Looking for some fun to fill your holiday season? The Crocker Art Museum is hosting tons of events for all ages! Whether you want to kick back and watch a classic film or dance the night away to live music, the Crocker Museum events this winter have just what you need. So bring out your friends and family and join in on these events!
Film Series: Art on Film: “The Last Laugh”, F.W. Murnau, Director – Selected by Kristin Anderson Wagner
Thursday, December 3, 6 PM
December’s film, a German Expressionist masterpiece called, The Last Laugh, showcases some of the most stunning lighting and cinematography of all time. A superb example of the freedom of movement that filmmakers had before the introduction of sound, The Last Laugh is also notable for its minimal use of intertitles, representing film as a nearly wholly visual medium.
Thursday, December 10, 5 – 9 PM
Overthrow 2015 with a bash, a bang, and a blast! Set things off with the live music of Lonely Bulls and the Crocker’s DJ-in-Residence Larry Rodriguez. Gears get turning with robots, steam punk and machination madness, and comedians Keith Lowell Jensen and Johnny Taylor. Rage against the machine with performance art from Bobby Edwards.
L.I.F.E. (Learning in Five Elements) Hip-Hop Pedagogy
Saturday, December 12, 3 PM
Gain exposure to the hip-hop movement and explore ideas that encourage students to express themselves and impact social change. Presented in partnership with Low End Theory Collaborative.
Guest Curator Lecture: Emmanuelle Brugerolles from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Saturday, December 12, 3 – 4 p.m.
In celebration of the exhibition The Age of Albrecht Dürer: German Drawings from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, join us for a special guest lecture with Emmanuelle Brugerolles, Chief Curator in charge of Master Drawings at France’s historic and prestigious art academy, the École des Beaux-Arts.
Classical Concert: Camellia City Flute Choir
Sunday, December 13, 3 PM
Celebrate the holidays at the Crocker with this family-friendly, not-to-be-missed concert event with Sacramento’s own Camellia City Flue Choir. Comprised of 18 to 20 members performing on six different types of flutes, the Camellia City Flute Choir is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the ears. Bring the whole family, and enjoy music from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods.
Thursday, December 17, 6 – 9 PM
Bring your friends or come and meet new ones at this fun and relaxing evening of making! Enjoy holiday cocktails and good company as the event staff get crafty on an entirely new level and create holiday ornaments and decorations. Make last-minute presents for friends and family, or gift yourself your newest creations.
“The Sound of Music” Sing-along
Saturday, December 26, 1:30 & 6 PM Screenings
A Sacramento tradition, the Crocker’s The Sound of Music sing-along returns for its fourth 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. This year, in celebration of the film’s 50th Anniversary, the first 50 ticket-holders will get free interactive fun packs!
Noon Year’s Eve: A Free Family Festival
Thursday, December 31, 10 AM – 2 PM
This high-energy New Year’s party for families is now one of Sacramento’s major annual traditions. Count down to the New Year at noon at this fun and free celebration of global cultural experiences, including an aloha welcome with Ohana Dance Group, bi-lingual magic with Germar the Magician, drumming with Afia Walking Tree and her 100 drums, bagpipes with the Sacramento Pipe Band, the Samoan All Family Boys acapella group, Ebo Okokan Afro-Cuban dance and music, Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band playing Jewish folk melodies, and appearances by Father Time. This is one New Year’s celebration everyone can stay awake for!