The Sactown Weekend Update for July 3-6

Photo by Howard Gold

Kiss and Def Leppard (Thursday)
Theatrical hard rockers Kiss and British heavy metal band Def Leppard will share the stage in Wheatland tonight as a part of their joint tour, which comes on the heels of Kiss’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The concert will feature Kiss’ signature costumes and makeup, levitating drum platforms and pyrotechnics, as well as Def Leppard hits like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Rock of Ages.” $32.50-$149.50. 7 p.m. Sleep Train Amphitheatre. 2677 Forty Mile Rd. Wheatland. 800-745-3000.

International Celebration (Saturday)
This annual Fairytale Town event showcases styles of dance from various countries across the globe. Throughout Saturday, the park’s outdoor Mother Goose Stage will be graced by talented local acts, such as the Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento troupe, Chinese lion dancers from Eastern Ways Martial Arts, and the African-style Fenix Drum and Dance Company. $5.50. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Fairytale Town. 3901 Land Park Dr. 808-7462.

California Hall of Fame (Saturday & Sunday)
Tune in to KVIE this Sunday for the premiere of a one-hour broadcast spotlighting the red carpet and induction ceremony for the seventh class of the California Hall of Fame. The star-studded event, which took place last March at The California Museum in downtown Sacramento, honored and hosted Golden State figures, including football legend Joe Montana, actor Warren Beatty, civil rights leader Dolores Huerta and more. Artifacts from the inductees—like the Presidential Medal of Freedom that Huerta received in 2012—will be on display through Sept. 1 at The California Museum, which is offering a special discounted two-for-$10 ticket admission package throughout the month of July. Broadcast premieres on KVIE on Sunday at noon. Exhibition is on view Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The California Museum. 1020 O St. 653-0650.

Time Travel Weekends (Saturday & Sunday)
Starting this weekend, bandits, miners, merchants, suffragettes and other characters will roam Old Town’s streets throughout summer as a part of the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation’s annual free street theater program. Look for period-attired actors and docents offering old-fashioned crafts and performing stage shows at various historic venues like the Eagle Theatre, a reconstructed version of the original Gold Rush-era playhouse that’s said to be one of the first ever built in California. Free. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old Sacramento. 808-7059.

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival (Saturday and Sunday)
The play’s the thing at this 29th annual outdoor theater festival presented by Sacramento City College’s theater department and featuring the school’s students on stage and behind the scenes alongside professionals from regional performing troupes. The new season begins this weekend with Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing, which recounts the humorous misunderstandings and miscommunications that occur between two pairs of lovers and, while staying true to the Bard’s original language, will be set in the years following World War I. $18. Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 6 p.m. Land Park’s William A. Carroll Amphitheatre. 3901 Land Park Dr. 558-2228.