El Dorado Hills
• Saturdays: Enjoy live music at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road: Caribbean Soul (Feb. 25).
• Feb. 24 & 25: The Ponderosa High School choirs invite the community for Cabaret 2017 — Happily Ever After. The concert will be held at the Church of the Foothills, 2380 Merrychase Drive. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. on Friday and noon and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets include a catered meal and cost $25 each or $250 for a VIP table of eight. For more information visit bruinchoir.com/cabaret2017.
Red Hawk Casino
Casino Stage Bar
1 Redhawk Parkway, Shingle Springs
• February: The Spazmatics (Feb. 24), Honky Tonk Boombox (Feb. 25) and Tiffany Lorraine (Feb. 26).
• March: Thunder Cover ( March 3), BB McKay & The Bumps (March 4), Random Strangers (March 5), Nathan Owens Band (March 10), Apple Z (March 11), Buck Ford (March 12), Fresh (March 17 & 18), Two Steps Down (March 19), Big Bad Boogie Rock (March 24), Rock Monsterz (March 25), Jessie Leigh (March 26) and The Spazmatics (March 31).
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Parkway, Folsom
• Feb. 24-26 & March 2-5: El Dorado Musical Theatre presents “Shrek the Musical” at 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursday March 2.
• Feb. 28: Harris Center presents Direct from Dublin, Ireland: The Five Irish Tenors — Salute to Ireland at 7:30 p.m.
• March 1: Harris Center presents Direct from Dublin, Ireland: The Five Irish Tenors — Voices of Ireland at 7:30 p.m.
• March 8 & 9: Harris Center presents The Piano Men: A tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel at 7:30 p.m.
• March 10: Harris Center presents Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Nathan Aweau and Kawika Kahiapo at 7:30 p.m.
• March 11: Folsom Lake Symphony presents It’s About Time! Family Concert at 11 a.m.
• March 11: Carrera Productions presents Walter Trout at 8 p.m.
• March 12: Folsom Lake Community Concert Association presents Birth of the Beat at 2 p.m.
• March 12: Harris Center presents An Evening with Alice Waters — Folsom Lake College Speaker Series inaugural event at 7 p.m.
• March 14: Folsom Lake College music department presents Choral Preview Concert with the Folsom High School Chamber Singers at 7:30 p.m.
• March 17: CORE Contemporary Dance presents “Redefined” at 7:30 p.m.
• Through Feb. 26: “Alice in Wonderland” presented by Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. For tickets or more information (530) 642-0404 or visit imaginationtheater.net.
• Through March 19: “The Fabulous Fable Factory” presented by Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., as part of its Family Series. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.
• Through March 19: “Arsenic and Old Lace” presented by Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., as part of its Off Broadway Series. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.
• Through Feb. 26: “Becoming Dr. Ruth” presented by B Street Theatre, 2711 B St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• Through Feb. 26: “Betrayal” presented by Capital Stage, 2215 J St. For tickets and more information call (961) 995-5464 or visit capstage.org.
• Feb. 22 through March 19: “The Tempest” presented by Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-6722 or visit sactheatre.org.
• Feb. 24 through March 25: “Belleville” presented by Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. For tickets and more information call (916) 960-3036 or visit bigideatheatre.org.
• Feb. 25 through April 2: “Going West, The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad” presented by B Street Theatre, 2711 B St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• Through March 9: The Gallery at 48 Natoma, 48 Natoma St. will host White, Black and Red All Over, an exhibit of fiber art from members of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. In the Community Gallery, check out miniature art quits also created by members of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. For more information call (916) 355-7285 or visit facebook.com/TheGalleryat48Natoma.
• Through March 12: The Bank of America Gallery, 10 College Parkway at Harris Center of the Arts, has selected studio works of 19 artists from Granite Bay, Roseville and Rocklin for this special show that gives a glimpse of the artists’ work that will be part of the Art Studio Trek open studio tour this spring. Works include photography, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, woodworks, glass art, jewelry, mixed media, gourd art and assemblage art. For more information about the Harris Center for the Arts and the Bank of America Gallery visit harriscenter.net. For more information about the studio tour visit artstudiotrek.com.
• Feb. 21 through March. 12: The Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330-B Gibbons Drive is hosting the annual Sierra Pastel Society Membership Show. The judge for this show is one of the founding members of the Sierra Pastel Society, Connie Randmaa. Randmaa, an outstanding, award-winning pastelist, is a member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast, the Pastel Society of America, Placerville Arts Association and a Signature Member of the Sierra Pastel Society. On March 12, from noon to 3 p.m. the Sierra Pastel Society will present a pastel demonstration by acclaimed master portrait pastel artist, Cuong Nguyen. For more information visit sacfinearts.org or call (916) 971-3713.
Crocker Art Museum
216 O St., Sacramento
• Through Feb. 26: A Show of Force: Sculpture by Allan Houser (Haozous) featuring recent gifts from Loren G. Lipson — Born Allan Capron Haozous (1914–1994), he became known to the world as Allan Houser and is internationally recognized for his figurative and modernist sculptures featuring Native American people and themes. His parents, Sam and Blossom Haozous, were among the population of Chiricahua Apaches imprisoned for 27 years. The first child born out of captivity, he was raised on the family farm in Oklahoma. With limited formal education and no art instruction, he taught himself to draw, then enrolled in the Painting Studio at the Santa Fe Indian School in 1934. He progressed quickly and soon garnered accolades for his paintings, including mural commissions for the Interior Department in 1938–39. In 1942 he moved to Los Angeles, spending the next five years working in construction by day and painting at night. While there, he saw exhibitions of modernist sculpture, which would influence him as he later pursued 3-D forms. Houser joined the faculty of the new Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe in 1962 and founded its sculpture department. He would ultimately create over 1,000 sculptures in stone, wood, bronze, plaster and clay. This exhibition features 15 pieces in bronze and stone, several of them recent gifts to the Crocker from Loren G. Lipson. Among these is “Force,” a signature work in Vermont marble depicting an eagle and dove, avian metaphors for war and peace that are unique to the artist’s oeuvre.
• Through May 7: Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz collection highlights the diversity, creativity and technical virtuosity of 20th and 21st century ceramics artists working in Japan. The show features artists whose work is inspired by traditional themes as well as those who work in or are influenced by the avant garde. Tensions between form and functionality, traditional and modern, national and international are often evident across works in the exhibition and within individual pieces. Groupings suggest particular elements associated with the medium’s development, including tea vessels, geometric design and sculptural forms. Some 40 artists, including many of Japan’s greatest living ceramicists, are represented by 75 works.
• Through May 21: JapanAmerica: Points of Contact, 1876–1970, a major exhibition organized by the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, surveys the role that international exhibitions and world’s fairs have played in artistic exchanges between these two cultures. Focusing on Japan’s place in major international exhibitions held on the American continent from 1876 onward and finishing with a look at Japan’s first World’s Fair held in Osaka in 1970, this beautiful and diverse assembly of more than 100 works examines the influence of Japanese aesthetics on painting and printmaking, ceramics and metalwork, graphic design, advertising, bookbinding and illustration. The exhibition also includes Japanese objects influenced by the West, as Japanese makers took pride in adopting Western forms and manufacturing techniques while retaining the high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail for which they were famous.
• Through May 14: Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank opens exactly 75 years to the day after United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 during World War II, authorizing the Secretary of War to designate certain areas as military zones and clearing the way for some 120,000 Japanese Americans to be incarcerated in camps scattered throughout the American West. Canada also participated, establishing the British Columbia Security Commission to forcibly relocate approximately 22,000 Japanese Canadians to hastily planned camps in the British Columbia interior and to work and road camps in other parts of the country. This compelling collection of photographs — 40 by Ansel Adams and 26 by Leonard Frank — presents two views of internment and incarceration in the early 1940s and provides an opportunity to reflect on the nature of reactionary politics, racism, forced separation and the resulting effects on victims.
California State Railroad Museum
111 I St., Sacramento
• Through March: Winning works of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art’s 2015 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Award will be exhibited including the grand prize photograph by Matthew Malkiewicz, of Mount Laurel, N.J., titled “Beneath Calm Waters” that captured a locomotive and its reflection over water. Other artists include Christian Zell of Boppard, Germany, who received second place for a visually spectacular image of fire being dropped from a steam locomotive and third place winner, Nick King of Handforth, United Kingdom, for his impressionist-styled “Waiting for the Train Home” image. Winners and a selection of the award-winning photographs are featured in the spring 2016 issue of the Center for Railroad Photography’s Railroad Heritage journal and in the March 2016 issue of Railfan & Railroad Magazine. More information about the competition and the Center for Railroad Photography & Art can be found at railphoto-art.org.
• Feb. 28: Ever wonder what a director is looking for in an audition? This extraordinary workshop with California Musical Theatre’s artistic consultant Glenn Casale offers participants the chance to perform a mock audition and receive insightful coaching and personalized feedback, as well as an opportunity for a Q&A session for students and parents. The 4 to 6 p.m. workshop is geared for performers aged 10 to 13 years old and the 7 to 9 p.m. workshop is intended for adults and teens 14 years and older. These workshops will take place at Wells Fargo Pavillion, 1419 H St., Sacramento. Find an application and further information online at californiamusicaltheatre.com.
• March 4: Want to get serious about your dance audition? Join California Musical Theatre for this workshop that highlights best practices for a successful dance audition including mock audition, coaching and feedback. Led by Randy Slovacek, an award-winning director and choreographer at Music Circus, this workshop is a must for any dancer that wants to work for a professional theater company. This workshop will be held at the Ballroom of Sacramento, 6009 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information and to download an application visit californiamusicaltheatre.com.
• April 1: Imagination Theater is holding auditions for “SouthFork Confessions,” an original play co-written by Chrissie Addison and Peter Tyner with musical score by Betsy Moore. Come find your role with the gold miners, stagecoach robbers, saloon mistresses, railroad barons, ladies packin’ heat and more. “SouthFork Confessions” is set in the heart of the Gold Rush days. This story offers both laughter and tears as it pays tribute to real and fictional characters seeking redemption in their lives. Auditions will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Imagination Theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. Callbacks will be April 2 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Performances will run Sept. 15 through Oct. 8. Men, women and teens 17 and older are invited to help make history by bringing this powerful show to life. Email the theater at email@example.com to request a script. Detailed audition information can be found online at imaginationtheater.net.
• April 19, 20, 22 & 23: Imagination Theater welcomes thespians to audition for “Shrek The Musical,” directed by Peter Wolfe. Auditions April 19 and 20 will be for the role of Fiona. Auditions for all other roles will be April 22 and 23. Auditionees are encouraged to become familiar with the melody and lyrics in “Freak Flag.” Vocal auditions will take place in the morning with dance and cold readings from the script in the afternoon on April 22. Find more information online at imaginationtheater.net or itplacerville.blogspot.com. Performances are scheduled from Nov. 24 through Dec. 23.
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