Summer is a great time to experience the arts in the Auburn area. Among the highlights in June and July are classic films, outdoor theater and live music and the spontaneous acoustic World Music Day, in addition to the always popular Auburn Art Walk and Jazz at 808. These top notch performances by area arts groups are affordable, casual and will appeal to the whole family.
Take Note Troupe will delight Shakespeare lovers with performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on June 4 and 5. Meet the cast and enjoy desserts and a silent auction at the June 4 Gala event at a private home, $20.00 per person (call 916 955-2909 for tickets). The June 5 performance is at 6:00pm at the Auburn Library Garden Theater and is free.
Thursday, June 10 from 6 to 9pm is the second Auburn Art Walk of 2010. Among the offerings of this free reception at venues in Downtown and Old Town is a special Placer Land Trust show at School Park Preserve of plein air images of Bruin Ranch, the land trust’s newest campaign.
School Park Preserve and other locations around Auburn will host World Music Day from 5 to 9 pm on Saturday, June 19 in conjunction with the annual Family Night Out. World Music Day is a worldwide, free, live music celebration featuring amateur and professional musicians performing in public places.
Sunday, June 20 kicks off the 22nd season of PlacerArts’ Summer Series at the Auburn Library Garden Theater with a performance by Chicago Tribute Authority. June 27 will feature the Air Force Band of the Golden West, July 11 the Old West Trio and Ivan Najera will entertain on July 18. This free concert series starts at 7:00pm, and is beloved by people of all ages, who bring picnics and enjoy a beautiful evening of music under the stars.
The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center’s On Stage at the State Theater will present live acoustic music by the Sherry Austin Band at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 12, with tickets selling for $20.00. Cinema at the State offers two classic movies, American Graffiti at 7:30pm on Thursday, June 17 and A Space Odyssey on Thursday, July 15. Tickets are $8.00.
On Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 and 7:00pm, The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) chapters of Placer County and Florin present a premiere screening of the documentary “Valor with Honor” at the State Theater. It’s a fundraiser for a permanent bronze statue at Santucci Justice Center to honor World War II heroes of the 442nd RCT, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service.
PlacerArts’ Jazz at 808, Auburn’s only world-class jazz series, returns at 7:00pm on Thursday, July 8 for the second performance of the season featuring Jimmy Robinson and Friends. Set against the beautiful exhibits of The Arts Building Gallery at 808 Lincoln Way, this intimate series is always a sell-out. Tickets are $15 for PlacerArts members, $20 for nonmembers.
For details about these arts events and dozens of others, visit PlacerArts’ online Arts Calendar at www.PlacerArts.org.