The Weekender

Ring in the new year (again) at Little Saigon's inaugural Lunar Flower Fest

02/12/15

Ring in the new year (again) at Little Saigon's inaugural Lunar Flower Fest

If New Year’s festivities are your favorite kind of celebration, then the denizens of Little Saigon Plaza—a growing cultural destination on Stockton Boulevard—have you covered all weekend with their inaugural Lunar Flower Fest. Coming to the plaza on Feb. 14 and 15, the festival invites guests from around the region to participate in traditional preparations for the Lunar New Year holiday on Feb. 19. Popularly known as Chinese New Year, the colorful multicultural celebration (observed by the area’s Korean and Vietnamese communities as well) recognizes the first day of the lunar calendar. With a goal of promoting diversity and supporting local businesses, Greater Sacramento Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce president Mai Nguyen says her organization...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for Dec. 19-21

12/18/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for Dec. 19-21

Sacramento Ballet’s The Nutcracker (Friday through Sunday) Featuring choreography by Sacramento Ballet co-artistic director Ron Cunningham, this beloved production, in which approximately 500 local children dance alongside company members every year, will present its final shows of the season this weekend. The classic tale of young Clara and her vivid dreams features a spectacular score by Tchaikovsky, which will be performed live by the musicians of the Sacramento region performing arts alliance during this weekend’s evening programs. $19-$65 ($14 extra for shows with live music). Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at 1 and 5:30 p.m. Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 552-5800. sacballet.org Handmade Holidays Market (Saturday) For the sixth year...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for Nov. 26-30

11/26/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for Nov. 26-30

Macy's Theatre of Lights (Wednesday and Friday through Sunday) Oh come, all ye faithful to Old Sacramento, the buildings and rooftops of which will be filled with light, color and sound for the first weekender of this annual holiday program featuring the poem “The Night Before Christmas” recited by onetime Sacramento Union reporter Mark Twain (voiced by Bill Farmer, who has also voiced Disney characters like Goofy and Pluto). Free. Wednesday at 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. between Front and Second streets. Old Sacramento. 442-8575. oldsacramento.com Global Winter Wonderland (Friday through Sunday) All the world’s a stage at the Global Winter Wonderland, a luminous multicultural theme park and massive display of glowing structures...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for Nov. 7–9

11/07/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for Nov. 7–9

Jersey Boys (Friday through Sunday) In this Broadway hit recounting the tale of The Four Seasons, the band’s “adventures and misadventures, camaraderie and infighting, triumphs and gradual disintegration meld into a serendipitous mix of comedy and drama,” according to Bloomberg. Throughout the musical—which earned four Tony Awards in 2006 and was turned into a film directed by Clint Eastwood earlier this year—listen for catchy tunes that catapulted the group and its leader Frankie Valli to superstardom, including “Can’t  Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Sherry,”  and “Walk Like A Man.” $38-$153. Friday 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 557-1999....

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The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 31–Nov. 2

10/31/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 31–Nov. 2

Treat Trail Halloween Celebration (Friday) Little ghosts and ghouls can trick-or-treat in downtown Davis, catch free screenings of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at the historic Varsity Theater and watch for pop-up dance performances of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Free. 2 p.m. Downtown Davis. 530-756-8763. davisdowntown.com Boo at the Zoo (Friday) The Sacramento Zoo will be brimming with spooky fun, with a costume dance party, about two dozen trick-or-treat stations and an “Under the Sea” room, where children will be greeted by pirates and can meet a mermaid or fish for candy. $12. 5 to 8 p.m. Sacramento Zoo. 3930 West Land Park Dr. 808-5888. saczoo.org Frankenstein (Friday) This Halloween, Resurrection Theatre presents the final...

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