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  • Jeremy McCain

    Dane Drewis

  • Dannette Vassar

    Devin DeGeyter as Geppetto, left, and Noa Solorio as Pinocchio.

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    Trans–Siberian Orchestra

Bee Critic Picks: The best things to do

Published: Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 5TICKET



Dane Drewis Band

What: Dane Drewis brings his full band to Marilyn's. When he performs solo, it's a mellow acoustic show. That's not the case when he's backed by his bandmates on drums, bass, guitars, congas and saxophone. The rock-funk-reggae sounds will get you on your feet. Recently, Drewis has concentrated his performances in Southern California, so you don't want to miss this opportunity to catch him in Nor Cal. Also on the bill are Island of Black and White and the Diva Kings. When: 9:30 p.m.

Where: Marilyn's on K, 908 K St., Sacramento

Cost: $10

Information: (916) 446-4361,



Indian Arts & Crafts Holiday Fair

What: Artisans from all over California will offer handmade items for sale. Items will include jewelry, basketry, painted gourds, ornaments, leather goods and more.

When:10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: California State Indian Museum, 2618 K St., Sacramento

Cost: Museum admission $3 general, $2 for youths 6-17.

Information: (916) 324-0971,




What: The Davis Musical Theatre Company's Young Performers Theatre presents the classic tale by Carlo Collodi that follows a wooden puppet who longs to become a real boy. The show will feature such memorable songs as "I Don't Want to Go to School" and "Buon Giorno." This production is suitable for the entire family.

When: 2:15 p.m. Saturday; performances continue at 2:15 Dec. 1 and Dec. 8; 7:15 p.m. Dec. 14; and 2:15 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16.

Where: Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive, Davis.

Cost: $7

Information:(530) 756-3682 or visit



Trans-Siberian Orchestra

What: For the first time, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will perform a live version of its rock opera "The Lost Christmas Eve." It was the final album in the group's Christmas rock opera trilogy. describes the album as "a unique and distinctive blend of original compositions, symphony excerpts and holiday standards." The live show promises bigger and better: more lights, lasers and pyrotechnics.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Sleep Train Arena, One Sports Parkway, Sacramento

Cost: $38-$58

Information: (916) 928-6900,



'A Boy and His Dog'

What: Movies on a Big Screen continues its after-Thanksgiving tradition of showing the 1975 indie movie, "A Boy and His Dog." A young Don Johnson stars as a man wandering through a postapocalyptic wasteland with his dog, whom he communicates with telepathically. This film is not for kids.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Movies on a Big Screen at the Grange, 3823 V St., Sacramento

Cost: $5


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