Arts & Culture

Open arthouse

When the global pandemic arrived in Chico, Pageant Theatre owner Miles Montalbano figured it would pass by quickly. He and his 2020 crew were looking forward to celebrating the Pageant’s 40th anniversary in March. “We […]

Arts & Culture

Feed me theater

Fans of the movie version of Little Shop of Horrors who attend the theatrical version of the cult favorite in downtown Chico’s brand-new First Street Theatre are in for a double treat: Not only is […]

Arts & Culture

Expression suppression

Vernon Andrews knows exactly when his long-held fascination with Black expression took hold. As the Chico State sociology professor writes in his new book, Policing Black Athletes: Racial Disconnect in Sports, he was 12 years […]


Art duet

The title of the latest exhibit at Chico’s 1078 Gallery, We Live Here Now, reflects the recent history of artists Jacob Troester and Mattie Hinkley. After carrying on a two-year long-distance romantic relationship—she in Virginia, […]

Arts & Culture

‘Drive-in’ theater

As if to confirm the old theater adage that “the show
 must go on,” in this case despite the pandemic, Chico Theater Company (CTC) is mounting a live theater event in—get this—its Eaton Road parking […]