Solos, duets and trios
What: Sacramento Ballet company dancers perform works known for genius, athleticism and innovation as part of the Studio Dance Series.
When: 8 p.m. today-Saturday
Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis
Information: (866) 754-2787, www.mondaviarts. org
Worth hearing again
What: The innovative Vox Musica presents a concert of favorite bedtime stories that will be illuminated with projected illustrations and puppets. One of the company's members will celebrate the release of an illustrated storybook. Children are encouraged to attend.
When: Saturday, 6:15 p.m. preconcert story time and 7 p.m. concert; Sunday 5 p.m. concert
Where: St. John's Lutheran Church, 1701 L St., Sacramento
Cost: $15 or four for $45
Ripping fun ripped from the headlines
What: Expect clever phrasing and lyrics, sight gags and skits all with a nonpartisan barb of humor when the Capitol Steps comedy troupe pulls into town. The parody is sponsored by the Humor Times to mark its 22nd anniversary.
When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Martinique Ballroom, Clarion Inn, 1401 Arden Way. Sacramento
Cost: $35-$45 at The Beat, 1700 J St., Sacramento, or online at www.humortimes.com
Information: 916-455-1217, www.humortimes.com
Comedy, music and customized cars
Sacramento Cinco de Mayo Festival
What: Celebrate the day Mexican forces triumphed over French foes with performances from the Latin Stars of Comedy, including comedians Paul Rodriguez, Carlos Mencia and others. The Latin All-Star Band, featuring musicians from Santana, Tower of Power, Tierra and more will also share the stage. Special musical guest is percussionist extraordinaire and East Bay native Sheila E. Before the show, check out the lowrider cars on display in the parking lot.
When: Doors open at 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sleep Train Area, 1 Sports Parkway, Sacramento
Cost: $27.50-$102 (parking is $12)
Jazz it up on a school night
What: Hear original tunes along with jazz standards by the American River College Jazz Collective and several jazz combos, directed by Dr. Dyne Eifertsen.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Room 547, ARC Music Dept., 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento
Information: (916) 484-8676