Beat the Heat Poll

 
Sacramento's starting to boil with temperatures potentially reaching well above 100 degrees this weekend. But you don't need to flee the region to stay cool.
Rate your favorite ways to beat the heat in Sacramento this weekend.
Lick up snow cones and taste traditional Japanese treats at Osaka Ya, a Sacramento staple: 2215 10th St., Sacramento (916) 446-6857.
Ride the waves at Folsom Lake. You can rent boats near Granite Bay, or you can hike or swim in the area.
For an early start on that summer tan, lay out on Paradise Beach in River Park: 5415 Sandburg Dr, Sacramento, CA 95819.
Sample craft beers Friday night at the 7th Annual Raley Field Brewfest. You can purchase tickets for $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Must be 21 years or older: Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691.
Be a tourist in your own city and spend an afternoon at the Crocker Art Museum. Enjoy a small but tasteful exhibition on contemporary woodcarving, included with the price of admission. Open 10 am – 5 pm, $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and college students, $5 for children ages seven to 17, and free for toddlers: 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Head to Raging Waters for tube slides, body slides, and extreme body slides in this carnival of pools. $21.99 if you're under four feet or a senior citizen, $30.99 for everyone else: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815.
If you want water with more wilderness, raft down the American River, starting in the white rapids of Placer County. You can rent from American River Raft Rentals: 11257 S Bridge St., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.
Strut your pups this Saturday at the 20th Anniversary Doggy Dash & Bark, in William Land Park. $30 for individuals and $40 for teams: 3800 Land Park Dr., Sacramento, CA 95822.
Get your '70s groove on at ExtrABBAganza, a concert by the Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus featuring classics by ABBA this Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. $25 general admission: The Crest Theatre, Crest 1013 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814.
There's nothing wrong with staying in doors. Watch the French Open from the comfort of your living room, or check out the latest releases at your local movie theater.
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