Community Calendar

May 20 / Forget Me Not, a Stage Play
The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) invites you to attend Forget Me Not, a stage play depicting the experience of Alzheimer’s and dementia care in the life of an African American family. A screening of the play and a discussion led by the director takes place on this Friday, at 6:00 p.m. in Sacramento’s Guild Theater, and will also be live-streamed. The play highlights the impact of dementia on caregivers, family and friends. For free registration, click here.
May 20 / Swing Collective Concert
The local swing band Swing Collective will be giving a free concert at the Mills Station Arts and Cultural Center (The MACC) in Rancho Cordova outside on the plaza. For details, click here.
May 20-22/ African American Vintners 20 Year Anniversary
The Association of African American Vintners 20 Year Anniversary Symposium is this weekend! Join in celebrating the accomplishments of African American Vintners and get introduce to the diversity that exists in the wine industry. For locations and ticket information, click here.
May 20-22 / California Mermaid Convention
Join the California Mermaid Convention community during a three-day mermaid extravaganza! The Convention includes swim play, to costuming, shopping, and entertainment. All ages and family’s welcome. The Convention takes place at the Hagan Community Center, 2197 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova. For tickets and details, click here.
May 20- 27 / Free Prom Attire
Dress The Part, Inc. is dressing students (girls & boys) for prom! They are providing prom dresses and formal attire to underserved students in the Sacramento area. Dresses will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. All participants must be between the ages of 14-21 to receive assistance with a dress or formal attire. For details, click here.
May 21 / Jazz in the Hood
The A-List Party Experience (APEX) presents "Jazz in the Hood" this Saturday from 7:30 p.m. until 10 at the Hood Station Firehouse Restaurant and Bar located at 10761 Hood Franklin Road in the city of Hood. The featured band is a Sacramento favorite, "Symposium." For tickets, click here.  For more information call (do not text) 916-222-1524
May 21 / Community Fair
SCUSD is hosting a free "Community Fair" this Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Luther Burbank High School -3500 Florin Road. The event includes free meals, Slamson and the Sacramento Kings 916 Crew, and live hip hop entertainment by M'Ster Lewis and Sparks Across Darkness, be inspired by Improve Your Tomorrow motivational speakers, take home free groceries from Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, get your bike repaired for free, get COVID tested or vaccinated with UC Davis Health, and so much more! for details, click here.
May 21 / The Art of Herbal Medicine Making
“Soil Born Farms” in Rancho Cordova is hosting an introductory class that will cover simple herbal remedies you can make at home, and when and how to use them. Participants will get recipes to make their own herbal products at home. For ticket and details, click here.
May 21 / Sip & Shop Community BBQ
The Sisters Inspiring Sisters organization present the "Sip & Shop Community BBQ" this Saturday from 12-4 p.m. at the Hacker Lab located at 2533 R Street. The family friendly event includes BBQ, Free hamburgers, hot links, hot dogs’, chips and soda to first 200 shoppers. Complimentary Mimosa, Women vendors, free gifts and more. For details, click here.
May 20-21 / Stop Health Month Stigma
May is Mental Health Month, and the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is pleased to showcase work curated by Stop Stigma Sacramento as part of the “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project. All art displayed will help to dispel myths and stereotypes about mental illness and promote messages of wellness, hope, and recovery. Exhibits continue thru May 26, 11 a.m.-4pm Wed-Sat, 9683 Elk Grove-Florin Rd., Elk Grove. For more information, click here.
May 21 / No Stigma Shame Festival
Mental Health First is creating a diverse and inclusive space for the community to come together and start erasing the stigma and shame surrounding mental health. This event includes local artists performing top hits and healing centered music, community to healing resources, and local and mouth-watering food vendors to promote healing from within. The FREE Festival is this Saturday from 12 p.m-5 p.m. at Cesar Chavez Plaza 910 I Street in Sacramento. For more information, click here.
May 21 / Hip Hop Night 2
Hip Hop Night 2 is a Spring festival in Esther Park, located at 3408 3rd Avenue in Oak Park. The festival Is Saturday, May 21st from 1 p.m.-10 p.m. and includes Live Music, Art, Dance, Food & shopping Vendors! For artist line-up and tickets, click here.
May 22 / Second Annual Malcolm X Fest
Join Community Activist Berry Accius and his daughter Ade'jah Accius as they celebrate and pay homage to Malcolm X, aka El Malik Shabazz, 97th Birthday. The festival includes Music, Vendors, Awards, and a Poetry Slam Contest with a chance to win $500. The Malcolm X Fest is free this Sunday from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. at 1913 Del Paso Boulevard in Sacramento. For more information, click here.
May 22 / The Nextdoor 100
The “Nextdoor 100” is a celebration of the super amazing supportive, surprising, creative, compassionate, never-not-there-when-you-need them neighbors. Everyone is invited to this free event, which features the flavors and personalities of Sacramento. The “Nextdoor 100” event is this Sunday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Midtown Art Retail Restaurant Scene Building (MARS-building) located at 1050 20th Street in Sacramento. For more information, click here.
May 22 / Rock. Steady 2022 Fundraiser
The Gridiron YFL organization is hosting 'ROCK STEADY 2022,' a benefit concert showcasing cultural diversity and entertainment for the whole family. The Fundraiser is this Sunday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at The Center at District56, 8230 Civic Center. for ticket information, click here.
May 22 / Runway Elites Fashion Show
Get ready for the "Summer in Paris Fashion Show", brought to by Mario B productions. Former Ebony Fashion Fair Models will be gracing the runway with style and class! Sunday, May 22, from 4 p.m. until 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento, 2001 Point West Way in Sacramento. For ticket information, click here.
May 22 / Afro Soca Love
Afro Soca Love is a collective that aims to strengthen the connection between Africa and Caribbean Carnival culture through the arts, community and creativity while circulating our dollars with Black owned businesses. The Afro Soca Love : Sacramento Black Owned Marketplace + Afterparty is this Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. at 1913 Del Paso Blvd. This is a family affair, children 16 and under attend for FREE! For details and ticket information, click here.

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May 26 / Bump City Wine Concert Series
The Bump City Wine Concert Series features the original Soul-Jazz flutist, Althea Rene along with the Jazz Rosco Band featuring Reggie Smith. The concert is Thursday, May 26th from 6np.m. until 9 under the stars at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg. For details and tickets, click here.
May 26-29 / Sacramento County Fair
The Sacramento County Fair - Memorial Day weekend- at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd, offers Monster Trucks, Bull Riding competition, Demolition Derby contest, Livestock Exhibition, Live Entertainment, Dinosaur Exhibition, Carnival Midway, Food and more! For more information, click here
May 29 / BBQ Feastival and Car Show
The BBQ " FEASTival"  Blues and Barbecue Bash with The Car Show starring the number one WAR tribute band CISCO KID.  The BBQ Feast is bringing live music, the best food and hottest cars to the streets on Sunday May 29 right there on Stockton Blvd and Lindale one block from Florin Road from 11am until 5pm. For tickets and retail vendors spots call 279-399-0842.


The Sankofa Club is helping Black children break through their math frustrations and gain the confidence they need to excel in mathematics. The Sankofa Club will guide your child through their math hang-ups and frustrations with the help of a Black tutor. Plan to attend an info session with Ms. Assata Moore and Freddie Taylor to learn full details AND be one of the first to get entry to the program! The session happens on Monday 23rd May at 5pm pst / registration is required! Click here to save your spot!


NOW / The #CaliforniansForAll College Corps
This first of its kind initiative is being launched in partnership with California colleges and universities. The 48 new partner campuses for College Corps can be found below. Over the next two years these partner campuses will deploy more than 6,000 College Corps Fellows to tackle statewide challenges, and for the first time, we are proud to include AB 540 eligible Dreamers in a state service program.

Governor Gavin Newsom, launched the #CaliforniansforAll College Corps to provides participating students $7000 stipends along with a $3000 education grant that can be used to pay for tuition and related costs upon completion of one year of service with a select non-profit. Students will also receive credits toward graduation for their service.

Students will be required to work in one of three areas: climate action, K-12 education, and COVID-19 recovery.  The deadline to apply for the #CaliforniansforAll College Corps program varies depending on which university a student is attending. For details and some money, click here.