The Sactown Weekend Update for Aug. 22-24

Image courtesy of Sacramento Film & Music Festival
The Sacramento Film & Music Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary this weekend at The Crest.

Rascal Flatts & Sheryl Crow (Friday)
At this co-headlined concert, country outfit Rascal Flatts—whose chart-topping hits include “Bless the Broken Road” and “Take Me There”—will showcase their latest release, Rewind, and be joined by singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, who came out with her first all-country album last year. Also performing will be Gloriana, the country trio that was crowned the top new vocal group at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2009 and has toured with the likes of Taylor Swift and Brooks & Dunn. $28-$76. 7:30 p.m. Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 2677 Forty Mile Rd. Wheatland. 800-745-3000.

Sacramento Film & Music Festival (Friday through Sunday)
Calling all Sacramento cinephiles and up-and-coming auteurs: This 15th annual festival returns to the Crest Theatre this weekend and will once again offer screenings of numerous shorts and feature-length films that showcase burgeoning local talent. Highlights from the event lineup include documentaries about JFK narrated by Morgan Freeman and on the "storytelling genius" of Huell Howser, the late beloved host of California's Gold; Sac Music Seen, in which filmmakers pair up with local bands to develop creative music videos; and 10×10, a popular competition in which 10-minute shorts are written and shot in just 10 days. $10-$15 per event. Events begin Friday at 5:30 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., and Sunday at noon. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 442-5189.

La Cage Aux Folles (Friday through Sunday)
The dazzling French Riviera serves as the backdrop for this smash-hit musical that will close out the Music Circus season. Based on a 1973 French play (which spawned the hit movie remake The Birdcage in 1996), this uproarious comedy centers on drag show nightclub owner Georges, his longtime love Albin, and the ruse the devoted couple employs when their son Jean-Michel gets engaged to the daughter of a right-wing politician and they feel pressured to act the part of a more conventional family. $29-$59. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Wells Fargo Pavilion. 1419 H St. 557-1999.

Race for the Arts (Saturday)
Strap on your trainers at this 16th annual event benefiting local school programs, arts organizations and institutions. Talented performers from groups like the Sacramento Youth Symphony and El Dorado Musical Theatre will entertain participants along the 5K route in William Land Park, and youngsters can hit the ground running in quarter- and half-mile fun runs. The day will end on the right foot with a giveaway of specially designed Trumpette socks and a post-run festival with food trucks and educational booths from organizations like Monterey Bay Aquarium. $30. 8:30 a.m. William Land Park. 3800 Land Park Dr. 492-8966.

Movies in the Park: Monsters University (Saturday)
Scare up some fun this weekend at the city of Davis’ annual outdoor movie series, which is hosted this year by the Davis Sunset Rotary club and begins this Saturday with the animated feature Monsters University, which tells the tale of how beastie besties Sulley Sullivan and Mike Wazowski meet and become friends in college as they both study to become expertly frightening. Snacks like cotton candy will be available for purchase. Free. Movie begins at around 8 p.m. Central Park. 3rd and C streets. Davis.

Jackie Greene (Saturday)
Sacramento roots-rock export Jackie Greene—who spent much of 2013 touring with The Black Crowes and was featured this year in Rolling Stone’s Young Guns series highlighting “the most notable guitarists from the next generation of six-string legends”—returns to Fairytale Town for his annual summer benefit concert, which will once again go to support the park. Greene and his band will rock out with a smattering of tunes from his six blues- and folk-tinged albums. $45. 8 p.m. Fairytale Town. 3901 Land Park Dr. 808-7462.