The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 10-12

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Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Friday & Saturday)
This film festival, which highlights the diverse LGBT community, returns to the Crest Theatre, where it will screen such films as To Be Takei, a 2014 documentary about actor George Takei, who gained fame as Sulu on Star Trek and came out as gay in 2005 (Saturday). Other films to be shown include She Said, She Said, a short comedy about an estranged married lesbian couple starring Marisa Tomei (Saturday), and Dinner at 40, a dramedy that follows a gay man’s 40th birthday celebration (Saturday). $10 per screening; $40 for festival pass. Friday 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 304-3456.

Sactoberfest (Friday through Sunday)
Raise a glass—or gargantuan beer stein—and make a toast to the city’s second annual Sactoberfest, a three-day festival of brews, brats and German-inflected revelry infused with Sacramento culture and riverfront scenery. Have your pick of pours from both traditional German beers such as Erdinger or Spaten and local craft brews from Jackrabbit, Bike Dog and Sudwerk, which organizers expect to total more than 23,000 liters. Local restaurants like Broderick Roadhouse, Ten22 and more will be serving their versions of German delicacies such as schnitzel, spaetzle and handmade bratwurst, while bands like the 21-piece Chico Bavarian ensemble, Alpine Horns and The Flying Dutchman will provide the oompah. $30-$95. Friday from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 951 Riverfront St. West Sacramento. 607-4715.   

Disco Donut 5K (Saturday)
Ahhhh, freak out! The first national stop of this groovy 5K, started by two Sacramento fitness and food enthusiasts, will hit town with plenty of ’70s music—and doughnuts. The untimed race starts with a warm-up “Hustle” dance and includes a YMCA dance station at Mile 1 and a doughnut-hole-eating contest at Mile 2, as well as plenty of disco music along the course. Registration includes a pair of colorful aviator sunglasses, but don’t forget your bellbottoms so you can participate in the costume contest. $49. Race starts at 9 a.m. Miller Park. 2710 Ramp Way. 

Sacramento Archives Crawl (Saturday)
Wander back to yesteryear at the Sacramento Archives Crawl, a free event where history buffs can dive into rare artifacts from the city’s rich history. Visitors can walk, ride, drive or shuttle to any of this year’s four locations (including the Sacramento Public Library, California State Archives, California State Library and the Center for Sacramento History) to discover relics such as a '50s baseball mural from the Sacramento Solons or a '70s film about Tower Records when it first opened in Sacramento. Archivists will also be on-site to answer any questions and offer tours of the archive rooms. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Locations vary. 264-2700.

Branford Marsalis and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (Saturday and Sunday)
At these concerts, the Harris Center stage will be shared by two music greats: Grammy winner Branford Marsalis, a member of the famed Marsalis clan (aka the “first family of jazz”) and regarded as one of the finest living jazz saxophonists, and the distinguished Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Each of the performances will offer a different program that spotlights works by master Baroque composers such as Tomaso Albinoni, George Frideric Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach. $35-$55. Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Harris Center for the Arts. 10 College Pkwy. Folsom. 608-6888.

Symphony of 1000 (Sunday)
The largest assembled orchestra in the history of Sacramento—1,000 strong—will take the stage at Memorial Auditorium on Sunday. Musicians of all ages and skill levels will participate under the leadership of the Sacramento Youth Symphony Artistic Director Michael Neumann. The public concert, emceed by Capital Public Radio’s Beth Ruyak, will begin at 4 p.m. and will feature works like Ode to Joy by Beethoven, the Hallelujah chorus by Handel and selections from the opera Carmen. $10-$20. 4 p.m. Memorial Auditorium. 1515 J St. 731-5777.

Placer Farm & Barn Tour (Sunday)
On this self-guided expedition through Placer County’s rolling foothills, explore the various farms, ranches, and vineyards that speckle that region’s beautiful countryside. Each venue will have produce, wine, and more for purchase, as well as offer different activities and presentations, such as olive oil tasting at Colwell Thundering Herd Ranch, a composting demonstration at Shared Abundance Organic Farm, and a walking tour at Highland Orchard. Free. 1 to 5 p.m. Placer County. 530-863-7487.

Susan Boyle (Sunday)
Unassuming, yet sensational Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who shot to fame in 2009 while competing on Britain’s Got Talent and has since sold over 20 million albums, comes to Sacramento as a part of the 21-city American leg of her worldwide concert tour. During the performance, the mezzo-soprano will present a number of classic tunes like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” and “I Dreamed a Dream,” which she famously sang for her Britain’s Got Talent audition, a rendition which has garnered over 150 million YouTube views. $49.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. Community Center Theater. 1301 L St. 808-5181.