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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. 

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Northeast Arizona, land of the Navajo, is home to mother and daughter Lucy and Ellen Begay.

Weaving in the Navajo culture has strong cultural values, and for Lucy and Ellen, weaving is part of their daily rhythm.  Author and collector Gary Beaudoin will soon visit Yolo County to discuss and display the Begays' handmade authentic Navajo textiles.

Gary Beaudoin is the author of Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay, Navajo Weavers.  He is the keeper of a collection of Navajo textiles by the Begays.  The collection spans 20 years of their work and each weaving is one-of-a-kind.  Living a pastoral life in Northeast Arizona, the remote landscape inspires their weaving designs.  The Begays say they weave “what they see”.

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