The Weekender

The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 24-26

10/24/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 24-26

The Great Gatsby (Friday through Sunday) Sacramento Ballet opens its 60th anniversary season with the return of co-artistic director Ron Cunningham’s glitzy adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby, which debuted in 2012. This fall’s presentation includes jazzy live music performed by Billy Novick’s Blue Syncopators and segments of new choreography. $19-$70. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 808-5181. sacballet.org Safe and Super Halloween (Friday through Sunday) This year, Fairytale Town’s annual Halloween affair will be themed after Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Throughout the evenings, little ones can explore fantastical settings like...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 17-19

10/16/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 17-19

Smuin Ballet (Friday) Begun by the late Michael Smuin, the former co-artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet, this Bay Area-based company known for its diverse stylistic range will present its “Untamed” program, which includes three works: Serenade For Strings, an interpretation of the composition of the same name by composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frankie and Johnny, a tribute to legendary dancer Gene Kelly set to Latin music, and Objects of Curiosity, a modern ensemble piece with music by Phillip Glass and Gambian composer Foday Musa Suso. $25-$55. 7:30 p.m. Harris Center for the Arts. 10 College Pkwy. Folsom. 608-6888. harriscenter.net Old Sacramento Magic Festival (Friday through Sunday) Jump into a world of imaginative illusions, hypnotizing trickery and...

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Sactoberfest 2014 celebrates beer and food with local flair

10/09/14

Sactoberfest 2014 celebrates beer and food with local flair

Get ready to raise your glass—or your gargantuan beer stein—and toast to a three-day weekend of fine brews, brats and festivities at this year’s Sactoberfest. Now in its second year, the festival taking over West Sacramento’s waterfront Bridge District from Oct. 10-12 is a version of Oktoberfest—the traditional German harvest celebration dating back nearly two centuries—with a Sacramento twist, highlighting the local food scene. “We want this to be a solid experience of what Oktoberfest really is,” says Sactoberfest producer Rich Clakeley. “It’s not just about the beer, but also about the experience of culture, agriculture, food and more. Since Sacramento is such a great farm-to-fork region, we knew this was the best...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 10-12

10/09/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 10-12

Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Friday & Saturday) This film festival, which highlights the diverse LGBT community, returns to the Crest Theatre, where it will screen such films as To Be Takei, a 2014 documentary about actor George Takei, who gained fame as Sulu on Star Trek and came out as gay in 2005 (Saturday). Other films to be shown include She Said, She Said, a short comedy about an estranged married lesbian couple starring Marisa Tomei (Saturday), and Dinner at 40, a dramedy that follows a gay man’s 40th birthday celebration (Saturday). $10 per screening; $40 for festival pass. Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 304-3456. siglff.org Sactoberfest (Friday through Sunday) Raise a glass—or gargantuan...

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Sacramento Archives Crawl brings the region's little-seen history into focus

10/07/14

Sacramento Archives Crawl brings the region's little-seen history into focus

In honor of National Archives Month, four local institutions have selected rarely seen artifacts from their troves to display this Saturday as part of the city’s fourth annual Sacramento Archives Crawl. This year’s free event follows the theme “Having Fun in Sacramento.” Patterned after a pub crawl, attendees will imbibe Sacramento’s rich history and catch a glimpse of what people used to do with their leisure time in the river city—where they dined, what sports teams they watched, what music they listened to—courtesy of the historical archives and collections of the Sacramento Public Library, California State Archives, California State Library and the Center for Sacramento History. The destinations will display everything from photos of...

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