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Art Hotel creators plan to open larger ArtStreet exhibit in February

10/21/16

Art Hotel creators plan to open larger ArtStreet exhibit in February

Update 11/18/16: M5Arts has announced the location of ArtStreet, which will take over an industrial warehouse at 300 1st Avenue, within the 32-acre Mill at Broadway development. M5Arts has received over 330 project submissions from artists, both local and international, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support the project, which is estimated to cost $150,000. Stay tuned to Sactownmag.com for future details. M5Arts, the team behind February’s wildly successful Art Hotel project, will bring a brand-new, even bigger multimedia exhibition to the streets of Sacramento. On Oct. 12, the downtown arts initiative released an open call for submissions to ArtStreet, a three-week exhibit that asks “What is a street?” and invites artists to engage with both the...

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Find chills and thrills at these 7 haunted attractions

10/11/16

Find chills and thrills at these 7 haunted attractions

Looking for a good scare this Halloween season? We’ve found seven hair-raising attractions, from ghost tours to haunted houses, that are sure to be a scream. Enchambered Sacramento Ongoing This escape-room experience opened on Arden Way in August and has been drawing in horror enthusiasts and puzzle fans alike with its custom-built challenges and frightening storylines. Your team of three to 12 is locked in a room and you'll have one suspense-filled hour to find clues, secret doors and hidden items to aid in your escape. Test your luck at the classic “Containment Breach” escape room, in which your team must solve a mystery surrounding a lab accident; or venture through the Victorian manor-themed “Whispering Halls” challenge, during which an...

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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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