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HISP students must complete three cultural events per quarter (or six per semester) during the school year. Students must document their experiences using the Cultural Events Reflection Form; forms are submitted to students’ literature teachers. See About Cultural 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 literature teacher.

Attention Cultural Events Organizations
Submit your event for posting to the HISP website.

Spotlight: Special Events

Check the 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.

Venues
(Museums, galleries, and other exhibition spaces)
Sacramento museums offer free admission on Sundays; check each venue for specific times.

California MuseumFrequently-changing exhibits highlighting the people and places that make the Golden State unique.

California State Railroad MuseumExhibits (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 MuseumOffering a diverse spectrum of special exhibitions, events and programs to augment its collections of California, European and Asian artworks, and International Ceramics.

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.

Series
(Live performances and lectures)

B Street TheaterInnovative productions of new plays; seven new plays presented every season.

California Musical TheatreComprised 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 appeal.

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.

Mondavi CenterOutstanding programs featuring the full range of the performing arts, from the traditional to the innovative, and highlighting diverse cultures and disciplines.

River City Theatre CompanyLive 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.

Sacramento Opera Company—High caliber productions of the world’s most loved operas; three operas performed each year.

Sacramento Speakers SeriesA 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 environment.

Sacramento State’s Department of Music—Music series as well as featured performances by accomplished musicians from across the nation and around the globe.

Sacramento Theatre CompanyPublic performances of classical and modern plays from September to June, with eight performances a week and more than 300 performances per year.

Sacramento Youth SymphonyOrchestral music concerts performed by some of the most talented young musicians in the greater Sacramento region.

 
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