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Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion

Apr 27, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017

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

This traveling exhibit celebrates the original Renaissance man, the 16th-century artist, architect and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, through recreations of his simple machines. Created by the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Florence, Italy, the show will make its California debut at the Aerospace Museum, displaying 40 machines grouped into the four themes of water, fire, earth and air. Folks can get...

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California Museum: Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown

Apr 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017

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

By 1940, the blocks between 4th and O streets of downtown Sacramento bustled with kabuki theaters, churches, Japanese restaurants, bathhouses and drugstores. However, the thriving community called Japantown became a ghostly memory during World War II, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the internment of approximately 120,000 Japanese Americans. In...

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Two Views: Photography by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank

Apr 27, 2017 - May 19, 2017

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

Opening exactly 75 years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the executive order allowing for the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, this Crocker Art Museum exhibit features more than 60 photos depicting life in the camps taken by iconic photographer Ansel Adams and Canadian lensman Leonard Frank (America’s neighbor to the north also interned its...

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California Museum: California Hall of Fame

Apr 27, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017

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

The California Museum’s Hall of Fame marks its 10th anniversary celebrating Golden State greats with its newest lineup of inductees that includes actors Harrison Ford and George Takei, Tower Records founder Russ Solomon, and broadcast journalist Maria Shriver (who created the Hall of Fame in 2006 when she was first lady of California). Among the artifacts on display are actor Harrison...

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Sacramento Ballet

Apr 28, 2017 - May 14, 2017

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

A follow-up to last year’s spring program, this performance, entitled Snap Shots 2, will comprise vignettes culled from across the local dance company’s repertoire, including an ensemble segment from A Woman’s Journey: The Tamsen Donner Story, an original ballet choreographed by co-artistic director Ron Cunningham about the matriarch of the doomed Donner Party. The featured...

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Apr 28, 2017

Jump, jive and wail with this band when it stops at Thunder Valley this spring. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy helped bring the swing scene back into the mainstream in the early 1990s, along with acts like the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Squirrel Nut Zipper and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, and made a cameo appearance in the 1996 film Swingers. The group—which also performed at the 1999 Super Bowl with...

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Star Wars Day

Apr 29, 2017

Grab your lightsabers and head over to the Sacramento Zoo for this second annual intergalactic festival. Young Jedi Knights can join the Rebel Alliance or the Dark Side during photo ops with Star Wars characters like Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul and assorted Storm Troopers, and also watch zoo residents like orangutans, giraffes and lions use their forces to unwrap treats...

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Snow White and Rose Red

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

In celebration of their 10th anniversary, the Fairytale Town Troupers will revive the first original play they ever performed as a group: a stage version of the Grimm brothers’ Snow White and Rose Red created by Fairytale Town executive director Kathy Fleming. The story follows the titular characters, devoted sisters who live with their mother in a cottage at the edge of the...

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Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

Apr 29, 2017 - May 28, 2017

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Adapted to the stage by Allison Gregory from the New York Times best-selling children’s book by Barbara Park, Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook tells the tale of a well-meaning, spunky kindergartner who deals with all sorts of kid-size problems at school. First off, her new furry mittens are missing—assuming that somebody stole them, when Junie finds a multicolored pen, she figures...

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ODC/Dance

Apr 29, 2017

This San Francisco-based troupe will bring a piece called Boulders and Bones to Davis. Choreographed by company founder Brenda Way (who trained under George Balanchine) and KT Nelson, the hour-long work was inspired by the art of Andy Goldsworthy, who uses natural elements like leaves, stone and bark to create impermanent outdoor sculptures. Set to an original composition by cellist Zoë...

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