Sat, July 31, Launch

Artisan, 6 p.m., $10

The Artisan Building

1901 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

(916) 781-4925

Don’t say SN&R never warns you about the biggest festivals of the summer—such as this Saturday’s annual Launch art, music, fashion and design blowout. This year’s party features performances by: Depressed Buttons (the Faint deejay set, pictured), the Generals, Woodhands, Hottub, Sea of Bees, the New Humans, Resa, D.A.M.B., Doom Bird and more. Plus deejays Mike Diamond, Jon Droll, Sex & Weight, DJ Whores, John Michael Michaels. And music-minded artists like ISO50’s Scott Hansen (a.k.a. Tycho). Launch is the best reason to converge on Del Paso Boulevard since “strawberry quick” meth or raw-food joint The Green Boheme. Don’t miss it. 1901 Del Paso Boulevard,