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Midtown’s Truitt Bark Park announces grand opening date

06/21/17

Midtown’s Truitt Bark Park announces grand opening date

Time to let the dogs out! Urban canines will soon have a new piece of glamorous real estate to call their own with the unveiling of midtown’s highly anticipated Truitt Bark Park, which will host its grand opening Saturday, July 29. Designed by local landscape architecture firm Quadriga, the .72-acre space at 19th and Q Streets is midtown’s first permanent dog park. It will feature separate off-leash sections for larger dogs and smaller pups, with California sycamores and Palo Verde trees providing a canopy of shade and drought-resistant plantings, as well as a public plaza and community garden. A collaboration between the City of Sacramento and the Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA), Truitt Bark Park, named after late midtown resident and civic watchdog...

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15 fun, completely free things to do in the Sacramento region this summer

06/20/17

15 fun, completely free things to do in the Sacramento region this summer

Want to join a hot block party on R Street, learn the art of silk screening or watch The Big Lebowski under the stars, all without paying a penny? Check out our annual list of fun ways to spend your free time—literally—in the Sacramento region this summer. Chalk it Up! Over 200 artists will use chalk to decorate the 248 sidewalk squares surrounding midtown’s Fremont Park, and the event will be chock-full of concerts by acts like Americana roots singer Jessica Malone and R&B-soul vocalist Lauren Wakefield. After browsing the art walk, let your own creative juices flow at workshops like sugar skull crafting and silk screening. This free festival has been taking art to the streets every Labor Day weekend for more than 25 years to raise funds for area youth arts...

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Catch rarely shown movies on the big screen at these 5 local film festivals

06/14/17

Catch rarely shown movies on the big screen at these 5 local film festivals

It's getting hot out there. Head inside, grab a bag of popcorn and cool down at these five upcoming film fests, featuring everything from old Westerns to French comedies and anime classics that will spirit you away. Sacramento French Film Festival June 16-25 Francophiles can head downtown for two weekends of French cinema for this 16th annual movie marathon. The 2017 lineup includes a showing of the 1972 comedy The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, which inspired 1985’s The Man With One Red Shoe starring Tom Hanks; last year’s Ma Loute (Slack Bay), about an inlet on France’s northern coast in the early 1900s that’s at the heart of an investigation into the disappearance of a group of tourists; and director Stéphane Brizé’s...

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New documentary on the storied Alhambra Theatre is forthcoming

05/31/17

New documentary on the storied Alhambra Theatre is forthcoming

It's the stuff of local legend: The grandest movie palace of all, the Alhambra Theatre, reigned over Sacramento from the day it opened in 1927, back when black-and-white "talkies" were all the rage. A lavish, red-carpeted Moorish castle in East Sacramento, with a courtyard and a fountain, the architecturally striking building (think Arabian Nights) was surrounded by lush gardens where your grandparents may have strolled hand in hand after catching Errol Flynn in some swashbuckler. The Alhambra survived a scant 40 years, evolving into a concert venue before the storied venue was unceremoniously demolished in 1973 when a county ballot measure aiming at saving it failed to pass. Now, just in time for what would have been the theater's 90th birthday, local filmmaker...

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