The Sactown Weekend Update for Sept. 27-29
Courtesy of The California Museum
The California Museum's new Day of the Dead exhibit features works by John S. Huerta (pictured) and others.
Highlights for this last weekend in September include the debut weekend of a California Museum exhibition, the final performances of a B Street production, a swashbuckling pirate festival, and local eats and activities at the inaugural Farm-to-Fork Festival.
Other Desert Cities (Friday through Sunday)
Check out the final weekend of B Street Theatre’s production of this lauded drama, which earned actress Judith Light a Tony Award last year and nabbed a Tony nomination for best play. Set in the California desert, Other Desert Cities chronicles the tumult that occurs when Lyman and Polly Wyeth’s family is home for the holidays. Their daughter Brooke—a once promising novelist—arrives with a copy of her soon-to-be-released, tell-all memoir, which reveals a dark and painful family secret. $25-$35. Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. and 9 pm; Sunday at 2 p.m. B Street Theatre Mainstage. 2711 B St. 443-5300. bstreettheatre.org
Farm-to-Fork Festival (Saturday)
This inaugural fête marks Sacramento’s new designation as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital with an all-day festival on Capitol Mall featuring dozens of local growers and producers, demonstrations of everything from butchering to sushi making, a wine pavilion and beer garden featuring local favorites, and a smorgasbord of tasty fare from food trucks like Krush Burger, Mama Kim Eats, Drewskies Hot Rod Kitchen and Wicked ’Wich. Free. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Capitol Mall. 808-7777. farmtoforkcapital.com
Seafarer’s Pirates & Pumpkins Festival (Saturday)
Scallywags and buccaneers will descend on the banks of the Sacramento River at Rio Ramaza Event Park this Saturday for this annual festival featuring a bevy of swashbuckling activities like cannon battles and sword fights, as well as belly-dancing performances and live music from groups like the Black Irish Band and The Mad Maggies. New for this year’s fest is a pumpkin patch for the little ones to explore and a spooky cameo appearance by the Headless Horseman. $7 (free for ages 15 and under). Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. Rio Ramaza Event Park. 10000 Garden Hwy. 962-6415. louisianasue.com
Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos (Saturday and Sunday)
Featuring works by California artists Rob-O, John S. Huerta and David Lozeau, this new exhibit at the California Museum celebrates Día de los Muertos through a variety of mediums, including paintings and installations, with pieces using elements traditionally associated with the Mexican holiday, such as sugar skulls and altars. $8.50. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun. from noon to 5 p.m. The California Museum. 1020 O St. 653-7524. californiamuseum.org