Sactown Magazine - August-September 2012

Bridge Party

Many of us here are proud of our River City status, even though it’s no secret that we’ve never connected with our riverfront the way we should. But in cities like Portland and Pasadena, people have found a way to turn some of their oldest structures—their bridges—into their newest attractions.

Foxy Lady

Sacramento singer Andy Allo may have gotten her start at an open mic night at Fox & Goose, but after a year touring the world with Prince (who gave her a crash course in music ranging from Joni Mitchell to Jimi Hendrix), she has a new album (produced by Prince) and a solo tour on the way (on which Prince may join her). Now if only people would stop calling her his girlfriend.

Girl Power

Local ladies put their best foot forward to raise a glass—and funds—at Wine, Women & Shoes, a benefit for the Sacramento Children’s Home.

Green Party

The Sacramento Convention Center transforms into the Emerald City for California Musical Theatre’s colorful Wicked–themed gala

Horsing Around

Well-heeled (and well-hatted) animal lovers hoof it to the Lasher Polo Classic at the Chamberlain Ranch in Wilton for the Sacramento SPCA

School Ties

Sacramento has never done enough to pay tribute to its celebrated native sons and daughters, but it’s not too late to learn our lesson.