What’s going on? Feb. 8-14

A weekly preview of arts, music, theater and community events in Butte County

Diggin' Dirt at Lost on Main Feb. 10. (Photo by Ken Pordes)

What concerts, plays, art shows and other events are coming this week? Chico News & Review has you covered with these weekly highlights of what’s happening at all the local clubs, theaters, galleries and performance venues. Visit the CN&R’s FREE online calendar for the most extensive listings in Butte County.

Life is short, get out there and have some fun!

Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

Chico Theater Company
166 Eaton Road, Ste. F

The setting for the latest Chico Theater Company musical is a bridal shower and an engagement party where a group of friends talk about life and love and sing classic 1960s pop songs like “Hey There Lonely Boy,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” and “My Boy Lollipop.” Showing Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m., through Feb. 18.

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

Sierra Nevada Big Room
1075 E. 20th St.

There’s often not a lot that distinguishes one great bluegrass band from another, that is unless they have a lead vocalist like AJ Lee. The singer/mandolinist of the Bay Area-based quintet has been winning performance awards her whole life, and her powerful pipes will be front and center at the Big Room tonight (Thursday), Feb. 8, when her and the Blue Summit band take the stage.

Jonathan Richman + Anna Marsh

1078 Gallery
1710 Park Ave.

A two-person show of oils, watercolors and pastels at the 1078 Gallery for most of February, with works by Anna Elena Marsh and world-famous troubadour and Chico’s favorite adopted-son Jonathan Richman. Artist reception Friday, Feb. 9, 5-7 p.m.

Diggin’ Dirt

Lost on Main
319 Main St.

It’s Lost on Main, so you know there will be dancing on the floor no matter who is on the stage. This Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m., the groove comes from behind the “redwood curtain,” as Humboldt County seven-piece Diggin’ Dirt drives its energetic brand of funk and soul to town. Nor-Cal Americana, folk, gypsy duo Siren & Seer opens.

The Big Game day

It’s a good bet that Chico’s finer and seedier drinking establishments alike will be pouring cold ones and serving up wings in front of wide screen TVs for the 49rs vs. Chiefs match-up on Sunday, Feb. 11. Everyone from Jen’s Place in Paradise and the Tackle Box to the Paradise Elks Lodge and Butte Creek Country Club will host parties for the Niners Nor-Cal faithful. The game—with all the big-money commercials and a halftime performance by Usher—kicks off at 3:30 p.m.

Visit the CN&R’s FREE online calendar to view all the local listings, or to submit an event of your own!

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