MAX WHITTAKER/Sactown magazine
OK, for the sake of argument let's say you've got everything in good order for the holidays and there's spare time to take advantage of local events. Well, 21Q has you covered.
Here's what's going on, starting today through the weekend - even into January for one event!
1. The Wardrobe boutique in Davis is hosting its first-ever "Share the Joy" after-hours holiday event from 7 to 9 tonight at the store, 206 E St. So if you're out and about, the store will feature the largest selection of Sorrelli jewelry on the entire West Coast. Looking for gifts? Local designers/artisans will have homemade hats and scarves, and journals and candles. And there's complimentary gift wrapping. A bonus? You get 10 percent off your purchases.
2. I saw a commercial for Town & Country Village, which I guess is now The Collection at Town & Country (Fulton and Marconi avenues). Today, from 4 to 8 p.m., several stores in the shopping complex will be collecting diapers for the Sacramento Junior League - and offering up to 40 percent off purchases. The stores include Taylor James Clothing, Bonney & Gordon and Siters' Boutique. Local stylist Stephanie Cumberland will be on hand to answer fashion questions. Santa Claus will make an appearance. And Kings fans can meet and greet player Bobby Jackson at Bonney & Gordon. There will be a drawing for two Kings tickets.
3. In midtown, Krazy Mary's and the Sugar Shack boutiques will host a local artists' trunk show from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday featuring a variety of jewelry designers, including Jenjems, Renee Kwong, Pork Chop Rules, Anise and McKenzie Jewelry. Both stores, which are within walking distance of each other (between 24th and 25th on J), will offer 25 percent off all purchases from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. You'll also save $10 on any gift certificates over $30. And the meters will be free in front of the stores for this event.
4. Rob Turner, co-editor in chief of Sactown magazine, shot me an e-mail about a photo exhibit that opens Saturday at the Viewpoint Gallery, 21st and J streets, to mark the second anniversary issue of the local magazine. Rob says in two years the magazine has picked up national awards for its photography, including images by photographer Max Whittaker, who did the portrait of Sacramento musician Jackie Greene (pictured). Rob says the exhibit, which will run through Jan. 3, will feature 40 of the magazine's best images, ranging from celebrities to politics, war, travel, religion and - my personal favorite - fashion. In addition to Whittaker's work, other photographs were taken by photogs from San Francisco to New York and right here in Sactown. Rob is hoping for a big turnout for the exhibit's Second Saturday reception and opening.