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The "Sactown" Kings to debut new hometown court tonight

02/05/18

The "Sactown" Kings to debut new hometown court tonight

The Sacramento Kings will display their Sactown pride tonight with the debut of their new City Edition court design. When the Kings take on the Chicago Bulls at 7 p.m. at Golden 1 Center, the court will be emblazoned with a slate gray lion in the center, baby blue lanes (hearkening back to the predominant team color in Kansas City and the first few seasons in Sacramento), and red sidelines, which point to the accent color on the Kings' uniforms going as far back as when they were the Rochester Royals from 1945 to 1957. The third court design to be used this season (in addition to the original purple hardwood and the international black court), the floor of Golden 1 will also feature "SACTOWN" stamped in white on each baseline, and "Sacramento Proud"...

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Festivals, exhibits and other events to attend during Black History Month in Sacramento

02/01/18

Festivals, exhibits and other events to attend during Black History Month in Sacramento

From a one-man play at Sacramento State to a free festival at the Crocker Art Museum, here are several noteworthy ways to celebrate Black History Month all February long. Power on Earth Feb. 1 In his first performance at Sacramento State University since 2016, NAACP Theatre Award nominee Darryl Van Leer, who appeared on One Tree Hill and TLC’s reality series The Messengers, will perform Power on Earth, a one-man play that dramatizes historical moments in the lives of notable African American figures from the 19th and 20th centuries. The show, which the Kentucky-based actor created and has brought on tour to the stages of over 300 college campuses nationwide, will feature eight on-stage costume changes as Van Leer powerfully portrays 14 icons like Martin Luther King Jr.,...

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New “Lady Bird” walking tour launches in Sacramento

01/30/18

New “Lady Bird” walking tour launches in Sacramento

Lady Bird fans can soon walk a mile—or rather, 3 miles—in Greta Gerwig's shoes as a new foot tour inspired by the Sacramento filmmaker's semiautobiographical movie launches on Sunday, Feb. 11. Sac Running Tours—a local group that hosts history and sightseeing excursions, as well as outings to visit Wide Open Walls murals—is starting a 3-mile, two-hour walking tour that will feature stops at Lady Bird sites like Club Raven, Pasty Shack, the McKinley Park rose garden and the blue manse in the Fab 40s that served as the title character's dream home.  Read Sactown’s profile on Greta Gerwig from the Dec/Jan issue HERE. A separate 4.5-mile running tour, which also begins Feb. 11, will cover the same ground, as well as head out the...

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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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