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Your Supersized 2019 Guide to Outdoor Movie Screenings in and around Sacramento

04/30/19

Your Supersized 2019 Guide to Outdoor Movie Screenings in and around Sacramento

See Hollywood stars under the stars at outdoor movie festivals around the region. Here's our 2019 guide to getting your al fresco flicks fix, with screenings of recent hits like Mary Poppins Returns and Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, and classics like Back to the Future and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. A24 Public Access (Midtown) Gather ’round an unsuspecting midtown billboard for a viewing of Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s Golden Globe-winning coming-of-age film set (and partially filmed) in Sacramento. Put on by A24, the movie’s production company, the parking lot pop-up will feature eats from Chando’s Tacos and swag relating to the film. July 20 Lady Bird Free. Seating available at 7:30 p.m., screening starts at 8 p.m. 20th and...

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Four local film festivals for Sacramento cinephiles

04/17/19

Four local film festivals for Sacramento cinephiles

Take a cinematic trip around the world with these four local film festivals that are set to screen a slew of foreign and domestic flicks, including an anime ghost story and a 3D sci-fi thriller from Argentina. Sacramento International Film Festival April 28-May 5 Movies from across the globe will take center stage at the 24th annual Sacramento International Film Festival. This year's lineup will include the Canadian documentary Finding Big Country, which tracks a Vancouver Grizzlies superfan’s search for ’90s-era NBA star Bryant “Big Country” Reeves, and Anacronte, an Argentinian 3D animated fantasy short that chronicles humanity’s fallout from an attack by the “Sorcerers of Evil.” $12-$15 per screening; $150...

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A Sacramento-themed escape room to open this fall

04/12/19

A Sacramento-themed escape room to open this fall

Imagine stepping into an elevator and descending several stories before arriving on the ground floor of the California State Capitol, where a single gold key lies on the floor. Your mission: retrieve a hidden treasure before time runs out. In reality, the elevator never moved and you’re a mile away from the Capitol building, inside NEO Escape Rooms, which is expected to open in Old Sacramento this fall. Owners Acme Lee and Gabriel Berzamina, who have been friends since middle school, were introduced to escape rooms—live-action role-playing puzzle games, in which a group of people enters a themed space and is required to work together to solve riddles and complete a task within an allotted time—upon visiting one for a friend’s birthday in 2017. “Every...

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Get crafty with gift giving this year at 8 local maker fairs

11/28/18

Get crafty with gift giving this year at 8 local maker fairs

With the maker movement in full swing in the River City, you can find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list that's been handcrafted with care—from book-themed timepieces to bespoke baby blankets. Here are eight markets in the region where you can find that special gift, as well as support local artisans.  Davis Arts Center Annual Holiday Sale Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Over 50 local crafters will showcase their handmade wares at the Davis Arts Center’s annual fundraiser. Sip beer and wine as you browse items like Punny Bun plushies from Davis-based Kimchi Kawaii, glass decoupage wall hangings by Sacramento’s Why Girls Go Astray and handwoven scarves by Verena Borton, an instructor at the center. Kids can pick out their own holiday gifts at the...

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