Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 3/2

This Week: Reel in Some Fun!

Jerry_SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
Community Center Theater
Mar 5
Thurs 7pm
Put on your best puffy shirt and see one of the most successful comedians of all time.

Fishing_DerbyAnnual Fishing Derby
Howe Park
Mar 7
Sat 8am-12:30pm

Reel in some fun! The CA Dept of Fish & Wildlife will teach you the art of fishing Saturday morning.

Capitol_Beer_FestCapitol Beer Fest
Capitol Mall Greens
Mar 8
Sun 2pm-5pm

Last call to celebrate Sacramento Beer Week! The capstone festival brings food trucks, music and 100+ breweries to the Capitol.

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Julius Caesar: A Tale With a Twist

Now is the perfect time to add some drama to your life. This coming month, the Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) presents the timeless story of trust and betrayal, Julius Caesar. Not familiar with the story? For those who not wanting to dust off their sixth grade history textbooks, here’s the Cliff Notes version: The play, set in 44 B.C., recounts the conspiracy against and the assassination of the wildly popular Roman dictator Julius Caesar by his Roman Senator allies.

julius ceasarSTC’s rendition of Julius Caesar will feature the same themes — but with a temporal twist. Instead of moving backwards through time, the production transports the tale sometime to the near future, telling the story of a brand-savvy, yet lame-duck politician. And unlike in the Roman Republic era, women will be given prominent roles throughout the production.

I was originally looking forward to seeing the classic Julius Caesar, but I am now even more excited knowing this play will be flipped on its head. I can’t wait to see how the “modern” Caesar’s death is handled because I find it hard to believe that today’s Senators would go out and stab someone (…well, maybe not too hard).

If a little political drama is what you’re after, grab your tickets to see Julius Caesar. The show runs through March 22 at the Sacramento Theatre Company. Showtimes: Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:30pm; Fridays 8pm; Saturdays 2pm & 8pm; and Sundays 2pm. For more details, visit the production’s Sacramento365.com event page here.

Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 2/23

This Week: Cheers to Beers!

SacramentoBeerWeekSacramento Beer Week 2015
Various locations
Feb 26-Mar 8
Various times
Our local beer scene will be on display at a number of ‘craft-y’ events around town.

Mike_EppsMike Epps: The Real Deal Tour
Memorial Auditorium

Feb 27
Fri 8pm
The funny man will keep it 100 this Friday night at the historic theater.

Sac_Comic_ConSac Comic, Toy and Anime Show
McClellan Conference Center

Mar 1
Sun 10am-6pm
Meet the creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, join costume contests & more at Sac-Con’s new venue.

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Sacramento Gets Fashion Forward

Sacramento Fashion Week

Photo courtesy of Sacramento Fashion Week.

Guest writer Kachet Jackson-Henderson of The Lipstick Giraffe gives us the lowdown on Sacramento Fashion Week.

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As people pour into Lincoln Center for fashion week events, Sacramentans venture on and off the grid to do the same. Sacramento Fashion Week is in full swing, and if you missed it last year, you don’t want to make the same mistake again! No matter your age or what aspect of the industry tickles your fancy, there is a fashion week event just for you. Together with the California Film Foundation (CFF), Sacramento Fashion Week (SACFW) held their Fashion on Film event at Beatnik Studios Wednesday evening. The event was much more than the title led on to. The event brought a unique entertaining experience to the people of Sacramento with time to mix and mingle with other locals, a fashion showcase, and a short film.

Appetizers and cocktails made their way around the room to entertain attendees, as well as models walking around in looks from various designers. Additionally, local artisans and boutiques were present slinging goods like Sudz by Studz, E.F.R.T., and U.BE.U. Boutique so you could walk away with a few charming pieces.

To me, the best part of the event was seeing how so many different walks of life in Sacramento came together to produce a great event harnessing the diverse creativity in our city. It’s something that has been happening more and more and it’s a great part in helping Sacramento 2.0 come to fruition.

There are three more amazing nights to take part in for Sacramento Fashion Week. Tonight is the Emerging Designer Showcase and tomorrow and Saturday are the highly anticipated Designer Showcases for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. I’m eagerly anticipating what R. Douglas has up his sleeve since he’s recently expanded his tailored looks to suit us ladies. (Being the fashionista that I am, I’m lusting for my own personalized blazer!)

Don’t be fashionably late! Grab your tickets to the remaining Sacramento Fashion Week showcases through Sacramento365.com.

***This review was written by Sacramento365.com contributor, Kachet Jackson-Henderson.

The Naughtiest Night of the Year

Naughty Gras

The Sacramento Convention Center turns into Bourbon Street this Saturday with KSFM’s Naughty Gras 2015. Photo courtesy of CBS Local.

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) may technically be over, but that doesn’t mean that the good times must come to an end. This Saturday KSFM 102.5 Naughty Gras returns – this time bringing a taste of New Orleans to the Sacramento Convention Center. Not sure what to expect at the epic Age 18+ party? Don’t sweat. We’re breaking down what’s naughty and what’s nice at this year’s Naughty Gras:

Naughty: Party Host Baby Bash
The rapper with the pretty green eyes will perform his Latin Hip Hop hits, guaranteeing to bring out the “Certified Freak” in all of us.

Nice: Fire Performers and Stilt Walkers
These talented performers will light up the night with their zany acrobatics.

Naughty Gras Stilts

Photo by Chris Terry/Encore Images.

Naughty: A special performance by Kid Ink
Don’t let the “kid” fool you. The LA rapper moves has the right “Body Language” to help you get down with someone new.

Nice: The VIP Ticket Deals
For only $75, you’ll get to live it up in style, enjoying private bars, premier seating, a private VIP club, and two free drinks.

Naughty: That Big Bad VooDoo Lounge
Featuring some of Sacramento’s hottest go-go dancers, there will be plenty of skin that’ll make you blush – and want to hit to the gym.

Nice: Plenty of New Orleans Jazz and Zydeco music
What would a Mardi Gras celebration be without all that jazz? St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band will serve up that traditional Nawlin’s sound to party-goers throughout the night.

Naughty: Thousands of free beads.
‘Nuff said.

Naughty Gras Beads

Photo by Chris Terry/ Encore Images.

Nice: E-40 is now joining the party
KSFM just announced Wednesday that the King of Bay Area rap will join the music line up! Now that’s a nice surprise…

Don’t miss out on the naughtiest night of the year! For details and tickets to Sacramento’s craziest Age 18+ party, visit the Naughty Gras Sacramento365.com event listing here. Note: Ticket prices increase the day of the event.

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

Top 6 Sneak Peek: Week of 2/16

This Week: Some Like It Haute

SACFW2015Sacramento Fashion Week
Various locations
Feb 15-Feb 21
Various times

This year’s event is chockfull of designer showcases, model workshops, and other haute outings.

French_ShortScreeningsWinter French Short Film Screening
Verge Center for the Arts
Feb 21
Sat 7pm

Crash on a couch and watch a selection of acclaimed French live action and animated films.

crystal_bowersoxCrystal Bowersox
Harlow’s
Feb 22
Sun 7pm

End your weekend with the earthy American Idol alum’s emotive folk-rock-country rock.

 

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Let’s Celebrate: A Party on Ice!

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Join in on the Disney fun this weekend at the Sleep Train Arena. Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment.

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Who doesn’t love a celebration and an excuse to throw a party? This weekend, celebrate all things magical with your favorite Disney characters as Disney on Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate! Last night, I had an opportunity to take my family to this extraordinary event. At ages 5 and 7, my kids were thrilled to see their favorite characters come to life and especially loved watching the beautiful skaters portray the stories.

The idea behind Let’s Celebrate is simple — to put on one colossal party on the ice! (As Minnie Mouse said, it’s a “celebration of celebrations!”) In the opening act, Lumiere the candlestick invites the audience to “Be our Guest” to celebrate some of the happiest times of the year with our favorite Disney friends. Peter Pan, Snow White, Belle, Alice, Mickey and Minnie (to name a few) made an appearance and helped to “get the party started.”

As the night progressed, we celebrated Halloween, summer vacation, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and other festive events with the Disney crew. And of course, with all things Disney, you can expect to see unbelievable skating, stunts, gorgeous and colorful costumes, great set designs and become transformed into a whole new world!

My favorite part of the show, was watching the faces and excitement of all the kids. Everyone was in awe and smiling from ear to ear, enjoying the graceful moves across the ice. The characters made the show interactive and asked for audience participation, keeping the energy levels high. When I asked my kids what their favorite part was, I got two totally different answers. My son loved seeing the zombies and Jack Skellington — the king of pumpkin town from The Nightmare Before Christmas; while my daughter, of course was more into the Valentine’s scene with the princesses. (My son thought that segment was too “mushy and lovey” and kept asking for a snow cone during it…) So, as you can tell, there is something for everyone at this show!

I would highly recommend taking your little princesses and princes to this show for Valentines weekend. Even my husband who went with us grudgingly enjoyed the stunts and was amazed at the talent on the ice. Be prepared to see hundreds of little girls dressed in their favorite princess dresses — and be careful of the spinning light toys they sell…I was hit a few times by the toddler behind me (all in good fun though!).

Disney on Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate! will be at the Sleep Train Arena on February 13 at 7pm, February 14 and 15 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm and February 16 at 12pm and 4pm. Tickets start at $17. For more information, visit the show’s Sacramento365.com event page.

***This review was written by Sacramento365.com contributor and SacramentoKids.net writer, Heather Crivellone.