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Homes Away From Home
Want to get away without going away? Whether you dream of a house on the water, long for the simple pleasures of farming life, wish to be whisked to Middle-earth, or yen for some Zen, we've got the perfect Airbnb abode for the ultimate staycation. So go ahead, relax—in a Hollywood-worthy country cottage or an opulent Mongolian yurt—and make yourself at home.





Raising the Barre
When the curtain rises on the Sacramento Ballet’s 64th season in September, a new artistic director will take center stage. As Amy Seiwert navigates a contentious transition and pushes the troupe to go bigger and bolder, the celebrated choreographer asks the River City to take a leap of faith.

Special K
After decades of blight, one of Sacramento's most critical blocks is about to become an instant neighborhood. Here's how a small group of visionary developers may have created the blueprint for how to design, build and curate the downtown of our dreams.


Riverfront Essay
There's a growing global phenomenon in which urban parks and other highly desirable public spaces are popping up beneath freeways and railway lines. It's time for us to take a look under the hood too.

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Riverfront Q&A​
He's been called the "father of American cuisine" by Martha Stewart and he's credited with starting the farm-to-fork movement in the 1970s as a chef at Berkeley's Chez Panisse. Four decades later, Jeremiah Tower comes to the capital city to oversee the Tower Bridge Dinner, which will cap the monthlong Farm-to-Fork Celebration. The food pioneer talks about the accidental birth of the modern locavore trend, his longtime friendship with local grocer Darrell Corti, and what it feels like to be back in the culinary spotlight.


Here's Johnny—L.A. artist Shepard Fairey will paint a towering tribute to the Man in Black at the third annual Wide Open Walls mural festival; seeing is not believing as the Mondavi Center hosts a holographic Maria Callas in concert; take a road to nowhere to see former Talking heads frontman David Byrne; catch a funny show about nothing when Jerry Seinfeld rolls into town; the California Museum hits a home run with its new baseball exhibit; act like a big cheese at the Sactown Nachos Festival


Meet up and meat up at Urban Roots, where the brisket is always smoking and the beer and conversation are always flowing; Kru chef Billy Ngo's upcoming underground ramen bar is simmering below the surface of K Street; get ready to bark for brews at Mutts & Mugs; Bacon & Butter will soon bring its flawless flapjacks to East Sacramento; pickytarians will have their pick at The Bank when the food hall opens in September; the walk-up cafe Toasted may be the best thing since sliced bread


Why Not Here?
Cities like Venice and London have used their canals and rivers as ever-changing canvases for public art. It's time for Sacramento to test the waters too.

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