Lagers and Laughs
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Lagers and Laughs

Join Sudwerk Brewing Co., Bike City Theatre Co., and Empire Arts Collective for Lagers and Laughs: a two hour improv class hosted at the Sudwerk Dock Store every first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

WHERE: Sudwerk Brewing Co. Doc Store - 2001 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618
WHEN: Every first Tuesday from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
TICKETS: Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Your ticket gets you a discount on your first beverage!
Available at https://squareup.com/market/sudwerkbrew

Come dressed to move!

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Laughs and Lagers
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

Laughs and Lagers

Join Sudwerk Brewing Co., Bike City Theatre Co., and Empire Arts Collective for Lagers and Laughs: a two hour improv class hosted at the Sudwerk Dock Store every first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

WHERE: Sudwerk Brewing Co. Doc Store - 2001 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618
WHEN: November 13th (special date) from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
TICKETS: Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Your ticket gets you a discount on your first beverage!
Available at https://squareup.com/market/sudwerkbrew

Come dressed to move!

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Lagers and Laughs
Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Lagers and Laughs

Join Sudwerk Brewing Co., Bike City Theatre Co., and Empire Arts Collective for Lagers and Laughs: a two hour improv class hosted at the Sudwerk Dock Store every first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

WHERE: Sudwerk Brewing Co. Doc Store - 2001 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618
WHEN: Every first Tuesday from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
TICKETS: Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Your ticket gets you a discount on your first beverage!
Available at https://squareup.com/market/sudwerkbrew

Come dressed to move!

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Empire summer sing-along series: Book of Mormon
Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Empire summer sing-along series: Book of Mormon

Join us for our Book of Mormon sing-along, because tomorrow is a latter day! Come sing-along in the crowd, just sit back and relax, or even sign up to rock the mic as a song leader in front of our amazing sing-along audience! Singing is not mandatory but highly encouraged!

WHEN: Sept. 24th, 6:30 PM. Check in for singers starts at 5:30
WHERE: Oblivion Comics and Coffee - 1020 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
ADMISSION: $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door. Due to the explicit nature of this musical, this event is only welcome to ages 15 and up.

Song Leader Sign-ups: Once you have bought your ticket, please use this contact form to tell us which roles in which songs you would like to sing. Requests will be taken in the order they are received and published to a read only google doc that can be seen here.

See you there!

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Taps and Tales
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Taps and Tales

You have a story that needs to be heard. Join us for Taps and Tales presented by Sudewerk Brewing Co, Bike City Theatre Co, and Empire Arts Collective, and come tell your tale, or simply bear witness to the experiences of others over a beer. September's theme is: FIRSTS.

WHERE: Sudwerk - 2001 2nd St, Davis, CA
WHEN: September 22nd, 7 PM. Sign ups start at 6:30 PM
ADMISSION: $5 suggested donation. Please be sure to support Sudwerk while you're there as a thank you for hosting the event!

At each event, a storyteller will be nominated by the audience to advance to our end of season grand slam. Stories should be between 5 and 8 minutes long. Names will be drawn out of a hat to determine which storytellers will fill 10 open slots for the evening.

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Lagers and Laughs
Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Lagers and Laughs

Join Sudwerk Brewing Co., Bike City Theatre Co., and Empire Arts Collective for Lagers and Laughs: a two hour improv class hosted at the Sudwerk Dock Store every first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

WHERE: Sudwerk Brewing Co. Doc Store - 2001 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618
WHEN: Every first Tuesday from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
TICKETS: Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Your ticket gets you a discount on your first beverage!
Available at https://squareup.com/market/sudwerkbrew

Come dressed to move!

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Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Les Miserables Sing-Along

Join us as at the barricades as we celebrate Victor Hugo's epic saga celebrating the power of redemptive love. Do YOU hear the people sing? You will on July 23rd! We'll be singing along to modern classic Les Miserables!

WHERE: Federalist Public House
WHEN: Monday, July 23rd at 6:30 PM. Check in starts at 5:30 PM
ADMISSION: $12 presale, $15 at the door - all ages welcome! All proceeds benefit Empire Arts Collective.

Sign-ups: For this sing-along we will be doing things a bit differently. Once you have bought your ticket please go here to tell us which roles in which songs you would like to song-lead at the mic. Requests will be taken in the order they are received and published to a viewable (but not editable) google doc that can be seen at: https://tinyurl.com/eaclesmis

Sign up quick: songs go fast! Librettos will be available, but it's a good idea to know the words to your song as much as possible! Dressing in your best barricade finery is highly encouraged!

This event is welcome to all ages.

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Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Hamilton Sing-along

Do not throw away your shot! Join us as we eat, drink, sing, and passionately smash every expectation at our annual Sing-along to the Broadway musical Hamilton.

WHERE: Federalist Public House
WHEN: Monday, June 25 at 6:30 PM. Check in starts at 6:00 PM
ADMISSION: $10 - all ages welcome! Available online or at the door.

All proceeds benefit Empire Arts Collective, a nonprofit performing arts incubator.

Sign up to rock the mic in front of a live audience for up to two roles in Hamilton here: https://tinyurl.com/lzqu5ud

Sign up quick: songs go fast! Librettos will be available, but it's a good idea to know the words to your song as much as possible! Dressing in your best Hamilton finery is highly encouraged!

Come join us and celebrate how lucky we are to be alive right now!

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Marketing 101 For Artists

Join us for a conversation with local experts on how to market your artistic projects and events so you can stand out in the crowd. In Part 2 of our Professional Development series we'll be talking about marketing and brand development. We'll be swapping stories, strategies, and insider tips with our expert panelists and then you'll get to a chance to ask your own questions!

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20th, 7 - 9 PM
WHERE: Oblivion Comics and Coffee - 1020 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
COST: FREE

This event is FREE and open to the public but we do ask all attendees purchase a beverage or pastry at Oblivion Comics & Coffee to thank them for hosting this event.

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Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Improv Sampler

Improv isn’t just for entertainers who love the spotlight – it’s a valuable tool that can teach a variety of lessons applicable to many different situations. Improv teaches mindfulness, public speaking, confidence, creativity, compassion, communication, humility, and flexibility.

WHEN: Saturday, June 9th, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Learnery at Sierra 2 Center, in Room 12 - 2791 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818
FEE: $30, All materials included
Advanced registration required; attendance is limited.

If you’re a comedian, a performer, or a newcomer to the improv scene, come to our Improv Sampler and try your hand at improv comedy. This sampler is a safe space to explore improv, play games, and do some scene work with some gentle guidance. Come dressed to move (no open-toed shoes, skirts, or dresses, please).

About the Instructor:
Jessilee Windhaus is a Sacramento native who has been improvising in the area from a very early age. She proudly holds a Bachelor’s in Theatre and Dance from Sacramento State University, is the Co-Founder of Empire Arts Collective, the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of That Plus Chips sketch and improv comedy ensemble, and the Co-Host and Entertainment Coordinator of the Brown Chicken Brown Cow Podcast and Vodcast – currently ranked as the #4 podcast on iTunes. Jessilee has done improv all over the country, and has been a mainstage performer at Sacramento Comedy Spot and CSz Sacramento, where she served as the director of their High School League program. She's a proud alumni of the world renowned Missoula Children's theatre and has been enjoying teaching theatre and improv for nine years. With 16 years of improv and theatre experience under her belt, her improv credits include groups such as Dangerous Men/Dangerous Women, Garbeau's Dinner Theatre, Unexpected Birdbath, City Life, Tone E Stanza, Leftovers, Juvenile Delinquents, Tune-in-Prov, You! The Musical, and more.

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