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Saloons of the Wild, Wild West

Saloons of the Wild, Wild West

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Just how wild was the wild Wild West in Sacramento? Wild enough for Mark Twain to name us the “City of Saloons”. Learn about cocktails, barroom brawls, the free lunch, and why saloons had separate women's entrances. And of course, hear about the regrettable decisions made in saloons that resulted in more business for the cemetery!

The tour costs $10 per person and tickets are only available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3518841. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. The tour convenes at the 10th Street gate. Free parking is available on surrounding streets. The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

 

Saucy & sensational…Sacratomato Week returns to Midtown’s Sutter District July 23-29

Saucy & sensational…Sacratomato Week returns to Midtown’s Sutter District July 23-29

Get ready to savor the tomato when Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District presents the fan-favorite Sacratomato Week July 23-29, 2018. To celebrate Sacramento’s signature commodity, the vibrant and engaging restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in Midtown’s Sutter District will offer tomato-themed menu options, drink specials and more. Restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the Sutter District include the following: Barwest, Biba, Blue Cue, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, INK Eats & Drinks, Paragary’s, Midtown and Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar.

 

Sacratomato Fun & Games! 

Hot cars & hot topics…Auto Museum proudly presents an evening with Matt Farah on July 19

Hot cars & hot topics…Auto Museum proudly presents an evening with Matt Farah on July 19

The California Automobile Museum is proud and excited to present An Evening with Matt Farah on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. Matt Farah is a widely known and respected filmmaker, exotic car enthusiast, and host of The Smoking Tire, a hugely popular automotive video review website and YouTube channel. Museum guests will enjoy listening to Farah talk about a wide range of topics ranging from speeding cars to the grind of making it big as a YouTube personality.

The Firehouse recognized by wine enthusiast as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants

The Firehouse recognized by wine enthusiast as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants

Known for its commitment to quality and offering unparalleled dining experiences, The Firehouse is proud to announce, for the second consecutive year, it has been recognized by Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants in 2018. The Firehouse is the only Sacramento area restaurant included on this prestigious list and joins other world-famous fine dining establishments such as Supra in Washington D.C. and the Four Horsemen in New York.  

 

Santucci Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 28 at Sierra View Country Club

Santucci Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 28 at Sierra View Country Club

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Midtown offers exciting, eclectic & outdoors inspired art during Second Saturday

Midtown offers exciting, eclectic & outdoors inspired art during Second Saturday

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting Second Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music and more.  

 

On Saturday, July 14, 2018, a sampling of the offerings – many of which are inspired by the outdoors -- presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following: 

 

All aboard for story time with entertaining local musician Charles Hurley on Monday, July 16

All aboard for story time with entertaining local musician Charles Hurley on Monday, July 16

It’s All Aboard for Story Time! with special guest Charles Hurley, a talented and entertaining local musician, on Monday, July 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum. To the delight of train enthusiasts, young children and the young at heart, Charles will read the children’s book Bob the Railway Dog: The True Story of an Adventurous Dog written by Corinne Fenton and illustrated by Andrew McLean. In addition to reading the true story about the wandering Australian railroad dog, Charles plans to entertain the young Story Time! guests with a sing-a-long song or two. With a high energy style designed to get audiences excited and engaged, Charles is an accomplished and versatile musician who tours the country – often at fairs and festivals – performing with bands that include the Rock Bottom Boys and The Amazing Hamonatras. 

Sac Self-Help Housing presents 16th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake”

Sac Self-Help Housing presents 16th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake”

Sacramento Self-Help Housing, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of homelessness in our region, is proud to announce the 16th Annual “Let Them Eat Cake” event in celebration of Bastille Day at Beatnik Studios (723 S Street in Sacramento) on Thursday evening, July 12, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented by Sutter Health, U.S. Bank and Winn Foundation along with Patrick Kennedy, Supervisor, District 2, and Sacramento City Councilmember Jay Schenirer, District 5, guests will indulge in a fun Bastille Day celebration showcasing outstanding local cuisine, wines, brews and beverages, cake tasting, upbeat music and more.

Midtown Association offers two more free outdoor movie nights on walls of Sutter’s Fort

Midtown Association offers two more free outdoor movie nights on walls of Sutter’s Fort

After a successful first-time film showing in June, two more Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Midtown are scheduled this summer on 2nd Saturdays in July and August, 2018.  As part of the first movie showing at the Fort, nearly 200 community members were on site to enjoy the free show. Offered in partnership with California State Parks and Friends of Sutter’s Fort, and proudly presented by Sutter Health, the movies will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the historic walls of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (on the west side, corner of 26th & L Streets). 

 

Summertime is the perfect time to explore exciting exhibits offered by local museums

Summertime is the perfect time to explore exciting exhibits offered by local museums

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. With a number of exciting and all-new exhibits currently on display (or coming soon), summer is a perfect time to plan a visit to a favorite museum or explore a new one.

 

Below is a sampling of a number of all-new and must-visit exhibits that cover a variety of topics and interests. 

 

“Art of the Airport Tower” at the Aerospace Museum of California