Winter is nebbiolo’s season. We’re talking an old-fashioned winter, a winter when pipes freeze, rivers threaten to breach levees, fog settles in like a cat curled up in front of the fireplace, refusing to budge.
Apps that involve uploading one’s face, getting feedback and sharing the results aren’t always a great idea. But the latest iteration of the Google Arts & Culture app, which promises to scour more than 1,200 museums in over 70 countries to find one’s art doppelganger, has become a viral hit.
Construction of a 30-foot mural paying tribute to Sacramento’s Chicano history has begun in advance of its March opening inside Golden 1 Center. The mural is being painted by members of the Royal Chicano Air Force, an artists’ group.
John Doe, the founding member of X, has packed enough adventure into his 63 years to fill several lives. Last year he had first book published: “Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk.”
As his group, Pink Martini, continues to tour behind its latest album, “Jes dis oui!,” frontman/pianist Thomas Lauderdale sounds downright astonished that he still gets to follow his musical inspirations and make a living in the process.
This holiday season comes with plenty of festive entertainment to unwrap in the Sacramento region—from Irish and Polynesian dancing to ballet, choral renditions to rock adaptations of classic Christmas tunes, and theatrical light shows to classic stage tales. Here’s a sampling of the season’s offerings.