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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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Shop local at these 8 great holiday maker markets

12/01/16

Shop local at these 8 great holiday maker markets

From handmade soap, stamps, jewelry and furniture to one-of-a-kind art pieces, the maker movement has turned Sacramento into a hotbed of creativity and ingenuity. Start or finish your holiday shopping in support of these local artisans by stopping by one of these eight upcoming markets.   Pence Gallery Holiday Market Through Dec. 24 This annual Davis holiday sale is open daily for interested buyers to walk through the Pence Gallery to browse handmade items from over 30 local artists from Sacramento, Davis and the Bay Area. Beginning Dec. 9, Sacramento painter Anne Gregory will have a featured exhibit of her animal paintings in the gallery with some of her art available for purchase as a part of the market. Free. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 212 D St. Davis. 530-758-3370....

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