Submerge yourself in Sacto

Illustration by Margaret Larkin

Hey, you there, holding this issue of SN&R in front of you. Want to help make Sacramento cooler? Of course you do—so make good on that intention this week by getting out there to learn things you never knew about this fair city and connect with others who are likewise set on growing it in the smartest way we can.

First up, skim right into the city’s expansive, impactful history with the Historic River Cruise, which departs from the L Street dock (1206 Front Street). The one-hour cruise takes you past all the famous historical sites and fills you in on how events like the Gold Rush and the Pony Express shaped the city. The $20 ticket comes with snacks provided by Fat’s Catering (part of a historic Sacramento restaurant empire!). Generally, there are two to three cruises a day, Wednesdays through Sundays, but there is some variation week to week; visit for dates, times and more information.

Then, on Friday, July 29, the TEDxSacramentoSalon: Art, Technology and the City event will be taking place from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum (216 O Street). Meet up with other creatives and innovators for this community-organized event that will revolve around the present roles of art and technology and the shape they should take in the future. Tickets start at $25 for those who demonstrate financial need and go up to $150; prices vary depending on when you purchase your ticket, so secure yours ASAP by visiting

Then on Tuesday, August 2, From the Cutting Board to the Board Room is going down at Mulvaney’s B&L (1215 19th Street) as part of the BizTalks speakers series. Intended for budding entrepreneurs, this luncheon will feature a panel with successful food-industry leaders like Chef Patrick Mulvaney; Nicole Rogers, director of the Farm-to-Fork initiative; and Shahriar Nejad of Pizza Guys. Tickets are $20-$25 and include lunch; visit or call (916) 446-7883 for more information.