Bohemians in the Loft


Longtime north state arts supporters Peter and Nadia Robbins, also known as the Traveling Bohemians, are celebrating the opening of their new venue — the Bohemian Art Loft — this weekend.

The Grand Opening Weekend begins today with a storytelling and magic presentation for children at 11 a.m.

The “venue for original artistic expression” will also be a spot for workshops and classes like yoga, Tai Chi, belly dance, meditation and more.

There will be a concert at 7:30 p.m. today to celebrate the opening. The show will feature acoustic folk, blues and Americana with John Brandeburg, Bill Reuss, George Rogers, and friends. Tickets are $7.
On Sunday, the venue will be host an open house from 3 to 7 p.m.

The Bohemian Art Loft is located at 3304B Bechelli Lane in Redding. For more information, call 229-7818 or visit www.travelingbohemians.org and follow the link to the group’s facebook page.


The Shasta Blues Revue keeps making new music and and performing it before live audiences. The group will likely show off two new tunes “Chickens in the Backyards” and “I Just Wanted to Say” tonight at the Vintage Wine Bar (Market Street across from Market Street Steakhouse) in downtown Redding.


I watched the Redding Improv Players perform at recent benefit event for Grant School that also included my band. It’s hard not to have a good time with this group.

They perform at 8 p.m. tonight at Old City Hall (1313 Market St.) in downtown Redding (doors open at 7:30). Their tagline is it’s “the maximum amount of fun allowed by law!” Tickets are $5 at the door.


It snowed on Thursday in Evergreen Colorado where I’m currently visiting. Colorado Rockies baseball games have been getting rained out all week, but looking out at the sky today, I think we’re ready to play some ball!

The National League West has been the San Diego Padres’ show thus far this season. The Rockies are hosting the surprisingly good Washington Nationals.

The Giants, glad to finally have the Padres out of town, have a chance to get healthy by hosting the awful Astros.

Being from Colorado, I’ve been a fan since the team’s inception in 1993. Tonight, however, will be the first game I’ve seen in Coors Field. I’m a little excited about that.

Jim Dyar

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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