Sactown Magazine - June-July 2012

Taking Flight

With an eye toward family, community and quality, a flock of ambitious young restaurateurs open Blackbird, a seafood restaurant and raw bar in downtown Sacramento that’s setting its sights sky-high.

The Naked Eye

Pamela Anderson dropped her robe for him, Paul McCartney bought one of his pieces, and Claudia Schiffer tried to have his nude painting of her lounging on a hot dog destroyed. Oh, and one of America’s greatest artists says he’s better than Andy Warhol. With an unlikely career built on painting superheroes and bare naked ladies, Sacramento native Mel Ramos finally has a hometown one-man show—with lots and lots of women.

Best of the City 2012

Sweet potato popsicles, a peanut butter burger, a mobile boutique, nostalgic tees, a cool bike-powered coffee roaster, and more. Here is our fourth annual list of Sacramento’s finest—and funnest—people, places and things.

Oz Fest

There’s no place like our hometown (and Memorial Auditorium) for a star-studded Wizard of Oz-themed charity bash hosted by HealthCorps

Some Enchanted Evening

The Mondavi Center celebrates its 10th anniversary with a magical night featuring the U.S. premiere of the French ballet Blanche Neige (Snow White).

Trunk Show

In cities like Seattle, Vancouver and Melbourne, an Australian installation artist is “painting” trees to raise awareness of global deforestation. It also happens to be beautiful. Here in the City of Trees, we should take some brushes to our branches.

Pushing the Envelope

With Sacramento’s historic post office building about to lose its namesake tenant, now is the time to think big and put our stamp on this city’s future.