FUNDRAISER – The fifth annual Sacramento Dinner for Camp Okizu features a silent auction, wine, hors d'oeuvres and a strolling dinner. Proceeds go to support Camp Okizu, a Northern California Children's Cancer Camp.
When: Sept. 26, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Grand Ballroom, 629 J St., Sac
More Info: (415) 382-9083
COMEDY – Star Search alumni Ty Barnett comes to the Punchline with Kris Tinkle and Kevin Camia.
When: Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m.; Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Sept. 30, 8:30 p.m. (Doors open one hour before show time.)
Location: Punchline, 2100 Arden, 2nd Floor, Sac
More Info: (916) 925-8500
FESTIVAL – Learn about Sacramento’s diverse community at the City of Sacramento Multicultural Festival. . There will be booths representing many of our diverse cultures, including: African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Central & South American, European Descent, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Hispanic American, Inclusion Council, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Native American.
When: Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: City Hall Plaza, between New and Historic City Hall, Sac
Cost: $3 (passport for food samplings and donation)
BENEFIT – Total Beauty Experience presents Sacramento Magazine's "Women in Business," a special event to benefit Dr.Bodai's Cure Breast Cancer, Inc. There will be live music, food and wine tasting, and a fashion show by Jones New York.
When: Sept. 27, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sac
Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at door
More Info: (916) 264-5181
MIXER – Metro Chamber’s Arden Arcade Business Council hosts a monthly network mixer for fellow associates to meet and develop new contacts. There will also be raffle.
When: Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Guaranty Bank, 2277 Watt Ave., Sac
More Info: (916) 552-6800; Contact Lauren Johnson to contribute to raffle ($50+ value)
CONCERT – Folk artist Kathy Mattea celebrates 20 years of American music and brings it to the Crest Theatre stage.
When: Sept. 27, 8 p.m. (Doors open 7 p.m.)
Location: Crest Theatre, Theatre 1, 1013 K St., Sac
Cost: $28-$35 in advance; $35 (rows B-J and balcony rows AA-DD) and $28 (rows EE-TT)
More Info: (916) 44-CREST
THEATER – This year marks the 40th Annual California Native American Day, an event to recognize tribal government leaders' contribution to building Native American communities.
When: Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sac
More Info: (916) 808-5181
CONCERT – They Might Be Giants kicks off their California swing of their tour at Sacramento’s Empire.
When: Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Empire, 1417 R St., Sac
Cost: $22.50 advance, $25 day of show
More Info: (916) 448-3300
CELEBRATION – Making a one night only appearance is “Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic,” a live theatrical re-creation of the best of Freddie Mercury and Queen.
When: Sept. 28, 8 p.m.
Location: North Steps of the State Capitol Building, Sac
More Info: Carolyn Yee at (916) 654-2719
FUNDRAISER – The American Lung Association sponsors Blow the Whistle on Asthma Walk, a 5k walk through downtown Sacramento to raise awareness and fight asthma. Funds raised will support local programs, advocacy and research.
When: Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Registration begins 8:30 a.m. and walk starts at 10 a.m.)
Location: Emigrant Trails
More Info: Trista Jensen, 916-492-2470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOKS – Target is sponsoring the Children’s Book Celebration at Fairytale Town. Children’s authors and illustrators will be on hand. Special guests will appear at the Mother Goose Stage, while magicians wow the crowd at the Land Park State, and Gold Country Tales entertain at the Children’s Theater.
When: Sept. 29 and 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sac
More Info: http://www.fairytaletown.org
EXPO – Total Health Expo, presented by Millionaire Media, will feature booths, exhibits, and demonstrations. Both traditionald and alternative therapies and products will be featured. National Bodybuilding Champion Pax Beale and Sacramento Monarch Ruthie Bolton are scheduled to appear.
When: Sept. 29 and 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, 1400 J St., Sac
More Info: (916) 446-2766 or totalhealthexpo.net/index.html
SHOW – Only at The Reptile Show can you see upwards to 4,000 reptiles in one building. Reptile enthusiasts and newcomers can come and enjoy the repitles, or can take one home with them.
When: Sept. 29 and 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, 1400 J St., Sac
Cost: $9 (13 & over), $6 (6-12); free for ages 5 and under
More Info: (916) 808-5181 or www.upscalereptiles.com