SATURDAY, continuing through May
Paul Kitagaki Jr.
What: Bee photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr.'s exhibit, "They Wore Their Best The Japanese-American Evacuation and After." The exhibit also includes photos by Dorothea Lange chronicling life at the Tanforan Assembly Center (the former Tanforan Racetrack), now site of the San Bruno BART station. Japanese Americans were sent to the center in 1942 before going to internment camps. Those included Kitagaki's father, aunt and grandparents, who later were sent to a camp in Utah. Kitagaki since 2005 has been tracking down and taking new pictures of people in Lange's photographs or their descendants. The exhibit is part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
When: 10 a.m.-noon opening ceremony featuring Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, and state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco.
Where: San Bruno BART station, concourse level, 1151 Huntington Ave., San Bruno
Contact: (510) 464-6172 or email@example.com
What: It's Balanchine back-to-back as the dancers of the Sacramento Ballet take on the tests of grace, agility and strength that the late choreographer posed. The program will include excerpts from "Stars and Stripes," "The Four Temperaments" and "Tarantella."
When: 7 p.m. today and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Sacramento Ballet studio, 1631 K St., Sacramento
Cost: Donation suggestion is $20 to $100, with limited seating.
Contact: (916) 552-5800, www.sacballet.org
Festival de la Familia
What: If you tried to assemble the Latino diaspora in one location on one day, you'd have this 21st annual event. The event celebrates countries including Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: $10 adult, $7 seniors, $30 family pack for up to five people; Discounts are available at the website.
Contact: (916) 359-0594, www.festivaldelafamilia.org
What: This visual artist takes ancient images and translates them into modern concepts. His art, sometimes kinetic, is so engaging and alive that it even fascinates children. He has been a professor of art at Sacramento City College since 1994, and the lecture is suitable for teenagers and adults.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Fine & Applied Arts Room 547 in the Music and Theater Building at American River College, 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento
Cost: Lecture, free; parking, $1
Contact: (916) 484-8433
What: Don't know this up-and-coming band? Check in with your teen or 'tween. Lead singer Riker Lynch has a recurring role on "Glee" as Jeff, a much- loved member of the Dalton Academy Warblers. His brother and fellow bandmate Ross Lynch stars as Austin Moon, one of the title stars in the Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally." Rounding out the band are their other siblings Rydel, Rocky and Ryland and family BF Ellington Ratliff. Opening for this all-ages show is Taking's Not Stealing.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where:The Boardwalk, 9426 Greenback Lane, Orangevale
Cost: $10 in advance
Contact: (916) 988-9247, www.boardwalkrocks.com
"Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey"
What: A companion piece to the largest-ever exhibition of Payne's work, this new documentary delves into the accomplished California artist's art, life and times. The Crocker's chief curator, Scott A. Shields, and producer-director Joshua V. Hassel will offer further insights after the film.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: The film is $5 members, $6 college students and youths ages 17 and younger, $8 nonmembers. Attendees can get half off their admission to the museum. Regularly, admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors (65 and older) and college students, $5 youths ages 7-17 and free to members and children ages 6 and younger.
Where: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento
Contact: (916) 808-1182, www.crockerartmuseum.org
What: Sometimes, you just can't believe your good fortune. This show promises to be one of them, seeing a genuine country star in a setting that allows room for two-stepping. He's produced a number of Top 10 hits, including "I Do (Cherish You), "Don't Laugh at Me" and "19 Somethin."
When: 9:30 p.m.
Where: Powerhouse Pub, 614 Sutter St., Folsom
Information: (916) 355-8586, www.powerhousepub.com