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Above Ground Walking Tours Now Available in Old Sacramento!

Above Ground Walking Tours Now Available in Old Sacramento!

Go above or below in Old Sacramento!

In addition to the popular Old Sacramento Underground tour program already underway for the season, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is adding to the fun with intriguing “above ground” walking tours as well.   On weekends beginning in May and continuing through August, two informative walking tours will be offered that include the following:  Sacramento City: California’s Gold Rush Legacy Tour and From Canvas to Brick: Old Sacramento Architectural Tour. 

For the Gold Rush Legacy Tours, docents in historically appropriate attire take guests on a journey back to the 1850s using original and reconstructed Gold Rush-era buildings as a compelling backdrop to describe what the town was like during that fascinating period in California’s history.

For the Old Sacramento Architectural Tours, guests are guided through Old Sacramento to see how the architecture of the buildings silently but assuredly reflects

Old favorites, up and coming bands featured at Friday night concerts

Old favorites, up and coming bands featured at Friday night concerts

SACRAMENTO, CA -- Friday Night Concerts in the Park, Sacramento's popular summer concert series, announced its 2011 lineup featuring such old favorites as Mumbo Gumbo and Mick Martin & the Blues Rockers and introducing new acts such as Walking Spanish.

The concert series is celebrating its 20th anniversary and over the years more than 400 acts have taken center stage at Cesar Chavez Plaza, including Cake, the Deftones, and Jackie Green.

The free family concerts kick off on Friday, May 6 and wrap up on Friday, August 12.  Fifty local bands will be performing with music that covers practically every genre, said Lisa Martinez, marketing director for the Downtown Sacramento Partnership.  

Here's the 2011 lineup:

Friday, May 6
The Tattooed Love Dogs (Americana)
Aaron King & The Imperials (Blues)

Rotary Club of Sacramento's "Bids for Kids" Event on May 14; Will Benefit Powerhouse Science Center

Rotary Club of Sacramento's "Bids for Kids" Event on May 14; Will Benefit Powerhouse Science Center

The Powerhouse Science Center has been selected as the recipient for the Rotary Club of Sacramento’s 27th annual “Bids for Kids” charity event on Saturday, May 14.

This elegant evening of fine food and drink will be held at Sacramento’s Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. The night will include silent and live auctions, with a variety of donations that range from exotic vacation getaways, premium wines, restaurant gift cards, theatre and sporting event tickets, and much more.

All proceeds from “Bids for Kids” will go toward building the Powerhouse Science Center, which will be located on the scenic banks of the Sacramento River. The Center will cost an estimated $50 million and has nearly completed its pre-construction phase. The 60-year old Discovery Museum Science & Space Center at 3615 Auburn Blvd., is scheduled to become the Powerhouse Science Center in 2013.

Lazer Glass at Crocker Museum Art Auction

Lazer Glass at Crocker Museum Art Auction

Master Glass Blower Tim Lazer will again be exhibiting one of his wondrous creations, a Splash Amazon Bowl, for the Crocker Art Auction 2011, scheduled for June 4th, from 5:00pm to 9:30pm.  This casually elegant evening features works by more than 100 artists.  The event will kick off with a silent auction, followed by an alfresco dinner and live auction in their new courtyard.  Join the fun and begin, or add to, your art collection.  Proceeds support the exhibitions and education programs of the Crocker.  To purchase tickets, call 916-808-7843.  Visit the museum gift shop for more exquisite works by Tim and Lynda Lazer of Lazer Glass.

V-Day Sacramento 2011 Presents a Benefit Production of Vagina Monologues

V-Day Sacramento 2011 Presents a Benefit Production of Vagina Monologues

An all-volunteer cast and crew of Sacramento women and men presents a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s award wining play The Vagina Monologues. The production will be performed tomorrow night April 26 at the Crest Theatre in Downtown Sacramento. Doors open at 6 PM for a silent auction each night, and performances start at 7 PM. Tickets are $20 for General Admission (10% Discount for Student, Military, and Seniors), and may be purchased by visiting http://vdaysacramento.org/tickets.

Proceeds from the production will go My Sister’s House (serving battered Asian women), WEAVE (serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence), and Sacramento Women Take Back the Night (raising awareness about violence against women and girls with Sacramento’s annual Women Take Back the Night rally).

Bicycle Film Festival returns to Sacramento May 12-14

Bicycle Film Festival returns to Sacramento May 12-14

The Bicycle Film Festival (BFF), a celebration of bicycles through film, art, and music, returns to Sacramento for a second year in it’s 11-year history on May 12th–14th. Originating in New York City, the festival added California’s Capital City last year to its roster of 40 global cities, including Amsterdam, London, Milano, and Tokyo.

LOCAL BROTHERS STAGE BENEFIT FOR SACRAMENTO BALLET

LOCAL BROTHERS STAGE BENEFIT FOR SACRAMENTO BALLET

Louder, Faster, Funnier.  Three words you don’t normally associate with the art of ballet.  But two local brothers, Alex and Timothy Stewart, are hoping their second musical: At The Ballet II: Louder, Faster, Funnier will raise much needed funds for the Sacramento Ballet.

In a news release, Ron Cunningham, Artistic Director of the Sacramento Ballet said,  “The first show completely exceeded my expectations.