"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.
Old Ironsides is located in Sacramento, California and has the distinction of being the oldest bar in the city. It has been family owned and operated since 1934 and serves lunch Monday thru Friday from 11:30am to 2pm. The menu is quite diverse and includes delicious favorites such as burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, Greek salads, ricotta & parmesan ravioli and a number of tasty sandwiches, side dishes and salads. They also offer specials on Wednesdays and Fridays, so please check the website for details about those. Past specials have included Greek style lamb shank and calamari steak. You can get just about any menu item to-go. They feature live entertainment each week and an open mic night on Wednesday nights. You can purchase t-shirts, hats and other merchandise in their store.
The Press Club Wine Bar and Lounge is uptown San Francisco establishment where you can enjoy some of the finest vintage wines, craft beers, and delicious champagnes in all of California. Their sophisticated setting is a celebration of the city’s socialites, providing them with a safe-haven where they can wine, dine, and converse. Their dedication to this philosophy shows- the moment you step in, you notice the sound of good-natured laughter and tinkling glasses. One of the most widely anticipated events by the Press Club is their guest hosting of a new artesian vintner each month. The dates of these tastings are conveniently marked on the events calendar, available at the door.
This is a fantastic venue to experience some great acts. Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub has continued to introduce great new bands and shows to Sacramento ever since they first opened in 1982. At Harlow’s, enjoy a truly unique experience. The 1920’s, art deco, glamor will put you in the mind of a classic speakeasy. Watch a live performance, and try one of their delicious menu items: truffled fries, homemade pizzas, fried chicken, or a fresh salad. Wash it all down with a drink from their full bar, which includes several on-tap options, bottled beers, and wine. Book your ticket now to experience a great night out at Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub.