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Stories on Stage celebrates first anniversary

Stories on Stage celebrates first anniversary

SACRAMENTO -- Stories on Stage won the 2010 Best of Sacramento Award for Best Reason to Listen Up and now they are celebrating their first year anniversary.

Created by Sacramento-based author Valerie Fiorvanti, Stories on Stage is a writer's version of open mic night. The series takes place on the last Friday of every month and during the night, writers gather to have their short fiction read by actors.

"I started up the series last year because there was a need for it and Sacramento didn't have anything like this for writers," said Fiorvanti.

On January 28, actor Victoria Goldblatt will read Valerie Fioravanti’s “Lifetime Happiness Potential” and Tim Kahl will read Andrew Foster Altschul’s "The Future’s Not Ours to See."

Andrew Foster Altschul is the author of the novels Lady Lazarus and Deus Ex Machina.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!"

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!"

Fairytale Town  is proud to present SHAKESPERIMENT 2011, a new extension of their popular and successful Fairytale Town Troupers program. The first production will be a brand new one act adaptation of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!",  featuring young actors ages 12 to 21. 

This innovative and original production focuses on the disharmony between the King and Queen of Fairyland and a group of bumbling actors who unwittingly cross their paths. It's a fun and family friendly romp filled with music, magic, mirth and mayhem.

When: Saturdays & Sundays, Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27
Time: 12:00p.m.

Photo exhibit spotlights West Sac athletes

A photo exhibit of some of West Sacramento's outstanding athletes will be displayed

When:  Beginning Jan. 20 at 5pm
Where: Parks and Recreation Center
             2801 Jefferson Blvd.

The photo collection dates range from the 1940s and to the 2010s.  The display focuses on West Sacramento athletes who were born here or have resided in the community.

The Firehouse Restaurant and Jordan Winery team up for exclusive dining experience

SACRAMENTO – The Firehouse, an award winning restaurant located in Old Sacramento, is partnering with Jordan Winery to create a unique dining experience on Jan. 28.  These legendary establishments in fine cuisine will host a 7 course gourmet meal expertly paired with Jordan wine.  Firehouse Executive Chef Deneb Williams and Jordan Winemaker Rob Davis will be hosting the exclusive dinner.

This Winemaker Dinner is $135 per person and is limited to 24 guests.  Reservations are required and guaranteed.

Here’s a sneak peak of the evening’s menu (subject to change):

First Course - Hors D’oeuvres
Oysters with chili-hibiscus gelée
Smoked bacon-wild mushroom tart
Beet and horseradish-cured salmon on potato gaufrette
Paired with N.V.

Charity concert to benefit Mustard Seed School

SACRAMENTO – A charity concert and silent auction to benefit the Mustard Seed School was held on Saturday, Jan. 8 at the California Stage located at 1723 25th Street.  The event was planned by Cary Farley, who’s a local musician and schoolteacher.  Farley wanted to give back to the community by planning this event, where he also launched his new CD.

"I wanted to launch my new CD, Goodnight in a way where I could give back to the community at the same time,” said Cary Farley, Musician and Health Instructor at Luther Burbank HS. “What deeply amazes me is the incredible support I have received from the community from the silent auction donations to the beverages and desserts donated by the Naked Lounge.”

Mustard Seed School is a free private school for homeless children aged 3 to 15.  It provides educational assessments, medical and dental screening and counseling services.