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July event: Sacramento

July event: Sacramento

The Fun Just Got Bigger at the California State Fair! (CC) Cecilio Padilla Find Supersized Summer Fun at The California State Fair July 14th through the 31st at Cal Expo in Sacramento. Whether you come for the all-star concert performances of entertainers like the Fab Four, Rick Springfield, Howie Mandel, or Lonestar . . .

Harry Potter Fans Hunt For Treasure In Downtown Sac Before Esquire IMAX Premiere

Harry Potter Fans Hunt For Treasure In Downtown Sac Before Esquire IMAX Premiere



Scavenger Hunt Kicks Off Special Deals at Downtown Restaurants for Harry Potter Fans!

WHAT:           Dust of that wand one last sentimental time, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2: An IMAX 3D Experience arrives at the Esquire IMAX Theatre with a scavenger hunt through downtown and other special Harry Potter activities ahead of the Midnight show (11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 14).

Offical Launch of Story Trail & Tot Land - July 19

Official Launch of Story Trail & Tot Land

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
10 - 11:30 AM
Crocker Art Museum
For more info call: (916) 808-5157

Join us for the launch of Story Trail and Tot Land, two unprecedented ways for little ones and their caregivers to experience the Crocker. Story Trail will guide families on an adventure through the Museum's galleries using a unique story book. Tot Land, a gallery devoted entirely to families, will be the final stop on the trail. With an interactive touch screen for unparalleled creative play, as well as spaces for art making and reading, Tot Land will encourage creativity while building early-learning skills. You will also get a sneak preview of fall studio art classes for ages 5 through 17. Remarks by Education Department staff. Sample Story Trail and experience Tot Land.Photo opportunities. Children welcome. Light refreshments.

Mining the Miners - Hands on History Event - July 16

Mining the Miners - Hands on History Event

Saturday, July 16, 2011
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park,
2701 L Street, Sacramento
Call 916-445-4422 or visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/suttersfort

Silent Movie Festival - July - August

Silent Movie Festival!

Saturday evenings July 2 thru August 27, 2011
7 p.m.
Eagle Theatre, Old Sacramento State Historic Park 
Call: 916-808-7059
Visit: http://www.historicoldsac.org/timetravel

Friday Night Concerts Gets Some Soul in 9th Week of the Season

Friday Night Concerts Gets Some Soul in 9th Week of the Season

After a weekend of celebrating America’s independence, the Concerts in the Park are back for week nine. This week, the park will be rocking out with the musical offerings of The Nibblers, The Bell Boys with James Cavern & Jesi Naomi, and Gerald Pease Combo.
Headlining this week’s concert is the 7-piece soul, funk group, The Nibblers, who entice audiences to get up on the dance floor with their robust baselines and R&B soul. With a combination of jazzy horns and soulful vocal, The Nibblers are winners of a Sacramento area music award (SAMMIE) for the best funk/R&B band in 2010.
The Bell Boys is a band of brothers. Erik Bell, Jacob and Elijah who are seasoned musicians from different musical backgrounds. The brothers have combined their musical talents to create a harmonious blend of electro, hip-hop, and indie rock.

Railroad Museum Offers Special Activities for NMRA Convention This Week

Railroad Museum Offers Special Activities for NMRA Convention This Week

All this week, Sacramento is proudly hosting 1,700 attendees to the annual National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) convention. Offering dozens of clinics and workshops along with tours of private homes featuring extensive model railroads, this is no ordinary convention. This week only, special exhibits have been rolled out to greet convention attendees and the public at the California State Railroad Museum, a part of California State Parks. A special highlight takes place on Thursday, July 7, when convention attendees will enjoy a day of on-site Railroad Museum workshops and tours followed by an evening Museum visit including chartered steam train rides.

A 15-inch scale live steam model of one of the Museum's beautifully restored 19th century locomotives, the 1876-vintage "Sonoma," is on display this week inside the Railroad Museum, right next to the original. Constructed by Mr.