Ice cream, get social

Illustration by SERENE LUSANO

Many Sacramentans believe Gunther’s Ice Cream to be the best in town. It's also one of the oldest ice cream spots in town, and it celebrates its 75th anniversary this Saturday, May 16, with a block party from noon to 4 p.m. It's free to attend, but a $5 meal ticket will get you a hot dog, chips, a drink and a scoop of ice cream or fruit freeze. In what looks to be a connection of sorts with May is Bike Month, there will be a raffle for four bicycles from Mike's Bikes, plus free valet bike parking. Also at the party: guest speakers (including Mayor Kevin Johnson), face painting, a photo booth, music and balloon art. Head to
for more information. No word on whether there will be a tie-in with Pangaea Bier Cafe across the street, but just for the record: It'd make us pretty happy if y'all were serving beer floats this Saturday.