Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 10/5

This Week: Time to pARTy!

Oktoberfest48th Annual Oktoberfest
Sacramento Turn Verein
Oct 9-10
Fri 6pm-11pm & Sat 3pm-11pm
Bavaria comes to Sacramento! Enjoy authentic eats and beers with the Sacramento Turners!

NeoCrocker2Neo-Crocker 2015
Crocker Art Museum
Oct 10
2nd Sat 8pm-Midnight
Neo-Crocker is a celebration of art, creativity and the joy of being in the midst of both.

TasteOfCountryKNCI’s Taste of Country
Cesar Chavez Plaza
Oct 11
Sun 5pm-9pm
Join New Country 105.1 KNCI for a day filled with the tastes and sounds of country!

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Kicking Off ARTober with a pARTy!

artjamAll October long, is celebrating ARTober — National Arts and Humanities month. Personally, I can’t think of a better way to kick it off than by pARTying the night away for a good cause at Art Jam this Saturday, October 3rd!

With no speeches, sit down dinners or auctions, this event, put on by Friends of SMAC (Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission), brings interactive arts, artisanal food and libations, extraordinary pop-up art installations, music, dancing and cool people all in an industrial warehouse.

The list of the event’s featured artists is a friendly reminder (in case you needed one) of the remarkable and diversified talent we have in our community. A few that I’m excited for are Karisa Gold, Pat Mahony, Anthony Padilla, Robert Ortbal, and Marcy Friedman.


See artists like Robert Ortbal in their element.

Advocating for the Arts

Friends of SMAC are strong advocates for providing arts education programs in our local schools. Currently, only 5 of our 13 school districts in Sacramento County have an arts lead, an administrative staff person whose job it is to develop and coordinate arts learning for the district. Without this position, there is often no one person in the district charged with ensuring students get arts classes and those districts generally have very few arts offerings.

Growing up, I was grateful to have exposure to a variety of art programs in school. Arts education and after-school programs instilled me with confidence, challenged me creatively, and helped build a strong foundation for my ever-growing appreciation of the arts.

If you’re like me and love an excuse to party, I hope you will join me this Saturday, October 3rd at Art Jam, A modern pARTy. For more details or to get your tickets, visit the Sacramento365 event page.

Throughout October, get social and share how you experience the arts locally using the hashtag #ARToberSac.

This post was written by Karlee Cemo, Content and Marketing Manager for

Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 9/28

This Week: It’s Time to be Creative this ARTober!

SnowbirdsCalifornia Capital Airshow
Mather Airport
Oct 2-4
Fri 5:30pm-8:30pm; Sat & Sun 9am-5pm
The high flying event honors the courage and sacrifice of veterans.

ZombieTrainZombie Train: Evacuation
Sacramento River-Train
Oct 2-Nov 7
Various times
The undead are running amok and the rails are the only means of escape during this ride!

ArtJamArt Jam: A modern pARTy
1425 C St
Oct 3
Sat 6pm-10pm
Engage with distinctive art experiences, and party into the night, all in the name of the arts!

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Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 9/21

This Week: It’s Time to Dig Into Farm-to-Fork Month!

IntlHorseShowSac International Horse Show
Murieta Equestrian Center
Sept 22-27
Various Times
Witness some of the greatest show jumping horses and riders in the world.

48th Annual Native American Day

CA State Capitol
Sept 25
Fri 10am-2pm
The event is devoted to maintaining Native culture, including stories, languages, and traditions.

Farm-to-Fork Festival
Capitol Mall Greens
Sept 26
Sat 11am-6pm
Attendees will find food, wine and beer from regional eateries and purveyors.

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Earth’s XTREME Experiences

As a circus newbie, I was unsure what to expect going into this crazy show for the first time. Sure, there would be elephants and other cool animals, but what else? I went in expecting excitement, but I was floored by the extraordinary and “Xtreme” performance put on display at Sleep Train Arena. If you’d like to experience everything the world has to offer, but don’t have the budget to jet set around the world then Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey has the answer for you! Circus Xtreme: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will have little ones (and the whole family) jump for joy! Experience a vast swath of wildlife (from snakes to camels), some of Earth’s most majestic regions (you’ll see some clowns climb Mt. Everest), and get up and “move-it-move-it” to tunes played by an elephant DJ.

Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

This circus breaks from the 140-year old tradition of just plain merrymaking and instead takes the audience on a worldly experience. You’ll still see all of the acts you’ve heard about, but the global theme take this circus to another level. Yes, you’ll see someone get shot out of a cannon (you won’t be disappointed), but you’ll also see acts never thought possible — like glowing-neon-bungee-swingers. One of the coolest things about this show is the live band. Playing almost the entire show, musicians perfectly build anticipation and tension for performances.

Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

I was most entertained by the human acts, particularly the Mongolian strongmen. These guys threw people around and played catch with them. The strongest of the men lifted four people at once! The final balancing act had two guys supporting over 800 pounds on their bellies, yet this was not even the most impressive balancing act of the show! The high wire tight rope aerialists had a woman balance topping a pyramid of three other performers — mind you, they were about 40 feet in the air while doing this!

Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

All-in-all, the circus is a great experience for the whole family– and greatly impressed this first-timer! The combination of great music, stunning stunts, and cool critters should be enough for anyone to get excited.

Round-up your family and head down to Sleep Train Arena by Sunday, September 20 because the circus won’t be in town long! For more information about Circus Xtreme: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, check out the event listing.

This post was written by Dylan Fisher, Content Specialist for

Kick Cancer and Cheer on the Sacramento Republic FC

Boom, boom, KICK! Still looking for something to do this Saturday, September 19? Then join me and Relentless Republic 650 to kick out cancer! This rowdy group of Sacramento Republic fans will be banding together to fill up Section D to cheer on our home team and raise awareness for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Plus, purchasing tickets from the Relentless Republic 650 is the only way you can join in on the 26th consecutive sold-out game!

Meet me and the "Ballhead Bill" at Bonney Field this Saturday.

Meet me and the one and only “Ballhead Bill” at Bonney Field this Saturday.

Tickets include a special edition “Rowdy Rally Rag” and the chance to walk on the pitch after the game. So if you want to support the Sacramento Republic FC and a great cause, this is your chance!

rally rag

Limited Edition Rowdy Rally Rag

For more information about this exciting event check out the event listing. To purchase your last-minute tickets through Relentless Republic 650, click here.


This blog post is written by’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.

Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 9/14

This Week: It’s Time to Party

Farm-to-Fork Legends of Wine
CA State Capitol – West Steps
Sept 17
Thurs 6pm-8:30pm
Wine-lovers will get to sample some of the region’s most celebrated varietals at the Capitol.

RBB_CircusXtremeCircus Xtreme: Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus
Sleep Train Arena
Sept 17-20
Various times
Circus acts as you’ve never seen ’em before!

The Bridge District
Sept 18-20
Various timesMusic

The best indie music acts will take over the West Sacramento riverfront this weekend.

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