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Magic is casting its spell of Science at the State Fair

Magic is casting its spell of Science at the State Fair

Did you know magic is coming to the State Fair? A special feature in the impressive line-up of new exhibits this year, Wizard’s Challenge (powered by SMUD) brings to life the magic of science in a fun and interactive way.
 
Wizard’s Challenge located in front of Building A/B in an air-conditioned tent.

Yanni 2012 concert tour lands at Sac Community Center Theater July 29

Yanni 2012 concert tour lands at Sac Community Center Theater July 29

Sacramento, CA –Yanni, music’s true world citizen and most popular contemporary composer, announced today the additions to the major tour of North America which includes the Community Center Theater in Sacramento, CA on Sunday, July 29 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at Tickets.com, by calling 916.808.5181, or at Sacramento Convention Center Box Office.

December 16th and 17th, Yanni performed and filmed two shows at Castillo San Felipe Del Morro, a recognized UNESCO Heritage Site, in Puerto Rico. The show will air exclusively in the United States on PBS and debut March 3, 2012.

State Indian Museum Offers Basket Weaving Demo This Saturday!

State Indian Museum Offers Basket Weaving Demo This Saturday!

Come one, come all!  The State Indian Museum is proud to offer another compelling basket weaving demonstration by Dixie Rogers on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

Mesmerizing to watch and fun to learn, Dixie Rogers is a traditional basket weaver from the Karuk tribe and uses a technique called Closed Half Twist-Twined With Overlay.   She incorporates a number of native California plants into her intricate and original basket creations.  There is no cost for this special demonstration although regular Museum admission prices do apply. 

For more information about this special event or other activities and events happening at the State Indian Museum, visit www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum.
  

About the State Indian Museum
The State Indian Museum is operated by California State Parks and supported by the California Indian Heritage Foundation.

"Riding the Rails with Mark Twain" this Saturday!

"Riding the Rails with Mark Twain" this Saturday!

All aboard for a summertime special train ride when the California State Railroad Museum presents “Riding the Rails with Mark Twain” on Saturday evening, July 7.  Guests are invited to enjoy a warm summer evening in Old Sacramento State Historic Park along with Mark Twain (portrayed by local period actor Pat Kaunert), cool refreshments, entertaining live music and a delightful train ride along the Sacramento River. 

"Time Travel Weekends" Program Resumes in Old Sac!

"Time Travel Weekends" Program Resumes in Old Sac!

For the third consecutive summer and to the delight of guests near and far, the popular “Time Travel Weekends” program will resume in Old Sacramento on Saturday, July 7, 2012.  Designed to entertain and engage Old Sacramento visitors with good, old-fashioned fun reminiscent of the Gold Rush era, the free “Time Travel Weekends” street theater program first debuted in 2010 and will be offered again on weekends from July 7 through August 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The “Time Travel Weekends” program is presented by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) in partnership with the City of Sacramento, California State Parks, Old Sacramento Business Association and participating merchants and businesses.

“Time Travel Weekend” performance themes vary each weekend and are scheduled as follows:

"Riding the Rails with Mark Twain" this Saturday!

"Riding the Rails with Mark Twain" this Saturday!

All aboard for a summertime special train ride when the California State Railroad Museum presents “Riding the Rails with Mark Twain” on Saturday evening, July 7.  Guests are invited to enjoy a warm summer evening in Old Sacramento State Historic Park along with Mark Twain (portrayed by local period actor Pat Kaunert), cool refreshments, entertaining live music and a delightful train ride along the Sacramento River. 

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.