13 TICKETS | 530.898.6333 • ChicoStateTickets.com • ChicoPerformances.com Christmas Eve in Mexico NOCHEBUENA Celebrate the holidays in the traditions of Mexico with two premiere Los Angeles dance and music ensembles, Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar. Artistic Directors Kareli Montoya and Jaime Cuéllar premiered Nochebeuna in 2018 at the Soraya Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles to rave reviews and thunderous ovations. Beautiful dance, colorful costumes, soaring instrumentals and songs, combine with Christmas cheer for an unforgettable performance. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 7:30 PM | LAXSON AUDITORIUM $38 PREMIUM | $29 ADULT | $27 SENIOR $15 YOUTH & CHICO STATE STUDENT Joy to the World PINKMARTINI This fabulously eclectic ensemble exudes a polished and glamorous sound—“jet set, vintage-chic, more than a little campy,” said The New York Times—and is an intoxicating concoction of sultry Latin music, swinging jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more. Bandleader Thomas Lauderdale said of his mates, “if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” The little orchestra from Portland featuring the powerful vocals of China Forbes will perform work from their holiday album Joy to the World and additional tunes from their globetrotting repertoire. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19 7:30 PM | LAXSON AUDITORIUM $64 PREMIUM | $54 ADULT | $52 SENIOR | $44 YOUTH $15 CHICO STATE STUDENT “You’ll feel all shiny and bright after imbibing this intoxicating holiday cocktail.”—The Chicago Sun Times