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Saturday, Apr 1
05:00 PM Get Your Tickets Now for the Calaveras Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner
07:00 PM Alice's Adventures Underground
07:30 PM Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah at Murphys Creek Theatre Through April 15
Sunday, Apr 2
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
10:00 AM Master Your Cross Country Skiing Skills at Bear Valley Adventure Company
01:00 PM Visit the Easter Bunny at Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge on April 2nd.
Thursday, Apr 6
10:00 AM Master Your Cross Country Skiing Skills at Bear Valley Adventure Company
06:00 PM Wino Bingo Night at The Game Room
Friday, Apr 7
All Day Call to Artists for Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Fine Art Show & Exhibition
07:00 PM Alice's Adventures Underground
07:30 PM Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah at Murphys Creek Theatre Through April 15
Saturday, Apr 8
All Day Call to Artists for Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Fine Art Show & Exhibition
10:00 AM Community Easter Egg Hunt at Grace Hills on April 8th at 10am
07:00 PM Saturday Night Live Music!
07:00 PM Alice's Adventures Underground
07:30 PM Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah at Murphys Creek Theatre Through April 15
Sunday, Apr 9
All Day Call to Artists for Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Fine Art Show & Exhibition
All Day Our Sunday Edition with Local Features, Local Specials & More Every Sunday All Day Long!
09:00 AM Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Ironstone Vineyards
10:00 AM Master Your Cross Country Skiing Skills at Bear Valley Adventure Company
11:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt at Bear Valley Adventure Company!
Monday, Apr 10
All Day Call to Artists for Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Fine Art Show & Exhibition
Tuesday, Apr 11
All Day Call to Artists for Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Fine Art Show & Exhibition
Wednesday, Apr 12
All Day Call to Artists for Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Fine Art Show & Exhibition
Thursday, Apr 13
All Day Call to Artists for Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Fine Art Show & Exhibition
06:00 PM Wino Bingo Night at The Game Room
Friday, Apr 14
All Day Call to Artists for Mother Lode Art Association's 68th Fine Art Show & Exhibition
07:30 PM Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah at Murphys Creek Theatre Through April 15

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04/09/2023 - Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Ironstone Vineyards
Murphys, CA...Enjoy a delicious meal, meet the Easter Bunny and participate in our yearly Easter Egg Hunt provided by the Lions Club. This is one of our events that you definitely don't want to miss!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - 9am + 11:30am Seating
Date: Sun, Apr 9, 2023
Time 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Venue: 1894 6 Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247
Contact: Ironstone Vineyards
Phone: (209) 728-1251

Easter Egg Hunt Times
10am - 5 years old and under
10:30am - 6-8 years old
11am - 9-12 years old
03/31/2023 - Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah at Murphys Creek Theatre Through April 15
Murphys, CA...Dwight Mahabir stars as misanthropic West Indian Alfred Morris. When Alfred is kicked out of his daughter’s Croydon house, he returns to his Willesden home to find he’s been gifted a caretaker, Maria. Having alienated friends and family, he seems happy to live out his illness-ridden days in the solitude of his West London house. Maria, a struggling but determined Polish immigrant, will have none of it, and the cantankerous and xenophobic Alfred realizes that he may indeed still have a role in life.

Somewhere among the soulful lyrics of Nat King Cole and the mutual struggle of making a life in a foreign city, these flawed humans will find a path to solace from their haunting past.

Directed by Todd Thomas

March 24 - April 15, 2023
- Evening Curtain: 7:30PM
- Matinee Curtain: 2:00PM


Dwight Mahabir has been wowing MCT audiences since 2017 with incredible performances in Looking Over the President’s Shoulder, Driving Miss Daisy, The Whipping Man, and last year's standout production Satchmo at the Waldorf.

Charlie Vershay, a regular on the boards at MCT, was last seen in 2022's King Lear, Exit - Pursued by a Bear, and Doubt: a Parable.

Jessica B Thiessen a newcomer to MCT's stage, is an actor and producer of theatre in Portland, including the all-woman theatre troupe, Whisper Skin Theatre Company.


Kwame Kwei-Armah is a British actor, playwright, director, and broadcaster. In 2018 he was made Artistic Director of the Young Vic, where he has directed Twelfth Night and Tree.

From 2011 to 2018 he was previously the Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage where he directed: Jazz, Marley, One Night in Miami, Amadeus, Dance of the Holy Ghosts, The Mountaintop; An Enemy of the People, The Whipping Man and Things of Dry Hours.

Other work as a director includes: Tree (Manchester International Festival), Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Detroit’67 (Public Theatre, New York), The Liquid Plain (Signature Theatre, New York and Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Porgy and Bess (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) the Olivier Nominated One night in Miami for Best New Play 2016 (Donmar Warehouse) and One Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre).

As a playwright his credits include Tree (Manchester International Festival, Young Vic), One Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Beneatha’s Place (Baltimore Center Stage) Elmina’s Kitchen, Fix Up, Statement of Regret (National Theatre) Let There Be Love and Seize the Day (Tricycle Theatre).

Kwame was Artistic Director for the Festival of Black arts and Culture, Senegal, in 2010. He conceived and directed the opening ceremony at Senghor National stadium. He was an Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse and has served on the boards of the National Theatre, Tricycle Theatre, and Theatre Communications Group. Kwame was the Chancellor of the University of the Arts London from 2010 to 2015, and in 2012 was awarded an OBE for Services to Drama.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014 Kwame was named Best Director in City Paper’s Best of Baltimore Awards and in 2015 was nominated for the prestigious Stage Directors and Choreographers Zelda Fichandler Award for Best Regional Artistic Director. In 2016 he was awarded the Urban Visionary Award alongside House Representative Elijah Cummings by the Center for Urban Families for his work in the Baltimore community. In 2019 he was the Chair of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Kwame is a patron of Ballet Black and a visiting fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.

Children (12 and under) : $16.00
General Admission : $32.00
Senior (65+)/Student/Group : $26.00


2 hours with one 15 minute intermissions.


Refund/Exchange Policy: Refunds/exchanges are allowed up to 24 hours prior to booked performance. Cancellations within 24 hours and no-shows will be processed as a tax deductible donation to MCT.

Content Note: This production contains some profanity and racial slurs.

Late Seating Policy: There will be no late seating. Please plan to arrive early.
07/13/2023 - Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome Atmosphere & The Movement! Ironstone July 13th!
Murphys, CA...Slightly Stoopid with special guests Sublime with Rome Atmosphere and The Movement July 13! Tickets go on sale Friday, 3/31. Head to to sign up to get early updates and offers on concerts, specials and upcoming events!

03/27/2023 - Scheduled Work Next Week in Calaveras County
Calaveras County, CA...The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has scheduled the following work next week on State Routes 12 and 49 in Calaveras County.

Route 12

The right shoulder and bike lane will be closed from Chestnut Street to Cosgrove Creek for utility work from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2023.
Route 49

The right shoulder will be closed at Main Street due to utility work from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
Motorists should expect delays of 5- to -10 minutes and are advised to use alternate routes, if possible.

This work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment, and/or materials and construction related issues.

For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert.

For the latest road conditions, visit
03/17/2023 - 2023 Murphys Irish Day Is Coming March 18, 2023! (2022 Photos & Video to Get You in the Mood!)
Murphys, CA...Saturday, March 18, 2023 – 10am to 5pm!  A Celebration of the Irish! Free Admission!  One of the premier annual events in the Mother Lode is Murphys Irish Day. Each year on the third Saturday in March, thousands of people from Northern California and beyond gather in the historic gold rush town of Murphys to honor its Celtic heritage and to celebrate as only the Irish can. Our picturesque Main Street is filled with booths offering handcrafted items, original art, photographs, tasty food, wine, and other beverages.

Volunteers needed!  Are you friendly and enthusiastic about Murphys?  We could use an hour and a half of your time on Irish Day to help us manage traffic and help visitors find where they need to go on the day of the event.  In return, we’ll invite you to our volunteer thank-you party at Newsome Harlow and enter you in the raffle.  Sign up at  A huge thank you to all the folks who help every year.
The day begins with a pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 am at the First Congregational Church of Murphys just a block off Main Street at the corner of Church & Algiers Streets. Purchase tickets in advance from their website.

At 11 am, the swirl of bagpipes heralds a parade of marching bands, classic cars, horses, community organizations, novelty entries, and some of the finest children in the land.  This year we will be honoring John and Gail Kautz, owners of Ironstone Vineyards and tireless supporters of Murphys who will serve as the Grand Marshalls of the parade.

The day continues with live entertainment on the stages and the street featuring singers, dancers, musicians, and jugglers.

All this, in addition to the charming shops, fine restaurants, and tasting rooms that line historic Main Street and help create what is nationally recognized as one of the finest small towns in America.

This year the Murphys Community Club will be hosting the Murphys School of Music and selling food & drink in the Community Park from noon-4.  Enjoy performances by the Murphys School of Music students and take a walk through the park down to the Creek for a break from the crowds on the street.

The Native Daughters will be hosting a Scavenger Hunt beginning in their Hall.  Purchase a ticket and be entered for a chance to win a cash prize and show off your skills.

The Murphys Business Association hosts Irish Day each year with the knowledge that if you visit Murphys once, you will want to return again and again.  Our next community event will be Spring Wine Weekend, hosted by the Calaveras Wine Grape Alliance.  Please stop by our Visitors Center at the corner of Main Street & Big Trees Road to catch up with them and our stage sponsor, the Calaveras Visitor’s Bureau, to learn more about Wine Weekend, local wines & wineries, and all the other ways to play in Murphys and Calaveras County.

Sponsored by the Murphys Business Association, Murphys Irish Day is a fundraiser for many community projects and non-profit organizations and is the primary fundraiser for the Murphys Business Association and the Murphys Firefighters Association. For more information, contact us at

Things to know if you are planning to attend in 2023

Get the 2023 Murphys Irish Day Cheat Sheet Here

Parking is very limited in town during events. We encourage you to take advantage of the free parking available on the beautiful grounds of Ironstone Vineyards and use the free shuttle into town.  The shuttle runs between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm and drops you off in the parking area behind the Arbors Shopping Area next to the Black Sheep Tasting Room, just a short, level walk from Main Street and the main event area. Ironstone has impressive plantings of daffodils and other spring bulbs and a lovely winery & tasting room, so it’s worth the visit.  Parking will not be available until the afternoon in the Black Bart parking lot across from the Community Park. It will be used for parade staging in the morning, and parking on the surrounding sidestreets is extremely limited due to their narrowness and use as detour routes during this event.  We need to ensure that emergency vehicles can get through and around town and that private driveways do not get blocked….please be considerate and honor those No Parking signs!  It would undoubtedly wreck your day if you found your vehicle had been towed.

Whether you plan to park at Ironstone or in the free parking lot at the Old Schoolhouse on Jones Street, the free parking lot at the Masonic Hall on the corner of Church & Algiers, or the surrounding side streets, please come early.  The hour before the parade begins at 11 am, the area around Murphys can become congested, traffic moves slowly, and the shuttles can get backed up.  We’d hate to see you miss the parade because you are sitting in traffic.

Accessible parking is available in the Masonic Hall parking lot, but it fills up quickly.  Additional accessible parking is available on Jones Street behind Alchemy Cafe; show the volunteers your placard, and they will let you through if parking is available.

Please remember that Main Street is closed to traffic from 6 am and will not reopen to vehicles until about 7 pm or whenever the street is clear and safe to access.  Vendors & entertainers with event passes will have access through the Big Trees Road intersection between 6-9 am for setup.

It’s been a wet and snowy winter and spring here in Murphys.  Please come prepared to enjoy yourself with warm clothing as the weather can change quickly here, and we often have days that include both sun and rain or even a little snow.  That rarely dampens our spirits, and this is a rain-or-shine event.  We consider a little precipitation to be authentic Irish weather! We have never canceled for weather, but very low snow and unsafe conditions could result in a cancelation, so please keep an eye on our home page to keep up on what to expect.  Happily, the forecast is currently for mostly dry weather on Irish Day.

Many people make a weekend of it for this event.  Check out our calendar and the countywide calendar at GoCalaveras to see what else is planned for the weekend.  You can expect live music at the Murphys Irish Pub and Boyle MacDonald Tasting Room on Friday evening, live music at Pop the Bubbly during the event, live music at the Newsome Harlow Tasting Room & the Murphys Irish Pub after the event, and more live music at the Murphys Irish Pub on Sunday.

Please plan to celebrate responsibly by arranging for a designated driver or planning to stay for dinner and enjoy some non-alcoholic drinks before heading out.  Calaveras does have public transportation, but it is limited.  They will be running their Saturday Hopper to Murphys on Irish Day.  You’ll be able to catch it in the same parking lot where our shuttle picks up and drops off.  Please make sure you are in the right line! You can check out their schedule and stops here.  We also have a taxi service and a couple of tour companies who may be able to arrange something for you.  There is rarely Uber or Lyft available in the area.  Make sure to stay hydrated, enjoy plenty to eat during the day, and keep moving…we want you to enjoy our wines and beers, but, most importantly, we want you to stay safe and come back often!

Lost and found items may be brought to the Volunteer Check-In Desk inside the Native Sons Hall.  First Aid is provided by our firefighter’s association and first responders at their booth at the corner of Main & Church Streets near the Hovey Tasting Room.  Lost children should also be brought to the first responders, who will work with our volunteers to reunite them with their families as soon as possible.  Want to support our Fire Department? Buy a t-shirt or a sweatshirt from them while you’re here!

Enjoy the day!
04/22/2023 - The 2023 Calaveras Wine Weekend is April 22nd & 23rd! Get Your Tickets Now!
Murphys, CA...Explore Calaveras Wine Country 4/22 & 4/23!  Enjoy two days of spring weekend fun in Calaveras Wine Country. 1-day and 2-day tickets include a commemorative wineglass, a wristband for special tasting flights at 25 participating tasting rooms, and a weekend guide with maps. Advance ticketing is recommended as this event will sell out.  Wineglass/wristband/map pickup starts at 9:30 at the Wine Info Center on Saturday and Sunday. Tasting rooms are open at 11:00. The event wraps up at 5:00 each day. Find a list of participating tasting rooms HERE.

Catch the spring bloom and early bud break in the vineyards. Ticket holders will enjoy vineyard exploration, live music, tasting experiences, special events, and a whole lot of fun!

This fundraising event supports the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance non profit organization, allowing us to host these annual programs.
05/10/2023 - The 8th Annual Tablescape Show and Scholarship Luncheon
Murphys, CA...The Calaveras County Garden Club is holding their 8th Annual Tablescape Show & Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys. There will be a viewing open to the public from 10:30 to noon, followed by a 3-course plated lunch. Tickets for the lunch are $52.00 cash/check and $53.50 Square. For tickets call Linn at 209-890-9277 or email CCGC at Tickets must be purchased by April 22.

Over 20 Hostesses will be displaying beautifully decorated tables. Each table is unique, beautifully set, and decorated by individual Hostesses Each has its own theme and decor. This stunning event is CCGC’s major fundraiser, generating funds to provide three scholarships each year to graduating high seniors in Calaveras County.

CCGC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1941 to further interest in horticulture, gardening, floral and landscape design, promote civic improvement and encourage conservation of natural resources. For more information go to or email

2023 Tablescape Show and Scholarship Luncheon

· Wednesday, May 10, 2023 10:30am to 2:30pm

· Ironstone Vineyards Music Room & Culinary Center, 1894 6 Mile Rd, Murphys

· Fundraising event

· Features individually decorated tables for viewing and a 3-course plated lunch

· Contact Linn Pillsbury, Chair, at 209-890-9277 or
03/18/2023 - Road Closures for Murphys Irish Day
Murphys, CA...The following roads in Murphys will be impacted by Murphys Irish Days taking place on March 18, 2023: Main Street, from Big Trees Road to Murphys Grade Road, will be closed to all traffic from 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Through traffic will be required to use an alternate route. Sheep Ranch Road, Church Street, and Algiers Street will all be closed at Main Street and restricted at Jones Street. Algiers Street, from Scott Street to Main Street will be closed for the parade. Scott Street, from Jones Street to Main Street will be closed for the parade.

Please observe all traffic control signs and the instructions of onsite personnel.

Contact Murphys Business Association at (209) 401-8208 for more details.
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