Things to Do: Jan. 13 through 21

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Friday, Jan. 13
Bathtub Gin plays country rock from 9 p.m. to close at Ava’s Lounge, 3129 Penryn Road, Penryn. Call (916) 740-0131 or email

Patrice Webb plays folk, country, swing and blues at Dave’s Cave, 540 Wall St., Auburn. Will Morebeck opens the show. Desserts and coffee available for purchase. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12 for adults and $5 for students and children at the door. Call (530)878-2488.

Saturday, Jan. 14
Courage House, a home for girls rescued from sex trafficking, will hold a spaghetti feed and concert at 6 p.m. at Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road, Loomis. Tickets $25 for adults, $10 for children, 2 and under free. Donations may be sent to Courage to Be You, 3031 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite 2, No. 433, Rocklin, CA 95765. Call (530) 997-6523 or visit

DoubleShots returns to Dona Dal Cielo Winery, playing from 2-5 p.m. at 6100 Wise Road, Newcastle. Free concert. Call (530) 888-0101.

Placer Nature Center presents “Vermiculture – Green Gardening with the Masters!” from 10 a.m. to noon at 3700 Christian Valley Road, Auburn. Learn how worms create organic compost for vegetable and flower gardening. Richard Huntley, master composter and gardener, will take attendees through the basics of worm composting. Takes place rain or shine. Free to members; general admission is $5 per person. Call (530) 878-6053

Terry Sharp performs acoustic music from 5-8 p.m. at Casque Wines, 3273 Swetzer Road, Loomis. He’ll play a variety of original music and more. An added bonus is “Ladies Night” (husbands and boyfriends welcome) from 5-8 p.m. The deal for the ladies is if you bring a lady friend, each of you receives a drink coupon for 50 percent off your first drink or wine flight, a chance to enter a raffle for gift certificates at Casque Wines and a two-for-one tasting card to come back during daytime tasting hours. Call (916) 660-9671.

The Heritage Singers features carefully selected vocalists with vocal styles ranging from traditional to contemporary Christian at 6 p.m. at. Auburn Adventist Church, 12225 Rock Creek Road, Auburn. Admission is free. Call (530) 885-4232.

Ava’s Lounge hosts the Halie O’Ryan Band playing Top 40 and country rock from 9 p.m. to close at 3129 Penryn Road, Penryn. Call (916) 740-0131 or email

On Stage at the State Theater presents singer/songwriters Steve Seskin, Craig Carothers and Don Henry in concert at 7:30 p.m. at 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Tickets cost $20 at the door,, Cherry Records (916 Lincoln Way, Auburn) or by calling (530) 885-0156. The box office opens 6 p.m., social hour at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit

Auburn-based Celtic club Beinn Celts hosts its 15th annual Burns Supper, “A Night in Scotland,” at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine St., Auburn. Social hour begins at 5 p.m.; opening ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Traditional dinner with all the fixings, including haggis. Choice of beef or vegetarian plate. Celtic music and dancing until 10 p.m. Tickets $32 and reservations must include a main course selection. Mail checks made out to Beinn Celts to Beinn Celts, c/o 691 Quail Haven Road, Colfax, CA 95713. Call Willie MacGregor at (530) 346-2196.

Sunday, Jan. 15
Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists host “Beyond Dreaming: Why we can’t Wait,” a community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., beginning at 4 p.m. at 190 Finley St., Auburn. The event begins with music, poetry ,readings and song, followed by a walking vigil to The Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way, for celebration cake and beverages. Bring candles or flashlights for the vigil, along with a nonperishable food item for the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet.

Thursday, Jan. 19
The Auburn Symphony will host a recital featuring guest artist Konstantin Soukhovetski
at the Auburn home of Gerald and Audrey Mueller. There is very limited seating at this special event. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with the piano recital set to begin at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include wine, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, music and a special celebration as Soukhovetski celebrates his 31st birthday. The recital is a fundraiser for the symphony’s school outreach program. Tickets cost $100 each, $150 for couples. Call (530) 823-6683.

Friday, Jan. 20
Terry Sheets Band plays country blues
from 9 p.m. to close Friday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 21, at Ava’s Lounge, 3129 Penryn Road, Penryn. Call (916) 740-0131 or email


Third-graders participate in the Placer County Museum’s Living History program’s 19th century reenactments. The county’s six museums are featured at the Auburn Library NOON Program. Representatives will talk about the role the museum has in educating the public in the understanding of our history, people, places and past events. The program will be held at noon in the Auburn Library Beecher Room, 350 Nevada St., Auburn. Ralph Gibson, musem program director, will talk about the museum’s monthly education programs and volunteer training. Karen Matson, curator of education, will discuss the Living History program for schoolchildren. For more information, call (530) 889-6500.

Neil Simon’s “Rumors” opens at the State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Placer Community Theater presents the play about a dinner party gone zanily wrong at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 4. Matinees at 2 p.m. Jan. 22, 28 and 29 and Feb. 4. Opening night is a fundraiser for the Auburn Community Cancer Endowment Fund; cost is $30. All other tickets $20 for general seating, $18 for matinees and seniors and $25 at the door. Not recommended for children. Ticket includes a dessert and beverage. Buy tickets at or


Saturday, Jan. 21
Auditions for Placer Theatre Ballet’s “Snow White”
for dancers ages 6 and up take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Conservatory of Dance; 4561 Pacific St., Rocklin. Call (916) 630-7820, visit or email