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Bee Critic Picks: Things to do this weekend

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


Play ball!

If they don't win, it's a shame

What: The River Cats, the hometown AAA baseball team, extend opening weekend into next week, first against the Las Vegas 51s and then against Tacoma's Rainiers. The team's 14th season at Raley Field features promotions that include fireworks, thundersticks and jerseys from the era of Sacramento's bygone Solons.

When: 7:05 p.m. today-Saturday, 1:05 p.m. Sunday, 7:05 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Where: Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Drive, West Sacramento

Cost: $5-$65

Information: (916) 376-4700;


CD release party

Melting pot set to music

What: The California Honeydrops will celebrate the release of the band's third album, "Like You Mean It." Join the party and hear their R&B/soul/ gospel/blues blend.

Where: Assembly, 1000 K St., Sacramento

Cost: $15

Information: (916) 341-0776;


Identity, culture and protest

Chicano art posters

What: "The Poster! La Palabra! The Word!" features select silk-screen posters from the CSU Sacramento collection of art by the Royal Chicano Air Force, an influential Chicano art collective based in Sacramento. Founded in 1969 in solidarity with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, the group included artists, politicians, union organizers, and community activists. RCAF also produced a number of long-standing murals around California, including one decorating Southside Park's amphitheater.

When: Tuesday through Saturday. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where: Sacramento State's Library Gallery Annex

Cost: Free

Information: Call (916) 278-6144.


Earth Fest

Zoo party for P the planet

What: Get face-to-face with some of the Sacramento Zoo residents and learn about conserving their habitats.

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today

Where: Land Park Drive and 16th Avenue, Sacramento

Cost:Zoo admission, $7.25-$11.25

Information: (916) 808-5888;


Retro fashion

Tweed buffs on bikes

What: What separates us from outdoor enthusiasts in the British Isles (besides an ocean and continent, that is)? Acceptance of tweed, of course! Organizers of the 2013 Tweed Ride say "dust off your jodphurs" and join them to honor the venerable unfinished woolen fabric.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday gathering; 10:45 a.m. garden tour; 11:15 a.m. departure

Where: Fremont Community Gardens, 14th and Q streets, Sacramento

Cost: Free



Songs and stories

"Finding My Dance" tour

What: You may remember Colin Hay as lead vocalist of Men at Work. Or you may recall the Scotsman's humor (appearing on "Scrubs") or film talent (directing "Garden State"). With themes of redemption and renewal, he'll share songs and stories.

When: 7:30 p.m., Sunday

Where: Center for the Arts, 314 W, Main St., Grass Valley

Cost: $25-$28

Information: (530) 274-8384 ext 14;

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