Things To Do In Sacramento

Standup-Comedy Show for Two or Four on Friday–Sunday at Laughs Unlimited (Up to 88% Off)

Laughs Unlimited

Central Sacramento

Venerable club with alumni such as Jerry Seinfeld and Dennis Miller hosts established and rising comedians

$40 $10

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$15 for One Handmade Blown-Glass Ornament at Girl Glass ($30 Value)

Girl Glass

North City Farms

Glass blower with more than two decades of experience crafts ornaments in a variety of translucent colors

$30 $15

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Clay Sculpting and Glazing Session for One or Two at Create Ceramics (Up to 54% Off)

Create Ceramics

Arden - Arcade

Students create their own clay masterpieces with sculpting sessions, kiln-firing, and glazing, with all materials provided

$14 $7

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Ice Skating for Two or Four or Four Ice Skating Lessons at Iceland Ice Skating Rink (Up to 50% Off)

Iceland Ice Skating Rink

North Sacramento

Skaters in twosomes and foursomes carve the ice during open-skate times; four lessons help skaters learn or brush up on skills

$16 $8

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Sandwiches at River City Saloon

River City Saloon

Central Sacramento

Sandwiches such as the Doc Holliday with roast beef, cheddar & cream cheese, BBQ sauce, bacon & mayo, plus “almost famous” garlic hot sauce

$20 $11

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Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Presents Jazz Sunday at Elks Lodge #6, November 9–April 12 at Noon (Up to 50% Off)

Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society presents Jazz Sunday

Elks Lodge #6

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Explore three stages of simultaneous music, including an open-to-all jam session; upcoming acts include Dan Barrett and Duke Heitger

$30 $15

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One- or Three-Month Family or Single-Child Membership to ArtBeast (Up to 52% Off)

ArtBeast

Midtown

Kids’ art space allows children to explore their creativity with fun classes and freeform open-studio explorations; open daily 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

$75 $37

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Standup Comedy at Sacramento Punch Line (Up to 76% Off)

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Sacramento Punch Line

Nationally touring comedians headline Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, including Steve Byrne, Shaun Latham and Fortune Feimster

$74 $18

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One, Two, or Three 60-Minute Golf Lessons for Up to Two at Bing Maloney (Up to 59% Off)

Bing Maloney

Sacramento

Instructor Trever Wilson helps up to two golfers improve their game during 60-minute lessons

$80 $45

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$25 for a 10-Visit Putting Course Card at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex ($50 Value)

Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

Complex immerses golfers in facilities for swing development, gear procurement, and rounds on courses once walked by legendary players

$50 $25

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$45 for Five Pilates Classes at Club Pilates Studio ($85 Value)

Club Pilates Studio

Sacramento

Instructors demonstrate core-sculpting Pilates exercises that use a variety of equipment, including the Reformer

$85 $45

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BYOB Wine-Glass Painting Class for One, Two, Four, or Six at Yvonne Roque Fine Art (Up to 52% Off)

Yvonne Roque Fine Art

Sacramento

Students design their own wine glasses while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and BYO bottles of wine

$35 $17

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Food, Drink, or Karaoke Rental, Two-Hour Karaoke-Room Rental, or Two-Hour VIP Room Rental at SKY KTV (Up to 52% Off)

SKY KTV

Sacramento

Inside intimate lounge, revelers unleash their inner pop star during private karaoke sessions

$30 $12

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Two or Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes with Meal Plan from Healthy Habits Studio (Up to 76% Off)

Healthy Habits Studio

Midtown Sacramento

Instructors lead strength and cardio routines during boot-camp classes

$98.50 $32

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$20 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Light Classes at CrossFit Sacramento (Up to $150 Value)

CrossFit Sacramento

CrossFit Sacramento

Coaches guide exercise routines that combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and track-and-field techniques to build strength and versatility

$150 $20

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$22 for a One-Month Kids' Athletic-Conditioning Program at Tokon Martial Arts ($75 Value)

Athletic Kids Academy

North Sacramento

Conditioning program designed to combat childhood obesity helps kids build strength and encourages a more active lifestlye

$75 $22

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Two or Four Movie Tickets and Microbrews at Public House Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Public House Theater

Sacramento

Movie theater with a 12-foot screen offers microbrews to enjoy while watching such favorites as “The Princess Bride” and “The Big Lebowski”

$18 $11

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Dragon Fire Martial Arts, Inc. (Up to 62% Off)

Dragon Fire Martial Arts, Inc.

East Sacramento

Family-oriented martial-arts studio offers programs for kids & adults; blended program combines tae kwon do, street defense, judo & jujitsu

$119 $45

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BYOB Acrylic or Mix-Media Painting Class for One or Two at Just For Fun Art (Up to 63% Off)

Just For Fun Art

Just For Fun Art

Students follow an instructor step-by-step to create acrylic or mix-media masterpieces, all while sipping BYOB beverages

$70 $28

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Founded with the goal of bolstering childhood development via confidence- and fitness-boosting programs, Tricks Gymnastics, Dance, and Swim's team of instructors keeps kids of all ages active and engaged via a host of high-energy classes. The highly skilled and friendly crew works hard to foster a nurturing environment within each class, keeping a close eye on the kids while teaching them new skills via positive reinforcement and recognition of effort. All three locations offer dance classes that introduce preschool Baryshnikovs to the world of movement and grant school-aged pupils a chance to explore various styles ranging from ballet to jazz to ballroom hokey pokey.

Meanwhile, experienced coaches man gymnastics programs designed to combat inactivity and encourage healthy lifestyles. Young ones aged 0–5 burn excess energy and hone flexibility during Tumblebunny classes, and big kids build strength and character thanks to both noncompetitive and competitive programs. A variety of special events include date nights that enable parents to sneak off for an evening of fun while their progeny plays at the gym. The Folsom location further fortifies its kinetic curriculum with swim programs focused on teaching pupils the essentials of water safety and basic swimming techniques. Paddlers grouped into classes by age hop into the crystalline pool, splashing about in waters kept at a balmy 89 degrees to ward off loitering snowflakes.

4440 Marconi Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

The press certainly likes California Family Fitness, granting the exercise venue such awards as a top spot on KCRA-3's 2012 A-List and Sacramento News and Review's Best of Sacramento 2012 Award. The press, however, isn't the top priority for the gym's staff; they believe that, to quote their about CFF page, “awards don't greet you at the door.” Instead, they depend upon their dedicated staffers at the front desk, chaperones at the Kidz Club play zone, and personal trainers to make families of clients feel at home. Certified personal trainers take aspiring exercisers of all ages through regimens that make use of the 16 available locations' ample workout machinery. Seasoned instructors, meanwhile, hold group fitness classes, free with a membership, fostering community as they incinerate calories during high-energy Zumba, step aerobics, Turbo Kick, and Hip Hop Hustle. Nine of the locations boast pools that host swim lessons taught by certified water-safety instructors.

While hitting the gym, parents can drop wee ones at childcare havens lined with playgrounds and age-appropriate investment manuals. After breaking a sweat on the exercise floor, clients can also shed excess body moisture in saunas and tanning beds.

985 Enterprise Drive
Sacramento,
CA
US

The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

116 N 16th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Choosing a seat is the first step at 3 Fires Lounge. The jet-black bar stools give patrons the best views of the room's 52-inch, high-definition televisions. The high-top tables line a window that gazes directly out onto Capitol Park. Additionally, the space features oversized couches that invite guests to sink into their helium-filled cushions. All three of these options are available within the trendy, lounge, which was recently remodeled to have a more colorful atmosphere with more seating, beers on draught, and comfortable new patio furniture. CBS Sacramento praised the space's casual vibe and low-key ambiance, placing 3 Fires Lounge on its list of the Best Hotel Bars in Sacramento.

Although glasses of wine, pints of beer, and rounds of cocktails are all readily available for patrons hoping to relax with a drink in hand, 3 Fires Lounge also tempts diners with a menu of hearty international cooking. While the chefs incorporate recipes from across the globe, their main source of inspiration is the bounty of seasonal, locally sourced produce that is so readily available. Using these Californian ingredients, the team creates hummus with vegetables and baked pita chips, crab cake sandwiches served on sourdough bread with melted white cheddar, and grilled flatbreads topped with everything from caramelized onions, mushrooms, and goat cheese to pulled pork and honey-chipotle barbecue sauce.

1501 L Street
Sacramento,
CA
US

RPM Indoor Kart Racing indulges a driver's need for speed with two connectable indoor racecourses, refereed by staff members during high-octane heats. After stepping into the spacious lobby with high ceilings and a two-story window overlooking the track, adult drivers slap down a valid driver's license and sign a liability form in exchange for a racing suit and helmet. Once suited up, they climb into a 9-horsepower race kart that reaches speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, roughly the speed of an ostrich riding a moped.

The raceway's two sweeping thoroughfares—the Monster Energy Track and the Unbound Energy Track—send amateur IndyCar drivers zooming around adrenaline-filled turns. On Mondays, the two courses unfurl into one gargantuan raceway—the Lost Big Gun Track. Races include sprint and grand prix competitions with 8–10 racers, or Hot Laps that pit drivers against the clock, which despite one hand being smaller than the other, is actually a pretty good driver.

Guaranteeing maximum safety, referees keep their eagle eyes peeled during every race to enforce the courses' rules of the road. After heated competitions, former enemies bury the hatchet and become lifelong frenemies over refreshments in the Skybox, a windowed lounge that overlooks the tracks.

3130 Bradshaw Rd
Sacramento,
CA
US

During her college years, Kristin Walton—like most students—gave into the lure of alcohol and fast food, which led to the dreaded freshman 15...and then some. With her jeans fitting a bit too snuggly, the former competitive synchronized swimmer knew she needed to make a change. She started with yoga a few times a week, but it wasn’t downward dog that sparked her weight-loss—it was a local boot camp. From there, Kristin cleaned up her diet, enhanced her muscle definition, eventually shed 40 pounds, and gained a NASM personal training certification.

Today, she returns the favor by running her own boot camp and personal training facility, where she coaches students of all ages and athletic abilities through circuit-style training that uses body-weight exercises, kettlebells, and TRX training machines. Unlike traditional boot camps, Kristin trades in a hoarse throat and steam-emitting ears for heart-pumping music and constructive motivation; she never lets a student perform a move incorrectly and always helps less experienced exercisers make adjustments. She also doles out one-on-one advice and motivation during personal training sessions and directs clients to a blog full of healthful recipes.

1920 T St
Sacramento,
CA
US