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‘Black in Sac’ is your weekly guide to enjoying the city.


There’s plenty to do in Sacramento this weekend with community events, MLK trailers and NFL playoff watch parties. If you’re looking for plans this weekend, ‘Black in Sac’ is your weekly guide to enjoying the city’s culture.

This guide seeks to highlight events that are influenced, created, or owned by Black creatives, entrepreneurs, and community leaders in Sacramento. Through our Google Form submissions and social media posts, we continually publish this list every week. All submissions are appreciated.

The list includes events taking place this weekend and includes other events throughout the following week.

Neighborhood Program Events

Neighbor Program (NP) is an organization committed to serving people and loving others. They have a list of upcoming events that are open to the public and the community they serve.

Community Learning, is a book study that aims to increase understanding of Pan-Afrikanicism, the ideology of the neighboring program. The event takes place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. They have two ways to connect, virtually and in person, located at Foreign Native, 3540 3rd Avenue.

For more information, including registration, visit tinyurl.com/assatastudy.

NP is hosting the Liberation School kickoff with a free giveaway of groceries, toys and books Friday at Del Paso Union Baptist, 1335 Los Robles Boulevard. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Online participation is also available by registering at www.tinyurl.com/liberationschool22. Another kickoff will take place on Monday, January 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Foreign Native, 3540 3rd Avenue.


Tiger, located at 722 K Street, combines good company and a positive vibe with Sacramento nightlife.

It’s girls’ night out, starting with “Purr” Thursdays with DJ sets by DJ Eddy, DJ Genetixx and DJ Jay from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. They will mix the sounds with their thematic evening “Meg the stallion against Saweetie”.

Tiger hosts “Love” Fridays for R&B music lovers. It will also include live music with live music from Hayez, the band, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., then DJ Prince Harry and Patrick Coe will mix sounds in different sets throughout the night from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

On Saturday nights, HOF Night features music from Hayez, with DJ sets from DJ Robbie and DJ Eddy.

Entrance fees will be charged after 23:00. VIP reservations are available. For more information, contact Tiger management.

My Urban Society Presents: R&B Lovers

Every Friday night at The Odd Cookie Bakery Cafe and Bar at 1015 9th Street is R&B Lovers: Infusion Nights. Come dressed in your all white and enjoy your favorite R&B hits and a touch of hip-hop, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

This is a free event until 11 p.m. for those on the guest list. To respond to the guest list, register on Eventbrite. There will be food and beverage specialties available throughout the night.

Eighty-Eleven Bar & Grill

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

This week, they’re looking to kick off Capricorn season, Friday and Saturday, with a rerun from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

On Sunday, they will host “Sac-Town Sunday Tingz” by Dope Trap Art (DTA) as they host a “Trap N’ Paint” pop-up event at Eighty-Eleven Bar and Grill. DTA provides the music and the paint, and the people create the good vibes, energy, humor and fun. Tickets are available for $40, here.

The event will be supported by Mia’s Kitchen.

African market

The African market is a display of black-owned goods, supplied by black-owned businesses and vendors. The event takes place every first and third Saturday of the month, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Join them this Saturday at 2251 Florin Road.

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

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

NFL Watch Parties

You’ve seen a sea of ​​red lately, or maybe more people wearing black and silver than usual. It’s safe to say that the area’s favorite football teams are the San Francisco 49ers and the Las Vegas Raiders. Both teams are in the playoffs this weekend, something this region hasn’t seen since January 2003.

Gather friends and family and go cheer on your team.

For the Raiders, this is the first playoff appearance since 2016. They face the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on NBC-affiliated KCRA 3.

The 49ers have a classic football rivalry on Sunday as they take on the Dallas Cowboys at 1:30 p.m. on CBS 13. Blue Cue Bar and Billiards will host a Wild Card Game Day Party, located at 1004 28th Street.

There are no entrance fees.

District 8 Community Mural Day

Community Mural Day will be held January 17, from noon to 4 p.m., at Another Look Beauty and Barber, located at 6666 Valley Hi Drive.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the fun activities that will be offered as they will have the opportunity to connect with members of their community.

They will have the chance to engage with local businesses and community organizations and get to know each other.

The event will host a pop-up from different non-profit organizations and other businesses. There will be free food and music with art to enjoy. Mixed Barber Studio will also provide free haircuts.

Register here or on Eventbrite.

Collect MLK Caravan and Parade Cars

The Greater Sacramento NAACP and Black Lives Matter will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day, with a caravan and parade from 8 a.m. to noon.

On January 17, they will begin decorating cars, tanks, specialty cars and motorcycles at Grant Union High School, 1400 Grand Avenue, at 8 a.m.

There will be pickup stops at Sacramento City College, Oak Park Community Center and will end at Sacramento State University, where Dr. King made his last visit to Sacramento before his death.

2nd Annual South Sacramento MLK Freedom Caravan

A two-hour caravan in South Sacramento runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, January 17.

The meeting will take place at 7000 Franklin Boulevard, suite 1020. After the trailer, there will be a wellness lounge at this location.

The event is sponsored by local organizations including the I AM Sac Foundation, Queen Sheba, Tecoy Porter, Office of Councilwoman Mai Vang, the National Action Network, Wicked Wheels and the Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center.

Virtual MLK Program

MLK365 will hold its annual “March For The Dream” event online as a virtual program on Tuesday, January 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They will honor and recognize some of the local leaders and community champions with their virtual program. They will host hours of art, community and conversation about unity and inclusiveness.

Registration is free and available here or at www.mlk365.org/register.

Naija Boy Ro Sham Beaux

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

Rasheed Amedu brings West African flavor to Mexican cuisine every Tuesday. Amedu invites the town to dine and enjoy the Naija atmosphere and natty wine from 4pm to 9pm

Streets Pub Karaoke

Streets Pub is a black-owned bar located at 1804 J Street. Every Wednesday, starting at 9 p.m., they have karaoke with Spectra.

Bring your friends, have a good time and enjoy an evening singing your favorite songs, including classics.

Marcus D. Smith covers black communities for The Sacramento Bee. Marcus is an alumnus of Texas Southern University in Houston. Marcus grew up in Sacramento and is thrilled to be back home after his passion for journalism.