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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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New speaker series taps into Sacramento’s creative side

12/12/16

New speaker series taps into Sacramento’s creative side

Blockbuster art exhibits, maker markets and new galleries leave no doubt a creative renaissance is on the rise in Sacramento. Bolstered by this movement, Rebecca Plumb, the creative director of the Honey Agency, and Amanda Sebastiani, a designer at 3fold Communications, collaborated with the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts (CLARA) to bring the international phenomenon known as the CreativeMornings series to Sacramento. The breakfast lecture series began in 2008 in New York and is now held in 152 cities around the world. Sacramento's version takes place once a month on a Friday and invites the public to come together for (free) coffee, food and conversation centered on a theme, like a shorter, laid-back version of a TED Talk. “We wanted to open up the...

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Your Complete Guide to the 2016 Holiday Season in Sacramento

12/09/16

Your Complete Guide to the 2016 Holiday Season in Sacramento

'Tis the season for sipping hot cocoa, exploring tree farms and watching The Nutcracker. Here's our guide to making this holiday month merry and bright. 12 spirited holiday events in and around Sacramento Sactown's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide Set your holiday spirit aglow at these 10 local tree lighting ceremonies Shop local at these 8 great holiday maker markets Go walking in a winter wonderland at one of these six idyllic Christmas tree farms Shop, stroll and play during the 12 Days of Midtown Nine fun ways to give back this holiday season Global Winter Wonderland dazzles at Cal Expo Take a spin at five local ice rinks this holiday season Follow Sactown Magazine on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more fun holiday moments.

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12 spirited holiday events in and around Sacramento

12/06/16

12 spirited holiday events in and around Sacramento

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Sacramento. We’ve found 12 holiday events—from extravagant light shows to a costumed Santa run and David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries—that will help make your season merry and bright. Holiday in the Hills Through Dec. 23 There is no place like the hills for the holidays when Sutter Street Theatre mounts its yuletide production for the 11th year. The annual show depicts what the winter season may have been like for the miners, outlaws and other residents of the Gold Rush-era Folsom hills—including such historical figures as Peter J. Hopper, the former editor of the Folsom Telegraph, bandit Tom Bell and madam Emma Spencer—through scenes, comedy sketches and songs like “Santa Baby”...

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