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 Poetry & Lit: Sacramento Poetry Reading for Autism

Poetry & Lit: Sacramento Poetry
Reading for Autism

Sacramento Poetry Center
Jan 31
Mon 7pm-9pm

Four talented, published poets will read at the second annual benefit for autism. Rebecca Foust, Connie Post, Michelle Bitting, and Andy Jones entertain us with their well-crafted poems. Sponsored by the Sacramento Poetry Center to benefit the UC Davis Mind Institute and the Odyssey Learning Center.

 Food & Wine: Wine Seminar with Maximilian J. Riedel
Food & Wine: Wine Seminar with
Maximilian J. Riedel

Elks Tower Historic Ballroom
Feb 1
Tues 6pm
Maximilian Josef Riedel, 11th generation glassmaker and CEO of Riedel Crystal of America, is the designer of the globally successful "O" line and two of the best selling decanter designs. In a unique and fascinating wine tasting, he will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass and our perception and enjoyment of wines.
 Theatre: reasons to be pretty
Theatre: reasons to be pretty
Capital Stage - Aboard the Delta King
Ongoing-Feb 20
Wed 7pm; Thurs & Fri 8pm; Sat 7pm; Sun 2pm
How much is pretty worth? Playwright Neil LaBute confronts America's obsession with physical beauty headlong in this brutal and exhilarating play. Greg really, truly adores his girlfriend, Steph. Unfortunately, he also thinks she has a few physical imperfections, and when he casually mentions them, all hell breaks loose. As their relationship crumbles, their friends are pulled into the fray, and all are forced to confront the power and dangers of beauty in contemporary America in this fiercely dark comedy that will have Cap Stage audiences talking.
 Dance: Mosaics
Dance: Mosaics
Benvenuti Performing Arts Center
Feb 2-Feb 4
Wed-Fri 7pm
The Blackrock dance company takes another exciting leap this season with Mosaics, an original performance that illustrates the beauty of movement. Mosaics is presented by Natomas Charter Performing and Fine Arts Academy.
Comedy: Jeff Dunham: Identity Crisis Tour
Comedy: Jeff Dunham: Identity Crisis Tour
Arco Arena
Feb 3
Thurs 7:30pm

Comedy phenomenon Jeff Dunham headlines Arco Arena on his
Identity Crisis Tour. Dunham has indelibly etched the vivid & believable personalities of his comedic crew like Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, & the manic purple creature Peanut into the consciousness of the nation and comedy fans around the globe.
 Museums: 13th Annual Free Museum Day
Museums: 13th Annual Free Museum Day
Sacramento Area Museums
Feb 5
Sat 10am-4pm

Twenty-six greater Sacramento area museums offer free admission all day long. This event is presented by Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) & proudly supported by Umpqua Bank. All members of the community are invited to experience the incredible wealth of art, history, science, & wildlife at numerous participating museums at no cost.
 Food & Wine: Locavores Unite

Food & Wine: Locavores Unite:
Local Cheese & Wine Tasting

L Street Lofts
Feb 5
Sat 1pm-3pm
Celebrate the delectable artisan cheese and wine produced right here in our own region-from the Sierra Foothills to the Central Valley. Eating locally means supporting our neighbors and creating a meaningful connection to our food sources. An ardent locavore and founder of her Local Slow Food chapter, Judy Creighton, will acquaint you with these nearby treasures.

 Music: Steelin' Dan
Music: Steelin' Dan
Feb 5
Sat 7pm
This 10-piece band is well known for their ability to recreate the timeless music of Steely Dan in a way that is authentic and powerful! As the 2008 Winners of the prestigious "Best of Sacramento" award, Steelin' Dan has a well-deserved reputation for their unmatched musicianship and energizing stage show.
Film: Sacramento Jewish Film Festival   Film: Sacramento Jewish Film Festival
Crest Theatre
Feb 5-Feb 6
Sat 7pm & 9:30pm; Sun Noon & 2:30pm

The Sacramento Jewish Film Festival takes place at the Crest Theatre every February. Tired of schlepping to the Bay Area for her annual Jewish film fix, co-founder Margi Park-Landau, Volunteer Coordinator, teamed with Crest Theatre Manager, Sid Heberger, in 1997 and the Sacramento Jewish Film Festival was born. The 2011 Sacramento Jewish Film Festival brings feature films from around the globe to Sacramento. Four carefully chosen films represent the diversity of the Jewish culture.
 Sports & Rec: Super Bowl Smash
Sports & Rec: Super Bowl Smash
Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa
Feb 6
Sun 3pm

Looking for a spirited yet relaxing place to watch the "Big Game" this year? Look no further than Mangos Lounge at Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa--the fun is open to everyone! Complete with two big screen TVs, raffle prizes, drink specials, and finger food favorites (including options native to each of the hometown teams), you and your friends will enjoy the big end-of-season match-up in comfort and style. News

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