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    Where’s Warhol

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 5, 2016

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    Join in for an interactive tour through the Crocker’s permanent collection to explore artists who influenced or were influenced by the art and innovations of Andy Warhol.

    Where did his obsession with celebrity originate? How did his graphic design background influence his work? And why has he remained one of the key artists of the modern era? Inspired by the Crocker’s exhibition ...more



    Girl Scout Badge Earning Days

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    April 3 - May 7, 2016

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    Spend a morning getting up close and personal with some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors while enjoying fun-filled presentations and activities. You’ll also be able to explore the entire zoo...more

    Trains and Tripods: Photo Opportunity and Lighting Seminar

    Presented by California State Railroad Museum and California State Parks Dept. of Parks & Recreation at California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento

    May 6 - May 7, 2016

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    Lights, camera, action! California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer a two-part Trains and Tripods class for photographers.

    The unique...more

    Prelude Tour (May)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 8, 2016

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    In honor of Mother’s Day, enjoy a docent-led tour of family-themed works in the Crocker’s permanent collection in advance of a performance by the ...more

    Mother’s Day Tea and Talk

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at The California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    May 8, 2016

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    Join in for a special Mother’s Day tea with fashion historian Bonnie Hansen as she shares how the automobile contributed to one of the greatest generation gaps of the century – Victorian era...more

    Art Service Group Evaluation Day

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 10, 2016

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    The Art Service Group (ASG) will sponsor an evaluation day focusing on paintings, Asian art, art glass, pottery, sculpture, old costume jewelry, and decorative arts. These informal appraisals...more

    Beary Special Playdate (May)

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

    May 11, 2016

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    Beary Special Playdate is a monthly event for special needs children and their families. Join the Sacramento Children's Museum to enjoy all the museum activities and light...more

    Art Rx

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 14, 2016

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    Individuals with chronic pain, along with family/caregivers, are invited to enjoy docent-facilitated group conversations about select pieces of art. The goal of Art Rx is to encourage positive...more

    Critter Corner

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

    May 14, 2016

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    Have you ever wondered where animals come from and why they are here? Come meet some of the Nature Center's resident animals eye to eye, hear their story, and learn all about what makes them...more

    Magnificent Valley Oaks: Hubs of Their Habitats

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

    May 14, 2016

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    In a lecture spiced with humor and beautifully illustrated with images of trees, birds, galls, mistletoe, and other oak woodland inhabitants, ...more

    Crocker History Tour (May)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 15, 2016

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    Learn about the Crocker family and the era during which they lived as you journey back in time on this history-infused gallery tour.


    4th Annual Capitol Carrera

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at The California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    May 14 - May 15, 2016

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    The 4th Annual Capitol Carrera is an overnight touring rally organized by classic car enthusiasts and supporters of the California Automobile Museum. In years past, the overnight destination has...more

    Model A Driving Class

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at The California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    May 15, 2016

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    Learn a few basics about operating a Ford Model A, then get behind the wheel and take one for a spin.


    Garden Fun

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    May 14 - May 15, 2016

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    Join in for a special weekend of gardening fun, Local author, Andy Domek, is visiting the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Museum Campus. Andy will be doing readings of his children’s...more

    Plants with Purpose

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

    May 15, 2016

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    Join the Effie Yeaw Nature Center for guided plant walk. Learn how to identify many common plants while discovering their traditional uses. 


    Senior Tea and Tours

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    May 2 - May 16, 2016

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    Have a pleasant cup of tea and a guided tour of the Sacramento Zoo. Hear about where the Zoo has been and where they are going. Designed for seniors (ages 55 and over), your group will...more

    Meet Me at the Museum (May)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 17, 2016

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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.


    ExplorAbility Program (May)

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

    May 17, 2016

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    ExplorAbility is a once-monthly early-morning program for children on the autism spectrum. The ExplorAbility program offers opportunities for children on the...more

    Third Thursday: Collector Car Tune-Up Series (May)

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at The California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    May 19, 2016

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    Ever wonder how and what good tune-ups on a collectible vehicle are all about? Join in for a series of mini tune-up classes that will offer real life tips on the “what” (and a little of...more

    Dinosaur Egg-stravaganza

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    May 21 - May 22, 2016

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    The Discovery Museum Science have some prehistoric egg fun for everyone. See replica dinosaur eggs in the Blast from the Past! exhibit. In addition, a collection of bird eggs will be...more

    World Turtle Day

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    May 22, 2016

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    Join the Zoo for a fun and educational event celebrating World Turtle Day. Stop by the bake sale and activity station near the Turtle tank at the Red Panda boardwalk to learn about turtles and...more

    Sun Seekers

    at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael

    May 22, 2016

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    Some have scaly skin, some have slimy skin, some have legs, some don’t. Can you guess what they are? Head to the Nature Center and meet one of these cold-blooded critters up close.


    Baby Bloomers Story Time (May)

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

    May 4 - May 25, 2016

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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

    SketchCrawl

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 26, 2016

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    Inspired by Enrico Casarosa’s worldwide SketchCrawl activities, the Crocker is hosting its 5th annual SketchCrawl. The concept is...more

    New on View Tour (May)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 5 - May 26, 2016

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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.


    Power of the People Reception

    at California Museum, Sacramento

    May 26, 2016

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    Celebrate the California Museum’s all-new exhibit The Power of the People in a special free...more

    Cultural Connections

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

    May 5 - May 26, 2016

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    A weekly class exploring cultures from all over the world.


    Hot in the Kitchen

    Presented by The Darling Clementines at Tommy T's Rancho Cordova, Rancho Cordova

    May 26, 2016

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    The Darling Clementines is an all out adult variety show. With a bevy of talented and utterly entertaining performances. This month's event is food themed and the Clementines have some...more

    Behind-the-Scenes Archives Tour (May)

    Presented by California State Archives

    May 27, 2016

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    Looking for a “cool” encounter with California history? Then take a behind-the-scenes tour of the California State Archives.

    State Archives staff provide this guided tour of their...more

    Highlight Tour (May)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 1 - May 28, 2016

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    Discover the essence of the Crocker’s permanent collection in this introductory tour of the Museum.


    Stuffed Animal Veterinary Clinic

    Presented by Sacramento Zoo at Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento

    May 28, 2016

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    Is your teddy bear feeling under the weather? Does your stuffed animal have a cut that needs fixing? Help is here! A stuffed animal veterinarian will assess the overall health...more

    Birding for Families

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

    May 28, 2016

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    Bring the family out for a birding and nature walk led by a naturalist and our special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon...more

    Familypalooza

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    May 29, 2016

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    It’s time for Familypalooza, the Crocker Art Museum’s annual family festival designed for all ages. Inspired this year by Dr. Seuss’ Whoville, the Museum...more

    Wet and Wild Pond Animals

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

    May 29, 2016

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    Splashing, skimming, swishing, and swimming -- what are all those creatures in the water? Discover these water-loving animals as you take part in catch and release activities to explore the...more

    Vettes for Vets and American Muscle Car Show

    Presented by California Automobile Museum at The California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

    May 30, 2016

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    Join the California Automobile Museum (CAM) on Memorial Day to celebrate all things muscle car and honor the country’s brave veterans and active duty military. All cars are welcome, but CAM...more

    Patriotic Spinners

    Presented by Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at Powerhouse Science Center (Discovery Museum Science & Space Center), Sacramento

    May 28 - May 30, 2016

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    Since the 1800s, a favorite spring toy for children has been the pinwheel. Bring that fun to your kids this holiday weekend by visiting the Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Museum Campus. Each...more

    Still, In The End Exhibit

    at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery and Arboretum, Davis

    April 30 - May 30, 2016

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    Davis born artist Charlie Schneider's exhibition Still, In The End will be held at Gallery 1855. This mixed media exhibition will involve sculpture, photography, installation, and nature....more

    Tuesday Train Rides (March-May)

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

    March 1 - May 31, 2016

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    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 select Tuesdays this...more

    John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Exhibit (March-May)

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

    March 11 - May 31, 2016

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    In this new exhibit, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad...more

    Leo's Tales Story Time (May)

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

    May 3 - May 31, 2016

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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.


    Film Series: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 2, 2016

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    This summer, cool off in the Setzer Foundation Auditorium and celebrate the art of camp, with films that are exuberant, playful, dramatized, and hilarious (though not always intentionally). Arrive...more

    Artful Tot (April-June)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 5 - June 7, 2016

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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

    ArtMix: Pride

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 9, 2016

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    Follow the rainbow to the Crocker for a fabulous celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, featuring live performances, art from social-justice activist Moe Otanez, dancing, a drag expose, mix-and-mingle...more

    Speaker Series: Mark Brilliant

    Presented by Friends of the California Archives

    June 9, 2016

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    Mark Brilliant’s presentation will be drawn from his award-winning book, The Color of America Has Changed: How...more

    Classical Concert: Black Cedar

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 12, 2016

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    In the final week of the exhibition Andy Warhol: Portraits, celebrate the art of...more

    Jazz Night: Jamie Davis and The Joe Gilman Quartet

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 16, 2016

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    Jazz Night at the Crocker series kicks off with The Joe Gilman Quartet on the cafe stage and ...more

    Campfires Under the Stars (April-June)

    Presented by Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries at Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville

    April 15 - June 17, 2016

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    Sit under the stars at this outdoor amphitheater to enjoy native stories around the campfire every 3rd Friday of the month. They will provide roasting sticks and marshmallows for a sweet...more

    Night Out at the Museum (April-June)

    Presented by Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries at Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville

    April 16 - June 18, 2016

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    Enjoy museum exhibits, art receptions and cultural presentations in the Zents Gallery. See contemporary Indigenous art in the gallery on the second floor. Light refreshments will be...more

    Kids and Company Gallery Adventure (April-June)

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    April 3 - June 19, 2016

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    Wildly amusing and surprisingly educational, this tour is the perfect way to introduce art to children (Ages 5+) and the adults that tag along with them, in a fun and playful manner.

    Note:...more

    Andy Warhol: Portraits

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    March 13 - June 19, 2016

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    Andy Warhol’s lifelong fascination with celebrity and the art of portraiture is examined in this exhibition featuring 168 drawings, fashion sketches and paintings, photo-booth film strips,...more

    Project1Voice: The Colored Museum

    Presented by Crocker Art Museum at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

    June 19, 2016

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    The Crocker is teaming up with Celebration Arts and Images Theater Company to participate in Project1VOICE/1Play/1Day, an international, same-day, staged reading series that revives neglected,...more

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