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The February Calendar: February is National Cherry Month

February 2nd

Buried: The 1982 Alpine Meadows Avalanche. Witness the incredible story following a rescue team that perseveres through the devastation caused by an avalanche and relentless five-day storm. The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Auburn State Theatre and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

February 3rd

Escanaba in da Moonlight. Watch as horror meets humor in this family hunting trip, where Reuban Soady—infamously known as the oldest Soady to have never shot down a buck—goes through great lengths to ensure he ends up on the right side of his family history. Shows are Friday-Sunday at the Sutter Street Theatre; times vary.

(ALSO 4-5, 10-12, & 17-19) 

Escanaba in da Moonlight


Inherit the Wind. Head to Imagination Theatre and witness the retelling of the Scopes Monkey Trial, which sparked controversy across the nation. Follow along as Bertram Cates is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, resulting in the infamous case in deciding if Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution would be taught in schools. Shows begin at 7 p.m. with Sunday showings at 2 p.m.

(ALSO 4-5, 10-12, & 16-19)

Live from Laurel Canyon. Celebrate some of the most influential singers who lived in Laurel Canyon between the ’60s and ’70s, including Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Byrds, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, and more, while listening to stories that inspired them and their music. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn State Theatre.

February 4th

Family Concert: Forest Adventures. Head to Placer High School’s auditorium for this family-friendly concert by the Auburn Symphony featuring the timeless music and story of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Meet the different instruments of the orchestra, narrated by the dynamic performing artist, Omari Tau, and be dazzled by the symphony’s Young Artists Competition winner. The show begins at 1 p.m.

Alice in Wonderland. Fall down the rabbit hole at the Sutter Street Theatre and follow along as young Alice stumbles across a magical realm where she encounters talking rabbits, grinning cats, and the Queen of Hearts. Shows begin at 1 p.m.

(ALSO 5, 11-12, 18-19, & 25-26) 

MoonShine Crazy. Expect high-energy performers, dancing, hit country covers, original music, and more at this show by MoonShine Crazy—a four-person band that’s opened for country stars like Jimmie Allen and Lonestar—at the Auburn State Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

MoonShine Crazy


February 5th

The Music of Elton John. Michael Sobie—renowned pianist and composer known for Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, Grace & Frankie, and Marriage Story—presents this exciting performance that will raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Auburn State Theatre.

The Music of Elton John


February 10th

Coppélia. Bring the family to Folsom’s Jill Solberg Performing Arts Center for a night of romance, comedy, and pirouettes, as Hawkins Classical & Contemporary Ballet Company tells the story of a toymaker who uses magic to make his life-sized ballerina toy come to life. The show begins at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a noon showing on Sunday.


Lottery for the Arts. Support local schools’ art programs by participating in this “lottery” where art enthusiasts and collectors can purchase original pieces by both professional and up-and-coming community artists. The fundraiser begins at 5:30 p.m. at Roseville’s Blue Line Arts.

Lottery for the Arts


February 11th

Tales of Romance. Head to the Harris Center to watch the Folsom Lake Symphony and violin prodigy Amaryn Olmeda—the first member of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Opus 3 Artists’ Young Artist Program—whose highly coveted talent has been sought after by many symphonies. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Weekend. Explore the Placer Wine Trail’s 20+ wineries with friends or a special someone, as you enjoy sweet treats, food trucks, artisan vendors, and more at this non-ticketed event.


Valentine’s Weekend


Happy Kids Duathlon. Total Body Fitness invites young triathletes, cross country runners, and cyclists (ages 5-14) to Folsom’s Granite Beach for a one-mile run, three-mile road bike race, and one-mile run.

(ALSO 25) 

Happy Kids Duathlon


Escape from Folsom 10 Miler & 5K. Head to Folsom’s Granite Beach to race along the scenic trails of the shoreline. The 10-miler will begin at 8 a.m., and the 5K at 8:05 a.m.

Escape from Folsom 10 Miler & 5K


Double Duathlon. This Total Body Fitness multisport event consists of a two-mile run, five-mile road bike race, another two-mile run, five-mile road bike, and a final two-mile run. Awards will be presented to each relay category winner (male, female, and coed). The event begins at 10 a.m.

February 12th

One Night in Memphis. Relive December 4, 1956, with the Folsom Concert Association, when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash were rocking out at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, unaware they were being recorded. With over 90 minutes of rock, country, and gospel music, this energetic performance will highlight locally known talents from around the region. The show begins at 2 p.m. at the Harris Center.

February 14th

Valentine’s Day Carriage Rides. Enjoy a romantic carriage ride through the streets of the El Dorado Hills Town Center from 4-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit Young Life, a youth-based nonprofit. Pre-booking is recommended.

February 16th

Disney on Ice: Road Trip Adventures. Prepare to be whisked away on an immersive journey full of magical participatory moments at this Disney on Ice performance featuring new and classic tales. Shows are at the Golden 1 Center and times vary.


Grease the Musical. In this rom-com musical at the Harris Center, greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are reunited after a sweet summer romance. But their differences, combined with the trials and tribulations of high school, make for a drama-filled performance complete with beloved songs like “Greased Lightning,” “You’re the One That I Want,” and more. Show times vary.


Grease the Musical


Sacred Earth & Healing Arts of Tibet Tour. Enjoy a variety of Tibetan cultural presentations and events at Auburn’s General Gomez Art and Event Center, including a mandala viewing, group healings, teachings, public lectures, and more. Donations are accepted.


February 17th

Albert Lee. This British country-rock star has become one of the most respected guitarists in music history, having performed with the Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, and The Crickets before moving to the U.S, immersing himself in country music, and winning a Grammy for his contribution on “Foggy Mountain Breakdown.” The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn State Theatre.

Albert Lee



February 18th

Nathan Owens’ Motown Legends. Don’t miss this tribute concert celebrating the music of the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, and the Four Tops, with tribute artists singing the best of Michael Jackson, Otis Redding, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn State Theatre.

February 24th

Beauty and the Beast the Musical. It’s a tale as old as time! Take the kiddos to the Harris Center for a night of enchantment and song, as El Dorado Musical Theatre performs the classic tale about Belle teaching the Beast how to love through kindness and empathy. Show times vary.

(ALSO 25-26 & MARCH 3-5)

Beauty and the Beast the Musical


February 25th

Lost Trail 5K & Half Marathon. Choose between a 13.1-mile marathon (8 a.m.) or 3.1-mile 5K (8:05 a.m.) at this race featuring well-marked courses, scenic lake views, and aid stations. The start line is at Folsom’s Granite Beach.

The Concerto Resplendent. The Sacramento Baroque Soloists—including Cathie Apple (flute), David Wells (bassoon), Lisa Marie Lawson and Laura Jeannin (violins), Michael Lawson (cello), and Faythe Vollrath (harpsichord)—are celebrating the beauty and opulence of the Baroque era as they conclude their 21st season with a rich and vibrant concerto at the Harris Center. Saturday’s show is at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s at 2 p.m.

(ALSO 26)

February 28th

Violins of Hope. Don't miss this powerful performance @the Grounds in Roseville featuring beautiful music performed using a collection of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Presented by Chabad House Granite Bay, the can't-miss concert begins at 6:30 p.m.