The Orion

Art tour reveals hidden gems of Chico

Art tour reveals hidden gems of Chico

Cortneanne Campbell

October 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Chico locals and visitors alike have probably noticed the public art that fills downtown Chico, but there are some hidden gems that are often overlooked. To help get a closer look at the local art, The Chico Arts & Culture Foundation provides the inside scoop through their art tours. Their missio...

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest

Carin Dorghalli

October 2, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Showcase, Video

Chico hosted the 2016 National Futures Yo-Yo Contest on Oct. 1 at the Chico City Plaza. Gentry Stein, the world yo-yo champion, sat as one of the judges. The event showcased promising competitors, ages 18 and under, and focused on the next generation of yo-yo players. Various age brackets have...

Chico’s Pageant Theater to be featured in national film celebration

Chico’s Pageant Theater to be featured in national film celebration

Rylee Pedotti

September 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Sept. 24, venues across the nation are set to commemorate independent theaters and their everlasting contributions to cinematic culture. Locals will have their chance to join the celebration as Chico's Pageant Theater will be participating in the inaugural Art House Theater Day. Mirrored after mus...

Adult Swim star David Liebe Hart performs at Duffy’s Tavern

Adult Swim star David Liebe Hart performs at Duffy’s Tavern

Carin Dorghalli

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community, Video

David Liebe Hart of Adult Swim's "Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!" invades Duffy's Tavern with his unique brand of irreverent surrealism. His religious beliefs, love of trains and relationship struggles make for an interesting but original performance. This Adult Swim star isn't afraid to go str...

Life happens: Stories beneath the surface

Life happens: Stories beneath the surface

Jordan Rodrigues

September 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

Everyone has a story, but not everyone has someone to listen to it. I was the listener this time. I went out with the intentions of photographing random homeless people that I assumed were homeless because of some type of addiction. I was humbled when I sat and talked with these people. My mind was in...

Foodies gather for Chico tradition

Foodies gather for Chico tradition

Matthew Manfredi

September 19, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On Sept. 25, some of the area’s best restaurants, wineries, breweries, food trucks and beverage vendors will gather for the Taste of Chico, an event transforming a quiet Sunday afternoon into a foodie-crazed occasion occupied with over 8,000 visitors and locals. From the Madison Bear Garden to ...

Comedy competition at the El Rey Theatre

Comedy competition at the El Rey Theatre

Matthew Manfredi

September 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Community

On Saturday night, a line outside the El Rey Theatre formed well before doors opened for the 8 p.m. show. Inside the theatre, 16 comedians from all over the U.S., Canada and even as far as China, prepared for the 41st annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, a multi-week event that took place in venues al...

Shortz! Film Festival to take center stage at the El Rey

Shortz! Film Festival to take center stage at the El Rey

Rylee Pedotti

September 13, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

Local film aficionados are in for a treat when the fifth annual Shortz! Film Festival takes residency at the historic El Rey Theater Sept. 16-18.What began in 2011 as an interactive method for local filmmakers to share their work with peers, family and friends have now flourished into an acclaimed event fea...

A brief history of the Pageant Theatre

A brief history of the Pageant Theatre

Anna Porretta and Elias Denny

August 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As the longest running theatre, the Pageant continues to bring the independent film world to Chico.Upon walking up to the Pageant Theatre the owner, Miles Montalbano, put away his flip phone, cracked open a Sierra Nevada and sat down on the steps leading up to the projection room with his copilot, a bor...

Chico locals boogie down Broadway

Chico locals boogie down Broadway

Sarah Strausser

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews

On April 1, along Third Street from Main Street to Broadway Street, downtown Chico will transform into a dance stage, and anyone who attends will have a chance to be a star. Stephen Cummins, director of University Events, kicked off the event last year, said Dan Goodsell, production coordinator of...

Cycling season opener comes to an end

Cycling season opener comes to an end

Michael Arias

March 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

It was a beautiful but quiet Northern California day in downtown Chico as teams of cyclists hugged corners and accelerated explosively for a chance at first place in the 2016 Chico Stage Races. Over the weekend, cyclists came together to participate in three days of four different stages of race...

New red meters downtown to help those in need

New red meters downtown to help those in need

November 30, 2015


Filed under Community, News

Six red meters will be installed downtown with the proceeds being donated to local assistance programs in Chico. The goal of these donation stations is to provide long-term solutions for those in need and are specifically for donations. Not to be confused with smart parking options downtown, however, the meters do ac...

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