We know there are a lot of choices when deciding where to ring in the New Year so we have narrowed it down to a few of our favorites for you. Read on.
Get ready for to the New Year early, at this fun and free celebration of global cultural experiences, Noon Year’s Eve at Crocker Art (216 O Street)! From 10am-2pm, this event will showcase an Aloha welcome with Ohana Dance Group, bi-lingual magic with Germar the Magician, drumming with Afia Walking Tree and her 100 drums, bagpipes with the Sacramento Pipe Band, the Samoan All Family Boys acapella group, Ebo Okokan Afro-Cuban dance and music, Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band playing Jewish folk melodies, and appearances by Father Time. No falling asleep early at this event! Find out more info here.
On New Year’s’ Eve, join Blackbird. Sacramento (1015 9th Street) for the follow up to A Trip to the Moon: A Warhol-Inspired Art Disco, from 7:30 PM to 2:00 AM. Located in one of downtown’s favorite galleries and presented by our friends at Rue 27, THIS Midtown, and 1810 Gallery, this event will feature disco act Figgy, local Sacramento favorites Sister Crayon (DJ Set), designers, artists, and more. This night will be especially curated to capture the disco movement. Costumes are highly encouraged, so whip out your furs and your platform shoes, and feel the disco fever. Find more information here.
Want to dance your ass off? If your answer is yes you are in luck because there are plenty of choices. Head over to the Fox and Goose to hang out with DJ Larry and shake it all night to soul, funk and a bit of disco. Old Ironsides will have live music by The Good Fortune, plus Shaun Slaughter and Roger Carpio will be spinning all the hits. DJ Whores will be rocking at Sacramento’s newest “dive” bar, B-Side. If you want to get a little trashy, head over to Pour House for Trash Rock and party with Trash Rock’s Vixens of Vinyl.
If you want to skip the grid, hop on over to The Hideaway Bar & Grill (2565 Franklin Blvd) for a trip back to the ’20s for the Swingin’ New Year’s Eve Party. The party begins at 9 PM, where DJ Cactus Pete will be spinning a collection ragtime, big band and swing. Costumes encouraged, so come out decorated in fringe and pinstripes, ready to jitterbug all night! No cover and a champagne toast — that’s the stuff! Learn more here.
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This upcoming week, Cafe Colonial (3520 Stockton Blvd) is showing many awesome acts, but this one definitely captured TUBE’s attention. On January 3 at 8 PM, the Acoustic Pajama Party Part III: The Pajamaning is going down. The show will feature local Sacramento acoustic music, some from bands, some solo artists, such as Vinnie Guidera and the Dead Birds, Julian Jastar from Mallard, Joe Mckinney from Dead Dads, and more. All ages, $5, wear pajamas. More information on Facebook.
On the first Wednesday of every month, something truly beautiful occurs. Food Truck Mania: Elk Grove is one of the many Food Truck Mania events, which include some of Northern California’s favorite food trucks, all around different cities. Join them from 5-8 PM at Elk Grove Blvd and Railroad Street for your favorite portable foods. More information here.
Suggestions provided by Kate Gonzales, Lea King, Violet Mayugba and Melissa Uroff.