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Keep Chico Weird 2018

Keep Chico Weird 2018! (see details about the show below this call for submissions)

The Chico News & Review is looking for submissions for the 2018 Keep Chico Weird talent and art shows. 

TALENT SHOW: March 3, 7:30 p.m., at the Senator Theatre
-$300 cash prize to first-place winner
-Artists of every performance style are eligible to participate
-Must be 18-over. 

ART SHOW: March 1-4, at Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA)
-Art in all mediums is accepted

Here's how to enter:
To be considered for Keep Chico Weird talent show, submit a video of the specific three-minute piece you will be presenting if chosen as a talent-show contestant. To be considered for the art show, send images of the specific visual art you would display if picked. Include a short bio, as well as any pertinent Internet links, plus contact info for one point person and the names/ages of everyone in your act.

Send submissions to, or mail/drop-off entries to: Chico News & Review (attn. Keep Chico Weird), 353 E. Second St., Chico, CA, 95928. Selected entrants will be notified within a week or so from the deadline.

Deadline to enter is Jan. 30.

Keep Chico Weird Talent Show!

It’s back! One of the wildest and most fun nights of the in year!

Once again, the Chico News & Review will celebrate weirdness of all stripes at the Keep Chico Weird Talent Show, Saturday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. (doors 6:30), featuring some of the most fun, creative and funky local artists, competing for prizes.

Featured performances for the night by:
- Chikoko arts and fashion collective
- XDS (groovy disco-punk duo)

And celebrity judges!
- Muir Hughes, artist, writer and founding member of Chikoko
- Cecile Juliette, Action News Now anchor
- Kevin Killion, saxophonist for Smokey the Groove
- Erin Wade, artist and 1078 Gallery board president

Hosted by:
- Arts DEVO

Tickets: $16 in advance at Chico News & Review ($16.50 at; Blaze N' J's, Diamond W,, and $20 at the door.

Doors open at 6:30pm; Show at 7:30pm

Also back again is the Keep Chico Weird Art Show taking place at the Museum of Northern California Art March 1-4 (reception: Thurs., March 1, 6-8 pm).

For mature audiences. The CN&R is recommending 18-over, but if you’re with your kids and you think they can hang with dirty words, mature themes and maybe even some naked body parts, then it’s your call.