The Weekender

Sacramento Archives Crawl brings the region's little-seen history into focus

10/07/14

Sacramento Archives Crawl brings the region's little-seen history into focus

In honor of National Archives Month, four local institutions have selected rarely seen artifacts from their troves to display this Saturday as part of the city’s fourth annual Sacramento Archives Crawl. This year’s free event follows the theme “Having Fun in Sacramento.” Patterned after a pub crawl, attendees will imbibe Sacramento’s rich history and catch a glimpse of what people used to do with their leisure time in the river city—where they dined, what sports teams they watched, what music they listened to—courtesy of the historical archives and collections of the Sacramento Public Library, California State Archives, California State Library and the Center for Sacramento History. The destinations will display everything from photos of...

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TBD Fest coming this weekend to Sacramento

10/03/14

TBD Fest coming this weekend to Sacramento

It’s finally here: TBD Fest, the three-day music, arts, food and all-around cultural blowout sweeps into the region this weekend, bringing thousands of fans and revelers to the riverfront in West Sacramento. Headlined by musical acts Moby, Blondie and Justice and nearly 80 other bands and artists from around Sacramento and the world, TBD Fest picks up where Sacramento’s Launch festival left off in 2013. Launch organizers Michael Hargis and Clay Nutting say their rechristened gathering at the River Walk (with “TBD” standing for everything from “The Bridge District”—the budding community that will host the festival—to the more commonly recognized acronym “To Be Determined”) reflects both their city’s and their own...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 3-5

10/02/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 3-5

TBD Fest (Friday through Sunday) Formerly known as the Launch festival, this wildly popular music and arts event is moving across the river from Cesar Chavez Plaza to West Sacramento’s nascent Bridge District, where performers as diverse as Moby, the French DJ duo Justice, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Blondie will take the stage over the course of three days. Throughout the festivities, attendees can check out art installations or visit an artisanal food and beverage pavilion featuring local beer, craft cocktails and farm-to-fork fare. $69 per day; $199-$250 for three-day pass. Friday from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m. West Sacramento’s River Walk. West Sacramento. tbdfest.com Rosanne Cash (Friday) This concert featuring Rosanne...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for Sept. 26-28

09/25/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for Sept. 26-28

Sac Fresh Hops Beer Fest (Friday) Hopheads rejoice: The first Farm-to-Fork Celebration beer-tasting event will take place this Friday to help you take advantage of the last three days of the festival. More than 25 local breweries will be pouring their “Fresh Hop Brews”—some of which were created specially for the event—at the California Automobile Museum. Try unlimited samples from favorites like Bike Dog, Track 7 and Sudwerk, as well as lesser-known breweries like Loomis Basin Brewing Company and GoatHouse Brewing. Upgrade to a VIP ticket to try home-brewed entries and judge beers, or purchase dinner from Dad’s Kitchen for an additional $15. $35-$45. 5 to 9 p.m. California Automobile Museum. 2200 Front St. 442-6802. calautomuseum.org Jack Gallagher:...

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Pop-up rooftop park returns to midtown this weekend

09/19/14

Pop-up rooftop park returns to midtown this weekend

This weekend, join the Rooftop Alliance as it transforms the roof of a midtown parking garage into UPark 2014, a pop-up urban park offering two days of yoga, dance, art, movies, beer, a mobile produce stand and other offerings. The park will occupy the top floor of the garage at 20th and L streets, previously the site of a bike-in outdoor movie screening this summer. Inspired by parks and gardens on rooftops in cities such as Vancouver and Chicago, the Rooftop Alliance started the UPark event last year in the hopes of making permanent parks and gardens on the rooftops of restaurants, businesses and residential complexes in Sacramento more common and accessible. “As we’re becoming compact in big cities, people are becoming more aware of making the most of our...

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