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Festival of the Arts

The Festival of the Arts is six days of creative performances, lectures and master classes, showcasing the region's creative and cultural excellence.

Tribute to Pablo Neruda (Pandemic Edition!)
Thursday, April 8th


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pablo Neruda’s recognition with the Nobel prize in literature, this session will reflect on this Hispanic American writer and explore some of his poems. Given our recent situation of confinement and quarantining, this poetry reading will focus on Neruda’s Odas Elementales, odes that reveal the beauty of typically overlooked household items such as a chair, a spoon, or a pair of socks. (This session is in Spanish)

Let's Learn Spanish!
Sunday, April 11th

10:00-11:00am This family-friendly session will introduce the audience to a variety of useful phrases and vocabulary in Spanish. This fun and engaging lesson will be suitable for beginners of all ages. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.

Japan Day
Sunday, April 11

11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Part I: Teaching and learning Japanese language and culture in Sacramento and Sac State

2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Part II: Cultural Performances

Japan Day is hosted by Sac State's Japanese Language Program and Japan Club. The popular annual event returns virtually with teaching activities around the Japanese language and culture, as well as cultural performances including taiko, traditional dance and music, martial arts, and more.

How to Register


  2. Click “Register for the Festival.”

  3. Choose “Let’s learn Spanish” “Japan Day” or any event of your interest.

    You will receive an email regarding the virtual link three days before the event. If you register, you will have access for the entire month of April.