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Get your shine on at these three lantern festivals

03/22/19

Get your shine on at these three lantern festivals

This spring, Sacramento will be aglow with a trio of lantern festivals (making one of our wishes come true). Here are three ways you can light up the night around town.  I Street Bridge Lantern Festival March 23 The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento will host a lantern walk across the I Street Bridge to spread the word about the historic span's upcoming transformation into a pedestrian- and cyclist-only crossing. The Sacramento Mandarins drum line and Teng Fei Lion Dance team will perform after leading participants and their lanterns on a trek over the bridge, where folks can learn about the urban design project via interactive boards and write thoughts and opinions). Tip: Arrive early, as only 200 LED-lit lanterns will be doled out (the decorating session starts...

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Free Museum Day returns with 25 local institutions to choose from

01/23/19

Free Museum Day returns with 25 local institutions to choose from

The 21st annual Free Museum Day takes place on Saturday Feb. 2, during which more than two dozen museums, historic sites and other venues will welcome visitors without charging admission. This year also launches the first-ever Museum Week, where several institutions will offer special activities and tours (with the price of regular admission) from Feb. 2-8. Here are 10 highlights of the day and week, featuring everything from flight simulators to reimagined comic book covers to vintage cars.  Aerospace Museum of California Learn how to fly at this museum located on the property of the former McClellan Air Force Base, where you can take the controls on a flight simulator ($10 for a 20-minute session) while licensed pilot instructors help you navigate the digital skies...

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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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