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Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2017

Now that summer heat has come to Redding, you might want to escape to somewhat cooler Ashland, OR and take in a play or two at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. They offer 11 different plays that include three or four by Shakespeare and seven by other classic writers, as well as…

Photography and Sculpture Show

Photography and Sculpture Show

Currently showing at the Shasta County Arts Council gallery are large-scale photography by Dennis Halkides and stone, wood and metal sculpture by Lucius Upshaw. The show runs through June 30, 2017. Says photographer Halkides: “I don’t see myself as a mere “recorder” of what is. I see a subject that interests…

Redding Cultural District

Redding Cultural District

Redding Cultural District (shown in the map above in salmon color) has been selected as a semi-finalist for the California Cultural Districts program. The California Arts Council, tasked with setting up, reviewing and choosing the cultural districts, convened a panel in April 2017 to assess all submissions to the program. According…

North State Symphony 2017-2018 Season

North State Symphony 2017-2018 Season

Now is the time to renew your North State Symphony Masterworks Concerts subscription for the 2017-2018 season at the Cascade Theatre in Redding CA. Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. – Reflections Barber – School for Scandal Overture Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Sibelius – Symphony…

Mahler’s World

Mahler’s World

North State Symphony is presenting Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cascade Theatre, Redding CA. Gustav Mahler once said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” There is certainly no exception with his fifth symphony, which takes us on…

Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert

Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert

The 40-voice Shasta College Chorale, under the direction of Elizabeth Waterbury, will present the Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert (a concert of three enjoyable and contemporary choral works) on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shasta College Theatre. Tickets are $8 General; $5 Seniors & Students w/ID. Online ticket sales close 3 hours and 30 mins. prior to the…

Performing Arts Society Concert

Performing Arts Society Concert

The Butte County Branch of the Music Teachers’ Association of California will present a Concert of Music for Violin, Voice, and Piano on Friday, May 12, 2017  at 7:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. Performers include violinists McKenna Reale, Cate Huiras, and David Cheng;…

2017 Regional Juried Photography Show

2017 Regional Juried Photography Show

Awards were given out last Friday night at North Valley Art League for the 2017 Regional Juried Photography Show, currently showing until June 3, 2017. The gallery, at 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding CA, is open Tuesday through Saturdays from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. The juror was Jon McCallum, who…

Riverfront Playhouse Purchases Building in Downtown Redding

Riverfront Playhouse Purchases Building in Downtown Redding

Riverfront Playhouse is coming to downtown Redding CA in 2017 and you can help “pave the way” by purchasing a brick paver for $100 and/or attending a fundraiser prime rib dinner at Vintage Wine Bar and Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. on June 4, 2017; tickets are $65. You can also name…

Silver Screen Classics Party

Silver Screen Classics Party

Cascade Theatre is having a Silver Screen Classics Party on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., with a showing of the film Gone with The Wind at 3:00 p.m. It’s date night at the Cascade when one of the best-loved romance movies of all-time pairs with a romantic cocktail…

Baroque, Beethoven, and Beyond

Baroque, Beethoven, and Beyond

Shasta Symphony Orchestra is presenting Baroque, Beethoven, and Beyond on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shasta College Theatre. The winter concert of the Shasta Symphony Orchestra will take listeners on a journey from the early 1700s to 2009! A small consort of SSO players will accompany Chico soprano…

Maurice Tani at Pilgrim

Maurice Tani at Pilgrim

Oaksong Society is presenting honky tonk, alt-country and hillbilly-noir artists Maurice Tani and ’77 El Deora on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. Oaksong Music Society Artistic Director Pete Angwin first discovered Maurice Tani and 77 El Deora three years ago…

Art for Heart’s Sake

Art for Heart’s Sake

Art for Heart’s Sake event is being held on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 4 – 8 p.m. at ARTsMART Boutique, 244 Hartnell, Redding CA. Join the ARTsMART Boutique artists for an evening of delicious chocolate and savory treats and fantastic art for the home, office and wearable art! Visit them…

God of Carnage

God of Carnage

Axiom Repertory Theatre proudly presents Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage starting February 10, 2017 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding CA. This is a comedy of manners – without the manners! Directed by…

Alda Turgieva Plays Chopin and the Top-Seeded Russians

Alda Turgieva Plays Chopin and the Top-Seeded Russians

Redding’s Performing Arts Society is presenting Alda Turgieva Plays Chopin and the Top-Seeded Russians on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. Fans of classical piano music will be in for a treat when pianist Alda Turgieva plays Chopin, plus pieces by…

Redding Cultural Cruise 2017

Redding Cultural Cruise 2017

Redding Cultural Cruise is coming this year on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 4 – 9 p.m. (times vary by venue): Redding City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding CA Old Redding City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding CA Shasta Historical Society, 1449 Market Street, Redding CA Turtle Bay Exploration Park, 844 Sundial…

Cascade Theatre Signature Gala

Cascade Theatre Signature Gala

Dance the night away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Signature Gala for the historic Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market Street, Redding CA Sip on complimentary champagne and snack on passed hors d’oeuvres while you mingle with friends and bid on a fantastic selection of live and silent…

Arts and Humanities On The Block

Arts and Humanities On The Block

We recently watched Bryan Cranston’s portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way and were reminded how far America has come in the past 50 years, but also how quickly that progress is now threatened to be unravelled. Last week’s celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. had its…

Main Event Gallery Red Bluff Reception

Main Event Gallery Red Bluff Reception

The newly opened Main Event Gallery, 710 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA will host a reception for its first major aft exhibit on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 5 p.m. featuring the works of members of the Tehama County Photo Club, the Red Bluff Art Association and the Tehama County Arts…

Amadeus

Amadeus

Axiom Repertory Theatre is presenting Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus from January 19 to February 5, 2017 at Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding CA. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., except for Sunday 2 p.m. performances. From Axiom’s website: “Amadeus explores the rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, the…

Quintet Giocoso at Pilgrim

Quintet Giocoso at Pilgrim

Redding’s Performing Arts Society is presenting Quintet Giocoso on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church ,2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. Quintet Giocoso is an ensemble with clarinet, bass clarinet & string quartet. String quartet performers hail from Carmel and the SF Bay Area, with PAS regular Bruce Belton…

Simpson University Music Faculty Concert

Simpson University Music Faculty Concert

Simpson University in Redding CA is having a Music Faculty Concert on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. in in the Grant Student Life Center Gymnasium. “The concert will feature vocal music by Dr. Cyril Myers, JennyRebeca Winans, and Cheryl Dummer. In addition, Dr. Dwayne Corbin will be performing (percussion) in…

John McCutcheon at Pilgrim

John McCutcheon at Pilgrim

Oaksong Society For Preservation of Way Cool Music is presenting John McCutcheon on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2580 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. Lighting up the Oaksong Music Society’s stages in 2010, 2012 and 2014, John McCutcheon has become the most-requested musician in the…

Chocolate at Turtle Bay Museum

Chocolate at Turtle Bay Museum

Enjoy Turtle Bay’s most delicious event ever – Chocolate After Dark on Thursday, February 2,2017 from 7-9 p.m. at Turtle Bay Museum, Join friends for an evening of unique chocolate delicacies and distinctive wine and beverage tastings, plus a chance to enjoy their new featured exhibition West Coast Biennial Art. Limited tickets…

NSS New Year’s Eve and Gala

NSS New Year’s Eve and Gala

North State Symphony POPS will present a New York New Year’s Eve and Gala on Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Redding Civic Auditorium, Redding, CA. Redding is the where the party is at this New Year’s Eve as the North State Symphony brings in 2017 in style! The evening…

Pacific Crest Chamber Players

Pacific Crest Chamber Players

Members of the Pacific Crest Chamber Players will return for a performance featuring the works of Beethoven, Mozart, and Mendelssohn on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 7-10 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. Performers will be the winter faculty. Michael Whitson and the Pacific Crest Chamber…

Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert

Shasta College Community Chorale​ Concert

The 40-voice Shasta College Chorale, under the direction of Elizabeth Waterbury, will be presenting a concert of three enjoyable and contemporary choral works on December 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shasta College Theatre. Theatre entry doors for seating open one half hour prior to the start of the…

Solo Piano, Voice and Violins Concert

Solo Piano, Voice and Violins Concert

Redding’s Performing Arts Society presents Solo Piano, Voice and Violins on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 2150 Benton Drive, Redding CA This afternoon of solo and ensemble music features outstanding student performers from the Butte County branch of Music Teachers’ Association of California, assisted by pianist Dr. Robert Bowman.…

Madrigals

Madrigals

If you missed out in buying a $40 ticket to see the Shasta High’s Madrigal Dinner, from November 30 through December 10, 2016, you can catch an abbreviated performance (without the feast) for free at 10 a.m. on December 4, 2016 at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. This seasonal tradition…

North State 2016 Holiday Concert

North State 2016 Holiday Concert

North State Symphony will present its 2016 Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 18, 2016, at 4 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, Redding, CA. The festive performance will feature a variety of sacred and popular Christmas music. Ring in the holiday season with guest artist Carrie Hennessey, Soprano and join in with a…

Ceremony of Carols

Ceremony of Carols

  Simpson University’s Annual Christmas concert Ceremony of Carols is Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Grant Student Life Center (formerly Heritage Student Life Center). Featuring the Trinity Repertory Singers, the Simpson University Chorale and the Shasta Symphony Orchestra, this is a community event for the whole…

Cascade Christmas 2016

Cascade Christmas 2016

Shasta County’s favorite holiday tradition, Cascade Christmas, returns for its twelfth year to the historic Cascade Theatre, 1731 Market Street, Redding CA, starting on Friday, November 25, 2016 with the following performance dates and times: Friday, November 25 @ 7 p.m.Saturday, November 26 @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Sunday, November 27 @ 2…

Friction Quartet

Friction Quartet

Redding’s Performing Arts Society presents the Friction Quartet on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Old City Hall Friction Quartet and acclaimed Shanghai pianist, Jenny Q. Chai, will be performing a new Piano Quintet written for them by “mold-breaking” composer Andy Akiho. The commission of this work was made possible by…

New Year New York City Style

New Year New York City Style

Ring in the New Year “New York City style” on December 31, 2016 with a signature gala event at the Redding Civic Auditorium that’s sure to become an annual tradition! Redding is where the party’s at this New Year’s Eve as North State Symphony ushers in 2017 in style! Doors open at 5:45…

Shasta College Pre-Symphony Concert

Shasta College Pre-Symphony Concert

The Shasta College Pre-Symphony Orchestra (formerly Shasta Youth Orchestra) is presenting their Fall 2016 performance Across America on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:15 p.m. at Shasta College Theatre. This ensemble is that it is made up of a collection of musicians from Shasta College and Simpson University, as well as community members…

Inspired By Italy

Inspired By Italy

North State Symphony will be performing a concert program called Inspired By Italy on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cascade Theatre, Redding, CA Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E major Daugherty: Strut Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 Italian From the…

Marley’s Ghost to Appear

Marley’s Ghost to Appear

The Oaksong Society For Preservation Of Way Cool Music (aka, The Oaksong Music Society) is presenting Marley’s Ghost on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8 p.m. at Pilgrim Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, CA. Enjoy an evening of Americana music, combining the best elements of roots, gospel, country, reggae and R&B. This…

From Tragedy to Triumph

Shasta Symphony Orchestra and Simpson University Music Department presenting From Tragedy to Triumph, on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Shasta College Theater, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding 96003 This is a traditional full-length concert featuring Brahms’ dramatic Tragic Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite. On the second half of the concert, Bryan Hall […]

Music, When Soft Voices Die

Music, When Soft Voices Die

If you’re looking for a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend your Sunday afternoon, consider the “Music, When Soft Voices Die” choral concert at Simpson University. It will be held October 23, 2016 at 3 p.m., in the James M. Grant Student Center (formerly the Heritage Student Life Center), 2211 College View Drive,…

Hawaii’s Slack Key Master Returns to Redding

Hawaii’s Slack Key Master Returns to Redding

Oaksong Society is presenting Led Kaapana and Da Ukulele Boyz on Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 at Pilgrim Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. This show brings back full-circle the Oaksong Music Society’s long-running tradition of presenting the very best in Hawaiian music. Concert-goers who have attended Oaksong Music Society shows…

Derik Nelson & Family at Cascade

Derik Nelson & Family at Cascade

Shasta Live is presenting the velvety three-part harmony of Derik Nelson & Family on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Cascade Theatre in Redding CA. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family’s signature sound features siblings Derik, Riana, and Dalten who have been performing together since childhood. They’ve garnered…

North State Singers

North State Singers

Performing Arts Society presenting The North State Singers on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. The North State Singers, led by Adam Ferris, consists of pioneer musicians who share the dream of building a professional choral network of high quality singers here in…

NorCal Jazz Festival 2016

NorCal Jazz Festival 2016

NorCal Jazz Festival will be presenting clarinet and saxophone virtuoso’s Will and Peter Anderson performing a concert on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 7:30 – 9 p.m.at Old City Hall, Redding CA. Joining them will be Guitar Master Alex Wintz. Hailing from NYC, these guys will leave you dragging your jaw…

Chris Smithers at Pilgrim

Chris Smithers at Pilgrim

Oaksong Society is presenting Chris Smithers at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 7. 2016 at at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding CA. Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. Don’t miss this chance for an evening of inspired…

Electronic Music Show

Electronic Music Show

Simpson University is presenting an Electronic Music Show and art exhibit on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm at The Stirring, 2250 Churn Creek Road, Redding CA. This is their first show of the school year which promises “to be different than our other shows this season so you don’t want to miss it!” Professors Dwayne…

Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Axiom Repertory Theatre continues its inaugural 2016 season with the “beautiful but slightly tilted fairytale” Into the Woods on October 13th-15th, 20th-22rd & 27th-29th at 7:29 p.m. Matinees are October 16th, 23rd and 30th at 2 p.m. The venue is Redding School of the Arts Amphitheatre, 955 Inspiration Way, Redding CA. “Whatever happened to happily ever after?”…

Art in the Park 2016

Art in the Park 2016

North Valley Art League’s Art in the Park is happening on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Caldwell Park, just south of Carter House Gallery. There will over 60 artisans, food booths, music and fun activities. Music by California Old Time Fiddlers. Laser Recon/laser tag. Vintage cars and…

O Street Gallery Art Show

O Street Gallery Art Show

O Street Gallery, upstairs at 1261 Oregon Street, Redding CA, has a new art show with a bunch of interesting local painters and photographers: Chuck Prudhomme, Celeste White, Michael Eichwald, Susan Greaves, Joan Pechanec, Karlo Henry, Brooke Bartimiolli, Donna Dowling, Barbara Enochian, Philip Bracken, Rosa Moore, Diane Gilstrap, Sarah Kashuba,…

Art in the City Autumn 2016 Exhibit

Art in the City Autumn 2016 Exhibit

Redding’s 2016 Art in the City Autumn Exhibit will be displayed in City Hall, 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding CA and the Redding Library, 1100 Parkview Avenue, September 7, 2016 through January 6, 2016 during normal business hours. The artwork featured at City Hall will include pieces by Linda McGinnis, Janice…

Elephant In the Room

Elephant In the Room

Homelessness and mental illness in Redding CA is an “elephant in the room.” Political “actions” by the City and Shasta County seem to “just kick the can down the road.” Public opinions continue to be polarized, with many having views villainizing/criminalizing such people living in our town as primarily a…