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California State Railroad Museum: California State Parks, 150 Years

Jul 31, 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

Jul 31, 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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Yuba-Sutter Fair

Jul 31, 2014

This 156th annual fair celebrating Yuba and Sutter counties will see the return of popular events, like a destruction derby and the Tuff Truck & Mud Bogs show. During the day, families can watch the Busy Bee Dogs—featuring highly trained rescue pups—show off their tricks, as well as mind-bending presentations by Las Vegas-based hypnotist Tyzen. Nightly concerts will feature...

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Sacramento Shakespeare Festival

Jul 31, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The play’s the thing at this 29th annual outdoor theater festival presented by Sacramento City College’s theater department and featuring the school’s students on stage and behind the scenes alongside professionals from regional performing troupes. This season begins with Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing, which recounts the humorous misunderstandings and...

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The Language Archive

Jul 31, 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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Crocker Art Museum: “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts

Jul 31, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

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

This traveling exhibit, which makes its final stop at the Crocker, explores two centuries of the technical development and cultural heritage of female quilt makers. The collection on display includes more than 30 quilts, all of which were crafted by women between the late 1700s and mid-1900s. 

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The California Museum: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

Jul 31, 2014 - 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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The California Museum: Sacrament: Homage to a River

Jul 31, 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 Automobile Museum: Selling the Dream: Sacramento’s Early Car Dealers

Jul 31, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

This exhibit traces the history and influence of the Sacramento region’s first major car dealers such as downtown’s W.I. Elliott Co. and Arnold Brothers through a display of cars dating back to the early 1900s, as well as historic photographs and advertisements from the businesses. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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California State Railroad Museum: Double Exposure

Jul 31, 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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