Family Friday: Red, White & Blue
What: The Crocker Art Museum opens its courtyard to families for an hour of art-making, music-making and plain ol' fun. The Shade Chasers will lead folks in patriotic sing-alongs, followed by a parade. Everyone is encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
When: 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento
Cost: The event is included in the museum's admission. Admission is $10 general, $8 seniors and students, $5 youths (7-17) and free for children 6 and younger and for museum members.
Information: (916) 808-7000, www.crockerartmuseum.org
Sacramento Boat Fest
What: Families can enjoy fun in the sun and also check out hundreds of boats, from cruisers to fishing craft to pontoons at this all-day event. There will be wakeboarding demonstrations throughout the day on the river. On land, there will be music by Applewhite, ZuhG, Iconoclast Robot, and Val Starr and the Blues Rockets. Parked and open for business will be food truck favorites: Coast to Coast Sandwiches, Drewski's Hotrod Kitchen, Swabbies Taco Truck, Krush Burger and Chando's Tacos. There also will be a kids zone with entertainment aimed at the younger set.
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Sacramento Marina at Miller Park, 2790 Marina View Drive
Cost: $5 advance at www.sacboatfest.com; $10 at the gate, free for 12 and younger
Information: (916) 808-5712 or www.sacboatfest.com.
What: Actress-singer Danielle Moné Truitt returns to Sacramento to perform her one-woman show, "3," the first installment of the "Nappy Hair and Other Black Girl Blues" series. The play looks at the lives of three women who are dealing with identity and self-esteem issues. Truitt began her acting career in Sacramento, performing at the B Street Theatre, Sacramento Theater Company and Music Circus. She received national recognition after she was cast as the video reference for Princess Tiana in Disney's animated "The Princess and The Frog."
When: 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Artisan Theatre, 1901 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento
TODAY AND SATURDAY
What: Tainted Love wants you to party like it's 1980. Based in San Francisco, the seven-member band helps you relive the '80s with a show that combines '80s hits with dance moves and video projections. "Don't Stop Believing," "Jesse's Girl" and "Beat It" are just a few of the songs the band covers. The folks at Harlow's say the high-energy show is always a favorite with Sacramento audiences. When: 10 p.m. today and Saturday
Where: Harlow's, 2708 J St., Sacramento
Information: (916) 441-4693, harlows.com
Saxophonist Oliver Lake
What: Jazz saxophonist Oliver Lake performs a one-man show. He continues to be an important voice in jazz from his founding of the Black Artists Group in the late 1960s to co-founding of the World Saxophone Quartet in 1977. Lake recorded nearly 30 records as a leader, and numerous more as a collaborator and sideman.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Antiquite Maison Privee, 2114 P St., Sacramento
Cost: $15 advance; $20 day of show