Too young to have seen "Casablanca" on the big screen when it premiered? Or maybe you want to relive the memory? Well, here's looking at you, kid: The Crocker Art Museum is screening the classic film outside at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Patty Felkner of Viewpoint Photographic Art Center will give a talk on the 1942 film's groundbreaking cinematography, according to the Crocker Art Museum's website. At 8:30, the show starts, and you can relax in your lawn chair while Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman put on one of the classic love stories of all time. Tickets are $5 for members, $6 for college students and $8 for non-members.
Start your Fourth of July with a brisk run or walk at the 36th annual Fouth of July 5-miler next week. The Buffalo Chips Running Club hosts the free event, which kicks off at Glen Hall Park. According to the event website, it's the oldest running event in the city. Sign-in starts at 7:15 a.m., and everyone must sign a waiver. Kids 10 and younger can run a half-mile race that starts at 7:45 a.m., and the full 5-mile race begins at 8 a.m. Glen Hall Park is located at 5415 Sandburg Drive in East Sacramento near Sacramento State.
The Sacramento Boat Show docks at the Sacramento Marina at Miller Park on Saturday, giving would-be boaters the chance to pick up their new watercraft in time for the Fourth of July. Hundreds of boats, from Zodiacs to yachts, will be on show during the one-day event, according to the event website. Also appearing at the show will be multiple local bands and a wakeboarding demonstration. Food trucks including Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen and Coast to Coast sandwiches will keep everyone fed while they shop for that new summertime toy. The show runs from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday at Miller Park, 2790 Marina View Drive.
Dust off your moon-walking shoes for Thursday's performance at Ace of Spades by Who's Bad, a Michael Jackson cover band. Ace of Spades is one of Sacramento's most popular music venues, enlivening the R Street corridor over the past year and a half. Most people can probably sing along to any number of Michael Jackson songs, and Who's Bad will be performing them live starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets cost $23.95. Ace of Spades is located at 1417 R St.
Head to Cal Expo this Fourth of July for the area's largest fireworks display. In its annual partnership with Sacramento County, the California Exposition & State Fair will shoot off fireworks to celebrate the nation's birthday. The free event begins at 6 p.m. and includes music from local radio station 107.9 The End and live music from the United States Air Force Band. Once the sun sets and the skies go dark, officials will signal the launching of the fireworks. Cal Expo is located at 1600 Exposition Blvd.
The Sacramento Press has approximately 2,000 contributors signed up on our site to voluntarily write articles. Without them, we wouldn’t exist. To just tell you how great they are isn’t enough. In an effort to show you why we love them, we will be putting the spotlight on a new contributor every month in our “Community Contributor Spotlight” video series. Without further ado, we present to you Chris McClain: If there's a particular contributor you would like to see featured, let us know! Send us an email at email@example.com. To meet contributors featured in the past, visit our Community Contributor Spotlight splash page.
Come join local restaurants, food trucks and even The Sacramento Press at the annual King of Feasts luau at the Sacramento Zoo Saturday night. On-hand at the event will be premium local wines, beers and spirits, as well as food from some of the city’s best restaurants and, of course, food trucks, according to a press release. Some of the vendors at the event include Chops Steakhouse, Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen and Original Po’Boys. There will also be a local Hawaiian shave ice dealer, according to an event organizer. The Hawaiian theme will be prevalent throughout, and guests can walk around the zoo grounds as Hawaiian guitarist Kalei Kema and Na Aikane Ukelele Club fill the air with tro
Tonight (right now in fact) Sacramento Current (Sacramento's oldest and best podcast about local public affairs. see www.sacramentocurrent.com) is interviewing Tom Negrete of The Sacramento Bee and Jared Goyette of Sacramento Press about the state of news media in our city and at large. We'll have the audio up just as soon as our friends at Third Bedroom Studios and RanSackedMedia.com can work their magic.
You can learn the rhythm and beats of West Africa on Sunday at Firehouse 5 with a West African drum and dance class. Amadou Camara, of Guinea, will be teaching drummers and dancers of all levels how to play the instruments and dance to the beats. People with their own drums are encouraged to bring them, but limited numbers of both djembe – played with the hands – and dununs – played with drumsticks – will be available, according to event organizer Heather Dowling. "It's traditional dance and drumming from West Africa," Dowling said. "It's open to people of all levels." Those who don't want to learn how to drum or dance are welcome to show up and watch, free of charge, and there will be
This Week’s Friday Night Concert in the Park features headlining act Mumbo Gumbo, which blends roots music with a few classic covers, and Todd Morgan & the Emblems will provide its unique sound, drawn from multiple genres. Rounding out the night will be DJ Mikey Likes It, and the after-party will be at Torch Club. Mumbo Gumbo is a Concerts in the Park Veteran, and the below YouTube clip shows the band playing in Cesar Chavez Plaza. The band blends many styles, including soul, rock, zydeco and afropop, according to the Mumbo Gumbo website. The septet has played for almost 20 years and has released eight albums. Todd Morgan & the Emblems formed in 2007, and singer/songwriter Todd Morg
Community leaders will join The Sacramento Press for live chats with incumbent Mayor Kevin Johnson and Jonathan Rewers, who currently serves as chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission. Questions will be chosen from those submitted by readers over the past week. The first chat will be with Johnson at 11 a.m., and the second chat will be with Rewers at 11:45 a.m. After the chats, videos will be posted on YouTube and featured on The Sacramento Press. Editor's note: We're working on an article now that should be live later this afternoon. Thanks to everyone who participated. Sorry for the tech issues – this was our first time doing this and we had an equipment failure – but despite tha
Access Sacramento invites actors, artists, film technicians, craft services spealists, and all who love seeing local movies on the big screen at the Crest Theater to come to the Coloma Center (4623 T St.) Auditorium today from 3-5 PM. Ten scripts have been selected and at 3 PM sharp, the ten writers now become producers and they ask for your help making their dreams come alive on the screen this summer. Celebrating the thirteenth year, A Place Called Sacramento Film Festival starts with ten slected short scripts. Each filmmaker describes his or her script to the attendees and then the fun begins. All are invited to meet the filmmakers and suggest how they can help. By 5 PM, the core cast
The 2012 Sacramento Pride Parade and Festival kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday with the parade’s start at Fourth and N streets. The focus of the Sacramento Pride events is to bring gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans into everyday society, and there is no requirement of being gay to partake in the festivities. Capitol Mall between Fourth and Seventh streets will be the scene of the festival and parade after-party, with dance pavilions, local DJs, a kids zone and plenty of food. Last year’s event saw a huge turnout despite rain, and the weather this year is expected to be nice and sunny. Tickets are $10. For more information, check the Sacramento Pride website.
Explore the cockpits of legendary airplanes such as the Blue Angels’ fighter jets, the “Top Gun” F-14 Tomcat and the A-10 Thunderbolt as the Aerospace Museum of California celebrates Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 19. A brief ceremony honoring the troops with a dedication of the McClellan Memorial Rose Garden will be held at 11 a.m. in the Air Park in conjunction with a Coast Guard C-130 flyby. Guests will also have the opportunity to speak to original members of the Tuskegee Airmen from World War II and author Len Kovar, who wrote “WWII Prisoner of War: How I survived.” Entrance is $5, and active-duty military members and their families get in free. The museum is open from 9 a.m. -
Local rock band Walking Spanish will perform Friday at the Torch Club, which recently celebrated 12 years in its current location. Sacramento Press community contributor Lindol French saw the band last year at the Torch Club and characterized the performance as “a phenomenal, high-energy rock show, peppering their staggeringly good original material with a variety of tasty covers.” Also playing will be special guest Parie Wood. Tickets are $7, and the show begins at 9 p.m. The Torch Club is located at 914 15th St. More events this week: May 19 West Coast Brew Fest @ Miller Park May 19 Boulevard Park Green Thumb Brigade @Boulevard Park May 19 Armed Forces Day at the Aerospace Museum
About 3,000 people and 120 different brews are expected at this year’s West Coast Brew Fest in Miller Park on Saturday. Started in 2000, the brew fest showcases California, Oregon and Washington’s influence in micro brews, and judges award ribbons in a blind taste test two weeks before the event. Organizer Matson Breakey told The Sacramento Press last year that dedicated followers from as far away as Arizona and Washington show up to try the beers, hear the local bands and sample the food. There are no tasting tokens, and festival-goers are given a cup upon paying admission, which gives them unlimited tastings until the event is over or the kegs are tapped. For more information, visit
Today marks the end of my 135-week journey with The Sacramento Press. Here is my first and last editorial. When I applied to be an intern for an online newspaper in September 2009, I never imagined it would lead me to being the editor-in-chief of anything. In high school, I dreamed of being a writer for a newspaper or a magazine. In my college entrance exam, I wrote about how I wanted to make a difference through my writing. I wanted my voice to be heard. I still remember when I interviewed for The Sacramento Press internship. I sat across from Ben Ilfeld and told him my goals of moving to New York to work for a major magazine. I told him I wanted to go to journalism school. Ben looked
In Thursday's weekly Go.See.Do. newsletter, the date for the Family Fun Fest at Fairytale Town was erroneously listed as April 29. The event in fact takes place on April 28. For more information on the event, click here. Also in Thursday's Go.See.Do. newsletter, Bassnectar is listed as occurring on on May 2, when it in fact occurs on May 4. The Sacramento Press apologizes for the mistakes.
We are excited to announce the newest addition to The Sacramento Press team – Jared Goyette. Jared is the fourth editor in chief The Sacramento Press has had since it launched in 2008. For the past three years Jared was the online producer for The Miami Herald, writing headlines, selecting the front page stories, editing images and managing social media accounts. On top of managing the morning shift at The Herald, Jared founded a hyperlocal publication called Open Media Miami. Open Media is the community news partner of The Herald and covers the downtown and Midtown areas of Miami. Jared said he started Open Media Miami because he “wanted to experiment with online news coverage … and i
Most people would jump at the chance to interview their favorite band, but when they actually sit down to do the interview, sometimes the questions and answers fall flat. With a limited time constraint and the pressure of hitting it off with the musicians you admire, the nerves and lack of preparation might make you wish you had a do-over when all is said and done. Rick Ele will help you get the most out of your interviews – with musicians or the chef at the new restaurant – at his Breaking the Ice Interview Workshop. The workshop will be held at the Sacramento Press office, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Ele has been a DJ and radio host for 17 years at the freeform community rad