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List of events by Sacramento CA Black artists, organizers

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Impound Comics creator Brent Trayce Sands mimics the pose of a cutout of his character Anthony “Impound” Endsley on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in midtown Sacramento. His comic book superhero is a Black single father and MMA fighter and Sacramento landmarks are prominently featured in his work.

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This is the ninth week for the ‘Black in Sac’ event list, as we’re continuing to shed light on the events in Sacramento that are created, curated, or involving Sacramento’s Black creators, entrepreneurs, and organizers.

Your submissions to our Google Form help us to feature community, business networking opportunities, and nonprofits events, art exhibits, and more. You are encouraged to continue to submit all your future events, as well as recurring events. Please be sure to submit a description of the event, including the date, time, place and name.

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Here’s some of what’s happening in the city through the week of Nov. 4 through Nov. 10. Check out some activities and other events to attend in Sacramento.

916fest debuts networking space

916fest has opened a co-working venue in Oak Park, located at 3519 Broadway and 3540 Third Ave. The venue is a performing arts room, studio lab, private outdoor space, and a brick-and-mortar retail area.

Their goal is to provide a home for individuals who need a space to tap into their creative intuition.

The next day is their 916 Feature Fridays on Nov. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. These events are networking mixer events.

On Saturday, Nov. 6, they will host Justus Saturday which is a collaborative event inviting the community out for a conversation around social justice. Justus Saturday is from noon to 4 p.m.

This is a time and space for Black creatives and curators to come together and form a community.

Eighty-Eleven Bar and Grill

Eighty-Eleven Bar and Grill is located at 8011 Florin Rd.

Stop by on Friday or Saturday and celebrate Scorpio season with owner, Robert Logan.

They will have food prepared by “The Oxtail King” Mr. Gravy or “thekitchen916” on Instagram. He will be on site from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, he will be on site from noon to 8 p.m.

On Sundays they have free entry, no cover for their “$7 Dollar Sundays” where guests can enjoy the Sunday NFL games with premium drinks for $7.

Happy hour is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please be sure to drink responsibly.

8th Annual Making Aces Golf Tournament

ACE Mentoring Program is hosting their 8th annual Making Aces Golf Tournament on Saturday at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on Alister MacKenzie Course, located at 3645 Fulton Ave.

Registration is available here.

ACE helps youth of color, ages 13 to 18, graduate from high school on time and move on to their next stage in life. All proceeds from the tournament go toward programs and resources that directly benefit students in the program. ACE is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization.

African Marketplace at Florin Square

The African Marketplace is an exposé of Black-owned products, provided by Black-owned businesses and vendors. The event occurs on every first and third Saturday of the month, from noon to 6 p.m.

Join them this Saturday.

It was the mission of James E. West, Sr. known as “Brother Ra” to the community, to bring Black culture and business to the neighborhood and to showcase all the talented and dedicated residents.

This expo is composed of over 30 different vendors in each pop-up.

Vendors showcase their products, which range from books, jewelry, food, catering services, a farmer’s market, apparel, hair and oral care, and much more.

The Pop-Up 2

The Pop Up Shop in Arden Fair Mall will open its second location in the shopping center. Their opening debut will be Saturday.

The original location is on the second floor across from Cold Stone Creamery, it features clothing and accessories for men, women, and children. The second location will be more focused on nightlife.

The Pop Up is a one-stop shop with a range of selections. The store sells snacks, jewelry, cosmetics, skin care, hair care, face care, fashion eyewear, apparel, accessories, CBD products and much more.

Impound Day

In celebration of the first anniversary, Sands, DOCO, the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center are partnering to introduce the first Sunday in November as Impound Day to commemorate the launch of the Impound Comics series. People are invited to the store and encouraged to wear green in celebration of the day on Sunday.

On the first anniversary of the Impound series, Sands will release his anticipated Impound 3 and sign books at the Impound Comic Store, located in the DOCO main plaza at 500 J St., Suite 155, next to Echo and Rig.

The store will have extended hours from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. to celebrate Impound Day and the release of Impound 3.

BaseOneFM x Bawk! Presents Sunday Service

DJ-quartet, BaseOne.FM and Bawk, by Urban Roots have partnered together as their Bizarre Market meets Sunday Service in a weekly brunch event, every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The R street district is getting the party started on Sunday with sounds by ‘Aramii and BaseOne.FM. It’s becoming one of the best Sunday vibes in the city.

This Sunday, check out different brunch items and enjoy the brunch vibes at Bawk, brought to you by some of your favorite DJs.

Bawk is located at 1409 R St.

Naija Boy Taco Tuesday at Ro Sham Beaux

The Naija Boy Taco Tuesday is a weekly event at Ro Sham Beaux, located at 2413 J St.

Rasheed Amedu is bringing West African flavor to Mexican cuisine every Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There he will provide Naija vibes and natty wine when you dine with him on Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Spectra karaoke on Wednesdays at Streets Pub

Spectra is a musician, artist, and an avid fan of karaoke.

On Wednesdays, you can find her at Streets Pub, a Black-owned bar, located on 1804 J Street.

She also hosts karaoke at Faces Nightclub, located 2000 K St., on Thursdays and Lighthouse Bar and Grill, located at W Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento, on Fridays and Saturdays.

Colour of Music Festival Debut

For the first time ever, the Colour of Music Festival is bringing its showcase to the west coast and Sacramento was selected as the lead destination for its debut from Nov. 10 through Nov. 13.

The Colour of Music Festival was established in 2013, originating from Charleston, South Carolina. The festival has been held in cities such as Houston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Nashville, Richmond, Va., and of course Charleston and Columbia, SC.

It is a composition of classical masterpieces being performed by an all-Black cast of professional classical musicians, composers, and performers presenting classical masterworks, chamber, vocal, piano performances, and a literary presentation.

Faith J McKinnie Gallery presents : Gastinells

The Faith J. McKinnie Gallery is a newly opened, Black-operated contemporary art gallery in midtown, on 1610 R St., in Rice Alley behind Device Brewing Co.

From Oct. 15 through Nov. 14, the gallery will host an exhibition showcasing the artwork and projects of Brandon Gastinell.

For Gastinell, it’s his second solo exhibition this year. With over 100 different grocery sculpture items, his work will be placed on shelves for viewers to interact with and purchase. Every piece will be available throughout the exhibition and online.

The event is free and open to the public. You can obtain free stickers, prints, and more by making a reservation online. RSVP is available through Gastinell’s website, here.

Upcoming Events:

“The Social Programs of the BPP”

The Neighbor Program and It’s About Time Black Panther Party Alumni & Legacy present “The Social Programs of the Black Panther Party” from Nov. 12 through Nov. 14 at The Brickhouse Art Gallery, located at 2837 36th St.

This is a celebration in honor of the 55th anniversary of the Black Panther Party. For more information and registration, visit the Eventbrite link.

Sacramento Black Mental Health and Criminal Justice Real Talk

Ontrack Program Resources is hosting an online discussion regarding mental health and criminal justice in the Black community. The event will be on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

To register, visit the website for OnTrack Program Resources. The event will be held via Zoom.

Tap In Black

Tap in Black is presented by Jamal Freeman on Nov. 20, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex, located at 2837 36th St.

Tap in Black is a throwback southern-style speakeasy. Featured will be Black spirits and cigar brands. For more information, register through Eventbrite.

This story was originally published November 5, 2021 9:26 AM.

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