to the popular underground tours underway, there is one Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Tour walking tour available each day on Saturday and Sunday. All walking tour guests check-in at the Sacramento History Museum to start the engaging journey into Old Sacramento’s past. For more information call (916) 808-7059 or visit historicoldsac.org.
South Lake Tahoe
• Aug. 1-3: The Tahoe Art League, celebrating its 50th anniversary, announces its 2014 Artist Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local renowned artists included are watercolorist and oil painter Dave Russo, marble sculptor David Foster, oil painter Kit Knight, watercolorist and dye-on-silk painter Nina Major, pastel painter Bonita Paulis and wood turner Malcolm Tibbits. Attendees will visit local artists in South Lake Tahoe locations to talk with them and view their sculpture, oils, watercolors, dye on silks, drawings, photography, jewelry and related works. Art works will be for sale. Some artists will do demonstrations of their specialty. Participate in the passport drawings with prizes for loyal visitors. The tour is self-guided; a map will guide attendees from one location to another throughout the day. Pick up maps online at talart.org or at TAL Art Center, 3062 Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe.
• Aug. 15: Imagination Theater will host its seventh annual Affair to Remember fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. at the theater located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. There will be a live and silent auction during the evening as well as a show preview from the theater’s holiday musical, “Oliver!” Enjoy an evening of local wines and food while bidding on items donated by local businesses and individuals. Proceeds will benefit Imagination Theater to provide quality, creative, live theater in the foothills. An all-inclusive weekend in Ashland, Ore., wine tours, themed gift baskets, season theater tickets are just a few of the many items that await. Tickets will be available in June and can be purchased at imaginationtheater.net or (530) 642-0404.
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