In this special holiday edition of the Sactown Weekend Update, we’re giving thanks for two musicals, a spectacular gallery exhibition, Old Sacramento’s annual Christmas light show, and Sacramento’s largest fun run. The Addams Family (Wednesday) The creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky family makes its way to Folsom on Wednesday in this Broadway musical. Based on Charles cartoon series, which was previously turned into a 1964 TV show and a 1991 film, the plot for this theatrical adaptation focuses on the Addams’ teenage daughter Wednesday, who has fallen in love with a boy named Lucas and invites his conservative parents to dinner to meet her cadaverous clan. $45-$79. 7 p.m. Harris Center for the Arts. 10 College Pkwy. Folsom. 608-6888....
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Mountain Mandarin Festival (Friday through Sunday) Get ready to speak mandarin this weekend at this annual festival spotlighting the Satsuma oranges of Placer County. The event will mark its 20th anniversary this year with activities like cooking demonstrations featuring winning dishes from the last two decades of the festival’s yearly mandarin recipe competition. Want to load up on vitamin C? The sweet, succulent fruit can be tasted in everything from mandarin-topped pizza and sandwiches with mandarin-marinated tri-tip to mandarin-flavored pistachios and mandarin ice cream. $3-$7. Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-5p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Gold Country Fairgrounds. 1273 High St. Auburn. 530-567-2643. mandarinfestival.com West Coast Ragtime Festival (Friday through...
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Michael Pollan (Friday) The New York Times best-selling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Food Rules will be on stage in Grass Valley tonight to discuss Cooked, his most recent book, which explores the various ways that our food is manufactured and prepared. A Q&A session moderated by Beth Ruyak of Capital Public Radio and a book signing will follow the event. $50 & $60. Friday at 8 p.m. Veterans Memorial Auditorium. 255 South Auburn St. Grass Valley. 530-274-8384. thecenterforthearts.org Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Friday through Sunday) Adapted from the 1994 cult film, this campy theatrical show follows two Australian drag queens and a transsexual on a road trip through the outback as the trio searches for love on their way to perform at a remote...
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With Daylight Saving Time coming to an end on Sunday and an extra hour to spare, you can really pack in the fun this weekend. Happenings in and around town include comedian Margaret Cho at the Crest, a vintage fashion show at the Sutter Club, performances by the stars of So You Think You Can Dance and even a Cinderella ball. Chris Hedges (Friday) Tonight, the veteran investigative journalist who spent nearly two decades reporting in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans for the likes of NPR, The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor joins the Moon Lecture Series to discuss his time abroad covering international warfare and politics. Following the lecture will be a reception and book signing with Hedges, who most recently penned Days of Destruction,...
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Performances by four great local groups—the Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Choral Society, Capital Stage and Sacramento Theatre Company—and one out-of-town, out-of-this-world dance troupe Momix (which is performing at the Mondavi Center) make up this weekend’s list of must-dos around the Sacramento region. The Firebird (Friday through Sunday) The Sacramento Ballet opens its 59th season with The Firebird, a fairy-tale ballet set to music based on Russian folk melodies. Two other Russia-related works will also be performed: Rubies, a jazzy piece by the Saint Petersburg-born choreographer George Balanchine, co-founder of the New York City Ballet, and The Rite of Spring by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, which honors the 100th anniversary of the seminal...
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