Space, the living frontier
What: The Discovery Museum Science and Space Center offers the exhibit "Living in Space." What is an astronaut and what does one do? Learn more about astronauts and the work they do in space. Visitors can try on an astronaut costume and use glove boxes or perform simple science tasks. The planetarium's shows feature astronaut life and the International Space Station. Children through age 12 are invited to make an astronaut-themed craft to take home.
Where: 3615 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. Planetarium shows at 1 and 3 p.m. both days for those 4 and older.
Cost: $8 general, $7 seniors 60 and older and teens 13 to 17; $6 children 4 to 12; free for members and children 3 and younger
Information: (916) 808-3942 or www.thediscovery.org
For home, garden
What: The Northern California Home and Landscape Expo continues at Cal Expo, featuring 1,000 exhibit booths this weekend. More than 600 different companies fill Cal Expo buildings with wares. Event organizers note that the 2012 event drew 33,961 people during its three-day run.
Where: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days
Cost: $7 general; free for children 12 and younger
Winter is for the birds
What: Winter is an ideal time for bird-watching, according to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Those looking for an outdoor activity can join a naturalist for a guided hike to search for common birds. Visitors can bring their binoculars or borrow a pair from the nature center.
Where: 2850 San Lorenzo Way, Carmichael
When: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free (parking is $5 per car)
Information: (916) 489-4918 or www.sacnaturecenter.net
Eat your veggies
What: The Del Paso Boulevard Partnership is sponsoring Sacramento VegFest to highlight foods, information, recipes and demonstrations catering to the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. The event takes place at the Fusion International Arts Center.
Where: 501 Arden Way, Sacramento.
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
What: The Vespertine Circus, a performing arts troupe, presents its latest production, "Important Business," at the California Stage Theatre in Sacramento. The performance features acrobatics, juggling, clowning, aerial artistry and dance.
Where: 2509 R St., Sacramento
When: 7 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday
Cost: $10 to $25