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‘Silent Disco’ gets locals to bust a move

DJs set up for the first Silent Disco event at the Naked Lounge. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Alex Coba

September 29, 2018

Music was bumping and people were grooving the night away, yet the room was silent. How was this possible? Well, the event was a silent disco, the first of its kind at the Naked Lounge.Chico's Naked Lounge hosted its first 18-and-over "Silent Disco" Thursday. The event was organized by Theo Burton, w...

Jazz Jam entertains listeners, invites all musicians

Joshua Hegg, Ethan Swet, and Madison Carlisle DeSantis preform original pieces at the 3rd Monday Jazz Jam at Naked Lounge, September 17 2018. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Alex Coba

September 18, 2018

It was a night of jazz-filled goodness as Naked Lounge hosted the first anniversary of its 3rd Monday Jazz Jam. Locals enjoyed original music and popular covers as a variety of artists got to perform. The event was put on by the non-profit arts organization Uncle Dad’s Art Collective, which aims...

Uncle Dad’s Art Collective presents a night of listening

Caitlyn Young

December 13, 2017

There is a certain vibe that having a late night concert in a coffee shop creates that is very difficult to replicate in other places. This purely artistic, listening vibe was presented at the Naked Lounge on Thursday. Artist Scout and a band called Pregnant performed for an audience interested in si...

Local coffee shops reviewed

Inside view of the train shaped coffee shop. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Opinion Staff

March 17, 2017

The Orion opinion staff collected data from five Chico coffee shops and rated them on a five-point scale. Each grade considered general wait time, ambiance, staff friendliness, quality and price. Common Grounds Rating: 1 If you’re looking for a coffee shop that will make you late to class and give ...

David Mcmillian Art Show

Getting lost in the pieces was a reoccurring theme at the art show because the characters were so creatively put together. The mixture of characters and poems kept the viewer engaged. Photo credit: Jordan Rodrigues

Jordan Rodrigues

November 14, 2016

The Naked Lounge hosted an art show featuring local artist David Mcmillian on Nov. 11. His show had a variety of different styles and messages conveyed through his art and about 15 total pieces were multimedia pieces of work. The show had a very mellow atmosphere that the venue helped create with their...

Is beer the new coffee?

A variety of beer is available for both coffee and beer connoisseurs alike at Naked Lounge. Photo credit: Cortneanne Campbell

Matthew Manfredi

November 14, 2016

Coffee shops will forever be a hub for the astute student to find a quiet place to hit the books; cafes will always offer a vacant table for an aspiring writer to rethink a plot twist over a bear claw; and now, a new spot to get a nice buzz on before the afternoon lecture. In recent years, beer and...

Get your coffee on while you study

Naked Lounge promotional photo. Photo from official Facebook page.

Michael Arias

March 31, 2016

With a coffee joint on almost every downtown corner in Chico, each one has its own vibe. But when serious last minute studying needs to be done, the environment has to be right. Here is a list of some of my favorite coffee shops to study at from favorite to least favorite. Midtown Local, 365 E. Six...

Pumpkin spice latte showdown

The pumpkin spice latte from The Naked Lounge Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

December 13, 2015

All Internet negativity and questionable additives aside, pumpkin-flavored lattes are a Hallmark flavor to the fall season. Reviewing a few of the most popular coffee shops near campus, perhaps you can navigate through the pumpkin spice mania toward the festive latte of your dreams. Starbucks Pros: A strong pumpkin smell and authentic (or artificial) orange color. The espresso f...

Naked Lounge: Espresso yourself

Illustration by Kayce Tynan Photo credit: Kayce Tynan

Jovanna Garcia

September 12, 2015

  The buzz of conversations filter across the room along with the familiar aroma of coffee brewing. The sounds of machines grinding beans and mugs clinking float around giving the small cafe a comfortable and cozy vibe. Recently named the best coffee shop in town by the Best of Chico poll, The Naked Lounge Tea a...

Readers, Digest: Favorite fall drinks

Chico State alumnae Melissa Oji and Samantha Fernandez, catch up over coffee at Naked Lounge. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Christina Saschin

September 24, 2014

Get ready to throw on your scarves and grab those warm beverages: Tuesday marked the autumnal equinox. The Orion offers its top picks for places where you can snag the season's best drinks on campus or downtown. All prices listed are for medium sizes. Don't like coffee? Many places offer versions of thei...

Local photography on display at downtown cafe

Kyle Burns works to invoke emotions through his photographs.Photo credit: Frances Mansour

Sarah Scharf

February 16, 2014

The Naked Lounge in downtown Chico regularly features the work of local artists and this month a new series, called "Vulturus," by local photographer Kyle Burns can be viewed there. The Naked Lounge hosted a reception on Saturday night to introduce the new series, with the photos on display and a performance by the local band...

City financial audit delayed

The City Council met on Tuesday and approved an extension of the city's financial audit.Photo credit: Bill Hall

Bill Hall

February 5, 2014

An external audit of the city’s finances has been delayed to resolve issues surrounding how deficit numbers should be categorized. The Chico City Council voted unanimously on Feb. 4 to approve an extension of up to six weeks. The audit findings will be presented to the council no later than March 18. Large d...

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