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A sneak peek at London, the Euro-chic nightclub to open downtown

07/12/19

A sneak peek at London, the Euro-chic nightclub to open downtown

London, a new downtown nightclub, is set to open its doors on 10th Street near J in late August or early September. Its name an homage to posh British lounges, the club will fill a multilevel space left empty by Parlare Euro Lounge, which closed in August 2017. London's three owners—Frank Yan (co-owner of downtown's Kicx Unlimited sneaker store), his sister Sandra (both of whom were born in London) and her husband Hendrick Crowell (a local attorney and DJ, aka Stylus)—tapped Mitra Gholani of San Francisco design firm Deleap, who crafted the look of San Francisco nightlife mainstay Temple, to give the club a sleek, modern feel. “We wanted something cozy, and in the end we settled on something between classical design and art...

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The California State Fair returns with selfie stations, drone light shows and deep-fried eats

07/11/19

The California State Fair returns with selfie stations, drone light shows and deep-fried eats

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are upon us, and for Sacramentans that means it’s California State Fair season. And while many of the old stalwarts won’t be going anywhere—what would we do without the Starship 3000 and bacon-wrapped turkey legs?—this year’s 166th fair is set to unveil a flurry of new attractions when it runs from July 12-28. Over-the-top tastes will reign supreme once again. Bite into Cap’n Crunch chicken sliders from Boss Burger or deep-fried Fanta (a funnel cake doused in the orange soda before it’s fried) from Sweet Cheeks Fried Treats. Vegans can also stop by Frik’n Vegan for a Philly "cheesesteak" made with local Vital Wheat Gluten. Rack up Instagram likes at seven selfie stations (á...

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13 farmers’ markets to visit throughout the region

07/03/19

13 farmers’ markets to visit throughout the region

Fill your basket with farm-fresh finds, local eats and handcrafted goodies at these 13 farmers’ markets around the region. Here is our cornucopian guide (including an interactive map) for your next trip to bountiful. Capitol Mall Farmers’ Market Take a break from the office and your brown-bag lunch to visit one of over a dozen mobile restaurants—such as Yolanda’s Tamales, Big Joe’s BBQ and Masa Guiseria (which offers tacos with stewed and braised meats and made-to-order corn tortillas) at this downtown bazaar. Before you load up on berries, cherries and chard from spots like Lodi-based Rhythm and Blueberries, lace up for Kaiser Permanente’s weekly Walk to Thrive, a 1-mile group loop that meets at 11:45 a.m. and wraps around...

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10 ways to catch spectacular fireworks shows for Fourth of July

07/01/19

10 ways to catch spectacular fireworks shows for Fourth of July

Happy 243rd birthday, America! Looking for ways to ring in the Fourth this year? Here are 10 celebrations around the region with everything from piles of pancakes and pie-eating contests to ziplines and, of course, skytacular fireworks. Cal Expo July 4 Watch the night sky fill with fireworks at Cal Expo’s annual Fourth of July party. B.Y.O.P. (bring your own picnic) and head into the fairgrounds at 4:30 p.m. to catch performances by dance-fitness crew World of Dance U-JAM, country musician Rachel Steele and pop-rock quintet National Lines, all before the sky explodes with color at 9:30 p.m. in sync with musical accompaniment from radio station KUDL106.5, The End. Free ($10 reserved seating; $15 for parking). 4:30 p.m. Cal Expo. 1600 Exposition Blvd....

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