Gay Cooper reads Catriona McPherson and Gabby Battista reads Shelley Blanton-Stroud

​The Stories on Stage crew are real fans of Catriona McPherson’s very-witty mysteries, including Scot Mist, which will be featured August 26. Also, Shelley Blanton-Stroud is thrilled to have her Tomboy read in her final season of co-directing Stories on Stage Sacramento with Dorothy Rice (before Jessica and Joshua Laskey take charge). Can you tell? We’re kind of giddy.

Stories On Stage Sacramento Presents…

Vanessa Hua and Anara Guard

We’ll feature an excerpt of Vanessa Hua’s new novel, Forbidden City and Anara Guard’s new novel, Like a Complete Unknown.


Cast your vote at CLARA! California’s primary election is June 7. Once again, every registered voter in the state will receive a mail-in ballot, though there will be options to vote in person and ways to register up through election day. This year, a voter may pick up and/or vote a vote-by-mail ballot at CLARA.

Myles Taylor presents…Vibe Street Band!

Take a stroll down Vibe Street and come along to listen to some great live music!

Midtown-Sacramento Ecstatic Dance is an evening of dance, movement and freedom. We will be led by BROTHA JAG!

Come let go and dance the night away!

$20 Dance | (Cash Only or Venmo)

Doors Open: 7:15 pm

7:30-9:30 pm- Ecstatic Dance w/ BROTHA JAG


⁣Brotha Jag is a co-founder and producer of Ecstatic Dance Midtown-Sacramento in California, US – a curated sacred space for movement medicine journeys within and without.

⁣The feel of a Brotha Jag Edance set is full spectrum ~ ranging from hard-hitting to sensitive, cathartic & blunt to inward & subtle…  if it tickles the heart strings in some way, it may find a way into an ecstatic dance journey.


// We are Ecstatic Dance Midtown-Sacramento! //

Ecstatic Dance Midtown-Sacramento is a DJ led community dance gathering.

It is an alcohol free, family friendly event. Leave shoes and conversations at the door.

Workshop: Cacao Ceremony + Abundance Workshop, Inspired by Lakshmi

A workshop inspired by Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth, fortune, power, beauty, fertility and prosperity: We will work with the gentle plant medicine Cacao to explore what Abundance looks like from a heart centered place of connection. Through Embodiment practices we will release old stories that no longer serve us surrounding the idea of Abundance. We will end on a high note, celebrating all of the beauty that surrounds us before hitting the dance floor to welcome the Summer Solstice!
6:00 PM – Doors Open
6:30 PM – 7:45 PM – Workshop
8:00 PM – Opening Circle
8:15 – 9:30 – Free Dance
9:30 – 9:45 – Closing Sound Bath
9:45 PM – Closing Circle
Tickets can be purchased here:

On Saturday, May 14, join us for a behind-the-scenes look at our in-school artist residency programs. Teaching artist Bianca Patterson and education outreach director Emili Danz will lead you in an interactive afternoon of play that will provide uplifting fun for all ages and abilities.

What’s the discipline? That’s part of the fun — it’s a surprise (but as the title indicates…something musical)! Like all our in-school programs, this workshop prioritizes process over product: CLARA’s programs use the arts to build curiosity, resiliency, and confidence to try new things. We ask our kids to trust us, and we’re asking you to do the same. We can promise the program is accessible to all, and no one will be asked to do anything that makes them uncomfortable.

90-minute class begins shortly after 3pm. Light drinks and snacks will be served after class, so you can socialize with friends, CLARA staff, and others.

This event is free to friends of CLARA who donate over $100 to our organization through Big Day of Giving on Thursday, May 5.


TwoPoint4 Dance Theatre presents: Fragmented Memories 2.4

Fragmented Memories 2.4 is a remount of the highly successful performance that premiered in the Sacramento Area in 2019 bringing a multi-dimensional, sensory show using sight, sound, taste and touch to audiences senses.  The work is inspired and choreographed by TwoPoint4 Artistic Director, Tony Nguyen and co-choreographed with the performing artists.  Throughout the evening, performers will share piece of their past journeys centered around the concept of memories and our own inner demons using the ocean as a metaphor.  The powerful journey is designed to surface who we are at our depths not only from the performers but from audience member too. Be ready to shift through the evening as the performance unfolds throughout the space, even through the intermission with curated hors doeuvres and crafted adult and kid-friendly refreshments.

COVID Protocol: To ensure all audience and performer safety, we will be requiring a confirmation of your vaccination or proof of a negative covid test within the last 48 hours. During the performance, all audience members will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth as the performers will be maskless throughout the show.

Auditorium at CLARA 2022

Introducing… Open House Tours!

Want to host an event at CLARA? The Auditorium serves as a beautiful blank canvas for any type of event – from business meetings and workshops to performances. Come see the Auditorium at CLARA during Open House Tours! Meet the Rentals & Events Coordinator who can provide you with more information regarding bookings.

Second Saturdays 9AM – 11AM

Third Thursdays 4PM – 6PM


  • Event cancelled on Thursday, July 21 (07/21/22)