What’s the Haps?

Got a few things kicking around in the mailbox that sound interesting. You can’t, after all, stay trapped inside forever because of the rain.

• Tapas Downtown is celebrating its one-year anniversary from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight at the restaurant/bar at 1257 Oregon St. in Redding. There’s live music by Mickey Jones and Weety, and artist Share Hofmaister’s work remains on display. Call 247-7299 or click here .

• Singer-songwriters Megan Slankard and Jeff Campbell perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Vintage Wine Bar, 1790 Market St. in Redding. Click here to read Adam Mankoski’s great interview with Megan. Should be a nice evening. (Allison Scull and Victor Martin are having a CD release party at Vintage the following Saturday — Jan. 29.)

• An art reception for Barbara Enochian and Usana Weaver’s show, "Old Friends, New Art," takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Fator’s Silk Purse Gallery (2600 Bechelli Lane) in Redding. The show remains up through April 25.

• The Cultural Cruise on Jan. 29 is a different event from 2nd Saturday Art Hop with its focus on major galleries like Turtle Bay, Old City Hall, Redding City Hall, North Valley Art League and the Shasta College Art Gallery. Look for more on the Cultural Cruise in the coming days.

• Elliot Randall and his band are playing from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday (Jan. 29) at Vintner’s Cellar Custom Winery in Redding. The San Francisco Americana songwriter and his band, The Deadmen, are set to release their sophomore album "Caffeine & Gasoline" in Feburary. The album was recorded and produced at Mission Bells Studio in San Francisco by David Simon-Baker, who has worked with Jackie Greene and The Mother Hips. I’ve really been digging Greene and Tim Bluhm (of the Mother Hips) so this project certainly sounds interesting to me.

Know of any interesting shows? Comment below or e-mail me at jimd.anewscafe@gmail.com.

is a journalist who focuses on arts, entertainment, music and the outdoors. He is a songwriter and leader of the Jim Dyar Band. He lives in Redding and can be reached at jimd.anewscafe@gmail.com
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8 Responses

  1. Avatar Dianna says:

    Thanks, JIm!!

  2. Avatar Troy Hawkins says:

    Love it. Thanks, Jim.

  3. Avatar Ron says:

    The Tony Armsdon Trio is at Maritime Friday night (Jan 22).

    • Avatar Jim Dyar says:

      Caught these guys last time and really enjoyed. I'm working on a story on bassist Bruce Calin (who played in Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion") and plays in this group.

      • Avatar ToneArm says:

        Great, Jimi……..Bruce is a Major Bad Ass on String Bass!

        I`m Fortunate 2 have him on stage….looking 2 bring more Jazz 2 the North State with some very good Solo Guest Artists`s from out of town passing through.

        Stay Tuned 4 more……come thru 2 night @ The Maritime and chill out!



  4. Avatar Claudia says:

    Hi Jim,

    Bruce was telling me about an all local school jazz performance at Shasta Learning Center on Jan. 28th. Can you find out more about it and post it for everyone to know. Thanks.


  5. Avatar David Thompson says:

    With regard to The Cultural Cruise on Friday Jan. 29, The Northstate Songwriters Showcase will be held at the Redding City Hall, 777 Cyprus Ave, in their entrance lobby as part of this event. Five Northstate Songwriter Group members will each be performing 30 minutes of all original material. On the bill will be Still Married, Paul Howell, Pine Dogz, David Thompson and Nick Ciampi. The show will run from 5 to 8PM and will be a very entertaining evening with lots of great music.

  6. Avatar Michael Powell says:

    Hey Jim, I'll be over at Maritime this Fri the 29th from 6:30 til 9:30 playing my 70's and 80's acoustic songs, and my friends Backstage Pass will be across the street @ Jonneys from 9:00 til ? Rockin the 80's! Good Times—