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Sacramento celebrates Women’s History Month

Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? Not only does Sacramento have a couple events specific for International Women’s Day on March 8, the month is full of exhibits and performances dedicated to women. Pay tribute the ladies in your life this month by taking part in the following women-centric events in Sacramento:

Celebrating Women Veterans:
California State Library; Mon-Fri 9am-5pm through March 29

In coordination with the California State Library and the Office of Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, the California State Military Museum celebrates Women’s History Month with a special exhibit on the history of women veterans.

California’s Remarkable Women:
California Museum; Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun Noon-5pm, ongoing

Extraordinary women from every walk of life strengthen, shape, and serve our great state. This exhibit honors their significant roles and achievements, drawing its inspiration from past and present achievements of California women.

March to stop violence against women at W.O.R.D. Sacramento’s International Women’s Day march & rally on Friday, March 8, 2013.

International Women’s Day: Stop Violence Against Women:
Southside Park to the Capitol; Fri, March 8, 4pm-7:15pm

This event is a march and rally to celebrate women and call for a end to violence toward women. Domestic violence projected towards women does not only take a toll on women it takes a massive toll on our families and our communities. The march will extend from Southside Park to the California State Capitol for all to join in and take a stand.

International Women’s Day at Capsity:
Capsity; Fri, March 8, 5pm-7pm

Corresponding with International Women’s Day, Capsity and Pecorelli Productions honor local women leaders. This event will include light refreshments, pop-up shops, giveaways, and door prizes. Entertainment includes performances by Dinorah Curkendall (vocals, guitar) and Zimei on guzheng (Chinese zither).

The Sacramento Women’s Chorus celebrates their 25th anniversary with two concerts on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Sacramento Women’s Chorus: Celebrate! 25th Anniversary Concert:
Sacramento Waldorf School; Sat, March 9, 2pm & 2pm

Hear SWC’s 50+ songbirds do showtunes, tender ballads, hot jazz, oldies, and the special world premiere of "A Woman’s Voice," written for Barbara Boxer’s campaign in 2012. Hear music with heart, harmony, and love—something for everyone.

Finding Our Voice: Susan B & The Women’s Suffrage Movement:
B Street Theatre; March 9-April 14, Sat & Sun 1pm & 4pm

In this play of the B Street Family Series, follow these brave women who, through perseverance, overcame opposition and brought about social equality.

All-female improv group Lady Business performs at Sacramento Comedy Spot on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Hands on History: Hard Working Women of the Frontier:
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park; Sat, March 16, 10am-5pm

Historian and respected author Cheryl Stapp will give presentations about the multi-faceted roles of frontier women in California. There will also be many interactive Fort activities that demonstrate how pioneer women were vital economic partners in families.

Lady Business:
Sacramento Comedy Spot; Sat, March 16, 8pm

Sacramento’s only all-female improv troupe uses true stories from the audience and cast members to create a long form improv show with smart humor, unexpected characters, and guaranteed laughs.

Pamela Rose: Wild Women of Song: Great Gal Performers of the Jazz Era:
JB’s Lounge at the Clarion Inn; Sun, March 17, 5pm

Pamela Rose’s captivating concert introduces vivid historical detail about the under-celebrated women who created some of the most beloved jazz and blues standards.

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As an event partner for The Sacramento Press, Details provides information on activities happening in the Sacramento community. Find these and many more events on Sacramento365.com, the year-round source for Sacramento events.

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