Best of the City
Midnight cookie deliveries, surfing as an indoor sport, a doggone good barkery, a toy store for brainy babies, a retro museum that’s a gas, a train ride that’s a trip, and a buzzer-beating basketball victory. Here’s our annual list of the local places and things that we think are worth writing home about.
Meet George Jetson
After 50 years and more than $100 million,
Davis inventor Paul Moller believes his
dream of creating the world’s first flying car is
right around the corner. Meet the man who
believes he—and you—can fly.
A Life in Black & White
He grew up knowing some of America’s
greatest photographers, from Ansel Adams to
Edward Weston (his namesake). A new exhibit
focuses on Kurt Edward Fishback’s black-and-white portraits of some equally
famous and very colorful artists.
Music Circus artistic director Glenn Casale has spent the
past 26 years making our hot summers a little cooler by
helping bring big Broadway shows to Sacramento. The
theater veteran talks about the upcoming season, which
starts on June 21 with a version of The Wizard of Oz that
will feature flying monkeys and the Wizard’s head floating
down the aisle. Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.
A new gallery show in midtown lets you escape to Africa. Plus, we see Paris, we see France at a Bastille Day waiters' race and French film festival; boys of summer like Bruno Mars and John Mayer come to town.
A new downtown restaurant named after John Sutter’s Hock Farm pays tribute to both our region’s history and bounty. Plus, wild food expert Hank Shaw looks for berried treasure; Auburn's Carpe Vino hits a home run with its homegrown dish; Sacramento's first-ever cheese bar opens in midtown; you'll never forget Paris at Bistro Michel.
Why Not Here?
In cities around the world, steel shipping
containers are being used to create stylish
and quirky pop-up shops, cafes, restaurants
and even hotels. With our own deep-water port
and long shipping history, it’s time for Sacramento
to be the world’s newest pop-up city.