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🎶 Baby, come back
Dimple Records in Sacramento
Dimple Records had multiple area locations, as well as a companion used bookstore. | Photo by @devario_lopez
City Editor Jordan here — in my time living in Sacramento, I’ve had my fair share of local businesses that I love leave me (am I the problem?). Like any lost love, there are days where I find myself pining for their return — which brings us to my question of the day: What local businesses would you like to see make a comeback?

To get you started, here are my top three choices (in no particular order):

Dimple Records

This is probably at the top of a lot of people’s lists — and with a 45-year history in the City of Trees, who could blame them? A not-insignificant portion of both my music and movie collections come from Dimple. Call me old fashioned, but I’d rather discover new music there than through an algorithm.

The Distillery

This was a karaoke bar for the people. Rarely have I been in a place where the demographic of patrons is so varied in every metric possible, yet so welcoming. Will the next person to take the stage sing “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Buy U a Drank,” or “Before He Cheats?” Psych — it’s me, and of course I’m doing a terrible Eddie Vedder impression and singing Pearl Jam’s “Alive.”

Slice of Broadway Pizza

Show me a pizza place that will let you build your own slice with fried chicken, bacon bits, three different cheeses, and alfredo + buffalo sauces, and I’ll show you all of my money. There also used to be a tattoo parlor next door where I got a discount on my first (and only) tattoo because the artist didn’t realize he was flirting with my mom, so bring that place back too.
Which local biz would you like to see make a comeback?

A. Dimple Records
B. The Distillery
C. Slice of Broadway Pizza
D. Other
Monday, Feb. 12
  • Valentine’s Painting and Pizza | Monday, Feb. 12 | 6-7 p.m. | Old Town Pizza & Tap House, 9677 Elk Grove Florin Rd., Elk Grove | $18 | This kid-friendly event will guide young artists through their own painting of a heart-shaped flower.
  • Beginners Salsa Class | Monday, Feb. 12 | 7:15-8 p.m. | Spotlight Ballroom, 2534 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 150, West Sacramento | $12 | Break out those dancing shoes and get ready to bust a move.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
  • Improv Playground | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Courtyard by Marriott, 301 Creekside Ridge Ct., Roseville | $15 | Learn to live in the moment at this class for all skill levels — your first time is free.
  • Life & Libations Networking Mixer | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 6-8 p.m. | The Midway, 330 Third St., West Sacramento | Cost of purchase | Dress in red for a night of drinks, networking, and raffle prizes.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • Valentine’s Splat Special | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Dipped n’ Color, 122 I St., Sacramento | $50 | Create an artistic masterpiece with someone you love this Valentine’s Day.
  • Valentine’s Day Bash | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 1414 16th St., Sacramento | $10 | Support local arts + maybe even fall in love with your new favorite band.
  • Joyce J. Scott: Messages | Wednesday, Feb. 14-Saturday, March 9 | 10 a.m. | Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento | $8 | This jewelry-centric exhibit explores what it means to be American.
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Try This
🎶 All that jazz (and hip hop) at the Crocker
a rotating gif of photos that include singers Vivian Lee and Cynthia Douglas singing on a stage with a band playing in the background
The Crocker stays open late every Thursday to host events like The Message, ArtMix, workshops, and so much more. | Photos by SACtoday
SACtoday team member Bethany here. I grew up listening to the likes of Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald — which makes me a bit of an old soul when it comes to music. But it wasn’t until I attended the Crocker Art Museum’s The Message: A Journey from Jazz to Hip Hop that I fully realized the legacy these artists were creating.

Join me as I check out the first of a four-part concert series uncovering the evolution of music from jazz to hip hop (and everything in between).

What we tried:

Held in the intimate Setzer Foundation Auditorium (think: every seat is a great seat), each concert progressively treats Sacramentans to a distinct era of the jazz-to-hip-hop evolution. First up: The music of Carmen McRae + Sarah Vaughan.

Soulful vocalists Vivian Lee + Cynthia Douglas told stories of the jazz icons and did a stellar job creating a vibe that captured their essence.

Keep reading to find out what “the message” is.
News Notes
  • Natomas residents will soon be able to enjoy their own Costco, beginning Thursday, March 14. Located at 3881 E. Commerce Way, the new storefront will not have a gas station, due to concerns over increased traffic. (FOX40)
  • Road closures are expected Downtown through tomorrow, Feb. 13, as Paul Thomas Anderson continues to shoot his next film in Sacramento. Car chases, simulated gunfire, and helicopter work are all expected to take place. See the full list of closures and plan accordingly. (ABC 10)
  • Temple Coffee is donating a portion of the proceeds from its Ken Parker Artist Series Tee to the Black Artist Foundry. The shirts can be purchased in-store at Temple locations across the city, as well as online.
  • Sacramento’s Jonathan Romero performed at the Super Bowl yesterday with the San Francisco 49ers’ Gold Rush cheer team. Romero is the first and only male cheerleader on the squad, and graduated from Sac State with an interior architecture degree. (ABC 10)
Plan Ahead
  • Pachamama Coffee is hosting its Black History Month Celebration this Saturday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Guests can browse local vendors selling goods like candles and crocheted pieces, as well as enjoy live music.
  • The Sacramento Zoo’s new lion officially has a name. Slamson II is named after the mascot of the Sacramento Kings, who helped bring the lion to the zoo as part of a new strategic partnership.
  • Hungry Elk Grove community members can now stop by the city’s newest eatery, Ember Korean BBQ (9163 E. Stockton Blvd.). The all-you-can-eat restaurant offers apps + meats to grill on your own for as low as $27 per person. (Sac Bee)
  • Thirsts are being quenched in South Sac after Dutch Bros. officially opened its newest location (7775 Stockton Blvd.) over the weekend. A Rancho Cordova location is also planned to open later this year for the Oregon-based coffee chain. (Sac Biz Journal)
  • All three of Roseville’s libraries will be closed today for renovations. New security gates are being placed at the entrances of each library, with planned reopenings for Tuesday. (FOX40)
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Show off your photo skills. | Photo by SACtoday staff
Calling all photo lovers — the Viewpoint Photographic Arts Center (VPAC) and its partners — including the City of Sacramento — are looking for participants for this year’s installment of Photo Month Sacramento.

Throughout the month of April, participating groups + individuals can hold exhibits, workshops, and more to celebrate the art of photography. Organizations from Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, Placer and Nevada counties are all welcome to join.

Community members interested in hosting an event can reach out by email to put the proverbial wheels in motion, and are encouraged to use resources from the Photography Month marketing tool kit to help advertise their involvement.
The Buy
Beats Studio Buds, because you deserve an earbud upgrade. The Beats buds use active noise canceling technology for an immersive sound experience. Bonus: They’re sweat and water resistant, aka your new best gym buddy.
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