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The Sactown Weekend Update for Aug. 1-3

07/31/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for Aug. 1-3

Bill Medley (Friday) You’ll have the time of your life at this concert by Bill Medley, who as one half of the Rightous Brothers, crooned enduring hit songs such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ ” and “Unchained Melody.” As a solo artist, Medley earned a Grammy Award in 1987 for “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” the Oscar-winning song from Dirty Dancing which he sang with Jennifer Warnes. $49-$69. Friday at 8 p.m. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 442-5189. sblentertainment.com Jon Pardi (Friday) Dixon native Jon Pardi—whose debut album, Write You a Song, was released earlier this year and hit No. 3 on the US Country Billboard chart—will be coming to Sacramento for a hometown concert. The rising star...

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Outdoor movies, beer and bikes converge in Davis for Clips Beer & Film Tour

07/29/14

Outdoor movies, beer and bikes converge in Davis for Clips Beer & Film Tour

The brewery that brought Fat Tire to taps around the country is set to bring 17 of its finest—and rarest—beers directly to Davis on Aug. 1 when New Belgium Brewing stops by on its Clips Beer & Film Tour. For the fifth year, the event—held this year at Community Park—will screen a lineup of about 20 fan-submitted short films that were created specifically for the tour. The PG-13 shorts, which will vary in length from 30 seconds to five minutes, will cover a diverse range of topics, from bicycling to beer. The outdoor screening commences at 9 p.m., but, starting at 7:30 p.m., guests can sample beers, set up a picnic on the lawn or grab a bite from vendors like The Davis Graduate or Hogs, Horns and Hens BBQ. Last year, the event attracted more than...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for July 25-27

07/24/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for July 25-27

Beers N Movie Night (Friday) The 1968 cult classic horror film Night of the Living Dead—which popularized the current conception of the zombie as an undead flesh-eating creature and has earned acclaim as wide-ranging as inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry and a mention on Rolling Stone’s “100 Maverick Movies in the Last 100 Years” list—will be shown in the scare-inducing setting of the Discovery Museum’s back meadow. Ticket prices for this 21-and-over event include two beers from Hoppy Brewing Company, free parking and lawn seating (though it’s BYO blanket or chair), and food trucks and other vendors will start arriving when the gates open at 7. $10. Friday at 7 p.m. Discovery Museum Science & Space...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for July 18-20

07/18/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for July 18-20

Marysville Peach Festival (Friday & Saturday) Yuba and Sutter counties’ plentiful peaches—more than 12,000 acres of which grow there—will be celebrated at this summertime event held every year in Historic Downtown Marysville. Rise and shine for a breakfast of peach-topped pancakes, then watch a pie-eating contest and choose from an assortment of peachy-keen eats, from peach ice cream to peach cobbler to peach scones. Local farmers like Sodaro Orchards and Urbina Family Farms will be selling the freshly picked fruit in a market area spanning several blocks. Free. Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Historic downtown Marysville. 530-749-3954. marysvillepeachfest.com Sacramento Japanese Film Festival (Friday through Sunday) Seven...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for July 11-13

07/10/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for July 11-13

Christopher Titus (Friday) Self-proclaimed “hard funny” comedian Christopher Titus, who has produced five Comedy Central specials including the most recent Voice in My Head, stops by the Crest Theatre this Friday for his tour The Angry Pursuit of Happiness. The one-man show, which features all never-before-heard material, takes on hot-button political and social topics like the Boston bombing, the Pope Francis, and family health problems before ending with a speech from his own funeral. $25-$35. Friday at 8 p.m. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 442-5189. tickets.com California State Fair (Friday through Sunday) From deep-fried eats to high-flying rides, a host of festivities return to Cal Expo for the 161st year of this annual California tradition, which will once...

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