The Weekender

CMND SHFT expo to bring together designers from around the state to the Crest

04/15/15

CMND SHFT expo to bring together designers from around the state to the Crest

Image will be everything at CMND SHFT, an all-day graphic design event that will be held at the Crest Theatre on Saturday, April 18. A collaborative effort between the Crest Theatre, Mother (the neighboring vegetarian restaurant) and local design cooperative Interval Press, CMND SHFT will comprise speakers, a panel discussion, film screenings and interactive collaboration to explore the artistic and business elements of the world of two-dimensional art. “There is a need for a group [event] like this. Right now there are designers and they are kind of on their own islands—a lot of them work from home,” says Ryan Donahue, co-owner of Mother and co-founder of the expo. “Anytime you can get like-minded people together and provide them with pertinent...

Posted at 12:46 PM | Permalink | Comments

Walk (or dance) down memory lane this summer with concerts by Huey Lewis, The Beach Boys, Boyz II Men and more

04/10/15

Walk (or dance) down memory lane this summer with concerts by Huey Lewis, The Beach Boys, Boyz II Men and more

Do you love the '80s? What about the '60s, '70s or '90s? From The Beach Boys to Boyz II Men and Huey Lewis & the News, a new lineup of retro acts are coming to the Sacramento region this summer. Get ready to have some fun, fun, fun in the sun. Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick June 6 British guitarist Peter Frampton co-headlines with rockers Cheap Trick at Thunder Valley this June. Frampton, a Grammy-winning artist who was inducted into Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame in 2014, will perform classics like “Do You Feel Like We Do” and “Baby! I Love Your Way,” while Cheap Trick will bring what Rolling Stone characterizes as a “blend of Beatles-style pop, hard rock chops, and a cartoonish stage act” to the table with hits like...

Posted at 10:59 AM | Permalink | Comments

Sacramento to attempt world’s largest Easter egg hunt

03/27/15

Sacramento to attempt world’s largest Easter egg hunt

Ready to hop your way into the record books, Sacramento? On Saturday, April 4—the day before Easter—kids from around the Sacramento region are invited to search for some of the 505,000 Easter eggs that will be strewn about Capitol Park and Capitol Mall in an attempt to break the 2007 Guinness world record that was set in 2007 when 9,753 children made off with 501,000 eggs at the Cypress Garden Adventure Park in Florida. And while "The World's Largest Easter Egg Hunt" is free to all kids 12 and under (accompanied by an adult, of course), $20 VIP tickets are also available, and all proceeds from the sale of those tickets will go to support Blue Heart International, a Sacramento-based nonprofit that combats child sex trafficking and rehabilitates survivors....

Posted at 11:02 AM | Permalink | Comments

10 warm-weather ways to “spring” forward this season

03/26/15

10 warm-weather ways to “spring” forward this season

’Tis the season to go outside and smell the roses. From garden tours, to a scenic 10K and a strawberry festival, here are 10 ways to have the ultimate spring fling this year. Midtown Foodie Grub & Pub Crawl March 28 Eat, drink and be merry at three midtown restaurants (Capital Dime, Hot Italian and Kupros) during this interactive walking tour. Tickets get guests 21 and over one signature dish (presented by the chef who created it) and drink at each restaurant, and a behind-the-scenes look of the kitchens. Guests will be able to take full advantage of spring weather with patio seating at Capital Dime. And be sure to bring some cash: Raffles for prizes—such as a stay at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and gift cards to restaurants like Trick Pony—benefiting the Active...

Posted at 11:42 AM | Permalink | Comments

7 festive events to check out this Easter

03/23/15

7 festive events to check out this Easter

With Easter rolling in, it’s time to dig into a basket full of egg hunts and other festivities we’ve picked up in and around town. From an epic egg hunt where trolls and goblins lurk to visiting the Easter Bunny aboard a train or river cruise, here are 10 Easter celebrations to hop to this holiday. Easter Egg Express March 28–April 5 All aboard for this trip through West Sacramento—a three-hour train ride (which runs through two weekends and the week in between) where parents and children can decorate bags while listening to an on-board reading of the storybook Sierra’s Easter Train Adventure (which select ticket holders can also take home), written and illustrated by Davis-based author Shelle Hart. The train will make a stop at Elkhorn Park, where the...

Posted at 10:44 AM | Permalink | Comments

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  ···  20 Next »