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    The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA (December-February)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    December 1, 2014 - February 1, 2015

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    The tumultuous period following World War II provided fertile ground for a generation of Japanese photographers who responded to societal upheaval by creating a new visual language dubbed "are, bure, boke" — rough, blurred, and out of focus. Named for the magazine Provoke which sought to break the rules of traditional photography, this exhibition traces how Japanese photographers responded ...more



    Lunch and Learn

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 3, 2015

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    Join an in-depth examination of Grafton Tyler Brown’s Grotto Geyser, Yosemite. Before or after the...more

    Artful Tot (February)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 3, 2015

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    Every month, toddlers explore art-making with different materials in new ways, from printmaking and color mixing to clay and fabric. Adults learn how to encourage experimentation and...more

    The Twisted Sacratomato Salon

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 5, 2015

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    Come to the Crocker’s first-ever Twisted Sacratomato Salon – a weird combination of a bar quiz night and the famed salons frequented by writers and artists of Paris in the early 20th...more

    Secrets of a Wildlife Watcher (February)

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    February 7, 2015

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    Much of what we know about wildlife was discovered by just watching. Take a walk in the Nature Area and sharpen your observation skills.


    Birds of Winter

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    January 7 - February 7, 2015

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    Whereas some of our birds such as swallows, flycatchers, and warblers do migrate south for the winter, many more birds flock to the Sacramento region to spend the winter. Cranes, ducks, geese,...more

    I Heart Sacramento Zoo

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    February 8, 2015

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    Bring your valentine to a special I Heart Sacramento Zoo day organized by the Sacramento Zoo Teen volunteers. The event features valentine-themed animal enrichments, informative talks, and...more

    Finding Your Way (February)

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    February 8, 2015

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    Join docent Jennifer Kerr for a guided map and compass walk. You will learn how to use a compass, take bearings, read a compass with a map and find our way around the trails.


    Prelude Tour

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 8, 2015

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    Before hearing the San Francisco Munich Trio, enjoy a docent-led tour of the ...more

    San Francisco Munich Trio

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 8, 2015

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    The music of Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris comes to life with a special performance by the San Francisco Munich Trio, featuring Rebecca Rust (cello), Friedrich Edelmann (bassoon), and Dmitriy Cogan...more

    Valentine’s Day Banner

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    February 8, 2015

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    Come celebrate Valentine’s Day by attending a fun banner craft for kids. Use decorations to add some pizazz to your home for the month of February! 

    Note: This event is for...more

    Tour and Performance: Shadow Puppets

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 10, 2015

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    Art comes alive at this special program inspired by the exhibition ...more

    Art Mix: Prom Night

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 12, 2015

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    Break out your pleather and hairspray. Art Mix teams up with Unseen Heroes for an ultra luxe glam rock prom. Dance the night away to live...more

    Beary Special Valentine Dance Party

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Museum at Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

    February 13, 2015

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    Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Sacramento Children Museum's Beary Special Valentine Dance Party! This event is for special needs children, their family, and friends. Enjoy music,...more

    In Focus: Legacy of an Enduring Spirit

    at California Museum, Sacramento

    February 14, 2015

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    Learn the stories behind the photographs of Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit in a presentation...more

    Valentine's Drop-Off Night

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Museum at Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

    February 14, 2015

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    Let Sacramento Children Museum help you have a special Valentine's Day with their Drop-Off Night. Drop off your children for a night of museum play and Valentine's themed activities and...more

    Art Blast

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 14, 2015

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    Each month a different work of art provides the inspiration for a memorable art-making activity for families with children ages 7 to 12. Families are welcome to drop in anytime during the...more

    Kids and Company Gallery Adventure (February)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 1 - February 15, 2015

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    Wildly amusing and surprisingly educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages 5 and older (and the adults who tag along with them) in a fun and playful manner. This...more

    Black History Month Celebration

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 15, 2015

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    Celebrate Black History Month with live music, dance performances, fun hands-on learning, art activities, and Sacramento’s one and only Black and Beautiful Community Marketplace. This...more

    All Aboard for Story Time

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    February 2 - February 16, 2015

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    Let railroads help introduce and foster the love of reading for your little ones! Visit the museum the first and third Monday of February to hear Owney The Mail Pouch Pooch by ...more

    Gallery Bites

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 17, 2015

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    Whether you’re new to the Crocker or a frequent visitor who wants to learn more, the Gallery Bites tour will offer you an in-depth view into one of the Museum’s galleries. This...more

    Meet Me at the Museum

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 17, 2015

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    Art observation and conversation serve as a gateway to memories and social interaction during this tour designed for visitors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s.


    Baby Loves Art

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 17, 2015

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    Baby Loves Art engages babies (up to 18 months old) in a visually stimulating gallery walk and gives parents and caregivers a fun opportunity to connect with their babies and each other. All baby...more

    Lecture Series: Jeffrey Ruda

    Presented by Kingsley Art Club at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 18, 2015

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    Founded in 1892, the Kingsley Art Club promotes knowledge and appreciation of art among its members and in the community. Their...more

    Birding for Families

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    February 21, 2015

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    Bring the family out to join special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society for a birding walk. Birdwatchers of all levels...more

    Moulin Rouge

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 22, 2015

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    In the grand style of Hollywood’s golden age, John Huston directs a fictional account of famed artist Toulouse-Lautrec in vivid Technicolor starring Jose Ferrer and Zsa Zsa Gabor. Winner of...more

    Owl Be Seeing You

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    February 22, 2015

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    Uncover the mysteries of owls: what they eat, where they sleep, how they find food, and more. You will get a close-up look at a live owl!


    Discover Engineering

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    February 21 - February 22, 2015

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    Blast off this weekend into the world of engineering! As participants in National Engineering Week, the museum is...more

    Sketch It

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 22, 2015

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    Visitors (ages 5 and up) can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month. No experience necessary and all supplies...more

    Leo's Tales Story Time (February)

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Museum at Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

    February 3 - February 24, 2015

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    Get ready to read every Tuesday! The museum will be exploring a different story every week and would love for you to join them!


    Tuesday Train Rides (February)

    Presented by Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    February 3 - February 24, 2015

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    All aboard! As an expansion of the weekday train ride program for local school groups, The California State Railroad Museum is now offering excursion train rides to the general public on...more

    Baby Bloomers Story Time (February)

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Museum at Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

    February 4 - February 25, 2015

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    Every Wednesday morning, the museum hosts its interactive story time, specially tailored for the museum's youngest visitors: infants and toddlers. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join...more

    Wee Wednesday (February)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 4 - February 25, 2015

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    Bring your little one and yourself to this gallery-based art experience for children ages 3 to 5.

    Note: The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30am and 11am.


    New on View Tours

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 5 - February 26, 2015

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    Never the same tour twice, the New on View Tour dives into the Crocker’s latest special exhibitions and newest works of art.


    Tom Rigney and Flambeau

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 26, 2015

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    A consummate favorite of the Sacramento Music Festival (formerly the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee), Tom Rigney and...more

    Huntsmen’s Dinner

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    February 27, 2015

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    The Discovery Museum Science and Space Center is excited to announce the second annual Huntsmen’s Dinner to be held at the Sacramento Horsemen’s Association Historic Saddle Oaks Club...more

    Creative Art Class (February)

    Presented by Sacramento Children's Museum at Sacramento Children's Museum, Rancho Cordova

    February 6 - February 27, 2015

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    Join Miss Cayla to experience art in a new way. Weekly art projects have been designed using recycled materials.


    Sculpture With a RE-Purpose: The Found Art of Ray Carrington (December-February)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    December 20, 2014 - February 28, 2015

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    California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to present a...more

    Highlight Tours (February)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    February 1 - February 28, 2015

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    Visitors will discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection in this introductory tour of the museum.


    Rock, Radio, and Remember

    Presented by West Side Presents at West Sacramento Community Center, West Sacramento

    February 2 - February 28, 2015

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    Rock, Radio, and Remember is a celebration of the Sacramento area's rock history. The exhibit features memorabilia from the Sacramento...more

    Pre-K Clay Modeling

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    February 28, 2015

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    Sign-up your little ones for the this hands-on and fun Pre-K Clay Modeling Class! Kids will learn about cars from a knowledgeable and kid friendly museum teacher, and get a chance to...more

    Future Engineers Clay Modeling

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    February 28, 2015

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    Did you know that, for generations, automakers have used run-of-the-mill modeling clay to design their rolling masterpieces? Even now when it comes to designing high tech cars, the automobile...more

    Tools and Tales

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    February 28, 2015

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    Join the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and enjoy some tantalizing tales of creatures, people, and nature! Get a chance to view replica Maidu artifacts made from the gifts of the earth and learn about...more

    Seuss, Science, and Space

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    February 28 - March 1, 2015

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    Celebrate Dr.Seuss’ birthday at the Discovery Museum! Share the stories of Dr. Seuss with your children by bringing them in for the Family Feature story time. Crafts for kids include making...more

    Sutter Children’s Center Wellness Festival

    Presented by Fairytale Town at Fairytale Town, Sacramento

    March 21, 2015

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    Enjoy fun games, free play, gardening activities, health screenings and more at this free celebration of active and healthy living. Sutter’s medical personnel will be on hand to answer...more

    Birds and Breakfast

    Presented by Effie Yeaw Nature Center at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    March 21 - March 22, 2015

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    Join the Sacramento Audubon Society and the American River Natural History...more

    Introduction to Video Game Programming: Scratch The Sequel

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento

    March 11 - March 25, 2015

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    Explore video game creation by making a simple game using MIT’s Scratch. This software allows students to learn about programming using a friendly graphical user interface. By the end...more

    Dig It! The Secrets of Soil (December-March)

    Presented by The California Museum at California Museum, Sacramento

    December 1, 2014 - March 29, 2015

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    Journey into the skin of the earth to discover the amazing world of soils in the exhibit Dig It! The Secrets of Soil. Developed by the Soil Science Society of America and designed by the...more

    American Journeys: Travel Posters from Railroading’s Golden Age Exhibit (January-March)

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    January 1 - March 31, 2015

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    California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to display a special exhibit titled “American Journeys: Travel Posters from Railroading’s Golden Age.”...more

    Art and Artists of Folsom (February-March)

    Presented by Folsom Historical Society/Folsom History Museum at Folsom History Museum, Folsom

    February 7 - March 31, 2015

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    This event will feature art from artists of the Folsom area and art that features the Folsom area landscape.


    Listening to the Stone: Original Inuit Art (January-March)

    Presented by C.N. Gorman Museum at C.N. Gorman Museum, Davis

    January 12 - March 31, 2015

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    Featuring traditional and contemporary Inuit stone sculpture and prints, privately collected over the past 30 years. The works are both figurative and abstract, reflecting the wide range of...more

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