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Warehouse Artist Lofts to launch a public market in May

04/22/15

Warehouse Artist Lofts to launch a public market in May

In early May, a group of shops, eateries and juiceries will open at the ground-floor public market inside the Warehouse Artist Lofts (WAL), the new mixed-use complex along R Street between 11th and 12th in Sacramento. The retailers sharing the 9,000-square-foot space will be Metro Juice Kitchen and Drinkery, casual sushi counter Fish Face, vintage and handmade goods boutique Old Gold, MediumRare Records & Collectibles, Kicksville Vinyl & Vintage, Moroccan rug trove Kechmara Designs and men’s footwear store Benjamins Shoes. Three of the vendors are WAL residents themselves. “I think the fact that it’s an eclectic local market filled with unique local retailers is pretty compatible with what’s happening upstairs,” says WAL co-developer Ali...

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Classic films like 'The Sound of Music,' 'The Blues Brothers' and 'Tootsie' will shine on the big screen this spring

04/20/15

Classic films like 'The Sound of Music,' 'The Blues Brothers' and 'Tootsie' will shine on the big screen this spring

As you spring forward this season, your local multiplex will be looking back: Six vintage film favorites—including The Sound of Music, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and ’80s blockbusters like Tootsie and The Blues Brothers—will be resurrected on the silver screen as part of the newest lineup for the Cinemark Classic Series, which will run through May. Here’s a preview of the coming attractions. The Sound of Music (April 22 at 2 & 7 p.m.) Based on a true story, The Sound of Music stars Julie Andrews as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who is hired as a governess to seven children and wins the heart of their widowed father, Georg von Trapp, played by Christopher Plummer. This 1965 film adaptation of a Tony-winning musical won five Academy...

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Tower Records doc 'All Things Must Pass' coming to theaters in September

04/16/15

Tower Records doc 'All Things Must Pass' coming to theaters in September

And now, a preview of coming attractions: All Things Must Pass, the Colin Hanks-directed documentary about the rise and fall of Sacramento's own Tower Records, has a theatrical release lined up for September. Featuring interviews with Tower founder Russ Solomon and his inner circle (as well as famed Tower devotees like Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and David Geffen), the film premiered last month at South by Southwest film festival in Austin. Its hometown debut is scheduled next week as the opening night selection of the Sacramento International Film Festival. News of the film's distribution deal was first reported today by deadline.com. The theatrical release date in Sacramento has yet to be announced. Stay...

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Start your engines! Mario Kart tourney bringing video-game fun to LowBrau

04/13/15

Start your engines! Mario Kart tourney bringing video-game fun to LowBrau

The first-ever River City Classic video game tournament will revive a classic title this week at the sausage joint and beer hall LowBrau. More than 100 registrants have signed up for the Nintendo 64 Mario Kart showdown this Wednesday in midtown, where gamers and casual viewers alike can look on as competitors play the iconic go-kart race on LowBrau’s projector screen and multiple TV’s that will be set up inside the restaurant. Several Nintendo 64 consoles will be stationed where players will participate in a qualifying round. (Sign-ups for this inaugural tournament are now closed.) First- and second-placers automatically move forward, while third and fourth-place finishers are entered in a drawing for remaining slots. The bracket-style competition will narrow down...

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