What we're about

This group is focused on experiencing and discussing various forms of art, including music, film, theater, dance, poetry, literature, painting, and sculpture. Possible events may include concerts, plays, museums, art exhibits, watching a film, etc. The idea is that group events would involve experiencing some sort of art and then discussing the aesthetic, emotional, artistic expressive, and social implications. Many of the events will involve attending some event and experiencing the artistic performance or presentation and then discussing it as a group, perhaps at the same location or perhaps we might go somewhere else and have have drinks. The name “Dilettantes” carries both serious and playful connotations. We welcome dabblers in the arts and also those who are quite knowledgeable and can draw from their refined insights to help explain works to other members. We expect that there will also be opportunities for members to exhibit their own artistic creations to the group.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Big Names, Small Art, silent auction at the Crocker Art Museum

BIG NAMES, SMALL ART: Enjoy a casual evening at the Crocker Art Museum, with a silent auction, featuring 400 small artworks, with bidding on each starting at $25. This fun party starts at 5PM and goes to 9PM, with first auction items closing at 6:30 PM (there are two later auction closings). Wear a flower in your hair, lapel or wrist and meet at the auction entrance at the Crocker, 216 O St., Sacramento, at 5:30 PM. Can purchase tickets at www.crockerart.org/bnsa $10 for members and $20 for non members. An open bar and appetizers are available for sale. Proceeds benefit the museum's educational programs for adults, teens and children.

The Shine Jazz Jam (Free Jazz Night)

Shine Cafe

This is an open Jazz Jam at Shine Cafe, featuring some great local talent. If you like Modern Jazz with lots of improv solos on trumpet , sax, guitar and drums then you'll probably like this. We'll meet at 8 p.m. right outside the front doors -- earlier if possible so that we can claim a table or some seats as a group. This is the write-up from the Shine Website: "Featuring saxophonist, Levi Saelua, and the Shine House Jazz Band! Come in and be part of the music. Bring your instrument and get on stage, or just enjoy the jam with any wine, beer, coffee, or tea from our extensive selections. Sacramento’s coolest Open Jazz Jams happen every Thursday Night at Shine starting at 8pm. Be cool. Be here."

The Shine Jazz Jam (Free Jazz Night)

Shine Cafe

This is an open Jazz Jam at Shine Cafe, featuring some great local talent. If you like Modern Jazz with lots of improv solos on trumpet , sax, guitar and drums then you'll probably like this. We'll meet at 8 p.m. right outside the front doors -- earlier if possible so that we can claim a table or some seats as a group. This is the write-up from the Shine Website: "Featuring saxophonist, Levi Saelua, and the Shine House Jazz Band! Come in and be part of the music. Bring your instrument and get on stage, or just enjoy the jam with any wine, beer, coffee, or tea from our extensive selections. Sacramento’s coolest Open Jazz Jams happen every Thursday Night at Shine starting at 8pm. Be cool. Be here."

A performance by French music band SonoMusette

The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for The Arts

SonoMusette is a French music band that plays music from mid 20th Century Paris made famous by iconic performers such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, etc. This band will be coming to Sacramento on June 15 to perform a concert at the Sofia Theater. The band's website is at www.sonomusette.com Tickets $35 https://bstreettheatre.org/buy-tickets/?show_id=30214

Past events (17)

"The Other Place" at Capital Stage Theater

Capital Stage

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