In this week's food news, a popular Italian bistro in Arden-Arcade changes hands, a health-conscious cafe readies to open downtown, a local coffee chain launches a Capitol Mall location, and an ice cream-doughnut sandwich spot opens in Elk Grove. Plus, Rocklin beer enthusiasts have a new...
Foodies, mark your calendars for these gustatory jubilees throughout the region in June and July, featuring everything from tacos and craft beer to farm-fresh peaches. Sacramento Taco Festival June 3 This fourth annual fiesta will take over Del Paso Boulevard with over 50 taco...
Hot days in Sacramento lead to cool evenings, perfect for stretching a blanket on the grass, grabbing some popcorn and watching Hollywood stars under the stars. Here are several places around the region hosting outdoor screenings of movies—from family-friendly flicks like Moana to a Coen...
Whether it's dancing in the streets of Old Sacramento or indulging in an IPA in Elk Grove, here are 7 fun ways to spend Memorial Day weekend. Elk Grove Brewfest May 26 Say “cheers” at this second annual festival that will fill Elk Grove’s Old Town Plaza for a Friday...
After some stops and starts, The Patriot—the much-anticipated new eatery by local restaurateur Chris Jarosz of Broderick fame—is readying to open at Carmichael’s Milagro Centre. Executive chef Jeremy Zimmerman—who came on board in September after Allyson Harvey...
The capital city has been stepping up its public art game of late, with events like the Sacramento Mural Festival taking to the streets and collaborations like ArtStreet attracting thousands of visitors. Next up is a project called Beacon, where interactive video projections will...
It’s no secret that Sacramento is at a tipping point. Amidst all the construction dust, however, there are a few areas, such as R Street, Oak Park and West Sacramento, that are ready for their close-ups right now, and they are where you should be heading this weekend if you want a taste or a sip of the buzziest neighborhoods in the region (a flaming Sex Panther cocktail, anyone?). Consider the next 18 pages your insider’s guide to these hot hubs, where new restaurants, bars, boutiques and one-of-a-kind urban experiences await your arrival. Ready, set, go out!
If you felt the pulse of the city quickening the last time you spent an evening out dining, shopping or gallery hopping in midtown, Oak Park or the R Street Corridor, Ron Vrilakas likely had a hand in that.
The team behind Shady Lady has crossed R Street to open Amaro, serving up classic Italian fare inside a playfully elegant dining room. Its name may mean “bitter,” but for foodies, the new restaurant hits the sweet spot.
Sacramento native Keith Powers boasts a half-million swooning Instagram followers, thanks to his roles in two critically acclaimed musical biopics, Straight Outta Compton and The New Edition Story. Now the 24-year-old actor is romancing Bella Thorne in the new television drama Famous in Love, which premieres April 18 on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). He shares a few choice anecdotes, like how he learned to bust a move from Ronnie DeVoe and that awkward moment when he met Dr. Dre.
The Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera’s upcoming rendition of La Traviata marks the return of opera to the Sacramento stage after a three-year absence. But this time you can forget about fancy sets and fusty wigs. In keeping with the national trend, this will be a stripped-down, modern production that depends on vocal and orchestral work to quicken audiences’ pulses.
A new documentary about the rise and fall of Tower Records draws a packed house of moviegoers to the Tower Theatre and Verge Center for the Arts during the opening night of the Sacramento International Film Festival
Stars of TV shows like The Walking Dead and cult classics like The Boondock Saints mingle with superheroes and superfans at Sacramento Comic Con.
The inaugural Farm-to-Fork Week makes a splash with the ultimate locavore dinner on the Tower Bridge
A private residence on Garden Highway transforms into an island getaway at a luau-themed fundraiser for The Chevo Foundation
Animal lovers pony up for charity at the SPCA’s Lasher Polo Classic in Wilton.
Coming off his star turn on Project Runway, local designer Richard Hallmarq debuts his 2013 ready-to-wear collection.
Local luminaries channel international stars—from Tom Jones to Cher—as they sing (or lip-sync) their hearts out for charity at the Crest Theatre.
Thousands descend on Cesar Chavez Plaza to celebrate the city’s come-from-behind victory to keep the Kings in Sacramento.
The California Musical Theatre dreams a dream and throws a Les Misérables-themed gala
Hollywood actor and Sacramento native Robbie Jones hosts a local premiere of the Tyler Perry movie Temptation