What: Ryan Darton, formerly of Kid Theodore, starts a new chapter in his musical career with the release of his solo album "I Am a Moth." Singer- songwriter Darton writes about love, loss and all of life's experiences in between. He'll perform songs off his new album in this all-ages show. Also on the bill are Scheming Scarlet and Mason Rex.
When: 5 p.m. doors open, 8-11 p.m. concert
Where: Shine, 1400 E St., Sacramento
Information: (916) 551-1400, www.shinesacramento.com
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
What: Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet Theatre brings the beloved fairy tale to life with beautiful costumes and stunning choreography. The family- friendly performance runs about two hours with a 20-minute intermission.
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Stage 1 inside Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom
Cost: $20-$23, premium $26; $15-$21 for children under 12.
Information: (916) 608-6888 www.threestages.net
What: Kids can get up close and personal with the animal residents at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Volunteers will discuss what food and habitats needs are necessary for these animals to survive.
When: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Effie Yeaw Nature Center, 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael
Cost: Free; parking is $5 per car
Information: (916) 489-4918
All Stars Tour
What:Canada's metalcore band Obey the Brave joins other metal bands in what promises to be one loud all-ages show. The All Stars Tour includes The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive, I See Stars, Winds of Plague, Stick to Your Guns, Attila, For the Fallen Dreams, Stray From the Path, Make Me Famous, Betraying the Martyrs and Ice Nine Kills.
When: 2:30 p.m. doors open
Where:Ace of Spades, 1417 R St., Sacramento
Information: (916) 930-0220, www.aceofspadessac.com
What: Ottmar Liebert is sure to surprise audiences with his contemporary flamenco guitar music. His sound defies categorization as he mixes elements of flamenco with jazz, bossa nova and other genres. Liebert brings his band Luna Negra to showcase songs from his haunting new CD "Dune."
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Harlow's, 2708 J St., Sacramento
Cost: $35 advance, $40 at the door.
Information: (877) 435-9849, harlows.com