Eight Gigs: Schools Not Prisons Tour Sacramento

Sat., Aug. 6, 5:30 p.m., Sacramento City College, no cover

We spend too much money on prisons due to the troubling misconception that simply imprisoning people prevents crime—so let’s dance about it. The #SchoolsNotPrisons Tour launches its 11-stop journey across California Saturday. Even if you’re not into headliner Ty Dolla $ign (pictured), there are plenty more artists. From John Forte’s brooding rendition of “Give Me Water,” to Buyepongo’s cumbia-merengue-jazz fusion, this approach to fighting our unjust prison system is sure to be a blast. 3835 Freeport Boulevard, http://schoolsnotprisons.vote.