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Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

This play—written by Lauren Gunderson (the nation’s most produced living playwright, according to American Theatre Magazine) and Margot Melcon—picks up two years after Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy have gotten married, and the Darcys are hosting the holidays at their estate. Among the guests is one of Elizabeth’s younger...

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Unsilent Night

Dec 16, 2017

Break out your boom boxes and Bluetooth speakers for this mobile modern caroling concert that began in New York in 1992 and has since attracted celebs like Bill Murray. For the third year in a row, Sacramento will join more than 100 other cities in participating in contemporary composer Phil Kline's holiday themed sound sculpture, Unsilent Night, in which dozens (or sometimes hundreds) of...

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Elf the Musical Jr.

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Young thespians for the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy will present this humorous, feel-good holiday musical, based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, an orphaned human raised as an elf in the North Pole. The show features songs like the peppy “World’s Greatest Dad,” the brassy “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” and the ballad “Never Fall in Love...

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The Nutcracker

Dec 16, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

The 30th anniversary of the Sacramento Ballet’s annual rendition of The Nutcracker coincides with the final time Ron Cunningham will helm the production as co-artistic director of the company. Five hundred child dancers help tell the tale of young Clara, who befriends the Nutcracker Prince on Christmas Eve and travels to the Land of Sweets, where she meets the Sugar Plum Fairy and other...

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Jay-Z

Dec 17, 2017

Now one half of the biggest power couple in music (Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, are collectively worth $1.3 billion), Hova became a household name with the 1998 track “Hard Knock Life” and has gone on to win 21 Grammys and hang 14 albums atop the Billboard 200 chart, including his June release 4:44, which extended the rapper’s record as the solo artist with the most No....

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Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum: Dimensions of Black

Dec 28, 2017

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

  Through Dec. 28 This exhibition, which was created in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, presents more than 50 works by modern African-American artists. The show, which is on display at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, includes such pieces as Sam Gilliam’s Dance Me, Dance You, a trio of kaleidoscopic paintings suspended from the...

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Noon Year’s Eve

Dec 31, 2017

New Year parties are rarely tot-friendly affairs, but the Crocker Art Museum will host a countdown at noon to usher in 2018 for this global-themed soirée. Cultural performances will include West African and Afro-Caribbean music from Fenix Drum and Dance Company, and Native American dancing from Sacramento Pow Wow. Daniel Barash and Berkeley’s Shadow Puppet Workshop will also...

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New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular

Dec 31, 2017

Traipse down to the waterfront to nab a primo spot for stargazing as Old Sacramento rings in the New Year at the 18th annual festival and fireworks show. A sparkling 15-minute spectacle by Pyro Spectaculars—which have produced dazzling displays for events like the Super Bowl, the Olympic Games and the World Cup—will light up the night sky at 9 p.m.

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Something Rotten!

Jan 2, 2018 - Jan 7, 2018

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

Shakespeare goes Broadway in this 2015 Tony Award-winning spectacle that stops in Sacramento for its first national tour. Set in Elizabethan England, Something Rotten! follows the playwriting sibling duo Nick and Nigel Bottom, who can’t seem to catch a break with Bill Shakespeare cranking out crowd-pleasers. (Rent veteran Adam Pascal plays the Bard, imagined here as a moody, writhing rock...

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Something Rotten!

Jan 4, 2018 - Jan 7, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday.

Shakespeare goes Broadway in this 2015 Tony Award-winning spectacle that stops in Sacramento for its first national tour. Set in Elizabethan England, Something Rotten! follows the playwriting sibling duo Nick and Nigel Bottom, who can’t seem to catch a break with Bill Shakespeare cranking out crowd-pleasers. (Rent veteran Adam Pascal plays the Bard, imagined here as a moody, writhing rock...

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