Manny Crisostomo / Bee file, 2012

Eddie, a Wolf's guenon, looks out from his perch at the Sacramento Zoo. A luau-themed zoo fundraiser is Saturday.

Bee Critic Picks: Things to do this weekend

Published: Friday, Jun. 21, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 5TICKET



Concert in the Park

What: The highly regarded alt- country band Jackpot resurfaces locally for the first time in more than 3 1/2 years as part of the summer concert series across from City Hall. Also on the lineup: Mother Hips, Old Screen Door and Roderick Mar Carpio. Nine downtown clubs have organized "after parties."

When: 5-9 p.m. today

Where: Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I St., Sacramento

Cost: Free; beer and food for purchase

Information: (916) 442-8575;


Bon appetit!

Dinner and a movie

What: Combine a classic movie with dinner in an "Art of French Cooking" theme. Or just pop in for the movie, "Julie and Julia." It's all presented by the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association. A multicourse, French-catered meal in the Garden Room includes recipes from the movie, which will be shown on the big screen in the 24th Street Theatre. Beverages (alcoholic and non) will be available for purchase.

When: 6-9 p.m. (movie, 7:30 p.m.)

Where: Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento

Cost: Dinner and movie, $35; movie only $5

Information: (916) 452-3005 ext. 201;


$4 Friday Night

Late-night museum fun

What: The first of three summer happenings. Enjoy live music, food trucks, face-painting, classic cars and late-night museum play.

When: 4-8 p.m.

Where: Sacramento Children's Museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova

Cost: $4

Information: (916) 638-7225,


Placer County Fair

Country Days, Racin' Ways

What:The Placer County Fair combines all the features you've come to expect (carnival, pageants, vendors and livestock judging) with motorsports.

When: 3-10 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Where: Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., Roseville

Cost: Entry $3-5; parking, $5

Information: (916) 786-2023


King of Feasts

Luau at the zoo

What: We know of only one place in town to enjoy a luau amid exotic animals, and that's at the Sacramento Zoo. Expect gourmet cuisines and Polynesian dancers, and test your luck at a silent auction at this adults-only fundraiser for the zoo.

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Drive

Cost: $45-50; day of, $60

Information: (916) 808-5888;



Pops in the Park

What: It's the last chance in the summer series of free east Sacramento parks concerts organized by City Councilman Steve Cohn. So haul out the lawn chairs, fill a cooler with refreshments and join Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: McKinley Park, H Street between Alhambra Boulevard and 33rd Street, Sacramento

Cost: Free

Information: (916) 808-7235;

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