‘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 Sacramento365.com 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 Sacramento365.com 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 Sacramento365.com’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 Sacramento365.com event page.

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

***This review was written by Sacramento365.com contributor, Ruth Chambers.

Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 11/3

This Week: Leap into November!

Art for EveryoneArt for Everyone
The Temp Gallery
Nov 6-23
Thurs, Fri & Sat 4pm-8pm; Sun Noon-3pm
A tribute to Sacramento’s public art and the artists who’ve created our most iconic pieces.

Downtown Sacramento Ice RinkDowntown Sacramento Ice Rink
St. Rose of Lima Park
Nov 7- Jan 19
Various times

Skate your way into the holiday season! The Kay’s annual ice rink opens its gates this weekend.

Festival of New American MusicFestival of New American Music
Sacramento State Music Recital Hall
Nov 7-16
Various times

For the next 10 days, Sacramento State will play host to contemporary classical musicians.

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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 10/27

This Week: Have a Haunted Week!

SacramentoKings Sacramento Kings Opening Night
Sleep Train Arena
Oct 29
Wed 7pm
Swish! Cheer on the Kings as they take on the Golden State Warriors.

Boo_ZooBoo at the Zoo
Sacramento Zoo
Oct 30-31
Thurs & Fri 5pm-8pm
Trick-or-treat with lions, tigers, and bears at this family-friendly Halloween bash.

Dia_De_Los_MuertosDía de los Muertos: El Panteón de Sacramento
2020 J St.
Nov 1-2
Sat 11am-1am & Sun 8am-6pm
Celebrate and honor those who’ve passed away at this La Raza Galería Posada community altar.

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Halloween Haunts in Sacramento

28th Annual Safe and Super Halloween- The Adventures of Percy Jackson_ Photo by Greg Flagg

Fairytale Town’s 28th Annual Safe and Super Halloween: The Adventures of Percy Jackson is just one of the many spooktacular outings you can join this holiday season. (Photo by Greg Flagg.)

The end of October is quickly approaching and that could only mean that one thing…Halloween is almost here! Like many of you, we at Sacramento365.com have been anxiously waiting to play dress up, nosh on candy corn and scream at the top of our lungs.

Thankfully the Capital City won’t make us wait until Old Hallow’s Eve to feel the thrills and chills of the season. Check out our Holiday Events page for plenty of spooky (and not-so-spooky) events that will please ghouls and goblins of any age!

So whether you are looking for haunted houses filled with terrors that go bump in the night, kid-friendly trick-or-treat outings, or a party that will blast “Werewolf Bar Mitvizah” on high, we’ve got all of the twisted details.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you have a happy and safe Halloween!

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