2nd Saturday Roadmap: The Colors of Summer

This 2nd Saturday is going to be packed with great art, music, and tasty treats! Join me on my jaunt around town to some of the art exhibits and events that I’m most excited for this July!


Bare Earth:
My first stop of the day will be at the Elliot Fouts Gallery to check out Micah Crandall-Bear’s latest exhibit, Telluric. Stripping down the details and focusing on colors palettes, this exhibition features a series of abstract landscapes, making you rethink the fine art form. Afterwards, I’ll jet over to Ginger Elizabeth to snag one of their delicious ice cream sundaes (limited supply, be sure to get there early!).

Photo courtesy of Micah Crandall-Bear

Photo courtesy of Micah Crandall-Bear

Bright and Sunny:
My next stop of the day will be at the Tim Collom Gallery to check out their exhibit, simply titled, Summer. Through a variety of mediums, 17 Northern Californian artists will show off works that define what the season is truly about. After scoping out a slice of summer, I’ll head over to Sawasdee to cool off with a Thai iced tea and some Tom Kha.

Photo courtesy of the Tim Collom Gallery and Cindy Wilson

Photo courtesy of the Tim Collom Gallery and Cindy Wilson

Chaos of the Streets:
My yearning for midday coffee will lead me to Shine and Anthony Anderson’s Street Squares. Each piece in this collection is an abstract compilation of building texture/decay, graffiti, and the miscellaneous items you’d find on the street. Sandra Dee’s is just a block away, offering soul food and its famous House Lemonade.

Photo courtesy of Anthony Anderson

Photo courtesy of Anthony Anderson

Double Digit Party:
My last stop for the day will be Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen’s (SBK) 10th Anniversary Party. This party is sure to be a good one with music from three local favorites — The Nickel Slots, 50-Watt Heavy, and The Brangs. New Belgium Brewing will also be on hand to provide some tasty brews; proceeds from the beer sales will be donated directly to the Sacramento Bike Kitchen, too! If I feel the need to keep the party rolling, I’ll cruise down the street to Easy on I for another drink.

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Bike Kitchen

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Bike Kitchen

Looking for more 2nd Saturday outings? Check out our 2nd Saturday section on Sacramento365.com!

Whether you follow my map or make your own plans, you can’t go wrong this 2nd Saturday. Whatever you plan to do, make sure to get social with us by using the hashtag #Sacramento365.

***This blog was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.

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2nd Saturday Roadmap: New Beginnings

June’s 2nd Saturday is sure to be a blast with galleries and pop-up events celebrating everything that makes Sacramento great. I’ll be making stops at some of the most exciting art events around town, so clear your Saturday plans and join in on the fun!


Party With the Crocker:
I’ll be starting off this 2nd Saturday by heading out to Steve Jones Park for the Crocker Art Museums’s 2nd Block-by-Block party. This traveling block party aims to unite the community and the Museum by featuring over 10 performances, great food, and awe-inspiring art. After enriching my creative spirit, I’ll jet over to Las Islitas (7240 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95822) for some ceviche and a Mega Michelada.

Photo courtesy of Crocker Art Museum's Block-by-Block

Photo courtesy of Crocker Art Museum’s Block-by-Block

A Play on Words:
My next stop will take me back to the grid to R St Corridor’s ARTHOUSE See It With Words exhibition. Showcasing the work of local artists/authors Michelle Andres and Judy Jacobs, the duo will present the inner-workings of an author’s mind through abstract spoken, implied, and visual representations.

I know a cold-pressed drink from WAL Public Market’s Metro Kitchen+Drinkery will be calling my name afterward! While getting my juice fix, I can scope out more art at WAL’s Peaceful Protest exhibit.

Photo courtesy of Michelle Andres

Photo courtesy of Michelle Andres

Curated Art and Cured Meats:
Heading over to the heart of Midtown, I’ll be checking out Little Relics’ Wheels: An Ode to Dad. Featuring work from a trio of talented artists — Char Hall, Chad Lenzi, and Peter Wedel — the show focuses on father figures behind the wheel. Charcuterie and a cocktail from nearby Block Butcher Bar will be the perfect treat after all that walking. To make this stop even sweeter, eat out on the patio to enjoy the sounds of the June edition of THIS Midtown.

Photo courtesy of Chad Lenzi

Photo courtesy of Chad Lenzi

First of its Kind:
My final stop for the night will be at Chief Piercing’s first ever art exhibition, Agony X Ecstasy, featuring the joint works of Adam Gee and Ben Robin. Gee’s works range from collages to drawing “tattoos” on photographs, while Robin has some seriously cool abstract creations. This stop is particularly exciting to me because it’s a first time exhibit; I can’t wait to show support in hopes of more exhibits in the future. The Roaming Spoon will be on hand to dole out some tasty vegan treats, but if that doesn’t fill me up I’ll definitely be sliding over to Tapa the World for some more small bites.

Photo courtesy of Chief Piercing

Photo courtesy of Chief Piercing

Looking for more 2nd Saturday outings? Check out our 2nd Saturday section on Sacramento365.com!

Whether you follow my map or make your own plans, you can’t go wrong this 2nd Saturday. Whatever you plan to do, make sure to get social with us by using the hashtag #Sacramento365.

***This blog was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.

2nd Saturday Roadmap: Roll Out

In honor of May is Bike Month, I’ll be hitting the pavement on my leg-powered two-wheeler to explore Sacramento’s Second Saturday events. Why don’t you grab your bike and join me on this artistic ride?

Bright Start:
To match Saturday’s sunny weather, I’ll start my day with the bright selections featured in the Roland Petersen: The Artist at 90 exhibit. This Elliot Fouts Gallery retrospective showcases the visionary artist’s abstract work from the past seven decades. Afterward, I’ll scuttle around the corner to Sun and Soil Juice Company for a Beta Boom to brighten up my morning even more.

Photo courtesy of the Elliot Fouts Gallery

Photo courtesy of the Elliot Fouts Gallery

Shopn Suds:
My next stop will take me to Fremont Park for the May edition of the River City Marketplace. This market is packed to the gills with trinkets and unique gifts handcrafted by local artists, designers, and, crafters. After perusing the wares, I’ll head up the street to University of Beer to quench my thirst with one (or two) of the 100 beers on tap!

Photo courtesy of River City Marketplace

Photo courtesy of River City Marketplace

Colorful Art and Food:
After a short ride, I’ll reach the R Street District and join WAL Public Market‘s to see Things Whose Purpose Is Slowness from Christie Yuri Noh. Noh’s paintings are full of wonder and contrasting colors. Her paintings range from everyday life to explosions of color over bland backgrounds. After I’ve had my fill of Noh’s works, I’ll be heading to Fish Face to grab their daily poke special.

Photo courtesy of Christie Yuri Noh

Photo courtesy of Christie Yuri Noh

Freaky Deaky Fun:
After a bit of liquid courage from Paragary’s, I’ll make my final pitstop at The TUBE Circus. Promising to bring out the “freaks, geeks, and things you can’t unsee,” this show will definitely be out there: contortionists, acrobats, jugglers, and a variety of performance artists will get you flying your freak flag high with pride.

Photo courtesy of Paragary's

Photo courtesy of Paragary’s

Looking for more 2nd Saturday outings? Check out our 2nd Saturday section on Sacramento365.com!

Whether you follow my map or make your own plans, you can’t go wrong this 2nd Saturday. Whatever you plan to do, make sure to get social with us by using the hashtag #Sacramento365.

***This blog was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.

2nd Saturday Roadmap: Taking it Slow this April

This Second Saturday is extra special for Sacramento365.com because of our Make it an Arts Night campaign! I’ve jam-packed my art-filled event roadmap with some stops at the most exciting receptions in town.

Leisurely Ogling:
Besides being Second Saturday, April 9th is also Slow Art Day. This is a day dedicated to taking your time and really relishing works of art. The Crocker will be hosting their own Slow Art Day viewing group to look over the museum’s collection. After immersing myself in the fine arts, I’ll mosey on over to Ten22 to enjoy the culinary arts, savoring each bite of their succulent pulled pork sandwich.

Photo courtesy of Ten22

Photo courtesy of Ten22.

Flower Power:
Wildflowers are popping up all over our region, but did you know you can see them indoors? My next stop will take me to the Artist’s Collaborative Gallery to check out Jason Branz’s Spring Wildflower exhibit. This showing has loads of wildflower photography and blown glass bowls styled after spring’s greatest treasures. After “frolicking” in the flowers, I’ll be stopping by Fat City Bar and Café for an Old Sacramento favorite, a slice of banana cream pie.

Photo courtesy of Jason Branz

Photo courtesy of Jason Branz.

The Crossroads:
Geometry was one of my worst subjects in school, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate its use. The Shimo Center for the Arts is hosting the mathematical sculptures of Chuck Owens in their Intersections exhibit. These seriously cool pieces are not only imaginative but smart at the same time. Exercising my brain works up my appetite so I’ll be heading to nearby Taqueria Maya for some sopes and cactus juice.

Photo courtesy of Chuck Owens

Photo courtesy of Chuck Owens.

Creepy Critters:
I’ll be ending my huge day with a stop at the monstrous Fauna Anomaly 2016. This annual exhibit hosted at the Fe Gallery features some wild creature creations. If you’re a fan of mangy mutants, crazy colossuses, and freaky fiends, then you can’t miss out on this exhibit. After my day-long expedition, I’ll definitely have worked up a thirst, so I’ll be making my last pit stop at the Hoppy Brewing Company for a quick refuel.

Photo courtesy of John Stuart Berger

Photo courtesy of John Stuart Berger

Rev Back Up:
My final stop for the night will be at the season’s first THIS Midtown block party! Inside the Framework space this month, THIS celebrates independent spirit and features performances by Figgy, MyKill, and DeeJay Adam Jay.

After a long day traveling around town, I’ll take my slab of charcuterie from Block Butcher Bar to the patio for a great view of the folks dancing in the street!

Photo courtesy of THIS

Photo courtesy of THIS

Looking for more 2nd Saturday fun? Check out our 2nd Saturday section on Sacramento365.com!

Whether you follow my map or make your own plans, you can’t go wrong this 2nd Saturday. Whatever you plan to do, make sure to get social with us by using the hashtag #Sacramento365.

***This blog was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.

2nd Saturday Roadmap: Improvised Fun

In honor of our Make it a Performance Night campaign, I’ll be jetting all over town to squeeze in as many performances as I can this Saturday. Along with a few performances, I’ll be making a couple gallery pit stops to discover what a few local artists are up to this month!

Green Means Go:
St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, so I can’t miss the opportunity to extend the holiday out an extra week. I’ll be starting my journey off with a bit of cultural celebration at The Limelight. They’re hosting the Sacramento Irish Social, highlighting traditional foods and music to honor our community’s Irish heritage. I’m really looking forward to some corned beef and cabbage and maybe an adult beverage (or two). Afterward, I’ll be walking around McKinley Park to walk off all the food I just ate!

Art and Love:
My next stop will be at the Shimo Center for the Arts to check out the Works on Paper Exhibit. This exhibit features the art of husband and wife dynamic duo Ian Harvey and Koo Kyung Sook. Harvey uses paints to explore and present the struggles of the individual’s psyche confronting diverse social situations; while Sook examines the topic of view through a complex material process that includes drawing, disassembly, reassembly, and embossed woodcut printing.

After checking out this twosome’s work, I’ll stop at Temple for a Bliss tea. This tasty concoction combines peppermint tea, coconut milk, and honey makes for the perfect pick-me-up.

Photo courtesy of Ian Harvey and Koo Kyung Sook

Photo courtesy of Ian Harvey and Koo Kyung Sook

Chuckle and Cookies:
The most comical stop of the day will be at The Sacramento Comedy Spot’s Sacramento Improv Marathon. The Improv Marathon is a three-day showcase of the best shows the Comedy Spot has to offer, a few guest performances, and acting workshops. I plan to catch A Special Thing from Endgames Improv, an indie improv duo that bases their work on strange occurrences in their lives.

After some healthy belly laughs, I’ll treat my taste buds to some of Ginger Elizabeth’s cookies. They do have the tastiest macarons and truffle cookies in the world; knowing me, I’ll probably grab one of their delicious hot chocolates too!

Photo courtesy of Ginger Elizabeth

Photo courtesy of Ginger Elizabeth

Musical Outro:
My penultimate stop will be at Viet Ha Noodles for a pork banh mi to refuel. After my sandwich, I’ll jet across Broadway to the Sol Collective to check out Whose World Is This?, an exhibit inspired by “The World Is Yours,” a song from Nas’ Illmatic album. After taking in the socially conscious photographs, I’ll be sure to stick around for Slaps, a showcase of some talented producers.

Photo courtesy of Sol Collective

Photo courtesy of Sol Collective

Looking for more 2nd Saturday fun? Check out our 2nd Saturday section on Sacramento365.com!

Whether you follow my map or make your own plans, you can’t go wrong this 2nd Saturday. Whatever you plan to do, make sure to get social with us by using the hashtag #Sacramento365.

***This blog was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.

2nd Saturday Roadmap: Sacramento Loves Art

Do you love art as much as I do? Prove it during this weekend of love by taking in all that 2nd Saturday has to offer! There’s a lot to love this month, so bring your Valentine and take ’em on an artsy adventure they’ll never forget. 

Start the Journey:
I’ll start the day off with a trip to Rubicon Brewing Company for a couple appetizers and a pint of their First Contact pale ale. After fueling up for the day, I’ll be making my first gallery stop of the day at the Axis Gallery. Its newest exhibit, titled Uncontrollable Beauty: An Odyssey – What We Need Is Always With Us, admittedly intrigued me because of its crazy long title, but after looking at some of Cheselyn Amato’s work, I’m extremely excited to see what the artist has sewn up.

Photo courtesy of the Axis Gallery

Photo courtesy of the Axis Gallery.

A Lifetime’s Collection:
After scratching my brain at Axis, I’ll be popping over to Pour House for some brunch and a St Louis Gueuze sour. This quick meal will be followed by a stop to Elliot Fouts Gallery’s The Ed Goldman Collection show. This eclectic exhibit  features works collected by Ed Goldman, an author and daily columnist for the Sacramento Business Journal.

Photo courtesy of the Elliot Fouts Gallery

Photo courtesy of the Elliot Fouts Gallery.

Big Screen, Short Stories:
If you are a movie snob like me then you’re probably pretty excited for the Oscars, happening at the end of this month. I’ve seen all of the nominated full-length feature films but missed out on most of the shorts. The Crest Theatre is giving Sacramentans the chance to see the five nominees for the live-action short Oscar. After getting film schooled, I’ll be digging into Mother‘s vegetarian treats.

Photo courtesy of the Crest Theatre

Photo courtesy of the Crest Theatre.

Crafty Motel:
I’ll be making a pit stop at Frank Fats for one last meal (Fats special wok-fried spareribs and sang gai shee chow mein, please!) to prepare for my last stop at Art Hotel 916. This abandoned hotel has been filled to the gills with works from 30 artists who poured their talent into this one building that will soon be demolished. This building is being given a new life (albeit, a short one), and you do not want to miss the chance to experience it. This 2nd Saturday is the last day you will be able to check out the Art Hotel, so you must go! Note: While there will be a line, the experience is well worth it.

Photo courtesy of M5 Arts

Photo courtesy of M5 Arts

Whether you want to follow my map or make your own plan, you can’t go wrong. Whatever you plan to do, make sure to get social with us by using the hashtag #Sacramento365.

***This blog was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.

2nd Saturday Roadmap: A guide to a night on the grid

What better way to start the New Year than a 2nd Saturday affair? There is tons of great art being displayed this month throughout Sacramento and I’ve rounded-up some of the shows I’m most excited to check out this weekend. This month I’ll be checking out all “The Grid” has to offer.

Join me in celebrating Sacramento365.com partnership with the In the Sac app by checking out these great exhibits on 2nd Sat and exploring all the grid has to offer.

Quality Family Time:
I’ll start my journey off right with some cold pressed raw juice from the Sun & Soil Juice Company. I’ll definitely be grabbing a Sweet Green (a sweet apple, cucumber, spinach, lime, and ginger blend), but depending on how tired I am I might be grabbing a cold brew coffee (from Pachamama coffee) for the road. My first gallery stop in 2016 will be at the Axis Gallery to check out the Family Stories…or Down the Rabbit Hole Exhibit. This exhibit features the stories of Angela Casagrande’s family retold through heavily edited photographs.

Brighten Up and Fill Up:
After getting lost in a world of black and white, I’ll be heading to a slightly brighter exhibit. Get Lit at Little Relics Boutique & Galleria presents Kristen Hoard’s LED infused metal sculptures. These whimsical works are sure to lighten up what looks to be a gloomy overcast day. By this time, I’ll probably work up an appetite — don’t be surprised if you catch me with a beer and a pulled pork sandwich at Tank House BBQ.

Photo courtesy of Kristen Hoard

Photo courtesy of Kristen Hoard.

Get Inspired:
The stop I’m most looking forward to is at the Artists’ Collaborative Gallery. This month, the Old Sacramento venue will be featuring the work of the incredible Priscilla Wong. Priscilla has an uncommon muscle disorder that has taken much of her mobility away. This hasn’t stopped Priscilla remarkably, she paints using only her tongue and toe. Seeing someone create so much beauty after such hardship is something everyone should see. After taking in Wong’s impressive work, I’ll mull over what I’ve seen at Ten 22’s Dine Downtown meal.

Photo courtesy of Artists' Collaborative Gallery

Photo courtesy of Artists’ Collaborative Gallery.

Laugh the Night Away:
I’ll end my day with some laughter at the Sacramento Comedy Spot’s Barger’s World. Starring Eric Barger, a favorite of the Comedy Spot, the show is a fictitious kids television show that’s really not for children. After laughing my butt off, I’ll head over to LowBrau to try a couple of their newer brews.

Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Comedy Spot

Photo courtesy of Sacramento Comedy Spot.

This 2nd Saturday is sure to be full of fun and great art. You can follow my map if you’d like, but if you’d like to plan your own you can check out Sacramento365.com’s 2nd Saturday page to craft your own adventure. Whatever you plan to do, make sure to get social with us by using the hashtags #Sacramento365 and #intheSac.

***This blog was written by Sacramento365.com’s Content Specialist, Dylan Fisher.