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December, 2009 | Midtown Monthly

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Musical Chairs

santa_claus.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024x768 pixels)Ole Saint Nick has been at the heart of the yuletide season for centuries but he has really come into his own in the last 150 years or so.  Saint Nick is a truly international figure in the Christmas scene, and MidMo is proud to present his musings on holiday music. Read more »

Benefit! Music! Art! Thursday!

Take Back Midtown presents “Stop the Traffick” an art and music event to benefit Project Free Hope. We will “Stop the Traffick” on Thursday, December 10 from 7 p.m. -2 a.m. at the Townhouse.

Project Free Hope is the brainchild of local activist (and stylist) Rachel Marrs. Project Free Hope is an up-and-coming non-profit and the organizational extension of the wildly successful “Cuts for a Cause”.

Project Free Hope exists to “abolish child sex trafficking and the child sex industry by creating and presenting hope-one life at a time”. No small task. So Take Back Midtown is stepping in to raise some cash by throwing a badass art event for your Thursday evening pleasure.

The 7-9 art reception will feature one-of-a-kind work by Vagas Hawk and a photographic and multi-media retrospective from Marrs and Danielle Fields’ recent visit to Thailand. Handmade goods from Thailand will also be available for a “donation”.

“Stop the Traffick” will kick it up a notch at 9 with music upstairs by Chelsea Wolfe, ThouSANDS, Winter Trees, Art Lessing and more… Downstairs you will find live painting by Rachel Miller and DJ dancing with Larry Rodriguez and special guest DJ Adam.

Bring a fistful of cash and a big desire to make big change. $5-$20 sliding scale.

Wine Picks, December 2009

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Art Picks, December 2009

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A Year in Review

Story and photos by Becky Grunewald

2009 was not a very exciting year food-wise in Sacramento.  We saw a few hyped openings, and a few sad closings, but for the most part restaurants were trying to hang on this year, just like the rest of us. Read more »

Amador County Daytrip

Story and photos by Liv Moe

Amador County is a region I’ve spent a lot of time in over that past few years. Between cute little towns like Sutter Creek, Amador City, and Jackson, wine tasting in the Shenandoah Valley, and Christmas tree procurement in Sloughhouse, one could visit the area at least once every season and never run short of things to do. Read more »

Holiday Brew!

By Niki Kangas   photos by Jesse Vasquez

December’s here and it’s beer:30. Read more »

Red Menace!

By William Burg  Photos courtesy of the Center for Sacramento History

In 1935, was Sacramento a hotbed of Communist conspirators, plotting the destruction of the American government? Read more »