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The Magical Holiday Tradition Continues in Old Sacramento with the "Macy's Theatre of Lights”!

Known as a magical, electrifying and family-friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and FREE "Macy's Theatre of Lights" performances return on Wednesday evening, November 26, following an official tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. The 2014 "Macy's Theatre of Lights" is proudly sponsored by Bank of America and presented by the Old Sacramento Business Association (OSBA) in cooperation with Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF), the City of Sacramento Department of Convention and Cultural Services, and Old Sacramento merchants and small business owners. 

Famed artist Lawrence Argent speaking at Crocker Museum this Wednesday night

Famed artist Lawrence Argent speaking at Crocker Museum this Wednesday night

WHAT: Lawrence Argent, famed artist best known for Leap, the much photographed “red rabbit” prominently featured atop the escalators in Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport, will speak at the Crocker Art Museum, November 5, 7:00 p.m. Argent’s presentation will take place in conjunction with an exhibition at the Temp Gallery, 1616 Del Paso Blvd, featuring public artists, from November 6 – 23. More details are available at www.tempartgallery.com.

The exhibition salutes the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s Public Art Program and recognizes three artists who have created iconic public artworks in the County. The exhibition is titled, “Art for Everyone: a tribute to Sacramento’s collection of public art” and features work by Lawrence Argent, Stephen Kaltenbach, and Gerald Walburg.

Top 3 Sacramento Halloween Parties 2014

Top 3 Sacramento Halloween Parties 2014

By Laura Braden

Halloween is on a FRIDAY this year, meaning if you haven’t confirmed your plans yet, you need to get on it! Here’s my top three choices for spooky soirees on Sacramento’s grid…... Read More

State Indian Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Series of Special Events!

State Indian Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Series of Special Events!

In honor of national Native American Heritage Month, the State Indian Museum is offering a series of special events and activities each weekend that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans.  In fact, the State Indian Museum will offer notable Basket Weaving Demonstrations, a compelling Native Literature Showcase, hands-on “Continuing Culture” Skills Workshops, a Native Film Festival and an always-popular Indian Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair.  All Native American Heritage Month activities happening in November at the State Indian Museum are provided free with regular Museum admission.
 
California Indian Basket Weaving Demonstrations -- Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s Not a Beerfest…It’s Sactoberfest!

It’s Not a Beerfest…It’s Sactoberfest!

The Sacfoodies team was recently invited to get a sneak peek at the festivities planned for the 2nd Annual Sactoberfest 2014! After recovering from food and beer-induced comas, we all agreed that this year’s event is definitely going to be an authentic and traditional experience. With beer maids, classic German eats, plus an extensive selection of over 15 Oktoberfest and local premium beers, Sactoberfest 2014 is an event not to be missed... Read More

3rd Annual “Souls of the City” Activities in Old Sacramento Culminate With Celebration on 11/1!

3rd Annual “Souls of the City” Activities in Old Sacramento Culminate With Celebration on 11/1!

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of “Day of the Dead” celebrations in Sacramento, Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation have teamed up to present a series of 3rd Annual “Souls of the City” Dia De Los Muertos events and activities in Old Sacramento that take place throughout October and culminate on November 1, 2014.   The annual tradition -- a national holiday in Mexico – is showcased by friends and families building elaborate altars to honor loved ones who have died then gathering in remembrance and celebration.   

A series of fun pop up art labs and special activities will be held in October that showcase the traditions and/or demonstrate how to create some of the special items used in “Day of the Dead” celebrations. 

Following is a schedule of the free workshops and special activities: