The Weekender

Take Dad to one of these seven fun-fueled events in the region on Father's Day weekend

06/08/17

Take Dad to one of these seven fun-fueled events in the region on Father's Day weekend

Whether Dad is into biking, beer, bluegrass, barbecues or Batman, tell Pops he's the tops by taking him to one of these seven fun-fueled events around town on Father's Day weekend. Father’s Day Festival June 15-18 At the 43rd incarnation of this annual Grass Valley festival, some of the most famous names in bluegrass, like seven-time Grammy nominee Doyle Lawson and Grand Ole Opry member Bobby Osborne, are set to perform. Visit a workshop to take songwriting lessons with Los Angeles-based country and bluegrass band The Brombies, or learn to play the fiddle with North Carolina-based quartet The Piedmont Melody Makers. Kids can get their faces painted while you sip Sierra Nevada brews and vino from Guglielmo Winery. Meander through the booths with musical...

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7 fun things to do around town on Memorial Day weekend

05/22/17

7 fun things to do around town on Memorial Day weekend

Whether it's dancing in the streets of Old Sacramento or indulging in an IPA in Elk Grove, here are 7 fun ways to spend Memorial Day weekend. Elk Grove Brewfest May 26 Say “cheers” at this second annual festival that will fill Elk Grove’s Old Town Plaza for a Friday evening of suds and sustenance. Join other beer enthusiasts as you sip samples from local favorites like Rubicon, Knee Deep, Big Sexy and Bike Dog brewing companies, as well as regional contenders like Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada. If you’re more of a wino than a beer drinker, don’t miss pours from area wineries like The Dancing Fox and Pondl. Food trucks including Bella Familia Wood Fired Pizza, Fuzion Eatz, Tailgater 44 and Che Buono will be on hand to serve up festival fare that...

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The Broadway Corridor will come to life during Sunday Street festival

05/09/17

The Broadway Corridor will come to life during Sunday Street festival

Summer's (almost) here and to celebrate, the City of Sacramento is hosting a brand-new event called Sunday Street, which promises to become one of the city’s largest free open-air festivals, with performers, fitness demos, yoga sessions and family-friendly games on May 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will energize a nearly 2-mile stretch of Broadway, from Riverside Boulevard to 26th Street, where it takes a jog and resumes on 2nd Avenue from 26th to Broadway (see map below). Jennifer Donlon Wyant, Active Transportation Program Specialist for the City of Sacramento, says Sunday Street is part of a global movement to temporarily close streets to vehicle congestion and activate them with community-building events. Cities like San Francisco, New York and Chicago already...

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Sacramento kicks off the Amgen Tour of California for third exciting year

05/08/17

Sacramento kicks off the Amgen Tour of California for third exciting year

National Bike Month already has Sacramento spinning its wheels, but the year’s biggest weekend of cycling events will soon begin as the seven-stage, 575-mile Amgen Tour of California bike race rolls into town. This is the ninth time Sacramento has hosted a stage of the Amgen Tour and the third time it has hosted the start of the race. The fast-paced cycling action will begin near the west end of the Capitol on Sunday, May 14 as the men’s teams ride over Tower Bridge toward the Delta and loop back on a 104-mile course that finishes with three laps around the Capitol and two heart-pounding sprints (View the route map here). The River City will also host the conclusion of the women’s race, with a stage from Elk Grove to Sacramento on Saturday, May 13 and the overall...

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Five festive fiestas to ring in Cinco de Mayo

05/02/17

Five festive fiestas to ring in Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. It’s time to drink tequila, feast on tacos and listen to mariachi music. Here are five festive ways to celebrate the Mexican holiday all weekend long. Salud! Bottle & Barlow May 5 Watch Mexican wrestling and chow down on tacos during this fiesta at the R Street Corridor’s hip bar and barbershop. You can taste 80-proof tequila like Ocho Añejo and Don Julio Reposado, or opt for cocktails like the Cool Runnings with mezcal, Jamaican rum and grapefruit juice, and the Rhubarbarian with blanco tequila, strawberries and cinnamon. Lucha Libre wrestling will be blaring on the bar’s flat screens and hungry fiesta-goers who are up for a challenge can compete in a taco-eating contest, during which 12 competitors will have...

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