The Spring Quartet (Friday) Tonight, The Spring Quartet—comprised of Argentinean pianist Leo Genovese, saxophonist Joe Lovano, influential drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding (who earned a Grammy Award for best new artist in 2011)—will present an evening of improvisational jazz for the Mondavi Center crowd. Tickets start at $25. Friday at 8 p.m. Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. Mrak Hall Dr. and Old Davis Rd. Davis. 530-754-2787. mondaviarts.org Bill Cosby (Saturday) The iconic comic and TV star has earned four Emmys and nine Grammys and influenced generations of comedians from Richard Pryor to Louis C.K. But as the title of his “Far From Finished” tour (which follows his recent Comedy Central special of the same...
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Love is a many splendored thing, and there are myriad ways to celebrate it with your sweetie in and around Sacramento, from screenings of romantic films to a wine-and-chocolate-tasting train ride to a prom-themed soiree. Happy Valentine's Day weekend, everyone! Art Mix (Thursday) Puffy dresses and cummerbunds are encouraged at this prom-themed edition of the Crocker Art Museum’s monthly creative mixers, which will revive the high school rite of passage with everything from spiked punch to the coronation of a prom king and queen to posing for photos with your date. The evening will also bring opportunities to dance the night away to throwback tunes, create corsages and boutonnieres at a craft station and explore the museum on guided tours that focus on the various...
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Flashdance The Musical (Friday through Sunday) Based on the hit 1983 film starring Jennifer Beals about a young welder who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, this show’s Broadway-bound national tour stops in the capital city with spectacular numbers set to hits from the movie, such as “Maniac,” “I Love Rock and Roll” and “Flashdance…What a Feeling,” which earned an Academy Award for best original song. $21-$88. Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 557-1999. broadwaysacramento.com The Folsom Symphony (Saturday) Hearts will be all aflutter for “Romance,” a passionate program that includes selections from the opera Aida and other love-laced songs performed by...
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With a rainy weekend coming up, it’s the perfect time to go gallery hopping. Here are five must-see new shows around town this Second Saturday, featuring everything from powerful images of the unseen side of California to lighthearted odes to man’s best friend. B. Sakata Garo (Feb. 8-March 1) Soul-The Other Side Featuring the work of Chinese artist Tian Fu Kong, an art professor at Minzu University of China, this exhibition includes paintings that are inspired by Buddhism and incorporate various symbols, images and figures from the ancient religion. The artist will be in attendance at a reception held this Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. 923 20th St. 447-4276. bsakatagaro.com Elliott Fouts Gallery (Through Feb. 27) 40 & Under The work of seven...
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Journey On: The Music of Ahrens and Flaherty (Friday and Saturday) Featuring tunes by the prolific songwriting team of lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty, this Sacramento Theatre Company musical revue continues Friday and Saturday and will include popular tracks from the pair’s oeuvre like “Horton Hears a Who” and “Oh The Thinks You Can Think” from Seussical the Musical. $27 ($12 for ages 17 and under). Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Sacramento Theatre Company’s Cabaret Stage. 1419 H St. 443-6722. sactheatre.org The Real Thing (Friday through Sunday) Almost three decades after earning Tony Awards for best play and for its stars Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons, Tom Stoppard’s exploration of marriage, honesty...
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- 9 sweet spots to celebrate Valentine's Day in Sacramento
- The Sactown Weekend Update for Feb. 7-9
- Five must-see gallery shows to check out this Second Saturday
- The Sactown Weekend Update for Jan. 24-26
- The Sactown Weekend Events Guide for Jan. 17-19
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- The Sactown Weekend Update for Dec. 27-29
- The Sactown Weekend Update for Dec. 20-22
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