Some of Sacramento’s liveliest holiday celebrations of the year are almost here with Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Thousands of local families will build altars in memory of those they have lost, while the community as a whole takes part in everything the deceased once enjoyed in life—great food, music and dance. This year, the region offers these opportunities to get into the spirit: Souls of the City: Día de los Muertos in Old Sacramento Nov. 1 To conclude a month of cultural events and workshops, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation and Sol Collective invite you to their grand Día de los Muertos fiesta. Costumed Aztec dancers, Kalpulli Maquilli Tonatiuh, will lead a colorful procession through Old Sacramento to the lighting of the...
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Four years after closing its popular, long-standing shop at Town & Country Village in Arden-Arcade, Sacramento home store William Glen will reopen at 1 p.m. today across from the Pavilions shopping center in the former Fish Emporium building. “We were asked by friends, family and customers who used to shop at the old store for generations, to please come back to the Sacramento market, so when this place presented itself, it all fell into place,” says Mark Snyder, who owns the establishment with his sister Amy Guthrie. (The brother-and-sister team also own and run Chef's Mercantile and Christmas & Company in Old Sacramento.) Their father, Bill Snyder, co-founded the original 18,000-square-foot William Glen, which was open from 1963 until 2010, about a year...
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Want to be scared silly this Halloween season? Here are seven of the most spine-tingling, hair-raising haunted houses in the region. Read on if you dare. Callson Manor Dubbing itself as “the most extreme haunted house theme park” in the Sacramento region, the Callson Manor in Roseville boasts 10 attractions like Slasher Cafe or the Panic room that aim to give you the sense of stepping into your favorite horror film. Watch fire dancing performances twice nightly from Sacramento group Obsidian Butterfly on the Living Dead Stage, meander through the ghost town Modoc with spooks from haunted Wild West characters, experience the 3-D Cirque du Fantasy show, and of course brave the creepy corridors of Callson Manor itself. $26-$60. Open Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 26, and Oct....
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Hit the books this month at the first-ever California Capital Book Festival, which will host readings, presentations and panels by more than 120 authors at the Sacramento Convention Center. Developed by longtime Sacramento event organizer Marion Englund, who wanted to introduce the city to authors of many different genres, the festival was inspired by events like the popular Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. “I have been watching book festivals all over, and thought that Sacramento and Northern California needed one,” Englund says. “This is an opportunity [for attendees] to look at other types of books and think, ‘I’d like to read that.” Highlights of the diverse author lineup include Emmy Award nominee Peter Mehlman, a former Seinfeld...
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