What’s going on? May 30-June 6

A weekly preview of Butte County arts, music and fun

Roselit Bone, a 7-piece from Portland, Ore., perform Wed., June 5, at Duffy's Tavern.

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.

Friday Night Concert

Friday, May 31, 7-8:30pm
Chico City Plaza
Presented by the Downtown Chico Business Association

Free music returns to the City Plaza tonight as the Friday Night Concert series once again takes summer residency in downtown Chico. For this year’s program, the DCBA has stepped back from the all-local approach and cast a wider net for some of the 2024 performers, including the season opener, S.F./Sac/Central Valley “indie alt-rock/dream pop” band Rainbow City Park (pictured above), Friday, May 31.

Photo by Meagan Heller (courtesy of Legacy Stage)

The Taming of the Shrew

Shows through June 9
Cedar Grove
Bidwell Park
Presented by Legacy Stage

This five-century old play is often a challenge to the sensibilities of modern audiences, specifically with regard to gender roles in a story that revolves around a “shrew” that needs to be “tamed.” It’s this element that’s the focus of the Legacy Stage production of The Taming of the Shrew, which the local theater company is staging for this year’s edition of Shakespeare in the Park. Subtitled “Kate’s Version,” the aim of this production, according to director Erin Horst, is to have the “driving force” of the play be the so-called “shrew”—Katherina (played by Jami Witt Miller), instead of her suiter/tamer Petruchio (played by Erin’s husband Kyle Horst). The play goes on at 8 p.m. every night (except June 3) through June 9. Tickets: $20.

Chico Pride

Events throughout June
Presented by Stonewall Alliance Center

Pride Month in Chico kicks off this Saturday, June 1, with a couple of Stonewall Alliance events—a kick-off party, 3-5 p.m., at Secret Trail Brewing Co. (132 Meyers St., Ste. 120); and a Teen Dance, 7-9 p.m., at the Boys & Girls Club (601 Wall St.)—as well as a couple of community benefits. Gnarly Deli (243 W. Second St.) is hosting a Pride Comedy Show starting at 7:30 p.m.; and Duffy’s Tavern (337 Main St.) heats things up with a Pride Kick-off Dance Night at 9:30 p.m.

T Sisters

Saturday, June 1, 7pm
Chico Women’s Club
592 E. Third St.
Presented by Chico Concerts

According to Chico Concerts honcho Rick Anderson, “It’s been a long time … before COVID in fact, since the T Sisters have been to Chico … Now, the T Sisters are invading the Chico Women’s Club with a wave of love and music.” The “sassy sister folk” trio from the East Bay return to town Saturday, June 1. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $30.

Roselit Bone & Empty Gate

Wednesday, June 5, 8pm
Duffy’s Tavern
337 Main St.
Presented by Valley Fever

“[I]nfectious and powerful live show that falls somewhere between a demented Roy Orbison and an angelic Gun Club.” If that description from NPR is not enough to make you brave the heat of downtown Chico for what promises to be a wild night of music with Portland 7-piece Roselit Bone (as well as Chico 5-piece Empty Gate) at Duffy’s Tavern, then maybe you need to meditate on your approach to having fun summer. This has the potential to end up being one of those “I saw them before they blew up” shows-of-a-lifetime. Don’t think. Just hydrate. Tickets only $10.

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