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10 cool places to explore for free on Museum Day

01/28/15

10 cool places to explore for free on Museum Day

Nearly two dozen museums, galleries, and other cultural centers will open their doors Saturday, Feb. 7, with free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for this year’s Sacramento Museum Day. From getting in touch with your inner jet pilot to toasting a 19th-century literary legend to dancing after-hours with art lovers, here are 10 spots for you to make the most of the region’s sweet museum deals. Aerospace Museum of California Get ready for takeoff on “Open Cockpit Day.” Only offered four times each year, visitors will be able tour the interiors and even sit in some of World War II’s most impressive aircrafts (including the Fairchild-Republic’s A-10 Thunderbolt) or the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet like the kind made famous in the iconic film Top Gun....

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Love is in the air at pop-up store and wedding chapel in Sacramento

01/20/15

Love is in the air at pop-up store and wedding chapel in Sacramento

Every day will be a nice day for a white wedding starting Feb. 2 at Display: California’s Vegas-style Wedding Chapel. By next month, Display—Oak Park’s revolving pop-up storefront featuring products from a list of Californian designers—will transition from its current holiday-themed store to its newest venture: The Wedding Chapel and Love Pop-Up Shop. Display co-founder Maritza Davis says the chapel—artfully put together by local companies like KMK Designs, Unseen Heroes and Botanica Floral & Event Design—will offer a place where couples of all persuasions can tie the knot, renew their vows or simply celebrate being in love. “We're working with a great crew of professionals who really want to make anyone’s wedding day...

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Thrift store tour in Roseville to turn up fabulous fashion finds

01/19/15

Thrift store tour in Roseville to turn up fabulous fashion finds

One of Sacramento’s most fashion-forward bloggers is reteaming with the City of Roseville next month for a Fabulous Thrift Tour around the city, which invites shoppers to hunt for style bargains while helping raise awareness about the often overlooked issue of clothing waste. The popular tour is led by Phoebe Verkouw, who writes and photographs her fashion finds and shopping tips at her blog The Dress Fiend. The daylong excursion will begin at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center with a complimentary breakfast, after which time a party bus will pick up shoppers and drop them off at stops throughout Roseville (including Crossroads Trading Co., Sei Bella Boutique and Threads Clothing Exchange), selected by Verkouw. “We have so many great shops here, so it’s...

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Oscar-nominated short films to screen at Crest Theatre

01/16/15

Oscar-nominated short films to screen at Crest Theatre

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, with feature-length movies like Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood and others getting the lion’s share of attention as the Oscars’ leading nominees for 2015. But don’t overlook the short films—15 titles from around the world just scheduled to screen throughout February at the Crest Theatre. Below, check out the complete list of dates and times for next month’s short film program, as well as a new slate of features added to the theater’s ongoing Cinema Classics series, which began earlier this month. (Oscar-short synopses via oscars.com) Documentary Short Feb. 7-8 at 2:30 p.m.; Feb. 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (Directors: Ellen...

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