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California State Railroad Museum: American Journeys: Travel Posters from Railroading’s Golden Age

Mar 2, 2015 - May 31, 2015

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

In the early 20th century, train trips were glamorously promoted and illustrated through nostalgic travel posters; about a dozen of those archival pieces will be on display in this exhibit. Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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California State Capitol Museum: California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Mar 2, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015

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

View historic photos and posters from the California State Library and various private collections in this show about the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Other artifacts include fair souvenirs like some of the crystals that bedecked the surface of the Tower of Jewels, one of the event’s centerpiece buildings. Museum open daily from 9 a.m.to 5...

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California Automobile Museum: Flash & Flair: The Atomic 50s & 60s

Mar 2, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015

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

In the mid-20th century, cars with showy, exaggerated tailfins ruled the roadways and mirrored the American ethos of optimism and prosperity during that time. This exhibition will feature about 15 regionally owned vehicles that sport these stylish frames, as well as other artifacts from the era, such as appliances and hood ornaments.  Museum open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

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Crocker Art Museum: Of Cottages and Castles: The Art of California Faience

Mar 2, 2015 - May 17, 2015

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

This collection of artful, intricate tiles, vessels and pottery highlights the skill and influence of Berkeley-based artisans William Bragdon and Chauncey Thomas, whose work was sought after by such architects as Julia Morgan, who commissioned the duo to create tiles for Hearst Castle. Museum is open Tues.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thurs. from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Crocker Art Museum: Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880–1910

Mar 2, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015

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

This touring exhibition illustrates the elegance and spirit of Belle Époque Paris with a collection of works by that era’s most significant avant-garde artists like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Mary Cassat and Eugène Carrière. More than 180 pieces illustrating the spirit of the turn-of-the-century City of Light will be featured in the show, including paintings,...

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Crocker Art Museum: The Nature of William S. Rice: Arts and Crafts Painter and Printmaker

Mar 2, 2015 - May 17, 2015

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

The early 20th-century artist beautifully rendered the Golden State’s picturesque landscape in paintings and prints, some of which are housed by such institutions as the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This exhibition will showcase a wide range of William S. Rice’s works, including several never-before-seen depictions of California’s flora and fauna. Museum is open Tues.-Sun....

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Sacramento Beer Week

Mar 2, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015

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

Now in its sixth year, this annual celebration of Sacramento’s booming craft beer scene returns with 11 days of brew-focused events from rare-beer tastings to food-and-beer pairings to tap takeovers and more hosted by area breweries, pubs, restaurants and retailers. Highlights of the extravaganza include a beer-tasting kickoff party at the California Automobile Museum (Feb. 26) and the...

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California State Railroad Museum: See That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Mass Market Collectibles With a Railroad Twist

Mar 2, 2015 - Nov 6, 2015

The style and glamour of railroad travel seeped into many aspects of American society, which will be illustrated in this display of dozens of antique and collectible items like a cigarette box, a liquor decanter, ash tray and cologne bottle, all of which were inspired by the shapes and imagery associated with train travel. Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Anderson Cooper

Mar 3, 2015

The veteran broadcast journalist, whose nightly CNN program Anderson Cooper 360 has been on the air since 2003, joins the Sacramento Speaker Series. He will bring his unique perspective to bear on current events and American politics and will delve deeper into these and other topics during a post-lecture Q&A session moderated by...

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The California Museum: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

Mar 3, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015

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

Get the dirt on the evolutionary history, chemical components and global importance of soil at this Smithsonian exhibition, which includes a variety of soil samples and displays detailing how organisms affect and utilize the earthy substance. Hours are Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun. from noon-5 p.m. 

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