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Big Day of Giving aims to raise millions for a record 600 local nonprofits this year

05/01/17

Big Day of Giving aims to raise millions for a record 600 local nonprofits this year

Open your hearts—and wallets, Sacramento. The cost of a single movie ticket can amount to a feel-good contribution during the 2017 Big Day of Giving, which will get underway starting at the stroke of midnight on Thursday, May 4, and end 24 hours later at 11:59 p.m. The fourth annual online fundraiser aims to raise millions for 600 regional nonprofits, including Capitol Ballet Company, Soil Born Farms, Save the American River Association, Sacramento SPCA, River City Food Bank, and many more. Last year, Big Day of Giving (BDOG)—which was part of the national Give Local America campaign—raised $7.1 million for 570 nonprofits throughout the four-county Sacramento region, despite a technological snafu that caused its site (and those of over 50 other communities around...

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Five fun ways to spin your wheels during National Bike Month

04/27/17

Five fun ways to spin your wheels during National Bike Month

Sacramento has party bikes, food and flower delivery by bicycle and last, but not least the incredible American River Bike Trail. May is the perfect time to celebrate the city’s growing cycling culture, as the 2017 Amgen Tour of California kicks off its big race at the Capitol this month and the weather turns just right for an epic bike ride. There are dozens of events taking place surrounding Sacramento's 12th annual "May is Bike Month" campaign, but we found a few highlights to kick you into gear, whether you’re an avid cyclist or haven’t ridden solo since your training wheel days. May is Bike Month Kick-Off Event May 1 Last year, over 10,000 people accepted the May is Bike Month challenge, which was created to encourage Sacramentans to swap...

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Downtown Sacramento Partnership announces its 2017 Calling All Dreamers semifinalists

04/20/17

Downtown Sacramento Partnership announces its 2017 Calling All Dreamers semifinalists

Pizza, churros and milkshakes, anyone? The Downtown Sacramento Partnership has announced the 10 business ideas that are up for the opportunity to become a part of Sacramento’s burgeoning downtown scene in the fifth annual Calling All Dreamers competition. The proposed businesses include five retail establishments: a fashion hub and design workshop called The showRHoom from Project Runway alum Richard Hallmarq that will feature trends from local designers; Miscellaneous, a concept shop with items from various purveyors; The Modern Doll Museum, which will showcase the craft of doll making; The Kitchen Table, a boutique that will carry locally made kitchen tools; and Vity, named after the all-natural skin-care line it will carry. Several other contestants have based their...

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The Sacramento Mural Festival will return with a splashy new name and grander plans

04/12/17

The Sacramento Mural Festival will return with a splashy new name and grander plans

Color us happy. Last year’s inaugural Sacramento Mural Festival is making good on its promise to become an annual event. Sporting the new title Wide Open Walls, this year’s fest will take place from Aug. 10-20, and will branch out of the grid to decorate neighborhoods throughout Sacramento, with more than 30 large-scale works. Wide Open Walls’ producer, David Sobon, who co-presented last year’s mural festival with Friends of Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, is intent on creating more viewer experiences at the site of each mural to facilitate a grander festival atmosphere. “Last year, it was pretty cool when you drove by a blank wall on a Wednesday, and the painting happened over the weekend, and [then] there’s this insane piece of art...

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