What: Singer-songwriter Jackie Greene returns to his former stomping grounds for an outdoor concert, which benefits Fairytale Town's education programs and park improvements. Greene, who has seven albums, has toured with B.B. King, the Black Crowes, Willie Nelson and Huey Lewis. Seating is limited and concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets or low-backed, stadium-style chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Outside food or beverages, including ice chests or picnic baskets, will not be admitted. Complete concert rules and restrictions are listed at www.fairytaletown.org.
When: 6:30 p.m. gates open, show starts at 8
Where: Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento.
Information: www.fairytaletown.org, (916) 808-7462
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
What: Nicki Bluhm brings her own brand of rocking country soul to Grass Valley. Bluhm formed the Gramblers with her husband, Mother Hips frontman Tim Bluhm, and childhood friend Deren Ney (lead guitar), then added drummer Mike Curry, bassist-vocalist Steve Adams and rhythm guitarist-vocalist Dave Mulligan. Bluhm is constantly on tour. Last year she performed with this band, as a duo with her husband, as a vocalist for Brokedown in Bakersfield (also with her husband) and shared billing with other performers. The Bluhms have a new album, "Duets."
When: 8 p.m.
Where: The Center for the Arts, main stage theater 314 W Main St., Grass Valley.
Cost: $12 members, $15 nonmember
Information: (530) 274-8384, http://thecenterforthearts.org/
The Wizard of Oz'
What: The beloved 1939 musical gets an outdoor showing as part of the Screen on the Green series, presented by Sacramento City Councilman Steve Cohn and Pops in the Park. The film, about 102 minutes long, follows the journey of Kansas girl Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, as they are transported by a tornado into the magical land of Oz. Everyone is invited to this family-friendly event. People are encouraged to bring their own snacks and lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Flashlights also are recommended.
When: Sunset (about 8 p.m.)
Where: Glenn Hall Park, Carlson and Sandburg drives, Sacramento
Ales on the Rails
What: All aboard for this one-night- only event. The sunset train ride along the Sacramento River includes appetizers provided by Crisp Catering and three artisanal brews Alkali Wit, Bee Line Blonde and Daylight Amber from the Track 7 Brewing Co.
When: 7:15 p.m. for boarding; train departs at 7:30.
Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park. Train departs from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot on Front Street between J and K streets
Cost: $40 per person for those 21 and older
Information: (916) 445-5995 or www.californiastaterailroadmuseum. org
Spyro Gyra with Lee Ritenour
What: Spyro Gyra gets the party going with help from jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour. Spyro Gyra's infectious jazz-pop sound reminds audiences that after 35 years the group continues to have fun. Grammy- winning Ritenour also brings a wealth of experience to the stage. His music, more than 40 albums' worth, spans nearly 30 years. In the 1990s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, a successful contemporary jazz group. As a studio musician, he played with a broad range of musical artists from Pink Floyd to Frank Sinatra.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Sunrise Marketplace Outdoor Pavilion at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights.