It’s been 40 years since Steven Spielberg released his science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and movie theaters throughout the country are marking the milestone anniversary by hosting showings of a newly remastered, digitally restored version of the cult classic for a week-long run beginning the evening of Thursday, Aug. 31. In the Sacramento area, Close Encounters will appear at UA Arden Fair 6 (1739 Arden Way), Regal Natomas Marketplace 16 (3561 Truxel Rd.) and UA Laguna Village in Elk Grove (8755 Center Parkway Dr.) until Friday, Sept. 8. The timing may be serendipitous, because the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District is suggesting folks stay inside this Labor Day weekend due to smoke from numerous fires burning in Northern...
If you’re walking near Capitol Mall on the morning of Sept. 16, you might notice a rose garden that seemingly grew up overnight alongside a miniature music festival stage, a mod art bar and a lounge area filled with chairs made of logs beside a wall resembling a beehive. These whimsical installations are part of Sacramento United Park(ing) Day—a pop-up event that will transform parking spaces in front of the State Capitol between 9th and 10th streets into temporary parklets. Fourteen local groups comprising architects, art students, design firms and non-profits will participate in this year’s event—centered on the theme “Creative Capitol”—including American River College Art Club, Lionakis, Callander Associates and Stantec. Each...
Cabo, Orlando and Austin, here we come! Sacramento International Airport adds nonstop service to major destinations
Sacramento International Airport just got a little bit more … international. It's adding nonstop service from the capital city to Cabo San Lucas, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, beginning in March 2018, with additional service via Alaska Airlines commencing in June. The Southwest flight will be the carrier’s first international route from Sacramento (other carriers currently serve Mexico City and Guadalajara, and Cabo seasonally). Southwest is also expanding its nonstop domestic service out of SMF, adding four new destinations, including New Orleans starting next March, Austin and St. Louis in April, and Orlando in May. Altogether, Southwest will be upping the number of daily nonstop flights out of the airport from 22 to 82. That will bring the number of nonstop...
Stop a bully. Design a civil rights campaign T-shirt. Register to vote. Visitors to downtown Sacramento’s California Museum can learn how to do these things and more at the Unity Center, which opens inside the second floor of the museum Aug. 26. The permanent 4,000-square-foot exhibit celebrates the state’s diversity and civil rights history, featuring interactive stations like Facing Assumptions, which lets folks listen in on recorded video conversations among marginalized groups, from Muslim-Americans and undocumented immigrants to transgender people. Guests can also share their own stories via videos that will be compiled for the museum’s YouTube channel. Another station titled Courage to Act seeks to inspire visitors to take a stand against harassment and...
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