Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 9/15

This Week: Make Your Week Legendary!

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CA State Capitol West Steps
Sept 18
Thurs 6pm-8:30pm
Join sommeliers Darrell Corti and David Berkley at this event celebrating the region’s finest vino.

United_Parking_2014Sacramento United Park(ing) 2014
MARRS Building
Sept 19
Fri 10am-6pm
See how small spaces can have a big impact on our urban fabric.

Forget_Me_KnotForget Me Knot Wreath Laying Ceremony
Rio City Cafe
Sept 20
Sat 1pm
Maritime veterans will lay wreaths along the Sacramento River to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 9/8

This Week: Farm to Fork…To Fun!

CA164BirthdayCalifornia’s 164th Birthday
CA State Capitol – North Steps
Sept 9
Tues 11am
Celebrate the Golden State’s birthday with cake, ice cream, and live music.

F2FRW_2Farm-to-Fork Restaurant Weeks
Downtown Sacramento
Sept 13-28
Various Times
Restaurants around town will serve up Farm-to-Fork dishes for the next two weeks!

Sac_Open_StudiosSac Open Studios 2014
Verge Center for the Arts and Various Galleries
Sept 13-21
Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
For the next two weekends, explore the works of over 125 Sacramento artists!

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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 9/1

This Week: A Sizzling September Awaits

150YrsQuiltShow2150 Years of State Parks Quilt Show
Leland Stanford Mansion
Sept 3-28
Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
Quilts depicting the California’s 57 state parks will be on display.

RollerDerbyPlayoffs2WFTDA Roller Derby Division 1 Playoffs
Memorial Auditorium
Sept 5-7
Fri & Sat 9:30am-10pm; Sun 9:30am-7pm
Ten leagues will battle it out in their quest for roller derby glory.

CACapitalAirshowCalifornia Capital Airshow
Mather Airport
Sept 6-7
Sat & Sun 9am-4:30pm
Get ready for high flying fun this weekend at the base.

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Discover Sacramento’s Diversity This Labor Day Weekend

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Americana in Old Sacramento will celebrate America’s rich history. (Photo courtesy of Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau)

It’s no secret we live in one of the most culturally diverse cities in America, and this Labor Day weekend features many events celebrating our colorful Sacramento community! I thought I’d share a few noteworthy happenings that you should check out during your extra long weekend. Enjoy!

Time Travel this Weekend:
Americana in Old Sacramento

Old Sacramento; Thurs-Sun Various Times
In lieu of the annual Gold Rush Days (due to drought concerns), this festival celebrates American history with live music, vintage vehicles, museum fun, and so much more. Plus, there’s a beer garden, so how are you going to say no to that?

Mexican-American Music and Fun:
Tejano Conjunto Festival
Cesar Chavez Plaza; Sun Noon-7:30pm
The biggest names in conjunto — also known as Tejano or Tex-Mex music will perform at this cultural event where there will also be a Selena (R.I.P. Bonita) singing contest and, my favorite, margaritas!

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Global Local will feature live performances by local artists in celebration of arts, culture, activism, and healthy living. (Photo courtesy of Sol Collective)

Art on a Global Scale:
Global Local
McClatchy Park; Fri 2pm-7:30pm
This co-created event is a celebration of arts, culture, activism, and healthy living and will feature live performances by A Tribe Called Red and others!

Rastafari Roots and Reggae:
One Love One Heart Reggae Festival
Rio Ramaza Marina & Event Park; Fri 6pm-2am, Sat & Sun 10am-2am
Somewhere Bob Marley will be looking down with a huge smile on his face as this amazing line-up of reggae musicians will honor Rastafari culture on the Sacramento River.

Japanese Pop Culture:
SacAnime: The Sacramento Anime Convention
Sacramento Convention Center; Fri & Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-6pm
More than 10,000 people will dress in their favorite anime costumes to provide Japanese-influenced pop culture fun for the entire family!

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Chalk It Up! is a fun family event that celebrates our amazing art community. (Photo by Alan Dismuke)

Local Art Creatives:
Chalk It Up! to Sacramento 2014 Art & Music Festival
Fremont Park; Sat-Mon 10am-6pm
Listen to live music all day long as you watch 200 artists create masterpieces — only using chalk! This fundraiser has several hands-on art activities for children, making it a great way to get the entire family creating.

Show Your True Colors:
Rainbow Festival
Midtown; Sun 10am-6pm
This colorful festival includes events at local nightclubs, a street fair, performances by local and regional talent, political speakers, and much more! Come see how far this amazing community has come and help raise awareness and money for local Gay and Lesbian charities.

Make this Labor Day weekend event better – find nearby restaurants, bars, and even hotels (perhaps you plan to have some drinks while you’re out tackling the town?) and Make It A Night! And for even more things to do this Labor Day weekend, check out Sacramento365’s Holiday Events page.

***This blog post was written by’s Content Specialist, Alyssa Sanguinetti.

Top 10 Sneak Peek: Week of 8/25

This Week: Summer’s Last Hurrah

in Old Sacramento

Aug 28-Sept 1
Old Sacramento
A few highlights:
Drought Days Beer Crawl; Fri 6pm-Midnight
Country Western Dance; Sat 7pm-10pm
Gold Rush Movie: Pale Rider; Sun 8pm

ChalkItUpNEWChalk It Up!
Fremont Park
Aug 30-Sept 1
Sat-Mon 10am-6pm
Marvel at chalk art masterpieces and support youth arts education programs at the beloved festival.

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Ace of Spades
Aug 30
Sat 7:30pm

The original funkateers will bring the boogie to Sacramento.

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Born to Stand Out

(L to R) Brian Steven Shaw (Angelique), Brent Barrett (Georges) and Adam Lendermon (Chantal) in La Cage aux Folles. Photo by Charr Crail.

(L to R) Brian Steven Shaw (Angelique), Brent Barrett (Georges) and Adam Lendermon (Chantal) in La Cage aux Folles. Photo by Charr Crail.

With hit after hit, Music Circus will wrap up its 64th season with the hilarious La Cage aux Folles. After reading about its storied Tony Award-winning history and catching a glimpse of the flashy musical’s theatrics at Badlands, Sacramento audiences are in for a treat. Truly, we all need a little glitz, glamour and a few white lies to shake up our weekly routines.

Based on Jean Poiret’s play of the same name (which I still struggle to pronounce) and the inspiration for the late Robin Williams’s film, The Birdcage, the bawdy musical takes the simple act of meeting the parents… and adds a fresh dose of drag, deceit and dance. Madness ensues as gay couple, Georges, the manager of a Saint-Tropez nightclub (played by Broadway veteran Brent Barrett), and his drag queen partner Albin (captured perfectly by touring regular Alan Mingo Jr.) attempt to conceal their true selves to blend in with the ultra-conservative parents of Anne, the fiance of Georges’s son, Jean-Michel. Thankfully their colorful personalities outshine their dull “masculine” caricatures.

Don’t miss your last chance to see Music Circus this year! Catch performances of La Cage aux Folles at the Wells Fargo Pavilion August 19-24.Tickets ranges from $35-$80. Performances will be held at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights; Thursday, Saturday and Sunday showtimes are 2pm and 7:30pm. For more information, visit the musical’s event page on

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

Top 10 Sneak Peek: Week of 8/18

This Week: Mix it up this week!

Midtown_Cocktail_Week2Midtown Cocktail Week 2014
August 19-24
A few highlights:
Cocktail Competition
Harlow’s; Tues 6pm-9pm
Bright Lights, Big City Dress Up, Get Down
Grange Restaurant; Fri 6pm-9pm
Island Summer Nights
Crawdad’s on the River; Sun 1pm-4pm

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William Land Park
Aug 23
Sat 8:30am
Put on your tennis shoes and support local arts organizations at this 5K.

dana_carveyDana Carvey
Punch Life Comedy Club
Aug 23-26
Sat & Sun 7pm; Tues 8pm

Catch this rare opportunity to see the legendary comedian.

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