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Bee Critic Picks: Things to do this weekend

Published: Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 5TICKET


Below the waves

'The Last Reef 3-D: Cities Beneath the Sea'

What: Footage shot over three years reveals the underwater life of the reefs of Palau, Bimini, Cancún, Bora Bora and other exotic places. This 3-D documentary connects modern city life against life among the corals.

When: 11 a.m. today and 12:15 p.m. today-Monday.

Where: Esquire Imax, 1211 K St., Sacramento

Cost: $10

Information:; (916) 443-4629


Lonesome River Band

Keeping good company in Winters

What: You couldn't blame the Lonesome River Band for continuing the celebration that started with the band's 30th anniversary last year. The International Bluegrass Music Association deemed Sammy Shelar the best on banjo, and it said this five-man band had the best instrumental performance of 2012 with "Angeline the Baker." Their tight harmonies, rockin' rhythm and traditional roots might have you thinking the same thing.

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters

Cost: $20

Info: (530) 795-1825;


Toujours le cinéma

Array of films from France

What: Every summer, the Sacramento French Film Festival offers the best in new French feature films and at least one classic. Every winter, the SFFF offers a shorts program composed of new films and greatest hits from previous festivals. Saturday's event will double as a festival fundraiser and will include French pop from DJ Christophe, free Luigi's pizza and a recap of today's César Awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars. (Films are in French with English subtitles).

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday; doors open at 6:30

Where: Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St., Sacramento

Cost: $7

Information: (916) 455-9390,


'Elf Orgy'

From the Crayola box of Keith Lowell Jensen

What: Comedy Kill this month offers Keith Lowell Jensen for the release of his third CD, "Elf Orgy." Be it on Joan Rivers, snuff porn or the rapture, this Sacramento comic has his own way of focusing the lens. Others on the showcase lineup are Johnny Taylor, Jaime Fernandez and Michael Patten.

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Punch Line, 2100 Arden Way, Suite 225, Sacramento

Cost: $15



Designing fashion

Get ready for the runway

What: Sacramento Fashion Week kicks off a full week of fashion-related events around the city that will culminate March 1-2 with two showcases highlighting local designers. They will debut both spring and summer ready-to-wear apparel, as well as fall and winter collections. Activities include a fashion forum at California State University, Sacramento, and workshops on hair and makeup, and walking the runway.

When: The designer showcases are at 7 p.m. March 1-2

Where: Elk Tower Ballroom, 921 11th St., Sacramento

Cost: $40-$100

Information and tickets:

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