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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Aug 24, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

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

Adapted to the stage from the 1996 Disney animated film of the same name—which itself was based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 Gothic novel—this new musical debuted at the La Jolla Playhouse in October 2014, when it was described as “both ghastly and captivating” by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Featuring songs like “God Help the Outcasts,” “Someday”...

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The California Museum: California Chrome: A Race for the Dream

Aug 24, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016

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

This is the first public exhibition of the prize-winning colt’s 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes trophies. The show also highlights California’s long history with horse racing through displays about renowned jockey Russell Baze and the legendary stallion Seabiscuit, who rose to fame on California racetracks in the 1930s. Museum hours are Tues. through Sat. 10 a.m.to 5...

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

Aug 24, 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: Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection

Aug 24, 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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California Automobile Museum: The Pickup Truck: Where Utility Meets the Everyday

Aug 24, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016

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

This exhibit will highlight America’s love affair with its utility vehicles with a display of pickup trucks ranging from early variations like a 1930 Ford Model A and a 1937 Ford Deluxe pickup with its original paint and lettering, to more recent renditions like a 2000 Ford Lightning sport pickup and the new aluminum-bodied Ford F-150. Era-appropriate accoutrements will accompany the...

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The Colby E. “Babe” Slater Collection

Aug 24, 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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Crocker Art Museum: Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present

Aug 24, 2016 - Sep 11, 2016

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

This traveling exhibit was curated by the Enamel Arts Foundation and features over 120 works by 90 artists, highlighting contemporary uses of enameling, a method of fusing powdered glass to metal at temperatures between 750-850 degrees Fahrenheit.  Museum hours are Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 

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

Aug 24, 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

Aug 24, 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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California State Railroad Museum: Fast Tracks: The World of High Speed Rail

Aug 24, 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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