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Park(ing) Day returns, with creative parklets sprouting downtown

08/30/17

Park(ing) Day returns, with creative parklets sprouting downtown

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...

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Cabo, Orlando and Austin, here we come! Sacramento International Airport adds nonstop service to major destinations

08/28/17

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...

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California Museum opens Unity Center with block party

08/24/17

California Museum opens Unity Center with block party

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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Artist shows a colorful view of Sacramento in a new exhibit at the Elliott Fouts Gallery

08/24/17

Artist shows a colorful view of Sacramento in a new exhibit at the Elliott Fouts Gallery

To 38-year-old painter Andrew Patterson-Tutschka, the capital city is a muse. "I love Sacramento," he says. "I love the architecture. I love the light." For his first-ever solo exhibit at midtown's Elliott Fouts Gallery, which opens Sept. 2 and runs through Oct. 5, the former Boulevard Park resident (Patterson-Tutschka recently made the move to Redding after nearly a decade in the River City) will showcase a collection of older paintings and 30 new works, 20 of which depict downtown Sacramento. Patterson-Tutschka has become known around town for his mobile paint cart, which he transports by bike. He pedals to his desired street corner, sets up his easel and paints, capturing the city as it rushes by with bold, bright colors in a style he describes as...

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