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Sacramento Museum Evening Events in July!

Sacramento Museum Evening Events in July!

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In July, many of the 29 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are proud to showcase a variety of special evening events geared primarily for adults, including:

Starry Nights at the Crocker Art Museum - July 5
On the first Thursday evening of the month through September, the Crocker will screen classic and contemporary films in the E.

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival

For its 27th season in William Land Park, the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival 2012 presents King Arthur and A Comedy of Errors.

King Arthur is written and directed by Luther Hanson. It is written in the style of William Shakespeare. The cast includes Brent Bianchini as Arthur, Breanna Reilly as Guenevere, Rob August as Lancelot, Bradley Moates as Merlin, Sara Hanson as Morgan, and Anthony Person as Mordred.

The Comedy of Errors is directed by David Harris. The cast includes Kevin Menager as Antipholus, Cathy Hardin Schau as Adriana, Tara Henry as Dromio, Sarah Rowland as the Courtesan, Alejandro Padilla as the Duke, Maszaba Carter as Egeon, and Mar-y-sol Pasquiers as Luciana.

King Arthur opens Friday, June 29, and plays June 30, July 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, and 27.

The Comedy of Errors opens Friday, July 6, and plays July 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 29.

Local Filmmaker Gearou's Mission: Story of Janelle Lisa Cruz: Last East Area Rapist Victim

Local Filmmaker Gearou's Mission:  Story of Janelle Lisa Cruz: Last East Area Rapist Victim

Todd Gearou, Sacramento based film producer, remembers well moving to Sacramento at age 15, with horror sweeping our communities as the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker continued his rampage of terror.  Having committed 50+ rapes and 10 murders attributed to the East Area Rapist, he, if still alive or not imprisoned, is nightmarishly still at large.  Says Gearou, “anyone who lived in the Sacramento area during the late 1970s will easily recall the overwhelming fear that California’s most prolific serial rapist and possibly future murderer had over this area.” 

Gearou, like many others, including law enforcement, often wondered what happened to this night phantom some 26 years after his last murder in Irvine, Ca (1986). 

Fairytale Town presents 'The Readers of Homer'

Fairytale Town presents 'The Readers of Homer'

Friday, Jun. 22, 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, Jun. 23, 7 a.m.

From dusk till dawn, 200 individuals--including children, veterans, poets and teachers--will read aloud pre-assigned passages from Homer's great epic, "The Odyssey." The poem follows the famous hero, Odysseus, and his 10-year struggle to reach home following the end of the Trojan War.

The all-night, nonstop reading, presented in partnership with the Readers of Homer, will take place on the outdoor Mother Goose Stage.

The park opens at 6:30 p.m., and the reading begins at 7:30 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and/or tents.

The reading is free for active-duty military, veterans, students with valid ID and children ages 12 and under. Advance tickets are $20 for adults. Day-of tickets are $25 for adults. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.fairytaletown.org and the box office beginning May 15.

The Party Starts Now at McConnell Estates Winery in Elk Grove

The Party Starts Now at McConnell Estates Winery in Elk Grove

Elk Grove -- Mike Wackman, owner of his family winery, surrounds himself with pretty women because he's the boss! Corey Chatsfield, Ashley Broussard and Deborah Larson point out that working with Mike is a fun job, especially now that the 2012 summer events began Friday evening with a free (we like free!) concert by Sorci & Martini.

ZinFest 2012 A Big Hit Saturday at Lodi Lake

ZinFest 2012 A Big Hit Saturday at Lodi Lake

Lodi -- Katie Waters, Andrew Cline and Priscella Ornelas -- also known as The Three Wine and Tears -- enjoy ZinFest 2012 at Lodi Lake on Saturday. Sunny weather, live music and lots of wine delighted everyone attending ZinFest that kicks off a heap of summer fun on tap at wineries throughout Lodi.

Green Valley Theatre Benefit Night

Green Valley Theatre Benefit Night

Green Valley Theatre is hosting a benefit dinner.

Come support the arts by helping us raise money for the new space at the Grange Performing Arts Center. It is a formal dinner event with "cabaret-style" performances by talented local artists. There will also be a silent auction. This event is on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th. Seating is limited. You can either buy a single ticket or purchase a table of 8 and get a discount on the pricing.