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12 festive holiday events in and around Sacramento

12/07/17

12 festive holiday events in and around Sacramento

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Sacramento. Join in the spirit of the season at these holiday events—from a 17-acre light display at Cal Expo to a celebrated Victorian festival in Nevada City.  Elf the Musical Jr. Through Dec. 16 Young thespians for the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy will present this humorous, feel-good holiday musical, based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, an orphaned human raised as an elf in the North Pole. The show features songs like the peppy “World’s Greatest Dad,” the brassy “Sparklejollytwinklejingley” and the ballad “Never Fall in Love (with an Elf),” as Buddy finds his biological father in Manhattan, only to learn he’s on the naughty list. It’s up...

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Local artist creates stunning patterns using leaves at Sacramento State

12/06/17

Local artist creates stunning patterns using leaves at Sacramento State

As the fall season ushers in crisp weather, a curious artistic display of canary yellow labyrinths and gold honeycombs pops up below the gingko trees at Sacramento State University. The intricate leaf art is the handiwork of Sacramento native Joanna Hedrick, a counselor at the university’s Student Service Center and a prospective fall 2018 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. As the golden leaves fall from the balding trees, Hedrick takes a rake around campus in the late afternoon to “carve” out complex designs—something she’s been doing since 2013 as an annual gift to students when final exams loom large. “[My art] is about taking something that’s already beautiful and making something unique—something...

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Sneak peek: The California Museum unveils its 2017 Hall of Fame exhibit

12/05/17

Sneak peek: The California Museum unveils its 2017 Hall of Fame exhibit

The California Museum’s 11th California Hall of Fame exhibit opens Dec. 6, featuring personal artifacts from the newest group of inductees, which includes filmmaker Steven Spielberg, two-time Super Bowl winner Jim Plunkett and the late Lucille Ball. The honorees (or, in the case of posthumous honorees, their families) will be awarded the Spirit of California medal by Gov. Jerry Brown and first lady Anne Gust Brown during a private ceremony at the California Museum on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., preceded by a red carpet entrance at 6 p.m., which the public is welcome to attend or watch live on the museum's Facebook page. (The ceremony can be viewed live via webcast on the museum's website.) Here is a sneak peek at the items on display, from...

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Shop, drink and be merry during the 12 Days of Midtown

11/29/17

Shop, drink and be merry during the 12 Days of Midtown

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Sacramento with tree lightings, ice skating and even a pop-up holiday cocktail bar underway. The 12 Days of Midtown, the neighborhood’s annual marathon of spirited events, will add to the festivities from Dec. 1-12 with everything from horse-drawn carriage rides and a hot toddy competition to a doggie pub crawl. On Friday, Dec. 1, pop in to Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates for the boutique’s unveiling of its holiday macarons (including a peppermint version with pearl sprinkles and a frosted gingersnap flavor filled with vanilla buttercream), then celebrate the howl-idays with your four-legged friends on Saturday, Dec 2. when Der Biergarten hosts an ugly sweater social for canines and the Sacramento SPCA launches its...

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