TOP 20+ THINGS TO DO IN SACRAMENTO THIS WEEKEND WITH KIDS! JUNE 1ST – JUNE 2ND, 2019

Here’s our Top Picks for the Weekend of June 1st – June 2nd! Go to a kids’ musical about bike safety, see installation LED-light art while the Sacramento Youth Symphony performs for free, run through bubbles in an official race, go on a free nature walk, dissect a squid, see the movie Goonies on a golf course, try some free plein air painting in the Koobs Nature Area, go to Hack the Park tech festival, build a pinhole camera from simple materials, learn about Sacramento’s baseball history, learn the science behind a hot wheel loop, volunteer at the Oak Park Art Garden, go on a Streng architecture tour, go to a dance installation in an art gallery, go to a community carnival in Natomas, take your binoculars on a river walk, learn how to paint California poppies, find out what a “lambslide” is at B&N’s storytime, go to the Sacramento Black Book Fair, learn about D-Day, watch a dance battle, go to a winery with a Japanese/Hawaiian food truck, go to a Juneteenth celebration, get free ice cream at a grand opening, learn about snakes, see 16-year old Roger Xia play violin and piano, see a cyanotype photography exhibit, go to a Filipino Festival, go to Pops in the Park, go to a family-friendly concert in NPR’s garden, see four high school choirs in their final performance, take your pet to a pet festival, play lawn games at Drake’s: The Barn, listen to symphonic bands for free outdoors at the park, take teens to a podcast festival, watch soccer legends from Guadalajara play, see the puppet show Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and more! Sat. mostly sunny 89, Sun. mostly sunny 88. Now this feels more like June…

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A special, free find for FRIDAY evening, May 31st:

See a cool, LED installation art & music collaboration. Arden Fair’s public arts program, UnchARTed, is bringing the Sacramento Youth Symphony to collaborate with Christopher Schardt of LED Labs. Together, they will create a mesmerizing and immersive art experience at Arden Fair for the community and beyond. Sacramento Youth Symphony will perform live Fri. 6:30pm with Schardt’s world-renowned, Constellation, a 6-pointed LED canopy near JCPenney. Visitors will have a chance to slow down, sit back and enjoy the moment underneath the structure while gazing up at the lights as they sync to classical music provided by the Sacramento Youth Symphony. Constellation will be on view from May 29 – June 14, 2019. Free. Fri. 6:30pm. Arden Fair Mall. More info…

SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2019
Sunny, 89

Spray Parks are open this weekend! City of Sacramento Spray Parks are open now until Labor Day weekend! Click here for a full list… (be sure to check links before going. Gardenland Park is under repair.)

Go berry-picking! Pacific Star Gardens in Davis is open all weekend, sun up to sun down and they are ripe with strawberries! If you want to head to Apple Hill, here are some berry-picking farms…

Run through bubbles in the Bubble Run. Kids 4 & under run free, and until midnight Wed. May 29th, adults register free too. After that it’s $40. This event looks insane, just check out the pictures! Scroll down for FAQ’s. Free (if registering by May 29th). Sat. 8am & 11am. Cal Expo. More info…

Go to a Community Garage Sale in Fair Oaks. Looking for some treasures and incredible finds? Come shop the Fair Oaks Community Garage Sale and find items from nearly 60 sellers. Call (916) 966-1036 for more information. Free, with cost of purchases. Sat. 8am – 1pm. Fair Oaks Park, upper parking lot. 

Go on a free, guided nature walk at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Guided walks help you get to know the birds and wildlife of an area better – whether you are local or are vacationing here. Experienced volunteer naturalists will lead this seasonal Guided Walk through the oak woodlands, explaining the plant and animal life that make the Preserve their home. We’ll also talk about the first inhabitants of the area, the Plains Miwok, and how they tended the land and wildlife they found here. This walk will be at a leisurely pace, suitable for families. Free. Sat. 9am – 12pm. Consumnes River Preserve. Meet at the visitor’s center at 9am. More info…

Volunteer as a family at Community Action Day at Oak Park Garden. This family and community-focused event will be include several art and garden related projects that are designed to not only be fun, but allow you to make a tangible improvements to this high impact neighborhood space! Alchemist CDC is excited to show off the amazing murals created by Oakridge Elementary students and gather together for a morning of creation, transformation and inspiration. Wear clothes that can get dirty and maybe even covered in paint. We will provide light refreshments and snacks. If you have a personal water bottle, bring it to reduce waste. Free. Sat. 9am – 12pm. Oak Park Art Garden. More info…

Dissect a squid. Join the Family Workshop: Squid Dissection at the Powerhouse Science Center. To most people a squid might be an item on the menu, but there is more to a squid then you might think. Come learn the inner workings of this aquatic cephalopod and participate in a dissection. $25 for one adult + one child, $10 for additional person. Sat. 9:30am – 10:30am. Powerhouse Science Center. More info…

Do some En Plein Air Painting at the Koobs Nature Area. Come out and explore the Koobs Nature Area and paint the environment around you. They will have easels and clipboards for kids to paint as well as professional artists on hand making artwork. 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…

Go to the H@ck the Park tech festival for kids. H@ck the Park Fest transforms North Laguna Park into a tech wonderland for all ages. In partnership with the City of Sacramento, local S.T.E.M. based non-profit Square Root Academy has curated a STEM-tastic experience for the whole family celebrating culture, innovation, and community. This festival is engineered for fun and you definitely don’t want to miss out on experiencing the festivities. Speaking of festivities, be prepared for all kinds of fun at the HtP Fest InnoStage, InnoBooths and Science Fair Exhibits. The InnoStage will showcase science infused performances with a special performance from some friends at Intel (ever been to a drone show?). Festival goers will also get a chance to interact with dozens of interactive booths hosted by HtP Maker Partners, including SMUD, Hackerlab, SCOE, Sacramento Public Library, Amazon, City of Sacramento, Intel, EGUSD, Powerhouse Science Center, Square Root Academy, Maker HQ, Sac Development Collective, HDR, CSUS Hornet Racing, CSUS Physics Club, CSUS Concrete Canoe, La Familia, California Sunlight, PG&E, and more. Free, cost of purchases. Sat. 10am – 2pm. North Laguna Creek Park. More info…

Build a pinhole camera. Teens and adults can take the Pinhole Camera and Photography Workshop this weekend at Verge. Exploring the magic of photography through its most fundamental form: camera obscura, aka the pinhole image. Camera obscura is a naturally occurring optical phenomenon that has inspired and has been implemented by artists and scientists over many centuries. In this one day intensive workshop, you will first learn how to build a functional camera with everyday materials, and create your very own black and white photograph in the darkroom! You don’t have to know a lot about photography to make a pinhole image, not knowing the result makes the process full of excitement, surprises and lots of fun. $100. Sat. 10am – 5pm. Verge Center for the Arts. More info…

Learn about Sacramento’s baseball history at Take Me Out to the Ball Game at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. Explore Sacramento’s rich (and nearby) baseball history, full of guys with names like “Spooks”, “Chief”, and “Brick.” With special guest Alan O’Connor, author of Gold On The Diamond: Sacramento’s Great Baseball Players, 1886-1976, and special appearance by Central Valley Vintage Base Ball, demonstrating the rules of 1864 base ball (two words) and its evolution into the current game. Free. Sat. 10am – 11:30am. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery. More info…

Take teens on an architecture tour, the Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour.This special-edition tour celebrates the 60th anniversary of Streng Bros. Homes, a Sacramento-based company founded by Jim and Bill Streng who built and sold over 3,500 modern homes in Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer Counties over the course of 30 years. The self-guided tour features a wide variety of Streng Bros. models with distinctive interiors that reflect the mid-20th century aesthetic and lifestyle. Homes along the 18-mile route are located in the neighborhoods of Eastridge (Citrus Heights), Overbrook and Evergreen Commons (Sacramento), and Homewood (Carmichael). A rare 1959 custom modern home designed by architect Carter Sparks in Fair Oaks is also featured. Instructions regarding the tour route and specific addresses will be provided via email after ticket purchase and before tour day. A general map can be found here. $25+ (kids in arms free). Sat. 10am – 4pm. Sacramento Area. More info…

Go to the Community Carnival in South Natomas Community Park. Free lunch will be provided while supplies last (served at noon), along with bounce houses, popcorn, carnival games, and the opportunity to link up with local businesses and non-profits doing great work in our Sacramento communities. Free, cost of purchases. Sat. 10am – 1pm. South Natomas Community Park. More info…

Go on a River Walk. Celebrate the beauty of nature on National Trails Day with a guided walk through the Nature Preserve and down to the American River. You may want to bring your binoculars or borrow a pair. Free, $5 parking. Sat. 10:30am – 11:30am. Effie Yeaw Nature Center. More info…

Eat tacos at the Sacramento Taco Festival. From taco eating contests to a Chihuahua beauty contest, there is food, drink, live entertainment, arts/crafts, and activities for everyone. Thousands of taco lovers have come to expect launching their summer with this fun and exciting street festival. The Sacramento Taco Festival is held the first Saturday of June, that is why it’s called “The First Party of the Summer” by Sacramento News and Review. Kids 12 & under Free. General $8, Door $10. Sat. 10:30am – 6pm. U-HAUL/Wonder Bread Site. More info…

Sit down for storytime at Barnes & Noble featuring: Lambslide. Confusion ensues when a pack of lambs confuse “landslide” for “lambslide” in this hilarious new story. Get a coupon from the Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). Free. Sat. 11am. Barnes & Noble bookstores. More info…

Go to the Children’s Fun & Literacy Area at The Brickhouse Art Gallery for the Sacramento Black Book Fair. Blue Nile Press, in conjunction with community sponsors, present the sixth annual Sacramento Black Book Fair. This historic two-day book fair and celebration will include a panel discussion among featured authors, book signings, talks by writers, cultural and food vendors, book discussions with each writer listed in the program, children’s activities, poetry readings, art displays, and much more. Free, cost of purchases. The Children’s Fun & Literacy Area runs Sat. 11am – 5pm. Brickhouse Art Gallery. Other fair events take place at the Women’s Civic Improvement Center. More info…

Explore the science behind the hot wheel loop at Tinker Time at the California Auto Museum. Learn how the loop-de-loop works. Kids are encouraged to bring out their favorite toy cars to test out on the track. Free with admission. Sat. 11am. California Auto Museum. More info…

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with Living History and the legendary Colonel Bud Anderson. Learn what life was like during D-Day and World War II. Colonel Anderson will speak and take questions about his amazing experiences during WWII, including his flight over Normandy, as well as Commander Diz Laird, the only U.S. Navy Ace to have scored combat victories in both the European and the Pacific theaters of WW II. Bud will also be taking questions, and signing copies of his book, To Fly and Fight: Memoirs of a Triple Ace. $10+. Sat. 11am – 3pm. 11am: Living History: D-Day, 1pm: Bud Anderson Talk & Q&A. Aerospace Museum of California. More info…

Go to a family-friendly wine tasting “Rice and Shine at Matchbook Wine Company” featuring the food truck Kado’s Asian Grill, a fresh twist on Japanese-American and Hawaiian cuisine. Enjoy a variety of savory foods like rice bowls, Spam masubi and tacos with a Japanese flair. Free, cost of purchases. Wine tastings are $10 per flight of 6 wines. Sat. 11am – 7:30pm. Matchbook Wine Company in Zamora (about 35mi northwest of Sacramento). More info…

It’s the last weekend to see three notable photography exhibits at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center: Out of the Blue (John and Rhonda Campbell display their cyanotype images), Habitat Lost by Debra Small, and A Long Mournful Cry (figures in motion by Karalee Kuchar). As a dancer, Karalee Kuchar grew up using movement as an entry point into the depths of her own creative mind. Her visual work is a fusion of figure and landscape. She believes it is through movement that we can discover the source of our opposition and ultimately free ourselves of it. Karalee received her formal training from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, receiving an MFA in 2017 and a BFA in 2010. Free. Gallery is open Sat. 12pm – 5pm. Viewpoint Photographic Art Center. More info…

Driving to the Bay Area? Get free ice cream at CREAM Vacaville’s Grand Opening. On Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 12 PM CREAM will be giving out free ice cream sandwiches for the first 1,000 customers (while supplies last). Does not include waffle ice cream sandwiches. They will have a live DJ and free samples to those waiting in line. Vegan, gluten-free, and soy options available. Free. Sat. 12pm. CREAM Vacaville. More info…

See the play Sleeping Beauty. In this twist on the beloved fairy tale, a traditional storyteller reading from his all too well-known book of Sleeping Beauty is quickly usurped by the story’s feisty villain, the evil Griselda. With a magical spell, she literally turns back the hands of time to show what really happened to “Sleeping Betty.” Fortunately, two good fairies and a magical frog help set the story straight, and make sure everyone lives happily ever after. $8+. Sat. 1pm. Chautauqua Playhouse in Carmichael. More info…

Go to the new, weekly makers market. Sacramento’s one and only weekly makers market is landing in Old North Sacramento. From the creators of River City Marketplace, the new series Uptown Market on the Boulevard will host 65+ creative vendors every single Saturday. Check it out and buy local for dads, grads, and others. Food, drinks, and live music. Free, cost of purchases. Sat. 12pm – 5pm. Uptown Market on the Boulevard, 1409 Del Paso Blvd. More info…

Go to a funny kids’ musical about bike safety. Bike City Theatre in Davis presents a cute and funny musical about wearing helmets and biking safely. Sure to be a good time! Free. Sat. 2pm & 7pm, also Sunday at 2pm. Patwin Elementary School in Davis. More info…

See the super-funny musical 25th Annual Putnam County Bee. El Camino Real Charter High School’s Drama Department presents to you the sensational musical: “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which won two Tony awards and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album the year it came out.$10+. Sat. 2pm & 7:30pm. The Grieb Theatre in Woodland. More info…

Watch a dance battle. SacTown Showdown is a performing arts youth battle. Purchase a ticket to enjoy a phenomenal show and support the participating youth. Studio T believes in the power of dance and in using the arts to build confidence, bring hope, and open doors of opportunity in the lives of youth and families. $10+. Sat. 3pm. Luther Burbank High School Theatre. More info…

Take a watercolor class and paint California Poppies (teens and adults) at the Sierra 2 Center. This class will focus on the beloved California Poppy. The instructor will teach you several different ways to create the delicate petals and help you complete a composed piece with complimentary greenery and flowers. No drawing skills are needed, this class is good for beginners and intermediate level painters. Watercolor paint generally has a translucent quality, which is great for ethereal or emotive effects. Blending colors is fun, and you can also layer imagery so that what is underneath shows through. Watercolors are generally more affordable than some other paint mediums and are lightweight for easy transporting. This workshop will arm you with the tips and tricks to maximize your watercolor experience. $40 (this class is designed for adults, but teens are welcome). Sat. 3pm – 5:30pm. Sierra 2 Center. More info…

Watch Goonies outdoors… on a golf course! Food Truck Cinema is more than an outdoor movie it’s a comprehensive experience combining gourmet Food Trucks, local live music, and pop culture films. We are bringing back the community atmosphere of neighborhood movie houses. Food Truck Cinema is creating a combined atmosphere that will make the audience want to return. All of this on the lawn in a safe, comfortable, cozy, picnic atmosphere. Blending hot, fresh, gourmet food with live local music, and a great pop culture film is the vision of Food Truck Cinema. $5+. Free pet pass (register). Sat. 5pm. Food Truck Cinema at Wood Creek Golf Club in Roseville. More info…

Go to Pops in the Park at East Portal Park. Head to East Sacramento and South Natomas for the 28th year of Pops in the Park. Expect a rockin’ lineup, great food, a new beer vendor and Bogle wine. This yearly event is a fundraiser for our under-funded neighborhood parks. Hear Joe Craven and The Sometimers this Saturday. Pops in the Park is a family-friendly outdoor concert series brought to you by City Councilmember Jeff Harris. Free, cost of purchases. Sat. 6pm – 8pm. East Portal Park in East Sac. More info…

Go to a family-friendly concert at NPR’s CapRadio garden. CapRadio showcases outstanding local entries who’ve enteredNPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. Curated by Nick Brunner, host of CapRadio’s modern music discovery show, Hey, Listen!, enjoy a collection of local talent, all who will perform an outdoor concert in the CapRadio Garden. Food trucks onsite and beverages for sale, in addition to merchandise featuring CapRadio Print Radio design contest winners. $10+ (pre-purchased tickets required). Sat. 6pm – 8:30pm. CapRadio Garden. More info…

See the Davis Senior High School Choirs final performance. Featuring Advanced Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Jazz Choir, and Madrigals. Join us for a fun-filled evening of popular choral music from all of DHS’s choirs. The program will include familiar favorites from across the decades, as well as more recent hits from the Broadway musical Hamilton. Several featured soloists will mark the end of their vocal journey at DHS. $10. Sat. 7pm. – 9pm. Richard Brunelle Performance Hall in Davis. More info…

Go to a dance/movement installation in an art gallery. The John Natsoulas Gallery and Linda Bair Dance Company presents What Do You See, an evening of dance and discovery. Shortly before 7pm maps will handed out and directions given. Next you will wander all levels of the gallery to find as many dance and movement installations as you can. Sketch, photograph, video or simply watch. Images can be shared on #lbdsee. Short reception with more dance to follow! Free, suggested donations $10-20. Sat. 7pm – 9pm. John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis. More info…

Watch a professional soccer game. Cheer on the Sacramento Republic FC as they take on San Antonio FC. $14+. Sat. 8pm. Papa Murphy’s Park. More info…

SUNDAY, JUNE 2ND, 2019
Sunny, 88

Go to a Filipino Fiesta. The annual Filipino Fiesta is held every first Sunday of June to celebrate the Philippine Independence Day. The highlights of the fiesta include a parade of different organizations groups with their own individual theme, live music and entertainment (Eskrima, Arnis, Kali Tournament), and traditional Filipino food. Free, cost of purchases. Sun. 10am – 5pm. Jose Rizal Community Center. More info…

Take your pets to a pet party. Come out to Northern California’s largest free pet event, put on by Now 100.5, KHTK, Mix 96 and KNCI. Bring your furry friend and listen to the live music from some of today’s hottest artists at this free concert. Wander through dozens of animal rescue groups, adopt a pet, eat, shop, and enjoy the animal exhibitors and exhibitions and more. Bring your furry friend and listen to the live music from some of today’s hottest artists at this free concert. Wander through dozens of animal rescue groups, adopt a pet, eat, shop, and enjoy the animal exhibitors and exhibitions and more. Performances by Chris Janson and Andy Grammer. Free, cost of purchases. Sun. 10am – 4pm. Elk Grove Regional Park. More info…

Take the kids on an adventure at the art museum. Amusing and educational, the Kids & Company Gallery Adventure tour at Crocker Art Museum is the perfect way to introduce art to children ages 5 and older and the adults who tag along with them. Free with admission. Sun. 10:30am – 11:30am. Crocker Art Museum. More info…

Go to Barnes & Noble’s new baby storytime. Introducing the new Baby & Me Storytime for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join B&N as they read the book Alphaprints: Colors by Roger Priddy. Participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Free. Sun. 11am. Barnes & Noble bookstores. More info…

Play some lawn games at the River City Marketplace: Crafts & Drafts. Shop from over 75 local creative vendors while enjoying everything Drake’s: The Barn has to offer. Enjoy food, fire pits, outdoor bar and beer garden, live music, lawn games, and more. This event is dog and kid friendly. Free, cost of purchases. Sun. 12pm – 5pm. Drake’s: The Barn. More info…

Go to the Yolo Juneteenth Celebration in Davis. The 2019 Juneteenth Celebration will be a joyous mix of free music, food, dancing, and will include cultural and educational exhibits, presentations and performances for the whole family. Over 500 people attend the Davis Juneteenth celebration annually. Juneteenth is the oldest African-American holiday and celebrates the freeing of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. Free. Sun. 12pm – 5pm. Veterans Memorial Center Theater in Davis. More info…

Watch a professional baseball game. Cheer on the Sacramento River Cats as they take on the Las Vegas Aviators. $10+. Sat. 1:05pm. Raley Field. More info…

Celebrate the oldest African American holiday celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation. This annual festival celebrating freedom and the rights gained with it, continues the tradition of the oldest African American holiday, celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery in the United States. This free, family-friendly event includes a fashion show, live entertainment, educational presentations, activities for all ages, and delicious food and artisan vendors from all over the region. Entertainment beings with lively music by Calvin Handy of Jazz Patrol, followed by a trio of speakers sharing different aspects of African American culture and experience: UC Davis Resident Director Hakeem Croom, Master Quilter Khristel Johnson, and Leigh Roberts who will honor the memory of local Tuskegee Airman Boyd Taylor, who passed away last year. Khristel Johnson will also display her visually stunning quilts that are designed using African fabrics, beds and textures to illustrate African American history through stories and significant events. Free. Sun. 12pm – 5pm. Potluck and entertainment at 1pm. Davis Veterans Memorial Center. More info…

See symphonic bands for free. The Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association presents the annual Carmichael Park Community Band Festival, featuring 15 bands over two days.  Bring a lawn chair and some shade, and don’t forget the sunblock. Saturday, June 1: 11am-Noon: Ben Ali Shrine Band, Noon-1pm: Elk Grove Community Concert Band, 1pm-2pm: Rancho Cordova River City Concert Band, 2pm-3pm: Sacramento Symphonic Winds, 3pm-4pm: Solano Winds, 4pm-5pm: Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo band & Temperance Society, Lmtd., 5pm-6pm: Winds of Faith, 6pm-7pm: Citrus Heights Community Marching Band. Sunday, June 2: 11am-Noon: 3 Note Band, Noon-1pm: The Pacific Brass Band, 1pm-2pm: Sacramento Concert Band, 2pm-3pm: Roseville Community Concert Band, 3pm-4pm: Pittsburg Community Band and Vallejo Symphonic Band, 4pm-5pm: Roseville Flute Ensemble, 5pm-6pm: Capital City Concert Band. Free. Sun. 11am – 6pm (and Sat. 11am – 7pm). Carmichael Park. More info…

See a Puppet Show: Cinderella. Puppet Art Theater Company will perform the classic tale of Cinderella at Fairytale Town. Cinderella wants to attend the ball and dance the night away. Unfortunately, her stepmother and awful stepsisters conspire against Cinderella, and it is up to her Fairy Godmother to get her to the ball. $1-$2 plus admission. Sun. 12:30pm (and other times). Fairytale Town. More info…

Learn about Sensational Snakes at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Meet a resident snake up-close and discover how these reptiles use their senses to survive. Enjoy a short stroll with a Naturalist and learn how to be safe when viewing the reptiles who dwell in the Nature Preserve. Free, $5 parking. Sat. 1:30pm – 2:30pm. Effie Yeaw Nature Center. More info…

Go to a funny kids’ musical about bike safety. Bike City Theatre in Davis presents a cute and funny musical about wearing helmets and biking safely. Sure to be a good time! Free. Sun. 2pm (also on Sat. 2pm & 7pm). Patwin Elementary School in Davis. More info…

See Disney’s Aladdin, presented by Broadway Sacramento. Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. $35+. All ages. Sun. 2pm (also on Sat. 2pm & 8pm, last weekend). Community Center Theater. More info…

Hear the Folsom Lake Symphony play songs about Heroes & Villains. Would James Bond be as cool without his iconic theme? No way. It’s the exciting film scores that help our favorite screen characters loom larger than life. This blockbuster program showcases a host of heroes and villains, including Superman, Indiana Jones, Goldfinger—even extraplanetary visitors like Darth Vader and ET! Concert goers will be treated to a unique display of James Bond memorabilia. Guest Artist: Glory Parsons, soprano. $20+. Sun. 2pm (also Sat. 7:30pm). Harris Center for the Performing Arts. More info (and see a video preview featuring Darth Vader himself! Almost)…

Go to a county fair in Orangevale. The Orangevale Town Fair, a Pow Wow Days tradition takes place every year in Orangevale Community Park. The Orangevale Town and Country Fair is fun, affordable, safe for the whole family and admission is always free. Festivities include a wonderful parade, traditional country fair displays, hands-on activities, a midway, yummy specialty foods, festival-style entertainment, and special attractions. Enter the cornhole tournament for $15 (pre-register online). Proudly hosted by the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce. Free, cost of purchases. Parking $7 most vehicles, $10 oversized vehicles.  Sun. 2pm – 7pm. Orangevale Community Park. More info…

Take serious musicians to hear new work by Samuel Adams for the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang. The Mondavi Center is a proud co-commissioner of this new music. This special series event will take place in Jackson Hall, and present Adams’ quintet alongside two treasured pieces of chamber music by Mozart and Brahms. Robert Greenberg will not provide commentary for this event. Program includes: Mozart Quartet No. 2 for Piano and Strings in E-flat Major, K. 493, Samuel Adams Quintet for Piano and Strings”, Brahms Quintet for Piano and Strings in F Minor, op. 34. $32.50+. Sun. 2pm. Mondavi Center at UC Davis. More info (& see video of Joyce Yang on piano)…

Go to an extraordinary youth concert: Roger Xia. Roger Xia, age 16, a Junior at Davis Senior High School (DSHS), is a San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) pre-college scholarship student. Winning a 2017 National Young Arts Foundation merit award, he has appeared as a soloist with orchestras since age eight; made his Carnegie Hall debuts at age ten; won top prizes including the 2015 Mondavi Young Artist Competition, and was featured on From the Top. He is the concertmaster of San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and Davis Senior High School Symphony Orchestra. Roger, an extraordinary talent, will leave you breathless and awe stuck as he carries you away with his virtuosity in both piano and violin. $5-$25. Sun. 3pm – 5pm. Riverside United Methodist Church. More info…

Learn about the Sacramento experience during World War II and D-Day. Join Sacramento Public Library tech Eric Webb and librarian James Scott for an observation of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a presentation on the Sacramento experience during World War II and a special look at the impacts of the invasion of Europe on the Capital City. Copies of the library’s World War II Sacramento will be available for purchase. Free. Sun. 3pm – 4:30pm. Central Library. More info…

Take older teens to the Sacramento Podcast Festival. Got a teen interested in starting a podcast? Three days of the best podcasts of the region and beyond. It’s the first inaugural Sacramento Podcast Festival hosted by STAB! Comedy Theater. $5+. Sun. 2pm – 9pm (also on Fri. & Sat.) STAB! Comedy Theater. More info…

Watch soccer legends of Guadalajara and America face off in a star-studded showdown at Papa Murphy’s Park, Super Clasico: Leyendas Chivas v. Leyendas America. $24+. Sun. 6pm. Papa Murphy’s Park. More info…

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Happy Adventuring!
xo, sabrina : )

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