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...
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...