Archive for What’s New
Sexy, saucy play ‘OR’ to debut and close out 6-year run at the Delta King Theatre – June 17 – July 17. In addition, the Pilothouse Restaurant will be offering a specially priced $29 three-course dinner for theatre patrons. 916-995-5464, http://www.capstage.org
From Farm to You~
Announcing New Farmers’ Markets Locations:
1)Beautiful east end State Capitol Park, 15th & L Streets, every Thursday, 10AM to 1:30PM
2)St. Rose of Lima Park, 7th & K Street, every Friday, 10AM to 1:30PM (street or mall parking, light rail)
Come One, Come All for a Parade, Mass, Auction, Eats, Live Music & Fresh Air! The Freeport/Clarksburg Portuguese Festa will be held Sunday, June 19th at 54113 S. River Rd. 916-373-9942
100 Years of Making a Difference~
Stop to once again celebrate your rights at the Sacramento History Museum with the unveiling of the ‘We Won the Vote’ exhibit on June 16th. 916-808-7059, http://www.historicoldsac.org
Some friends and I wanted to check out the new ‘Dive Bar’ on K Street, as where else around these parts are we going to find mermaids dipping and diving in a gigantic tank? It’s easy to let the name fool you, since the concept of a “dive bar” tends to elicit pretty strong images of dark, dusty, sometimes dingy places. Yet while dark indeed, this particular Dive Bar creates a class all its own, with huge glowing chandeliers, large elegant mirrors, and lounge-style seating perfect for classy cocktails and conversation.
Next, we hit Shenanigans on J Street. I’d seen photos of it and was expecting a posh, club-y hangout, but Shenanigans deserves the general term “dive bar” tenfold next to the literal Dive Bar. Still, appearances can be misleading, and what kind of joint appeals to each of us depends a great deal on our individual priorities. While the bartender was refreshingly engaging, Shenanigans in the light of day was a bit too rough around the edges (ok, truthfully, grimy around the toilets) for me. There was, however, a certain energy about the place that made my male compatriots want to return the next weekend. And I can imagine that once the sun goes down and the cocktails and music start flowing, that hazy glaze could soften up the edges and cast a more magical glow. So with live music and comedy shows upstairs, thumping DJ and lounge downstairs, the entertainment options might be just what the janitor ordered.