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2nd Annual “Souls of the City” Activities in Old Sacramento Culminate With Celebration on November 1

2nd Annual “Souls of the City” Activities in Old Sacramento Culminate With Celebration on November 1

In honor of “Day of the Dead” activities celebrated each year in Mexico and in major cities around the world, Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation have teamed up to present a series of 2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos/“Souls of the City” events and activities in Old Sacramento that have been taking place throughout October and culminate on Friday, November 1, 2013, at 6 p.m. in front of the Sacramento History Museum.   The annual tradition -- a national holiday in Mexico – is showcased by friends and families building elaborate altars to honor loved ones who have died then gathering in remembrance and celebration.  

Sacramento Museums Honor Veterans with Special Events & Activities in November

Sacramento Museums Honor Veterans with Special Events & Activities in November

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In November, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering special Veteran’s Day related events and activities, including:

Free Museum Admission for Veterans at Maidu Museum & Historic Site – November 6-15
From November 6 to 15, all veterans can enjoy free admission to the Maidu Museum & Historic Site. And, showing daily at 2 p.m. is a one-hour documentary featuring three Northern California Native American veterans that is titled “Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII”.  For more, visit www.roseville.ca.us/indianmuseum

State Indian Museum Presents Basket Weaving Demonstrations this Saturday!

State Indian Museum Presents Basket Weaving Demonstrations this Saturday!

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum is pleased to present a full day of special California Indian Basket Weaving Demonstrations on Saturday, November 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Guests will enjoy watching Native weavers as they demonstrate how to use a variety of materials and techniques, and also share stories in a day long showcase of basketry art.  This is a rare opportunity to observe and learn from the masters; special guest weavers include Dixie Rogers, Karuk; Diana Almandariz, Ardith Read and (new this year!) Susan Billie, Hopland Band of Pomo Indians; and Kathy Wallace – Yurok/Karuk Member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe.

For more information about this event or other activities happening at the State Indian Museum, call 916-324-8112 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum

Annabel Lee Shadow Puppets @ Valley Hi-North Laguna

Annabel Lee Shadow Puppets @ Valley Hi-North Laguna

 

A fun Children’s Event Hosted by the Sacramento Public Library and ArtBeast Studio:

Anabel Lee Shadow Puppets @ Valley Hi-North Laguna

Valley Hi-North Laguna 
October 24, Thursday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

School Age (6-12)

“Whiskey & Stitches”

“Whiskey & Stitches”

“Whiskey & Stitches”

 

Are you in the mood for a really cool band you can sing along to? If so, Whiskey & Stitches is for you. This band has 6 very talented members and they will not let you down. James Wilson rocks the mandolin while Steve MooreWeathers jams on the accordion along with traditional rock instruments including drums played by Jay Raney and guitar and vocals by Mike McCarrick and Pete Barker and Doug Vincent on the bass. Their music is a mix of punk and Irish mixed together.

For more information about Whiskey & Stitches log on to www.WhiskeyandStitches.com

This episode of Listen Up! Sacramento airs Tuesday, November 5th at 11 p.m. on Access Sacramento channel 17 or watch online the same time it airs at www.AccessSacramento.org and click ‘watch 17’.

Sutter's Fort Presents "The Haunted Fort" this Weekend!

Sutter's Fort Presents "The Haunted Fort" this Weekend!
Looking for something ghoulishly unique to do this Halloween?  For a spirited good time, check out the fourth annual “The Haunted Fort” at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) this Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Back by popular demand, the historic site will offer special lantern-lit guided tours -- for two evenings only – that are based in fact but with a decidedly creepy twist.  Sutter’s Fort SHP was once a portal for weary pioneers and served as the gateway to their restless spirits, who return to tell the tales of their lives and melancholy deaths at this special family-friendly event.

Governor's Mansion Presents "Mansion After Dark" this Weekend!

Governor's Mansion Presents "Mansion After Dark" this Weekend!

If you’re looking for safe, spooky and fun alternatives to trick-or-treating this Halloween, consider visiting the Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park (SHP) for “Mansion After Dark” self-guided tours on Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.