For two nights only, one of the region’s coolest new outdoor venues and eateries, Drake’s: The Barn, will be illuminated by interactive art installations from artists, geeks, techies and makers. It’s all part of 5000 Watts: Art + Tech Festival, an event going down Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6:30–11 p.m. being put on by (and benefitting) Square Root Academy, a Sacramento-based nonprofit on a mission to engineer equity in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Organizers say, “This fusion of Art + Tech will showcase the vibrant culture that exists throughout Sacramento, designed for the people by the people.” Don’t miss your chance to experience this unique and electrifying intersection of local artists and tech talent. Check out for tickets ($15) and more info. Drake’s: The Barn is located at 985 Riverfront St. in West Sacramento. Learn more about the event’s beneficiaries and the great work they do in the community at

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #301 (Sept. 25 – Oct. 9, 2019)**