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California’s state fair a real honey

This year the focus is on agriculture at the California State Fair. To be sure, there are concerts and entertainments galore. Deep-fried goodies on a stick, too. When you meander through the indoor and outdoor exhibits, though, it is rather refreshing to see a focus on what foods are produced in the Golden State, the […]

July 19, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Center celebrates the figure

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents Celebrating the Figure, an art show featuring drawings, paintings and sculpture by the Friday Morning Figure Studio Group, July 25 through Aug. 15. A Second Saturday reception with refreshments and live guitar music will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 12. Established in April 1986 by independent art […]

July 19, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Harris Center rolls out new season

Bringing great shows from around the world, across the country and throughout the region, the Harris Center for the Arts’ new 2017-18 season is on sale now. The Harris Center is the one venue in the greater Sacramento region that unites national tours of Broadway blockbusters like “Dirty Dancing” with international phenomenas like the Sachal […]

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Crocker Art Museum gets jazzy and topical in August

Summer is in full swing and so are events at the Crocker Art Museum. Next month patrons will enjoy many special programs. Lunch & Learn Aug. 1: Join an in-depth examination of “Incantation,” 2014 by Martin Wittfooth at noon or 1 p.m. Before or after the 30-minute gallery conversation, take time to enjoy lunch at the […]

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The ladies take charge in ‘9 to 5’

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the hilarious “9 to 5 The Musical,” featuring a score by country music legend Dolly Parton. Based on the beloved hit movie, this office place comedy comes to the round stage for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of “9 to 5” are Tuesday, July 25, […]

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‘Lady Lionel’ train makes her debut

SACRAMENTO — California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation recognize August 2017 as Toy Train Month, an annual celebration that focuses on the popular Thomas W. Sefton Gallery and Small Wonders: The Magic of Toy Trains exhibit. Coinciding with Toy Train Month, the Railroad Museum will debut a prized pastel-colored No. 1587S 027 […]

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Camp and have fun at Fairytale Town

Have fun with your little one at Fairytale Town this August. Theater show Aug. 5 & 6: Magician and ventriloquist Tony Borders presents “Animal Olympics” in the Children’s Theater at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. In this comedic and fact-filled show, a variety of animals learn amazing abilities! A monkey with five hands? The world’s […]

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