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It’s Not a Beerfest…It’s Sactoberfest!

It’s Not a Beerfest…It’s Sactoberfest!

The Sacfoodies team was recently invited to get a sneak peek at the festivities planned for the 2nd Annual Sactoberfest 2014! After recovering from food and beer-induced comas, we all agreed that this year’s event is definitely going to be an authentic and traditional experience. With beer maids, classic German eats, plus an extensive selection of over 15 Oktoberfest and local premium beers, Sactoberfest 2014 is an event not to be missed... Read More

3rd Annual “Souls of the City” Activities in Old Sacramento Culminate With Celebration on 11/1!

3rd Annual “Souls of the City” Activities in Old Sacramento Culminate With Celebration on 11/1!

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of “Day of the Dead” celebrations in Sacramento, Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation have teamed up to present a series of 3rd Annual “Souls of the City” Dia De Los Muertos events and activities in Old Sacramento that take place throughout October and culminate on November 1, 2014.   The annual tradition -- a national holiday in Mexico – is showcased by friends and families building elaborate altars to honor loved ones who have died then gathering in remembrance and celebration.   

A series of fun pop up art labs and special activities will be held in October that showcase the traditions and/or demonstrate how to create some of the special items used in “Day of the Dead” celebrations. 

Following is a schedule of the free workshops and special activities:

V103 Rockfest Set for Saturday October 4th at Rio Ramaza Marina

V103 Rockfest Set for Saturday October 4th at Rio Ramaza Marina

Hundreds of rock fans will converge on Rio Ramaza Marina in Sacramento this Saturday for the V103 Rockfest, featuring local, regional and nationally know acts.  Seventeen bands on 2 stages will kick off the event at noon, which will culminate with headliner, Alien Ant Farm. Its an epic day of music planned just for you. This is an event for fans of all ages as a Kids Zone and "Stairway to Stardom" area will be set up and ready to receive even the youngest rockers. No need to go hungry either! With plenty of food/drink vendors and a warm Fall day, rock fans must not miss this early Autumn blast of the best Sacramento has to offer.  Tickets are 20 dollars pre-sale and 25 on the day of the show: http://www.v103rockfest.com/tickets.php    Come party with us on the 4th!

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween and harvest-related events and activities sure to get guests in a festive spirit, including:

 

“Going Batty” at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center -- October 4 & 5

Hiroshima performing at Crest Theatre Sept. 26!

Hiroshima performing at Crest Theatre Sept. 26!

Building on the success of the Taiko Project performance last year, the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation (SASF) is happy that Hiroshima will be the performer for the Second Annual Benefit Show.

The Grammy nominated jazz/fusion ensemble Hiroshima is performing on Friday, September 26 at the Crest Theatre. Hiroshima’s unique blend of pop, jazz, R & B and Latin influences with exotic strains of their Japanese heritage has endured for over 35 years.

Hiroshima is very excited to be coming back to Sacramento. Dan Kuramoto and June Kuramoto, founders of Hiroshima, said the group has not performed in Sacramento for almost 20 years! SASF is extremely fortunate to host their return to Sacramento and hope all of our supporters will join us for a memorable night at the Crest Theatre.

4th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on October 11!

4th Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on October 11!

In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 4th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is Having Fun in the Sacramento Region.  Showcasing historic treasures from 23 Northern California institutions, special artifacts will be on public display for one-day-only at four host locations, including the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library.

TBD Fest Special Offer for West Sacramento

TBD Fest Special Offer for West Sacramento

TBD Fest, one of the most exciting music festivals in Northern California, is coming to West Sacramento on October 3rd, 4th and 5th.

Enjoy three days of music from iconic and emerging artists on four-stages with
performances by Justice, Blondie, Moby, Empire of the Sun, Dillon Francis, Gramatik, Explosions in the Sky, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The War on Drugs, YACHT, RAC and more!

However, the event is much more than music, “TBD Fest is not only a platform for discovering your next favorite band, but also for discovering some of the cultural assets that make our region so great”, begins event co-organizer Clay Nutting. 

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