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  • Hector Amezcua / Bee file 2012

    The Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo features livestock shows.

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    The Vocal Art Ensemble brings its mix of musical elements to Davis on Saturday.

Bee Critic Picks: Suggestions for your holiday weekend entertainment in Sacramento region

Published: Friday, May. 24, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 4TICKET


Sacramento County Fair

Weekend at the fair

What: This quintessential county fair draws nearly 90,000 attendees over Memorial Day weekend to enjoy the food booths, carnival rides, livestock shows, bull riding, demolition derby and contests such as cow milking and corn dog eating. Other entertainment includes a hypnotist show, circus stunts and a Journey tribute band.

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today , Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday

Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento.

Cost: $5 general admission (free for children 12 and under); $10 parking



Effie Yeaw benefit show

Last look at artwork

What: It's the last two days for the fourth "Where the Wild Things Are" juried art show benefiting the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Included are paintings, sculpture and textile art of the American River Parkway and the wild things that live there. The works will be auctioned June 8 at a gala at the nature center.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. both days

Where: Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 971-3713,


Art exhibit

Have phone, will exhibit

What: Don't miss seeing how images can be captured and manipulated on an iPhone in the exhibit "Saturate Sacramento." Regional artist Dave Webb includes both static images and five electronic frames that rotate dozens of Sacramento-area images.

When: Noon-5 p.m. today; noon-6 p.m., Saturday, Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; exhibit finale, noon–10 p.m., May 31

Where: Little Relics Boutique & Galleria, 908 21st St., Sacramento

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 716–2319;;


Choral music

Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Void

What: The Vocal Art Ensemble celebrates its fifth season with a performance inspired by the Japanese Godai – the Five Great Elements of the world. The evening will include a capella singing, instrumentals and dance.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, Davis

Cost: $6-$20 suggested donation

Information: (530) 757-2396,


Holiday celebration

Dance like nobody's watching

What: High-energy dance, inviting music and cutting-edge moves will be part of FamilyPalooza at the Crocker Art Museum. Other activities will include hands-on art projects and live performances, including Frankie and the Fabletones, the Hipwaders and the Sacramento Opera and the Philharmonic's WolfGang.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St., Sacramento,

Cost:Free; donations accepted of diapers or wipes for the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services' Parent Education Program

Information: (916) 808-7000,

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