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Happening This Weekend

This week’s featured events have a specific theme: Globalization! All of my classes this quarter focus on different cultures, genders, languages, and so on. Sacramento and Davis are extremely diverse. Isn’t it time you did a little weekend traveling and sightseeing right in your backyard? Experience new perspectives and lifestyles with the events below! 🙂

Friday

Engendered: A Feminist Art Show

Presented by Davis ArtAbout and the Davis Feminist Film Festival, check out the free art show and live music at Delta of Venus Cafe from 6-9 P.M.

Saturday

The Sacramento International Film Festival

Saturday there will be short films like NorCal All-Stars and Portraits of Greatness: Eloy Torres & David Johnson. Sunday’s film is Environmental Visions while Monday is a double feature: Tierra Madre & Women Speak. The Sacramento International Film Festival continues on through the 17th, so please check the link above for ticket pricing, films, etc.!

History Talks: Art in Reconstructing Societies and Developing Identity

This free symposium will examine situations where art has been involved in the process of social repair for communities subjugated to poverty, displacement, marginalization, etc. There will be an emphasis on the different political and historical issues of the Americas, including the effects of colonialism and post-colonialism in Central and South America.

Comedy Night for Japan Disaster Relief

Take part in some fun while 100% of proceeds go toward global relief by attending this improv sketch comedy show!The Gym Improv Troupe and Trust Fall Sketch Comedy are traveling all the way from the Southland to perform this Second Saturday at the Memorial Auditorium in Midtown. The show is free, with donations going to the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund.

Around the World Cooking Demonstration: Destination France

With a decidedly French flair, guests at Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa will learn how to prepare signature dishes made famous in France but that use today’s heart-healthy ingredients and creative cooking techniques.

Sunday

Rebecca Plack Performs “Jewish Voices: Songs from the Old World, Tunes from the New”

Plack will be performing songs originally composed or performed by Jews in a solo concert of Broadway, classical, opera, and traditional folk tunes. She is no stranger to the stage having performed across the US, Canada, and Europe – locally at places such as the Mondavi Center and the Sacramento Opera! The performance will be located at 2300 Sierra Blvd. General admission is $20 while VIP is $100.

Which Way Home: Child Migrants

Amnesty International Sacramento presents this free screening Which Way Home, a 2010 Academy Award nominated documentary. This touching film follows unaccompanied child migrants from Central America, on their journey through Mexico, as they struggle to sneak into America by train. The film has won many prizes including an Emmy and an Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary.

The Sacramento Antique Fair

Sometimes the best way to experience other cultures is by shopping. Marketed as “Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt,” the antique fair is sure to have items from all over the world. Admission is $3 and the fair is located at 21st Street and W.

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