The Sactown Weekend Update for Oct. 4-6

Courtesy of the California Capital Airshow
It's a bird, it's a plane — actually, it's a whole lotta planes — at the California Capital Airshow this Saturday and Sunday.

October is getting off to action-packed start. Get in on the fun this weekend and take your pick of everything from a Beat festival, a farm-to-fork gathering and a moveable feast of food trucks in Yolo County to a high-flying air show at Mather, a high-style car and fashion show in El Dorado Hills, a Josh Groban concert in Natomas, an uber-local film fest downtown and a world music celebration in Old Town.

Davis Jazz and Beat Festival (Friday and Saturday)
The beat goes on at this two-day seventh annual event in Davis dedicated to preserving the legacy of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Co. Through everything from live poetry readings to jazz performances by acts like University of the Pacific’s lauded Brubeck Institute Quintet. The John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, which is hosting the festival, will also present a companion exhibit throughout October featuring works from Beat-era artists like sculptor Miriam Hoffman and abstract expressionist Elmer Bischoff. Free. Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 10 p.m. John Natsoulas Center for the Arts. 521 First St. Davis. 530-756-3938.

Hoes Down Harvest Festival (Saturday)
This 26th annual harvest season celebration, held at Full Belly Farm in Guinda on Saturday, will feature everything from wine tasting and an all-day farmers’ market to a cow-milking demonstration and a cheesemaking workshop. Old-fashioned fun abounds in a kids’ zone filled with hands-on activities like ice-cream churning, pumpkin carving and crafting pizza from hand-ground grain. $25 ($20 in advance; $25 per vehicle for overnight camping). Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Full Belly Farm. 16090 County Rd. 43. Guinda. 800-791-2110.

Trucktober Fest (Saturday)
This second annual SactoMoFo event will offer meals on wheels from 20 regional food trucks like Simply Southern Foods, Krush Burger, Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen and Bacon Mania. In addition to their regular menus, the mobile-food masters will be serving up potato-themed dishes as a part of a recipe contest; the winner, as determined by festival attendees and judges like the Bee’s Chris Macias and Fox40’s Bethany Crouch, will earn $1,000 (a portion of the proceeds from each competing dish sold will go toward the Yolo County Food Bank). In between bites, adults can groove to the tunes of Tower of Power and a Journey tribute band and relax in a beer garden (also equipped with a full bar), while little ones play in a DJed kids zone with bounce houses and face painting. Free. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. River Walk Park between the Tower and I Street bridges. West Sacramento. 296-4251.

California Capital Airshow (Saturday and Sunday)
This eighth annual air show will be up, up and underway at Mather Airport this Saturday and Sunday. Stand- outs in the high-flying lineup will include the tightly synchronized “Snowbirds”  of the Royal Canadian Air Force; wingsuit-wearing daredevils from the Red Bull Air Force  jumping mid-flight from a plane; and pilot Chip Yates’ attempt to break the 202 mph world record he set last year for the fastest speed attained by an electric aircraft. $20 ($15 in advance); free for ages 5 and under. $10 for parking. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mather Airport. 10510 Superfortress Ave. Mather. 876-7568

Sac World Fest (Saturday and Sunday)
Trot around the globe at this sixth annual intercontinental festival with sights, sounds and tastes from different countries, beginning on Saturday with an evening of music, dance and storytelling that celebrates the cultural heritage of North America’s indigenous peoples. On Sunday, performers include the Bay Area-based Mexican folk band Los Cenzontles, and Youssoupha Sidibe, a Senegalese musician who plays the Kora, a West African harp-like instrument. Also featured will be four “Spices Around the World” cooking demonstrations, which will teach how various spices and flavorings are utilized in international cuisines. Saturday ($5; 6-9 p.m.) and Sunday (free; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Old Sacramento. 549-2749.

Niello Concours (Sunday)
The wheels are in motion for the 10th annual Niello Concours at Serrano, which will bring together about 200 va-va-vroom vehicles the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County Western Slope. Retired race car driver Bruce Canepa will act as grand marshal of the event, which will highlight Rolls-Royce motorcars and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini and Porsche 911, as well as offer tasty fare from Fat’s Restaurants and feature a complimentary bourbon and cigar lounge. Plus, Sacramento designer Caren Templet will host a fashion show debuting her James Bond-themed fall-winter 2013 collection. $45; $35 in advance ($75-$175 including the fashion show). Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Serrano Visitors Center Village Green. 4525 Serrano Pkwy. El Dorado Hills. 635-2445.

“A Place Called Sacramento” Film Festival (Sunday)
This 14th annual film festival returns on Sunday to the Crest Theatre, where  it will once again screen 10 new locally filmed movies that are each under 10 minutes in length. This year’s selections will include To Pith or Not to Pith? That is the Question, which was partly filmed on the roof of the Wells Fargo Building downtown and follows an entomology student as she feverishly searches for a rare moth in order to obtain a much-needed school scholarship; The Players, a drama penned by the local brother- sister  team of Karen and William Orcutt which explores the culture of Sacramento pool halls; and The Tailypo, a horror film about a group of young friends and a monstrous creature they encounter on the American River Parkway. $10. Screenings begin on Sunday at 1 p.m. Crest Theatre. 1013 K St. 442-5189.

Josh Groban (Sunday)
The platinum-selling vocalist performs in the round for this concert, which will predominantly feature songs off of his newest album, the rock- and R&B-tinged All That Echoes, which was released earlier this year and hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Opening for the 32-year- old vocalist will be Judith Hill, who was on The Voice and was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary film 20 Feet from Stardom. $37-$82. Concert begins on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Sleep Train Arena. 1 Sports Pkwy. 800-745-3000.