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Summer 2018's Guide to Outdoor Movies Around Sacramento

05/30/18

Summer 2018's Guide to Outdoor Movies Around Sacramento

Hot summer days and cool summer nights in Sacramento mean watching movies under the stars. Here's a roundup of upcoming outdoor film screenings around the region, which will feature both recent hits like Coco and Star Wars: The Last Jedi and classics like Mamma Mia! and The Lion King. Friday Moonlight Movies (Rancho Cordova) At these Friday screenings, moviegoers can indulge in snacks from local makers like Art of Popcorn and Sweet Treats as they take in movies from Mamma Mia! to Mulan. June 1 Coco June 8 Mamma Mia! June 15 Mulan June 22 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them June 29 The Lion King Free. 7:30 p.m. seating. Sundown screening. Village Green Park. 3141 Bridgeway Dr. 916-851-8700. cordovacouncil.org Movies in the...

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Third annual Le Dîner en Blanc to paint Sacramento white this October

05/21/18

Third annual Le Dîner en Blanc to paint Sacramento white this October

At Le Dîner en Blanc, no one will judge you for wearing white after Labor Day. On Oct. 6, the Parisian-style, community pop-up dinner, during which all attendees are required to don white from head to toe, will return to the capital city for the third consecutive year. This year, almost 2,000 guests will be invited to the once-a-year party— a phenomenon that began in Paris in 1988 and has since spread to over 70 cities worldwide, with Sacramento being the only Northern California host city. “The whole point behind [Le Dîner en Blanc] is to create a celebration of the people of the community who could just come together in an experience where they can dine together, get to know each other and celebrate and be proud of the community space,” says...

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New walking tour sweetens your taste for local history

05/10/18

New walking tour sweetens your taste for local history

On May 12, the new Sacramento Heritage Dessert Tour will take local history buffs with cravings for both knowledge and sweets on a walking pilgrimage. The 90-minute tour will stop at 30 vintage sites throughout midtown. “There’s an assumption that there isn’t any history in Sacramento other than those six square blocks of Old Sacramento,” says William Burg, a local historian and president of the Sacramento Heritage Inc., the tour’s coordinator. “The truth is we’ve got a lot of pretty amazing untold stories outside of Old Sacramento.” The journey begins at Memorial Auditorium, where Burg will lead a group along the old streetcar route that used to operate on J Street between 3rd and 46th—Sacramento’s historic “Main...

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Local artists to bring a classic Tower Records mural back to life

05/09/18

Local artists to bring a classic Tower Records mural back to life

Work begins this month on what will be a painstaking restoration of a piece of Sacramento cultural history, the 1974 mural at the site of the former Tower Records store on the 700 block of K Street. The artwork will welcome patrons to Solomon’s Delicatessen, a modern take on the urban Jewish deli named after Tower Records founder Russ Solomon, who passed away in March at age 92. Covering the walls and ceiling of the space’s portico, the mural is a lush, psychedelic wonderland featuring plants, animals and gonzo sailing ships, painted in a style so perfectly recognizable as emblematic of an era that it’s impossible to pass by it without humming a few bars of the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine.” Two local graphic designers named Mitchell Aronson and...

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