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One-day home tour highlights six mid-century modern gems

05/23/19

One-day home tour highlights six mid-century modern gems

Never was the suburban dream more elegantly executed than from the 1950s through the ’70s. And in 1959, local builder Streng Bros. Homes enlisted architect Carter Sparks to design a localized take on that suburban dream, a collaboration that lead to the construction of over 3,000 mid-century modern homes in the region. Fun fact: Artist Wayne Thiebaud married his wife Betty Jean in the backyard of Gregory Kondos' Sparks-designed home in East Sacramento. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Streng-Sparks partnership, Sacramento Modern (SacMod) will highlight six of these shining specimens on Saturday, June 1 during its triannual home tour, this year titled 60 Years of Streng Bros. Homes. The self-guided tour will follow an 18-mile...

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The inaugural Design Week Sacramento kicks off this week

05/09/19

The inaugural Design Week Sacramento kicks off this week

The inaugural Design Week Sacramento kicks off this Saturday, May 11, offering an inclusive panoply of sales, workshops, lectures and tours geared toward whetting the palates—and palettes—of professional creators, novice makers and art appreciators alike. The idea was conceived by Amanda Sanchez, a freelance designer in Citrus Heights who found herself struggling to connect with other regional creatives. “I felt so separated from the design community in downtown,” says Sanchez. “But then I learned that a lot of other people felt that same way.” In March 2018, she pitched the event at CreativeMornings Sacramento, a monthly breakfast lecture series for regional professionals, and has since amassed a small army of over 50 volunteers...

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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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