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African-American History

Like our first Governor, some folks didn't want any African-Americans in the state, either slaves or freemen. But the Governor moved away, while the African-Americans stayed and helped contribute to the state's founding, surviving prejudice and hardship by banding together to create a lasting community. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Audition to sing the National Anthem at a River Cats game

The Sacramento River Cats are excited to announce the 2017 National Anthem auditions.

Those interested in singing the National Anthem at a 2017 River Cats game are asked to submit an audition demo between Monday, February 6th and Friday, February 10th. During this week-long submission period, fans must submit their demos to promotions@rivercats.com in either .mp3 or YouTube format. Submissions received after the February 10th deadline will not be considered.

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ArtStreet: building community through creativity

A year after the unexpected success of ArtHotel, the 12-person not-for-profit collective M5Arts, is at it again, this time transforming a warehouse off Broadway into an immersive public art experience. From February 3rd-25th, visitors will walk through the temporary exhibit space, viewing and engaging with the works of over 100 artists from every medium possible–painting, photography, new media, music, dance, theater, video, film, and literature, you name it. And this time, there’s even a bar.

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Center for Sacramento History Presents Black History Month Speaker Series Event on 2/9

Center for Sacramento History Presents Black History Month Speaker Series Event on 2/9

The Center for Sacramento History, in association with the Sacramento History Alliance, is proud to present a special Black History Month Speaker Series event – Sweet Freedom’s Plains: African Americans on the Overland Trails, 1841-1869 on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd). Historian and CSUS Emerita Professor Shirley Ann Wilson Moore will speak about her recently published book on the westward migration story of black pioneers.  Advance tickets are $15 each and available online only at www.centerforsacramentohistory.org.  With limited seating available, tickets are expected to sell out quickly. 
 

Kick up your heels at Kinky Boots

 

Who knew that a musical about shoes would reveal what it means to be a real man.

Making its sold-out Sacramento debut, Kinky Boots is all about finding acceptance from others and from within. Based on a true story, its protagonists — Charlie Price (played by Curt Hansen), a by-the-books son of a shoe factory owner and Lola Simon (the outstanding J. Harrison Ghee), a London-based drag queen — are unlikely business partners, working to craft the perfect stiletto that’s strong enough for a woman (but made for a man) in a last ditch effort to save a failing shoe factory. After crafting the perfect thigh high boots in a perfect “red is for sex” shade, the two work to debut their “kinky boot” on the catwalks of Milan, but not without a few bumps in the road.

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Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” on January 21

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” on January 21

California State Parks and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) are proud to present an interactive and fun “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades & Treaties” event on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

U.S. Veteran Artist Show At High Hand Art Gallery

High Hand Gallery is pleased to announce a very special show. January 8th - February 26th we will be featuring a UNITED STATES VETERANS' ART SHOW. Featuring the art of 15 unique artists, this promises to be a really great show. There will be an opening reception January 8th 1-3pm at High Hand Gallery.