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New pop-up concept showcases local designers at a "Holladay" market

11/25/14

New pop-up concept showcases local designers at a "Holladay" market

This Black Friday, a pair of local events impresarios will unveil their approach to retail with Display: California, a new shopping concept in Oak Park that will launch with a holiday-themed pop-up shop. Set in the newly redeveloped Broadway Triangle space at 34th and Broadway, Display: California’s industrial-chic showroom opens Nov. 28 with a month-long pop-up store called Holladay, which promises modern Christmas décor and the opportunity to shop for specialty items by designers from around the region and state. The husband-and-wife team of Roshaun and Maritza Davis—who work under the agency banner Unseen Heroes and also oversee the monthly Good Street Food + Design Market in North Sacramento—is the guiding force behind Display: California. The Davises...

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Global Winter Wonderland set to light up holidays in Sacramento

11/21/14

Global Winter Wonderland set to light up holidays in Sacramento

All the world’s a stage at the Global Winter Wonderland, a luminous multicultural theme park and massive display of glowing structures filling 17 acres of Cal Expo starting Nov. 22 and running through Jan. 4. Inspired by China’s lantern festivals and executed by about 60 artisans and engineers from that country, the spectacle features lanterns as tall as seven stories that depict iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and the Taj Mahal in the park’s “Global Village,” as well as Yuletide scenes, and utilizes 100 tons of steel and more than two million LED lights. The traveling exhibition, which launched in 2011, visits just one city per year (Atlanta hosted it last year), and this year Sacramento was selected—in...

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10 fun ways to be charitable this Thanksgiving

11/21/14

10 fun ways to be charitable this Thanksgiving

’Tis the season of giving, and we’ve rounded up 10 fun and unique ways you can be charitable around the region this Thanksgiving—whether it’s taking a selfie, baking a pie, rocking out to KISS songs, or trotting through a Turkey Day 5K. Bring a bird to the Sacramento Food Bank Turkey Drive Nov. 21 Swing by the Sacramento Food Bank’s Oak Park campus and drop off a fresh or frozen turkey for Thanksgiving. Donors don’t even need to leave their car; volunteers will be on hand to unload turkeys from your vehicle as you drive through. Last year, the community donated over 7,000 turkeys that were distributed by the food bank to families in need throughout the region. 4:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 3333 3rd Ave. 456-1980. sacramentofoodbank.org Rock out for a good...

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9 unique craft fairs where you can shop local this holiday

11/20/14

9 unique craft fairs where you can shop local this holiday

Looking to add unique and local dimensions to your holiday shopping? We’ve rounded up some of the region’s biggest, best and coolest seasonal design and craft fairs to help you load up on gifts both big and small while supporting local businesses this fall. Noel: A Vintage Holiday Market Nov. 21-22 Funky accessory maker Bombshell Betty, doodler Lindsay Ostrom and former pro snowboarder-turned-artisan Tina Haller are among more than three dozen merchants scheduled to sell their holiday wares at this market created by Roseville crafts collective The Olive & Rose. The market also promises live carolers, as well as catering from Wander Food Truck. $5-$10. Prices and times vary by day. Placer County Fairgrounds. 800 All America City Blvd. Roseville. 206-9144....

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