We are looking forward to covering a week’s worth of events from Thursday to the following week’s Wednesday. If you have recurring events, let us know and we’ll feature them in each release.
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Here’s some of what’s happening in the city through the week of Oct. 14 through Oct. 20. Check out some activities and things to do around Sacramento.
Tiger Bar & Lounge Presents “Purr” Thursdays
Tiger Bar located at 722 K St is a taste of Sacramento coming together in one spot to enjoy good vibes. They have reinvented nightlife in Sacramento with their installments of “Tiger After Dark”.
Every Thursday is “Purr” Thursdays, an event that is driven by women, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
They are also open on Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., featuring live music sets from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Heal and Rebuild Collective presents: Teen Summit
Heal and Rebuild Collective’s Teen Summit is a gathering for teenagers assembled at 7000 Franklin Boulevard, suite 1000.
It’s for youth between the ages of 13 to 19. They meet every Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Heal and Rebuild Collective is determined to bring teenagers together through food, music, fun, and topical discussions.
It’s an opportunity for teens to get out of the house, away from their phone, away from the video games and into a space that is engaging and empowering.
This event is also sponsored by nonprofit organization, Hooked on Fishing, Not To Violence.
Faith J McKinnie Gallery presents : Gastinell’s
The Faith J. McKinnie Gallery is a newly opened, Black-operated contemporary art gallery in midtown, on 1610 R Street, in Rice Alley behind Device Brewing Co.
Starting this Friday, Oct. 15 through Nov. 14, the gallery will host an exhibition showcasing the artwork and projects of Brandon Gastinell.
For Gastinell, it’s his second solo exhibition this year. He is inviting attendees to live shop the artwork through this exhibition. With over 100 different grocery sculpture items, his work will be placed on shelves for viewers to interact with and purchase. Every piece will be available throughout the exhibition and online. The event is free and open to the public. You can obtain free stickers, prints, and more by making a reservation online. RSVP is available through Gastinell’s website, here.
Sacramento Sister Circle hosts Urban Rose Garden Party
This Friday, Oct. 15, at Esther’s Park, 3408 3rd Avenue, Sacramento Sister Circle is hosting their Urban Rose Garden Party, to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
The event is from 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m and is open to adults ages 21 and over. The attire is bright colors, such as red, yellow, purple, or pink.
There will be sounds by DJ Remme and DJ Yodeci. Food and drinks will be provided by vendors and food trucks, including a champagne bar by Sippy Time.
Krystle Shawntelle will be the photographer on site. Tickets are $30, and available for purchase through PayPal, here.
The Sacramento Sister Circle is a network for Black women to join each other for positive, powerful dialogue through sharing stories. Together, they build stronger relationships with members and create an open and safe space to become better leaders, mothers, allies, friends, and women.
Sac City Stems presents After Hours Plant Swap
Sac City Stems is proud to host their first plant swap from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located at 5635 H Street, unit F, Sac City Stems is inviting plant lovers to trade plants with other botanists.
Check out their collection and look to add to your own collection on Friday, Oct. 15.
There are a few rules for those looking to participate. The plants one brings must be free of pests, pesticides, and disease. Attendees are encouraged to bring plants, or cuttings that are labeled prior to the event. It will save time. There will be music provided by DJ Aramii of BaseOne.FM. The $5 tickets for the event are available for purchase here.
There is no limit to the number of plants or cuttings one may bring, however, all swaps will operate on a one-for-one method.
Sac City Stems welcomes plants rare, common, big or small. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The items in the store will be 15% off.
There will be music provided by DJ Aramii of BaseOne.FM. The $5 tickets for the event are available for purchase here.
Eighty-Eleven Bar and Grill
Eighty-Eleven Bar and Grill, located at 8011 Florin Road.
The bar and lounge hosts happy hour from 6-10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 5-8 p.m on Sunday.
They have a different theme every Friday. On Saturdays, they have “Grown and Sexy” Saturdays.
On Sundays they have free entry, no cover for their “$7 Dollar Sundays” where guests can enjoy the Sunday NFL games with premium drinks for $7.
They will have food prepared by “The Oxtail King” Mr. Gravy or “thekitchen916” on Instagram. He will be on site from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, he will be on site from noon to 8 p.m.
Please be sure to drink responsibly.
South Sacramento Festival
Come hang out in South Sacramento on Saturday, Oct. 16 and celebrate the things that make South Sac great at the very first South Sacramento Festival at Meadowview Park, located at 7760 24th Street, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The event is hosted by the office of Sacramento City Councilmember Mai Vang.
There will be a series of multicultural performances, a variety of food vendors, and many community-based organizations to network with. Parking will be available at Saint Anne’s church on 7720 24th Street, the corner of 24th Street and John Still Drive.
The Sacramento LGBT Center will be providing free HIV testing at this year’s South Sac Festival. Be sure to stop by, get tested, and learn more about your local Marsha P. Johnson Center South.
African Marketplace at Florin Square
The African Marketplace is an exposé of Black-owned products, provided by Black-owned businesses and vendors. The event occurs on every first and third Saturday of the month, from noon to 6 p.m.
Join them this Saturday, Oct. 16.
It was the mission of James E. West, Sr. known as “Brother Ra” to the community, to bring Black culture and business to the neighborhood and to showcase all the talented and dedicated residents.
This expo is composed of over 30 different vendors in each pop-up.
Vendors showcase their products, which range from books, jewelry, food, catering services, a farmer’s market, apparel, hair and oral care, and much more.
BaseOneFM x Bawk! Presents Sunday Service
DJ-quartet, BaseOne.FM and Bawk, by Urban Roots have partnered together as their Bizarre Market meets Sunday Service in a weekly brunch event, every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The R street district is getting the party started on Sunday with sounds by ‘Aramii and BaseOne.FM. It’s becoming one of the best Sunday vibes in the city.
This Sunday, on Oct. 17, check out different brunch items and enjoy the brunch vibes at Bawk, brought to you by some of your favorite DJs.
Bawk is located at 1409 R Street.
The Vibe Presents Costume and Cocktails Brunch and Day Party
Enjoy a spooky, yet entertaining Halloween day party hosted by The Vibe on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The party will be located in the courtyard at 900 2nd Street in Old Sacramento.
There you will get to experience a vibe with brunch, adult cocktails, and a snippet of Halloween. There will be an opportunity for a photoshoot, so come dressed. Costumes are not mandatory for the event.
DJ Hookah will provide the sounds for the event. Tickets are currently available for purchase at $15, they will increase to $25 at the door.
Sunday Jersey Skate Night
DJ GA is hosting a Sunday Jersey Skate Night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Roller King Skating Center in Roseville.
Roller King is located at 889 Riverside Avenue.
Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door. Skate rentals are included in the ticket price.
This skate night is for adults, 18 and over.
Naija Boy Taco Tuesday at Ro Sham Beaux
The Naija Boy Taco Tuesday is a weekly event at Ro Sham Beaux, located at 2413 J Street.
Rasheed Amedu is bringing West African flavor to Mexican cuisine every Tuesday, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
There will be Naija vibes and natty wine when you dine this upcoming Tuesday, October 19.
‘Mental Health in a Pandemic: Revisiting the conversation one year later’
The Sacramento Bee is revisiting its conversation about mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m.
Equity Lab engagement reporter Orizo Hajigurban will moderate a discussion with mental health experts on how Californians are navigating the pandemic from a mental health standpoint, the challenges we face now, and how we can do better this far into the pandemic.
Join the live Q&A through an RSVP to the event and submit a question for the panelists.
Spectra Karaoke on Wednesdays at Streets Pub
Spectra is a musician, artist, and an avid fan of karaoke.
She is inviting the city to join her karaoke shenanigans, every Wednesday and Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.
On Wednesdays, you can find her at Streets Pub, a Black-owned bar, located on 1804 J Street. On Thursdays, Spectra will be singing her heart out at Faces Nightclub, located at 2000 K Street.
On Friday’s and Saturday’s, catch Spectra at Lighthouse Bar and Grill, on 2125 W Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.
Here are some other upcoming events to RSVP early or mark on your calendars.
Broke To Woke, hosted by The Co-Op Spot will be on Thursday, Oct. 21, starting at 6 p.m. This is an online and in-person training designed to share wealth tips and build upon principals. Registration is available here.
Last Supper Society presents Dark Hour on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. It’s going to be scary hours when you hang out at South with Chef N’Gina Guyton. For more information, including registration, click here.
Sacramento Jazz Cooperative will host Live traditional Jazz every first and fourth Monday of each month at the Dante Event Center. For more information, visit www.sacramentojazzcoop.org.