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Make your December merry and bright with these 10 holiday celebrations

12/03/19

Make your December merry and bright with these 10 holiday celebrations

Santa Claus may not be coming to town for a few weeks, but the Sacramento region is getting good and ready for Ol' Saint Nick with plenty of holiday hoopla. From a Victorian-themed Christmas to a Yuletide concert by five-time Grammy winners, here are 10 area events that will keep things festive all season long.  Theatre of Lights Through Dec. 24 Celebrate the nights before Christmas at this 11th annual reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” cleverly staged in Old Sacramento. As voice actors—including Bill Farmer, who serves as the voice of Goofy and Pluto—weave the Yuletide tale, look to the balconies, where stage performers and colorful projections will bring the 19th-century poem to life. Free. Thurs.-Sun. 6 & 7:30 p.m. (Dec. 23 at 6...

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Signature restaurant announced for new downtown boutique hotel

11/27/19

Signature restaurant announced for new downtown boutique hotel

After years of planning, the historic California Fruit Building in downtown Sacramento will reopen next summer as a 100-room boutique hotel named The Exchange Hotel, featuring a signature restaurant on the ground floor called Ecce-llente! that will celebrate all things Italian—food, art and design. The kitchen will be helmed by executive chef Stefano Chiarugi, who grew up on a farm in Tuscany and came to prominence there before relocating to Las Vegas. In Sin City, he ran the kitchens at two high-profile Italian restaurants—at the Bellagio’s Osteria del Circo (owned by the famed chef and Le Cirque founder Sirio Maccioni) from 2001-2007, where he rose to executive chef; and later as executive chef at D.O.C.G. Enoteca (owned by celebrity chef Scott Conant of...

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Sactown Magazine receives three national award nominations

08/20/19

Sactown Magazine receives three national award nominations

We here at Sactown are proud to announce that we just received three 2019 Folio Award nominations. (Folio is the national publication for the magazine industry.) The nominations are in the following categories: Best Full Issue Our April/May 2019 “Design Issue” covered all things design in Sacramento, with features by Hillary Louise Johnson on designer Curtis Popp and the newly renovated mid-century modern SMUD headquarters, and a “Designs Within Reach” feature by Leilani Marie Labong, which spotlighted new and notable projects coming soon to Sacramento. The issue also featured a Q&A with New York Times design critic Allison Arieff by Stu VanAirsdale. Best Profile This is the second nomination of the year for “The Curious Case of William...

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New hotel and residential project to rise next to Tower Bridge

08/06/19

New hotel and residential project to rise next to Tower Bridge

Good things come to those who wait, they say, and it looks like West Sacramento’s most desirable vacant lot—the square of property along the Tower Bridge Gateway that abuts the Ziggurat building, the River Walk, and the foot of the Tower Bridge, right across from Old Sacramento’s waterfront—is getting a splashy new mixed-use development that will boast retail and dining, 57 private residences, and a chic, 197-room boutique hotel, all designed to elevate and enhance the city’s connection to the waterfront. Design elements under consideration include an elevated restaurant with a view of the river and downtown Sacramento, and a marina or dock facility that could feature a water taxi. Fulcrum Property, which developed The Park Moderns, the Habitat...

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