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52º | Partly cloudy | 14% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:04 a.m. | Sunset 5:35 p.m.

🏈 Are you ready for some football?
A bucket of beers, a pile of chicken wings, and a pizza atop a wooden table.
Pizza, beer, and wings — the Holy Trinity of football foods. | Photo by @drakesthebarn
Super Bowl 58 kicks off in Las Vegas this Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3:30 p.m. with the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Kansas City Chiefs. For those of you looking to enjoy the game with friends without the stress of hosting, we’ve rounded up some of the most enticing watch parties across the City of Trees for you to cheer on the 49ers (is our bias showing?).

Drake’s: The Barn, 985 Riverfront St.
What compliments the Big Game better than a big bucket of wings? Nothing, that’s what. Drake’s is offering a bucket of 32 wings as a gameday special, “touchdown tots” (buffalo chicken tots), and more. City Editor Jordan will be here, so be sure to say hi if you see him — 49er fans only, of course.

Tom’s Watch Bar, 414 K St., Ste. 180
This DOCO spot will have free shots, NFL merch giveaways, football trivia, and so much more for fans to partake in. Don’t forget to sign up for their fan club to net yourself a $1 drink as well.

Punch Bowl Social, 500 J St., Ste. 100
Play Big Game Bingo to win prizes, snag a $25 bucket of beers, and enjoy themed shots + cocktails. If your team starts to lose, you can enjoy the free games they have on hand (corn hole, darts, and more) instead.

Barwest, 2724 J St.
Sporting gigantic drinks and an even larger Jumbotron, Barwest is one of the go-to spots in Midtown for sporting events — so where better to go for the biggest game of them all?

Bear & Crown British Pub, 1022 Second St.
Finally, the British respect real football. Tickets for this event come with access to a private watch room, catered food, and $2 off all draught beer, house wine, and well cocktails. Not bad, innit?
Thursday, Feb. 8
  • TobyMac | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 7 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $19+ | The singer-songwriter brings his Christian raps to Sacramento.
  • Dauood Naimyar | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 7 p.m. | Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club, 1207 Front St., Sacramento | $20 | Laugh along with this Bay Area-based comic who recently taped a set for Comedy Central.
  • “Maple and Vine” | Thursday, Feb. 8-Saturday, Feb. 10 | The Artist’s Collective, 2007 28th St., Sacramento | $18+ | This dark comedy follows a harried modern couple, who turns to a cultish community of 1950s re-enactors to escape the pressures of their everyday life.
Friday, Feb. 9
  • Sierra College vs. Sacramento City College Women’s Basketball | Friday, Feb. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento | $7+ | Two local colleges tip off in this matchup.
  • Painting Love | Friday, Feb. 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 2421 23rd St., Sacramento | $45 | Express your love and creativity through art.
  • Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings | Friday, Feb. 9 | 7 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $51+ | Light the Beam.
  • Sacramento Cabaret | Friday, Feb. 9 + Saturday, Feb. 10 | 8 p.m. | Location provided after booking, Sacramento | $59 | Music, dance and comedy collide at this secret show, where the location is sent out 24 hours before showtime.
  • “Murder Ballad” | Friday, Feb. 9-Sunday, March 3 | Times vary | Green Valley Theatre Company, 3823 V St., Sacramento | $25 | This rock musical follows the affair of a New Yorker torn between her husband and her ex — all set to some sweet pop-punk rhythms.
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News Notes
  • Thought it was windy in Sacramento? Earlier this week, the National Weather Service recorded wind gusts up to 162 mph at Palisades Tahoe. The fastest wind gusts ever recorded were a whopping 231 mph in New Hampshire back in 1934. (FOX40)
  • The Allspicery is moving. The spice shop announced it will relocate to a new spot in East Sac at J and 38th streets, with an expected opening window of mid-March. The new location will allow the business to hold classes and demonstrations, as well as have the necessary retail space.
  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held earlier this week for University of the Pacific’s new Sacramento center focused on physician assistants education. The center features classrooms, a simulation area, and new equipment for students. (KCRA 3)
  • Travelers at SMF have some new dining options. Nixtaco, Midtown Spirits, Bawk! by Urban Roots, and Cafe Bernardo are just a few of the local eateries that are joining the airport’s list of restaurants. (ABC 10)
  • Roseville’s Westfield Galleria is set to undergo some changes. The mall is converting an empty space into a mini-food court + adding a new escape room business, The Escape Game, which is expected to open by the end of the year. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • Last week, we shared that some residents had received notifications about a Warner Bros. production being shot in Sacramento. It’s been confirmed that the film is Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Regina Hall, and Teyana Taylor, which began shooting last week in Humboldt County.
  • Old Sacramento is looking for vendors, volunteers, and parade participants to join the 2024 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 23.
  • A friendly reminder to book spring + summer vacations (they’re just around the corner). Want beach time? This Hawaiian oceanfront property has two king beds. Prefer the mountains? Book this lakeside chalet in British Columbia. Craving luxury? This tropical cabana in Montecito, CA has an on-site masseuse.*
💰 Cash to clean
Few things are as rewarding as beautifying where you live. | Photo via City of Sacramento
Sacramento community groups can now get up to $3,000 in grants to help protect and restore our city’s waterways.

The Department of Utilities is offering grants to local groups — such as student or neighborhood groups — working to prevent runoff pollution or enhance Sacramento’s rivers and creeks.

The project must be within city limits + related to local watersheds — a term used to describe an area that drains rain, rivers, and creeks into places like a reservoir or bay — and can include things like educational materials, improvement projects, and more.

Apply by Monday, Feb. 26, and check our volunteer guide for more ways to get involved with your community.
The Buy
The Giving Heart pillow — a cream, knitted, heart-shaped pillow that’s weighted to replicate the feeling of a real hug. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for loved ones who deserve some extra coziness and care.
Who are you rooting for in Super Bowl 58?
A pie chart showing that 64.7% of our readers are rooting for the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58.

Swifties in shambles right now.


Graphic by SACtoday staff

No surprise here — you overwhelmingly voted for the San Francisco 49ers when asked who you’d be rooting for in Super Bowl 58. We’re guessing this means we’re not the only ones who wish the team would bring their training camp back to Rocklin’s Sierra College.
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