JOB FAIR The 16th annual Fall HirEvents Job Fair takes place in Exhibit Hall C at the Sacramento Convention Center.
When: Oct. 2, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (access for jobseekers with disabilities)
Location: Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sac
Cost: Free for job seekers
More Info: (888) THE-JOBS or jobjournal.com
CRAFT FAIR The Secretary of State Food Drive and Activities Committee sponsors a holiday craft fair.
When: Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Secretary of State Building, 1500 11th St., Sac
More Info: (916) 651-9928
SAKE FEST Sample a variety of sake and shochu as well as food from local Japanese restaurants at the 2007 Northern California Premium Sake Fest, sponsored by the North American Food Distributing Company. Japanese sake manufactuers will be on hand to answer questions. Proceeds from the event will benefit the UC Davis Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology Unit.
When: Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Marriott by Courtyard, 1782 Tribute Road, Sac
More Info: (916) 373-1111
COMEDY Comedian, author and talk show host Greg Behrendt stops at the Punchline for a two-night gig. He is joined by Oakland comic Moshe Kasher and San Franciscan Jason Wheeler. Must be 18 years and older to attend.
When: Oct. 4, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. show and at 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. show.)
Location: Punchline Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Second Floor, Sac
Cost: $25.50 plus two drink minimum
More Info: (916) 925-8500
CONCERT Neo soul artists Dwele and Melissa Young will take the stage at the Hard Rock Cafe.
When: Oct. 4, 9:30 p.m.
Location: Hard Rock Cafe, 545 Downtown Plaza, Sac
Cost: $30 in advance
More Info: (916) 441-5591
CARS The 2007 National Street Rod Association will hold its 2007 NSRA Golden State Nationals at Cal Expo. See more than 1,000 pre-1978 street rods, machines and custom cars from throughout the Western United States. Cars shown are worth between $8,000 to $100,000.
When: Oct. 5 and Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Cal Expo, Building A/B, X Lot, Palm Avenue, Wine Tent, Lot 26, Sac. Enter the Main Gate.
Cost: $12 adult, $3 child (6-12 years), free for children under 5; Parking is $7
More Info: Jerry Kennedy, Special Events Director, at (303) 776-7841 or nsra-usa.com
ART FESTIVAL More than 200 of Americas contemporary craftspeople and fine artists will offer original works at the 10th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival. The festival is strictly juried with exhibitors selected for the originality and quality of their work.
When: Oct. 5, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sac.
Cost: $8 adult, $7 seniors, free children 12 and under
More Info: (916) 264-5181
BENEFIT The Trailer Park Troubadours will perform a benefit concert for the Sacramento Housing Alliance. There is a VIP reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
When: Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
Location: Crest Theater, 1013 K St., Sac.
More Info: (916) 455-4900
FEAR FACTORY Get into the Halloween spirit by visiting Gyros 3D Fear Factory, two haunted house attractions housed in 100,000 square feet of space. Special exhibits include The Devils Playground presented by Rob Zombie and Rob Zombies Monster Shop. Event is wheelchair accessible. Children, senior citizens, people with heart problems, recent surgery or are pregnant are not enouraged to attend due to simulation and authenticity of attraction.
When: Oct. 5 through Oct. 31 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Closed Monday through Thursdays except Oct. 29 to Oct. 31. On Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Halloween night, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Location: Westfield Downtown Plaza, 547 L St., Sac.
More Info: 3dfearfactory.com
CONCERT Enjoy a night of R&B with Freddie Jackson and Regina Bell, with special guest Glenn Jones in The Rhythm of Love Show. The event is presented by the Scenes Entertainment.
When: Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
Location: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sac.
Cost: $58.50,$48.50 and $38.50
More Info: (916) 808-5181
MUSICAL Playwright and composer Ruth R. Owens gives her The Broccoli Club an opening night performance. The musical comedy is presented by the Sacramento Valley Production Theatre Company. All proceeds benefit the Parkinson Association of Northern California.
When: Oct. 5, 8 p.m.
Location: 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th St., Sac.
More Info: (916) 489-0226
CONCERT Soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa opens the 2007-08 season at the Mondavi Center with a special Farewell Tour performance. Te Kanawa was born in New Zealand and of Maori ancestry. She has sang at major opera houses throughout the world. Julian Reynolds accompanies Te Kanawa on the piano.
When: Oct. 5, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $79, $65, and $55 general; $39.50, $32.50, and $27.50 student and child
More Info: (530) 752-1915
SEMINAR Learn to turn yard waste into compost in this free seminar. Attendees will be given the opportunity to purchase a compost bin and learn compost recipes.
When: Oct. 6, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: Southside Park Community Garden, 5th and W streets, Sac.
Cost: Free for seminar, $65 ($129 retail) for compost bin
More Info: (916) 808-5454
HEALTH FAIR A walk for mental health and health fair will take place at the West Steps at the State Capitol. There will be speakers, entertainment, resources and a 3K walk. Everyone is invited to walk, form a team or sponsor a walker.
When: Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: State Capitol, West Steps, 10th and L streets, Sac.
More Info: (916) 442-0185, ext. 108
OPENING Linden Park will celebrate its official grand opening with a barbeque and childrens activities. This North Natomas community park features a tot lot, turf volleyball court, picnic tables, and a multi-purpose field.
When: Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Linden Park, 4001 Innovator Drive, Sac.
More Info: (916) 808-7001