Ground & Field Theatre Festival, Kiana Ledé, Dave Matthews Band, Iron Maiden, CAKE, John Mayer, Earth, Wind & Fire, Polish Festival, Jewish Food Faire, Adam Steltzner and more! - September 5-18 2019

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Members of the ensemble rehearsing a scene from "Ranked, A New Musical."Ground & Field Theatre Festival
Wednesday, September 11 – Saturday, October 5
UC Davis
One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
and Various Locations in Davis

The Ground & Field Theatre Festival at UC Davis brings together a unique partnership between professional directors, emerging theatre artists, and world-class scholars and writers.  Presented at the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, GFTF provides a venue for the development of new works of theatre.  In preparation for the Festival, the Ensemble hosts a month-long development intensive during which new plays and musicals are nourished to grow with their playwright’s vision and to present bold, timely, and urgent storytelling for our time.  Presented on the campus of one of the finest agricultural research institutions in the world, and in a community committed to a healthy planet, the GFTF offers particular consideration to new works of theatre that explore themes of agriculture, sustainability, and environmental health, and to sustainable ways of making


A photo of Kiana Lede holding her arms behind her head.Kiana Ledé
Thursday, September 5
Ace of Spades
1417 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Pop and R&B vocalist Kiana Ledé catapulted into her career after winning a national kids’ talent show. Some may recognize the singer, songwriter, actress and pianist as one of the leads on MTV’s horror series “Scream.”  

A promotional graphic featuring color bars.Synth Trips: Dustin Carpenter
Saturday, September 7
The Library of MusicLandria
2181 6th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95818

In an effort to elevate and support the Modular Synth community in Sacramento and beyond, the Library of MusicLandria is hosting a monthly, modular, textural, quadraphonic synth night. This month, they’re proud to feature Dustin Carpenter!

Members of the Dave Matthews Band standing in front of a brick wall.Dave Matthews Band
Saturday, September 7
Golden 1 Center
547 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Dave Matthews Band’s unique brand of alternative rock has earned the group legions of loyal concert-going fans over the past nearly three decades.  Known for their multi-genre music that mixes jazz, bluegrass, blues and funk with Matthews' signature falsetto, DMB brings his 2019 to G1C for one night only.

A promotional graphic featuring a horned beast.

This Maiden tour departs from their previous outings. Instead of recreating a specific era in the band’s history, this production is built around “The Legacy of the Beast” video game. The stage set for the tour was designed to recreate the game’s virtual worlds inspires a setlist composed of crowd favorites and long neglected songs. Openers The Raven Age also perform.

A promotional graphic depicting two wolves.CAKE
Wednesday, September 11
Golden 1 Center
547 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Sacramento’s very own CAKE makes a homecoming stop at the Golden 1 Center.  The alternative rock band has been noted for lead singer John McCrea’s sarcastic lyrics and monotone vocals, and their wide-ranging musical influences, including country music, Mariachi, rock, funk, Iranian folk music and hip hop.  Also performing: Ben Folds.

A promotional photo featuring John Mayer holding his electric guitar.John Mayer
Tuesday, September 17
Golden 1 Center
547 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

John Mayer has been hailed as one of the best pop singer-songwriters of his era, but he’s not resting on his laurels.  With the help of his eight-piece band, this tour showcases the full range of Mayer’s musical gifts and ability to continue incorporating new sounds and styles into his repertoire.  He has been spending a lot of time lately playing with Grateful Dead offshoot, Dead & Company.  For this tour, he’s borrowing some of their ideas, including not featuring an opening act and splitting his 2-and-a-half performance into two sets.  

A promotional graphic featuring the members of Earth, Wind and Fire standing before Egyptian pyramids.Earth, Wind & Fire
Wednesday, September 18
Memorial Auditorium
1515 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Celebrating timeless songs and a commitment to spreading positivity, Earth, Wind & Fire has consistently made music that has bridged the gap among all generations and nationalities. With a sound that blends funk, jazz, pop, soul and R&B, Earth, Wind & Fire launched a musical genre that can’t be confined to a specific label. “Rolling Stone” called them "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop.


Zimei Concert 2019
Saturday, September 14
Zimei Chinese Culture & Arts Academy at 24th Street Theater
2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

This concert will feature Chinese Guzheng, singing, contemporary dances, Chinese ribbon dance, band, piano and more. Zimei is an artist and musician, who immigrated to the U.S. as an “Extraordinary Ability Alien” in 2010.  Since then, she has been sharing her passion for art, culture and music with the her fellow Californians.


A promotional graphic drawn by a child depicting the Polish flag and a mand an woman wearing traditional Polish attire.30th Annual Polish Festival
Saturday, September 7
12 – 6pm
Polish American Club of Sacramento
327 Main Street, Roseville, CA 95678

Dance the Polka, eat Pierogi and have your picture taken with a “Polish Princess!” Celebrate and learn about the Polish culture through traditional food, drink and song. More than 1,500 people are expected to attend this year’s family-friendly festival. Besides all the wonderful food and entertainment there will be several vendors on-hand selling Baltic Amber, handmade crafts, Polish souvenirs and Polish sausages.  Performances by Chet Chwlik’s Polka Band, Kuzyni, The Jim Shoemaker Duo, Bay Area Polish Lowiczanie and Sokoly Dancers and Sacramento Ukrainian Veselka Dancers.

A photo of a brisket sandwich and coleslaw being served.Sacramento Jewish Food Faire
Sunday, September 15
9 – 3pm
Congregation Beth Shalom
4746 El Camino Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608

Now in its 42nd year, the Faire features traditional and modern Jewish cuisine, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, activities for all ages and an opportunity for the entire community to come together for a delicious and unique experience. Feast on traditional and modern favorites such as corned beef, pastrami and brisket sandwiches, lox and bagels, egg combos, blintzes, latkes, falafel, chopped liver, stuffed cabbage rolls, noodle kugel, chicken matzo ball and vegetarian mushroom barley soups, falafel, hummus, expanded vegetarian and gluten-free choices, hard to find specialty foods, and lots of noshes! Breakfast and lunch items are served all day. The expanded chilled and frozen food section offers chopped liver, blintzes, pickles, noodle kugels, cabbage rolls and corned beef and pastrami packs to take home. Shop the food faire bakery for delicious homemade and imported pastries and breads like rugelach, hamentashen, strudel, challah, Jewish corn rye, raisin pumpernickel bread, schnekken, babka and more. The Faire also features arts and crafts vendors, live music and special activities throughout the day.


A photo of Adam Steltzner in NASA's Mission Control.Adam Steltzner: How Curiosity Changed My Life
Thursday, September 5
Harris Center
10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

With a rock star’s presence, a storyteller’s gift and a Ph.D. in engineering physics, award-winning rocket scientist Adam Steltzner is simultaneously recognized as one of NASA’s most brilliant engineers and most unique individuals. He was Team Leader and Chief Engineer, Entry/Descent/Landing phase, NASA Mars Rover Curiosity.


A promotional photo depicting members of the Footlights ensemble in a fish tank.The Cambridge Footlights
Friday, September 6
Sacramento Comedy Spot
1050 20th Street, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95811

Join the Cambridge Footlights sketch comedy troupe, returning to the Comedy Spot for the seventh year in a row!

Welcome to the Earth exhibit — no touching, no flash photography.

Join five real-life human beings as they take you on a whirlwind tour of their bizarre little planet, seen from the outside for the very first time! Forget everything you think you know and learn it all again in this spectacular, sketch-shaped trip through the kinks and quirks of life on Earth.

“The most renowned sketch troupe of them all” (The Independent) embark on another exceptional world tour, performing to over twenty thousand people across two continents. This year’s tour travels to London, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Cambridge, and many more. This is a chance to see the latest on offer from the group that launched many of the greatest names in British comedy, including Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, John Oliver, David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Richard Ayoade, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, and John Cleese.

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