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"Hope" poster creator to headline this year's Wide Open Walls

06/29/18

"Hope" poster creator to headline this year's Wide Open Walls

Expect to find even more selfie-worthy backdrops popping up around town when Wide Open Walls returns for a third consecutive year from Aug. 9-19. "It's not all just about how many walls for us this year, but we're focusing also on the quality and placements of them," says founder David Sobon. At least 29 local and international artists will take over more than 40 large-scale walls in Sacramento, enlivening neighborhoods like downtown, Oak Park and Del Paso Heights with colorful, eye-catching works of art. In downtown, locations like the Downtown Commons will see two fresh murals and a temporary video and light installation unveiled on J Street between Sixth and Seventh, while Del Paso Heights will get five new...

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Celebrate Independence Day at these 8 Fourth of July events around the region

06/27/18

Celebrate Independence Day at these 8 Fourth of July events around the region

From the nightly pyrotechnic shows and colorful parades to rodeo clowns and live concerts, here are eight fun ways to show your patriotism during this year’s Independence Day. Cal Expo July 4 Although the California State Fair doesn’t start until July 13, Cal Expo will host one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the region. When the gates open at 4:30 p.m., attendees can nosh on classic fair foods like corn dogs and hamburgers from local establishments like Milo's and Baja Grill, groove to the funky beats of Sacramento-based Bruno Mars tribute band 24K Magic Live and the Bruno Mars Boys Dance Team or sing along to local country musician Rachel Steele and pop-rock quintet National Lines. At 9:30 p.m.,...

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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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