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🎥 This cinema’s the reel deal
The two owners of The Dreamland Cinema stand on either side of a movie theater marquee.
Tish (left) and Lauren (right) combined their skills in film + retail to make The Dreamland Cinema a reality.|Photo by SACtoday staff
Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s annual Calling All Dreamers contest came to a close yesterday, naming The Dreamland Cinema its winner. The 23-seat microcinema (1901 P St.) received $20,000 + a package of in-kind services to open a Downtown theater location.

Finalist and runner-up Ecojoyous received $10,000 to help establish a Downtown refillery for its upcycled and handmade goods.

Previous Calling All Dreamers winners include local businesses Burnside Coffee Bar, Nash & Proper, and recently opened eatery Flora & Fauna Provisions.

Applications for the next round of this business incubation program reopen for the 2024-2025 cohort in August — so get those gears turning now + stay tuned.
Tuesday, Feb. 27
  • California State Archives Tour | Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 10-11 a.m. | California State Archives, 1020 O St., Sacramento | Free | In honor of Black History Month, enjoy a free tour of historical documents + behind-the-scenes access.
  • Sacramento State Blood Drive | Tuesday, Feb. 27 + Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sacramento State, 6000 J St., Sacramento | Free | All donors receive a gift card while supplies last.
  • Skofka | Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 7-11 p.m. | Opera House Saloon, 411 Lincoln St., Roseville | $85 | This new wave Ukrainian rapper is accompanied by fellow artists + producers Kozak Siromaha + Dovi.
  • Year of the Dragon Vietnamese Concert | Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 8-11 p.m. | New Happy Garden, 5731 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento | $150 | Enjoy dinner and performances by Vietnamese artists Dương Triệu Vũ, Phạm Quỳnh Anh, and more.
Wednesday, Feb. 28
  • Mardi Gras Sip n’ Shop | Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Visions of Eden, 126 J St., Sacramento | Cost of purchase | Enjoy free food + drinks, raffles, and a gift if you RSVP in advance.
  • Gary Numan | Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 7 p.m. | Ace Of Spades, 1417 R St., Sacramento | $48 | This English musician is best known for his first solo album “The Pleasure Principle,” which topped UK charts in the ‘70s.
  • “Mystic Pizza” | Wednesday, Feb. 28-Sunday, March 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Harris Center, 10 College Pkwy., Folsom | $81+ | This musical features hits from the ‘80s + ‘90s as it leads you through the plights of three working-class servers at a small-town pizza joint.
  • Lance Woods | Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Ste. 225, Sacramento | $23.30+ | This Bay Area-born, Sacramento-raised comedian is bringing laughs to life.
Thursday, Feb. 29
  • Literacy Liberates | Thursday, Feb. 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Underground Books, 2814 35th St., Sacramento | Cost of purchase | The Wiley Manuel Bar Association is hosting a book drive for incarcerated youth.
  • Danny Sandoval & His Amigos | Thursday, Feb. 29 | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. | Torch Club, 904 15th St., Sacramento | $10 | Sandoval is serving brass ballads at this late-night concert.
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News Notes
  • A new Japenese hot pot eatery will be making its way to Downtown this spring. Shabu Shack (609 Capitol Mall) is expected to open in April, featuring a VIP dining area, patio, and an expanded menu. (Sac Bee)
  • Hotworx opened its latest location (2609 Marconi Ave.) at Town & Country Village in Arden-Arcade. The infrared fitness studio chain, which hosts workouts in infrared saunas, currently operates locations in Folsom, Roseville, Elk Grove, and Lincoln. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • Downtown dessert spot Cookies & Milk closed its doors after ~10 years of business. On Sunday, Feb. 25, the shop (1201 F St.) sold its last batches of fresh cookies to devoted customers who were lined up outside. (KCRA 3)
  • SacRT’s first general manager Bill Bourne died earlier this month from the effects of prostate cancer. In the ‘60s, Bourne spearheaded the establishment of pivotal bus lines connecting central Sacramento to important locations like Arden Fair Mall, Sac State, and several hospitals. (Sac Bee)
Real Estate
  • The next phase of Rancho Cordova’s Stone Creek Village development began last week as construction started on a 151-unit development including both a clubhouse + pool house. Named The Veranda apartments, the residential project (3390 Zinfandel Dr.) is estimated to cost Folsom-based Elliott Homes around $21 million. (Sac Biz Journal)
Coming Soon
  • La Mini Birrieria is expanding to a larger location, next door to its current storefront in Northgate. The new space (2650 Northgate Blvd.) was formerly occupied by Rico’s Italian Pizza, which permanently closed in December.
  • He came in and said, “Follow. My. Lead.” Hear reactions + analysis on the Sacramento Kings’ recent win against the LA Clippers with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
    🌈 Sacramento’s loud and proud
    Sacramento Pride March & Festival
    SacPride is an opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and contributions.|Photo via @johnwconnelly
    Sacramento Pride recently dropped the dates for this year’s march and festival. Scheduled for Saturday, June 8 + Sunday, June 9, the event is the Sacramento LGBT Community Center‘s biggest community program of the year.

    Every year, ~20,000 people fill the streets of Capitol Mall to catch live performances, grab some food + drink, and shop from a plethora of queer-owned and friendly vendors.

    The lineup of performers is still being decided, and applications are open for entertainers to perform on one of the festival’s two premiere stages.

    Tickets for Sacramento’s Pride March + Festival are on sale now, with early bird weekend passes starting at $20, or $12 for single day entry.

    Want to be more than just a observer? You can get more involved via volunteering, sponsoring, and joining the march on Sunday.
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    We asked you if you had any travel plans with SMF this year, and here are your responses:
    94% said they had travel plans, and they can't wait. 4% said "other," and 2% said they did not have travel plans with SMF and preferred driving.

    SACtoday readers, you all are some jetsetters!


    Graphic by SACtoday staff

    Wow — Japan, Cabo, Greece, Guatemala, and Australia are just a handful of some of the places you all mentioned for your travel plans this year.

    We also wanted to wish an early “Good luck + safe travels” to Cam R., who is traveling to Hawaii to compete in the Lavaman Triathalon this April. Way to represent Sacramento, Cam. 🙌
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