Things to do in Sacramento and Beyond

The Bee's guide to events, activities, arts and entertainment

February 8, 2013
Activities for a fun weekend

Bee staff

Chasing the muse: Funk rock in the night

What: Martin Luther says his music is "just soul" that's revolutionary.

Others might find other words to describe his velvety vocals, hot guitar work and poetic lyrics. You can check out this San Francisco choirboy-turned-rocker in a club setting and worry later about how to label his musical talent.

When: 10 p.m. today

Where: Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub, 2708 J St., Sacramento

Cost: $15

Information:; (916) 441-4693

Satisfy a sweet tooth: Dessert Auction

What: The Davis Musical Theatre Company heard that the way to someone's heart is through the stomach: thus, its third annual Valentine's Dessert Auction fundraiser. You can bring something sweet to add to the evening or bid on one of the offered desserts. They brag about the "amazing array of cakes." There will be entertainment and free lemonade and coffee. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the bar.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: DMTC's Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive, Davis

Cost: Free admission

Information: (530) 756-3682;

Mardi Gras: Laissez les bon temps rouler!

What: You need not wait for Fat Tuesday. Don beads and a mask and saunter on down to the river for the Old Sacramento Mardi Gras celebration with live music, laughs, food and drinks. A purchased wristband will get you entry to all the music and preferred service at a dozen bars and restaurants.

When: 5-10 p.m. Saturday

Where: Old Sacramento

Cost: $10 in advance online; $15 night of event


Make 'em laugh: Paul Reiser

What: Comedian and actor Paul Reiser (remember "Mad About You?") returns to stand-up comedy. "It's embarrassing how much fun I'm having," he says. Steve Hytner opens the show, which is in cooperation with the "Laughter Is the Best Medicine" program of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Center for the Arts,

314 W. Main St., Grass Valley

Cost: $40 members, $45 nonmember at the box office (530) 274-8384, ext. 14; at the BriarPatch Co-op Community Market (530) 272-5333 or online.


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