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For those who enjoy blues, country, jazz and a little unconventional flavor in their music, two men, who’ve had a longstanding reputation of providing just that, are in town. This Friday at 7 p.m., Harlows Restaurant and Nightclub of downtown Sacramento is featuring the acoustic duet Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of the renowned and well-traveled band, “Little Feat.” Local singer songwriter Kate Gaffney will open the show. The group’s frontman Barerre, considered by many to be the heart and soul of the band, joined “Little Feat” three years after it was formed in 1969. And from there, the Hollywood native joined a cast of guys who, 38 years later, find themselves still living the dream.
There is no doubt that the Sacramento River Cats have brought an exciting and competitive brand of baseball to this city since they moved to Raley Field from Vancouver, Wash., in 2000. From the moment of arrival, the team performed and continues to perform well, winning four PCL championships and seven PCL southern division titles, as well as the Triple-A championship last season. Another area in which this team has never struggled is putting fans in the seats. For the past nine seasons, the River Cats have led all minor league baseball in attendance, carrying about 10,000 fans a game during that span. However, attendance has dropped during the current season due to the economic situat
For one night only, Artistic Differences Theatre Company is bringing back the critically acclaimed musical, Bare in concert, this Thursday to Downtown Sacramento. The show will take place at Harlow’s restaurant at 2907 J St. at 7 p.m. Bare tells the story of two homosexual high school students learning to cope with their environment at a Catholic boarding school and the personal struggles that ensue. Introduced to Sacramento last summer, Bare originally debuted at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles in October of 2000. It has since spread to other locations and theatre departments, eventually making its way to Sacramento through Artistic Differences in 2008. Daniells, Executive Produce
Besides being highly competitive year in and year out, the defending-champion Sacramento River Cats have a number of promotional events to keep fans engaged and entertained throughout the season. One of those events is the second year of the Miller Lite 'Que and Brew, every Thursday night home game this season. Held in the Jackson Rancheria Home Run Terrace near left field, the 'Que and Brew offers $2 Miller and Miller Light beers as well as tri-tip, hot dogs and hamburgers, among other foods. Doors open to the 'Que and Brew at 6 p.m. and close around 8:30 p.m., which is usually around the fifth or sixth inning. The area is sealed off for only those 21 or older in an attempt to draw a
Beginning Saturday, Cesar Chavez Park will host the first inaugural Sacramento Outdoor Film Festival, produced by Creative Projection Services and its subsidiary, Sacramento Outdoor Movies. Starting at 5 p.m. and running every Saturday in August, the festival will provide food, fun and games for all those attending, with a movie at 9 p.m. to close out the night. This week's featured film is Rebel Without a Cause, the 1950s classic drama starring James Dean and Natalie Wood. Other festivities include various sponsor booths for home theater supplies and computer games, a video game competition, and Sacramento's Hoppy Brewing Co. will host a beer garden with food and drinks for the event.