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California State Railroad Museum: California State Parks, 150 Years

Sep 2, 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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The California Museum: Sacrament: Homage to a River

Sep 2, 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 2, 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 2, 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: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

Sep 2, 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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California Automobile Museum: Selling the Dream: Sacramento’s Early Car Dealers

Sep 2, 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: Journey Stories

Sep 2, 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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Gold Country Fair

Sep 4, 2014

The charming town of Auburn and its historic fairgrounds will be buzzing with activity for the annual Gold Country Fair. Each day will feature concerts based on a daily changing theme, like funk and jazz on Thursday and rock ’n’ roll on Friday. Other highlights include the “Cork & Fork” wine-tasting gala featuring Placer County vintners, competitions such as a...

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Tribes

Sep 4, 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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Nevada City Film Festival

Sep 4, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

Now in its 14th year, this annual showcase of local and international films will feature popular festival alumni who have gone on to be honored at other prestigious venues, such as filmmaker Annie Silverstein, whose film Skunk earned first place in this year’s Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation competition and will be screened in Nevada City. Other featured films include Creep,...

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