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9 spooktacular Halloween events for grown-ups in and around Sacramento

10/23/18

9 spooktacular Halloween events for grown-ups in and around Sacramento

If you're #adulting this year—i.e., not trick-or-treating—you can still get your Halloween on at one of these nine fangtastic events, from a glittery jazz-era gala to a scream-worthy, pitch-black haunted house and a haunted escape room. Enchambered Ongoing Spend your Halloween trying to escape from the clutches of paranormal creatures in one of the locked rooms at Arden-Arcade escape room Enchambered. Co-owner Theresa Morrison ranks the “The Legend of the Skull Witch” room—in which participants are trapped by an evil voodoo sorceress in a run-down cabin on the edge of a New Orleans swamp—as the facility's scariest challenge yet. You’ll have one hour to find and solve puzzles while the unnerving sounds of the witch’s...

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The first-ever Brew Street festival to take over midtown

10/09/18

The first-ever Brew Street festival to take over midtown

Get ready to soak up the suds. After three years of working with Deschutes Brewery’s to bring the “Worlds Largest Pop-Up Pub” to Sacramento, this fall, Elk Grove-based nonprofit Runnin for Rhett will be striking out on its own to create Brew Street, an equally mammoth outdoor beer garden with over 100 taps. Anchored by a bar at 18th and Capitol, the event will stretch out in each direction to cover four midtown blocks on Oct. 13 and feature almost 40 different suds from four California breweries, including Brew Free! or Die Blood Orange IPA from San Francisco's 21st Amendment Brewery; Juicier Than Thou pale ale from Fairfield’s Heretic Brewing Company; Mexican lagers and coconut stouts from San Diego’s Saint Archer...

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Travel back in time during the Sacramento Archives Crawl

09/26/18

Travel back in time during the Sacramento Archives Crawl

Planes, trains and automobiles—and however else our River City forefathers got from point A to point B—will be the focus of this year's Sacramento Archives Crawl, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6.  In celebration of National Archives Month, the California State Archives, Center for Sacramento History, Sacramento Public Library and California State Library will showcase artifacts and photos centered around this year's theme "Going Places: A Journey Through Archives," highlighting how locals traveled during the 19th and 20th centuries, including by rail, car and boat.  The Center for Sacramento History will spotlight rare items related to Sacramento railroads in the 1800s such as...

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Stay local and go global at these 8 international festivals

08/21/18

Stay local and go global at these 8 international festivals

You can stay local and go global, thanks to these eight cultural festivals throughout the Sacramento region this fall. From Jewish matzo ball soup to Armenian pizza and a Greek doughnut-eating contest, these international extravaganzas are bringing the sights, sounds and tastes of the world right to the River City's backyard.  Elk Grove Multicultural Festival Aug. 25 This seventh annual fête, which closes out Elk Grove's Cultural Diversity Awareness Month, will showcase performances from dozens of local artists and groups like Sacramento-based Kristy Oshiro, who will lead a taiko drum presentation, and Elk Grove's Otahi Marama, whose members will perform the hula. Guests can also sample...

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Keep the summer fun going at these four county fairs

08/02/18

Keep the summer fun going at these four county fairs

The 2018 California State Fair may have wrapped up its 17-day run last Sunday, but the summer fun continues. Here are four county fairs around the Sacramento region where you can get your carnival fix. Yuba-Sutter Fair Aug. 2-5 Mark this county fair’s 160th anniversary with four days of festivities, which will include train tours on Cowboy Ken’s Rawhide Express, little oinkers fighting for first place in the Great American Pig Races, and live music on three stages from the likes of Yuba City rock group The Catfish Hunter Band and Sacramento country act Madison Hudson Band. Wash down the fair fare—including turkey legs and cheese on a stick—with suds from the beer garden. Youngsters can race on pedal tractor pulls or meet...

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