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Kites, clay and canines, oh my…Midtown offers eclectic Second Saturday Art Walk stops

Kites, clay and canines, oh my…Midtown offers  eclectic Second Saturday Art Walk stops

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting Second Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music, and more.  

 

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, a sampling of the offerings – many of which are especially fun and whimsical this month – presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following: 

Local museums extend classroom learning with school tours, hands-on activities & more

Local museums extend classroom learning with school tours, hands-on activities & more

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures. In addition to being open to the public most days all year long, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Area Museums offer group tours, hands-on activities and interpretive experiences tailored for local students that help to extend learning and add depth to topics covered in the classroom.

 

Below is a sampling of some of the school tour offerings for the 2018-2019 school year.     

 

California Automobile Museum

Rose propagation class

Rose propagation class

Historic Rose Garden volunteer propagators will conduct a hands-on rose propagation workshop to teach participants how to select the best plant material, prepare the cuttings and root them using the “terrarium” approach. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to take and stick a few cuttings of their own to take home with them. The class is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help support rose garden operations. Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free street parking on surrounding streets. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

2018 “Sac open studios” Event expands in scope and showcases nearly 250 artists

2018 “Sac open studios” Event expands in scope and showcases nearly 250 artists

Proudly led by Verge Center for the Arts and known as the region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious open studio program for local artists, the highly anticipated 2018 Sac Open Studios officially kicks off with a Launch Party on September 6, 2018, followed by special open studio opportunities scheduled over two weekends: September 8-9 & 15-16, 2018. 

Protect your brain! Learn tips from the experts

Protect your brain! Learn tips from the experts

How does nutrition, exercise, sleep, socialization and more affect your brain? What steps can you take to keep your brain healthy as you age?

Find out from Sutter Health clinical experts at a free “Brain Health” seminar September 10th at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Read the flyer for more information, and call 916-733-9511 to register.

Verge Center for the Arts to debut immersive video installation titled “KOKO’s Love” on September 6

Verge Center for the Arts to debut immersive video installation titled “KOKO’s Love” on September 6

Verge Center for the Arts is excited to debut KOKO’s Love: The Technicolor Unfairy Tale Ball, an all-new video installation best described as a dynamic dramedy that will engage and captivate exhibition guests. The debut of KOKO’s Love is timed to coincide with the official Launch Party for Sac Open Studios on the evening of September 6, 2018.

Two tennis champions trained by JMG Tennis at Arden Hills make main draw in U.S. Open

Two tennis champions trained by JMG Tennis at Arden Hills make main draw in U.S. Open
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JMG Tennis at Arden Hills is proud to announce two tennis players from their program – Jenson (JT) Brooksby and Co

A dozen ways to die: The saga continues

A dozen ways to die: The saga continues

We’re baack! It’s September and it’s time to hear the wild, wacky and weird ways that 12 citizens of Sacramento met their maker. Did they bite the dust, kick the bucket or bite the bullet?  Or did they meet their end another way? Join us for this fall classic and find out!!! Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

The Sacramento Historic City Cemetery is located at 1000 Broadway, Sacramento. There is free parking on surrounding streets. Tours are free; however, donations are appreciated and benefit cemetery preservation. For more information, call 916-448-0811.

Developers break ground on The Press, Midtown’s largest residential community

Developers break ground on The Press, Midtown’s largest residential community

DeBartolo Development and SKK Developments today broke ground on The Press at Midtown Quarter, a 277-unit multifamily community that covers the entire city block of 21st & Q Streets. The Press is the largest residential project currently under construction in Midtown Sacramento.  

 

FREE outdoor movie showing of “Lady Bird” in Midtown as part of "Third Thursday" fun

FREE outdoor movie showing of “Lady Bird” in Midtown as part of "Third Thursday" fun

After a series of FREE outdoor movie showings that played on the historic walls at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park earlier this summer, the Midtown Association is proud and excited to present a special showing of the Oscar-nominated “Lady Bird” on Thursday, August 16, 2018, as part of the popular and new “Third Thursday” activations at 24th & K in Midtown.  While “Third Thursday” activities take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the summer months (and August 16 is the final one for the season), the pop-up event will be extended until 11 p.m.