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Feast your way through these 7 food festivals this summer

06/21/18

Feast your way through these 7 food festivals this summer

'Tis the season to be a bounty hunter in American's Farm-to-Fork Capital. Here are 7 sweet (and spicy and savory) food festivals to dig into this summer. The Pepper Festival June 23 This inaugural festival will heat things up in Auburn by paying tribute to the titular vegetable, from sweet and mild varieties like multicolored bells to the mouth-burning strains like the infamous Carolina Reaper. Each food maker at this spicy soiree, including Che Buono, Cousins Maine Lobster and The Dive, will create a pepper-infused dish, and heat hounds can visit Hot Sauce Row to taste small-batch condiments. Folks can also jump around in an adult bounce house, join a hot pepper-eating contest, or check out a performance from bands like the Nevada City-based Dixie outfit Earles of...

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Auburn to host typewriter exhibition and film screening this fall

06/20/18

Auburn to host typewriter exhibition and film screening this fall

This fall, an Auburn event will pay tribute to the ye olde word processing machine that's making a comeback: the typewriter. Billed as "The Typewriter Revolution,” the celebration—which was concocted by Auburn-based writer and journalist Gary Moffat and Ole Kehlet, owner of Sacramento's only typewriter repair shop—will take over the State Theater on Saturday, Oct. 27, and will feature a screening of the 2017 documentary California Typewriter, which focuses on the titular typewriter repair shop in Berkeley and the country's renewed interest in the vintage machines. The film includes interviews with typewriter enthusiasts like Tom Hanks (who owns about 250 typewriters and refuses to open thank-you emails), Pulitzer Prize-winning author David...

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7 fun things to do this Memorial Day weekend

05/23/18

7 fun things to do this Memorial Day weekend

From music and film festivals to barbecue with the River Cats and brunch down Old Sacramento’s Front Street, here are 7 fun ways to spend this Memorial Day weekend. Sunset Sip May 24: Get a head start on the weekend along Old Sacramento’s newly refurbished Sacramento River embarcadero with an evening of wine tasting at the Sunset Sip. Attendees can fill their complimentary Old Sacramento Waterfront glasses with tastes of 40 unique pours from 20 El Dorado Wine Association wineries, including Placerville’s Boeger and Somerset’s Oakstone. Pre-registered guests can chat with the makers themselves or sample holiday munchies from Delta Bar & Grill and The Chefs’ Olive Mix, the latter of which will provide olive oil and breads to pair with the vino,...

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Two new lantern festivals will light up the region in May and October

03/26/18

Two new lantern festivals will light up the region in May and October

Everything will be illuminated at two new lantern festivals that'll be lighting up the region this year. Ready, set, glow. Luminara Festival May 26 Following its inaugural event in San Jose in April, the Luminara Festival will descend upon Roseville’s At the Grounds venue (formerly the Placer County Fairgrounds) in late May with almost 3,000 multicolored lanterns suspended in the air, blending the centuries-old tradition of Asian lantern ceremonies with the vibe of a modern outdoor festival. At this fête—which will also feature live music and a motivational speaker (the lineup will be announced later this month)—guests can select from red, blue, purple and orange paper lanterns that are lit with LEDs and decorate them with...

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7 egg-cellent ways to celebrate Easter in Sacramento

03/21/18

7 egg-cellent ways to celebrate Easter in Sacramento

Easter hops into our calendars early this year on April 1, bringing underwater egg hunts, adult egg hunts and other events to Sacramento as spring gets underway. Here are seven festive ways to celebrate the holiday. Easter Egg Express March 24-31 Hop aboard this Sacramento RiverTrain excursion for a two-and-a-half-hour adventure through Yolo County that departs from West Sacramento and makes a stop at Elkhorn Park, where the Easter Bunny will greet families and guide kids through an egg hunt for candy and toy prizes. Little ones can also go crayon crazy at a decorating station for egg-collecting bags, take part in a bunny hop contest and listen to a reading of the storybook How to Catch the Easter Bunny. $10-$45. Dates and times vary. West Sacramento...

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