Posts Tagged: Events

Arjun Goes to Wizard World [PHOTOS]

Arjun Singh, percussionist with Wallpaper and YouTuber behind “The Public Access Show,” was rubbing elbows with the Sacramento geek community last weekend at the inaugural Wizard World convention. Here are some photo highlights:

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival begins announcing lineup

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the unique San Francisco music fest featuring country/bluegrass/Americana bands playing free concerts every October, is set to announce confirmed artists for this year’s fest October 4-6. As in previous years, the bands are announced via medleys that encourage fans to guess the invited artists. After the artists are correctly guessed by the… Read more »

“Hackathon” this weekend

Hacker Lab, a Silicon valley-style tech startup incubator located in Midtown, is hosting “Cereal Hack 3” this weekend. The event will feature teams who will work together over 30 hours to create a hardware or software product. The best teams win cash prizes and you gotta think probably some attention from the Nor Cal startup… Read more »

Book Swap Sunday at Shine

Need a place to beat the apocalyptic beatdown we are getting from the weather? (I guess Father Sky’s furious anger has subsided a bit from earlier in the week when I started writing this post, but still.) One of Sacramento’s best alternative library blogs, alt+library, is putting on a book swap and meet & greet… Read more »

The Fair’s a-Comin’

I share in the Sac Rag’s love of Big Fun, but heat, crowds and cost usually conspire to make me skip out on the event, if we’re being honest. For me, the real fun is the smaller but still very fun Sacramento County Fair, which comes around every Memorial Day. Squeezing all the fun of… Read more »

Mythbusters coming to town!

Sacramento is on the docket for the recently announced Mythbusters tour! Hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will be at the Community Center on January 9th for the “Behind the Myths” tour. The all-new, live stage show … promises to be an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. For… Read more »

Family art festival this weekend

Harley White Jr. Orchestra, via MySpace Saturday afternoon at the MARRS building it’s the Midtown Modern Arts Festival, featuring performances and exhibits from a dozen local arts groups. Pretty much every artistic medium will be represented: visual artists; improv comedy by Sacramento Comedy Spot; Sacramento Ballet and B Street; even creative writing is getting in… Read more »

County Fair Midway

Photo: Sacramento County Fair Midway from atop the Ferris Wheel: http://sacrag.com/?p=9199

Attention fanboys!

For all you Joss Whedon fans out there, unless you can survive merely knowing that somewhere he is shooting THE AVENGERS, come out Friday night to the Colonial Theater for a showing of “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”! Get your tickets at AmbersSweets.com, which is a website. Are people dressing up and stuff, making this into… Read more »

SF Outside Lands Festival lineup announced

The 2011 lineup for the SF Outside Lands festival was announced today, headlined by 2 sets by the venerable Phish and seemingly required visits by Arcade Fire and the Black Keys. Mick Jones’s Big Audio Dynamite will also make an appearance, as will ex-Sacramentans !!!. This year’s lineup features a great mix of acts, from… Read more »

Dawes @ Odd Fellows Hall, Davis Feb. 1

There’s a fair amount of buzz around LA’s Dawes, a mellow country rock band appearing Tuesday at Odd Fellows Hall in Davis. After the band was recommended to me a few weeks ago by a coworker who discovered them at a live show, I have had their new album, “North Hills,” in steady rotation and… Read more »

Read comics in public on Saturday!

Cosplay is optional photo credit: ajagendorf25 Saturday is the first annual “International Read Comics in Public Day.” The idea is to be caught reading comics you know, out among the public, with the hopes that somebody will ask you what you’re reading and allow you to start explaining until they and their jock buddies start… Read more »

Things to do this weekend

photo credit: Logan Sakai The Sacramento Press has put together a nice listing of the events going on this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July. I recently attended a Rivercats game on fireworks night and, man, it’s quite a show. Friday is also $1 Hot Dogs & Desserts night. You can’t beat Raley Field… Read more »

Maker Faire: not just for steam punks!

This weekend the Bay Area plays host to the fifth annual Maker Faire, held at the San Mateo County Event Center: [Maker Faire] celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, green design, food, music, science and technology and brings together communities who embrace the DIY (do-it-yourself) spirit. From butter to Halloween animatronics to MIDI controllers, there are programs… Read more »