This Week: A Wintery Mix of Art, Film, Music, and More
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Museums: California Hall of Fame

Museums: California Hall of Fame 2010
California Museum
Ongoing-Oct 31
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun Noon-5pm
Celebrating the class of 2010 California Hall of Fame, this year's exhibition is the most exciting exhibition yet. It includes more than 100 unique items, many of which have never been publicly displayed such as props used in the blockbuster films of James Cameron, a Wayne Thiebaud gallery containing works selected by the artist himself, and much more.

 Theatre: The Musical of Musicals the Musical!Theatre: The Musical of Musicals the Musical!
Sacramento Theatre Company
Jan 12-Feb 20
Wed 12:30pm & 6:30pm; Thurs 6:30pm; Fri 8pm;
Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm
A hilarious homage to the great musical theatre genres of our time. Fun for musical fans and foes alike! Music by Eric Rockwell, lyrics by Joanne Bogard, book by Eric Rockwell & Joanne Bogard. Appropriate for high school aged and up.
 Museums: Art Mix: I Hear ColorMuseums: Art Mix: I Hear Color
Crocker Art Museum
Jan 13
Thurs 5pm-9pm
Be inspired by sensuous abstractions and vibrant colors found in the work of Paul Jenkins. Wear white and get "dressed" by local artists, make your own kaleidoscope, take the color swatch tour in the galleries, learn about color theory & optics with photographer Douglas Dertinger, play with color filters at the Beatnik Photo Studio, draw in the galleries to music, play the "Sounding Board" installation, & enjoy a concert by Sea of Bees.
 Food & Wine: Thursday Night Jazz & WineFood & Wine: Thursday Night Jazz & Wine
Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa
Jan 13
Thurs 6pm-9pm
Get ready to celebrate the spirit of the season with an evening of live jazz music by the New World Jazz Project and wine tastings from the Chalone Vineyard Estates, the oldest producing vineyard in Monterey County. This is your chance to relax and enjoy an evening of musical entertainment while exploring award-winning wines and complimentary light appetizers provided by Arden Hills.
Film: MidMo Movie NightFilm: MidMo Movie Night
Verge Center for the Arts
Jan 13
Thurs 7:30pm
Enjoy a screening of two films by the Maysles brothers, both about husband & wife art duo Jeanne-Claude & Christo. The films, "Christo's Valley Curtain" & "Running Fence," will focus on two of the team's major works from the early to mid '70s. Doug Biggert, who visited "Valley Curtain" whilst it was in production and worked on "Running Fence," will speak about both.
 Comedy: Will FrankenComedy: Will Franken
Sacramento Comedy Spot
Jan 14
Fri 9pm
Will established himself as a San Francisco cult figure & was selected "Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs" by the SF Bay Guardian. His solo show Good Luck With It debuted at the NY International Fringe Festival to rave reviews. "Madonna reinvents herself every year. I reinvent myself every two minutes," Will says. That principle is at work in both his comedy & his life.
 Special Events: Great Train Expo

Special Events: Great Train Expo
Cal Expo
Jan 15-Jan 16
Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
The Great Train Expo is America's favorite traveling train show that caters to the model railroad enthusiast. The show features operating model railroads, train dealers, collectors, hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, and much more. It's great for the whole family-there are trains for kids to operate and play with, plus a huge train to ride.

 Film: Sacramento Film & Music Festival WinterFestFilm: Sacramento Film & Music Festival WinterFest
Crest Theatre
Jan 15-Jan 17
Sat-Mon: Screenings begin at 1:30pm
The Sacramento Film & Music Festival is debuting a WinterFest in Jan to complement their SummerFest in Aug. The Festival consists of 31 carefully selected films from around the USA and eight other countries. The film content covers everything from preserving the arts (Painting Bolinas, "My Brother Mike"), to the fate of two naïve Mormon missionaries (in the student short "Mercy, Grace and Crabmeat"), to people who have killed themselves rather than give in to rogue IRS agents (Death or Taxes--a Sacramento-based feature documentary).
 Music: Coming to America starring Jay WhiteMusic: Coming to America starring Jay White
Community Center Theater
Jan 15
Sat 8pm
Beautiful Noise presents Coming To America, a full-scale production that combines Broadway storytelling with the power of a live concert. Described as a "dramatically uplifting tale of life, liberty, and the American spirit as inspired by the music of Neil Diamond," the show stars Jay White, who appeared on the Las Vegas Strip for over 20 years.
 Nightlife: Sizzling Sirens Sacramento Nightlife: Sizzling Sirens' "Stick 'Em Up! A Criminal Cabaret"
Jan 16
Sun 8pm
Enjoy a full showcase of law enforcement and crime themed neo-burlesque performances starring Sacramento's very own vigilante vixens, the women of The Sizzling Siren's Burlesque Experience. Arrive early and enjoy a cocktail to live music from the Siren's main accomplices; the infamous Harley White Jr. Orchestra, with a set full of prohibition jazz & blues reflective of the 1920s-1950s. News

Dine Downtown Restaurant Week Continues
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