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Video footage of Sacramento’s inaugural Dîner en Blanc released

11/17/16

Video footage of Sacramento’s inaugural Dîner en Blanc released

On the evening of Oct. 8, over 1,000 people descended upon Golden 1 Center’s newly unveiled plaza dressed all in white, toting dinnerware and dancing to the strum of a harp—a heavenly scene that left many passersby awestruck. The pop-up celebration was Sacramento’s first Le Dîner en Blanc, an international event that began in Paris in 1988 and has since spread to over 70 cities across all six continents, including 28 events sprinkled throughout the U.S. The location for Sacramento’s Dîner en Blanc was kept a secret until the day of the event, and attendees gathered at four meeting points, escorted by volunteers to the front of the arena. Participants were required to bring their own tables, chairs and linens, and tickets ($37 each) were provided...

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Global Winter Wonderland dazzles at Cal Expo

11/15/16

Global Winter Wonderland dazzles at Cal Expo

Global Winter Wonderland, returning to Cal Expo for its third year in a row, opens Saturday, Nov. 19, with dazzling new light displays and a plethora of winter activities. Seventeen acres of LED lanterns arranged in family-friendly scenes are the main attraction at this wintry fair organized by the International Cultural Exchange Group (ICEG): Folks can see 8-foot-tall nutcrackers and teddy bears in Toy Land; visit the Elf’s Clubhouse in Santa’s Village; and channel their inner Alice among giant mushrooms and flowers in Fantasy Land. New displays this year include Candy Land, which will feature a glowing candy forest and a 40-foot-tall candy cake; Snow Land, where youngsters can play in snow flurries and find their way through a glacier maze; and Under the Sea, an indoor...

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Shake your tail feathers at these 7 local Thanksgiving fun runs

11/14/16

Shake your tail feathers at these 7 local Thanksgiving fun runs

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, and what better way to express gratitude by than giving back to the community? Take a fall fun run for a good cause at one of these seven turkey trots around the region, and strut your way to the finish line before gobbling up your Turkey Day feast. Run to Feed the Hungry (Sacramento) Nov. 24 Touted as one of the country’s largest Thanksgiving races, the Run to Feed the Hungry draws nearly 30,000 people and benefits the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. (Folks can contribute even more this year by buying Run to Feed the Hungry swag like a hoodie or cap.) Both the 10K and 5K runs—which raised over $900,000 last year—start at Sacramento State and racers will wind through East Sacramento neighborhoods before...

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EventHub Sacramento goes mobile with a new app

11/07/16

EventHub Sacramento goes mobile with a new app

Planning your Friday night is about to get easier. A new mobile app by EventHub Sacramento will help locals stay connected with entertainment in the area by providing event information, ticket purchasing and even the ability to order an Uber to venues from your current location. Tara Green, founder of EventHub Sacramento and a native of East Sacramento, says she started the EventHub website in 2013 after noticing that an extensive number of music, art and comedy shows were happening in the city without attracting a large following. She hoped to show off some of the niche locations, like restaurants and clubs around the city that offer dinner and nighttime entertainment, to Sacramentans looking for something to do. Green, who launched the site with her mom, now has a group of four...

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