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The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is hosting their 1st Saturday art reception on Aug. 5. August’s show, “Coming Home – The Creativity of GOS” will showcase Gerry O. Simpson’s artwork. His show will continue through Aug. 23 on Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Aug. 5 reception runs 4-7 p.m. and will include live music by Gregg Matson, refreshments, the art center’s tile-glazing fundraiser, and free parking at the south side of Elk Grove Boulevard and School Street. The arts center is located at 9080 Elk Grove Blvd. in Old Town. For more information, call (916) 685-5992 or visit www.ElkGroveFineArtsCenter.org.
The California Museum is hosting the exhibit, “Light & Noir: Exiles & Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933-1950” through Oct. 15. This show focuses on how refugees influenced classic Hollywood movies such as “Casablanca,” “Double Indemnity,” and “Sunset Boulevard.” The Skirball Cultural Center and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences produced this exhibit that shows how these movies’ storylines were impacted by Jewish exiles who fled Nazi Germany during the 1930s. The California Museum is located at 1020 O St. in…
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