The Sactown Weekend Update for Aug. 1-3

Photo courtesy of The Color Run
The Color Run will brighten up Capitol Mall this Saturday.

Bill Medley (Friday)
You’ll have the time of your life at this concert by Bill Medley, who as one half of the Rightous Brothers, crooned enduring hit songs such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ ” and “Unchained Melody.” As a solo artist, Medley earned a Grammy Award in 1987 for “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” the Oscar-winning song from Dirty Dancing which he sang with Jennifer Warnes. $49-$69. Friday at 8 p.m. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 442-5189.

Jon Pardi (Friday)
Dixon native Jon Pardi—whose debut album, Write You a Song, was released earlier this year and hit No. 3 on the US Country Billboard chart—will be coming to Sacramento for a hometown concert. The rising star will be playing hits like “Missin’ You Crazy,” “Up All Night” and his newest single “What I Can’t Put Down.” $18. Friday at 7 p.m. Ace of Spades. 1417 R St. 930-0220.

The Color Run (Saturday)
You’ll be colored head-to-toe at this fun run that is billed as “the happiest 5K on the planet” and benefits Girls on the Run, a charity that encourages healthy habits for girls through activities like after-school running programs. The route will make its way through downtown and Old Sacramento streets and feature course elements like life-size kaleidoscope triangles and rainbow archways in addition to the namesake “color throws” where you’ll be pelted with handfuls of vibrant, nontoxic pigments. After crossing the finish line, head over to a post-race dance party featuring DJed music and more opportunities to be showered with tinted powder. $50 ($45 per person for groups of four or more). Saturday at 8 a.m. Capitol Mall. 855-662-6567.

Harvest Day (Saturday)
To help you get the most of this season’s harvest, a team of UC Master Gardeners are hosting Sacramento’s largest annual gardening event, complete with educational speakers, guided tours and tasting opportunities. Visit the demonstration gardens where you can taste seven varieties of cherry tomatoes, learn about cooking in season from Waterboy and OneSpeed chef-owner Rick Mahan, take a composting workshop or visit the Plant Clinic for answers to questions about your own garden. Plus, visit the nearly three dozen educational tables, including the Sacramento Area Beekeepers Association and the UCCE Master Food Preservers, bid on silent auction items from places like Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery and Sutter Buttes Olive Oil, and visit food trucks for treats like artisan gelato from Luciano’s Scoop. Free. Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fair Oaks Horticulture Center. 11459 Fair Oaks Blvd. Fair Oaks. 875-6913.

Nickel Creek (Sunday)
For its Mondavi Center debut, acclaimed multi-instrumental bluegrass trio Nickel Creek—made up of mandolin player/vocalist (and 2012 MacArthur “Genius” grant winner) Chris Thile, fiddle player Sara Watkins and her brother, guitarist Sean Watkins—will play songs from A Dotted Line, the group’s first album in nine years. The performance comes as a part of a nationwide tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band’s formation in 1989, when the musicians were in grade school. Tickets start at $37. Sunday at 7 p.m. Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. Mrak Hall Dr. and Old Davis Rd. Davis. 530-754-2787.