By Christopher Millard

Labor Day is so much more than a day off work. It’s a time for family and  friends roo. Here’s a short list of happening this holiday weekend.

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Gold Rush Days
The district of Old Sacramento

Take a tour of what was, what has been and what always will be, as the Downtown Sacramento Partnership at Old Sacramento takes you back in time. Gold Rush Days is a collection of olde time musicians, street performers and celebrities celebrate Sacto’s rich (no pun intended) history. Included are a film festival and a convention all dedicated to the wild west. September 2nd through the 4th. Check the website for details.

SacAnime Summer 2017
Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Grab your favorite Pokemon cosplay get up, and head to the convention center for a weekend safe space for Anime faithful. Gaming tournaments of all types (console, tabletop and CCG) run non stop, as celebrities (like Tristan Nairn and Daniel Portman of “Game of Thrones” fame), and famous gaming / anime voices give talks. It’s a veritable free for all, and this just scratches the surface. September 1st through the 3rd. $50 for a full weekend, Friday only costs $30.00, Saturday only costs $45.00, Sunday only – $30.00 and Sunday Exhibitor Room only – $20.00.

Rebecca Kilgore Trio
CLARA (E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts)
2420 N St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 922-9758

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Finish the holiday weekend in style, as the Sacramento Jazz Cooperative, Inc. presents the Rebecca Kilgore Trio. Rebecca Kilgore is a Portland based jazz vocalist who specializes in interpreting the American songbook. She’s responsible for over 50 recordings, establishing herself as formidable player on the jazz scene. She brings with her the stylings of Randy Porter on piano and Rom Wakeling on bass. $25 gets you in the door, with the show starting at 9 p.m.

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Off The Clock: Sports Clubs Of The Southern Pacific
California State Railroad Museum
125 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-6802

Appropriate for the holiday, see how the history of workers’ leisure time evolved on the west coast through sports watching. the California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum presents this fascinating exhibit, exploring sports, the watchers and its participants. Before organized professional sports became an industry unto itself, was the love of the game. Players often knocked off from their 8 hour days, to pick up a glove, a bat, a bow and arrow or a swimsuit. Explore the teams and players’, often sponsored by the railroads themselves. This exhibit comes straight off the railroad bulletins from the 1920s through 90s.

A World On Wheels Automobile Exhibit
California State Railroad Museum
125 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-6802

Also at the California State Railroad Museum, catch the closing weekend of “A World on Wheels Automobile Exhibit.” Learn how the technology of the railroads and trains evolved over the years, from steam to electric, Also, learn how that that technology paved the way for the automobile, and the infrastructure that supported it. See full scale locomotives accompanied by five vintage automobiles that exemplify this exhibit. the exhibit closes on Sept 3. Cost is $12 for adult, $6 for ages 6 through 17 and free under age 6.

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