By Nicholas Ibarra | OBSERVER Staff Writer

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All listed events, and more, can be viewed online on The OBSERVER’s community events calendar at 

  1. A Series for Black Men on Building Healthy Relationships w/Self and Others – 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 3, via Zoom. The second session in this four-part event will discover and break through the barriers that keep Black men from being truly ready for a loving relationship.
  2. Oak Park Speaker Series featuring Olympian Allyson Felix – 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the Guild Theater. Underground Books welcomes Felix, the most decorated track and field athlete in Olympic history, entrepreneur, and advocate, to its monthly series.
  3. Sacramento River Cats vs. El Paso Chihuahuas – 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, through Friday, April 7, 6:37 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and 1:05 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Sutter Health Park. Come watch your River Cats kick off their first home series of 2023. Tickets start at $15.
  4. Oak Park Neighborhood Association Investment Without Displacement – 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Oak Park Community Center. The association’s fourth meeting of the year features representatives from Sacramento Investment Without Displacement speaking about its work to address displacement in Oak Park and citywide.
  5. Babyface Ray: Courtesy of the Mob Tour – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Ace of Spades. The Detroit-based rapper performs only one night in Sacramento. 
  6. Sacramento NAACP 41st Annual Prayer Breakfast – 7:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. This annual sponsorship event is a celebration of unity to uplift the community.
  7. Black is Bright Book Share – 10-10:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, at Del Paso Heights Library. Join Aliyah, from North Sacramento Family Resource Center, as she shares books celebrating Black identity and an art activity. Participants receive a free book while supplies last.
  8. Coming of (R)age: Black Girlhood + Media – 4:30-6 p.m Friday, April 7, at Manetti Shrem Museum. In her article “Coming of (R)age: A New Genre for Contemporary Narratives about Black Girlhood,” Lashon Daley argues that Black girls do not come of age in mediated representations of girlhood in contemporary films. Rather, they come of (r)age. In this talk, Daley discusses how she uses text-mining software to investigate whether coming of (r)age is purely a theoretical framework, or if there is also quantitative data to support her claim.
  9. Easter Eggstravaganza – 9 a.m-1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Fair Oaks Park. Children and their families will have an egg-cellent time with free children’s egg hunts (up to age 12), craft and activity stations, and pictures with the Easter Bunny. For a nominal fee, enjoy an adult egg hunt and pay-to-play activities. Vendors and food trucks also will be on site.
  10. Easter Celebration – 7:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. Sunday, April 9, at Center of Praise Ministries. Honor and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ with dynamic music by the renowned COP Worship and Fine Arts Ministry, and a prolific sermon by Bishop Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr.