Archive for January, 2012

Art Picks- January 2012

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Bacon Fest Sacramento: January 20-22

Chocolate covered bacon at the State Fair…Bacon as a beer garnish at Pangaea…It’s hard to tell if bacon is gaining popularity these days, or if it’s always been this popular and people are just starting to get more creative about showing their bacon enthusiasm. Either way, the idea of a Sacramento Bacon Fest seems totally awesome. The “Inaugural Bacon Fest Sacramento 2012” will be held from January 20th-22. Here are the events scheduled:

8PM: Kevin Bacon Tribute Night at Luigi’s Slice Fungarden (1050 20th St.), features a special bacon supreme pizza, bacon in beer, and live music from Jem & Scout, Aaron King, the FoxtailsJohn Conley, 50-Watt Heavy and others performing songs from Kevin Bacon movies.

7:30AM till it’s gone: Baconfest breakfast presented by Magpie Café, 1409 R St.

4PM to close, Bacon-in Beers and special bacon bar menu presented by Pangaea Two Brews Café, 2743 Franklin Blvd., Sacramento

10AM: Baconfest brunch at The Golden Bear, 2326 K St.

1-5PM: The first ever BACONFEST CHEFS COMPETITION at Mulvaney’s B&L Pig Next Door (1215 19th St.). Celebrity judges, bacon small plates, beer and wine. ($20 at the door)


For more info, go to the Baconfest Facebook or the Baconfest Twitter. RSVP to the Facebook Event Here.


Lights Out: Sacramento’s Lost Movie Houses

By Matías Antonio Bombal  Images courtesy of the Center For Sacramento History

There was a time when Sacramento movie going was held to a high standard.  Where you went to the movies was as important, or even more important than what you went to see.   This was an era where showmanship was a high art. Read more »


By Becky Grunewald  Photos by Scott Duncan

Dinner and a movie.  Is the concept obsolete these days?  Should the phrase be “seasons one through five of Weeds on Netflix streaming while eating an order of Pizza Hut cheesy Read more »

Lights, Camera, Sacto!

By Jacob Greenberg



Lucky Star: Clayton Bailey’s World of Wonders

By Tim Foster

Thank Robert Arneson.

It was Arneson who invited an obscure Midwestern ceramicist to cover a few of his classes at UC Davis, thus introducing Clayton Bailey to northern California – just in time to take his place in art history.  Read more »

Sid Garcia-Heberger

By Becky Grunewald Photo by Scott Duncan

Laura Garcia-Heberger (known to one and all as “Sid”) is almost completely synonymous with the business she leases and manages: The Crest Theatre. Read more »

Fine Steps

By Dennis Yudt  Photo by Scott Duncan

While walking up a flight of stairs to a quiet room to talk about his band, Fine Steps guitarist/singer/songwriter Julian Elorduy expresses that he wishes he could start a few other groups. Read more »

Musical Chairs – January 2012

What to say about RSO?  Let’s just narrow it down to a few facts:  An artist himself, he also curates the art at Bows and Arrows. Read more »

The Neverending Film Festival

By Niki Kangas  Photo by Scott Duncan

Every Sunday night, at the historic Guild Theater in Oak Park, Movies on a Big Screen hosts a documentary, independent, or cult classic film screening to the delight of its diverse audience. Read more »