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A downtown bus shelter transforms into "The World's Smallest Concert Hall"

10/13/17

A downtown bus shelter transforms into "The World's Smallest Concert Hall"

A new music venue opened this morning in downtown Sacramento—in a bus shelter. The partially enclosed bus stop at 14th and L streets—steps from the Sacramento Community Center Theater—has been converted into "The World's Smallest Concert Hall," and until the end of November, passersby and those waiting for public transit can sit in one of four red theater seats and listen to arias from operas like Don Giovanni and The Barber of Seville and symphonic pieces from composers such as Mozart, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. The classical masterpieces, which are piped into the bus shelter 24 hours a day via speakers and an iPod, represent the music patrons would hear at a concert by the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, whose season kicks off tomorrow...

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Nine fang-tastic Halloween events for grown-ups in and around Sacramento

10/05/17

Nine fang-tastic Halloween events for grown-ups in and around Sacramento

Too old to trick-or-treat? Too young to stay in? We’ve rounded up nine Halloween adventures—from spooktacular haunted houses and ghost tours to a vampire ball with fire dancers. Ultimate Terror Scream Park Through Nov. 4 Monstrous, corpse-like creatures lurk around every corner of this park, which fans voted the “scariest in California." Its three twisted haunted scenes, conceived in collaboration with Hollywood set designers, include the “Begrudge” haunted house, in which you stumble through an abandoned industrial building overrun by ominous string-haired demons. Try to evade a murderer thirsting for revenge at “Superstition Killer,” then attempt to escape the “Lobotomy Psycho Show,” where you and your group of friends...

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Tower Bridge Dinner 2017

09/25/17

Tower Bridge Dinner 2017

On Sept. 26, over 800 guests gathered for the fifth annual Tower Bridge dinner to feast on a multicourse family-style meal prepared by many of the region's top chefs using ingredients from local farms and purveyors. Click on each image to expand it and scroll through the slideshow.

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Tickets for Hillary Clinton's Mondavi Center appearance sell out in a few short hours

09/18/17

Tickets for Hillary Clinton's Mondavi Center appearance sell out in a few short hours

The upcoming Oct. 9 appearance of Hillary Clinton at the Mondavi Center spawned an unprecedented event sellout on Friday, Sept. 15. The presale tickets for the former Secretary of State's Davis engagement—which is part of the book tour for her new memoir What Happened, which was released Sept. 12—were offered to Mondavi Center donors and subscribers, as well as UC Davis faculty, staff and students, on Friday at noon. By 4:30 p.m. the same day, all of the available tickets were spoken for, according to the venue's marketing director, Rob Tocalino, leaving no tickets leftover for the general public. (Tickets were scheduled to go on sale to the public at noon on Thursday, Sept. 21.) This marks the first time a Mondavi Center event has sold out during presale, says...

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