Sacramento January Events Calendar

Check the Calendar of Events often as events may be added throughout the month.

JANUARY 1

WALK – The Sacramento Walking Sticks presents a 5K/10K walk. Strollers and wheelchairs are OK. Pets are not recommended. A light meal will be provided.
When: Jan. 1, 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Pioneer House, 415 P St., Sac.
Cost: Free, $3 for Volkswalk credit
More Info: (916) 296-9247

WALK – The Sacramento Walking Sticks presents a 5K/10K Volkswalk in downtown Sacramento.

Strollers and wheelchairs are OK. Pets are not recommended. A light meal will be provided.
When: Jan. 1, 9 a.m. to noon and a 4 p.m. finish
Location: Pioneer House, 415 P St., Sac.
Cost: Free or $3 for credit
More Info: (916) 481-6714

OPERA – The Sacramento Opera presents “Metropolitian Opera: Hansel and Gretel” on the big screen.
When: Jan. 1, 10 a.m.
Location: Regal Natomas Marketplace Stadium 16, 3561 Truxel Road, Sac.
More Info: (916) 419-0205

ZOO EVENT – The Sacramento Zoo will celebrate a Happy Newt Year in the reptile house. There will be education talks and shows at: 11 a.m. an Animal Encounter in the Discovery Room; and TBD Enrichment & Talks at 2:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
When: Jan. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Zoo, 3930 William Land Park, Sac.
Cost: $8.50 general admission, $7.75 senior admission, $6 kids ages 3 to 12, free for kids two years and younger
More Info: (916) 808-5888

ART EXHIBIT – The Helen Jones Gallery will exhibit the works by Oleg Zhivetin.
When: Jan. 1 to 31. Gallery hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Town & Country Village, 2615 El Paseo Lane, Sac.
More Info: (916) 481-1118

ART EXHIBIT – Works by Mya Louw will be exhibited at the K Street Gallery.

A reception will be held on Jan. 12, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
When: Jan. 1 to 31
Location: K Street Gallery, 924 K St., Sac.
More Info: (916) 446-0900

ART EXHIBIT – The Smith Gallery will exhibit the abstract realism works by Steve Memering. A reception will be held on Jan. 12, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
When: Jan. 1 to 31
Location: Smith Gallery, 1020 11 St., Sac.
More Info: (916) 446-4444

JANUARY 2

CONCERT – Coal Beautiere, with Gus the Fish, performs at the Cool Cat Gallery.
When: Jan. 2, 8 p.m.
Location: Cool Cat Gallery, 918 24th St., Sac.
Cost: $5 to $10
More Info: (916) 446-4430

BLOOD DRIVE – Jared the Gallery of Jewelry hosts a community blood drive. Donors will receive a movie ticket and Bloodsource shirt. Donor requirements: at least 17 years old, weight no less than 110 pounds, must present ID, and in good health.
When: Jan. 2, noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Jared the Gallery of Jewelry, 1710 Arden Way, Sac.
More Info: (800) 995-4420

FREE CONCERT – Classical pianist Eldred Marshall will perform a free noontime concert.
When: Jan. 2, noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 442-8939

CONCERT – Teen rockers The Jonas Brothers perform a rescheduled concert. Tickets from the August 29 concert will honored.


When: Jan. 2, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Location: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sac.
Cost: $34.50 in advance. Concert is sold out.
More Info: (916) 44-CREST

JANUARY 3

SHOW – “Walking With The Dinosaurs: The Live Experience” will roar into Arco Arena.
When: Jan. 3, 7 p.m.; Jan. 4, 11 a.m and 7 p.m.; Jan. 5, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Jan. 6, 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Doors open one hour before event.)
Location: Arco Arena, One Sports Parkway, Sac.
Cost: $71.25, $46.75, $34.25 Group sales are available for 20 or more. Jan. 4 show is a school and scout show, tickets are $21.75 (All prices includes processing $1.75 fee).
Parking: $10 (tolls open two hours before event)
More Info: (916) 928-6900

COMEDY – Joe Klocek, who appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” performs with Kevin Camia.
When: Jan.

3 and 6, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $13, with two drink minimum
Parking: Free
More Info: (916) 925-8500

JANUARY 4

PHOTOGRAPHY – The growing changes in China will be exhibited in “China: Rivers of Change.” This photographic exhibit will be a joint project with the Appel Gallery and Viewpoint Photographic Center. A reception will be held at Viewpoint on Jan. 12, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
When: Jan. 4 to Feb. 2. Appel Gallery hours: Saturday and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Viewpoint hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 7:45 p.m.
Location: Appel Gallery, 931 T St., Sac. and Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd., Sac.
Cost: Free.
More Info: Appel Gallery, (916) 442-6014. Viewpoint, (916) 441-2341.

MUSICAL – “All Shook Up” features the music of Elvis and is about a girl who encounters a rock and roll rebel.
When: Jan. 4 to 27; Friday and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.
Location: The 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th St., Sac.
Cost: $20 general admission, $18 student, senior, SARTA or government, $15 kids 12 and younger. $15 for groups of 10 or more.
More Info: (916) 207-1226

COMEDY – HBO star Louis C.K. will perform for two nights.
When: Jan. 4, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Jan. 5, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. show and 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. show.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $22.50, with two drink minimum
Parking: Free
More Info: (916) 925-8500

JANUARY 5

KIDS CLASS – Kids interested in the inner workings of cars can get their hands dirty at The Gasoline Engine class at Towe Auto Museum.
When: Jan. 5, 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Towe Auto Museum, 2200 Front St., Sac.
Cost: $25 per student
More Info: (916) 442-6802

CAR EXHIBIT – The Sacramento Valley Model T Club will showcase cars from this line of Ford cars.
When: Jan. 5, 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Towe Auto Museum, 2200 Front St., Sac.
Cost: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $3 students, free for kids 5 and younger
More Info: (916) 442-6802

Check the Calendar of Events often as events may be added throughout the month.

TRADE SHOW – Model train enthusiasts can converge at The World’s Greatest Hobby as it makes a tour stop.
When: Jan. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Jan. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sac.
Cost: $10
More Info: (630) 279-5094

INSTALLATION – The Tehema Lodge #3, Free & Accepted Masons will host its annual installation of officers.

Dress code is dressy. Refreshments will be served.
When: Jan. 5, 2 p.m.
Location: Masonic Temple, 1123 J St., Sac.
More Info: (916) 421-1200

DINNER THEATRE – Explore contemporary relationships in “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!”
When: Jan. 5 to Feb. 17, an extra performance on Feb. 14. Friday and Saturday, dinner starts 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Sunday brunch starts 12:30 p.m., dinner at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Garbeau’s Dinner Theatre, 12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova
Cost: Tickets: $18 to $28. Dinner entrees: $9 to $29.
More Info: (916) 985-6361

FREE CLASS – Homeowners can learn how to prune trees with a slide presentation and tool demonstration.
When: Jan. 5, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at South Natomas Library and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sylvan Oaks Library
Location: South Natomas Library, 2901 Truxel Road, Sac. and Sylvan Oaks Library, 6700 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights
More Info: (916) 924-TREE

PHOTOGRAPHY – Photographer David L. Robertson records the rich history of the abandoned terracotta Gladding, McBean factories in Lincoln. A reception will be held Jan. 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Members can enter reception at 6 p.m.
When: Jan. 5 to Feb. 15. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis
More Info: (530) 758-3370

PLAY – The Chautauqua Playhouse Children’s Theatre presents Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid and Other Tails.”
When: Jan. 5, noon to 2 p.m.
Location: La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Road, Carmichael
Cost: $13 to $15
More Info: (916) 489-7529

CONCERT – Eagles tribute band Life in the Fast Lane will perform in Club 88 at Cache Creek.
When: Jan. 5, 8 p.m.
Location: Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 Highway 16, Brooks
Cost: $20 general, free with Cache Club card (which are available for fee at Cache Club counter)
More Info: (888) 77-CACHE

CONCERT – Sacramento’s R&B group the Midnight Players will perform Old School and R&B.
When: Jan. 5, 10 p.m.
Location: Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sac.
Cost: $10
More Info: (916) 441-4693

JANUARY 6

SEMINAR – The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber hosts a “Getting Started with Government Contract” workshop.
When: Jan. 6, 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Federal Technology Center Wireless Computer Lab, 4600 Roseville Road, Suite 100, North Highlands
Cost: Free
More Info: Norma Screeton at (916) 334-9388

EXHIBITION – The Sacramento Fine Arts Gallery will display the 140th American Watercolor Society’s Traveling Exhibition. A reception will be held Jan. 12, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
When: Jan.

6 to Feb. 9. Gallery hours: Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Fine Arts Gallery, 5330-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael
More Info: (916) 971-3713

CONCERT – Stacie Eakes and the Superfreakes will perform R&B favorites.
When: Jan. 6, 9 p.m.
Location: The Torch Club, 904 15th St., Sac.
Cost: $5
More Info: (916) 443-2797

JANUARY 8

FREE SEMINAR – The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber hosts a “Contracting with the City of Sacramento” workshop.
When: Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to noon
Location: South County Career Center, 8401 Gerber Road, Suite A, Sac.
Cost: Free

More Info: Norma Screeton at (916) 334-9388

COMPUTER CLASSES – Seniors can sign up for SeniorNet computer classes and attend the orientation and registration for new students on Jan. 8. First session: Jan. 14 to March 22.


When: Jan. 8, 10 a.m.
Location: Hart Senior Center, 915 27th St., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 808-5462

FREE WORKSHOP – The City of Sacramento Animal Care Services hosts an “Introduction to Foster Care” workshop.
When: Jan. 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: City of Sacramento Animal Care Services, 2127 Front St., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 764-6862

JANUARY 9

FREE SEMINAR – The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber sponsors a free “E-Commerce for Government Contracting” workshop.
When: Jan. 9, 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Citrus Heights Career Center, 7640 Greenback Lane, Citrus Heights
Cost: Free
More Info: Norma Screeton at (916) 334-9388

ART INSTALLATION – The Pence Gallery presents an experimental installation by Chris Daubert. A reception will be held Jan. 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Members can enter reception at 6 p.m.
When: Jan. 9 to Feb. 29
Location: Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis
More Info: (530) 758-3370

COMEDY – HBO “Curb Your Enthusiasm's” JB Smoove performs with Steph Sanders and Ali Wong.
When: Jan. 9 and 10, 8:30 p.m.; Jan. 11 and 12, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; and Jan. 13, 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. show and 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. show.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $13, with two drink minimum
Parking: Free
More Info: (916) 925-8500

JANUARY 10

HIP HOP CONCERT – Human beat box Doug E. Fresh takes the mic.
When: Jan. 10, 10 p.m.
Location: Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sac.
Cost: $30
More Info: (916) 441-4693

LECTURE – Sue Miller, author of “The Good Mother,” will talk with Joyce Maynard in this California Lectures series.
When: Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. Pre-lecture at 6:30 p.m. Seating at 6:15 p.m.
Location: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sac.
Cost: $25
More Info: (916) 737-1300

JANUARY 11

EXPO – HGTV’s Lee Snijders, host of “Design on a Dime,” will share his expertise at the the California State Home & Garden Show.
When: Jan. 11, noon to 7 p.m.; Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 13th and J streets, Sac.
Cost: $2 to $8.
Parking: $6 special event rate at 14th & I Parking Garage
More Info: ascshows.com

Check the Calendar of Events often as events may be added throughout the month.

MUSIC – Sacramento Theatre Company presents “Come Here The Music Play” featuring music from John Kander and Fred Ebb.
When: Jan. 11 and 12, 8 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sac.
Cost: $25
More Info: (916) 443-6722

CONCERT – Lani Misalucha with the Society Seven performs an evening of music and comedy.


When: Jan. 11, 9 p.m., Jan. 12, 8 p.m.
Location: Cache Creek, 14455 Highway 16, Brooks
Cost: $89, $75 reserved
More Info: (888) 77-CACHE

PLAY – From Pulitzer Prize author Tony Kushner, The Lambda Players present “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.”
When: Jan. 11 to Feb. 16, 8 p.m. performances Friday and Saturdays
Location: Studio Theatre, 1028 R St., Sac.
Cost: $16.50, $13
More Info: (916) 444-8229

MUSICAL – The Magic Circle Theatre presents Rogers & Hammerstein’s “Sound of Music.”
When: Jan. 11 to Feb. 23, 8 p.m. performances Friday and Saturdays. Sunday matinees on Jan. 13, 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 10 and 17, 2 p.m.
Location: Magic Circle Theatre, 241 Vernon St., Roseville
Cost: Orchestra/balcony seating: $22 adults, $20 seniors and students, and $12 children 11 and younger. Loge seating (includes food and drink): $25 adults, $23 seniors and students, and $14 children.
More Info: (916) 782-1777

JANUARY 12

FESTIVAL – The City of Galt will hold its first Annual Winter Bird Festival.

Event includes tour of Chabolla Center, a theatre performance and children’s activities.
When: Jan. 12, 8 a.m.
Location: Chabolla Center, 600 Chabolla Ave., Galt
More Info: (209) 366-7220

OPERA – The Sacramento Opera presents “Macbeth” on the big screen.
When: Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Regal Natomas Marketplace Stadium 16, 3561 Truxel Road, Sac.


Cost: $15 to $22
Parking: Free
More Info: (916) 419-0205

BOOKSIGNING – Poet Suzanne Roberts will read from her latest book, “Shameless.” She will also be on hand for a booksigning.
When: Jan. 12, noon
Location: Book Lovers, 5800 Madison Ave., Suite W, Sac.
More Info: (916) 332-3133

FAMILY – Families can celebrate world traditions through art activities. Event is sponsored by the Crocker Art Museum.
When: Jan. 12, noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Pannell Meadowview Community Center, 2450 Meadowview Road, Sac.
Cost: Free with admission of $3 to $6
More Info: (916) 808-5423

PROGRAM – Children of all ages can learn about the life of bees in “The Buzz About Bees,” and interactive program that includes honey tasting, cooking demonstration, and other activities.
When: Jan. 12, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Clunie Community Center, 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 451-2337

LECTURE – Fulbright Scholar Rebecca Albiani will present a lecture about still life painting in the Netherlands during the 1600s. Reservations are required and must be made by Jan. 10.
When: Jan. 12, 1 p.m.
Location: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sac.
Cost: $5 nonmembers, free for members
More Info: For reservations, call Stacy Beckley at (916) 808-1182 or (916) 808-5423

NATURE – Nature lovers, or those just curious about nature, can learn about the different creatures burrowing underneath Mather Regional Park in this nature walk.
When: Jan. 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Splash Education Center, 4426 Excelsior Road, Mather
Cost: $10 adults, $5 children ages 5 to 8. Must pay by cash or check. Reservations required. Children must be accompanied by adult.
More Info: (916) 364-2437

EXHIBIT RECEPTION – A reception for the “China: Rivers of Change” photo exhibit will be held.
When: Jan. 12, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd., Sac.
More Info: (916) 441-2341

GALA – Author Regina Louise will keynote the 9th Annual MLK Celebration Dinner. News10’s Dana Howard will emcee. Attendees must register by Jan. 7.
When: Jan. 12, 6 p.m. dinner and program, 5 p.m. registration
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sac.


Cost: $100 per person, $750 per table of 8
More Info: Anthony Yanez at (916) 932-1348

CONCERT – Grammy award winning and touted as the King of Blues, B.B. King, will perform at Mondavi Center.
When: Jan. 12, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $85/$60/$45 general admission
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

ORCHESTRA – Celebrate the music of Beethoven with The Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Bravo Beethoven” concert.
When: Jan. 12, 8 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sac.
Cost: $15 to $75
More Info: (916) 264-5181

CONCERT – Solsa will perform favorite Latin and R&B songs at Harlow’s.
When: Jan. 10, 10 p.m.
Location: Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sac.
More Info: (916) 441-4693

COMEDY – Funny lady Susan Westenhoefer returns to the Crest.
When: Jan. 12, 8:30 p.m. (Doors open 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sac.
Cost: $25
More Info: (916) 44-CREST

JANUARY 13

EXPO – Brides and grooms can get a head start on planning by attending the Bridal Showcase.
When: Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Cal Expo, Expo Center, Sac.
Cost: $10 admission, $8 (with $2 off coupon)
Parking: $8
More Info: (800) 787-2248 or www.bridalshowcase-ca.com

JAZZ – The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society hosts its 10th annual Rent Party where local adult and youth bands get to perform.
When: Jan. 13, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sac.
Cost: $3 to $12
More Info: (916) 372-5277

LECTURE – The Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation presents a dinner, lecture and book signing entitled “Driven Out: The Forgotten Wars Against Chinese Americans.”
When: Jan. 13, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Holiday Villa, Seafood Restaurant, 7007 South Land Park Drive, Sac.
Cost: $10 to $15
More Info: (916) 392-1001

CONCERT – The Empyrean Ensemble performs its eclectic program.
When: Jan. 13, 7 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $29 general admission, $14.50 student and children
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

Check the Calendar of Events often as events may be added throughout the month.

JANUARY 14

FAIR – Hundreds of antique dealers will sell their wares at The Sacramento Antique Faire.
When: Jan. 14, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Antique Faire, 21st Street, between W and X streets, Sac.
Cost: $3 admission, free for children 16 years and younger
Parking: Free
More Info: (916) 600-9770

NETWORKING – The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce hosts a “90-Second Networking Mixer” to connect with area individuals and businesses.


When: Jan. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Location is TBD
Cost: Free for first timers, $20 otherwise. RSVP required, space is limited.
More Info: RSVP to David Kasama at (916) 446-7883 or via e-mail at Dkasama@SacAsianCC.org.

JANUARY 15

EXHIBIT – Geometric abstraction is the theme of the paintings by Michaele Le Compte and beaded wire sculptures by Lucy Ruth Wright Rivers. A reception for the artists will be held Feb. 8, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Members can enter reception at 6 p.m.
When: Jan. 15 to Feb. 24
Location: Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis
More Info: (530) 758-3370

JANUARY 16

SEMINAR – The Bloodsource and other Sacramento firms will discuss cost-effective business communication systems. Software demonstrations included.
When: Jan. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Hyatt, 1209 L St., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: Michelle Wolting at (916) 577-1711

LECTURE – The Sacramento Speaker Series continues with a lecture with former President George W.

Bush assistant Mary Matalain and political consultant James Carville.
When: Jan. 16, 8 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St., Sac.
Cost: Call.
More Info: (866) 773-2535

COMEDY – The Cannabis Comedy Festival with Ngaio Bealum performs at the Punch Line.
When: Jan. 16, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.


Cost: $25, with two drink minimum
More Info: (916) 925-8500

JANUARY 17

CONFERENCE – The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Regional Transit Prime and Subcontractors Conference 2008.”
When: Jan. 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Lion’s Gate Hotel, Garden Pavilion, 5640 Dudley Blvd., McClellan
Cost: $45
More Info: Norma Screeton at (916) 334-9388

EXPO – Hundreds of outdoor experts and vendors will be on hand at the 21st Annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition.
When: Jan. 17 and 18, noon to 9 p.m.; Jan. 19 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sac.
Cost: $12 general admission, free for kids 12 and younger.
Parking: $7
More Info: (800) 545-6100

JAZZ CONCERT – The Italian Saxophone Quartet will perform early classical music to tango to blues to jazz.
When: Jan. 17, 8 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St., Sac.
Cost: $70 general admission to $25 for students
More Info: (916) 974-1357

COMEDY – San Francisco International Comedy Competition runner-up Ngaio Bealum takes the mic, with special guest Kirk Pappas.
When: Jan. 16, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.


Cost: $13, with two drink minimum
More Info: (916) 925-8500

R&B CONCERT – Up and coming R&B artist Jaguar Wright brings her brand of raw emotion to the mic at Harlow’s.
When: Jan. 17, 10 p.m.
Location: Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sac.
Cost: $25
More Info: (916) 441-4693

JANUARY 18

CONCERT – The Blue Man Group stops at Arco Arena for its “Blue Man Group: How to be a Megastar Tour 2.1.”
When: Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Arco Arena, One Sports Parkway, Sac.
Cost: $86.75 and $51.75 (includes $1.75 processing fee.)
Parking: $10 (tolls open at 5:30 p.m.)
More Info: (916) 928-6900

COMEDY – New York comedian Greg Giraldo will perform, with special guests Jesse Joyce and Kirk Pappas.
When: Jan. 18 and 19, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; Jan. 20, 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. show and 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. show)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.


Cost: $20, with two drink minimum
More Info: (916) 925-8500

CONCERT – Blending their own style of Blues and punk perspective, The Devil Makes Three, makes an appearance at Harlow’s.
When: Jan. 18, 9:30 p.m.
Location: Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sac.
Cost: $12.50
More Info: (916) 441-4693

JANUARY 19

FREE CLASS – Homeowners can learn how to prune trees with a slide presentation and tool demonstration.
When: Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Fair Oaks Library and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Arden-Dimick Library
Location: Fair Oaks Library, 11604 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sac. and Arden-Dimick Library, 891 Watt Ave., Sac.
More Info: (916) 924-TREE

EXPO – The Easyriders V-Twin Bike Show Tour stops at the Sacramento Convention Center.
When: Jan. 19, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Jan. 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1401 K St., Sac.
Cost: $18 (Saturday) and $16 (Sunday) adults, $25 weekend, $7 kids ages 6 to 12, free for kids 5 and younger
More Info: easyridersevents.com

CONCERT – Terry Bradford performs a concert with a string quartet, three back up singers, and a 50 member children’s choir.
When: Jan. 19, 8 p.m. (Doors open 7 p.m.)
Location: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sac.
Cost: $26 general, $23 seniors and students
More Info: (916) 44-CREST

COMEDY – Joan Rivers can leave you in stitches with her brash comedy style. Show contains adult material and profanity.
When: Jan. 19, 8 p.m.
Location: Cache Creek, 14455 Highway 16, Brooks
Cost: $69 and $59
More Info: (888) 77-CACHE

CLASSICAL CONCERT – Violinist Itzhak Perlman returns to Mondavi Center.
When: Jan. 19, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $79/$65/$55 general admission, $39.50/$32.50/$27.50 student and child
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

CONCERT – The Cheeseballs performs ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s dance classics.
When: Jan. 19, 10 p.m.
Location: Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sac.
Cost: $12
More Info: (916) 441-4693

Check the Calendar of Events often as events may be added throughout the month.

JANUARY 21

CELEBRATION – The community will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a march, job fair and expo. March route can be found at mlk365.org.
When: Jan. 21, 8:30 a.m. march, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. celebration
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1401 K St., Sac.
More Info: (916) 920-8655

JANUARY 22

FAIR – The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber hosts a “Small Business Procurement Fair,” where business owners can learn about State of California contracting, meet with Caltrans buyers, and network with other small businesses.


When: Jan. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Employement & Training Agency, 925 Del Paso Blvd., Sac.
Cost: Online registration begins Dec. 18
More Info: Tiffani Alvidrez at (916) 324-0453

MIXER – The Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber hosts an industry mixer at the Kings vs. Nets game.
When: Jan. 22, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Arco Arena, One Sports Parkway, Sac.
Cost: $35 nonmember and $25 members before Dec. 31. $45 nonmember and $35 members after Dec. 31.
More Info: Mitch Beutler at (916) 446-7883

JANUARY 23

PERFORMANCE – The L.A.-based Speak Theatre Arts presents N*W*C, short for N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK, an examination of cultural derogatory terms.
When: Jan. 23 to 26, all 8 p.m. performances
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $36 general admission, $18 student and children
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

COMEDY – Gabriel Iglesias will make you laugh with his funny sound effects.
When: Jan.

23 and 24, 8:30 p.m.; Jan. 25 and 26, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. show and 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. show)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $20, with two drink minimum
More Info: (916) 925-8500

JANUARY 24

JOB FAIR – The Greater Sacramento Urban League hosts a Diversity Job Fair.


When: Jan. 24, 10 a.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center Meeting Rooms, 1400 J St., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 808-8225

PERFORMANCE – This special student performance from the Spirit of Uganda will expose children to East African music.
When: Jan. 24 and 25, all 11 a.m. performances
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $11 teacher, $7 student
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

JANUARY 25

EXPO – The Northern California Home & Landscape Expo boasts one of the state’s largest expos.
When: Jan. 25, noon to 8 p.m.; Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Jan. 27 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sac.
Cost: $2 to $7 admission.
Parking: $7
More Info: (916) 443-4961

CONCERT – Marvin Sapp brings his “Never Should Have Made It – Celebrate Life” tour to Sacramento.
When: Jan. 25, 7 p.m.
Location: Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St., Sac.
Cost: Advance: $26.50 and $19.50. Day of show: $39.50 and $29.50.
More Info: (916) 264-5158

CAR SHOW – Monster Jam revs up at Arco Arena. Trucks scheduled to appear include Grave Digger.
When: Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.; and Jan. 27, 2 p.m. (doors open one hour before show.)
Location: Arco Arena, One Sports Parkway, Sac.
Cost: $21.75 gold circle seats – lower level, $18.75 general and $6.75 kids 2 to 12 years upper level (includes $1.75 processing fee).


Parking: $10 (tolls open two hours before show)
More Info: (916) 928-6900

CONCERT – Jazz and R&B band Tower of Power will perform.
When: Jan. 25, 9 p.m. and Jan. 26, 8 p.m.
Location: Cache Creek, 14455 Highway 16, Brooks
Cost: $49 reserved, $39 general admission
More Info: (888) 77-CACHE

JANUARY 26

PERFORMANCE – Spirit of Uganda will perform inspiring music from the country’s children.
When: Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Family Series performance at 3 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $39/$34/$24 general, $19.50/$17/$12 students and children
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

CRAB FEED – The Japanese American Citizens League hosts an crab feed and paper airplane contest.
When: Jan. 26, 5 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Buddhist Church Gym, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sac.
Cost: Call
More Info: (916) 447-0231

JANUARY 27

LUNCHEON – The Hadassah of Sacramento will honor women at a fund-raising luncheon.


When: Jan. 27, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: North Ridge Country Club, 7600 Madison Ave., Fair Oaks
Cost: $90. Giving opportunities: $1,000, $500, $360, $150, $100 , and $54
More Info: (916) 452-3099

ORCHESTRA – Violinist Pinchas Zukerman will conduct and perform a solo with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
When: Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $89/$79/$69 general, $44.50/$39.50/$34.50 students and children
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

JANUARY 29

JAZZ ORCHESTRA – Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Orchestra will celebrate jazz.
When: Jan. 29, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $59/$49/$39 general, $29.50/$24.50/$19.50 students and children
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

JANUARY 30

MUSIC – Leahy performs contemporary Celtic music.
When: Jan. 30, 8 p.m. School matinee at 11 a.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $44/$39/$34 general, $22/$19.50/$17 students and children. School matinee: $11 teachers, $7 students
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

JANUARY 31

CONCERT – Frankie Valli will perform with The Four Seasons.
When: Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. nightly
Location: Sacramento Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St., Sac.
Cost: $44 to $79
More Info: (916) 808-5181

CONCERT – Country music star George Strait, joined by Josh Turner, performs at Arco Arena.
When: Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Arco Arena, One Sports Parkway, Sac.
Cost: $66.25 and $56.26 (includes $1.75 processing fee)
More Info: (916) 928-6900

COMEDY – Tommy Davidson, of “In Living Color” fame, takes the stage. Special guests are Kelly Pryce and Moshe Kasher.
When: Jan. 31, 8:30 p.m.; Feb. 1, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; and Feb. 2, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. show and 10:15 p.m. for 10:30 p.m. show)
Location: Punch Line Sacramento, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $18.50, with two drink minimum
More Info: (916) 925-8500