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Chico celebrates art with a glass of wine

Wine is poured throughout Chico as many come together to enjoy some beautiful artwork. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Natalie Hanson

October 7, 2018

Laughter, jazz and the sound of glasses clinking together rang out in downtown Chico during the Art & Wine Walk Friday. Each year the Art & Wine Walk graces the downtown area for the fall season. Local businesses open their doors to celebrate local artists and musicians, offering a space for...

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

Harsh R screams his lyrics throughout Blackbird on Tuesday. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Grant Schmieding

September 20, 2018

The tiny venue barely had any spots in its parking lot Tuesday night. Musicians dressed in all black, unloaded rugged tour buses full of equipment while locals made their way to the back door of Blackbird Café, contemplating what they would see tonight. Chico has a thriving population of local ...

Circus Vargas makes another appearance in Chico

The Circus Vargas returned to Chico from September 14-17.

Grant Schmieding

September 18, 2018

Pirate costumes, acrobats, clowns, fog machines, loud music, colorful lights and entertained families filled the Chico Mall parking lot this weekend. Circus Vargas, featured in the novel and film “Water for Elephants", performed its new show “Dreaming of Pirates”, Thursday-Monday at the Ch...

Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

Art and craft fair held at the Trianon park in São Paulo. Stock image by Getty Images.

Natalie Hanson

September 14, 2018

Last year's first "Craft Faire" event in Chico celebrated local crafters and invited everyone in the community to participate. This month, the Chico Elk Ladies group has announced that they will host the event again, at the Chico Elks Lodge Sept. 29-30. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||fu...

Landmark Chico theater reopens

Tyrone Galgano is one of the three new owners of the newly renovated El Rey Theatre. Photo credit: Tisha Cheney

Tisha Cheney

February 11, 2018

The historic El Rey Theatre had its fundraising grand opening Saturday night. The event included a silent auction and four local bands with the Mystic Roots Band headlining the show. The purpose of the fundraiser was to gain revenue to continue the renovations that have been in process since the...

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