The Super Bowl is this Sunday and that means a lot of folks probably have their weekend plans (at least Sunday) figured out.
Several local businesses are hosting watch parties on Sunday, with plenty of food and drinks specials to sweeten the experience. New Helvetia, Stoney’s, Capital Hop Shop, Republic, Buckhorn, Fieldhouse (for Chiefs fans), and Track 7, are just a few of the local spots hosting parties.
But besides Big Game, there are still tons of things to do around Northern California!
In Sacramento, the Lunar Flower Tet Festival is still on this Saturday! This Lunar New Year celebration has moved to a new, larger location in the Sears parking lot on Florin road. The festival has a carnival-like atmosphere complete with rides, live music and more!
If you already live a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, or even if you’re curious about it, then you will want to check out the SacTown VegFest. This event will feature guest speakers, Q&A sessions, food demonstrations and samples to taste to expand your knowledge of the lifestyle.
The Los Angeles Lakers are in town facing the Kings Saturday night. This is the Lakers' first road game since the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant. The Kings organization has more tributes to the basketball legend planned for the game and outside the arena.
Just down Highway 99, the city of Galt is hosting its 3rd annual Winter Bird Festival: Wine, Beer & Food event Friday night. A slew of wineries, breweries, and restaurant & food vendors will be on hand serving up a little local flavor.
Do you like wine and chocolate? Then make your way down to little Bay Area town of Benecia on Saturday for the Wine & Chocolate! Guests will enjoy pairings as they stroll local businesses on Main Street.
Those are just a few of the things going on this weekend. Scroll on down to see what else is happening!
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When: February 1, 11 a.m. | February 2, 7 p.m.
Where: Sears’ parking lot, 5901 Florin Road, Sacramento
Celebrate the Year of the Golden Rat at the 10th annual Lunar Flower Tet Festival this weekend in Sacramento.
Starting on Saturday, the Lunar Flower Tet Festival will have live music & entertainment, carnival rides, plenty of food, prizes & games, karaoke, a fashion show, and much more!
For those who want to attend on Sunday, there will be a special live stream of the Super Bowl, so guests won’t miss out on any of the action.
When: February 1 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Avenue, Sacramento
Celebrate all things vegan and vegetarian at the SacTown VegFest this Saturday at the McClellan Conference Center.
The VegFest features a diverse lineup that includes speakers, panels, and food demonstrations. Some speakers range from Nick Squires, "the Strongest Man in California," to Professor Timaree Hagenburger, who will discuss evidence-based information everyone can use to fight diabetes.
The full presentation lineup is as follows:
- 10:30 a.m. – TBA
- 10:30 a.m. - Melinda Penny-Washington, RND: "Creating the Perfect Vegan Diet for Your Lifestyle"
- 11 a.m. - Athlete Panel: Patty Flores, moderator; Panelists: Pamela Kropf, Nick Squires, Jed Soliz
- 11:30 a.m. – Chef John Huynh, Pho Fresh: "Roll One with Me"
- 11:30 a.m. - Don Forrester, MD: "Achieving Health Whether Young or 'Old’”
- 12 p.m. - Sid Garza-Hillman: "Raising Healthy Parents"
- 12:30 p.m. - Liana Lianov: "Plant-based Diet and Emotional Well Being"
- 12:30 p.m. - Heera Kulkarni, "Masala Magic" 1:30 Kerin Gould, "Produce with a Purpose" Placer Room
- 1 p.m. - Professor Timaree Hagenberger, RD: "Diabetes: Is it coming for you? (What we all need to know!)"
- 1:30 p.m. - Diversity Panel: Alex Tiphayachan, moderator; Panelists TBA Sacramento Room
- 2 p.m. - Activist panel (SAVE Movement): Wendy Bramble, moderator; Panelists: Kip Baumann, Linda Middlesworth
- $5 – Adult admission
- $3 – Child admission (ages 8 and younger)
- $3 – Senior citizen admission
When: February 1 | Tipoff at 7 p.m.
Where: Golden 1 Center, 500 David J. Stern Walk, Sacramento
The Kings' Saturday night game against the Lakers was already going to be a hot ticket, but this game has taken on added meaning following the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant.
It is only the Lakers' second game since Kobe's passing and their first time away. Lebron and company come into the Golden 1 Center leading the Western Conference with a record of 36-10. Their record could be a little different after they play the Trail Blazers in LA Friday night, but it won't change their standing in the conference.
The Kings will air a special, in-game video honoring the life and legacy of Bryant during the first quarter.
A special art installation to Bryant and his daughter Gianna will be in the plaza, directly across from the Grand Entrance to the arena. The public is invited to visit the memorial and leave their own tributes, too.
When: February 2 | Hunt begins at 4 p.m.
Where: Starting location, 915 I Street, Sacramento
Gather your best friends and get ready to see downtown Sacramento like never before at the Let’s Road: Sacramento Scavenger Hunt this Sunday!
Complete with trivia, riddles, photo challenges and more, the Sacramento Scavenger Hunt is a fast, fierce, and fun way to learn more about the city’s rich history. Teams are led by an app specially designed to the California capital, with buildings, landmarks, art, serving as the markers for hidden treasures waiting to be found.
The total area covers about two miles and encompasses the parts of the city between the State Capitol building, City Hall, and the Convention Center complex. Can your team beat the Sacramento high score?
- $12.99 – General admission
When: February 2 | 11 a.m to 4 p.m.
Where: Davis Farmers Market, 301 C Street, Davis
The first Davis Craft and Vintage Fair of 2020 kicks off this Sunday at the Farmers Market.
Come out and support local businesses as up to 50 vendors set up their wares in downtown Davis. There will also be live music and free crafting activities for guests of all ages to enjoy.
The Davis Craft & Vintage Fair is hosted on the first Sunday of every month from February to August. It is then held on the first and third Sundays from September to December from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The fair is sponsored by local non-profit Couleurs Vives Art Studio & Gallery, which supports adult artists in our community including those with disabilities.
When: January 31 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Littleton Center, 410 Civic Drive, Galt
Come out and enjoy an evening of wine, beer and tasty bites at the third annual Winter Bird Festival: Wine, Beer & Food event this Friday night at the Littleton Community Center in Galt.
Guests can expect tastings from several wineries and breweries, as well as various food vendors. There will also be live music by Travis Vega during the event as well as fun raffle prizes.
Tickets can be bought at the chamber office located at 604 N. Lincoln Way, by calling the chamber at 209-745-2529, or online by following this link. All guests must be 21 years or older to attend.
Winery participants include Barsetti Vineyards, Consumnes River Farms, Grace Vineyards and Bray Vineyards.
Brewery participants include River Rock Brewery, New Helvetia Brewing Company, High Water Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Five Window Beer Company.
Restaurant and food vendors include Aroma Bakery, Brewsters Bar & Grill, The Coffee Shop Bakery, Domino’s, El Arcoiris Mexican Restaurant, Papas & Wings, Mariscos Las Islitas, It’s A Grind, Papa Murphy’s, Velvet Grill & Creamery, StreetZlan, Save Mart, Mr. Pickle’s, and Pastosa by Lucia.
- $20 – Early-bird general admission
- $200 – VIP admission for a table of 8, includes commemorative beer and wine glass, flight of beer, wine and dessert, and a personal table runner.
When: January 31 | 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Shady Oak Barrelhouse, 420 1st Street, Santa Rosa
Hoist a beer and chat about local environmental issues at the Sierra Club’s “Pints for the Planet” event this Friday at the Shady Oak Barrelhouse in Santa Rosa.
Pints for the Planet gives guests the opportunity to get to know the Sierra Club and speak with local leaders and activists about the environment, conservation, wildlife, and other issues affecting Northern California.
The Sierra Club is an environmental group with chapters located all over the country. They were founded by John Muir in 1892! The group reports more than 750,000 members nationwide.
(This event is free to attend, but beers cost money!)
When: February 1 | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street, Benicia
Get to know downtown Benicia at the Wine and Chocolate Walk this Saturday.
Guests will meet up at Benicia Main Street at 12:30 p.m. where they’ll receive a map and wristband of all the participating locations where local shops will offer tastings of fine wine and chocolate pairings.
With your ticket guests can enjoy up to 15 wine tastings and a custom Benicia Main Street wine glass. Guests must be present at check-in to participate. The event will happen rain or shine!
- $30 – Advance general admission
- $35 – Day-of admission
- $55 – Discounted advance pair admission
When: February 1, 5 p.m. | February 2, 12 p.m.
Where: RingCentral Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland
Monster Energy Supercross returns to the Oakland Coliseum this Saturday and Sunday.
You don’t want to miss out on this heart-pounding, competitive, and most popular off-road motorcycle racing event in the world!
The event is both a high-flying spectacle and a high-speed racing event with hairpin turns, breakneck straightaways, jumps, and more!
The Monster Energy Supercross racing series features 17 heart-stopping races across the country.
When: February 1 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco
If you were born during the Year of the Rat, then you can get into the San Francisco Zoo for FREE! this Saturday.
To commemorate the start of the Lunar New Year, the San Francisco Zoo has planned an afternoon of events for the occasion. Eligible birth years include 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020.
Schedule of Events
- 10:15 a.m. – Red Panda Keeper Talk
- 11 a.m. – Chung Ngai Dance Troupe Performance (Playground)
- 11:45 a.m. – Mouse House Enrichment (Exploration Zone)
- 12 p.m. – Agouti Enrichment (Exploration Zone)
- 1 p.m. – Chung Ngai Dance Troupe Performance (Playground)
- 2 p.m. – Animal Encounter, ARC (Exploration Zone)
- FREE! (If you were born during a Year of the Rat)
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