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15 fun, completely free things to do in the Sacramento region this summer

06/20/17

15 fun, completely free things to do in the Sacramento region this summer

Want to join a hot block party on R Street, learn the art of silk screening or watch The Big Lebowski under the stars, all without paying a penny? Check out our annual list of fun ways to spend your free time—literally—in the Sacramento region this summer. Chalk it Up! Over 200 artists will use chalk to decorate the 248 sidewalk squares surrounding midtown’s Fremont Park, and the event will be chock-full of concerts by acts like Americana roots singer Jessica Malone and R&B-soul vocalist Lauren Wakefield. After browsing the art walk, let your own creative juices flow at workshops like sugar skull crafting and silk screening. This free festival has been taking art to the streets every Labor Day weekend for more than 25 years to raise funds for area youth arts...

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Catch rarely shown movies on the big screen at these 5 local film festivals

06/14/17

Catch rarely shown movies on the big screen at these 5 local film festivals

It's getting hot out there. Head inside, grab a bag of popcorn and cool down at these five upcoming film fests, featuring everything from old Westerns to French comedies and anime classics that will spirit you away. Sacramento French Film Festival June 16-25 Francophiles can head downtown for two weekends of French cinema for this 16th annual movie marathon. The 2017 lineup includes a showing of the 1972 comedy The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, which inspired 1985’s The Man With One Red Shoe starring Tom Hanks; last year’s Ma Loute (Slack Bay), about an inlet on France’s northern coast in the early 1900s that’s at the heart of an investigation into the disappearance of a group of tourists; and director Stéphane Brizé’s...

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New documentary on the storied Alhambra Theatre is forthcoming

05/31/17

New documentary on the storied Alhambra Theatre is forthcoming

Update 1/10/18: Alhambra: Sacramento’s Palace of Fantasy will premiere at the Tower Theatre on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. (The second showing will take place at 8:20 p.m.) Movie-goers will need to purchase tickets, which are $30 each, in advance. The screenings, which will benefits the Center for Sacramento History, are expected to sell out. Purchase tickets at centerforsacramentohistory.org, and scroll down to read more and watch the new teaser trailer.  ******** It's the stuff of local legend: The grandest movie palace of all, the Alhambra Theatre, reigned over Sacramento from the day it opened in 1927, back when black-and-white "talkies" were all the rage. A lavish, red-carpeted Moorish castle in East Sacramento, with a courtyard and a fountain, the...

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Your guide to the Sacramento region’s outdoor movie screenings

05/23/17

Your guide to the Sacramento region’s outdoor movie screenings

Hot days in Sacramento lead to cool evenings, perfect for stretching a blanket on the grass, grabbing some popcorn and watching Hollywood stars under the stars. Here are several places around the region hosting outdoor screenings of movies—from family-friendly flicks like Moana to a Coen Brothers film series just for grown-ups. Friday Moonlight Movies (Rancho Cordova) Indulge in freshly popped buttery treats from the Art of Popcorn and chill out with shaved ice from Sweet Treats before setting up a blanket and lawn chairs on Village Green Park’s large grassy field for an adventure-themed flick every Friday in June. June 2 Up June 9 Pirates of the Caribbean June 16 Guardians of the Galaxy June 23 Finding Dory June 30 Jurassic Park Free. 7:30 p.m....

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