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61º | Cloudy skies | 9% chance of rain | Sunrise 6:59 a.m. | Sunset 5:41 p.m.

🥀 For those ready to veto this Valentine’s Day
A bunch of dried, dead flowers in a white trash bag.
Flowers may die, but our love for you would never wither.|Photo by SACtoday staff
Listen, Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone. Maybe you don’t care much for the holiday itself, or maybe it’s one of those Valentine’s Days (sorry, bestie). Regardless, there are plenty of events in Sacramento for those of you that aren’t feelin’ the vibe, but don’t necessarily want to stay home, either.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party | Feb. 14, 3-9 p.m.
Join Track 7 Brewing Co. at its Curtis Park taproom (3747 W. Pacific Ave.) for beer, specialty cocktails, and themed-drinks like a “Done Me Dirty” Shirley or the “Flying Solo” flights.

MOMentum | Feb. 14, 12-2 p.m.
This event is for like-minded ladies wanting to network with other mothers + business owners. Enjoy treats, sip drinks, and mingle at District56 (8230 Civic Center Dr., Ste. 100, Elk Grove) to celebrate the power of women supporting women.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Trivia + Beer Release | Feb. 14, 12-10 p.m.
LogOff Brewing (3054 Sunrise Blvd., Ste. J, Rancho Cordova) launches “LogOff Emo Week” this Wednesday with trivia and the release of its latest brew — Double Dry Hopped Emo Tears Beer.

And if it’s that kind of day, you might want to do yourself a favor and book a “rage room” with Smash Sacramento. 10/10 recommend bringing a friend. Thank us later.


Ur 4evr Valentine, SACtoday 💜
Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • Fat Tuesday | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 4:30 p.m. | Multiple locations, Sacramento | Cost of purchase | Start at Mulvaney’s and end at Torch Club with this pub crawl, with food and drink + live music at every stop.
  • Out of the Shadows | Tuesday, Feb. 13-Saturday, Feb. 24 | 2-4 p.m. | The Mills Station Arts and Culture Center, 10191 Mills Station Rd., Rancho Cordova | Free | Local artist Elizabeth Hall shares her work + the story of her return to the arts.
  • Tuesday Hang Out | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 4-7 p.m. | Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330 Gibbons Dr., Ste. B, Carmichael | $5 | Stop in for a creative cohort to craft with, plus a potluck-style meal for everyone.
  • Comedy Showcase | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 7 p.m. | Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Ste. 225, Sacramento | $20.55+ | Grab your besties and a table for this lineup of funny women.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • Valentine’s Day Market | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Palladio Mall, 410 Palladio Pkwy., Folsom | Cost of purchase | Enjoy local vendors, a craft show, and free kids crafts at this special iteration of the Palladio Farmers Market.
  • Michael Weston | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Coatza Brewing Co., 9251 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove | $240 | See this Frank Sinatra tribute singer live while you feast on a three-course meal.
  • Valentine Haunt | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6:30-11 p.m. | Sacramento Scream Park, 4909 Auburn Blvd., Ste. 3, Sacramento | $23.99+ | This date’s not for the faint of heart — navigate Valentine-themed haunted houses + get that adrenaline pumping.
  • Wine Tasting | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 7-10 p.m. | Self Designs Art Gallery, 1117 18th St., Sacramento | $10+ | Enjoy your wine with a side of music and poetry.
  • Open Mic | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Torch Club, 904 15th St., Sacramento | $10 | Get out of your comfort zone by performing for a live audience + discovering new local talents.
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Dazzle your Valentine’s date with Sacramento Ballet’s “Cinderella”
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Attend the show dressed as your favorite Cinderella character.|Photo by Tony Nguyen
Bibibi, bobbidi, boo — here’s something to do: Catch the Sacramento Ballet’s production of “Cinderella” by Paul Vasterling from Friday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb. 18.

The adaptation of this classic fairy tale is set to Sergei Prokofiev’s magical score performed by a live orchestra.

Audiences will be immersed in Cinderella’s romantic adventures through the show’s 18th-century costumes and intricately-designed sets. Bonus: Don’t miss the free dress-up party before each matinee.

It’s not too late to surprise your Valentine with tickets.
News Notes
  • Holahola Fusion Restaurant & Bar is bringing Mexican-Hawaiian food to Folsom Village Center. Replacing Canyon Grill and Alehouse, the new eatery (9580 Oak Ave. Pkwy., Ste. 8) is slated to open this Saturday, Feb. 17. (Sac Biz Journal)
Plan Ahead
  • The 14th Annual Capitol Beer Fest is brewing up a return on Saturday, March 2, with beer tastings + over 20 food vendors. Finnegan’s Pub is offering $10 off tickets with code “SUPER10" — just don’t wait too long, this event sells out every year.
  • Remember when we shared tips on how to recycle your Christmas trees? Well, sometimes it’s cool to see results in action — California Conservation Corps + the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife recently used over 1,000 recycled trees to construct a new fish habitat. (FOX40)
  • Apparently, Sacramento can’t get enough of this coffee kiosk — Dutch Bros. is adding a second Fair Oaks location (7904 Winding Way). Formerly a Scooter’s Coffee, the kiosk is aiming to open by the end of 2024 at the latest. This will be Sacramento area’s seventh site. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • Sacramento History Museum’s newest exhibit premieres this Saturday, Feb. 17, and will be open through Sunday, June 2. Titled “Tattooed & Tenacious: Inked Women in California’s History,” the collection features photographs, personal histories, and artifacts from women tattoo artists + their experiences in a male-dominated industry. (Sacramento Press)
  • El Dorado Hills’ Oak Ridge High School brought home the gold on Sunday, Feb. 11. The school’s cheer team placed first in its division (against over 50 teams) for the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando. (KCRA 3)
  • Sacramento reseller Viva La Vintage just opened its newest location at Stardust Vintage Emporium (9580 Micron Ave., Ste. C). Peruse mid-century, vintage, and antique items on display at Stardust + Viva La Vintage’s Elk Grove location at The Red Door (9056 Elk Grove Blvd.).
  • Amy’s Drive Thru announced plans to close its Roseville location (1119 Galleria Blvd.) last Friday, Feb. 9. The vegetarian fast-food chain, which came to Sacramento area in Dec. 2021, also closed its only SoCal spot in Thousand Oaks.
  • A reminder that tomorrow, February 14, is Valentine’s Day. Sending flowers? Shop bouquets from top-rated local florists, or get one of 1-800-Flowers’ Valentine’s Day bouquets delivered to that special someone.*
🎨 Brush up on your art skills
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City Editor Madeline just might be working on something to contribute this Friday.|Photo by SACtoday staff
Art is something that keeps our world alive and beautiful, but sometimes it’s not the most accessible. This is where Free Art Friday Sacramento comes into play — an initiative to engage local artists and share the wealth.

So, how can you participate?

First, make your own masterpiece. This can include (but is definitely not limited to) jewelry, drawing, poetry, painting, and sewing.

Next, we recommend placing your work in a waterproof bag. Include a note with instructions for the finder to tag @FreeArtFridaySacramento + your own Instagram handle (optional).

Then, on Friday between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., hide your art anywhere in Sacramento. When you finally make the drop, post a picture of the site on Instagram and tag Free Art Friday’s account. Make sure to include a few extra hints in the caption + a sneak peek of your work.

Finally, be sure to check Free Art Friday’s account throughout the day as hints from participating artists are reposted.
The Buy
This margarita mixers bundle, since National Margarita Day is coming up on Thursday, February 22 and we’re trying to be as prepared as possible, thank you very much. Get four margarita flavors to play with including “Simple Margarita” and “Blood Orange Margarita.”
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The Wrap
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From the editor
Listen, I may know how to write but I’m an amateur artist at best. Don’t expect anything crazy for my Free Art Friday submission. If you find it, tag us + leave a glowing review of my artistic prowess (as showcased below).

On a notepad, City Editor Madeline drew a stick figure of themselves holding a framed artwork next to a person wearing a hat reading "916." The person looks overjoyed to be receiving a wonderful masterpiece from Madeline!

You can probably already tell, but this depicts City Editor Madeline (left) handing a mystery artwork to an ecstatic Sacramentan (right).


Photo by SACtoday staff

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