The Sactown Weekend Update for June 27-29

Catch the Tony-winning singular sensation "A Chorus Line" at Music Circus this weekend.

A Chorus Line (Friday through Sunday)
Music Circus begins its 64th season with the Tony-winning A Chorus Line, which follows a group of dancers as they audition to join the cast of an upcoming Broadway show. Catch the final performances this Friday through Sunday with musical numbers like some of composer Marvin Hamlisch’s most popular tunes—including “One,” “What I Did for Love” and “I Hope I Get It”—and dance sequences choreographed for the production by Randy Slovacek, who performed on Broadway in shows like Chicago and Follies, as well as Drop Dead Diva star Kate Levering, who grew up in Carmichael, in the role of dancer Cassie. $29-$59. Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wells Fargo Pavilion
. 1419 H St. 557-1999.

Track & Field Championships (Friday through Sunday)
Don’t blink, or you’ll miss the swift action of the 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium this weekend. Thursday already saw West Sacramento’s Kim Conley win the women’s 10,000 meters. Friday evening brings the women’s pole vault finals and men’s triple jump finals, as well as the 5,000-meter races. On Saturday, watch the men’s high jump competition and women’s 100-meter hurdles, and on Sunday, keep your eyes peeled for exciting final finishes in events like men’s long jump and javelin and see if another local athlete—Stephanie Brown Trafton, an Olympic-winning discus thrower—can bring home the national title. Plus, nosh on fresh fare at the Farm-to-Fork Marketplace or cool down at the beer garden. Little speedsters can also get a head start on their Olympic dreams at a kids’ zone, where they can test out track equipment. Tickets $10-$125. Times vary. Hornet Stadium at Sacramento State. 6000 J St. 278-4323.

Sacramento French Film Festival (Friday through Sunday)
Feast your eyes on French films in this annual soiree dedicated to celebrating the European country’s rich and varied film culture. The festival concludes this weekend with a lineup that includes Les Beaux Jours (Bright Days Ahead), a 2013 romance about a retired, married woman who embarks on an affair with a man two decades her junior, which earned its star Fanny Ardant a César Award nomination—France’s equivalent to an Oscar nod—for best actress. Saturday brings a selection of short films including Pourquoi Je Fais Ça? (Why Did I Do That?), followed by Q&A with the movie’s actor-director Olivier Rosemberg, as well as an evening of French horror movies in honor of the festival’s 13th year. All of the films screened during the festival will be presented with English subtitles. $11 per film. Times vary by event. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 455-9390.

Pops in the Park (Saturday)
This annual East Sacramento tradition will once again bring free weekly outdoor concerts to parks throughout the neighborhood. Bring your picnic blankets to McKinley Park for this Saturday’s music lineup featuring the Jimmy Buffett tribute group Garratt Wilkin & The Parrotheads. A beer and wine garden will be serving up offerings from Bogle Vineyards and Hoppy Brewing Company, while popular nearby eateries like Burr’s Fountain, Clark’s Corner and Formoli’s Bistro will have eats and treats for concert-goers. Free. Saturday at 6 p.m. McKinley Park
. 601 Alhambra Blvd. 808-5240.

Sactown Rocks (Saturday)
Capitol Mall will be filled with the squeal of electric guitars this Saturday for Sactown Rocks, billed as “the biggest rock party downtown Sacramento has ever seen.” The lineup includes local bands like Tesla, who has sold 16 million albums and rose to fame in the mid ’80s when the band was known as City Kidd and played gigs at midtown’s Oasis Ballroom. Also featured will be Middle Class Rut and grunge band Oleander, whose hit single “Why I’m Here” climbed to the third spot on the Billboard rock charts in 1999. $40. Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. Capitol Mall.

Gregg Allman (Saturday)
This Saturday, rock out to a performance by Gregg Allman, who helped pioneer Southern rock as part of the influential Allman Brothers Band, writing classic songs like “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and “Whipping Post.” Expect some of those classic selections at this performance, along with tracks from Allman’s 2011 album Low Country Blues (produced by T Bone Burnett). Also on the bill this evening will be Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell, as well as the Sacramento-based country-rock band BlackWater. $29.75-$84.75. Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Thunder Valley’s Outdoor Amphitheater. 1200 Athens Ave. Lincoln. 408-7777.

Dwight Yoakam (Sunday)
Two-time Grammy-winning country rocker Dwight Yoakam takes the stage in Sacramento this Sunday. The iconic country music star—who has also appeared in films like Four Christmases and Wedding Crashers—will present his twangy, chart-topping hits like "Honky Tonk Man” and "Thousand Miles from Nowhere,” as well as hits from his 2012 album 3 Pears, such as “A Heart Like Mine” which made Rolling Stone’s list of 50 Best Songs of 2012. $40-$179. Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Red Lion Woodlake Hotel. 500 Leisure Ln. 877-987-6487.