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Sacramento area museums celebrate end of summer with festivals and fun

Fourteen toy cabooses from the Railroad Museum's collection will be on display for the first time as part of the Toy Train Month exhibit, on display through the end of the month. Photo courtesy the California State Railroad Museum

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. With summer nearing its end, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of […]

No Comment / August 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘All Shook Up’ rocks out at Sutter Street Theatre

Cast in the lead roles for "All Shook Up," are Sutter Street thespians Cai Gutierrez, Nazaneed Salimi, Cassie Hamilton, Trace Landrum and Caelyn Anderson, left to right. 
Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“All Shook Up” centers around a small town in the U.S. in the 1950s that is forever changed by a guitar playing, motorcycle riding roustabout, who rides into town one day and really does shake things up. When this cool dude hits town, cupid draws his bow and aims it at everyone. “Jailhouse Rock,” “I […]

No Comment / August 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A midsummer’s laugh riot as IT presents Shakespeare spoof


What: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” Who: Imagination Theater Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Aug. 12-28, Thursdays and Fridays beginning at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinées Saturdays and Sundays Cost: Tickets are $13 to $17 per person, with an opening weekend special of all tickets being two for $25 Information: imaginationtheater.net or (800) 838-3006 […]

No Comment / August 08, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Museum tells the story of Golden State voting

AND IN THE FUTURE? — This prototype voting machine, in development for Los Angeles County, may be how Californians vote in the future.

If you think this year’s election cycle is wild and wooly, you ain’t seen nuthin’ ’til you see the featured exhibit at The California Museum in Sacramento. A chronicle of over 165 years of the Golden State’s election history, the exhibit explores the evolution of how Californians vote. From campaign materials to ballots to voting […]

1 Comment / August 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Inside Live on the Boulevard: Unmasking Fleetwood Mask

Hailing from the Bay Area, Mick Fleetwood-approved Fleetwood Mac cover band Fleetwood Mask, will bring down the house Thursday night for the next in the Live on the Boulevard concert series. Courtesy photo

Sherri Bergmann Village Life correspondent The talented members of Fleetwood Mask, with their uncanny recreation of the look and sound of one of rock’s most enduring and successful bands, Fleetwood Mac, are dedicating themselves to bring an unforgettable musical evening to El Dorado Hills Town Center’s Live on the Boulevard this Thursday, Aug. 11, from […]

No Comment / August 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Summer still in swing at Fairytale Town

Round out your summer fun with family friendly events at Sacramento’s living storybook park, Fairytale Town. This month, events range from campouts and princess parties to beer tasting and a live concert. Aug. 12 & 13: Family Campout at Fairytale Town — Spend the night in Fairytale Town’s storybook park for an overnight adventure that includes a […]

No Comment / August 07, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Amador Fair announces wine winners

Sobon Estate’s 2013 Syrah was awarded Best of Show in the annual Amador County Fair Wine Competition. Seventeen El Dorado County wineries brought home medals from the judging. In all, entries were up by 10 percent and there were 45 Double Gold medals awarded, 80 Gold, 212 Silver and 107 Bronze. More than 500 wines […]

No Comment / August 04, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »