The Weekender

The Sactown Weekend Update for July 18-20

07/18/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for July 18-20

Marysville Peach Festival (Friday & Saturday) Yuba and Sutter counties’ plentiful peaches—more than 12,000 acres of which grow there—will be celebrated at this summertime event held every year in Historic Downtown Marysville. Rise and shine for a breakfast of peach-topped pancakes, then watch a pie-eating contest and choose from an assortment of peachy-keen eats, from peach ice cream to peach cobbler to peach scones. Local farmers like Sodaro Orchards and Urbina Family Farms will be selling the freshly picked fruit in a market area spanning several blocks. Free. Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Historic downtown Marysville. 530-749-3954. marysvillepeachfest.com Sacramento Japanese Film Festival (Friday through Sunday) Seven...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for July 11-13

07/10/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for July 11-13

Christopher Titus (Friday) Self-proclaimed “hard funny” comedian Christopher Titus, who has produced five Comedy Central specials including the most recent Voice in My Head, stops by the Crest Theatre this Friday for his tour The Angry Pursuit of Happiness. The one-man show, which features all never-before-heard material, takes on hot-button political and social topics like the Boston bombing, the Pope Francis, and family health problems before ending with a speech from his own funeral. $25-$35. Friday at 8 p.m. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 442-5189. tickets.com California State Fair (Friday through Sunday) From deep-fried eats to high-flying rides, a host of festivities return to Cal Expo for the 161st year of this annual California tradition, which will once...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for July 3-6

07/03/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for July 3-6

Kiss and Def Leppard (Thursday) Theatrical hard rockers Kiss and British heavy metal band Def Leppard will share the stage in Wheatland tonight as a part of their joint tour, which comes on the heels of Kiss’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The concert will feature Kiss’ signature costumes and makeup, levitating drum platforms and pyrotechnics, as well as Def Leppard hits like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Rock of Ages.” $32.50-$149.50. 7 p.m. Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 2677 Forty Mile Rd. Wheatland. 800-745-3000. livenation.com International Celebration (Saturday) This annual Fairytale Town event showcases styles of dance from various countries across the globe. Throughout Saturday, the park’s outdoor Mother Goose...

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From fireworks to fun runs, 10 places to celebrate America on July 4

07/01/14

From fireworks to fun runs, 10 places to celebrate America on July 4

Oh, say can you see: It’s that time again to don your red, white and blue and get outside to celebrate Independence Day. From pancake breakfasts to chili cook-offs to bicycle parades to the all-important fireworks finales, here are 10 regional events to help you and yours celebrate America’s birthday. Cal Expo July 4 For the 15th year running, Sacramento County and the City of Sacramento team up to put on the region’s biggest, baddest display of glittering pyrotechnics. Grown-ups can get down to the country grooves of the Chris Gardner Band, while this year’s new kids’ festival area offer face painting, bounce houses and other amenities for the little ones. SoCal-based Pyro Spectaculars—which has created fireworks shows for the likes of...

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The Sactown Weekend Update for June 27-29

06/27/14

The Sactown Weekend Update for June 27-29

A Chorus Line (Friday through Sunday) Music Circus begins its 64th season with the Tony-winning A Chorus Line, which follows a group of dancers as they audition to join the cast of an upcoming Broadway show. Catch the final performances this Friday through Sunday with musical numbers like some of composer Marvin Hamlisch’s most popular tunes—including “One,” “What I Did for Love” and “I Hope I Get It”—and dance sequences choreographed for the production by Randy Slovacek, who performed on Broadway in shows like Chicago and Follies, as well as Drop Dead Diva star Kate Levering, who grew up in Carmichael, in the role of dancer Cassie. $29-$59. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wells Fargo...

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