HISP students must complete three
cultural events per quarter (or six per
semester) during the school year.
Students must document their experiences
Cultural Events Reflection Form;
forms are submitted to students’
literature teachers. See
Events for more information.
The Sacramento area offers a broad and rich selection of cultural events for
HISP students. Below is a listing of Special Events,
Venues, or Series that may be of
interest to HISP students as they seek to broaden their cultural awareness. Any
questions regarding cultural events credit should be directed to your HISP
Attention Cultural Events Organizations
Submit your event for posting to the HISP website.
Spotlight box on the HISP
home page for one-time or
short-run events that may be of
particular interest to HISP
students. These special events
may (1) offer HISP discounts or
double cultural event credit;
(2) offer no- or low-cost
student ticket prices; (3)
relate specifically to HISP
studies; or (4) feature HISP
students in performances.
(Museums, galleries, and other exhibition spaces)
Sacramento museums offer free admission on Sundays; check
each venue for specific times.
exhibits highlighting the people and
places that make the Golden State
California State Railroad Museum—Exhibits
(including meticulously restored
locomotives and cars) that illustrate
how railroads have shaped people’s
lives, the economy, and the unique
culture of California and the West.
Crocker Art Museum—Offering
a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events and programs to augment its
collections of California, European and Asian artworks, and International
La Raza Galeria Posada—A
multidisciplinary cultural center and
public space featuring Latino/Chicano
and Native art.
Sacramento History Museum—
Exhibits highlighting all aspects of
life in Sacramento over the past 200
years with stories of our city founders,
rivers, the Gold Rush, agriculture, the
media, industry, culture, and more.
(Live performances and lectures)
Street Theater—Innovative productions of new plays; seven new plays
presented every season.
California Musical Theatre—Comprised
of three theatre venues—the
Wells Fargo Pavilion (formerly
the Music Circus), Cosmopolitan
Cabaret, and the Community
Center Theatre (where it
presents the Broadway
Series)—brings the magic of
musical theatre, including well
known Broadway musicals, to
Northern California year-round.
Celebration Arts—Six plays
each season drawing from an array of
comedies and dramas with a focus on
productions written by and about
Africans and African Americans.
Chautauqua Playhouse—A season
of six plays (running from September
through May) featuring a variety of new
and traditional comedies, dramas,
original plays, and musical reviews with
a wide range of ethnic and cultural
City Theatre at
Sacramento City College—Productions
of the performing arts program at
Sacramento City College; a season
consisting of Mainstage events,
Storytime children’s productions, and a
summer Shakespeare festival.
CSUS Theatre and
Dance Productions—Productions of the
performing arts program at California
State University, Sacramento; a season
of theatre and dance events produced by
and featuring CSUS students.
programs featuring the full range of the
performing arts, from the traditional to
the innovative, and highlighting diverse
cultures and disciplines.
River City Theatre
Company—Live musical theatre company featuring Sacramento youth in
all its productions.
The Sacramento Ballet—An annual offering of spectacular
ballets by one of Sacramento’s most highly regarded cultural assets.
Company—High caliber productions of
the world’s most loved operas; three
operas performed each year.
Sacramento Speakers Series—A
lecture series running from October
through April featuring nationally and
internationally known speakers covering
topics ranging from world affairs,
politics, business and economics to
arts, entertainment, and the
Sacramento State’s Department of
Music—Music series as
well as featured performances by
accomplished musicians from
across the nation and around the
Company—Public performances of classical and modern plays from
September to June, with eight performances a week and more than 300 performances
Sacramento Youth Symphony—Orchestral
music concerts performed by some of the
most talented young musicians in the
greater Sacramento region.