New Years Eve Day 2013 [Photos and Videos]

On December 31, 2013, the Crocker Art Museum hosted a mid day festival of New Year’s traditions from around the world. In celebration of the New Year a “world ball” was dropped at noon. It was a day for kids of all ages. Dancing, singing, costumes, and merriment filled the Teel Family Pavilion at the museum. Father Time was present with his hour glass full of sand. Here are photos of the few minutes leading up to the ball drop.           The Ball dropped right at noon to the Placer Ume Taiko Drum beat. Click below for the video. Much dancing ensued with kids literally pushing their way through to the dance floor. Traditional Japanese drumming celebration was performed by Placer Ume Taiko.     The kids were enthralled.     Here is a video of the Taiko drumming. With authentic Bavarian flair the Sacramento Turn Verein Alpentanzer Schuhplatter Band and Dancers showed what a New Year’s celebration might be like in Austria or Germany. A video of the dancing.   The kids were led in a singalong by an African folktale puppet theater by C.W. Hurni. Here are photos of the puppet masters engaging the children.     The event was strongly attended. From the looks of the children’s faces and the smiling parents a good time was had by […]

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Tragic end to 2012: Suspect caught after two killed, three injured in New Year’s Eve shooting in Old Sacramento

UPDATE – On Friday, January 4, 2013, a male and female associated with Carlito Montoya were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon related to this incident. Amber Scholz-36 is believed to have instigated the altercation and her husband Charles Fowler-Scholz-34, was involved in the physical fight that preceded the deadly shooting. No further details are available at this time.   UPDATE – Suspect identification: According to a Sacramento Police update, the suspect, 22-year-old Carlito Montoya, is in police custody in an area hospital. Montoya is receiving medical treatment for multiple gunshot wounds.   A 22-year-old man wanted in connection with a New Year’s Eve shooting in Old Sacramento that left two people dead and three others with gunshot wounds was apprehended by Sacramento police last night. The suspect allegedly pulled a gun during a fight inside the Sports Corner Cafe and began firing, hitting a 30-year-old female, a 35-year-old male and an employee in his 20s, according to a police press release. The two male victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died on the scene, while the female victim survived and was taken to a hospital. The fight had begun as an argument before turning into a physical altercation, which a bar employee attempted to break up. It was not immediately clear from the press release if that was the same employee who was […]

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Sacramento New Year’s Eve events 2013

It’s almost time for a new year again. Can you believe it? 2012 has been a bit longer than most (we’re looking at you, leap day!), and it’s finally time to ring in 2013. In addition to the myriad club and bar events (LowBrau, MiX, Dive Bar, District 30, Midtown BarFly, Bulls, Social Nightclub, KBAR, Pine Cove Tavern, R15, Fox & Goose, The Hyatt, The Hilton, and The Park all promise to keep you entertained as well as moving and grooving), we’ve rounded up some alternate New Year’s Eve options for you. Enjoy fun for the whole family Noon Year’s Eve Family Festival: Crocker Art Museum; Mon 10am-2pm At this fun and free celebration all ages will learn about New Year festivities from around the world through live music and dance performances. Count down to the New Year at Noon. New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular: Waterfront Park; Mon 6pm-12:30am This free celebration features activities for the whole family to enjoy including children’s programming, fireworks, live music, dinner specials, hot food and drink vendors, and a variety of colorful street entertainment. Laugh a little (or a lot) Leslie Jones New Year’s Eve: Tommy T’s Comedy & Dinner Theatre; Mon 7pm & 10pm Leslie Jones performs her wild and crazy standup for comedy clubs and television audiences both nationwide and internationally with appearances on Showtime at the […]

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Say hello to 2012 at these New Year’s Eve nightlife events

Can you belive 2011 is practically over? New Year’s Eve is this Saturday and if you’re still searching for plans, we here at Sacramento365.com have gathered up some activities for you. If you’re looking for a great, family friendly New Year’s Eve experience, complete with fireworks, be sure to head to Old Sac for the New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular. But, for those of you who are looking for some adult celebrations–no kids allowed–here’re a few options to greet 2012 (see even more in our Top 10 & Holiday Event Section). Sacramento nightlife is kickin’! 1. New Year’s 2012 Bash with Mickey Avalon: Ace of Spades, 7pm Hailing from Hollywood, Mickey Avalon is known to the world as one of the hottest underground American rappers and has become a fan-favorite. 2. New Year’s Eve Gala: Chicago: Davis Musical Theatre Company, 8pm Ring in the New Year with Broadway favorite: Chicago. The Tony Award winning performance of the “truth-is-stranger-than-fiction” play is opening for a special preview, accompanied by a catered buffet dinner, champagne, dessert, party favors, a live DJ, and more. 3. Townhouse New Year’s Eve Party: TownHouse Lounge, 8pm-2am On the 365th day of the year, The Townhouse presents a very special NYE party with some of your favorite DJs on both floors: Electro/House/Progressive with Mike Diamond & My Cousin Vinny & Indie/Pop/Dance with The […]

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New Year’s Eve In Sacramento

2011 New Year’s Eve Wine Fest Sacramento’s Masonic Temple, 1123 J St. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. $89 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. 21+ Sacramento Wine and Nightlife Tours invites all wine lovers to ring in the new year with their favorite glass of red, white or bubbly. Held at the Sacramento Masonic Temple, this bash promises to be one of the biggest and most elegant new year’s celebrations in the city. Hosted in two rooms, the Wine Fest will feature a champagne toast, open bar with wine and beer, live music from performers Larry Ellis Jr. and Southwind, saxophonist Ava Lemert and DJ Rock Bottom. Appetizers will also be served, prepared by local chefs Anthony Brenes of Enotria Restaurant and Wine Bar and Nick Gardella of Mother Lode Market in Jackson. Other party perks provided by the Sacramento Wine and Nightlife Tours include nanny services by licensed professionals ($20 for first child, $10 for each additional), valet parking ($10), end-of-night shuttle services and next-day car retrieval for those living within a 15-minute radius of the Masonic Temple ($20 round trip) and a special promotional price for ticket holders who are from out of town or looking to end with a romantic evening at the Sheraton Hotel ($99 per person). Sacramento Press readers may use promotional code EscapeSac.com for $10 […]

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New Year’s family style

New Year’s Eve isn’t all about adults. Besides the New Year’s Eve dancing and live music options, there are some family-friendly events to choose from. Sacramento Press community contributor Julia Beckner created a guide to family activities, which is a great resource, but here are a few more opportunities to share quality time with your family. Noon Year’s Eve at the Y What: Carnival games, swimming, family relays, food, music and dancing for kids ages 2-12 and their adult chaperones. Where: Sacramento Area YMCA, 2021 W St. When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $5 for YMCA members, $7 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by visiting sacymca.org or calling 916-452-9622. Blue Moon New Year’s Eve Walk What: Walk 5 or 10k (3.1 or 6.2 miles) with the Sacramento Walking Sticks, California’s largest American Volkssport Association-affiliated walking club. Flashlights are recommended, pets are allowed and the route is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Food will be available after the walk. Where: Starting at the Pioneer House, 415 P St. When: 5 to no later than 9 p.m. Cost: Free, but commemorative patches are available for $3. New Year’s Eve at Capitol Bowl What: Two hours of glow bowling, shoe rental, party favors and noisemakers. Where: Capitol Bowl, 900 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento When: 7 to 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight Cost: $50 per […]

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New Year’s dancing

Looking for a place to go for New Year’s Eve? The Sacramento Press would like to break down the most appealing dance parties for those who like to get their groove on. Paragary Restaurant Group, who put on the ball drop last year, will be hosting what they bill as the "largest party of 2010." What: Dinner at Cosmo Café. The Spazzmatics playing 1980s hits at the Cosmopolitan Cabaret and DJ Pat Allen spinning dance hits at Social Nightclub. The cafe and cabaret are all-ages and Social Nightclub is 21-and-over. Where: The Cosmopolitan Building, 1000 K St. When: Dinner from 5 – 11 p.m., dancing from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. Cost: $50 for access to Social Nightclub and the Cosmopolitan Cabaret. Purchase here. $99 for access to Social Nightclub, Cosmopolitan Cabaret and a three-course dinner at Cosmo Café. Purchase here. $450 and up for VIP tables. For more information call 443-9004 or email vip@nightclubsocial.com. V101.1 R&B and Old School radio station will be hosting its ninth annual "New Year’s Jamming Eve" dance party. What: The SOS Band, One Way featuring Al Hudson, Kurtis Blow and DJ Gino will perform R&B and classic hip hop. The event is 21-and-over. Where: The Radisson Hotel Grand Ballroom, 500 Leisure Lane When: 9 p.m. – to be determined Cost: $67, tickets available at The Radisson Hotel gift shop […]

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