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Cool April Night’s Event 2017

Schedule of Events

2017 Schedule of Events
Subject to change
updated 01/24/2017

— Saturday – April 22 —

Lithia Chevrolet Show & Shine – 11 am – 2 pm
ENGINE TICKET DRAWING at 200 E Cypress Ave., Redding
Wildcard Brewing Co. – 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
9565 Cross Roads, Redding
Big League Dreams – 6 pm – 9 pm
20155 Viking Way, Redding
Trends Vintage Market Place Tow and Shine 10am – 5 pm
161 Locust Street
Show and Shine

— Sunday – April 23 —

Kent’s Meats and Grocery Show & Shine – 10 am – 2 pm
8080 Airport Road, Redding
Win-River Resort & Casino – 11 am – 2 pm
2100 Redding Rancheria Drive
Final Draft Brewing Co.  – 2:30 pm – 6 pm
1600 California Street

— Monday – April 24 —

Point S Tire and Auto Service Show and Shine – 1150 California St. – 11 am – 3 pm
Palo Cedro Chamber of Commerce Show & Shine
9100 Deschutes Road – 3 pm -7 pm

— Tuesday – April 25 —

Shasta Center/Kuebler’s Furniture – 11 am – 3 pm
Shasta Center/Churn Creek Road, Redding
Riverview Golf & Country Club – 3 pm – 8 pm
4200 Bechelli Lane, Redding
Parsons Jr. High School – Music in Motion – 6 pm- 9 pm
Inside the Redding Civic Auditorium – Spaghetti Dinner $5.00

— Wednesday – April 26 —

Registration opens at the Redding Civic Auditorium 9 am – 6 pm
 Check out our Kool merchandise at the Redding Civic Auditorium – 10 am – 6 pm
Cross Petroleum Show & Shine – 10 am – 3 pm
New Location – At the Civic  – 700 Auditorium Dr., Redding
Redding Drag Strip Show and Shine 
and Kool April Nites Street Legal Fun Race
4 pm – 11 pm (race starts at 6 pm)
Foothill HS – Fund Raiser- Tri Tip Dinner – Tickets $15.00
Entertainment by the Club Cougar Band
6 pm – 9 pm – inside the Redding Civic Auditorium

— Thursday – April 27 —

Registration opens at the Redding Civic Auditorium – 9 am – 6 pm
 Check out our Kool merchandise at the Redding Civic Auditorium – 10 am – 6 pm
Downtown Park & Shine – Market Street Promenade – 8 am – 1 pm
Macy’s Show and Shine – Mt. Shasta Mall – 2 pm – 5 pm
R&R Auto Truck Repair – 10 am – 2 pm
2010 Twin View Blvd., Redding
Crown Motors/Chamber Mixer
555 Cypress Ave. – 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
$ 20.00 Admission Charge – This event is put on by the Redding Chamber of Commerce and not Kool April Nites

Kool April Nites Show and Shine outside the Redding Civic Auditorium
5:30 pm – 9:30pm
Decades performing live Inside the Civic Auditorium
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Redding Civic Auditorium$10.00 at the door
FREE with your All Access Wristband

— Friday – April 28 —

Registration opens at the Redding Civic Auditorium – 9 am – 5 pm
Kool Corner – Check out our Kool merchandise at the Redding Civic Auditorium – 10 am – 5 pm
Enterprise High School 10:30 – 12:30

Show and Shine
Marquis Shasta 3550 Churn Creek Road – 11 am – 2 pm
Show & Shine at the Civic – 2 pm – 5 pm
Music by Gunshy
Kool April Nites Official Cruise
6:30 pm – 8 pm
(Hilltop Drive, Dana Drive, Chum Creek, Cypress Ave)
Redding Drag Strip 5:30 pm
Show and Shine outside the Civic Auditorium- 8:30 pm – 10 pm
Hot Rods Band performing live Inside the Redding Civic Auditorium – 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Redding Civic Auditorium
$10.00 at the door – FREE with your All Access Wristband

— Saturday – April 29 —

The Big Show
Registration opens at the Redding Civic Auditorium – 7 am – 10 am
Asphalt Cowboys Pancake Breakfast inside the Civic Auditorium
7 am- 10:30 am – $5.00 per person
Kool April Nites Car Show at the Redding Civic Auditorium
7 am – 4 pm – Admission $10.00
Children 12 and under free- Seniors 70 and over free
Dreamworks Car Show – Inside the Auditorium – 8 am – 6 pm
Opening Ceremony – 9 am
 Check out our Kool merchandise at the Redding Civic Auditorium – 8 am – 4 pm
Inside the Redding Civic Auditorium Saturday                   
Enterprise Starship
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Live entertainment by Downtown Band – 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Live entertainment by Journey’s Edge (Tribute Band) – 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Live entertainment by Fortunate Son
A tribute band to Creedence Clearwater Revival – Inside the Civic Auditorium
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$10.00 at the door – FREE with your All Access Wristband
Redding Drag Strip open 5:30 pm

— Sunday – April 30 —

Asphalt Cowboys Pancake Breakfast inside the Redding Civic Auditorium
8 am- 10:30 am – $5.00 per person
Personal Signature Entertainment inside the Civic Auditorium
8:30 am – 10:30 am
Award Winning Cars on display in front of the Civic Auditorium
8 am – 1 pm
Check out our Kool merchandise at the Redding Civic Auditorium – 8 am – 1 pm
Car Corral – Sell or Buy those Kool Classic Kool Cars – 8 am – 1 pm
Opening Ceremony – 9 am
Awards presentation – 12 pm – 1 pm
A & I Engine Ticket Drawing at 12 pm

World Famous Radio Zoo Show coming to Woody’s Brewery

 CHRIS MIKE & THE ZOO SHOW

With humble beginnings, starting each morning before the sun rose into the sky – in a little, vermin infested, old, rickety building, tucked away on Main Street in Woodland, California – Chris Collins, along with his partner, Mike Reynolds, created entertainment and radio magic.  From this shoe-box of a studio, sitting atop a bank, next-door to the neighborhood watering hole, Collins and Reynolds molded a high-schooler, a local barfly, the over-night FM 102 jock, an auto part salesmen, and rounding out this motley crew – the only woman on the show – a voice talent from LA; into one of the most popular and dynamic morning radio shows to ever hit the Northern California air-waves.themorning-zoo

The public was totally caught unaware as, Chris Collins, the Ringmaster of this band of Zoo critters, pulled crank bits and played pranks on their unsuspecting public. Much beloved bits like: Toss Your Boss and Burn Your Buns, became the bread and butter that had their audience eating out of their hands and craving for more. And Collins and Reynolds delivered them more; by bringing in star guests, like Richard Simmons, or musical legends, such as the Jackson Five – into the homes and lives of their avid listeners.

The Morning Zoo reigned supreme from 1983 until 1992. A host of characters came and went from the studios that started in Woodland and ended up near the fabled – Howe About Arden area of Sacramento. The characters, bits, guests and artists were interchangeable, but the mainstays: Chris Collins and Mike Reynolds stayed and became house-hold names and etched their names into Sacramento Radio history; where they have remained legends to this day.

But their story hasn’t ended; in 2010, Chris Collins and Mike Reynolds, reached out to founding members of the Zoo – Robbie Lipelt and Gary Moore; and also Killer Bee, who joined the madness in 1987; to reunite the Zoo. Helping to bring the reunion together was, Mark McGee, the Program Director of several Chico based radio stations, who lent his support and the studios for the newly formed Chris Mike Zoo show.

Recording began in January of 2010 and has continued to this very day. Through the help of technology, determination, grit, character and insanity – the Chris Mike Zoo show is being heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet or through our free cell phone Apps. The show is a worldwide based Entertainment entity. Our new numbers show a      steady increase of the variety of countries, ethnic groups and races that are becoming loyal Chris Mike Zoo fans. Comedy is universal and laughter is the commodity we deal in.

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Woody’s Brewing Company to host Chris Mike Zoo show

Woody’s Brewing Co to host Chris Mike Zoo show

In 1983, Chris Collins, along with partner, Mike Reynolds, and a wacky cast of characters created entertainment and radio magic in Northern California that has now extended to a worldwide audience. The Chris Mike Zoo show has captured the imagination of a world-wide audience due to their insane abilities to take perfectly mundane news stories, from around the globe; throw them in the Zoo blender and serve up an irreverent, and often times, off-colored look – at what goes on in our great, big ball of a planet. If you’re tired of the same-ole, same-ole, drop by for a few laughs, great food and even better Brew at Woody’s Brewery. Chances are you might have a wonderful time, but the Chris Mike Zoo show knows, you’ll bust a rib laughing. Woody’s Brewing Company Presents: 1257 Oregon Street Redding, CA 96001 530-768-1034

Events for December 2016

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Great food and tasty acoustic music from local musicians await you at Mason’s Pizza in Bella Vista. Mason’s offers a family-friendly atmosphere, so bring the kids. Would you like to perform? Just bring your instrument and three or four rehearsed songs, and we’ll provide the rest. No cover. Hosted by Deschutes Music Club.

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Tomorrow at 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Tomorrow · 45–46° Rain

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Mason’s Pizza
22184 CA-299 E, Bella Vista, California 96008

https://www.facebook.com/events/1800255373547740/

Hope is Alive

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Stand Against Stigma and the Community Education Committee are very excited to present Hope Is Alive! 8 at Carnegie’s.
Learn more about Hope Is Alive! from this Channel 7 news story:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37is_Nb80Wc
Has creating music, rhymes or poetry given you light in dark times? Or shed light on a hidden struggle? Then come celebrate how art heals.
Spoken word artists, poets, rappers, country/western singers, dancers, any and all performers are welcome!
Performer sign-in is at 5:30 p.m.
The Hope Is Alive! Open Mic Series are events organized by the Community Education Committee and the Stand Against Stigma campaign to raise awareness about mental health struggles, substance use disorders, and suicide loss. We strive to use art and performance to fight stereotypes and promote healing and understanding.
Hope Is Alive! is an inclusive event – People of all faiths, ethnicities and sexual orientations are welcome and encouraged to participate.
For more information, contact Marc at mdadigan@co.shasta.ca.us or 225-5970.

Tomorrow at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Tomorrow · 43–45° Rain

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Carnegie’s
1600 Oregon St, Redding, California 96001
Hope Is Alive! 8 – Open Mic Night

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Hilltop Holiday Bazar

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Crafts, Small Business and hand made goodies! Come Join our Communities Holiday Bazaar!
Call 241-4444 to reserve tables! 3 table max! We have in house tables!
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Aaron Neville Christmas

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If you’re looking for something to Lift your Holiday spirits and get you into the Groove of Christmas, Then the Redding Cascade Theater is the Place to be this December 13, 2016, Featuring Grammy Award winning Recording Artist Mr.Aaron Neville! Famous for hits like “tell it like it is,” “Everybody plays the fool,” and SO much more Beautiful, and soul moving Songs.
Aaron Neville’s Christmas Celebration is at once familiar yet progressive, traditional, prayerful, heartfelt, fun, and sexy. Neville lends his angelic voice to timeless holiday standards, which manages to capture all of the joy, passion, spirituality, and nostalgia which goes along with the holiday season. With three GRAMMY awards, multiple chart-topping singles and more than a dozen Billboard Top 25 albums, Aaron Neville is a powerhouse of soul, R&B, and contemporary music, though his Unique and soulful Voice, makes Whatever He is singing Sound Beautifully Natural, and Like medicine to the soul.
The finest cinema house in Redding’s Cascade Theatre inaugurated on Friday evening, August 9, 1935, in Northern California.
“A magnificent theater located conveniently in the heart of downtown Redding— modern in every particular — and built, always with the thought in mind of your happiness and comfort,” and making a solemn pledge:

Cascade Theatre Administration 1735 Market Street Redding, CA 96001
Cascade Theatre Administration
1735 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001

We promise: Our programs will be the finest — clean and wholesome — chosen for the entertainment of the entire family — worthy of your good will and loyal support.
Entering the foyer one’s gaze is immediately caught and held by a vast expanse of a mirror, indirect lighting flooding it in a subtle manner; one’s foot sinks in the thick carpet of green with accents of rust, tan, and orange. The ceiling is indeed splendid; a Byzantine grandeur is gone modernistic; a score of blending colors worked into a beautiful whole.
Parking for Cascade Theatre events can be tricky due to the small area, and limited space to Park for vehicles. I know Myself Personally from experience, I have learned that arriving a few minutes early to the event, assures me Convenient Parking.

This is an actual Statement from their site online;
Please use either of the FREE PARKING lots nearby the theater. One is a two level lot located on the corner of Placer & California Streets, and the other located behind the theater on the corner of Sacramento and Pine Streets. PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY BANK PARKING LOTS or STREET PARKING.
I can’t think of a better way to get into the Christmas spirit this year, great Artist, Great Venue, its Beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Hope to see You There!

Monroe’s Casino Skareoke Halloween Party

Ready to Let your hair down and get your Party on this Halloween? Well alright ghouls and boils, tonight’s the night! Join us for some Skaraoke with a cash prize, and heaps of bone-chilling fun! Let our

Monroe's Casino and Grill Halloween Skareoke
Monroe’s Casino and Grill
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bartenders play mad scientist and create some kooky concoctions in their “lab,” all while you get your monster mash on! Get Ready for a screaming time full of Music, Games,Drinks,dancing and Nothing but FUN! No worries for the Scaredycats out there, because the only thing truly frightening would be if you didn’t show up at all! This year’s Party is one you won’t want to miss So come on down, Join us for a Night to remember with our Famous karaoke and Las Vegas style blackjack! Party Starts at 9, NO COVER CHARGE, and Please remember NO masks allowed! #karaoke #monroescasino #halloween #BOTNS #bestofthenrthstate #reddingreviews #costumes #contests #blackjack #jasonstovallreceived_10210825842511764
Monroe’s always throw great fun parties. The food is beyond great. I recommend the tacos and wash it down with ice cold beer. Monroe’s Grill

Prawn Taco
Monroe’s offers hand designed recipes fresh recipes like this prawn fish taco

Great food made to order. Try one of our amazing signature burgers or start with a plate of our Nutz-Chos! #greatfood #homemade #taco #Facebook
This Halloween, AAA reminds motorists to travel safely and Drive drug- and alcohol-free when hitting the roads. For those who do plan to drink, AAA urges them to take safety precautions in advance: designate a non-drinking driver, call a cab or stay with a friend.

Holiday Safe Ride Program

Thai Cafe Redding CA Serves The Evil Prince

The Thai Cafe in Redding California serves a dish known as “The Evil Prince, ” and it can be pure evil if you like it hot and spicy.   When walking inside of this little hole in the wall place you get the feeling that you’re in for a real treat and stepping back into a part of Asia.

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The evil prince in a yellow curry base with chicken

Below you will see my brief video overview of Asian dish.  Have to warn you about ordering it extra extra extra spicy which I did, and it is amazing.  I ordered mine in the yellow curry base, nd the flavors are amazing.

 

Bees Asian Market Not Just an Asian Market

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Bees Asian Market serves the best pork ribs (Hmong flavor) and curry chicken noodle soup in NorCal,

Bees Asian Market located in Anderson California is a real foodie experience for those looking for the real deal when it comes to eating authentic Asian and Hmong cuisine.

Bees is primarily an Asian market that sales Asian supplies like rice, canned goods and even some produce.  What makes Bees Asian Market unique is that they offer Hmong and Asian cuisine inside the establishment. Seating is limited so beware that if you have a big party you should call first to see if they can accommodate.

Because they are not promoting themselves as a restaurant but an Asian market it would be easy to overlook the awesome food that they make and serve right there.

Being a local review blogger that writes and has done a substantial amount of video shout outs on local businesses in the north state, we have to say this secret little honey hole is a gem and give we it a 5.5 Star rating which is the highest review point system for any business in NorCal.
Personally I tried the curry chicken noodle soup, pork ribs with Hmong seasoning and have to say it was a real eye roller folks, flavor, large portions with an abundance of flavor that accommodated the curry base.

Prices will please you they lean towards extremely fair for what you get.  This will be a two part editorial on this establishment, we want to actually do a video shout out on it in the near future.

Woodys Brewing CO Beats Peanut Butter On Pancakes

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Okay, so this has nothing to do with comparing a pancake smothered with peanut butter to one of the Best Of The North State microbreweries, Woodys Brewing Company.  A quick overview of microbreweries first.

California Craft Beer Exploding
Microbrewery growth especially in California has boomed. Who would have thought that out of all the states California is the number one American crafts beer capital with Washington being second and Colorado being third?

As of 2014, there were 3,418 craft brewers in the U.S., an increase of nearly 20% over the year before.  Craft beer production rose 42% last year, and for the first time ever, craft brews accounted for more than 10% of all beer sales in America.   Woodys Brewing CO was in that 3,418.

Why Woodys Brewing Company Beats Peanut Butter On Pancakes?
Had a friend tell me about this place several months ago and was anxious to do a shout out about it especially since I’m a serious foodie guy that loves writing about the food, drink and entertainment industry.  You could say I’m La Cafe News.
When a musician friend from Sacramento and I pulled up we were amazed at all the vehicles parked in front of the establishment.  “This is good a good sign” I said out loud.  When walking in we were greeted with the soothing sound of chatting people.

When seated we noticed how simple and streamline the menu was designed, the video explains this.  Decided to order the Fish & Chips or should say Fish & Tater Tots.  When taking the first bite of the lightly battered fish you knew this was no frozen fish, we’re talking extremely fresh. The crispy freshness was matched with a bite out of the tater tot; I have to say, this by far are the best tater tots I have ever had in my life.  The tots are made from scratch and the outside of the golden brown crunchy skin is garnished with medium fresh garlic, kaboom baby!

Fresh Real Fresh
Scott one of the owners out of three and the hostess explained that everything is made from scratch and the chefs work together to achieve the ultimate foodie experience.  Could go on about the whole foodie experience and ambiance at Woodys Brewing Co but drinking their sampler of micro brews was a real pleasure.  How can you say one was better than the other when they were all good?  I compared my dire straights like playing that Chucky Cheese game beating the gophers over the head as they randomly popped their head up through the holes and you tried to bang them with that bulky soft mallet, which one which one?

Redding Reviews and Best Of The North State will be doing another shout out on this amazing local business in the near future and their vision.  Writing about their vision and goals is another editorial in itself but have to say the residents of Redding CA and NorCal are in for a big surprise.

Until next time, hold the peanut butter on those pancakes!