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By Soterios Johnson on October 22, 2018
 

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THEATER

Cast members of On Your Feet dancing on stage.On Your Feet
Tuesday, October 30 – Sunday, November 4
Broadway Sacramento/Broadway on Tour
Community Center Theater
1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

This jukebox musical is based on the lives and music of Grammy Award-winning husband-and-wife team Gloria and Emilio Estefan, from their humble beginnings in Cuba to their rise to international superstardom.  But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet!, takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.


A young woman cast member smiling onstage with her hands raised, surrounded by fairy dust.Finding Neverland
Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28
Harris Center
10 College Pkwy, Folsom, CA 95630

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash "captures the kid-at-heart," says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.


Members of the circus troupe posing on stage in costume.Cirque Mechanics: 42FT—A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels
Sunday, October 28
2pm
Mondavi Center
Old Davis Road & Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616

Cirque Mechanics finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American industrial ingenuity. Inspired by the traditional diameter of a circus ring, 42FT showcases the timelessness of this evolving art form. The company’s latest invention features a story full of the lore of the one-ring circus and creates a welcoming place, like a big top, where we can be amazed by a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.


ART


Duane Michals' series of protraits of Andy Warhol.Duane Michals: The Portraitist
Through January 6
Crocker Art Museum
216 O St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Duane Michals is widely recognized for his eye-catching portraits of actors, artists, musicians, writers, and other public figures.  This exhibition presents the first comprehensive overview of inventive portraits by this influential photographer who, in the 1960s, broke away from established traditions of documentary and fine-art photography and is still creating original work today. The show spans nearly six decades, featuring more than 125 portraits collectively highlighting the artist’s expansive toolkit — sequenced images, multiple exposures, reflections, uncommon vantage points, collage, hand-painting, and other techniques.


Promotional poster for Henry Rollins' show.Henry Rollins - Travel Slideshow Tour
Friday, October 26
7:30pm
Crest Theatre
1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Henry Rollins has taken photographs during his many travels over the years.  Join the former Black Flag front-man and master storyteller for an intimate evening as he shows many of his favorites from Baghdad to Pyongyang. Rollins presents a special performance drawing on experiences and his vast archive of photographs.


A photo of the two hosts of the show.My Favorite Murder Live Show
Friday, October 26
8pm
Community Center Theater
1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Lifelong fans of true crime stories, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.
 


A younger performer on stage.Open Mic Nights@MC
Tuesday, October 30
6pm
Mondavi Center
Old Davis Road & Mrak Hall Drive, Davis, CA 95616

It’s Open Mic Night at the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre.  Presented in partnership with UC Davis campus group Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) and the Mondavi Center for UC Davis students and community youth.  Hosted by MC CoCo Blossom with DJ Lady Char.  Come ready to perform, support friends or just enjoy the show.  FREE.


MUSIC

Soo-Yeon Lyuh holding her haegeum, her polka-dot skirt blowing in the wind.
Soo-Yeon Lyuh, haegeum, and Ellen Ruth Rose, viola
Thursday, October 25
12:05 – 1:00pm
Ann E. Pitzer Center
Hutchison Dr & Cushing Way, Davis, CA 95616

Sister instruments from two traditions, Korean fiddle and viola, come together in a number of splendid new works performed by virtuosic proponents of new music Soo-yeon Lyuh and Ellen Ruth Rose.  Featuring pieces by Jean Ahn, Addie Camsuzou, Josiah Catalan, Lily Chen, Kyle Hovatter, and Fang-Wei Luo.  Free (a Shinkoskey Noon Concert).


SInger Thomas Rhett standing in front of a yellow background.Thomas Rhett: Life Changes Tour 2018
Saturday, October 27
7:30pm
Golden 1 Center
547 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

This CMA Award winner will be singing his smash country hits including “Marry Me” and “Die a Happy Man.” It’s sure to be an incredible night for country at Golden 1 Center.


The band members standing in front of an Indian builing, wearing brightly colored costumes.

Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan
Tuesday, October 30
7:30pm
Harris Center
10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

They have performed for Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, for the prime minister of India, the president of France and, lest we forget, the birthday party of Mick Jagger.  Direct from Jaipur, India comes this 17-member ensemble that shares a repertoire of song, music, and dance from the semi-nomadic traveling musicians of Rajasthan.  The Irish Times has described their music as “a heady blend of Hindustani classical and Sufi devotional music” and “hypnotic, joyous and instantly likable.”


ARTS/CRAFTS


An illustration of all the attractions at the Sacramento Art Festival.Sacramento Arts Festival
October 26 – 28, 2018
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

The 21st Annual Sacramento Arts Festival returns to the Sacramento Convention Center.  The festival features 225 of America’s best contemporary craftspeople and fine artists offering more than 15,000 original works.  The event has become not only the premier art and craft show in Sacramento, but has also developed into one of the top art festivals in the county.  Just in time for holiday gift shopping, shoppers will find spectacular works of art and craft in all price ranges.  The festival also features continuous live main stage jazz and blues groups and festival attendees can dine on Restaurant Row from great area restaurants.