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State Indian Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Series of Special Events!

State Indian Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Series of Special Events!

In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum is offering a series of special events and activities each weekend that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans.  In fact, the State Indian Museum will offer notable Basket Weaving Demonstrations, a compelling Native Literature Showcase, hands-on “Continuing Culture” Skills Workshops, a Native Film Festival and an always-popular Indian Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair.  All Native American Heritage Month activities happening in November at the State Indian Museum are provided free with regular Museum admission.
 
California Indian Basket Weaving Demonstrations -- Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s Not a Beerfest…It’s Sactoberfest!

It’s Not a Beerfest…It’s Sactoberfest!

The Sacfoodies team was recently invited to get a sneak peek at the festivities planned for the 2nd Annual Sactoberfest 2014! After recovering from food and beer-induced comas, we all agreed that this year’s event is definitely going to be an authentic and traditional experience. With beer maids, classic German eats, plus an extensive selection of over 15 Oktoberfest and local premium beers, Sactoberfest 2014 is an event not to be missed... Read More

Historic Packard Library to be transformed into a Haunted Hotel Attraction

Historic Packard Library to be transformed into a  Haunted Hotel Attraction

Sutter-Yuba Friday Night Live and Valley of Shadows Entertainment are hosting the Haunted Hotel Attraction October, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and on Halloween Night, October 31st during Marysville's Scarysville

This year’s Haunted House, themed as the Haunted Hotel Attraction, will provide the scariest of the scary on three floors of the building, which have come to be known as the three floors of terror.  Once inside this maze of terror guests will come face-to-face with amazing frights with characters portrayed by many of the students and adults from the Yuba/Sutter area.  It is advised that anyone under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult.  Admission into the Haunted Hotel is $5 per person.  The address is 301- 4th Street, Marysville.

Dates of performances:

- Friday        10/10 -  5:30 – 10:30PM

3rd Annual “Souls of the City” Activities in Old Sacramento Culminate With Celebration on 11/1!

3rd Annual “Souls of the City” Activities in Old Sacramento Culminate With Celebration on 11/1!

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of “Day of the Dead” celebrations in Sacramento, Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation have teamed up to present a series of 3rd Annual “Souls of the City” Dia De Los Muertos events and activities in Old Sacramento that take place throughout October and culminate on November 1, 2014.   The annual tradition -- a national holiday in Mexico – is showcased by friends and families building elaborate altars to honor loved ones who have died then gathering in remembrance and celebration.   

A series of fun pop up art labs and special activities will be held in October that showcase the traditions and/or demonstrate how to create some of the special items used in “Day of the Dead” celebrations. 

Following is a schedule of the free workshops and special activities:

V103 Rockfest Set for Saturday October 4th at Rio Ramaza Marina

V103 Rockfest Set for Saturday October 4th at Rio Ramaza Marina

Hundreds of rock fans will converge on Rio Ramaza Marina in Sacramento this Saturday for the V103 Rockfest, featuring local, regional and nationally know acts.  Seventeen bands on 2 stages will kick off the event at noon, which will culminate with headliner, Alien Ant Farm. Its an epic day of music planned just for you. This is an event for fans of all ages as a Kids Zone and "Stairway to Stardom" area will be set up and ready to receive even the youngest rockers. No need to go hungry either! With plenty of food/drink vendors and a warm Fall day, rock fans must not miss this early Autumn blast of the best Sacramento has to offer.  Tickets are 20 dollars pre-sale and 25 on the day of the show: http://www.v103rockfest.com/tickets.php    Come party with us on the 4th!

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

Sacramento Museums Fall for Halloween & Harvest Fun in October

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long.  In October, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) are offering fun Halloween and harvest-related events and activities sure to get guests in a festive spirit, including:

 

“Going Batty” at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center -- October 4 & 5

Hiroshima performing at Crest Theatre Sept. 26!

Hiroshima performing at Crest Theatre Sept. 26!

Building on the success of the Taiko Project performance last year, the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation (SASF) is happy that Hiroshima will be the performer for the Second Annual Benefit Show.

The Grammy nominated jazz/fusion ensemble Hiroshima is performing on Friday, September 26 at the Crest Theatre. Hiroshima’s unique blend of pop, jazz, R & B and Latin influences with exotic strains of their Japanese heritage has endured for over 35 years.

Hiroshima is very excited to be coming back to Sacramento. Dan Kuramoto and June Kuramoto, founders of Hiroshima, said the group has not performed in Sacramento for almost 20 years! SASF is extremely fortunate to host their return to Sacramento and hope all of our supporters will join us for a memorable night at the Crest Theatre.