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Browse the region’s hidden past during the Sacramento Archives Crawl

09/15/16

Browse the region’s hidden past during the Sacramento Archives Crawl

As a center of both commerce and government, the River City has always been a cocktail town. In honor of both our riparian heritage and our taste for a tipple or two, the sixth annual Sacramento Archives Crawl returns on Oct. 8 with an entertaining, multi-venue exhibit celebrating all things liquid, titled “A Thirst for History.” Four host locations—the California State Archives, Center for Sacramento History, California State Library and Central Library’s Sacramento Room—will feature the collections of 25 archives from the Sacramento region in addition to their own specially curated exhibits. At the Sacramento Public Library, thirsty crawlers can peruse vintage drink menus from local restaurants and bars, including the landmark Coral Reef, which was...

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Plant Nite sprouts up in Sacramento

09/14/16

Plant Nite sprouts up in Sacramento

Slip on your party clothes and a pair of gardening gloves. Plant Nite, an organization that launched in Sacramento in March, is gaining popularity for its evenings that combine a night on the town with a crafty lesson in terrarium arranging. The event is a nationwide spin-off of another event called Paint Nite, during which attendees sip cocktails and wine while coloring canvases with incarnations of iconic paintings like The Starry Night. Founded by Paint Nite’s creators Dan Hermann and Sean McGrail, Plant Nite launched in Boston in 2014 and the concept has since taken off in over 40 cities around the U.S. In the Sacramento region, Plant Nite takes place at restaurants, bars and cafés like Alley Katz in midtown and The Monk's Cellar in Roseville. The organization...

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Capital Public Radio introduces new weekly radio show

09/09/16

Capital Public Radio introduces new weekly radio show

Tune into Capital Public Radio on Saturday to catch Hey, Listen!, the reinvention of Blue Dog Jam, the weekly Capital Public Radio show that has been on the air for the past 11 years. The show will introduce its new name and fresh format starting Sept. 10. Nick Brunner (pictured above) has hosted the radio show since 2011 and will continue to do so under its new name, Hey, Listen! Much like its predecessor, Hey, Listen! will play a curated assortment of up-and-coming tracks varying in genre from pop and rock ’n’ roll to hip hop. Brunner calls the format “music discovery” that is “an alternative to what’s on mainstream radio right now.” “The big reason for the name change was that we just thought it would be good to start over...

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Everything you need to know about the new performing arts center opening at UC Davis in September

08/30/16

Everything you need to know about the new performing arts center opening at UC Davis in September

A new performing arts center will open at UC Davis over the weekend of Sept. 23-25 with an appearance by renowned composer Philip Glass and a performance by the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra. The Ann E. Pitzer Center, a project 20 years in the making, is designed to accommodate both university music groups and outside acts by offering a performance space on a more intimate scale than the nearby Mondavi Center. Located on the eastern outskirts of the UC Davis campus near downtown Davis, the new center is named for Ann E. Pitzer, a UC Davis alumna from the class of 1958 who donated $5 million toward the project. At 17,500 square feet, the center contains a recital hall with 399 seats that will double as a lecture hall, along with a lobby and soundproof practice rooms for students...

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