By Nicholas Ibarra | OBSERVER Staff Writer

Thanksgiving table with roasted turkey, sliced ham and side dishes
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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. Invictus Youth Foundation’s 6th Annual Youth Basketball Camp – 9:45-11:45 a.m. Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 20-21, at Barbara Morse Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex. Each camper ages 6-13 will learn the fundamental basketball skills, the importance of teamwork and valuable life lessons from experienced coaching staff. Space limited. Free but registration required.
  2. Roseville Virtual Job Fair – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, via email link. Save time and energy finding a job. Register today to make sure you’re one of the candidates hired at this job fair. Free and open to the public.
  3. How to Approach People that Use Drugs – 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, via Zoom. We look into the eyes of the user and how the holiday season impacts drug and substance use. Be an ally this holiday season. Free but registration encouraged. 
  4. Sincerely for You Tour: Jacquees w/Special Guest Nick Lavelle – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Ace of Spades. The self-proclaimed “King of R&B” stops in Sacramento to perform hits from his most recent album, as well as some of his classics. Tickets from $75.
  5. New Jack Fling – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Solomon’s Vinyl Diner. Crook One and DJ Epik are back with another edition of Sacramento’s only night dedicated to the late ’80s/early ’90s New Jack Swing era. Tickets are $10.
  6. Elk Grove Gobble Wobble Family 5K – 8-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at Laguna Springs Corporate Center. Join Chicks in Crisis as they continue their mission to help families cross the finish line and “Race for Babies.” Bring the whole family to walk or run a quick 5K and get a jump-start on holiday festivities. Tickets are $50.
  7. Delta King’s Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet – Noon-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at Delta King Riverboat. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal aboard the Delta King with family and friends. Choose turkey or prime rib from the chef’s carving station, with mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie and more. Tickets are $70.
  8. Native Arts and Crafts Market – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25, at the State Indian Museum. Native vendors from throughout the state will offer unique and handmade gifts. Food trucks will sell Indian tacos, coffee and other treats. Free and open to the public.
  9. 7th Annual Shop Black Friday – 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25, at Florin Square. This event highlights and promotes Black entrepreneurs, artisans and businesses, fostering economic empowerment and equity. Free and open to the public.
  10. The Blackout – 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Slim and Husky’s Pizza Beeria. We’re building community one dance step, one purchase, one smile at a time. This ain’t your typical Black Friday – it’s a full-on celebration of life, of community and of the incredible talents within the BIPOC crowd. Come hang out, shop and ring in the holidays with an epic bang. Free and open to the public.
  11. The Night Market Series Black Friday Market: Blackout the Block – 4-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at 3408 Third Ave. Get ready for a night of fun, food and shopping at the Black Friday Market. A wide variety of vendors offer everything you need to kick-start your holiday shopping. From trendy fashion to unique handmade crafts, there’s something for everyone. Free and open to the public.
  12. Trish Toledo – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Ace of Spades. Trish brings the oldies, low-rider cruising sound to the new school era of music. Tickets are $30.
  13. Tony Roberts – 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 24-26, and 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25, at Punch Line Comedy Club. Roberts has been coined by his peers as the “comedian’s comedian.” His hard hitting, energetic style of comedy has catapulted him into one of the top-ranked comedians on the comedy circuit. Tickets from $28.
  14. #AllThingsIndie Showcase: Starring BoNeY-JaY and the Wiseman – 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Harlow’s. Come out for a night of indie-hip-hop performed by BoNeY-JaY, the Wiseman, McYeee, Purp God Mafia and sounds by DJ LR. Tickets from $20.
  15. A Night with the King – 4-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Sacramento. This promises an unforgettable experience filled with dancing, career guidance and spiritual enlightenment. Get ready to be enchanted by the mesmerizing speakers and wonderful food and music. A night for people to share and learn biblical teachings on issues that affect young adults. Free and open to the public.
  16. Holiday Soul Jam ’23: Jeffrey Osborne, Deniece Williams and more – 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. A holiday soul experience with performances by Jeffrey Osborne, Deniece Williams and Ready for the World. Tickets from $50.
  17. Talib Kweli: The Supa Dupa Star Tour – 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Harlow’s. The hip-hop legend visits Sacramento for one night and you won’t want to miss it. Tickets from $35.
  18. Vinyl Sundays at Midtown Lounge – Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Midtown Lounge. Spin your favorite, discover a new favorite or ask about their favorite vinyl. Bring your own, touch your own. There will be a sign-up sheet, no DJ required. Free and open to the public.
  19. SBS Blues Sunday w/Dr. Rock and the Stuff – 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Torch Club. Enjoy an evening of blues and jazz with a drink and some food, and groove to live music. Free and open to the public.
  20. 3 Queens of Motown – 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Harris Center. Featuring tributes to Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross. Tickets from $45.