Visitors to the 2014 California State Fair, which runs Friday through July 27, will likely come out to Cal Expo for the same reasons that people always have: interesting exhibits, cool rides and fried food.

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An HBO documentary with Sacramento ties was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award Thursday.
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Sacramento venues feature pop and indie rock in the week ahead.
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New DVD releases this week include ‘Bad Words,’
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“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” a superior sequel to the already good 2011 film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” subtly condemns prejudices born of fear, along with blind loyalty to one’s supposed tribe.
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When Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen got out of the Israeli military in the mid-’90s and formed a musical duo, they didn’t anguish over a name; instead, they just appropriated one from some old friends – Infected Mushroom.
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Thousands of zombies plan to take over Sacramento’s Roosevelt Park on Saturday, and they won’t stop there.
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July 11: John Kay & Steppenwolf
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The Zombie Walk that starts it always commands more attention (flesh eaters are such drama queens), but the six-week-long Trash Film Orgy late-night movie series offers its own pleasures.

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We arrived for an early dinner on a recent Saturday, and already Auburn’s Tre Pazzi Trattoria was hopping.

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Sacramento-area chefs have learned to read their Yelp reviews, both good and biting.

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Sacramento venues feature pop and indie rock in the week ahead.

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The Music Circus production about an inscrutable nanny will appeal to children and adults as well.

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An HBO documentary with Sacramento ties was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award Thursday.

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The popular pizzeria is hosting an art exhibit featuring six unique soccer balls created by local artists.

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When Amit “Duvdev” Duvdevani and Erez Eisen got out of the Israeli military in the mid-’90s and formed a musical duo, they didn’t anguish over a name; instead, they just appropriated one from some old friends – Infected Mushroom.

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