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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...
Cascade Christmas
Upcoming
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...
2nd Annual Redding Cultural District Summit
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Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge
November 8, 2018
2nd annual Redding Cultural District Summit, Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge featuring a nationwide group of panelists from the following cultural districts: 1. Indianapolis Cultural Trail – executive director Karen Hayley  http://indyculturaltrail.org 2. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Joanna Obuzor http://trustarts.org  3. The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development – Kelsey McCrary www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/cultural-districts/ Meet & Greet – light...
33rd National Juried Show – Robert Burrdige, Juror
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North Valley Art League
September 4, 2018
Internationally known artist, Robert Burridge, has selected 85 outstanding works from over 400 entries — all created by artists in the U.S. Many regional artists’ work is included.   The artwork will be exhibited at the NVAL Carter House Gallery from Sept 4 – Oct 6. This is an amazing exhibit — one you don’t...
Express yourself: Get in Out of the Smoke at Old City Hall Free
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SHASTA ARTS COUNCIL
August 3, 2018
Shasta County Arts Council and artist Susan Emerson invite the community to create, write, draw or paint letters of thanks to the emergency personnel, express your feelings, or enjoy creating with community members, in an airconditioned space. Fridays, through August 31st, 9am-1pm at Old City Hall, 1313 Market St. More information: 530-241-7320 or 530-921-0680. This...
North Valley Art League – Art of Chuck Prudhomme + Members’ Show
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North Valley Art League
July 31, 2018
North Valley Art League is an all-volunteer, non-profit community of artists whose mission is to support artists and the visual arts in our community and the California North State. The League’s gallery is the historic Carter House located on the banks of the Sacramento River in Caldwell Park, Redding, California. Carter House Gallery provides an...
Redd Sun Festival
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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...
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...
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...
World of Dance Live
Showing
Redding Civic
November 4, 2018
The World of Dance Live Tour is a live interpretation of the TV show “World of Dance”, NBC’s hit dance competition series. The tour is produced by World of Dance, the premier brand in dance entertainment. World of Dance is the world’s largest dance entertainment enterprise. What began in 2008 as a single event is...
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Showing
Redding Civic
November 3, 2018
Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian snow maidens, and jubilant nesting dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says the New York Times. Experience the Dove of...
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...
Cascade Christmas
Upcoming
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...
Oliver The Musical
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CASCADE THEATRE
April 19, 2018
The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dickens novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and song ever to hit the stage. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece...
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  
Anjelah Johnson: More Of Me Tour
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Redding Civic
September 13, 2018
DOORS: 7PM / SHOW: 8PM TICKETS: Reserved Seating $29 – $42 VIP Meet & Greet package: $142 VIP includes premium seat and a pre-show meet & greet with Anjelah! ANJELAH JOHNSON became an internet sensation with her viral video, “Nail Salon” which led to stand up, television and ?lm opportunities. That same year she joined...
Comedy on Tap Presents Brad Bonner Jr.
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WOODY'S BREWING CO.
April 15, 2018
Next up on tap we are lucky to have the hilarious entertainer Dan Schafer opening for the legendary Brad Bonner Jr.! Grab some friends and laugh the night away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Table reservations are recommended and begin at 6:30 p.m. $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Don’t...
George Lopez Live at Redding Civic
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Redding Civic
March 31, 2018
George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez’s return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing and starring in Warner Bros. Television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for...
Three Dog Night
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CASCADE THEATRE
October 28, 2018
On Sale dates: Fan & Marquee Club Members – Thursday, May 31st @ 11AM Friend & Follower Members – Tuesday, June 5th @ 11AM General Public – Friday, June 15th @ 11AM Three Dog Night, with an astonishing 21 Top 40 hits, is still heard on the radio daily with songs like “Mama Told Me...
Upstate – concert at The Dip
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The Dip
October 10, 2018
Doors 8PM | $10 Tickets | 21+ w/ Valid ID Upstate – Appalachian Soul Drawing from every corner and decade of America’s musical landscape, Upstate has been described as a “hurricane of sound”. The unique instrumentation includes mandolin, cajon, upright bass, and alto/baritone saxophone, all fronted by a powerhouse of 3-part female vocal harmony. The band...
Strung Out, Bombpops, Counterpunch
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The Dip
October 8, 2018
Doors 7:30PM | $20 Tickets | 21+ w/ Valid ID Strung Out are back at The Dip and will be playing Twisted By Design in its entirety!! The Bombpops – Punk from Oceanside, CA Counterpunch – Punk from Chicago, IL TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JULY 27TH at 10AM!
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
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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...
Cascade Christmas
Upcoming
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...
World of Dance Live
Showing
Redding Civic
November 4, 2018
The World of Dance Live Tour is a live interpretation of the TV show “World of Dance”, NBC’s hit dance competition series. The tour is produced by World of Dance, the premier brand in dance entertainment. World of Dance is the world’s largest dance entertainment enterprise. What began in 2008 as a single event is...
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...
Redding PRIDE March 2018
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TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
September 15, 2018
Line up for the PRIDE March at the Sundial Bridge! Be a part of this proud and defiant spectacle by carrying one of our 25 different LGBTQ+ identity flags or come a little early and make a sign. All materials will be provided 🙂 The PRIDE March will take place right before the Light It...
2018 Light It Up With Pride! Redding Lgbtq+ Pride Week Kick Off
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TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
September 15, 2018
After the Pride March – Redding PRIDE Week 2018 kicks off at the Sundial Bridge LGBTQ+ style! See this iconic Redding landmark all aglow in the full spectrum of rainbow colors! This ALL AGES event, brought to you by NorCal OUTreach Project takes place in the Quarry Patio on the north side of the Sundial...
Strung Out, Bombpops, Counterpunch
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The Dip
October 8, 2018
Doors 7:30PM | $20 Tickets | 21+ w/ Valid ID Strung Out are back at The Dip and will be playing Twisted By Design in its entirety!! The Bombpops – Punk from Oceanside, CA Counterpunch – Punk from Chicago, IL TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JULY 27TH at 10AM!
Graham Nash Trio
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
October 3, 2018
Grammy-winning, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash will be performing at the Cascade Theatre on October 3 and has generously donated $20,000 to the community of Redding post-Carr Fire. “In this time of such tragedy and devastation in the Redding community, I wanted to let people know that I care about...
Masterworks 1: American Made
Showing
CASCADE THEATRE
September 30, 2018
Explore the sounds of two iconic American composers, Bernstein and Copland, who formed the music of the 20th century, gathering influence from jazz and the old west. The genre-defying Project Trio joins us for Scatter by Adam Schoenberg (not Arnold!) and other lighter and fun favorites. The Wall Street Journal hailed the Trio for their...
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...
Little Explorers: Who Lived Here Before Us?
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TURTLE BAY EXPLORATION PARK
September 6, 2018
Discover how Native people used the land to survive through the seasons. Explore how plants, animals, and tools were used! Little Explorers is a weekly educational program for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. This play-based environment encourages children to explore, discover, investigate and create. Free for Members / Included with Park admission. Presented by...
2nd Annual Redding Cultural District Summit
Showing
Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge
November 8, 2018
2nd annual Redding Cultural District Summit, Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge featuring a nationwide group of panelists from the following cultural districts: 1. Indianapolis Cultural Trail – executive director Karen Hayley  http://indyculturaltrail.org 2. Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Joanna Obuzor http://trustarts.org  3. The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development – Kelsey McCrary www.crt.state.la.us/cultural-development/arts/cultural-districts/ Meet & Greet – light...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fashion on the Big Screen
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September 20, 2018
Day 4 of Redding Fashion Week! Join us for this fun and fabulous fashion documentary about designer Isaac Mizrahi from New York in the 90’s. “This behind-the-scenes documentary takes a lighthearted look at the fashion industry through the launch of New York City designer Isaac Mizrahi’s 1994 fall collection. The film explores the inspirations Mizrahi drew from...
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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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