Our first event with live music . . . and ideally the first of many.
The movie Lady Bird brought a lot of attention to Sacramento. Soon after its release last fall, California's capital was written up as a travel destination in the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times. So now that the spotlight is on us, have we arrived as a destination and place to visit/live/exist?
Listen to the podcast of our "Sacramento Style" discussion we held last month with some of Sacramento's taste-makers and trend-setters talking about what that style exactly is, or isn't in the city's fashion, decor, architecture, and how Sacramentans dress, decorate and live. Do we have a signature style yet, or are we still coming into our own?
This photo (thanks, Phoebe!) includes some of our stylish panelists, including (from left to right) Josie Lee of Rire Boutiques; Maritza Davis of Unseen Heroes and Display California; Ryan Brough of Sacramento Fashion Week; Phoebe Verkouw of the Dress Fiend blog and the Fabulous Thrift Tour; and Jake Favour of Romp Creative. (It's a shame that Anthony Giannotti of Anthony's Barbershop and Bottle and Barlow, was seated too far left of Jake to be included in the photo, because his hairstyle rocked).
Listen to their great discussion -- podcast links and more info are here.
This Monday, the B Street Theatre Acting Company is letting loose one last time at their old theater -- and you can see most of them doing their final performance there for free.
Join us Monday 6:30 pm for the holiday party we're co-hosting with B Street Theatre, Metro EDGE, The Sacramento LGBT Community Center, the California Homeless Youth Project, and Sacramento County Young Democrats to celebrate the end of an era -- and also all the exciting new things happening in Sacramento now and into 2018.
Listen to readings of three original short plays, with some improv in between.
Admission is free, drinks are $3, and mixing with Sacramento's up-and-comers and young activists is plentiful.
Join us at the B Street Theatre to celebrate all of the young adults in our community who are involved in creating a better tomorrow for the Sacramento area.
Wide Open Walls (WOW) is set to make a big splash in Sacramento, literally.
Scheduled for August 10-20, WOW is the official name for Sacramento's annual mural festival, now in its second year. During those 11 days, 50 artists from 12 countries will be painting 40 individual surfaces, from back-street alleys on the Grid to silos and water towers in the suburbs. Read more in the Sacramento News & Review's special section about the fest.
Street art is a big deal around the globe. And us with being the capital of the (currently) 5th largest economy in the world, is it our time to join the ranks of international cities known for their colorful, vibrant street-art scenes and communities? If so, what should those look like? What images should be on those walls? Who decides what they should be and where they should go? And how do the non-painters of us living here figure into creating a world-class street-art scene in Sacramento?
We're hosting a panel focused on Wide Open Walls on August 9, the evening before the festival officially starts. Details and registration info are on the Event page.
Sacramento is on Realtor.com's list of the Top 10 U.S. cities that are gentrifying the fastest. And while our median housing price increase in the last 15 years jumped by more than 100 percent, we're apparently only 26.5 percent gentrified. What's going to happen in the next few years?
Listen to the podcast recording of our panel "The Good and The Bad of Gentrification," the third of our four-part discussion series "California's Crazy Housing Market."
Next up: CEQA reform - wonky but relevant to everyone living in California.
Listen to the podcast of "Sex, Love, Dating & Relationships, California Style," a fun discussion about dating, love, sex and relationships -- and how California's culture, technology and higher-ed research are changing how we experience them.