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MUSIC

El Dorado Hills

• Fridays & Saturdays: Live music takes the stage at 9 p.m. at the El Dorado Saloon, 879 Embarcadero Drive: The Oaks (Jan. 23), Liberty Junction (Jan. 24), The Prohibition Band (Jan. 30), Black Zeppelin (Jan. 31).

• Fridays & Saturdays: Enjoy live music at The Purple Place, 363 Green Valley Road, at 9 p.m.: Clemon (Jan. 23), Group Therapy (Jan. 30) and Cluster Phunk (Jan. 31).

Red Hawk Casino

Casino Stage Bar,
1 Redhawk Parkway, Shingle Springs
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• January: Nathan Owens Band (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Jan. 23 & 24), Brodie Stewart (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Jan. 30), The Spazmatics (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Jan. 31).

• February: Fresh (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Feb. 6 & 7), Buck Ford (1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 8) , Clean Slate (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Feb. 13 & 14), Cha Bushnell (1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 15), The Spazmatics (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Feb. 20), Big Bad Boogie (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Feb. 21), Sweet Revenge (1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 22), Cover Me Badd (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Feb. 27), Steel Breeze (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Feb. 28).

• March: Buck Ford (2 to 5 p.m., March 1), Chris Gardner Band (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 6 & 7), Stephan Hogan (2 to 5 p.m., March 8), Nathan Owens Band (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 13 & 14), Two Steps Down (2 to 5 p.m., March 15), Summer of Love (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., March 20), Maxx Cabello Jr. (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 21), Jackson Michelson (9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., March 27), The Spazmatics (10 p.m. to 2 a.m., March 28), Dave Russell (2 to 5 p.m., March 29).

THEATER

Harris Center for the Arts

10 College Parkway, Folsom
HarrisCenter.net • (916) 608-6888

• Jan. 28: Enjoy An Acoustic Evening with Travis Tritt at 7:30 p.m.

• Jan. 29: Enjoy An Evening with Peter Coyote at 7:30 p.m.

• Jan. 30: Carrera Productions presents Eclectic Guitar: Eric Johnson & Mike Stern at 8 p.m.

• Jan. 31: Michael Cooper’s Masked Marvels & Wondertales, a non-stop one-man variety show offering a unique mixture of virtuoso stagecraft and museum quality art to audiences of all ages, will take place at 1 p.m. in the City Studio Theater.

• Jan. 31: BYU Young Ambassadors presents Heartsongs — Melodies of Love at 7:30 p.m.

• Feb. 3: Russian National Ballet Theatre presents “Giselle” at 7:30 p.m.

• Feb. 4: Russian National Ballet Theatre presents “Chopiniana” and “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m.

• Feb. 5: Russian National Ballet Theatre presents “Don Quixote” at 7:30 p.m.

• Feb. 6-8: The Lenaea High School 59th annual Theatre Festival begins at 10 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• Feb. 9-11: “Mamma Mia!,” The National Tour, takes the stage at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Feb. 12: The Nile Project, an unprecedented cross-cultural musical collaboration featuring musicians from countries along the Nile, performs at 7:30 p.m.

• Feb. 14: California Theatre Center presents “Puss In Boots” at 1 and 3 p.m. in the City Studio Theater.

• Feb. 14: The Folsom Symphony presents Tales of Love with Linda Wang, violinist, at 7:30 p.m.

• Feb. 14: The Sacramento Guitar Society presents Michael Chapdelaine, national Fingerstyle Champion, with jazz harpist Motoshi Kosako at 8 p.m. in the City Studio Theater.

• Feb. 15: Vita Academy presents The Genius of Beethoven, concert 2, at 2 p.m. in the Scott-Skillman Recital Hall.

• Feb. 20 through March 1: El Dorado Musical Theatre presents “Singin’ in the Rain.”

• Feb. 22: International Guitar Night, featuring Brian Gore, Andrew York, Diego Figuierido and Maneli Jamal, will take place at 7:30 p.m.

• Feb. 24: The Swingle Singers will perform at 7 p.m.

• Feb. 26-28: “The Ladies of Cool,” a multimedia concert exploration of the West Coast school of cool celebrating the artistry of jazz vocalists Anita O’Day, June Christy, Julie London and Chris Connor, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the City Studio Theater.

• Feb. 28: Sacramento Baroque Soloists present Simple Gifts: An Early American Gathering at 7:30 p.m. in the Scott-Skillman Recital Hall.

• March 1: California Theatre Center presents “Brave Irene” in the City Studio Theater at 7:30 p.m.

• March 2: Cassandra Wilson will perform her show Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday at 7:30 p.m.

Folsom

• 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 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.

• Feb. 6 through March 1: “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw presented by Freefall Stage, 800 Reading St. For tickets and more information call (916) 207-442 or visit freefallstage.com.

• Feb. 15 through March 23: “Annie 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.

• Feb. 21 through April 1: “Noises Off!” presented by Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., as part of its Off Broadway Series. Showtimes 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. For tickets or more information call (916) 353-1001 or visit sutterstreettheatre.com.

Placerville

• Jan. 30 through Feb. 15: “Red, White and Tuna” presented by Imagination Theater at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. For tickets and more information call (530) 642-0404 or visit imaginationtheater.net.

Carmichael

• Through Feb. 22: “Always a Bridesmaid” presented by Chautauqua Playhouse, 5235 Engle Road, Suite 110. For tickets or more information call (916) 489-7529 or visit cplayhouse.org.

• Jan. 31 and Feb. 7: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” presented by Chautauqua Playhouse Children’s Theater, 5235 Engle Road, Suite 110. For tickets or more information call (916) 489-7529 or visit cplayhouse.org.

Sacramento

• Through Feb. 3: “The (Curious Case Of The) Watson Intelligence” 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 Feb. 14: “Cloud 9″ presented by Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. For tickets and more information call (916) 960-3036 or visit bigideatheatre.com.

• Through Feb. 15: “Nunsense” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H. St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-6722 or visit sactheatre.org.

• Through March 1: “5 Songs” presented by B Street Theatre, 2711 B St. on the mainstage. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-5300 or visit bstreettheatre.org.

• Jan. 21 through Feb. 22: “Ideation” presented by Capital Stage, 2215 J St. For tickets and more information call (916) 995-5464 or visit capstage.org.

• Jan. 22-25: “Helloy, Jerry!,” a salute to Jerry Herman, presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company on the Cabaret Stage, 1419 H. St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-6722 or visit sactheatre.org.

• Jan. 24: “The Aristocats” presented by Runaway Stage’s Storybook Theatre, 2791 24th St. For tickets and more information call (916) 207-1226 or visit runawaystage.com.

• Jan. 27 through Feb. 1: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” 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.

• Feb. 5-8: “The Velveteen Rabbit” presented by Sacramento Theatre Company’s pre-professional ensemble, 1419 H. St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-6722 or visit sactheatre.org.

• Feb. 17 through March 29: “Dia de Los Cuentos” 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.

• Feb. 20 through March 22: “Italian Opera” presented by California Stage at the R25 Arts Complex, 2509 R St. For tickets and more information call (916) 451-5822 or visit calstage.org.

• Feb. 25 through March 22: “Julius Caesar” presented by the Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H. St. For tickets and more information call (916) 443-6722 or visit sactheatre.org.

ART

Folsom

• Through March 8: Check out Art Studio Trek preview show exhibit at the Bank of America Gallery inside Harris Center for the Arts. The gallery is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as one hour before, and during intermission of, each scheduled performance at Harris Center. Admission is free.

• Through March 12: Gallery at Natora presents ARTful Women: Six Voices in Cloth, an exhibit that features the contemporary fiber art work by Pam Berry, Joan Dyer, Ann Sanderson, Lin Schiffner,  Gail Sims, and Sandra Poteet. It’s not just a scrap of fabric. Artists that work in contemporary textiles frequently go so much farther than typical of other art forms.  Where drawing and painting are often the finished product in other media, that is just where a fiber artist begins. Using original designs the artists are frequently manipulating the material, dyeing, printing, painting, cutting, stitching, embroidering, embellishing, and then sewing pieces together into intricate patterns. Often only to cut it all apart again and re-stitch it several more times. When color, texture and design come together in this way, one can only admire the artistry involved. In the adjacent Community Gallery, a creative display of children’s art from the Brighton Elementary Private School will feature work from students in the second through fifth grades. The children will display interpretations of various cloth and appliqué motifs done as works on paper.

Crocker Art Museum

216 O St., Sacramento • (916) 808-7000 • crockerartmuseum.org

• Through Feb. 1: The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA — The tumultuous period following World War II proved fertile ground for a generation of Japanese photographers who responded to societal upheaval by creating a new visual language dubbed “Are, Bure, Boke” — rough, blurred, and out of focus. Named for the magazine Provoke, which sought to break the rules of traditional photography, this exhibition traces how Japanese photographers responded to their country’s shifting social and political atmosphere.

• Through Feb. 1: Arte Mexicano: Legacy of the Masters showcases the ideals, individualism, and intertwining artistic lives of modern Mexican artists. Composed of 30 paintings and works on paper by nearly 20 artists, the exhibition highlights their varied responses to the post-revolutionary call for a distinctly Mexican visual art. Arte Mexicano will cover a wide range of artists active throughout the 20th century, and will trace the impact of the Mexican Revolution, as well as the influence of Mexican muralism, pre-Columbian traditions and European artistic movements.

• Feb. 1 through April 26: Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880–1910 — Between 1880 and 1910, Paris was a breeding ground for artistic and literary movements that came to define a shifting, complex society. The art of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) epitomized the new tendencies. With his art as a central focus, this exhibition investigates a generation of artists who sought to shake the constraints of French Academic standards. A special focus is the intoxicating gathering of artists, writers, performers, and musicians in Montmartre, where everyone from Toulouse-Lautrec—whose style and subjects embody the times—to Sarah Bernhardt and Paul Verlaine worked amid the swirl of cafés, concerts, circuses, and theatres. This exhibition is organized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Va.

• Feb. 22 through May 17: Of Cottages and Castles: The Art of California Faience — William Bragdon was a ceramic engineer trained at Alfred University in New York. He moved to Berkeley in 1915 to teach at the California School of Arts and Crafts and shortly thereafter formed a partnership with his Alfred University classmate Chauncey Thomas, then running a Berkeley pottery studio. Together they created decorative tiles, vases, and sculpture, calling their wares California Faience. The most prestigious of the company’s projects came in the 1920s when architect Julia Morgan commissioned a complete environment of tiles for William Randolph Hearst’s palatial home and grounds in San Simeon. The first exhibition on this subject, Of Cottages and Castles presents the full range of the company’s accomplishments, with an emphasis on decorative pieces emblematic of Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, and Moderne styles, as well as tiles made for Hearst Castle.

• Feb. 22 through May 17: The Nature of William S. Rice: Arts and Crafts Painter and Printmaker — This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the private world of William S. Rice (1873–1963), an artist and naturalist known for his ability to distill nature to its simplest forms. Rice was a prolific painter of the California landscape but is today better known as a printmaker, one who authored two books on the process and executed every print himself. He applied the classic Japanese art of ukiyo-e (woodblock printing, or “pictures of the floating world”) to images of the West, where he moved in 1900. This exhibition brings to light many of the artist’s accomplishments, including several never-before-exhibited pieces capturing the California landscape before development.

Sacramento

• Through November 2015: California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum present the See That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Mass Market Collectibles With a Railroad Twist exhibit in the museum’s Lobby Gallery. More than 50 steam train-themed mass market items, collectible objects and related artifacts will be on display as part of the new exhibit designed to demonstrate and reflect the widespread nature of railroading in popular American culture. A wide variety of (sometimes surprising) items will be included in this new exhibit, including the following: a liquor decanter, cologne bottle, lamp stand, flower vase, cigarette lighter, ash tray, tea pot, cracker box, candy container and bolo tie, to name a few. Museum visitors will be challenged to examine these types of objects — often called kitsch — more closely in an effort to understand how the items reflect popular culture and the period of time in which they were created. In addition, the exhibit will demonstrate the prevalence of stream train-themed artwork and/or designs being used to enhance consumer appeal on products, as well as illustrating the far-reaching impact railroading has had on the mindset of Americans. The museum is located at 125 I St. For more information call (916) 323-9280 or visit csrmf.org.

• Through November 2015: California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to present a visually exciting, new exhibit titled Sculpture With a RE-Purpose: The Found Art of Ray Carrington that will showcase more than 40 sculptures created by a Fairfield artist. The cleverly designed sculptures were made from scrap metal, cast-off tools, railroad spikes, track plates and equipment retrieved from abandoned logging railroads and sawmills. Museum visitors will have the up-close opportunity to see and appreciate the technical craftsmanship, strength and finesse of each individual sculpture. Information about the science behind the variety of welding techniques used by the artist will also be covered in the exhibit.  Shortly after the exhibit opens, an interactive station will be added so interested visitors can experiment with electromagnets and create their own temporary “found art” metal sculptures. For more information call (916) 323-9280 or visit csrmf.org.

SPECIALS

AUDITIONS

Placerville

• Feb. 21: Imagination Theater will host a free audition workshop at the theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The morning session (9 a.m. to noon) is for youth, ages 8-17, and the afternoon session (1 to 3 p.m.) is for adults. The workshop will cover audition skills, stage etiquette, preparing a monologue, cold script reading tips, improvisation, preparing songs and dance, and an opportunity to ask the directors questions. The workshop will help those auditioning for Imagination Theater’s upcoming productions, “See How They Run” and “Mary Poppins.” Those auditions will be held in April and information is available on the theater website at imaginationtheater.net.

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