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Don’t Just Roll With It

Are you sitting down? We need to talk about something that might make you feel uncomfortable.We need to talk about the sustainability of toilet paper.Almost all of us, at least in this country, take...

The Crocker Presses On

On Sept. 1, Crocker Art Museum Director Lial A. Jones announced that due to a $2 million deficit in its fiscal year budget, the organization had laid off six full-time and nine part-time employees. That represented about 15...

Learn the Dynamics of Ceramics

Hey kids, it’s clay time at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts in Davis. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, the gallery will host a free webinar during which pairs of...
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Mural Festival

What with months of the relentless virus and now weeks of smoky air, have we ever felt more trapped in our homes? What some of us could really use right now is a picker-upper, something that...

Soaring Sights for the Eyes

Two things that are reliably rewarding to stare at are creative artwork and public television. You have an opportunity to engage in the former and show support for the latter thanks to a Davis-based cooperative gallery of arts...

Healthy Wildlife? Cheers to That

Those of us who enjoy an adult beverage now and then—and for the purposes of this article let us stipulate that “now and then” means whenever is prudent and appropriate, contributing solely to comraderie and good...

Run for WEAVE

Virtual meets virtue with the 2020 Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival 5K, 10K and Princess Run this coming Sunday, Aug. 30. All donations—100% of them—will go to Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE).How will it...

Starting Tomorrow: A Classy Distraction

For many of us, the refined instrumental sounds of classical music calms nerves and brightens outlooks. That kind of “medicine” sounds pretty enticing as the COVID-19 pandemic grimly grinds on with no end in sight,...
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Diggin’ It in Rancho

On many days during the COVID-19 crisis, in various ways, many of us feel we have gotten the shaft.Starting this weekend in Rancho Cordova, there’s a possible break for the beleaguered at the Mine Shaft, an entertainment...
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Out To Entertain You

Outdoor theater is nothing new to summertime Sacramento, longtime home to the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival and its signature Shakespeare in the Park. That series at Land Park’s amphitheater has been canceled this year due to...