The Sactown Weekend Update for Aug. 17 & 18

Courtesy of Lewis Black

This weekend, indulge your sweet tooth at a Sacramento Zoo fundraiser, sneak in some summertime fun with your kids at the Crocker, leave the kids at home for the final day of a freaky film fest, and laugh it up with comedian Lewis Black.

Ice Cream Safari (Saturday)
You don’t have to scream for all-you-can-eat ice cream at the Sacramento Zoo during this 29th annual event—just head over to more than 20 stations handing out servings of Baskin Robbins dessert. Sweetening the deal will be Coke stations with soda and floats, and youngsters can also get their faces painted, as well as check out a dance party with blow-up guitars, a bubble-making machine, a live band and a popsicle stand. $17 for adults ($20 at the door); $13 for ages 2-11 ($15 at the door). 4-8 p.m. Sacramento Zoo. 3930 West Land Park Dr. 808-5888.

Lewis Black (Saturday)
The curmudgeonly comedian and frequent contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was ranked by Complex magazine earlier this year as one of the 25 most controversial comedians of all time for his barbed one-liners that target everyone from Paris Hilton to Dick Cheney. Black’s appearance this Saturday at the Community Center Theater comes as a part of his 43-city “The Rant is Due” tour, during which he’ll tackle his usual no-holds-barred menagerie of topics like politics, social media and world events. $32.50-$56.50. 8 p.m.  Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 808-5181.

Trash Film Orgy (Saturday)
Be afraid, be very afraid at the 13th annual Trash Film Orgy, which concludes its run of weekly midnight screenings of horror and camp films at the Crest Theatre this weekend. On Saturday, the fest marks its 100th film screening with a double feature of Herschell Gordon Lewis-helmed films, including Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs. Doors open at
11 p.m. Movies start at midnight. $10. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 442-5189.

Back-to-School Celebration (Sunday)
Mini Monets can get to the art of the matter at this Crocker Art Museum event, which celebrates the beginning of the new school year with a group sketch-along and “discovery stations” featuring hands-on projects and crafts. Festivities will also include a performance by the Banana Slug String Band, which teaches natural science and habitat conservation through music. And as one of the museum’s monthly “Pay What You Wish” days, you name your price for admittance to the event and the museum. Admission by donation. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Crocker Art Museum. 216 O St. 808-7000.