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🍕 Eight pies. One winner.
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Only eight pies can eye the prize.|Graphic by SACtoday Staff
With the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments just around the corner, we’re joining the fun of bracket competitions with a faceoff of our own with our SACtoday pizza bracket.

But first, we need your help nominating the spots you think should be in the bracket.

Using the nomination form, submit the local pizzeria that has your favorite slice of pie, and we’ll use your nominations to create a bracket and battle it out in our newsletter + socials.

Need help brainstorming? Check out our pizza guide to get started.
 
Events
 
Monday, Feb. 26
  • Helping Hearts, Caring Souls Gala | Monday, Feb. 26 | 7 p.m. | Town & Country Event Center, 11354 White Rock Rd., Rancho Cordova | $50+ | Grab a plate and enjoy live music at this benefit dinner.
  • Sacramento Kings vs. Miami Heat | Monday, Feb. 26 | 7 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $32+ | Light the Beam.
  • Dorian Electra | Monday, Feb. 26 | 7 p.m. | Ace Of Spades, 1417 R St., Sacramento | $35.25 | Party with this experimental pop singer on their Fanfare World Tour.
Tuesday, Feb. 27
  • The Psychology of Serial Killers | Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento | $27+ | Clinical psychologist Dr. Rachel Toles explores the minds of some of history’s most infamous figures in this show.
  • An Evening With: Styx | Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 8:30 p.m. | Hard Rock Live Sacramento, 3317 Forty Mile Rd., Wheatland | $39.50+ | A gathering of angels appeared above my head, they song to me their song of hope — and this is what they said; “Go see Styx in concert.”
  • Startup Happy Hour | Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Last Stop Saloon, 916 Second St., Sacramento | $10 | Connect with other entrepreneurs and business owners — with need-based free admission.
Wednesday, Feb. 28
  • Mix ‘N’ Match Singles Night Out | Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 7-9 p.m. | MoJo’s Local Tap & Kitchen, 1431 I St., Sacramento | $20 | Ditch the dating apps at this singles event for ages 28-42, with curated games to help foster connections.
  • “Cosmo St. Charles is Dead and Someone in This Room Killed Him” | Wednesday, Feb. 28-Sunday, March 31 | Times vary | B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento | $22+ | Have a laugh as these actors deduce exactly who killed world-renowned archaeologist Cosmo St. Charles at his dinner party.
Thursday, March 28
  • The Message: The Lab Rats | Thursday, March 28 | 7 p.m. | Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento | $10+ | The Lab Rats, one of Sacramento’s rising stars, bridges jazz, funk, and soul with an electrifying performance.*
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News Notes
 
Eat
  • Food publication Eater has named the Farm-To-Fork capital one of its top 12 cities to eat in this year. This obviously isn’t news to us — but we appreciate the national recognition nonetheless. (Eater)
Drink
  • This summer, local pop-up The Teetotalist Social Club will open a nonalcoholic bar at 1700 I St., Ste. 130. Nonalcoholic beer, wine, and mocktails will be on offer. (Sac Bee)
Shop
  • Pop culture retail shop BoxLunch opened a new storefront at the Palladio at Broadstone in Folsom over the weekend. The store is located at 280 Palladio Pkwy., across from Whole Foods. (ABC 10)
Watch
  • Check out this video of a simulated explosion on the set of Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film, currently titled “BC Project,” which is shooting in Sacramento. The explosion happened in an empty building at the corner of Sixth and J streets. (KCRA 3)
Jobs
  • Sacramento’s Department of Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment is now hiring for seasonal summer jobs across the city’s pools. Positions include lifeguards, cashiers, pool managers, and more. Apply now. (Sacramento City Express)
Concert
  • The Grammy-nominated country singer Jelly Roll is sauntering into Sacramento, with his “Beautifully Broken Tour” hitting Golden 1 Center on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. (FOX40)
Sports
  • The Beam Team is in the playoff race. Hear from the local experts on the Sacramento Kings with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
     
     
    Weather
     
    🌷Warm up to spring
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    Longing for a sunny blue sky like this.|Photo by @angelogenasci
    We know the question on your mind, Sacramentans — when’s it going to get warm again?

    Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for March, April, and May.

    While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what spring will bring.

    Reminder: The first day of spring is on Monday, March 20.

    🌡️ Temperature

    Think warm. This spring, Sac has a 40-50% chance of temperatures being higher than normal.

    🌨️ Precipitation

    Expect average precipitation. The City of Trees is predicted to experience ordinary rainfall amounts for the season (~2.5 inches).
     
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    Spring vacation clothes to bring some color and life with you on this year’s vacation. We’re liking: Santa Barbara Design Studio’s “Le Beach” bag and this crochet swimsuit cover up.
     
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