What: Two-time Grammy winner Mary Youngblood, "First Lady of the Flute," performs in a benefit concert honoring women veterans. Youngblood won a 2002 Grammy for "Beneath the Raven Moon" and a 2006 Grammy for "Dance With the Wind." Proceeds from the show also will support the Domestic Violence Intervention Center.
When: Doors open 6 p.m.; show at 7
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento
Cost: $30 advance, $45 at the door, $60 VIP (includes private reception to meet the artist)
Information: (800) 225-2277, www.tickets.com
Romeo & Juliet
What: The Sacramento Ballet opens co-artistic director Ron Cunningham's 25th anniversary season with Shakespeare's tragic love story. This ballet will not be seen again until the 2017 season.
When: 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento
Information: www.sacballet.org, ballet ticket office at 1631 K St., (916) 552-5800, ext. 2
Dance Sites 2012: Faculty Dance Concert
What: From folklorico to modern, seven choreographers create seven dance pieces to showcase the talents of CSUS dancers. The high-energy production will include crazy costumes (one piece features dancers in hoop skirts) and lively music of all styles.
When: 8 p.m. today, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: California State University, Sacramento, University Theater, 6000 J St., Sacramento
Cost: $12 general, $10 students and seniors and $8 for children 12 and younger.
Information: www.csus.edu/dram or (916) 278-6368
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
What: Storytime Theatre presents "Aladdin and His Magic Lamp." Children will find magic in this one-hour production about a boy and his three wishes.
When: Noon Saturday and Sunday
Where: Sacramento City College, Little Theatre, Performing Arts Room 106, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento
Information: (916) 558-2174
Jukebox the Ghost
What: Jukebox the Ghost is pianist Ben Thornewill, guitarist Tommy Siegel and drummer Jesse Kristin. The pop-punk band recently released its third album, "Safe Travels," featuring the infectiously catchy "Somebody." Jukebox the Ghost joins Motion City Soundtrack, a leader in the punk-pop genre, in this all-ages show. Now, Now is also on the bill.
When: 6:30 p.m. doors open
Where: Ace of Spades, 1417 R St., Sacramento
Information: (916) 930-0220, www.aceofspadessac.com