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The inaugural Design Week Sacramento kicks off this week

05/09/19

The inaugural Design Week Sacramento kicks off this week

The inaugural Design Week Sacramento kicks off this Saturday, May 11, offering an inclusive panoply of sales, workshops, lectures and tours geared toward whetting the palates—and palettes—of professional creators, novice makers and art appreciators alike. The idea was conceived by Amanda Sanchez, a freelance designer in Citrus Heights who found herself struggling to connect with other regional creatives. “I felt so separated from the design community in downtown,” says Sanchez. “But then I learned that a lot of other people felt that same way.” In March 2018, she pitched the event at CreativeMornings Sacramento, a monthly breakfast lecture series for regional professionals, and has since amassed a small army of over 50 volunteers...

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Your Supersized 2019 Guide to Outdoor Movie Screenings in and around Sacramento

04/30/19

Your Supersized 2019 Guide to Outdoor Movie Screenings in and around Sacramento

See Hollywood stars under the stars at outdoor movie festivals around the region. Here's our 2019 guide to getting your al fresco flicks fix, with screenings of recent hits like Mary Poppins Returns and Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, and classics like Back to the Future and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Float-in Movie Nights (South Sacramento) Beat the heat by grabbing floaties and jumping into the water at these in-the-pool movie screenings. June 7 The Little Mermaid July 5 Hotel Transylvania 3  July 19 Incredibles 2 Aug. 2 Ralph Breaks the Internet  $6 ($4 for ages under 18). 7:30-10 p.m. Locations vary. southgaterecandpark.net Food Truck Cinema (Roseville) Mobile vendors like Chando's Tacos and...

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Four local film festivals for Sacramento cinephiles

04/17/19

Four local film festivals for Sacramento cinephiles

Take a cinematic trip around the world with these four local film festivals that are set to screen a slew of foreign and domestic flicks, including an anime ghost story and a 3D sci-fi thriller from Argentina. Sacramento International Film Festival April 28-May 5 Movies from across the globe will take center stage at the 24th annual Sacramento International Film Festival. This year's lineup will include the Canadian documentary Finding Big Country, which tracks a Vancouver Grizzlies superfan’s search for ’90s-era NBA star Bryant “Big Country” Reeves, and Anacronte, an Argentinian 3D animated fantasy short that chronicles humanity’s fallout from an attack by the “Sorcerers of Evil.” $12-$15 per screening; $150...

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A Sacramento-themed escape room to open this fall

04/12/19

A Sacramento-themed escape room to open this fall

Imagine stepping into an elevator and descending several stories before arriving on the ground floor of the California State Capitol, where a single gold key lies on the floor. Your mission: retrieve a hidden treasure before time runs out. In reality, the elevator never moved and you’re a mile away from the Capitol building, inside NEO Escape Rooms, which is expected to open in Old Sacramento this fall. Owners Acme Lee and Gabriel Berzamina, who have been friends since middle school, were introduced to escape rooms—live-action role-playing puzzle games, in which a group of people enters a themed space and is required to work together to solve riddles and complete a task within an allotted time—upon visiting one for a friend’s birthday in 2017. “Every...

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