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California At Bat: America’s Pastime in the Golden State

Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The California Museum takes you out to the ball game with this original exhibit featuring more than 200 artifacts from star Golden State baseball players, including Willie Mays’ 1965 San Francisco Giants home jersey. Local baseball buffs can also check out pieces of Edmonds Field, where Sacramento’s erstwhile minor league team, the Solons, played until 1960, as well as memorabilia...

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Duane Michals: The Portraitist

Dec 11, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

This exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum will display over 125 portraits by photographer Duane Michals, who began his six-decade-long career shooting for magazines like Vogue, Esquire, Mademoiselle and Life. The collection will include a 1970s-era photo of Johnny Cash with the words “Johnny Cash was hotter than a pepper sprout” scrawled beneath it; a series of shots showing the...

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Victorian Christmas

Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas at this foothills extravaganza, which celebrates its 41st anniversary this year. Traipse through historic downtown Nevada City—where buildings will be decked with thousands of twinkling lights at night—to view a live nativity scene, listen to holiday carols sung by performers in 19th-century frocks, and meet a walking Christmas tree and her toy...

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Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Dec 12, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

At the end of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice, three of the five Bennet sisters have found love and get married, but this spin-off play turns the spotlight on one of the remaining unattached sisters, Mary. Two years after Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have wed, they are hosting Christmas at their home. Sparks fly in this sweet Yuletide comedy when studious Mary is introduced to...

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Duane Michals: The Portraitist

Dec 13, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

This exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum will display over 125 portraits by photographer Duane Michals, who began his six-decade-long career shooting for magazines like Vogue, Esquire, Mademoiselle and Life. The collection will include a 1970s-era photo of Johnny Cash with the words “Johnny Cash was hotter than a pepper sprout” scrawled beneath it; a series of shots showing the...

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Theatre of Lights

Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too at Old Sacramento (aka the newly rebranded Old Sacramento Waterfront). The historic district has been draped in holiday finery—think thousands of lights, boughs of holly and a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree—for the 10th anniversary presentation of the 19th-century poem “The Night Before Christmas,” recited by...

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Theatre of Lights

Dec 13, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too at Old Sacramento (aka the newly rebranded Old Sacramento Waterfront). The historic district has been draped in holiday finery—think thousands of lights, boughs of holly and a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree—for the 10th anniversary presentation of the 19th-century poem “The Night Before Christmas,” recited by...

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Global Winter Wonderland

Dec 14, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Cal Expo is all aglow with more than 40 brand-new lantern sculptures—some measuring as tall as 60 feet—during this annual winter spectacle, including those inspired by “The Twelve Days of Christmas” holiday song (e.g., a Three French Hens house and a Four Calling Birds installation). Visitors can see elves hard at work in Santa’s workshop and meet reindeer at the...

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Madeline’s Christmas

Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

This musical retelling of Madeline’s Christmas was adapted from author Ludwig Bemelmans’ 1956 holiday story, which was written as part of his popular Madeline children’s book series that chronicled the adventures of the intrepid titular character. The night before they are supposed to leave for Christmas break, all 11 of Madeline’s classmates at her Parisian boarding...

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The Nutcracker

Dec 14, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This year, the holiday classic will get an update with the debut of a fresh rendition by the Sacramento Ballet’s new artistic director Amy Seiwert (who previously performed in The Nutcracker during her eight years as a dancer with the local troupe). This version will focus on female empowerment as it tells the story of 15-year-old Marie as she ventures into the Land of Sweets (for...

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