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Come out and enjoy an evening full of laughter with Desi Alexander,
Desi is the host of the Amazon Prime comedy sketch show “Tonights Special Guest” RIGHT NOW. You can also see him acting on BET’s “Big50″ and the upcoming movie “The Realtor.” He also writes, directs and currently is the co-headlining comedian on the “Jess Hilarious Tour.”
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Join us for free family movies at the Guild Theater!
Date: First Sunday of each month
Time: 2pm Showtime
Location: Guild Theater (2828 35th Street)
This month we will be showing Fearless, a story about A teenage gamer who becomes a full-time babysitter when his favorite video game drops three super-powered infants into his backyard from outer space.
POHOP is the Guild Theater’s monthly Poetry and Hip Hop Night.
Hosted by J.Nash, POHOP sheds its light on the masses.
Think you have talent? The monthly Amateur Night at the Guild Theater features some of the best local talent in Sacramento. Come showcase your singing, dancing, comedy or any other skill in front of a live audience who can make or break you!
Monthly event takes place between May – October at Esther’s Park. The event features a DJ playing a mix of old school and current R&B and a full bar. The lounge event is for the grown and sexy audience of 30+ and has free admission.
Day Parties at Esther’s Park is the hottest day party in Sacramento. Day Parties at Esther’s Park is an unforgettable experience that includes a bar, live DJ, games, great vibes, and amazing people! Day Esther’s Park gives the community a safe space to party in the day and have fun in the sun!
Comedy Night at The Guild is the hottest comedy show in Sacramento, hosted by our one and only local comedian, Dru Burks. Comedy Night is an unforgettable experience that includes a newly remodeled bar, hilarious local comedians, top of the line sound system, and much more! Comedy Night gives the community a safe space to laugh and enjoy themselves.
We are thrilled that the Black Film Festival is returning to Oak Park for its second year. From Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15, the greater Sacramento community is invited to enjoy and experience African-American stories and history through cinema. The five-day event will showcase independent feature, documentary, and short films by African-American filmmakers, along with panel discussions and exclusive events. The celebration, which will take place at the Guild Theater (2828 35th Street, Sacramento), a historical venue and the centerpiece of the 40 Acres Complex.
We are excited to share with you our latest that includes highlights and data from our 2021-22 and 2022-23 fiscal years. As you’ll see, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to provide high quality education for youth in the Oak Park community. We are exceedingly proud of what our scholars at PS7 and Sac High accomplish each year and we are thrilled to watch our seniors graduate knowing they will do good for the world.
As students head back to school, I want to remind parents, students, and neighbors about the incredible community asset we have in Underground Books located in the heart of Oak Park. Underground Books opened in the summer of 2003 and is part of the 40 Acres Cultural Center that provides so many enriching entertainment and cultural activities for residents in the region.
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! For me the recent Independence Day celebrations – both Juneteenth and the 4th of July – were fun-filled days spent enjoying time with family, friends, and our larger community. Not only were they full of good food and friendship, they were important occasions to reflect on the freedoms and opportunities we often take for granted. Whether due to limited access or inequitable policies, too many people in America and throughout the world face barriers to success.
Thousands danced in the streets of Oak Park at St. Hope’s third annual Juneteenth Block Party at the 40 Acres Complex on June 17.
A stage sat in the middle of 34th Street, closing the road in front of Underground Books. Attendees in lawn chairs vacated their seats when the DJ played the Cupid Shuffle, gathering around the stage to do the line dance akin to the Electric Slide.
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St. HOPE hosted its Juneteenth block party at 40 Acres Saturday.
“There’s no better place to do than in Oak Park, Sacramento,” said Adrianne Hall, of St. Hope.
Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day,” is an important national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 since 1865 and in 2021, “Juneteenth” became the 11th holiday recognized by the federal government.
Graduation season is upon us and I’m proud to report that 99% of Sac High seniors were accepted into four-year colleges in 2023 including all nine University of California campuses and 20 out of 23 California State University campuses. This is an achievement worth celebrating! We will be congratulating our Sac High seniors as they walk across the stage at their graduation on June 3. I know they have a bright future and I can’t wait to see them succeed in college next year.
As we head outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather, I am reminded how wonderful the city of trees is and all that Sacramento – especially Oak Park – has to offer. The 40 Acres complex which has been a cultural gathering place for two decades is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For 20 years, this landmark has served as a place where families come to enjoy a meal and socialize and be immersed in culture and entertainment.
Throughout March, I’ve been reflecting on the power of women in leadership. I’m proud that more and more of our elected and business leaders – especially those in the Sacramento region - are female and hope that we can continue on this trajectory.
As we end Black History Month, I wanted to share some exciting news about our Sac High scholars who are shining in both the classroom and on the court. We are proud to be a part of Cal State Chico’s Fulbright Program and Sac High Principal Christina Williams-James shared our scholars’ academic successes in an opinion editorial in the Sacramento Observer. Our boys basketball team had a very exciting season making it to round one of the 2023 CIF State Boys Basketball Championships.
On Senior Night on Wednesday, February 8, the #22 jersey of Sac High alum Vicki Baugh, NCAA women’s basketball champion and two-time USA gold medalist, was retired during a pre-game ceremony at Sac High.
Black History month is an important time of reflection and connectivity. It is a time to honor the past as we recognize how previous struggles connect to the present day and pave the way for a brighter future. An important part of this includes ensuring that our youth are connected to leaders who look like them and are from their communities. Hearing about their life journeys, struggles, career aspirations, and successes shows them that they too can achieve what they set their minds to.
As Santa Claus jingled up the steps to the Richardson family’s suburban Atlanta home on a chilly evening, two eager little faces appeared behind the opened door to greet him.
A jovial “Merry Christmas!” emerged from the white beard of Andre Parker, a professional Black Santa, as a boy and girl of the same complexion screamed with excitement in their pajamas.
Black Santas such as Santa Andre, as he’s known to children, are growing in popularity amid a rise in diversity and representation among traditional holiday characters.
The Inaugural five-day “Oak Park Black Film Festival” kicks off Sept 7 at the Guild Theater.
The first annual Oak Park Black Film Festival is just days away – and it’s a must-see.
Juneteenth Celebration In Oak Park Promotes Opportunity For Change
(OAK PARK) – On a moment’s notice, Dr. Julius Garvey flew across the country from New York City to attend the inaugural Oak Park Black Film Festival in Sacramento. He’d been invited to sit on the discussion panel for the short film about his father, “Whirlwind: The Marcus Garvey Story,” directed by Shaka Satori.
The 1st annual Black Film Festival for Oak Park will debut at the Guild Theater in Sacramento.
The official grand opening of Guild Record Studios held last month on February 25th brought a large turnout of local creatives and also served as a listening party for Sacramento’s own, TIP Vicious for his upcoming EP “No Sleep”, which was produced and recorded at Guild Studios.
The Guild Record Studio is managed by Guild Theater Director, Dru Burks, and studio Engineer, Bobby “Babagazoo” Reed. The studio offers affordably priced recording sessions and membership packages for vocal recording, music production, podcasting, voice overs, mixing and mastering.