Arts & Culture

Theater season preview

For the past two years, the calendars for performing arts venues have been a mess. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced cancellations, reschedules (re-reschedules) and prolonged closures. Chico’s theater community has responded to the challenges as […]

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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 […]

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Entertainment, charity & cheer

Community events Toys-for-Tots Toy DriveDec. 2-3, Drop off a new unwrapped toy to one of this year’s locations: Concours Elite, Deer Creek Broadcasting, Two Men & a Truck, Wittmeier Auto Center, Chico Marketplace, or Express […]

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Delivered by song

Bodies – AFI The pandemic has been a nonstop conundrum for the music industry, with politics, supply-chain disruption and a decimated live-music scene making the past year-plus very unpredictable. From that chaos, however, the bands […]

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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 […]

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Fresh streams

In the film Cry Macho, nonagenarian Clint Eastwood (who directs as well) plays a septuagenarian, a worn-out old cowboy who’s sent to retrieve his benefactor’s estranged (and apparently abused) adolescent son from the clutches of […]