What’s on? May 5-11

CN&R arts & culture picks for the week

Big Mo & the Full Moon Band in the Chico City Plaza. (Photo by Ken Pordes)

Wondering what shows, plays, concerts and other events are happening around Butte County? Chico News & Review has you covered with a few highlighted picks for the week. Get out and have some fun!

Visit the CN&R’s online calendar for more details on these and many other local listings.

Thursday Night Market & Friday Night Concerts

This week, the Downtown Chico Business Association‘s two big recurring events are back for the sunny season. Thursday Night Market kicks off tonight (May 5), at 6pm, in downtown Chico. Tomorrow, May 6, at 6pm, the Friday Night Concert series opens with none other than local fave Big Mo & The Full Moon Band playing blues and rock on a cool spring night.

Downtown Chico / City Plaza

Chico Art Festival

A free, two-day celebration of community arts including live local music, dance, art demos, fun activities for kids, food trucks, and margaritas. Friday, May 6, 4-8pm; Saturday, May 7, 10am-5pm.

St. John’s Episcopal Church
2341 Floral Ave.
(530) 894-1971

Get Your Rocks Off: A Rock and Comedy Fundraising Event

Chico Art Collective presents an evening of stand-up comedy and local rock bands. There will also be art vendors, food specials, free giveaways and more. Saturday, May 7, 5-11:30pm.

Gnarly Deli
243 West 2nd St.
(530) 433-4415

Yuvees, Sleepwalker & Vik Whistle

Post-punk/experimental rock from Portland, plus locals Sleepwalker and Vik Whistle. Saturday, May 7, 9pm.

Duffy’s Tavern
337 Main St
(530) 343-7718

Pss Pss

Chico Performances presents the Swiss duo Compagnia Baccalà, with a performance inspired by the silent era of films that blends contemporary clown performance with theater and circus . Tuesday, May 10, 7:30pm.

Laxson Auditorium
Chico State
(530) 898-5917

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