Thursday, Nov. 7
Camp Fire: One Year Later at McClatchy New Ventures Lab
Join prestigious Sacramento Bee reporters and photographers at this multimedia showcase to reflect on the Camp Fire, which last year destroyed the town of Paradise and became the deadliest wildfire in California history. Experience virtual reality and take a glimpse into The Bee’s documentation of the Camp Fire. There will also be a Q&A session with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Renée C. Byer, who will discuss her heartbreaking images from the Camp Fire, as well as a presentation from journalist Ryan Sabalow, who will discuss covering the fire and how wildfires are changing the Western United States. Lastly, there will be multiple screenings of When Paradise Became Hell, a documentary by Sacramento Bee journalist Alyssa Hodenfield. This event takes place at the McClatchy New Ventures Lab (401 I St., Suite 200) from 4–8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 and there’s a $10 suggested donation with proceeds benefiting North Valley Community Foundation’s Butte Strong Fund. Check out Beecampfire.eventbrite.com for more info.
Tuesdays Through Dec. 3
Records + Video Trivia Nights at Solomon’s Delicatessen
There’s a new trivia night in town that we think most Submerge readers ought to know about, as it traffics heavily in categories that we do, too: music and film! The newly opened and very legit Solomon’s Delicatessen (730 K St.) invites you to join their weekly Records + Video Trivia Nights on Tuesdays from now through Dec. 3. Join guest hosts like Dal Basi from Phono Select Records and Stan Goman, former executive for Tower Records, as they test your knowledge of music, movies and TV, all while giving out fun prizes, knocking a few pints back (Solomon’s has a full bar!) and enjoying some delicious food (best pastrami sandwich we’ve ever had!). Trivia runs from 7–9 p.m. Look up Facebook.com/solomonsdelicatessen for more on what they’re up to.
Friday, Nov. 15
Mondo Deco’s Album Release Show at The Starlet Room
Some bands just have a sound that makes you feel good, and Sacramento four-piece rock outfit Mondo Deco fit the bill. They’ve got an unforced, easy-to-get-into blend of ‘60s garage-rock with bits of glam, indie, stoner and grunge thrown in. And if you’re one of the many thousands who are just moving to Sacramento, just know that Mondo Deco’s been killing it for a minute. Friday, Nov. 15 will mark the release of their third album, Take What Ya Like. As Mondo put it, these are “12 meaty, Patrick Hills-produced tracks cut on 180-gram vinyl with cover art by our friend and amazing artist Melissa Uroff.” The Mondo boys will be throwing a release party that night at The Starlet Room (2708 J St., above Harlow’s) alongside two other killer locals: Ani Maul and Las Pulgas. Doors open at 8 p.m., 21-plus, tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Check out Thestarletroom.com or Facebook.com/MondoDecoMusic for more, and to listen to “Feed the Rich,” the first single off Mondo’s new record, point your internet device toward Soundcloud.com/mondodeco/feed-the-rich.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Midtown Moxies 5th Anniversary Party at Blue Lamp
Time sure flies when you’re constantly throwing kick ass burlesque and variety shows, as does Sacramento’s Midtown Moxies. They’re celebrating their fifth year anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Blue Lamp (1400 Alhambra Blvd.) with an all encompassing event that will see the troupe releasing and signing their 2020 calendar, playing music from the past five years of shows, sharing behind the scenes stories, performing some of their favorite acts and sharing the stage with friends. Purchase a calendar for $25 and get in free, otherwise the show is just $5. 21-plus, doors open at 8 p.m. with performances starting at 9 p.m. Visit Midtownmoxies.com for more info and to buy ahead of time. Reminder: Blue Lamp’s owners are currently selling the venue/bar, and we’re not sure what’s happening with the space once new owners take over, so your days to enjoy this iconic and beloved Sacramento venue might be numbered! Do with that info what you will.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
Cider Session Vol 5. Watch Party at Two Rivers Cider Co.
For a glimpse at just some of the immense talent the Sacramento area music scene holds, look no further than Cider Sessions, a group of friends, musicians and videographers who are regularly recording and releasing well-shot and produced live music videos in the loft at Two River Cider Company (4311 Attawa Ave. #300). Look up Ciderhousemusic.com to queue up live takes that they’ve already released from acts like Red Dirt Ruckus, Eazy Dub, Katie Knipp, Heather Evans, Dust In my Coffee and others, including our personal fave so far, The Shawn Thwaites Rebel Quartet with singer Camilla Covington. Then, after you’re like, “yeah all this shit is good!,” set a reminder to attend the Cider Session Vol 5. Watch Party at Two Rivers on Tuesday, Nov. 19 starting at 7 p.m. They’ll be premiering new videos from three new artists: Jessica Malone, Sol Peligro and Pressure Lounge, as well as playing some of the previously released ones. There will be a food truck on hand, and of course plenty of delicious hard cider to wash it down. Even better, there’s no cover and it’s family friendly so feel free to bring the kiddos. Keep an eye on Facebook.com/tworiverscider or Tworiverscider.com for other cool happenings at the tap room.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 8 of issue #304 (Nov. 6 – 20, 2019)**