The Weekender

10 great things to do around town this Memorial Day weekend

05/20/15

10 great things to do around town this Memorial Day weekend

Summer is just around the corner. To get a jump-start on the sun-soaked season, we found 10 ways around town—from outdoor concerts to fireworks—to make this three-day Memorial Day weekend that much more memorable. Sacramento County Fair May 21-25 This annual Memorial Day weekend extravaganza offers five full days of exhibits, wildlife and festival fun. Watch acts like the Acrobats of Heibei China, hypnotist Steve Bayner and Fandango (a ZZ Top tribute band), take part in a corn-dog eating contest, or browse the livestock pavilion and agricultural displays like the Farm Garden in a Wheelbarrow. Junior fairgoers can play at a kids’ carnival with 15 child-friendly rides, visit the petting zoo or ride on a pony. $5. Thurs.-Sun. 10 a.m.-10...

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Gunther’s Ice Cream rings in 75th anniversary with ice cream social

05/11/15

Gunther’s Ice Cream rings in 75th anniversary with ice cream social

Let's all scream for ice cream on Saturday, May 16 when Gunther’s Ice Cream serves up a massive outdoor bash to celebrate the shop’s 75th anniversary in Curtis Park. The outdoor ice cream social, which is expected to draw over 1,500 attendees, will take attendees back in time to the shop’s grand opening in 1940 with employees dressed in Gunther’s original uniforms, as well as ’50s music mixed by a live DJ. “I’m very proud of Gunther’s,” says co-owner Marlena Klopp, who took over the business in 1974 with her husband Rick after its original founders Herman and Iva Gunther passed away. “We have a very loyal following and people who just appreciate historical businesses and the memories that they’ve made....

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Amgen Tour of California kicks off in Sacramento

05/06/15

Amgen Tour of California kicks off in Sacramento

On May 10, Sacramento will gear up for the third time to host the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California, the nation’s most prestigious cycling race. More than 140 elite cyclists from teams across eight countries will take off from the State Capitol at 10:50 a.m. This year’s all-star roster features Germany’s Marcel Kittel, a two-year winner of the first and last stages of the Tour de France; England’s 25-time Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendesh and four-time U.S. national champion Freddie Rodriguez. Roughly 30,000 people are expected to attend the race, which offers a front-row view as racers exit downtown across Tower Bridge and wind through Clarksburg, Courtland and Walnut Grove along the Sacramento River. Riders will then head north into...

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10 sweet brunch destinations for Mother’s Day

05/05/15

10 sweet brunch destinations for Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day rolls around on May 10, we’ve rounded up 10 scrumptuous Sunday brunches around town—from strawberry trifle cake in Old Sacramento to crème brûlée French toast in El Dorado Hills—where you can give thanks to Mom. The Firehouse Make Mom feel extra special with this three-course meal prepared by Firehouse executive chef Deneb Williams. The holiday luncheon starts families off with an artisanal cheese and charcuterie meat platter followed by entrées like the Dungeness crab Benedict and blackened wild salmon that’s char-grilled with Cajun rub, dressed with chipotle aioli and accompanied by a side of bay shrimp ceviche. Guests can finish their meals with a dessert duet offering a milk chocolate mousse drizzled in...

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Six fun ways to celebrate the Kentucky Derby this Saturday

04/28/15

Six fun ways to celebrate the Kentucky Derby this Saturday

The 141st annual Kentucky Derby takes over Churchill Downs on May 2 and although local favorite California Chrome isn’t competing this year, we’ve rounded up six fun ways to saddle up for the country’s biggest equestrian showdown, from festive hat competitions to variations on the quintessential Derby drink, the mint julep. Cal Expo Race over to Cal Expo for its annual Derby Day bash, where you can participate in some friendly wagering with other Derby fans while enjoying the race at the event center’s newly remodeled club house, which just reopened last spring. The festivities include breakfast and lunch buffets serving gourmet dishes, such as carved tri-tip, roast turkey and gravy, Derby scrambled eggs and rice pilaf, as well as specialty drinks,...

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