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 Be sure to submit your events two weeks in advance to have the chance to be featured on the list.

  1. Erica Ambrin and the Eclectic Soul Project – Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Sacramento State, University Union Serna Plaza. Enjoy hip-hop, soul, jazz and R&B performances. The closest parking to the University Union is Parking Structure 2.
  2. Summer Screentime – 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Crest Theater. This week’s showing is “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
  3. Welcome Back Wednesday’s – 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Our Place Event Space and Kitchen. This event provides a chill vibe to help guests make it through the week. Chief D will be in the kitchen cooking up oxtails, fish, fries and much more. Dj Rip1 will be on the ones and twos. There will be board games, cornhole, spades, dominoes and much more.
  4. How Doulas Impact Successful Breastfeeding in Communities of Color – 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, via Zoom. The African American Subcommittee of the Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition discusses the benefits that those who are breastfeeding gain from doula support during breastfeeding initiation and duration.
  5. Rhythm on the River – 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Drakes: The Barn. West Sacramento’s free family-friendly summer concert series features local and regional musicians performing original and classic tunes. This week features ’80s-themed music with performances from Heavy Petty, Diva Rox and Callery Pear. 
  6. “The Blackening” Movie Night – 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Lab7 CoWorking. “The Blackening” is about seven friends on a weekend reunion who end up trapped in a cabin with a killer who has a vendetta. But will their knowledge of the culture and horror movies help them stay alive? Snacks, drinks, giveaways and sounds will be provided. 
  7. “The Little Mermaid (2023)” Movie Screening – 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Sacramento State, University Union Serna Plaza. Free parking available on top of Parking Structure 3.
  8. CBCC Business Mixer – 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Seasons 52. Don’t miss the opportunity to network and grow your business. This event promises to be a game-changer for your professional development. Gather with like-minded entrepreneurs, industry leaders and experts in various fields.
  9. Hot Summer Nights Concert Kickoff – 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Old Sugar Mill. Listen to music from Sacramento’s Big Crush, a high-energy cover band that performs hits by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and many more. The wineries will uncork wine throughout the evening and food trucks will serve delicious bites.
  10. POHOP: Dr. Cornel West – 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Guild Theater. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the 2024 presidential candidate and famed scholar.
  11. Friendship Yoga: Cultivate New Sister Friends – Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Her Elevated. Are you a woman who loves yoga and desires to make new friends? Register today for this event.
  12. Sacramento NAACP Rhythm and Blues Festival – 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Riverwalk Park. This R&B festival will feature food, drinks and performances from Surface, Glenn Jones, Joe Leavy, Les Franklin, NextPhase and many more.
  13. Vibes and Flow Sacramento – 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. Bring your mat, a loved one and join Namaste by Jay Vibes and Flow. After the class, enjoy an afternoon of community engagement and shopping with local Black-owned businesses, mimosas and non-alcoholic beverages provided by the hotel.
  14. The Art of Sistahood Tour – Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 3, at Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex. Honor and encourage healthy friendships among women and celebrate the bond of sisterhood and the beauty that can come from unity among women. 
  15. All White Afroboujie Party – 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the California Automobile Museum. This event, organized by PICINC, Afrolinner and various partnerships, is the hottest summer party and the ultimate Afroboujie glitz and glamor experience. There will be Afro-Caribbean infused light hors d’oeuvres and a full bar, so get there early to indulge, sip on premium cocktails and groove to Afro-beats, R&B and hip-hop.