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Sacramento County Fair

May 30, 2016

Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with five days of festival fun at this annual fair, which takes place at Cal Expo over Memorial Day weekend. Check out competitions like a corn-dog-eating contest and diaper derby (tiny tots have 90 seconds to crawl from one cheering parent to the other), and agricultural displays like the yearly Farm Garden in a Wheelbarrow exhibit. Youngsters can visit...

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California State Railroad Museum: Fast Tracks: The World of High Speed Rail

May 30, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This interactive exhibition puts attendees in the driver’s seat (literally) of a Japanese-designed high-speed railcar, where through a simulation, future conductors can take the wheel of a bullet train, racing from Tokyo to Osaka (by way of video projection) at up to 200 miles per hour. Visitors can also board a life-size mock-up of a high-speed railcar—which stands about 15 feet...

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California State Railroad Museum: A City Divided: Sacramento and the Pullman Strike of 1894

May 30, 2016 - Jul 11, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

In May 1894, railcar workers outside of Chicago went on a labor strike, which caused a nationwide boycott of Pullman Palace Car Company railcars and disrupted railroad traffic across the United States until that July. This exhibit reveals the conflicted nature of Sacramento’s stance—as the birthplace of the Transcontinental Railroad, nearly one-third of the city’s population...

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Andy Warhol: Portraits

May 30, 2016 - Jun 19, 2016

This traveling exhibit brings 168 original pieces by Pop Art icon Andy Warhol to the Crocker, including drawings, fashion sketches and paintings, photo booth filmstrips, and portrait paintings. Organized by the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the show is the Sacramento museum's first exhibition dedicated specifically to Warhol. Expect to see many of his most famous celebrity portraits,...

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California Automobile Museum: The Pickup Truck: Where Utility Meets the Everyday

May 30, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This exhibit will highlight America’s love affair with its utility vehicles with a display of pickup trucks ranging from early variations like a 1930 Ford Model A and a 1937 Ford Deluxe pickup with its original paint and lettering, to more recent renditions like a 2000 Ford Lightning sport pickup and the new aluminum-bodied Ford F-150. Era-appropriate accoutrements will accompany the...

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The California Museum: Ninth Annual California Hall of Fame

May 31, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

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

This exhibit features artifacts from the 2015 inductees, including Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi’s ice skates, former astronaut Ellen Ochoa’s flight suit, one of Buck Owens’ Nudie jackets, an Iron Man suit worn by Robert Downey Jr., and news anchor Lester Holt’s 1977 rejection letter from NBC.  Museum hours are Tues. through Sat. 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. and...

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The California Museum: California Chrome: A Race for the Dream

May 31, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016

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

This is the first public exhibition of the prize-winning colt’s 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes trophies. The show also highlights California’s long history with horse racing through displays about renowned jockey Russell Baze and the legendary stallion Seabiscuit, who rose to fame on California racetracks in the 1930s. Museum hours are Tues. through Sat. 10 a.m.to 5...

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Disgraced

Jun 1, 2016 - Jun 5, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Part of Capital Stage’s “Brave New World” series, this 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by writer Ayad Akhtar centers on Amir Kapoor, a Pakistani-American lawyer who has denounced his Islamic heritage. When Amir and his Caucasian wife Emily, a prominent artist whose work is inspired by Islamic imagery, throw a dinner party for a Jewish art curator and his...

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Disgraced

Jun 2, 2016 - Jun 5, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Part of Capital Stage’s “Brave New World” series, this 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by writer Ayad Akhtar centers on Amir Kapoor, a Pakistani-American lawyer who has denounced his Islamic heritage. When Amir and his Caucasian wife Emily, a prominent artist whose work is inspired by Islamic imagery, throw a dinner party for a Jewish art curator and his...

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Jun 3, 2016 - Jun 12, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

Sutter Street Theatre will present this stage adaptation of the 1976 movie of the same name, which was the fifth film in the “Pink Panther” series that catapulted Peter Sellers to fame for his portrayal of the clumsy, inept French detective Jacques Clouseau. In this farce, former chief inspector Dreyfus has been driven mad by Clouseau’s incompetence and, enlisting the aid of a...

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