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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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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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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It’s finally here: TBD Fest, the three-day music, arts, food and all-around cultural blowout sweeps into the region this weekend, bringing thousands of fans and revelers to the riverfront in West Sacramento. Headlined by musical acts Moby, Blondie and Justice and nearly 80 other bands and artists from around Sacramento and the world, TBD Fest picks up where Sacramento’s Launch festival left off in 2013. Launch organizers Michael Hargis and Clay Nutting say their rechristened gathering at the River Walk (with “TBD” standing for everything from “The Bridge District”—the budding community that will host the festival—to the more commonly recognized acronym “To Be Determined”) reflects both their city’s and their own...
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TBD Fest (Friday through Sunday) Formerly known as the Launch festival, this wildly popular music and arts event is moving across the river from Cesar Chavez Plaza to West Sacramento’s nascent Bridge District, where performers as diverse as Moby, the French DJ duo Justice, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Blondie will take the stage over the course of three days. Throughout the festivities, attendees can check out art installations or visit an artisanal food and beverage pavilion featuring local beer, craft cocktails and farm-to-fork fare. $69 per day; $199-$250 for three-day pass. Friday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m. West Sacramento’s River Walk. West Sacramento. tbdfest.com Rosanne Cash (Friday) This concert featuring Rosanne...
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