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By Soterios Johnson on June 15, 2018

 

 

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MUSIC

The three band members playing guitars.
Courtesy trashcansinatras.com

The Trashcan Sinatras: “One Night, Two Albums Tour”
Friday, June 22
6:30pm
Harlow’s
2708 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

The Trashcan Sinatras play not one, but two albums in their entirety.  The three piece lineup will perform their 1990 debut album Cake, as well as their 1993 follow-up, I’ve Seen Everything, which sees its 25 year anniversary in 2018.  The band will fill out their sets with a selection of other songs from their catalog.


Photos of the band members with a graphic of a harmonica.
Courtesy markhummel.com

Mark Hummel’s Golden State/Lone Star Blues Revue
Saturday, June 23
6pm
Palms Playhouse
13 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694

Grammy nominee and two-time Blues Music Award-winning Harp-Master Mark Hummel has teamed with Texas guitar-slinger Mike Keller (Fabulous Thunderbirds, Double Trouble, Marcia Ball), CA blues guitarist Rusy Zinn, Austin All-Star drummer Wes Starr, plus Bay Area stalwart R.W. Grigsby on bass to form the Golden State/Lone Star Blues Revue.


The band.
Courtesy glennmillerorchestra.com

The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Saturday, June 23
7pm
Community Center Theater
1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

The most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.


A close-up of Ziggy Marley.
Courtesy ziggymarley.com

Ziggy Marley
Saturday, June 23
7pm
Ace of Spades
1417 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Eight time Grammy award winner David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley just released his seventh solo album.


Denise Perrier singing on stage.
Courtesy Sacramento Jazz Coop

Denise Perrier Quintet: Bessie, Dinah and me
Monday, June 25
7pm
Masonic Temple
1123 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Sacramento Jazz Coop presents the Denise Perrier Quintet in the Jazz Room of the Sacramento Masonic Temple.  Denise will be paying tribute to Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington in her show “Bessie, Dinah, and Me.”


A photo of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
Courtesy The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Tuesday, June 26
6pm
Ace of Spades
1417 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

The ska punk band from Boston released its tenth album this month.  “While We’re At It” is the final part of a musical trilogy.  


Summerland Tour logo

Summerland Tour Featuring Everclear, Marcy Playground and Local H
Wednesday, June 27
6:30pm
Ace of Spades
1417 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

The Summerland Tour, the annual touring rock festival founded by Art Alexis of Everclear and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, mainly features alternative rock bands that hit it big in the 90’s.  This year it features Everclear, Marcy Playground and Local H.


Promotional photo of the Indigo Girls.
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Indigo Girls
Wednesday, June 27
6:30pm
Crest Theatre
1013 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814

The Grammy Award–winning folk duo bring their show to the Crest along with their just announced special guest: Lucy Wainwright Roche!


Make Music Davis logo.

Make Music Davis
Thursday, Jun 21
Davis, CA

Join the worldwide celebration of music!  Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st.  Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries.  Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part.   Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers.  All of it is free and open to the public.

 


THEATER

On the Twentieth Century graphic.
Courtesy Davis Shakespeare Festival

On the Twentieth Century
Davis Shakespeare Festival
Friday, June 22-Sunday, August 5
Veterans Memorial Theater
203 East 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616

All aboard the Twentieth Century, a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York during the 1930's! Oscar Jaffe, an egomaniacal, bankrupt theater producer, has boarded the train with one goal: to convince Lily Garland, a Hollywood celebrity and former flame, to star in his next not-yet-written production. And he only has 16 hours! Will Lily sign the contract in time? ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, with brilliant music by Cy Coleman and hilarious book and lyrics by Comden & Green, ran on Broadway from 1978 to 1979, winning five Tony Awards.


Mary Stuart graphic.
Courtesy Davis Shakespeare Festival

Mary Stuart
Davis Shakespeare Festival
Thursday, June 21-Saturday, August 4
Veterans Memorial Theater
203 East 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616

Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots both hold a claim to the throne. Elizabeth has protected her reign by keeping Mary imprisoned, but after nineteen years, the queens go head to head in a fierce and dramatic showdown. This powerful story explores how these strong women must hold fast to their own voices in the midst of the infringing forces of politics, religion, and men. Peter Oswald’s translation premiered in 2005 in London’s West End and opened on Broadway in 2009, where it earned seven Tony Award nominations including Best Revival of a Play.


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers logo.
Courtesy Broadway Sacramento

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Tuesday, Jun 26–Sunday, July 1
Broadway at Music Circus
1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

With iconic choreography and a Tony-nominated score, this rollicking musical based on the beloved MGM film features a crafty and assertive young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. She attempts to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law, but her plan goes comically wrong. Featuring high-kicking dance numbers, heartfelt romance and soaring songs.

 


POP CULTURE

Fandemic Logo with headshots of guests appearing.

Fandemic Tour 2018
Friday, June 22-Sunday, June 24
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Fandemic Tour is a three-day extravaganza of all things Geek!  Fandemic will gather pop culture celebrities, well-known and emerging comic artists, professional and amateur cosplayers, and exhibitors that sell socks, t-shirts, hats and everything in-between!

Guests include Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Bruce Campbell, Milo Ventimiglia, Sean Patrick Flanery, Chris Sullivan, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Robert Englund, Christian Kane, James Marsters, Clare Kramer and Jason David Frank.


FILM

Ghost World movie poster.
Courtesy United Artists

Ghost World
Thursday, June 21
7pm
Crest Theatre
1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Based on the comic book of the same name by Daniel Clowes, with a screenplay co-written by Clowes and Terry Zwigoff, this story focuses on the lives of Enid and Rebecca, two teenage outsiders in an unnamed American city.  They face a rift in their relationship as Enid takes interest in an older man named Seymour, and becomes determined to help his romantic life.

Ghost World received a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 153 reviews, with an average rating of 7.8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "With acerbic wit, Terry Zwigoff fashions Daniel Clowes' graphic novel into an intelligent, comedic trip through deadpan teen angst."


Tom of Finland movie poster.

Tom of Finland
Thursday, June 21
7:30pm
Verge Center for the Arts
625 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.


COMEDY

Photo of Marlon Wayans.
Courtesy Marlon Wayans

Marlon Wayans
Saturday, June 23
8pm
Cache Creek Casino Resort
14455 Highway 16, Brooks, CA 95607

Comedian Marlon Wayans will be performing his stand-up at Cache Creek for one night only!


DANCE

A photo of El Dorado dancers dancing on stage.
Courtesy El Dorado Dance Academy

El Dorado Dance Academy Summer Concert 2018: Travels
Saturday, Jun 23
10am & 5pm
Harris Center for the Arts
10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

El Dorado Dance Academy will take their audience on a voyage around the world in their Summer Concert, “TRAVELS.”  The program will feature dances with global inspiration in a variety of styles including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary as well as Musical Theatre and Bharata Natyam, one of the major genres of Indian Classical Dance.