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Best of the City
As they say, there must be something in the water here—Sacramento's got it going on. From a cool moonlight hike to a cooling moo-less milkshake, from a fiery hot street food to a fire-breathing street dragon, and from an Olympic-caliber butcheress to an Olympic-caliber aquatic center, here is our list of the places, people and things making big waves this year.
Over the next year, the visionaries behind a new downtown headquarters for Captial Public Radio will transform a long-empty 1960s building into a living, breathing manifestation of the station's news-and-music format. Behold the ultimate audiovisual room.
After a career that took her from being a style maven at Williams-Sonoma to launching a boutique bowling alley in San Francisco, Fair Oaks native Sommer Peterson has returned home, with a slice of mid-century Palm Springs in tow. She calls her little piece of heaven Shangri-La. You can call it your home away from home.
Sports, Italian style: The ancient game of bocce is having a baller moment; local historian William Burg shines a spotlight on the naughtier side of Sacramento's history; oh, the places she'll go: Davis artist Annabeth Rosen takes her Seussian sculptures to San Francisco for her first major museum retrospective; Cake frontman John McCrea returns to the rock 'n' roll lifestyle as he and his band embark on a new tour; a tiny house competition inspires big ideas for homes for the homeless
As the city weighs the pros and cons of a far larger zoo, it's asking where, when and how much. But the most important question should be, "What do we want to build?" We offer a starting point for a conversation about conservation.
In his new B Street Theatre show about his stand-up career, comedian Jack Gallagher shares professional highlights (his Tonight Show debut) and lowlights (his Tonight Show encore); Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the sounds of the French Quarter to the Harris Center; In the Heights makes its soaring Music Circus debut; it's crunch time at the Sactown Nachos Festival
Solomon's Delicatessen opens downtown at the former site of a Tower Records store, dishing out classic and neoclassic food like lava salt bagels, vegan Reubens and pastrami on rye that's music to our taste buds; Aji Dori takes elevated Japanese street food to the streets of downtown; Burger Patch serves up meaty plant-based burgers for both hungry herbivores and carnivores