Eight-Course Menu at the Peridot Pop-up Supper Club • Dec. 15, 2018

Local chef Russell Middleton cut his culinary teeth working with notable Sacramento chefs such as Submerge coverboy Brad Cecchi, Oliver Ridgeway and others. He’s recently returned to the City of Trees after a stint in Los Angeles in order to start Peridot. This moveable feast, as it were, will hold…

Don’t Harsh My Holiday Mellow

If you haven’t seen the video of our president flat-leaving his Argentinian counterpart on the stage at this year’s G20 thingamajig, you really should. It’s probably the only worthwhile thing Trump has done in office. If for no other reason, it’s hilarious. The two shake hands, smile a bit and…

The World Turns

Two weeks after Election Day, and almost all of the races have finally come to an end. The Georgia governorship went, perhaps dubiously, to Republican Brian Kemp. After numerous recounts, everyone’s favorite state Florida finally announced half-lizard/half-man Rick Scott would be headed to the Senate over longtime Democratic incumbent Bill…

Nerds Unite! Sac Gamers Expo Returns for Fourth Year • Dec. 9, 2018

Sponsored by EA Capital Games, the Sac Gamers Expo is back for its fourth run at the Scottish Rite Center. Gamers can expect free game play, a historical gaming museum and three tournaments featuring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (U.S. Nintendo Switch), Dragon Ball FighterZ (U.S. PlayStation 4) and Street Fighter…

From Gospel to Gumbo • The Scriptures of PJ Morton

The best kind of gumbo is one made with fresh ingredients, a plethora of flavors, is slow-cooked and highlighted with a soulful kick to create an authentic blend of southern stew. For New Orleans-born PJ Morton, his music is truly an artistic interpretation of the dish that originated in the…

Camille A. Brown & Dancers Make Their Mondavi Center Debut • Dec. 1, 2018

Camille A. Brown uses dance as an agent for empowerment. According to her website, “Her driving passion is to empower Black bodies to tell their story using their own language(s) through movement and dialogue. Through the company, Ms. Brown provides outreach activities to students, young adults, and incarcerated women and…