By Nicholas Ibarra | OBSERVER Staff Writer

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. 2023 Diversity Summit: Local Chamber Collaborative Event – 8-11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Hilton Sacramento Arden West. Join three local chambers of commerce – Sacramento Black, Sacramento Hispanic and Sacramento Rainbow – for an in-person summit that includes a continental breakfast, fun and expert professional speakers and panelists, a vendor expo, and opportunities to network with our region’s best and brightest. Free and open to the public.
  2. Unlocking Success: Business Workshop – 1-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Jose P. Rizal Community Center. A diverse panel of seasoned experts will share valuable wisdom and address your most pressing business questions. Q&A and networking opportunities. Free and open to the public.
  3. GEW: Sacramento Entrepreneurial State of the Union 2023 – 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Sac State. Western Health Advantage sponsors this discussion of the region’s innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. This event launches Global Entrepreneurship Week, which includes further events, workshops and pitch competitions. Free and open to the public.
  4. Garrick Bernard – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Punch Line Comedy Club. The writer, actor, producer and standup comic is best known for his work on “Solar Opposites,” “Foxes” and “Star Trek: Lower Decks.” Tickets from $20.
  5. 1 Million Cups Sacramento Global Entrepreneurship Week – 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Sac State. Presenters include Garrett Gillett from Vael and Priya Kumar from Pivot My Profit. Entrepreneurs will share their early-stage businesses for advice and feedback from their peers. Free and open to the public.
  6. Turkey Drive Packing Party – 2:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, and 8:30 a.m.-noon and 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Elk Grove Food Bank Services. Help pack dinner supplies for distribution at an annual turkey drive. All children ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Reserve your spot as a volunteer.
  7. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Reception 2023 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 58 Degrees and Holding Co. Gateway Community Charters Foundation presents a unique opportunity to learn about GCC schools, meet their leadership and network with education, business and community leaders. Tickets are $43. 
  8. Suds and Solutions (and BBQ!): Sacramento’s New Plan to Prevent Gentrification – 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex. Join them for beers, barbecue and a discussion about the new plan. Featuring a Q&A with people who helped craft the plan and with representatives from the groups given funding to put it into place. Free admission, $10 for a plate.
  9. Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at West Sacramento Community Center. Celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and a catered traditional luncheon. Dress to impress. Entertainment and prizes. For people age 50+. Tickets are $20 for West Sacramento residents, $28 for non-residents.
  10. Adopt a Family for the Holidays – 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Crawdads on the River. This is your chance to spread joy and show love to families in need. Be part of this special occasion as we create lasting memories and bring smiles to the faces of deserving families. Together, we can make a positive impact in our community. Free, but reservation is required.
  11. Capitol Business Connection Referral Network Mixer – 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Park at Laguna Springs. An evening of networking, delicious food, refreshing drinks and fine wine that brings together entrepreneurs and business owners. This free mixer is a fantastic opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals. Free and open to the public.
  12. The Star Lounge Supper Club: Cask Release Party for High West – 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Star Lounge. Celebrate High West’s cask-strength whiskey release with a pre-fix dinner menu with whiskey cocktail pairings. Tickets from $65.
  13. Say It Loud: Live Comedy – 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Laughs Unlimited Comedy Club and Lounge. Hosted by Mars Parker and featuring performances from Shaun G, Thelonius Yakisich, Mo Jones, Javon Whitlock and headlined by Michael Calvin Jr. Tickets from $20.
  14. Pentatonix: The Most Wonderful Tour of the Year – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Thunder Valley Casino. A three-time Grammy Award-winning a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, Pentatonix have been invited to perform everywhere from the White House to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Tickets from $110.
  15. 2023 All That Jazz Dinner and Auction – 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Folsom Community Center. Join an evening of live music from the Folsom High jazz bands and choir and the Sutter Middle School jazz band while enjoying a barbecue dinner catered by Wildwood BBQ. Live auction and raffle. Tickets are $55.
  16. “Bay Lawz” Movie Review – 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at 2828 35th St. Join a night filled with music, a movie screening and fun. With Omar Gooding and the “Bay Lawz” cast, they will watch and review the new blockbuster. Tickets are $25.
  17. Trey Songz – 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Park Ultra Lounge. Live performance and hosting by Trey Songz with support from Bay Area legend DJ Shabazz. You’ll be dancing and singing all night long. Tickets from $40.
  18. Finding Your Financial Voice Information Meeting for Pilot Program – 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 18, at 225 30th St. Learn valuable tips and strategies from expert speakers who will guide you on how to navigate the complex world of personal finance and make informed decisions. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence you need to achieve financial success. Free and open to the public.
  19. Sacramento Juneteenth “Justice” Essay Contest 2023 – 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Brickhouse Art Gallery. Write and submit an essay on social justice, economic justice or environmental justice. Featuring a food presentation by the Juneteenth’s Black Chefs Collaborative and live entertainment. Essay submission deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Email essays to
  20. Jamal Doman: Intelligent Hoodlum Tour – 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Punch Line Comedy Club. Doman, a well respected standup comedian and actor, has been seen on “Comics Unleashed,” “BET ComicView,” “Fox Soul,” “All Def Digital,” “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” “Who Wants to Date a Comedian?” “Latino Laugh Festival” and more. Tickets from $25.