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Theatre: Shrek the Musical Theatre: Shrek the Musical
Community Center Theater
Sept 27-Oct 2
Tues & Wed 8pm; Thurs 2pm & 8pm; Fri 8pm;
Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm

The Broadway Sacramento season kicks off by bringing the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage.

 Music: NorCal Noisefest

Music: Norcal Noisefest
Various Sacramento Locations
Sept 28-Oct 3
Wed-Mon, Times Vary

A true Sacramento original, the Norcal Noisefest embarks on its 15th event featuring experimental sound artists from all over the world. Take part in six days of noise, experimental music, odd electronics, and outsider sound art.

Comedy: Sacramento Comedy Festival Comedy: Sacramento Comedy Festival
Sacramento Comedy Spot
Sept 29-Oct 2
Thurs-Sun, Times Vary

Improv, stand-up comedians, & sketch comedy groups from all over the West Coast convene for non-stop laughs!
 Film: Modern Italian Film Festival

Film: Modern Italian Film Festival
Fremont Park
Sept 30-Oct 1
Fri 6pm-8:30pm; Sat 7pm-10:30pm

Enjoy free feature-length films & shorts & celebrate contemporary film making from Italy.

 Sports & Rec: Natomas 2011 Challenger Sports & Rec: 2011 Natomas Challenger
Natomas Racquet Club
Oct 1-Oct 9
Daily, Times Vary

The 3rd Annual USTA Men's $100,000 Challenger, a USTA Pro Circuit event, is the largest tennis event in Northern California and attracts many players fresh from the U.S. Open.
Special Events: Sacramento Archives Crawl
Special Events: Explore History: Sacramento Archives Crawl
Downtown Sacramento
Oct 1
Sat 11am-4pm

"Crawl" to various sites to view rarely seen treasures from archival collections from 21 Northern California institutions & take special, behind-the-scenes tours.
Food & Wine: Appetizers for the Cure

Food & Wine: Appetizers for the Cure
Oct 1-Oct 22
Saturdays 1pm-5pm

Experience the region's finest restaurants, pubs, & wine bars as a benefit for Sacramento Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

 Music: 20th Annual SAMMIES Block Party & Awards Show

Music: 20th Annual SAMMIES Block Party
& Music Awards

MARRS Building
Oct 1
Sat 5pm-10pm

In addition to many musical performances & the revealing of the 2011 SAMMIES winners, you can also enjoy a Chalk Art Gallery, The Biggest Sacto Music Scene Merch Table Ever, Cake at Freeborn Hall tickets give away, and a beer garden.

 Festivals: Sacramento World Music & Dance Festival
  Festivals: Sacramento World Music
& Dance Festival

Old Sacramento
Oct 2
Sun 10am-5pm

This family festival is a spectacular presentation of world cultures, ethnic dance, and live musical performances.

 Film: A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival
Film: A Place Called Sacramento
Crest Theatre
Oct 2
Sun 1pm

Organized by Access Sacramento, this event challenges local scriptwriters to write ten-minute scripts about the people, places, & events that make our community such a unique place to live. News

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Artober kicks off this weekend!
Artober 2011

October is National Arts & Humanities month, and Sacramento is celebrating in a big way this year.

Check our Artober listings & find out what's happening!


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Featured Local Artist of the Month: Nanci Zoppi

Nanci Zoppi in performance

Learn about actress & singer Nanci Zoppi in her Featured Artist Profile.


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