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North Columbia Schoolhouse Presents

posted Feb 3, 2015, 12:34 PM by Kristin Snell

by Jeff Adams, Executive Director-North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center

The Bee Eaters

Saturday, February 7, 2015 * 7 pm Doors, 8 pm Show * $18 member/advance, $20 door * Tickets available at BriarPatch and Mother Truckers

Brother-sister duo Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, long known and lauded by those steeped in the American fiddle tradition, are joined by hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman. Together, they weave a tapestry of sound all their own, drawing on roots in bluegrass, Celtic, jazz and old-time traditions. While today’s new breed often produces an amalgamation of sounds and styles based on a distant view, The Bee Eaters were raised embedded in these traditions raised to mold, meld, shape them and carry them forward, leaving their own indelible marks in the process. With Tashina’s delicate fiddle and Tristan’s grounding cello wrapped around Simon, ethereal dulcimer, they have created a never-before-heard sound in American music. No tricks. No pyrotechnics. Three instrumental voices, united in their musical exploration.

Valentine Erotique 2015

Friday the 13th of February, 2015 * 7:30 pm show, 6:30 pm doors open

The Valentine Erotique variety show returns on Friday the 13th of February. An annual benefit for the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, this erotic extravaganza features an array of poetry, a chocolate dessert contest and other sensuous entertainment that you won't want to miss.

Bill Gainer and Bo the Whiskey Yogi will headline the poetry. They have invited Sacramento poets, Kelly Freeman and Lytton Bell, to join them along with locals, Chris Harbour and Maxima Kahn.

Magician extraordinaire Nick Federoff will emcee the evening's variety of entertainment. There will be a comedy performance by Casey Burke, acro yoga, burlesque by Truth of Dare featuring local legend Belle Star and a few other surprises.

The chocolate dessert contest is open to the public. Bring your favorite chocolate delight for a chance to win prizes in several categories (i.e. most decadent, creamiest and dreamiest).

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for drinks, desserts, and to view the Body+Form Art Show.


Almost Hereditary: The Roots of Racism with Bill Drake

Saturday, February 21, 2015 * Reading 7:30 pm, Doors 7 pm * $12 member/advance, $15 door * All proceeds to benefit the North Columbia Schoolhouse * Tickets available at BriarPatch and Mother Truckers

In honor of Black History Month, Bill Drake will present "Almost Hereditary: The Roots of Racism in My Southern Family", a rich presentation with stories, readings, poems, and slides. The readings will be from the diary of Bill's great-great-grandmother whose sons fought in the Civil War and whose family owned slave plantations in Mississippi. Bill will share how racism was passed down his family lineage. Like his mother before him, he grew up in what was called the "Jim Crow era" a time of extreme segregation in the South. As a child he was taught to believe in white supremacy, a concept he rejected after two pivotal experiences during his late teenage years. He is the co-founder of Creating Communities Beyond Bias, which offers workshops for students related to unlearning prejudice. Revised copies of his book Almost Hereditary: A White Southerner‚ Journey Out of Racism, A Guide for Unlearning and Healing Prejudice will be available for sale and signing. The event is a benefit for NCSCC.