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A FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CULTURE CHICO, CA
International Piano Competition
Open Studios Tour
Thrill the World Dance
Dali, Miro, Goya at The Turner
and much more...
Garrison
Keillor
Oct 29
page 43
National
Yo-Yo Contest
Oct 3

page 13
Jackie
Greene
Oct 20-21
page 36
Also happening this month
Artoberfest Kick-Off
Sat., Sept. 26 | 10am-6pm
Municipal City Hall Parking Lot
Joan
Osborne
Oct 15
page 32
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Artoberfest Kick-Of • www.chicopalio.org
CHICO PALIO
KID STUFF!
• Horse Sculpture Race & Kazoo Parade at Noon
• Hands-on Arts Activities
• Demonstrations
• Live Music, Dance & Theatre Performance
• Stilt Walkers
• Chess Competition
• Live Horses, Silk Flags & Pageantry
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10:00 am–3:00 pm Arts & Culture Organizations provide
hands-on art activities, information & tickets to their Artoberfest
events!
10:00 am Chico Creek Dance Full Horce Hip Hop
10:15 am Children’s Choir of Chico
11:00 am Race Preparations Begin
11:00 am–NOON Chico Community Ballet
11:30 am–NOON Mayor’s Arts Awards, Window Art Project
NOON Chico Palio Horse Sculpture Race
12:30 pm Pleasant Valley High School Jazz Ensemble
1:00 pm Ballet Folklorica
1:45 pm Chico Creek Theatre Company’s “Guys n’ Dolls”
2:15 pm Butte Folk Music Society
2:30 pm “Thrill the World” Dance Opportunity For ALL!
Chico Palio Schedule of Events
10am–3pm
10am–6pm, Saturday, September 26, Municipal City Hall Parking Lot
Chico Palio Community Banquet
3pm–6pm
Brought to you by Bacio Catering, Friends of the Arts & Sons of Italy
Bring the kids, family and friends to the Chico Palio Community
Banquet Spaghetti Feed! Enjoy a beautiful Fall evening under the
shaded trees of Chico’s Municipal City Hall Parking Lot (by The
Hands sculpture). Strolling musicians, great food, and great fun!
Tickets: $12 per person; $10 children (5 years and older);
$45 Family Pass (limited to two adults & three children).
Tickets available at Bacio Catering, 1903 Park Ave.
or call 530-228-2860.
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Index of Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
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Open Studios Tour Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Welcome to
Artoberfest
A Festival of
Arts & Culture
Featuring more than
130 art exhibits,
performances,
special events,
lectures, flm &
video, and more!
Chico Bound! Miles Drive Times
Redding to Chico 73 miles 1 hour, 20 min
Sacramento to Chico 90 miles 1 hour, 37 min
Reno to Chico 163 miles 3 hours
Tahoe to Chico 144 miles 2 hours, 50 min
Vacaville/Fairfeld to Chico 118 miles 2 hours
San Francisco to Chico 171 miles 3 hours
San Jose to Chico 202 miles 3 hours, 26 min
Fresno to Chico 268 miles 4 hours, 28 min
Los Angeles to Chico 480 miles 7 hours, 36 min
San Diego to Chico 600 miles 9 hours, 40 min
A
merica’s No. 10 Art Town in America—Chico—has
something for everyone—from beautiful natural
landscapes to world-class performances, art and
entertainment to some of the best beer (Sierra Nevada
Brewing Company is located here) and sweets (Shubert’s Ice
Cream Parlor, purveyor of ice cream and candy since 1938 was
one of four fnalists for Good Morning America’s “Best Scoops
in America” 2008 contest. It’s all here. It’s affordable. It’s all
waiting. What are you waiting for? www.artoberfest.org
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Visual arts
9/21-10/14
Lisa Rosenstreich “Lush”, p. 7
BMU 3rd Floor Gallery, CSU Chico
9/24-10/24
June Carey Painting in Person
“LIVE”, p. 7
Chico Paper Company
9/26
John T. Peters Exhibit, p 8
Municipal City Hall Parking Lot
9/30-10/3
Architecture as Art, p. 9
1078 Gallery
10/1-31
Window Art Project, p. 39
10/1-31
David Simcox, p. 11
Art, Etc.
10/1-31
Art Exhibit, p. 10
The Naked Lounge Tea
and Coffeehouse
10/1-31
Artoberfest Offerings, p. 10
Chico Art School and Gallery
10/1-31
Debbie Koppman &
Sue Richardson, p. 10
CSU, Chico’s Trinity Hall Gallery,
Humanities Center Gallery
10/1-31
“Embracing the Beauty of Nature”
works By Ellen Heise, p. 11
Chico Paper Company
10/1-31
“Chico Sideways Series”
by Jake Early, p. 12
Chico Paper Company
10/2
1st Friday Artwalk, p. 12
Downtown Oroville
10/3
Art 1st Saturday, p. 13
Caledonia Art Studio
10/3
20th Open Studios Preview &
Gala Reception, p. 14
Chico Art Center
10/3
The Watercolors of
Candy Matthews, p. 17
Magna Carta
10/3
Chunhong Chang Reception, p.15
Zucchini & Vine
10/3
Bill Flake Cermamics, p.15
Zucchini & Vine
10/3
Art 1st Saturday: Jerril Dean Kopp
Open Studios Tour, p. 18
10/3
Second Street Studios
Open Studios Tour
Art 1st Saturday, p. 19
10/2-4
Janet Turner Print Museum
Beneft, p. 14
Avenue 9 Gallery
10/3
Paris in Chico Sidewalk Sale, p. 19
Presented by ChiVAA
10/3
Gregg Payne’s Chimes, p. 18
1120 Spruce Ave
10/3
Janet Lombardi Blixt
Art 1st Saturday, p. 10
Chico Art School and Gallery
10/3-10/4
Creative Concrete, p. 16
The Art House
10/3-4
Norm Dillinger Art Sale, p. 17
Lumina Art Store
10/3
Ron Sanford Live, p. 16
Vagabond Rose
10/8
Annual Art Sale & Auction, p. 22
1078 Gallery
10/10
Eric Martin Throwing Pottery
“LIVE”, p. 27
Chico Paper Company
10/10-11
The Fine Art of Slip, Drop, and
Drip, p. 25
The Art House
10/10-11
20th Annual Open Studios
Tour, p. 26
Chico Art Center
10/10-11
Jerril Dean Kopp
Multi-Media Exhibition
Open Studios Tour, p. 24
10/10-11
Sally Dimas Art Gallery
Open Studios Tour, p. 23
10/10-11
Open Studios Tour, p. 27
Chico Art School and Gallery
10/10-11
Open Studio Tour, p. 25
Cory’s Country Inn
10/11
“Coming Out for Art”, p. 28
1078 Gallery
10/17-18
20th Annual Open Studios
Tour, p. 34
Paradise
10/17-18
Ruby Mountain Design & Fine Arts
Open Studio Tour, p. 33
1752 Drayer Dr
10/18
When is “Green” not Green? p. 35
The Art House
10/19-11/13
Charlene Abinante, p 36
BMU 3rd Floor Gallery, CSU Chico
10/22
Catalyst Domestic Violence Ser-
vices 7th Annual Art Show, p. 37
330 Wall St., Ste. 50
10/24-25
Chico Art Center’s 20th Annual
Open Studios Tour: Oroville, p. 38
Downtown Oroville
10/24-25
Broken Color Art Gallery, p. 39
Oroville
10/25
Contemporary Clay, p. 40
The Art House
10/31-11/1
Art (is) in the Heart of Chico, p. 44
The Art House
10/31-11/1
20th annual Open Studios Tour:
Bonus Weekend! p. 44
Chico Art Center
10/31-11/1
Ruby Mountain Design & Fine Arts
Studio Tour, p. 45
1752 Drayer Dr
10/31-11/1
Jerril Dean Kopp
Multi-Media Exhibition, p. 44
1395 Huggins Ave.
10/31-11/1
Sally Dimas Art Gallery
Open Studios Tour, p. 45
Sally Dimas Art Gallery
10/31-11/1
Open Studios Tour, p. 45
Chico Art School and Gallery
Dance
10/17-18
Jtown Welcomes Rogue Theatre &
the 24-hour Elephant Dance, p. 33
1078 Gallery
10/24
Thrill the World Dance, p. 40
Downtown Chico City Plaza
10/29
3rd Annual Community Dance
Challenge, p. 43
Sierra Nevada Brewery
FestiVals & special eVents
9/26
Chico Palio, p. 2, 8
Municipal City Hall Parking Lot
10/1-31
Wildlife Viewing: Bring your
camera, p. 10
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
10/1-31
Chico Creek Nature Center
NEW Interpretive Center Grand
Opening, p. 9
10/3
Experience the Labyrinth, p. 17
Children’s Park
10/3
National Yo-Yo Contest, p. 13
Downtown Chico City Plaza
10/3-4
Johnny Appleseed Days, p. 19
Terry Ashe Park and Veterans Hall
10/3
Blues and Brews Festival, p. 13
Paradise Community Park
10/3
Typing Around Town,
p. 16, Back Page
Chico Cafes
10/4
Mozart Mile: North State
Symphony Fundraiser, p. 19
Bidwell Park
10/7
Typing Around Town,
p. 22, Back Page
Chico Cafes
10/8
Poetry & Prose,
Champagne & Chocolate, p. 22
Chico Women’s Club
10/10
Artisan Faire, p. 25
Mountain Joy Bible Fellowship
10/10
Alzheimer’s Association Memory
Walk, p. 27
Bidwell Park
10/10-11
Sierra Oro Farm Trail
Passport Weekend, p. 25
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FestiVals & special eVents
continueD...
10/10
Typing Around Town,
p. 24, Back Page
Chico Cafes
10/12-31
Jtown: An Interactive Artwork &
Performance Series, p. 29
1078 Gallery
10/12-14–10/15-17
AVL Looms Weaving, p. 30
AVL Looms
10/14
Typing Around Town,
p. 30, Back Page
Chico Cafes
10/16
Jtown Underwear Yoga Club,
p. 33
1078 Gallery
10/16
The Birth of Jtown!, p. 33
1078 Gallery
10/17
Jtown Games, p. 34
1078 Gallery
10/17
Fall Festival, p. 34
Chico Library
10/17
Dog-Day Art Afternoon, p. 33
Trail Blazer Pet Supply
10/17
Typing Around Town,
p. 34, Back Page
Chico Cafes
10/18
Dazzling Weddings and Events,
p. 35
Rolling Hills Casino
10/21
Typing Around Town,
p. 37, Back Page
Chico Cafes
10/23
Jtown Underwear Yoga Club,
p. 38
1078 Gallery
10/24
Jtown Games, p. 39
1078 Gallery
10/24-25
Annie’s Star Quilt Guild
Show, p. 39
Silver Dollar Fair Grounds
10/24
7th annual Mask-Making
Workshop, p. 39
Dorothy Johnson Center
10/24
20 Bucks and Handmade, p. 39
Summer O’Neil Studio B
10/24
Typing Around Town,
p. 39, Back Page
Chico Cafes
10/28
“Young Artists For a Better World!”
CD Pre-release Party and Art
Exhibit, p. 42
Cafe Culture
10/28
Typing Around Town,
p. 42, Back Page
Chico Cafes
10/31
Halloween Harvest Ball, p. 44
Cafe Culture
10/31
Jtown: Halloween, p. 43
1078 Gallery
10/31
Typing Around Town,
p. 44, Back Page
Chico Cafes
Film & ViDeo
10/6
“Darius Goes West”, p. 21
Film Series, Aryes 106, CSU Chico
10/7
“Hidden Wars of Desert Storm”,
p. 21
Paradise Lost
10/11
“The Oil Factor”, p. 28
Paradise Lost
10/13
“Call Me Troy”, p. 29
Film Series, Aryes 106, CSU Chico
10/14
“Belonging”, p. 30
Paradise Lost
10/18
“Plan Colombia”, p. 35
Paradise Lost
10/20
“Blue Vinyl”, p. 36
Film Series, Aryes 106, CSU Chico
10/25
“Peru: Between the Anvil and the
Hammer”, p. 40
Paradise Lost
10/21
“Sex, Ties ...” + “Confessions of a
NY Call-Girl”, p. 37
Paradise Lost
10/27
“Throne of Blood”, p. 41
Film Series, Aryes 106, CSU Chico
literature & lectures
10/1
Chico Poetry Slam, p. 12
Cafe Culture
10/4
Janet Turner Print Museum
Lecture, p. 20
Avenue 9 Gallery
10/7
Poetry Slam, p. 21
Has Beans
10/9
Sean Carroll: “Evo Devo”, p. 23
Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
10/10
Tall Tales & True Stories:
Turner Gallery Fundraiser, p. 25
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall
10/14
Poetry Slam, p. 30
Has Beans
10/15
Chico Poetry Slam, p. 30
Cafe Culture
10/21
Poetry Slam, p. 36
Has Beans
10/24
Jtown Welcomes “Men on Love”,
p. 40
1078 Gallery
10/28
What Hath God Wrought:
The Transformation of America,
1815-1848, p. 41
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall
10/28
Poetry Slam, p. 41
Has Beans
10/29
An Evening with Garrison Keillor,
NPR Storyteller, p. 43
Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
museums &
Historical sites
10/1-31
The Turner Presents: Dali, Miro,
Rembrandt, Renoir, Goya & More!
p. 10
The Janet Turner Print Museum
Meriam Library, CSUC
10/3
Perry Mason Days: Essay Contest,
Writer’s Panel & Archery Shoot,
p. 13
Downtown Oroville
music, tHeatre & liVe
perFormances
9/30-10/4
The Great American Trailer Park
Musical, p. 9
Wismer Theater, CSU, Chico
10/1-31
7th annual Rocky Horror Live, p. 9
Chico Caberet
10/1
13th International Piano
Competition Van Cliburn Gold
Medal Winner p. 12
Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
10/3
Hunter’s Moon, p. 18
Root Theatre
10/3
Butte Folk Music Society
Art 1st Saturday, p. 13
Upper Crust Bakery
10/3
Hiestand Memorial Scholarship
Concert, p. 16
Harlen Adams Theatre, CSU, Chico
10/3
The Cashore Marionettes, p. 13
Paradise Performing Arts Center
10/5-26
Honky Tonk Nite, p. 8
The Maltese Bar
10/4
Gillian Welch Folk Icon, p. 20
Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
10/6
Jesse Cook Global Guitar, p. 21
Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
10/6
The Del McCoury Band, p. 22
Sierra Nevada Big Room
10/7
Midnight Blues Society Jam, p. 22
Nash’s Restaurant
10/8-11/13
Audio: On, p. 22
University Art Gallery,
Taylor Hall, CSU Chico
10/9
Thick & Thin Acoustic Music
Festival, p. 23
Chico Women’s Club
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music, tHeatre & liVe
perFormances con’t...
10/9
In The Mood, p. 23
Paradise Performing Arts Center
10/9
Chico Ragtime/
Tin Pan Alley Open Mic, p. 7
The Terraces
10/10
Igudesman & Joo:
A Little Nightmare Music, p. 27
Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
10/11
Chico Community Band Concert,
p. 27
CARD Community Center
10/11
North State Symphony
Sonatas, Bagatelles & Shanties,
p. 28
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall
10/12
The Subdudes, p. 28
Sierra Nevada Big Room
10/13
Yamato Taiko Japanese Drumming
p. 29
Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico


10/15
Joan Osborne, the Holmes
Brothers, and Paul Thorn, p. 32
Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
10/16
Dena Kay Jones: Lizt & Albeniz,
p. 32
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall
10/19
Rumpelstiltskin Auditions, p. 35
Oroville State Theatre
10/21
Jackie Greene, p. 36
Sierra Nevada Big Room
10/21
Sphinx Chamber Orchestra &
Nouveau String Orchestra, p. 37
Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
10/22-31
Twilight Zone Live!
The Interactive Experience, p. 37
The Blue Room Theater
10/23
Jtown: New Bands, p. 38
1078 Gallery
10/23
American Heritage: Choral Union,
p. 38
Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico
10/24
Rumpelstiltskin, p. 38
Oroville State Theatre
10/25
Opening Night” Concert 1 of the
51st Season, p. 40
Paradise Performing Arts Center
10/26
Ronnie Baker Brookes, p. 41
Sierra Nevada Big Room
10/28-31
As You Like It, p. 41
Harlen Adams Theatre, CSU, Chico
10/29-31
Twilight Zone Live!
The Interactive Experience, p. 43
The Blue Room Theater
10/30
Jtown: Theater Shorts, p. 43
1078 Gallery
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Chico Ragtime and Tin
Pan Alley Open Mic
Second Friday of every month
Oct 9 | 6:30pm
The Terraces, 2750 Sierra Sunrise
Terrace (off Bruce Road)
Presented by Chico Ragtime and
Tin Pan Alley
Fans, performers and
families are invited, free of
charge. This is a special place
for showcasing talent. So
far, we’ve had piano, guitar,
mandolin, banjo, uke, bass,
organ, harmonica, accordion,
clarinet and lots of singing.
Fiddle tunes! Country!
Bluegrass! Folk! Blues!
Cajun! Boogie-Woogie!
Jazz! Gypsy Jazz! Classical!
Performances are held to the
10-minute rule. Brief histori-
cal presentations about the
era’s music and/or composers
are encouraged. For more
information, contact Bernie
or Bob LoFaso at (530)
894-6854 or email them
at b_lofaso@hotmail.com or
at ragtimeandtinpanalley@
hotmail.com.
Lisa Rosenstreich: Lush
Sept 21 | Oct 14
7am-11pm Mon-Thurs
7am-5pm Fri
11am-10pm Sat & Sun
FREE to the Public
BMU 3rd Floor Gallery, CSU,
Chico (2nd & Chestnut streets)
Presented by Associated Students
“Lush” is an exhibition of
large-scale (up to 74 inches
x 120 inches wide) fgurative
and landscape paintings. They
are executed in oil paint on
Dura-Lar, an acetate
alternative material that
when hung resembles
heavy duty paper. The work
addresses themes related
to human interactions with
the natural world, fertility,
abundance and beauty. The
landscape is full of springtime
fora and fauna commonly
found in the Chico area.
Rosenstreich is an MFA
candidate in painting and
drawing at CSU, Chico. In
2008, she received a Curators
Choice Award from Pence
Gallery in Davis. Recently,
she had work selected by
visiting artists for The
Turner’s 14th annual Juried
Student Exhibition. Please see
www.LisaRoseStudio.com for
further information.
June Carey Painting in
Person LIVE at Chico
Paper Company for
Artoberfest
Sept 24 | Oct 24
Mon-Fri: 9:30- 6,
Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4
Chico Paper Company
345 Broadway
Presented by Chico
Paper Company
Nationally recognized,
local artist June Carey to
paint “live” at Chico Paper
Company September 26
from noon-3pm. Carey’s
completed painting will hang
on display in the windows
at Chico Paper Company
until October 24 at 1pm,
when it will be auctioned off
to the highest silent bidder.
Carey captures the essence
of a single location precisely
with her depiction of light.
Carey lives and works both in
Chico and Tuscany where she
paints themes of California’s
Northern vineyards and
coastal scenes as well as
Tuscan vineyards and village
life. Silent biding begins on
September 26 for her original
work. For more information,
call (530) 891-0900 or visit
www.chicopapercompany.
com.
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September & Throughout the Month of October
Please visit
www.artoberfest.org
and www.chicopalio.org
for artist profles, videos,
news and more!
Artoberfest: A Festival
of Arts & Culture and its
Kick-off, Chico Palio, are
sponsored by the City of
Chico, the California Arts
Council and Friends of the
Arts in conjunction with
LearningChange.
Paula Busch
Studio
www.paulabusch.com
Deception, 22” x 15”
385 E. Sacramento Ave.
Chico
530-343-2880
September & Throughout the Month of October
Listing
of Events
Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Chico Palio
Sept 26 | 10am- 6pm
Municipal City Hall Parking Lot
411 Main St.
Presented by Friends of the Arts
Chico Palio is the offcial
kick-off for Artoberfest.
“Palio” is an Italian word
that means a competition
between neighborhoods and
communities. Chico Palio is
modeled after Italy’s Siena
Palio horse race, which is
centuries old and undoubtedly
the most famous in Europe.
Instead of racing horses,
however, we race humans
carrying horse sculptures.
See page 2 for details or visit
www.chicopalio.org.
Honky Tonk Nite
Throughout Oct. | 8pm
1600 Park Ave, Maltese
Presented by Devil Kat Rock
Productions
Honky Tonk Nite is now
offcially exclusively and
what-have-you at The Maltese
bar in Chico every Monday,
October 5, 12, 19, 26. For
more information, please
visit www.myspace.com/
honkytonknite.
John T. Peters Exhibit at
Chico Palio
Sept 26 at Chico Palio
Municipal City Hall
411 Main St.
Presented by John T. Peters
John T. Peters has dedi-
cated his artistic abilities to
capturing the nature and
beauty of Bidwell Park. His
photographic work will be
featured during the Chico
Palio event. Stop by his booth
to check out Bidwell Park like
you have never seen it. His
work will be on exhibition
at 250 E. 3rd Street, from
noon-5pm each Saturday, on
the following dates: October
3, 20, 17, 24, 31. If you would
like to schedule a private
viewing by appointment,
or for more information,
call (530) 961-3855 or email
bidwellparksart@gmail.com.
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September & Throughout the Month of October
Throughout the Month of October
Architecture Exhibition:
Architecture as Art
Sept 30-Oct 3 | 9am-7pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
Presented by Chico Architects
Collaborative
From Sept 30-Oct 3, the 1078
Gallery will host an exhibit
that features local architects
whose buildings will be on
the “Architecture as Art”
tour. On Friday, October 2,
there will be a reception at
the 1078 Gallery that will give
the public a chance to talk
and interact with the featured
architects. On October 3,
there will be a self-guided
tour that leads viewers to
various buildings around
Chico. Several owners have
agreed to allow groups and
individuals on the tour to
view their interiors. Owners
will post the hours on the
self-guided tour map. Tour
sites are private residences
and private businesses. Good
architecture is part of the
civic fabric that enriches our
environment and will always
be admired and sought out.
For more information, please
see Artoberfest.org or visit
the 1078 Gallery.
The Great American
Trailer Park Musical
Sept 30-Oct 3 at 7:30pm
Oct 4 at 2pm | Wismer Theatre
Music & Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso | Director &
Musical Director: Joel P. Rogers
Presented by CSU’s School of
the Arts
Think Jerry Springer, spray
cheese, and road kill with
songs and dances. The jokes
are white trash truisms, but
the punch lines are fresh
and snappy. What happens
when a stripper moves into
a trailer park to escape her
crazy, huffer boyfriend?
Raunchy and real with
moments of insight provided
by the 3-woman resident
chorus — Trailer Park is
low-rent good fun. Mature
language and content. Tickets
for School of the Arts events
are available at the University
Box Offce, (530) 898-6333.
Visit the School of the Arts
online at www.csuchico.edu/
hfa/schoolofarts. For more
information, contact J. Paul
DiMaggio, School of the Arts
Publicist, at (530) 898-5739;
jdimaggio@csuchico.edu.
Advance tickets: $15 Adult,
$13 Senior, $6 Student/Child.
Chico Creek Nature
Center New Interpretive
Center Grand Opening!
Oct 1-31
FREE! Open 11am-4pm
Chico Creek Nature Center
Bidwell Park
Presented by Chico Creek
Nature Center
Explore and discover Bidwell
Park by frst stopping
by Chico Creek Nature
Center, the gateway and
offcial information center
for the park. Home to Big
Chico Creek, Sycamore Pool,
Hooker Oak Park, Five Mile,
Big Chico Creek Canyon—to
name a few of the most
popular features—the park
is the natural heart and soul
of the community. Due
to open in early October
on the Center’s grounds is
the Howard S. Tucker Hall
Interpretive Center. Inside
this architectural gem will
be exhibits that showcase
the natural systems of the
3,618-acre park and Kristie’s
Nature Lab, where students
closely examine the science
of Big Chico Creek and the
park’s wildlife.
7th Annual Rocky
Horror Live
Oct 1-31
Chico Cabaret
2201 Pillsbury Road, Suite 174
Presented by Chico Caberet
Chico Cabaret will present
its 7th annual Rocky Horror
Live, which will be dedicated
to Lars Logan, who brilliantly
portrayed the role of Riff-Raff
for six years. Lars suddenly
passed away this past year.
The 7th annual Rocky Horror
Live will run Thursday,
Friday and Saturday nights at
7:30pm with some midnight
shows from October 1-31.
For the frst time ever, the
fnal performance will begin
at midnight on Halloween!
General admission tickets are
$16 and available at Creative
Apple. Reserved seats are $20
and are available by phone at
530-895-0245. See
www.chicocabaret.com.
Tickets sell out fast for this
annual favorite so we suggest
purchasing them early. The
show is for Mature Audiences
Only. Call (530) 895-0245 for
more information.
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Throughout the Month of October
Throughout the Month of October
Wildlife Viewing:
Bring Your Camera!
Oct 1-31
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area
Guided tours are held every
Sat: 10am and Sun: 1pm
Nov-Jan, unless raining.
The Wildlife Area is open daily.
Presented by Gray Lodge
Located seven miles
southwest of Gridley off
Pennington Rd., Gray Lodge
Wildlife Area is a hot spot for
viewing migratory waterfowl.
Over a million ducks and
thousands of geese make Gray
Lodge their home through
the late-fall and early-winter.
The main waterfowl species
include Snow Goose, Ross’
Goose, Greater White-
fronted Goose, Northern
Pintail, Mallard, American
Wigeon, Gadwall, Northern
Shoveler, Green-wing Teal,
Cinnamon Teal, Ruddy Duck,
Buffehead, and Ring-neck
Duck. Diligent watching will
reveal some of the lesser seen
wildlife species such as Eur-
asian Wigeon, Bald Eagles,
and Virginia Rails. Don’t
miss this spectacular display!
The Wildlife Area is open
from sunrise to sunset and
features a self-guided nature
trail to a viewing platform, an
exhibit museum, a three-mile
auto loop and two Observa-
tion Hides. Entrance fee is
$2.50 per person. Guided
tours are free with entrance.
For more information, call
the Gray Lodge Naturalist
Offce (530) 846-7505, or visit
our website www.dfg.ca.gov/
lands/wa/region2/graylodge/
index.html.
Debbie Koppman and
Sue Richardson at
CSU, Chico
Oct 1-31
Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm
Humanities Center Gallery,
Trinity Hall Gallery
Presented by the Humanities
Center Gallery, part of CSU,
Chico’s Humanities and Fine Arts
CSU, Chico’s Humanities
Center Gallery will have two
exhibits during the month of
October. One exhibit features
Debbie Koppman in Trinity
100 and the other is by Sue
Richardson in the Trinity
Hall Gallery. The displays
are on view Monday-Friday
from 8am-5pm. For more
information, please visit
www.csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/
gallery.html or call
(530) 898-4642.
The Turner Presents:
Dali, Miro, Rembrandt,
Renoir, Goya & More!
Oct 1-31
Open Mon-Fri from 11am-4pm
Meriam Library Breezeway,
CSU, Chico
400 West 1st St.
Presented By The Turner Museum
Visit The Turner’s incredible
collection of 3,000 fne art
prints, spanning six centuries
from 40 countries around the
world and including works by
Dali, Miro, Rembradt, Renoir,
Tamago, Hockney and Goya.
For more information, call
(530) 898-4476 or visit
www.theturner.org.
Naked Lounge
Art Exhibit
Oct 1-31
The Naked Lounge
Tea and Coffeehouse
Business hours: 6:30am-11pm
118 W. 2nd Street
Presented by the Naked Lounge
Tea and Coffeehouse
Voted Chico’s #1 Coffee-
house, the Naked Lounge
serves up great coffee and art,
showcasing new local artists
every month. Come stop by
and check it out. For more
information, (530) 895-0676.
Chico Art School and
Gallery Artoberfest
Offerings
Oct 1-31
Oct 3 | 10am-5pm
336 Broadway
Suites 20, 21 & 22
Presented By Chico Art School
Janet Lombardi Blixt, a plein
air painter and founding
member of the Chico Plein
Air Painters, was voted
2008 “Best Local Artist” by
the Chico News & Review.
She is currently offering
art instruction for children
and adults at the Chico Art
School. Art Lessons are
available all month long for
children age 7 and older,
teens and adults. View the
Chico Art School and Gallery
from 9am to 3pm, Monday
through Thursday. Also this
month, Janet is open for Art
1st Saturday on October 3
from 4pm to 8pm. To view
artwork or for more info, visit
www.janetlombardiblixt.com
or www.chicoartschool.com.
Call (530) 570-3895.
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Throughout the Month of October
Photographer: Margaret Brown
Embracing the Beauty of
Nature Works by
Ellen Heise
Oct 1-Oct 31
Mon-Fri 9:30pm- 6pm
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm
345 Broadway, Downtown Chico
Presented by Chico
Paper Company
A native of Taiwan, Heise
began painting at 28. She
has lived in Orland for the
past nine years and her art
combines both Chinese
and American perspectives,
in homage to her Chinese
heritage and her husband’s
Western culture. For
more information, call
530-891-0900 or visit www.
chicopapercompany.com.
David Simcox
Art, Etc.
Oct 1-Oct 31
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
122 W. 3rd Street
Presented by Art, Etc.
Art, Etc. will display the
works of David Simcox
during the month of October.
Dave Simcox is an artist-
illustrator living in Chico. He
is a self-taught artist drawing
upon skills developed in
a landscape planning and
design education. He holds
a Ph.D. in renewable natural
resources management
and has been a professor at
California State University,
Chico since 1986. For more
information, go to Art Etc.’s
website: www.artetcchico.com
or call (530) 895-1161.
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Throughout the Month of October
Coming to
Bookstores
October 2009!
Chico celebrated 40 years of glass
history when, in 2008, the first
ChicoGlassFest, was held at Sierra
Nevada Brewery Hops Field. The Fest
is back -- world-class fun at Chico
prices -- October 22-23, 2010, in the
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Hops
Field. Enjoy innovative, inspiring local
glass artists and musicians, great
food, incredible art and family fun!
Visit www.artoberfest.org for
details and a sneak preview.
“Chico and its incredible natural
surroundings have been a great
inspiration to many fine artists who
work in the medium of glass ... The
breadth and depth of glass artists
who studied, stayed or moved on
from Chico is truly amazing ...”
Debra Lucero, Friends of the Arts
Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Chico Sideways Series
by Jake Early
Oct 1-Oct 31
Mon-Fri 9:30- 6, Sat 10-5
and Sun 12-4
Chico Paper Company’s Fine Art
Gallery at 345 Broadway
Presented by Chico
Paper Company
Jake Early’s latest endeavor
“Chico’s Sideways Series”
features six new original
Serigraph works, hand pulled
by the artist. The “Chico
Sideways Series” depicts
iconic Chico showcasing
Main Street, Broadway,
Honey Run Bridge, Upper
Bidwell Park and Sycamore
Pool. This new format is a
departure from Jake’s classic
vertical style but is suited
perfectly to his expanded
vision. This numbered 8” x
25” signed series is limited to
100 pieces per image starting
at $125. Early is a graduate of
the graphic design program
at California State University,
Chico and studied at the
School of Fine Arts in Seville,
Spain. “Chico Sideways
Series” and other local series
images are available exclusive-
ly at Chico Paper Company.
For more information, call
(530) 891-0900 or visit www.
chicopapercompany.com
Chico Poetry Slam:
John Blake
Oct 1 | 8pm
Café Culture
931 West 5th St.
Presented by Café Culture
For 14 years, Chico Poetry
Slam has been the defnitive
open arena for performance
poetry in Chico. This event
electrifes the art of spoken
poetry as it is a pageant,
an interactive classroom,
a versifed boxing match,
and a revival rolled into one
border-breaking poetry event.
We offer a two-round ‘open’
poetry slam and a seasoned
featured poet. October 1 will
feature one of New York’s
fnest performance poets–
John “survivor” Blake–and
on October 15 we will
feature from Charlotte, North
Carolina the queen of the
spoken word–Mekkah. Come
all!! and speak poetry–the
stage is set the microphone
is waiting. Admission is $5 at
the door. For more info, visit
www.myspace.com/chico-
poetryslam or on Facebook
(search Chico Poetryslam).
13th International
Piano Competition
Van Cliburn Gold
Medal Winner
Oct 1 | 7:30pm
Laxson Auditorium, CSU, Chico
300 W. 3rd Street
Presented by Chico Performances
“The most prestigious
classical piano contest in the
world.” – The Chicago Tribune
One of the highest honors
in an artist’s career is to
receive the Gold Medal for
the renowned Van Cliburn
International Piano Competi-
tion. Drawing pianists from
around the world to the most
prestigious piano gathering
in the United States, the Van
Cliburn award has launched
careers into the upper echelon
of classical performance.
We are very pleased to
host the 2009 Gold Medal
Winner for this special solo
recital. Advance tickets: $23
Premium, $18 Adult, $16
Senior, $14 Student/Child.
More information (and
tickets online!) visit: www.
chicoperformances.com
1st Friday Artwalk,
Downtown Oroville
Oct 2 | 4pm to 7pm
Presented by the Downtown
Business Association
1st Friday Artwalk is
an evening of art and
refreshments with 21 local
artists being featured in
20 downtown businesses.
Nine blocks of downtown
(Montgomery, Myers, Bird &
Huntoon) will make the Art
Walk an enjoyable evening for
all. The Artists of Rivertown
feature pottery, photography,
metal sculpture, oil and
acrylic paintings, watercolors,
basketry, solar plate printing,
quilts, mosaics, gourds,
jewelry, miniatures, graphic
art, fne art and fabric art.
For more information, please
contact Sue Corron, President
of the Downtown Business
Association, at Gallery
Interiors (530) 533-3430.
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Perry Mason Days
Presents Earle Stanley
Gardner Essay Contest,
Mystery Writer’s Panel
& Archery Shoot
Oct 3 | 9am
Butte County Historical Society,
1484 Lincoln St. in Oroville
Presented by Butte County
Historical Society Museum
Celebrate the life and times
of Earle Stanley Gardner,
creator of Perry Mason,
who lived in Oroville and
Paradise at one time in his
life. The day’s festivities,
which will primarily be held
at the Butte County Historical
Society, 1484 Lincoln Street
in Oroville, begin at 9am.
Activities include: archery
shoot and an essay contest
co-sponsored by the Butte
County Bar Association.
Essay winner will be
recognized Oct. 3 at the Butte
County Historical Museum
at the corner of Spencer &
Baldwin in Oroville. Mystery
Writer’s panel and speakers
are planned, and movies
throughout the day. Meet
Earle’s family; his grandson
and nephews while enjoying
“Raymond Burr” wine
and refreshments. Cost is
by donation. Gift basket
drawing.
National Yo-Yo Contest
Oct 3 | 10am-5pm
Downtown Chico City Plaza
Presented by the National
Yo-Yo Museum
Come out and cheer on the
nation’s BEST players at the
2009 U.S. National Champi-
onships. Free to spectators!
www.NationalYoYo.org.
For more information, please
contact Bob Malowney at
(530) 893-0545 or
bob@birdinhand.com
Blues and Brews Festival
Oct 3 | 1pm-9pm
Paradise Community Park
Pearson & Black Olive
Come to the Paradise
Community Park on
Saturday, October 3, from
1pm-9pm to experience the
Blues and Brews Festival.
This event highlights local
micro-brewers. Enjoy great
BBQ while listening to fve
blues bands. Entrance and
music are free! For more
information, please contact
Phil Serna at (530) 520-1581.
Butte Folk Music Society
Oct 3 | 2pm-5pm
Upper Crust Bakery
130 Main St.
Presented by Butte Folk
Music Society
FREE for jammers and
listeners. All are encouraged
to come and enjoy good food
for purchase and free music
for listening! Enjoy a sing-a-
long and get acquainted with
others who love folk music
and Americana. Everyone has
fun–even the listeners. For
more information, please call
(530) 895-1952.
Caledonia Art Studios
Art 1st Saturday
Oct 3 | 4pm-8pm
984 E. 9th St.
Presented by Caledonia Art Studio
Caledonia Art Studio will
showcase art the frst Saturday
in October as part of Art First
Saturday–an event where
Chico area art galleries stay
open late so you can enjoy
an evening of art, music,
wine-tasting and people-
watching. You can also call
for an appointment to view
the exhibit at (530) 345-7922.
New shows every month.
The Cashore
Marionettes
Oct 3 | 2pm
Paradise Performing Arts Center
777 Nunneley Road, Paradise
Presented by the Paradise
Performing Arts Center
The Cashore Marionettes
redefne the art of puppetry
through exceptional artistry,
grace and refnement
of movement. The
performances, stunning in
their intensity and simple
beauty, have thrilled
audiences in Europe, the
Far East and across North
America, including stops
at the Kennedy Center,
Annenberg Center, Kravis
Center and many others.
Tickets: Adults, $8, Children
$5. Ask about family pricing.
Box Offce Hours: Monday
through Friday: 11am-5pm.
For more information, call
(530) 872-8454 or visit www.
paradiseperformingartscenter.
com. Tickets can be
purchased through the
website.
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Janet Turner Print
Museum Beneft
Oct 2-4
Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm
180 East 9th Avenue
at the Esplanade
Presented by Avenue 9 Gallery
and Art Guild
Beginning Friday, Oct 2
and through the month of
October, Avenue 9 Gallery
and Art Guild will host a
Janet Turner Print Museum
beneft exhibition at the
gallery. Offered for viewing
and for sale are a number
of original Janet Turner
prints and drawings that
were donated recently to
the university to support
the mission of The Turner.
In addition to the Janet
Turner originals, a number
of other distinctive fne art
prints and drawings will
also be for sale, including
works by Claudia Steel and
the late Ken Morrow. To
kick off this event, Avenue
9 will welcome the public
during special open hours the
weekend of Saturday, October
3 (10am-8pm) and Sunday,
October 4 (Noon-5pm). Not
to be missed at 3pm, Sunday,
is an informal presentation
and discussion of these art
works by the Curator of The
Turner, Catherine Sullivan.
For more information, call
(530) 879-1821 or email
avenue9gallery@sbcglobal.
net. There is plenty of
parking.
20th Annual Open
Studios Preview &
Gala Reception
Oct 3 | 7pm-9pm
450 Orange St.
(Between 4th and 5th Streets)
Southern Pacifc Railroad
Depot Building
Presented by Chico Art Center
The Chico Art Center will
be open for a preview of the
20th Annual Open Studios
Art Tour and Gala Reception
in conjunction with the 1st
Art Saturday Walk. The
artists of Butte County will
share an amazing array of art
forms on the Tour - paintings,
sculpture, pottery, glass,
jewelry, photographs,
drawings, fber, furniture,
prints and much more. The
gallery show is the perfect
opportunity to see what the
artists have to offer, and
to plan your tour itinerary
for the coming weekends.
Interact with artists and
learn about the emotions/
issues that infuence their
work. For more information,
contact Erin Wells at (530)
895-8726, email at info@
chicoartcenter.com or visit
www.chicoartcenter.com.
No admission cost at gallery.
Guides for the Tour are $10
per person, children free
when accompanied by paid
adult; available in advance
at Chambers of Commerce
throughout Butte County, and
on Tour Days at the Chico
Art Center, Paradise Art
Center and the new Artists of
River Town Gallery on Myers
Street in Oroville.
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Zucchini & Vine Presents
Bill Flake Ceramics
Oct 3 | 4pm-8pm
Zucchini & Vine, 204 Main St.
Presented by Zucchini & Vine
Enjoy the artwork of Bill
Flake during a 1st Art
Saturday. Artist will be
present from 6pm-8pm.
Bill Flake is originally from
Yakima Valley, Washington,
where he graduated from
Central Washington
University in English and
Philosophy. He studied
cermaics at the University
of Western Florida. Bill
takes pleasure in creating
functional pieces that will
be used on a daily basis. His
work has tactile qualities
as well as pleasing visual
characteristics that enrich
their functional purpose. For
more information, please call
(530) 345-3551.
Zucchini & Vine
Presents Chunhong
Chang Reception
Oct 3 | 4pm-8pm
Zucchini & Vine, 204 Main St.
Presented by Zucchini & Vine
Enjoy the artwork of
Chunhong Chang during
a First Saturday Artwalk
reception. Artist will be
present from 6pm-8pm. “It
is beautiful to be who we are.
To experience fully what that
is, it is necessary for us to
experience fully what is not,”
says Chang. “With our fve
primary senses, we see our
physical world as reality...I
seek to know and convey a
world without separation, to
evoke a sense of harmony and
unity.” For more information,
please call (530) 345-3551.
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Ron Sanford Live
Oct 3 | 6pm-8pm
Vagabond Rose
236 Main Street
Presented by Vagabond Rose
Vagabond Rose will host a
Ron Sanford exhibit during
the Art 1st Saturday. Ron
Sanford will be on hand to
talk about his work. This is
a free event! Don’t miss this
exciting opportunity to meet
Ron before his October 10
lecture at the Rowland-Taylor
Recital Hall. Vagabond Rose
will also participate in Chico
Palio on September 26. The
booth will feature Ron’s
work as well as give art fans
another opportunity to meet
the artist himself. Sanford’s
work will also be on display
in the Turner Gallery Lobby,
as Vagabond Rose and the
Turner Gallery will work
together on the exhibits.
Tickets to Ron Sanford’s
lecture at the Rowland-
Taylor Recital Hall can be
purchased at Vagabond Rose.
Ticket price is $25. For more
information, contact Marilyn
at (530) 343-1110.
Creative Concrete
Oct 3-4
10am-4pm | FREE
The Art House
325 Nord Avenue (Hwy 32)
Presented by the Art House
Dave Lawton uses concrete
to create furniture, sculpture,
and decorative accents for
the garden. He has mastered
numerous inventive surface
treatments. His polished
concrete tables have silky
smooth fnishes that beg to
be touched. Come and see
how concrete–the durable
mainstay of the construction
industry–can be transformed
in the hands of an artist.
The Art House is Chico’s
only urban sculpture garden,
offering the fnest in unique
art for your home and garden.
One-of-a-kind sculptures are
nestled among rocks, plants,
and fowers for a visual treat
that will tantalize all your
senses. For more information,
please contact Jana Lawton
at (530) 894-1843, email
Lawton@sunset.net or visit
www.chicoarthouse.com.
Typing Around Town
Oct 3 | Chico Cafes
Details on Back Page
Presented by Friends of the Arts
THEME - Preserving Chico’s
natural surroundings is an
important part of the city’s
culture and lifestyle. The
town has abundant wildlife
and beautiful scenery. During
the hot summer months,
Bidwell Park offers a cool
retreat for Chico residents.
What is your fondest memory
of spending summer days in
Bidwell Park? What or where
is your favorite part? Where is
your favorite nature spot? Do
you have any funny, surpris-
ing or scary stories involving
close encounters with Chico’s
wildlife population? Details at
www.artoberfest.org.
Hiestand Memorial
Scholarship Concert
Alums Forever!
Oct 3 | 7:30pm
Harlen Adams Theatre
Presented by the School of the
Arts, CSU, Chico
Jane Hightower, MD, alum
from 1990 and Natural Sci-
ence’s Distinguished Alum,
played for the late Daniel
Hiestand and she returns for
the Alumni Band to help raise
funds for current students.
She joins recent grad Tanner
Johns, a Chico State Leader.
Visit the School of the Arts
online at www.csuchico.edu/
hfa/schoolofarts/. For more
information, contact J. Paul
DiMaggio, School of the Arts
Publicist, at (530) 898-5739;
jdimaggio@csuchico.edu.
Free and open to the public.
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Your Perfect Day
Wedding Coordinating
by Naomi
Naomi Ticknor
530-521-7539
naomiypd@comcast.net
www.yourperfectdaywedding.com
Watercolors of
Candy Matthews
Oct 3 | 4pm-8pm
113 West 2nd St.
Presented By Magna Carta
Magna Carta will host an art-
ist reception from 4pm-8pm.
with the artist present from
6pm-8pm in conjunction with
the First Saturday ArtWalk
in Downtown Chico. Magna
Carta specializes in beautiful
gifts centered around the
craft of writing. Candy
Matthews painted and drew
her entire life. “As I child,”
Matthews said, “I lived in
Morocco and the Philippine
Islands and was drenched in
color and stimulation from
every angle!” Through her
years of schooling in Oregon
and California, although she
didn’t take formal art classes,
she continually drew and
painted and experimented
with all kinds of mediums
including wood-carving and
clay. “When I reached 25, I
discovered watercolor and
fell in love with it! I draw
inspiration from nature and
our local Farmer’s Market
each week. I hope you enjoy
my work!”
Experience the Labyrinth
Oct 3 | 11am to 4pm
Children’s Park, at the
gateway to downtown Chico
Presented by Chico Community
Labyrinth Project
Enjoy this unique event
of walking an ancient art
form that calms the mind
and inspires creativity. All
ages are welcome to the
hourly themed walks that will
highlight the many benefts
of walking a labyrinth. The
day will offer informational,
interactive, and fun activities
for children and adults. The
Chico Community Labyrinth
Project invites you to join us
in being a part of supporting
this future landmark in
our community. To learn
more about labyrinths and
this event, log onto www.
chicolabyrinth09.blogspot.
com or call (530) 345-6087.
Norm Dillinger
Non-Proft Art Sale
Oct 3-4 | 9am-5pm
821 Orient St.
Presented By Lumina
Norm Dillinger, pointillistic
artist, is offering his paintings
for sale at half his wholesale
price for one weekend only.
All tax-deductible proceeds
go directly to the non-proft
organization of your choice.
The location of the sale is
at the artist’s home which is
itself a work of art, as is his
automobile (one of several he
has decorated and are seen
out and about in town).
Norm Dillinger is a celebrated
Chico artist whose art has
been featured in exhibitions,
in print and on television.
A current inventory of his
works (acrylic on hardboard)
are featured on his web site:
www.normdillinger.mypho-
toalbum.com/albums.php.
Dillinger, his paintings, his
home and his painted truck
were recently featured on
HGTV’s “Offbeat America.”
For more information,
call (530) 343-1582.
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Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
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Gregg Payne’s Chimes
Art 1st Saturday
Oct 3 | 6pm-8pm
1120 Spruce Ave.
Presented by As You Like It
Weddings
Weddings and bells seem to
go together in just about every
culture. Come and enjoy some
privately commissioned public
art. Gregg Payne’s large-scale-
tuned chimes are suspended
large aluminum pipes. A
stitched leather band dampens
the impacts of a stream bed
stone which is moved by the
wind. Deep pleasant tones
can be played interactively or
become randomly generated
in dramatic and blustery
breezes. This example of
residential public art can lead
the imagination to many
other possibilities. Come
enjoy the calming sounds!
The Root Theater
Presents Hunter’s Moon
Oct 3 | 8pm
1050 Esplanade
Presented by the Root Theater
The Root, an alliance of
artists from around the
planet, cultivate a thought-
provoking and entertaining
evening of contemporary and
classic performances entitled
“Hunter’s Moon”, hosted by
Chico Attorney Eric Berg at
his offces at 1050 Esplanade
(Corner of East 1st). Discover
“Theater Squared” as The
Root takes you on an intimate
and rewarding journey that
leaves audiences everywhere
talking. All ages are encour-
aged with a $5 donation at
the door but IDs are requried
due to alcoholic beverages
being present. Please visit
www.theroottheater.com or
call ahead at (916) 983-0955
or (530) 243-7761 to reserve
a seat as space is severely
limited.
Art 1st Saturday:
Jerril Dean Kopp’s
Multi-Media Exhibition
Oct 3 | 10am-5pm
1395 Huggins Ave.
Presented by Chico Art Center
Jerril Dean Kopp is a
multi-media artist creating
fgurative drawings, paintings
of landscapes, southwest cliff
dwellings, and etchings with
various themes such as nature,
social commentary, and
fantasy. Her work is colorful
and dramatic. Her handmade
paper sculpture will also be
featured at her studio. The
artist has exhibited widely in
New York, California, New
Jersey, Missouri and Florida
to name a few locations;
internationally, the artist
has exhibited in Cairo and
Alexandria Egypt, Japan,
Korea and Romania. For
more information,
call (530) 345-0455.
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Paris in Chico
Sidewalk Sale
Oct 3 | 10am-4pm
Sidewalks throughout Chico
Presented by the Chico Visual
Arts Alliance, ChiVAA
Chico is overfowing with art,
and, in October, it will spill
out onto the sidewalks. The
Chico Visual Arts Alliance,
ChiVAA, is celebrating the
abundance of Chico’s visual
artists with a good old-fash-
ioned Paris-style, Sidewalk
Sale. This sale will be an
informal and exciting way to
view lots of art and mingle
with the artists who created
it. Look for the free map to
all sidewalk sale locations
throughout Chico.Free to the
public! For more information,
please contact Maria Phillips
at (530) 513-0600, email
chivaa@comcast.net or visit
www.chivaa.org.
Second Street Studios
Art 1st Saturday
Open Studios Tour
Oct 3 | 4 pm-8pm
Oct 10-11 | 10am-5pm
130 West 2nd St.
Presented by Second
Street Studios
Visit four artists at 130 West
Second Street, upstairs. If
you are standing in front of
Monk’s Wine Lounge, the
studio door is immediately to
the left. It’s the one propped
open with the little lights
illuminating the stairway.
(We offer libations to offset
the strain of climbing two
fights of stairs)! Longtime
Chico artist Mabrie Ormes
will do a reduction linocut,
which is a technique of print-
making little known to the
amateur and entirely feasible
for most folks with little
expense and great satisfaction.
For more information, please
call (530) 343-0756.
Johnny Appleseed Days
Oct 3-4
Terry Ashe Park and Veterans Hall
6626 Skyway at Elliot Road
Presented by the Paradise
Chamber Of Commerce
By 1907, six railroad coaches
transported over 600 people
from all over Butte County
to the festival. The name was
changed to the Paradise Fair
& Apple Show in 1937. Dur-
ing World War II in 1941 the
fall festival was discontinued
but resumed in 1951 under
the name of the Paradise
Arts & Crafts Show. In 1968
the festival was designated
Johnny Appleseed Day and
it was a one-day festival.
Johnny Appleseed Days
was expanded to a two-day
festival in 1997. In 2009,
Paradise will celebrate the
129th year anniversary of the
fall festival and the 40th year
under the name of Johnny
Appleseed Days. Local
businesses and artisans will
give demonstrations, display
their wares and serve up great
food! For more information,
please call (530) 877-9356.
Mozart Mile North State
Symphony Fundraiser
Oct 4 | 8:30am
One-Mile Recreation Area,
Bidwell Park, Chico
Presented by the School of the
Arts, CSU, Chico
Walk, run, stroll, saunter or
stride along a level course
through Bidwell Park on a
beautiful autumn morning.
Musicians from North State
Symphony and local youth
music groups entertain along
the way. Proceeds beneft
the Symphony and youth
music. Call (530) 898-5984
for further information about
these organizations. Tickets
for School of the Arts events
are available at the University
Box Offce, (530) 898-6333.
Visit the School of the Arts
online at www.csuchico.edu/
hfa/schoolofarts. For more
information, contact J. Paul
DiMaggio, School of the Arts
Publicist, at (530) 898-5739 or
jdimaggio@csuchico.edu.
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Gillian Welch Folk Icon
Oct 4 | 7:30pm
Laxson Auditorium, CSU, Chico
Presented by Chico Performances
Known for her passionate
and personal interpretation
of folk, bluegrass, and rock n’
roll, balladeer Gillian Welch
rocketed into the national
spotlight with her Grammy
award-winning contribution
to the O Brother, Where Art
Thou? masterpiece. She will be
accompanied by guitarist Da-
vid Rawlings, and the evening
will showcase Welch’s edgy
songwriting and rich vocal
harmonies. Advance tickets:
$27 Premium, $22 Adult, $20
Senior, $16 Student/Child.
For more information and to
purchase tickets, visit:
www.chicoperformances.com
Janet Turner Print
Museum Lecture
Oct 4 | 3pm
180 East 9th Ave.
Presented by Avenue 9 Gallery
Gallery hours during this
special presentation:
12pm-5pm. An informal
presentation and discussion
of donated art works for
display and sale, as well as
the goals for Chico’s only
visual art museum, The
Turner, by the Curator and
Director, Catherine Sullivan.
For more information, call
(530) 879-1821 or email
avenue9gallery@sbcglobal.
net.
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Darius Goes West:
CSU, Chico College of
Humanities & Fine Arts
Film Series
Oct 6 | 7:30pm
Ayres 106
Presented by the College of
Humantities and Fine Arts,
CSU, Chico
The University Film Series
features a different flm
sponsored by various
programs each Tuesday night
at 7:30pm in Ayres 106.
Darius Goes West (DGW) has
elicited bellowing laughs and
jubilant tears in audiences
of all ages worldwide. It
has inspired a nationwide
grassroots movement to raise
money for, and awareness
of Duchenne muscular
dystrophy, and has motivated
a new generation of children
and young adults to promote
diversity and equality and
“pay it forward” to help
others. For more information,
visit www.csuchico.edu/hfa/
hc/gallery.html or call
(530) 898-4642.
Jesse Cook
Global Guitar
Oct 6 | 7:30pm
Laxson Auditorium
Presented by Chico Performances
A performance by Jesse
Cook and his talented band
of musicians is a mixed bag.
Is it an evening of fabulous
famenco–or an evening
of Latin fusion sounds?
Playing everything from the
Beatles to Jobin, Cook blends
African percussion, Cajun
accordion, classical cello, and
pop vocals into an evening of
upbeat, richly layered music
with a contemporary global
sound. Advance tickets: $23
Premium, $18 Adult, $16
Senior, $14 Student/Child.
More information and to
purchase tickets online, visit:
www.chicoperformances.com
Poetry Slam at
Has Beans
Oct 7 | 8pm-10pm
1078 Humboldt Ave
Presented by Has Beans
Poetry Slam at Has Beans
every Wednesday night from
8pm-10pm. For more info,
call (530) 894-3033 or visit
www.hasbeans.com
Hidden Wars of
Desert Storm
Oct 7 | 8pm
Paradise Lost
177 20th St.
Presented by Gerard Ungerman
“Hidden Wars Of Desert
Storm” (2000) provides an
important background on
Western involvement in the
oil-rich Middle-East and in
Iraq in particular. Grand-
Prize winner at the 2000
Cine Eco International Film
Festival in Seia, Portugal.
Selected among the 10 best
documentaries at the 2000
Vancouver International Film
Festival. The documentary
exposes the White House
and US State Department’s
hidden agenda in the Gulf
as well as the Pentagon’s use
of radioactive ammunitions
made of uranium 238.
Recently relocated to Chico,
veteran French documentary
flmmaker Gerard Ungerman
will answer questions and
speak about both his latest
flm “Belonging” narrated by
Dustin Hoffman and about
his current sustainability
project focused on Chico.
Gerard Ungerman founded
Free-Will Productions in New
York in 1995. His focus over
the years has been on human
rights and environmental
issues. Determination and
skills learnt on the fy have
allowed him to give high
production value to otherwise
low-budget projects and to
bring international visibility
and recognition to controver-
sial stories that commercial
news and entertainment
would not touch. Tickets: $5,
pass for all 6 events during
Artoberfest: $20
Other flms include:
Oct 11- 4:30pm: “The Oil factor”
Oct 14- 8pm: “Belonging”
Oct 18- 4:30pm: “Plan Colombia”
Oct 21- 8pm: “Sex, Ties…” +
“Confessions of a NY Call-Girl”
Oct 25- 4:30pm: “Peru: Between
the Hammer & the Anvil”
INFO: www.BelongingThe-
Doc.com – www.TheOilFac-
tor.com – www.HiddenWars.
org – www.PlanColombia.
com. E-mail: Gerard@
freewillprod.com – Tel / Fax
(530) 343-2570
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
The Del McCoury Band
Oct 6 | 7:30pm
1075 E. 20th St.
Presented by the Sierra Nevada
Brewing Company’s Big Room
For 50 years, Del McCoury’s
music has defned authenticity
for hard core bluegrass fans.
Del, along with his two sons
and other band mates, will
play at the Sierra Nevada
Brewing Company’s Big
Room. The 350-seat venue is
located right at the brewery,
and has been called one of
the best live music spaces on
the West Coast. Tickets for all
shows may be purchased in
the Pub at the Sierra Nevada
Brewing Co. or by phone
(with use of a credit card)
by calling (530) 345-2739.
To encourage the family
participation in the enjoyment
of live music, our shows
are all-ages friendly. A full
dinner is available for $12.50
from the time doors open to
the beginning of the evening’s
entertainment. For more info,
visit www.sierraneveda.com/
bigroom.
Typing Around Town
Oct 7 | Chico Cafes
Details on Back Page
Presented by Friends of the Arts
THEME - Preserving Chico’s
natural surroundings is an
important part of the city’s
culture and lifestyle. The
town has abundant wildlife
and beautiful scenery. During
the hot summer months,
Bidwell Park offers a cool
retreat for Chico residents.
What is your fondest memory
of spending summer days in
Bidwell Park? What or where
is your favorite part? Where is
your favorite nature spot? Do
you have any funny, surpris-
ing or scary stories involving
close encounters with Chico’s
wildlife population? Details at
www.artoberfest.org.
Midnight Blues Society
Monthly Jam Session
Oct 7 | 7pm-10:30pm
Nash’s Restaurant
1717 Esplanade
Presented by the Midnight
Blues Society
The Midnight Blues Society
Monthly Jam Session is back!
For more information, please
contact the restaurant at
(530) 896-1147.
Poetry & Prose,
Champagne & Chocolate
Oct 8 | 7:30pm
Chico Women’s Club
592 E. 3rd St. Downtown
corner of 3rd and Pine
Presented by the Chico
Women’s Club
The Chico Women’s Club
hosts its second evening of
Poetry & Prose, Champange
& Chocolate. Cost is on a
sliding scale of $5 to $10.
Proceeds beneft the club’s
scholarship fund which
awards scholarships to gradu-
ating high school senior girls.
Admission price includes the
champagne and chocolate.
This event highlights local
women writers. They are all
participants in writing groups
led by Claire Braz Valentine,
a nationally recognized poet,
playwright and prison artists.
Many of the writers will be
reading for the frst time,
but you would never know
that by their superb talents.
The Chico Women’s Club is
a diverse group of women,
driven by community service,
the arts and sustainability.
For more information, visit
www.chicowomensclub.org.
Audio: On
Oct 8 | Nov 13
Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm
Sat-Sun, Noon-4pm
University Art Gallery
111 Taylor Hall, CSU, Chico
Presented by the University Art
Gallery, CSU, Chico
A sound installation by
Pamela Z., the internationally
acclaimed San Francisco
based composer/performer
and audio artist who works
primarily with voice, live
electronic processing and
sampling technology.
Sound artists explore the
relationships forged between
the visual and aural realms of
art and perception. Free and
open to the public. For more
info, please contact Jason
Tannen at (530) 898-5864.
1078 Gallery Annual
Art Sale and Auction
Oct 8 | 7pm-10pm
820 Broadway
Presented by the 1078 Gallery
Buy some of Chico’s most
innovative art. 1078’s annual
sale. www.1078gallery.org.
For more information, call
(530) 343-1973 or email
info@1078gallery.org.
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Sean Carroll:
Evo Devo
Oct 9 | 7:30pm
Chico State University’s President’s
Lecture Series & On the Creek
Speaker | Laxson Auditorium
Presented by Chico Performances
Marking the 150th
anniversary of Darwin’s
On the Origin of Species,
molecular biologist,
geneticist, and investigator
Sean Carroll continues the
examination of evolutionary
science. He explores evolution
from a biological point of
view, weaving paleontology,
naturalism, and molecular
geology into an exciting
new feld known as Evo
Devo–how DNA infuences
evolution in regards to animal
diversity. His ground-
breaking work has been
lauded in Time, U.S. News &
World Report, and The New
York Times. Advance tickets:
$23 Premium | $18 Adult, $16
Senior, $14 Student/Child.
For more information (and
tickets online!) visit: www.
chicoperformances.com
In The Mood
Oct 9 | 7:30pm
Paradise Performing Arts Center
777 Nunneley Road, Paradise
Presented by the Paradise
Performing Arts Center
“In the Mood” is a 1940s
musical revue, featuring
big band orchestra music.
Tickets: $35 all seats reserved.
Box Offce Hours: Monday
through Friday: 11am-5pm.
For more information, call
(530) 872-8454 or visit www.
paradiseperformingartscenter.
com.
Thick and Thin Acoustic
Music Festival
Oct 9 | 7:30pm
Chico Women’s Club
592 E. 3rd St.
Presented by Gordy Ohliger
Roots music: songs of
working, dreaming and
celebration. A big acoustic
sandwich of six voices and
15 instruments: four and
fve string banjos, guitar,
slide-guitar, cello-mandolin,
mandolin, violin, viola,
bass, concertina, accordion,
wooden fute, ukulele,
bodran, spoons and more.
The members of this show
have performed at the
following music festivals:
WorldFest, High Sierra,
Sacramento Jazz, London
World Music, SF Maritime,
Willamette Folk, Nevada
Bluegrass, Anchorage, and
Music! Canada, to name a few.
Tickets are just $10! Doors
open 7:30pm for socializing.
Sally Dimas Art Gallery
Open Studios Tour
Oct 10- -11 | 10am-5pm
493 East Ave. #1
Presented by Sally Dimas
Art Gallery
Live demonstrations of
pastel painting. “There is not
place more wonderful than
our hometown,” says Sally
Dimas. “I am always glad to
return, but painting around
the world is exciting. My aim
is to share those special places
and moments. Mother Nature
and man-made things evoke
feelings that excite me. I am
interested in the changing
light; the mood it evokes.”
Dimas studied in France
and Italy, which had a major
infuence on her life’s work,
but the ancient Greeks, said
Dimas, “...draw me back time
and again. The architecture
that still stands thousands
of years later and the murals
of ancient civilization are to
be revered. My heart beats
faster just thinking of beauty.
Watercolors are my frst
choice, but I enjoy painting
with pastels and occasionally
acrylics, all of which are on
display at my gallery.” For
more information, call
(530) 345-3063.
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Jerril Dean Kopp
Multi-Media Exhibition
Open Studios Tour
Oct 10-11 | 10am-5pm
1395 Huggins Ave.
Presented by Chico Art Center
Jerril Dean Kopp is a
multi-media artist creating
fgurative drawings, paintings
of landscapes, southwest
cliff dwellings and etchings
with various themes such as
nature, social commentary,
and fantasy. Her work is
colorful and dramatic. Her
handmade paper sculpture
will also be featured at her
studio. For more information,
call (530) 345-0455.
Typing Around Town
Oct 10 | Chico Cafes
Details on Back Page
Presented by Friends of the Arts
THEME - Preserving Chico’s
natural surroundings is an
important part of the city’s
culture and lifestyle. The
town has abundant wildlife
and beautiful scenery. During
the hot summer months,
Bidwell Park offers a cool
retreat for Chico residents.
What is your fondest memory
of spending summer days in
Bidwell Park? What or where
is your favorite part? Where is
your favorite nature spot? Do
you have any funny, surpris-
ing or scary stories involving
close encounters with Chico’s
wildlife population? Details
at www.artoberfest.org.
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Sierra Oro Farm Trail
Passport Weekend
Oct 10-11
In and around Butte County
Presented by Sierra Oro Farm Trail
A grand weekend of wine
tasting and farm fresh food
sampling. Passports are
$25 each and are available
online at www.sierraoro.
org or at Chico Chamber
of Commerce, 300 Salem
Street. For more information,
please call Chico Chamber of
Commerce at (530) 891-5556.
Artisan Faire
Oct 10 | 10am-4pm
1522 Nopel Ave | Forest Ranch
Presented by Mountain Joy
Bible Fellowship
Mountain Joy Bible Fellow-
ship will host an artisan faire.
Free to the public. Vendors
will be selling arts & crafts
and farmer’s market produce.
A fea market, live music,
food, and a kids corner with
a bounce house. Fun for all!
Call (530) 566-1099.

The Fine Art of Slip,
Drop and Drip
Oct 10-11 | 10am-5pm
The Art House
325 Nord Avenue (Hwy 32)
Presented by The Art House
Ceramic artists can use more
than glazes to fnish off their
work. Come and observe
how artist, Jana Lawton,
uses stains and slip trailing
to create beautifully tactile
and expressive fnishes on
her sculpture and pottery. As
part of the Chico Art Center’s
Open Studios Art Tour, the
Lawtons invite you to visit the
working studios of two artists
and spend time in their urban
sculpture garden. They are
happy to show you where they
work and how they translate
their inspiration into art for
you to enjoy. This is a free
event. For more information,
contact Jana Lawton at (530)
894-1843, email at Lawton@
sunset.net or visit the website
at www.chicoarthouse.com.
Tall Tales & True Stories:
Turner Gallery Fundraiser
Oct 10 | 7pm
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall
400 W. 1st St.
Presented by the School of the
Arts, CSU, Chico
World-renowned artist Ron
Sanford presents a special
evening of stunning photog-
raphy that will take you into
the wild. This camp night
features Sierra Nevada beer,
camp cuisine and decorations
that transform the recital hall
into a wonderful outdoor
setting. Be sure to wear
a back woods costume to
enhance the fun. This event
is underwritten by Sierra
Nevada Brewery, features a
raffe for a weekend in a Sea
Ranch home, and all proceeds
beneft the Turner Museum.
Tickets are $25, available at
Vagabond Rose, Made in
Chico, or the Turner Museum
in Meriam Library. Tickets
for School of the Arts events
are available at the University
Box Offce, (530) 898-6333.
Visit the School of the Arts
online at www.csuchico.edu/
hfa/schoolofarts/. For more
information, contact J. Paul
DiMaggio, School of the Arts
Publicist, at (530) 898-5739;
jdimaggio@csuchico.edu.
Cory’s Country Inn
Open Studios Tour
Oct 10-11 | 10am-5pm
4673 Nord Highway
Presented by Cory’s Country Inn
Cory’s Country Inn will
host a number of artists
and exhibiting their work
during the Open Studio
Tour’s frst weekend. Some
of the artists presenting are
Michael Halldorson, Mary
Anderson and Josifa Casey.
Work by artists Lorraine
Slattery, Darrel Duncan,
Chunhong Chang and Sal
Casa will be on display
throughout the month of
October. Surprise and delight
await you when you arrive at
this sweeping mid-century
house, surrounded by acres
of magnifcent 100-year old
black walnut trees, fowering
plants in country yards and
shady patios. The Inn is
a lovely blend of country
lodging, fne food and
beautiful art representing the
best of Northern California.
For more information, call
(530) 345-2955, email at
coryscountryinn@aol.com or
visit coryscountryinn.com.
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Chico Art Center’s
20th Annual
Open Studios Tour
Oct 10-11
450 Orange Street, Suite 6
(Southern Pacifc Railroad
Depot Building) | Studios located
throughout the Chico area (see
Tour Guide for map) | Studios are
open 10am-5pm each weekend
Presented by Chico Art Center
Now is your chance to fnd
out why Chico has been
noted as one of the top 10
art towns in America. You
will also understand why this
event is now in its 20th year.
Studios will be open for your
exploration, with many artists
doing demonstrations. Open
Studios offers a chance for
collectors, art enthusiasts,
tourists and other artists to
learn what being an artist is all
about, “discover” new talent,
and learn about the infuences
that help an artist create.
Start your tour at the Chico
Art Center to see a sampling
of the work that awaits you
in the Artists’ Studios. Tour
Guides are $10 per person,
children are free when
accompanied by paid adult.
Tour guides are available
in advance at Chambers of
Commerce throughout Butte
County, and on Tour Days
at the Chico Art Center,
Paradise Art Center and the
new Artists of River Town
Gallery in Oroville. For more
information, contact Erin
Wells at (530) 895-8726, email
at info@chicoartcenter.com
or visit their website at
www.chicartcenter.com
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Our annual invitation to you to Open the door
to view and buy original art by local artists.
Our annual invitation to you to Open the door
to view and buy original art by local artists.
www. c h i c o a r t c e n t e r. c o m www. c h i c o a r t c e n t e r. c o m
Igudesman & Joo: A
Little Nightmare Music
Oct 10 | 7:30pm
Classical Comedy
Laxson Auditorium
Presented by Chico Performances
Igudesman & Joo are
highly trained classical
musicians, but they’re also
crazily inspired comics.
Playing violin and piano,
this marriage of music and
humor defes categorization.
It’s a performance full of
musical virtuosity and zany,
outrageous humor. If you
thought Victor Borge was a
hoot at his piano, you’ll love
the loony antics of Igudesman
and Joo. Advance tickets:
$23 Premium, $18 Adult,
$16 Senior, $14 Student/
Child. More information (and
tickets online!) visit: www.
chicoperformances.com.
Alzheimer’s Association
Memory Walk
Oct 10 | 10am
One Mile BBQ Area, Bidwell Park
Presented by the Alzheimers
Association
Walk together to make a
difference in the fght to end
Alzheimer’s. Join hundreds
of Memory Walkers for a
three-mile walk or a one-mile
shortcut which is wheelchair
and stroller accessible.
Throughout the day: Remem-
brance Area–Honor a loved
one by placing a picture or
a note on the Memory Wall.
Tribute Flags–Modeled after
a Tibetan tradition, honor
a loved one with a Tribute
Flag to be fown at Memory
Walk. Live Music- Enjoy
music by the Holly Taylor
and Eric Peter Jazz Duo and
the Highland Bagpipers.
Funds raised at Memory Walk
provide much needed support
for Alzheimer’s research,
programs and education.
Register online (no fee to
register) at http://memory-
walk.kintera.org/chico09.
For more information, visit
the Memory Walk website at
www.alz.org/memorywalk.
Eric Martin Throwing
Pottery LIVE
Oct 10 | 11am-1pm
345 Broadway
Presented by Chico
Paper Company
Martin began creating forms
on the potter’s wheel at age
14 and has been developing
his technical and aesthetic
abilities for over a decade. In
2006, he received a BFA from
Humboldt State University,
where he focused intently
on ceramics, the thrown
form and the refnement of
glazing and surface treatment
techniques. He believes
strongly in the ethics of
creating and supporting
independently made art that is
durable, useful and reason-
ably priced. Exclusively at
Chico Paper Company, 345
Broadway, in downtown
Chico. For more info, call
(530) 891-0900 or visit www.
chicopapercompany.com.
Open Studios Tour
Oct 10- -11 | 9am-3pm
Oct 31- Nov 1 | 10am-5pm
336 Broadway, Suites 20, 21 & 22
Presented by Chico Art School
and Gallery
Chico Art School and Gallery
will be participating both
weekends of Open Studio
Tour. To view artwork, visit
www.janetlombardiblixt.com.
Instruction information
available at chicoartschool.
com. Email questions to
janet@chicoartschool.com or
call (530) 570-3895.
Chico Community
Band Concert
Oct 11 | 2pm
CARD Community Center
545 Vallombrosa Avenue
Presented by the Chico
Community Band
The Chico Community Band
will perform the original work
of local composer Justin Bell.
The hour-long performance is
free to the public.
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
The Oil Factor
Oct 11 | 4:30pm
Paradise Lost
177 20th St.
Presented by Gerard Ungerman
“The Oil Factor: Behind The
War-on-Terror” (2004). Why
is the U.S. “War-on-terror”
focusing on a part of the
world where 3/4 of the oil
and gas reserves are located?
Gerard Ungerman founded
Free-Will Productions in New
York in 1995. His focus over
the years has been on human
rights and environmental
issues. Tickets: $5
Other flms include:
Oct 11- 4:30pm: “The Oil factor”
Oct 14- 8pm: “Belonging”
Oct 18- 4:30pm: “Plan Colombia”
Oct 21- 8pm: “Sex, Ties…” +
“Confessions of a NY Call-Girl”
Oct 25- 4:30pm: “Peru: Between
the Hammer & the Anvil”
INFO: www.BelongingThe-
Doc.com – www.TheOilFac-
tor.com – www.HiddenWars.
org – www.PlanColombia.
com. E-mail: Gerard@
freewillprod.com – Tel / Fax
(530) 343-2570
North State Symphony
Chamber Music:
Sonatas, Bagatelles &
Shanties
Oct 11 | 2pm
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall,
CSU, Chico
Presented by the School of the
Arts, CSU Chico
North State Symphony
musicians Yael Ronen, fute;
Susie Lundberg, oboe;
Charlene Mayes, horn; and
Russell Burnham, clarinet, are
joined by pianist Cara Okano
for a program featuring
Beethoven’s majestic sonata
while the folk-song suffused
Bagatelles of Hungarian com-
poser György Ligeti show off
the bright colors of the wind
quintet in a series of short,
sparkling pieces. Arnold’s
arrangement of sea shanties
completes the concert. Tickets
for School of the Arts events
are available at the University
Box Offce, (530) 898-6333.
Visit the School of the Arts
online at www.csuchico.edu/
hfa/schoolofarts/. For more
information, contact J. Paul
DiMaggio, School of the Arts
Publicist, at (530) 898-5739;
jdimaggio@csuchico.edu.
Advance tickets: $15 Adult,
$13 Senior, $6 Student/Child.
SAY Presents
Coming Out for Art
Oct 11 | 5pm-9pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
Presented by the Stonewall
Alliance Youth
“Coming Out for Art” is
an art show to provide a
creative outlet for the LGBT
community and supporters
to fully express their feelings
and attitudes surrounding
Sexuality and Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
issues in a productive and
positive way. An art show
extravaganza presented by
SAY (Stonewall Alliance
Youth). Free admission. For
more information, please
contact Eric Ruben at (530)
893-3336 or email at youth@
stonewallchico.org.
The Subdudes
Oct 12 | 7:30pm
1075 E. 20th St.
Presented by the Sierra Nevada
Brewing Company’s Big Room
The Subdudes are known for
their incredible harmonies
and intricate songwriting.
After a brief hiatus, they are
back in full force. Be sure not
to miss this performance at
the Sierra Nevada Big Room.
Tickets for shows may be
purchased in the Pub at the
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. or
by phone (with use of a credit
card) by calling (530) 345-
2739. To encourage the family
participation in the enjoyment
of live music, our shows are
all-ages friendly. A full dinner
is available for $12.50 from
the time doors open to the
beginning of the evening’s
entertainment. For more info,
contact Bob Littell at the
Brew Pub and Restaurant:
boblittell@sierranevada.com
or visit www.sierranevada.
com/bigroom.
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Yamato Taiko
Japanese Drumming
Oct 13 | 7:30pm
Laxson Auditorium
Presented by Chico Performances
“An explosion of action,
humor, and energy…”
– South Wales Echo
This Japanese troupe of
10 drummers combines a
sense of drama and strong
percussion, producing the
most “physical” form of
music–Taiko drumming.
Using instruments such as
the huge kettledrum, the
side drum, and the tambour,
Yamato’s drumming ranges
from the delicate patter of
raindrops to hammered-
out rolling thunder to a
slowed-down heartbeat.
Yamato combines drums
with the timpani, the fute,
and colorful, authentic
Japanese costumes for an
evening of highly charged
rhythm. Advance tickets:
$28 Premium, $23 Adult,
$21 Senior, $16 Student/
Child. More information (and
tickets online!) visit: www.
chicoperformances.com.
Call Me Troy:
Film Series
Oct 13 | 7:30pm
Ayres 106
Presented by the College of
Humanities And Fine Arts,
CSU, Chico
“Call Me Troy” is the truly
inspirational story about a
remarkable and dynamic
individual whose activism
was decades ahead of its time;
the Reverend Troy Perry. He
is perhaps best known as the
founder of the Metropolitan
Community Church–the
frst church to recognize the
spiritual needs of the gay
community. “Call Me Troy”
celebrates Rev. Perry’s life
as a civil rights hero and his
legacy of spiritual service
to the GLBT community
where he had the audacity to
claim Christianity for himself
and his community. The
University Film Series, part
of the College of Humanities
and Fine Arts, features a
different flm sponsored
by various programs each
Tuesday night at 7:30pm in
Ayres 106. For information,
visit www.csuchico.edu/hfa/
hc/gallery/html or call
(530) 898-4642.
Jtown: An Interactive
Artwork & Performance
Series
Oct 12-Oct 31
820 Broadway
1078 Gallery
Hours: 12:30-5:30, Wed-Sat
Presented By Janice Porter
Enter the sights, sounds and
celebrations of a neighbor-
hood like no other. Regular
gallery hours and many events
are free of charge. For more
information, contact Janice
Porter at (530) 343-1973 or
visit www.1078gallery.org or
www.janiceporterart.com.
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
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Belonging–a Scientifc
& Spiritual Journey into
Humanity’s Footprint on
the Earth (‘08)
Oct 14 | 8pm
Paradise Lost
177 20th St.
Presented by Gerard Ungerman
At a time of converging
crises, is it enough to just be
looking for alternate energy
sources? Gerard Ungerman
explores this topic in his flm
which is narrated by Dustin
Hoffman. Tickets: $5
Other flms include:
Oct 18 - 4:30pm:
“Plan Colombia”
Oct. 21 - 8pm: “Sex, Ties…” +
“Confessions of a NY Call-Girl”
Oct 25 - 4:30pm: “Peru: Between
the Hammer & the Anvil”
INFO: www.BelongingThe-
Doc.com – www.TheOilFac-
tor.com – www.HiddenWars.
org – www.PlanColombia.
com – E-mail: Gerard@
freewillprod.com – Tel / Fax
(530) 343-2570.
AVL Looms
Oct 12-14 | Oct 15-17
9am-5pm daily
AVL Looms Studio Loft,
3851 Morrow Lane, Suite 9
Two different weaving
courses, focusing on two
different skill levels, will
take place during the week.
October 12-14: Basically
AVL, a beginner’s weaving or
refresher couse in everything
AVL. Cost: $395. October
15-17: Basically Layered, a
course designed to enhance
the complex weaver’s
understanding of weave
structure and cloth construc-
tion using WeavePoint and
WeavaMaker software and
AVL’s Compu-Dobby Looms.
Cost: $495. Please call to
reserve your space with a
$100 deposit: (530) 893-4915
x236. For more information,
please contact Pam Stoesser
at (530) 893-4915 x236, email
infor@avlusa.com or visit the
website at www.avlusa.com/
index/workshop.
Typing Around Town
Oct 14 | Chico Cafes
Details on Back Page
Presented by Friends of the Arts
THEME - Chico is ranked
as the number 10 Art Town
in America. How has Chico’s
rich art culture infuenced
you? Has the town inspired
you to create something of
your own? What is some
of your favorite public art
(murals, sculptures, mosaics)?
Details at Artoberfest.org.
Poetry Slam at
Has Beans
Oct 14 | 8pm-10pm
1078 Humboldt Ave
Presented by Has Beans
Poetry Slam at Has Beans
every Wednesday night from
8pm-10pm. For more info,
call (530) 894-3033 or visit
www.hasbeans.com
Chico Poetry Slam:
Mekkah
Oct 15 | 8pm
Café Culture
931 West 5th St.
Presented by Café Culture
For 14 years, Chico Poetry
Slam has been the defnitive
open arena for performance
poetry in Chico. This event
electrifes the art of spoken
poetry as it is a pageant,
an interactive classroom, a
versifed boxing match and
a revival rolled into one
border-breaking event. We
offer a two-round “Open”
poetry slam and a seasoned
featured poet. We will
feature, from Charlotte,
North Carolina, the queen of
the spoken word–Mekkah.
Come one! Come All! And
speak poetry...the stage is set;
the microphone is waiting.
Admission is $5 at the door.
For more information, visit
www.myspace.com/chicopo-
etryslam or Facebook search
Chico Poetryslam.
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Joan Osborne, the
Holmes Brothers and
Paul Thorn
Oct 15 | 7:30pm
Laxson Auditorium
300 W. First St.
Presented by Chico Performances
Five-time Grammy nominee
Joan Osborne (“One of
Us”) has toured with Taj
Mahal, Spearhead, the Dixie
Chicks, and Bob Dylan,
showcasing her honeyed
blues delivery around the
world. The Holmes Brothers
mix roadhouse rock with
Gospel fervor that touches
the roots of the blues. Son of
a prizefghter and Pentecostal
preacher, Mississippi
bluesman Paul Thorn
prompted the San Francisco
Chronicle to say “the real
deal comes along infrequently
these days.” Advance tickets:
$30 Premium, $25 Adult,
$23 Senior, $18 Student/
Child. More information (and
tickets online!) visit: www.
chicoperformances.com.
Dena Kay Jones:
Lizt & Albeniz
Oct 16 | 7:30pm
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall
Presented by The School of the
Arts, CSU, Chico
Dena Kay Jones,
internationally-known pianist
from the University of Texas,
has performed throughout
the U. S. and in Spain,
Mexico and Canada. One
reviewer says, “It is no small
compliment to say that she
has mastered the Spanish
idiom so well she might be
mistaken for a native of this
country” (Atlanta). Tickets
for School of the Arts events
are available at the University
Box Offce, (530) 898-6333.
Visit the School of the Arts
online at www.csuchico.edu/
hfa/schoolofarts/. For more
information, contact J. Paul
DiMaggio, School of the Arts
Publicist, at (530) 898-5739;
jdimaggio@csuchico.edu.
Advance tickets: $15 Adult,
$13 Senior, $6 Student/Child.
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9|3 Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
9|11 Chicago Blues Reunion
with Charlie Musselwhite
9|12 An Evening with
Deepak Chopra
9|18 Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
9|29 Merle Haggard
10|1 Van Cliburn
Gold Medal Winner
10|4 Gillian Welch
10|6 Jesse Cook
10|9 Sean Carroll: Evo Devo
10|10 Igudesman & Joo
10|13 Yamato Taiko
10|15 Joan Osborne, Holmes Bros
and Paul Thorn
10|21 Sphinx Chamber Orchestra
10|29 An Evening with
Garrison Keillor
11|3 The Hobbit
11|6 Daryl Hannah:
The Solution Revolution
11|8 Pilobolus
11|10 An Evening with
John Cleese
11|13 Greg Brown, John Hammond &
David Lindley
11|17 B.B. King
11|20 The Nammy’s on Tour!
12|11-13 Sleeping Beauty
12|15 Bowfre: Holiday
Heart Strings
1|20 Peking Acrobats
1|28 The Second City’s
50th Anniversary Show
2|3 The Edlos:
A Cappella Broadway!
2|5 A Year with Frog and Toad
2|7 Tommy Emmanuel
2|9 The Handsome Little Devils
2|11 Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas
and Edgar Meyer
2|16 Umalali: The Garifuna
Women’s Project
2|18 The Chieftains
2|23 Suzanne Vega
2|25 Blind Boys of Alabama
2|27 Moscow Circus
3|5-6 Keeping Dance Alive!
3|9 Kálmán Balogh & The Gypsy
Cimbalom Band
3|10 Vienna Boys Choir
3|11 Comedy Pet Theater
3|20 Altan: 25th Year
Celebration Tour
3|23 Steve Lopez: The Soloist
3|26 Paula Poundstone:
100% Paula
4|8 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
4|10 Ira Glass
4|14 Baaba Maal
5|14 Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
5|19 Willy Wonka, Jr.
Opening Night
Celebration:
The Birth of Jtown!
Oct 16 | 7pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
This town is just passing
through, so be sure to join
the birthday party. Help us
consecrate Jtown, where
YOU are an honored citizen.
Potluck Party follows a short
program of ritual and perfor-
mance. Free event! For more
information, contact Janice
Porter at (530) 343-1973 or
visit www.1078gallery.org and
www.janiceporterart.com.
Jtown Underwear
Yoga Club
Oct 16 | 3pm-4pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
Presented by Janice Porter
Wear what you like, all
underwear and overwear
welcome. Bring your yoga
mat or blanket for this
relaxed hour of yoga guided
by Rev. Dylan Tellesen. Free
event! For more information,
contact Janice Porter at (530)
343-1973 or visit the websites
www.janiceporterart.com and
www.1078gallery.org.
Jtown Welcomes Rogue
Theatre & the 24-hour
Elephant Dance
Oct 17-18 | 7pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
Presented by Rogue Theater
A fundraiser for 1078
Gallery and Rogue Theatre.
Harken back to the 1930s
when times were tough and
money was hard to come by.
Whoever is left standing at
the end of this 24-hour dance
marathon takes home a $1000
cash prize. Along with the
dancing, enjoy music, comedy,
raffes, movies, karaoke, and
more. Dancers: must register
and secure $200 minimum
donation. Spectators: roll the
dice to determine your door
charge. For more informa-
tion, contact Betty Burns at
(530) 343-7141 or email at
burnzy-b@hotmail.com or
info@chicorogue.com. More
information can be found
at www.1078 gallery.com or
www.chicorogue.com.
Ruby Mountain Design
& Fine Arts Studio Tour
Oct 17-18 | 10am-5pm
1752 Drayer Dr., Paradise
Presented by Judith Carter
“I’m an artist and teacher
who enjoys interpreting
and creating visions of the
scenic wonders of our world,
primarily through watercolor.
Plein air painting (painting in
plain air) is one of the ways I
create my work. I often take
paper, pencils, and paintbrush
to a location and sketch a
scene,” said Carter. Classes
in painting for students 8
years and up are available at
her studio in Paradise, the
Paradise Recreation Center
and Art Etc. in Chico. Judith
Carter can be contacted by
phone (530-872-4840) or
email (ju.carter@comcast.
net) for locations and dates of
classes in Paradise or Chico.
Ace’s Cakes and
Trail Blazer Dog-Day
Art Afternoon
Oct 17 | 1pm-4pm
Ace’s Cakes and Trail Blazer
1612 Mangrove Ave.
Presented by Ace’s Cakes and
Trail Blazer Pets Supply
This event will feature locally
made dog fashion, including
clothes, leashes, outdoor
wear and accessories all
presented by local dogs on
the catwalk. There will be
two runway presentations at
2pm and 3pm. Local artists,
who specialize in canine
subjects, will have their work
on display and for sale. Artists
include: Jean Summerville, oil
pastel, mixed media; Teresa
Renfro, drawings, acrylic
paintings and prints; Karen
Elizabeth, photography; Will
Escobar, oil painting; Janel
Murphy, oil pastel; Mann
Donn, screen print. Dogs are
welcome and encouraged! For
more information, please call
(530) 354-1452 or visit www.
trailblazerpetsupply.com.
Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
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20th Annual Open
Studios Tour: Paradise
Oct 17-18
Studios are open 10am-5pm
each weekend | Studios located
throughout the Paradise and
Magalia area (see Tour Guide
for map)
450 Orange Street, Suite 6
(Southern Pacifc Railroad
Depot Building)
Presented by Chico Art Center
Paradise–It is exactly that for
the many very talented and
friendly artists you will meet
on the “ridge.” Studios are
located in beautifully forested
neighborhoods, down county
lanes and even beside deep
canyons on the side of the
mountain. You will fnd
pottery, paintings, sculpture,
photography, glass, jewelry
and more in the studios of
these talented people. Many
will do demonstrations
throughout the weekend and
you can fnd lots of great art
for sale. Tour Guides are $10
per person. Children are free
when accompanied by paid
adult. Tour guides are avail-
able in advance at Chambers
of Commerce throughout
Butte County, and on Tour
Days at the Chico Art Center,
Paradise Art Center and the
new Artists of River Town
Gallery in Oroville. For more
information, please contact
Erin Wells at (530) 895-8726,
email at info@chicoartcenter.
com or visit the website at
www.chicoartcenter.com.
Typing Around Town
Oct 17 | Chico Cafes
Details on Back Page
Presented by Friends of the Arts
THEME - Chico is ranked
as the number 10 Art Town
in America. How has Chico’s
rich art culture infuenced
you? Has the town inspired
you to create something of
your own? What is some
of your favorite public art
(murals, sculptures, mosaics)?
Details at Artoberfesr.org.
Jtown Games
Oct 17 | 1pm-4pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
Presented by Janice Porter
Games for all ages, some
classic, some huge, some
crazy. Bring the family and
friends. Refreshments avail-
able. For more information,
contact Janice Porter at (530)
588-2618 or visit the websites
www.1078gallery.org and
www.janiceporterart.com.
Chico Library
Fall Festival
Oct 17 | 11am-2pm
Chico Library Lawn &
Conference Room
108 Sherman, 1st Ave.
Presented by Chico Friends
of the Library
The Chico Friends of the
Libary’s annual celebration
of libraries, reading and
books will include many
activities: games, art projects,
music, children’s book swap
and sale, tours of the Butte
County Literacy Coach and
the library, local authors and
illustrators, as well as refresh-
ments. The Fall Festival is a
community event, including
booths created by Girl Scout
Troops and teen volunteers.
Join the free fun. For more
information contact Chico
Library at (530) 891-2762 or
Ann Elliott at (530) 342-6053.
See www.chicolibrary.org.
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Plan Columbia
Oct 18 | 4:30pm
Paradise Lost
177 20th St.
Presented by Gerard Ungerman
“Plan Colombia: Cashing-In
on the Drug War Failure”
(2002) What may be
alternate motives to the
failing “US war-on-drugs” in
Colombia? Gerard Ungerman
founded Free-Will Produc-
tions in New York in 1995.
Tickets: $5.
Other flms include:
Oct 21 - 8pm: “Sex, Ties…” +
“Confessions of a NY Call-Girl”
Oct 25 - 4:30pm: “Peru: Between
the Hammer & the Anvil”
INFO: www.PlanColombia.
com – E-mail: Gerard@
freewillprod.com – Tel / Fax
(530) 343-2570.
When is “Green”
not Green?
Oct 18 | 1pm-5pm
The Art House
325 Nord Ave (Hwy 32)
Presented by the Chico Art House
When it’s recycled and rusty!
In the hands of sculptor,
Dave Lawton, castoffs
from construction and
manufacturing endeavors
become striking art for
your home and garden.
Metal, stone, wood and
other unusual “things” are
re-imagined and reused in
ways that give them new value
and interest. The Art House is
Chico’s only urban sculpture
garden, offering the fnest
in unique art for your home
and garden. One-of-a-kind
sculptures are nestled among
rocks, plants, and fowers
for a visual treat that will
tantalize all your senses.
This is a free event! For more
information, contact Jana
Lawton at (530) 894-1843,
email at Lawton@sunset.net
or visit the website at
www.chicoarthouse.com.
Dazzling Weddings
and Events
Oct 18 | 12pm-4pm
Rolling Hills Casino Resort
Special Event Center
2655 Barham Ave, Corning
Presented by Dazzling Weddings
and Events of Chico
Our show features 50
regional wedding and special
event professionals whose
work is deemed to be of the
highest creativity and quality;
award-winning photographers
and videographers, live
musical quartets, ballroom
dancing demonstrations,
foral artists and event design
experts, gown and accessory
designers, jewelry artisans,
local food artisans and pastry
artists. The emphasis with
our events is that Northern
California brides and grooms
can have the “best” for
their special event by using
local services and artisans.
Admission is $8 available at
the door or online at www.
dazzlingweddingsandevents.
com. For more information,
call (530) 200-3413, email at
jen@weddingsnorthvalley.
com or visit www.dazzlin-
gweddingsandevents.com.
Rumpelstiltskin Auditions
Oct 19 | 3:30pm-5pm
Oroville State Theater
1489 Meyers St.
Presented by the Private
Industry Council
An audition will be held
for the Missoula Children’s
Theatre (MCT) production
of Rumpelstiltskin at the
Oroville State Theatre
from 3:30pm-5pm. Those
auditioning should arrive at
3:30pm and plan to stay for
the full two hours. Some
of the cast members will be
asked to stay for a rehearsal
immediately following the
audition. Approximately
50 roles are available for
local students. All students,
grades Kindergarten through
12th grade, are encouraged
to audition. No advance
preparation is necessary. Most
students rehearse approxi-
mately 4.5 hours each day,
Monday-Friday. Performances
are scheduled for Oct 24
at 3pm and 5:30pm at the
Oroville State Theatre.For
more information, please
call Jim Christensen or Fran
Houchin at (530) 538-2470.
Rumpelstiltskin is part of the
Missoula Children’s Theatre’s
unique international touring
project.
Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
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Week of October 18-24
Charlene Abinante
Oct 19 | Nov 13
BMU 3rd Floor Gallery, CSU,
Chico (2nd & Chestnut streets)
7am-11pm Mon-Thurs
7am-5pm Fri
11am-10pm Sat & Sun
FREE to the Public
Abinante’s works examines
poisons and toxins that
inhabit the living. Her inspira-
tion evolves from organic
yet mechanical viruses that
mutate and change within
their environment. “I am
drawn to the elements dealing
with the surface of the
material: form, texture, glaze
treatment, and what these
elements can inform to the
viewer.” Her show will be
mostly ceramic material but
will incorporate some mixed
media and glass work.
Poetry Slam at
Has Beans
Oct 21 | 8pm-10pm
1078 Humboldt Ave
Presented by Has Beans
Poetry Slam at Has Beans
every Wednesday night from
8pm-10pm. For more info,
call (530) 894-3033 or visit
www.hasbeans.com
Jackie Greene
Oct 20-Oct 21 | 7:30pm
1075 E. 20th St.
Presented by the Sierra Nevada
Brewing Company’s Big Room
Dubbed “The Prince of
Americana” by the New York
Times, California native
Jackie Greene is steeped in
country, blues, jazz, rock and
folk traditions, defying easy
categorization. He will be
performing songs from his
latest record “Giving Up The
Ghost,” among others, at the
Sierra Nevada Big Room.
Tickets for all shows may be
purchased in the Pub at the
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
or by phone (with use of a
credit card) by calling (530)
345-2739. To encourage the
family participation in the
enjoyment of live music, our
shows are all-ages friendly.
A full dinner is available for
$12.50 from the time doors
open to the beginning of the
evening’s entertainment. For
more information, contact
Bob Littell at the Brew Pub
and Restaurant: boblittell@
sierranevada.com.
Blue Vinyl: Film Series
Oct 20 | 7:30pm
Ayres 106
Presented by the College of
Humanities And Fine Arts,
CSU, Chico
With humor, chutzpah and
a piece of vinyl siding frmly
in hand, Peabody Award-
winning flmmaker Judith
Helfand and co-director and
award-winning cinematogra-
pher Daniel B. Gold set out
in search of the truth about
polyvinyl chloride (PVC),
America’s most popular
plastic. From Long Island
to Louisiana to Italy, they
unearth the facts about PVC
and its effects on human
health and the environment.
Back at the starter ranch,
Helfand coaxes her terribly
patient parents into replacing
their vinyl siding on the
condition that she can fnd a
healthy, affordable alternative
(and it has to look good!). A
detective story, an eco-
activism doc, and a rollicking
comedy, “Blue Vinyl” puts a
human face on the dangers
posed by PVC at every
stage of its life cycle, from
factory to incinerator. The
University Film Series, part
of the College of Humanities
and Fine Arts, features a
different flm sponsored
by various programs each
Tuesday night at 7:30pm in
Ayres 106. Tonight’s showing
is “Blue Vinyl”, sponsored by
the Environmental Studies
Program. For information,
visit www.csuchico.edu/hfa/
hc/gallery.html or call
(530) 898-4642.
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Sphinx Chamber
Orchestra and Nouveau
String Orchestra
Oct 21 | 7:30pm
Laxson Auditorium
Presented by Chico Performances
“After the applause, excited
audience members rushed
up to the stage to shake the
orchestra’s hands–a sight you
don’t see often at Carnegie
hall.” – The New York Times
The Sphinx Chamber
Orchestra is an extraordinary
string ensemble comprised
of the top young Black
and Latino musicians in
the nation. The orchestra
strives to advance diversity
in classical music, both from
within and by engaging new,
young audiences through
their varied repertoire. In this
performance, they will be
performing pieces by Mozart,
Piazzolla, Guido Gavilán,
Tchaikovsky, Marsalis, Bach,
and Michael Abels. Advance
tickets: $28 Premium, $23
Adult, $21 Senior, $16
Student/Child. For more info
(and tickets online!) visit:
www.chicoperformances.com
Sex, Ties ... and
Confessions of a NY
Call-Girl
Oct 21 | 8pm
Paradise Lost
1077 20th Street
Presented by Gerard Ungerman
“Sex, Ties & Lots of
Videotapes” (2001) With
a combined income of
$14 billion a year, the US
porn industry is trying to
break into the mainstream
entertainment industry.
“Confessions of a New York
Call-Girl” (1998). An inside
look at the exploding escort
service phenomenon and at
the fipside of its seemingly
enormous fnancial rewards.
Recently relocated to Chico,
veteran French documentary
flmmaker Gerard Ungerman
will be presenting some of his
work at Chico’s Artoberfest
2009. Tickets: $5.
Other flms include:
Oct. 25 - 4:30pm: “Peru: Be-
tween the Hammer & the Anvil”
INFO: For more informa-
tion, please e-mail: Gerard@
freewillprod.com – Tel / Fax
(530) 343-2570.
Typing Around Town
Oct 21 | Chico Cafes
Details on Back Page
Presented by Friends of the Arts
THEME- Recreational
activities abound in Chico.
Whether you walk, bike or
run, there is always something
to do. There are places to go
rock climbing, swimming
and even fshing! Share your
stories about your favorite
recreational activities and
where in Chico you enjoy
doing them. Details at www.
artoberfest.org.
Catalyst Domestic
Violence Services
7th Annual Art Show
Oct 22 | 5pm-9pm
Chico Business Offce,
330 Wall St. Suite 50
Presented by Catalyst Domestic
Violence Services
October is National Domestic
Violence Awareness Month.
Catalyst Domestic Violence
Services will host its 7th
Annual Art show to beneft
the foundation. This is a free
community event. For more
information, please contact
Lindsey Hensher, Community
Educator at (530) 343-7711 or
www.catalystdvservices.org.
Twilight Zone Live! The
Interactive Experience
Oct 22-Oct 31
6:30pm-9:30pm
Oct 22, 23, 24 and Oct 29,
30, 31 with Special Adult-Only
Shows: 9:30pm-10:30pm
on Oct 29-30
Presented by the Blue Room Theater
A theatrical haunted house
style attraction located in the
heart of downtown Chico.
There is a ffth dimension
beyond that which is known
to man. It is a dimension as
vast as space and as timeless
as infnity. It is the middle
ground between light and
shadow, between science
and superstition, and it lies
between the pit of man’s
fears and the summit of
his knowledge. This is the
dimension of imagination.
It is an area which we call
the Twilight Zone. Join us
at the Blue Room Theatre
for a haunting interactive
experience. Do you dare to
take the journey to discover
what lies beyond? The
Twilight Zone. Cost is $10.
Tickets are available on-line
at www.blueroomtheatre.
com or at the door. For more
information, please call
(530) 895-3749.
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Week of October 18-24
Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Jtown: New Bands
Oct 23 | 7pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
Presented by Janice Porter
Fresh, young bands wail
tonight. Virtuoso Metal,
Rock, and more. All ages
show. Band names TBA,
check 1078gallery.org or
janiceporterart.com in Sept.
for more details. There is
a $5 cover to attend this
event. For more information,
contact Janice Porter at (530)
588-2618 or visit the websites
www.1078gallery.org and
www.janiceporterart.com.
Jtown Underwear
Yoga Club
Oct 23 | 3pm-4pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
Presented by Janice Porter
Wear what you like, all
underwear and overwear
welcome. Bring your yoga
mat or blanket for this relaxed
hour of yoga guided by Rev.
Dylan Tellesen. This is a free
event! For more information
contact Janice Porter at (530)
588-2618 or visit the websites
www.1078gallery.org and
www.janiceporterart.com.
American Heritage:
Choral Union
Oct 23 | 7:30pm
Laxson Auditorium
Presented by the School of the
Arts, CSU, Chico
Chico State’s Choral Union
offers a montage of the
great American composers–
Bernstein, Copland,
Gershwin, Rodgers and
Hammerstein, Billings, Dello
Joio and Randall Thompson
–complimented by jazz
charts, spirituals and folk
song arrangements by Alice
Parker, Robert Shaw, Jack
Halloran, Larry Fleming,
and Gene Puerling. Advance
tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior,
$6 Student/Child. Tickets
for School of the Arts events
are available at the University
Box Offce, (530) 898-6333.
Visit the School of the Arts
online at www.csuchico.edu/
hfa/schoolofarts/. For more
information, contact J. Paul
DiMaggio, School of the Arts
Publicist, at (530) 898-5739;
jdimaggio@csuchico.edu.
Rumpelstiltskin
Performance
Oct 24 | 3pm and 5:30pm
Oroville State Theater
1489 Meyers Street
Presented by The Private
Industry Council
A strange little gnome
appears from here, there
and everywhere. He will
spin your straw into gold...
for a price. If his price is
too steep, you must guess
his name–Rumpelstiltskin!
Join the Missoula Children’s
Theatre and over 50 local
students, Saturday, Oct 24
at the Oroville State Theatre
with two show times at 3pm
and 5:30pm as they bring
to life this spirited tale. An
original musical adaptation,
Rumplestiltskin is sure to
please audiences of all ages.
This week is part of the
Missoula Children’s Theatre’s
unique international touring
project and is presented
locally by the Oroville State
Theatre. For additional
information including ticket
prices and outlets, please
contact the Oroville State
Theatre at (530) 538-2470.
20th Annual Open
Studios Tour: Oroville
Oct 24-25
Studios are open 10am-5pm
each weekend | Studios located
throughout the Oroville area
(see Tour Guide for map)
450 Orange Street, Suite 6
(Southern Pacifc Railroad
Depot Building)
Presented by Chico Art Center
The 20th annual Open
Studios Art Tour Oroville is
the “City of Gold”–you will
fnd some real treasures. The
studios have much to offer,
including bronze, wood and
metal sculptures, watercolor,
acrylic and encaustic painting,
natural stone jewelry, pottery,
drawings and more. These
artists will welcome you with
demonstrations and great art
for sale. Tour Guides are $10
per person, children are free
when accompanied by paid
adult; Tour guides are avail-
able in advance at Chambers
of Commerce throughout
Butte County, and on Tour
Days at the Chico Art Center,
Paradise Art Center and the
new Artists of River Town
Gallery in Oroville. For more
information, contact Erin
Wells at (530) 895-8726 or
visit www.chicoartcenter.com
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Week of October 18-24
Annie’s Star Quilt
Guild Show
Oct 24-25
Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 10am-4pm
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds,
2337 Fair St.
Presented by Annie’s Star Quilts
The exhibit will include an
opportunity to win a specially
designed and crafted quilt by
members. The show includes
20 plus vendors, lunch &
snacks available. Free parking.
$6 at the door. For more info,
visit www.anniestarquilt.org.
Typing Around Town
Oct 24 | Chico Cafes
Details on Back Page
Presented by Friends of the Arts
THEME- Recreational
activities abound in Chico.
Whether you walk, bike or
run, there is always something
to do. There are places to go
rock climbing, swimming
and even fshing! Share your
stories about your favorite
recreational activities and
where in Chico you enjoy
doing them. Details at
www.artoberfest.org.
Jtown Games
Oct 24 | 1pm-4pm
1078 Gallery | 820 Broadway
Games for all ages, some
classic, some huge, some
crazy. Bring the family and
friends. Refreshments avail-
able. Free event. For more
information, contact Janice
Porter at (530) 588-2618 or
visit www.1078gallery.org and
www.janiceporterart.com.
20 Bucks & Handmade
Oct 24 | 10am-5pm
Summer O’Neil, Studio B,
234 W. 3rd St.
Located in Downtown Chico
above Cafe Malvina and
across from the parking struc-
ture. 20 Bucks & Handmade
is a fne arts and crafts sale
by creative locals who have
a passion for making use of
anything and everything.
Some items you might
see are handbags, grocery
sacks, clothing, jewelry and
paintings. Items will be 20
bucks or under. Come in and
check out what the locals are
up to! And while you’re at it,
support local restaurants by
dropping into Spice Creek or
Cafe Malvina for a drink and
a bite!
Broken Color
Art Gallery
Oct 24-25 | Oct 31 | Nov 1
10am-5pm
Ongoing (Gallery and Studio
open for Open Studios Tour)
1360 Montgomery St, Oroville
Presented by Broken Color
Art Gallery
Located near historic down-
town Oroville, a block from
the Feather River and the
Chinese Temple, Jon Shult’s
Broken Color Art Gallery will
display works in progress and
include cartooning demos.
His subjects vary from urban
scenes (including local icons)
to seascapes and rural subject
matter. He is also involved in
fgure painting (clothed and
nude), portraits and printmak-
ing. For more information,
call (530) 534-5474 or visit
brokencolor@earthlink.net.
7th Annual Mask-
Making Workshop
Oct 24 | 1pm-5pm
Dorothy Johnson Center
775 East 16th St.
The CSU, Chico Museum of
Anthropology and the Chico
Area Recreation Department
and Park District prepare
everyone for Halloween
with this fun make-and-take
afternoon of projects and
activities. Express your own
creativity and learn about
different mask-making
cultures around the world.
This year, visitors will also
be invited to add home-made
fower offerings to a Day of
the Dead altar. Please call the
museum at (530) 898-5397 or
the Dorothy Johnson Center
at (530) 895-4707 for more
information.
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
15th Annual Chico
Window Art Project
The Window Art Project
includes 56 local artists part-
nering with downtown busi-
nesses to exhibit in storefront
windows during October
(National Arts and Humani-
ties Month) -- a coast-to-coast
collective celebration of arts
and culture in the daily lives
of Americans. Free Walking
Tour Maps and the artist’s
contact information are
available inside businesses dis-
playing Window Art Project
plaques. For more informa-
tion, see www.artoberfest.org
or call Mary Gardner at
(530) 896-7214 or e-mail
mgardner@ci.chico.ca.us.
Thrill the World Dance
Oct 24 | 5pm to participate
6:20pm performance
Downtown Chico City Plaza
Presented by Friends of the Arts
Brought to you by Friends of
the Arts, “Thrill The World”
is a worldwide attempt to
break the Guinness World
Record for the Largest
Simultaneous Dance with
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
Thousands of people in
cities around the world will
learn the “Thriller” dance
and perform it together on
Saturday, Oct. 24 at 6:20pm
in the Downtown Chico
Plaza. Come connect with
the world through the art of
dance! For more information,
please see www.thrillthe-
world.com or Chico’s own
web page at www.myspace.
com/chicothriller or e-mail
cathysmalls@gmail.com
or call (530) 228-2860 for
sign-up information.
Jtown Welcomes
Men on Love
Oct 24 | 7pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
Presented by Janice Porter
This spoken word event
is produced and hosted by
Anthony Peyton Porter,
featuring members of the
Jtown Men’s Club. For
more information, contact
Anthony Porter at (530)
521-9463 or visit www.
anthonypeytonporter.com or
www.1078gallery.com.
Peru: Between the
Hammer & the Anvil
Oct 25 | 4:30pm
Paradise Lost
177 20th St.
Presented by Gerard Ungerman
“PERU: Between the Ham-
mer and the Anvil” (1996).
How the ordinary bravery and
peaceful determination of the
many overcame the violence
and fanaticism of the few.
Tickets: $5.
INFO: E-mail: Gerard@
freewillprod.com – Tel / Fax
(530) 343-2570
Opening Night
The Paradise Symphony
Presents Concert 1 of
the 51st Season
Oct 25 | 7pm
Paradise Performing Arts Center
777 Nunneley Rd, Paradise
Presented by The Paradise
Performing Arts Center
For the opening concert of
the 51st Season, conducter
Lloyd Roby will lead the
orchestra in the “Unfnished
Symphony” by Frank
Schubert, “Finlandia” by
Sibelius, “The Donna Diana
Overture” by Rexnicek and
concluding the evening’s
performance with two lilting
waltzes by Johann Strauss:
the beautiful “Blue Danube
Waltz” and the lilting “Tales
of the Vienna Woods”.
Tickets: Adults, $8, Children
$5. Ask about family pricing.
Box Offce Hours: Monday
through Friday: 11am-5pm.
For more information, call
(530) 872-8454 or visit www.
paradiseperformingartscenter.
com. Tickets can be
purchased through the
website.
Contemporary Clay
Oct 25 | 1pm-5pm
The Art House
325 Nord Avenue (Hwy 32)
Presented by Chico Art House
Come prepared to feast
your eyes on sculpture
that is spontaneous and
amusing, ingenious mosaic
creations, and delicate but
delightful porcelain pottery–
contemporary clay at its best.
Artist, Jana Lawton, will
be on hand to talk about
her work and demonstrate
how she hand builds with
porcelain clay to create her
distinctive ceramic work.
The Art House is Chico’s
only urban sculpture garden,
offering the fnest in unique
art for your home and garden.
One-of-a-kind sculptures are
nestled among rocks, plants,
and fowers for a visual
treat that will tantalize your
senses. For more information,
contact Jana Lawton at
(530) 894-1843, email at
Lawton@sunset.net or visit
www.chicoarthouse.com.
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Week of October 18-24 Week of October 25-31
Ronnie Baker Brookes
Oct 26 | 7:30pm
1075 E. 20th St.
Presented by the Sierra Nevada
Brewing Company’s Big Room
A Chicago blues club favorite,
Ronnie Baker Brookes has
been playing the blues since
he was 9. His latest release,
The Torch, has been called
the year’s best blues album.
Don’t miss this red hot
performance at the Sierra
Nevada Big Room. Tickets for
all shows may be purchased in
the Pub at the Sierra Nevada
Brewing Co. or by phone
(with use of a credit card)
by calling (530) 345-2739.
To encourage the family
participation in the enjoyment
of live music, our shows
are all-ages friendly. For
more information, contact
Bob Littell at the Brew Pub
and Restaurant: boblittell@
sierranevada.com.
Throne of Blood
Oct 27 | 7:30pm
Ayres 106
Presented by the College of
Humanities and Fine Arts,
CSU ,Chico
One of the most celebrated
screen adaptations of
Shakespeare into flm, Akira
Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood
re-imagines Macbeth in
feudal Japan. Starring Toshiro
Mifune and Isuzu Yamada as
his ruthless wife, the flm tells
of a valiant warrior’s rise to
power and his ignominious
fall. With Throne of Blood,
Kurosawa fuses one of
Shakespeare’s greatest
tragedies with the formal
elements of Japanese Noh
theater to make a Macbeth
that is all his own—a classic
tale of ambition and duplicity
set against a ghostly landscape
of fog and inescapable
doom. The University Film
Series, part of the College
of Humanities and Fine
Arts, features a different
flm sponsored by various
programs each Tuesday night
at 7:30 pm in Ayres 106.
For information, visit www.
csuchico.edu/hfa/hc/gallery/
html or call (530) 898-4642.
As You Like It
Oct 28 | Oct 31 | 7:30pm
Harlen Adams Theatre
400 W. 1st St.
Presented by the School of the
Arts, CSU, Chico
Romance, comedy, political
intrigue, environmental
conservation, runaway cross-
dressing teenagers in the
forest pinning love-notes to
trees and the whole thing
ending in a food of marriages
and a big dance! Advance
tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior,
$6 Student/Child. Tickets for
are available at the University
Box Offce, (530) 898-6333.
Visit the School of the Arts
online at www.csuchico.edu/
hfa/schoolofarts/. For more
information, contact J. Paul
DiMaggio, School of the Arts
Publicist, at (530) 898-5739 or
jdimaggio@csuchico.edu.
Poetry Slam at
Has Beans
Oct 28 | 8pm-10pm
1078 Humboldt Ave
Presented by Has Beans
Poetry Slam at Has Beans
every Wednesday night from
8pm-10pm. For more info,
call (530) 894-3033 or visit
www.hasbeans.com
What Hath God
Wrought: The
Transformation of
America, 1815-1848
Oct 28 | 7:30pm
Joanna Dunlap Cowden
Memorial Lecture
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall
W. 1st St.
Presented by the School of the
Arts, CSU, Chico
Pulitzer Prize-winning
author Daniel Walker Howe
(UCLA and Oxford) explores
the dramatic technological
changes that transformed the
U.S. from a “Third World”
country to a major power
from roughly 1815 to 1848.
The History Department
hosts a reception following
the talk. Free and open to the
public. Visit the School of the
Arts online at www.csuchico.
edu/hfa/schoolofarts/.
For more information,
contact J. Paul DiMaggio,
School of the Arts Publicist,
at (530) 898-5739 or
jdimaggio@csuchico.edu.
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Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Week of October 25-31
Typing Around Town
Oct 28 | Chico Cafes
Details on Back Page
Presented by Friends of the Arts
THEME- Halloween is a
time for scary and exciting
fun. It is also a time for
urban legends and spooky
stories. Ever had a scary
experience with the ghosts at
The Senator or tried to fnd
the underground tunnels
of downtown Chico? Every
town has their own urban
legends and tales. Get into
the spirit of Halloween and
share yours! Details at www.
artoberfest.org.
Young Artists For a
Better World! CD
Pre-release Party and
Art Exhibit
Oct 28 | 7pm
Cafe Culture
931 W. Fifth St
“Young Artists for a Better
World” brings community
youth and elders together in
celebration of young artists
for positive change. Chico’s
1st “Young Artists for a
Better World” CD will feature
original music and poetry by
local youth artists. Artists
will be selected from a
four-night talent showcase
at Cafe Culture in August
and September. Youth art
will be exhibited at Cafe
Culture during the month of
Artoberfest.
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State Theater
1489 Myers Street
Twilight Zone Live! The
Interactive Experience
Oct 29-Oct 31
6:30pm-9:30pm
October 29, 30, 31 with Special
Adult-Only Shows: 9:30pm-
10:30 pm on October 29-30.
Blue Room Theater
139 W. 1st St.
Presented by the Blue
Room Theater
A theatrical haunted house
style attraction located in the
heart of downtown Chico.
There is a ffth dimension
beyond that which is known
to man. It is a dimension as
vast as space and as timeless
as infnity. It is the middle
ground between light and
shadow, between science
and superstition, and it lies
between the pit of man’s
fears and the summit of
his knowledge. This is the
dimension of imagination.
It is an area which we call
the Twilight Zone. Join us
at the Blue Room Theatre
for a haunting interactive
experience. Cost is $10.
Tickets are available on-line at
www.blueroomtheatre.com or
at the door. For information,
please call (530) 895-3749
or e-mail blueroom@
blueroomtheatre.com.
An Evening with
Garrison Keillor
NPR Storyteller
Oct 29 | 7:30pm
Laxson Auditorium
300 W. 1st St.
Presented by Chico Performances
“The funniest American
writer...” – Time
True to his radio form,
Grammy award-winner,
author, and humorist celebrity
speaker Garrison Keillor will
share his hilarious anecdotes
about growing up in the
American Midwest, the
people of Lake Wobegon,
and “late-life fatherhood.”
With a wonderful, dry
sense of humor, Keillor
will once again visit Lake
Wobegon with his words of
wisdom, class, charisma, and
humor. This performance is
co-sponsored by KCHO and
KFPR Radio, NPR. Advance
tickets: $60 Premium, $55
Adult/Senior, $45 Student/
Child. For more information
(and tickets online!) visit:
www.chicoperformances.com
3rd Annual Community
Dance Challenge
Oct 29
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Company’s Big Room
1075 E. 20th St.
Presented by the Chico Creek
Dance Center
The Community Dance
Challenge is an event
designed to promote dance
& the performing arts in our
community, while raising
funds for Chico Creek Dance
Center. Local businesses &
organizations will compete
in various dance categories
(Swing, African, Ballet, &
Hip-Hop) while you, the
audience, cheers them on
and votes with cash for their
favorite team. Whichever
team raises the most money
for Chico Creek Dance
Centre with their creative
dance moves goes home with
the grand prize! Featured
performances include Chico
Community Ballet, Full Force
Dance Company & Studio
One Ballroom. Tickets:
$20 ($25 at the door) at
Chico Creek Dance Center
Beginning Sept. 1st (don’t
forget the “green” (cash) to
vote for your favorite team!)
(530) 893-9028.
Jtown: Theater Shorts
Oct 30 | 7pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
Presented by the Janice Porter
Drama comes to Jtown with
a night of new works and old,
featuring solo performances
by Mabrie Ormes, Hilary
Tellesen, and Rob Wilson.
For more information,
contact Janice Porter at (530)
588-2618 or visit the websites
www.1078gallery.org and
www.janiceporterart.com.
Jtown: Halloween
Oct 31 | 8pm
1078 Gallery
820 Broadway
A costume and dancing
extravaganza mark the last
night of Jtown! Get your
alternate universe groove on
all night long in our beloved
town before it leaves your
neighborhood! Expect
beauty, anarchy, and revelry.
Live Music TBA. Check for
more details in September at
www.1078gallery.org or
www.janiceporterart.com
or call (530) 588-2618.
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Week of October 25-31
Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Typing Around Town
Oct 31 | Chico Cafes
Details on Back Page
Presented by Friends of the Arts
THEME- Halloween is a
time for scary and exciting
fun. It is also a time for
urban legends and spooky
stories. Ever had a scary
experience with the ghosts at
The Senator or tried to fnd
the underground tunnels
of downtown Chico? Every
town has their own urban
legends and tales. Get into
the spirit of Halloween and
share yours! Details at www.
artoberfest.org.
Halloween Harvest Ball:
Cafe Culture
Oct 31 | 8pm
931 W. 5th St.
Presented by Café Culture
Musicians from around the
world come to play Cafe
Culture on this special
evening. Cost: $10. For more
info, call (530) 345-6045 or
chicocafeculture@gmail.com.
Jerril Dean Kopp
Multi-Media Exhibition,
Chico Arts Center’s
Open Studios Tour
Oct 31 | Nov 1
10am-5pm
1395 Huggins Ave.
Presented by Chico Art Center
Jerril Dean Kopp is a
multi-media artist creating
fgurative drawings, paintings
of landscapes, southwest cliff
dwellings, and etchings with
various themes such as nature,
social commentary, and
fantasy. Her work is colorful
and dramatic. Her handmade
paper sculpture will also be
featured at her studio. The
artist has exhibited widely in
New York, California, New
Jersey, Missouri and Florida
to name a few locations;
internationally, the artist
has exhibited in Cairo and
Alexandria Egypt, Japan,
Korea and Romania. For
more information, call
(530) 345-0455.
Art (is) in the
Heart of Chico
Oct 31-Nov 1
10am-5pm
The Art House
325 Nord Avenue (Hwy 32)
Presented by Chico Art House
The Art House is Chico’s
only urban sculpture garden,
offering the fnest in unique
art for your home and garden.
One-of-a-kind sculptures
are nestled among rocks,
plants, and fowers for a
visual treat that will tantalize
all your senses. Each piece
of art celebrates the vision
of artists David and Jana
Lawton–contemporary, bold,
and utilizing materials that
will withstand the elements
for years to come. As part of
the Chico Art Center’s Open
Studios Art Tour, artists Dave
and Jana Lawton will open
their studios to the public this
weekend. Stop by if you love
tools, tech, and talk. For more
information, contact Jana
Lawton at (530) 894-1843,
email at Lawton@sunset.net
or visit the website at
www.chicoarthouse.com.
Chico Art Center’s 20th
Annual Open Studios
Tour: Bonus Weekend!
Oct 31 | Nov 1
450 Orange St, Suite 6
(Southern Pacifc Railroad Depot
Building) | Studios open 10am to
5pm each day | Studios located
throughout the Chico, Paradise
-Magalia area and Oroville
(see Tour Guide for map)
Presented by Chico Art Center
The chance for you to see
that one last Studio or Artist
that you have always wanted
to visit. With more than 100
visual artists in Butte County
participating, there will be
many in all locations open
for this last weekend offering
demonstrations, hospitality
and an opportunity to
purchase some original art.
Tour Guides are $10 per
person, children are free when
accompanied by paid adult;
Tour guides are available
in advance at Chambers of
Commerce throughout Butte
County, and on Tour Days
at the Chico Art Center,
Paradise Art Center and the
State Theater in Oroville.
For more contact Erin Wells
call (530) 895-8726, email at
info@chicoartcenter.com or
visit www.chicoartcenter.com.
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Week of October 25-31
Ruby Mountain Design
& Fine Arts Studio Tour
Oct 31 | Nov 1
10am-5pm
1752 Drayer Dr., Paradise
Presented by Judith Carter
“I’m an artist and teacher
who enjoys interpreting
and creating visions of
the scenic wonders of our
world, primarily through
watercolor.” Judith Carter
can be contacted by phone
(530-872-4840) or email
(ju.carter@comcast.net) for
locations and dates of classes
in Paradise or Chico.
Sally Dimas Art Gallery
Open Studios Tour
Oct 31 | Nov 1
10am-5pm
493 East Ave. #1
Live demonstrations of
pastel paintings. “There is
no place more wonderful
than our hometown,” says
Sally Dimas. “I am always
glad to return, but painting
around the world is exciting.”
For more information,
call (530) 345-3063.
Open Studios Tour
Sat, Oct 31 | Sun, Nov 1
10am-5pm
336 Broadway, Suites 20, 21 & 22
Presented by Chico Art School
and Gallery
Capturing the moment of
color and light occurring
in the natural landscape or
cityscape is a passion for
Janet Lombardi Blixt. Voted
2008 “Best Local Artist” by
the Chico News & Review,
Janet is currently offering
art instruction for children
and adults at the Chico Art
School. The downtown
location is 336 Broadway,
Suites 20, 21 & 22. Chico Art
School and Gallery is run by
Janet. Art Lessons available
all month long for children
age 7 and older, teens and
adults. View the Chico Art
School and Gallery from
9am-3pm, Monday through
Thursday. To view artwork
visit www.janetlombardiblixt.
com. Instruction
informational available at
www.chicoartschool.com.
For information, call
(530)570-3895 or email
questions to janet@
chicoartschool.com
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Week of October 25-31
Music, Theater &
Live Performances
Festivals & Special Events
Museums & Historical Sites
Literature & Lectures
Film & Video
Visual Arts
Dance
Butte County
Also Featuring: The Foothills &
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Irene Alferi
(530) 589-0537
Nancy Ballard
(530) 343-1171
Patty Baroni
(530) 872-1550
Felix Berkhoudt
(530) 876-8041
www.ambianceinwood.com
Tedo Best
(530) 893-0736
D Boyd
(530) 533-3744
Gitta Brewster
(530) 899-9505
Jim Burch
(530) 533-1354
www.jiminchico.com
Chris Cantello
(530) 894-6973
www.chriscantello.com
Sadie Card
(530) 898-9709
www.artfoliogalery.com/sadiecard
Judith Carter
(530) 872-4840
www.rubymountaindesign.com
Chunhong Chang
(530) 342-3397
www.artinspires.us
Quoin Collective
(530) 342-5264
Christine Connerly
(530) 345-6411
www.rockpapermetal.com
Dawn Cozine
(530) 589-1039
Evonne Cramer
(530) 876-9011
www.evonnepaints@sbcglobal.net
Keith Davis
(530) 896-1862
Kristen DeMartini Carlos
(530) 891-4171
www.kristendemartini.com
Sally Dimas
(530) 342-6381
Raye Lynn Dixon
(530) 345-7540
Bill Flake
(530) 520-2679
www.billfake.com
Michael Gabriel
(530) 342-6936
Kathleen Gauthier
(530) 345-7950
www.kathleengauthier.com
Milly Grayson
(530) 877-4655
www.graysonglass.com/4436.html
Cooie Grey-Lavin
(530) 342-4754
Fay Grundvig
(530) 589-2153
Cris Guenter
(530) 343-1635
www.csuchico.edu/~cguenter
Michael Halldorson
(530) 891-1189
www.michaelhalldorson.dom
Ellis Harms
(530) 877-3122
Janice Hofmann
(530) 894-5227
www.allfredupchico.com
Sten Hoiland
(530) 898-9086
www.stenwire.com
Jeff Howell
(530) 342-8044
www.jeffhowellstudio.com
Lynette Hull
(530) 826-3362
Stanley Jacks
(530) 343-9286
Josifa Kasey
(530) 527-3510
Jerril Dean Kopp
(530) 345-0455
George Koszis
(530) 891-0459
Pat Koszis
(530) 891-0459
http://koszisstudios.com
Christine L. Kruger
(530) 872-8694
Raymond M. Kruger
(530) 872-8694
www.raykruger.com
Dave Lawton
(530) 894-1843
www.chicoarthouse.com
Jana Lawton
(530) 894-1843
www.chicoarthouse.com
Rich Lea
(530) 343-4238
www.furniturebylea.com
Misty W Leppard
(530) 342-5422
Lloyd Liebes, Jr.
(415) 298-5987
www.liebesphoto.com
Janet Lombardi Blixt
(530) 570-3895
www.chicoartschool.com
David Mallory
(530) 343-7029
www.davidmallory.com
Sue (Zushka) Matheson
(530) 893-4634
Candy Matthews
(530) 891-0280
Decker Metal Works
(530) 879-9646
www.deckermetal.com
Michele Miller
(530) 892-8583
Dolores Mitchell
(530) 343-2461
www.doloresmitchell.com
James Moody
(530) 876-0619
Megan Moore
(530) 591-9744
Club Mud
(530) 898-0987
Waif Mullins
(530) 345-1194
www.waifmullins.com
Cinde Nelson
(530) 327-7655
Steve Nielsen
(530) 537-9107
www.steven.elsenart.com
Mabrie Ormes
(530) 343-0756
Amber Palmer
(530) 570-7343
Christine Peterson
(530) 899-3721
www.cmpeterson.com
Maria Phillips
(530) 879-1821
www.avenue9gallery.com
C. Preble-Miles
(530) 893-8716
Don Primer
(530) 877-4371
David Richer
(530) 898-1662
www.eartheniron.com
Delbert Rupp
(530) 572-8323
Ben Saturen
(530) 877-3472
www.globalartgallery.com/saturen
Brenda Schlegel
(530) 345-6411
www.theringintherock.etsy.com
Bree Schmidt
(530) 566-4368
www.deckermetal.com
Claudia B Schwartz
(530) 566-0301
www.claudiaschwartz.com
Nancy Scott Patton
(530) 521-0258
Geralyn Sheridan
(530) 342-4369
www.aircoragems.com
Natalie Sherven
(530) 532-4689
Jon Shult
(530) 534-5274
Michael Simpson
(530) 345-1978
www.itsartnotstuff.com
Julee Spohn
(916) 806-0500
Marilyn St Clair
(530) 534-3363
www.marilynstclair.com
Jean Summerville
(530) 896-0479
www.dogartnow.com
Penny Terstegge
(530) 877-5300
Susi Thompson
(530) 892-1337
Robyn Titus
(530) 896-1119
Butte County
Watercolor Society
(530) 570-7343
Pam Watson Baker
(530) 877-6526
Erin Wells
(530) 891-8411
Shelley K White
(530) 345-2140
Michele A. Wickham
(530) 873-4923
Joel Wilkinson
(530) 877-9737
Mike Williams
(530) 532-1838
Kay Wooldridge
(530) 893-5158
www.kaywooldridge.com
Virginia Wright
(530) 343-9820
Chico Paper Company
(530) 891-0900
www.chicopapercompany.com
Stoney Ridge
(530) 873-3736
www.stoneyridgeart.com
SUZY
(530) 877-9761
Open Studios Tour Artists
Information Provided by
Chico Art Center
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express
yourself!
We celebrate the Arts every week
All local writers are welcome to enter the
Chico News & Review Poetry Contest 2009.
Winning entries will be published in our October 22nd issue.
Reception and poetry reading at Lyon Books, 7pm October 29.
Watch for more details in upcoming issues.
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Typing Around Town: A Literary
Celebration of Chico
Do you enjoy urban legends? Secret nature spots? Heated summer 
adventures? Strange encounters of the Chico kind?
Throughout the Month of October the following cafes will feature REAL 
vintage typewriters Wednesdays and Saturdays to type YOUR stories. Visit 
one of these sweet literary spots and share stories of growing up or living in 
Chico. Themes vary weekly and will touch on aspects of life in Chico. Sit down 
at one of the vintage typewriters and tell us your tall tales. All ages encouraged 
to participate from 5 to 95. Event sponsored by Friends of the Arts.
Weekly Themes, Rules & Publishing Details Posted at 
www.artoberfest.org
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Wed 6 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Sat 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
1387 E 8th St 
Chico, CA. 
(530) 894-2800 
Typewriter
Olympia Werke AG
Wilhemshaven
                        
 
Wed 5 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 5:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
 216 W East Ave 
Suite B
Chico, CA
(530) 891-8935
Typewriter
Remington Streamliner
Wed 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
 
Sat 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Cafe 
2031 MLK Parkway
Chico, CA
(530) 894-1494
Typewriter
Smith-Corona Corsair 
Wed 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
365 E. Sixth St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 892-0356
Typewriter
Royal Safari

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