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May, 2011 | Midtown Monthly

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Bows and Arrows soft opening

Boy is that phrase funny or what? I was vacationing in Fresno this past weekend (as most of the jet set do) so I missed it, but a little bird told me that the Bows and Arrows soft opening for friends and family went off without a hitch. I am so excited for this place to open, and for the MidMo Best Summer Ever party that we’ve scheduled there. Check the mag and this blog for details as they’re revealed…

Art Bombing the Bathroom


I can’t 100% vouch for this, but I’m pretty sure it’s real: Artist Jairus Tonel has art-bombed the Crocker. The artist has been secretly installing his work in bathrooms around town, but this takes it up a notch.  I’m not sure how he even managed to get 150 paintings into the museum without arousing suspicion, but according to the real-looking photos on his blog, it happened.

I like Tonel’s work and we featured an interview with the artist a few months back, and he hinted at this, but wow, I didn’t realize he was serious.  I’m guessing this won’t last long, so if you’ve been meaning to check out the Crocker, here’s a reason to do it, like, now.

50% Off Sale at LeGacy Boutique!!

Newcomer to the midtown boutique scene, LeGacy Boutique has been making waves with the Sacramento fashion bloggers and now is the time to go see why. Now through Memorial Day weekend, the whole store is 50% off (excluding new arrival rack)! LeGacy owner, Debbie Milanova, celebrated her grand opening April 1st and is already gearing up for a huge Summer with lots of new stock. We’re happy to see new, funky businesses like hers opening in Midtown! This sale is not only for the ladies out there– LeGacy offers a great selection of men’s clothes and accessories too. New and vintage clothes are in stock so there’s bound to be something for everybody. Go take some merchandise off her hands while the sale is on! Also, we hear Debbie has recently celebrated a birthday so make sure to say hi and wish her well.

LeGacy Boutique 2418 K Street
Hours: Tues – Thurs:11:00 am-7:00 pm Fri – Sat:11:00 am-8:00 pm
Sun:12:00 pm-5:00 pm

Revenge of the VAMPIRE WOMEN!

If you missed last month’s world premiere of the Trash Film Orgy’s Planet of the Vampire Women, don’t despair- it’s back for three nights at the Crest- this weekend only!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND-
Friday, May 27th
Saturday, May 28th
Sunday, May 29th!
10pm showing each night

CREST THEATRE
1013 K Street, Downtown Sacramento
General Admission-All tickets $10

Incoming! SuckFest! Secretions 20th anniversary Fri. 5/27 – Sun. 5/29

What?!!? You don’t EVER want to grow up?!!? NEVER?!!? Well, my slowly-ripening friend, this is gonna be the time of your life! SuckFest! celebrates 20 years of the Secretions, Sacramento’s self-made three chord punk heroes. Blast into zombie-fighting, studded-leather-jacket-wearing, caffeine-fueled, “fuck you mom even though I’m forty now!” ultra-fun with the band who never grows (too) old. The Secretions perform all three nights of SuckFest!, with different bands sharing each show. -TM

Fire Escape, 7431 Madison Ave, Citrus Heights 7PM the 27th, 1PM the 28th , 5PM the 29th, 21+

Incoming! Foxtails Brigade 5/25

San Francisco’s Foxtails Brigade delight in the dreamy line between singer-songwriter and folk revival. Read more »

!Soy Capitan! !Soy Capitan!

!Que Onda! Head on over to the Sac Central sometime before August 7th to see the American Sabor Exhibit, a very thorough examination of Hispanic influence in popular music.  Presented by the EMP (Experience Music Project) and the Smithsonian, the display is packed with information presented in a really fun way.  I learned that Sam The Sham is Mexican-American and not Egyptian at all!

It covers all different types of music, from my beloved Latin jazz master, Tito Puente

to the always fabulous salsa singer Celia Cruz

to psychedelia

 

and punk.

 

It is really worth checking out. And of course, like everything at the library, it’s gratis!

 

Verge Movie Night Tonight!

Tonight Liv and I are screening the documentary “Chris and Don” at the Verge
7:30
625 S st.
donation goes to Verge
free popcorn
beverages for sale

Small Medium Large: Bike Month!

By Melody Stone

All over the country people are taking to the streets on two wheels – May is Bike Month Read more »

I Spent 12 hours in Old Sac and All I Got Was This Stupid Article

By Becky Grunewald  Photos by Scott Duncan

When I told people about my story idea for our Old Sac issue – to spend 12 hours in Old Sac – they laughed or rolled their eyes and said, “Good luck!” Read more »