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TV DINNER 6

Join Jon Stevenson and Paulette Trainor at Verge Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 19th for Sacramento’s premier annual art event—TV Dinner 6!  In celebration of our 6th year, we present our evening’s theme, Twin Peaks!

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The Met Art Show Fundraiser

DATE: Friday, June 1st, 2018 TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm Verge Center for the Arts and The Met Sacramento are pleased to partner and bring you the Met Art Show Fundraiser. The entirety of The Met Art Show Fundraiser is work created by the Met Sacramento High School’s studio-art students. The art is bright, unique, and something refreshing to see coming from high school students. The work showcased was created by students throughout the year as they learned about the mediums they practiced. The Met Sacramento High School specializes in preparing students for careers in the future. Each student is required to search Read More

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May Artist’s Salon

Don’t miss the Artist’s Salon tomorrow on May 17th at 5:30 pm in Verge’s main gallery before Movies on the Verge! In conjunction with this month’s showing of Rat Film, May’s Salon will discuss what role artists play in gentrification. Feel free to come late and/or bring a snack to share! Wine will be provided. Hope to see you all there! Articles for reference: https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-role-artists-play-gentrification https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/realestate/artists-and-their-muse-gentrification.htm

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Movies on the Verge presents “Tom of Finland”

The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows his life from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the Read More

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Movies on the Verge presents “Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits”

“HERE TO BE HEARD” The Story of The Slits” is a film about the world’s first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as “Punky Reggae”. The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 coinciding at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up. When Ari passed away she was working with SLITS tour manager and friend Jennifer Shagawat on a Read More

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Sac Open Studios 2018

Verge Center for the Arts is proud to present Sac Open Studios, the 13th annual, month-long art event in September showcasing over 150 emerging and established artists in their studios across Sacramento County and new this year, West Sacramento! Mark your calendars for: LAUNCH PARTY: September 6 PREVIEW EXHIBITION: September 6-30 OPEN STUDIOS: September 8-9 & 15-16 Sac Open Studios registration opens March 1 to Verge members only. Members receive a 25% discount on registration and as an added thank you, an additional discount to our Artist Bootcamp workshops! Register at eply.com/sacopenstudios2018   Already a member? Your discount code is Read More

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Sacramento Zine Fest

Unibrow Collective presents Sacramento Zine Fest—a showcase of DIY and alternative press zines as well as other artwork for display and purchase from the artists themselves!

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Capital Storytelling Live Event

Real people will get on stage and share real-life stories in front of other real people (you, the audience). For our premier event on April 26th, 6 storytellers will each share a true personal story ranging between 10-15 minutes long. The event is similar to other live storytelling events such as The Moth, but this is Sacramento’s very own! Come out and enjoy an evening of listening, laughing, crying, and meeting new people! What: true stories told on stage in front of a live audience Where: Verge Center for the Arts When: April 26th @ 7 PM Storytellers for the Read More

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Derrick C. Brown & Anis Mojgani Poetry Reading

Derrick C. Brown and Anis Mojgani are hitting the road to perform from their brand new books of poetry, and are stopping by Verge on April 25th! Event begins at 7pm.

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The Met Art Show Fundraiser

June 1st, 2018
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DATE: Friday, June 1st, 2018 TIME: 6:00pm-9:00pm Verge Center for the Arts and The Met Sacramento are pleased to partner and bring you the Met Art Show Fundraiser. The entirety of The Met Art Show Fundraiser is work created by the Met Sacramento High School’s studio-art students. The art is bright

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Movies on the Verge presents “Tom of Finland”

June 21, 2018
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The proudly erotic drawings of artist Touko Laaksonen, known to the world as Tom of Finland, shaped the fantasies of a generation of gay men, influencing art and fashion before crossing over into the wider cultural consciousness. But who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring bi

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Movies on the Verge presents “Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits”

July 19, 2018
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“HERE TO BE HEARD” The Story of The Slits” is a film about the world’s first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as “Punky Reggae”. The

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Sac Open Studios 2018

September 8-9 & 15-16, 2018
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Verge Center for the Arts is proud to present Sac Open Studios, the 13th annual, month-long art event in September showcasing over 150 emerging and established artists in their studios across Sacramento County and new this year, West Sacramento! Mark your calendars for: LAUNCH PARTY: September 6 PRE

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