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20 fun, free things to do before the summer ends

07/30/15

20 fun, free things to do before the summer ends

Whether you want to sip sake on a brewery tour or attend free concerts art exhibits and movie screenings, we’ve rounded up a list of 20 fun things to do around the region without spending a dime—or even a penny—before summer fades into fall. Art in August For the third year in a row, the Sacramento Central Library will offer Art in August, a month-long series of free art classes and lectures throughout the month, with subjects like public art and pastel painting. The program will culminate with a celebration on Aug. 30, which will feature interactive crafts like screen-printing, drawing and calligraphy, as well as temporary tattoos and face painting. Times vary by event. Sacramento Central Library. 828 I St. 264-2700. saclibrary.org California State Capitol If...

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Global Winter Wonderland returns to light up Sacramento for second year

07/28/15

Global Winter Wonderland returns to light up Sacramento for second year

Global Winter Wonderland, which will feature everything from the largest lantern festival outside of China to an ice-skating rink and an international food court, will return to Cal Expo from Nov. 14 to Jan. 3 with all new displays and attractions to celebrate the holiday season. The 17-acre spectacle, which was founded by the International Culture Exchange Group (ICEG), showcases cultures and holiday celebrations from around the world in oversized displays of glowing structures, some rising 70 feet in the air. This year will mark the fifth anniversary of the seven-week-long attraction. Although it typically changes locations each winter, the festival received such a positive reception at Cal Expo in 2014 that organizers decided to return to Sacramento for a second year in a row....

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Bright Ideas happy hour celebration to light up the Old Sacramento tunnel

07/23/15

Bright Ideas happy hour celebration to light up the Old Sacramento tunnel

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership, Old Sacramento and the City of Sacramento are joining hands to kick off a series of events called “Bright Ideas” with a happy hour celebration on Thursday, July 23. From 5 to 7 p.m., folks can listen to music by Sacramento-based City of Trees Brass Band, nosh on pulled pork sliders from Ten22 and sip on an 1881 Red Ale or Exquisite Kolsch from Ruhstaller (beer and appetizers are $6) in the tunnel that connects Old Sacramento with the Downtown Plaza. The tunnel will be lit up with its new multicolored LED lights, which were installed in January. The affair will not only celebrate the installation of the new tunnel lighting, but also kicks off “Bright Ideas,” which the DSP hopes will become a series of events that recognizes...

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Want a drink? Need a haircut? Bottle & Barlow offers both on R Street

07/22/15

Want a drink? Need a haircut? Bottle & Barlow offers both on R Street

There are barbershops, and then there are bars. And then there is Bottle & Barlow, filling a need that Sacramento might not have even known it had by putting the bar in “barbershop.” The new establishment—which opened on July 11 at 12th and R streets on the ground floor of the Warehouse Artist Lofts—conjoins a sleek watering hole overseen by Jayson Wilde (previously of the San Francisco hot spot Bourbon & Branch) with a gleaming salon run by Anthony Giannotti, the proprietor of the local hipster hair mecca Anthony’s Barber Shop. Bottle & Barlow was singled out last year among Details Magazine’s most anticipated bars of 2015, and why not? Never before has it been easier—or maybe even possible, at least in public—to get a...

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