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    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 30 Nov 2019
    • Downtown Sacramento

    As a way to inform our members about activities going on in the local area, we will be posting information in our event section of the website.  This is not a Friendship Force event, just a way to keep you informed.  If you decide to go, keep your eye open for other FF Members!

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    Wings of the City temporary art installation by Jorge Marín comes to Sacramento!

    It's time to spread your wings! The City of Sacramento and Consulate of Mexico are presenting a free outdoor temporary exhibition of nine bronze sculptures by Jorge Marín, a well-known Mexican contemporary artist. One of the pieces, titled "Wings of Mexico," consists of large wings framed where viewers can stand on a pedestal and pose for photos between the wings. The nine sculptures have traveled throughout the world for the past 25 years and most recently were located in Santa Ana. The sculptures will be located on K Street between 11th and 7th Street and on 9th and Capitol Mall. Sacramento will be home to the nine sculptures until November 2019

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    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 101 I Street, Old Sacramento, CA 95814


    Sacramento History Museum

    Grand Re-opening is Saturday, March 30!

    We can’t wait for you to join us for our Grand Re-opening, all day, Saturday, March 30. Museum admission will be FREE. Join us for an exciting new floor plan and fun activities all day, from special activities and demonstrations, storytelling, magic tricks, a selfie station… hourly prize giveaways, and did we mention Sarsaparilla floats outside the museum from 11AM to 3PM?


    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 2001 2nd St., Davis, CA 95618

    As a way to inform our members about activities going on in the local area, we will be posting information in our event section of the website.  This is not a Friendship Force event, just a way to keep you informed.  If you decide to go, keep your eye open for other FF Members!

       

    Davis Cherry Blossom Festival

    Presented by Sudwerk Brewery at Sudwerk Brewing Co. Dock Store, Davis CA

    Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan and Sudwerk Brewing Co. are excited to present the annual Davis Cherry Blossom Festival, a weekend filled with music, art, culture, food, beer, and friends!

    Activities include:

    -Two music stages featuring live music and taiko (traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming)

    -Food and art vendors

    -Local artist’s gallery

    -Interactive educational/cultural demonstrations (mochi pounding, taiko lessons, shibori dying, origami, and more!)

    -Games and activities

    The limited, seasonal Sakura beer is back for the weekend, too. Like the delicate blossoms, it goes fast, but you may be able to save some for later this year with our first-ever can release while supplies last.

    ADMISSION INFO-Free entry   *Cost of purchases.

    https://davischerryblossomfestival.weebly.com/


    INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

    Apr 6, 2019 at 11:00 am - 10:00 pm (Sat)Apr 7, 2019 at 11:00 am - 09:30 pm (Sun)

    * Event durations are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

    LOCATION:  Sudwerk Brewing Co. Dock Store, 2001 2nd St., Davis, CA 95618

    Mochitsuki (Rice Cake Pounding) Learn how to make mochi with traditional usu (mortar) and kine (pestle). Volunteers from the Nikkei Student Union at UC Davis will help show you the ropes.  Sunday, April 7: 12:00-4:00pm

    Community Taiko Lessons Come to our community taiko lessons and learn the basics of taiko from Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan. Bachi (drumsticks) will be provided for the lesson. All ages and experience levels welcome. April 6-7: 11:00am-12:00pm

    Chochin (Paper Lantern) Making Decorate a paper lantern to your liking and hang it up at the festival or on our yatai (float). You might see it in the Picnic Day parade. You can keep your lantern for a small price, too. April 6-7: While supplies last.

    Minyo Demonstration  Try out some folk dances with Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan. It's easy - just follow along! The steps are simple, but don't worry too much about getting it right. "There's a dancing fool and a watching fool. Fools either way, might as well dance!" Sunday, April 7: 6:15-6:45pm

    Game Booths  You can win some fun festival prizes at the game booths. Save up your loose dimes in the coming weeks for the fan-favorite Dime Toss game. Fishing and marksman games, popular at Japanese festivals, this year too. April 6-7: Daylight hours.

    Ikebana Demonstration  Live flower arrangement demonstrations from the Sacramento Chapter of Ikebana International. Come see the beautiful floral displays and learn a bit about the art of flower arrangements. Displays both days; demos at specified times. April 6-7: 12:30-1:00 & 1:30-2:00




    • 08 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Old Sacramento State Historic Park

    As a way to inform our members about activities going on in the local area, we will be posting information in our event section of the website.  This is not a Friendship Force event, just a way to keep you informed.  If you decide to go, keep your eye open for other FF Members!


    Sesquicentennial Community Day

    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Free outdoor festivities start at 10 a.m. at the Old Sacramento State Historic Park. School groups and the general public are invited to celebrate!

    Historic re-creation of the parade that took place on May 8, 1869.

    Complimentary rides aboard the Sacramento Southern Railroad throughout the day.

    Transcontinental Railroad melodrama playing in the historic Eagle Theatre.

    Community Picnic on 1849 Scene (Front Street, between I & J Streets) featuring:

    Docents and historians will be available to tell stories of the Transcontinental Railroad.

    Live music.

    Cap off the day with an 1869 themed happy hour at participating restaurants and bars throughout Downtown and Old Sacramento Waterfront featuring railroad themed eats and drinks where it all began 150 years ago, as well as a free waterfront concert featuring Auburn Road.


    • 24 May 2019
    • 26 May 2019
    • Old Sacramento State Historic Park

    As a way to inform our members about activities going on in the local area, we will be posting information in our event section of the website.  This is not a Friendship Force event, just a way to keep you informed.  If you decide to go, keep your eye open for other FF Members!


    Waterfront Days – An Old Sacramento Heritage Event

    May 24-26, 2019

    Come visit on Memorial Day weekend for three days of engaging, educational festival fun. Education day is Friday. Festival days are Saturday & Sunday.


    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • California State Indian Museum at 2618 K St, Sacramento

    As a way to inform our members about activities going on in the local area, we will be posting information in our event section of the website.  This is not a Friendship Force event, just a way to keep you informed.  If you decide to go, keep your eye open for other FF Members!


           Honored Elders Day 2019

    Hosted by California State Indian Museum

    The 42nd Gathering of Honored Elders.

    It is our honor to acknowledge California’s Native American Elders via this event held each year on the park grounds of the State Indian Museum.

    We recognize, with highest regard, your perseverance in sharing, teaching, and otherwise carrying forward the traditions of your people. It is through your efforts that Native youth learn about their heritage, others learn the truthful history and experience of Native people in California, and California Indian culture remains dynamic and alive for future generations.

    This event is FREE an open to the public. Come watch the dancers, eat an Indian taco, or shop from Native vendors.Please call (916) 445-8115 for more information.



    • 06 Jun 2019
    • 09 Jun 2019
    • 941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, CA 95667

    WakamatsuFest150 is a celebration of 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, arts, and cuisine. The festival will feature Japanese and Japanese-American food, art, music, performances, demonstrations, discussions, competitions, and more. Booths will offer Asian and other foods, information, and merchandise. Entertainment will showcase traditional and modern Japanese-American culture. Docents will guide tours and tell stories about the first Japanese colonists who established their tea and silk farm on this Placerville property. Locals, farmers, historians, and naturalists will share knowledge and experience honoring the past, present, and future of Wakamatsu Farm and surrounding El Dorado County.

    During each day of the festival, visitors will celebrate with performers, docents, speakers, demonstrators, vendors, and many others who are enjoying the legacy of the Japanese American experience for the past 150 years.  Around mid-day each day, festival-goers will be treated to the world premiere live action play telling the Wakamatsu Colony story from Japan to America, 1869 to 1871.

    Generally, each festival day centers on the following topics with some overlap each day:

    Thursday, June 6 – Kids Explore Japanese Culture
    Friday, June 7 – Japanese Tea and Tea Culture
    Saturday, June 8 – THE BIG DAY* – Wakamatsu History
    Sunday, June 9 – Wakamatsu Authors and Japanese American Farmers

    Kids activities, tea, history, authors, food, and vendors will be available each festival day.  For more information about the event Click Here.

    Tickets (prices will increase in May)

    Click here to purchase your WakamatsuFest150 tickets today. 

    Festival Dates:  June 6, 7, 8, 9 of 2019
    Festival Times:  10:00am to 4:00pm
    VIP Event Time:  Saturday, June 8 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    Festival Theme: Celebrating 150 years of Japanese-American heritage, arts, and cuisine

    One-Day Ticket Prices
    $15 adults or $7 kids (6 to 16 yrs) – Thursday or Friday
    $20 adults or $10 kids (6 to 16 yrs) – Saturday or Sunday
    $40 after-hours VIP event – Saturday, June 8 only, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm 

    Festival Pass Prices
    $30 adults or $15 kids for any two days
    $60 adults or $25 kids for all four days
    – All days are free for kids ages 5 and under.
    – Online sales include optional ARC membership (additional cost).
    – $5 discount for advance sales of festival passes only
       Discount only for passes purchased online prior to festival (coupon code goldhillsamurai2019)

    Booth Prices
    $50 Thursday & Friday ($25 daily)
    $100 Saturday & Sunday ($50 daily)
    $140 all 4 days (select booths only)
    Free for non-profit or information only (no sales)

    Booths will be selected based on the festival theme.


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