December 2016 Around Town 2

“Reuniting the Masters: European Drawings from West Coast Collections”

Continuing through February 5, 2017, Crocker Art Museum

This innovative exhibition reunites European drawings that have traveled across centuries and continents to different modern collections on the West Coast. By coincidence or by design, drawings by the same artist, for the same project, and even from the same sketchbook, have made their way separately into galleries and museums on the West Coast.  Bringing these long-estranged drawings together again both illuminates the work and process of specific artists in the rich history of European draughtsmanship and also brings forward the history of drawings collectors in the West, from railroad magnates such as E. B. Crocker to Hollywood actors such as Cary Grant and Vincent Price.

Broadway Sacramento Presents Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

December 27 – January 1, 2017, Community Center Theater

This cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.” — The New York Times.

This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and head on over to the Sacramento Community Center Theater to see Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

Based on the 1954 movie starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written including “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” “Snow” and the unforgettable title song. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright musical for the whole family.

The Sound of Music Holiday Event

Thursday, December 29, 1:30 and 6 p.m., Crocker Art Museum

A Sacramento tradition, the Crocker’s The Sound of Music holiday event returns for its fifth year, with costume contests, door prizes, yodeling, and lots of laughs. Starring Julie Andrews with music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, this multi-Academy-Award-winning film tickles the heart and warms the soul. Dress in costume, party with interactive fun packs available for purchase, and sing your heart out! $7 Museum members, $12 students/youth, $14 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at, the Museum admission desk, or by calling 916.808.1182. Limited tickets may be available at the door. This event sells out every year, so advance registration is recommended.