The Sacramento Room at the Central Library has opened registration for an upcoming program series, Capital Decades: 1920s. Throughout the month of May, the library will host free programs that explore life in Sacramento during the Roaring 20s:
City Life (Tuesday, May 3, 6-8 p.m., Sacramento Room): Local historians and researchers James Scott, Tom Tolley, Mike Munson, and Shawn Peter will discuss 1920s life in the city, including Sacramento's architecture, transportation, popular culture, entertainment venues, the Prohibition Era, and local speakeasies.
Fashions and Styles (Tuesday, May 10, 6-8 p.m., Sacramento Room): The Sacramento Art Deco Society will present a fashion show featuring vintage styles of the 1920s.
Motion Pictures (Tuesday, May 17, 6-8 p.m., Sacramento Room): Participate in a screening and discussion of short films and movie clips that were shown in Sacramento's early motion picture palaces during the 1920s, led by film historian MatÃas Bombal.
Charleston! (Thursday, May 26, 7-10 p.m., Tsakopoulos Galleria): Midtown Stomp will provide free dance instruction from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by Charleston dance music from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear 1920s-era attire. Single dancers are welcomed, too.
For more information and to register, visit the Capital Decades webpage or call (916) 264-2920.