Sactown Weekend Update for Sept. 13-15


For this weekend’s roundup of must-dos, take part in a riverfront Southern food fest, catch a locally made movie at the Sacramento Film & Music Festival, feast during a rooftop Folsom fundraiser, and cheer on top-notch equestrians at the SPCA’s annual exhibition polo match. 

Sacramento Film & Music Festival (continues through Sunday)        

This yearly cinematic showcase, which highlights locally created shorts and feature-length films, will be celebrating its 14th anniversary this month. In addition to its popular annual programs—such as 10×10, a contest where amateur auteurs have 10 days to create 10-minute films, and Sac Music Seen, where local bands pair with filmmakers to create original music videos— this year’s fest will include new events like Friday night’s “Poe Project,” a competition to create films and scripts inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. $10-$15 per event. Times vary by day. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 442-5189.

Coors Light Crawfish & Catfish Festival (Saturday)

For this Louisiana-style food and music festival on Saturday, over 8,000 pounds of crawfish and catfish will be fried, boiled, grilled and served up in everything from éttouffée and jambalaya to the signature “Crawfish Mary” (a bloody Mary with boiled crawfish garnish). Rounding out the Deep South fare will be roasted alligator, frog legs and barbecued ribs, as well as sweet potato pie, bread pudding and peach cobbler. Adding to the bayou flavor will be lively Mardi Gras-style processionals, zydeco dance lessons and bluesy tunes from bands like BeaufunK (featuring Tower of Power vet Michael Jeffries). $5 (free for ages 15 and under). Noon to 9 p.m. Rio Ramaza Event Park. 10000 Garden Hwy. 962-6415.

Lasher Polo Classic (Saturday)

Check out all the pretty horses on Saturday during the Sacramento SPCA’s Lasher Polo Classic, which will include a champagne divot stomp, a parade of hats and an exhibition polo match. This second annual event will feature a buffet lunch prepared by Supper Club chef-owner Matt Woolston, wine tasting and shopping. Midtown Jazz will keep your tapping feet all afternoon and a drawing will bring chances to win luxury items like a Rolex watch from Grebitus & Sons. $50-$150. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chamberlain Ranch. 9620 Cosumnes Rd. Wilton. 504-2802.

Top of Folsom (Saturday)

At this annual food and wine event, dining goes to new heights atop the historic Folsom’s four-story parking structure, where samples of tasty eats and drinks will be served by dozens of local vintners, breweries and restaurants like Hawks, Renwood Winery and Auburn Alehouse. And for dessert? A massive 18-gallon hot fudge sundae made by chef Karen Holmes of Karen’s Bakery Café, who will create the treat by dropping the ingredients from the garage’s rooftop into a massive container below. The cherry on top of the evening—which goes to benefit the Folsom Historic District and Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary—will be a 21-can whipped cream “salute” by students from Folsom High School and The Art Institute of Sacramento culinary programs. $85 ($75 in advance). 7-10 p.m. 905 Leidesdorff Street. Folsom. 985-7452.