Harlem Globetrotters


The Harlem Globetrotters really are globetrotters—their current tour takes them from America’s heartland to France, Puerto Rico and beyond. Thankfully, they’ll make a stop in Sacramento, too, on Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at Sleep Train Arena. That the event collides with the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday should make it easier for local fans to catch the famous team, whose basketball-meets-comedy-meets theater events are truly one of a kind. The theme of the 2014 tour is “Fans Rule,” which according to their website (globetrotters.com), means “YOU decide the new rule we add to Globetrotters basketball, a rule that could affect the outcome of the game!” It promises to be a lot of fun for the family—or for anyone, for that matter. Just get ready to hear a lot of “Sweet Georgia Brown”—it’s been their theme song forever.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit sleeptrainarena.com or ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Sleep Train Arena box office.

Who: Harlem Globetrotters
What: “Fans Rule” tour
Where: Sleep Train Arena, One Sports Parkway, Sacramento
When: Monday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m.
Cost: $17.50–$122.50 (including $2.50 facility fee)