This Week: Pay Tribute to the New Year
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Museums: Common Diversions
Museums: Common Diversions
California State Railroad Museum
Ongoing-Sept 14
Daily 10am-5pm *Closed New Year's Day

Check out displays of toy trains & scale model railroads and learn the big differences between the two.

 Festivals: Kwanzaa Family Festival

Festivals: Kwanzaa Family Festival
Crocker Art Museum
Dec 26
Mon Noon-4pm *Free Museum admission 10am-5pm

At this museum-wide festival, the Crocker celebrates its collection of African art with music and dance performances, a unique studio art workshop, storytelling, an arts and crafts marketplace, and much more.

Performing Arts: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles Performing Arts: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
Community Center Theater
Dec 27-Jan 1
Tues-Sat 8pm *Plus Matinees: Thurs/Sat/Sun 2pm; Fri 3pm

This infectious multi-media concert will transport you to the era of The Beatles through Rain's mastery of every song, gesture, and nuance of the legendary foursome.
 Comedy: Dave Attell

Comedy: Dave Attell
Punch Line Comedy Club
Dec 29-Dec 30
Thurs 8pm; Fri 8pm & 10pm

Dave Attell's caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery, and his choice of material that can best be described as "very adult" has earned him the reputation as a "comic's comic."

 Music: Wallpaper Music: Wallpaper
Ace of Spades
Dec 30
Fri 7pm

Wallpaper is the enigmatic onstage existence of Oakland music addict Eric Frederic, a pop-pushing kingpin interested in art as artifice. Get ready to get your dance on to Wallpaper's diced, digital beats and lyrics caricaturing the pop vernacular!
Special Events: New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular
Special Events: New Year's Eve Sky Spectacular
Waterfront Park
Dec 31
Sat 6pm-12:30am

This free celebration features activities for the whole family to enjoy including fireworks shows, children's programming, live music, dinner specials, hot food and drink vendors, and a variety of colorful street entertainment.
New Year's Eve Music Events

New Year's Eve: Music
-Utz Year's Eve:
Harlow's, 8pm
-End of the World NYE:
Luigi's, 8:30pm
-Mother Hips NYE Party:
Marilyn's on K, 9pm
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 New Year's Eve Nightlife

New Year's Eve: Sacramento Nightlife
-Lipstick New Year's Eve:
Old Ironsides, 9pm-1:30am
-NYE 2012 Downtown Sacramento Celebration Massive:
Capitol Garage, 10pm-2am
-Old Hollywood New Year's Eve:
Social Nightclub, 10pm-2am
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 Sports & Rec: Walk in the New Year with the Sticks
  Sports & Rec: Walk in the New Year with the Sticks
Pioneer House
Dec 31-Jan 1
Sat 6pm-9pm; Sun Noon-3:30pm
The Sacramento Walking Sticks are hosting 5K & 10K walks through Downtown Sac to get everyone's New Year's Resolutions on the right track. This is a family sport--parents are encouraged to bring their children out.
Special Events: Black & White Purrball Special Events: Black & White Purrball
Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
Jan 1
Sun Noon-6pm
Ring in the New Year with a new furry family member! These wonderful adult kitties will be "dressed for the ball" in their best black & white furry formal attire. Donate a can of cat food and the adoption fee for black & white cats will be waived. News

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Happy New Year from!

New Year's Eve 2012

Here's to a happy and prosperous New Year!

Still trying to decide how to ring in 2012? Check out our Holiday Event section & take your pick!



Featured Local Artist of the Month: Tracy Saville

Featured Local Artist: Tracy Saville

 Learn about creative writer Tracy Saville in her Featured Artist Profile.




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