The Sactown Weekend Update for April 25-27

Photo courtesy of Thunder Valley

Sacramento Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour (Friday)
The national tour of the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City—one of the largest environmentally focused film events in the country—comes to Sacramento on Friday with a program largely featuring short documentaries about water quality, preservation and recreation, such as Walk on Water, which centers on a man paralyzed from the waist down who reconnects with the outdoors through white-water kayaking. Learn about the conservation efforts of local environmental groups like Save Our Sandhill Cranes at a waste-free reception at 5:30 p.m. catered by the likes of Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, The Cultured Kitchen and culinary graduates from St. John’s Shelter Program for Women & Children. $10; additional $5 for reception. 6:30 p.m. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 203-1220.

Tracy Morgan (Saturday)
Cracking up fans at Thunder Valley this Saturday will be Bronx-born comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for playing Tracy Jordan, a caricatured version of himself, on 30 Rock. During this stand-up show, expect to see characters that Morgan made famous on SNL like Bishop Don “Mack” Donald, as well as the funnyman’s impressions of celebs like Mike Tyson and Busta Rhymes. $39.50 & $47.50. 8:30 p.m. Thunder Valley’s Pano Hall. 1200 Athens Ave. Lincoln. 408-7777.

Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival (Saturday & Sunday)
Calling all Caledonians: This annual affair—touted as the third-oldest event of its kind in the U.S.—will once again celebrate the cultural riches of Scotland with everything from pipe and drumming competitions to the caber toss (in which athletes hurtle a weighty, telephone pole-sized javelin). Period-attired reenactors will honor the UK country’s heritage and history, while vendors will offer hearty traditional eats like meat pies and haggis, Scotland’s famed national dish. $15 per day; $20 for a two-day pass. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yolo County Fairgrounds. 1250 Gum Ave. Woodland. 538-9887.

Camellia Symphony Orchestra (Saturday & Sunday)
These concerts, which close out the Camellia Symphony Orchestra’s season, feature a diverse program that includes influential Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s Suite Punta del Este with accompaniment from San Francisco-based Seth Asarnow, a master of the accordion-like bandoneon. Also planned for the events are English composer Edward Elgar’s popular “Enigma” Variations and the overture to Robert Schumann’s Genoveva opera. $30. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center. 3835 Freeport Blvd. 929-6655.

Sacramento International Film Festival (this Saturday through May 4)
This long-running Sacramento tradition will once again host numerous screenings and events for everyone from seasoned cinephiles to amateur auteurs. The program—which begins this weekend and runs through May 4—will feature films like the dark comedy A Bit of Bad Luck starring Cary Elwes and Teri Polo, and reprise popular events like Saturday’s 48-hour film contest (which gives filmmakers two days to create a short movie), while on May 3, the Digital Odyssey Conference offers speakers, workshops and demonstrations featuring the likes of Industrial Light & Magic (a visual effects division of Lucasfilm). $12-$20 for individual events; $50 for day pass; $150 all-festival pass. 524-5138.