Sactown Magazine - December 2017-January 2018

An Instant Classic

Sacramento’s most prolific new husband-and-wife restaurateurs open a downtown boîte that takes you back to a time of mid-century manners, meals and mixology. Get ready to drink in the nostalgia at the Ten Ten Room.

Modern Classics

With a new landmark study, Sacramento is officially recognizing the mid-century modern structures that define a critical period in our city’s architectural history. Here are five retro-cool gems—from Gunther’s to Eichlers—that deserve a deeper look into what makes them both time-specific and timeless.

A Slice of Life

At 97 years of age, he is unequivocally one of the world’s greatest living artists. But back in 1960, Wayne Thiebaud was still trying to find his way as a young college professor at UC Davis. As a new exhibition explores the decade that defined his signature style, the prolific painter and passionate teacher reflects on his not-so-still life.

Just Add Water

Before you can go from farm to fork, you’ve got to go from land to farm. On a plot in West Sacramento, start-up Farm from a Box is seeding an innovative way forward for new agriculturists.

Now Hear This

Listen up, Sacramento. Whether you’re a beer lover or a political junkie, here are four locally produced, locally focused podcasts worth iTuning into.

A Winter's Tale

Cue the tin soldiers, tiny mice, reindeer and falling snow. In December, the Sacramento Ballet celebrates 30 years of presenting its distinctive version of "The Nutcracker." As a large crew of dancers and children—500 in all—prepare to take the stage, Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda, in their final season as the company’s artistic directors, visit the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

The Rules of Attractions

With all the recent talk of transforming Sacramento into a “destination city,” it’s time to figure out just what that means. And do we have the vision—and the money—to make it happen?

Now Boarding

Sacramento’s airport needs hotel rooms and the city needs more civic amenities. A hotel in Stockholm presents a creative sleepover solution. Let’s land our own dream liner.

Homecoming Queen

Greta Gerwig proves that you can indeed go home again with her stunning directorial debut Lady Bird, a semi-autobiographical story about the Sacramento native’s senior year in high school. In her “love letter” to the River City, she fills the screen with nostalgia-soaked scenes of local landmarks and neighborhoods, revisiting her youth with the thoughtful perspective that only time can bring. And if growing Oscar buzz for the film is any indication, this is just the beginning for the first-time auteur and newly crowned Hollywood royalty. Long may she reign.