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Midtown gets weird with a "Stranger Things" art show

01/24/18

Midtown gets weird with a "Stranger Things" art show

Lace up your Chuck Taylors and grab your Swatch watch—a new Stranger Things-themed art show promises creativity, ’80s nostalgia and a healthy dose of weird starting Jan. 27. A collaboration between local art groups Menagerie Sacramento and Retrograde Collective, Stranger Things II: The Art Show will feature 80 works by 50 artists (both local and from around the world) themed after the Emmy-winning Netflix series. The exhibit will be on display until the end of February at midtown's Outlet Coworking, and is a follow-up to an inaugural Stranger Things­-themed art show, which was held in December 2016 in response to the first season’s release that year. "I watched the show and immediately was like, 'I want to draw this, I want to...

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A snapshot of the region’s first Photography Month set for April

01/18/18

A snapshot of the region’s first Photography Month set for April

Sacramento, get ready to point and click. For the first time, midtown’s Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is organizing Photography Month Sacramento, a month-long marathon of about 80 events, including exhibits, art walks, lectures, classes and a photo fête at the Crocker Art Museum, set to take place throughout the region this April. For years, cities throughout the world, from Palm Springs to Belgrade, have initiated their own photography months, and Sacramento is too. Among the highlights is an exhibit based on the popular @SacAfterDark Instagram page, which has amassed over 33,000 fans and will take over the walls of Viewpoint from April 10 to May 5, showcasing a juried selection of over 100 images depicting the capital city at night, including a stunning...

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Sacramento's Rock & Radio Museum seeks new home

01/10/18

Sacramento's Rock & Radio Museum seeks new home

They say rock and roll never forgets. Dennis Newhall—who ran midtown’s Sacramento Rock & Radio Museum from 2002 until it closed its doors in January 2017—is hoping this is true. The 3,000-square-foot museum—which was originally located at the Ray Nakamoto Productions recording studio at 20th and I streets and moved next door to Tucker Media Group in 2011—was open one night a month during midtown’s Second Saturday events and chronicled the Sacramento region's rock music scene from 1957 to present day, with over 3,500 artifacts, like posters, handbills, ticket stubs, T-shirts, rock radio charts and memorabilia from the bands and musicians who played here, including local stars like Jackie Greene and international sensations like Ozzy...

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Stunning new nighttime time-lapse video shows "the sexiness of Sacramento"

01/08/18

Stunning new nighttime time-lapse video shows "the sexiness of Sacramento"

Did your heart swell with hometown pride when Lady Bird won best picture at the Golden Globes last night? Get ready for your heart to keep growing as you watch an electric new time-lapse video that shows Sacramento in the best light—literally.  Visual artist Justin Majeczky—whose first Sacramento time-lapse movie went viral locally in 2014, garnering over 200,000 views on Vimeo and receiving the coveted "Staff Pick" stamp of approval by the website—is back to capture a different side of the River City. “The first film was more about the general area of Sacramento—it had farm fields and the outskirts. I wanted this one to be more intimate [and about] downtown," Majeczky says. "My angle was to shoot the sexiness of...

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