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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 10/20

This Week: Goosebumps Await.

Seed_A_DreamSeed a Dream Benefit
Old Hall of Justice
Oct 22
Wed 5:30pm-8:30pm
Support children facing homelessness at this tasty fundraiser and spelling bee.

Book_Festival_Stock_PhotoCA Capital Book Festival
Sacramento Convention Center
Oct 25 & 26
Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-5pm
Bibliophiles, take a look. Fun is found in a book at this first annual literary event.

Trick_or_TreatTrick or Treat at Raley Field
Raley Field
Oct 25
Sat 5pm
Things are getting spooky at the ballpark! Watch Hocus Pocus and join costume contests all night!

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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 10/13

This Week: Sip on this.

SpecialtyCoffeeWeekSpecialty Coffee Week
Various locations
Oct 13-19
Varies by event
Take a sip of Sacramento’s coffee culture at one of these caffeinated events.

OldSacMagicFestivalOld Sacramento Magic Festival
Delta King
Oct 17-19
Fri Noon-10:30pm; Sat 11am-Midnight
Sun Noon-10:30pm
Get spellbound by this stellar cast of magicians.

MiniFrenchFilmFestMini Fall French Film Festival
Crest Theatre
Oct 19
Sun 1pm-8pm

Enjoy a fun-filled day of French cinema, champagne, and cream puffs

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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 10/6

This Week: Spooks and Steins.

Sac_Girls_Rock2Sac Girls Rock Symposium
Laughs Unlimited
Oct 9
Thurs 7pm-9:30pm
Artists and speakers will uplift, motivate, and inspire women of all ages.

Oktoberfest47th Annual Oktoberfest
Sacramento Turn Verein
Oct 10-11
Fri 6pm-Midnight; Sat 3pm-Midnight
The Bavarian tradition returns to East Sacramento! Enjoy German food, music and, of course, bier.

Ghost_ToursGhost Tours
Sacramento History Museum
Oct 10-25
Fri & Sat 6:30pm-9pm
Walk the streets of Old Sacramento on an eerie journey back in time!

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Get to Know October Featured Artist Pamela Touhy-Novinsky

OctoberFA_ProfilePamela Tuohy-Novinksy isn’t an artist, or so she claims. But crafting bewitching, beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces is truly an art form. With each ring and necklace, the ethical designer challenges what jewelry should look like with the help of her husband. Learn how the reluctant artist weaves sustainability and crafts(wo)manship in each delicate masterpiece she creates.

Read up on how she’s redefining value here.

Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 9/29

This Week: Party On.

Elton_JohnElton John and His Band
Sleep Train Arena
Oct 1
Wed 8pm
The Rocket Man returns to perform iconic hits from his incredible five decade career.

TBD_FestTBD Fest
The Bridge District
Oct 3-5
Fri 3pm-12:30am; Sat &Sun 10am-12:30am
Music, design and food take over West Sacramento for the biggest party of the year.

Princess_Promenade2Princess Promenade
Discovery Park
Oct 5
Sun 8am
Feel like the belle of the bike trail after pedaling your way through the American River Parkway.

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Make It A TBD Night!

MIA_TBD_N2One of the biggest events to hit Sacramento this year (dare we say ever?) is upon us…TBD Fest! Formerly known as Launch, the indie festival has rebranded, revamped and relocated to bring music, art, design, fashion and now, food to West Sac’s Tower Bridge District (TBD… get it?) October 3 through 5.

While the memories you’ll make over the weekend are TBD, Sacramento365.com has gathered a few tips on how you can gear up, fuel up and rest up to make the most of your festival experience!

GEAR UP:
Here’s the lowdown on what you’ll need to survive this epic weekend.

Your open ears:
You’ll be blown away by this year’s eclectic lineup of over 70 acts — from electronic, hip hop and new wave, music lovers of any genre will NOT be disappointed! Justice, Blondie, Moby, Dillon Francis, Empire of the Sun and Explosions in the Sky are just some of the killer acts you can see and hear at one the 1, 2, 3…4 (!) music stages. Find a full list of performers here.

Your appetite:
The talent isn’t limited to the music. Sacramento’s food scene will be on full display at The Pit, a cooking demonstration zone that will bring our farm-to-fork restaurants to the masses. Engaging in “friendly fire,” restaurants will face off in Top Chef-esque competitions and will create bites for the craft beer garden. Over 20 food trucks will also be present to tantalize your taste buds.

Your eye for design:
Fashion and art are paramount to TBD’s ethos. So feast your eyes on boho collections by local boutiques, seek solace underneath mind-warping structures, and rethink art with a pop up gallery featuring the work of local painting phenom, David Garibaldi.

Your yoga mat:
Centering your chi will not be a problem. Every morning, yogis will help you recharge from your previous night’s debaucheries with some guided yoga flow. If you’re feeling adventurous, there will even be an “Experimental Playground” where festival goers can try out acro yoga, hooping and slacklining. Namaste.

Other festival essentials:

-Earplugs
-Money (We recommend a safe, discreet holder as well)
-Your smartphone…or if you’re fancy, that DSL camera in your closet
-Extra phone batteries/charger for said smartphone or camera
-Your stretchy-est yoga pants and comfiest shoes
-A good attitude (There will be thousands of people at the festival. As Shakira would say, “No fighting!”)
-Pick-up lines and breath mints (You might bump into someone cute. Be prepared.)

Design

Get lost in TBD’s creative spirit. Photo by Raoul Ortega.

FUEL UP:
Yes, there will be plenty of things to see and do within the festival’s gates, but TBD is the perfect excuse to explore downtown and West Sac. (Remember, in-and-out privileges are only for three-day pass holders, so allow yourself time to scope these sights before and after the festival.)

Before:
-Stock up on sugary sweets from Candy Heaven in Old Sac.
-Caffeine it up with a cup of joe from Insight Coffee Roasters.
-To get you through the next 12 hours, grab a break”fest” of champions at West Sac’s iconic Carol’s Restaurant (The portions are HUGE!) or Pourhouse in Midtown (the Oktoberfest Pigs & Pints brunch on Saturday sounds delish).
-Snap some Instagram pics near the CA Railroad Museum and Tower Bridge. Your outfit of the day will pop in front of these Old Sacramento landmarks (or drop by the Crocker Art Museum Saturday morning for the World Wide Instameet!).

After:
-Get some late-night eats and drinks at Broderick Roadhouse (less than a mile a way!) or cruise over to the Shady Lady for a swanky nightcap.
-Catch more live music at River City Saloon in Old Sac.
-Continue the dance party and get grimy at Starlight Lounge or The Press Club.

REST UP:
The festival’s venue, the Tower Bridge District, is exactly where you would expect it to be – near Sacramento’s golden landmark. Held on the West Sacramento side of the bridge, the grounds are easily accessible by car, train, bike and public transit. Festival multi-day pass holders may want to consider snagging a hotel room to avoid transportation headaches – and many are offering special packages throughout the weekend.

Check out these hot hotel deals:
-Reserve your room at Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town with promo code “TBD Fest” to get a low rate of $89 (plus tax). Bonus, the deal includes a hot breakfast and parking!
-Just a quick ride on I-5, Hilton Garden Inn Sacramento South Natomas has special room rates of $109 and $119 that include parking, wifi and cook to order breakfast for up to four guests (I smell after party…).
-Live it up near the Capitol and downtown hot spots at The Hyatt Regency with rooms for only $119 per night.

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Don’t miss out on your chance to be covered in confetti! Get your last minute tickets with a little help from us. Photo by Rachael Lankford.

We’ve teamed up with TBD Fest on some special offers for our fans:

Latebirds: If you haven’t bought your tickets, what are you waiting for? Get 30% off a three-day or single day pass with promo code SAC365.

Earlybirds: Attendees who purchased their tickets at the Earlybird rate can bring a friend for the same price! Use the same email address you used to buy the original ticket on the Eventbrite page and you’ll be given a special code to use for an additional three-day pass ticket at a discounted rate of $99! More details here.

Now that we’ve schooled you on ways to make it a TBD night, use this knowledge wisely…and share your experience with us! Tag your social snaps by tagging @Sacramento365 with the hashtag #Sac365xTBD. See you across the river!

***This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content & Social Media Coordinator, Jamila B. Khan.

Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 9/22

This Week: Tradition, Tunes and Tractors

A_Evening_of_Sound_AdviceAn Evening with Sound Advice
Crocker Art Museum
Sept 25
Thurs 7pm
Capitol Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak will chat with Clay Nutting about artists performing at TBD Fest.

Native_American_Day47th Annual Native American Day
CA State Capitol – North Steps
Sept 26
Fri 10am-2pm
Tribes will convene at the Capitol to celebrate water, Native peoples and their cultures.

??????????????????????Farm-to-Fork Festival
Capitol Mall Greens
Sept 27
Sat 11am-6pm
The Sacramento region’s farm-to-fork offerings will take center stage at this free festival.

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