Aug 28, 201404:13 PMThe Weekender

The Sactown Holiday Weekend Update for Aug. 29-Sept. 1

The Sactown Holiday Weekend Update for Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Image courtesy of Chalk It Up

Chalk It Up—which will take place in midtown Sacramento throughout Labor Day weekend—gives "street art" a whole new meaning.

Americana in Old Sacramento (Friday through Monday)
For Labor Day weekend, old-fashioned Americana fun will fill the streets of Old Sacramento with everything from live country music to displays of vintage vehicles (courtesy of the California Automobile Museum) and events like Saturday’s free country western dance party along the waterfront. Other highlights include a free screening of the Clint Eastwood classic Pale Rider on Sunday and a Friday evening beer crawl through the historic district’s pubs and establishments. Times, prices and locations vary by event. Old Sacramento.

Chalk It Up (Saturday through Monday)
The sidewalks in and around Fremont Park become a canvas for vibrant street art created by seasoned artists, pint-sized Picassos, and everyone in between for Chalk It Up, a yearly fundraiser for Sacramento area arts education groups. In between viewing the colorful squares or crafting your own masterpiece, head over to a beer garden serving local brews and drinks like sangria, or grab a bite from food trucks like Wicked ’Wich and Yolanda’s Tamales. Interactive arts activities like silk-screening demonstrations and lessons in making traditional Mexican sugar skulls will also take place. Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fremont Park. 16th & Q streets. 213-5059.

Hot Jazz Jubilee (Friday through Monday)
To take in 21 toe-tapping bands, a music-filled parade, and all that jazz, head to Rancho Cordova for the second annual Hot Jazz Jubilee, where headliners like Wally’s Warehouse Waifs and Tom Rigney & Flambeau will perform throughout this four-day affair. Five youth groups—like the Sacramento Youth Band and the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society’s New Traditionalists—will also be showcased. New this year will be a dance party on Friday featuring wine tastings from regional vintners and a performance from the local jazz band Bob Draga & Friends. $100 for festival pass ($35-$50 per day; $25 for dance party). Friday 2 p.m. to midnight. Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to midnight. Monday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova Hotel. 11211 Point East Dr. Rancho Cordova. 813-7665.

Sacramento Greek Festival (Friday through Sunday)
For this big fat Greek event, the Convention Center will be divided into different areas that spotlight various types of Hellenic food and culture. For instance, check out the “Taverna”—where wine and mezedes (appetizers) like fried calamari and gyros with tzatziki will be served—or head over to the farm-to-fork food court to try everything from tiropita (bites of cheese-stuffed phyllo dough) to pastitsio, a creamy noodle and ground beef dish. Bands will play Greek music throughout the day, and you can browse items from the ancient Mediterranean country in the “Plaka” marketplace area. $5 (free for kids under 12). Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday noon to 11 p.m. Sunday noon to 9 p.m. Sacramento Convention Center. 1400 J St.

80s Rewind Music Fest (Sunday)
The lineup of ’80s artists on stage for this, like, totally awesome concert at Thunder Valley’s outdoor amphitheater features Tom Bailey, lead singer of Thompson Twins (“Hold Me Now,” “Doctor! Doctor!”), Welsh-born star Howard Jones, known for his synth-pop hits like “Things Can Only Get Better” and “No One Is to Blame,” ska group The English Beat (“Mirror in the Bathroom,” “I Confess”), and Katrina Leskanich from Katrina and the Waves ("Walking on Sunshine"). $35.75-$69.75. 6 p.m. Thunder Valley’s Outdoor Amphitheater. 1200 Athens Ave. Lincoln. 408-7777.

Sacramento Free Day of Yoga (Monday)
Use the day off to get your “ohm” on at any one of nearly two dozen regional studios offering free yoga sessions and classes for this annual event that began in Austin in 1999 and has since spread to cities across the U.S. The day is designed to provide beginners with an opportunity to try yoga for the first time at no cost, as well allow experienced yogis a chance to experiment with different studios, styles and instructors. Free. 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Locations vary.