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Special Events: The New K Street

Special Events: The New K Street
Pizza Rock, Dive Bar, & District 30
Pizza Rock: Daily 11am-3pm; Dive Bar: Wed 8pm;
District 30: Thurs 9pm

You may have heard that three new Sacramento California attractions are coming to town and, this week, they are here. Pizza Rock, where artisan pizza meets nightlife energy, celebrated its Grand Opening last Fri and is now open daily 11am-3am. On Wed, get excited as Dive Bar opens their doors--see where mermaids come to play! Finally, on Thurs evening, celebrate the official grand opening of District 30 nightclub with legendary electronic DJ/Producer Sasha.

 Special Events: International Sportsmen's Exposition
Special Events: Sacramento International Sportsmen Exposition
Cal Expo
Jan 20-Jan 23
Thurs & Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-5pm

The only sportsman event in Northern California--come experience sports in Sacramento! The ISE includes a vast display of fishing, hunting, boating, destination-travel products and services, and more!

 Food & Wine: An Evening With the Nimans
Food & Wine: An Evening With the Nimans
The Citizen Hotel
Jan 20
Thurs 6pm-7pm

Meet renowned ranchers and authors Bill & Nicolette Niman! Join for a presentation and lively discussion about how American meat is produced and what we can do to make it better. Book signing and special dinner to follow in Grange Restaurant. Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman are owners and operators of BN Ranch, a seaside ranch in Bolinas, Calif., where they raise their son Miles, grass-fed cattle, heritage turkeys, and goats.

 Dance: Tango Buenos Aires
Dance: Tango Buenos Aires
Community Center Theater
Jan 20
Thurs 8pm

One of Argentina's great cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires is known throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the tango. Accompanied by superb musicians, this celebrated dance company brings its sultry, passionate performance to town, promising a wonderful evening of entertainment for all.
Theatre: Compleat Female Stage Beauty
Theatre: Compleat Female Stage Beauty
Big Idea Theatre
Ongoing-Feb 5
Thurs-Sat 8pm; Sun 2:30pm

It's the Restoration, and attitudes towards sex and art are changing, however women still aren't allowed on stage. Luckily for London it has Ned Kynaston, the theatre's greatest male portrayer of female roles. His "Desdemona" is to die for. But when the King's girlfriend wants to be an actress, Ned finds himself unemployed and in the middle of a serious identity crisis.
 Music: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Music: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Crest Theatre
Jan 21
Fri 7:30pm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a male choral group from South Africa that sings in the vocal style of isicathamiya and mbube. They rose to worldwide prominence as a result of singing with Paul Simon on his album, Graceland, and have won multiple awards. Formed by Joseph Shabalala in 1960, they are one of South Africa's most prolific recording artists.
 Art & Music: Paper Planes, Trains, and Box Trucks

Art & Music: Paper Planes, Trains, & Box Trucks
Beatnik Studios
Jan 21
Fri 8pm-Midnight

Art by more than 25 local Northern California artists will be on display and for sale for very reasonable prices. Proceeds will help pay for the production of the upcoming issue of Four G's Magazine. Enjoy live performances by Nicatyne, The Grand Sunz, Da Govamint, C Plus and Chase Moore.

 Museums: Dropped and Chopped
Museums: Dropped & Chopped
California Auto Museum
Jan 22-March 27
Daily 10am-6pm

Come out to the California Auto Museum for the opening weekend of the new exhibit Dropped & Chopped. Explore the classic years of traditional rods & customs between 1946-1960, including Sacramento's notable cars and legends such as Dick Bertolucci.
Kids & Fam: The Founding of NASA: The Right StuffKids & Fam: Founding of NASA: The Right Stuff
Discovery Museum
Jan 22-Jan 23
Sat & Sun 12:30pm-4pm

Calling all future astronauts! The Space Quest exhibit gives children a view of life in space. Dress up as an astronaut, see real astronaut food, and "workout" in the Astronaut Training Center. This weekend's craft is a paper astronaut and the two suits they wear in space. Enjoy planetarium shows and live animal shows.

 Music: Ron Thompson & The Resistors
Music: Ron Thompson & The Resistors
Torch Club
Jan 22
Sat 9pm

Not many living blues musicians can say they have performed with and recorded for legends like Big Mama Thornton, Tina Turner, Bruce Willis, Luther Tucker, Jimmy McCracklin, Pee Wee Crayton, Carla Thomas, Booker T. Jones, Percy Mayfield, Etta James, B.B. King, and Jimmy Reed. Ron Thompson can and that's just the beginning! Ron Thompson is a legendary rhythm and blues guitarist and master keyboardist whose career began in the rough and tumble world of East San Francisco Bay nightclubs and bars in the early '70s. News

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