TOP 20+ THINGS TO DO IN SACRAMENTO THIS WEEKEND WITH KIDS! JUNE 22ND – JUNE 23RD, 2019

Here’s our Top Picks for the Weekend of June 22nd – June 23rd! Play in the lavender fields, look at the sun through a hydrogen alpha scope, go on a family glamping trip, join the Black Women’s March, do a family triathlon, celebrate Giraffe Day, explore a fire station, learn about homemade radios, eat unlimited ice cream, see Native American art, learn African drumming, go to the Placer County Fair, see a live mural painting, go to the Harambee Festival, check out art by people with disabilities, go to a roller derby doubleheader, compete in a Spider Man trivia contest, listen to teens play classical guitar, go to a pop-up arcade, watch professional soccer, look for raptors in the sky, look for Mercury in the nightsky, go to a family railroad festival, make a 3-piece jewelry set, listen to Hawaiian music, see Pride & Prejudice, Seussical, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Wizard of Oz, A Year with Frog & Toad, The Tenth Muse, Rent, Willy Wonka Kids, James & the Giant Peach, and more! Saturday is sunny & 96. Sunday is sunny & 98. Enjoy the weekend!

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SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2019

[FREE] Spray Parks are open! 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.)

[FREE] Join the family-friendly, seven-block Black Women’s March 2019. This year’s march theme is #SheLeads. We are cultivating this space to highlight and lift up the voices of black women in leadership who are making strides and breaking glass ceilings. In addition, acknowledging the ways black women are showing up for themselves to better their health, and emotional well being. Join in to celebrate all the ways black women lead. They will begin with a celebratory march from Crocker Park to Capitol where we will convene and have live musical performances, an all girls choir and hear from black women from all over the country. We will have some great information vendors such as VSP, Planned Parenthood, The CA Endowment and many more. Free. Sat. 9am – 12pm. Crocker Park to the State Capitol. More info…

Hit the Lavender Trail (6 dedicated farmers) in Solano-Yolo and play in lavender fields. Each year as the weather warms in late spring, a beautiful purple haze begins to appear in the rolling fields along the Solano-Yolo Lavender Trail. In June, the beginning of the lavender harvest season is celebrated with an annual Lavender Weekend, spanning multiple venues across Solano and Yolo Counties. Offering family-friendly events and activities taking place in numerous locations, visitors are invited to meander through local lavender fields, participate in hands-on lavender classes and demonstrations ranging from art to aromatherapy and culinary to ornamental uses. Spend lazy, relaxed hours learning how lavender essential oil is extracted, or strolling through booths filled with fine arts, crafts, and the enticing sights and soothing aromas of the astounding varieties and textures of lavender. Click here to download the map. At each venue, guests can enjoy refreshing lavender favorites such as lavender lemonade, lavender ale, or lavender gelato. Purchase a gourmet lavender-inspired box lunch or satisfy a craving from a local food vendor. Knowledgeable growers and producers offer information on the science and art of lavender growing. Living lavender plants and fresh bouquets will surprise and delight in an unforgettable lavender experience that focuses on agriculture, community, and family. Each venue may have slightly different hours and fees; so, please check the individual entries listed. More info…

[FREE] Get the weekend started with sun salutations. Yoga in the Park is back on for this Saturdayat North Natomas Regional Park (2501 New Market Dr behind Inderkum HS) in front of the amphitheater. Bring your mat and water. Free. Sat. 9am – 10am. More info…

Pick your own flowers. Grab a bucket at Flourish Farm and put together a spectacular bouquet. Choose our selection of beautiful sunflowers, zinnias, daisies, asters, marigolds, yarrow, lavender and more. The U-picks are family friendly events, all are welcome. Cash only. $4 for an 8 oz (one cup) up to $30 for a 2.5/5 gallon bucket full of flowers. Sat. 9am – 12pm. Flourish Farm in West Sac. More info…

Celebrate Giraffe Day at Sac Zoo, on the longest day of the year!  Unfortunately, giraffe populations have faced a 40% decline in the past 30 years, dropping their numbers to below 100,000 individuals, putting them into what conservationists are calling a “silent extinction.” Find out more about these gorgeous gentle giants and how to help them through crafts, games and educational keeper chats.  There will also be raffles, art and other opportunities for you to help raise funds for The Wild Nature Institute, a conservation organization based in Tanzania that helps save Masai giraffes. $11.50+. Sat. 9am – 4pm. Sacramento Zoo. More info…

[FREE] Visit a Fire Station. Meet real-life heros at Station 8 at 5990 H Street and ask as many questions as your heart desires. Open 10am – 12pm. More info…

Learn about Feathers & Scales. Compare and contrast birds and reptiles. How are they similar? How are they different? What makes them so successful in their environments? What does the future hold for these two classes of animal? Adults $5, Kids 12 & Under $3, parking $5. Sat. 10:30am – 11:30am. Effie Yeaw Nature Center. More info…

Look at the sun through a hydrogen alpha scope. In honor of International Sun Day, Powerhouse Science Center invites the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society who will be on-site with their solar telescopes. These hydrogen alpha scopes allow you to see the sun directly, showing spots and prominences. After you view the sun stick around to make a UV Bead bracelet that changes colors with when exposed to the invisible UV rays from the sun. $7+ (Kids 3 & Under Free). Sat. 11am – 3pm (also on Sun.). Powerhouse Science Center. More info…

[FREE] Go to storytime at Barnes & Noble, featuring Toy Story 4: Forky in Craft Buddy Day. Featuring stylized illustrations from a Pixar artist and a hilarious story by Drew Daywalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit, this picture book welcomes fans into the world of Toy Story 4 through the perspective of a brand-new breakout character. Free. Sat. 11am. Barnes & Noble bookstores. More info…

[FREE] Learn about homemade ham radios. It’s Amateur Radio Field Day at UC Davis, presented by members of UC Davis Amateur Radio Communications and other area amateur radio organizations, demonstrating how amateur radio can assist in emergencies. This event is part of the American Radio Relay League’s annual field day, during which more than 40,000 ham radio operators throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to showcase ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. Free. Sat. 11am – 5pm. UC Davis. More info…

[FREE] Celebrate Native American Cultures. Long before John Sutter stepped foot in Gold Country, the Sacramento Valley was home to a proud and diverse culture of native peoples. During the month of June the artists at Kennedy Gallery will celebrate the rich, everlasting legacy of our Native Americans with the “Spirit Nation” exhibit. This exhibit features works from over 20 resident artists and three floors of open studios in the heart of Midtown’s entertainment district. The Spirit Nation exhibit runs through July 7th at the Kennedy Gallery. Free. Gallery is open 12pm – 6pm. Kennedy Gallery. More info…

Learn African drumming. Learn African drumming, from the basics to the subtle nuances, from a local musician with authentic African roots. All attendees are encouraged to bring drums to share (there will be rental drums available). Mamadou Traore was born and raised in the north part of the Ivory Coast. The Traore family, originally from Mali, is of the Mandingo tribe, famous makers of the highest quality Djembe African drums. Mamadou grew up playing rhythmic African music and its Western derivatives like reggae and jazz. Drumming was an important part of worship for his people, speaking to God, and ministering comfort and healing to the human spirit. Mamadou immigrated to New York in 1986 and has lived in Davis since 2004Young or old, you will appreciate Mamadou’s gentle spirit, his encouraging teaching style, and his knowledge of music genres and the drums themselves. Suggested donation $10-15. Sat. 2pm – 4pm. Davis Arts Center. More info…

See Roald Dahl’s James & the Giant Peach. MMP’s Broadway Stars series presents James and the Giant Peach starring 10-19 year old performers. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. $8-$10. Sat. 2pm – 4:30pm. Cosumnes Oaks High School. More info…

Check out the Placer County Fair. The 2019 fair theme is “A Good Thing Growing!” With the completed renovations to the fairgrounds, @the Grounds has been transformed into a gem located right in the heart of Roseville. Highlights include carnival, silent disco, food and drink, livestock, vendors, and more. Adults $7, Seniors $3, Kids Ages 6-12 $2, Kids 5 & Under Free. Sat. 5pm – 11pm (open Sun. 12pm – 11pm). @the Grounds Placer County. More info…

[FREE] See a live mural painting. Guy Long and Rose City are coming to Sacramento! “Summertime!” is an immersive art pop-up showcasing paintings and installations that celebrate the Californian summer. Summer in California always means getting out and exploring our beautiful cities, beaches, and mountains. With that idea in mind, Guy Long and Rose City bring a little bit of the Sacramento Streetscape into the Timeless Thrills Flagship Store in East Sac. Established in 2011, Timeless Thrills is a Sacramento based menswear brand with a Flagship Store on J Street in East Sacramento. Rose City is a trans-media art brand about a California town and its people. Summertime! is a continuation of this creative partnership with the centerpiece being a live mural painting in-store. Free. Sat. 12pm – 6pm. Timeless Thrills on J St. More info…

[FREE] Watch creative performers from District 6. Pathways to Understanding features performances and conversations with artists including: Consci8us, Na Talia Johnson Dance Conservancy, Sac Dance Academy, and the D6 Players. Join CREAtE for a community organized performing arts event that celebrates the creative, talent, and diversity of District 6. CREAtE is “Community Revitalization, Economic Advancement through Entertainment.” The program is supported by a Creative Economy Grant from the City of Sacramento awarded to the College of Arts and Letters at California State University. Free. Sat. 3:30pm – 5pm. Hiram Johnson High School. More info…

Watch a kid-friendly movie under the stars at the Family GlampOut at Camp Pollock, by the Sacramento Valley Conservancy. Camp to raise money for outdoor education! Take the long drive and packing stress out of camping. No need to pack the stove or even pull out the cooler. Tickets to this overnight fundraiser include a delectable catered ‘glamp’ dinner, drinks, s’mores and a full continental breakfast bar. Activities for all ages are included, with a scavenger hunt, giant Jenga, lawn games, standup paddle board lessons, guided yoga, camp fire, and a kid-friendly movie under the stars. Buy your tickets early to take advantage of our early bird discounts. This annual event brings the community together and helps raise funds for Sacramento Valley Conservancy’s Youth Education & Stewardship (YES!) Program to offer affordable youth outdoor educational programs all year long. Make sure to bring a tent, lawn chair, sleeping bag, flashlight, sandals, and comfortable camping clothes. Adults $55+, Youths $10+. Sat. 4:30pm – Sun. 9am. Camp Pollock. More info…

[FREE] Go to a free art show by amazing artists with disabilities, featuring a live DJ. For the summer, The Ice Blocks presents a large-scale window art exhibit, “The Short Center Show,” featuring artwork by adults with developmental disabilities. The Short Centers are Sacramento/Stockton based DDSO programs that empower adult artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential. They have been serving the greater Sacramento community for over 40 years. They believe that art is the great equalizer and art allows the community to view their participants as artists and not individuals with disabilities. All artwork is for sale, with 100% proceeds going to help fund the artists and art programs at the Short Center. Free. Sat. 5pm – 8pm. DJ set by MC Ham 5pm – 7pm. Performance by Short Center Band 7pm – 8pm. The Ice Blocks on R St. More info…

[FREE] Jump in the bounce house and climb the rock climbing wall at the First Annual Harambee Festival. The first annual Harambee Festival, also known as Meadowview Park Day, is a celebration of all of the things that make our community vibrant and welcoming. “Harambee” (Ha-rahm-bay) is a Swahili word than means all come together. In the essence of Harambee, the festival represents all the cultures of Meadowview coming together in love and unity. There will be musical performances by headlining artists, art showcase by Sol Collective, 3-on-3 basketball tournament with prizes, food trucks, community stage featuring spoken word artists, and more. Free, cost of purchases. Sat. 5pm – 8pm. Meadowview Park. More info…

Eat unlimited ice cream at A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s popular fairy-themed comedic play comes to life at Fairytale Town, along with all-you-can-eat Crystal ice cream. Join in for a magical midsummer’s eve featuring multiple ice cream tasting stations, live entertainment, hands-on activities, an enchanted marketplace and more. Enjoy live music on the outdoor Mother Goose Stage throughout the evening. Irish band Pipers Folly will perform a mix of classic and new Irish music featuring the banjo, flute, mandolin, guitar, bodhran, and bagpipes. Watch a performance of Pyramus and Thisbe, the classic play-within-a-play scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Adults $15 ($20 day-of), Kids $7 ($10 day-of), Kids 1 & Under Free. Sat. 5pm – 9pm. Fairytale Town. More info…

[FREE] Go to a free outdoor concert. Head to Glenn Hall Park to hear the band The Count, eat great food, beer, and Bogle wine. This yearly event is a fundraiser for our under-funded neighborhood parks. 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 – 9pm. Glenn Hall Park. More info…

Go to a roller derby doubleheader. Sacramento Roller Derby is back at The Rink for a doubleheader featuring the A and C teams. First, C-team Kodiak Attack, will face the Seabright Sirens from Santa Cruz Derby Girls. Then A-team, the Capital MaulStars, will take on Misery Loves Company out of San Jose. In addition to the awesome gameplay, there will be a bar, raffle prizes, and even more new merchandise. Adults $15, Kids Ages 8-12 $8, Kids 7 & under Free. Sat. 7pm: Kodiak Attack vs. Seabright Sirens and at 9pm: Capital Maulstars vs. Misery Loves Company. Doors open 6:30pm. The Rink on Bradshaw Road. More info…

Check out the Placer County Fair. The 2019 fair theme is “A Good Thing Growing!” With the completed renovations to the fairgrounds, @the Grounds has been transformed into a gem located right in the heart of Roseville. Highlights include carnival, silent disco, food and drink, livestock, vendors, and more. Adults $7, Seniors $3, Kids Ages 6-12 $2, Kids 5 & Under Free. Sat. 5pm – 11pm (open Sun. 12pm – 11pm). @the Grounds Placer County. More info…

[FREE] Compete in Spider Man Trivia Night. This is a family-friendly event. Gather your Spider Man fanatic-friends (1-4 people) and play for money, prizes, and fun. Oblivion Comics & Coffee will cover it all, from comics to movies and everything in between. Come show your knowledge of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Space is limited.Join Oblivion Comics & Coffee earlier in the day for a Spider-Man: Far From Home Celebration! Families can meet Spider Man for a free meet & greet 2pm – 6pm. The trivia night is also free, registration recommended. Sat. 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Doors and day of sign-up 6pm. Oblivion Comics & Coffee. More info…

[FREE] Dance the night away to country music. Dave Russell Band and Kyle Middlebrooks are on tap for Country Night at the Strauss Island in Elk Grove Park. Bring a picnic blanket, friends, and get ready for a good time. Pack a picnic for the whole family or purchase food and refreshments from a variety of local food trucks. Free, cost of purchases. Sat. 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Doors 5pm. Elk Grove Regional Park. More info…

Near Stockton? Take the kids to Willy Wonka KIDS. Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory or suffer the consequences. Willy Wonk Kids is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. $15. Sat. 6:30pm (Sunday 2pm as well). KUDOS Theatre in Stockton. More info…

Listen to crazy-talented teen classical guitarists. The Young Artists Showcase concert at the Davis Arts Center features Nicholas Padmanabhan, Conor Padmanabhan, Andrew Barbuta, and Miyan Grasso. These talented guitarists have all received critical acclaim and already have impressive performance histories. To read more about each guitarist, click here. Suggested donation $10-20. Sat. 7pm – 9pm. Davis Arts Center. More info…

[FREE] Go to a pop-up arcade. Sacramento’s one and only Night Market returns. Enjoy street food from a vast amount of vendors served by chefs from all different types of backgrounds along R Street. There will be a record swap, live art performances, a pop-up arcade, silent disco, and more. Free, cost of purchases. All ages. Sat. 7pm – 11:55pm. R Street Corridor. More info…

Take aspiring soul/blues musicians to hear Wee Willie Walker. The 12 twelve-piece Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra epitomize the time-honored, authentic spirit of American Soul Music. Wee Willie Walker is the stellar septuagenarian soul singer whose recordings go back to the Goldwax label out of Memphis in the late 1960s. He was “rediscovered” in 2015. After A While, is his new album with the powerhouse Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra from San Francisco. Together they work magic with originals and classics that compellingly recreate the sensational sounds of the blues, R&B, and soul from the prime era of the ’50s to the ’70s.  With five 2018 Blues Music Award nominations, a# 7 rank in the 2018 Top 10 Critics Poll (Downbeat Magazine) and a feature in The San Francisco Chronicle, Wee Willie Walker was also awarded Most Outstanding Male Blues Singer, 2018 by Living Blues Magazine. Walker’s voice is nothing shy of a soul-defining epiphany. $35+. Sat. 8pm. Doors 7pm. Harris Center for the Arts. More info…

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

Take teens to see The Tenth Muse. The Tenth Muse transports us to 1715 Colonial Mexico at the Convent of San Jeronimo, where the Spanish inquisition and the threat of the plague make for a tense life. Three young women with diverse backgrounds and dangerous secrets arrive and quickly discover San Jeronimo has perilous secrets hidden away in an old abandoned wardrobe. Despite their differences, the women come together to protect the last precious writings of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a genius poet and playwright. One of the most acclaimed productions from Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 season, The Tenth Muse will feature live music and an all-female cast. $10-$25. Sat. 8pm. Veterans Memorial Center Theatre in Davis. More info…

Take older teens to see the musical Rent. Back in 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway … and forever changed the landscape of American theater. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s “RENT” continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. Now, this Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary. A loose re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème”, “RENT” follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical. The Davis Musical Theatre Company brings it to the stage of the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center. $11. Sat. 8pm. Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center in Davis. More info…

SUNDAY, JUNE 23RD, 2019

[FREE] Kick off summer with organic fruits and veggies at the Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market. Enjoy live music, face painting and games for the kids, complimentary lemonade and cookies, fresh organic produce, artisan and craft goods, food trucks, specialty items, and more. Free. Sun. 8am – 1pm. Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market. More info…

Do a triathlon together. The Positive Energy Kids Triathlon is a confidence-boosting, swim-bike-run event for kids Ages 3-15 with achievable distances catered to each age group. The Positive Energy Kids Triathlon takes place at Arroyo Park in Davis. The event is held in a swim-bike-run format; the swim takes place in Arroyo Pool, children bike on adjacent bike paths and run around the park. Prior triathlon experience is not needed; life vests and kickboards are permitted during the swim portion. All finishers receive a finisher’s medal, t-shirt, post-race snow cone and pancake breakfast. Divisions include the individual division (child completes event on their own) and the parent-child team division, where both the parent and child complete the entire event together. $35+. Sun. 8:30am – 12pm. Arroyo Park. More info…

[FREE] Do hands-on activities at the All Aboard Free Family Festival at Crocker Art Museum.Join with the community as Sacramento celebrates the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary with live music and dance performances, storytelling, and hands-on activities that honor the people and cultures who helped build and shape the West we live in today. This special event will open the exhibition The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West. Free. Sun. 10am – 2pm. Crocker Art Museum. More info…

[FREE] Go to the art exhibit Seeing Sound 2. Seeing Sound 2 is a group exhibit of work by artists and  composers that uses sound as an art medium and a subject. Sound can evoke memories or strong emotional responses. The exhibit encompasses sound-based installations, video, and sculpture by artists Boris Allenou, Terry Berlier, Stephen Blumberg and Rachel Clarke, Belinda Hanson, Robin Hill and Sam Nichols, Kadet Kuhne, Terry Peterson, and Shih-Wen Young. Seeing Sound 2 is in partnership with June is Music Month in Davis. Free. Gallery is open Sun. 11:30am – 5pm (Sat. too). Pence Gallery in Davis. More info…

Make a 3-piece jewelry set (adults & teens). Bring your own pendant and spend time designing and creating a three-piece jewelry set with Jewelry Instructor Sam at Ebony London Art Studio. With a large assortment of filler beads and accent beads available, creative inspiration will be in abundance. $30. Sun. 12pm – 3pm. Ebony London Art Studio. More info…

[FREE] Drop by to see a unique watercolor and oil art exhibit by Jay Welden. Welden is largely known for his incandescent watercolor work featuring rocks, water, trees, big sky, rivers, lakes, and oceans. According to Welden, “There is nothing like being out in the sun, feeling the energy of the scenery. When the connection is good and things work out, the creative result is not just a recording of the scene but a celebration of the moment, a celebration of life. I try to celebrate, and pay homage to the many wonders of nature.” This new body of work has similar themes rendered in both watercolor and oil — a newer medium for him. The show will also include several figurative works from his “Muse” series. Free. Gallery open Sat. 1pm – 6pm. Tom Collom Gallery. More info…

See A Year with Frog and Toad. Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year with Frog and Toad Kids. Based on Arnold Lobel’s well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad Kids tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. This whimsical show follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad — through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. $13+. Sun. 1pm (shows also on Sat.). Sutter Street Theatre. More info…

Watch some hula dancing and listen to authentic Hawaiian music. Join Sacramento’s Aloha Polynesia!, dance school and performance troupe, for an afternoon celebrating 25+ years of hula and aloha. Featuring live music from the Aloha Polynesia house band. Featuring special guests The Kalama Brothers, Legacies of the Pacific, and ‘Ohana Dance Group of Sacramento. Doors open at 12:30pm. Sun. 1pm – 3pm. Sierra2 Center. $12 – $25. More info… 

[FREE] Go on a guided walking tour of Raptors Up Close. Meet one of the resident birds of prey under the care of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and join the search in the sky for visiting raptors. You may want to bring your binoculars or borrow a pair. Free, $5 parking. Sun. 1:30pm – 2:30pm. Effie Yeaw Nature Center. More info…

Near Loomis on Sunday? Take the kids to see The Wizard of Oz. This family-friendly classic production is presented by the McLaughlin Studio Theatre. $8-$18 (free for 3 & under). Sun. 2pm (there’s a 7pm show on Sat.) More info…

See William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy.”Twelfth Night” is regarded as one of the greatest comedies ever written and beloved by audiences for generations. Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino. He, however, dotes on OIivia, who in turn falls for Cesario — who’s really Viola. Add in some misbegotten mayhem with an uptight servant, Malvolio, and what ensues is a cross-dressing comedy riddled with pain and triumph, humor and madness, transformation and redemption. $8.50. Sun. 2pm. Roseville Theatre Arts Academy. More info…

[FREE] Drop-in on a family storytime. Every Sunday toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers are invited to join Fair Oaks Library for songs, rhymes, and stories designed to build early literacy skills. Free. Sun. 3pm – 4pm. Fair Oaks Library. More info…

See Seussical, a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza that brings to life all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination — Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. $15+. Sun. 4pm (shows also on Sat.) Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom. More info…

[FREE] For older kids, see the beautiful stage play of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice. Adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, this version “dances through the novel, barely catching its breath!” Set in Regency England, sparks fly when clever, spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? Hummingbird Theatre Company has partnered with the City of Rancho Cordova to bring you this free event, promoting literacy, nightlife, and community enhancement. Supported in part by the Measure H Community Enhancement Fund from the City of Rancho Cordova. The Event takes place at the Village Green Park Amphitheater, which is a tiered outdoor venue with open space. Please bring blankets and/or chairs to sit upon. Plan to pack a picnic basket and/or cooler with you to enjoy a feast under the stars. Concessions and restrooms will be available. There is disabled access, although it is suggested you reserve an easily accessible spot off the ramp. Free. Sun. 4pm (also Sat. 8pm). Village Green Park Amphitheater in Rancho Cordova. More info…

[FREE] Up late? Look up at the sky! On the evening of Sunday, June 23, Mercury will reach its widest separation, 25 degrees east of the Sun for the current apparition. With Mercury sitting above a shallowly dipping evening ecliptic in the west-northwestern sky. The optimal viewing times fall between 9:45 and 10:15 p.m. local time. Viewed in a telescope (inset) the planet will exhibit a waning half-illuminated phase. 

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Happy Adventuring!
xo, sabrina : )

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