Midtown businesses gather for spring mixer
The Midtown Business Association is hosting a spring mixer and open house Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at its new office, 919 20th St., between I and J streets. Attendees can mingle with business and property owners while sampling hors d’oeuvres and drinks from various midtown establishments. Admission is $10. Association members and a guest may attend for free.
Behind the News: Representatives of Greenwise Joint Ventures, a regional nonprofit, will be on hand to promote The Farm to Fork to Fuel Pilot Project, which seeks to recycle food waste into energy.
For information and RSVP: www.exploremidtown.org
‘Spinning Plates’ opens capital’s food film festival
Launched in 2012 as a way to showcase food-themed documentaries, the 10-day Sacramento Food Film Festival kicks off Thursday this year with a showing of the film “Spinning Plates” at Ten22, the Old Sacramento restaurant at 1022 Second St., from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets for opening night are $40, but admission prices vary depending on the event. A schedule and prices can be found at www.sacfoodfilmfest.com.
Behind the News: Directed by Joseph Levy, “Spinning Plates” examines the lives of the people behind the operations of three restaurants – one in Chicago, one in Iowa and a third in Tuscon, Ariz. Other films shown during the festival include “Beer Wars,” “Cafeteria Man” and “Sweet, Sexy Ocean.”