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Upcoming Events in Sacramento

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Thursday Night Jazz & Wine
Thursday, January 13, 2011
6-9pm
Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa
Get ready to celebrate the spirit of the season with an evening of live jazz music by the New World Jazz Project and wine tastings from the Chalone Vineyard Estates, the oldest producing vineyard in Monterey County. This is your chance to relax and enjoy an evening of musical entertainment while exploring award-winning wines and complimentary light appetizers provided by Arden Hills. Tickets are $20/person. Call (916) 482-6111 for more information.

Pizza Rock’s Grand Opening
Friday, January 14, 2011
11:30am (Fri)-3am (Sat)
Pizza Rock
Artisan pizza meets nightlife energy at Pizza Rock, located at 1020 K Street in downtown Sacramento. Pizza Rock is taking pizza to the next level with their creative gourmet pizzas paired with specialty cocktails and an extensive imported beer and wine menu. Pizza Rock will be open for late-night dining until 3am Wednesdays-Saturdays and until midnight Sundays-Tuesdays. Visit Pizza Rock’s website for more information, reservations and menus.

Wine 101 with Rick Kushman
Saturday, January 15, 2011
1-2:30pm
Lava Cap Winery (near Placerville)
Former Sacramento Bee columnist, Rick Kushman, is guiding another wine tasting class at Lava Cap Winery. It’s part of his series, “Why Wine is More Fun Than People Make it Sound,” and it will cover lots of basics about wine and winemaking, answer common questions, and use actual, understandable English sentences to decode some winespeak and to make wine tasting (and just buying and drinking wine) more fun. There will, of course, be wine to practice tasting with. It costs $25 and you can sign up at www.lavacap.com or call (530) 621-0175.

Dine Downtown Week (continues)
Now through Sunday, January 16, 2011
Don’t forget that Dine Downtown is happening for another four days! Enjoy three- course prix-fixe dinner menus at Sacramento’s top restaurants for only $30 per person. Click the link above for a complete list of participating restaurants and check out our Dine Downtown review of The Firehouse Restaurant.

Dive Bar Grand Opening
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
8pm, ages 21+
Dive Bar
The much talked about Dive Bar is finally opening its doors! Step off the streets of downtown Sacramento and into the tranquil ambiance of Dive Bar. In direct contrast to its name, Dive Bar is a haven of cool and class in the middle of one of the nation’s most eclectic cities. Dive Bar, at 1016 K St., will feature a 40-foot-long, 7,500-gallon saltwater tank with fish and costumed mermaids, both male and female, set over the bar in a room just 18 feet across. Admission is free.

Popfest 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
7pm-12am
The Sterling Hotel
Popfest 2011 is an event to bring together the Sacramento community and the region’s best restaurants, wineries, beverage purveyors, artisans and more in a true grassroots effort to raise money to help with Poppy Watson’s medical expenses. Sacramento resident, Poppy Watson, suffered a severe dog attack to her face on November 25, 2010, which has required major reconstructive surgery with many follow up visits to come. Popfest 2011 promises to be an exciting evening of food, drinks, live music, and an impressive line-up of live and silent auction items. You won’t want to miss food from restaurants including Selland’s, Grange, Kru, Red Lotus, Waterboy, Mulvaney’s, Shady Lady and more! Tickets are $50/person in advance or $60 at the door. For more information, a list of auction items or to purchase tickets, click here.

Tour, Taste, Talk: The Art of Tea
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Crocker Art Museum
Explore the connections between art and tea. Tour the galleries with docents to view tea-related objects from Japan and China. Then, enjoy an Asian-inspired menu and tea tasting from the Crocker Café (a SacFoodie favorite!), and hear from Peter Luong of the Red Blossom Tea Company, who will discuss teas found around the world. Tickets are $15 for members and $24 for non-members. Click here for tickets or more information.

Ten22 Event Promotion Offer
January 2011
Ten22 Restaurant
Ten22 Restaurant in Old Sac is excited to announce that throughout 2011, Sacramento event ticket holders will a receive 50% discount on food items when dining at Ten22 prior to selected shows and Kings games. Discounts will be applied to a maximum of two guests per table. Just show your tickets to your server to receive the offer. Offer applies to all Sacramento Kings home games for the 2011 season and to the following shows: Professional Bull Riders (Jan 14-15), Monster Jam (Jan 21-23) and Bill Gaither Presents Gaither Homecoming 2011 (Jan 30). For reservations and menus, visit Ten22’s website.

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