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By Nicholas Ibarra | The Sacramento Observer

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

  1. Young Leadership Collaborative’s Graduation – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Harper Alumni Center at Sacramento State. Join the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation to celebrate the 14th cohort of the Young Leadership Collaborative’s graduation. 
  2. Pan African Religion, Faith and Spirituality Prayer Breakfast – 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25, at El Shaddai World Evangelism. Africa House is a multicultural and community resource center built to foster unity and mutual partnerships among various national, ethnic and affinity groups or organizations.
  3. Race, Representation and Museums: A Conversation – 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Manetti Shrem Museum. This conversation features three dynamic leaders in the field who will address paths forward and the barriers that impede rapid and profound movement.
  4. Oak Park Speaker Series with Resmaa Menakem – 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Guild Theater. New York Times best-selling author Resmaa Menakem will discuss his latest novel, “Monsters in Love.” He coaches leaders and people to rise through suffering’s edge. His work focuses on making the invisible embodied and visible. Resmaa is a healer, a longtime therapist and a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in the healing of racialized trauma. 
  5. Moms and Dads United – 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, via Zoom. An important conversation about “parenting styles” and how to deal with it. Register with Terrence at 916-598-0141.
  6. Sacramento County Fair – 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, May 25, through Sunday, May 28, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, May 29, at the Cal Expo. The Sacramento County Fair is dedicated to the education of our community and its youth in agriculture, business and technology. This value-driven family event strives to educate the community in a fun and safe way.
  7. Saturday Love Market – 3-8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Esther’s Park. The ultimate destination for creatives and the community. They bring together vintage enthusiasts, foodies, art lovers and music fans for a one-of-a-kind experience. The immersive festival features top-tier small businesses, the best brands and the tastiest eats, all supporting local and giving back to the community.
  8. BBQ, Boots and Brew – 5-9 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the VFW outdoor pavilion. It will be a good ’ol country hoedown with barbecue provided by Texas Roadhouse, music by Brisco County, a wonderful local country band, and a no-host bar for everyone to enjoy.
  9. Oak Park Memorial Day – Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, at Big Park. The three-day event features a coed softball game, an ’80s-themed party, a basketball game, bowling, barbecue, live music and a two-minute open mic opportunity. 
  10. Lizzo Concert – 8 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at Golden 1 Center. Lizzo performs her “The Special 2our,” featuring opener Latto of City Girls.