‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’


If you’re looking for some Americana as part of your Independence Day celebrations but are bored of the usual parades and fireworks, stop by the Crocker Art Museum on the evening of July 3 to get an unusual dose of patriotism. As an adjunct to their “Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts” exhibit, the Crocker is putting on a courtyard film series that highlights musicals documenting the spirit and history of our nation. This week’s film is the 1942 James Cagney classic “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” famous for its campy nostalgia and uninhibited patriotism. The film tells the story of George M. Cohan, a Broadway heavyweight known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway,” and features timeless tunes like “Give My Regards to Broadway” and the titular “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” The screening is complemented by a themed art project and will be hosted by film historian Matias Bombal. If attendees want to get cozy, they can bring lawn chairs and blankets to the courtyard. A ticket to the screening also includes admission to the museum itself, so guests can come early and get their dose of art before the courtyard opens at 7. For more information, see here.

What: Courtyard Classic Film Series Presents “Yankee Doodle Dandy”
When: Thursday, July 3, 7:00-10:30 p.m.
Where: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento
Cost: Museum Members $5, students and youth $6, nonmembers $8