Fall into the Arts

Museum and gallery exhibitions, live performances and more round out a vibrant arts community in Sacramento.



Photo courtesy of Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera
Photo courtesy of Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera


Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera

Fostering community. Inspiring curiosity. Enriching lives. Established in 1912 and redeveloped in 2015, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera is a collaborative cultural pillar institution dedicated to serving the greater community - from youth music education in the classroom to main stage performances of orchestral and operatic music at the highest regional caliber - and contributing to the growth of Sacramento’s Creative Economy.

Tchaikovsky's "Pathétique" Oct. 19
Opera Favorites: All Mozart Nov. 8-9
Holiday Pops Nov. 30


The Sofia
Photo courtesy of The Sofia


B Street Theatre at the Sofia

Since arriving on the scene, B Street Theatre continues to keep critics raving and audiences coming back for contemporary productions ranging from popular classics to debuts. The two-theater playhouse on Capitol Avenue in Midtown is home to the Mainstage Series, Family Series, and Music Series.

John Gorka Oct. 17
The Sword in the Stone, adapted by Dana Brooke Oct. 19-Nov. 10
On An Open Fire, by Buck Busfield Nov.-Dec.
The Wizard of Oz, adapted by Lyndsay Burch Dec. 7-26




Capital Stage
Photo by Charr Crail


Capital Stage Company

This organization brings bold, intimate live theater to the heart of Midtown.

The 2016 Tony Award Winner The Humans, by Stephen Karam Oct. 16-Nov.17
The Wickmans: Christmas at Pemberley, by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Malcon Nov. 11-Dec. 29



Dear Evan Hansen
Photo by Matthew Murphy

Broadway Sacramento

Broadway Sacramento is Northern California’s premier producer and presenter of musical theater, and the largest nonprofit musical theater in California.

A Christmas Story, The Musical Nov. 8-17
Dear Evan Hansen Jan. 15-26, 2020



A Christmas Carol
Photo by Charr Crail


Sacramento Theatre Company

A nationally recognized professional company, Sacramento Theatre Company is one of the oldest and largest arts institutions in the region. STC presents classical, musical and contemporary plays as well as world premieres.

Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey Oct. 2-27
Deathtrap Nov. 6-Dec.15
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend Nov. 14-17
A Christmas Carol Dec. 4-29
I Don't Know How to Love Him Jan. 23-Feb 2, 2020


When I Remember I See Red
Cara Romero, Naomi, 2018


Crocker Art Museum

Eclectic yet refined. Classic yet surprising. The Crocker Art Museum has the nation's premier collections of art from the Golden State, plus European, Asian, African and Oceanic works, international ceramics, and one of America's finest early collections of European master drawings.

When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California Oct. 20-Jan. 26, 2020
Pueblo Dynastics: Master Potters from Matriarchs to Contemporaries Through Jan. 5, 2020
Cool Clay: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Ceramics Through July 2020



The Nutcracker
Photo by Keith Sutter

Sacramento Ballet

Sacramento's professional ballet company brings contemporary and classical performances to area audiences.

Mozart in Motion Oct. 3-6
The Nutcracker Dec. 12-22



Terra Infirma by Ana Lisa Hedstrom
Terra Infirma by Ana Lisa Hedstrom


Blue Line Arts

Blue Line Arts provides high-caliber art exhibitions showcasing the works of regional and national artists.

Ana Lisa Hedstrom & Teagan McLarnan Through Oct. 26
Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist Residency: Ana Lisa Hedstrom Through Oct. 26
US Show: American Immigrant Artists & The 30x30 Show Nov. 12-Dec. 28
Craft Nouveau: An International Fine Craft Competition Jan. 3-March 7, 2020



Verge Center for the Arts
Photo courtesy of Verge Center for the Arts

Verge Center for the Arts

Verge Center for the Arts includes contemporary art exhibitions, artist residencies, and educational programming.

Slant Step Forward Through Oct. 27
Movies on the Verge a Double Feature: Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob and The Great Blondino Oct. 17
The 2019 Verge Art Auction Nov. 16



Blue Man Group
Photo courtesy of Harris Center

Harris Center for the Arts

With three intimate state-of-the-art performance venues, the Harris Center hosts upwards of 450 dance, theater and music events a year, featuring both local and international touring artists.

Blue Man Group: The Speechless Tour Oct. 8-13
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Oct. 15-16
The Four Italian Tenors Nov. 22-23
STOMP Nov. 24-29
An Irish Christmas Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Russian National Ballet Jan. 22-23
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Jan. 24-26



Lila Downs
Photo courtesy of Mondavi Center

Mondavi Center, UC Davis

Mondavi Center explores the full range of the performing arts, from the traditional to the innovative, and from diverse cultures and disciplines through presentation, education, public service, and research. As part of the UC Davis mission as a land grant university, Mondavi Center provides outstanding cultural programming, support for the University’s academic departments, and a professional laboratory to train students in the performing arts.

Experience Hendrix Oct. 7
Lila Downs Oct. 10
Andrew Bird Oct. 21
Joshua Bell Nov. 2
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin Dec. 8
Pink Martini Dec. 17
An Evening with Itzhak Perlman Jan. 11
Samin Nosrat Jan. 29




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