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

16th Annual Race for the ArtsRace_for_the_Arts
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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Eat, drink, and explore with Farm to Fork events

Delight in delectable cocktails during the 6th Annual Midtown Cocktail Week, August 21-August 25, 2013. Photo courtesy of Midtown Business Association.

Delight in delectable cocktails during the 6th Annual Midtown Cocktail Week, August 21-August 25, 2013. Photo courtesy of Midtown Business Association.

August is near, which means Farm to Fork month is just a little more than 31 days away. Sacramento is gearing up for this celebration with plenty of events celebrating local food, drinks, and more.

In addition to our round-up on Sacramento Press, check out Sacramento365.com’s Farm to Fork category for local events, or the Farm to Fork website calendar for regional listings.

Sac365 + KCRA: Sacramento events this weekend, Aug 24-Aug 26

KCRA Sac365 SlideShow CoverIt’s that time of the week: Friday! If you don’t have big plans this weekend, or even if you do, consider squeezing in some of the myriad activities included in our round-up of weekend events over at KCRA3.

This weekend includes the finale of Midtown Cocktail Week, the premiere of Red (about artist Mark Rothko) at B Street Theatre, the Curtis Fest Artisan Festival, and much more. Enjoy!

Evening Recap: Midtown Cocktail Week Gala

View of the Midtown Cocktail Week Gala: Jigger and Spoon, held in the basement of the historic Elks Tower in Sacramento, California. Photo by Alison Kranz, Sacramento365.com Assisting Editor.

View of the Midtown Cocktail Week Gala: Jigger and Spoon, held in the basement of the historic Elks Tower in Sacramento, California.
Photo by Alison Kranz, Sacramento365.com Assisting Editor.

I went to a pool party last night. Yes, an indoor pool party. And yes, a pool party without water in the pools. Where is such a place, you ask? In the bottom of the historic Elks Tower in Sacramento.

The basement of the building  was transformed into an elegant setting for Midtown Cocktail Week’s first annual gala event: Jigger & Spoon. The drained pool served as a dance floor, and empty hot tubs served as lounge areas. Drinks flowed, the photobooth snapped, and people chattered. What a fun way to spend an evening in Sacramento! See more photos of this hidden Sacramento gem in the slideshow below.

Midtown Cocktail Week 2012: A Spirited Debate continues through this Sunday.

Upcoming events include:
Thursday, Aug 23 (tonight!):
Bunga Bunga Party at Hot Italian

Friday, Aug 24:
Repeal Prohibition: Highly-Styled 1920s Cocktail Rally at Grange

Saturday, Aug 25:
All Hands on Deck: Classic Summer Cocktails at Faces
Punching Out at the Governor’s Mansion

Sunday, Aug 26:
Home Bartender 101 at Restaurant Thir13een
A Southern Soiree at The Golden Bear

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Sac365’s Top 10 Events: Week of Aug 20

Sacramento365.com's Top 10 EventsIt’s Midtown Cocktail Week! If that wasn’t enough, it’s also time for Race for the Arts, the Curtis Fest Artisan Festival, and much more. See our complete Top 10 Events here, and sign up here to receive the Top 10 in your inbox every Monday at Noon.