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5 spirited events throughout Sacramento to mark Day of the Dead

10/04/16

5 spirited events throughout Sacramento to mark Day of the Dead

With Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, coming up Nov. 1-2, families and communities are getting ready to build altars filled with candles, photos and food to honor lost loved ones, and celebrate life through music and dance. Here are five events that will help you get into the "spirits" of things for the Mexican holiday. Day of the Dead Party Oct. 14 The California Museum is planning a fiesta in mid-October featuring a costume contest, authentic Mexican cuisine from downtown’s Tequila Museo Mayahuel, live music and performances from the likes of the Maquilli Tonatiuh Aztec Dancers. The Day of the Dead Party will kick off an exhibit to showcase art and altars by Chicano artists across California, including Sacramento-based artists John S. Huerta and...

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The California Museum announces its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees

10/03/16

The California Museum announces its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees

The force will awaken in Sacramento this fall as the California Museum welcomes Harrison Ford, aka Han Solo, as one of the newest inductees to its California Hall of Fame. The just-announced class of 2016 also includes Tower Records founder Russ Solomon, Star Trek star and LGBTQ activist George Takei, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, author Isabel Allende, the late San Diego Padre great Tony Gwynn, graphic designer Corita Kent, and broadcast journalist Maria Shriver, who created the CA Hall of Fame in 2006 when she was the first lady of California. "It is a really strong and great class—we really wanted to pull out all the stops, with this one being our 10th anniversary," says California Museum executive director Amanda Meeker. "This class is...

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Browse the region’s hidden past during the Sacramento Archives Crawl

09/15/16

Browse the region’s hidden past during the Sacramento Archives Crawl

As a center of both commerce and government, the River City has always been a cocktail town. In honor of both our riparian heritage and our taste for a tipple or two, the sixth annual Sacramento Archives Crawl returns on Oct. 8 with an entertaining, multi-venue exhibit celebrating all things liquid, titled “A Thirst for History.” Four host locations—the California State Archives, Center for Sacramento History, California State Library and Central Library’s Sacramento Room—will feature the collections of 25 archives from the Sacramento region in addition to their own specially curated exhibits. At the Sacramento Public Library, thirsty crawlers can peruse vintage drink menus from local restaurants and bars, including the landmark Coral Reef, which was...

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Plant Nite sprouts up in Sacramento

09/14/16

Plant Nite sprouts up in Sacramento

Slip on your party clothes and a pair of gardening gloves. Plant Nite, an organization that launched in Sacramento in March, is gaining popularity for its evenings that combine a night on the town with a crafty lesson in terrarium arranging. The event is a nationwide spin-off of another event called Paint Nite, during which attendees sip cocktails and wine while coloring canvases with incarnations of iconic paintings like The Starry Night. Founded by Paint Nite’s creators Dan Hermann and Sean McGrail, Plant Nite launched in Boston in 2014 and the concept has since taken off in over 40 cities around the U.S. In the Sacramento region, Plant Nite takes place at restaurants, bars and cafés like Alley Katz in midtown and The Monk's Cellar in Roseville. The organization...

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