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2015

The Crest Theatre to host Noir Nights Film Festival

01/08/16

The Crest Theatre to host Noir Nights Film Festival

Take a walk on the cinematic dark side during the Crest Theatre’s first two-day Noir Nights Film Festival on Jan. 15 and 16 dedicated to Hollywood’s bygone era of black-and-white crime dramas. As a throwback to the ’40s and ’50s, the City of Trees Brass Band will kick off the opening evening with live jazz tunes in a speakeasy soirée hosted by Empress Tavern from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Crest Theatre’s Wide-Angle Lounge, during which the historic theater’s stylish underground restaurant will serve appetizers and their signature cocktails. To gear up for the nightly festivities in true noir spirit, attendees are encouraged to don their best trench coat, fedora or black dress reminiscent of their favorite brooding detective or femme fatale....

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Local engineers debut one-of-a-kind cart-less rollercoaster

12/29/15

Local engineers debut one-of-a-kind cart-less rollercoaster

What do you get when you combine the thrilling drops and turns of a roller coaster with the open-air flight of a zip line? The adrenaline junkies at the Placer County company Extreme Engineering have answered that question with their latest invention called the Cloud Coaster, which debuted this November in Orlando at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) trade show after nearly five years on the drawing board. “It's unlike any traditional rollercoaster out there,” says Philip Wilson, vice president of marketing at Extreme Engineering and son of CEO and founder Jeff Wilson. “It is so smooth and fast, with unexpected turns, controlled speeds and lifts that raise you up the track. These are all things that you would...

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Eight ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Sacramento

12/23/15

Eight ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Sacramento

Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your farewell to 2015. From roller skating to fireworks, here are eight ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Sacramento and beyond. 16th Annual Sky Spectacular Fireworks Show Start the New Year off with a bang with two colorful fireworks shows—produced by Pyro Spectaculars’ Matt Gilfillan—in the skies above the iconic Tower Bridge. Prior to the earlier showing, attendees can partake in family-friendly activities including two 3-D game trucks with exterior screens and a magic show by Charlie Fass, while local cover band Thunder Cover will perform a range of hit tunes—from The Beatles’ “Twist and Shout” to Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack”—before the...

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Celebrate the season with 10 holiday movie screenings around town

12/11/15

Celebrate the season with 10 holiday movie screenings around town

What would Christmas be without holiday flicks? From Buddy the Elf to Ralphie Parker, catch your favorite characters on the big screen with these 10 holiday movies showings at theaters in and around Sacramento. Elf Dec. 12 This 2003 holiday hit—which was adapted into a Broadway musical in 2010—stars Will Ferrell as a human who accidentally grows up as an elf named Buddy in the North Pole and captures his journey as he tries to reconnect with his birth family and spread Christmas cheer in New York City. $7.50-$9.50. 7:30 p.m. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 476-3356. crestsacramento.com A Christmas Story Dec. 13 Follow the chronicles of little Ralphie Parker’s desire for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas and his family’s antics in the days leading up to the...

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13 festive holiday events in and around Sacramento

12/09/15

13 festive holiday events in and around Sacramento

CLICK HERE to see the 2016 guide to the Sacramento holiday season! 'Tis the season to be jolly, so deck your halls and then check out one of these 13 festive events around the Sacramento region that are brimming with yuletide cheer. Museum of Wonder and Delight Ongoing Unleash your imagination at Folsom's new Museum of Wonder and Delight, which hosts a Christmas Dreams gallery that features themed displays of figurines and toys (some dating back to the 19th century) from toy collector and UC Davis Professor Emeritus of Design Dolph Gotelli. He has created over 40 vignettes—each housed in a display case, some measuring as large as 12 feet wide and 5 feet tall—that evoke the spirit of Christmas, including "Mother Goose’s Ball," which shows...

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6 Sacramento-area Christmas tree farms to visit this holiday season

12/08/15

6 Sacramento-area Christmas tree farms to visit this holiday season

Whether you’re looking for a classically fragrant pine or a strong noble fir for hanging heavy ornaments, we’ve found several family-owned tree farms in and around the Sierra foothills that will make a memorable excursion for the whole family. Davis Ranch Just 30 minutes east of Sacramento in Sloughhouse, this working farm is known for its yellow and white sweet corn during harvest season, but this time of year, you can still find holiday favorites like mandarin oranges and walnuts for sale at its produce stand. Browse the ample selection of Christmas trees—including Douglas fir, Monterey pine, incense cedar, and Sierra redwood—that you can choose and cut on your own, or pick a sturdy Noble fir or silver tip pre-cut tree to bring home. Stop by to visit...

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A new "urban nursery" plants roots in Oak Park

12/04/15

A new "urban nursery" plants roots in Oak Park

Colorful ceramic pots that look like octopus tentacles, temporary flower tattoos, and greeting cards from TokyoMilk. All of this and more can be found at Angela Pratt’s Oak Park shop, the Plant Foundry Nursery & Store, located down the street from Oak Park Brewing Company. After studying various types of horticulture and urban forestry at American River College and UC Davis, Pratt, who previously worked at Talini’s Nursery on Folsom Boulevard, drew inspiration from Bay Area nurseries to fill the niche “urban nursery” market in Sacramento. Although she originally hoped to set up shop downtown, Pratt found that Oak Park fit her need for great indoor/outdoor space at a better price, and it also served her vision of locating in an urban environment with...

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Sacramento Republic releases new stadium renderings

12/01/15

Sacramento Republic releases new stadium renderings

‚ÄčToday, the Sacramento Republic FC released new renderings of the proposed 25,000-seat soccer stadium in the Sacramento railyards.   

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11 fun ways to give back this holiday season

11/12/15

11 fun ways to give back this holiday season

The Sacramento region has no shortage of great causes to support and the holiday season is the perfect time to give back. We’ve rounded up some unique ways you can get involved in community movements—from an ugly sweater fun run to a social media selfie campaign. Put a sock in it Through Nov. 13 If you’ve always wanted to help out St. John’s Program for Real Change or Loaves and Fishes, now’s your chance to put your best foot forward. Earlier this year, Hot 103.5 morning-show host SugaBear was in the El Camino area when a homeless man asked for his socks. Now the radio host is camping out in front of the Walmart on El Camino Ave. through Nov. 13 to raise awareness of the homeless population's living conditions and is collecting sock donations...

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Four ice-skating hotspots to visit this holiday season

11/06/15

Four ice-skating hotspots to visit this holiday season

The weather may be cooling down, but ice rinks around Sacramento are heating up with holiday activities. Grab your loved ones, pull on your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and check out this list of local ice skating rinks and tap into your inner Kristi Yamaguchi or Brian Boitano. Downtown Sacramento Ice Rink Downtown Sacramento A downtown Christmastime staple since 1991, this classic rink is celebrating its Nov. 6 opening with free skating until closing at 10 p.m. The outdoor arena—which resides close to the future site of Golden 1 Center—offers free skate rentals with a receipt from a downtown restaurant on Tuesdays (4-8 p.m.), free admission for a child under 12 with an adult ticket purchase on Wednesdays (4-8 p.m.) and will feature special event nights like...

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Five questions for rock climber Alex Honnold

11/04/15

Five questions for rock climber Alex Honnold

Professional rock climber and Carmichael native Alex Honnold has defied the odds—and gravity—ever since he was a kid learning to climb at Granite Arch in Rancho Cordova. Today, the 30-year-old is one of the most accomplished free solo climbers in the world, holding multiple speed and distance records for climbs from Yosemite to Patagonia. Over the last year, he compiled the accounts of his greatest feats in a memoir entitled Alone on the Wall, slated for release on Nov. 9. Sactown recently caught up with Honnold about his book, his favorite thing about coming home to Sacramento, and his quest to climb one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. You co-wrote Alone on the Wall with fellow climber and award-winning author David Roberts. What was it like to put together...

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The California Museum presents its newest Hall of Fame exhibit

10/28/15

The California Museum presents its newest Hall of Fame exhibit

The ninth annual California Hall of Fame exhibit opens on Oct. 29, featuring cool artifacts from the newest slate of inductees, which includes Sacramento’s own Lester Holt and actor Robert Downey Jr. Here’s a sneak peek at the items on display, from Downey’s Iron Man suit to a rejection letter that Holt, the new anchor of NBC Nightly News, received from NBC as a teen. (The photo gallery is below. Click on images to enlarge them and for caption info.)

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Hot Italian launches pop-up showroom for Public Bikes

10/16/15

Hot Italian launches pop-up showroom for Public Bikes

The design-forward midtown pizzeria Hot Italian is launching a pop-up bicycle showroom tomorrow for the popular San Francisco-based boutique bicycle brand Public Bikes, created by Design Within Reach founder Rob Forbes. For the next three months, 20 bicycles will be on display inside Hot Italian, at the corner of 16th and Q. On weekends, from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., patrons will be able to take test rides and order bikes from Public Bikes staff through Jan. 15. From its inception, Hot Italian has embraced cycling culture, becoming the first restaurant in California to be designated a Bike Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists, and the first to import sculptural Cyclepods from the U.K. for parking bikes. ...

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The Sacramento River Cats unveil new hometown uniform

10/06/15

The Sacramento River Cats unveil new hometown uniform

The Sacramento River Cats are tipping their hats to their hometown—literally—with a new uniform inspired by the capital region. The West Sacramento-based minor-league baseball team has just unveiled its first-ever alternate jersey and hat, which were designed by the team’s graphic design coordinator, Mike Villarreal. The jersey, which is orange—the color is a nod to the River Cats’ new affiliation with the San Francisco Giants—and features block letters that read “Sactown” and a silhouette of California, along with an image of the Tower Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. And the new charcoal gray cap prominently displays “Sac” above the orange bill. The alternate uniform will make its debut on March 30 at an...

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2015 California Hall of Fame inductees announced

09/29/15

2015 California Hall of Fame inductees announced

Governor Jerry Brown, First Lady Anne Gust Brown and the California Museum announced its 2015 inductees into the California Hall of Fame today. This year’s class, the museum’s ninth, includes actor Robert Downey, Jr., Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, artist David Hockney, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, martial artist Bruce Lee, country music star Buck Owens, Olympic gold medalist ice skater Kristi Yamaguchi, and astronaut Ellen Ochoa. All living inductees will appear in person.  The previous 88 inductees have included Steve Jobs, Tiger Woods, Barbra Streisand, Wayne Thiebaud, Jack Nicholson, Joan Didion, Jane Fonda, Charles and Ray Eames, George Lucas and Mark Zuckerberg. This year’s ceremony will be held at the California Museum on...

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Sacramento graphic artist creates book based on comic series

09/17/15

Sacramento graphic artist creates book based on comic series

A Rocklin-based artist and Sacramento State graphic design instructor has raised over $9,000 on Kickstarter to publish his 112-page book The Incompatibles, which compiles a comic series more than 20 years in the making. The series features cartoon drawings that creator Mario Estioko says don’t belong together, like a Mickey Mouse tattoo on a large hairy man that says, “The happiest place on Earl” or a mockup of a hand holding “Cannibal Crackers.” The collection, written and drawn by Estioko, will come together in a book with the first 100 comics. Inspired by the eccentricities of everyday life, Estioko came up with the idea while he was in college at the University of Utah in the early ’90s before transferring to Sacramento State....

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Flower shop with bike delivery to open next week at Warehouse Artist Lofts

09/10/15

Flower shop with bike delivery to open next week at Warehouse Artist Lofts

A flower shop with bike delivery service is about to open in the historic, burgeoning R Street district. Sometime next week—the exact opening date hasn't been set yet—Nice Stems will join the ground-floor public market inside the new Warehouse Artist Lofts (WAL) complex, which includes boutiques and restaurants like Fish Face Poke Bar, Moroccan rug trove Kechmara Designs and Benjamin Schwartz’s custom shoe shop, Benjamins. Schwartz, along with Kechmara owner Ali Setayesh and Fish Face owner Peter Chiu, are joining forces to open the small flower boutique (the space takes up less than 100 square feet) that will soon overflow with bunches of dahlias, ranunculuses and peonies. “There was this empty space in the back of the hallway and I thought [a...

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The fifth annual Sacramento Comedy Festival brings the big laughs—and the big acts

09/08/15

The fifth annual Sacramento Comedy Festival brings the big laughs—and the big acts

Get ready for some laughs, Sacramento. The fifth annual Sacramento Comedy Festival will take place this year from Oct. 2-10 with 26 shows featuring headlining acts, sketch skits, improv and a stand-up competition on nine stages throughout town. Produced by the newly formed Sacramento Comedy Foundation—which was launched in April by festival founder Brian Crall—this year’s event will be bigger than ever. “We’re going from a single-venue event to now including every full-time comedy club in Sacramento,” says festival director (and foundation co-founder) Steven Bloom. Venues like the Sacramento Comedy Spot (which is owned by Crall), Punch Line and Laughs Unlimited, as well as other spots like Luna’s Cafe and the Crest Theatre,...

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Tickets on sale for “Region Rising” event in November featuring “Creative Class” author Richard Florida

08/31/15

Tickets on sale for “Region Rising” event in November featuring “Creative Class” author Richard Florida

OCT. 28 UPDATE: Today, Valley Vision and SACOG announced that Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé will join the roster of speakers, including noted urbanist Richard Florida, at the inaugural Region Rising event on Friday, Nov. 20.  Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class and a renowned expert on the social and economic dynamics of cities, will be the opening speaker at the first-ever "Region Rising," one-day conference organized by Sacramento-based Valley Vision and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). The event will take place at the Sacramento Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 20. Florida, who also wrote the book, Who’s Your City: How the Creative Economy is Making Where you Live the Most Important...

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Travel expert and radio host Peter Greenberg to feature Sacramento in Saturday broadcast

08/21/15

Travel expert and radio host Peter Greenberg to feature Sacramento in Saturday broadcast

Travel guru Peter Greenberg was in Sacramento last week to interview locals for the next episode of his syndicated radio show and podcast, Peter Greenberg Worldwide, and the program will air on Aug. 22 from 7-10 a.m. Pacific time. Saturday's three-hour show is syndicated internationally on over 400 radio stations and reaches 4.2 million listeners. For the segment about Sacramento, Greenberg—a two-time Emmy-winning travel journalist—interviewed Lial Jones, director of the Crocker Art Museum; Craig McNamara, founder of the Center for Land-Based Learning; Patrick Mulvaney, chef-owner of Mulvaney’s B&L; Rob Turner, co-founder and co-editor of Sactown Magazine; and Amber Stott, founder of the Food Literacy Center. “Something [Greenberg]...

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5 questions: Steven Wright on comedy, Louis C.K. and his upcoming Davis concert

08/21/15

5 questions: Steven Wright on comedy, Louis C.K. and his upcoming Davis concert

“I spilled spot remover on my dog and now he’s gone.” “I used to be a narrator for bad mimes.” “You can’t have everything; where would you put it?” These are just three of the countless one-liners and droll non sequiturs that have helped build the legend of Steven Wright, the celebrated comic (and Academy Award winner for his 1988 short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings) who will bring his stand-up set to the Mondavi Center on Sept. 17—his first Sacramento-area appearance in a decade. Sactown caught up with Wright, who has also worked alongside fellow comedy star Louis C.K. on the last two seasons of the FX series Louie, to talk about their partnership, what his TV work might mean for Wright’s own moviemaking goals,...

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20 fun, free things to do before the summer ends

07/30/15

20 fun, free things to do before the summer ends

Whether you want to sip sake on a brewery tour or attend free concerts art exhibits and movie screenings, we’ve rounded up a list of 20 fun things to do around the region without spending a dime—or even a penny—before summer fades into fall. Art in August For the third year in a row, the Sacramento Central Library will offer Art in August, a month-long series of free art classes and lectures throughout the month, with subjects like public art and pastel painting. The program will culminate with a celebration on Aug. 30, which will feature interactive crafts like screen-printing, drawing and calligraphy, as well as temporary tattoos and face painting. Times vary by event. Sacramento Central Library. 828 I St. 264-2700. saclibrary.org California State Capitol...

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Global Winter Wonderland returns to light up Sacramento for second year

07/28/15

Global Winter Wonderland returns to light up Sacramento for second year

Global Winter Wonderland, which will feature everything from the largest lantern festival outside of China to an ice-skating rink and an international food court, will return to Cal Expo from Nov. 14 to Jan. 3 with all new displays and attractions to celebrate the holiday season. The 17-acre spectacle, which was founded by the International Culture Exchange Group (ICEG), showcases cultures and holiday celebrations from around the world in oversized displays of glowing structures, some rising 70 feet in the air. This year will mark the fifth anniversary of the seven-week-long attraction. Although it typically changes locations each winter, the festival received such a positive reception at Cal Expo in 2014 that organizers decided to return to Sacramento for a second year in a row....

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Bright Ideas happy hour celebration to light up the Old Sacramento tunnel

07/23/15

Bright Ideas happy hour celebration to light up the Old Sacramento tunnel

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership, Old Sacramento and the City of Sacramento are joining hands to kick off a series of events called “Bright Ideas” with a happy hour celebration on Thursday, July 23. From 5 to 7 p.m., folks can listen to music by Sacramento-based City of Trees Brass Band, nosh on pulled pork sliders from Ten22 and sip on an 1881 Red Ale or Exquisite Kolsch from Ruhstaller (beer and appetizers are $6) in the tunnel that connects Old Sacramento with the Downtown Plaza. The tunnel will be lit up with its new multicolored LED lights, which were installed in January. The affair will not only celebrate the installation of the new tunnel lighting, but also kicks off “Bright Ideas,” which the DSP hopes will become a series of events that recognizes...

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Want a drink? Need a haircut? Bottle & Barlow offers both on R Street

07/22/15

Want a drink? Need a haircut? Bottle & Barlow offers both on R Street

There are barbershops, and then there are bars. And then there is Bottle & Barlow, filling a need that Sacramento might not have even known it had by putting the bar in “barbershop.” The new establishment—which opened on July 11 at 12th and R streets on the ground floor of the Warehouse Artist Lofts—conjoins a sleek watering hole overseen by Jayson Wilde (previously of the San Francisco hot spot Bourbon & Branch) with a gleaming salon run by Anthony Giannotti, the proprietor of the local hipster hair mecca Anthony’s Barber Shop. Bottle & Barlow was singled out last year among Details Magazine’s most anticipated bars of 2015, and why not? Never before has it been easier—or maybe even possible, at least in public—to get a...

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World's best players live the Dream, revive TeamTennis in Sacramento

07/13/15

World's best players live the Dream, revive TeamTennis in Sacramento

Court is back in session next week in Citrus Heights, where the Sacramento region’s new World TeamTennis squad, the California Dream, will welcome some of the sport’s best players during its inaugural season. Bob and Mike Bryan (aka the Bryan brothers), who are ranked No. 1 in the world in men’s doubles, will be among the stars serving things up for the local team this summer at Sunrise MarketPlace's Dream Stadium. The matches will mark the return of TeamTennis to the area after the departure of the popular, six-time league champion Sacramento Capitals to Las Vegas in 2013. The California Dream is debuting in Sacramento on Monday, July 13, after three seasons in the Lone Star State as the Texas Wild. Team co-owner Jeff Launius says he expects the...

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From drone races to bacon-wrapped peanut butter cups, what to expect at the 162nd annual California State Fair

07/08/15

From drone races to bacon-wrapped peanut butter cups, what to expect at the 162nd annual California State Fair

The 162nd annual California State Fair will soar into action this Friday for its 17-day run of "big fun." From the Ex-scream Machine to extreme eats, here are a handful of highlights that will make this year's event a fair to remember. You can jump into the future with the Tech Trek: Science Fiction to Science Fact exhibit, which will examine pop culture-inspired technology of the past, present and future. See an authentic replica of the communication device that E.T. used to "phone home," slip on 3-D goggles at the Virtual Reality Testing Facility, or visit the Droid Construction Zone where you can construct your own futuristic droids and robots. Feel the need for speed? The stomach-dropping 50-foot tall Ex-scream Machine roller coaster, will return to Cal...

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K-ZAP prepares for July 4 relaunch with new rock, familiar voices

07/03/15

K-ZAP prepares for July 4 relaunch with new rock, familiar voices

The first voice listeners heard on the original KZAP FM in 1968 will be the first voice they hear when Sacramento’s K-ZAP returns to airwaves—and hits the Internet—this Saturday. Ed Fitzgerald will introduce the resurgent rock radio station at 9:33 a.m. on July 4, broadcasting at 93.3 FM and streaming online at k-zap.org. Fitzgerald, who was KZAP’s first general manager, first on-air personality and one of the station veterans mounting its comeback today, will be accompanied by the song “Cristo Redentor” by guitarist Harvey Mandel, the first song played on KZAP when it launched on Nov. 8, 1968. (It was also the last song the original KZAP played before signing off in 1992.) According to John Saltnes, another key KZAP player helping to...

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The upcoming arts season scores big, combining orchestral music with classic movies

07/01/15

The upcoming arts season scores big, combining orchestral music with classic movies

A new season of performing arts is almost upon us, and the Sacramento Philharmonic, Folsom Symphony and San Francisco Symphony will treat area audiences to cinematic adventures through the music of popular film favorites like Star Wars, Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones, including a full screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial presented with live orchestral music. Get set for a little night music with a dash of movie magic. Folsom Symphony At the Folsom Symphony’s free season opener entitled "Larger Than Life," which will be held in the Steven Young Amphitheater in El Dorado Hills Town Center (Sept. 3), the audience will get a taste of the orchestra’s love for the silver screen with performances of the title theme from Star Wars and the Old West-inspired music...

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The Sacramento RiverTrain rolls on with a million-dollar remodel

06/17/15

The Sacramento RiverTrain rolls on with a million-dollar remodel

The Sacramento RiverTrain is about take a trip back in time this summer as it undergoes a massive, multimillion-dollar makeover. Since 2005, the six-car locomotive has been offering up sunset dinners, Wild West shows, murder mystery dinners and the popular Beer Train while chugging through 28 miles of scenic farmland between West Sacramento and Woodland. The train is currently undergoing a complete interior renovation and exterior restoration, which is expected to cost about $2 million and be finished sometime in August, according to Andrew McDaniel, the marketing content specialist for the Sacramento RiverTrain. The exterior of the train is currently being sanded down to allow for a fresh coat of blue and gold paint, and the designs for the interiors of the...

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Legendary Sacramento radio station KZAP set for comeback

06/11/15

Legendary Sacramento radio station KZAP set for comeback

Fireworks won’t be the only things bursting in air over Sacramento on July 4 when a team of announcers will flip the switch on a revival of the city’s iconic rock radio station KZAP. The station—taking on the new, slightly revised name K-ZAP (and a non-profit business model)—will appear at 93.3 on the FM dial as well as streaming live at k-zap.org. Overseen by KZAP veterans Dennis Newhall and Tom Cale, the new iteration is expected to feature a playlist comprising rock music from nearly three generations of artists, from Jimi Hendrix to Tom Petty to Mumford & Sons. “We decided that what the town was really missing—and we’ve heard this from a bunch of people—was a station that plays the music that was good from back then, the...

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Your guide to outdoor movies in the Sacramento region this summer

06/04/15

Your guide to outdoor movies in the Sacramento region this summer

Warm-weather days mean cool movie nights in the Sacramento area. We found over a dozen places around the region hosting outdoor screenings of films—from classics like Moby Dick to cult faves like The Princess Bride and family-friendly flicks like Big Hero 6—in the coming months. So grab your picnic blanket, pack some snacks, and get ready to see a cluster of Hollywood stars under the stars. COURTYARD CLASSIC FILM SERIES (Downtown Sacramento) The Crocker Art Museum draws inspiration from one of its current exhibits, "Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage," for this series featuring vintage seafaring films hosted by local movie critic Matias Bombal.      • June 4 Houseboat      • July 2 Moby Dick...

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4 film festivals to attend around town in June and July

06/01/15

4 film festivals to attend around town in June and July

Whether you’re in the mood for a classic foreign flick or want a good scare, here are four fun ways to cool down and catch some movies on the big screen as the weather heats up. Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation June 19-20 Go cartoon crazy at this animation celebration highlighting works from the Oscar-winning duo Craig “Spike” Decker and Mike Gribble. The festival, which is part of this year’s Wizard World Comic Con at the Sacramento Convention Center, will offer three screenings, including a celebration for Spike & Mike’s 30th anniversary featuring shorts like Academy Award winner Peck Pocketed and the George Takei-narrated Missing Scarf, which won for best animation at the LA Shorts Fest in 2013. Plus, catch a screening dedicated to...

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Mock rock reigns as U.S. Air Guitar competition arrives in Sacramento

05/29/15

Mock rock reigns as U.S. Air Guitar competition arrives in Sacramento

There will be plenty of shredding, hot licks and other guitar heroics dazzling spectators June 6 at midtown’s Starlite Lounge. Just don’t expect any guitars. That’s because the venue is inviting Sacramento’s finest fantasy rockers to whiff and riff their ways to glory that night at the city’s inaugural U.S. Air Guitar Championships qualifying round. The event is one of two dozen qualifiers currently scheduled around the country; the top two finishers in Sacramento will head to semifinal square-off July 17 in San Francisco. “Over the last three years that I've lived in midtown, I've seen an incredible amount of growth in culture and diversity, specifically in the arts,” says Kyle Payton, a graphic designer at UC Davis and veteran...

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Legendary radio station KZAP gets close-up in new documentary, free event

05/22/15

Legendary radio station KZAP gets close-up in new documentary, free event

So much for quiet at the library: A preview of a forthcoming documentary about the wild, decibel-drenched dawn of FM radio will accompany a panel discussion about Sacramento’s influential station KZAP on May 26 at downtown’s Central Library. “KZAP: Underground Radio Comes to the Valley” will explore the ascent of the station after its debut on Nov. 8, 1968, amid the gathering storm of “free-form” FM radio formats that counterbalanced—and eventually absorbed—the mainstream music programming of AM radio at the end of the ’60s. A new clip from Free-Form, Baby!, filmmaker Mark Herzig’s documentary in the works about this era, will screen along with a chat between KZAP veterans Jeff Hughson, Ed Fitzgerald and Dennis Newhall....

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Music of Queen, John Williams among highlights planned for Philharmonic & Opera comeback season

05/22/15

Music of Queen, John Williams among highlights planned for Philharmonic & Opera comeback season

The Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera will rock you this summer, when the city’s resurgent performing arts group returns from a season in the dark with a pops program including the music of iconic band Queen and Oscar-winning composer John Williams. The organization’s inaugural pops series, which also features a performance from the high-flying Cirque de la Symphonie ensemble, will join seven other classical shows planned for the 2015-16 season that commences June 27. The program marks the return of the philharmonic, which spent last year idle as its leadership realigned under new board president Laurie Nelson and executive director Alice Sauro. “It’s so exciting—these are blockbuster programs,” says Sauro, noting the contributions of visiting...

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Jeff Koons’ "Coloring Book" sculpture fetches $13.3 million at Cannes

05/21/15

Jeff Koons’ "Coloring Book" sculpture fetches $13.3 million at Cannes

At amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS gala in Cannes today, which drew celebrity guests like Mary J. Blige, Jake Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller, a Coloring Book sculpture by Jeff Koons was auctioned off and sold for 12 million euros (or $13.3 million). In March—amidst controversy over various issues, including the hefty price tag—the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously to approve spending $8 million in private and public funds for a new Coloring Book sculpture to be erected at the Kings arena next fall. “When you purchase a piece of public art, you never think about selling it. But obviously seeing that the value has gone up this much since ours was purchased is pretty extraordinary,” says Shelly Willis, executive director of the Sacramento Metropolitan...

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K Street’s new Coin-Op Game Room will host grand opening May 28

05/19/15

K Street’s new Coin-Op Game Room will host grand opening May 28

Game on! K street’s new vintage arcade and bar, which opened on May 8, will host a grand opening celebration on Thursday, May 28. Located at the former site of live music bar Marilyn’s on K, Coin-Op fills its 5,000-square-foot space with 42 arcade games. Nearly 35 of them are vintage selections featuring four-player tabletop Pac-Man (the arcade-bar’s most popular option), Donkey Kong, Punch-Out!! and Sega’s After Burner. Games are priced at 25 to 50 cents per play, with free play on the last Sundays of each month starting May 31. For the more traditional gamer, outdoor patio games are also available to play beneath twinkling lights, such as giant Jenga (giant Connect Four and Cards Against Humanity will join the lineup for the grand opening)....

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First phase of 2015 TBD Fest lineup announced

05/15/15

First phase of 2015 TBD Fest lineup announced

TBD Fest, the music, art and design festival created by serial entrepreneurs and civic instigators Clay Nutting and Michael Hargis, returns to the West Sacramento riverfront Sept. 18-20. Like last year's inaugural festival—which featured acts like Justice, Blondie, Moby, Brooklyn band DIIV and Canadian noise rock group Metz—TBD Fest 2015 will be composed of a dynamic blend of up-and-coming and established artists. The first phase of headliners for this year's festival includes headliners like the electronic, hip-hop group Pretty Lights, British pop-synth duo Tears for Fears, and Australian indie band Cut Copy, as well as bands like Tyler, The Creator, Ratatat, Madeon, Purity Ring and Twin Shadow, with more to be announced on May 29. “Part of...

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5 fun international festivals to attend this month

05/14/15

5 fun international festivals to attend this month

Whether you want to groove to a Tahitian dance, meet a kangaroo or sip Greek wine, check out these five international festivals celebrating the world right in Sacramento’s own backyard. iFest (International Festival) May 16 All the world’s a stage at this 8th annual global festival celebrating 48 different countries with performances including Scottish bag pipes, Mexican folklorico, Indian Bollywood dancing and Egyptian belly dancing. Sample flavors from around the globe at food trucks like El Matador Mobile Mex and Tacos Los Reyes, Mediterranean caterer Fuzion Eatz and Asian drink café Wandering Boba. The festivities continue with an animal show featuring creatures from every continent, like an Australian kangaroo and African monkeys. Kids can take part in an...

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New parklet patios planned for two Sacramento restaurants in June

05/12/15

New parklet patios planned for two Sacramento restaurants in June

A new crowdfunding campaign from Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery is part of a plan to deliver the city’s first parklet patios to two restaurants on the grid this June. The downtown restaurant, along with the midtown building that houses the popular eatery Capital Dime, is planning its parklet along with the City of Sacramento, which will repurpose street parking spaces and transform them into public patios for eating and dining. In a step toward its proprietors’ ambitions to rebrand the neighborhood with its vintage “West End” nickname, expect Blackbird’s pirate ship-themed patio to dock into three parking spaces on 9th Street between J and K streets. The establishment plans on affixing a sail to a light pole in the center of the rectangular patio...

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Big Day of Giving aims to raise $5 million for local nonprofits

05/04/15

Big Day of Giving aims to raise $5 million for local nonprofits

On May 5, Sacramento’s virtual world will be abuzz with more than Cinco de Mayo celebrations. The second annual Big Day of Giving, a national online crowdfunding effort that will start at midnight on May 5 and end at 11:59 p.m. that evening, aims to raise $5 million for over 500 local nonprofits. “We’re feeling very energized and optimistic,” says Linda Beech Cutler, CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, which oversees the event as part of its Give Local Now initiative. Last year, Sacramento’s Big Day of Giving raised over $3 million, exceeding its goal of $1 million and landing in fourth place for the most money raised in the nation, according to Give Local America’s website. The BDOG prompts donors to “put your money...

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Ring in May with these 10 festive Cinco de Mayo celebrations

05/01/15

Ring in May with these 10 festive Cinco de Mayo celebrations

From intimate Mexican cuisine cooking classes to a star-studded Latin music concert, we’ve compiled 10 great Cinco de Mayo events across the region to get the fiesta started. Florez Bar & Grill May 1-5 Celebrate five days of Cinco de Mayo at this local Mexican grill serving up special drink deals all week long as patrons enjoy live Latin entertainment, including mariachi music, Aztec dancing and Latin club hits mixed by local DJs, as well as the anticipated Mayweather vs. Pacquiao boxing match screened throughout the restaurant. Be sure to stop by May 4 when guests can enjoy an authentic Mexican dinner while they sip on top-shelf margaritas and taste from a variety of Casamigos tequilas, including blanco, anejo and resposado flavors.  $20 for May 4 tequila tasting....

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8 great ways to celebrate National Bike Month

05/01/15

8 great ways to celebrate National Bike Month

The 2015 Amgen Tour of California is kicking off its big race in Sacramento this month, but for those who’d like to spin their own wheels, we’ve rounded up a list of bike-friendly activities across the region. From a four-wheeled pub tour to a bike-in movie, here are eight ways to participate in National Bike Month. Afternoon Kick-Off Party at Hot Italian May 1 Midtown’s Hot Italian will launch the Bike Month’s festivities with a public bash featuring pizza samples, giveaways and bike-themed prizes. The pizza and panini bar will unveil Sacramento’s pedicabs that were redesigned by local artists. Event-goers can also test ride a fleet of electric bikes from San Francisco’s Faraday Bikes and browse a t-shirt collection created in collaboration...

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Comedians with Disabilities Act hosts a CD release concert at Punch Line

04/29/15

Comedians with Disabilities Act hosts a CD release concert at Punch Line

A blind guy, a little person, a stutterer and a man in a wheelchair enter a comedy club. If that sounds like the set-up to a joke, it sort of is: This is the actual foursome that makes up the Comedians With Disabilities Act, which celebrates the release of its debut live CD on Wednesday, April 29, with a concert at the Punch Line. Led by Sacramento-based comic Michael O’Connell, the quartet has toured nationwide with its riffs exploring the challenges and travails of living with disabilities, from dating to driving to the awkwardness and misperceptions of everyday interactions with the able-bodied. “A lot of people out there don’t know anyone in a wheelchair, or a little person, or someone who stutters,” O’Connell says. “So this is a wonderful...

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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 this fall

04/16/15

Tower Records doc 'All Things Must Pass' coming to theaters this fall

AUG. 27 UPDATE: Gravitas Ventures just announced that All Things Must Pass will be in theaters starting on Oct. 16. Below is the new trailer for the Tower Records documentary, which was released today. *************** 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 this fall. 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...

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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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Sacramento Kings announce Kimpton as operator of new Downtown Plaza hotel

04/13/15

Sacramento Kings announce Kimpton as operator of new Downtown Plaza hotel

The Sacramento Kings and JMA Ventures are announcing today that the planned hotel adjacent to the new Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center will be operated by Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. The four-star, 250-room hotel will be housed in the 16-story, mixed-use tower, which the Kings announced last fall. Kimpton started in 1981 and currently runs 66 hotel properties in 31 U.S. cities, including nine properties in San Francisco, such as the Palomar, Triton and the Sir Francis Drake. InterContinental Hotels Group announced in December 2014 that it was acquiring Kimpton, the largest independent boutique hotel chain in the United States.  In an interview with Sactown this morning, Sacramento Kings president Chris Granger emphasized the importance of securing a...

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Sacramento International Film Festival to host local premiere and after-party for Colin Hanks' Tower Records doc, plus more

04/13/15

Sacramento International Film Festival to host local premiere and after-party for Colin Hanks' Tower Records doc, plus more

Did you miss out on snagging tickets to the sold-out local premiere of the Tower Records documentary All Things Must Pass, which will kick off this year’s Sacramento International Film Festival? Here’s a new chance to celebrate our hometown record store company: Following the screening on April 25, Verge Center for the Arts will host an after-party for the film, which will also serve as a fundraiser for the Center for Sacramento History’s ongoing Tower Records Project. The movie’s director Colin Hanks and producer Sean Stuart (both Sacramento natives), along with Tower Records founder Russ Solomon, will be in attendance at the post-premiere bash, which will feature archival Tower pictures from Solomon’s vast photo collection and an audio-visual display...

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R Street takes big leap forward as the Warehouse Artist Lofts create new cultural hub

04/10/15

R Street takes big leap forward as the Warehouse Artist Lofts create new cultural hub

At the grand opening of the Warehouse Artist Lofts (WAL) yesterday, it was clear that the revitalized Lawrence Warehouse marked a new beginning for the R Street district and for Sacramento's arts scene.   “[WAL] is something I’ve wanted to do in Sacramento for quite some time,” says co-developer Ali Youssefi of the six-story live-work-play complex. “We need more artists living in downtown and artists are going to help make this a cooler city.” During last night’s celebration, Metro Kitchen and Drinkery—one of the seven vendors to take up the ground floor Public Market—served refreshments, and near the courtyard on the second floor, the performance hall exhibited original pieces by residents, while tango performers and...

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Sky's the limit as international NASA hackathon comes to Folsom

04/08/15

Sky's the limit as international NASA hackathon comes to Folsom

Calling all designers, artists, coders, scientists and dreamers: The fourth annual NASA Space Apps Challenge is launching in Folsom on April 11 and 12. The two-day international hackathon encourages thinkers and tinkerers of all ages to pursue any of the 35 challenges released by NASA—within the four themes of outer space, earth, humans and robotics—that provide solutions for everything from asteroid mission development to space food. Among these challenges, participants are granted creative freedom to create tools, games, wearables, robots, apps or any other innovations that may address the top priorities of NASA. “Last year the youngest participants were 4 and 7 [years old], who built a robot with their parents,” says event co-organizer Ingrid Rosten,...

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First look: New dog park proposed for midtown

04/02/15

First look: New dog park proposed for midtown

Midtown is going to the dogs. Finally. Early plans are afoot to bring the midtown grid its first dog park at the corner of 19th and Q streets, steps away from the shopping center anchored by Safeway. John Hodgson, founder of the real estate, land use and government advocacy firm The Hodgson Company (as well as a six-year midtown resident and an eight-year owner of a bichon named Carmen), proposed the project to city councilman Steve Hansen after noticing that there are no public dog parks in the neighborhood. “I live in the middle of midtown at 18th and K, and there is no dog park within a reasonable walking distance,” Hodgson says. (Currently, the closest dog park from the proposed site is the...

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Pac-Man becomes Sac-Man thanks to Google Maps

03/31/15

Pac-Man becomes Sac-Man thanks to Google Maps

One of the world's most famous arcade game characters is just down the street—literally—thanks to Google. In a continuation of its annual April Fools' Day gags (remember Google Nose or Chrome's keyboard for cats?), the web giant is letting Google Maps users play Pac-Man on roads, paths, parkways and other thoroughfares around the Sacramento region (and the rest of the world, for that matter). All you need are enough connecting roads for the pellet-gobbling hero to navigate and, of course, be chased by the game's four equally famous ghosts Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde. The game plays sounds and keeps score as well, transforming historic neighborhoods from Capitol Park to Old Town Auburn and beyond into an arcade...

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Game on: Sacramento’s second annual homegrown video game expo is coming

03/30/15

Game on: Sacramento’s second annual homegrown video game expo is coming

Game’s on this spring in Sacramento, with the city’s second annual Indie Arcade Gaming Expo sparking up Café Colonial on April 11. The gaming convention invites video game lovers and newbies alike to test out games and demos designed by indie developers from around the region, as well as a selection of classics from Nintendo, Atari and other gaming giants. “It’s not like we just like playing video games—we actually want to make them,” says Gabriel Gutierrez, the expo’s organizer and the chair of the city's International Game Developers Association (IGDA) chapter. “We want to show the world that we’re capable of doing something more than sitting on a chair for 10 hours a day. We want to show the world that we can...

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Garth Brooks kicks off a six-show run in Sacramento tonight

03/27/15

Garth Brooks kicks off a six-show run in Sacramento tonight

Strap on your boots, Sacramento. Country music megastar Garth Brooks opens his five-day, six-show concert run tonight at Sleep Train Arena, all of which are nearly sold out. It marks the arena’s best-selling musical event since Brooks last played in Sacramento almost 18 years ago in August 1997. As the world’s top-selling solo artist, Brooks has recorded 36 top 10 Billboard hits, 19 of which have hit No. 1, including “The Dance” and “Friends in Low Places.” He is currently on tour—his first in over 15 years—with his wife, fellow country star Trisha Yearwood, as well as most of his original crew members from the '90s. Mayor Kevin Johnson introduced Brooks at a press conference this afternoon at Sleep Train Arena and presented the...

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A new Sacramento guide app to launch this summer

03/27/15

A new Sacramento guide app to launch this summer

The launch of a new locally themed app was announced today at MetroEdge’s 2015 Emerge Summit. “In the Sac” will be an insider’s guide to Sacramento for locals and tourists alike, says app co-founder Jessica Kriegel, who met business partner Eric McIntosh at last year’s Emerge Summit. The two decided to create the app as a way to access the growing civic pride in Sacramento and give newcomers and visitors a way to experience the culture of the city like true Sacramentans. The app will feature two sections: The first will link to events listed on the online calendar Sacramento365.com so users can find out what is happening in the area. The second will present “virtual curated tours”—based on votes from the public for places that fall...

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94th Sacramento Dog Show set to raise the woof at Cal Expo

03/26/15

94th Sacramento Dog Show set to raise the woof at Cal Expo

Dog days are coming to town soon with the 94th annual Sacramento Dog Show barking up Cal Expo from April 9-12. As the city’s longest-standing canine extravaganza (and one of the oldest such shows in the nation), this year’s showcase invites guests and their furry friends to enjoy four days of tail-wagging fun, including the fair’s highlighted dog competitions, which consist of “conformation trials” (or dog beauty shows) as well as obedience trials and other contests where over 4,000 dogs of more than 140 different breeds will compete for the title of top pooch. But they'll have to take the prize from "Sky," one of the country's most famous wire fox terriers and a three-time consecutive Best in Show winner in Sacramento....

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Sacramento entrepreneurs wanted for new 'Startup Hour' TV show

03/25/15

Sacramento entrepreneurs wanted for new 'Startup Hour' TV show

Sacramento-area entrepreneurs, start (up) your engines. The new business-themed reality TV show The Startup Hour is coming to town March 31, offering inventors, upstarts, dreamers and other would-be moguls up to four minutes for a startup pitch for possible inclusion on the air. Like the hit ABC startup show Shark Tank, entrepreneurs on The Startup Hour can deliver their ideas to a panel of prospective investors for funding, technological support, and other awards. But in a twist, The Startup Hour is the first television show to allow viewers to invest and fund startup concepts as well through crowdfunding.  “[The Startup Hour] came out of the need for funding and trying to solve the problem of creating a bridge between the funding community and the startup...

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Local favorites and visiting stars announced for 2015 Sacramento Music Festival

03/18/15

Local favorites and visiting stars announced for 2015 Sacramento Music Festival

Get set to rock out with Sacramento’s biggest music lovers at the annual Sacramento Music Festival overtaking Old Sacramento and downtown from May 22 to 25. The festival’s organizers at the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced over 300 sets of music across the long Memorial Day weekend—one of the most diverse lineups to date from the festival that has evolved since launching in 1974 as the Old Sacramento Dixieland Jazz Jubilee. Highlights for 2015 include the iconic R&B group Tower of Power, hit rock bands Everclear and Eve 6, Grammy-nominated folk singer Shawn Mullins, award-winning country trio Gloriana, and the Latin-infused rock group Malo. Locally based artists will be on the scene as well, led by the perennially upbeat jazz-pop...

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7 pawfect places to celebrate National Puppy Day

03/12/15

7 pawfect places to celebrate National Puppy Day

National Puppy Day, which began in 2006 to encourage animal lovers to adopt dogs (and to honor all of our canine companions, of course), falls on Monday, March 23. To celebrate the occasion, let your furry little (or grown) pal wag along with you to dog-friendly spots, treat them to a spa day or em-bark on one of numerous other options for having a doggone good time.  Track 7 Brewing Co. California’s first dog, Sutter the Welsh corgi, was spotted ruff-housing on-site last year as Governor Brown signed the state’s “growler bill,” which allows breweries flexibility on filling beer drinkers’ jugs brought in from other beermakers. You don’t have to have a famous furry friend, however, to bring your dog to the craft brewery’s Tap Room, where...

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10 lively ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day around town

03/11/15

10 lively ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day around town

Ireland comes to Sacramento this month with a pot full of St. Patrick’s Day and Irish-themed events to get you in the jig-stepping spirit. Whether clinking glasses with a leprechaun or shaving your head for charity, here’s a list of 10 St. Patty-themed celebrations to make the most of your lucky day. Trap a Leprechaun March 12-13 Learn how to outsmart a leprechaun at this library event where children and parents can build traps for the tricky mythical creatures out of recyclable materials such as coffee cans, oatmeal canisters, tissue boxes, Styrofoam and pipe cleaners. Kids can also use shiny objects such as gold coins, Lucky Charms cereal and glitter to lure the infamous green men to their booby-trapped creations at this craft activity designed to help youngsters...

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An exhibit about Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome to debut at The California Museum

03/10/15

An exhibit about Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome to debut at The California Museum

Update: The California Chrome exhibit has been temporarily delayed and will open this summer. Stay tuned for more details. “Chromies,” take your mark. The California Museum in downtown Sacramento will unveil a special exhibit celebrating the prize-winning racehorse California Chrome, who captured the attention of the nation last year after his victories at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Opening May 2—the day of this year's Kentucky Derby—and running through April 30, 2016, the exhibit will feature the first public display of artifacts from Chrome’s life, including the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes trophies, as well as other exclusive memorabilia like horseshoes, blinkers and silks Chrome wore while running the Derby....

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Put your best face forward at the Northern California Beard and Moustache Competition

03/09/15

Put your best face forward at the Northern California Beard and Moustache Competition

Get ready to grow your goatees and style your ’staches for a good cause at the fourth annual Northern California Beard and Moustache Competition, which will roll into Old Sacramento on March 28. Hosted by the local Moustache and Beard Social Club, the event will bring together competitors who will face off in 15 categories of facial hair prowess, including best sideburns, business beard or “uber-stache.” A women’s “Whiskerina” division for the most creative fake beard also allows ladies to get in on the action. “This event is fun for everyone—hairy or not,” says organizer Ryan Scalise, adding that competitors usually dress up in everything from swimming trunks to historical costumes. The judging panel includes Paul Beisser, who...

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ESPN doc on the Sacramento Kings to debut at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival

03/06/15

ESPN doc on the Sacramento Kings to debut at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival

A new documentary chronicling Sacramento’s fight to keep its hometown NBA team will debut next month at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The film, entitled Down in the Valley and directed by five-time Emmy-winning producer and director Jason Hehir, will celebrate its world premiere at Tribeca as part of ESPN’s acclaimed "30 for 30" documentary series. It follows Mayor Kevin Johnson’s campaign to keep the Kings in Sacramento; the synopsis on the film festival’s website calls it “a roaring testament to the passion and power of the small-market fan.” Hehir is known for directing the ESPN Films documentary The Fab Five, which accounts the 1991 University of Michigan men’s basketball program’s...

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Meet the Marvel stunt star swinging into Sacramento as your 'neighborhood Spider-Man'

03/06/15

Meet the Marvel stunt star swinging into Sacramento as your 'neighborhood Spider-Man'

Spider-Man is coming to town—along with 25 other Marvel icons—for the action-packed Marvel Universe Live show swinging to Sleep Train Arena from March 12-15. Moe Alafrangy, the face behind the iconic webbed mask, talks about going head-to-head with villains like the Green Goblin, slinging webs over audiences, and what it’s like to don the legendary red suit. How did you get involved with stunt work? I started taekwondo when I was 9. Then I transitioned into martial arts tricking at the age of 13. I received my first-degree black belt when I was 14. “Tricking” is a combination of tricks, twists and flips that happen in the air. It’s something I’ve been consistently training at since I was a kid [growing up in Virginia]. My instructor at...

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Sacramento painter returns home with eye-popping visions of San Francisco

03/04/15

Sacramento painter returns home with eye-popping visions of San Francisco

Beginning March 7, midtown’s Elliot Fouts Gallery will host a celebration of scenery with "The Landscape," an exhibit of new work by six artists—including Sacramento native Joevic Yeban. The show, which will be on display until April 2, features four of Yeban’s incredibly realistic cityscapes that capture the interplay of light and shadows on the buildings and streets of San Francisco, where he resides today. While Yeban’s artwork has been seen around the Bay Area, this is the first time his paintings will be exhibited in Sacramento. He says he looks forward to his hometown fans finally being able to make a show so they can see what he’s been up to since he left. “Sometimes I can’t put it into words,” Yeban says, in...

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Cirque comes to town as Crocker hosts French-themed circus

03/04/15

Cirque comes to town as Crocker hosts French-themed circus

Prepare to be amazed when a French circus featuring jugglers, acrobats, musicians and other performers comes to the Crocker Art Museum on March 12 for a one night avant-garde spectacular. The inaugural Cirque event will feature a modern twist on the gallery’s Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne exhibition, which showcases artwork from the Parisian painter as well as works from other French avant-garde artists working during the turn of the 20th century. “The exhibit is about the modern times of Paris in the late 1800s and the early 1900s, so this event has the Parisian theme and the circus theme in the modern day,” says Melanie Brown, public programs coordinator at the Crocker. “This event [aims] to try to provide that same stimulation and...

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Grown-up slumber party, Trash Film Orgy overtake downtown art center

02/27/15

Grown-up slumber party, Trash Film Orgy overtake downtown art center

Pack your pajamas—and your sense of adventure—and head over to Verge Center for the Arts on Mar. 7 for the art gallery’s inaugural Verge All Nighter event. Offering a night of festivities until 2 in the morning, the slumber party invites adult guests to lounge on the Verge’s latest "couchbleachers" exhibit while enjoying an hour-long shorts program presented by the cult-movie mavens at Sacramento’s Trash Film Orgy (TFO). The program will consist of original short films (featuring TFO character favorites such as the Shaggy Elephant, Brock Magnum and the Bloody Bunny), retro movie trailers, 1960’s educational drug videos and vintage toy commercials. “It’s very much a short-attention-span program,” says TFO co-producer...

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Artists debut new renderings of Bright Underbelly mural planned for farmers' market

02/25/15

Artists debut new renderings of Bright Underbelly mural planned for farmers' market

Bright Underbelly, the eagerly anticipated artistic revamp of the WX freeway’s blank underside, will begin this summer, with a refined mural design officially releasing today at 5:30 p.m. at New Helvetia Brewing Company. In addition to unveiling the latest version of Bright Underbelly’s design, the brewhouse will also release its commemorative Bright Underbelly Bergamot IPA in celebration of the 70,000-square-foot piece—one of the largest public art murals in the region. Tre Borden—the Sacramento arts impresario behind the Bright Underbelly project—will join his partners, the local muralists Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel, at the release party to answer any questions regarding their massive undertaking. Although the mural’s overarching...

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Vintage meets visionary at Sacramento's third annual Steampunk Emporium

02/19/15

Vintage meets visionary at Sacramento's third annual Steampunk Emporium

Blend the styles of earlier times with the imaginations of the cutting-edge this weekend at Sacramento’s Third Annual Steampunk Emporium and Swap Meet on Feb. 21. Presented by the Sacramento Steampunk Society, this alternative bazaar where sci-fi meets the Victorian era will feature costumed guests checking out over 40 vendors selling everything from woodcut gears to men’s ties refurbished into steampunk-style scarves, and custom pizzas made in minutes by a traveling pizza oven. The term “steampunk” originated in the late 1980s and grew into a movement that celebrates creativity and innovation by fusing science fiction and fantasy with the traditional clothing and steam-powered technologies of the 19th century. The genre and design aesthetic...

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Coastal Carnival to make waves in downtown Sacramento

02/17/15

Coastal Carnival to make waves in downtown Sacramento

Anchors aweigh! An underwater circus featuring performances from mermaids, aquatic trapeze artists, sea clowns and more is coming to town this weekend. The Coastal Carnival event, which will be held at Dive Bar on Feb. 20 and 21, invites grown-up guests to watch a free 45-minute-long underwater performance in the 7,500-gallon, 40-foot-long aquarium spanning the downtown bar’s entire ceiling. The narrative behind Coastal Carnival follows the story of a group of mermaids who imagine themselves as circus performers after coming across a sunken ship that went down with a circus troupe in it. “It is the first time that an underwater circus of this nature has been done in [over a century],” says Virginia Hankins, who performs as Catalina Mermaid for event co-producer,...

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Jane Lynch, Buddy Guy among Mondavi Center headliners offered for $20

02/17/15

Jane Lynch, Buddy Guy among Mondavi Center headliners offered for $20

Treat yourself—and maybe some friends or family—to any of 10 different shows this spring at Mondavi Center for just $20 per ticket.  Performances by multiple Emmy-winning actress/singer Jane Lynch (pictured above), blues legend Buddy Guy, and a musical mystery co-written by Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler are among the highlights featured in this special offer from the Davis venue. The special sale runs today through Thursday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. (use promo code MC10420 at checkout). Other events include the live-action graphic novel adaptation Robot Planet Rising (March 4), the visually spectacular troupe Quixotic (April 12) and guitar maestro Bill Frisell with the world-famous Joshua Light Show...

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5 places to let the good times roll during Mardi Gras 2015

02/13/15

5 places to let the good times roll during Mardi Gras 2015

Fat Tuesday revelry isn’t limited to just one Tuesday (Feb. 17, this year) in New Orleans. For some Big Easy flavor around the Sacramento region, check out these five festive ways to celebrate Mardi Gras from the foothills to the grid. Nevada City Mardi Gras Feb. 14-15 Valentine’s Day and Fat Tuesday collide at this Masquerade Ball at Miners Foundry Cultural Center, where guests 21 and over can nosh on Cajun food while a live band performs. On Feb. 15, a free morning street fair in Historic Downtown with food, drink and crafts will take place, followed by a festive parade at 2 p.m. and a Carnevale (2:30-5:30 p.m.) featuring New Orleans-style food, Cajun music, and a full bar for adults. Masquerade Ball is $12 in advance; $15 at the door. 325 Spring St. Nevada City....

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New time-lapse video shows Sacramento on the rise

02/12/15

New time-lapse video shows Sacramento on the rise

A stunning new time-lapse video created by local photographer and filmmaker Justin Majeczky for Downtown Sacramento Partnership was unveiled at the State of Downtown event on Feb. 10, revealing an invigorating outlook on the future of Sacramento. Sacramento Rising, which can be viewed below, features an estimated 6,000 still photos taken over a three-day period sped up to showcase a burgeoning downtown in about three and a half minutes. The images showcase the city in varied lights from sunrise to sunset and are interwoven with renderings of future developments (like the new arena and the 700 K Street block). “We really wanted to capture all of the energy of downtown Sacramento and the personality of the urban core,” says Lisa Martinez, Downtown Sacramento...

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Enjoy an offbeat Valentine's Day at one of these 7 events around town

02/11/15

Enjoy an offbeat Valentine's Day at one of these 7 events around town

All you need is love—and this list of events—to really shake things up this Valentine’s Day. From craft beer to cult classics to live orchestras, Sacramento is offering plenty of new and unusual ways to celebrate love in 2015. Galentine’s Day Feb. 11 This ladies-only event invites you and your BFF (tickets are only sold in pairs) to come down to Display California’s newly opened pop-up wedding chapel for an evening of cocktails and crafting. Locally based Pigment & Parchment will hosting a hand-lettering workshop where women can learn to draw, write and design handmade cards, signs and gifts for the ones they love. Supplies, snacks, cocktails and good old-fashioned girl power will be provided. $110 (includes two tickets). 7–9 p.m. 3433...

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50 romance authors—and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’—set to heat up downtown

02/09/15

50 romance authors—and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’—set to heat up downtown

Winter in Sactown will get a little hotter when 50 contemporary romance novelists steam up downtown on Feb. 13 at the inaugural "Love and Fifty Sacramento" event. The gathering—which combines book signings with a private opening-day screening of Fifty Shades of Grey, the highly anticipated film adaptation of E.L. James' blockbuster erotic novel—will welcome both genre newcomers and established authors within the adult romance community, including Monica Murphy (the writer behind the New York Times bestseller, One Week Girlfriend), USA TODAY best-selling novelist J. Sterling, and local authors like Vacaville-based Erika Van Eck and UC Davis alum Jules Barnard. K.J. Bell, the Sacramento-raised event organizer and author of the Amazon best-selling...

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Trailer released for new Sacramento Kings documentary

02/06/15

Trailer released for new Sacramento Kings documentary

UPDATE: Playing to Win will premiere on April 29 at the Esquire IMAX Theatre as part of the Sacramento International Film Festival. The downtown Sacramento theater, as well as Studio Movie Grill in Rocklin, will show the documentary to the general public starting on May 9. The Studio Movie Grill will also host a special screening on May 11 at 7 p.m. with the film's director, Rusty Prevatt, and KHTK Sports 1140 host Carmichael Dave, who will discuss the movie afterward. When a group of local filmmakers set out to capture footage of their hometown basketball team back in 2011, they had no idea the improbable journey they were about to take. The project turned into a documentary entitled Playing to Win: A Relentless Pursuit to Save a Team, created by Sacramento-based Franklin...

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Tower Records documentary set for premiere at SXSW Film Festival

02/03/15

Tower Records documentary set for premiere at SXSW Film Festival

Nearly seven years after actor-director Colin Hanks began making it and four years after a hit Kickstarter campaign that helped finance it, the Tower Records documentary All Things Must Pass is set for its world premiere. The South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas, today announced the movie as part of its documentary program for 2015. All Things Must Pass chronicles the rise and fall of the Sacramento-based Tower Records, which grew into a global entertainment brand from its modest beginnings in a drugstore on Broadway in the 1950s. The film, directed by Hanks and produced by Sean Stuart (both native Sacramentans), features interviews with Tower founder Russ Solomon, rock icons (and Tower devotees) Elton John and Bruce Springsteen, industry luminary David Geffen,...

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5 movies, concerts, and other events highlighting Black History Month in Sacramento

02/02/15

5 movies, concerts, and other events highlighting Black History Month in Sacramento

Throughout February, locations across the city will take part in celebrating Black History Month. From a star-studded NAACP event to a free screening of the acclaimed comedy Dear White People, here are five ways to recognize the role of African-Americans in the U.S. NAACP Legacy Hall of Fame Art Exhibit and Symposium Feb. 2 View an art exhibit displaying Mayor Kevin Johnson’s personal collection of art and artifacts, and take in a special panel discussion on civil rights and sports featuring Johnson, ex-Assembly Speaker/San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and former Major League Baseball managers (and Sacramentans) Dusty Baker and Jerry Manuel, as well as UC Berkeley sociology professor and professional sports consultant Dr. Harry Edwards. Johnson...

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Paris comes to Sacramento for one 'twisted' night at the Crocker

01/30/15

Paris comes to Sacramento for one 'twisted' night at the Crocker

In honor of the Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne exhibition opening Feb. 1, the Crocker Art Museum is holding its first-ever Twisted Sacratomato Salon on Feb. 5.   Inspired by lively Parisian salons where avant-garde artists—including Toulouse-Lautrec, Sarah Bernhardt and Paul Verlaine (all of whose work will be featured at the new exhibit)—would gather at the turn of the century, the event will add a 21st-century spin with parlor games, pub trivia, cocktails and improv comedy. “Sacratomato,” the capital city’s nickname from its time as a hotbed of tomato production, adds to the heritage of silliness and fun that the night calls for. “Our event is ‘twisted’ because, like the artist salon, it brings together...

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Kick off Super Bowl Sunday at a super-sized fun run

01/30/15

Kick off Super Bowl Sunday at a super-sized fun run

‚ÄčThis Super Bowl Sunday, Sacramentans will get a chance to show their team spirit at the Super Sunday Run, featuring a 5K and 10K race, kids' fun runs, a tailgate party, live music and food trucks. The sixth annual event—featuring runs that wind through the tree-lined campus of Sacramento State (as well as a kids' 1K run/walk, and a pee-wee 40-yard dash)—is expected to draw about 3,000 participants, with proceeds supporting local youth and high school sport programs. Runners are encouraged to wear their favorite NFL team jerseys during the event. “We’re trying to enhance the excitement around what is now basically a de facto American holiday,” says Scott Abbott, executive director of the Sacramento Running Association, which hosts the...

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10 cool places to explore for free on Museum Day

01/28/15

10 cool places to explore for free on Museum Day

Nearly two dozen museums, galleries, and other cultural centers will open their doors Saturday, Feb. 7, with free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for this year’s Sacramento Museum Day. From getting in touch with your inner jet pilot to toasting a 19th-century literary legend to dancing after-hours with art lovers, here are 10 spots for you to make the most of the region’s sweet museum deals. Aerospace Museum of California Get ready for takeoff on “Open Cockpit Day.” Only offered four times each year, visitors will be able tour the interiors and even sit in some of World War II’s most impressive aircrafts (including the Fairchild-Republic’s A-10 Thunderbolt) or the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet like the kind made famous in the iconic film Top Gun....

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Love is in the air at pop-up store and wedding chapel in Sacramento

01/20/15

Love is in the air at pop-up store and wedding chapel in Sacramento

Every day will be a nice day for a white wedding starting Feb. 2 at Display: California’s Vegas-style Wedding Chapel. By next month, Display—Oak Park’s revolving pop-up storefront featuring products from a list of Californian designers—will transition from its current holiday-themed store to its newest venture: The Wedding Chapel and Love Pop-Up Shop. Display co-founder Maritza Davis says the chapel—artfully put together by local companies like KMK Designs, Unseen Heroes and Botanica Floral & Event Design—will offer a place where couples of all persuasions can tie the knot, renew their vows or simply celebrate being in love. “We're working with a great crew of professionals who really want to make anyone’s wedding day...

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Thrift store tour in Roseville to turn up fabulous fashion finds

01/19/15

Thrift store tour in Roseville to turn up fabulous fashion finds

One of Sacramento’s most fashion-forward bloggers is reteaming with the City of Roseville next month for a Fabulous Thrift Tour around the city, which invites shoppers to hunt for style bargains while helping raise awareness about the often overlooked issue of clothing waste. The popular tour is led by Phoebe Verkouw, who writes and photographs her fashion finds and shopping tips at her blog The Dress Fiend. The daylong excursion will begin at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center with a complimentary breakfast, after which time a party bus will pick up shoppers and drop them off at stops throughout Roseville (including Crossroads Trading Co., Sei Bella Boutique and Threads Clothing Exchange), selected by Verkouw. “We have so many great shops here, so it’s...

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Oscar-nominated short films to screen at Crest Theatre

01/16/15

Oscar-nominated short films to screen at Crest Theatre

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, with feature-length movies like Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood and others getting the lion’s share of attention as the Oscars’ leading nominees for 2015. But don’t overlook the short films—15 titles from around the world just scheduled to screen throughout February at the Crest Theatre. Below, check out the complete list of dates and times for next month’s short film program, as well as a new slate of features added to the theater’s ongoing Cinema Classics series, which began earlier this month. (Oscar-short synopses via oscars.com) Documentary Short Feb. 7-8 at 2:30 p.m.; Feb. 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 (Directors: Ellen...

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'Walking Dead' actors among first stars announced for Wizard World Comic Con in Sacramento

01/09/15

'Walking Dead' actors among first stars announced for Wizard World Comic Con in Sacramento

Sacramento will once again achieve nerd-vana at the city’s second annual star-studded Wizard World Comic Con event, which is slated to return to the Convention Center June 19-21. Walking Dead star Norman Reedus leads the list of celebrities presently set to attend the event, which will also welcome Reedus’ co-star Christian Serratos and other actors like Kelly Frye (The Flash), Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Morena Baccarin (Homeland, V), Katie Cassidy (Arrow) and Manu Bennett (The Hobbit). Organizers say they expect to announce additional stars in the months to come; Chris Hemsworth, William Shatner, Stan Lee and dozens of other actors and artists visited Wizard World’s inaugural three-day Sacramento comics culture blowout in 2014. (View...

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Local artist sculpts spoof on Jerry Brown's bullet train ambitions

01/06/15

Local artist sculpts spoof on Jerry Brown's bullet train ambitions

With Jerry Brown starting his historic fourth term as governor on Monday and officially breaking ground today on California’s controversial high-speed rail project, inspiration is once again in the air for longtime Brown sculptor Laura Harling. The El Dorado Hills-based artist’s newest piece, High Speed Jerry, continues her streak of whimsical sculptures of California’s most indefatigable politician. This piece features the governor squeezed into a toy-sized replica of a high-speed rail car, pointing ahead as his cheerful corgi Sutter perches behind him. Brown and the dog both wear bow ties, a design element that Harling says is a tongue-in-cheek commentary about her view on class disparities represented by the $68-billion rail...

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Sacramento menswear designer R. Douglas launches women’s line

01/02/15

Sacramento menswear designer R. Douglas launches women’s line

On Jan. 5, the dapper designers at R. Douglas Custom Clothier will introduce a women’s clothing line offering custom tailored jackets, shirts, vests, coats, pants and skirts in styles that range from formal to casual. Founder and owner Ryan Hammonds (Douglas is his middle name)—whose bespoke attire and accessories for men have graced local runways and been go-to couture for Kings stars like Jason Thompson, local political figures like West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon and other Sacramento influencers—says he’s been working on launching a women’s line for the past few years. “I want [R. Douglas] to become a destination for women looking for their own look or to improve upon their existing style and wardrobe pieces,” Hammonds says....

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