A ukulele concert (featuring selections by everyone from Handel to David Bowie), two Broadway musicals (one beginning and one ending) and an Elk Grove gardening festival make up our eclectic list of ways to spend your weekend. The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Known for its unusual genre-mixing performances—concerts often include pop hits by the likes of David Bowie and Stevie Wonder as well as selections by composers such as Handel and Saint-Saëns—the London-based orchestra will once again expertly blend classical works with modern songs this Friday night at the Mondavi Center. The Ukes will also invite members of the audience to join in for a play-along rendition of its Relentlessly in C based on composer Terry Riley’s seminal In C. $25-$75. Friday...
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Enjoy the sights and sounds of Sacramento this weekend by taking in a trio of events: a Bobby McFerrin performance at the Mondavi Center, the Sacramento Philharmonic’s season finale concert and a Roland Petersen gallery show opening at Elliott Fouts. Bobby McFerrin Don’t worry and be happy at tonight’s concert featuring the 10-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist (and Sacramento State alum) Bobby McFerrin. His program, which was inspired by the spirituals that his opera baritone father would sing, will feature improvisational renditions of classics like “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and “Down by the Riverside.” $35-$82. Friday. 8 p.m. 9399 Old Davis Rd., Davis. 530-754-2787. mondaviarts.org Sacramento Philharmonic...
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From the premiere of a play by George Bernard Shaw to the return of Easter playing at Fairytale Town, here’s a list of cool things to do around town this holiday weekend. Widowers’ Houses Debuting this Saturday is Widowers’ Houses by Nobel Prize-winning author George Bernard Shaw, which examines the social upheaval that occurred in post-industrial Europe as self-made, successful businessmen began to infiltrate England’s upper crust. Harry, an aristocratic but poor doctor, and his fiancée Blanche, a woman whose father acquired wealth through exploitative business practices, weigh idealism against pragmatism as they clash over the decision to accept corruptly earned family money. $25. Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. R25 Arts Complex’s California Stage...
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From a balletic performance of a Midsummer Night’s Dream to symphonic concert for mini Mozarts, here are our top picks for what to do this weekend and how to start next week off with a bang. A Midsummer Night's Dream Love is in the air—not to mention miscommunication and mischief—this weekend as the celebration of Ron Cunningham’s 25th anniversary helming the Sacramento Ballet continues with his adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The lighthearted, light-footed romp features a cast of troublemaking fairies, nymphs, and sprites who manipulate and influence the romantic lives of the young lovers in a mythical forest. The program will also include a performance of George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, the...
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From the premiere of a play by Shakespeare to a charity race in your underwear, here are some of our top picks for what to do around town this weekend. As You Like It All the city’s a stage at this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It by Big Idea Theatre’s artistic director Brian Harrower. Premiering this weekend, the play reimagines the classic comedy by trading the traditional setting of the mythical Forest of Arden for Sacramento’s own Arden Park and its surrounding urban landscape, and chronicles the adventures that follow when plucky young Rosalind flees for her life—with her cousin Celia and hilarious companion Touchstone in tow—and searches for her father, who has been ousted from the massive company he founded by a...
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