October Things to Do

Posted on October 22, 2008 – 4:50 PM | by OldManFoster
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Sac News and Review Parking Lot
October 11
J and 20th Streets, Sacramento

Get the jump on your Christmas shopping or just pick up a little something special for yourself at the first ever Sacramento Craft Mafia’s Craftober Fest, the biggest craft festival of the year. All of the Mafia family members will be present selling their wares. In attendance with the Sac Mafia will be the Petaluma Craft Mafia making for tons of handmade shopping. Admission is free and the first 100 attendees will receive a free pumpkin from Dave’s Pumpkin patch of Petaluma. If all of this hasn’t sold you already vendors will be handing out free candy from the back of a mini truck. A mini truck, people!!! What’s stoppin’ ya?

Wine Tasting18th Annual Curtis Park Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Sierra 2 Center for the Arts & Community
October 11
2791 24th Street, Sacramento
(916) 452-3005

Featuring fifty wineries, local breweries, and fifteen of Sacramento’s finest restaurants this community event has grown exponentially in recent years. This year’s event will offer custom-designed sushi, BBQ, pastas, and desserts as wine steward/buyer Dick Ebert of Taylor’s Market (and author of the monthly “Dick’s Picks” column) brings his extensive knowledge of international and California wines to the table. In addition to the food and wine, John Green of the 5th String will provide acoustic musical acts to entertain the crowd. Proceeds will benefit the 6th grade students of Brett Harte Elementary in their quest for Sly Park, the McClatchy High School track team, and will enable Sierra 2 to continue to upgrade their facilities, thus benefiting the entire Sacramento community.

The 2nd Annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival Horror Fest
Colonial Theatre
October 17 – 19
3522 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento

Hosted by Mr Lobo and the Queen of Trash, Sacramento’s 2nd Annual Horror Film Festival will feature over 50 independent films and enable moviegoers to experience a full weekend of horror flicks, animation, special guests and live musical shows. Friday October 17, the opening night of the festival, features a Friday the 13th tribute show with original Ft13 star Adrienne King, theme composer Harry Manfredini, and concludes with a showing of the original 1980 film with live commentary by King and Manfredini. The days following will see cult classics like Killer Klowns from Outer Space and soon-to-be cult classics like Bonnie and Clyde Vs. Dracula and Psycho Hillbilly Cabin Massacre! along with special guests like Tony Moran, (the original Michael Myers), and musical performance by local acts The Lurking Terror and Insect. We’ve already marked the calendar for Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story! Doors open Friday at 1PM– costumes are encouraged, but leave those masks and weapons at home. Considering this is the only the second year of the event, festival coordinator Tim Meunier is doing a bang up job.

Edible Crawl for a Cure
October 18, Noon – 5PM

Edible Crawl for a Cure is a gourmet food and pub crawl through more than two dozen, primarily independent Downtown and Midtown microbreweries, wine bars, restaurants, and coffee houses. Put together by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and midtowngrid.com, the goal of the Edible Crawl is to raise awareness of this genetic disease, to bring research dollars to the Sacramento chapter of CFF, and to enjoy an amazing walk across the Central City. We volunteered to work on the event last year, and even working it was a blast! Over 700 people participated, filling the streets of Midtown and raising a pile of dough for CFF. Groups are encouraged to organize teams for the event and show their team spirit by wearing t-shirts or similar identifying clothing to let people know of their participation and support of the CF Foundation. The leader of each group, or “Crawl Captain,” will be eligible to receive a complimentary admission ticket for recruiting at least 10 people to their team, so sign up now and get your friends on board!

Tickets are $35 if you sign up by Noon, October 17, $40 after that. To sign up as a Crawl Captain contact Darby Flynn at 916-349-1243 or dflynn@cff.org

All Hallows Bleed; Roller Derby DOUBLE HEADER!
Sacred City Sacrificers vs. Salt Lake City Derby Girls &
Sacred City Disciples vs. Port City Roller Girls
Roller King
October 25
889 Riverside Avenue, Roseville

By now many of you have probably become familiar with the Roller Derby resurgence that has taken this city by storm. If not, finishing off October with a Roller Derby double shot might just be the perfect way to start your Halloween revelry early. On MM’s first visit to a local derby match the game was called early due some broken ribs and an ambulance visit, thus putting to rest any rumors that these matches might be staged. While the original 70’s games may have had their shenanigans our local flat girls are the real deal. Besides this is too low-fi to be fake. For the time being the ladies are competing at whatever roller rinks and sports complexes will have them, but rumor has it that before too awful long roller derby will revisit its rightful home at the Memorial Auditorium. Fingers crossed! In the meantime, grab the kids, load up the car and head out to Skate King for a suspense driven night of fun.

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