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Today’s Forecast

63º | 20% chance of precipitation | Sunrise 6:56 a.m. | Sunset 5:43 p.m. | Full Weather Report | Traffic Report

🎸 Sac’s ready to rock your world
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Live music is the perfect escape from the daily rise-and-grind.|Photo by SACtoday staff
Sacramento’s best venues are hosting some big names for concerts and performances this year. Mark your calendars for these headliners coming to the City of Trees, and get excited for what’s to come.

🎶 February

Red Hot Chili Peppers | Saturday, Feb. 17
This rock band has traversed genres including funk, punk, hip-hop, and more. Catch this band from the ‘80s live at Thunder Valley Casino (1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln).

Madonna | Saturday, Feb. 24
See Madonna’s best-selling solo “The Celebration Tour” with special guest Bob the Drag Queen for a one-of-a-kind experience at Golden 1 Center (500 David J Stern Walk).

🎵 March

Fall Out Boy | Sunday, March 3
Jimmy Eat World assists Fall Out Boy in bringing alternative-indie jams to the stage — with a healthy helping of emo rock on the side, of course.

Bad Bunny | Tuesday, March 5
Known for his Latin rap and reggaeton vibes, Bad Bunny is ready to shake things up with some bachata, hip-hop, and soulful lyrics.
What live performance are you most excited for this year?
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Just so you know, we will make dramatic assumptions about your entire personality based on the show you choose.


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A. Bad Bunny
B. Pearl Jam
C. Hozier
D. Janet Jackson
E. Other
Thursday, Feb. 15
  • The True Black History Museum | Thursday, Feb. 15 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Sacramento State, 6000 J St., Sacramento | Free | This exhibit highlights the contributions of Black Americans in art, science, sports, entertainment, education, and politics.
  • Artful Afternoons for Adults | Thursday, Feb. 15 | 2-4 p.m. | Rancho Cordova Library, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova | Free | Join this week’s session for paper crafting, with provided supplies for making cards and journals.
  • The Baddest Beams | Thursday, Feb. 15 | 7 p.m. | Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sacramento | $15 | Enjoy live alternative indie music by this Sacramento-based guitar group.
  • When Doves Cry | Thursday, Feb. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Thunder Valley Casino, 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln | $25 | This Prince tribute concert is going to make it Purple Rain.
Friday, Feb. 16
  • Teen Nerf Battles | Friday, Feb. 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Recreation Center, 2801 Jefferson Blvd., West Sacramento | $10 | It’s Nerf or nothing at this battle for ages 13-17.
  • “Ace Ventura Pet Detective” | Friday, Feb. 16 | 7-9 p.m. | Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento | $11 | Watch one of Jim Carrey’s most pivotal — and chaotic — roles on the silver screen.
  • Disney’s “Finding Nemo, Jr.” | Friday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 18 | Times vary | Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland | $8+ | This classic film’s musical adaptation makes for a great night of family fun.
  • Banshee Tree and Yak Attack | Friday, Feb. 16 | 9 p.m. | Torch Club, 904 15th St., Sacramento | $10 | These two bands are bringing a mix of Spanish rock and electro-funk to the stage.
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News Notes
  • Development is on track for a new commuter rail service connecting Elk Grove to the Bay Area, with service slated to start in late 2026. The San Joaquin Regional Trail Commission secured land near Laguna Boulevard and Dwight Road for the new station. (KCRA 3)
  • Sacramento State announced its new Black Honors College — the first one in the country. Part of the university’s mission with the program is to boost Black graduation rates + student enrollment and retention. Acceptance into the college starts this fall. (FOX40)
Coming Soon
  • A new eatery by the owners of Kupros Craft House is coming to Midtown. A vacant space at 2800 G St., most recently occupied by Sunny’s Market, will be converted into a “takeout concept” with a variety of cuisine genres including: Hawaiian, barbecue, ramen, and sandwiches. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • A unanimous vote by city council members weighed in favor of designating North Sacramento School as a historic landmark. This decision comes after “years of neglect,” in which the vacant century-old building has been damaged by fires and vandalism. (KCRA 3)
  • Through Tuesday, April 23, a new exhibit will be displayed at the UC Davis Design Museum. “Still: Racism in America, A Retrospective in Cartoons” features comic strips by father-daughter cartoonists Brumsic Brandon Jr. and Barbara Brandon-Croft, which confront racial issues spanning decades in America. (The Aggie)
  • The West isn’t waitin’ around for ‘em. Listen to local analysis on the outcome of the Sacramento Kings vs. Phoenix Suns game with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
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    🌬 When it’s windy
    Fallen trees are a common kind of storm debris in Sacramento, especially in high wind conditions.|Photo by SACtoday staff
    With three storms on the horizon in the Sacramento area, winds are expected to pick up to 45 miles per hour in the northern Sacramento Valley.

    The National Weather Service predicts heavy snow in the mountainous regions, with windy and wet conditions for the rest of the Sacramento area.

    Here are some tips to keep in mind as the winds pick up this week:
    • Monitor the local forecast at the National Weather Service’s website.
    • Keep an eye out for sagging trees or power lines + avoid crossing paths with them.
    • Avoid driving at all, but if you must, never drive over downed power lines.
    • Bring pets and outdoor furniture or decor inside.
    • Stay indoors if possible, and dress warmly to account for windchill if outside.
    • Keep sidewalks and curbsides clear for emergency and service vehicles.
    • Call 911 only for emergencies. Downed trees and street flooding should be reported to 311.
    Stay safe, Sacramento.
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