Macy's Theatre of Lights (Wednesday and Friday through Sunday) Oh come, all ye faithful to Old Sacramento, the buildings and rooftops of which will be filled with light, color and sound for the first weekender of this annual holiday program featuring the poem “The Night Before Christmas” recited by onetime Sacramento Union reporter Mark Twain (voiced by Bill Farmer, who has also voiced Disney characters like Goofy and Pluto). Free. Wednesday at 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. between Front and Second streets. Old Sacramento. 442-8575. oldsacramento.com Global Winter Wonderland (Friday through Sunday) All the world’s a stage at the Global Winter Wonderland, a luminous multicultural theme park and massive display of glowing structures...
Jersey Boys (Friday through Sunday) In this Broadway hit recounting the tale of The Four Seasons, the band’s “adventures and misadventures, camaraderie and infighting, triumphs and gradual disintegration meld into a serendipitous mix of comedy and drama,” according to Bloomberg. Throughout the musical—which earned four Tony Awards in 2006 and was turned into a film directed by Clint Eastwood earlier this year—listen for catchy tunes that catapulted the group and its leader Frankie Valli to superstardom, including “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Sherry,” and “Walk Like A Man.” $38-$153. Friday 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 557-1999....
Treat Trail Halloween Celebration (Friday) Little ghosts and ghouls can trick-or-treat in downtown Davis, catch free screenings of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at the historic Varsity Theater and watch for pop-up dance performances of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Free. 2 p.m. Downtown Davis. 530-756-8763. davisdowntown.com Boo at the Zoo (Friday) The Sacramento Zoo will be brimming with spooky fun, with a costume dance party, about two dozen trick-or-treat stations and an “Under the Sea” room, where children will be greeted by pirates and can meet a mermaid or fish for candy. $12. 5 to 8 p.m. Sacramento Zoo. 3930 West Land Park Dr. 808-5888. saczoo.org Frankenstein (Friday) This Halloween, Resurrection Theatre presents the final...
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The Great Gatsby (Friday through Sunday) Sacramento Ballet opens its 60th anniversary season with the return of co-artistic director Ron Cunningham’s glitzy adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby, which debuted in 2012. This fall’s presentation includes jazzy live music performed by Billy Novick’s Blue Syncopators and segments of new choreography. $19-$70. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 808-5181. sacballet.org Safe and Super Halloween (Friday through Sunday) This year, Fairytale Town’s annual Halloween affair will be themed after Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Throughout the evenings, little ones can explore fantastical settings like...
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Smuin Ballet (Friday) Begun by the late Michael Smuin, the former co-artistic director of the San Francisco Ballet, this Bay Area-based company known for its diverse stylistic range will present its “Untamed” program, which includes three works: Serenade For Strings, an interpretation of the composition of the same name by composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Frankie and Johnny, a tribute to legendary dancer Gene Kelly set to Latin music, and Objects of Curiosity, a modern ensemble piece with music by Phillip Glass and Gambian composer Foday Musa Suso. $25-$55. 7:30 p.m. Harris Center for the Arts. 10 College Pkwy. Folsom. 608-6888. harriscenter.net Old Sacramento Magic Festival (Friday through Sunday) Jump into a world of imaginative illusions, hypnotizing trickery and...
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