• Sac Fry Fest

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Park

    Yum! Doors open at 3 for general admission. I suggest you get there early to be first in line at your favorite vendors. See you there. "SactoMoFo presents the 2nd annual Sac Fry Fest! Experience the creativity of local chefs as they put their culinary skillz to the test with loaded fries you’ll love! From the savory to the sweet and everything in between, there will be something for everyone at Sacramento's second annual celebration of all things loaded fries...PLUS witness an EPIC loaded fry battle and cast YOUR vote for the People's Choice Favorite! Join us for live music and fry-themed entertainment, kick back with a craft brew or cider, shop the local makers bazaar, let the kids play at the Fry Fest kids zone and enjoy a delicious day in Roosevelt Park. Please visit our website at www.sacfryfest.com for the full spectrum of festival info, including FAQS, vendor lineups and more NOTE: Children 8yrs old and under enter for FREE #bringthekids #sacfryfest" PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sac-fry-fest-tickets-55100482025?aff=efbeventtix

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  • Mildred Pierce

    The Tower Theatre

    Joan Crawford on the big screen. HELLO! "Joan Crawford stars as a hard-working mother who inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter". DIRECTED BY Michael Curtiz WRITTEN BY Ranald MacDougall, James M. Cain (novel) CAST Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden, Ann Blyth

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  • Rise Up Jazz-Ma-Tazz with Ronnie Laws

    The Guild Theater

    This is a fundraiser to support our homeless and foster kids in Sacramento. The Incomparable RONNIE LAWS Also featuring: Kyron "K-Frost" Kirby Sasha McQueen Ron Burns Host: Kevin Bracey PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: www.pureproductions.eventbrite.com Phone:[masked] or[masked] $35 Presale $40 @ the door

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  • Kalimba: The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire - Live at Swabbies!

    Swabbies Restaurant & Bar

    All tickets are the same general admission, buy the cheapest ticket early. About Kalimba - The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire: https://www.kalimbathespiritofearthwindandfire.com The nationally touring show Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire provides an Earth Wind & Fire experience so satisfying it transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard these unforgettable songs. Lead vocalist, Thomas “Chazz” Smith, created Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire in 2011 with the vision of honoring the beloved Earth Wind & Fire hits he and millions of others listened to while growing up. The 10-piece organization includes a full horn and rhythm section to reproduce the infectious grooves created by EWF’s Verdine White and Ralph Johnson. In February the loss of EWF’s founder and musical genius, Maurice White, left the world mourning, but Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire faithfully honors his work by featuring lush treatments of the soaring vocal harmonies that are the hallmark of Earth Wind & Fire’s music and EWF’s late founder, musical genius, Maurice White. Performances authentically replicate the signature high notes of Maurice White’s sidekick, Philip Bailey. Playing across the country at some of the nations most prestigious and historic theaters, music festivals, state fairs, corporate events and functions, casino’s, and larger clubs as well as upscale private parties and weddings, Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire includes all of the hits: September, Shining Star, Boogie Wonderland, After the Love Has Gone, Let's Groove, That's the Way of the World, Devotion, Reasons, Sing a Song, Can't Hide Love, Getaway, Fantasy, and Love's Holiday just to name a few. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kalimba-the-spirit-of-earth-wind-and-fire-live-at-swabbies-tickets-60416844408#tickets

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  • Movies Off the Wall at the Crocker (Open)

    Crocker Art Museum

    This summer, Movies Off the Wall goes West with a series of films inspired by the Crocker’s three summer exhibitions. Movies are screened open air in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard, against the Teel Family Pavilion’s iconic architecture. Arrive early for trivia and giveaways, and enjoy dinner and drinks at the Crocker Cafe by Supper Club. For the best seat in the house, bring your own chair. Twenty-five years ago, Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction burst onto the big screen with an unmistakable Dick Dale surf-guitar riff. Featuring now-legendary performances by Samuel L. Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Uma Thurman, and John Travolta, this graphic crime drama won the Palm D’Or at Cannes and put then-30 year-old Tarantino on the filmmaking map. Shot on location in Los Angeles, the film’s urban locales and eclectic soundtrack – with the likes of Kool & the Gang, Al Green, and Chuck Berry – make obvious why Time magazine named the flick one of the 100 best films of all time. [1994, 178 MINUTES, R] Information $8 MEMBERS $16 NONMEMBERS $16 MEMBERS SERIES PASS CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS: https://tickets.crockerart.org/Policies.aspx Purchase tickets by hitting the REGISTER button, visiting the Museum Admission Desk, or by calling (916)[masked]

  • Incognito

    Crest Theatre

    If you have never seen this band before this is a rare treat. They are simply amazing and their music is excellent. Don't miss it! "The enduring success of Incognito is one of the great stories of UK music during the last four decades. Look at the recent history of soulful UK artists and you will find any number of short-lived acts that have achieved pop success. Narrow it down to those that have created a uniquely British sound and have endured as a global phenomenon on their own terms, and the list becomes short. Dues, then, to Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick and Incognito, formed in 1979 and celebrating almost 40 years of positive vibes and undiluted Jazz-Funk. Having moved to London from his native Mauritius at age ten, the UK live scene was a key inspiration for Bluey. “Defining moments for me?” Bluey reminisces.“Discovering Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, of course, as well as Santana, Earth Wind & Fire, and Kool & The Gang. But the real link to Incognito’s genesis came from UK bands like Gonzalez and FBI. These were people that lived in your town and walked your streets. “My first band was New Life with David Grant. His cousin, Joe Williams, would later manage my second band, Light of the World, which was formed during the years I worked in Joe’s record shop in Tottenham. The band rehearsed upstairs and some of the future band members would pop in to jam,” recalls Bluey. “I switched from bass to guitar when Paul ‘Tubbs’ Williams came in; he was only 14 and blew everyone’s minds!” Chris Hill heard the band in 1978 and promptly signed them to his Ensign imprint. “We ended up at Phonogram Studios and could suddenly buy any equipment we wanted in their shop. No one stopped to think, ‘I can buy a car!’ All we could see was wah-wah pedals and phaser units!” The self-titled LOTW debut was a landmark for UK Jazz-Funk, featuring the extended, high-energy club hits “Swingin’” and “Midnight Groovin’”, as well as a young Sade pictured on the cover. “British Jazz-Funk bands created a scene to an extent, but we didn’t embrace each other enough,” reflects Bluey. “It was about out-blowing each other and playing others off the stage. In the ’70s, there was a healthy live circuit in London. From pubs, you could graduate to the Q Club, Gulliver’s, or Upstairs at Ronnie’s. By the early ’80s, we relied on DJs like Chris Hill booking the band for weekenders. I formed Incognito because I really wanted to take the music to the next level and get away from the fashion-conscious, pettycompetitiveness. My vision was to be a producer, a writer, and create a broader musical community . . . with the emphasis on music. As Jocelyn Brown has said, ‘We’re in the business of music, not the music business.’ “I started Incognito with Tubbs, as we had a strong creative chemistry. Our first sax man was Ghanaian music star George Lee and the drummer was Geoff Dunn [later with Van Morrison], and we invited our LOTW friends, keyboardist Peter Hinds and percussionist Gee Bello, to join. Recording again for Ensign, the first Incognito offering was an instrumental tune, ‘Parisienne Girl’. Radio 1 played filler music before the news, and started to use ‘Parisienne Girl’. You’d hear it three or four times a day. It charted and Ensign then wanted an entire album, which was all recorded in a few days.” The debut Incognito set, Jazz Funk, was an instrumental tour de force, with guests including Hugh Masekela hornsmen Peter Segona and Claude Deppa, and legendary Jamaican trombonist Vin Gordon. “When I write and produce, I respect the musician and singer’s spirits 100%. I have them in mind, considering their styles and allowing them the space to shine. I try to get the best from them and in turn they give their best for my songs and productions. This exchange is the basis for the Incognito sound and the ideology of the band. We work with and for each other!”' PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.crestsacramento.com/event/1835604-incognito-sacramento/

  • Hot Time In A Funky Place: A TenTen Tribute to Prince (Open)

    Attention all my purple peeps. Come and join me at TenTen to pay tribute to the funkiest musician ever. Enjoy the musical genius of Prince and party like it's 1999. This will be THE place to have the coolest time with the hottest DJ and the funkiest drinks in the land. Its gonna be a beautiful night. Peace and Be Wild.

  • Amazing Grace/Estelle

    The Tower Theatre

    This was an extraordinary album and I had no idea there was a film about it. Even if you aren't a gospel fan, this documentary about this important moment, The Queen of Soul recording one of her most prolific albums, will be an important and vital piece of musical history to experience. "A transcendent, spine-tingling, uplifting, utterly joyous experience," raves NPR. Alan Elliott's documentary AMAZING GRACE presents Aretha Franklin with the choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972". DIRECTED BY Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack CAST Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin Drinks and food at the Tower Cafe after the film. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.readingcinemasus.com/tower/film/amazing-grace Will be going over to Harlow's after we leave the cafe to see Estelle: http://www.harlows.com/event/1838662-estelle-sacramento/

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  • Monty Python's Life of Brian (Open)

    The Tower Theatre

    Perfect for Easter. I haven't seen this hilarious film in years. Check it out especially if you haven't seen it or experienced it on the big screen. "Returning to cinemas for it’s 40th Anniversary, in glorious standard definition and mono-sound, Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood's depiction of all things biblical with their 1979 feature film LIFE OF BRIAN. Highly controversial upon its original release and banned in several countries, the film is now frequently ranked as the greatest comedy feature of all time by magazines and media outlets around the world. As Monty Python member Terry Gilliam says, “It rips bare and makes you laugh at the world we’ve created for ourselves.” Set in 33 A.D. Judea, where exasperated Romans are trying to impose some order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them. At its centre is Brian Cohen, a reluctant would-be messiah who rises to prominence as a result of a series of absurd circumstances providing ample opportunity for the entire Monty Python ensemble (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) to shine in multiple roles as they question everyone and everything from ex-lepers, Pontius Pilate and the art of haggling, to revolutionaries, crazy prophets, religious fanaticism, Roman centurions and crucifixion". PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.readingcinemasus.com/tower/film/life-of-brian

  • STEELIN' DAN: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF STEELY DAN@Crest Theater

    Steelin' Dan is the recipient of Sacramento Magazine's Best of Sacramento Award: "Best Show Stealers." "Heads up, Steely Dan fans: Instead of waiting for their next tour, get your fix with local tribute band Steelin' Dan. From the straightforward pop/rock of Reelin’ in the Years to the quirky, jazz-infected Green Earrings, even the most discriminating Dan fans will be hard-pressed to find flaws in Steelin' Dan’s amazingly accurate arrangements and marksmanlike musicianship!" - Sacramento Magazine Steelin' Dan also won the 2011 Sacramento Area Music Award ("SAMMIE" Award) for "BEST COVER BAND" and 2015 and 2016 SAMMIE for "BEST TRIBUTE BAND", demonstating once again the band's tremendous popularity. Steelin' Dan presents a memorable experience, one that continues to excite fans throughout California and the western states. Prices range from $25-$45 PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.crestsacramento.com/event/1801843-steelin-dan-tribute-music-sacramento/

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