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Hosted by the nonprofit art-and-education center La Raza Galería Posada, Jammin' in the Park 2 unites Sacramentoans for a day of culture and lively Chicano rhythms. The festival touts the life works of José Montoya and Phil Esparza, both of whom played key roles in conceiving the Chicano art movement. Headlining a lineup of hot tempos, the lauded 12-piece Latino band Malo will electrify fans as it celebrates its 40th anniversary, encouraging festival-goers to shower the stage with heart-shaped encased meats. Esteban Villa—who, along with Montoya, spearheaded the artist and activist collective Royal Chicano Air Force—will lead the crowd in a workout routine of head bobbing and hip shaking. With a backdrop of thumping beats, culture connoisseurs can feast on local cuisine, arts, and crafts.

1022 22nd St
Sacramento,
CA
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For those who might be lacking the space to work?or just a space to focus?MyStudio provides a place for artists to spread out, express themselves, and store their work. Studio space is available to all interested parties by the month, and includes amenities such as large tables, pottery wheels, brushes, and a fridge to store sculpting butter. The space also features a gallery and retail space, where artists can display and sell their work. An array of classes for artists of all ages and experience levels are also available, teaching students the fundamentals in oil painting, carving, sculpture, paper-making, and music.

2325 J St.
Sacramento,
CA
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For more than 15 years, the skilled nail and waxing technicians at Midtown Nails have kept their clients looking their sharpest. Using CND Shellac polish, they work to keep nails glimmering and chip-free for a longer period of time than traditional polish, and fiberglass, acrylic, and pink-and-white manicures make fingertips look glamorous without topping them with tiny tinfoil hats.

1050 20th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Generally, adulthood forces people to give up childish pleasures, robbing them of the joy associated with playing in puddles, unearthing hidden treasure, and being silly in public. Sierra Adventure Sports wants grownups to regress, if only for a day. In service of that goal, the company organizes a variety of novel races that range from city scavenger hunts for the casual adventurer to creative triathlon courses for the ambitious athlete.

The Mad Mud Run, for instance, challenges participants to sprint and frolic through a dirty and deliciously fun outdoor obstacle course littered with manmade obstructions such as cargo nets, hills of hay bales, monkey bars, and slimy mud pits. Extreme Heat Adventure Races combine equal parts triathlon and scavenger hunt to create a 10?12K journey filled with running, river rafting, and mystery challenges that could pit teams against anything from blindfolded puzzles to wall climbs. Most Sierra Adventure Sports events encourage racers to compete in costumes of all types save for gremlins, which multiply in water and unfairly dominate the timed results.

1910 Q Street
Sacramento,
CA
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Saskia Darnell, Lavender Screw's head artist, has been showcasing her artwork in galleries and exhibits since she was a child. In 2006, Saskia entered the student art exhibit at the Los Angeles County Fair and took home first place, and was featured in seven other art exhibits while earning her bachelor's in fine art. Students of all levels can enjoy BYOB classes, which feature a variety of paintings for students to emulate through step-by-step instruction. Paint Your Pet nights invite artists to transform a blank canvas into a colorful homage to their dog, cat, or secretly cloned woolly mammoth.

1500 K Street
Sacramento,
CA
US

The Esquire IMAX Theatre is located at 1211 K Street in Sacramento, California and they offer an exceptional theater experience to movie goers. IMAX has been around for many years but has evolved to where today they have the ability to show today’s Hollywood blockbusters using IMAX technology. This means that moviegoers can enjoy a truly amazing and powerful entertainment experience. The Esquire shows all the latest popular films each week, so please visit their website for show times. The theater is also made available for special events such as a product launch, corporate meeting, birthday party or any occasion where you’re looking for a unique and memorable venue. For more information about choosing the Esquire IMAX Theatre, visit their website.

1211 K St
Sacramento,
CA
US