Winging it

Illustration by Mark Stivers

Sacramento already has annual festivals celebrating bananas, chili and bacon. This weekend, it's finally getting a festival befitting the city's numerous bros: a chicken-wing festival called Sactown Wings. It’ll serve up 15,000 chicken wings from Chicago Fire Pizza, Blue Cue and Field House American Sports Pub; music is provided by the Crescent Katz, Riotmaker and the Golden Cadillacs. Plus, there’ll be games such as giant beer pong, cornhole and giant Jenga, provided by Xoso Sport & Social League. Ticket options are as follows: A $10 ticket includes admission only, with food available at an extra cost; a $30 “Wing Eater” ticket comes with 15 wings from Chicago Fire and two free beers (refills are $2); a $40 “VIP Wing Judge” ticket comes with numerous goodies including a Wing Eater ticket—plus an additional 10 wings, a T-shirt, and the opportunity to be one of 100 official Sactown Wings judges. It happens at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, at Fremont Park, (1515 Q Street). See for details.