TOP 20+ THINGS TO DO IN SACRAMENTO THIS WEEKEND WITH KIDS! MAY 4TH – MAY 5TH, 2019

Here’s our Top Picks for the Weekend of May 4th & May 5th! Grow some watermelons, blow geometric bubbles, go on a night nature walk, learn about the science of Star Wars, see a neon Lego city, go to a children’s book festival, visit the Hummingbird Gateway Garden, go to West Sac’s Intergalactic Expo, eat German food at Maifest, see some Chicano o/x art, learn how to use the iNaturalist app, watch a slackline athlete try to set a world record, see the sun through a safe telescope, walk for mental illness, picnic on a farm, listen to Geoffrey Burleson play piano, see a Marx brothers film, go to a worm workshop, do a watercolor painting in the UC Davis Arboretum, celebrate Star Wars day, get free comic books, March for Science, visit a fire station, see Holmes & Watson: a Sherlock mystery, Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, Amélie, Spirited Away, The Present, Shrek, High School Musical Jr., West Side Story, and more! Weather is predicted to be partly cloudy 82/51 for Sat. and partly cloudy 72/51 for Sun. Enjoy the incredibly mild spring weather and do something new this weekend!

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SATURDAY, MAY 4TH 2019
Partly Cloudy 82/51

Get watermelon starters into the ground for summer. Watermelons take about 2-3 months to grow and ripen, so start now and you’ll have one to eat by July. Kids love watching things grow and change. Visit your local nursery to see all their spring/summer starters. We like Green Acres (we are not affiliated in any way, we just like the selection and they’re kid-friendly). More info on growing watermelons…

Learn about the science of Star Wars in a family workshop at Powerhouse Science Center. May the fourth be with you! Science fiction films are full of futuristic technology and powers that capture our imagination. In this workshop compare space travel today with the light speed of the Sci-Fi world, how long would it take us to get from one planet to the next? Use a laser to pop balloons and apply forces to make objects move- hands free. $25 (one child, one adult, $10 additional people). Sat. 9:30am – 10:30am. Powerhouse Science Center. More info…

Learn about birds & birding at the Koobs Nature Area. Come out and explore the Koobs Nature Area and discover new things about birds, such as where they live, how to bring them to your yard, and how to identify them. They will have activity tables for kids to create bird houses and other bird activities. The Koobs Nature Area is open for public open days on the first Saturday of every month, March through October. Free. Sat. 10am – 2pm. Koobs Nature Area. More info…

Add on to the Neon Lego City and Glow Gallery at the The Brick Fest Live Lego Fan Experience. This event is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain. Other features: Brick Fest Speedway, Watch your custom-built Lego derby car zoom on 35-foot long timed-track, Guinness World-Record Setting Lego Mosaic: Build your part of Brick Fest Live’s Mystery Mosaic, Inspiration Stations: Add to mind-blowing, life-sized Lego builds and make them your own with more Lego than you’ve ever seen, Video Game Arena, Mini Golf: A miniature golf course built to inspire, Mosaics: Using a colorful variety of 1×1 Lego bricks, create your own mosaic tile and be part of the show, plus Lego Shopping: Find new, vintage, rare, and custom Lego sets and merchandise from the many merchants in attendance. $24.99+. Sat. 10am – 5pm. Sacramento Convention Center. More info…

Watch slackline athlete Ryan Robinson attempt to set a world record. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Folsom’s iconic Rainbow Bridge at once-in-a-lifetime events planned in the Historic District. The Rainbow Bridge will close to vehicular traffic to allow the community to explore the bridge on foot. The festivities kick off with a rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. World-renowned slackline athlete Ryan Robinson – who was raised in Folsom – will attempt to set a world record by traversing the 1,919-foot span over the American River between Lake Natoma Crossing and the Rainbow Bridge on a 1-inch wide line. A festival with informational displays about the landmark bridge, guided walking tours, hands-on activities, and a display of vintage cars round out the morning events that are free and open to the public. Free, some events later in the day are ticketed. The celebration wraps up with a free concert by the Folsom Lake Symphony in the Historic District Amphitheater from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Sat. 9am – 9:30pm. Historic Old Folsom. More info…

Go to Demonstration Day at Sutter’s Fort. Dive into history and connect with your past. Activities vary on Demonstration Days, but may include blacksmithing, carpentry, cooperage, candle dipping, cooking, baking, weaving, scavenger hunts, and more. Free with admission. Sat. 10am – 4pm. Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. More info…

View the sun through a telescope. Go to the Community Observator in Placerville for safe viewing of our Sun. You can view sun through safe solar telescopes see both white-light, and Hydrogen-Alpha. You will be able to see sunspots, prominences, and maybe even a flare. Free, donations recommended. Sat. 10am – 12pm. Community Observatory. More info…

Go to Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. There are 51 free titles to choose from, ranging from super-heroes and science fiction to action/adventure and manga, and plenty in between! Free Comic Book Day has a free comic book for everyone!

To browse the full list of comics available and comic shops participating in Free Comic Book Day, click here. Free. Sat. 10am. Oblivion Comics & Coffee. More info…

Walk for mental illness on the NAMI Walk in Land Park. People from all walks of life will join together to show support for friends, families, and members of the community who are impacted by mental illness. This event features a one-mile option as well as the 5k walk (three loops). Come walk regardless of your fitness level — everyone is invited. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides mental health services, support, education, and advocacy in local communities. This is NAMI’s largest fundraising event of the year and enables them to continue providing vital services to the community free of charge. It’s a fun, family-friendly, pet-friendly, inclusive, and inspiring event for everyone. Free. Sat. 10am (check-in 8am). William Land Park. More info…

Take a self-guided walking tour of Wakamatsu Farm on their open farm day. Take a trip around the lake on the 1.5-mile wheelchair-accessible trail. Bring a picnic and chair to sit and relax.  On-site interpreters can share information and answer questions about Wakamatsu Farm’s human and natural history.  Suitable for all ages and capabilities, points of interest are mainly outdoors reached by dirt trail or unpaved road over generally flat terrain.  Seasonal produce may be available for purchase.  Amenities are limited, so plan for rugged outdoor leisure. $10 per vehicle. Buses/large vans are $5 per person. Sat. 10am – 2pm. Wakamatsu Farm, Located at 941 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville. More info…

Take teens to learn about the wonderful world of worms. Join the Master Gardeners Compost Team for an informative workshop that covers everything you’ve ever wanted to know about worm composting. Worm bins can be set up indoors or outdoors and therefore are great for small spaces like tiny houses and apartments. What’s more, the process produces a very rich fertilizer, also known as vermicompost or worm castings, for your home garden! In class, you’ll learn how to make a worm bin, the best types of bedding, how to care for worms, the do’s and don’t’s of worm composting (what to feed them, what to avoid), and the values and benefits of worm compost. After the presentation, there will be time for questions. Free. Sat. 10am – 11:30pm. Sierra 2 Center. More info…

Go on a Mother Nature Stroll. Join a Naturalist for an afternoon walk in the Nature Area at Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Discover what many of nature’s moms are up to this time of year. Free, $5 parking. Sat. 10:30am. Effie Yeaw Nature Center. More info…

Relax and unwind with Nature Rx. Join the UC Davis Arboretum for a nature-immersed day of rest and relaxation in the Arboretum. Stay awhile to find peace of mind during yoga sessions for kids and adults, or take part in watercolor painting, tea sipping, and more. Free. Sat. 11am – 1pm. UC Davis Arboretum. More info…

Sample fruit-infused water and ride a smoothie bike at the 3rd Annual Fruit and Veggie Fest, presented by the Center for Wellness and Nutrition. There will be free cookbooks, free health screenings, recipe tastings, fun activities, raffles, and more. The goal is to encourage shoppers to improve their health by consuming more fruits and vegetables but also providing a means of awareness of the services that are available to assist them in their communities.Free. Sat. 11am – 2pm. King’s Supermarket. More info…

Learn how to high five with finesse. Cozy up to the storytime book “High Five” by Adam Rubin at Barnes and Noble bookstores. Free. Sat. 11am. Barnes & Noble. More info…

Go to May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Day in Old Sac. Stage Nine Entertainment and Evangeline’s costume mansion invite the community to experience a special May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Day scavenger hunt on the Old Sacramento Waterfront. Fun and free activities will be available throughout the day, and each location will have clues at four stations that lead participants to the next. The first part of the family-friendly scavenger hunt will start at Evangeline’s (113 K Street) which will lead guests to Stage Nine Entertainment (102 K Street). Along the way, the experience will be complete with blue milk tasting (the galaxy’s most famous beverage), Wookie Cookie sampling, and an interactive Star Wars video game. Those who stay on target and finish — after solving all the clues — will be treated to a special password to gain them access to a Secret Rebel Base 9 room filled with Star Wars memorabilia, fan-made art, and more. In addition to the Star Wars-themed scavenger hunt, entertaining cosplayers in Star Wars apparel will be roaming about plus an 8’ tall Star Wars TIE fighter ship will tower over K Street on the balcony above the Stage 9 Entertainment store. Free. Sat. 11am – 4pm. Old Sacramento Waterfront. More info…

Walk around the River City Marketplace at Fremont Park. River City Marketplace is designed to present the Sacramento region’s best artists, makers and small businesses in a setting that creates an enjoyable and family-friendly experience. River City Marketplace was conceived as a way to showcase local talent and products in a unique and fun atmosphere. Its hope is to create an opportunity for people who believe that shopping small and shopping locally is essential to helping our community and local economy,and to also provide a stage for small, hardworking artists and businesses to display their work to the public. RCMP presents over 100 local vendors, from fine art and crafts to DIY and gourmet food, as well as live music and a kid’s play area. Free, cost of purchases. Sat. 11am – 4pm. Fremont Park. More info…

Celebrate Star Wars Day at Fairytale Town. Meet intergalactic characters and make a Star Wars-themed craft. Puppet Shows will also be taking place in the Children’s Theater ($1-2). Check out Tommy’s Space Adventure. Free with admission. Sat. 11am – 1pm. Fairytale Town. More info…

Blow some geometric bubbles. In celebration of the National Math Festival, Powerhouse Science Center invites you to create geometric bubbles. Use a uniquely shaped bubble wand to create bubbles in the shape of squares, cubes, and more. Free with admission. Sat. 12pm – 4pm. Powerhouse Science Center. More info…

Get a free comic book at the North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Stop by the library to find the perfect comic book to take home (while supplies last) and participate in fun comic book related activities. Free. Sat. 12pm – 4pm. North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library. More info…

Take teens to see the free film Good Guy, Bad Guy. As much a portrait of the city as of its main protagonist, Indu Krishnan’s documentary Good Guy, Bad Guy chronicles five years in the tumultuous life of Zakhir, a gentle soul who lives on thestreets of Bangalore. Followed by Q&A with filmmaker. Free. Presented by the South Asia Film Festival at UC Davis. Check out the other film screenings. Sat. 1pm. UC Davis. More info…

March for Science. Science and facts are critically important to good policy making. Join the 2019 Sacramento March for Science. It’ll start with a rally at the River Walk Park in West Sacramento, march across the Tower Bridge, and end in Old Town Sacramento. Enjoy some the live music, inspiring speakers, energy of your fellow supporters of science, and food trucks. Costumes and clever signs are encouraged. March for Science Sacramento is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit. Free, registration recommended. Sat. 1pm – 2:30pm. River Walk Park. More info…

See what it’s like to be a firefighter. Go to the open house at Fire Station 2 at 1229 I Street. Free. Sat. 2pm – 4pm. See the schedule for all of this year’s open fire stations here…

Take older teens to a film screening at The Sacramento International Film Festival. As Sacramento’s original Festival of Cinema, its mission for 24 years has been to foster greater appreciation of cinema as art, build the local film making community, and work with Hollywood and independents alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies. Capital Public Radio’s Insight host Beth Ruyak documentary film The Not Dying Girl will be included as part of the Nor Cal All Stars Part 3 presentation on Saturday, May 4th from 4pm-6pm in the Delta King Theater. $12+. Various times on Sat. & Sun. Delta King Theatre on the Delta King Riverboat. More info…

Take teens to Holmes & Watson, an all new Sherlock mystery. In the year following the assumed death of the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes at the falls of Reichenbach, his most trusted companion, Dr. Watson is called upon to discredit a number of “false sightings.” With each call, Watson must travel to expose them as fakes until one day when he is summoned to an insane asylum on an island, in the middle of a storm, where there is not one man claiming to be Sherlock Holmes, but three. With the shocks and surprises that we expect from a Sherlock Holmes story, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher puts us on the edge of our seats until the final moment. Don’t give away the ending. $28+. Sat. 5pm (& Sun. 2pm). The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts. More info…

See The Little Mermaid, presented by Moore Musicals. $15. Sat. 6pm – 8pm. 1723 25th St. More info…

Go to a college theatre performance of The Present. The Senior Theatre Students of Sacramento State invite you to the Playwright’s Theater in Shasta Hall as they present their culminating project entitled The Present. Mentored by the faculty and staff of the Theatre and Dance Department, senior students contributed to the creation of this original ensemble piece from start to finish including concept, design, and performance. The fundamentals of drama alongside dance, song, poetry, and student original works are just a few of the ways the seniors bring their unique blend of culture and style to the stage. $8 general admission and $5 for children under 12. All other performances are $12 general, $10 for students and seniors and $8 for children. Sat. 2pm. Playwrights’ Theatre (Shasta 101), Sac State. More info…

Go to Autism Speaks Night with the River Cats. Support Autism Speaks with some baseball, popcorn, and new friends. $35. Sat. 7:05pm. Raley Field. More info…

Take kids to see Shrek the Musical in Elk Grove. Shrek the Musical tells the story of an unlikely hero forced on a journey alongside a witty donkey and a feisty princess. Written by David Lindsay-Abaire (The Rabbit Hole, Good People) with music by Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Violet), Shrek the Musical is a whimsical and modern twist on the traditional fairytale. Shrek The Musical brings all of your favorite storybook characters to life in a story that everyone in the family can appreciate. Throw in a short tempered villian, a sassy cookie, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand; his name is Shrek, and he proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. Shrek The Musical was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2009 (including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations). Wolfpack Performing Arts is the award-winning performing arts company of Cosumnes Oaks High School and Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School. $8+. Sat. 2pm & 7pm. Cosumnes Oaks Performing Arts Center. More info…

See Disney’s High School Musical Jr. presented by Toby Johnson Middle School. The culmination of their semester long homeschool performance workshop, High School Musical Jr. is a family-friendly performance. Seating is general admission. All seats are handicap accessible. $8+. Sat. 7pm – 8:30pm. Toby Johnson Middle School. More info…

See the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra perform “Aztec, Maya, and Inca Worlds.” Hear works by Argentinian composer Esteban Benzecry. One of South America’s most renowned composers, Benzecry has received commissions from numerous orchestras and institutions including Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony and Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. Also Double Concerto by Brahms, with Stephanie Zyzak on violin, and Eunghee Cho on cello. $12+. Sat. 7pm – 9pm. Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UC Davis. More info…

Listen to Geoffrey Burleson play the piano. The Piano Series at Sacramento State Univ. presents guest artist Geoffrey Burleson.  His program will feature works by Saint-Saëns, UC Davis professor Laurie San Martin’s “Dances for Solo Piano”, and Liszt’s “Dante Sonata”. Burelson has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America, and is equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and jazz performer. The New York Times has hailed his solo performances as “vibrant” and “compelling”, and has praised his “command, projection of rhapsodic qualities without loss of rhythmic vigor, and appropriate sense of spontaneity and fetching colors.” $10+. Sat. 7pm. Capistrano Concert Hall, Sac State. More info…

Go on a night nature walk. Join Wings of the Night at Effie Yeaw Nature Center to observe our owls and learn their adaptations for hunting at night. We’ll take a walk to the river and let our eyes and ears adjust as the night closes in. Then we will walk in the dark in search of bats. $5+. Sat. 7pm – 9pm. Effie Yeaw Nature Center. More info…

SUNDAY MAY 5TH, 2019
Partly Cloudy 72/51

Go on the Wizard Fun Run. Wizards and Muggles are invited to a magical fun run! Arrive to Platform 9 3/4, pick your house at the sorting hat and get ready to run, walk, or fly through the 5k course. All runners receive a souvenir bib and medal. Costumes are a must in Hogwarts Square. All proceeds will benefit at-risk youth programs.$25. Sun. 9am – 10:30am. Vernon Street Town Square. More info…

Have some literary fun at Children’s Book Week with storytime, activities, and giveaways each day of the week at Fairytale Town. Events take place on the Mother Goose Stage each day at noon. A different book will be featured each day with storytime and craft activities inspired by the selected book. There will also be a Scholastic Book Fair with books and more for sale. Weekday $5, Weekend $5. Ages 1 and under Free. Sun. 10am – 3pm (also on Sat.). Fairytale Town. More info…

Go on the Arboretum West End Discovery Tour. Join Learning by Leading students and UC Master Gardeners of Yolo County for interactive tours of popular areas in the Arboretum including the Hummingbird GATEway Garden, our newly developed Good Life Garden (May 5 only) and other campus GATEway Gardens. Learn about ongoing collaborative research projects, efforts to combat campus food insecurity, and our pollinator-friendly plantings. Master Gardeners will be available throughout the tour to answer your sustainable home gardening questions.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Restrooms and water fountains are available. Parking is free on weekends and can be found along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo, in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55. Free. 10am & 11am. UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo. More info…

Go to West Sacramento’s Intergalactic Expo for more Star Wars fun. Meet Alan Fernandes, an actor that played one of the sand people (Tusken Raider) in Star Wars: A New Hope, and Jim Swearingen, former Kenner toy designer who worked on the original Star Wars toys. $10 (includes one adult and two children). Sun. 10am – 5pm. West Sacramento Civic Center Galleria. More info…

Inspire kids to draw. See A Passionate Muse: The Prints of Leonard Baskin. Sculptor, printmaker, and illustrator, Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was well known for his spirited visual fantasy and storytelling. He also cast his eye on the modern world, with sometimes-biting commentary on the ills of society, woven into religious or mythological scenes. This exhibition focuses on his independent prints, many of them monumental, that examine his often cynical, often hopeful view of human nature. Free with museum admission. Sat. & Sun. 10am – 5pm. Crocker Art Museum. More info…

Be German for a day at the Maifest. This annual event at the Sacramento Turn Verein is sponsored by the German Language School, and is a fun occasion for all ages! This event includes live music, traditional German dancers, games, face-painting, dancing around the Maypole, and crafts. For purchase there will be German food, ice-cream, Kaffe und Kuchen (coffee and cake), beer, and the famous “Maibowle” drink, which contains strawberries soaked in brandy. Free, cost of purchases. Sun. 12pm – 5pm. Sacramento Turn Verein. More info…

Last weekend to see Xicanx Futurity, an art exhibit at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. These artists engage in an inter-generational dialogue that centers Indigenous forms of communal and hemispheric ceremony, rooted in sacred relations. Collectively, their respective artistic practices inform an emerging conceptual and aesthetic decolonial social practice within Chicana/o/x art. Free. Sun. 12pm – 5pm. Jan Shrem & Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. More info…

Learn how to identify plants and animals with iNaturalist. Have you ever been walking around and noticed a plant or animal and wondered what it was? There is a phone app called iNaturalist that can help you identify these organisms. Join a Naturalist in a crash course at Effie Yeaw Nature Center and gain an understanding of an awesome new science tool that is changing the face of citizen science. Don’t forget to bring your smartphone. Pre-Register in the Visitor’s Center or call (916) 489-4918. $2+. Sun. 1:30pm. Effie Yeaw Nature Center. More info…

Take mature teens to see West Side Story, presented by El Dorado Musical Theatre. Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet. From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments. This production by El Dorado Musical Theatre features colorful costumes and sets, stunning choreography, and exceptional performances. It is an ideal event for the audiences 13+. Note: Parents need to know that West Side Story is an updated Romeo and Juliet story that explores race relations and immigration within a musical format. Street fighting and knifings are depicted, though some of the violence is lessened by the choreography. In one disturbing scene, a gang of boys physically abuses a young woman and a rape almost takes place. A major character is killed. $36+. (Bargain night tickets are $15 but they are sold out for this show.) Sat. 2pm (also on Sun. 7pm). Harris Center for the Arts. Harriscenter.net

Introduce older teens to the Marx Brothers with Animal Crackers at American River College Theatre. From the zinging one-liners to its slapstick brilliance, this boisterous and raucous musical comedy about the theft of a valuable painting from a society dinner party is quintessential Marx Brothers Mayhem. Performances are in ARC’s Main Theatre. $15+. Sun. 2pm – 4:30pm. American River College. More info…

Take teens to Lickspittles, Buttonholers, and Damned Pernicious Go-Betweens. Three extraneous Danish court officials: a professional loud mouth (the buttonholer), a kiss ass for hire (the lickspittle), and a successful dastard (the go-between) are tossed out of court just as Denmark’s merchant fleet becomes of strategic importance in the Napoleonic war. The three men journey to France and meet Napoleon’s top lickspittle, buttonholer, and go-between, their female counterparts. Plots abound, flying machines are destroyed, and the head of Marie Antoinette is discovered during the madcap struggle to save Copenhagen from British howitzers. The main characters speak in rhyming Alexandrine verse, while a host of supporting characters converse in sestinas, haiku, free verse, limericks, and sonnets. In a rhyming, metered world, the offbeat rules. $18+. Sun. 2pm – 4pm (also showing on Sat.). California Stage Theatre. More info…

See Alice in Wonderland, presented by the Falcon’s Eye Theatre. Alice’s story takes a sharp turn as she falls down the rabbit hole into the dark and mysterious Wonderland. The Falcon’s Eye Theatre presents Lewis Carroll’s fairytale of the absurd in this exuberant, funny and strikingly pertinent production meant for curious audience members of all ages. The Falcon’s Eye Theatre is the production arm of the Department of Theatre and Cinema Arts at Folsom Lake College. $12+ (May 9th show is $5 for kids). Sun. 2pm (also on Sat. 7:30pm). Harris Center for the Arts. Harriscenter.net

Take older teens to see Amélie, the play. Amélie is a musical based on the 2001 french romantic comedy film with music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas. The musical premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2015, starring Samantha Barks. The musical opened on Broadway in March 2017 starring Phillipa Soo of Hamilton fame. The musical follows the same storyline as the French film upon which it is based. Amélie Poulain is a shy young woman in Paris who decides to dedicate her life to making others happy.  But can she recognize and seize happiness for herself? $20. Tower Theatre in Roseville. Presented by Green Valley Theatre Company. Sun. 7pm. More info…

See the moving Japanese film, Spirited Away. In this animated feature by noted Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, 10-year-old Chihiro (Rumi Hiiragi) and her parents (Takashi Naitô, Yasuko Sawaguchi) stumble upon a seemingly abandoned amusement park. After her mother and father are turned into giant pigs, Chihiro meets the mysterious Haku (Miyu Irino), who explains that the park is a resort for supernatural beings who need a break from their time spent in the earthly realm, and that she must work there to free herself and her parents. Sun. 7pm (doors 6pm). $7.50+. Crest Theatre. More info…

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Happy Adventuring!
xo, sabrina : )

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