The Sactown Weekend Update for July 25-27

This Sunday, the Delta town of Courtland will host the 42nd annual Pear Fair, featuring everything from pear pies to pear ice cream.

Beers N Movie Night (Friday)
The 1968 cult classic horror film Night of the Living Dead—which popularized the current conception of the zombie as an undead flesh-eating creature and has earned acclaim as wide-ranging as inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry and a mention on Rolling Stone’s “100 Maverick Movies in the Last 100 Years” list—will be shown in the scare-inducing setting of the Discovery Museum’s back meadow. Ticket prices for this 21-and-over event include two beers from Hoppy Brewing Company, free parking and lawn seating (though it’s BYO blanket or chair), and food trucks and other vendors will start arriving when the gates open at 7. $10. Friday at 7 p.m. Discovery Museum Science & Space Center. 3615 Auburn Blvd. 808-3942.

Journey and Steve Miller Band (Friday)
The multiplatinum classic rockers best known for the arena-rock anthem “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” will bring their enduring repertoire to the region with two other Bay Area groups that both helped define the San Francisco Sound in the 1970s: the funky, brassy ensemble Tower of Power and the tireless Steve Miller Band, whose hits like “The Joker,” “Fly Like an Eagle” and “Jet Airliner” have thrived as radio staples for two generations and counting. $36.50-$171. Friday at 7 p.m. Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 2677 Forty Mile Rd. Wheatland. 800-745-3000.

South Pacific (Friday through Sunday)
This classic Rodgers and Hammerstein show, which features beloved tunes like “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” and “Bali Ha’i,” continues the Music Circus’ 64th season. Based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific, the sweeping musical recounts the romance of two couples: Nellie Forbush, an American nurse stationed in the South Pacific during World War II who falls for Emile de Becque, a French expatriate local planter; and Lt. Joseph Cable, a Marine who falls in love with a Polynesian girl named Liat. $29-$59. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wells Fargo Pavilion. 1419 H St. 557-1999.

Sacramento Mile (Saturday)
The country’s best motorcycle racers will stop by Cal Expo for the eighth round of the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship, a series of 16 races at courses around the country. Expert riders, who race at speeds over 130 mph, will zoom around this one-mile course that was first included in the AMA Grand Nationals circuit in 1959, and three-time champion Bryan Smith will compete for the unprecedented victory of winning four consecutive Grand Nationals at the Sacramento Mile. $29-$100 (includes State Fair admission). Saturday at 6 p.m. Cal Expo Grandstands. 1600 Exposition Blvd. 722-6453.

Courtland Pear Fair (Sunday)
Home to one of the world’s most extensive plantings of Bartlett pears, the tiny Delta town of Courtland celebrates the harvest of its signature fruit every summer with this annual event. This Sunday, grab bags of the fresh fruit at a farmers’ market area featuring local growers, knock back some pear cider or a pear martini, and sample an array of pear-packed eats like homemade pear bread, pear ice cream, pear fritters and the ever-popular pear pies. The affair will see the return of other yearly festivities like a classic car show, an exhibition of historic photos and a pie-eating contest. Free ($10 parking). Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Primasing and Washington avenues. Courtland. 775-2000.