Fans of the Sacramento band Cake have something to sate their rock ’n’ roll lifestyles today, April 20, aka Record Store Day—a relatively new international celebration of all things vinyl. That’s because the band is releasing a seven-inch vinyl teaser single today as a prelude to the release of a re-mastered box set of eight vinyl records on Black Friday’s Record Store Day on Nov. 29 (yes, Record Store Day is actually two days a year). The limited edition single (only 2,000 copies) features two previously unreleased live tracks of the songs “Sheep Go to Heaven” and “Jesus Wrote a Blank Check,” and was made on opaque white vinyl with orange swirls. It goes on sale at independent record stores around the country today, including...
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Get ready to party like it’s 1988 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. The hotel, which opened 25 years ago on April 6 across the street from the Capitol, will be celebrating its silver anniversary all month—and year—long. Here are some fun ways that it’s marking the special occasion. For a stay this Saturday, April 6, Hyatt is offering 25 rooms at $25 per person. If you miss that, there’s a weekend rate for locals of $88 a night that will be continue through the rest of the year. Also throughout 2013, Dawson’s will be hosting $25-per-person Sunday prime rib dinners with extras like baked potato and cheesecake. Foodie festivities taking place exclusively in April include Vines Café’s $25 weekday buffet lunch for two (featuring...
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See what’s brewing at the fourth annual Sacramento Beer Week, which celebrates the craft beer movement with 10 packed days of events and activities. Running through this Sunday, March 3, the sudsy offerings range from home-brewing demonstrations to gourmet beer-pairing dinners to dozens of tasting nights at local breweries. The hoppy highlights include a DJed tasting night at the new LowBrau featuring tipples from Weihenstephaner, the world’s oldest continually operating brewery (Friday, March 1); a three-hour train ride along the Sacramento river with live music and tastings from breweries like Sudwerk and River City Brewing Company (Sunday, March 3) and the popular “Shack Fest” craft beer festival at East Sacramento's The Shack, where you can meet...
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This week, watch at home or in person as two Sacramento entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality on a pair of reality shows. Adam Pechal, chef-owner of midtown’s Tuli Bistro and downtown’s Restaurant Thir13en, and local fashion designer Richard Hallmarq are making their small-screen debuts this week, and both are hosting viewing parties in their hometown for the occasion. Tonight marks the series premiere of ABC’s brand-new cooking competition show, The Taste, where Pechal will test his knife skills against 15 other professional and home chefs, who will be judged in blind taste tests by judges like Food Network star Nigella Lawson and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. A red carpet party will take place at the Sterling Hotel (1300 H Street) tonight at 6 p.m....
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