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Common Kings

Aug 22, 2014

This quartet of self-described “everyday guys from Orange County”—with ancestry from the likes of Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and Hawaii—draws from each of their backgrounds to create head-swaying melodies that are both unique and familiar. Whether they are performing their own soul-soothing songs like “Alcoholics” and “Wade in Your Water” (laden with...

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California State Railroad Museum: California State Parks, 150 Years

Aug 22, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Dozens of historic artifacts and photographs illustrate the beauty and majesty of California’s state parks in this exhibition, which marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s signing of the landmark 1864 Yosemite Grant Act—the nation’s first land grant to protect areas for public use and preservation. 

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Time Travel Weekends

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

Bandits, miners, merchants, suffragettes and other characters will roam Old Town’s streets throughout summer as a part of the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation’s annual free street theater program. Look for period-attired actors and docents offering old-fashioned crafts and performing stage shows at various historic venues like the Eagle Theatre, a reconstructed version of the...

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La Cage Aux Folles

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

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

The dazzling French Riviera serves as the backdrop for this smash-hit musical that will close out the Music Circus season. Based on a 1973 French play (which spawned the hit movie remake The Birdcage in 1996), this uproarious comedy centers on drag show nightclub owner Georges, his longtime love Albin, and the ruse the devoted couple employs when their son Jean-Michel gets engaged to the...

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Rascal Flatts & Sheryl Crow

Aug 22, 2014

At this co-headlined concert, country outfit Rascal Flatts—whose chart-topping hits include “Bless the Broken Road” and “Take Me There”—will showcase their latest release, Rewind, and be joined by singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, who came out with her first all-country album last year. Also performing will be Gloriana, the country trio that was crowned the...

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The Language Archive

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Praised by the Los Angeles Times for the way it “uniquely blends absurdist farce with sentimental comedy,” this play—which makes its Sacramento debut with this production—delves into the nature of love, relationships and language. The plot revolves around George, a brilliant linguist who works to study and preserve dying languages, his frustrated and fed-up wife Mary,...

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Aug 22, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

This upbeat, Tony Award-winning comic musical will bring the laughs before the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival winds down. A tribute to 1920s musicals, the story comes to life in the narrator’s living room, and follows a Broadway starlet about to give up her fame for love. Chaos ensues—along with gags and raucous showstoppers that are anything but drowsy.  

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California State Railroad Museum: Double Exposure

Aug 22, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

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

This show explores the emergence of photography in the 1800s and how it captured pivotal events such as the construction of the transcontinental railroad. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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The California Museum: Sacrament: Homage to a River

Aug 22, 2014 - Oct 2, 2014

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

This exhibit featuring the photography of Geoff Fricker—whose work is included in the permanent collections of institutions like the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Oakland Museum of California—portrays the beauty, ecology and economic importance of the Sacramento River through a variety of black-and-white photos of locations around the mighty waterway, including the...

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California State Railroad Museum: Journey Stories

Aug 22, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

This Smithsonian exhibit, which makes its touring debut at the California State Railroad Museum, examines how the early settlers migrated to and traveled within the United States in search of a better life and new economic opportunities through a collection of vintage photographs, paintings and artifacts. The railroad museum’s collection of colorful archival California travel posters...

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