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California State Railroad Museum: California State Parks, 150 Years

Sep 18, 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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Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars

Sep 18, 2014

Two heavy-hitting rock groups—Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars (which is fronted by Jared Leto, the Dallas Buyers Club star who won this year’s Academy Award for best supporting actor)—wind down their joint tour with this concert in Wheatland. The two bands will be joined by platinum-selling punk rockers AFI, whose most recent album—2013’s...

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Sacramento Burger Battle

Sep 18, 2014

Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day at the third annual Sacramento Burger Battle, a cook-off at Cesar Chavez Plaza benefiting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Sample entries from 15 local restaurants and decide for yourself if Broderick Roadhouse can defend the People’s Choice title it won last year with its Johnny Cash burger, a black pepper-crusted Niman Ranch...

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Caetano Veloso

Sep 18, 2014

In the 1960s, Brazillian musician Caetano Veloso spearheaded his country’s revolutionary Tropicália musical movement, and in the decades since, the legendary 72-year-old performer has experimented with genres ranging from rock to reggae to tango. At this Mondavi Center concert, expect to hear songs off of Veloso’s most recent trio of albums, which includes...

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The Exit Interview

Sep 18, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This raucous, farcical play tackles topics like religion, media and politics as it portrays the struggles of Dick Fig, an agnostic professor who has just lost his university teaching job and is in the middle of an exit interview with Eunice, a dull human resources representative, when their meeting is interrupted by reports of a masked gunman marauding around the school campus. 

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Tribes

Sep 18, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Capital Stage launches its 10th anniversary season with Tribes, the winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for outstanding play. Praised by The Wall Street Journal as “the best-written, best-plotted, deepest, most daring—and funniest—new play in recent years,” the story focuses on Billy, a young deaf man struggling to be heard by his idiosyncratic British family, and...

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The California Museum: Sacrament: Homage to a River

Sep 18, 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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Crocker Art Museum: African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond

Sep 18, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

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

Culled from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this survey of 100 paintings, sculptures and photographs makes its sole West Coast appearance in Sacramento and features the work of 20th-century African-American masters such as Jacob Lawrence; Alma Thomas, the first African-American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art; and...

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California State Railroad Museum: Double Exposure

Sep 18, 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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California State Railroad Museum: Journey Stories

Sep 18, 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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