The Sactown Weekend Update for April 11-13

UC Davis celebrates the 100th anniversary of its Picnic Day this Saturday.

Arlo Guthrie (Friday)
Entitled “Here Comes the Kid,” this tribute tour continues the celebration of what would have been iconic folk singer Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday in 2012 and is led by his talented son, singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie. The concert will weave together personal stories and remembrances from the Guthrie family with renditions of the songs made famous by both father and son, like Woody’s “This Land is Your Land” and Arlo’s “Alice’s Restaurant.” $58. 8 p.m. Veterans Memorial Auditorium. 255 South Auburn St. Grass Valley. 530-748-384.

Peter Sagal (Friday)
The host of NPR’s popular Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! comes to the Mondavi Center to talk about current events and share behind-the-scenes stories of the long-running satirical news quiz show. The evening will also include a Q&A session with Sagal moderated by Capital Public Radio host Nick Brunner. Tickets start at $35. 8 p.m. Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. Mrak Hall Dr. and Old Davis Rd. Davis. 530-754-2787.

Sister Act (Friday- Sunday)
Based on the popular 1992 film of the same name starring Whoopi Goldberg (who went on to co-produce this adaptation that first hit Broadway in 2011), Sister Act makes a stop in Sacramento as a part of its national tour. The production—which boasts music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken—follows an aspiring disco diva who, after witnessing a murder, is ordered into protective custody at a convent where she ends up joining the choir and shaking things up with her fellow sisters. $18-$85. Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 557-1999.

Picnic Day (Saturday)
This Saturday marks UC Davis’ 100th Picnic Day, an annual campus-wide showcase that first took place in 1909 and has since grown to become one of the country’s largest student-run events. Festivities include the popular “Doxie Derby” dachshund dog races, the chemistry department’s “Magic Show” demonstrations, and the Battle of the Bands, a yearly throwdown between Davis’ Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh! and rival colleges. Free. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. UC Davis Campus. Davis. 530-752-6320.