Craft beer aficionados will have the opportunity to get their hands on some hops beginning May 2, when the Sacramento brewery Ruhstaller begins offering classes at the Farm & Yard in Dixon, where the company has been growing hops since 2013. Ruhstaller owner J.E. Paino has partnered with the Center for Land-Based Learning, the Winters-based non-profit dedicated to promoting youth farming education programs, to create the classes, which will focus solely on hop production—from planting and farming to harvesting and processing. Interested parties can show up to Ruhstaller’s 7.5-acre hop farm on Saturday mornings between 6:30 and 7 a.m. (the classes will be drop-in at first, but there may be a way to sign up on Ruhstaller’s website in the near future) and...
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...
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...
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....
’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...
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