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NEW YEARS EVE – Laughs, Lolo and Legs!


  • The Center for the Arts 314 West Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (map)

Join The Center for the Arts as we ring in the New Year with a party not to be forgotten featuring comedy, jazz and dancing at "New Years Eve - Laughs, Lolo and Legs" on Dec. 31. 

For those looking to start early, The Center will offer an elegant and festive four course feast crafted by Chef Emily Arbaugh highlighting Chacewater wines being skillfully selected by winery owners Paul and Kellye Manuel.  Diners will begin with champagne and appetizers at 7 pm followed by three courses, each served with a unique and expertly paired wine.  Tickets are limited and include a reserved seat to the show.

Queen of Consciousness Comedy or Spiritual Stand Up, Katie Rubin is a lady person. Funny to the core, she can also look deep and serious at topics through a nimble, dark and hilarious lens.

For the past eight years, Katie has toured with her first comedic solo show, "Insides OUT!" to venues across the country.  In 2006, "Insides OUT!" received a nine-week Equity production at The Sacramento Theater Company. The show had a four-week run at Equity Theater, Foothill Theater Company in Nevada City and has toured to over 100 events and venues nationwide.

Rubin began her career as a Solo Show Performer at Amherst College with her first original piece, "PartyBoobyTrap." Her second play, "Avoiding Less Blue," was produced through the 2000 New York Fringe Festival.

In addition to performing and writing original material, Rubin works as a stage, screen, and voice over actress, and acting and vocal coach. Most recently, she played lead roles in Capital Stage's production of "In The Next Room" or "The Vibrator Play," The B Street Theater's production of "Rabbit Hole," and "Wit," The Sacramento Theater Company's "A Christmas Carol," and Foothill Theater's production of "Urinetown."

Recently she completed an original 10-person play for Capital Stage's annul fundraising event and two plays commissioned by the Health Education Department at UC Davis.

Singer Lorraine Gervais and her band will delight audiences with their version of neo vintage jazz pop music. They use the backdrop of vintage stride piano, a mean rhythm section with old school snare and stand-up bass, hot clarinet riffs, and gypsy jazz guitar to create a neo-swing style all their own.

Individually, she and her players have shared stages with the likes of Zap Mama, Mavis Staples, Pink, Chris Isaak, Etta James, Taj Mahal and Pete Escovedo to name a few. Their musical roots are firmly planted in jazz, blues, soul, world, gospel and electronica from the west coast on out to international stages.

Based in the Sierra foothills of Northern California, Bow-Tie Beauties Burlesque Troupe is a performance group of strong, sensuous women with a variety of performance backgrounds.  They present a blend of dance, circus and comedy with a sensual slant.  They have produced and performed in a variety of shows including; The Burlesque Circus Side Show, 90's Hip Hop, Vaudeville Valentines, A Night at the Cabaret, Rocky Horror Burlesque Show, Booty at the DNA lounge in San Francisco and many more.

DJ Jamal Walker will spin discs for dancing into the wee hours of the New Year.

Tickets: Center for the Arts ticket site

Schedule:

Master of Ceremonies: Danny McCammon
9:00 Katie Rubin
10-10:20 break
10:20-11:30 Lolo Gervais
11:30-12:00 Bow Tie Beauties with Lolo Gervais
12:00-2:00 Jamal Walker

Winemaker’s Dinner Menu

Starter
Alaskan Crab Bisque served with Grilled Sourdough
Entrée
Guests select one entrée in advance
Entrees are served with delicious seasonal veggies and roasted fingerling potatoes
Slow roasted salmon with tarragon pesto
or
Spiced duck breast with cherry and red wine reduction
or
Vegetable wellington
Dessert
Profiteroles with whip cream and chocolate sauce

Earlier Event: December 18
Cornish Christmas
Later Event: January 14
Wild & Scenic Film Festival