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Gold Rush Days turns back time in Old Sacramento

It’s time to turn back the clock to the 1850s — the heyday of the Gold Rush and what better place than in Old Sacramento? Taking place over Labor Day weekend, Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento is a wildly fun and free heritage celebration offering a variety of family-friendly activities that take place throughout the historic district to help […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Big top 2.0: A new generation of circus entertainment rings parkour, BMX with elephants and acrobats

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The big top just got bigger. A new show has evolved at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey with classics like the human cannonball still under the tent but new talent in teams of parkour athletes and BMX riders mean these tricks aren’t just for kids anymore. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus XTREME features artists […]

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Backyard summer gardens provide safe places for birds

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Mixed annual and perennial flowers are beautiful substitutes for a lawn. Imagine a meadow outside your home inviting birds. Choose according to sun, soil and climate. If the area gets less than six hours sun, select part sun or shade plants. Retain plants with berries, foliate fruit and nectar and those that bloom at different […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

B Street’s Ladies of Sketch Comedy attack cancer with laughs

B Street Theatre, Sacramento’s resident new works theater, is excited to present an evening of original sketch comedy and improv to benefit Megan O’Neil, a B Street actor recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The Nitty Gritty Titty Committee will perform one show only on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at B Street Theatre, 2711 B […]

Comments Off / August 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Guys And Dolls’ lights up the stage at Sutter Street Theatre

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, “Guys And Dolls” ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, “Guys And Dolls” […]

Comments Off / August 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fifth dimensional spirit of art soars at 48 Natoma

We live in a world of three dimensions. Up and down, side-to-side. Width, height, depth. We can spin and appreciate the beauties of radial architecture, such as the views beneath the domes of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and the State Capitol in Sacramento. Yet, we humans can conceive of a fourth dimension. One […]

Comments Off / August 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

National Acrobats and Circus of the People’s Republic of China astound and amaze with a majestic show of aerial feats

Experience a jaw-dropping spectacle of Chinese circus, acrobatics and Peking Opera performed by China’s most revered circus artists. This family-friendly performance exhibits unparalleled grace, agility, flexibility and athleticism displayed by these highly trained artists that juggle, contort and balance their bodies in ways that boggle the mind. Enhanced with traditional Chinese music, brightly colored costumes […]

Comments Off / August 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »