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Black Tie

Dec 14, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

The Chautauqua Playhouse will suit up for a performance of Black Tie, which was written in 2011 by prolific playwright A.R. Gurney (Love Letters, The Cocktail Hour) and which The New York Times calls an “effortlessly engaging comedy.” While getting dressed for the rehearsal dinner for his son’s wedding, Curtis is shocked to discover that, instead of allowing him to recite the...

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Sacramento Santa Run

Dec 15, 2018

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus right down Santa Claus lane (ahem, Capitol Mall). During this sixth annual fun run, thousands of racers bedecked in Christmas costumes—each participant receives a Santa suit, but runners have also come dressed as everything from the Grinch to a reindeer—will start at the Capitol and head toward Tower Bridge, follow alongside the...

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Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

At the end of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice, three of the five Bennet sisters have found love and get married, but this spin-off play turns the spotlight on one of the remaining unattached sisters, Mary. Two years after Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have wed, they are hosting Christmas at their home. Sparks fly in this sweet Yuletide comedy when studious Mary is introduced to...

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The Nutcracker

Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

This year, the holiday classic will get an update with the debut of a fresh rendition by the Sacramento Ballet’s new artistic director Amy Seiwert (who previously performed in The Nutcracker during her eight years as a dancer with the local troupe). This version will focus on female empowerment as it tells the story of 15-year-old Marie as she ventures into the Land of Sweets (for...

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Madeline’s Christmas

Dec 15, 2018

This musical retelling of Madeline’s Christmas was adapted from author Ludwig Bemelmans’ 1956 holiday story, which was written as part of his popular Madeline children’s book series that chronicled the adventures of the intrepid titular character. The night before they are supposed to leave for Christmas break, all 11 of Madeline’s classmates at her Parisian boarding...

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Halftime with Don

Dec 15, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

In this new play by Ken Weitzman, which will be produced by the B Street Theatre, aspiring writer Ed Ryan gets the chance to interview his childhood hero, retired NFL linebacker Don Devers, and jumps at the opportunity. But upon visiting the football star’s home, Ryan discovers that Devers—suffering from a physical breakdown after 30-plus surgeries and experiencing volatile mood...

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California At Bat: America’s Pastime in the Golden State

Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

The California Museum takes you out to the ball game with this original exhibit featuring more than 200 artifacts from star Golden State baseball players, including Willie Mays’ 1965 San Francisco Giants home jersey. Local baseball buffs can also check out pieces of Edmonds Field, where Sacramento’s erstwhile minor league team, the Solons, played until 1960, as well as memorabilia...

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Victorian Christmas

Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas at this foothills extravaganza, which celebrates its 41st anniversary this year. Traipse through historic downtown Nevada City—where buildings will be decked with thousands of twinkling lights at night—to view a live nativity scene, listen to holiday carols sung by performers in 19th-century frocks, and meet a walking Christmas tree and her toy...

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Halftime with Don

Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

In this new play by Ken Weitzman, which will be produced by the B Street Theatre, aspiring writer Ed Ryan gets the chance to interview his childhood hero, retired NFL linebacker Don Devers, and jumps at the opportunity. But upon visiting the football star’s home, Ryan discovers that Devers—suffering from a physical breakdown after 30-plus surgeries and experiencing volatile mood...

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Black Tie

Dec 16, 2018 - Jan 13, 2019

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

The Chautauqua Playhouse will suit up for a performance of Black Tie, which was written in 2011 by prolific playwright A.R. Gurney (Love Letters, The Cocktail Hour) and which The New York Times calls an “effortlessly engaging comedy.” While getting dressed for the rehearsal dinner for his son’s wedding, Curtis is shocked to discover that, instead of allowing him to recite the...

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