Fun

Fun in Sacramento

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!

“Merlove” Tickets Available Now

The Sacramento Institute of Fun and Revolution Wines present the Sacramento premiere of

Merlove

A documentary about Merlot wine.

Meet the filmmaker at this exclusive event! There will be wine, food, and, of course, fun.

Saturday, July 18, 2009
Doors 6 PM; Movie at 7:30 PM

At Revolution Wines
2116 P Street in Midtown Sacramento

TICKET INFO

Regular: $24.95/Students: $19.95
Buy tickets on this site (see form to the right)
or at Revolution Wines’ tasting room.

Advance ticket sales for “Merlove” are now closed.
Please buy your tickets at the door!

Ticket price includes food (Spanish lentils with spinach and pizza from Luigi’s Slice) and
a glass of Black Hole Merlot wine!

Sponsored by Minnick Web Services

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Sacramento Movie Premiere: “Merlove”

Filmmaker Rudolf N. McClain will be coming to Sacramento on July 18 for an exclusive showing of his critically acclaimed new documentary Merlove.

This will be an evening full of food, commentary and, of course, wine!

Tickets are available at www.instituteoffun.com and Revolution Wines.

To learn more about “Merlove”, watch the trailer below and visit www.merlove.com.

Keep checking in for more information about this event!

Noche Mexicana! Saturday, May 30!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Noche Mexicana

with Revolution Wines



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

Genealogy and More!

Join us tomorrow night at 7 PM at Revolution Wines to enjoy great wine and hear from author, John A. McKinsey.

We will be talking about genealogy and how it relates to McKinsey’s historical novel, The Lincoln Secret.

Get your tickets now!

Click here to take the Honest Abe quiz on the Lincoln Bicentennial website. How much do you really know about our 16th president?


Lincoln’s Secret Genes May 8th!

Author John A. McKinsey joins The Institute for a night of history and genealogy.

Abraham Lincoln may have a secret, and you could too! Have you ever traced your family tree and found some odd, mysterious branch?

McKinsey has spent time looking into genealogical errors and mysteries, and his discoveries inspired his historical novel about Lincoln’s questionable family past.

Don’t miss the event that may shed some light on the black sheep of your family!

Tickets are on sale now 🙂

Pop Culture Night Round-Up

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.

I’ve posted three video clips from the event:

What do our food and Britney Spears have in common?

Did you know…?

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?

And more!

Pop Culture Night
with Kevin Wehr

Friday, April 24
7 – 10 pm
Revolution Wines

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

See you all Friday!

Margaret
Chief Interesting Officer

Are we really what we eat? – Ticket prices reduced by $10!

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.

$14.95 – General admission

$9.95 – Students and Revolution Wine Club members

$4.95 – Subscribing S.I.F members

$20 – At the door

To find out more about Kevin Wehr visit www.csus.edu/soc/kwehr/

It’s all about Ellington TONIGHT!

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)!