Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 12/15

This Week: Enjoy the Ha-Ha-Holidays

Pauly_ShorePauly Shore
Laughs Unlimited
Dec 19-20
Fri & Sat 8pm & 10:30pm
Hey buddddyyyy! The former “weasel” brings his laid-back sense of humor to the Capital City.

SacSantaRun2Sacramento Santa Run 2014
CA State Capitol West Steps
Dec 20
Sat 9am-Noon

Race through Sacramento dressed as Jolly Ol’ St. Nick! Milk and cookies will greet you at the finish line.

The_Muppet_Christmas_CarolThe Muppet Christmas Carol
Crest Theatre
Dec 21
Sun 2pm-3:30pm

See this hilarious retelling of Dicken’s tale in a historic setting with Santa and holiday treats!

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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 12/8

This Week: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Electric_ChristmasElectric Christmas
Sleep Train Arena
Dec 10
Wed 6:30pm
Rock the bells with indie rockers Bush, Young the Giant, Fitz and the Tantrums, and more!

Emigrant_ChristmasA Simple Emigrant Christmas
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
Dec 13
Sat 10am-3pm
Participate in period holiday and cultural traditions true to the 1840s at the fort!

Holiday_Fun_RunHoliday Classic Fun Run
Sutter’s Landing Regional Park
Dec 14
Sun 9am

The lighthearted race is also a toy drive for the Salvation Army. Bring an unwrapped toy to participate.

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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 12/1

This Week: Hello, December!

Its_A_Wonderful_LifeIt’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical
Sacramento Theatre Company
Dec 3-Dec 28
Wed-Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm & 7pm; Sun 2pm
The classic holiday tale about an angel-in-training gets the theatre treatment this month.

PJ_in_the_ParkPJs in the Park
Raley Field
Dec 6
Sat 9am-Noon
Hang out at the ballpark in your warmest pajamas for a morning of holiday cheer!

The_NutcrackerThe Nutcracker
Community Center Theater
Dec 6-21
Various times

Create lasting family memories as the Sacramento Ballet brings the beloved Christmas story to life.

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‘Tis the Season to be Thankful

Thanksgiving 2014

Surround yourself with good food and great company this Thanksgiving at local Sacramento events. (Photo by Flickr user Satya Murthy.)

‘Tis the season to gobble gobble! As Turkey Day quickly approaches, we at have scoured the web for local outings that will keep you in the spirit of giving (and eating)! Feel-good turkey trots will support great organizations and keep your metabolism high for Thanksgiving feasts around town, while local Black Friday and Small Business Saturday celebrations will ensure that our community (and wallets) benefit from holiday spending.

Search the Holiday Events page for a cornucopia of things to do during the long holiday weekend.

Bonus: Sign up for our Make It A Night newsletter by Thursday (11/20) at Noon and you’ll receive five innovative ways to give back this Thanksgiving straight to your inbox!

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

Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 11/17

This Week: Show your support this week

Fundraiser_for_the_FallenFundraiser for the Fallen
Sacramento Republic FC Headquarters
Nov 20
Thurs 6pm-9pm

Proceeds will benefit the families of Deputy Danny Oliver and Detective Michael David Davis Jr.

Causeway_ClassicCauseway Classic
UC Davis Aggie Stadium
Nov 22
Sat 1pm

Pride is on the line as the Aggies and Hornets take their rivalry to the gridiron.

Where_the_Wild_Things_AreWhere the Wild Things Are
24th Street Theatre
Nov 22
Sat 2pm & 7pm

Sendak’s classic children’s story gets twisted at this special one-day production.

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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 11/10

This Week: Let’s Hear it for the Boys

Veterans_Day_Parade4th Annual Veterans Day Parade
Capitol Mall Greens
Nov 11
Tues 11am
Join the City of Sacramento as it honors those who have served & continue to protect our freedoms.

BroVemberArt Mix: BroVember
Crocker Art Museum
Nov 13
Thurs 5pm-9pm

The museum is your mancave! For one night only, the Crocker becomes a welcoming “bro-asis.”

MARMWAFVMen Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Roseville Theatre
Nov 16
Sun 7pm

The classic guide to understanding the opposite sex comes to life in this one-man show.

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The Jersey Boys are back in town

Are you ready to see a four-time winning Tony Awards show right here in the City of Trees? Presented by Broadway Sacramento, Jersey Boys takes audiences back in time to the 1960s where the joyous harmonies of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons command the pop-music scene. With toe-tapping falsettos, a riveting storyline — and spiffy suits — there’s no question to why this production is so popular.

Jersey Boys Group Neon

Photo by Joan Marcus.

Written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and directed by Des McAnuff, the musical starts off with the group’s petty crime beginnings in Bellville, New Jersey. Eager to move the group out from bowling alleys to the big time, the founding member of the band, Tommy DeVito, relies on the help of a local yet benevolent mobster. With the help of friends in low places, The Four Seasons top the charts with classic hits “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Walk Like a Man.” But success comes with a price. Behind the Lurex luster, the show brings to light Tommy’s gambling habit, which leads the group into crippling debt. By the end of the show, the power of friendship overcomes jail time and the group’s sweet harmony lives on.

The talented cast includes Drew Seeley, Keith Hines, Nicolas Dromard, and Hayden Milanes as Frankie Valli. Milanes is a joy to watch and he sings “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” with the talent of the real Valli. The choreographer, Sergio Trujillo, recreated the movements of The Four Seasons impeccably. The amazing set design allows parades of horn musicians to march above the stage, adding to the fun and energy of the musical.

Jersey Boys Scaffolding

The musical’s uproarious finale. Photo by Joan Marcus

Don’t miss your chance to hum “Sherry baaaaaby!” The Jersey Boys will continue to wow audiences through November 22 at the Community Center Theater. For showtimes and ticketing information, visit the show’s event page.

Note: The musical contains sexual situations, drug references, and “authentic Jersey language.”

***This review was written by contributor, Ruth Chambers.