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Weezer and Panic! At the Disco to headline second annual City of Trees music festival

09/08/16

Weezer and Panic! At the Disco to headline second annual City of Trees music festival

The second annual City of Trees music festival is moving to Bonney Field this year, on Sept. 10, with headliners Weezer and Panic! At the Disco. The event’s 2015 debut at Gibson Ranch in Elverta saw heavy traffic and limited parking, but Danielle Palermini, event coordinator for Entercom Sacramento, which manages the festival, says that with a bigger venue and better preparation, City of Trees is ready to welcome up to 12,000 attendees for a day filled with a music, food and an energetic vibe. The acts at City of Trees will rotate between the main stage and the "discovery" stage and include performances from the two headliners, along with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Phantogram, The Struts, The Unlikely Candidates, Weathers and The Rebel Light. Several local...

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The 2016 Sacramento Comedy Festival brings the laughs

09/06/16

The 2016 Sacramento Comedy Festival brings the laughs

The Sacramento Comedy Festival will bring the funny to Sactown for its sixth annual event Sept. 9-11, featuring 28 stand-up comedians, improv acts and sketch comedy groups from all over the country. “The festival is a celebration of all things comedy,” says Crall, owner of midtown's Sacramento Comedy Spot, which is hosting the event. “We want people to start recognizing Sacramento as hot spot for comedy talent, and one of the ways we do that is by putting on [this] festival.” This year’s lineup includes Keith Lowell Jensen, who has appeared on Spike TV; Robert Berry, a veteran comic who has performed at Sacramento’s Punch Line and Laughs Unlimited; Nameless Numberhead, a sketch comedy duo from South Carolina; and Jill Maragos, a Los...

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Six sweet spots to visit in Apple Hill this season

08/31/16

Six sweet spots to visit in Apple Hill this season

For Sacramentans, the onset of fall means one very important thing: Apple Hill season is upon us. Labor Day weekend marks the official opening of the foothills apple farm region, and we've plucked six delicious destinations to check out this year. Abel’s Apple Acres Why it’s special: Pony rides? Picnic tables overlooking a peaceful pond? Homemade caramel by the quart? This four-generation family ranch in Placerville ticks all of those boxes, and also offers a craft fair with items like jewelry, candles and stained glass art, as well as a book nook with children’s stories and cookbooks of Apple Hill family recipes. What to try: Abel’s buttermilk apple pie, made with fresh buttermilk custard, a secret blend of fall spices and a mound of crisp apples...

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10 festive events to check out this Labor Day weekend

08/30/16

10 festive events to check out this Labor Day weekend

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial last hurrah of summer, and the Sacramento region is going out with a bang. From a fireworks show to food truck festivals, a comic convention and a chalk art street party, here are 10 festive events where you can celebrate all weekend long. Journey with The Doobie Brothers Sept. 2 Journey owned the ’70s and ’80s with a string of hits like “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” “Faithfully,” “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” and “Any Way You Want It,” all of which can be heard in Wheatland this summer, with Arnel Pineda replacing former lead singer Steve Perry. Grammy-winning roots-rock trio The Doobie Brothers will also take the stage with perennial favorites like “Listen to the...

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Eat, drink and dance your way through these 11 International Festivals

08/24/16

Eat, drink and dance your way through these 11 International Festivals

Whether you're up for sipping Armenian coffee, munching on lumpia, or dancing the hora, here are 11 great ways to celebrate the Sacramento region's cultural diversity from now through October.  Brazilian Arts & Cultural Dance Festival Aug. 28 Even though the Rio Olympics have come to a close, this fourth annual festival will continue the celebration of Brazil’s food, music and dance in midtown Sacramento. Nab a bowl of moqueca de camaroes (Brazilian shrimp stew) or a savory chicken and rice dish and watch drumming and dancing groups take the stage. To honor the Olympic Games, adults and kids can channel their inner Neymar during a soccer penalty shoot-out competition. Free. 1-7 p.m. 20th St. between J and K streets. 588-5463....

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