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🤝 Mix + mingle with Sacramentans
People are milling around a lobby, sitting on couches or standing next to each other, holding glasses of wine and talking amongst themselves.
Joining a local chamber is a great way to find like-minded + passionate Sacramentans in your area. | Photo by SACtoday staff
Whether you’re a born-and-raised Sacramentan or new to the City of Trees, finding the right crowd can be difficult. Luckily, there are a variety of chambers in Sacramento that can help you meet fellow business owners and engaged community members.

California Black Chamber of Commerce | 1600 Sacramento Inn Way, Ste. 232
  • Created as a public charity in 1998, CalBCC is dedicated to education, training, community growth, and youth entrepreneurial development on local and statewide levels.
  • Next mixer: Friday, March 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce | 400 Capitol Mall, Ninth Floor
  • Originally known as the Mexican American Chamber, SACHCC’s mission is to promote and develop business growth for members + provide access to the Hispanic market.
  • Next mixer: Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m.
Sacramento Asian-Pacific Chamber of Commerce | 1610 R St., Ste. 300
  • Founded in 1993, this organization is the largest minority chamber in the region, offering support and resources + advocacy on key issues for the AAPI community.
  • Next event: AAPI Night Market on Friday, May 31
Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce | 1026 Florin Rd.
  • The Sac Rainbow Chamber provides community support for local LGBTQ+ businesses via advocacy, development, networking, and more.
  • Next mixer: Tuesday, March 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 21
  • Cory Wong | Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Mondavi Center, 523 Mrak Hall Dr., Davis | $18.50+ | Listen to this Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer make magic with his guitar.
  • The Surfrajettes | Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 8 p.m. | Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sacramento | $25 | This girl group is known for their blend of psychedelic rock and surf music.
  • Wine Tasting Wednesday | Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 8-10 p.m. | Self Designs Art Gallery, 1117 18th St., Sacramento | $10+ | Sip wine while you peruse art and listen to live music from local artists.
Thursday, Feb. 22
  • Safe Night Out | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 3-5 p.m. | Sacramento Arts Commission, 300 Richards Blvd., Room 221, Sacramento | Free | This prevention program aims to train nightlife staff + establish safe and aware communities.
  • Black Alumni Business Pitch Competition and Mixer | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 6-9 p.m. | Harper Alumni Center, 6000 Jed Smith Dr., Sacramento | $5 | Network and listen in on a pitch competition for local business concepts.
  • Memoire | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 6-10 p.m. | The Mosaic, 281 Iron Point Rd., Ste. 291, Folsom | $10 | The lineup also features metalcore + alternative rock bands Everglade and Vice Versa.
  • Mike E. Winfield | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 7 p.m. | Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club, 1207 Front St., Sacramento | $25 | Winfield is ready to bring the laughs to the City of Trees.
  • Derv Gordon | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 7-10 p.m. | The Side Door, 2900 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento | $30 | The frontman of England’s first interracial rock band, The Equals, brings the sounds of the ‘60s to Sac.
  • Traffic Jam Tour | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 8 p.m. | Hard Rock Live Sacramento, 3317 Forty Mile Rd., Wheatland | $49.50+ | Half-brothers Damian and Stephen Marley bring Jamaican-style jams to the stage.
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News Notes
  • Bakemono Sushi recently closed its doors in Folsom’s Palladio at Broadstone (330 Palladio Pkwy., Ste. 2045). Sushi lovers in the area have no need to fret — Pier 50 Sushi will roll into the space soon. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • UC Davis’ College Corps program is receiving a $6.4 million state grant to expand its operations. More than 60 student positions are being added, allowing a total of 384 students to learn + earn while serving community organizations over the next two years. (UC Davis)
  • Do you know the three main types of flood alerts? When new rain has the potential to flood a broad area, it’s a “Flood Watch.” In a “Flood Advisory,” forecasters can predict specific areas affected. A “Flash Flood Warning” concerns immediate heavy rainfall and street flooding in the area. (KCRA 3)
  • California’s Department of Water Resources is rethinking water storage. During storms, bodies of water like Lake Folsom release unused water to avoid overflow. Hydrogeologists want to redirect that storm runoff to reversible water pumps to prevent waste, a practice pioneered by Roseville. (FOX40)
  • Officials recently gave an update on the tentative timeline for the Placer One development. The combination Sac State + Sierra College satellite campus coming to Placer County will have Phase 1 design work begin later this year, and should finish in time to accept students for the 2028 fall semester. (ABC 10)
  • The City of Sacramento is hiring several full-time and part-time positions. Applications are open for job titles like curator of education, animal care technician, equipment mechanic, general affairs manager, and park safety ranger assistant. See the full list of jobs + apply now. (Sac Bee)
  • This Sacramento Kings season is the cocoon before the butterfly. Hear from the local experts on the Sacramento Kings with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
    ✂️ Healthy ends and new beginnings
     A portrait is hanging on the wall, depicting a cartoon person with full facial hair, glam makeup, and holding a razor to their beard line as if mid-shave. This is the logo of The Rev Barber and Salon. The rest of the interior of the shop includes plants and knickknacks like stones, candles, figurines, framed bug art, and more.
    The gender ambiguous person grooming their facial hair is a perfect symbol of the mission behind this salon + barber combo. | Photo by SACtoday staff
    Hair dysphoria (noun): a sense of unease that a person may have because of a mismatch between their gender identity + their hairstyle.

    Hair plays a massive role in appearance. We’ve all had bad hair days, but for gender-noncomforming folks, the stakes of a bad hair cut can be exponentially more harmful and far more frequent.

    Enter the Revelry Barber Shop + Salon (2739 Riverside Blvd.), born out of the need for safe spaces in Sacramento’s hair care scene — where people can just be themselves.

    Owner Emily Carson’s vision marries two main approaches to hair — barber cuts + cosmetology styling — to create a blend of services that meets the needs of clients across the gender spectrum.

    Each stylist is equipped with an array of training that deviates from just “men’s” and “women’s” hair cuts. Revelry cosmetologist Jay, who specializes in clipper cuts + zero fades, hopes to use their hair services to help LGBTQ+ folks experience euphoria, with hair and identity.
    The Buy
    A comfy fit to curl up in while it’s still sweatshirt and hoodie season. We love: this pink + lime crop by East of These and this Blue Ridge Parkway sweatshirt from Burlaep.
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    The Wrap
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    The past year has seen a lot of hair cuts and bangs variations. I may not be committed to a specific hairstyle, but apparently I’m very committed to hiding my forehead. 🫣

    Three photos are shown next to each other of City Editor Madeline, sporting different styles of haircuts. Left shows a mullet with fringe bangs, middle shows a curly short shag, and right shows blunt baby bangs and a curly bob.

    City Editor Madeline, who identifies as genderqueer, often switches up their hair to fit how they’re feeling.


    Photo by SACtoday staff

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