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And then there were five...
A mural featuring a head-like design in various colors is seen in the Dreamland Cinema's lobby.
This color scale mural features the logo of the Dreamland Cinema.|Photo by SACtoday staff
Five businesses have been identified as this year’s finalists for the Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s Calling All Dreamers contest. The business incubation program provides mentorship for local entrepreneurs, with a chance of winning a start-up package that includes a storefront location in Downtown.

This year’s finalists are:

The Dreamland Cinema

This micro-cinema (1901 P St.) brings independent + arthouse films to Midtown in an intimate setting — and they hope to relocate to a larger space soon. We actually spoke to owners Tish and Lauren shortly after they opened in June 2022.

Capital Tuk Tuk

Catch an eco-friendly, three-wheeled lift from this tour company (3810 Broadway, Ste. 219), which offers both custom and pre-curated tours, like its tour of Sac murals.


This brand uses locally sourced natural + organic ingredients to hand-make its up-cycled goods, which range from soaps and makeup to cutlery and pillows.

Planted Foods

We’d tell you that you have to try this company’s plant-based eats to believe how good they are — but they’re so good, they’re currently sold out. The brand is hoping to be selected as this year’s winner, which would help make its desired Downtown cafe a reality.

Nouvelle Healing

Reiki sessions, guided meditations, sound baths, and more are all part of this company’s (1909 Capitol Ave., Ste. 302) holistic approach to wellness.
Friday, Feb. 16
  • C.O.D. Barbershop Quartet and Just Winds Ensemble | Friday, Feb. 16 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | The Mills Station Arts and Culture Center, 10191 Mills Station Rd., Rancho Cordova | $5 | Honestly, barbershop quartets are too silly and cute to not love.
  • “King Lear” | Friday, Feb. 16-Sunday, March 3 | Times vary | California Stage Theatre, 2509 R St., Sacramento | $20 | Billy Shakespeare’s play based on the mythological king is sure to move audiences with its dark tone.
  • Sacramento Ballet presents “Cinderella” | Friday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 18 | Times vary | SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, 1301 L St., Sacramento | $35+ | Can you imagine what doing ballet in Cinderella’s glass slipper would feel like?
  • Roses N’ Guns & Whyte Snake | Friday, Feb. 16 | 8:30-12 p.m. | Opera House Saloon, 411 Lincoln St., Roseville | $15+ | This duo of ‘80s cover bands are ready to rock your socks off.
Saturday, Feb. 17
  • Focaccia Pizza Class | Saturday, Feb. 17 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 Hour Kitchens LLC, 13405 Folsom Blvd., Ste. 910, Folsom | $55 | Learn to make your own pizza using the most underrated bread around — foccacia.
  • Kiddie Yoga | Saturday, Feb. 17 | 10-11 a.m. | Arden Fair Mall, 1689 Arden Way, Sacramento | Free | Let the little ones find their center — and play some fun yoga games — at this monthly event.
Sunday, Feb. 18
  • Lovers & Friends Day Party | Sunday, Feb. 18 | 1-6 p.m. | Enfuzion Bar Lounge, 5948 Auburn Blvd., Ste. J, Citrus Heights | $20+ | DJ Dresnacks will be playing your favorite R&B hits to set the vibe at this day party.
  • Sacramento State vs. Loyola Marymount | Sunday, Feb. 18 | 1 p.m. | Sacramento State, 6000 J St., Sacramento | $5+ | Celebrate Kid’s Day at the ballpark by letting your little ones run the bases after the game is over.
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News Notes
  • A free exhibit dedicated to the history + culture of Palestinian people will be open in Roseville for one day only. Guests can stop by the Tarbiya Institute (10031 Foothills Blvd.) on Saturday, Feb. 17, 1-7 p.m., to see historical images, art, educational videos, and more. (ABC 10)
  • Volunteer group River City Waterway Alliance has removed 1.2 million lbs of trash from Sacramento waterways across 350 clean-up events since January 2023. The group is hosting a clean-up event at Steelhead Creek tomorrow morning, beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Start planning your next romantic evening now — the El Dorado Hills eatery Milestone Restaurant & Cocktail Bar recently ranked No. 34 on Yelp’s Top 100 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day Dinner in 2024. Sure, the holiday has passed, but you shouldn’t need an excuse to show someone you love them.
Coming Soon
  • Overstock discount retailer That’s Cheap is opening a grocery store in Woodland. The storefront at 43 W. Main St. is currently being built, with an estimated opening window of mid-spring. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • R&B crooners Joe, Case, and Pleasure P are among the names coming to Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium on Friday, March 1, for the “A Night For Lovers” concert. Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours now. (FOX40)
  • Vegan food truck Rabbit Food Revolution is currently searching for new business partners. The company is offering both investment and ownership opportunities, with financing available. (Sac Biz Journal)
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    Those in crisis can text or call 988 to get the help they need.|Photo via Republic FC
    Sacramento Republic FC will once again be sporting its 988 jersey patch to promote the national Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

    The kits were introduced last year, in a partnership with Western Health Advantage and WellSpace Health. More than 3,000 jerseys were distributed across Sacramento in 2023, helping to spread awareness concerning the 988 hotline — which can be reached via call or text for crisis resources and relief. The club teamed up with First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom to produce a PSA for the hotline as well.

    The kits will be available for purchase from the club’s online store later this week. Republic FC opens its 2024 season with a home match against Orange County SC on Saturday, March 9.
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