Sacramento365.com's Top 10 Events: Week of Dec 13

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Arts & Crafts: 16th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Arts & Crafts: 16th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Sacramento Fine Arts Center
Ongoing-Dec 18
Daily 11am-7pm
The Annual Holiday Craft Fair is a unique, boutique-style fair that is open every day for eight days. It's the perfect opportunity to pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family for the holidays. This Craft Fair coincides with the Holiday Art Show, consisting of over 100 artworks priced to sell for the holidays by members of the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.

 
 Kids & Fam: Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular

Kids & Fam: Radio City Rockettes
Christmas Spectacular

Arco Arena
Dec 15
Wed 4pm & 7pm
The touring Rockettes show replicates the Christmas Spectacular production playing New York's Radio City Music Hall. The scenery, enhanced by an LED screen and larger than life sets, allow families to connect with the grandness of the Christmas Spectacular while immersed in holiday pageantry.

 
 Comedy: Brian Dunkleman featuring Chris KarneyComedy: Brian Dunkleman
featuring Chris Karney

Laughs Unlimited
Dec 15-Dec 19
Wed & Thurs 8pm; Fri & Sat 8pm & 10:30pm; Sun 7pm
Brian Dunkleman is a comedian and actor best known for co-hosting the first season of American Idol with Ryan Seacrest. Never happy with his role as a co-host, he described it as being like a "talking monkey." American Idol producers were not happy with his performance, and he parted ways with the show after the first season. Check him out at Laughs Unlimited--a great spot for Sacramento Nightlife.
 
 Film: MidMo Movie Night
Film: MidMo Movie Night
Verge Center for the Arts
Dec 16
Thurs 7:30pm
Join in for a Verge movie night co-sponsored by Midtown Monthly which features Les Blank's fantastic "Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers." This will be a night of food shorts and will also feature an episode of Michael Jackson's "Beer Hunter" and Dolly Freed's "Possum Living." In addition to the films there'll be drinks on hand to help keep everyone warm and jolly.
 
 Holiday Events: Winter RollerlandHoliday Events: Winter Rollerland
Midtown Bazaar - Winter Rollerland
Ongoing-Dec 31
Fri 5pm-10pm; Sat & Sun 10am-6pm
Grab your friends and roller skates (including inlines) or rent for a few hours of safe, indoor fun during the holidays. Bring your '80s attire and let's do the limbo! With the Midtown Bazaar at one end, and the fun and entertainment of a good old fashioned roller rink at the other (derby girls included) you're sure to have a blast!
  
 Kids & Fam: Christmas MemoriesKids & Fam: Christmas Memories
Governor's Mansion State Historic Park
Dec 18
Sat 10am-4pm
Experience lavishly re-created period décor, entertaining live holiday music, and captivating storytellers. Surrounded by docents in period costume, Mansion visitors will be transported back in time to the very place where 13 of California's early governors and their families lived, spent Christmas seasons, and shared holiday traditions.
  
 Holiday Events: Santa Claws Picture Day

Holiday Events: Santa Claws Picture Day
PetSmart - Watt & Arden
Dec 18
Sat 10am-4pm
Santa has an open place on his lap for Fido and Fluffy this year! Celebrate the season by bringing your dogs, cats, birds, and other companion animals to PetSmart to have their photos taken with Santa. Customers will receive one digital photo in a holiday frame. $5 of each photo will benefit Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary.

  
 Music: GoapeleMusic: Goapele
Harlow's
Dec 18
Sat 8pm
Hailed as an original and mesmerizing voice in the new soul genre, singer Goapele has gained national attention since the release of her debut album, Even Closer, in 2001. It is said that her music combines elements of soul, hip-hop, jazz, and rhythm and blues into a smooth and seductive blend uniquely her own.
  
 Music: Schola Cantorum: From Heaven on HighMusic: Schola Cantorum:
From Heaven on High
Sacred Heart Church
Dec 18-Dec 19
Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm
Sacred Heart's Schola Cantorum and conductor Donald Kendrick present a Christmas concert entitled "From Heaven On High" which features this 30 voice choir in new and traditional carols from many centuries, beginning in darkness with Chant. The choir will also sing Renaissance works by Sweelinck and modern carol settings by Eric Robertson and David Cherwien.
  
 Theatre: It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio PlayTheatre: It's a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play

Capital Stage aboard the Delta King
Dec 19-Dec 26
Sun-Tues 7pm; Wed 12:30pm; Fri 2pm
Inspired by the classic film of the same title, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform your favorites including George Bailey, Mary, Clarence Oddbody, Mr. Potter, Uncle Billy, even Zuzu and all the other wonderful characters that make up Bedford Falls.

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Support the Arts & Do Your Holiday Shopping, Too
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The holidays are a wonderful time to support the arts! Tickets to shows, workshops, work by local artists, and more all make for unique gifts. This week, if you shop through Barnes & Noble online and enter Bookfair ID 10375962 at checkout, a portion of proceeds from your purchases will go to the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to help local arts programs.
 


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