What You Need to Know This Weekend: Nov 22-24

It’s a mad, mad world and almost impossible to keep up with the latest news and best events.
So every Friday, GOTG trolls the InterWebs to bring our favorite finds of the week!
It’s happy hour-reception-party-approved information for your weekend.
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Be There or Be Square

Looking to boost your local art collection? The Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento (CCAS) is hosting their annual art auction on Saturday with famed auctioneer David Sobon.

Pull out your neon and head to Harlow’s on Saturday for Tainted Love – one of the best 80’s cover bands. Ever.

The Women’s International Fund for Education (www.wifeducation.org) is holding their first Sacramento fundraiser this year at Shine on Saturday.

Local News and Gossip

The next role for downtown Sacramento’s old Hall of Justice building could be its most ambitious yet: high-end apartments for adventurous urban dwellers.

Cue the choir of angels: Bacon Fest Sacramento III coming in January.

How will we know when we’ve fixed downtown Sacramento? What does a revitalized urban core look like, and how should we measure our progress? Sacramento historian William Burg suggests a goal that is both rational and ambitious: 58,000.

The Latest Lady News

Let’s say you’re a lady engineer frustrated by the lack of female colleagues. What do you do? Create a new line of lego-like toys specifically for  girls … and then make a kick ass video with a Beastie Boys soundtrack.

Successful women talk about “leaning in” or “finding a sponsor,” but rarely do they credit their success to politics.

Just go ahead and do your thing no matter what,” says Marian Cannon Schlesinger to today’s young women. At 101 years of age, she is still painting, writing, watching Rachel Maddow, and reading two newspapers a day.

There are signs that tech companies are hiring more women, but women still appear to make up far less than half of all new hires in the industry.


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