By the late 1940s, the world of customized cars was truly in its golden age, so it's not surprising that those enterprising mechanics wanted someplace to show off their hard work. Enter the Sacramento Autorama, which began bringing together the community of custom-car builders in 1951. Now one of the longest-running indoor car shows in the world, the Autorama continues to bolster Sacramento's status as one of the world's custom car capitals. Over the years, the show has showcased hot rods, muscle cars, and chrome creations from master designers ranging from George and Sam Barris to Boyd Coddington. This year's edition will be no different; hundreds of show vehicles will compete for show honors including the coveted Custom d’Elegance and King of Kustoms prizes and the "Big B" awards, which reward engineering ingenuity while honoring the memory of Sacramento customizers from years past.
Inside A Vanity Affair's mobile snapshot booths, revelers at weddings, graduations, and corporate events ham it up for the camera with props or play it straight with sincere smiles. Whatever the mood, the booths' friendly staffers can match any event's theme with custom background colors or embossed custom logos on each print. During rentals, the attendant sets up all equipment and stays on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly for the duration. Meanwhile, guests pose with impunity—each rental includes unlimited color or black-and-white prints.
Rita Temple, the professional shutterbug behind Temple Photography, strikes a balance between spontaneous, candid shots and artfully arranged composition when photographing her subjects. She makes natural light her plaything during outdoor shoots in which she directs newly engaged couples to kiss against the setting sun or captures kids at play. Temple Photography also dispatches photo booths and attendants to parties where up to eight guests can cram inside the booth and don props before snapping shots that materialize on take-home print strips.
Jamaica's cuisine demonstrates the melange of cultures and ethnicities that has helped influence and define the island nation's identity for generations. At Taste of Jamaica, chef Noel Scarlett allows all of these influences to collectively shine throughout the menu of Caribbean home cooking. Jerk chicken, goat curry, and ackee and salt fish highlight some of the island's notable dishes, and the chefs use halal-certified meats whenever possible. At the same time, the menu features vegan- and vegetarian-friendly options.
When you stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel Sacramento Northeast in Sacramento, you'll be close to Discovery Museum Science and Space Center. This hotel is within the vicinity of Gibson Ranch County Park and Arden Fair Mall.
Make yourself at home in one of the 230 air-conditioned rooms featuring CD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and business services. Planning an event in Sacramento? This hotel has 15000 square feet (1350 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free parking is available onsite.
The growl of lions and tigers will be replaced by the growls of guitars as the Sactopalooza Spring Party lights up the Sacramento Zoo with music from tribute bands and DJ Rigatony. No Duh blasts a high-energy pop set based on the music of No Doubt with a number of visuals, costumes, and props from the band’s music videos. Nominated for Best Tribute Band at the 2010 San Diego Music Awards, the Red Not Chili Peppers fill the air with classic funk-rock melodies and the four-chord password that grants entry to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to the concerts, attendees can partake in hands-on activities such as mechanical bull riding and gladiator jousting with foam poles.
The Sactopalooza Spring Party is the largest annual fundraising event for the Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento. This group of 20- to 30-year-old volunteers works year-round to improve the lives of local children with special needs. In addition to raising funds for children, the group organizes hands-on events to interact with children at an annual picnic, winter clothing drives, and a holiday party at the UC Davis cancer center. Proceeds from the party helps support these events and the organization’s work with children throughout the region.