The Sactown Weekend Update for May 23-26

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Ziggy Marley photo by Kii Arens

Ziggy Marley (Friday)
Singer-songwriter Ziggy Marley, son of reggae pioneer Bob Marley, has followed in his father’s footsteps with his band the Melody Makers—comprised of siblings Stephen, Cedella and Sharon Marley—who have together won multiple Grammys, including best reggae recording and best reggae album; he’s also earned two Grammys as a solo artist, first for Love is My Religion in 2006 and then 2009’s Family Time, a mellow album of children’s songs and lullabies. He comes to Cache Creek this Friday during his "Fly Rasta Tour," named for his recently released Fly Rasta album. $49 & $65. Friday at 9 p.m. Cache Creek Casino Resort 14455 Hwy. 16. Brooks. 530-796-3118.

Memphis (Friday through Sunday)
Set in the 1950s in the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll, Memphis—which earned four Tony Awards in 2010—chronicles the star-crossed love between Felicia, a talented young black singer, and Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ who falls for her. The production boasts a lively blues- and gospel-tinged score by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan and explosive dance sequences choreographed by Sergio Trujillo of Jersey Boys fame. $45-$75. Friday at 7:30. Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Harris Center for the Arts. 10 College Pkwy. Folsom. 608-6888.

Sacramento Music Festival (Friday through Monday)
Throughout Memorial Day weekend, this 41st annual festival hosted by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society will fill the River City with over 300 performances from more than 100 bands playing everything from funky zydeco to soulful blues. Highlights from this year’s lineup include Grammy-nominated horn player Trombone Shorty and singer-songwriter Mat Kearney. Other events, like a parade featuring high school marching bands through Old Sacramento on Saturday and gospel sets on Sunday, will also take place. $45 for day passes and $110 for weekend pass. Times and locations vary by event. Sacramento. 808-7777.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
On the heels of its star-studded Broadway run with Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce and 2013 Tony Award for best play, this comedy by Christopher Durang makes its Sacramento premiere at B Street Theatre. Directed by the company’s producing artistic director Buck Busfield, the work captures the resentments that flare up and hilarity that ensues when two middle-aged siblings are paid a surprise visit by their movie-star sister and her new, much younger boyfriend. $27-$35. Friday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 5 and 9 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. B Street Theatre’s Mainstage. 2711 B St. 443-5300.