What’s going on? May 23-29

What happening this week? Chico News & Review has you covered with highlights of what’s on tap at local clubs, theaters, galleries and performance venues. Visit the CN&R’s FREE online calendar for all of the listings in Butte County.

Silver Dollar Fair

Thursday, May 23, 12pm-10pm
Friday, May 24, 12pm-10pm
Saturday, May 25, 12pm-10pm
Sunday, May 26, 12pm-10pm
Monday, May 27, 12pm-9:30pm

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
2357 Fair St.

Corn dogs + The Cyclone + Egg Roll on a Stick + a fluffy sheep in the barn + funnel cake + wailing midget cars spitting up dirt clods … It seems like it’s too much. The sum of the smells alone doesn’t look right on paper, but in the dust and colorful blinking lights of the Silver Dollar Fair, it equals one of the best times to be had. Fair entry is $10-$15.

Simon Lynge

Friday, May 24, 7-9:30pm
Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA)
900 Esplanade

Simon Lynge counts Elliott Smith and Nick Drake as influences, and the Denmark-born/Greenland-raised singer/songwriter makes music in the same vein—with beautiful melodies over an alternately poppy and moody folk style. Lynge is half Inuit, and he says he’s heavily influenced by the indigenous culture and other musics of Greenland, where both his father and grandfather were acclaimed musicians. MONCA has him back at the museum Friday, May 24. Tickets: $25-$35.

The Beetkeepers

Saturday, May 25, 6pm
Secret Trail Brewing Company
132 Meyers St., Ste. 120

The first clue that cleverness is afoot is the title of the band: The Beetkeepers—wherein bees and beats combine to form a new local super group. The second clue, is the sub-title: “Formerly the law firm of Berkow, Wofchuck, Wenger and Berkow.” Those are some well-known names around here—and this new fun-loving jazz-forward combo made up of local ringers has already tested the waters for some semi-private events. The group makes its public debut at a free concert at Secret Trail Brewing Co. this weekend (May 25).

Jakobs Castle

Saturday, May 25, 8pm
The Commons Social Empourium
2412 Park Avenue
(presented by JMax Productions)

Jakob Nowell made a big splash at this year’s Coachella fest as he joined his dad Bradley Nowell’s old band, Sublime, on stage for a reborn version of the reggae-rock/punk faves. For his own project, Jakobs Castle, Nowell brings the same good-time Cali spirit that his late father possessed, but with a sound that’s more in the vein of modern dance-rock. JMax Productions brings the man to the new outdoor stage at The Commons this Saturday, May 25. Tickets: $16.

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