Arts & Entertainment

Auburn stage is gonna be lit: Terrapin Flyer, Electric Skeletons and Merry Pranksters blow into town Saturday

You know you’re a deadhead when you sell everything that won’t fit in your car and follow the Grateful Dead on tour for over 100 shows. You know the music is your pas ...

“Shrek the Musical Jr.” to be presented at Placer Elementary School in February

Placer Elementary School presents “Shrek the Musical Jr.” the last week of February. This fun show is for all ages. Shows are 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Feb 26 and 2 p.m ...

Sierra College Natural History Museum ranked 26th in the 30 top higher-ed venues

The Sierra College Natural History Museum has a new honor. The community college’s Rocklin branch museum was ranked 26 out of the 30 top higher-education venues. Sierra Col ...

Loomis calendar, starting Feb. 4

Thursday, Feb. 4 Coffee Connection is at 8 a.m. at the Loomis Train Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis. Join the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce for networking and updates ...

Spencer Day to bring his originals, standards Feb. 11 to Lincoln

It’s good that Spencer Day was not the best waiter. Being clumsy made him rethink his job options. “I was a mediocre waiter,” Day said this week. “I spill ...

She rocks classical: Cellist Tina Guo performs with the Auburn Symphony this weekend

Tina Guo is a classically-trained cellist. She also “shreds” with the heaviest of thrash metal bands. Think Slayer. Playing music was first obligatory, then organic, ...

Life imitates art, which imitates life, which then imitates art

Downtown Auburn’s beautiful State Theatre is going to feel like an intimate New York nightclub circa 1958 on Saturday night, as two of Northern California’s premiere ja ...

Media Life: Documentary, book focus on endurance

  Michigan Bluff’s Myles Smythe has melded a passion for running with a filmmaker’s drive to tell a story worth telling. The result is a new documentary called & ...

Loomis calendar, starting Jan. 28

Thursday, Jan. 28 Free tax preparation is by appointment only from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. through April 13 at the Loomis Library, 6050 Library Drive in Loomis. Individuals with rental ...

Tell me a story

Immerse yourself in the imagination and animation of some of the most artistic storytellers in our region at the Auburn Winter Storytelling Fest. Storytellers will share enchanti ...

Nugget Fringe Festival is Far Out: Nevada County event boasts eclectic multi-arts collection

Chicago and San Francisco have one, New York has several, Edinburgh’s is the biggest. And now Nevada County has one. What are we talking about? Fringe Festivals, of course. ...

O poem, my poem: Placer County Poetry Out Loud recitation competition happens Sunday

The annual Placer County Poetry Out Loud (POL) recitation competition is an extraordinary educational opportunity for high school students to learn great poetry, perform it, and co ...

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit band, Sumner Brothers to perform Saturday: A big night of music at the Auburn Event Center

Take two Americana singer-songwriters, an indie-rock veteran of a drummer, a country-born bassist, and a metal-bred pedal steel player, and you get the rough-hewn, yet driftwood-sm ...

Loomis calendar, starting Jan. 21

Thursday, Jan. 21 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers available by appointment only by calling 878-6249. Help is offered at Lincoln City Hall, second floor, 6th and F streets in Lincoln. The ...

Adventure and advocacy: Wild & Scenic Film Festival - ‘Where Activism Gets Inspired’

January marks the return of the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Grass Valley and Nevada City. The festival, created by the South Yuba River Citizens League, a rive ...