El Dorado Hills
• Feb. 14: Old Town Boys will make a special Valentines Day performance beginning at 5:30 p.m. at 36 Handles, 1010 White Rock Road.
• Thursdays: Live music takes the stage at Hop House, 4364 Town Center Blvd: Ryder Green Band (Feb. 11), Island of Black and White (Feb. 18) and Tim Dierkes (Feb. 25).
• Tuesdays & Saturdays: Enjoy live music at 36 Handles, 1010 White Rock Road: Colleen Heauser (Feb. 13), Jackson (Feb. 16), Duo from Island of Black and White (Feb. 20), Andrew Castro (Feb. 23) and Old Town Boys (Feb. 27).
• Fridays & Saturdays: Live music takes the stage at the El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Drive: Tiffany Lorraine (Feb. 12), Ashley Barron (Feb. 19) and Way Out West (Feb. 20), Westbound 50 (Feb. 26) and Island of Black and White (Feb. 27).
• Fridays & Saturdays: Enjoy live music at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road: Legal Addiction (Feb. 12), Island of Black and White (Feb. 13), Dr. Rock (Feb. 19), EZ Street (Feb. 20), Rockinbocker (Feb. 26) and Ro Harpo (Feb. 27).
Red Hawk Casino
Casino Stage Bar
1 Redhawk Parkway, Shingle Springs
• February: Kenny Frye Band (Feb. 12), Maxx Cabello Jr. (Feb. 12), The Wiz Kid (Feb. 13), Buck Ford (Feb. 14), BB McKay and The Bumps (Feb. 19), Thunder Cover (Feb. 19), Superbad (Feb. 20), Two Steps Down (Feb. 21), Poparazzi (Feb. 26), The Spazmatics (Feb. 26), Decades (Feb. 27) and Dave Russell (Feb. 28).
• Feb. 13: The Shingle Springs concert season kicks off with two acts beginning at 7 p.m. at the Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road. E-mail Jamie Faw at [email protected] for more detailed information.
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Parkway, Folsom
• Feb. 10: Harris Center presents International Guitar Night at 7:30 p.m.
• Feb. 11: Powerhouse Ministries presents An Evening of Big Band Jazz with Jamie Davis at 7:30 p.m.
• Feb. 13: California Theatre Center presents Beauty and the Beast at 3 p.m.
• Feb. 13: The Folsom Symphony presents Romance and Destiny with Livia Sohn, violin at 7:30 p.m.
• Feb. 13: Sacramento Guitar Society presents Laurence Juber and Peppino D’Agostino at 7:30 p.m.
• Feb. 14: Folsom Lake Community Concert Association presents Broadway Showstoppers at 2 p.m.
• Feb. 19-21 & 25-28: El Dorado Musical Theater presents “The Addams Family” at 2 and 7 p.m.
• Feb. 21: VITA Academy presents The Passion of Brahms — Concert No. 2 at 2 p.m.
• Feb. 21: Carrera Productions presents Charlie Musselwhite and North Mississippi Allstars at 8 p.m.
• Feb. 23-24: Harris Center presents The Band of Royal Marines and The Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards at 7:30 p.m.
• Feb. 27: Stand Up! Records presents Keith Lowell Jensen; Bad Comedy for Bad People (live taping) at 8 p.m.
• Through Feb. 15: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” presented by Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., as part of its Off Broadway Series. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.
• Through Feb. 15: “James and the Giant Peach” 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.
• Feb. 13 through March 20: “Enscanaba in ‘da Moonlight” presented by Sutter Street Theatre as part of their Off Broadway Series. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.
• Feb. 20 through March 20: “Pippi Longstocking” presented by Sutter Street Theatre as part of their Family Series. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.
• Feb. 12 through March 6: “Lend Me a Tenor” presented by Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive. For tickets and more information call (800) 838-3006 or visit imaginationtheater.net.
• Through Feb. 14: “Driving Miss Daisy” presented by Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H Street. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-6722 or visit sactheatre.org.
• Through Feb. 28: “Echo Location” presented by B Street Theatre, 2711 B St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• Through Feb. 28: “Love and Information” presented by Capital Stage, 2215 J St. For tickets and more information call (916) 995-5464 or visit capstage.org.
• Feb. 19-26: “Happy Armenians” presented by California Stage at Wilkerson Theater, 2509 R St. For tickets and more information call (916) 451-5822 or visit calstage.org.
• Feb. 24 through March 20: “Twelfth Night” presented by Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H Street. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-6722 or visit sactheatre.org.
El Dorado Hills
• Feb. 18: Oak Meadow Elementary will host its annual Artwalk from 6 to 8 p.m. in the multipurpose room. This gallery opening showcases art created by every student, who were inspired by various artists from classic to contemporary. There will be refreshments for sale and an opportunity to donate to the Meet the Masters program, the Oak Meadow art education curriculum run solely by volunteers and donations. Also look for guest artist demonstrations as well as crafts and art projects for kids.
• Through March 3: The Gallery at 48 Natoma’s Community Gallery will feature an exhibit of amazing local bird and nature photography from 18 members of FolPho Photographers.
• Through March 10: The Gallery at 48 Natoma presents Through the Trees, featuring Marjan Kluepfel’s beautiful fiber art pieces and Demetra Theofanous and Dean Bensen’s incredible glass sculptures.
• Feb. 10: Weston DeWalt, who co-authored “The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest with Head Expedition Guide Anatoli Boukreev,” will read from his New York Times bestseller at El Dorado Arts Council’s Fausel House Gallery.The reading and Q&A are part of a speaker series to accompany the current gallery exhibition Such Great Heights – The Art of Endurance, which will be on display through March 1.
• Through March 1: El Dorado Arts Council’s first gallery exhibition of the new year, Such Great Heights — The Art of Endurance, will showcase artwork that reflects the qualities of endurance sports that require tenacity, strength and bravery. EDAC’s gallery is located inside the Fausel House, 772 Pacific St.
• Feb. 20 through April 9: Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330B Gibbons Drive, hosts the American Watercolor Society exhibition. The 40 pieces include watercolors from internationally acclaimed artists Kowalski, Fausel and Salminen, as well as four of California’s own: Frank Eber, Mike Bailey, Qian Gao, and Myrna Wacknov. The collection shares their visions of life through the magic of light, color and form.
Crocker Art Museum
216 O St., Sacramento
• Through Feb. 14: The Canelos Quichua-speaking people of eastern Ecuador make the finest traditional ceramics to be found in Amazonian South America, a practice deeply embedded in their history, culture and contemporary lives. This exhibition, featuring 100 works from the Melza and Ted Barr Collection, is one of the first of its kind in an art museum. The bowls, vessels and sculpture that make up this collection represent a geographic area ranging from the canopied Andean foothills through the upper Amazonian regions. The Barrs acquired many of them while living in Quito, Ecuador, in the late 1980s, adding additional pieces on subsequent trips to the region in the early 1990s. Selected for their craftsmanship, subject matter and creativity of design, the pieces elucidate a variety of Amazonian pottery making and practices and offer insight into cultural mythologies, suggesting the potters’ long-held — and rapidly changing — views of the world around them.
• Through Feb. 14: The Age of Albrecht Dürer: German Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris — This exhibition of German drawings is centered on Albrecht Dürer and his world, seen in a selection from the best drawings collection in France outside the Louvre. A central figure of Renaissance humanism, Dürer revolutionized the arts of drawing, painting and printmaking in Germany and throughout Europe. The exhibition explores Dürer and his legacy, including Dürer and the German Renaissance; German Mannerism and the princely courts; and artists of the Imperial court under Rudolf II. The exhibition presents new research and new discoveries to create a better understanding of an iconic artist, his world and his legacy.
• Through May 1: Back to Life: Bay Area Figurative Drawings — In 1953, the young painters David Park, Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn began meeting weekly in a Berkeley studio to draw from live models. In works on paper, they imbued the human form with the charged-emotion newly derived from the bold and swift marks of gestural Abstract Expressionism that emerged in their paintings of figures, still lifes, and landscapes. This return to humanist tradition was revolutionary in an era that celebrated subjective emotional experience, especially in contemporary abstraction. The expressive rendering of subject matter forged in Northern California became known as Bay Area Figuration, and for the first time, the vanguard of American painting was here, rather than New York. The drawing sessions begun by this circle of intimates continued throughout the 1950s and 1960s, widening to include artists such as James Weeks, William Theophilius Brown, Paul Wonner, and later, Frank Lobdell, Nathan Oliveira and Manuel Neri. The primacy each placed on the study of the human figure is evident in this selection of more than 30 drawings, including major gifts from the estate of John S. Knudsen. Additional works by Joan Brown and Wayne Thiebaud highlight the growing influence of Californian artists in these decades. In plays of light and dark, succinct line work, and attention to the emotional states of sitters, the qualities that make Bay Area Figuration so enduringly compelling are examined.
• Through May 1: Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads — Internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s monumental zodiac animal heads reinterpret those that once adorned the famed 18th-century fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan (Old Summer Palace), an imperial retreat outside Beijing. In 1860, the Yuanming Yuan was ransacked by French and British troops, and the heads were pillaged. In creating contemporary versions of these 12 Chinese zodiac animals on an oversized scale, Ai Weiwei focuses attention on issues of the repatriation while extending his ongoing exploration of what constitutes Chinese art and identity. His first major public sculpture project, “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” is accompanied by supplemental historical material concerning the emperor’s fountain, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the bronzes. “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” is a collaborative project of the artist, his studio, and AW Asia in New York.
• March 13 through June 19: Andy Warhol: Portraits — 1960s American pop culture artist Andy Warhol had a lifelong preoccupation with self-portraits in addition to images of 20th century luminaries who eagerly sat for him. Featured in this career survey are fashion scion Yves Saint Laurent, playwright Tennessee Williams, Pulitzer-Prize winner Truman Capote, and artists Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Actors Judy Garland, Jane Fonda and Sylvester Stallone epitomize Warhol’s fascination with Hollywood and filmmaking. The exhibition will be complemented by additional museum programming, including portrait-making workshops for youth, live performances, Warhol-inspired parties, a symposium and more. The Crocker is the only California venue for this career survey, which was organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
California State Railroad Museum
111 I St., Sacramento
• Through March: California Railroad Landscapes: Original Oil Paintings by Rod R. Aszman —Explore the Golden State’s fascinating and picturesque railroading heritage. Subjects include Southern Pacific’s mighty cab-forwards, and the railroad’s colorful Daylight passenger trains rolling along the California coastline pulled both by steam and diesel locomotives. Rounding out this beautiful exhibit, guests will see paintings of Santa Fe’s San Diegan passing through orange groves plus a station scene at Del Mar, Union Pacific’s Big Boy locomotive in operation and a shiny City of Los Angeles passenger train. Aszman’s award-winning paintings have been seen at numerous shows and exhibits throughout the West and have been reproduced as covers for railroad books and within publications of railroad history.
• Through July: A City Divided: Sacramento and the Pullman Strike of 1894 — Revisit the dramatic and volatile two months during the summer of 1894 when America experienced a major, nationwide railroad strike. In addition to the national railroad network, the large-scale Pullman Strike of 1894 involved 27 states and was the first time the federal government responded to a labor action by issuing an injunction. Sacramento was a city with sharply divided loyalties during the strike. Nearly one-third of the city’s working population was directly employed by the railroad while many people (including local politicians) resented what they saw as the railroad’s overbearing attitude. The exhibit will remain on display in the museum’s main-floor Empire Gallery.
• Feb. 18-20: Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pre-Professional Ensemble program is auditioning for their spring play, “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” for actors between the ages of 8-14 years old. Call (916) 446-7501 ext. 116 or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.
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