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Kick-off performance

by the


 National Acrobats of 

the People's Republic 

of China


Friday, Sept. 16

7:30 p.m.

Laxson Auditorium


 This is the only ticketed performance and will cost $23-35. Tickets can be purchased at the University Box Office (898-6333) or online here.    



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Metales M5  

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Herbie Hancock 

September 20, 2011

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

September 28, 2011



Sir Salman Rushdie 

September 29, 2011


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You are invited to the


18th annual 

 Chico World Music Festival 


September 16, 17 & 18







11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CSU, Chico


 Visit the Chico World Music web page here!  


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SATURDAY, Sept. 17


Laxson Auditorium, Taylor Hall, Sycamore Stage

Kids Stage

SUNDAY, Sept. 18


Laxson Auditorium, Taylor Hall, Sycamore Stage

Kids Stage


Kendall & Laxson Lawns

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Art Classes


Saturday, Sept. 17


Collage w/ Kari Zigan (11-1:15 pm)  

Use found objects to create a collage.  Materials include tissue, magazine clippings, paper, paint, yarn, glue, and whatever is in your pockets to create art!  


Fans w/ Debra Simpson (1:45-4pm)

Personalize and design your own fan using paints, crayons, feathers, jewels and pastels.


Sunday, Sept. 18


Pop-Up Cards w/ Gitta Brewster (11-1:15pm)

Learn how to make pop-up cards with a simple animal design.  The animal can be decorated just a bit or as wildly as you wish.


Paper Beads w/ Erin Wells (1:45-4pm)

Learn how to make paper beads.  You will be supplied with cut paper, glue sticks, extra decorative beads and hemp cording to make necklaces, anklets or bracelets.   

Hosted by the Chico Art Center. 




Climbing Wall 


Have the blast of a lifetime climbing Adventure Outings custom climbing wall.  At 24 feet high, this wall promises to be a challenge for young and old alike!  Let the trained Adventure Outings staff strap you in and start climbing - great fun for first timers or experienced climbers!


Hosted by CSU, Chico's Adventure Outings. 




Science of Sound


Hands-on activities for kids (of all ages!)


Explore the science of sound with activities that investigate:

  • Why do instruments make the sounds they do? Discover how different ways of playing drums, flutes, pipes, and strings change the sounds the instruments make!
  • Join the PVC pipe band, come ready with a song to conduct!
  • Build a kazoo and impress your friends with homemade instruments that play any tune.

Hosted by the Gateway Science Museum.


Crafts & Games for Kids 


The following activities will rotate throughout the weekend and may not always be available.


Sustaining fun - Projects with low impact on our environment

  • Endangered Animal Twister - A new twist on an old game
  • Clay Explorations - Roll, pound, squeeze and create art from Mother Earth
  • Ring Toss & Bean Bag Games - What's your best score?

Familiar fun - Old favorites back by popular demand

  • Leaf & fossil rubbings
  • Beading projects
  • Masks
  • ...and more art galore!

Hosted by the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology.  







The Chico World Music Festival is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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