Archive for June, 2011

Incoming! Ricky Berger, Adrian Bourgeois – Friday 6/17

Berger and traveling compatriot Bourgeois seem to be having a lot of these homecoming shows- which I guess makes sense since they seem to be on some sort of Groundhog Day of endless touring…. they’ll probably be leaving again about two weeks after this show. You know the drill: folky chanteuse with a yen for the American Songbook + engaging contemporary folkie, only this time in a church-sanctioned club.  Rad!  -TF

The Refuge, 1723 L Street, 7PM, $5, All Ages

Incoming! Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan & Le Butcherettes 6/14

Tuesday 6/14

Coming back to their hometown, Sacramento’s own Deftones will be shredding for a good cause at Ace of Spades on June 14th. All proceeds go to the band’s injured bass player, Chi Ling Cheng, who was in a horrific car accident in November of 2008. Help pay for medical bills and support the band by coming and rocking out. Get tickets at Dimple, The Beat, Armadillo Music, Ace of Spades Bar, or online at -PW

Ace of Spades, 6pm, $50, All ages

Verge Movie night this Thursday!

Marwencol trailer
This Thursday, June 16th is the next funfunfun Verge movie night. We’re showing the documentary “Marwencol”

After the screening there’s a panel discussion led by UC Davis Nelson Gallery director Renny Pritikin, with UC Davis neuroscientist Kathleen Baynes and Skinner! Should be amusing and as always free popcorn, beverages for sale.

Verge Center for the Arts
625 S st.
7 bucks

Wanna see something rad?

Rebecca Crowther, Associate Archivist at the Center for Sacramento History, artist, photographer, Midmo contributor and all around rad gal, installed a selection of images from the Center’s Suttertown News collection at Time Tested Books this morning. The show runs in conjunction with Suttertown News Editor, Tim Holt’s appearance at the store on June 19 as part of the Living Library speaker series.

The photos are fantastic and are positioned in the window for easy viewing whilst you’re out and about this 2nd Saturday weekend. Check out these radical dudes!

And the Crest pre-reopening in 1986, before the A-Team of Sid, Bill, and Andy nursed her back to health.

I kept thinking this dude is showing off his motorcycle but if you look carefully it’s actually a bicycle. Hardcore!

Complete install looking sweet! There are a lot of familiar faces and places in these pics, making for an inspiring snapshot of the Sacramento that I love. Don’t miss this display before it comes down!
In the meantime mark your calendars for Tim Holt at the Living Library, Sunday, June 19 at 7pm.
Big thanks to Rebecca and the Center for Sacramento History!

FatFace popsicle contest deets

Jaymes, the genius behind FatFace, has agreed to create a popsicle for the MidMo Best Summer Ever Party on June 21st at new Bows and Arrows on 19th St. She will pick the winner, and has generously contributed a 25 dollar gift certificate to FatFace as the prize! She will favor seasonal suggestions, so if you use a seasonal fruit you will up your chances. Submit as many ideas as you’d like. You better get on it, because she’ll need time to craft the pop. I’ll spark your imagination with some of her past flavors:
strawberry lemonade
thai iced tea with sweet potato
brandy poached pear
kaffir lime and avocado
and if I remember correctly plum with Thai basil? There may have been something else in there. I loved that one!

You do not have to be present to enter, but I hope you will be. Include your address so that if you win without being present we can send your prize.
Submit entries to:
notice that it’s dotnet not dotcom

Already Bows Collective and FatFace are getting good press, including some nice praise for our own Michele Hebert

Art Picks, June 2011

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Around town

Here are some bits and bobs that I have picked up over the last few weeks. I got kind of obsessed with the abandoned Sacramento Savings building at L and 5th. I am sure it’s slated for demolition, so I took a few pics for posterity.



Chester the Cheetah is wearing  Chester the cheetah shoes!


Some dude totally made fun of me for taking those pics. JERK! I am going to blow the Chester pic up poster sized and hang him on my wall. I know beauty when I see it!!

Speaking of, they were removing the facade of the building at P street and the tracks and revealed an older business. Pretty cool.


Some careless giant left his boombox in front of Phono Select!

And I will once again abuse my blog privileges by asking if anyone can identify this flowering vine spotted in Southside. So pretty!

Midtown Wedding

By Melody Stone  Photos by Scott Duncan

One day, while stopped at the corner of 21st and J, an idea came to me. As I looked around at a church, a print shop and a bridal store all at the same intersection, I thought, “Gee, one could plan an entire wedding in a few blocks.” Read more »

Hot Eats, Cool Treats

By Becky Grunewald  Photos by Scott Duncan

When Sacramento’s crushing summer heat is in full attack mode the last thing anyone wants is to sit down to a steaming hot meal.It’s much nicer to just nibble, nosh and sip your way through summer.  Here are some small plates and cool drinks that will refresh you like a Delta breeze Read more »

A Day In The Life Of Fire House #2

By James W. Cameron Photo by Scott Duncan

Times have changed in the firefighting world. As depicted in films, firefighters go to bed in their fire gear, struggle out of their slumber when claxon alarms sound to warn of a call to duty, then slide down a brass pole to the floor below, where they spring onto a fire truck and sail off to save the community.  Well, not so fast, guys. Read more »