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New walking tour sweetens your taste for local history

05/10/18

New walking tour sweetens your taste for local history

On May 12, the new Sacramento Heritage Dessert Tour will take local history buffs with cravings for both knowledge and sweets on a walking pilgrimage. The 90-minute tour will stop at 30 vintage sites throughout midtown. “There’s an assumption that there isn’t any history in Sacramento other than those six square blocks of Old Sacramento,” says William Burg, a local historian and president of the Sacramento Heritage Inc., the tour’s coordinator. “The truth is we’ve got a lot of pretty amazing untold stories outside of Old Sacramento.” The journey begins at Memorial Auditorium, where Burg will lead a group along the old streetcar route that used to operate on J Street between 3rd and 46th—Sacramento’s historic “Main...

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Local artists to bring a classic Tower Records mural back to life

05/09/18

Local artists to bring a classic Tower Records mural back to life

Work begins this month on what will be a painstaking restoration of a piece of Sacramento cultural history, the 1973 mural at the site of the former Tower Records store on the 700 block of K Street. The artwork will welcome patrons to Solomon’s Delicatessen, a modern take on the urban Jewish deli named after Tower Records founder Russ Solomon, who passed away in March at age 92. Covering the walls and ceiling of the space’s portico, the mural is a lush, psychedelic wonderland featuring plants, animals and gonzo sailing ships, painted in a style so perfectly recognizable as emblematic of an era that it’s impossible to pass by it without humming a few bars of the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.” Two local graphic designers named Mitchell Aronson and...

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9 events worth tapping into during Sacramento Beer Week

05/08/18

9 events worth tapping into during Sacramento Beer Week

The capital city is about to get hopping, as Sacramento Beer Week, our region's largest brewfest, takes place May 10-20. Featuring over 80 local breweries and more than 300 events, the 11-day-long pint-a-palooza will include everything from new beer release parties to churro-and-beer pairings. The Sacramento Area Brewers Guild will kick off the festivities at West Sacramento’s River Walk park on May 10 with the Sac Mac + Beer Review, where breweries like New Glory Craft, Elk Grove’s Flatland and Roseville’s The Monk’s Cellar will pair their beers with mac and cheese creations, specifically concocted for the occasion by chefs from restaurants like Localis, Boulevard Bistro and Heckle Alehouse & Eatery. Beer-lovers will also receive commemorative...

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Creative ways to get in gear during National Bike Month

05/03/18

Creative ways to get in gear during National Bike Month

It's Bike Month here in Sacramento, with special rides and events all across the county. Here are a few creative ways to help get yourself in gear. Crocker Art Museum May 3 Take an evening ride out to the Crocker Art Museum for a special screening of the 1979 movie Breaking Away. Written by Steve Tesich and directed by Peter Yates, this coming of age film tells the story of Dave, a teenager who dreams of becoming a professional cyclist in spite of his small town upbringing. Together with his friends, Dave is determined to win a race held by the local university, but things may not be as easy as they seem. Winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the film continues to serve as an inspiration for aspiring riders. The Crocker will provide free bike...

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