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Eight great ways to celebrate Father’s Day in and around Sacramento

06/18/15

Eight great ways to celebrate Father’s Day in and around Sacramento

From old-school bands to classic cars and a beer tasting train trip, here are eight great ways to show Pops he’s the world’s best dad this weekend. George Thorogood and Brian Setzer, The Beach Boys, SuperHuey Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20 Take dad back in time this weekend with these three retro concerts. The high-energy combo of blues-rocker George Thorogood and rockabilly idol Brian Setzer will rock the Friday night stage at Thunder Valley Resort Casino, where Thorogood will play vintage tunes like “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and “Bad to the Bone” with his band The Destroyers, while Setzer’s set will mix classic riffs (“(She’s) Sexy & 17,” “Stray Cat Strut”) with songs from...

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Sacramento Australian Football League to host the Western Regional Tournament in Davis

06/10/15

Sacramento Australian Football League to host the Western Regional Tournament in Davis

Sacramento’s Australian Football League will put their best foot forward on Saturday, June 27 when for the first time ever, it hosts the annual Western Regional Tournament, which this year will be the largest regional Australian Football tournament in the country. Eleven teams from the western United States, plus one from Hong Kong, will be playing Australian rules football on the Nugget Fields in Davis on June 27 beginning at 9 a.m. The Sacramento Suns and Lady Suns will represent the capital city against teams from Portland, Seattle, Mesa, Ariz., and San Francisco (their rivals), and others in the biggest regional “footy” tournament prior to the league’s national tournament, which will be held Austin, Texas, in October. “[The game is] pretty...

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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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