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The region's first cat cafe will soon open in Davis

10/22/18

The region's first cat cafe will soon open in Davis

Hello, kitty. Adopting the recent Asian trend that has been picking up steam stateside, the region’s first pet cafe, The Pawrlor, is aiming to open in downtown Davis this November.  The cafe will be housed in a 1,300-square-foot converted cottage and will host furry felines in the lounge area, which will be outfitted with sofas and desks, as well as wall mounts for the kitties to climb and a communal shelf stocked with books, board games and pet toys. (Like their Asian counterparts, there is a fee to play with the cats. Reservations for the cat lounge will cost $15 per hour, and include a cup of drip coffee.) In between cuddling with the kitties—which are all adoptable via Front Street and Yolo County animal...

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New movie series pairs free flicks with gourmet snacks

10/11/18

New movie series pairs free flicks with gourmet snacks

Duck fat popcorn and free movie nights? Yes, please. A new weekly series called Popcorn Culture is offering up gratis film screenings and chef-made snacks, and it's getting into the spooky spirit with Halloween-themed films during the month of October. Every Tuesday night this month at Oak Park’s Guild Theater, Popcorn Culture, which was started in September by Sacramento-based entertainment group Hall of Fame (HOF), will host a screening of a fright flick, including The Nightmare Before Christmas, Scary Movie and the 1978 version of Halloween. And for your snack attacks, the group works with local chefs to craft specialty goodies for events—most recently Oak Park-based chef Rasheed Amedu, who produces pop-up dinners under the moniker...

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Sactown Magazine wins two Folio Awards in NYC

10/10/18

Sactown Magazine wins two Folio Awards in NYC

We’re thrilled to announce that last night, at a ceremony in New York, Folio magazine, the country's largest trade publication for our industry, handed out its annual Folio Awards, and Sactown won in two categories. One award was for best cover design for last year’s Oct/Nov issue touting our guide to Apple Hill on the front. The award recognizes “outstanding design of a magazine cover as measured in typography, composition, color, balance, immediacy." The photograph of the featured apple pie caramel apple from Abel's Apple Acres was taken by Max Whittaker, and the hand-lettering was done by Emilee Rudd, who also made this beautiful two-minute video about the behind-the-scenes process. The other award was for best essay for our...

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Swiss light artist to project one-of-a-kind light artwork on the walls of Sutter’s Fort

10/03/18

Swiss light artist to project one-of-a-kind light artwork on the walls of Sutter’s Fort

Let there be lights. Later this month, Sutter’s Fort will be illuminated with a one-of-a-kind work created by renowned Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter. On Oct. 25, Hofstetter, who has lit up landmarks like the Roman Colosseum, the pyramids of Egypt and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., will project a curated montage of more than 20 images—combining historic documents and photographs provided by California State Parks with his own contemporary artworks—on the exterior walls of midtown’s Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. The artist chose Sutter’s Fort as the only California stop on his four-year, 50-state Light Art Grand Tour USA, during which he aims to travel to one historic site in each state to use as the backdrop for a...

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