"Ornate" and "sweeping" only begin to describe the Crest Theatre, whose rich history extends back to 1912, when it was opened as a vaudeville house. Within its gargantuan auditorium, plush seats perch in subtly curved rows while elaborate lights and a sea-blue ceiling wash the space in ethereal hues. Moviegoers settle into the elegant confines to take in both new and classic films, reading the subtitles in a whisper to stuffed animals that forgot their glasses. Out in the lobby, a richly patterned carpet and bronzed floral motif cover the sprawling space as visitors belly up to the bar and snack on high-quality goodies.
Busting a move you've never busted before—be it a contemporary ballet move, a jazzercise move, or a well-coordinated move to a nicer part of town and away from that mouthy opossum that keeps opening your mail—is a great way to get exercise, learn a new skill, and meet new and graceful friends. At Midtown Stomp, partners are encouraged to rotate, making the lessons as social as the open dance to help dancers learn new moves and catch the dance bug. Live music during the open dance will be provided by Phat Cat Swinger, a Hasselhoff-approved band that has toured the country and performed with Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, Royal Crown Revue, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, and The Coasters.
For 23 years, the Sacramento Ballet has been enchanting audiences with The Nutcracker's magical holiday story of a young girl's journey through a land of princes, dancing snowflakes, and sugar plum fairies. The production features 30 professional dancers and 40 members of the Sacramento Philharmonic, and uses 2,500 pounds of dry ice over the course of the season to entice fog enthusiasts. Constantly looking to keep the show fresh and surprise audiences, artistic director and choreographer Ron Cunningham has incorporated a showstopping new Spanish dance this year.
At La Terraza Mexican Restaurant — a relaxed Mexican restaurant — you can enjoy a classic margarita and bottomless chips and salsa. Put the diet on pause when you visit La Terraza Mexican Restaurant — there are no low-fat menu items. Be sure to complete your meal at La Terraza Mexican Restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. At La Terraza Mexican Restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome. Make sure to check out La Terraza Mexican Restaurant's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. Warm weather brings out La Terraza Mexican Restaurant's highly coveted patio seating. Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into La Terraza Mexican Restaurant's free wifi hotspot.
Weekends are when crowds really head to La Terraza Mexican Restaurant, so plan accordingly. Or, take your food to-go.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at La Terraza Mexican Restaurant, too — meals there usually cost less than $15.
For freshly prepared burgers with a flavorful twist, visit Shenanigans. There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Shenanigans offers a variety of drink options. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. Live music is common at Shenanigans, as is a DJ. The burger joint also features a DJ, and diners are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor. Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this burger joint.
You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the burger joint tend to be packed.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the burger joint.
You can fill up on Shenanigans' delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15.
A prime spot for Latin American fare, Marilyn's On K is home to tasty tortillas and spicy salsas. Vegan options are also available for those who avoid meat and dairy products. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. Marilyn's On K provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Don't be shy — step out on the restaurant dance floor and soak up the sound of live music. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the restaurant tend to be packed.
A typical meal at Marilyn's On K will set you back less than $30.