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Dear Evan Hansen

Jan 17, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020

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

This six-time Tony Award winner tells the story of socially anxious high school senior Evan Hansen, who finds himself caught in an escalating miasma of lies and misunderstandings when a classmate woefully misrepresents one of his journal entries. Featuring songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), this coming-of-age musical was cited as "one of the most...

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Cirque du Soleil

Jan 22, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020

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

Borrowing loosely from The Tempest, Cirque du Soleil’s show Amaluna—which features a majority female cast—is set on the titular island, where a sorceress conjures a storm, shipwrecking a crew of seamen, including a potential suitor for her daughter. Acrobatic feats abound—from aerial hoop acts to parallel bar routines—and are set against New Age and rock music...

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Sleeping Beauty

Jan 23, 2020

Long before Disney’s 1959 film reintroduced the story of Sleeping Beauty to the world, the classic ballet by Marius Petipa and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the rather dark and stormy fairy tale’s definitive retelling. This Russian National Ballet rendition of the dance will feature sets dressed to reflect 1890s St. Petersburg. The performances will run at 2 & 7:30...

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Meat Loaf

Jan 24, 2020

Hot patootie, bless his soul. Best known for his film debut in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and his Bat Out of Hell album trilogy, the singer brings his greatest hits tour to Sacramento, which includes classics like “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).”

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The Field

Jan 24, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020

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

When the land he’s renting goes up for auction, farmer Bull McCabe uses threats and blackmail in a desperate attempt to own the 4 acres he cherishes, which ultimately leads to a tragic ending. Chosen by the new Black Point Theatre as its inaugural production, this popular 1965 play by John B. Keane (whose 1990 film version earned Richard Harris an Oscar nod) paints a portrait of rural...

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Jan 25, 2020

London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at the Mondavi Center with Grammy-winning Israeli conductor Pinchas Zukerman at the podium. The maestro—whose command of the baton exudes “savagely elegant power,” according to The New York Times—will guide the group through Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Mendelssohn’s overture The Hebrides and...

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Granville Redmond

Jan 26, 2020 - May 17, 2020

In this exhibit, the Crocker presents 85 works by Granville Redmond, an early 20th-century painter known for his sweeping, serene depictions of Golden State nature scenes, from Northern California’s poppy fields to the Carmel coast. On Feb. 6, the museum will also screen The Kid, in which the late artist appeared with his friend Charlie Chaplin, who wrote and directed the 1921 silent film...

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Samin Nosrat

Jan 29, 2020

Having made a name for herself as an approachable guide to the “four basic keys” of cooking and eating, thanks to her debut Netflix series Salt Fat Acid Heat—an adaptation of her New York Times best-selling book of the same name—James Beard Award-winning chef Samin Nosrat will spin tales from her global culinary travels while also sharing practical kitchen tips.

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Sactown VegFest

Feb 1, 2020

Calling all herbivores: The Sacramento Vegetarian Society hosts the fifth annual Sactown VegFest, where a cornucopia of plant-based eats and drinks from local purveyors like Conscious Creamery and KC Kombucha are expected to be on offer. In between snacking on meat-free fare, learn how to prep healthy, hearty veggie meals during live cooking demos and listen as nutritionist Sid Garza-Hillman...

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American Authors and Magic Giant

Feb 3, 2020

Just try not to sing along when you hear American Authors’ earworm “Best Day of My Life” or the anthemic “Go Big or Go Home.” The Brooklyn-based band is expected to bust out these happy hits, as well as tunes from its 2019 album Seasons, at Ace of Spades, where it will be joined by indie-folk band Magic Giant, which formed in 2014 and has earned comparisons to...

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