Elsewhere in these pages this week you’ll read about the recently renovated Rio Nido Lodge, but there’s a brand new stage opening this week as well. The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
has for the past few years stood along Main Street as an almost-completed vision, replete with laminated blueprints posted on the front of the building and projected completion dates that never saw completion—until now. The new quaint space befits the plucky town that’s done nothing but bounce back from a crippling freeway rerouting over 10 years ago, and its impressive slate of upcoming plays serves to bring even more art to an increasingly art-friendly burg. Starting this weekend, it’s A Christmas Carol
, while a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by live music and a tour gets underway on Friday, Dec. 3, at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. 4pm. Free. 707.894.2214.