Burning Man / Brenda Novak / Dan Hicks

Burning Man  This weekend, a city of 50 thousand people will spring out of the Nevada desert, gathered for the week-long Burning Man festival. Afterwards, the city disappears without a trace. On the next Insight, you’ll meet some of the "burners," and find out what draws them to the harsh landscape.

Brenda Novak  Romance novelist Brenda Novak speaks this weekend at a writers’ conference sponsored by Sacramento Valley Rose, a local chapter of the international organization, Romance Writers of America.

Brenda Novak speaks at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 23rd at the University Park Clubhouse, Howe and Swarthmore Ave., Sacramento. Information: (530) 644-4204.

Dan Hicks  Musician Dan Hicks is in the area this weekend, performing at a benefit for the Nevada County Landtrust. Also on the bill is Nevada County's Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings. We talked with Dan Hicks in December 2007.

Dan Hicks performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 23rd at the Pilot Peak Winery, 12888 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley. Information: (530) 432-3321.

Friday, August 22, 2008