This Week: Gather Your Friends & Fam as Holiday Spirit Abounds
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Visual Arts: Power Driven Artists

Visual Art: Power Driven Artists
SMUD Gallery
Ongoing-Jan 31
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
See the work of fifteen participating artists in this exhibit showcasing the artwork of the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District's own employees. Work in a variety of media are featured, including photography, pastel, oil, and watercolor.

 Dance: Sacramento Ballet's The Nutcracker

Dance: Sacramento Ballet's The Nutcracker
Community Center Theater
Ongoing-Dec 23
Tues & Wed 7pm; Thurs 2pm & 7pm
Clara's thrilling journey, the soaring Magic Balloon, the sparkling Snowflake Forest, the delicious Kingdom of the Sweets, and the radiant elegance of the Sugar Plum Fairy create family memories that last a lifetime. Performances of this favorite holiday tradition are accompanied by the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra.

 Theatre: A Christmas CarolTheatre: A Christmas Carol
Sacramento Theatre Company
Ongoing-Dec 26
Wed 7pm; Thurs 12:30pm & 7pm; Fri 2pm & 7pm; Sun 2pm
Sacramento Theatre Company's own musical version returns. Charles Dickens' immortal tale of redemption is a heart-warming treat for the whole family. Ages 4 and Up. Please note: the production focuses on the "ghost" aspect of the story and may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
 Music: Peace, Peace: Holiday Concert
Music: Peace, Peace: Holiday Concert
St. Francis Catholic Church
Dec 22
Wed 7pm
The Sacramento Master Singers have a Christmas program full of special traditions: a quiet and reflective candlelight processional, sparkling Renaissance and antiphonal motets surrounding the audience, and favorite carols sung in traditional-and sometimes unique-arrangements. As in years past, this program includes both exciting new pieces and traditional heartwarming favorites.
 Film Screening: White ChristmasFilm Screening: White Christmas
Crest Theatre
Dec 22-Dec 24
Wed & Thurs 7pm; Fri 1pm, 3:45pm, & 7pm
See this holiday classic on the historic screen! After leaving the Army after W.W.II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General.
 Music: Dane Drewis and Cuesta DriveMusic: Dane Drewis & Cuesta Drive
Marilyn's on K
Dec 22
Wed 9pm
Dane Drewis' love for music and live performance came to fruition during his time as the front-man for rock/funk band Cuesta Drive. While singing, composing, and playing guitar for the band, Dane wrote and produced three records with Cuesta Drive. The musician takes cues from jazz, pop, soul, R&B, folk, and more.
 Holiday Events: Theatre of Lights

Holiday Events: Theatre of Lights
Old Sacramento
Ongoing-Dec 31
Thurs-Sun 6pm & 7:30pm
Back for the second year, event-goers will experience the Old Sacramento Theatre of Lights. A symphony of lights, sounds, and visual effects will take the audience back to a time when the beloved poem "The Night Before Christmas" was first introduced in Sacramento in 1857. The Old Sacramento Theatre of Lights will run 20-minute light shows twice a day Thurs-Sun throughout the holiday season.

 Christmas Eve EventsChristmas Eve Events:
PJ Party Christmas Eve: Sacramento Zoo, 10am-1:30pm
Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Zoo--you don't have to change out of your pajamas and admission is free!
Free Admission Day: Fairytale Town, 10am-4pm
Free admission is given as a holiday gift to guests for visiting throughout the year.
Get Down to the Champion Sound: Capitol Garage, 10pm
Enjoy a Very Capitol Christmas Party at Sacramento's weekly reggae/dub/dancehall night.
 Christmas Day EventsChristmas Day Events:
Let Us Do The Cooking: Hoppy Brewing Company, 2pm
In addition to enjoying Christmas Day dinner, bring in a movie stub from that day and exchange it for a pint of Hoppy brew.
Arden Park Roots: Harlow's, 10pm
Join Sacramento-based reggae/rock/punkband Arden Park Roots for a special Christmas night show!
K Street Holiday Window Display: Roos-Atkins Building
Stroll down K Street and enjoy the display "Winter in the City," an urban scene set in downtown Sacramento circa 1910.
 Festivals: Kwanzaa Family FestivalFestivals: Kwanzaa Family Festival
Crocker Art Museum
Dec 26
Sun Noon-4pm
Celebrated worldwide, Kwanzaa focuses on family, community, creativity, and the cultural traditions found in the African Diaspora. At this museum-wide festival, the Crocker celebrates its new collection of African art with music and dance performances, unique studio art workshops, storytelling, & more. News

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