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Bikes, blooms and beer are the focus of upcoming Chico events

Heather Taylor, Reporter // April 10, 2023

As Northern California blooms this spring, Chico State students have opportunities to enjoy two local passions: bicycles and wildflowers. Whether joining a community bike ride or enjoying an IPA from...

Contestants competing in Pumpkinhead 2022. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Z-Rock hosts Pumpkinhead 2022 at Carl’s Jr.

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // November 2, 2022

For over 20 years radio station 106.7 FM Z-Rock has hosted an annual Pumpkinhead event, a competition in which contestants wear jack-o-lanterns on their heads and stand on milk crates, where the last...

Outside of Sweet Chico Confections. Photo by Sam Kyes.

Downtown Chico hosts Art and Wine Walk

Sam Kyes, A&E Reporter // October 28, 2022

Downtown Chico transformed into an open art gallery on Oct. 7, as the town hosted its annual Art and Wine Walk.  Since 2015, the Art and Wine Walk has been an event where local businesses take...

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

Chico celebrates art with a glass of wine

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....

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

Abstract show shakes Blackbird Cafe with loud energy

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...

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

Circus Vargas makes another appearance in Chico

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...

Chico Elks Lodge announces second annual Craft Faire

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...

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

Landmark Chico theater reopens

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...

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