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Art Hotel creators release coffee-table book (plus, an update on ArtStreet)

01/24/17

Art Hotel creators release coffee-table book (plus, an update on ArtStreet)

On a recent Friday, the smell of sawdust and the steady beat of indie rock wafted through a massive warehouse off of Broadway, the home of the forthcoming group exhibit ArtStreet, which opens on Feb. 3. At this same time last year, ArtStreet’s organizers, who make up the M5Arts collective, were readying to debut Art Hotel in downtown Sacramento at the historic Jade Apartments, where 130 artists transformed the soon-to-be-demolished building into a larger-than-life exhibition, covering every surface—bathrooms, kitchens and stairwells—with paintings, sculptures, installations and other art forms. Those striking works are now splashed across 130 pages of a new hardcover book created by the Art Hotel team and set for release Feb. 8., with artist bios and statements...

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What to do around Sacramento on Inauguration Day (and the day after)

01/19/17

What to do around Sacramento on Inauguration Day (and the day after)

From a patriotic viewing party to an angst-filled interactive art show and "nonpartisan Buddhist-inspired meditation," here are eight diverse events to mark the inauguration of President Trump on Jan. 20; whatever your political persuasion, there's something here to help you heal, deal or celebrate. Inauguration Day Yoga 8 a.m. Say ommm at this hour-long morning class that Akasha Yoga in Davis has opened up specifically for the inauguration. Instructors Dion Wiedenhoefer and Wendi McCaskill will guide yogis of all experience levels through a mindful, peaceful practice that focuses on finding joy and calm within a supportive community. The class will be offered on a donation basis, with all proceeds going toward Woodland-based Empower Yolo, an organization that...

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Sactown’s 10 Most Popular Stories of 2016

12/29/16

Sactown’s 10 Most Popular Stories of 2016

What a year it's been, Sacramento! We watched an arena open, discovered new talents and planned for the city’s future in our 10th anniversary issue. But before we usher in 2017 (here are some NYE ideas if you're looking), let's bid adieu to the old year with a look back at Sactownmag.com’s most popular stories. From restaurant openings to a massive downtown skyscraper, here is our countdown to the most popular headlines of 2016—let's hope the big reveal of our surprising No. 1 story will charm you as much as it did us. Drumroll, please... 10. The Jungle Bird readies to open with tiki flair in midtown Highly anticipated restaurant and bar The Jungle Bird (from the owners of barbecue joint Tank House) feathered its nest in Sacramento at the end...

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10 ways to ring in the New Year in and around Sacramento

12/27/16

10 ways to ring in the New Year in and around Sacramento

Looking for a memorable way to finally kick 2016 to the curb? Sacramento has no shortage of New Year’s Eve celebrations. Whether you’re looking for a dance party, a fireworks show or a wintry fairy wonderland, here are 10 events to welcome in a bright, shiny 2017. Noon Year’s Eve The Crocker celebrates the new year 12 hours early at this annual celebration. Kids can decorate a colorful cap, listen to world music and see dance performances from diverse cultural groups, or take pictures in the Crocker courtyard, which will be reconstituted as an enchanted winter landscape. Fairies from Sacramento's Pixie Tribe will appear to usher in the noon hour ball drop with wands and magical entertainments. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Crocker Art Museum. 216 O St. 808-7000....

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