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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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Aerospace Museum to present Leonardo da Vinci “Machines in Motion” international traveling exhibit

Aerospace Museum to present Leonardo da Vinci “Machines in Motion” international traveling exhibit

The Aerospace Museum of California is proud to present a dramatic, interactive and world-class Leonardo da Vinci “Machines in Motion” international traveling exhibit that will be on display for the first time in California starting on February 6, 2017.  Forty machine replicas will be part of the impressive exhibit that will occupy nearly 9,000-square foot of space inside the spacious Museum. In order to install the new exhibition, the Aerospace Museum will be closed to the public beginning January 28 and will re-open on February 6.* The dynamic “Machines in Motion” exhibit will remain on display at the Aerospace Museum through September 7, 2017.

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.   

2nd Saturday roadmap: new year, new art

The art scene in Sacramento is off to a banging start in 2017. If you’re unsure about which galleries or events to see this Second Saturday, then follow this guide!

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate the Sound and Vision of David Bowie

 

David Bowie’s musical genius spanned more than 50 years and countless genres, each moving ubiquitously into the other. Bowie was one of few artists to so boldly innovate and influence multiple musical landscapes including glam rock, folk rock, hard rock, grunge, electronic, pop, and even R&B.

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