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Sacramento podcaster releases a new book that's a real conversation starter

01/31/17

Sacramento podcaster releases a new book that's a real conversation starter

What’s the first thing you do after work? What is your favorite childhood memory? Do you have a bucket list? West Sacramento-based freelance writer and podcast host Jennifer Snyder, who runs the weekly Creating Your Own Path (CYOP) interview series, has written the book on conversation starters—these and 97 more. Slated for release Feb. 3, Snyder’s self-published 100 Days of Discussion includes talk fodder ranging from casual dinner party icebreakers like “What are a few of your guilty pleasures?” to more thought-provoking prompts like “Do you feel free to be yourself?” The book provides plenty of white space for jotting down notes or workshopping questions with a group. The idea materialized in 2015, inspired by #The100DayProject on...

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Art Hotel creators release coffee-table book (plus, an update on ArtStreet)

01/24/17

Art Hotel creators release coffee-table book (plus, an update on ArtStreet)

On a recent Friday, the smell of sawdust and the steady beat of indie rock wafted through a massive warehouse off of Broadway, the home of the forthcoming group exhibit ArtStreet, which opens on Feb. 3. At this same time last year, ArtStreet’s organizers, who make up the M5Arts collective, were readying to debut Art Hotel in downtown Sacramento at the historic Jade Apartments, where 130 artists transformed the soon-to-be-demolished building into a larger-than-life exhibition, covering every surface—bathrooms, kitchens and stairwells—with paintings, sculptures, installations and other art forms. Those striking works are now splashed across 130 pages of a new hardcover book created by the Art Hotel team and set for release Feb. 8., with artist bios and statements...

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What to do around Sacramento on Inauguration Day (and the day after)

01/19/17

What to do around Sacramento on Inauguration Day (and the day after)

From a patriotic viewing party to an angst-filled interactive art show and "nonpartisan Buddhist-inspired meditation," here are eight diverse events to mark the inauguration of President Trump on Jan. 20; whatever your political persuasion, there's something here to help you heal, deal or celebrate. Inauguration Day Yoga 8 a.m. Say ommm at this hour-long morning class that Akasha Yoga in Davis has opened up specifically for the inauguration. Instructors Dion Wiedenhoefer and Wendi McCaskill will guide yogis of all experience levels through a mindful, peaceful practice that focuses on finding joy and calm within a supportive community. The class will be offered on a donation basis, with all proceeds going toward Woodland-based Empower Yolo, an organization that...

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Sactown’s 10 Most Popular Stories of 2016

12/29/16

Sactown’s 10 Most Popular Stories of 2016

What a year it's been, Sacramento! We watched an arena open, discovered new talents and planned for the city’s future in our 10th anniversary issue. But before we usher in 2017 (here are some NYE ideas if you're looking), let's bid adieu to the old year with a look back at Sactownmag.com’s most popular stories. From restaurant openings to a massive downtown skyscraper, here is our countdown to the most popular headlines of 2016—let's hope the big reveal of our surprising No. 1 story will charm you as much as it did us. Drumroll, please... 10. The Jungle Bird readies to open with tiki flair in midtown Highly anticipated restaurant and bar The Jungle Bird (from the owners of barbecue joint Tank House) feathered its nest in Sacramento at the end...

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