• Saturdays: Enjoy live music at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road: Bad Caddies (May 6) and Legal Addiction (May 27).
• Fridays and Saturdays: Relax or dance the night away with live music at El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Drive: Cluster Funk (May 5), Straight Shooter (May 6), Code Blue (May 12), Black Zeppelin (May 13), Patrick Walsh (May 19), Big Trouble (May 20), EZ Street Band (May 26) and Superbad (May 27).
Casino Stage Bar
1 Redhawk Parkway, Shingle Springs
• April: The Spazmatics (April 28), Island of Black & White (April 29) and Branded (April 30).
• May: Superbad (May 5), BB Mckay and the Bumps (May 6), Dave Russell (May 7), Night Fever (May 12), The Wiz Kid (May 13), Random Strangers (May 14), Big Bad Boogie Rock (May 19), Cripple Creek Band (May 20), Terry Sheets (May 21), Apple Z (May 26), The Spazmatics (May 27) and Jessie Leigh (May 28).
• May 6: The Shingle Springs Community Center, 4440 South Shingle Road, presents The Littleband featuring Keith Little at 7 p.m.
• Wednesdays: Palladio in Folsom announces a 13-week Summer Concert Series Lineup presented by Dignity Health and Mercy Medical Group. Shows are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wonderbread 5 (June 7), Apple Z (June 14), The Department of Rock (June 21), Notorious (June 28), Gwen In Doubt (July 5), Hip Service (July 12), Pop Rocks (July 19), Swift Country (July 26), Pop Fiction (Aug. 2), Superlicious (Aug. 9), The Spazmatics (Aug. 16), Thunder Cover (Aug. 23) and Cheeseballs (Aug. 30).
10 College Parkway, Folsom
• April 28 through May 14: El Dorado Musical Theatre presents “Mary Poppins” with shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays plus a special Thursday, May 11, performance.
• April 28 through May 14: Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College presents Edmond Rostand’s “Cyrano” in the City Studio Theater with shows on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays plus a special Thursday, May 11, performance.
• April 30: Carrera Productions presents musician Marc Cohn at 8 p.m.
• May 4: The Folsom Lake College Dance Department presents Evening of Dance Spring 2017 featuring the MOSAIC Dance Company at 6 p.m.
• May 9: The Folsom Lake College Music Department presents FLC Choral Concert with the Ponderosa High School Chamber Choir at 7:30 p.m.
• May 10: Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel features Virtuoso Variations at 7 p.m.
• May 14: VITA Academy presents Great Composers Chamber Music Series Concert No. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Scott-Skillman Recital Hall.
• May 19 & 21: Placer Pops Chorale presents That’s Entertainment — The Best of Stage & Screen with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday.
• May 20: Voices of California presents When You Wish Upon A Song with performances at 2 and 7 p.m.
• May 28: Folsom Lake Community Concert Association presents Adam Trent at 2 and 7 p.m.
• Through April 30: “The Hobbit” 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 April 30: “Oliver!” 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.
• April 28: “Gone with the Murder” or “The Angel of Howler’s Notch,” a murder mystery dinner, presented by Free Fall Stage. For tickets and more information call (916) 207-4420 or visit freefallstage.com.
• May 6 through June 4: “The Unexpected Guest” 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.
• May 13 through June 4: “Treasure Island” 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.
• May 5 through June 11: “A Pennyworth is More Than You Think” or “Trains, Plots and Dirt Lots”presented by Olde Coloma Theatre, 380 Monument Road. For tickets and more information call (530)626-5282 or visit oldcolomatheatre.org.
• Through April 30: “The Glass Menagerie” presented by Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-6722 or visit sactheatre.org.
• Through May 6: “Antigone” presented by Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. For tickets and more information call (916) 960-3036 or visit bigideatheatre.org.
• Through May 14: “The Donner Party” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-6722 or visit sactheatre.org.
• Through May 28: “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook” presented by B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., as part of its Family Series. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• April 28 through May 14: “Walter Cronkite is Dead” presented by The Actor’s Theatre of Sacramento at 3 Penny Theatre in the R25 California Stage Complex, 1721 25th Street. For tickets and more information call (916) 936-4672 or visit actinsac.com.
• Through June 4: “Treatment” presented by B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., on the mainstage. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• May 3 through June 4: “Stupid F##ing Bird” presented by Capital Stage, 2215 J St. For tickets and more information call (916) 995-5464 or visit capstage.org.
• May 10-21: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream (for kids)” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company as part of its Youth Series on the Pollock Stage, 1419 H St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-6722 or visit sactheatre.org.
• May 17-28: “The Phantom of the Opera” presented by Broadway Sacramento at the Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. For tickets and more information call (916) 557-1999 or visit californiamusicaltheatre.com.
• May 17 through June 18: “Lungs” presented by B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., as part of its B3 Series. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.
• Through May 4: The Gallery at 48 Natoma, 48 Natoma St., hosts Delicate Balance, a show featuring art by Irene Belknap (paintings and prints), Marsha Balian (mixed media) and Jennifer Johnson (sculptures). In the Community Gallery guests will enjoy works by students in the Folsom High School art class.
• Through May 14: Folsom Lake College Student Art Show is on display inside the Bank of America Gallery at the Harris Center for the Arts. The art show features various FLC student artwork created during the past year. A diverse range of media from drawing and painting to printmaking, sculpture and metal arts is exhibited. The show is representative of the wide range of styles, techniques and approaches supported by FLC Visual Arts faculty.
• Through Aug. 31: Let’s PLAY! Childhood Treasures from the Toy Box is on display at Folsom’s Museum of Wonder and Delight, 905 Leidesdorff St. Guests will enjoy all the splendor and magic of one-of-a-kind, vintage toys. For more information call (916) 985-4671.
• Through May 14: The Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330 Gibbons Drive, is hosting the Northern California Arts Inc.’s annual membership show, Artistic Journey. Mediums include drawing, painting, sculpting and mixed media. A free second Saturday reception will be held May 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with music by Evening Star Band. For more information visit sacfinearts.org or call (916) 971-3713.
• May 16 through June 4: Don’t miss the Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s juried, themed art exhibit, Art Where the Wild Things Are, benefiting the American River Natural History Association and the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. An artists’ reception will take place Thursday May 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The fine arts center is located at 5330 Gibbons Drive. Find more information online at sacfinearts.org or call (916) 971-3713.
216 O St., Sacramento
• 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. Some 40 artists, including many of Japan’s greatest living ceramicists, are represented by 75 works.
• Through May 14: Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank commemorates the time after the Pearl Harbor attack when some 120,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in camps scattered throughout the American West. 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.
• 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.
• Through June 25: Forbidden Fruit: the works of Oregon-based sculptor Chris Antemann. In 2012 the renowned Meissen Porcelain Manufactory in Germany invited Antemann to collaborate with Meissen’s master artisans on a series of contemporary sculptures. The results are a grand installation that reinvents and invigorates the porcelain figurative tradition. Using the Garden of Eden as her metaphor, Antemann created a contemporary celebration of an 18th-century banquet.
• June 11 through Sept. 17: Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose marks the tenth anniversary of the popular art magazine, Hi-Fructose. Highlighted are 51 contemporary artists whose work is not usually exhibited together. Each one is a master of their media and among the best in their field. Their different locations, perspectives and approaches to art-making lends each artist a unique voice and vision.
• June 25 through Oct. 8: Full Spectrum: Paintings by Raimonds Staprans will feature the artist’s paintings, many that showcase the landscape and architecture of the Golden State, having an equal basis in reality and the artist’s imagination. Taut contours and bold hues define fields, marinas, isolated trees and architecture, all devoid of people, while scorching sunlight descends from skies of the deepest blue. His still lifes of fruit, artist materials and chairs share this pervasive loneliness, quality of light, and rich color — sometimes including a full prismatic spectrum.
111 I St., Sacramento
Now: Without Words is an interactive exhibit that focuses on the various non-verbal communication tools used by the railroad — and the science behind them — that allowed for railroad technicians to communicate at night, across distances and during challenging weather conditions such as heavy rain, dense fog and snow. The new Without Words exhibit will help museum visitors gain an appreciation for the bells, whistles, flags, lanterns and lights effectively used by the railroad for decades prior to modern electronic communication methods.
Now: Fast Track: The World of High Speed Rail features a high-speed train simulator with interactive controls and a digital projector that will allow guests to simulate the experience of piloting a modern high-speed train. Guests will also have the unique opportunity to board a life-size mockup of a high-speed train to experience the point-of-view of a passenger and learn more about the technology that makes it happen. This exhibit includes interactive maps that show high-speed rail throughout the world plus video elements, models and representations of differing approaches to high-speed rail design.
Now: Building America: Abraham Lincoln and the Union Pacific Railroad is a powerful exhibit that begins with the early history of President Abraham Lincoln and his steadfast support of the railroad, culminating with the signing of the Pacific Railroad Act in 1862. The exhibit highlights the construction of this – the world’s very first transcontinental railroad – and continues on to showcase how the Union Pacific Railroad has helped with “Building America” through natural disasters, wars and a changing transportation industry.
• Through December: Old Sacramento guests can now experience what it was like to catch gold fever while getting actively involved in the intriguing and new Gold Fever! guided tours. Each tour guest has the unique opportunity to take on the persona of a character in history — or a “real-life rascal” — who scratched and clawed their way to make this area the center of the Gold Rush. Never the same tour twice, the all new Gold Fever! tours relive Sacramento’s early days when gold fever ruled amid horrible disasters that threatened fates and fortunes. To spice things up even more, elements of chance are introduced that could change the fate of tour guests. Through the course of the lively tours that meander through Old Sacramento, visitors find out if they successfully escaped the many floods, if they managed to keep their gold dust (or lose it all at the gambling tables) and if they survived the fires, disease and occasional steamboat explosion. Catch Gold Fever! tours by calling (916) 808-7059 or visiting sachistorymuseum.org.
• May 8: Olde Coloma Theatre is holding auditions for its melodrama production of “All the World’s A Stage” or “Hey? Where’s My Script!?” beginning at 6 p.m. All are invited to audition; folks aged 4 to 94 are welcome. This fast-paced comedy visits the green room and behind the scenes shenanigans of a traveling vaudeville show. The cast is full of wacky yet lovable characters and a few villains with an agenda all their own. If you have ever wanted to act, dress up or just help back stage, Olde Coloma Theatre is your opportunity to be part of a 45-year tradition of community entertainment in the heart of the Gold Rush Country. Olde Coloma Theatre is located next to Marshall Gold Discovery Historic State Park at 380 Monument Road in Coloma. For information call (530) 626-5282 or visit oldecolomatheatre.org.
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