Cool Things to Do This Weekend in Sacramento

Your little ones are bound to have a happy Easter weekend hunting for eggs at Fairytale Town this Saturday and Sunday.

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 Theater. 2509 R St. 451-5822.

“Master Harold” …and the Boys
Continuing this weekend following its Wednesday debut is Sacramento Theatre Company’s presentation of this semiautobiographical presentation by South African playwright Athol Fugard. The drama—which earned a Drama Desk award for best play in 1982—is set in Port Elizabeth in 1950 during the apartheid era and chronicles the story of Hally, a white teenager who is caught in the middle between the racist views of his affluent father who owns a tearoom, and his affection toward Sam and Willie, two middle-aged black waiters who work in the establishment. $30-$46. Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. Wells Fargo Pavilion’s Pollock Stage. 1419 H St. 443-6722.

Spring Eggstravaganza
It will be happy hunting Friday and Saturday at Fairytale Town’s annual event, which will once again fill the park with hundreds of eggs for youngsters to find. Other Easter treats include posing for pictures with Peter Cottontail, making bunny ears and egg baskets, or taking in the premiere of a brand-new play by The Fairytale Town Troupers. $5 (free for children ages 1 and under). Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fairytale Town. 3901 Land Park Dr. 808-7462.