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Astronomy Night is just around the corner… Get your tickets now!

Come check out the night sky with Liam McDaid, Astronomer and Professor at Sacramento City College.

Bring your questions and learn some interesting new things about astronomy as you get a chance to use the Sacramento City College Observatory to get an up-close view of the world around you!

There will be snacks, beverages and plenty of discussion. The admission fee will help with a donation to the Astronomy Department at Sacramento City College.

March 14, 2009
(In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed until March 21, 2009)

7 PM – 9 PM

Sacramento City College Observatory
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
(The Observatory is located on top of Rodda South. The southeastern staircase is the only public access to it.)

$25 general admission
Discount tickets ($20) available for students and Institute of Fun members.

Massage and Chocolate pre-sale tickets SOLD OUT

We are looking forward to a packed house tonight! Unfortunately this event has become so popular that ALL our pre-sale tickets have been sold out!

But don’t you fret! There will be a small amount of tickets available at the door for $30, so make sure you get there early if you’d like to get in on the fun.

Also don’t forget about our upcoming events, if you aren’t able to join us this time come to our March and April events!

For more information on upcoming events check our website often.

Read the Institute of Fun article in The Ticket online!

Click here to check out the article online! Our thanks to Anna Ritner!

BREAKING NEWS! Chris and Kristy will be on KCRA tomorrow morning!

Check out KCRA 3 News 7am-9am on My58 Network  tomorrow morning around 7:45 am! Our Chief Fun Officer, Chris, and local blogger and baker, Kristy DeVaney, will be talking about Massage and Chocolate Night and some of our other upcoming events! Be sure to watch!

Get Ready For Chocolate & Massage Night!

Friday is the Institute of Fun Chocolate and Massage Night! Get ready for a great night of food, wine, chocolate, massage, and socializing. Say goodbye to February in style!

Also don’t forget to check out The Sacramento Institute of Fun in the Sacramento Bee’s Ticket on Friday, February 27th!

If you haven’t gotten tickets for tomorrow’s event now is the time! We are very close to being sold out! Get them now!

If you aren’t able to make it to this event, don’t worry! We have Astronomy Night coming up in two weeks, tickets are available now,  and we’re putting together something special for April! More details to come…

Cooking Up a Stew of Sounds: A Brief History of Jazz

Our Jazz “De-mystified” event in December was a hit! So to get all of you Sacramento jazz-lovers out for another great night of music and fun, we’ve asked Adam Jenkins to join us again for a night of jazz history!

In this multimedia presentation, composer and musician Adam Jenkins will teach us about the music, the politics, and the personalities that created and shaped jazz. The course includes food, and wine will be available by the glass for $4 or bottle at special Institute of Fun price!

When & Where:
Friday, January 23, 2009
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
At Revolution Wines
2116 P Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Ticket info:
$24.95 in advance; $30 at the door
Revolution Wine Club members and students: $19.95 in advance; $25 at the door

Art Has Been De-Mystified

Thank you to everyone who came out to the event last night. I had a great time, and I hope you did too!

Art De-Mystified!

Interview with Adam Jenkins, Part 2

In part 2 of my interview with jazz musician and composer Adam Jenkins, I ask what keeps Adam interested in music, what he thinks of the Sacramento jazz scene, and “When are you supposed to clap?”. Adam also talks about what you’ll learn if you come to the Jazz De-mystified event on December 5!

Interview with Adam Jenkins, Part 1

In this first part of my interview with Adam, I ask him the burning questions everyone wants to know about Jazz, including, “What’s wrong with Kenny G?”

The background music is a track composed by Adam from his CD “Philly Sessions Vol. 1”.



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Introducing the Institute and Jazz De-mystified

Featuring a song written by Adam Jenkins and performed by the Jenkins/Brown Quintet from their album, Philly Sessions Vol. 1.


Please let us know if you have any problems viewing this podcast. We’re planning to make these podcasts a regular feature on the site. Next week’s podcast will feature an interview with Adam Jenkins.