Things to do in Sacramento and Beyond

The Bee's guide to events, activities, arts and entertainment

December 7, 2007
Seconds to shop!

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Tomorrow is Second Saturday in Sacramento. And you know what that means: Shopping, shopping, shopping! From downtown to midtown, there will be plenty of hustling and bustling, from art galleries to boutiques, in this monthly artwalk/cool-stuff-to-do event.

For example, Serendipity (5362 H St.) is hosting a trunk show featuring jewelry designer Donna Asch (above) and her PUR_0001.JPGMagnetix magnetic collection (necklace shown). The show is from noon to 4 p.m. at the store, which is next to Selland's Market.

You can then hop on over to Pavilions shopping center, where both Franco Ferrini and Pavilion Salon Shoes have their semi-annual sale underway - just in time to pick up some fancy, schmancy Stuart Weitzman sandals or comfy UGGS for the holidays.

If after that you're not exhausted, head back to midtown for a holiday open house at Le Petit Paris, that fanciful French boutique that sells, well, all things Parisian - handbags, accessories, designer children's apparel, even Paris flea market finds! Owner Tassina Placencia's event will feature a trunk show by another jewelry designer, Carolyn Cozad of Studio Work in Sacramento. Carolyn specializes in one-of-a-kind wearable art using a combination of Thai silver and precious and semi-precious stones.

After all that, you'll be famished, so Tassina will also have French teas and Parisian macaroons for feasting. And music, too, from local musician Eli Ray. The open house is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the boutique, 1221 19th St.

* Meanwhile, if you don't have plans for tonight, the Student Fashion Association at Sacramento State will present their Midwinter Nights fashion show at 7 p.m. in the University Ballroom.

More than 45 models will participate in the show, which will feature the designs of nine Sac State student designers, who are studying apparel marketing and design.

There's no "extra credit" for the show, except that half the proceeds will benefit a worthy cause, the Sacramento Children's Home. Tickets are $5. For more info: (916) 606-3166.

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