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The 916: Aaron Curtin, Bike Valet

Why did you become a bike valet?I’ve been in the cycling industry for 25 years, so bikes are a huge part of my life. Allowing someone the opportunity to ride their bikes to an...

A Day at the Fair

The scent of fried fare that drifts along the summer breeze as screams from the midway roar in the distance means one thing: the California State Fair. A visit to Cal Expo has become...

Printmaker Without Borders

The convergence of the American and Sacramento rivers is at our heart. Sandra Beard’s latest work, “Arctic Chorus,” takes an icy note from the crashing of melted icebergs rather than from our valley’s lazy rivers,...

Stage: ‘Legally Blonde’

Get ready to bend and snap at the opening musical of Music Circus. “Legally Blonde” takes you on the tongue-in-cheek journey of sorority sister Elle Woods, who becomes a Harvard law student in search...

Music: Maxwell

An icon in the neo soul movement, Maxwell is known for his 2010 hit, “Pretty Wings.” With the imminent release of his fifth album, “blackSUMMERS’night,” he’ll take you on a soulful journey through healing...

Enchanted Events

JUNE 4–5“ANIMAL OLYMPICS” With the summer Olympics right around the corner, magician and ventriloquist Tony Borders presents a comedic show in the Children’s Theater. Learn the amazing physical feats that animals such as monkeys and...

Into the Mix

It could be said that music is the backdrop of our lives, and songs intertwine to form the fabric of our days. As a DJ, My Cousin Vinny mixes and blends one song with the...

The 916: Rub a Dub Dub

Ryan Duey knows how to float your boat: As owner of a new Oak Park business called CAPITOL FLOATS, he offers soothing, hourlong soaks in a water-filled tank. Epsom salts provide buoyancy. Floating reportedly...

Spicing Up Sacramento

Why a spice shop?Food is what it really comes down to. Every time my husband and I travel (which is almost never these days now that we have a daughter), we immediately search for...

Motown the Musical

A theatrical memoir of Motown founder Berry Gordy, “Motown the Musical” takes you into the recording studio where artists such as Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye got their starts. Hearing more than 40 songs,...

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