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Parades are really the best way to celebrate anything. | Photo by @oldsac
Top o’ the morning to ya. With St. Patrick’s Day steadily strolling closer, it’s time to break out your favorite green outfit and celebrate.
If you’re looking for something to do around the City of Trees, follow the rainbow we’ve laid out to discover five local events that are worth a pot of gold.
🍀 Shamrock’n Weekend | Saturday, March 11-Sunday, March 12 | Times vary | Sutter Health Park, 400 Ballpark Dr. | $20-$155 | Choose from three different races to participate in — 5K, 10K, and half-marathon — or let the kids chase a leprechaun in the half-mile Leprechaun Dash.
🍀 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | Saturday, March 18 | 12-5 p.m. | Old Sacramento Waterfront, 1014 Second St. | Free | A parade, live music, food + drink vendors, and hidden leprechauns take over Old Sac at this annual celebration.
🍀 “Boondock Saints” | Friday, March 17 | 8 p.m. | Crest Theatre, 1013 K St. | $10-$20 | See a special screening of the 1999 cult classic starring Norman Reedus and Willem Dafoe.
🍀 Shamrock Stroll Pub Crawl | Friday, March 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | 4 p.m. | KBAR.DOCO, 732 K St. | $7-$25 | The more friends you bring, the cheaper tickets get, since there’s a group rate — so grab the squad as you hop from bar to bar enjoying drink specials all night long.
🍀 St. Patrick’s in the Park | Saturday, March 18 | 4-10 p.m. | Malt & Mash, 715 K St. | $20 | Join the party that spills into Ali Youssefi Square with live music, a beer garden, and food from Beach Hut Deli — your ticket also gets you access to the afterparty at Social Nightclub.
Art by Cathi Newlin and Toni Rizzo | Wednesday, March 8-Sunday, April 30 | 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Pence Gallery, 212 D St, Davis | Free | This two-for-one art exhibit showcases the latest paintings and sculptures from this pair of local artists.
Friends, Lovers or Nothing | Wednesday, Mar. 8 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Tipsy Putt, 630 K St., Ste. 120, Sacramento | $10 | Been watching a lot of “The Perfect Match” on Netflix lately, so I hope y’all find love at this LGBTQ-focused and golf-themed speed-dating event.
“Dancing With The Stars” Live! | Wednesday, Mar. 8 | 8 p.m. | Hard Rock Live, 3317 Forty Mile Rd., Wheatland | $36-$576 | The dance competition comes to life on this touring version of the hit reality show.
Thursday, March 9
Sacramento Kings vs. New York Knicks | Thursday, Mar. 9 | 7 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $52-$2,000 | Damontas Sabonis is currently leading the league in rebounds per game — what a time to be alive.
Friday, March 10
CIF State Basketball Championships | Friday, Mar. 10-Saturday, Mar. 11 | 10 a.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $16-$50 | A slate of games takes over G1C this weekend to crown the state’s high school basketball champions.
“Pirates of Penzance” | Friday, Mar. 10-Saturday, Mar. 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Jean Henderson Performing Arts, 607 Pena Dr., Davis | $20 | I’m partial to “Bye, Bye, Birdie” myself, but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing this classic musical.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
If your child is intrigued by a certain subject and would like to explore it in-depth before college, here is their chance. | Photo provided by University of Rochester
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A slew of superstars are coming to rock Golden 1 Center this year. The venue announced Lizzo will be performing on Sunday, May 28, while Snoop Dogg + Wiz Khalifa will spark up their show Friday, August 25. Tickets for both concerts go on sale Friday, March 10.
Think you make the best wine in the state? The California State Fair is accepting entries for this year’s Commercial Wine Competition. Interested competitors must sign up by Friday, May 19, and make sure to drop off samples of their vino for judging.
Sky River Casinoconfirmed to CBS 13 that it has a planned expansion in the works, despite opening in September, 2022. No timetable has been given, but the casino is considering adding a hotel and more dining options. (CBS 13)
The Sacramento Fire Department has launched a new program, which will provide mentorship, training, and tuition assistance for those looking to become EMTs or paramedics. Interested candidates should apply now — the listing will close once 150 applications have been received. (Sacramento City Express)
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Remember when every movie had a hacker back in the early 2000s? Good times. | Photo by @midtownmaddy
Sacramento is a pretty great city, but that doesn’t mean it’s always sunshine and rainbows. Thankfully, there are not one, but two helpful Reddit threads full of tips and tricks to make life in the River City easier.
Here are five of our favorites:
“Buy a whole house fan.” — u/nmpls
“Green street signs mean you are in the city of Sac. White signs mean you are in the (unincorpated) [sic] county.” — u/jonny-spot
“On a hot day, go swimming in Putah Creek below the damn [sic]. The water comes out of the bottom of the lake, and it’s clear and cold when the other bodies of water are getting sludgy and warm.” — u/dustyrags
“Hose down bushes/trees/plants before pruning to avoid the Sacramento pollen attack.” — u/who_body
“If you are in an alley, on the grid, the starting letter of that alley is the street directly north.” — u/RippleMeTimbers55