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Musical series that began inside an apartment to find home at Capital Stage for one night

11/01/17

Musical series that began inside an apartment to find home at Capital Stage for one night

On May 5, 2017, almost 30 people squeezed into David Taylor Gomes’ and Wesley Gomes’ 750-square-foot apartment at midtown’s Warehouse Artist Lofts to watch a live musical the couple created. The show, Boxed Up: The Musical—part rom-com, part societal discourse—follows Marion (played by Lizzy Poore), a lovable shut-in who makes a living reviewing products online, orders everything she needs from the Internet and develops anxiety at the thought of leaving the safe confines of her apartment, until she falls for Jake (played by Joshua Glenn), the handsome delivery guy. “It’s our very light commentary on the digital world we live in and how communication breaks down when we put screens in front of each other,” says Joelle Robertson, who...

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Sacramento Archives Crawl will celebrate the city’s historic oddities

10/03/17

Sacramento Archives Crawl will celebrate the city’s historic oddities

In honor of National Archives Month, four local institutions will display rare artifacts and treasures from their collections for the seventh annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Oct. 7. During the free event, the California State Archives, Center for Sacramento History, Sacramento Public Library and California State Library will lead visitors on tours of their facilities, including temperature-controlled rooms where artifacts are kept under lock and key. This year’s theme “It Came from the Archives?!” pays homage to the Northern California’s unusual relics. “A lot of people think that archives tend to have serious documents and we do have those,” says Dylan McDonald, deputy city historian at the Center for Sacramento History and a coordinator of...

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Find cooking demos, fresh fruit, food trucks and more at the 2017 Farm-to-Fork Festival

09/19/17

Find cooking demos, fresh fruit, food trucks and more at the 2017 Farm-to-Fork Festival

On Saturday, Sept. 23, over 65,000 people are expected to descend upon Capitol Mall for the fifth annual Farm-to-Fork Festival, a free event that celebrates the region’s agricultural bounty. Between 3rd and 7th streets, event-goers can peruse booths from over 100 regional purveyors, like local farms, wineries and breweries, which will be serving up their signature fare and forking over samples. Expect scoops of plum gelato from Conscious Creamery, wildflower honey from East Sacramento’s The Bee Box and loaves of birdseed bread from Upper Crust Baking Co. Popular downtown Sacramento brewery Ruhstaller will be pouring its Three Families Hop Sac ale at the beer and wine pavilion, while local growers like Capay Organic and Soil Born Farms offer up fresh samples of...

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See what's brewing at the third annual California Craft Beer Summit

08/23/17

See what's brewing at the third annual California Craft Beer Summit

The California Craft Beer Summit is once again doubling down on the notion that today's beer lovers want to do as much learning as tippling. On Sept.7-9, the summit returns to Sacramento for three hopping days of beer discussion, education and tasting, culminating in a mega festival on the Capitol Mall. At the third annual event, you can hone your sudsy spidey-sense with classes on how to analyze hop flavor profiles, take a historical and geographical tasting tour of the Golden State's brewing industry, or get schooled on beer pairings by Grange chef Oliver Ridgeway at a demo where he’ll serve guests a meal that explores the connection between Indian food and West Coast IPAs. Then on Saturday, Sept. 9, test your newfound knowledge at the Capitol Mall festival, which...

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Eat, drink and dance your way around the world through 7 international festivals

08/17/17

Eat, drink and dance your way around the world through 7 international festivals

From Scandinavian meatballs to cinnamon babka, and from Brazilian drumming to Greek circle dancing, here are seven fun ways to celebrate the diversity of Sacramento’s communities. Sacramento Scandinavian Festival Aug. 19 If your idea of eating Scandinavian food is lining up for a plate of Swedish meatballs at Ikea, you’re in for a treat at this 34th annual festival at East Sacramento’s Scottish Rite Masonic Center, where a veritable smörgåsbord awaits. Sample the Viking-on-a-Stick (a giant beef meatball deep fried like a corn dog), as well as Danish sausages and open-faced shrimp sandwiches. For dessert, there’s limpa (sweet rye bread) and shortbread spritz cookies. Post-feast, check out the model of a Viking warship, built by local...

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