Built around the premise of a Big Stage Show, “Stormy Weather” affords rare leading roles to some of the era’s greatest African American musicians and performers including Lena Horne, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Cab Calloway, and Fats Waller. Unforgettable musical numbers include Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Lena Horne’s rendition of “Stormy Weather,” and the mind-blowing tap dancing of the Nicholas Brothers in “Jumping Jive.” Each screening takes place in the Museum’s E. Kendell Davis Courtyard, which opens at 7 p.m. for attendees to set up lawn chairs and blankets (seating is otherwise provided). Refreshments are available for purchase but outside food and drink is not permitted. Each screening has a themed art project to complete while you wait for the movie to start, and Sacramento’s favorite film historian, Matías Bombal will make this a night under the stars you won’t want to miss.
Each ticket also includes admission to the Museum on the day of the screening.
$5 Museum members, $6 students/youth, $8 nonmembers.
Tickets may be purchased at crockerartmuseum.org, the Museum Admission Desk, or by calling (916) 808-1182.
A three-course dinner with wine is available at the Crocker Cafe for $30 per person and requires 48-hour advance notice. To reserve your dinner, call (916) 808-1865.