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Global Winter Wonderland

Dec 22, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All the world’s a stage at the Global Winter Wonderland, a luminous multicultural theme park and massive display of glowing structures filling 17 acres of Cal Expo this Christmas season. Inspired by China’s lantern festivals and executed by about 60 artisans and engineers from that country, the spectacle features lanterns as tall as seven stories that depict iconic...

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Holiday in the Hills

Dec 22, 2014

Have yourself a merry little Christmas up in the foothills, where every year Sutter Street Theatre presents its holiday show delving into regional history as it paints a picture of how Christmas was celebrated by miners, outlaws and other townsfolk back in the late 1800s. The stage will be studded with a host of characters based on real historical figures, ranging from former Folsom...

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California State Railroad Museum: California State Parks, 150 Years

Dec 22, 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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California Automobile Museum: Auto Exotica: A Celebration of Modern Supercars

Dec 22, 2014 - Feb 1, 2015

Get a glimpse of life in the fast lane at this special short-term exhibit gathering some of the sleekest, speediest vehicles to hit the pavement. The majority of these rare new models on display will be on loan from local owners and feature a diverse variety of luxury, high-performance automakers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

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California State Capitol Museum: California Invites the World: The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Dec 22, 2014 - Apr 24, 2015

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

View historic photos and posters from the California State Library and various private collections in this show about the Panama–Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Other artifacts include fair souvenirs like some of the crystals that bedecked the surface of the Tower of Jewels, one of the event’s centerpiece buildings. Museum open daily from 9 a.m.to 5...

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California State Railroad Museum: American Journeys: Travel Posters from Railroading’s Golden Age

Dec 22, 2014 - May 31, 2015

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

In the early 20th century, train trips were glamorously promoted and illustrated through nostalgic travel posters; about a dozen of those archival pieces will be on display in this exhibit. Museum open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Spinning Into Light

Dec 23, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday.

B Street Theatre’s latest world premiere production is an original musical comedy. Written and directed by the theater’s artistic director Buck Busfield (with songs composed by Noah Agruss), the work will be performed by the stellar four-person cast of B Street regulars Greg Alexander, Melinda Parrett, Jason Kuyendall and Tara Sissom. Set in a Southern mill town in the...

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Holiday in the Hills

Dec 23, 2014

Have yourself a merry little Christmas up in the foothills, where every year Sutter Street Theatre presents its holiday show delving into regional history as it paints a picture of how Christmas was celebrated by miners, outlaws and other townsfolk back in the late 1800s. The stage will be studded with a host of characters based on real historical figures, ranging from former Folsom...

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The California Museum: Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

Dec 23, 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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The California Museum: Eighth Annual California Hall of Fame Artifact Exhibit

Dec 23, 2014 - Aug 30, 2015

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

Seven of the Golden State’s best and brightest will be honored in this show commemorating the 2014 class inducted into the California Hall of Fame, which includes Sacramento-born author Joan Didion, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, whose display will feature the Academy Award he won for co-writing The Godfather screenplay with Mario Puzo. Museum...

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