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Oblivion Comics & Coffee opens downtown

05/11/17

Oblivion Comics & Coffee opens downtown

Oblivion Comics & Coffee had a brisk first day of business after it opened its doors Wednesday near the corner of 11th and K streets in downtown Sacramento. The sleek and stylish 2,600-square-foot venue has a coffee bar serving up brewed beverages from Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters, a small selection of eats that a comic-loving kid of any age would love, like PB&J and cinnamon toast, and a large selection of comics curated by knowledgeable staff billed as the Guardians of Oblivion. The shop is located in the renovated three-story M.A.Y. Building, which was built in 1911 and is being transformed into a multi-use space with an event venue, luxury apartments and retail. Owners Laura Benson and Neil Estaris’ concept for an adult-oriented comic venue won the...

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Sneak peek: The California Museum presents a new exhibit featuring rare artifacts from Hollywood’s Golden Age

05/11/17

Sneak peek: The California Museum presents a new exhibit featuring rare artifacts from Hollywood’s Golden Age

Update: To correspond with the exhibit, the California Musuem and the Film Noir Foundation will host the Light & Noir Film Festival at the Crest Theatre on Saturday, July 22, from 5-9:30 p.m., featuring screenings of Double Indemnity (at 5 p.m.) and Sunset Boulevard (at 7:30 p.m.), along with a Q&A session with Film Noir Foundation founder Eddie Muller, a 1940s and '50s costume contest, and cocktails from Empress Tavern. Tickets are $10 for each showing or $25 for a film and museum exhibit pass. For more information, visit californiamuseum.org. The following weekend, the Crest will also be screening Casablanca on July 29 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, go to crestsacramento.com. The California Museum is mounting a new exhibit that explores Hollywood’s Golden Age and...

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Big Day of Giving aims to raise millions for a record 600 local nonprofits this year

05/01/17

Big Day of Giving aims to raise millions for a record 600 local nonprofits this year

Open your hearts—and wallets, Sacramento. The cost of a single movie ticket can amount to a feel-good contribution during the 2017 Big Day of Giving, which will get underway starting at the stroke of midnight on Thursday, May 4, and end 24 hours later at 11:59 p.m. The fourth annual online fundraiser aims to raise millions for 600 regional nonprofits, including Capitol Ballet Company, Soil Born Farms, Save the American River Association, Sacramento SPCA, River City Food Bank, and many more. Last year, Big Day of Giving (BDOG)—which was part of the national Give Local America campaign—raised $7.1 million for 570 nonprofits throughout the four-county Sacramento region, despite a technological snafu that caused its site (and those of over 50 other communities around...

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Five fun ways to spin your wheels during National Bike Month

04/27/17

Five fun ways to spin your wheels during National Bike Month

Sacramento has party bikes, food and flower delivery by bicycle and last, but not least the incredible American River Bike Trail. May is the perfect time to celebrate the city’s growing cycling culture, as the 2017 Amgen Tour of California kicks off its big race at the Capitol this month and the weather turns just right for an epic bike ride. There are dozens of events taking place surrounding Sacramento's 12th annual "May is Bike Month" campaign, but we found a few highlights to kick you into gear, whether you’re an avid cyclist or haven’t ridden solo since your training wheel days. May is Bike Month Kick-Off Event May 1 Last year, over 10,000 people accepted the May is Bike Month challenge, which was created to encourage Sacramentans to swap...

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