Other don’t-miss events this October

California Automobile Museum

2200 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95818

(916) 442-6802


Sierra 2 Center

2791 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95818

(916) 452-3005

Vibrations of the Soul

Just because you have a bad comb-over and a paunch doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sexiness of Argentine tango. Directed by Ernesto Rassi, Vibrations of the Soul is a celebration of the country’s rich musical history and all things spicy. The show is jampacked with singing, dancing and music that will put you in the mood faster than a Buenos Aires nude beach and a bottle of Viagra. This would be an awesome idea for a date, so slick back that hair, channel your inner Antonio Banderas and clamp a rose between your teeth. You can thank me later, Don Juan.

October 1-2 8 p.m. $20 advance, $25 at the door. Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th Street; (916) 443-7008; www.rivertango.com.


Founders’ Day

It’s automatic, it’s systematic, it’s hydromatic, it’s … Founders’ Day at the California Automobile Museum. The museum is celebrating its 28th anniversary this month and invites you to join in on the festivities. There will be Vic’s Ice Cream on hand, as well as plenty of live music and entertainment. But, let’s face it; you’re not going for the single scoops. With everything from classic Chevy Bel Airs to luxurious Rolls-Royces on display, the museum has all of the four-wheeled toys you’ve ever dreamed about. Who knows, they might even let you sit in the driver’s seat and make vrooming noises.

October 3 1-4 p.m.; $10 donation requested. California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front Street; (916) 442-6802; www.calautomuseum.org.



FAIR OAKS DOG WALK ALONG THE RIVER: The Fair Oaks Dog Walk starts in the Old Village Park and winds along the beautiful American River Parkway. Along the way, attendees will enjoy free treats and water, live music, vendor booths and raffle prizes. The many fun events include doggie contests such as musical sit (canine version of musical chairs) and the parade of pooches, many in unusual costumes! Sa, 10/2, 9am. $10 for first dog, $5 for each additional dog. Old Fair Oaks Village, corner of Fair Oaks Blvd. and California Ave. in Fair Oaks; (916) 967-2903; www.fairoaksdogwalk.com.

KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL AND MARKETPLACE: A heady combination of Celtic culture, including music, jams, dance, pageantry, living history, falconry, athletics, storytelling and shopping awaits. Sa, 10/2, 10am-10pm; Su, 10/3, 10am-8pm. $10-$45. Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd. in Grass Valley; (530) 265-9073; ww.kvmr.org/celticfestival.

SACRAMENTO RECORDER SOCIETY MEETS AGAIN: The Sacramento Recorder Society welcomes early-music specialist Greta Hryciw, who will lead the group in a variety of musical selections. Newcomers are welcome. Please bring your instrument, a music stand and a pencil. Tu, 10/5, 7-9:15pm. Free. Friends Meeting House, 890 57th St. between H and J streets; (916) 391-7520; www.sacrecorders.org.

FREETHOUGHT DAY 2010. EQUALITY FOR ALL: Come celebrate freedom and equality at Sacramento’s seventh annual Freethought Day. Free live entertainment, speakers and activity tables. Suitable for all ages. Freethought Day—where your thoughts are free and so is the fun! Su, 10/10, noon-4pm. Free. Cesar Chavez Plaza, 10th and J streets; (916) 335-0818; http://freethoughtday.org/sacramento.

ACORN DAY: Join us for an educational and fun-filled day for the entire family! Observe the time-honored tradition of preparing acorn for food and learn Native American arts and crafts-making. Sample Native foods and spend the afternoon helping us celebrate the acorn harvest season! Sa, 10/16, 10am-5pm. General admission: $3 adults, $2 youths ages 6-17, ages 5 and under free. California State Indian Museum, 2618 K St.; (916) 324-8042; www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum.

PEACE FOR FAMILIES OKTOBERFEST: Come and enjoy some of the finest microbrews on the West Coast, hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, live music and raffle prizes! All proceeds go to support PEACE for Families, and its fight to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Placer County. F, 10/29, 6-9pm. Tickets are $30, or $20 for designated drivers. Group discounts available. Blue Goose Fruit Shed, 3550 Taylor Rd. in Loomis; (530) 823-6224; www.peaceforfamilies.org.