The Institute of Fun™ has been on hiatus for the past few months, but there’s still a lot of fun stuff going on in town.
Here are a few of our favorite things, new and old:
Movies on a Big Screen
MOBS is an on-going film festival/microcinema that’s been showing a delightful smorgasbord of films since 2006. They are currently located at the Guild Theater, a beautifully restored theater right off of Broadway. Previews of upcoming films and a schedule are on their web site. Check them out: https://www.moviesonabigscreen.com/
Record Club Movie Night
at the Townhouse Lounge
The Townhouse, on 21st Street, was closed for a while, and frankly doesn’t have the most welcoming facade, but it’s worth venturing inside for the weekly Record Club Movie Night. They show music-related movies and serve a free dinner (spaghetti when we were there) on the second floor. Order a drink, grab some food, sit on the couches and watch the movie. Their web site, https://www.townhouselounge.com/, is not the most informative, so I suggest that you take your pick of becoming their “friend” on either Facebook or Myspace to find out more.
Live Band Karaoke
at Marilyn’s on K
I have always wanted to see (and perhaps try my hand at) live band karaoke, so one Tuesday evening soon I’ll need to make my way to Marilyn’s on K to check it out. Maybe I’ll see you there. https://marilynsonk.com/
What did you do this summer for fun? Let me know and I’ll add it to this post (or you can comment on this post). Thanks for helping us keep Sacramento fun!
Revolution Wines is hosting the fiesta of the summer with some Latin spice! This Saturday the tasting room at the Sacramento urban winery will be ready to mix things up with tacos, salsa dancing and sangria.
Yemayá Dance Studio founder, Emelie Andagan, and her dancers are set to perform and provide a dance lesson to keep the evening moving, while Revolution Wines provides a taco bar and special sangria created straight from their winery. The tasting bar will be open all evening and wine will be for sale by the glass or by the bottle.
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Revolution Wines, 2116 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 TICKETS:
Available at www.instituteoffun.com
$12 general admission
$10 students, Revolution Wine Club and S.I.F members
$15 at the door
Last night’s event, “Are We Really What We Eat? Fast Food, Slow Food and American Popular Culture” was a great success! I personally found Prof. Kevin Wehr’s presentation fascinating, and apparently so did the rest of the crowd, who had many questions and brought up a lot of good points for discussion.Thank you to Prof. Wehr and everyone who came out to the event.
Americans spend more money on fast food than on movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos and recorded music combined!
Spend Friday evening helping us get to the bottom of these pressing questions:
What do our food and Britney Spears have in common?
We need food to live, how can it be considered popular culture?
Is McDonald’s really out to kill me?
Pop Culture Night
with Kevin Wehr
Friday, April 24
7 – 10 pm
We may be in hard times, but we at the Institute still believe that good food, good times and good learning are important. That’s why we’ve reduced our ticket prices for this event by $10 across the board! So come on out and have a good time and meet new people.
$14.95 – General admission
$9.95 – Students and Revolution Wine Club members
$4.95 – Subscribing S.I.F members
$20 – At the door
Professor and writer Kevin Wehr will be teaming up with The Sacramento Institute of Fun at Revolution Wines to ask an important question: “Are we really what we eat?” This discussion will be centered on fast food, slow food and how it all relates to American popular culture. Learn more about popular culture today and the roles our food plays in it!
Update 4/17/09: We may be in hard times, but we at the Institute still believe that good food, good times and good learning are important. That’s why we’ve reduced our ticket prices for this event by $10 across the board! So come on out and have a good time and meet new people. Hope to see you there.
Tonight The Institute will be hanging out at Revolution Wines with Adam Jenkins. We’ll be listening to some great jazz and enjoying wine and food. There are still tickets available, but they’re going quick, so get yours now!
This is the time to brush up on your jazz knowledge before the Jazz Jubilee in May!
See you tonight at 7 PM at Revolution Wines (2116 P Street)!