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Five playful ways to start celebrating with your Valentine this weekend

02/07/18

Five playful ways to start celebrating with your Valentine this weekend

Forget dinner and a movie. Here are five ways to mix up Valentine’s Day weekend in and around the Sacramento region.  ArtMix: Love Boat Feb. 8 Crocker Art Museum’s monthly, 21-and-over ArtMix party will turn into a tropical love fest—complete with mermaids and pirates—just in time for Valentine’s Day. The museum’s glass-enclosed Friedman Court will be illuminated with lights to mimic the look of being underwater as guests—who are encouraged to don aquatic-themed costumes—dance (swim?) alongside Folsom-based hula group Aloha Dancers and The Midtown Moxies Burlesque troupe, or take selfies with giant inflatable starfish and a colorful performance crew from The Sacramento Mermaids. And, throughout the evening, local...

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Folsom snowboarder Kelly Clark goes for gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics

02/07/18

Folsom snowboarder Kelly Clark goes for gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Twenty years ago, snowboarding debuted as a sport in the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Just four years after that, during the next Winter Games in 2002, 18-year-old Kelly Clark wasted no time making her mark, taking home a gold medal in the women’s halfpipe competition. Now, as the XXIII Winter Olympics get underway this Thursday, Feb. 8, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Clark—who lives in Folsom and trains in Mammoth—has her sights set on gold once again. And the five-time Olympian is at the top of her game—Sports Illustrated calls Clark "one of the most important figures in the history of snowboarding, regardless of gender or discipline." In addition to the gold medal she won in Salt Lake City, she has nabbed two bronze medals...

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Seven festive ways to celebrate Mardi Gras throughout the region

02/06/18

Seven festive ways to celebrate Mardi Gras throughout the region

New Orleans might be the city most famous for its Mardi Gras celebrations, but Sacramento will also let the good times roll with its own slew of bar crawls, parades and parties in the spirit of Fat Tuesday, which falls on Feb. 13 this year. Here are seven festive ways to live it up. Brazilian Carnaval Feb. 10 Shake your tail feather during this annual spring bonanza put on by the Brazilian Center for Cultural Exchange, which will feature drumming demos by the local Brazilian group Água de Beber and the center’s own Mistura Brasileira, as well as the funky beats of Santa Cruz-based band SambaDá. This year’s festival, which is free, bears the theme “Carnaval of the Arts,” and will host an exhibit of works by...

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The "Sactown" Kings to debut new hometown court tonight

02/05/18

The "Sactown" Kings to debut new hometown court tonight

The Sacramento Kings will display their Sactown pride tonight with the debut of their new City Edition court design. When the Kings take on the Chicago Bulls at 7 p.m. at Golden 1 Center, the court will be emblazoned with a slate gray lion in the center, baby blue lanes (hearkening back to the predominant team color in Kansas City and the first few seasons in Sacramento), and red sidelines, which point to the accent color on the Kings' uniforms going as far back as when they were the Rochester Royals from 1945 to 1957. The third court design to be used this season (in addition to the original purple hardwood and the international black court), the floor of Golden 1 will also feature "SACTOWN" stamped in white on each baseline, and "Sacramento Proud"...

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