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Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival

This weekend, Oct. 2–3, come out to Elk Grove, where bigger really is better. When it comes to pumpkin contests, size matters—and when it comes to free fall family fun, Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival takes...


This coming Saturday, Oct. 2, join thousands of auto aficionados at CruiseFest on Fulton Avenue, where hundreds of classic and custom cars (including a replica Batmobile!) parade down and park along Fulton from El...
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Enhance the Romance With Opera

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air...  but, alas, so is the coronavirus. If you and your sweetheart are playing it safe and staying in to celebrate, how about sitting down to...

Celebrate “I ♥ Museum Month”

For many locals, Sacramento’s annual Free Museum Day—usually held the first Saturday in February at museums throughout the region—has become a time-honored tradition, marked in bold on their calendars. Braving chilly weather, unpredictable parking and long lines, families by the thousands would embark on a day of discovery, immersing themselves in the region’s rich history, fine arts and science museums,...
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Explore Chinese California Stories

Shuttered by the region’s latest coronavirus surge, area museums are continuing to come up with innovative ways to keep their doors open—virtually, anyway!—and engage the public. Case in point: California Museum Live!, a new series of interactive virtual tours led by California Museum docents who will introduce viewers in...
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Celebrating the Fourth, COVID-19 Style

Pancake breakfasts. Parades. Picnics. Pyrotechnic extravaganzas in the sky. All of the ways we traditionally come together to celebrate our nation’s birthday have been upended by the pandemic and prohibitions against public gatherings, where COVID-19 can so readily spread.   But even though they...
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Crocker Kicks Off Art Auction Season

Find yourself at home a lot these days, staring at the walls? Wouldn’t it be nice to have some new art on them to admire and enjoy? Crocker Art Museum’s art auctions may have...
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SSPCA’s Doggy Dash Goes Virtual

Sacramento SPCA’s Doggy Dash won’t be a walk in the park this year—but it can be a walk in your own neighborhood!  For its 27th annual fundraiser, SSPCA is encouraging everyone to join in its...
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Chat With Good Morning America’s Adrienne Bankert

Adrienne Bankert is a familiar face with a timeless, yet timely, message: Kindness is key.This Wednesday, June 24, the broadcast journalist and Good Morning America correspondent will discuss her debut book, Your Hidden Superpower:...
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French Film Festival Goes Virtual

Chances are, you’re not flying off to Paris this week for the romantic vacation of a lifetime. (Even if those were your plans, pandemics sure have a funny way of putting travel on pause.)...