Audubon Society it ain’t

Who says there’s nothing to do in Sacramento?

When the exploratory excitement of Second Saturday has waned and Old Sac is becoming just that, or your favorite bartender is looking a little too familiar, simply get out and do some intensive people-watching.

We’ve found that there are some quality locals to see at some interesting locales. For the spotting of dressed-up, Midtown Saturday night pickup scenesters, try the line that forms outside Harlow’s. If you’re looking for diversity, one can’t beat the farmer’s market under the freeway on Sundays (try counting the number of languages spoken there). Experience half time at a Kings game for the comfortable look of people with disposable incomes. For something completely different, walk down K Street Mall on a Friday afternoon. And for something different in a different way, twirl around the dance floor at Faces and, well, look at the faces.

Our investigative team recently took to the streets and tracked down the more interesting people in the area for our Field Guide to Sacramentans. We spent hours sitting at sidewalk tables documenting their look and behavior. Our amateur Audubons studied these people in their natural habitats and, using known scientific techniques, reported back in excruciating detail. Our conclusion: Sacramento has plenty of interesting species worth watching.