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A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival

Oct 6, 2018

This 19th annual hyperlocal cinefest will screen 10 shorts that were written and produced by area filmmakers and highlight the River City. For instance, Old Sacramento and the Capitol set the backdrop for Ritu Atwal’s The Gift, which follows a couple celebrating their third wedding anniversary; the Oak Park farmers’ market makes an appearance in Danya Barrows’ Tono Sommesso,...

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Preet Bharara

Oct 8, 2018

Widely known as the U.S. Attorney from New York who refused to resign and was fired soon after Donald Trump assumed the office of president, Preet Bharara now hosts the NPR podcast Stay Tuned with Preet, on which he has spoken with guests like Senator Doug Jones, who won his seat in 2017 as a democrat in Alabama, and financier Bill Browder, aka “Putin’s No. 1 enemy.” At this...

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Soweto Gospel Choir

Oct 9, 2018

This South African gospel group will stop by Folsom with its concert titled “Songs of the Free: Honoring the 100th Birthday of Nelson Mandela,” at which the choir will sing tunes that were favorites of the late South African president, performed in Zulu, Sotho and English, three of the country’s 11 official languages. The ensemble, whose first album Voices from Heaven topped...

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Marquis Hill Blacktet

Oct 10, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Four years after trumpeter Marquis Hill made waves when he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2014, the Chicago native will perform with his quintet, the Blacktet, at the Mondavi Center. The program will likely include selections from the group’s 2016 debut album, The Way We Play, which features Hill’s takes on jazz classics like Charlie Chaplin’s...

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Marquis Hill Blacktet

Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Four years after trumpeter Marquis Hill made waves when he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2014, the Chicago native will perform with his quintet, the Blacktet, at the Mondavi Center. The program will likely include selections from the group’s 2016 debut album, The Way We Play, which features Hill’s takes on jazz classics like Charlie Chaplin’s...

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A Night with Janis Joplin

Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

The First Lady of Rock and Roll is brought to life in this Broadway musical, which stops in Folsom on its national tour. Mary Bridget Davies, who portrayed the titular singer-songwriter in the Broadway version (and earned a Tony nomination for the performance), reprises the role for this traveling show, which intersperses Joplin’s signature tunes like “Piece of My Heart,”...

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Bent Sacramento

Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

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

Rebranded as Bent, the Sacramento International LGBTQ Film Festival, now in its 27th year, will present a program of six full-length feature films and 18 shorts that focus on LGBTQ issues and themes. This year’s lineup includes 1985, director Yen Tan’s black-and-white movie about a closeted Texas native who returns home to his estranged family in the midst of the AIDS epidemic. The...

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Carol Burnett

Oct 16, 2018

Tug your left ear to show some love for the legendary comedian, who will come to Sacramento to share stories about her life, as well as show photos and videos from her seven-decade career. At 85, Carol Burnett, whose eponymous variety show ran for 11 years and racked up 25 Emmy Awards when it was on air during the ’60s and ’70s, shows no signs of slowing down: In May, she was...

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Pumpkin Nights

Oct 17, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018

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

Pumpkin Nights will light up Auburn with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins and fumpkins (faux pumpkins) that will be arranged to create lands like “Day of the Dead” and “Under the Sea.” Kiddos can dig for buried treasure in the Pumpkin Pirate Cove and head to the Asian-inspired Forbidden Pumpkin City, where they will meet a 40-foot dragon made of fumpkins. Wee Halloween...

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Sweat

Oct 17, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Capital Stage’s artistic director Michael Stevenson directs Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which debuted at last year’s Oregon Shakespeare Festival and which The New York Times calls “extraordinarily moving.” Nottage drew on interviews with residents of Read-ing, Pennsylvania—one of the poorest cities in the country—to flesh out the...

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