In our ever-diligent pursuit to keep you well informed about the stuff that we, The Sac Rag board of directors, are planning to do with our down time, and consequently what you, The Sac Rag Readers, should think about doing with your down time since we, The Sac Rag board of directors, are screwed in to the local scene like a CFL bulb (since we respect a flex alert too), we bring you another edition of “Watcha’ Doing This Weekend?” In this edition we talk about college football, comedy, outdoor sports, the parting of a local celebrity, and cheese.
FRIDAY– It’s Friday so that must mean improvisational comedy at the Sacramento Comedy Spot. Scripts are for those with limited imagination and good memorizing skills. Come see stuff that’s made up on the spot for your personal pleasure.
Sacramento Comedy Spot, 1716 Broadway, 8PM $5
SATURDAY– from Runnergirl:Ã¢â‚¬Å“You know it! You tell the story! You tell the WHOLE DAMN WORLD THIS IS BEAR TERRITORY!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Yup, that’s right Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it’s college football season again, where you will not see any die-hard Cal fan wearing red anytime close to game day. I was greeted by two spirited Ã¢â‚¬Å“GO BEARS!Ã¢â‚¬Â today while crossing the Peet’s parking lot Ã¢â‚¬â€œ one gentleman spied the Cal tow hitch cover on my rig, while another Cal-hat-sporting man fancied my tasteful blue and gold ensemble.
Tomorrow, my #12 ranked California Golden Bears (what up ’92!) will host the #15 Tennessee Volunteers at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.
Kick-off is at 5pm, and the game can be viewed on ABC, or tune in to KGO 810 and listen to the legendary Joe Ã¢â‚¬Å“The band is on the field! The BEARS HAVE WON!Ã¢â‚¬Â Starkey.
Click here to see which station near you will carry this game.
Meanwhile, everybody sing:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“On our rugged eastern foothills
Stands our symbol clear and bold
BIG C means to fight and strive
And win for blue and gold
Golden bear is ever watching
Day by day he prowls
And when he sees the dread
Of lowly STANFURD red
From his lair he fiercely growls
GRRR-AH! GRRR-AH! GRRR-RRR-RRR-AH!Ã¢â‚¬Â
SUNDAY– Local celebrity, Chris Olsen, will be having a Bon Voyage party in his own honor. The talented young musician, painter, and grid snob will be shuffling off the Sacto coil and we wish him well. Chris’s bands, Seven Arms of Shiva, Baby Grand, and Dutch Elm Trio will be making an appearance at the event. Be there or be…I don’t know where–that is if you know where the party is being held.
From Runnergirl– If I’m not passing a kidney stone, I’ll be taking part in the Run on the Sly (link to http://www.run100s.com/runsly/ ) up in the El Dorado National Forest. This popular run was on hiatus last year, much to the disappointment of many who enjoy the kick-back atmosphere of this event.
The Ã¢â‚¬Å“raceÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ only the serious actually race it, though it’s not a Ã¢â‚¬Å“fun runÃ¢â‚¬Â either Ã¢â‚¬â€œ includes an 8 mile run, a 20 miler, or a 50K (31 miles.) I’ll likely opt for the 20 miler so I’m finished before it’s too blazingly hot, and I’ll have some time to chill out and enjoy the post-run BBQ that’s included in the entry fee. Plus, the 20 miler is $35, and the 50K is $65 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I’d rather spend that money onÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
MONDAY– from Runnergirl: Sadly, this is the final day of the California State Fair. But, they’re ending it on a high note. Three words that sound like five: WEIRD AL YANKOVIC
We’ll be purchasing the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Golden CircleÃ¢â‚¬Â tickets so we don’t have to slum it with the casual Weird Al fans.
When I went to the Cal Expo Box Office a couple weeks ago to buy our Poppy Pack, this uber-permed woman behind me tried to strike up conversation in line by laughing condescendingly, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Weird Al? They have WEIRD AL playing? On the LAST DAY?! Hrumph! Snort!Ã¢â‚¬Â as she ignored her ringing cell phone which loudly blared Sean Kingston’s Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beautiful Girls.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I purposely replied in my peppiest Muffy Tepperman tone, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Totally! We love him! We’re SO getting the reserved seats! Totally! Are you going?!Ã¢â‚¬Â