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Sacramento October Events Calendar

Sacramento October Events Calendar


RALLY – The 28th annual Women Take Back the Night event features a resource fair, a children's program, speakers, entertainment, a women's march and a men's program.
When: Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: State Capitol, West Steps, 10th and L streets, Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 319-4927

OKTOBERFEST – Sacramento Turn Verein presents the 40th annual Oktoberfest celebration featuring German music, authentic German food, dancing and specialty foods.
When: Oct. 6, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Turn Verein Hall, 3349 J St., Sac.
Cost: $10 general, $5 ages 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and younger
More Info: (916) 442-7360

WORKSHOP – Six-time Grammy award winner Doc Watson will perform a night of folk tunes, while being accompanied by storyteller and musician David Holt. There is also a pre-performance lecture.
When: Oct. 6, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., Davis
More Info: davisartcenter.org

COMEDY – Comedian George Carlin makes his only stop in Sacramento this year at the Community Center Theater.
When: Oct. 6, 8 p.m.
Location: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sac.
Cost: $55 and $42.50 (There is an 8 ticket limit per customer.)
More Info: (916) 264-5181

ROCK ‘N ROLL – For one night only, Hedwig and the Angry Inch will perform at the Crest in a “rock ‘n roll odessy’ performance. This year’s performance promises to have more surprises.
When: Oct. 6, 8 p.m.
Location: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sac.
Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at door
More Info: (916) 442-7377

WORKSHOP – A workshop on Hindustani Raaga will be given by mumbai composer and performer Pandit Binay Pathak. He teaches traditional Hinustani vocal and harmonium lessons as well as raaga to students who play Western instruments. He is the son of sitarist Pt. Balaram Pathak.
When: Oct. 6, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: General admission, $42, $37, and $32; student and child, $21, $18.50, and $16
More Info: (530) 752-1915


SWAP MEET – The Towe Auto Museum hosts its fall swap meet where vendors will offer unique and hard to find auto collectibles, accessories, books, tools, and parts. Food and drinks available.
When: Oct. 7, 6 a.m.
Location: Under the Capital City Freeway, between 20th and 22nd and W and X streets, Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 442-6802

NAIL EXPO – The 2007 Sacramento Nail Expo is a trade show for nail technicians and salon owners. Competitions includes Airbrush Nail Art, Salon Success and Sculptured Nails.
When: Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sac.
Cost: Competition registration $85 (early) and $100 (late) novice and $100 (early) and $125 (late) veteran
More Info: (888)491-8265

MUSIC – The Alexander String Quartet follows its successful Mozart series with this year’s all-Brahms program. Guest artists will include pianist Lara Downes, Mondavi Center Artist-in-Residence. The program includes Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 51, no. 1, String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, op. 51, no. 2.
When: Oct. 7, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre, Davis
Cost: $39 general; $19.50 student and child
More Info: (916) 442-6802

WARRIORS – Experience a day at a Shaolin Temple with 23 Buddhist monks in a performance at the Mondavi Center. They will demonstrate Buddhist monk morning meditation, daily exercise, and chorerographed ritual combat scenes.
When: Oct. 7, 7 p.m.; Oct. 8, 11 a.m. (student performance)
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $39, $34, and $24 general; $19.50, $17, and $12 student and child; $11 teacher and $7 student on Oct. 8
More Info: (530) 752-1915

COMEDY – There will be a Sacramento Comedy Showcase at the Punchline Comedy Club - Sacramento. Must be 18 years and older to attend. There is a two drink minimum.
When: Oct. 7, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Punchline Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Second Level, Sac
Cost: $5
More Info: (916) 651-9928


JAZZ – Frenchman Renaud Garcia-Fons is a leading jazz musician who’s performance takes a fresh and new direction of European jazz. He is accompanied by guitarist Kiko Ruiz and percussionist Negrito Trasante.
When: Oct. 10, 11, 12, 13 have 8 p.m. performances
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre Cabaret, Davis
Cost: $36 general, $18 student and child
More Info: (530) 752-1915

CONCERT – Veteran rockers Genesis makes a stop in its Turn It On Again tour in Sacramento.
When: Oct. 10, 8 p.m. (Doors open 7 p.m.)
Location: Arco Arena, One Arena Parkway, Sac.
Cost: $202.50 to $101.50 lower level, $202.50 main floor, $101.50 to $57.50 upper level. Parking is $10. (Tolls open at 6 p.m.)
More Info: (916) 928-6900

SYMPHONY – The San Francisco Symphony, under the music direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, comes to the Mondavi Center to perform the following program: Luca Francesconi: “Cobalt,” “Scarlet: Two Colors of Dawn”; Frédreric Chopin: “Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21”; and Camille Saint-Saëns: “Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 78” (“Organ Symphony”).
When: Oct. 10, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $75, $65, and $55 general, $37.50, $32.50, and $27.50 student and child
More Info: (530) 752-1915


COMEDY – “Just Shoot Me!” cast member Brian Posehn steps to the mic to make you laugh at the Punchline. Must be 18 years and older to attend.
When: Oct. 11, 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Oct. 13, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. shows and at 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. shows.)
Location: Punchline Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Second Floor, Sac.
Cost: $18 with a two drink minimum
More Info: (916) 925-8500


SALMON RUN/WALK – The Sacramento State Aquatic Center hosts the 2007 Salmon 5K Run/Walk. The race starts at Point Plaza, proceed along the American River, and back to the park. There are several age brackets: Under 15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.
When: Oct. 13, 8 a.m. (start time), 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. (registration)
Location: Nimbus Flat State Park, Lake Natomas
Cost: $25 adults and $20 kids 15 and younger
More Info: (916) 278-2842

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