All listed events, and more, can be viewed online on The OBSERVER’s community events calendar at SacObserver.com. Be sure to submit your events two weeks in advance to have the chance to be featured on the list.
Free Haircut Tuesday: Back to School Community Event – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Mixed Institute of Cosmetology and Barber. Come get a free haircut, free school supplies, enjoy music, check out the food vendors, participate in the raffle and so much more. For students K-12.
California Cannabis Equity Summit – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Capitol Event Center. Help shape the equity of the cannabis community by strategizing with regulators and legislators, gain insight to learn where the industry is headed and share experiences to learn from peers.
The African American LGBTQIA Summit – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Center for Spiritual Awareness. Dr. Imani Woody-Macko is the summit’s keynote speaker and consultant. The summit is designed to provide opportunities for building connections, increasing access and improving services for this important but often hidden community. This is an interactive learning experience using small groups, music, food and inspiration to create a culturally immersive environment intended to stimulate open communication, creativity, empowerment and advocacy.
California Women’s Festival – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Cal Expo. This event hosts hundreds of vendors, professional speakers and artisans. Whether you’re looking for wellness inspiration or spiritual awakening, entrepreneurial growth or shopping with fashion designers, there’ll surely be something that speaks to your heart.
Art Talk with Milton Bowens – 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Underground Books. Join an intimate conversation on art, culture, community and preserving the Black experience. Milton “510” Bowens is a nationally recognized artist and activist who has created powerful work for the past 20 years. With his unique brand of mixed media, his paintings depict family, life and culture. Milton’s art sparks conversation on history, politics and the times in which we live.
Book Signing with Adrienne Bankert – 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 26, at Family Books and Gifts. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet author Adrienne Bankert and hear her talk about her most recent book, “Your Hidden Superpower.” Also featured are other local authors, food trucks and giveaways.
Back 2 School Block Party – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at McClatchy Park. This event aims to connect people of all ages to valuable adult-education resources, while also providing a fun-filled day for the kids. There will be a kids zone, free haircuts, free lunch and other community resources.
TrapxCanvas – 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown – Arena. This isn’t your typical paint and sip; get up and get moving with your favorite trap classics and other new music. This is a cultural experience, so don’t worry about painting within the lines.