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The Colby E. “Babe” Slater Collection

Sep 27, 2016 - Dec 2, 2016

This summer, the Olympics will host rugby for the first time since 1924, when team captain and UC Davis alum Colby E. “Babe” Slater led the U.S. to a 17-3 victory over France. The defeat saw French fans rioting in the stands, and the U.S. team had to be escorted to safety by the French police. To honor Slater's legacy as a two-time gold medalist and member of the...

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California State Railroad Museum: Fast Tracks: The World of High Speed Rail

Sep 27, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

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

This interactive exhibition puts attendees in the driver’s seat (literally) of a Japanese-designed high-speed railcar, where through a simulation, future conductors can take the wheel of a bullet train, racing from Tokyo to Osaka (by way of video projection) at up to 200 miles per hour. Visitors can also board a life-size mock-up of a high-speed railcar—which stands about 15 feet...

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The California Museum: Primo Angeli: Evolution of a Legendary Designer

Sep 27, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

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

If you’ve ever poured a Guinness or tucked into a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, then you’re already familiar with the work of San Francisco-based graphic design guru Primo Angeli, whose work is in the permanent collections of The Met, Smithsonian and SFMOMA. This exhibit celebrates Angeli’s branding, packaging and poster work for clients like Boudin Bakery, Shasta and the...

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Crocker Art Museum: Ourselves Through the Lens: Photography from Ramer Collection

Sep 27, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016

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

This exhibit focuses on contemporary portraiture, with 44 images from celebrated photographers like Robert Frank (whom The New York Times has called “the most influential photographer alive”), Mexican lenswoman Flor Garduño and Cuban-American Ana Mendieta, as well as emergent contemporary shutterbugs like Jona Frank, whose 2004 book High School documented how adolescents view...

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The California Museum: The Power of the People: Voting in California, 1850-2016

Sep 27, 2016 - Nov 13, 2016

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

Through Nov. 13 This exhibit explores the different ways voting has shaped the Golden State since it joined the Union in 1850. Artifacts include absentee ballots sent to Civil War soldiers in 1864 (bearing the names of presidential candidates Abraham Lincoln and George B. McClellan), pamphlets promoting a woman’s right to vote, and campaign paraphernalia from the 2003 gubernatorial recall...

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Farm-to-Fork Celebration

Sep 27, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016

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

This year’s celebration of the bounteous food and drink in the Sacramento region will include a wine-and-cheese tasting event on the Capitol lawn, featuring pairings curated by celebrated grocer Darrell Corti and wine expert David Berkley (Sept. 16), and the new Farm Tank Summit, where farmers, policy makers and food innovators—such as local fish farmer Michael Passmore and NBC...

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Crocker Art Museum: Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection

Sep 27, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016

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

Culled from the extensive collection of David Kaplan and Glenn Ostergaard, who co-founded the Glass Center at the Palm Springs Art Museum, this show features the work of over 70 modern glass artists, including Dale Chihuly, Nick Mount, Lino Tagliapietra and Marvin Lipofsky. Memorable pieces include a life-sized cast of a kimono by Karen LaMonte, and Untitled-Impact Series 5, No. 1 (pictured), a...

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Sep 28, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

This stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Christopher Sergel will begin Sacramento Theatre Company’s season entitled “Trials, Travels and Triumphs.” Set in Alabama in the 1930s, the dramatic narrative explores racial injustice through the eyes of 6-year-old Scout Finch, whose father Atticus has drawn the collective hatred of the small...

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How to Use a Knife

Sep 28, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Part of the National New Play Network’s rolling premieres, the world debut of How to Use a Knife will launch Capital Stage’s 12th season, “Love and War.” Written by Will Snider, this character-driven dramedy takes place largely in the busy, hectic kitchen of a restaurant on Wall Street, where executive chef George bonds with Steve, an East African dishwasher. The two men...

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Michael Lewis

Sep 28, 2016

The Sacramento Speakers Series kicks off its 12th season with a talk by Michael Lewis, financial journalist and the best-selling author of The Big Short, The Blind Side and Moneyball (all of which were adapted into films). In this appearance, he will discuss the world’s current financial state, how individual behavior impacts economics and politics, and how a change in global perspective...

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