Sacramento March Events Calendar

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

MARCH 1 | SATURDAY

ZOO – Get started with spring plantings – at the zoo! Besides animals, the Sacramento Zoo will have gardening experts and plants during its Bloomin’ Crazy Garden Festival and Plant Sale event.
When: March 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Zoo
Cost: $9 general, $8.25 seniors and $6.50 kids 3-12. Free for kids 0-2 and members.


More Info: (916) 808-5888 or Bloomin’ Crazy

COMEDY – Funnyman Bill Burr will laugh it up at The Punch Line with Joe Derosa and Reggie Steele.
When: March 1, 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; March 2, 8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 for 10:30 p.m. show).
Location: Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $20 each performance; two drink minimum
More Info: (916) 925-8500

MARCH 2 | SUNDAY

MUSIC – The Auburn Symphony will perform at the Mondavi Center. Performances include Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.
When: March 2, 3 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $30 general, $15 student and child. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (916) 754-ARTS

MARCH 3 | MONDAY

LECTURE – National Book Award winner Richard Powers will hold a lecture.
When: March 3, 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. Tickets can be purchased online.


More Info: (916) 737-1300 or California Lectures

MEDICINE – Medical expert Dr. Andrew Weil, who also authored The Future of Medicine, will speak about how to lead healthier lives.
When: March 3, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $49, $41 and $36 general, $24.50, $20.50 and $18 students and children.

Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (916) 754-ARTS

COMEDY – The Churchlady, or rather Dana Carvey, will make a two-night appearance at The Punch Line.
When: March 3 and 4, 8 p.m. nightly. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Location: Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $20 each performance; two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500

MARCH 5 | WEDNESDAY

PERFORMANCE – The Underground Railway Theatre performs “Are You Ready, My Sister?,” a story about Harriet Tubman. Pre-matinee classroom talk available.
When: March 5 to 7, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre, Davis
Cost: $11 teacher, $7 student
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS or Phyllis Zerger at (9530) 756-1076 for classroom talk

MUSICAL – The California Musical Theatre presents the Tony-award winning musical-comedy “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
When: March 5 to 16. No performance on March 10. Evening shows at 8 p.m. (except March 9, 7:30 p.m.). Afternoon matinees at 2 p.m.
Location: Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St., Sac.
Cost: $15 to $60. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (916) 264-5181 or California Musical theatre

COMEDY – Last Comic Standing winner Dat Pham brings his comedy tour to Sacramento. Sam Bamm and Hasan Minhaj also performs.


When: March 5 to 9, 8:30 p.m. nightly. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Additional 10:30 p.m. show (doors open at 10:15 p.m.) on March 7 and 8.
Location: Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $15 for March 5, 6, and 9; $18 for March 7; and $20 for March 8. There’s a two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500

MARCH 6 | THURSDAY

EXPO – More than 400 boats will be featured at the Sacramento Boat Show.
When: March 6 to 9; March 6 and 7, noon to 9 p.m.; March 8, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and March 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Cal Expo
Cost: $10 general, free for kids 12 and younger. $8 parking.
More Info: (800) 818-9994 or sacramentoboatshow.com

MARCH 7 | FRIDAY

MUSIC – The Sacramento Theatre Company presents “Come Hear the Music Play” cabaret series, showcasing Broadway hits from past and present.
When: March 7 and 8; 8 p.m. nightly
Location: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sac.


Cost: $25
More Info: (916) 446-7501 or sactheatre.org

MUSIC – Pianist and record producer Allen Toussaint joins blueswoman Marcia Ball for an R&B performance.
When: March 7, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $42, $37 and $32 general, $21, $18.50 and $16 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (916) 754-ARTS

MARCH 8 | SATURDAY

EXHIBIT – William Obernesser exhibits his still life, landscape and architectural photography. Receptions will be March 8 and April 12, from 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
When: March 8 to April 12. March 8 reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Asylum Gallery, 1719 25th St., Sac.
More Info: (916) 804-6095

SPORTS – High school ballers compete in the CIF NorCal Championships.
When: March 8, 10 a.m. (girls D-I), 12 p.m. (boys D-III), 2 p.m. (girls D-II), 4 p.m. (boys D-I), 6 p.m. (girls D-III), and 8 p.m. (boys D-II). (Doors open 9:30 a.m.)
Location: Arco Arena
Cost: $35 (Kings Row I), $30 (courside reserve rows AA-EE), $20 general, $16 students and seniors, $10 children. Tickets can be purchased online. Parking is $10. (Tolls open at 9 a.m.)
More Info: (916) 928-6900

MARCH 9 | SUNDAY

WEDDING – More than 200 wedding vendors will be on hand to help brides and grooms plan their special day at the Dream Wedding Show.
When: March 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Cal Expo
Cost: $10, fashion shows included in price. Parking is $8.
More Info: (916) 285-6073 or dreamweddingshow.com

MARCH 10 | MONDAY

CONCERT – Linkin Park, with special guests Coheed and Cambria, will rock Arco Arena.
When: March 10, 7 p.m. (Doors open 6 p.m.)
Location: Arco Arena
Cost: $49.50 (floor, lower level), $39.50 (upper level) (prices include $1.75 fee). Tickets can be purchased online. Parking is $10 (tolls open at 5 p.m.).
More Info: (916) 928-6900

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

MARCH 12 | WEDNESDAY

CONCERT – The UC Davis Wind Ensemble and the University Concert Band will perform.
When: March 12, 7 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $14, $11 and $8 general, $7, $5.50 and $4 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (916) 754-ARTS

COMEDY – Gary Owen, the only white guy to host BET’s Comicview, will try to make you laugh.

Becky Donohue and Maurice King will also perform.
When: March 12 to 16, 8:30 p.m. nightly. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Additional 10:30 p.m. shows (doors open at 10:15 p.m.) on March 14 and 15.
Location: Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Sac.
Cost: $13 for March 12 and 13; $16 for March 14 and 16; and $19 for March 15. There’s a two drink minimum.
More Info: (916) 925-8500

MARCH 14 | FRIDAY

SPORTS – Cheer for your favorite high school team in the CIF State High School Basketball Championships.
When: March 14 and 15. March 14 lineup: 1:30 p.m. (boys D-IV), 3:30 P.M. (girl D-IV), 5:30 p.m. (girls D-II), and 8 p.m. (boys D-II). March 15 lineup: 9:30 a.m. (girls D-V), 11:15 a.m. (boys D-V), 1 p.m. (girls D-III), 2:45 p.m. (boys D-III), 6 p.m. (girls D-I), and 8 p.m. (boys D-I). Note that the Arena will be cleared between the morning and evening sessions.
Location: Arco Arena
Cost: $35 (Kings Row I), $30 (courside reserve rows AA-EE), $20 general, $16 students and seniors, $10 children.

Tickets can be purchased online. Parking is $10. (Tolls open 12:30 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday.)
More Info: (916) 928-6900

SALES EVENT – Just Between Friends hosts a three-day children and maternity sales event “gently used” clothes, equipment, furniture, and other items. Pre-sale on March 13.

Items will be 50% on last day.
When: March 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and March 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, 1400 J St., Sac.
Cost: Free

QUARTET – Violinist Roberto Diaz leads a string quartet in chamber music. School performance, recommended for grades 4 to 12, is on March 14.
When: March 14 at 11 a.m., March 15 at 8 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Studio Theatre, Davis
Cost: $11 teachers and $7 students for student matinee. $29 general and $14.50 students and children.
More Info: (916) 754-ARTS

DANCE – Shen Wei Dance Arts will perform their style of dance, fusing theatre, Chinese opera and painting.
When: March 14, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $43, $37 and $29 general, $16, $14 and $12 students and children. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (916) 754-ARTS

MARCH 15 | SATURDAY

AIR SHOW – Kick off Air Force Week with the California Capital Air Show.
When: March 15 and 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Mather Airport
Cost: Advance tickets $11, tickets at gate $15, kids 12 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased online. Parking is $10.
More Info: (916) 874-0919 or californiacapitalairshow.com

MARCH 16 | SUNDAY

HAIR SHOW – The Global Hair & Beauty Expo comes to Sacramento. VH1’s Jessie Lewis will be the main stage MC.
When: March 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sac.
Cost: Professional is $35 advance and $45 at door. Student is $25 advance and $35 at door. Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (209) 824-0041 or ghbexpo.com

MARCH 17 | MONDAY

PARADE – Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with a parade in Old Sacramento.
When: March 17, 6 p.m. (parade start, parade is one hour long), 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. live entertainment.
Location: Old Sacramento. Parade starts at Lot W.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 558-3912 or oldsacramento.com

MARCH 20 | THURSDAY

BALLET – The whole family can enjoy the Sacramento Ballet’s presentation of Sleeping Beauty.
When: March 20 to 22
Location: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sac.


More Info: (916) 552-5800or sacbellet.org

MARCH 22 | SATURDAY

RUN – The 3rd Annual Resurrection Run benefits a Ugandan orphanage whose parents had died of AIDS. This is a 5K run.
When: March 22, run begins 9 a.m.
Location: Glen Hall Park (in River Park) toward north end of Carlson Drive, Sac.
Cost: $20 to $22

CONCERT – MacArthur Fellow and violinist Regina Carter will perform contemporary jazz.
When: March 22, 8 p.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $42, $37, $32 general, $21, $18.50, $16 student and child. Buy online.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

MARCH 25 | TUESDAY

DANCE – The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre brings its 50th Anniversary Tour to Mondavi showcasing new works as well as Ailey classics. There is a pre-performance lecture March 26 at the Studio Theatre at 7 p.m.
When: March 25 and 26, 8 p.m. nightly. March 26 school matinee at 11 a.m.
Location: Mondavi Center, Jackson Hall, Davis
Cost: $59, $49, $39 general, $20, $18, $16 student and child. Buy online. For matinee, $11 teacher, $7 student.
More Info: (866) 754-ARTS

MARCH 27 | THURSDAY

SPEAKER – Richard Dreyfuss is the latest guest in the Sacramento Speakers Series.
When: March 27, 8 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sac.
Cost: Tickets can be purchased online.
More Info: (916) 808-5291 or sacramentospeakers.com

EXPO – Crafters can find a wide variety of sewing, quilting and other craft supplies at the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival. There are also free workshops and seminars.
When: March 27 to 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Location: Cal Expo, Building C & D, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sac. Entrance is at Rodeo Gate.
Cost: $8 admission. A $1 off coupon is available online. Parking is $8.
More Info: (800) 717-8789 or quiltcraftsew.com

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

RV SHOW – See the latest and greatest RV models at the Real RV Show.
When: March 27 to 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and March 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Cal Expo, Lot 26, Expo Center, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sac. Entrance is at West Gate.
Cost: A $2 off coupon is available online. Parking is $7.
More Info: (800) 782-7469 or rvshow.com

MARCH 28 | FRIDAY

BLACK EXPO – The Observer Media Group hosts its annual Black Expo with informational booths, celebrity appearances, food court and family activities.
When: March 28 to 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sac.
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 452-4781 or sacblackexpo.com

MARCH 29 | SATURDAY

SPEAKER – Author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson will be a guest speaker at The Observer Media Group’s Black Expo 30 Under 30 award ceremony.
When: March 29, 8 a.m.
Location: Sacramento Convention Center
Cost: Free
More Info: (916) 452-4781 or sacblackexpo.com

FILM FESTIVAL – Watch films by talented Northern California and international filmmakers at the Sacramento International Film Festival.
When: March 29 to April 6
Location: Films will be screened at the 24th Street Theater (2791 24th St., Sac.), Crest Theater (1013 K St., Sac.) and The Riverboat Delta King (1000 Front St., Sac.)
Cost: Tickets can be purchased online.


More Info: (916) 475-9616 or sacramentofilmfestival.com