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By Soterios Johnson on August 5, 2019
 

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THEATER

A promotional graphic for the The Wiz.The Wiz
Tuesday, August 6 – Sunday, August 11
Broadway at Music Circus
1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

"The Wiz," a Tony-winning Best Musical retelling of L. Frank Baum’s novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," follows Kansas farm girl Dorothy on her fantastical journey through the magical land of Oz. The dazzling score by Charlie Smalls, which mixes rock, gospel and soul and features the hit “Ease on Down the Road.”  Family-friendly and timeless.


A promotional graphic for "In the Heights."In the Heights
Tuesday, August 20 – Sunday, August 25
Broadway at Music Circus
1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

From the creator of the smash hit "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multiple Tony-winning Best Musical captures the sights and sounds of a vibrant New York City neighborhood on the brink of change, telling the story of a bodega owner whose life is interwoven with residents who visit his store. The thrilling Tony-winning score combines Latin rhythms, hip-hop and pop for an exhilarating journey about chasing your dreams and what it truly means to be home.


A regiment of guards marching.Yeomen of the Guard
Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 25
Light Opera Theatre Sacramento at Sierra 2 Center
2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

A Savoy Opera by Gilbert & Sullivan. Set in the Tower of London during Elizabethan times, "Yeomen of the Guard" is a grand comic opera full of gorgeous music, strange adventure, unrequited love and wooing romance. Critics considered the score to be Sullivan's finest. This production is in English with supertitles and features a full live orchestra.


ART

A photo of a mural displaying geometric shapes, both colorful and black-and-white.Wide Open Walls 2019
August 8 – 18, 2019
1100 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Wide Open Walls promotes diversity through artistic expression and believes that art should be part of daily life. The festival brings local, national and international artists together to transform our region with amazing street art.

Highlight Events:
-August 7: Paint the Park with Sacramento Republic FC at Papa Murphy’s Park
-August 8: Artist Happy Hour at Residence Inn by Marriott Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park
-August 8: ArtMix: Street at Crocker Art Museum
-August 9: North Sacramento Block Party at TBD
-August 10: Summer Spark Art Park Celebration at Miller Park Participating Artists: -Agana -Aik Brown -Alberto Montes -Alexis Diaz -Ali Futrell -Apexer -Axel Void -Beth Emmerich -Bruce Gossett -Carl Avery -Cecelia Perez -Charmaine Olivia -David Puck -Eliseo Silva -Emilio Cerezo -Hoxxoh -Ivan Floro -Jeremy Stanger -Jessie and Katey -Jillian Evelyn -John Horton -Jose Di Gregorio -Josh Tremain -Kiri Leigh Jones -Kristin Farr -Lauren YS -Lin Fei Fei -Lord Pawn Mars 1  -Martha Cooper -Melinda Arendt -Melissa Arendt -Milton 510 -Molly Devlin -Neverboard -Nico -Raphael Delgado -RISK -Robert Bowen -Shane Grammer -Shonna McDaniels -Stephanie Taylor -Ursula X Young -Waylon Horner


MUSIC

A portrait of Eilen Jewell in front of a black background with diamons-like jewels on it.Eilen Jewell
Sunday, August 11
7pm
The Palms Playhouse
13 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694

Her music has ben described as a “country-flavored and blues-infused version of contemporary folk (which can also include healthy doses of rockabilly and surf).  She burst onto the roots music scene in 2005 and has released a string of acclaimed albums under her own name, as well as two CDs with her 8-piece gospel music-inspired group, the Sacred Shakers. Her latest solo album, “Gypsy” is coming out August 16th.  


Max Weinberg playing the drums.Max Weinberg's Jukebox
Saturday, August 17
8pm
Ace of Spades
1417 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Max Weinberg is best known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and as the bandleader for Conan O’Brien’s talk shows.  His Jukebox tour lets the audience decide which songs the band will  perform. They show a list of 200 classic rock songs on a big screen on stage and the band takes audience requests off of it — everything from Zeppelin to Hendrix to AC/DC to the Beatles to, of course, Springsteen.


A portrait of Kris Kristofferson.Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers
Wednesday, August 21
7:30pm
Harris Center
10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

The honors are many, the legends are legion. Backed by Merle Haggard’s band, the Strangers, three time Grammy-winner Kris Kristofferson is a national treasure; he returns to Folsom in fine form with an ensemble that is hard to resist.


A photo of the band standing in front of a modern glass-sheathed building.Mogwai
Thursday, August 29
7pm
Ace of Spades
1417 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Mogwai is a Scottish post-rock band, formed in 1995 in Glasgow. They typically compose lengthy guitar-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, melodic bass guitar lines and heavy use of distortion and effects.


FILM

A promotional theatricsl poster for GoodFellas.Goodfellas
Monday, September 2
7pm
The Tower Theatre
2508 Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95818

Martin Scorsese explores the life of organized crime with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi’s best-selling “Wiseguy,” the true life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. Directed and co-written by Martin Scorsese, it was chosen as 1990s Best Picture by the New York, Los Angeles, and National Societies of Film Critics and named to the American Film Institute’s Top 100 American Films List. Electrifying performances abound, from a standout cast that includes Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco Paul Sorvino and Joe Pesci, who earned a best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance.


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