Get in the spirit of giving at one of these Sacramento philanthropic events.

'Tis the season to be thankful! With Thanksgiving a little more than a week away, it's time to start thinking of ways to show your appreciation and give back to the community. has handpicked five charitable events -- and nearby places to eat and drink -- that are not only fun, but also support great causes. Of course, you can find even more altruistic outings on's Holiday Events page.

With the "Make It a Night" map (below the ticketing section on event listings), you can find restaurants, bars and hotels close to events you want to attend so you can complete your evening plans.




Free Instrument Collection Day
Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Office
Fri 11/21, Sat 12/6 & Tues 12/16

Can't carry a tune anymore? Dispose of your unwanted musical instruments and give someone else the gift of music. Lighten up then reward yourself with fully-loaded American eats and drinks at nearby Krush Burger.

Alpha Chi Omega Runway Fundraiser 
UC Davis - The ARC
Sat 11/22

Clothes never looked so good. Empower victims of domestic violence and celebrate young designers by attending this avant garde fashion show. Before admiring the collections, indulge in flavorful Indian food at
Namaste Nepal, or have an afterparty drink at The Davis Graduate.

KISS Destroyer and Turkey Drive
Sat 11/22

Get ready to rock...and support Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services! Help feed a family in need by making a Butterball donation at this KISS Tribute concert. Before sipping stiff drinks at 
Shenanigans, feast on a big pizza pie from Pizza Rock. If you party like a rock star, it might be a good idea to sleepover at The Citizen Hotel.

Free Admission Day: Canned Food Drive
Fairytale Town
Fri 11/28

Have a 'can'-do attitude the day after Thanksgiving! With a non-perishable food donation, you can unwind with the kids at the amusement park for free. Take a day-off from cooking and pack a lunch from
The Sandwich Spot Land Park. Afterwards, grab a local beer at Track 7 Brewery where kids are welcome too.

Indian Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair
State Indian Museum
Fri 11/18 & Sat 11/29

Skip the Black Friday crowds and purchase gifts made from the heart. Feast your eyes on works by talented Native American artisans...then satisfy your tastebuds around the corner with grub from
Cafe Bernardo or an adult bevvie from Barwest.


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