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Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka”
Upcoming
Produced by Jana Pulcini-Leard Directed by Eilyne Tracy Delicious adventures await in Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Filled with pure imagination and featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka...
Open Mic at The Brasserie
Showing
The Brasserie
March 2, 2019
The Hub presents Open mic nights for Spoken Word and Poetry at The Brasserie at 1418 Yuba Street, in the Promenade mall downtown Redding. Three dates in March, every other Saturday, 2nd, 16th, and 30th.
Iluminate
Expired
Redding Civic
March 1, 2019
iLuminate’s Live Show is coming to Redding Civic Auditorium! Come with us on an action-filled journey of light and sound as we join a clique of 20-somethings who thrive to the beat of life in a city of glowing colors and heart-pounding musical tempos. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a...
Open Mic at The Brasserie
Showing
The Brasserie
March 2, 2019
The Hub presents Open mic nights for Spoken Word and Poetry at The Brasserie at 1418 Yuba Street, in the Promenade mall downtown Redding. Three dates in March, every other Saturday, 2nd, 16th, and 30th.
Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol
Showing
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
February 16, 2019
Join us for the opening of Last Call: An Intoxicating History of Alcohol, on exhibit Feb 16 thru May 12 in the Museum! Admission to this exhibition is free for members and included with Park admission. From happy accident to complex chemistry, human beings have a long and storied relationship with alcoholic beverages. Wars are...
Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science
Showing
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
January 26, 2019
Discover the unique partnership between cutting-edge western science and traditional indigenous knowledge in Turtle Bay’s newest exhibition, Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science, on display January 26 through May 5. Though the voices of elders and youth, storytelling, and hands-on activities, join the growing movement toward sustainability and the age-old ingenuity of indigenous practices....
HOPS & SHOPS
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SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 23, 2019
Experience downtown Redding like never before! Merchants welcome the community through their doors to explore what shopping local is all about. Sample regional craft beers from microbreweries; each of whom will be sampling ales inside downtown shops. Receive a walking map of participating locations, sampling glass and custom re-usable bag. Rain or shine event. Event...
Redd Sun Festival
Expired
September 29, 2018
Tickets on sale now! Get details, presale access, artist bios and more at ReddSunFestival.com. 100% of net proceeds from Redd Sun Festival ticket sales, plus $5 from every ticket purchased will be donated to Shasta Regional Community Foundations #CarrFire Relief Fund, and all the artists have been very supportive of the fundraising effort. Redd Sun Festival is coming to...
Redd Sun Festival – a Benefit for Carr Fire Relief
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Redding Civic
September 29, 2018
Get details, artist bios and more at ReddSunFestival.com. 100% of net proceeds from Redd Sun Festival ticket sales, plus $5 from every ticket purchased will be donated to Shasta Regional Community Foundation’s Carr Fire Relief Fund, and all the artists have been very supportive of the fundraising effort. Redd Sun Festival is coming to the...
Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka”
Upcoming
Produced by Jana Pulcini-Leard Directed by Eilyne Tracy Delicious adventures await in Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Filled with pure imagination and featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka...
Iluminate
Expired
Redding Civic
March 1, 2019
iLuminate’s Live Show is coming to Redding Civic Auditorium! Come with us on an action-filled journey of light and sound as we join a clique of 20-somethings who thrive to the beat of life in a city of glowing colors and heart-pounding musical tempos. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a...
A Celtic Christmas
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
December 20, 2018
A Celtic Christmas: A favorite State of Jefferson holiday tradition, Tomáseen Foley’s heart-warming holiday frolic returns to the Cascade Theatre with all new stories, music and dances that celebrate Irish culture and the giving spirit of Christmas. A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in...
Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka”
Upcoming
Produced by Jana Pulcini-Leard Directed by Eilyne Tracy Delicious adventures await in Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Filled with pure imagination and featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka...
Newsies
Expired
CASCADE THEATRE
February 15, 2019
What Is the Story of Newsies? Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his...
Cascade Christmas
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CASCADE THEATRE
November 23, 2018
Produced by Jana Pulcini-Leard Redding’s holiday tradition returns with an all new story in the Cascade Theatre’s annual holiday spectacular. Featuring music, dance and illusion that brings a festive spirit to even the biggest Grinch, take a singing and dancing journey of the holiday in this touching, high-spirited romp for the whole family! Bring your...
A NORTH STATE NEW YEAR’S EVE
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
December 31, 2018
A NORTH STATE NEW YEAR’S EVE: To welcome in 2019, the North State Symphony is rolling out the Red Carpet (literally) at Redding’s Historic Cascade Theatre! “A North State New Year’s Eve” features a dynamic pops concert with special guests Alpin Hong on piano, and mezzo-soprano Molly Mahoney – plus a party at the theatre and a celebration of downtown Redding!...
The Artisanals
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The Dip
July 11, 2018
“The Artisanals… [bring] to mind the best of Tom Petty and the more fun aspects of Father John Misty and The War on Drugs” – Paste “The Artisanals pull off the neat trick of straddling the line between small-scale touches and anthemic choruses” – PopMatters Who are The Artisanals? :: WATCH THIS :: https://youtu.be/Cj95hb8rjfU About The...
Youth Concert – The Colors of Symphony
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Geared toward students from pre-school through grade 6, this youth concert is an introduction to the orchestra, encouraging the discovery of the full orchestral experience. This year, the NSS youth concerts will explore the many instruments that each contribute their unique “color” to the overall symphony. Ticket Information northstatesymphony.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1996880480543193/ https://www.truenorthartsculture.org/viewEvent.php?id=2239  
Piff the Magic Dragon: The Lucky Dragon Tour
Expired
Redding Civic
February 23, 2019
Think Larry David in a dragon suit performing jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track. With over 100 million online views, sold out shows across the US and Canada and a residency at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip now extended throughout 2018, PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON has proved...
Gabriel Iglesias: Beyond The Fluffy World Tour
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Redding Civic
February 16, 2019
Gabriel Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, performing to sold-out concerts around the world. Iglesias was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 40 Comedy Players of 2018 issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Lorne Michaels. Unlike many in the stand-up world, Iglesias’ globally-appealing comedy stays mostly clean and his...
Newsies
Expired
CASCADE THEATRE
February 15, 2019
What Is the Story of Newsies? Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his...
Open Mic at The Brasserie
Showing
The Brasserie
March 2, 2019
The Hub presents Open mic nights for Spoken Word and Poetry at The Brasserie at 1418 Yuba Street, in the Promenade mall downtown Redding. Three dates in March, every other Saturday, 2nd, 16th, and 30th.
Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Night
Expired
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 22, 2019
Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals. Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome! Hope Is Alive! is not a talent show. First timers are encouraged to take to the...
Rosanne Cash
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
January 24, 2019
One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four GRAMMY Awards and nominations for 11 more. She is also an author whose four books include the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.” Her...
Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night – matinee show
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June 10, 2018
Shasta County Arts Council presents a Redding Cultural District project: Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies comes to Redding this summer. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket to the Park (next to the Sundial Bridge) and prepare to laugh and ponder the wonders of falling in love!...
Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night
Expired
June 9, 2018
Shasta County Arts Council presents a Redding Cultural District project: Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies comes to Redding this summer. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket to the Park (next to the Sundial Bridge) and prepare to laugh and ponder the wonders of falling in love!...
Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night
Expired
June 8, 2018
Shasta County Arts Council presents a Redding Cultural District project: Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedies comes to Redding this summer. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket to the Park (next to the Sundial Bridge) and prepare to laugh and ponder the wonders of falling in love!...
Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka”
Upcoming
Produced by Jana Pulcini-Leard Directed by Eilyne Tracy Delicious adventures await in Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Filled with pure imagination and featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka...
Newsies
Expired
CASCADE THEATRE
February 15, 2019
What Is the Story of Newsies? Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his...
Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science
Showing
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
January 26, 2019
Discover the unique partnership between cutting-edge western science and traditional indigenous knowledge in Turtle Bay’s newest exhibition, Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science, on display January 26 through May 5. Though the voices of elders and youth, storytelling, and hands-on activities, join the growing movement toward sustainability and the age-old ingenuity of indigenous practices....
Figuring Juncture: the contemporary art of Justin Patton & Karlo Henry Velazquez
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SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
January 11, 2019
Old City Hall Gallery is proud to present “Figuring Juncture – the contemporary art of Justin Patton and Karlo Henry Velazquez”. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held on Friday, January 11, from 5pm to 7:30pm. This exhibition will also be a part of the Annual Redding Cultural Cruise 2019 on Friday, January...
Lgbtq+ Christmas Day ~ Hot Cocoa & Warm Company
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December 25, 2018
A simple get-together on Christmas Day. A hot beverage bar (non-alcoholic) and cookies will be provided. Nothing fancy – just a chance to check-in and chat, play a game or maybe watch a movie.
Curtain Up, The Life and Rebirth of the Cascade Theatre
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
September 22, 2018
The Shasta Historical Society and the Cascade Theatre invite the Redding community to view the premiere of the documentary film Curtain Up, The Life and Rebirth of the Cascade Theatre on Saturday, September 22nd. Visitors to the Cascade Theatre today know it as a breathtaking setting for a live concert by legendary music acts, a...
Open Mic at The Brasserie
Showing
The Brasserie
March 2, 2019
The Hub presents Open mic nights for Spoken Word and Poetry at The Brasserie at 1418 Yuba Street, in the Promenade mall downtown Redding. Three dates in March, every other Saturday, 2nd, 16th, and 30th.
Iluminate
Expired
Redding Civic
March 1, 2019
iLuminate’s Live Show is coming to Redding Civic Auditorium! Come with us on an action-filled journey of light and sound as we join a clique of 20-somethings who thrive to the beat of life in a city of glowing colors and heart-pounding musical tempos. Music, art, and the technological magic of iLuminate bring you a...
Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Night
Expired
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 22, 2019
Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals. Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome! Hope Is Alive! is not a talent show. First timers are encouraged to take to the...
Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Night
Expired
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 22, 2019
Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals. Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome! Hope Is Alive! is not a talent show. First timers are encouraged to take to the...
Startup Coffee
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January 30, 2019
Join founders, funders, and creatives for a chance to meet and network over free morning coffee. This is a free-form event: after brief introductions, aspiring and successful local entrepreneurs will have a chance to connect. Anyone is welcome to attend! Note: This is a meetup where we are trying to connect startups and entrepreneurs with...
TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
September 19, 2018
This free program allows parents, teachers, and/or community members to present reproductions of significant artworks to students in the classroom. Portfolio prints are organized into nearly 70 age-appropriate themes. Follow-up art activities are suggested for each portfolio. No artistic experience is necessary—merely an enjoyment of working with children and a belief that art matters. In...
Sugar Glass making Class
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Armando's Gallery House & Restaurant
September 10, 2018
Guest have been asking for me to do another Sugarmaking Class join us for a one day class on how to make sugar glass. Let me teach u all the shortcuts to the art of making sugar glass and candy. The class will take about 2 hours maybe a bit more but well worth the...
HOPS & SHOPS
Expired
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 23, 2019
Experience downtown Redding like never before! Merchants welcome the community through their doors to explore what shopping local is all about. Sample regional craft beers from microbreweries; each of whom will be sampling ales inside downtown shops. Receive a walking map of participating locations, sampling glass and custom re-usable bag. Rain or shine event. Event...
Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Night
Expired
SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 22, 2019
Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals. Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome! Hope Is Alive! is not a talent show. First timers are encouraged to take to the...
Startup Coffee
Expired
January 30, 2019
Join founders, funders, and creatives for a chance to meet and network over free morning coffee. This is a free-form event: after brief introductions, aspiring and successful local entrepreneurs will have a chance to connect. Anyone is welcome to attend! Note: This is a meetup where we are trying to connect startups and entrepreneurs with...
From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights screening/fundraiser
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SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
February 16, 2019
A screening of the 2011 award winning film “From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights” documenting the African American history of early lumber towns in Siskiyou County. Fundraiser will support the creation of a new project “Voices of the Golden Ghosts.” This project, partially funded through a grant from Cal Humanities, will explore the little known...
Film Classics: A Christmas Story
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
December 16, 2018
Film Classics: A Christmas Story A Movie, A Party, An Experience! Party at 6:00pm, Film at 7:30pm Combine your love of film with a good old family-friendly holiday party and join us for the best film of the Christmas season. Live music dancing, themed drinks for all ages, a Christmas sweater contest (best, ugliest), a...
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
September 28, 2018
View and vote on the ten most creative short films during the world’s first global film festival. Over 300 cities across six continents unite for one week for the largest short film festival and your vote decides what film will be crowned best in the world. Join us and help discover the next generation of...
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How can Redding benefit from California Cultural District designation?
Re-develop. Re-connect. Re-invent.
Revitalize Downtown

The District's marketing and branding plan will cast vision and help to draw night-time activity, farmer's markets, concerts, events, arts training and enterprise to the Downtown core. These activities will assist in a walkable, bikeable environment. Wayfinding signage, bicycle paths and active store fronts will slow down traffic, which will help downtown businesses and increase pedestrian traffic.

Cultural Tourism

It will increase overnight stays in Redding thus bumping up our Transient Occupancy Tax to local government and traffic to local business. It will also enhance our downtown residents' lives and well-being with anticipated redevelopment. Major music acts frequent Redding as an overnight on the way to the Bay Area or Los Angeles from Portland or Seattle. Our theater community is poised to become yet another theatrical attraction on I-5 as we are just two hours south of Ashland, Oregon, renowned for its Shakespeare Theater Festival and we have a vibrant local scene with world-class theater structures.

Improve Living Conditions

The District designation will assist with affordable housing for artists and creatives and induce further creation of affordable live-work spaces. Several low-income housing units exist and residents are looking forward to an improved life downtown, one that includes fresh food options, more to do after 6pm, a safer environment due to increased pedestrian traffic, improved infrastructure like lighting and sidewalks and attention to blight.

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