This Week: Spring into 2nd Saturday with Arts Galore!
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 Dance: Shen Yun

Dance: Shen Yun
Community Center Theater
Apr 5-Apr 6
Tues & Wed 8pm
With an all-new 2011 production, the world's celebrated Shen Yun will offer an exhilarating experience with grand scale performances that celebrate the pure excellence of classical Chinese dance and music inspired by the myths, legends, and divine beauty of 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture.

Music: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Music: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Harlow's
Apr 5
Tues 9pm
Don't miss the legendary Black Crowes front man in two rare shows in this intimate venue (also playing May 3). The Black Crowes are best known for such hit songs as "Hard to Handle," "She Talks to Angels," and "Jealous Again."
 
Theatre: The Belle of Amherst
Theatre: The Belle of Amherst
Sacramento Theatre Company
Ongoing-May 8
Wed 12:30pm & 6:30pm; Thurs 6:30pm; Fri 8pm;
Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm
A captivating look at the life and words of Emily Dickinson, William Luce's wonderful one woman show offers a window into the mind of one of America's most intriguing poets. His script makes use of a great deal of Dickinson's poetry, using her words as a portal into this fascinating woman's world.
 
 
Special Events: KVIE Spring for the Arts
Special Events: KVIE Spring for the Arts
KVIE Studios
Apr 6
Wed 6:30pm-9pm
Enjoy a live auction, silent auction, gallery store featuring prints and KVIE merchandise, live music, and complimentary food and wine. With a wide variety of affordable art pieces for any collector, this is an exciting evening you won't want to miss!
 

Special Events: An Evening with Thomas McGuane
Special Events: An Evening with
Thomas McGuane

Crest Theatre
Apr 6
Wed 7:30pm-9:30pm *Preview 6:30pm
California Lectures presents Thomas McGuane, bestselling author of Ninety-Two In the Shade & The Cadence of Grass, in conversation with Pam Houston, director of creative writing at UC Davis. Following, enjoy a lively Q&A with the audience & a book signing. Come early for the Lecture Preview: a biographical overview about the author.
 
 Sports & Rec: River Cats Opening Night
Sports & Rec: River Cats Opening Night
Raley Field
Apr 7
Thurs 7:05pm
The Sacramento River Cats open their 12th season in West Sacramento against the Tacoma Rainiers. This season, Sacramento is shooting for its fifth consecutive division title and 10th in 12 seasons.
 
Comedy: Real (Funny) Housewives of Rio Linda

Comedy: Real (Funny) Housewives of Rio Linda
Sacramento Comedy Spot
Apr 8
Fri 9pm
Some of the funniest comics on the planet in one fantastic show! The Real (Funny) Housewives of Rio Linda are all women comics who cover topics everyone will find hilarious--guys included. Partake in Sacramento Nightlife and come see this show!

 
Kids & Fam: Rockin' Geology Kids & Fam: Rockin' Geology
Discovery Museum Science & Space Center
Apr 9 & Apr 10
Sat & Sun 12:30pm-4pm
Did you know earthquakes, volcanic activity, mountain-building, & oceanic trenches are all the result of plate tectonics? Cindy Pridmore, geologist with the California Geological Survey, will talk about why and where earthquakes happen in California. There'll be fault blocks, liquefaction box, new state fault map, & a make & take fault activity map, plus lots of other fun activities!
 
 Film: Sacramento International Film Festival   Film: Sacramento International Film Festival
Artisan Theatre & Crocker Art Museum
Apr 9-Apr 17
Daily, Times Vary
Filmmakers from all over the galaxy will descend on the state's capital for the one and only Sacramento International Film Festival (SFF). Featuring a host of uncompromising documentaries, shorts, and feature films, this year's Festival boasts the region's greatest showcase of cinema art.
 Visual Art: 2nd Saturday Receptions - April 9
2nd Saturday Receptions:
-"3": A Bitchin' Space, Noon-10pm
"3" is 3 artists, 3 mediums, 3 days, and 3 dimensional work in clay, wood, and steel.
-Gay Outlaw: The Velocity of Ideas: CCAS, 3pm & 6pm-9pm
At 3pm, enjoy a video presentation & discussion between Outlaw & curator Chris Daubert. Return in the evening for the reception!
-Flora: Tangent Gallery, 6pm-10pm
Celebrate Flora in all its forms with a show offering contemporary artworks inspired by our leafy friends.
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